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Day 3: TV Pilot — Mommie Helen’s in Colton, CA

Day 3 took us in search of Shaq’s favorite pie — Sweet Potato — in Colton, California. We spent the entire afternoon with Dorothy Pryor Rose, owner of Mommie Helen’s Bakery and enjoyed not only hearing about her philanthropic efforts through pie — she gives a lot of pie away to charity — but we especially enjoyed tasting her sweeeeeet desserts.

She wouldn’t give up any recipes and her “crust room” is off limits to everyone but her trusted crust-making delegates.

Janice had these great bumper stickers made for our shoot. The piece in the sticker looks just like the one Dorothy sent home with us.

The (rainy) day ended in a not-too-exciting RV park, but we were just happy to be safe, dry, and plugged into an electrical source so we could run the heater — and the espresso maker.

Next up: Oak Glen, California — if it’s not snowing!