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    Homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    There is almost nothing better then a warm chocolate chip cookie on a cold winter’s day, in fact, if you pair it with a hot drink or a glass of milk you’ll have the perfect combination. These cookies would make a fantastic gift wrapped up with a bow or as a shared dish at a family gathering. Keep reading to learn how to make homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies: Ingredients Needed: 2 Eggs 1 Cup Of Butter, Softened  1/2 Teaspoon Of Baking Soda 1 1/4 Cups Of Flour 1 Cup Of Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Of White Sugar 1 1/2 Teaspoons Of Vanilla 1 Teaspoon Of Salt 3 Cups Of…

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    How To Make Summer Fruit Last Longer

    It’s sad to say that Summer is slowly but surely coming to a close as we head for the month of September. However, just because we are heading for Fall doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy Summer fruits for a few more months. You can preserve your favourite fruit in a few different ways to enjoy throughout the year, keep reading to find out more: Jam If you want the taste of Summer fruit to last for a few extra months, you may want to consider making jam. You can create your own jam with almost any fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blackberries etc. The best thing about making…

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    How To Make Ice Cream In A Jar

    It may sound a little crazy, but did you know you can make homemade ice cream with a few simple ingredients and a mason jar? Now, it won’t be exactly like the ice cream you find in the store but you will find your finished product will be a smooth, soft serve ice cream that is almost too good to share. This is a great recipe to make with the whole family on a hot day and your hard work will be paid off with delicious ice cream. Keep reading to find out how to make your own ice cream in a jar: Ingredients: 1 Cup Of Heavy Cream 1 Teaspoon…

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    Homemade Berry Muffins

    We are in the middle of delicious berry season and what better way to use those berries than to bake them into muffins! These muffins are the perfect snack when you’re on the go or they can be served cupcake style with a layer of icing on top. Whatever you prefer, makes sure to load these muffins up with your favorite berries and enjoy the taste of summer. Keep reading to learn how to make homemade berry muffins: Ingredients: 2 Cups Of Flour 2/3 Cups Of Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Of Salt 1 Tablespoon Of Baking Powder 1 Cup Of Plain Greek Yogurt 1/2 Cup Of Butter (Melted) 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon…

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    Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

      We all know the best way to cool off from the summer heat is to indulge in some ice cream! So why not get creative and create your own homemade ice cream sandwiches that everyone will love and you can put your own twist on. These cooling treats are perfect for dessert or as a snack in the middle of a hot day! Keep reading to find out how to make your own homemade ice cream sandwiches:   Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened 1 Teaspoon Of Vanilla Extract 2 Eggs 1 Packaged Chocolate Cake Mix (Or whatever flavour you prefer) 1/2 Cup Of Chocolate Chips 1/2 Cup Of Dark…

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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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    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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    No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

      Sometimes when you’re looking for a sweet treat, you don’t want to go through the long wait process of preparing, baking and waiting for it to cool. The good news is, there are recipes out there that don’t require any baking time whatsoever. That’s right, you won’t need the oven or any heat for this delicious recipe that is perfect for your next event or a lazy Sunday afternoon. These no bake peanut butter bars can be served right away or frozen for a later event if you want to prepare ahead of time. Read ahead to find out how to make your own delicious no bake peanut butter…

  • Homemade Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
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    Homemade Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

      It’s important to treat yourself now and then, this is especially the case when the weather outside is chilly and you need to warm up! One great way to warm up is to get cozy in front of your Valor Fireplace,  but if you need something a little more sweet you’re in the right place. We suggest whipping up a batch of warm drinks that the whole family can enjoy and one that won’t take too much time to make! Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own homemade salted caramel hot chocolate:   Ingredients: 2 Cups Of Milk 1 1/2 Cups Of Cream 5 1/2…

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    Decadent Chocolate Chip Dip

    If your looking for a delicious and decadent treat to serve at your next party or gathering, look no further! This dessert is not only a fun twist on a standard baked good, it will transport you back to the times when mom made cookies and all you wanted was a little taste of uncooked cookie dough. That’s right, we are talking about creating a decadent chocolate chip cookie dough dip that is served with a dipping companion of your choice, or you can eat it just as it is! However, we do suggest trying to serve this dip with pretzels, ginger snaps or even graham crackers as it will…