Remember that classic kids’ book by Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? About a little boy who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, whose day goes wrong, and then wrong-er ? We love this book—we’re totally charmed by Alexander’s pitiful pout and soulful eyes, and we find its candid message really refreshing. After all, some days just suck.

As children, we cried and pouted and stomped our feet. Now that we’re grown ups, we have a better way to deal with rough days. That’s right, B’s—dessert. Some days simply require decadence.

Which brings us to Contest #7: The Best Dessert for Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Etc. Days.

What do you whip up when you’ve got the blues?

No, we are NOT recommending using food to correct all bad moods, or eating your way into depression, or loading on the pounds because, hey, life sucks. We’re simply saying that in every life there are occasional sucky days, and a slice of pie is often what the doctor orders.

The B with the best recipe gets our adoration forever. (Plus a copy of our book, on the off chance our everlasting adoration isn’t enough.)

*Winner to be announced March 21