Happy National Pie Day!

January 23rd, 2012

It’s that time of year again — my favorite minor holiday — yes, you guessed it, NATIONAL PIE DAY!

No, not THAT kind of pi, silly — THIS kind of pie:

Next to homemade bread, pie is my favorite thing to bake.Β  I like just about any kind, too–apple pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, coconut cream pie–you name it, I’ll be sitting at the table, fork in hand, ready for my slice.

I love pie so much that I named two of my books after it:

Here’s a link to a blog post I wrote last year about this wonderful holiday, and my mother.Β  Enjoy!Β  I’m off to bake a pie (marionberry this year, in case you’re wondering)…


129 Responses to “Happy National Pie Day!”

  1. Haley says:

    I love pie!!!!!!!

  2. Rose says:

    oooh pie i want some warm apple pie now πŸ™‚ YAY for national pie day πŸ˜€

  3. emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

    Now I need to get my mom and make some pie today! Yum πŸ™‚

  4. Alexandra says:

    Hmm….chocolate pie anyone? πŸ™‚ What’s marionberry pie? I’ve never heard of it! Time to bake some banana cream pie and our famous chocolate meringue pie!

  5. Too bad our local bakery isn’t open…we’d totally go get a pie!

  6. Isabel says:

    yayayayayayay PIE!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Leshka says:

    This makes me want to have some of Gigi’s or Mrs. Sloane’s… Mmmm… πŸ™‚

  8. AbaGayle says:

    I love both! (;

    EMMA! My favorite MDBC character!(:

    My mom makes an amazing apple pie. It’s been in my family since my past three grandparents.

  9. Serene says:

    What’s your favorite pie to eat, Heather? I love pumpkin pie even if it’s only “eat” eaten on Thanksgiving.

  10. Sarah says:

    I love pie too! My favourite kind is cherry!

  11. Tiara says:

    I am sure most anyone from great authors like Jane Austen to Maud Hart Love lace to Louisa May Alcott could not even resist the temptation of pie.

  12. Margaret loves the MDBC! says:

    Oh well you know that National Pi Day (Pi the math term, like 3.14) is March 14th. Get it? 3-14 haha

  13. Cello Girl says:

    love pumpkin pie!!!! and grasshopper pie! also apple!

  14. Julia says:

    I love strawberry pie!

  15. Kylie says:

    I love national pie day (and pi day!)!

  16. Rosie says:

    My favorite is pecan pie it is delicious!

  17. MDBC is AWESOME says:

    I love pie!! Apple is my favorite!!!
    Hey Ms. Frederick, when will get to see a preview of Wish You Were Eyre?
    PS.I love you’re writing. It’s so detailed. I can’t believe you can write from those different views like that!!! I reccommended you’re books to all my friends!!!

  18. Emily says:

    I love pie!! my dad makes the best apple crumb pie! yum!!

  19. LOVE MDBC says:

    I love pie!!! Apple is my favorite!!! Hey Heather, when will we see a sneak peek on Wish You Were Eyre?
    By the way, I recommended your books to all my friends.
    PS> Can you give us some hints on what’s going to happen in Wish you Were Eyre???

    • heathervogelfrederick says:

      Sneak peek coming late spring/early summer! Lots of fun things coming in the book — including a trip to Paris! Wheeeeeee…

      • LOVE MDBC says:

        Can’t wait to see if Cassidy chooses Tristan or Zach. Hope it’s Tristan!!!! Jess and Darcy better stick together too!!!

        • emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

          Nooooooooo way! A long-distance relationship could end up a disaster! They don’t end up very well in most movies and books, plus, the relationship would be too complicated. And if it doesn’t work out, she will be miserable for weeks! She and Zach would be such a better couple (in my opinion πŸ˜‰ ) They would be so cute together πŸ˜€ But I toatly respect your opinion, of course. πŸ˜‰

          • Anna says:

            I really am split on this issue . . . Trassidy or Zassidy? Awww, they even have their own famous couple name!

      • Elizabeth says:

        So does Wish You Were Eyre take place in the second half of Sophomore year? You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to give anything away.

  20. katie says:

    Happy Pie day but i don’t like pie

  21. HannaH says:

    I love love love love (100,000,000 love’s lateter) pie! I don’t get it often though πŸ™

  22. Grace says:

    I love french silk and apple piee

  23. LOVE MDBC says:

    Hey Heather, what character in MDBC are you most like? I’m a mixture of all of them!!!

    • heathervogelfrederick says:

      At your age, a blend of Emma (obvious reasons) and Jess (because I love animals, and used to be super shy). Now, as a mom, hopefully more like Mrs. Hawthorne than Mrs. Chadwick! In the future, I aspire to be Gigi….

  24. Elizabeth says:

    Pie is great, because there are so many different varieties of it. And also, although homemade pies are ALWAYS the best, the store bought ones aren’t always that bad, whereas with cake, the store bought cake is so often dry and crumbly with that too-sweet icing. I have a question about Home For The Holidays, and since I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it, even though this is the tiniest thing and not important at all, please don’t read further if you haven’t read Home for the Holidays. What does Emma think of the onion sandwiches Mrs. Sloane-Kinkaid serves? I don’t remember it saying in the book, so I was just curious.

