Easy, Quick and Delicious- Peach Crisp

Did you know that August is National Peach Month? Last weekend on the way home from a mini vaca, I just had to buy from the truck on the side of the road! Nuts would have been added to this recipe if I had some on hand. This peach filled dessert is fresh, tasty and will not disappoint!

 

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  • 5 peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Place the peaches into the bottom of a pie pan. Drizzle the honey over the top as well as the cinnamon.

Topping

  • 4 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • a pinch of salt

Mix the topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the peaches. Place the pie pan into the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until heated through and turning brown on top. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Vacations Filled With Hiking Are The Best Kind

 

Hills and forests are a hikers best friend. Living in South Florida has been vastly different from my Midwest roots and while I enjoy the wetlands and (flat) boardwalks, I was more than excited to jet up north last weekend to find some trails. North FL is hilly, full of trees and reminds me of home.

Devil’s Millhopper State park has several different trails, sink holes and sights to see. Hills make up a large part of this park that also offers trees and shrubbery of all kinds. IMG_20160814_103439

This park houses all 45 species of birds native to Florida’s hardwood forests and, as such, they are the only forest in FL that can claim this distinction.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are bright orange and white mushrooms that grow from the side of fallen stumps.

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These bright berries, along with some of a purple variety, liter the ground floor with color.

 

 

 

With a mile loop trail and an extension (to create about 3 miles of trail) loop trail, these walking paths are for everyone. This sign reminds us to take care of these beautiful parks by not disturbing them.

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This hike provided a beautiful and calming start to our Sunday. With temperatures climbing into the 90’s, it was quite the hot and sweaty trek. However, I cannot wait to get back and experience more of what North Florida has to offer!

Two Ingredient Homemade Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is the best on a hot day! But nobody likes when the ice cubes water it down. These homemade coffee ice cubes create a great flavor and chill your drink too!

Coffee Ice Cubes

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  • 1 cup fresh (but not hot) coffee
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk

Mix the coffee and almond milk and pour into ice cube tray. Freeze until solid and place cubes into plastic bags to be used at your convenience.

Tip: The trays require about 2 cups of liquid total so you would need 4 cups altogether to fill two trays.

Iced Coffee

Mix 6 oz coffee (fresh but not hot) and 2 oz almond milk with 4-5 coffee ice cubes and you’ve got an Emmy Iced Coffee!

Iced coffee makes a warm morning almost refreshing and is a great afternoon pick-me-up too. This recipe requires a little bit of prep time however once made it is great to have on hand for convenience. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Treadmill Circuit

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Treadmills can accommodate cardio workouts of all kinds and as an inside activity, work great in any weather!

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4.0 speed and 0 Incline for 5 minutes- warm up

4.0 speed with 2 Incline for 3 minutes

4.0 speed with 5 Incline for 3 minutes

4.0 speed with 8 Incline for 3 minutes

4.0 Speed with 10 Incline for 2 minutes (or as long as you can)

You are panting and sweating at this point. Don’t give up yet!

3.0 speed and 2 Incline for 2 minutes

3.0 speed and 5 Incline for 3 minutes

3.0 speed and 8 Incline for 3 minutes

3.0 and incline 10 for 3 minutes

Finish off with something that is comfortable but still makes you work! I did 4.0 speed at 2 Incline for an extra 20 minutes.

Great job!

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Tip Of The Day Tuesday

With my bed made, my bedroom feels instantly clean. I love to make my bed everyday. But I don’t.

At least once a week, I purposely leave the bed unmade. This is why.

Dust mites are everywhere and they feed on our dead skin. Over 1 million dust mites hang out with us every night while we are sleeping. Gross, right?

So to get rid of them, don’t make the bed. Serious.

Dust mites thrive in moist and warm environments. Simply leave your bed unmade to alter the environment from moist and warm to cold and dry. This will kill off the bugs and allow the mattress to dry out.

Happy and Healthy Tuesday!