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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Baking Made Simpler and Easier with the OvenArt 12-Cup Silicone Muffin Pan - Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

We are in the week right before Easter!  Beginning this Friday, we are going to bake, bake, and bake some more.  We always have a huge assortment of different types of breads that we bake for Easter - and have for some days later.

What's on our baking list for this year?  Fresh homemade rolls from scratch, frosted cinnamon rolls from scratch, raspberry tea cake, baklava, cheese filled bread, apricot filled bread, cherry-cheese filled bread, and homemade chocolate muffins.  We just tried a new recipe for the chocolate muffins and tested it last week and they turned out terrific.

Along with testing out this new recipe, we tested a new muffin pan, too. It is the OvenArt Bakeware Silicone 12-Cup Muffin Tin.  It is made of high quality European silicone - there are no fillers to cheapen it's quality and performance.  The silicone bakeware from OvenArt is totally safe to cook with, BPA-free, filler-free, and worry-free.  We found no taste difference from using this silicone pan from a metal muffin pan with paper liners.

No More Need for Muffin Cup Liners

This silicone muffin pan has high glossy totally smooth interior or the muffin cups, food, even sticky items, come out easily although it is recommended that you very lightly grease the cups before adding your mixture.  All that we have cooked with this pan so far has come out perfect.  In our old metal muffin tins, we had to buy liners to ensure that our muffins and cupcakes came out nice.  No more buying those muffin liners now.  What a cost saver this silicone muffin tin is from OvenArt!

Because of the high quality of silicone that OvenArt uses in its bakeware, the silicone muffin tin is quite flexible.  Yet with the construction of the silicone muffin tin, the extra supports between the cups on the underside keep it sturdy enough to where everything keeps its shape while cooking.  OvenArt uses no plastic fillers in their bakeware to lesson the quality.  Those plastic fibers in lesser quality pans, over time, can produce odors and will compromise their nonstick performance.   

Cloverleaf Rolls just popped right out!

How To Cook Using Silicone Baking Pans

OvenArt has given some recommendations on how to cook with silicone baking pans.

Place the bakeware on a cookie sheet before filling the cups for easy oven transfer.

Lightly grease the cups of the muffin pan using oil, butter, or baking spray.

Wipe away any excess batter from the top of the muffin pan for easier cleanup.

Place the cookie sheet on the middle oven rack and bake according to the recipe. Check for doneness using a toothpick.  If needed, feel free to add a couple of minutes to baking times until desired browning is reached.

The silicone cools quickly and will be cool to touch within a couple of minutes of removing from the oven. Pop out your baked goods with your fingers by pushing up from the bottom of the cups.

We are going to be baking quite a bit this Easter in this silicone muffin pan from OvenArt.  You can, too!  It's easy as the OvenArt Bakeware Silicone 12-Cup Muffin Tin is sold right at Amazon for a great deal - Free Shipping with Amazon Prime (and for orders over $35 if you don't have Amazon Prime). 

For more information on OvenArt Bakeware visit their website at  Go to their website, sign up for their newsletter and receive a coupon code for 25% off this same 12-cup silicone muffin tin that I reviewed!

What are you planning on baking this Easter?

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - April 15 to 21, 2014

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Brooklyn Blossom Scarf Giveaway - Spring Has Sprung Hop Event - ends 5/2 US

I received the Brooklyn Blossom Scarf to review for free from  No other compensation was received.

I have joined up with a bunch of other great bloggers in the Spring Has Sprung Giveaway Hop Event!  This event was organized and is being hosted by Leah Say's Views and Planet Weidknecht.  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to see what prizes they have to offer.  All prizes in the Spring Has Sprung Hop Event are worth at least $25.

From, I received the beautiful and functional Emily Tote Shoulder Bag to review.   Read my review here, and get  code for 50% off the Emily Tote.  Along with the tote, I also received the lovely infinity scarf, Brooklyn Blossom. 

The Brooklyn Blossom scarf is so soft to the touch, very lightweight, and will accessorize your wardrobe beautifully.  It's a pretty black and white pattern of mostly flowers that may be wrapped, tied, or knotted.  It is made entirely of viscose that can be machine washed in cold water and laid flat to dry.   You can buy this scarf directly from for only $49.


I am giving away this scarf, the one that I reviewed, to one of my lucky readers!  This giveaway will end on May 2, 2014, and is open to US residents only.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to the terms at the bottom of the GT form.

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Robert Matthew Emily Tote & Brooklyn Blossom Scarf - Mother's Day Gift Idea Review

I received the Emily Tote and the Blossom Scarf from in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I received no other form of compensation.

With each new spring, I feel that it is the perfect time to go out and look for new clothes, new accessories - especially a new purse.  It takes me a long time to find a new handbag that attracts my eye, suits my needs, feels good, and rests well on my shoulder.

I found the right bag that exceeded my expectations - the Emily Shoulder Tote from  What a beautiful purse this is!  This is a very functional handbag with plenty of space, and so soft to the touch.   Since I have received it, the Emily Shoulder Tote has been my constant companion. It is a large purse that is deep and roomy.

Inside you will find seven different compartments.  I have a place for everything and everything is in its place!  I love all the compartments to stash my items.  There is one zippered compartment on outside back of the bag, and in the main zippered compartment there are six different places to put all of your articles - two zippered, two larger that fit my wallet and my coupon keeper, and two smaller for my cell phone and some note paper.  I could not ask for a better bag.

The bag is made of animal friendly PU leather - vegan approved material!  It is soft and buttery with the feel of real leather.  The Emily Shoulder Tote comes in eight different colors - I have the taupe.  It is a nice light brown color that accents my wardrobe.  The soft rose gold hardware really makes the bag more of a high-class feel.  This bag is well put together for the stitching and all the hardware is strong and tough.

Storage Bag included

This will be a great bag to take with you on a plane!  This is large enough to use as an extra carry-on.  With the extra shoulder strap that is included, I plan on taking this with me when I go visit my daughter across the country later on this year.  I can take extra things with me for my granddaughter in it.

Brooklyn Blossom Scarf

Another beautiful item that was sent as an extra treat for me was the Robert Matthew Brooklyn Blossom Scarf in pretty black and white pattern.  This is a very lovely infinity scarf that is super soft and ultra-lightweight.  It just floats on your fingertips!  It is a 70" by 40" scarf that can be wrapped tied or knotted. 

This is another great gift that mom would really appreciate!  The Robert Matthew Brooklyn Blossom Scarf is priced at $49.99.

 Mother's Day Gift Idea


What a grand surprise it would be for mom to be given the Emily Shoulder Tote for Mother's Day!  The Emily Shoulder Tote is normally $199, but with this special code--  ROYALEGACY50  --You can save 50% on the Emily Tote in any color.

 There are many other beautiful scarves that are available at Robert Matthew along with their great selection of shoulder bags, totes, and jewelry.   Shop today at as Mother's Day is not far away.

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