Celebrating National Pi Day

On March 14th, or as some would like to call it “National Pi Day”, bakers and braniacs join forces to celebrate not only the circumference of a circle, but also the love of pie. Apple, blueberry, coconut crème… There is something for everyone!

A good slice of pie can bring back so many great memories. From warm evenings at the cottage enjoying fresh blueberries baked in a flakey crust, to cutting into the good old fashion apple pie at the summer barbecues… the taste, the sight and the smell all rekindle old memories. One way to relive such sweet days is of course recreating these delicious treats. Have you ever thought about embroidering a recipe on your Embroider Buddy®? Or maybe even one of our Easy as 1-2-3 Pillows? It would make a very sentimental gift, the perfect way to remember the wonderful time you had!

True or False?

The name “pie” originated from the mathematical terminology of Pi?

False – It may surprise you that pie was named after a magpie… A bird?!! Read more about it here.

Our Buddies are here to help us out with some of their favourite pie recipes! Here are the top 3 Pies to make on National “3.14” Day!

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Top 3 Pie Recipes ranked by our Embroider Buddy® Chefs

Our Embroider Buddies® are here to help us out with some of their favourite pie recipes! Here are the top 3 Pies to make on National “3.14” Day!


Blueberry Pie

Billy Black Bear celebrates pie day by whipping up some of his favourite blueberry pie. Decked out in his chef’s hat and neck tie this Buddy loves using fresh Blueberries that taste just right in late July.

Embroider Buddy® – Billy Black Bear Buddy

Directions are here.

3/4 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 cups fresh blueberries

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon butter

1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie


Banana Crème pie

There is no monkey business going on in Monty Monkey’s kitchen! He is quite the chef and he whips up the greatest banana crème pie you will ever taste.

Embroider Buddy® – Monty Monkey Buddy

Here’s how to make it!

1/2 recipe Pate Brisee (Pie Dough)

5 large egg yolks

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups whole milk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla

3 ripe bananas

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 3/4 cups heavy cream

3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted


Meat Pie

Parker Pug Puppy is quite the pampered pooch. He is one dog who really knows how to enjoy the finer things in life, making him the perfect judge of a truly decadent pie. But this pup prefers savoury to sweet. Parker Pug loves this delicious meat pie recipe!

Embroider Buddy Pug as Chef

Double-Crust Sour Cream Pastry

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 egg yolk


1 lb lean ground beef

1 lb ground pork

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 onions chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

2 carrots chopped

2 celery stalks chopped

1 cup chopped peeled potato

1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 cups sodium-reduced beef stock

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Recipes are the perfect way to pass down memories through the generations. By embroidering a recipe on one of our Buddies, or Embroider Buddy® Pillows, you are giving the gift of memories and joy that can be shared will everyone! And, of course your embroidered recipe will not only make a wonderful keepsake, it will be much harder to misplace!

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