Pieced Pastimes: May 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Saturday Sparks Link Party 169

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 169!

It's time for this weeks party, so you know I am smiling! 

I can't wait to see what you have been creating.

"Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary."
~ J. M. Barrie

Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 168.



When you don't want to paint your dining room chairs.... at Hunt & Host


Tablescape Tuesday: A Patio State Of Mind at Everyday Living


DIY Mini Marbled Painted Pots at A Pretty Fix


Homemade Fabric Birdhouses at Pillar Box Blue



New Life for an Old File Cabinet at Scavenger Chic



DIY Makeup Remover Pads at To Simply Inspire



Graduation Card - Money Holder at Designs By Miss Mandee


Cauliflower and Tomato Rassa at Cookilicious


No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake at One Little Project


My Favorite Homemade Lemonade Recipe at Country Mouse City Spouse


Jalapeno Poppers at The Navage Patch


Pineapple Freeze at Woods of Bell Trees


Mini Spinach Quiche Cups at The Red Painted Cottage


Torta Caprese at Olives & Okra


And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) 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.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- 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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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

I have been on a mission to find a great 'Vegan Blueberry Muffin' recipe. After trying several versions from some of my favorite blogs, I found this variation at Two Raspberries that tastes just like the bakery muffins I once enjoyed.

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Michele calls these 'Amazing Blueberry Muffins' and I can see why. Fresh blueberries provide the perfect kick of flavor to these light and airy cakes and the sugared tops add a crunchy texture that mimics bakery style muffins beautifully.

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The recipe for these delicious muffins can be found here at Two Raspberries Blog.

I made the recipe per Michele's instructions with one small change. I preheated the oven to 425° and baked the muffins for 5 minutes, turned down the oven to 375° and baked them for an additional 20 minutes. After removing them from the oven, I kept the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes before moving them to the cooling rack.

#vegan #pinneditmadeit #breakfast #blueberrymuffin

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If you have ever made blueberry muffins, you know they have a tendency to stick. It can be so frustrating to bake a pan of glorious muffins only to find them stuck to the tin or worse yet, have them stuck to the cupcake liners! 

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In my quest for finding a delicious 'Vegan Blueberry Muffin', I compared 3 different techniques for prepping the pans:

 - greased with vegetable shortening

 - cupcake liners sprayed with coconut oil

 - parchment paper cut into 6" squares and pressed into cups

I discovered that the parchment paper was by far the best way to line the tins. The sides and bottoms browned nicely and the paper pulled away from the muffins easily.  An added bonus was that the pans stayed cleaner with the parchment.

Finding a great recipe and sharing it with friends is one of life's simple pleasures - don't you think?

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Saturday Sparks Link Party 168

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 168!

Another week is coming to an end and you know what that means:  it's time to P-A-R-T-Y !

Link up your latest project and find inspiration in the creativity of others.

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
~ Pablo Picasso

Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 167.



How to Slipcover a Recliner at She Holds Dearly



Trashtastic Treasures - $5 Yard Sale Chandelier Makeover at Sweet Parrish Place



One Room Challenge {Week Six} - Modern Industrial Bedroom at Love Create Celebrate



Peony Home Decor Picks at Hello Farmhouse


Crossover Flounce Dress at USS Crafty



Quick Freshen Up:  Venus Fly Trap at Wellspring Gardens


Farmhouse Cutting Board Planter at Redo It Yourself Inspirations


Grapefruit Agua Fresca at Glitz & Grits


 Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce at The Gracious Wife


Quick Pickled Leeks at Simply Fresh Dinners


Poached Eggs Over Crispy Potatoes and Toast at The Whole Serving


Sumac Spiced Wedges at Sparkles in the Everyday!


Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe at All She Cooks


Orange Curd Cake at Something Sweet

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) 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.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- 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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