Make Your Own Popsicles

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It’s summer time and nothing beats a cool popsicle on a hot day. Try these easy popsicle recipes the next time a hot day hits!

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Try these if you’re looking for something light and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and sliced bananas
  • 2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 8 small paper cups
  • 8 popsicle sticks

Directions

  1. Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yogurt, and sugar into a blender. Cover, and blend until fruit is chunky or smooth, as desired.
  2. Fill paper cups 3/4 full with fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with a strip of aluminum foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the center of the foil on each cup.
  3. Place the cups in the freezer for at least 5 hours. To serve, remove foil and peel off the paper cup.

Double Chocolate Frozen Fudge Pops

Give these a try if you’re after a more decadent popsicle. They’re great as an evening snack too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and stir until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and butter. Transfer to a heatproof bowl, and refrigerate until cool, approximately 20 minutes.
  2. Stir the chocolate chips into the cooled chocolate mixture. Pour into molds and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

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What to Expect with the 2018 Tahoe

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Pictured: 2017 Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe was completely redesigned in 2015 and received technology tweaks in 2016 and 2017. As far as 2018 goes, there’s a chance that there will be further tech tweaks and trim changes, but overall the model is expected to stay the same.

The body, particularly, should remain the same, which is a good thing considering its modern and clear-cut looks. The seating will be the same, allowing up to nine people to ride along inside with comfort and space.

Standard features should include tri-zone auto climate control, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a teen-driver monitoring system, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, built-in power outlet, and six-speaker audio system.

The powertrain is likely to remain completely unchanged, but it’s still relatively modern as Chevy debuted it just a few years ago. The current model uses a 5.3-liter V8 that cranks out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a six-speed auto, though an upgrade to an eight- or 10-speed automatic could come in a few years. All this adds up to a hefty 8,600-pound towing capacity when properly equipped.

The IIHS has yet to rate the 2017 Tahoe, but in NHTSA testing, it received a four-star overall rating. The current Tahoe does offer the latest in vehicular safety, like forward collision warning, low-speed auto emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.

GM hasn’t announced a release date yet for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe. However, production is estimated to begin in August 2017, which would likely result in an on-sale date in September.

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Why We Love Grapevine

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Grapevine is one of many cities in the DFW metroplex, but it’s got more character than almost all of them. If you’ve never dropped in on Grapevine, this summer’s the perfect time to check it out and see all there is to love about this unique town.

1. The Historic Downtown

Grapevine has an intensely well-preserved downtown area full of original buildings and features. Walk along its charming Main Street and step back in time while shopping at vintage boutiques and grabbing a bite at a quaint bistro.

2. Celebrating its Namesake

Grapevine isn’t just a random name. The area had wild grapes historically, and now there are actual vineyards cropping up to take advantage of Grapevine’s natural growing conditions for grapes. Every September, visitors can enjoy the largest wine festival in the southwest. Discover new and classic vintages, enjoy live music, eat delicious food, and have fun with all of the activities and events.

3. The Resorts

The ultimate in DFW staycations, premium resorts like the Gaylord Texan and the Great Wolf Lodge offer residents and visitors alike a chance to relax in comfort and style with spacious and luxurious accommodations. And, of course, you can experience everything the Grapevine area has to offer while you enjoy your stay!

4. Classic Chevrolet Lives in Grapevine

Grapevine is actually the home of Classic Chevrolet, so of course we love it. If you’re on the market for a new or used vehicle this summer, drop by and see us at Classic Chevy, then head into Grapevine proper and enjoy everything the town has to offer!

Dallas Area Drive-In Theaters

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If you are in the mood for a good movie, but are tired of fighting the crowds in multiplex theaters, go to a drive-in theater instead. Tune into the proper radio station and you’ll have great sound, especially if your Chevy has a premium audio system. Not to mention you can sit in the comfort of your own vehicle and drink your favorite beverage. Though you could also bring your own popcorn and snacks, it just isn’t the same unless you have movie theater popcorn.

Coyote Drive-In

The Coyote Drive-In, which opened in 2013, is located at 223 N.E. 4th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76164. Relax in your vehicle or on your favorite lawn chair. This theater features double feature releases on three huge screens, let the kids play on the playground, grab some great munchies or visit the huge beer garden. Gates are open at 6:00 p.m. every day and the movie starts at nightfall. Admission is $8 for children over 11 years and for adults; and for those aged 4 to 10 years, admission is $6. Children aged 3 and under are free. For more information, call (817) 717-7767.

