Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

 

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Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

Bake your own At Home

 

Oh, goodness! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. And I never pass up an opportunity to go to The Cheesecake Factory — everything on the menu is delicious, and their cheesecake is legendary. I am so excited to share that now you can make some of that yumminess right in your own home.

The Cheesecake Factory has launched their NEW line, The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes! These boxed mixes come in three flavors, Classic, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry. They have easy prep and are simple to make, so you can impress your friends and family in a snap. But another great thing about these box mixes is that you can use your imagination and create and customize your own personal cheesecake flavor.

I created my own scrumptious cake using the Strawberry Cheesecake Mix. The box comes with pouches for the crust, the filling, and the topping. All you have to do is add the cream cheese, eggs, butter, and milk. There are even “Chef’s Tips” printed on the box to make this already delicious cheesecake even better. I gave mine a creamier texture by substituting a little heavy cream and sour cream for the milk. The Chef was right, it was creamier!

So, let’s get to baking my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake!

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box – The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces – Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces – Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons – Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup – Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup – Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup – Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
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The How-To:

Directions:

  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries — fine to small.
  4. Follow directions on the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef’s Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour  Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs — this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the mixture onto the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.

Decorate Your Cheesecake:

Garnish:

  1. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  2. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  3. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  4. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  5. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  6. Follow the direction on the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Printable Recipe:

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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces - Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces - Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons - Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup - Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup - Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup - Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Directions:
  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries -- fine to small.
  4. Follow the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef's Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs -- this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.

    Garnish the Cheesecake:
  12. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  13. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  14. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  15. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  16. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  17. Follow the the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.
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The pistachios and strawberries are a delightful combination, and the red and green speckles in the crust and garnish are both whimsical and beautiful. This would be a perfect dessert for the holidays or anytime– simple decadence!

HOLIDAY HACK:

Bake cheesecakes ahead and freeze them! After the cheesecake is room temperature, carefully remove the cheesecake from its pan. Place the cooled cheesecake on a baking pan uncovered, and freeze until firm. Once firm, remove the cheesecake from the freezer. Remove from the pan, and wrap the ungarnished cake snuggly in plastic wrap, then two layers of foil. Seal the wrapped cheesecake in a freezer bag and return to the freezer. Cheesecakes can be frozen for several months. When ready to use, thaw cheescake in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours or overnight. Once your cheesecake is thawed, garnish as desired, and serve.

Where To Find:

This is definitely cheesecake made easy! Learn more about The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes and where to find them here.

Try The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes for yourself!

I know you will enjoy my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake. Invite your guests or loved ones and surprise them by sharing a charmingly unique, homemade, and luscious cheesecake dessert. Enjoy!

My Caramel Pecan Sauce would make another fabulous cheesecake topping. And, I would love to hear your creative flavor ideas.

 

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Thanksgiving Tablescape Simple Elegance

At the busy holiday season, it’s nice to have some simple elegance. I’m sharing how to put together a gorgeous and easy Thanksgiving tablescape with the help of Oriental Trading Company who provided some of the items for my table decor. AD #ThanksgivingTablescape

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape Simple Elegance

Helping to make the busy holidays easy and beautiful

 

There is no escape. You can’t turn back now. The holidays are upon us. So, let Oriental Trading help you make this busy season simple and elegant, fun and easy, or whatever sparks your fancy. There is something for every decor style, craft idea, or DIY project.

This year, my Thanksgiving tablescape style is simple elegance with a rustic touch. Autumn is such a lovely season full of fall colors, delicious flavors, cozy moments, and family memories. Let’s celebrate!

The first thing I did was gather my supplies:

  • Ceramic White Pumpkin
  • 1 – Wood Large Round Centerpiece (wood slice)
  • 1 – Wood Medium Round Centerpiece (wood slice)
  • Silk Fall Leaves
  • Fall Burlap Pumpkins
  • 2 – Battery-Operated Round Flameless Candles
  • Raffia Ribbon
  • Tape

Prep the Candles:

Candles

  1. Lay individual leaves in a line, right side up. Make the line of leaves long enough to go around the candle.
  2. Place a strip of Tape across the line of leaves to hold them in position.
  3. Wrap the leaves around the candle and secure with an additional piece of tape.
  4. Tie Raffia Ribbon around the leaves. I used two pieces of raffia ribbon for each candle.
  5. Carefully remove the tape.

Building the centerpiece:

  1. Stack the two Wood Slices (large and medium) in the center of the table. I turned mine so they didn’t lay exactly the same.
  2. Then tuck some of the Fall Leaves under the edges of the wood slices. Add extra leaves to spill out across the table as desired.
  3. Place the Burlap Pumpkins around the wood slices.
  4. The showcase of my centerpiece is the gorgeous Ceramic White Pumpkin. It has a white glaze and a little gold detailing to make this pumpkin absolutely stunning. Place it on the wood slices.
  5. Set the Candles on opposite sides of the centerpiece.

Tie your place settings in with your centerpiece:

Napkins

  1. Fold napkins however you wish.
  2. Lay a couple of leaves on the napkin.
  3. Tie with raffia ribbon.

Water Goblets or Wine Glasses

  1. Tie raffia ribbon to the glass stem.

So, what do you think of my Thanksgiving tablescape? It’s simple and elegant, right? And it certainly was quick and easy to create.

If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration, check out Oriental Trading for all your everyday and holiday needs.

Looking for an easy DIY project to spruce up your home before the holidays? Check out our Mantel Makeover!

 

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Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

Calling all holiday foodies to enter the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. Prizes and Giveaway. Find tasty recipes for the holiday season. #Recipe #Contest #Giveaway #MTCRC

Tis the season to indulge in great food for every occasion. With all the end-of-year celebrations and festivities, we are always being asked to bring a dish or goodie of some kind. So, why not share your recipes and be inspired by others? And even better, you can put on your competitive cap and have a chance at winning the recipe contest.

We have three prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, so, bloggers, enter as many recipes as you would like among the various categories. You will find everything you need to celebrate the holidays with great taste.

EVERYONE is welcome to enter the GIVEAWAY! We have a $100 CASH Prize for the giveaway. That is above and beyond our recipe contest prizes. So, let’s have some holiday fun!

 

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup Recipe

A Sweet and Tangy Recipe for the Holiday Season

 

To start off this yummy event, I am sharing my Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup. One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. They are perfect for snacking, light and refreshing. They make a great takeaway gift for guests and are a fabulous addition to a holiday cookies and goodies exchange. Find the full RECIPE HERE!

Now, onto the contest and giveaway!

 

Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

 

A big Thank You! to the co-hosts for supporting the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017, and making this event possible. Please check out their blogs and follow them on social media!

 

LorelaiLife With LorelaiFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

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EmilyDomestic DeadlinePinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

LeannaOf Faeries & Fauna Craft Co.Pinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

AudreyThat RecipeFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

JenniferSatsuma DesignsPinterest / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

AshleySweetpea LifestyleInstagram / Pinterest / Facebook

JeanneeCentsably CreativeFacebook / Instagram / Twitter

KristenThe Road To DomesticationFacebook / Twitter

LynnBack To The SouthPinterest / Instagram

 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this delicious recipe contest. With 548 recipes entered, this is a fantastic resource for your holiday cooking, as well as all year long. So, now, it is our pleasure to announce…

The WINNERS

3rd Place: $50 Prize

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe from Jenna @ The Urben Life

 

2nd Place: $75 Prize

Sour Cream Cookies Recipe from Kris @ Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies

 

…and drum roll please…

1st Place: $150 Prize

White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe from Deb @ Just Short of Crazy

 

 

Our GIVEAWAY WINNER is Michael Hurt — $100 PayPal CASH

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!

 

Recipe Contest Details:

  • Contest OPEN for Entries – October 15, 2017, through November 8, 2017.
  • One recipe from each category will be selected as a Finalist.
  • Finalists will be announced on November 10, 2017.
  • Winners (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be announced November 15, 2017.

Prizes:

  • All prizes paid USD via PayPal.
  • 1st Place – $150
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

Rules for Recipe Entries:

  • Must be a Blogger to Enter.
  • Recipe must be linked to the direct blog post where the full recipe is published.
  • You may enter as many Recipes as you like.
  • You may enter in various categories. Be sure the recipe fits the category.
  • You must include your Email when linking recipes. Winners will be notified via Email.
  • If you are a winner, you must be able to accept prize via PayPal.
  • Recipe photos may be used for promotional purposes. All credits will be given to the original source.

Giveaway:

  • No Blog necessary to enter the Giveaway!
  • ENTER the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post!
  • Chance to WIN $100 USD PayPal CASH!!!

The Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists! One recipe was chosen from each category. These recipes have the chance of winning the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize! Good luck. The Winners will be announced on November 15, 2017.

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Look below to see all the recipes entered in the contest and be inspired for your holiday celebrating!

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3

This shop, Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #ReddiForFall #CollectiveBias

Autumn is a warm time for family and friends. Serve something special with this easy Caramel Pecan Sauce Recipe over a scrumptious pumpkiny dessert.

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy as 1-2-3 and 100% Delicious!

 

Autumn has arrived! And with it comes good times, family fun, and great food. If you are looking for an easy dessert that packs a flavorful punch, you’ve got to try The Bakery at Walmart Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling and give it a homemade twist with the Caramel Pecan Sauce and a cold dollop of Reddi-wip® for something a little extra special.

You will love this Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll dessert. The caramel pecan sauce is quick and easy, so you can whip it up spur of the moment. You can also double or triple the recipe for large gatherings or gift giving — tis the season.

 

Interested in trying this recipe? To shop these products, hover over the image above and click through to the Walmart Grocery — easy peasy!

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Making the Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup – Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 3/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup – Water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.

Notes:

  1. If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
  2. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  3. Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
  4. Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.

To Serve:

Spoon the Caramel Pecan Sauce over the Pumpkin Roll. Slice the cake and serve with a cold dollop of Reddi-wip The Original or Extra Creamy.

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This quick and easy Caramel Pecan Sauce is perfect for family desserts, entertaining guests, or gift giving. It is delicious spooned over cakes, ice cream, rolls, and more.
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Type: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup - Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/2 Cup - Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 3/4 Cup - Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup - Water
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.
Notes
1.) If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
2.) The sauce will thicken as it cools.
3.) Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
4.) Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.
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I know you will enjoy this delicious and simple Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll. Don’t forget to stock up on your holiday needs like Reddi-wip and Pumpkin Rolls at Walmart.

You can find more fall recipe inspiration here, or check out my 21 Mason Jar Recipes for Autumn.

 

 

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18 Decorative String Lights DIY Ideas

Everybody loves twinkling lights. So, let’s have fun and get creative with some great DIY ideas for decorative string lights for home decor and parties! #StringLights #DIY #Craft

 

18 Decorative String Lights DIY Ideas

Get creative for any occasion or just because!

 

Light is an essential part of decorating. It sets a mood, creates ambiance, and delights. So why not add some pizzazz to ordinary string lights for your home decor, outdoor living spaces, entertaining, and more. Decorative string lights are perfect for everyday life or special occasions and holidays.

I have collected a roundup of amazing DIY ideas to awe and inspire you. Enjoy!

Paper Star Lights Garland from Lia @ Lia Griffith

 

DIY Candy Lights from Brittany @ Oh Happy Day

 

DIY Plastic Bottle Flower String Lights from Ana for Bob Vila

 

Origami String Lights DIY from Louise @ The Tiny Honeycomb

 

Vintage Mold Tins DIY Strand Lights from Chelsea for Homedit

 

How To Make Polka Dot Ping Pong String Lights from Claire @ Heart Handmade UK

 

DIY Cupcake Liner Flower Lights from Steph @ Oh Happy Day

 

Star Light Star Bright Light Garland from Monica @ on Makes Things

 

Firefly String Lights from Mallory Jane @ Hayseed Homemakin’

 

Black Cats and Friendly Ghosts String Lights from Rubyellen @ Cakies

 

DIY Dixie Cup Light Garland from Rhiannon @ Rhiannon Bosse

 

Egg Carton Flowers DIY String Lights on Instructables

 

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks String Lights from Rose and Haley @ Popcorn & Chocolate

 

How To Make Origami Lights with Scrapbook Paper from Tara @ Unsophisticook

 

DIY Pineapple String Lights from Drawn To DIY

 

DIY Monogrammed Paper Pendant Lighted Banner from OnceWed

 

Pineapple Lights From Plastic Easter Eggs from Jennifer @ Jennifer Perkins

 

Mini Fabric Lamps from Nod @ Honest to Nod

 

 

So many creative, fun, and festive ideas, right? I hope you have been inspired, and I would love to hear about any ideas you have for decorative string lights.

Looking for other fun ideas for party decor? Check out Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor

 

 

 

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13 Mason Jar Ideas Great For Summer Living

Have some fun this summer with these fabulous and creative Mason Jar Ideas perfect for decor, entertaining, gifts, and more! Get more out of your summer living. #MasonJars #Summer

 

Mason Jar Ideas

Great for Summer Living

 

Summer is a great time for having fun with friends and family. If you are looking for some special ideas that a creative and easy, this roundup DIY Mason Jar Ideas fits the bill. I know you are going to love these fabulous ideas from these very talented bloggers. Enjoy!

