Homestead Blog Hop #2

 Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop… 

As many of you know, I spent the weekend up North and off the grid. the weather was clear and cold and made for perfect picture taking! I’ll be doing a post will all my pics soon. Sign up via email so you don’t miss out!

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On to the hop…

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet the Hosts!

Jen- The Easy Homestead

Jenna- The Flip Flop Barnyard

Bonnie- The Not So Modern Housewife

Amanda- Idlewild Alaska (Me!)

Lindsey- Chickadee Homestead

Nicole- Little Blog on the Homestead

Featured Posts from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we will choose three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are last week’s featured posts:

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1. Soft Ginger and Spice Cookies from The Homestead Lady.

Natural Remedies for Respiratory Issues in Chickens - Homestead Blog Hop

2. Natural Remedies for Respiratory Issues in Chickens from Fresh Eggs Daily.

Oatmeal Apple Scones

3. Oatmeal Apple Scones with Coconut and Chocolate Chips from My Overflowing Cup.

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post. Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Featured Post Homestead Blog Hop | IdlewildAlaska

Guidelines for Homestead Blog Hop

1. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

2. Link your post back to the hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.

3. When linking up your post to the Homestead Blog Hop please make sure you actually link to your post and not your homepage.

4. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog!

5. Link up to three posts each week!

6. Linking up gives us permission to use your photo on social media platforms {with a link back to your post) in order to promote your post if you are featured.

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.

Well- let’s see what ya got folks!

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Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake

I love my cheesecake recipe. It’s so yummy. I’ll take a plain cheesecake over one covered in berries or with chocolate any day. But for this fall, I decided to play, and I love my new Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake!

Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake - IdlewildAlaska

I decided to make my own pumpkin spice and after looking at a lot of different recipes, I came up with one that fits perfectly. I had the hubby smell it after I mixed it all together, and he was thrilled that I had bottled “Fall.”

Fall Spice

2 Tablespoons cinnamon

3/4 Tablespoon ground ginger

1 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/4 teaspoon all spice

3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Mix all together and love that smell!

 

I really only used my same cheesecake recipe and simply added the Fall Spice to it. It was delicious!

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Fall Spiced Cheesecake - IdlewildAlaska

I’m kind of a messy baker…

Crust:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

3 Tablespoons sugar

3 Tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon Fall Spice

Mix and press into 10”-14” spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Spiced Cheesecake - IdlewildAlaska

Smells so good!

Filling:

3 8 ounce packages of cream cheese

¾ cup sugar

2 Tablespoons flour

3 eggs

2 Tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons Fall Spice

Mix one ingredient in at a time. Mix well until all lumps are gone. Pour over crust.

Pumpkin Cheesecake - IdlewildAlaska

Rich and creamy

Cover the bottom half of the pan with foil. Place spring form pan in baking dish and pour boiling water into the baking dish, half way up the spring form pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes, or the center is almost set.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake - IdlewildAlaska

Yum!

Let cool; 20 minutes on the counter then into the fridge. Cool completely before serving. Enjoy! The perfect addition for that Thanksgiving or Christmas table!

Cheesecake Recipe - IdlewildAlaska

I am a firm believer in letting my kids lick the beater after I’m done with it :D

Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake
 
This Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake is the perfect addition to your fall get-togethers, Thanksgiving table, or Christmas Party!
Author:
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Fall Spice
  • Filling:
  • 3 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons Fall Spice
  1. Crust:
  2. Mix and press into 10”-14” spring form pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  4. Filling:
  5. Mix one ingredient in at a time.
  6. Mix well until all lumps are gone. Pour over crust.
  7. Cover the bottom half of the pan with foil. Place spring form pan in baking dish and pour boiling water into the baking dish, half way up the spring form pan.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes, or the center is almost set.
  9. Let cool; 20 minutes on the counter then into the fridge.

 

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Homestead Blog Hop #1

Homestead Blog Hop | IdlewildAlaska Howdy all!

Welcome to the first ever Homestead Blog Hop. 

This hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet the Hosts!

Jen- The Easy Homestead

Jenna- The Flip Flop Barnyard

Bonnie- The Not So Modern Housewife

Amanda- Idlewild Alaska (Me!)

Lindsey- Chickadee Homestead

Nicole- Little Blog on the Homestead

Guidelines for the Homestead Blog Hop

1. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

2. Link your post back to the hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post, then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.

3. When linking up your post to the Homestead Blog Hop, please make sure you actually link to your post and not your homepage.

4. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog!

5. Link up to three posts each week!

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop, all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.

Well, let’s see what you’ve got!

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