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20 Mouthwatering Desserts That You Must Try This Fall

20 Mouthwatering Desserts That You Must Try This Fall

We eat to live. And, we also live to eat.

We all love to eat, and that’s even more the case with desserts.

Some of us live just to eat dessert at the end of dinner, for after enduring those rich, savory tastes it helps you feel like it is worth living after all. What sweeter way can you think of to wrap up your meal than the treat of a nice dessert?

Here below are the 20 mouthwatering desserts to help you end your meal on a sweet note this fall.

1. Pumpkin Zebra Cheesecake

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    Packed with the goodness of sweet pumpkin and the rich flavors of spices, this cheesecake is a really great dessert to stimulate your taste buds. You’ll start drooling over the mesmerizing pattern and colors of this cheesecake as soon as you lay your eyes on it. As easy to make as any other cheesecake, you should definitely try it out this fall. (Click here for the recipe)

    2. Pumpkin Tart with Pistachio Crust and Brittle

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      This nutty treat is sure to win you over with its smooth texture and crunchy toppings. It looks intricate, yet it is very simple to blend the ingredients together to make this mouthwatering dessert. (Click here for the recipe)

      3. Baked Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast

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        This is one of the easiest and the best French toast recipes ever, as due to the most amazing cream cheese filling it gives you the experience of French toast and cheesecake in one. The soft cream cheese-filled middle layer and the crumbly top, make it doubly delicious- and it’s not very difficult to make either. You’ll definitely want to try and cook it at your home. (Click here for the recipe)

        4. Pumpkin Crème Caramel

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          If you are not so much into crusts, this crustless pumpkin dessert is just the thing for your sweet tooth. The appealing blend of colors of the cream and the caramel just won’t let you not carve yourself a slice. You can skip the creamy touch if you want, and this treat will be as sweet as you want it to be. So, you want a piece of it? Go, make some. (Click here for the recipe)

          5. Maple-Apple Upside-Down Cake

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            There’s maple, there’s apple and it is upside down… Fancy. But it’s actually just as simple as any pancake to make, and also tastes like a stack of apple…. pancakes. The infusion of the apples and maple syrup make this cake taste like heaven. Try it yourself if you don’t want to take my word for it. (Click here for the recipe)

            6. Apple Cinnamon Roll Muffin

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              If you like cinnamon rolls, and if you like apple pie, this dessert is just for you because this is apple pie meets cinnamon roll. The glaze at the top is not only a work of art, but also adds to the delicious taste. Not that it tastes bad without the glaze! Bring it straight out of the oven, glaze the top and gobble up the very last crumb. (Click here for the recipe)

              7. Pumpkin Mousse

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                The simple ingredients, the elegant presentation and most importantly–  the elegant taste, make this a perfect pumpkin dessert for the fall. Chill it and then dip your spoon down to the layer you like best. (Click here for the recipe)

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                8. Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Vanilla-Rum Custard Sauce

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                  Pudding is believed to have started the culture of dessert eating. So, this trendsetter is still the king of all desserts. Pumpkin Bread Pudding is an easy-to-make dish which, when accompanied by Vanilla-Rum Custard Sauce, is the king of kings in terms of taste. (Click here for the recipe)

                  9. Pumpkin Roll

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                    This is yet another pumpkin dessert with the same kind of ingredients, but with a different twist in its taste. This light, tangy cake comes with the extra flavor of toasted walnut.(Click here for the recipe)

                    10. Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Pie

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                      Who doesn’t like chocolate on pie? And pretzels with chocolate? Want more? It’s a pecan pie. Just throw in some chocolate and pretzels with your pecan pie to find a new twist of taste. A simple recipe and a divine taste, you must try this out if you are already tired of pumpkin or apple in your dessert.(Click here for the recipe)

                      11. Maple Granola Pecan Pie

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                        This is another great version of the pecan pie, featuring granola. It serves as almost a breakfast– or a refreshing dessert after your dinner. Have it your way with this recipe, which is so wonderfully Italian you’ll be half-tempted to consider moving to Italy. (Click here for the recipe)

