The Crafty Working Mom

The life of a working crafty mom

Easy Overnight Oatmeal October 1, 2013

Filed under: Breakfast,Recipes — admin @ 10:47 am

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

Serves 1
Prep time 2 minutes
Meal type Breakfast
Website Prevention


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds


Step 1
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate overnight.

Free Shout Color Catcher Sample April 24, 2013

Filed under: Freebies — admin @ 11:22 am

shout-color-catcherFree Sample: Shout Color Catcher

How To Get It: Free Shout Color Catcher

A limited number of Shout® Color Catcher® samples are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one per household†.

†Offer redeemable only within the U.S.


Panera Stove Top Mac and Cheese April 16, 2013

Filed under: Main Dish,Recipes — admin @ 3:28 pm

My son absolutely loved this. So easy to make and so much better than the boxed.

Panera Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Website Panera


  • 16oz pipette pasta or other small pasta shapes (I used medium sized shells)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half (I used 1% milk)
  • 4oz white American cheese, chopped or torn into pieces
  • 8oz extra sharp white Vermont cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Frank's)


Step 1
In a large stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
Step 2
While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a 4-quart sauce pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted and has started to bubble, whisk in the flour; cook for 1 1/2 minutes whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in the milk until no lumps remain. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook milk mixture, whisking frequently, until it thickens and bubbles, about 8 minutes.
Step 3
Remove sauce pan from the heat and by the handful, stir in the cheeses allowing all of the cheese to melt into the sauce before adding more. Stir in the mustard, salt, and hot sauce. Return the sauce pan to the heat and stir in the pasta. Be sure to stir up the sauce from the bottom of the sauce pan and thoroughly coat all of the pasta with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium-low heat until heated through. Serve hot in bowls with spoons.

Earn Money With Ibotta April 12, 2013

Filed under: Apps,Earn — admin @ 4:33 pm

I just came across this really cool app called Ibotta. You earn money to shop. First you download the app for the android or Iphone. Then you choose your products you plan on buying. Then do your shopping. When you get home snap a photo of your products. Then get paid. They say it takes about 24 hours and you can either donate it to a school of your choice or it can go right into your paypal account. Plus for signing up, you get a free $2 if you redeem at least two products within the first two weeks. So go on over and sign up.




Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting April 11, 2013

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — admin @ 2:58 pm

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves 16
Cook time 45 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Website My Recipes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 Large eggs plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 Large ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 4oz reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Frosting (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


Step 1
Make cake: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter, oil and sugar. Beat in eggs and egg white, then vanilla. Mash bananas with milk.
Step 2
Stir half of dry ingredients into butter mixture, then stir in banana mixture. Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack.
Step 3
Make frosting: With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and vanilla. Reduce speed and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Spread cake with frosting and sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

Save Old Fruit April 11, 2013

Filed under: Produce,Recipes,Saving — admin @ 12:37 pm

Since fruit is coming into season, don’t throw away bruised or soft fruit. Bake it. I know I freeze my banana’s to make banana breads. I’ll be compiling a list of fruit recipes. If you have any, let me know.

Fruit Recipes

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