Pieced Pastimes: November 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 143

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 143!

Once again, it's time for this weeks party. Take a moment to link up your newest projects and find inspiration in the ideas that others share.

Per the calendar this Thanksgiving may be over, but the feelings of joy and contentment linger on.

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual."
~ Henry David Thoreau

 Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 142.



A Simple DIY Wood Christmas Wreath at Making it in the Mountains by Pastels & Macarons.



Christmas Staircase with Peacock Feathers at Rowhouseblog.



Felted Forest Christmas Trees at The Crafty Blog Stalker.



Happy Camper Christmas at Artsy Vava.



Handmade Silvered Glass Ornaments at Granny Fabulosa.



A Dose of DIY - Wooden Snowman at Vintage, Paint and more.



Deer Ornament at Muchmore Creative.



Redeemed and Restored, A Little Painted Hutch at Old Things New.



Free Knit Pajama Sewing Pattern at DIY Crush.


Boho Inspired Piano Bench at Redo It Yourself Inspirations.


Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti at Don't Sweat The Recipe.


Sugared Cranberries at Morsels of Life.



Pizza Dough Apple Hand Pies at TreatnTrick.


Homemade Peppermint Tea {with FREE printable} at Love Create Celebrate.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 142

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 142!

Another week has passed us by and with it comes another fun party for which I am so thankful.
With so much creativity to behold, how can one not feel anything but inspired.

"God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart."
~ Izaak Walton

 Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 141.



Faking Antique Furniture: A Chair Makeover at Redo It Yourself Inspirations. Robin shows us how she took a roadside find and turned it into this lovely faux antique chair.



DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland at Thistlewood Farms. KariAnne shows us how to recreate this oh-so-pretty 'Magnolia Leaf Garland'.


Tuesdays Favorite Finds #28 - Rustic Vintage Goodies at Unique Junktique. Brenda shares some of her latest finds and shows us how one man's junk is another man's treasure.



A Sisal Substitute for the Stairs at Calypso In The Country. Shelley loves the look of seagrass runners, but not the rough feel and shares what she chose in place of the sisal that more than filled all her needs.


One Room Challenge: Bathroom Reveal at Little Bits of Home. Samantha shows us her completed bathroom reveal, a peaceful spa like space.


One Room Challenge {Week 6} A Farmhouse Master Bedroom at Making it in the Mountains. Kristi reveals her 'Farmhouse Master Bedroom' and says she couldn't be happier with the end results. It truly is beautiful, so I can see why she is such a happy girl.


One Room Challenge {Week Six} The Big Reveal at Love Create Celebrate. Lindi shares how 6 weeks of hard work ended with a lovely 'big girls room' for her daughter.


Seven Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Table at justjanblog. Janet takes a look back and shares 7 of her past Thanksgiving table arrangements to inspire you.



2 Deliciously Different Hummus Recipes at Simply Fresh Dinners. Hummus is so popular these days and Robyn shows us 2 different recipes that sound amazing.


Broccoli and Apple Salad Recipe at Living off Love and Coffee. Ashleigh shares a yummy salad option that is filled with fresh vegetables and packs a heavy punch of nutrition.


St. Louis Bread Company's Broccoli Cheese Soup at Olla-Podrida. Pattie tried a copycat recipe for Panera's aka St. Louis Bread Company (for those in the know) 'Broccoli Cheese Soup' and says that it is spot on and delicious.



White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies at Goodilicious. Heather shares a delicious cookie recipe featuring all the flavors of Fall.



Baked Apple Cheesecake at Lou Lou Girls. Kimberly shares a delicious cheesecake recipe that looks almost too pretty to eat.


Cashew Caramel Bars at Something Sweet. Winnie shares a tempting caramel recipe that would make a wonderful dessert for Thanksgiving.



And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Delicious Vegan Hash Brown Casserole. A craving for hash browns found me in the kitchen creating this one dish meal that turned out to be a new family favorite.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Delicious Vegan Hash Brown Casserole

Do you allow your food cravings to steer your meal choices? I know I do. This dish came about on a day when I had a serious hankering for hash browns. 

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I found this tasty casserole recipe from Zsu's Vegan Pantry and changed it up to create a stick to your ribs, one dish meal that is loaded with good for you ingredients that just happen to also be delicious.

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For this recipe, you will need to roast some red peppers. Lay 2 red bell peppers on a broiler tray and place tray approx 8" from upper coils. Broil them on the lowest setting. Watch them closely and repeatedly turn them as the skin starts to brown and wrinkle. 

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While the peppers are roasting, coat a non-stick skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil and heat pan to medium on the stove. Add 1 finely chopped onion, 2 tsp minced garlic and 4 cups of shredded russet potatoes. Cook until browned (approx 15 mins) and flip over to brown the other side (another 15 mins or so).

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Once the peppers are completely cooked, remove from oven and set aside to cool. Once cool - peel off skin. It comes off very easily. Remove ends, seeds and then chop the peppers. Stir together peppers and browned hash browns in a large mixing bowl.

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Combine in a blender the following ingredients:

- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 4 tbsp vegan cream cheese
- 4 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp chicken flavor vegan bouillon (such as this)

Mix this into the hash brown mixture along with 3/4 cup of pine nuts.

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Fold in 3 cups of baby spinach. Spray a 9x13 casserole pan with olive oil spray and fill with hash brown mixture, spreading out evenly.

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 Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 1 hour or until golden brown.

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The finished casserole is bursting with flavor, satisfying and healthy.

Adapted from this recipe here.

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If you are looking for a meatless main dish, give this recipe a try. I have made this a few times now, and it has become a new favorite of my meat loving husband. I consider that to be a big win on my part!



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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 141

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 141!

Last weeks party had many of you sharing fabulous ideas for Thanksgiving and celebrating the Fall season. Being that this is my favorite time of year, you know that it had me grinning from ear to ear.

"There's no happier person than a truly thankful, content person."
~ Joyce Meyer

 Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 140.



DIY Thankful Tree at Sweet Parrish Place.



Copper Trend at Master "PIECES" of my Life.



FOCUS FRIDAY: SNUGGLE TIME at Paper Seedlings.



DIY Rustic Floating Shelves at Seeking Lavender Lane.


Thanksgiving Table in Green & White at Celebrate & Decorate.



Spool Legs and Graphite Chalk Paint at UpwithFurniture.


Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas at Thistlewood Farm.



One Room Challenge {Week Five}:  DIY Decor at Love Create Celebrate.



Copper Colored Fall at Ivy and Elephants.



Free Thanksgiving Planner Printables at the Krafty Owl.


Slow Cooker Homemade Apple Butter at One Little Project.


Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes at Morsels of Life.


Oreo Cookie Ball Turkeys at Designs by Miss Mandee.


 Our Favorite Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing at My Sweet Mission.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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