The Brazos Drive-In Theater

The Brazos has been showing movies since 1952. This theater is located at 1800 W. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas, 76048. Though the theater is older, you can listen to the movie on AM radio instead of attaching the speakers to your car. Double features are shown every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20 for a car load or $10 if you are by yourself. For more information visit thebrazos.com or call (817) 573-1311.

Galaxy Drive-In Theater

The Galaxy is located at 5301 N. Interstate Highway 45, Ennis, Texas, 75119; and it features six huge screens. This theater opened in 2004 and shows Dolby digital 3D movies on several of its screens. Hang authentic vintage speakers on your vehicle or listen to the sound on FM radio, play a round of mini golf and get some great concessions. This theater shows double feature first-run movies. For more information visit galaxydriveintheatre.com or call (972) 875-5505.

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Chevy Colorado: Ready to Off-Road

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Off-roaders rejoice: the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2s have started rolling off the assembly line at Wentzville Assembly Center. While generally the same size as the standard midsize Colorado pickup, the ZR2 brings tuned-up performance to the table that allows it to tackle most any terrain.

Featuring a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine with an eight-speed transmission, the ZR2 has enough power to get over rocky, sandy, muddy, or any other rough terrain with aplomb. To increase stability over rough terrain, Chevy has widened the Colorado’s stance by 3.5 inches. It also has a 2-inch lift to help it clear obstacles.The price is set to start at $40,995 when it hits dealerships.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new 2017 Colorado ZR2 when they arrive and to learn more about the Colorado’s off-road capabilities. And don’t forget to see us at Classic Chevrolet before you head out on any summer road trips; our service department can make sure that your vehicle is in good shape to travel.

Changes to the 2018 Chevy Volt

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The Chevy Volt helped to solidify Chevy’s position in the extended-range electric vehicle segment and now it’s getting some updates, new features, and other changes for the 2018 model year in the U.S. market.

While superficial, the Chevy Volt will be losing four exterior color options, but will gain three new ones. The dropped colors are:

  • Siren Red Tintcoat exterior color
  • Citron Green Metallic exterior color
  • Heather Gray Metallic exterior color
  • Pepperdust Metallic exterior color

The new colors include:

  • Green Mist Metallic exterior color
  • Satin Steel Metallic exterior color
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat exterior color

The 2018 Chevy Volt is also receiving additional features, like rear park assist as part of the new optional Driver Confidence Package. This package also includes rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert. This optional package will only be available on the LT trim level; the Premier trim gets automatic park assist as standard equipment.

In what may be a bid to save on cost, the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are now vinyl on the LT trim, though you can still get leather through the optional Comfort Package. Other new changes include an optional new heated steering wheel, which now automatically turns on when the heated seats are activated.

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Take a Hill Country Road Trip!

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You’ve just had your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevy – or maybe you sprung for a new vehicle – and that means it’s time for a road trip. If you haven’t been to Hill Country lately, you might want to plan a weekend trip to the area around Bandera.

Between Ingram and Bandera, you can find plenty of sights to see and shopping to do, so plan to leave early in the day so you can do everything.

If you are looking for some leather furniture and some great sculptures, stop by Grand Wows in Ingram. It’s located at 3167 Junction Highway 830.

In the mood for some horseback riding? Plan to stay over at the Dixie Dude Ranch for home-cooked meals and trail rides. The dude ranch is a 725-acre working cattle ranch. You can find more information at dixieduderanch.com.

Looking for designer denim? If it’s time for a new pair of fancy jeans, stop by Schreiner Goods on the downtown mercantile at 214 Earl Garrett Street. While you are checking out the top label jeans and other denim offerings, sip a mimosa.

If you’re getting a bit thirsty after traveling, stop by the 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Be careful not to scare the horses tied at the hitching post. You’ll meet some great people including hipsters, ranch hands and bikers while you listen to live music and suck down a couple of ice cold brewskies. For more information, visit 11thstreetcowboybar.com.

Do you have a taste for seafood? Stop by Francisco’s for the best tilapia ceviche with pico de gallo and other seafood delights. Wash it down with a bottle of cold beer. For more information, visit franciscos-restaurant.com.

