Cheering for Cheesecake

Today we’ve got what one of my go-to desserts: cheesecake!  Lots of cakes plus a few other cheesecake desserts to try.


Classic cheesecake

NY cheesecake

Gluten free cheesecake

No Bake cheesecake

Chocolate cheesecake

Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

White chocolate cheesecake

Bittersweet chocolate cheesecake

Boston cream cheesecake

Black bottom cheesecake

Maple pecan cheesecake

Very almond cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake

Cheesecake with blueberry topping

Citrus and spice cheesecake

Lime cheesecake

Creamy vanilla orange cheesecake

Passion fruit cheesecake


Vanilla bean cheesecake bars

Mini cheesecakes

Cheesecake in a jar

Mini cheesecakes with cherry topping

Black and white cheesecake squares

Chocolate cheesecake brownies

Baby pumpkin cheesecakes

Mini ginger almond cheesecakes

Lemon cheesecake squares

Apricot cheesecake bars

Key lime cheesecake bars

Coconut blueberry cheesecake bars

Banana cheesecake

What are your favorite cheesecake recipes?

Just for July Week 4

We’ve reached the final week of July and our last 5 chocolate breakfast, fries, baked beans, pecan pie and bourbon recipes.

Breakfast: fudge waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce

Lunch: polenta fries

Dinner: Sheboygan baked beans

Dessert: brandied pecan pie

Drink: bourbon coolers

An Accessory Touch Part 1

This week and next I’ll be sharing some cute ways you can add a touch of whimsy or fun to your outfits with homemade accessories.   This week are some fun earrings and bracelets, next week will be necklaces and mixed sets.


Duck tape feather earrings

Big stone earrings

Sea glass earrings

Sequin ball earrings

DIY stone earrings



Fabric bangles

Painted leather bracelet

Studded tulle bracelet

Braided wish bracelets

Miss tentacles bracelet

Springtime in Paris floral and pearl bracelet

Nautical multi-strand bracelet

Studded wrap bracelet

Metal and turquoise wrap bracelet

Tulle chevron cuff bracelet

Silver cross connector bracelet

Denim cuff bracelet

Bangle beauties

Bow tie bracelet

High tide bracelet

Sea glass bracelet

Leather cuff bracelet

Dip-dyed sailor bracelet

Textured string bracelet

What are your favorite earring and bracelet ideas?

Sugar Cookie Celebrations

Today we’re honoring the very humble and simple sugar cookie.  We’ve got some basic recipes, plus some that make them so much more!

Simple Recipes:

Simple sugar cookies

Crunchy sugar cookies

Gluten free sugar cookies

Fun Additions:

Vanilla sugar cookies

Sand dollar

Stained glass

Sugar cookie cakes

Flower sugar cookies

Peppermint candy

Ginger sugar cookies

Sunflower sugar cookies

Sugar cookie stars with frosting

Lime flowers

Rolled maple sugar

Baby angel

Sandwich star

Red hots

Sugar cookie slices

What are your favorite sugar cookies?

Loving Lasagna

Today our featured food is lasagna.  There’s a lot more you can do with it than just cheese, pasta and sauce, so get ready to impress your taste buds!

Classic lasagna

Butternut squash and spinach

Spinach lasagna

Swiss chard

Asparagus lasagna

Meatball lasagna

Wild mushroom and spinach

Escarole, kale, white bean, and tomato

Lasagna primavera

8 layer

Creamy white artichoke

Vegetable polenta

Greek style

Mexican style

Spicy brunch

What are your favorite types of lasagna?

Bountiful Blueberries

Today we’re paying homage to the delicious and simple blueberry!

Muffins, Scones, and Rolls

Blueberry muffins

Blueberry cream cheese rolls

Blueberry scones

Whole wheat blueberry muffins

Blueberry, orange and cornmeal muffins

Oatmeal blueberry muffins

Bread and Breakfast

Blueberry buckle coffeecake

Blueberry coffeecake with lemon streusel

Blueberry breakfast cake

Blueberry pancakes

Blueberry bran bread

Blueberry breakfast shake

Blueberry banana bread

Pies, Crisps, and Cakes

Blueberry crisp

Blueberry pie

Blueberry hand pie

Blueberry shortcake

More treats:

Blueberry preserves

Blueberry walnut twirls

Lemon blueberry fans

Blueberry bars

Blueberry swirl cheesecake

Blueberry blintzes

Blueberry strudels

What are your favorite blueberry recipes?

Picnic Plans

For the 4th this year I’m planning a picnic, so I thought I’d share some things you could craft and create to make your picnic special.

Felt picnic craft

Seat cushion

Picnic blanket carrier

Starstruck runner

Stars and stripes crochet coasters

Tote bag/picnic blanket

Waterproof blanket

Stamped picnic blanket

Ripstop picnic blanket

Outdoor pillows

Apple basket picnic basket

Painted picnic baskets

Picnic basket cover

Mason jar straw lid

Genuine packing peanuts (allergy alert!)

Creative picnic plates

Mason jar silverware holder

Silverware holder

Jam jar salt and pepper shakers

 What will you bring on your picnic this summer?