Ok I am kicking myself right now because yesterday I forgot an important day. I forgot it was Pi Day 3/14. Probably because I was never good at math, probably because the last math class I took was back in high school when I graduated in 2002, eck oh shoot that makes my 10 year reunion this year. Eck, double eck! However, I need to make up for a fabulous baking day and in my world it is Pi Day, it is Pi(e) Day and I will be celebrating it one day late.
Also happy 32 years of marriage to my parents who celebrated yesterday.
Onto the pie!! I enjoy pie, a lot, I believe I have several recipes of pie here on the blog. Each year for my birthday, I asked my mom for a lemon meringue pie instead of a cake. On year in 8th grade, I entered an apple pie baking contest and I won third place.
What makes a great pie? For me, it is a homemade crust. Please don't buy that Pillsbury box, pull out a tube of crust, unroll it over your pie plate and bake. Seriously, a homemade pie crust is really really easy. I have done it several times here on the blog. Don't be afraid of going homemade and trust me, the results aren't even comparable to those ready made crusts.
Now there are several different types of pie and I think in America there is a pie culture. You will find pies in the South, different types of pies in the North and all over. You can have a sweet or a savory pie. I'm sure you realize by now, I love pie!
In the summer, I love a fruit pie, strawberry, lemon meringue. When the temperatures cool off, I love an apple pie and of course at Thanksgiving, the traditional pumpkin pie and a personal favorite a chocolate pecan pie.
I'm sharing some more pie heaven with you now to get those stomachs rumbling and those mouths salivating!