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10 Amazing Apple Recipes To Try This Fall

10 Amazing Apple Recipes To Try This Fall

The fall season is always a great time for family, friends, great food, and great football. What compliments this more than great desserts? These classic apple recipes are making a comeback! Here are 10 amazing apple recipes that will make this fall season better than the last. These are all quick, easy, and delicious enough to impress your friends and family. Enjoy the fall season with these amazing recipes!

1.  Caramel Apple Cake

This season’s favorite is topped with thin apple slices and drizzled with Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce. A perfect after-dinner treat that will leave you feeling warm and cozy. This is a great way to sneak in an extra serving of fruit for the day!

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    This recipe makes about 8 to 10 servings.

    2.  Glazed Apple Fritters

    Remember that 3-mile run that you have been putting off? You may want to start on that before you try this recipe. Spoil yourself with a glazed apple fritter this fall! This donut-inspired treat is filled with warm flavors of apples and cinnamon and is perfect for this season’s sweater weather.

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      This recipe makes 12 servings.

      3. Brown Butter Apple Loaf

      This loaf can act as a delicious breakfast or an after-dinner treat. This warm apple loaf paired with a nice hot cup of tea and a book sets up a great start to any day — or a great end to any day!

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        This recipe makes 1 loaf.

        4.  Streusel-Topped Apple Pie Muffins

        Muffins are always a classic favorite, but something about the fall makes them absolutely irresistible. The added crisp, buttery streusel compliments the soft baked muffin and makes for a delicious treat. These are perfect for anytime of day— a sweet breakfast, snack on the go, or a satisfying after-dinner dessert.

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          This recipe makes 12 muffins.

          5.  Apple-Maple French Toast

          This is a creative way to jazz up your regular french toast. This seasonal recipe includes soft caramelized apples topped on fluffy French toast and makes for a great breakfast meal. Your tastebuds will love the combination.

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            This recipe makes 4 servings.

            6.  Homemade Apple Cider (Non-alchoholic)

            Apple cider is a must for the fall season. Instead of buying it from the stores, this can be a fun at-home project for you and your family! It will taste that much sweeter when you make it at home!

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              This recipe makes about 6 to 8 servings.

              7.  Apple-Berry Brown Betty

              This healthy dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth and won’t make you feel guilty about having a second helping! The dessert is low-calorie and is filled with delicious berries that both your mouth and hips will thank you for.

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                This recipe makes 8 servings.

                8.   Baked Apple Dumplings

                These creative and versatile dumplings make for a great afternoon tea treat. They’re easy to make and you can replace the apple with peaches or mixed berries depending on your preference. This is a personal favorite — baked apple dumplings are so much fun to make and, depending on the season, you can fill them with any fruit and top them off with anything from maple syrup to powdered sugar.

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                  This recipe makes 18 servings.

                  9.  Carnival Caramel Covered Apple

                  This classic carnival treat can be dressed up to be a season favorite. It’s fun to make for the entire family — quick, easy, and equally delicious! It will go over well with kids and adults alike!

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                    This recipe makes  about 10 to 12 servings.

                    10.  Classic Apple Crumble

                    This classic recipe is definitely a seasonal favorite! Nothing can beat the traditional apple filling topped with a crispy crumble. It’s a must-try for the fall season. Personally, I like to add vanilla ice cream and a little whipped cream — comfort food at its finest!

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                      This recipe makes 4 servings.

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                      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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