Saturday, October 14 is National #Dessert Day. This is one of those days that you can indulge in a dessert of any kind and not feel guilty. When you eat a dessert, you are joining others around the country who are doing the same thing.

The beauty of #National Dessert Day is that there are so many varieties and lots of choices. A person can choose to eat a slice of cake or pie. If neither one of those appeals to you, you can eat some cookies, or a donut, or a bowl of ice cream. There are other things on the list such as crepes and cobblers. Some people might forget jello or puddings, but they are desserts also.

What is a dessert?

According to the dictionary, a dessert is a #confectionery course that concludes a meal.

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However, eating something sweet doesn't always have to follow a meal. On the other hand, people don't have to eat a dessert at the end of every meal. In some traditions, the dessert is eaten before the meal.

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While cakes and pies might come at the top of the list when people think of desserts, they should not forget the other sweet foods that also fall into that confectionery group because the list is endless. There are cupcakes and brownies as well as cookies that can be eaten out of the hand. In some parts of the world, cookies are called biscuits.

A pie is different from a cake because of the ingredients used in each one. At one time cakes and pies were baked in the same pans in the oven. That's why a Boston cream pie is actually a cake. Let's not forget that custards and puddings are desserts as well as pastries, crepes, and donuts.

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Frozen desserts include ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, and shaved ice. Don't neglect to include candies and fruit as popular choices. A recent study suggests that people should eat dark chocolate [VIDEO] every day even when it is not to celebrate National Dessert Day.

No matter what you choose to eat, you will not only celebrate with others, but you will also enjoy whatever you eat without feeling guilty. With so many choices, it will not be hard to find something that hits the spot. You can purchase something from the grocery store, order from a menu in your favorite restaurant, or whip up something in your own kitchen.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to take the kids to grandma's house. Older people love to bake and offer something sweet to people who visit. This will be a good opportunity to visit and celebrate at the same time. You will make grandma very happy when you take a handful of her homemade cookies or whatever else she offers you.