Pi or Pie–It’s still 3.14

Are you a math geek? When someone mentions pi/pie, do you think this? π

Or do you think chocolate, pumpkin, coconut cream?

Today is π Day. Why? Because it’s 3.14, which is the numerical equivalent of pi. π is commonly defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference C to its diameter d. I think this is why pie is named pie, FYI. Because you know…round.

However, I am not a math person. Not even! I was passed through college calculus for the good of the math department. Don’t laugh. I’m serious! I am, however, a pie person. Just ask my posterior! I like ALL kinds of pie. I thought I’d share a family recipe, from my mother-in-law’s recipe box.

Hershey Pie

12 large marshmallows
3-4 (1.05 oz size) Hershey with Almonds candy bars
1/4 cup milk
1 cup whipped whipping cream
1 9″ pre-made graham cracker crust

Combine first 3 ingredients in top of a double boiler. (Don’t have a double boiler? Improvise like I do with a 1 qt. sauce pan stuck into a 2 qt. or whatever sizes you have). Stir until melted. Cool. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into pie shell. Chill and serve. Yes, you can add more whipped cream to the top because…whipped cream!

You’re welcome. If you have a recipe to share, do so! Happy π day!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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8 Responses to Pi or Pie–It’s still 3.14

  1. Janet says:

    I believe I gained 5 pounds JUST reading that recipe! Oh, my!!!

    I am not a math person, either! And I’m not much of a pie person either! Don’t hate me 😉 I will occassionally have a piece of apple pie or lemon meringue, but if I had a choice, I would rather have cake. Oh, and don’t put ice cream on my pie – yuck!!! I know – weird!!

    • Silver James says:

      Oh, I like cake, too. Unfortunately. 😆 I’ve used no-fat whipping cream and skim milk which helps with calories and fat. It’s a lot like eating S’mores only not as messy. 😉

  2. jblynn says:

    mmmmm pie!

    or blech! pi!

    I prefer pie myself. Key lime is my have.

  3. bookwyrm217 says:

    I do my pumpkin pies from scratch. I even grow the pumpkins. My pumpkin pie is killer.

  4. bookwyrm217 says:

    I ran into a teacher the other day in target looking for a t-shirt to put “Come to the Dork side. We have pi” for today. LOL

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