Pi day and an Instructables (or two)

Pi day and an Instructables (or two)

March 20, 2012  |  Recipes, Sweets

Nothing quite like taking a three month hiatus.

While I’ve still been baking (quite a bit, actually) and definitely eating (my clothes are crying when I squeeze into them), I’ve been completely unmotivated to blog these past few months. I would start a post, then get side tracked and forget about it. Or I would sit there trying to come up with something witty and fun to say, only to type out short snippets that I didn’t think were worth posting.

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good

Oh Gretchen Rubin, so wise you are. Not that my writing would ever be “perfect”, but I kept seeing it as “pretty horrible” and the idea that I was putting out horrible blogs kept me from posting. Uhm. Lets be real – I have like 10 unique readers (family included) so it’s not like I’m upsetting the balance of the universe! Hahaha.

Nothing like pressure and a due date to kick start the process! In this case, the Pi Day Instructables challenge: come up with a super spiffy pi day pie recipe.

Of course, after I completed my Nutella Pi Day S’mores recipe and hit “publish” I realized that it had to be a PIE recipe. Ack!

Luckily, Pi day seriously inspired me. I was actually hit with a bout of insomnia and was up until 5am baking random stuff. The s’mores, a mock apple pie with a Pi crust, Gorilla mini breads and (what I ended up submitting) mini pumpkin pi pies.


Pi Day Smores, Pie and Gorilla Bread


If you’re not an Instructables member, sign up! They have an endless supply of tutorials and hacks for the kitchen, home, tech-related stuff and even sewing/jewelry type DIYs.

If you are – vote for my mini pumpkin pi-es here!

You should also take a look at all the entries here: http://www.instructables.com/contest/piday2012/ They have some pretty creative recipes!

Happy (belated) Pi Day!

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  1. You are so funny.. I feel the same way, I have quite a few “drafts” in queue! Very cute pies for Pi Day! :)

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