Lemon-Blackberry Cheesecake

Lemon-Blackberry Cheesecake


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened         
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs         
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds cream cheese         
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar         
  • 1 1/2 pints blackberries
  • 3/4 cup milk         
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs


·         Preheat the oven to 350˚. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium bowl. Press onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pan.

·         In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to combine the cream cheese with the sugar until smooth. Blend in the milk, then beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in the sour cream, flour, and vanilla until smooth. Divide the mixture between two bowls.

·         In a food processor or blender, purée 1 pint of the blackberries with the lemon zest and juice. Pour the purée into one bowl of the cheese mixture along with the remaining 1⁄2 pint of whole blackberries and mix well.

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Good idea for the garden party!

Having a party? Tie vases to the fence and fill with plants or flowers.


Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas Recipe


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, place peas and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe from tasteofhome.com

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce


"OMG" these homemade Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce looks so delicious.


1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
6 tablespoons (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil
3 quarts water
2/3 cup baking soda
1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water (egg wash)
2 tablespoons sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon


For more pictures and full instructions go to Kewin & Amanda

DIY Fairy Door Tutorial

Being summer time we should make some extra enchantment for the kids. What kid wouldn't love this?

Here is a great tutorial on how to make this fairy door.

Tutorial from mommyblessings.com

The Pink Paloma Cocktail


The Pink Paloma Cocktail 


  • 2 ounces of silver tequila
  • 1/3 cup pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed (about half a 4- inch pink grapefruit)
  • Wedges of lime
  • 3 ounces pink grapefruit Perrier
  • Coarse salt, optional

Read full directions onThe Kitchn

Tags: Cocktails, Non - Alcoholic drinks, Recipes

DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder


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