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10 Deliciously Sweet And Easy Apple Pie Recipes

10 Deliciously Sweet And Easy Apple Pie Recipes

Apple pie is one of my favourite desserts. Simple and unpretentious, it’s perfect on its own or even with a little cream or vanilla ice cream. However, just because this king of desserts doesn’t need to be changed doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to jazz it up once and while.

Check out some of these awesome apple pie variations.

1. Salted Caramel Apple Pie

    Just when you didn’t think that apple pie could get any better, some genius added salted caramel. I’m going to track them down and marry them.

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    2. Apple Pie Cookies

    Apple Pie Cookies

      If you thought you had to choose between snacks and dessert, you were deliciously mistaken.

      3.Apple Pie Ice Cream

        With the weather heating up in the northern hemisphere, it may be too hot to turn your oven on. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on that tasty apple pie flavour. Also, if you’re a legend like me, you have your pie with ice cream anyway, so this way you’re just cutting out the middle man!

        4. Apple Pie Granita

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          Speaking of summer time recipes, check out this amazing innovation! It’s like an apple pie slushie! I’d recommend taking it a step further by spiking it with a finger of whiskey, because, why not?

          5. Apple Pie Parfait

            To quote Donkey, “Parfait is delicious!”

            6. Apple Pie Bread

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              Fans of banana bread are sure to enjoy this change of fruit. Plus, calling it bread sounds so much healthier than dessert.

              7. Apple Pie Tacos

                I actually nearly broke down and cried when I saw this recipe. Apple pie and tacos. Together at last.

                8. Apple Pie Cupcakes

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                  Another incredible dessert crossover. It’s like fan fiction, but without the inevitable creep factor.

                  9. Apple Pie Smoothie

                    Because desserts can be healthy too!

                    10. Classic Apple Pie

                      Well, we couldn’t well have a list of apple pie recipes without including one in its original splendour.

                      Featured photo credit: Apple Pie via lh3.ggpht.com

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                      Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                      How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                      How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                      Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                      If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                      1. Breathe

                      The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                      • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                      • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                      • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                      Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                      2. Loosen up

                      After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                      Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                      3. Chew slowly

                      Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                      Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                      Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                      4. Let go

                      Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                      The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                      It’s not. Promise.

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                      Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                      Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                      21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                      5. Enjoy the journey

                      Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                      Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                      6. Look at the big picture

                      The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                      Will this matter to me…

                      • Next week?
                      • Next month?
                      • Next year?
                      • In 10 years?

                      Hint: No, it won’t.

                      I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                      Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                      7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                      You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                      Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                      8. Practice patience every day

                      Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                      • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                      • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                      • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                      Final thoughts

                      Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                      Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

                      Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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