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Sarah Perdue

Events / Parties, Projects

Iron Throne Fit for Scott’s Name Day

The premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones magically happened on Scott’s Name Day! I’m sure you’re not surprised that another themed party quickly began formulating. A GoT birthday party would not be complete without an Iron Throne fit for a king. I’m betting on Scott #ForTheThrone – although Frito & Frodo are definitely in the fight!

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Decorations, Projects

St. Patricks Decor

The creative adventures with my Cricut & deco mesh continue. I repurposed lots of glass bottles & glasses – even converting some of those Grinch bottles. I loved making the Leprechauns. Happy St. Patty’s Day you all! Definitely lucky to have discovered the Cricut!

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Cakes, Food

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake


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Red, White & Blue Cheesecake

This was such a fun patriotic cheesecake to make!

Course Dessert

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients
CRUST:

CHEESECAKE:

Course Dessert

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients
CRUST:

CHEESECAKE:


Instructions
CRUST:
  1. Grind graham crackers in food processor until fine.

  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, granulated sugar, and sprinkles together with a rubber spatula in a medium bowl until combined. The mixture will be thick, coarse, and sandy.

  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the a 9 - 10 inch springform pan. Make sure it is tight and compact.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes at 325°F. Remove and cool.

CHEESECAKE:
  1. Place a large baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Fill it halfway with water. Let the oven preheat to 325°F again.

  2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy.

  3. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and flour and beat again.

  4. Add the eggs and beat until they are mixed in.

  5. Divide the batter evenly into 3 bowls. Use the food coloring to tint two of the bowls red and blue.

  6. Spoon the mixture evenly over the crust, alternating the colors.

  7. Drag a butter knife through the batter going up and down and back and forth until you get a good swirl pattern. Do not over mix.

  8. Place the pan on the oven rack above the pan of water.

  9. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven immediately and place on a wire rack. Let the cheesecake cool on the counter for 1 hour, then refrigerate for 4-6 hours.


Recipe Notes

Source: https://insidebrucrewlife.com/red-white-blue-cheesecake-bars/


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Baseball, Travel

Ballpark Review: Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros)

We finally had the opportunity to visit Minute Maid Park, the home of our old Central division rivals, the Houston Astros. We visited this stadium with family after a fun Caribbean cruise while visiting my sister that now lives in Houston. We really appreciated the closed roof in humid Houston, which still provided a decent view of the Houston skyline through glass panels on the left field side. The abundance of local concession options (tacos, BBQ, breweries) was a huge plus. The overall atmosphere was energetic as fans rooted on their major league record leading team. Overall, we had a great experience and hope to see the Astros finally win a World Series this year – as long as it’s not against the Cardinals that is.

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