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Indoor weddings sometimes need entire walls draped, this one was done today with sheer fabric but it can also be done by adding some colour, swagging or white satin for a different effect. This 60 foot wall was done this morning at Hockley Valley Resort for a great couple! Wishing them all the best on their beautiful day! The beautiful florals were done by Parson's Florist here in Orangeville!

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February: What’s Happening

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Wow, is it February already? So much to do, so little time… Be sure you squeeze in the great outdoors with the important people in your life and schedule some fun along the way! Whether you like your fun indoors or out, we’ve got something to suit everyone at the resort this month – here are some of the activities we’ve got planned:

All Weekend Long: Family Day weekend is the perfect excuse to book a staycation and spend time with your loved ones. We’ve got movie nights, kids’ activities, skiing and snowboarding, an indoor saltwater pool and live entertainment! Everything you need for a long weekend filled with family fun… For our full list of Family Day weekend events, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6026

Be Mine: Looking to hang out with your honey? Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner for 2 in cabin! Or, show off your moves at our Valentine’s dinner and dance. Making it a family affair? We’ve also got a Valentine’s dinner buffet in our ballroom… Love is definitely in the air at the resort this month! For a link to our Valentine’s events, click here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6026

Comedy Central: On February 27th, get ready to yuk it up at our Yuk Yuk’s Dinner and Show Event. Great friends, terrific food and huge laughs – all the makings of a memorable night out! For all the details, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6082

The Hills Are Alive: And the fun continues into February on the hill… Join us for dress up days, fun races, slope-style events, ball drops and keep your eyes peeled for our Hockley Bear! Bring your family and friends to take part in all the activities we’ve got planned – you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun! For our complete calendar of events, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5997

For our full event calendar, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

January: What’s Happening

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Now that the holidays have passed, we can get down to enjoying our good ole Canadian winter! Sledding, skating, isn’t that what this season is all about? Well, we’ve got tons of events planned at the resort… Here are just a few of the activities we’ve got coming up this winter:

Slope schedule: Join us for all the fun you can handle on the hill! From dress up days to race days to slope-style events, winter has never been more exciting. Bring your family and friends to take part in all the activities we’ve got planned and really make the most of your January… For our complete calendar of events, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5993

We are fa-mily: Spending Family Day weekend close to home? Visit us for the weekend and spend quality time with your favourite people! We’ve got family movie nights, loads of kids’ activities, skiing and snowboarding, an indoor saltwater pool and live entertainment! We guarantee that your kids won’t be yawning – except at bedtime! For our full list of Family Day weekend events, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6026

Love is in the air: Celebrate with your sweetie in style: get romantic this holiday with a special dinner for 2 in cabin! Or if you’re in the mood for a little fun, our Valentine’s dinner and dance might be just what you’re looking for. We’ve also got a Valentine’s dinner buffet for the family in our ballroom… However you want to celebrate, you’re going to loooove what we’ve got planned! For a link to our Valentine’s events, click here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6026

For our full event calendar, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

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Want to try something a little different over the holidays? These delicate oatmeal lace cookies are unique and delicious – we dare you to eat just one!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

2 ¼ cups light brown sugar

2 ¼ cups rolled oats

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Heat butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter has melted and mixture is smooth. Sir in oats, flour, salt and vanilla.

Drop cookie batter by the teaspoon onto baking sheets, about 2” apart.

Bake for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven when golden brown.

Allow to cool for 30 minutes.

Looking for more recipes from our kitchen? Visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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Looking to treat your guests to something a little less sweet, but just as delicious? Try our recipe for lemon ricotta cookies with a lemon glaze!

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 oz.) container whole milk ricotta cheese
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Glaze:

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the butter and the sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Add the ricotta, lemon juice and lemon zest until combines.
Stir in the dry ingredients.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon the dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool about 20 minutes before frosting.

Glaze:

Combine the ingredients and stir until smooth.
Spoon the glaze on top of each cooled cookie, smoothing the glaze as you go.
Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours… and enjoy!

