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Baked Apples

Alexa Brown

I really love apples.  In fact, my whole family does.  I especially love Honeycrisp apples and am so excited they are back in season right now.  If you haven't had a Honeycrisp apple yet, go get one!  You will not be disappointed.  I love creating recipes that incorporate my favorite things.  This one is for my love of apples and it's yummy.  Plus, it reminds me of fall, which I love! Ingredients 4 Honeycrisp Apples 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 4 tbsp unsalted, melted butter Cinnamon sticks Directions...


Slim Waist Challenge

Alexa Brown

Here's a challenge to focus on working your waist.  I am so sore from completing this workout and I know you will be too.  The challenge is to do as many of each exercise as you can in 60 seconds.  Try to count how many you are doing and improve your numbers each round.  Let's get to it!  Here's the workout for you:   High Knees - 60 seconds Alternate Heel Touches - 60 seconds Plank Jacks - 60 seconds Bird Dog Planks - 60 seconds Side Plank Hip Lifts - 60 seconds Sit Ups - 60 seconds   Complete...


Coconut Oil Benefits

Alexa Brown

    When I first started using coconut oil, I was trying to find a substitute for olive and vegetable oil in recipes.  I never realized how many uses coconut oil actually has.  I made a list of some of the amazing things that you can do with this one simple and natural product! Massage Oil- Coconut oil soothe tired and sore muscles.  You can add a few drop of essential oils too! Acne- Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that causes acne.  Dab it directly on the pimple and watch it shrink. Athletes Foot- The powerful antifungal properties of...


Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Alexa Brown

  I love hummus!!  It's so easy to make!  Have you ever tried to make it at home?  I know it is available at the grocery store too, but if you create your own, it doesn't have preservatives and it feels good to make the food you are eating.  I always feel more accomplished when I create a recipe for my family too.  I tend to order hummus for an appetizer at restaurants when we go out to eat.  One day, I realized that I can probably create my own at home.  Plus, when I eat it at home, I...


Name Challenge

Alexa Brown

I created a fun challenge for you this week!  You need to spell your name and complete each exercise that is associated with the letter of your name.  You get lucky if you have short name!  Ha!  You can also add to your challenge by spelling your middle name and/or last name each day.  It is completely up to you and you can change it up every day if you want to.  Have so much fun! A: 5o jumping jacks B: 40 squats C: 1 minute wall sit D: 15 burpees E: 20 crunches F: 40 mountain climbers G: 90...