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17 Pie Ideas To Keep You Warm This Winter

17 Pie Ideas To Keep You Warm This Winter

It’s the most magical time of the year. Winter is always special. There’s nothing we like more than getting comfortable with a blanket, book, cup of tea or hot chocolate and a nice slice of pie, preferably near the window when it’s snowing. Plus, they make ideal lunch or dinner for your friends and family. If you’re looking for pie ideas for this winter, you came to the right place. Throughout this article, we’re going to mention 17 amazing pies that will keep you warm this winter. Let’s start.

  1. Spiced apple pie with fluted round cutouts

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    Let’s take a classic American pie to a whole new level. This pie is easy to make, contains ingredients that you can purchase just about anywhere and you get to enjoy nice, delicious apple pie in an hour or so in six easy steps. Cinnamon and nutmeg give this wonderful dessert that winter “feel” we love so much. Get the recipe here.

    1. Raisin pie

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      This raisin pie is perfect for family visits over Christmas holidays. Also, studies revealed that raisin reduces risk factors of heart disease. In order to make this pie all you need is to get a few basic ingredients and to follow four simple steps. This pie, also, contains cinnamon which makes it perfect for winter. The entire dessert is decorated with little hearts made with heart-shaped cookie cutter. The final result is subtle, elegant, and expensive-looking desert that you’ll want to upload to your Instagram account. See how it’s done right here.

      3. Divine blueberry pie

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        Who doesn’t like blueberries? Not only they’re considered a superfood due to their numerous health benefits, but they only taste divine. Some ingredients you need for this pie include cinnamon, blueberries, and lemon juice. Preparation is very simple. Even if you don’t cook or bake at all this pie will still seem like it was made by a pro. Find out how to make this perfect two-step pie here.

        4. Tomato, cheddar and basil pie

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          Let’s step away from desserts for a while, shall we. When you’re in baking mood, you might as well make a pie for dinner and lunch. Plus, if you want something delicious and quick, then this recipe is perfect for you. Preparation time is 30 minutes and you bake it for about 40 minutes only. Ingredients like tomatoes, cheddar and Parmesan cheese will make everyone ask for an extra slice. Plus, it’s probably going to be the prettiest pie you’ve ever made. Get the recipe here.

          5. Spinach, ricotta and pimento pie

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            Although this time of the year is magical, it’s still characterized by viruses, the flu, etc. This pie contains spinach which is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, yet delicious at the same time. To prepare for and make this pie you only need 55 minutes. The pie will simply melt in your mouth. Plus, it’s perfect for your healthy lifestyle. Find out how to make it by following this link.

            6. Pumpkin, ricotta, and caramelized onion tart/pie

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              You’ve probably never though of combining these ingredients, but once you try this marvelous pie you will want to do it more often. If you need a delicious pie and have only 30 minutes to spare, this one is the ideal choice for you. Get the recipe here.

              7. Vegan tortilla pie

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                If you’re a vegan you probably thought you won’t find anything here that you could make. This recipe is just for you. To make this simple and yummy pie you need peppers, cumin, beans, and other healthy, yet tasty ingredients. You will love this easy-to make pie and the combination of red and yellow. Here’s the link for your perfect savory vegan pie.

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                8. Spiced pear and almond hand pie

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                  If you’re preparing a dinner for your friends or having a party but want to impress everyone with your baking expertise, then you should make these little hand pies. Why them? It’s because there’s going to be enough for everyone, they’re all the same size so you don’t have to worry one person will get a smaller slice. To make this spiced pie you can just buy frozen puff pastry and avoid all the fuss. Plus, combination of almonds and pear is magnificent. Get the recipe here.

                  9. Maple granola pecan pie

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                    We’re take one more traditional dish to a whole new level with this pie that is suitable for absolutely every holiday or family-gathering situation. Plus, it’s super delicious and ideal for winter. Find out how to make an updated version of traditional pecan pie right here.

                    10. Pear, date, and sesame pie

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                      Are you adventurous and love experimenting? This pie is what you need. Pears are versatile and are perfect in any combination and this pie is no exception. Plus, all that sesame will make the pie look like it has been sprinkled with snow. Learn how to bake this pie here.

                      11. Fruit pie with crumb topping

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                        Here we have amazing blueberries once again and the crumb topping that is extremely fun to use. In advance, Blueberries contain many antioxidants and have many health benefits. When cooled off this pie is perfect for hot summer days when you need sweet refreshment. However, when it’s warm, it’s ideal for cold winter days when you just want to eat delicious pie and watch your favorite show. Recipe is here.

                        12. Chocolate pecan pie

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                          Chocolate and pecans are a perfect match and this pie is the proof of this wonderful relationship. Combination of vanilla, chocolate, almonds, and pecans will make you want winter to never end. You can go step further and serve the pie with whipped cream. Yummy! Get the recipe here.

                          13. Bourbon pie

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                            What can warm you up in matter of seconds? The answer is simple, it’s bourbon. Now, instead of drinking bourbon like you just joined some Gentlemen’s club, you can, simply, add it to this delightfully easy-to-make pie. Find out how, right here.

                            14. Triple chocolate pumpkin pie

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                              You won’t be able to resist this pie. It’s rich and contains all your favorite ingredients (vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and pumpkin). The pie is very easy to make and once you do it will look like you purchased it in an expensive store. How great is that. Here’s the recipe

                              15. Honey pie

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                              honey pie

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                                Honey is a wonderful addition to all desserts. Plus, it’s organic and contains a wide range of health benefits. Combine honey with nutmeg and vanilla to create a perfect pie. The pie is simple, has minimalist appearance and very easy to make. What are you waiting for? Recipe is here.

                                16. Coconut custard pie

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                                  If you’re looking for a perfect holiday dessert, this could be it. After all, who says you can’t much on warm pie with coconut and imagine yourself on some tropical island? This easy-to-make pie’s instructions are right here.

                                  17. Chocolate tofu pie

                                  chocolate tofu pie

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                                    Here’s another recipe that both vegans and non-vegans can enjoy. To make this pie you need only four ingredients and that’s it. It tastes delicious sand you’re going to find yourself making this pie every week, because you don’t have to bake it. You can serve it plain or top it with whipped cream, your choice. Get the recipe here.

                                    Conclusion

                                    It’s the holiday season, which only implies there’s going to be a lot of baking in your home. Recipes listed in this article are delicious, easy to make, and contain ingredients you can find just about anywhere. So, what are you waiting for?

                                    References

                                    http://www.marthastewart.com/274980/25-perfect-pies#213954

                                    http://community.epicurious.com/post/5-pies-to-keep-you-warm-this-winter

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                                    Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                                    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                    Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                    Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                    Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                    1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                    Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                    This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                    In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                    The result: no more mental stress.

                                    2. Unplug

                                    Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                    How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                    It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                    Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                    3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                    Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                    Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                    4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                    That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                    How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                    • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                    • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                    • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                    While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                    5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                    This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                    The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                    So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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