Celebrate the Holidays: Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day

Yesterday was Pi Day! As such, what better way to celebrate such a glorious day than by having a delicious slice of Pie!

Pi, the Greek letter, is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts (and food geeks) around the world on March 14th.

With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was made popular by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. But enough about Pi, and lets talk about Pie!

This delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie will leave you in euphoria on Pi Day! There is nothing wrong with regular pecan pie, but add some chocolate, and it’s sheer decadence. Check out this quick and easy recipe from Chow. If time is of the essence and you can’t make a crust from scratch, you can pick up a pre-made crust from your local Super Market. While there is no substitution for the real deal, there are a few out there that taste great. Mix together the ingredients for the filling and bake! Serve it with some vanilla ice cream, or in my case Butter Pecan and round out a fantastic Pi day with some fantastic pie!

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