Looking for more recipes from our kitchen? Visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

Travelling with Kids: A How-To

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Planning a winter getaway with your family? What starts off in your mind as relaxing time away can quickly get away from you…. We’ve found there are some things parents should know when traveling with kids – and it doesn’t seem to really matter what ages you’re dealing with – check out these tips from our experts:

Rush Hour: Whether you are flying or driving, leave plenty of time to get where you’re going – that way the kids are not being rushed before they’re ready and you’re not panicking because you might miss a deadline or reservation.

Hide and Seek: When packing, stash some surprises with your stuff in case you need a distraction. From bracelet-making to mini lego to a soduko book or disposable camera, once boredom sets in, a distraction can save everyone’s sanity.

Honesty’s the Best Policy: Prepare your kids for the trip by telling them about the schedule and what to expect, especially if you are using various modes of transportation. There’s nothing worse than your toddler (or your teen) thinking you’ve arrived at your destination when you’ve only gotten through one leg of the trip.

Plan B: Unless it’s a surprise you’re seeking, let your kids be involved in the planning. They are more likely to be excited for the trip and want to participate in activities where they gave some input. Where you can, ask them their opinion and try to include their preferences so that they stay invested.

At Hockley Valley Resort, we’ve got tons of amenities for kids of all ages! Book your stay with us today at: www.hockley.com. Looking for more interesting content? Check out our blog here: http://www.hockley.com/blog/

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

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Are you participating in a cookie exchange for the holidays? Try our recipe for Peanut Butter Bacon cookies, it’s a unique twist on a definite winner!

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

7 slices cooked and diced bacon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°.

Beat peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar in a bowl until well combined.

Add egg and baking soda, beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Fold in bacon.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls and arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack and enjoy!

Looking for more recipes from our kitchen? Visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

December: What’s Happening

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December brings wintery temps and holiday excitement! As we get into the spirit of the season, we’ve got lots planned at the resort… From a week of family fun to celebrating the New Year, 3 different ways! Here’s just some of what we’ve got planned for this month:

Be Our Guest: Why not plan a stay-cation and spend your Christmas break with us? Take advantage of our 8,000 sq. ft. spa, 15 ski hills and 2 terrain parks, ice rink, riglet park and so much more! From movie nights with s’mores to parent/child yoga, we’re taking family fun to the next level… For our full events calendar, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5971
New Year’s Your Way: Ring in the New Year, just the way you like it! Get dressed up and for our New Year’s Eve Gala, make it a family affair with our buffet and dance party, or celebrate just the two of you with dinner in cabin. No matter which you choose, you’ll be celebrating in style… For full details, visit our website: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5951

For our full event calendar, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

Pumpkin Spiced White Russian

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Fill your fall with all things pumpkin, including our Pumpkin Spiced White Russian! With only a few ingredients, this super simple recipe is sure to impress…

Directions:

Fill a shaker with ice

Add 1 oz. vodka, ½ oz. Kahlua, 1 oz. cream, 1 oz. pumpkin syrup

Shake and pour over fresh ice

Top with pumpkin spice and whipped cream

Garnish with pumpkin seeds and enjoy!

Looking for more recipes to share? Visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

Pumpkin Brownies

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If you just can’t get enough of fall’s favourite flavour, give our pumpkin brownie recipe a try!

Ingredients:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup butter, melted
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup pumpkin puree
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. each ground nutmeg and cloves
3 eggs
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8” x 8” pan.

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.

In another bowl, mix together melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat the eggs in, one at a time. Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until it’s evenly moistened. Divide the batter into 2 separate bowls.

Into one batter bowl, add the cocoa powder and chocolate chips. In the second bowl, add the pumpkin puree, walnuts, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

Spread half the chocolate batter into the pan and follow with half of the pumpkin batter. Repeat this step, ending with the pumpkin layer on top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!

Looking for more recipes from our kitchen? Visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe