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    No Campfire S’mores

      There is nothing better than sitting around a warm, crackling fire on a cool summer’s night. But unless you have an outdoor fireplace like the Valor L1 Outdoor Linear Series, you may only get the campfire experience when you go camping or on a summer vacation. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without the traditional snacks found around a campfire, such as s’mores! These tasty, outdoor treats can be made either in your home or out on the BBQ and they’ll taste just like they do when you roast them over a campfire. Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own no campfire s’mores: Ingredients…

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    3 Ways To Make Dessert On The Barbecue

    The barbecue is one of the most important items you’ll need for a gourmet, grilling summer. From burgers, to steak to even full chickens you can make almost any meal or protein on the barbecue! However, have you ever considered grilling up your favorite dessert or fruit on the grill? Not only is this a fun, no fuss way to create dessert, you’ll be able try new combinations on the grill that you may never have tried before. Keep reading below for 3 ways to make dessert on the barbecue. Barbecued Bananas Boats You have tried this banana treat over a campfire, but what about trying it on the BBQ? Simply slice a…

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    How To Make Zesty, Guacamole

      Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about all things summer. Between finding the perfect lights for your outdoor space, or creating fun DIY projects that are perfect for this summer, it’s getting everyone in a summer mood! So to keep up that theme, we are talking about a perfect summer side dish that you won’t be able to do without: Zesty Guacamole! Not only is it a crowd favorite, it is great to serve on a hot summer night with a side of tortilla chips or as a side for a Mexican themed dinner. Check out the recipe and instructions below to make your own summertime, zesty guacamole: Ingredients Needed:…

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    8 BBQ Grilling Tips For The Summer

    BBQ season is officially upon us, or for the most part anyways! In most places we are seeing sunny days that last all the way into the evening, which means barbecue season has officially begun! But before you fire up the grill and start cooking, you might need a few tips to make sure your BBQ is the best it can be all summer long. These tips will help you become a better barbecue master and hopefully will save you time so you can spend less time with the grill and more with your family and friends. Keep reading below to learn what 8 BBQ tips you need for this…

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    Classic, Vanilla Milkshake

    As we start to get into the summer and the weather starts to warm up,  we start looking for fun drink options to cool us down! Now you could easily go with refreshing water or a cold iced tea, but if you’re looking for something a little more exciting why not make a classic, vanilla milkshake? Most people have a direct memory attached to milkshakes, whether it was enjoying one in the backyard as a child, or sitting in your favorite mom and pop cafe drinking a hand turned milkshake. There are many different ways and styles to make milkshakes, but we like to keep it nice and simple. You’ll want…

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    Homemade Potato Chips

    When hunger hits, it can be really difficult to find a good option for a snack. This can be especially hard when you are trying to eat healthy,  as pre-packaged snacks can be so tempting and easy to grab! A great and simple way to avoid those packaged snack items is to make your own version! Specifically, we are talking about delicious and crunchy potato chips, one of the most popular snack foods around the world. We have a great recipe to make your own potato chips without making a trip to the store, keep reading below to make your own potato chips today: Ingredients: Potatoes Olive Oil Salt Instructions: Start by…

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    DIY Summer Lemonade

    We have recently been experiencing beautiful sunshine and blue skies at our Valor head office in Vancouver and it’s starting to put everyone in a summer mood. As we start to feel that warm sunshine and heat creep in, it is the perfect time to create some homemade, delicious beverages to enjoy in your backyard or when you’re on the go on a new adventure. This thirst quenching lemonade can be created in a completely custom way that is bound to impress anyone you serve it too! Check out the recipe below to make your own DIY summer lemonade and beat the summer heat! Ingredients Needed: 5-7 Lemons 1 Cup Of White…

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    Homemade, One Bowl Carrot Cake

      There is no better time to bake and serve a delicious, moist carrot cake then Easter! Not only is this popular cake an Easter favorite, it can also be extra hard to resist with its smooth, cream cheese frosting. This is the perfect dessert to serve to a crowd over Easter dinner or you can even make a smaller version and bake carrot cake muffins for an on the go treat! The best part is you’ll only need one bowl, an oven and some basic baking ingredients to complete this fun dessert. Check out the recipe below to learn how to whip up your own homemade carrot cake and impress your…

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    Easy & Delicious Stove Top Macaroni

    When you start thinking about your favorite comfort food, what comes to mind? Whether it’s your mom’s homemade pie or your grandma’s chicken noodle soup, most of everyone has a favorite meal. One comfort food that is almost everyone loves, is  the classic cheddar cheese macaroni.  Now you can easily pick up a pre-made box in store, but why not try to put your own twist on this family favorite! Start with the basic recipe below and add your own spices and herbs to make this classic dish your new signature comfort food meal. This is also the perfect entree to enjoy in front of the flickering flames of your Valor Fireplace.…

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    10 Ways To Make Popcorn More Exciting

    Whether you like air popped, stove top, microwave or movie theater popcorn it’s the perfect snack for any occasion. When curling up with a movie, blanket or sitting with the family in front of your Valor Fireplace, popcorn seems to be a popular snack choice. But sometimes dressing your favorite snack with butter or salt can get a little boring, so why not shake things up? You can make fully custom, gourmet popcorn without leaving the comforts of your own home. All you need is a few ingredients for toppings and popcorn of your choice.  Check out the 10 ways below to make popcorn more exciting. Greek: For a Mediterranean style…