DIY Bug Repellent Summer Mason Jar Luminaries from Claire @ A Little Claireification

 

Pretty Patriotic DIY Mason Jar Vases from Linette @ Home and Garden Cafe

 

Summer Mason Jars – Lemon and Watermelon Silverware Caddies from Jen @ Pink When

 

DIY Summer Activity Mason Jar Decor with Pallet Wood from Becky @ My Paper Craze

 

Summer Letter Writing Kit In A Jar from Malia @ Yesterday On Tuesday

 

Hanging Jar Herb Garden  from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

 

Mason Jar Watermelon Cake Dessert from Courtney @ Pizzazzerie

 

Mason Jar BBQ Favors from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

 

Easy Boho Chic DIY Mason Jar Candleholder from Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks

 

Mason Jar Bird Feeder from Merissa @ Little House Living

 

Mason Jar Light DIY from Robin @ All Things Heart And Home

 

Frosted Mason Jars and Picnic Caddy DIY from Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible

 

Painted Mason Jar Vases DIY from KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family

 

 

Isn’t this a great collection of Mason Jar Ideas? I knew you’d  love them. So have some fun this summer and make one or few for yourself. Happy summer!

 

Looking for other summer ideas? Check out Kids, Summer, YIKES! and End-of-Summer Recipes.

 

 

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Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor

Party Decor doesn’t have to be expensive or hard to make. Give these simple DIY Room Dividers a try. It’s made with streamers and a tension rod.

 

Room Dividers

A Simple DIY Party Decor

 

We hosted a Murder Mystery Party for Rory’s 21st birthday — it was a blast! In preparing for the party, I had to figure out ways for the guests to spy on each other or have secret meetings. We have a long hallway in our house with the bathroom about two-thirds of the way down. So, I decided to create room dividers to break the hallway into sections.

Now, I did not want this to be difficult or costly, but I did want it to be fun and festive and go with the other party decor. And that’s how this idea came to be using crepe paper streamers (in the party colors) and a tension rod.

These room dividers were a huge hit and so much fun to sneak behind for covert meetings or spying for the mystery game. They would also come in handy to block off areas you would rather guest did not go.

Let’s make a Room Divider!

Gather your crepe paper streamers and set them in the color order you desire. I used a barbecue skewer through the center of each streamer roll to make pulling the streamers easier and more manageable.

Figure out how long you want your streamers and cut them. Fold the streamers in half length-wise, but do not crease them.

Hang your tension rod so you can freely work with it. Take the folded end of the streamers and go over the tension rod from the back to the front.

The folded end of the streamers creates a loop. Pull the straight streamers through the loop to the front.

Pull the straight streamers gently until the loop tightens around the tension rod.

Repeat these steps until your tension rod has the fullness you desire.

These crepe paper room dividers were easy to walk through but definitely worked well for creating separate spaces. If you are using the room dividers to block off an area, you can also attach a “Please, keep out,” or “No entry,” banner.

Check out the dessert we served for this party… it was a KILLER CAKE!

Have fun with these DIY Room Dividers at your next party!

 

 

 

 

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15 BLT Recipe Ideas – Re-imagine The Classic

Re-imagine the classic favorite with these 15 recipe twists on the Bacon Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. Celebrate with BLT recipe ideas for every meal or party.

15 BLT Recipe Ideas

Re-imagine the Classic Favorite with These Tasty Twists

I have to admit, a good bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. There is just something sublime about the melding of those savory and fresh ingredients. It is an easy sandwich that everyone knows how to make…or do they?

We have had a big laugh a couple of times within the last six weeks or so while dining at two different restaurants. I ordered the BLT sandwich, and both times my sandwich was served without tomato. What’s that? Bacon, lettuce, and TOAST??? Both waitresses were as shocked as we were, and the laughter just rolled.

Needless to say, BLTs have been on my radar, so I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of bacon, lettuce, and tomato inspired recipes. I’ve scoured the web and pulled together some amazing BLT recipe ideas that will make your mouth water. Plus, these varied twists on the classic can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, dinner, you name it — they are delicious anytime, anywhere. And, take note, they all include tomato! LOL Enjoy the celebration…

BLT Recipe Ideas – Twist on the Classic

Fried Green Tomato BLT from Julie and Debbie @ Cooks With Cocktails

“This fried green tomato BLT is made with buttery toasted bread, smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy fried green tomatoes, and a zesty balsamic garlic mayo.

 

BLT Bruschetta from Allyson @ Domestic Superhero

“everyone goes crazy over bacon, and this spin on traditional bruschetta is just so easy and tasty!”

 

BLT Pizza from Bev @ Bev Cooks

“And as if the crust wasn’t enough to do me in, I topped the whole dern thing with a BLT. Should we take a moment of silence?”

