Posts by Pinch Plate Party

I blog about Penny Pincher DIYs, Food, and Fun!

This summer, make this refreshing citrus dessert: Lemon-Lime Layered Dessert

We live in the deep south which means summer basically runs from early May to mid October. When it’s hot out there’s one thing that I can guarantee — I want to eat and drink foods that are cooling and refreshing.

This Lemon-Lime Layered Dessert is the PERFECT dessert to enjoy on a hot day (or really any day). it starts of with a buttery and nutty shortbread crust, then there’s a whipped cream cheese and vanilla layer, and is topped off with a lemon-lime “curd”. It’s heaven in a dessert.

The recipe doesn’t require a lot of hands on time, however make sure you allow for adequate cooling and chilling time for each layer.

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Quick and Easy Garlic Chive Sausage Ball Appetizer

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Looking for an easy appetizer that comes together quickly and will keep you coming back for more? If so, look no futher!

These 5 ingredient sausage balls are perfect appetizer to pair with, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a tailgate, or as a standalone snack. All you need is ground pork breakfast sausage, all purpose baking mix, shredded cheese, herbs of your choice (I use chives), and garlic.

These can be mixed by hand but using a hand or stand mixer makes it a little easier.

Once combined I use a 1 tablespoon scoop to equally portion out all of the balls. Bake on a parchment lined sheet pan for easy clean up!

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Installing DIY Luxury Vinyl Flooring by The Tile Shop

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When we moved into our home our main level had a combination of engineered hardwood and shag carpet. Since moving in almost 5 years ago we’ve gotten a dog and had a child and that’s meant lots of spills, stains, and scratches on our original flooring.

I’ve wanted to replace our flooring with plank flooring for a while and decided that it was finally time! We don’t currently have the budget to hire a team to install new flooring so I took on the challenge of going the DIY route.

Flooring Choice 

I used Tile Shop’s Luxury Vinyl SPC flooring in the color Madera Miel. These 7”x48” large-format planks are installed as a floating floor with a click-lock system. They have the look of wood flooring with higher durability and lower maintenance. They’re scratch resistant and completely waterproof.


It was important for me to find a flooring that was easy to install since this project was something I was going to do on my own. This Luxury Vinyl SPC flooring doesn’t require any special glue and can be cut with a utility knife (I recommend a jigsaw and/or circular saw for rip cuts and rounded cuts).

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