                        12. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Pecan Hard Sauce

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                          Here is another pie and pudding hybrid, and it is just as healthy as it looks. And there is no compromise on taste whatsoever. It is served with the bourbon-pecan sauce and is really easy to make. (Click here for the recipe)

                          13. Caramel-Apple Ice Cream

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                            Ice cream makes a delicious treat all year round. Caramel-Apple Ice Cream features the apple caramelized in “dulce de leche”, which accounts for its unique taste. Combining the “dulce de leche” with the apple mix, and the already good vanilla ice cream, make it a perfect dessert. (Click here for the recipe)

                            14. Cranberry Streusel Cake

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                              We can’t get enough of cakes…. any season … any time. This cranberry flavored delicious treat comes with a topping of crumbly oat streusel. The tartness of cranberries is countered by the streusel, creating a beautiful and complex flavor combination. It literally is mouthwatering. Also, folks, cranberry helps prevent urinary tract infections (if you didn’t know and needed further encouragement to make this recipe). (Click here for the recipe)

                              15. Campfire Cake
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                                The cake is simply awesome– even if there’s chocolate and nothing else. Anyway, this wonderful chocolate cake recipe’s got pecans, coconut filling, hard candy, rolled wafer cookies and heart pleasing presentation. Everything goes well with chocolate. (Click here for the recipe)

                                16. Pumpkin French Toast Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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                                  Nothing with streusel can be bad, and this recipe definitely isn’t bad. Its texture is that of a bread pudding and it has the flavor of sweetly spiced pumpkin pie. When served warm with maple syrup, nothing could be better. You should seriously check out this simple recipe. (Click here for the recipe)

                                  17. Harvest Cake with Grapes and Sangiovese Grape Syrup

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                                    This moist cake features grapes in the leading and supporting roles. Baked with the grapes, and also decorated with them, the cake soaks in all the goodness of this beautiful fruit. The syrup too comes with a grape flavor. If you think you have had too much pumpkin with your desserts this fall, this might be what you want for a little change of pace. (Click here for the recipe)

                                    18. Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

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                                      This is a straightforward cheesecake recipe, made even better through the gorgeous caramel goodness of Dulce de Leche. Made famous in Brentwood, this recipe is easy to make and extremely delicious as well. Cream cheese and Dulce de Leche in themselves are everyone’s favorites, so you’re onto a winner with this cake. When you have the chance to enjoy these flavors combined, you’ll surely be in seventh heaven. (Click here for the recipe)

                                      19. Apple Tart with Almond Cream

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                                        Filled within the crisp pastry shell of this dessert, there is a layer of almond cream. The neatly arranged apple slices add an extra layer of taste and texture. Moreover, the almond cream is made from both finely ground and coarsely chopped nuts. Bake it for about 3 hours and your tart will be ready to be served. (Click here for the recipe)

                                        20. Pear-Cranberry Hand Pies

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                                          Pear and cranberry are flavors made for each other. This dessert is a grand marriage of pear and cranberry in a nicely crafted, flaky pie– fit for the wedding stage. The final taste is made in heaven. It is best served with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream.(Click here for the recipe)

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                                          Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                          8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                          8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                          In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                          Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                          Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                          Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                          Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                          The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                          There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                          How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                          According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                          Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                          Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                          The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                          Listen carefully:

                                          We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                          The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                          Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                          8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                          There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                          Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                          1. Pray Daily

                                          You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                          When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                          Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                          Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                          2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                          A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                          By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                          Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                          If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                          This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                          How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                          3. Smile Often

                                          Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                          Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                          Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                          The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                          4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                          A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                          When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                          Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                          Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                          5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                          I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                          Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                          What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                          6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                          God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                          I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                          I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                          7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                          You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                          How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                          First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                          If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                          If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                          If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                          Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                          8. Go Exercise

                                          Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                          The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                          You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                          12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                          The Bottom Line

                                          It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                          It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                          Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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