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The students in my Sons accelerated Math class were encouraged to bring round snacks to celebrate Pi Day. Joe carefully measured, mixed, fried and dusted his “Joe-nuts” to take and share during the lesson (and cleaned up the kitchen afterward).

joe-nuts– My Son cooking his “Joe-nuts”

I loved the idea so much, I searched for ideas for circular shaped treats to enjoy at  home.

CUCUMBER WITH DILL CREAM AND SMOKED SALMON

cucumber with dill cream and smoked salmon

1 seedless cucumber, sliced crosswise

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

smoked salmon, cut into circles with a cookie cutter

dill leaves to garnish

Drain cucumbers on paper towels for 15 minutes.

Stir together cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper. Spoon about a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture onto each cucumber slice, top with salmon and a dill sprig.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from All Recipes, April/May 2015

allrecipes.com/

VANILLA RICH CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

vanilla rich chocolate chip cookies

3 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups butter, softened

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 (12-ounce) packages chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375F.

Mix flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. Beat butter and sugars with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoons, 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Mc Cormick

www.mccormick.com/Recipes

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