 

BLT Roll Ups from Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

“This amazingly easy appetizer blends cream cheese, mayo, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce in sliced wraps for a fresh take on the classic BLT!”

 

Grilled BLT Kabobs from Cade and Carrian @ Oh, Sweet Basil

“If you thought you loved a fat, juicy BLT sandwich you’re going to go nuts for these grilled BLT kabobs with a garlic aioli drizzle!”

 

BLT Pasta Salad from Brandie @ The Country Cook

“When I saw this recipe for BLT Macaroni Salad, I knew that I had to make it!”

 

BLT Bites Recipe from Ronique @ Stagetecture

“…try this twist on the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with these BLT bites that combine bacon, tomatoes, and more yummy ingredients.”

 

Breakfast BLT from right here on Life With Lorelai

“I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING!”

 

BLT Summer Roll from Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

“The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form — BLT Summer Roll recipe with Avocado”

 

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Liz @ Pocket Change Gourmet

“There once was a grilled cheese sandwich that longed to be exciting, to be full of flavor and added crunch. And then along came the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

 

BLT Cole Slaw from Michelle @ The Whole Smiths

“…the perfect dish to take to any summer gathering that EVERYBODY will love… a BLT Cole Slaw.”

 

BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap from Trish @ Mom On Timeout

“This BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap has all the makings to become your new go-to recipe!”

 

Rachel Hollis’ BLT Bites from Cathy @ She Paused For Thought

“This simple recipe can be customized to your personal preference. I prefer to use sourdough bread, freshly made aioli & Romaine lettuce. Turkey bacon or Veggie Bacon is also a good option if you don’t eat pork.”

 

French Toast BLTs from Jaymee @ E Is For Eat

“It’s bacon. And french toast. What more do you need in a breakfast food?”

 

BLT Quesadillas from Nick @ Macheesmo

“…put a BLT twist on a simple Tex-Mex quesadilla.”

I hope you have enjoyed these tempting recipes that re-imagine the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

 

 

 

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DIY Roundup – Top 16 DIY Projects of 2016

It’s time for a new year, and that means it is time to reminisce and look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 DIY projects of the year and bring you an inspirational DIY roundup in the process. Rev your imagination and let your creativity flow!

 

Top 16 DIY Projects of 2016

A DIY Roundup from Life With Lorelai

 

We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one DIY project on the blog this past year.

 

16.

Origami Card Holder

 

15.

Custom Wire Basket

 

14.

Farmhouse Scale Makeover

 

13.

Discount Store Vase to Outdoor Lighting

 

12.

Solar Lamp – Beautiful Outdoor Decor

 

11.

Guest Room Charging Station

 

10.

Wooden Garden Sign

 

9.

Easy Table Runner

 

8.

Hoot Owl Craft & Centerpiece

 

7.

How To Loom Knit A Scarf

 

6.

Wooden Beach Marquee Sign

 

5.

Car Care & Basic Road Trip Kit

 

4.

Loom Knit Yarn Ball Cat Toy

 

3.

Sports Button Display

 

2.

Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

 

1.

Haunted Mirror

 

2016 has been a creative and crafty year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful DIY projects and craft ideas with you in the coming year. Happy New Year to you and yours!

 

 

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Christmas Tablescape Ideas – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 4

You are going to love this round-up of festive Christmas Tablescape Ideas. There’s something for every style from the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Blog Hop. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

Meet The Hostesses

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

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IT’S DAY FOUR AND WE’RE SHARING

12 Christmas Tablescape Ideas For Every Style

Welcome, Michelle from Our Crafty Mom.

I love to decorate a pretty table as so many of you do. It really is fun to see the different decorating styles that people have and how they decorate their tables for Christmas. Today I am not only sharing my Christmas Tablescape, but 11 other beautiful tablescapes in different styles so you have plenty of options for your own Christmas Tablescape. I would classify my style as Rustic Glam which basically means lots of glitz and glam!

Our Crafty Mom-Silver & Gold Christmas Tablescape

Up To Date Interiors Feminine Christmas Table

The Crazy Organized Blog-Christmas Tablescape

Twelve On Main-Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

Sondra Lyn At Home Merry & Toile Tablescape

Monica Wants It All-Black, White, Gold & Red Tablescape

Pink Fortitude-Rustic Christmas Tablescape

CCMcAfee Perspective-Christmas Home Tour

Pink Peppermint Design-How To Set A Beautiful Christmas Tablescape

Windgate Lane-Home For The Holidays

A Purdy Little House-Christmas Tablescape

C’mon Get Crafty-A Simple Christmas Tablescape

Thanks so much for joining us for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Happy Holidays!!!

 
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