Mmm...Pi

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Time to preheat your ovens...the second annual Pi Day Pie Bakeoff wants your best creations to celebrate March 14. This year food mecca Serious Eats is our co-sponsor, meaning the prizes have gotten bigger and badder. The Grand Prize winner will receive $314 in warm, flaky cash—irrational change not included. You can also win a Simple as 3.141592 t-shirt from magazine mental_floss. Not bad for a few cups of flour and a sack of apples! But if you really want to win, it's time to get creative. Last year's champion Spicy Brittle Bacon Chocolate Pie (or Spicy Pi Bacon Squared) made the most of the fact that "pi and bacon are both miraculous." And pie-machine Janet Stemwedel incorporated a gingersnap crust and lemon curd filling into one of her eight delicious-looking creations. This year's contest is open to readers as well as bloggers, so the competition should be fierce! Visit the Pi Day Page for complete rules, categories, prize listings, and how to vote and enter, then check out The Quantum Pontiff and Adventures in Ethics and Science to get your creative juices baking.

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