Copycat Copycat Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

Ingredients CRUST: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used the Ninja and ground up whole crackers) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup melted butter FILLING: 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 large eggs TOPPING: 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons …

Weekend Distractions No. 14

Oh, this view: I would love to have this sunroom, overlooking water. Swoon. And there is an outdoor deck above the sunroom. This room I could live in: I don't care for all the decor, but I love the ceilings. The doors. The walls. I could seriously retire in this house. With that view from …

A Leafy Landscape

My dad has ridden in this event for 5 years now, I think. It raises money for a cancer house. Great cause. Last year he rode less because it was the first time since his heart attack, but he is slowly getting back up there. And the landscape is beautiful, autumn at its finest around …

A Pair

#theidearoom A terrible picture. But this is my son and his friend last year for Halloween. I hate buying costumes that are only worn once. I thought at least he would wear these clothes again. Nope. Never. LOL. The city where I live outside of Albuquerque, was founded because of Intel. Since I have lived …

Soccer Mom I’m Not

I'm sitting here at soccer practice. Watching the younger girls that are practicing right in front of where I am parked. The smallest girl is the goalie. She is not afraid of the ball at all. She rocks her position. Pounces on that ball. The team my son joined this year is a competitive team …

Weekend Distractions No. 13

This inspiration: OMG. I love the huge shutters. But maybe not that big. The old crib pieces are pretty cool too. I have been trying to figure out how I could use the shutters I have to achieve the look with the rounded part like the shutters above. I think I might have finally come …

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole wheat flour. Oats. Pecans. Brown sugar. Greek yogurt. I had shared a muffin recipe a few weeks ago in my weekend distractions. I made them last week. Took them to work for a birthday. Even though I baked them 30 seconds too long, everyone liked them. I couldn't find Old Fashioned Oats, so I …

Albuquerque; Revisited

A repost from 2013. A fun post that I really enjoyed writing. I am always looking for new places to take pictures. When I am always doing the driving, this can sometimes be harder than it would seem. When I saw an ad for a trolley ride around the "best of Albuquerque" I hopped on. …

Food

#fatmumslim Colors of summer. Delicious peaches. Smells of winter. The best banana bread (muffins) ever. Some fall MnMs. I love the colors. I found a copycat Cheescake Factory original cheesecake recipe I am going to try next. I have never made a cheesecake by scratch. I am excited. Think I need a spring bottom pan …