If you decide to set aside the time, gather the ingredients, and bake a pie, don’t settle for only a small piece of it. That’s your pie, do with it what you like, but know that you created it.
If you contribute only the crust, or the dish, or the oven, then dividing the pie makes more sense. The pie is now a collaboration. Share the pie with ease and don’t be stingy for what you didn’t create.
Be honest with yourself about what you contribute and what you’re worth. Sometimes baking a pie with friends is nice and sometimes it’s nice to bake your own.
I like pies. I like to bake my own and I like to bake with friends.
If you are really rather talented at baking pies and you bake many more than you possibly have yourself, share your pies (before they go stale) with the world.
p.s. and never forget, don’t bake pies with people you don’t want in your kitchen.