    • heathervogelfrederick says:

      It didn’t say in the book, did it? What do you think, everyone — would Emma be a fan of onion sandwiches?

      • I checked my copy of the book, and Emma’s thoughts of them are not given, although beforehand, she says “I hope someone brought a killer dessert”, so I’m guessing she was thinking they wouldn’t be tasty, LOL.

        • Elizabeth says:

          I think Emma might have liked them. She would have tried them, at least, since they eat them in the Betsy-Tacy books.

  25. jockgirl says:

    Anybody love, loooove, LOVE Eggnog pie? The BEST!!!

  26. CassidyS says:

    Actually, Pi day is March 14.

  27. Keri says:

    I made lemon bars today. Does that count?

  28. Taylor N. says:

    Awh, I missed it! I missed a perfectly good day to have pie. But Happy Pie Day!

  29. Tiara says:

    I hope that wish you were eyre is going to have a bunch of romance in its pages Heather.

  30. LOVE MDBC says:

    Hey Heather, you know what would be really funny? You should include National Pie Day in Wish You Were Eyre!! Also, you should totally put Valentines Day in. One more thing, have Jess get a new chicken and name it Taylor Swift. (my fav musician!!!)

  31. Olivia (Jess Fan) says:

    How do you get such good ideas from just thinking up things? I try to do that but I can’t! I need a lot of advice here. Please help!

  32. Clare says:

    Haha! i carved the pi sign out on a pumpkin for my school and won most creative!

  33. HockeyRules says:

    Don’t love pie but love Ο€=3.14 Yes get Jess a chicken I’ll send her one.

  34. Alaina (Cassidy Fan) says:

    Y-U-M-! PIE! πŸ˜€ I had the best pie this week. It was blackberry. πŸ™‚ It was warm and the crust was nice and crisp. πŸ˜€ and I also added a scoop of vanilla ice cream! It was very tasty πŸ™‚ haha

  35. LOVE MDBC says:

    I LOVE coconut pudding pie. I make the pudding, then pour it into a pie crust.
    Heather, is just Megan going to Paris with Gigi? Or are the other girls going too?

  36. LOVE MDBC says:

    Almost forgot! Heather, do you know who’s going to be on the front cover of Widh you Were Eyre?
    1.All of the girls, Megan, Emma, Jess, Becca, and Cassidy.
    2.Have someone new join the club, like Ashley or Savannah

  37. Hannah says:

    mmmmmmm i love pie too!!!! i never knew there was a national pie day…

  38. Talullah says:

    Hmmm.It would be interesting if there would be a little jealousy from Darcy.Like if Zach started paying a little more attention to Jess.Lol.

  39. Cello Girl says:

    i got my sister the 1st mdbc book for christmas and she is hooked!!!!!!!! we love your books sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

  40. anim8r says:

    Woohoo! Lemon meringue pie is my favorite!

  41. I says:

    I just had my grandma’s homemade cherry pie for dessert! Yum! Every time we have dress like your favorite book character day at my school, I dress up like Jess Delaney and braid my hair and put on a “barn” jacket! I have read every book they read in the books, and it is fun to see the way the real book relates with the lives of the girls!

  42. katie says:

    my catchphrase is i like pie

  43. jessica curry says:

    its PANCAKE DAY …………………………well in america not hear its wednasday hear but i forgot so since it is still PANCAKE DAY in america it still counts ……….i think

  44. jessica curry says:

    You might but if you don’t we still celebrated it when we lived there but it’s also called shrove Tuesday but I call it pancake day because we get to eat pancakes . But one time my mum put salt on mine and it tasted horrible .

  45. jessica curry says:

    Oh and also I got the 1st and 2nd books for a moving present …………… So if I didn’t move I wouldn’t have read them that would have been bad because I LOVE them.

  46. jessica curry says:

    Not the 1st and 2nd the 1st and 3rd

    • emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

      Youn MUST read the other books, jessica. Especially Pies and Predjudice!!! Best book ever! I couldn’t help wondering do you live in England? I’ve always wanted to visit there!

  47. jessica curry says:

    It’s national book day yay !

  48. jessica curry says:

    Oh and I did live in England but we moved to america when I was 7 and we move to new Zealand 6 weeks ago . Oh and I just read p&p it was awesome !

  49. emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

    That’s so cool! I missed National Book Day πŸ™

  50. emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

    Actually, we just had National Pancake Day a week or so ago. IHOP was giving away pancakes! But I think that teirs taste discusting, though…..

  51. jessica curry says:

    Ya IHOPS pancakes are gross

  52. emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

    There should be a National Mother-Daughter Book Club Day! I know a certain author would certaintly LOVE it! πŸ™‚

  53. That would be awesome ! and if this is a diffrent picture than normal its because im using my mums computer!

  54. emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

    Nope it’s the same! weird, huh?

  55. emma+stewart=4eva!!! says:

    National Pi Day was yesterday! Iwas busy yesterday and the thought slipped out of my mind. But anyway, Happy (belated) National Pi Day!!! Are there any schools out there that celabrate National Pi Day? My youth group did and we ate pie! (although I objected to it… πŸ˜‰ )

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