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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pi or Pie Day, Your choice!

In honor of Pi Day, how about some of our families favorite pie recipes.

The pies that are requested the most at our house are Lemon Meringue Pie and Sour Cream Lemon. I have been making these for over 25 years. The original recipe came from Mayville Lutheran ALCW Centennial Issue Cookbook, circa 1881-1981.

My mother-in-law bought this cookbook for me to add to my collection back in 1981/82, while she was on a trip to North Dakota. She was visiting her brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Goodie Paulsen, her aunt Emma Larson and other relatives that still lived in that area.

As you can see, this cookbook has been used many times through the years, especially the Lemon Meringue Pie page. Many thanks to those ladies that shared their recipes in this great cookbook.

Lemon Meringue Pie

I have been making this Lemon Meringue Pie since 1982 ...

See Lemon Meringue Pie on Key Ingredient.

This is the Sour Cream Lemon Pie recipe. It is an adaptation from my Lemon Meringue Pie recipe.

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

This  recipe is an adaptation of my Lemon Meringue Pie ...

See Sour Cream Lemon Pie on Key Ingredient.

OK, I do realize that Pi Day isn't about the sweet kind of pie that you eat. I do realize that it is a nerdy holiday celebrated by math geeks all around the world. I also know that Pi, approx. 3.14159, is a number that represents the ratio of any circles circumference to it's diameter. Did you notice that today is 3/14, same first 3 numbers of Pi?

Alright, I cheated. I Googled it and found that information here: if you are interested.

Have a happy Pi or Pie day, your choice!

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