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5 Pie Recipes That You’ll Definitely Wanna Try This Weekend

5 Pie Recipes That You’ll Definitely Wanna Try This Weekend

Pie is delicious and it’s relatively quickly to prepare. Baking a pie is also easy and hardly ever flops. This means that even if your cooking skills aren’t at level with Gordon Ramsay or The Cake Boss, you can still bake a delicious dessert for the entire family without worrying about messing it up. We’ve taken a look at some of the best pie recipes that you can try out with your family this weekend. Each pie recipe is easy to prepare, and we’ve made sure to include something for everyone.

1. Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

    With just 175 calories, this pie will play nicely with even a strict diet. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare for baking, so before you get started on making the crust, preheat your oven to 400 degrees (Fahrenheit). Press the crust dough in a 9-inch pie tin, evenly distribute it along the sides and bottom of the pie tin and crimp the edges.

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    The pie filling is made with pumpkin puree, unsweetened almond milk and egg whites. The wonderful combination of flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and clove to bring out a delicious, traditional taste to this filling. Pour this mixture into the pie crust you prepared earlier and bake in the oven. After 15 minutes, lower the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees and let the pie bake for another one and a half hours. The pie should cool down to room temperature before being served. 

    2. Caramel Apple Pie

    Caramel Apple Pie

      This caramel apple pie has a spicy crust and a delicious crumb topping. It takes less than two hours to bake and serves up to 8 family members. Know that this pie is suitable for a high fiber diet, as well as for a controlled calorie diet.

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      The pie can be served hot or cold and has a scrumptious caramel coating that is perfect for meeting the needs of every family members sweet tooth. This caramel apple pie combines the flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and the sweetness of caramel to give you the perfect comfort taste. The pecan nut and oats topping also gives it that extra deliciousness we are all looking for.

      3. Lemon Dessert Pie

      Lemon Pie? Oh My!

        For those of you who enjoy the sour but sweet taste of the lemon pie, this recipe is for you. This lemon pie is smooth in texture and sweet in taste. It goes perfect with summer weather and the entire family will thank you for this delicious treat during the weekend. The crust is frozen and then baked first after which a delicious filling is added and then again baked to perfection. This pie will serve the entire family and can be prepared earlier in the day. Enjoy a delicious, cooled down pie after dinner.

        4. Buko Pie

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        Buko Pie

          If youre in the mood for a coconut treat, then Buko Pie might be the perfect pie to bake this weekend. This pie is sweet and has a smooth texture, and has both a crust and a filling. Its easy to prepare and doesnt require expensive ingredients. This pie contains a large amount of coconut. As we all know, coconut has an array of health benefits. 

          5. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie

          Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie

            This pie combines some of the most delicious ingredients into a sweet and salty treat. The recipe contains only 5 ingredients and its relatively easy to prepare. This three-layer pie is perfect for sweet lovers, but it will also suit the taste buds of those who enjoy salty treats.

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            The pie contains chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, whipping cream and a packet of Oreos; ingredients you can gather at your nearest grocery store. Serve as a cold, sweet treat with a salty topping.

            Conclusion

            Pie is delicious and easy to prepare. Its also sweet and tasty, and the entire family will have a favorite from the list weve shared with you here today. Why not make this weekend a family weekend. Treat the family with a fun activity during the day and a delicious pie after dinner.

            Featured photo credit: www.akshayapatram.com via google.com

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            Last Updated on September 16, 2019

            How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

            How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

            You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

            We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

            The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

            Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

            1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

            Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

            For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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            • (1) Research
            • (2) Deciding the topic
            • (3) Creating the outline
            • (4) Drafting the content
            • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
            • (6) Revision
            • (7) etc.

            Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

            2. Change Your Environment

            Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

            One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

            3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

            Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

            Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

            My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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            Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

            4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

            If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

            Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

            I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

            5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

            I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

            Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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            As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

            6. Get a Buddy

            Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

            I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

            7. Tell Others About Your Goals

            This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

            For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

            8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

            What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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            9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

            If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

            Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

            10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

            Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

            Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

            11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

            At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

            Reality check:

            I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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