6 Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub

Have you been thinking about a backyard upgrade and eyeing that new hot tub? While, at first glance, purchasing a new spa can feel like a splurge to bring some fun to your home, there are some actual, practical perks to owning one. This week we’re taking a look at some of the wellness benefits, […]

The Three Cs of Owning a Fire Pit: Comfort, Cooking, and Conversation

Is there anything more relaxing or inspiring for great conversation than the crackle and warmth of a good campfire? If you answered like we did, with a firm “no,” then it may be time for you to add a fire pit or table to your backyard entertainment arsenal. Bring the whole family together or take […]

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PB S’mores Recipe

The weekend is almost here.  Are you ready to try a Peanut Butter S’more? Also known as, the ‘PB S’mores’ S’more. 
While we prepare to get ready to hit the campground, we don’t want to miss out on packing our favorite campfire dessert ingredients. S’mores give us a very sweet reminder of what family, fun, and being outdoors is all about.
They also bring excitement when we all wait in anticipation for the marshmallows to finally turn into a golden brown. Camping isn’t the same without a delicious campfire treat to look forward to as the sun goes down, and we all huddle by the fire. It’s essential to keep all of the sweet-tooth campers happy! Many of us love the classic taste of the traditional s’more with chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers. We wanted to give the classic a twist and add a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup to melt on the S’more stack. We’ve got a Peanut Butter S’more recipe to take camping with you! Bring the kids, bring your friends, build some s’mores and make summer memories with this recipe from our campfire to yours!
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PEANUT BUTTER S’MORE INGREDIENTS

. 1 bag of Marshmallows 
. Original Honey Graham Crackers
. 1 bar of Chocolate
. Campfire

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place your marshmallow or mallow(s) on the Wilcor Campfire roasting stick. Place the roasting stick over the fire. Wait until the marshmallow crisps and turns brown on the edges. Break your honey graham cracker in half and add one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (Or two if you are feeling adventurous) and a piece of chocolate on top of the graham cracker. Place the hot marshmallow on top of the graham cracker, chocolate and Peanut butter cup and watch the peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallow melt together. Top your PB S’more off with another graham cracker and enjoy!

S’moreo Recipe

The weekend is almost here.  Are you ready to try a S’moreo? While we prepare to get ready to hit the campground, we don’t want to miss out on packing our favorite campfire dessert ingredients. S’mores give us a very sweet reminder of what family, fun, and being outdoors is all about. They also bring excitement when we all wait in anticipation for the marshmallows to finally turn into a golden brown. Camping isn’t the same without a delicious campfire treat to look forward to as the sun goes down, and we all huddle by the fire. It’s essential to keep all of the sweet-tooth campers happy! Many of us love the classic taste of the traditional s’more with chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers. We wanted to give the classic a twist and add an Oreo cookie to melt on the S’more stack. We’ve got a S’moreo recipe to take camping with you! Bring the kids, bring your friends, build some s’mores and make summer memories with this recipe from our campfire to yours!
 

S’MOREO INGREDIENTS

. 1 bag of Marshmallows 
. Original Honey Graham Crackers
. 1 bar of Chocolate
. Campfire

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place your marshmallow or mallow(s) on the Wilcor Campfire roasting stick. Place the roasting stick over the fire. Wait until the marshmallow crisps and turns brown on the edges. Break your honey graham cracker in half and add one oreo cookie (Or two if you are feeling adventurous) and a piece of chocolate on top of the graham cracker. Place the hot marshmallow on top of the graham cracker, chocolate and oreo cookie and watch the cookie and marshmallow melt together. Top your S’moreo off with another graham cracker and enjoy!

How Rain Affects Your Pool

It’s summertime in Upstate New York and that means that we can expect more than our fair share of sunshine (great!) and rain (not so great). And while this may not be your first rain season rodeo, you may never have considered how a thunderstorm, or long period of heavy rain, can affect your swimming pool.
This week we’re taking a look at what to do once the wet weather has passed to get your pool back in business. Read more

Poolside Drinks: Floats

Root Beer floats are a classic ice cream drink. You get the combination of a sweet and bubbly beverage that you and your friends can enjoy by the pool. Follow along below with our favorite Root Beer Float recipe!  This drink is perfect for a scorching hot day, or if you are craving something sweet. To top it off,  don’t forget the whipped cream and a spoon. Read more

Summer Reading Fun

Expand your Child’s understanding of the world and strengthen your bond by reading together this summer! This is a great activity for your kids to do this summer and prevents what educators call the summer slide, where reading ability declines during extended breaks from school. Reading is an excellent way to slow down and disconnect from the world while reconnecting with each other, to learn, share, and grow as individuals. Read more

Prep for Your Pool Opening

The unofficial start of Summer is coming and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the incoming season by prepping your pool for all of that summer splashing. Even if you’re not necessarily ready to peel your cover back just yet, there are a few things that you can do in preparation that will get you excited and ready for the holiday weekend, the warm weather, and all of the fun that comes with it! Read more

Great Cardio Workout for the Pool

There are so many great ways to get a good cardio workout in the pool WITHOUT DOING A SINGLE LAP! Jennilee Toner, Alpin Haus Fitness Center Manager and International Yoga & Anatomy Teacher, shares with us 7 fun ways to get our hearts pumping, our blood moving, and our cells oxygenated while enjoying our pools this summer. Read more

FAQs for New Pool Owners

You’ve always wanted a pool and now you’ve finally taken the plunge and invested in your own personal backyard oasis. Congratulations!
Now that the dust has settled in your yard, you’ve found yourself with some basic questions about pool ownership and maintenance. Read more