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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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                                          7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                          7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                          Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

                                          Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

                                          This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

                                          One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

                                          Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

                                          Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

                                          1. Gratitude

                                          Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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                                          The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

                                          Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

                                          So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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                                            2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

                                            This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

                                            For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

                                            What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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                                            Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

                                            3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

                                            This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

                                            Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

                                            An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

                                            Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

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                                              4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

                                              According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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                                              There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

                                              5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

                                              Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

                                              Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

                                              6. Rise Earlier

                                              The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

                                              For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

                                              So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

                                              Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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                                              7. Listen to Uplifting Music

                                              Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

                                              Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

                                              It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

                                              Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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                                              Reference

                                              [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
                                              [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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