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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 July 10, 2020

            How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

            How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

            We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

            We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

            So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

            Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

            What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

            Boundaries are limits

            —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

            Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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            Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

            Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

            Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

            How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

            Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

            1. Self-Awareness Comes First

            Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

            You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

            To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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            You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

            • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
            • When do you feel disrespected?
            • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
            • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
            • When do you want to be alone?
            • How much space do you need?

            You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

            2. Clear Communication Is Essential

            Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

            Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

            3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

            Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

            That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

            Sample language:

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            • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
            • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
            • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
            • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
            • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
            • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
            • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

            Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

            4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

            Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

            Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

            Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

            We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

            It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

            It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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            Final Thoughts

            Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

            Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

            Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

            The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

            Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

            Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

            They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

            Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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