The Crafty Working Mom

The Crafty Working Mom

The life of a working crafty mom

Classic Zucchini Bread November 22, 2016

Filed under: Breads,Recipes — admin @ 1:51 pm


Out of all the zucchini breads I have seen, this one is my favorite. It makes two loaves. I used two medium sized zucchini and it was perfect.

Classic Zucchini Bread
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 2 loaves
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 5x8-inch loaf pans with nonstick spray
  2. Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, beat liquids and zucchini together. Stir in dry ingredients and combine until wet. Mixture will be thin. Divide the batter between the loaf pans.
  4. Bake 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.



Weight Watchers: Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Muffins November 22, 2016

Filed under: Breakfast,Weight Watchers — admin @ 11:21 am


Oh breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. I could go wild. Who would have thought, bacon on Weight Watchers? Ok, I used Turkey bacon. I hate it alone, but in these. Amazing. The perfect bacon fix. These are worth 2 points each.

Weight Watchers: Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Recipe Type: Breakfast

Cuisine: Weight Watchers

Author: The Crafty Working Mom

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Serves: 12


  • 6 item(s) egg(s)
  • 1 cup(s) egg white(s) – I got the carton of egg whites from Hannaford
  • 4 slice(s) cooked turkey bacon
  • 1⁄4 cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook bacon til crisp.
  3. Cut up bacon into bit size pieces
  4. Mix eggs and whites together, I used a tall measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring.
  5. Mix everything else together in the bowl.
  6. Bake until the eggs are set, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy or cool completely and store covered in the refrigerator.


Each egg muffin are 2 SP each.



School Morning/Night Checklist November 22, 2016

Filed under: Back to School,Kids,Organization,Printables — admin @ 10:40 am

What’s worse than an unorganized school night or morning? Horrible drivers? Nah. Getting that text from your child saying they forgot something. Mine is usually “I forgot my wrestling stuff” or “I forgot lunch money” My son is now 13, yeah a teenager. He will be starting High School next year. I need to get him to get his act together. I work 9-5, Monday – Friday. I had to run out to the Middle School this morning, AFTER I dropped him off for Jazz Band practice because he forgot to grab the wrestling gear. So I figured enough. I made a check list for him. I know what he needs to do morning and night. I made it seven days a week because you never know.

If you would like to give it a try, go a head and download it.



Weight Watchers: Chicken Angel Hair Pasta Bake November 22, 2016

Filed under: Recipes,Weight Watchers — admin @ 10:09 am


I joined Weight Watchers almost two months ago. I’m really enjoying it. It doesn’t restrict what you eat really. For example, my son and I went to Wendy’s about a month ago since we were busy running around. I had my morning coffee, which adds to 2 points. (I get 30 a day). I don’t eat fast food often. It’s rare. So I order a chicken sandwich meal with a chocolate frosty. I didn’t bother checking the points before hand. Wish I did. That meal was 45 points! Once you see what certain foods are, you will stay away from it. This meal it 4 points. Big difference.


Weight Watchers: Chicken Angel Hair Pasta Bake
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Weight Watchers
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Serves: 6
  • 1 Pound Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 2 Cups Low Fat Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8 Ounce Angel Hair Pasta el dente – will finish cooking in oven
  • ⅓ Cup Non Fat Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Skim Milk
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Dashes Hot Sauce (Tabasco or similar)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning Blend (1/3 Tsp. Oregano, ⅓ Tsp. Thyme, ⅓ Tsp. Basil)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper as desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x13 casserole with non stick cooking spray
  3. In large bowl mix together all ingredients until pasta is coated and everything is well blended
  4. Pour into casserole
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until bubbling and browned around edges


Winter Gear For The Whole Family November 17, 2016

Filed under: Clothes,Deals,Family,Shopping,Wal-Mart — admin @ 2:13 pm

It’s getting cold and at Wal-Mart, they have clothes for the whole family starting from $7. USA, LLC

I wasn’t always a fan of Wal-Mart, but I have noticed that if I go there certain times of the day, like before work, it’s not to bad.


Parking….Why Can’t People… November 17, 2016

Filed under: Coloring Pages,Printables,Rant,Shopping — admin @ 9:25 am

howtoparkOk, I am not usually one to just rant. Now with the holiday season approaching, I swear, people are getting dumber. They don’t know how to drive nor how to park. This is a common occurrence in my parking garage at work. They cannot park between the lines. It’s not like it’s one thin yellow line, but two. I walked out to my car last night and had just enough room to back out. I don’t have a tiny car anymore. I have a Camry. It seemed like the domino effect. One idiot just made the whole line park like idiots. I have seen these before, but I wanted to make my own. I’m in my 30’s and I just don’t care what people think anymore.



I’m calling him or her Parking Snail.


If you would like to use it go right ahead. I’m going to print out some today and keep them in my car. If you do end up using this at all I would love to see a picture. Ok, my rant is over for the day. I hope you enjoy your holidays!