Now that you have a brand new pair of jeans, you’re going to want a pearl snap shirt to go with them. You can stock up at Gunslinger Dry Goods. And if you need accessories such as a hand-tooled leather bag, boots, hats and artisan jewelry, be sure you stop by. For more information, visit gunslingerofbandera.com.

If you’re looking for an exciting show, visit the Bandera Rodeo, put on by the Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association. You’ll get to see tons of barrel racing, enjoy a barbecue cook-off and even the kids will have fun with kid activities. Banderarodeo.com will give you a schedule and more information.

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The Perfect Side Dishes for Your Spring BBQ

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It’s grilling and BBQ season. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ this spring or later this summer, you’re going to want to have some incredible sides to back up your main courses. Try making these sides if you really want to impress your family, friends, and neighbors.

Baked Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs baking potatoes
  • 3/4 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 6-8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash potatoes and poke a few holes in them with a fork or knife. Bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour or until they are fork tender and cooked through. Remove from the oven and cool completely. At this point you can peel them, or peel half and leave the skin on the other half to get a real baked potato feel. Cut the potatoes into small, half inch pieces.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sour cream and mayonnaise and stir well. Add the potatoes and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bacon, onion and cheese and fold the mixture gently to coat everything evenly. Refrigerate before serving. Garnish with extra bacon, cheese and onions, if desired.

Ultimate Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 2 (16-oz) cans pork and beans
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon, cut into pieces and cooked

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan brown the ground beef. When beef is about halfway done add the onions and bell peppers. Continue to cook until beef is done and the veggies are soft. Drain meat mixture.
  3. Add the pork and beans, barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar to the mixture. Simmer mixture for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Sprinkle the bacon pieces over the top of the casserole. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let dish sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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The 2018 Chevy Equinox

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If you are in the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox  and to learn more about this model’s features.

Convenience Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features power lumbar and height adjuster for the driver’s seat, reclining rear seat, a front center console with covered storage, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a comfort grip steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, Driver Information Center, express down windows, power programmable door locks, lockout protection, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, panic alarm and air conditioning.

Additional features include cup holders in the front center console, bottle holders in the doors, illuminated vanity mirrors, map pockets and theater dimming lighting.

Safety and Security Features

The 2018 Equinox features a rear vision camera, an engine immobilizer, an anti-theft alarm, rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, brake assist, hill start assist, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, dual stage front airbags with a passenger-sensing system, seat-mounted airbags and head curtain airbags.

Additional features include daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, rear child security door locks, variably intermittent wipers, a rear variably intermittent wiper, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

You’ll find plenty in the way of entertainment features on the Equinox including four auxiliary power outlets throughout the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in hotspot trial, 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, a radio data system, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers and a USB port.

Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Equinox features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct ignition and variable valve timing. The engine makes 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine is backed b a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

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Show Mom Some Chevy Love

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Show your mom some Chevy love this Mother’s Day by taking her to Classic Chevy to buy a new Chevrolet. It’ll be the best Mother’s Day present she’s ever received (well, after you of course!).

Take the Chevrolet Impala, for example. This luxurious sedan comes with Texas-sized horsepower. The Impala also features tons of convenience and safety features, making this the perfect family car or a car for commuting.

Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala features a 2.5-liter EcoTec double overhead cam engine with variable valve timing and a variable valve lift intake. It also features the new auto stop/start feature. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 196 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 186 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, brake assist, StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months and 10 airbags. Airbags include frontal and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, a passenger sensing system and side impact seat-mounted and roof rail airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions.

OnStar Directions and Connections features turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, roadside assistance and stole vehicle assistance.

Additional features include safety belt pretensioners, rear child security door locks, the LATCH system for child seats, an emergency road tool kit and a tire pressure monitor.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include an eight-way power driver’s seat, four-way adjustable head restraints, a floor console with covered storage, hidden storage behind the 8-inch diagonal touch screen, removable cup holders, umbrella storage in the front door, hidden storage in the trunk, a noise cancellation system, leather wrapped steering wheel on a tilt and telescopic steering column, a driver information center, compass, express up and down on the driver’s window and express down on all other windows, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a theft deterrent system, dual zone air conditioning, automatic climate control and a rear window defogger.

Additional features include three auxiliary 12-volt power outlets, map pockets, a day/night rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors and leather-wrapped shifter knob.

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