3 Amazing Recipes for Pi(e) Day

Each year, math lovers around the world mark the date of 3/14 by participating in mathematical competitions, running 3.14 miles, wearing clothing with the pi symbol or the face of Albert Einstein, whose birthday just happens to fall on March 14.

Those of us not so mathematically-inclined can also join the fun simply by eating anything with a circular shape, like pizza, or a cookie, and of course, pie. Here are three of our favorite pie recipes, including a creamy classic, two handheld specialties and even a savory option. Happy Pi Day!

1. Coconut Cream Pie

In our family, this classic Coconut Cream Pie is a springtime tradition in our family and this recipe gets an ultra coconut boost  by incorporating both coconut milk and coconut rum into the custard filling. Read More

Recipe Time Capsule, week of Mar. 10-16

This Week: Mostly Irish, a touch of French for good measure…Erin go Bragh!

I write a weekly food column for Forum Communications, which appears in The Forum newspaper and several of its subsidiaries throughout the Midwest. Below you’ll find links to past columns featured this week, since the column’s debut in 2012. Just click on the photo to visit each link. For a printable recipe, see the list at the end of the post.

This week’s time capsule recipes feature some of our favorite Irish specialties, as well as a French pasta dish that was always a hit in our restaurant days and still remains a personal favorite (its rich and comforting nature makes it the perfect antidote to this endless winter).

Enjoy, and please let me know if you find a new favorite!  Read More