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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 Be A Great Host For The Holidays

    Parties and dinner are so common this time of year that it can make the month of December fly by.  In fact, the month can be made even busier if you happen to be the host for Christmas! Between the prep work and actually hosting the event, there is a lot to remember. This includes being a great host, which is easy to forget when you are trying to get everything done. So before you host your next event, check out this list to learn how to be a great host for the holidays: Prepare In Advance When you’re hosting Christmas dinner, it can sometimes feel stressful and overwhelming. However,…

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    How To Make Cranberry Christmas Sangria

    When it comes to the drink menu at your next holiday event, don’t forget to include this deliciously festive sangria that everyone is sure to love. This recipe is similar to your standard sangria however it uses fresh cranberries and cranberry juice to bring in a holiday twist. Keep reading to learn how to make your own batch of cranberry Christmas sangria:  Ingredients: 2 Cups Of Fresh Cranberries 1 Cup Of Water 1 Cup Of Cranberry Juice 1 Bottle Of Red Wine  1/2 Cup Of Brandy 1 Cup Of Sugar Fruit Garnish: Oranges, Cranberries, Apples etc.  Instructions Start by combining the cranberries, water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Let…

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    Homemade Summer Sangria

    Summer has officially arrived and it is definitely time to celebrate its arrival! What better way to do that, then to whip up a batch of refreshing summer sangria, complete with tangy chopped fruit. This delicious concoction makes for a great Summer staple and can be made in large batches to accommodate a party or a large gathering. Keep reading to find out how to make your own homemade Summer sangria: Ingredients Needed: 1 Bottle Of White Wine  OR Rose (Any kind will do) 1 Cup Of Pineapple Juice 1/2 Cup Of Vodka 1/2 Cup Of Simple Syrup Ice Fruit Needed: Lemon, Lime, Raspberries & Blackberries Instructions: Begin by making a homemade simple syrup.…

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    Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

    With the summer sun shining outside, it usually calls for more dinners in the backyard and long summer nights curled up on patio chairs. But while your relaxing, you can’t forget snacks for yourself and your guests! One snack that is a crowd favorite and can be found at most local restaurants, is a refreshing salsa served with a side of chips, crudites or even on the side of your favorite taco dish. This homemade salsa is just like the one you would find at your favorite local restaurant and can be creating at home in almost no time! Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own…

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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 Apple Cider

    Can you believe that we have already arrived at the first day of Fall? The Summer seems to go by faster every single year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t welcome fall with open arms. One of the downsides of the Autumn months is that the temperatures outside start to drop. But luckily, there are a few ways to beat the cold and stay warm this Fall. One way is to cozy up with the flickering flame of your Valor Fireplace. Not only can you control the flame and temperature with a quick press of the remote, you will feel radiant heat flowing through your home before you know it.…