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    Fresh Peach Iced Tea

      Is there anything better than a cold, refreshing drink on a super hot day? Well, as we dive head first straight into Summer it’s important to have a few quick and fresh drink recipes on hand when the temperatures rise or when you find yourself with guests on the way over. This great drink idea combines a few simple ingredients with a very popular summer fruit: Peaches! You can whip up a big batch of this delicious peach ice tea and it can be refrigerated if you don’t use it all in one go! Check out the recipe below and whip up your own fresh batch of peach iced tea on…

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    Homemade Watermelon Lemonade

      Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start testing out some new drinks before the sunshine shows up for good! A great drink choice for the Summer is lemonade, but that classic recipe can sometimes get a little boring, so why not shake things up a bit with a new and improved lemonade recipe. This easy to make, watermelon lemonade is not only thirst quenching, it’s a great drink to make for groups and summer parties! Check out the recipe below and make your own batch today:   Ingredients Needed: 1/2 Cup Of Lemon Juice (Fresh is best, but bottled will work) 1/2 Cup Of…

  • Homemade, No Bake Chocolate Cookies
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    Homemade, No Bake Chocolate Cookies

      When you’re in a hurry to bake some treats, it can be a real pain to have to heat up the oven and wait for it to pre-heat. But the good news is, you can make baked goods without the baking part and it won’t take long before you have yummy snacks to serve to family and any of your guests. These no bake chocolate cookies couldn’t be easier to whip up and they taste delicious! Keep reading to find out how to make your own batch of homemade no bake chocolate cookies:   Ingredients Needed: 1 Cup Of Sugar 1/2 Cup Of Milk (Any kind you prefer) 3…

  • How To Make Strawberry Sangria
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    How To Make Strawberry Sangria

      Is there anything better than a cool, refreshing drink that you can enjoy in your home or out on a patio? Lately the weather has started to warm up and that usually calls for yummy, chilled drinks and spending some time outside! So, why not whip up a batch of strawberry sangria that can be shared with a large crowd or just make a few glasses for yourself and your guests. This sangria recipe uses fresh ingredients that can easily be found at your local market and it will be a huge hit for the spring and summer months! Keep reading to learn how to make your own version…

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    Refreshing, Homemade Iced Coffee

    Heading out to your local coffee shop and picking up your favorite drink can be an easy habit to get into. But have you ever considered saving the cost and making a similar replica at home? Not only will this save you money on a regular basis, it will give you a chance to get creative with your own drink and enjoy it at home or on the way out the door. The drink of choice this Summer is cold and refreshing iced coffee, as it can be made in a personal size batch or a batch big enough for a group or dinner party. In fact, we highly suggested enjoying…

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    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

      Easter has finally arrived, which hopefully means that a little relaxing and quality time with friends and family is in your future. Whether you’re hosting Easter dinner, attending as a guest or having a quiet weekend at home, Easter weekend generally requires us to indulge in chocolate treats.  In this case, you can make your own homemade peanut butter cups, just like you would find at your local store. The difference is you can make a larger batch (great for groups), you can customize them to exactly how you like  and these cups are great when thrown in the freezer as they will keep until a later date. Once you have…

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    Quick & Easy Homemade Cornbread

      When the winds are whipping outside and the temperature is cold enough to need extra layers, there is nothing we crave more than warmth after a long day. The first option would be to curl up next to your Valor Fireplace and get cozy and warm, but what about when your feeling hungry? One favorite that can be made in less than an hour is delicious, soft cornbread! This great bread can be used as a side to savory items such as soups and chili or could be used as a dessert when smothered in jam and butter. However you enjoy cornbread, you won’t regret making this easy recipe…

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    Homemade Chocolate Bark

    When your sweet tooth craving hits, you are usually looking for something quick and easy to fulfill that craving. So what better, then whipping up some homemade chocolate bark! It won’t take long to make, can  be made in big or small batches and is great to share with the whole family, that is if you feel like sharing. This chocolate bark is a great add-on to ice cream on a warm day or you can serve it own and enjoy it in front of the flickering flames of your Valor Fireplace. Keep reading to find out how to create your own delicious homemade chocolate bark:   Ingredients Needed: Saltine Crackers…

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    Homemade Potato Soup

      There is nothing like a hot, steaming bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. Seeing as the weather and temperatures outside continue to drop, this seems like the perfect time to whip up a batch of soup and cuddle up next to your Valor Fireplace. But before you can get cozy, you’ll need to create this delicious soup that will serve the whole family and can be frozen in air tight containers for later use. Check out the recipe below to learn how to create your own batch of savory, homemade potato soup:   Ingredients Needed: 1/2 Of A While Onion, Chopped Finely 3-4 Potatoes (larger in size is…

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    Quick & Easy Homemade Shortbread

    When you think of holiday treats, the options can be almost endless between cookies, cakes and pies. But usually you’ll find holiday shortbread is at the top of the list when it comes to Christmas and the winter months. This flaky, delicious cookie is a family favorite that has been baked around the world for many, many years so no wonder these treats are so popular. But instead of spending your money in store and picking up a box, why not make your own batch at home? Not only is it easy to do, you can get the whole family involved and finish off your day by enjoying them in…