Today in Food: Bake a Pi(e), Eat Some Chips

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March 14th in this nation is a day to eat pie and potato chips. Pie, because March 14th is National Pi Day, as in π, or 3.14 (3/14, get it?) and since numbers are better for crunching than munching, pie is the logical gastronomical leap to make here.

So in the spirit of mathematics, get baking, and if it makes you feel better, go ahead and calculate the circumference of your quiche.

Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie (pie for dinner!)

And chips? Well, it's also National Potato Chip Day. The reason isn't as clear as the thought behind Pi (again, 3/14, so clever) but regardless, do you need a logical reason to indulge in some chips? Make your own, jazz up some store-bought ones or use chips in a recipe in the spirit of Potato Chip Day.

Spicy Potato Chips (pictured above)

But it's late in the day, so don't despair if there's not enough time to make a separate snack honoring each of these truly deserving-of-a-holiday foods. We've got a few recipes that incorporate both (sort of).

Potato Chip Tortilla (above) -- it's a pie, made with potato chips!

Or come pretty close with alterna-chips:

What's your favorite pie, chip or pie-and-chip concoction?

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