Chocolate Greek Yogurt Muffins

ingredients:

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 Eggs or 1/2 Cup Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TBSP Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl whisk the dry ingredients. (Flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.)

In a second bowl mix together the wet ingredients. (Greek yogurt, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and maple syrup.)

Mix in the dry ingredients into the wet one cup at a time until it is all mixed well.

Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide evenly amongst the 12 cups. Sprinkle the tops with mini chocolate chips. Just about 5 chips on each one.

Bake for 13-15 minutes. Check the middle of a muffin with a toothpick or sharp knife. If it comes out clean they are done baking.

*Note- This is not my recipe. I’m not sure where I found it on the internet.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Large Bananas, Mashed
  • 2/3 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 TBSP Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup of Mini Chocolate Chips (Optional)

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Then add the bananas, peanut butter, vanilla, and milk.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix half of the flour mix into the wet ingredients. Once mixed well add the rest of the flour mix. Fold in the chocolate ships.

Spray the muffins tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. I got 18 muffins. If you put a little less in each muffin cup you can get 24. Make sure to check them sooner.

18 muffins bakes for 15-18 minutes. Check with a toothpick or sharp knife to see if the center is finished cooking. If the toothpick or knife comes out clean they are done.

Zucchini Oat Muffin Recipe

Zucchini Oat Muffins

Ingredients:
1 cup Zucchini grated or shredded
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Quick or old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup Brown sugar substitute like Truvia or Swerve (Or Regular Brown Sugar)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup Unsweetened applesauce

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin pan with cooking spray.

Grate the zucchini. Use a wire strainer and spoon or cheese cloth to get the extra moisture out of the zucchini.

Mix the eggs, brown sugar substitute, vanilla extract together in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats.

Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. The mixture will look a little dry. Stir in the grated zucchini. The mixture will moisten back up during this step.

Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop out enough mix that it is almost full. Divide it evenly into a muffin pan for 12 muffins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 23-26 minutes.

I have been able to find the brown sugar substitute at Walmart and Publix. You can always order it from Amazon as well. Let me know it you make them.

Being A Stay At Home Mom

It is hard to believe that I haven’t created a blog post in almost two years. Where has the time gone? Up until the beginning of April I was working full time. There was little time for any hobbies or blog posts. Now that I am once again a stay at home mom I am finding there is time for me to concentrate on some of the things I like to do. I might even finish a book this year.

It has taken some time getting used to a slower pace. My job was very busy and stressful. My brain was in high gear for 8 hours a day. Once I made it home I would cook supper and then sit on the couch like a blob until bed time. I was too exhausted to do much of anything. Now I have time to meal plan, work in the yard, clean the house, sew, and even blog. The possibilities are endless. When I started my job Andrew was 3. He just turned 12 in April.

Josh will be a senior for the 2020-2021 school year. I can’t wrap my mind around being old enough to have a 17 and a 25 year old. The boys don’t need me as much now that they are older. I still hear, “What’s for supper?” almost every day. It is one of the most dreaded questions. I would come home and get that instead of, “Hi Mom!” BOYS!

Making food never ends. Having to choose what to make can get tiresome. With my husbands help I came up with a solution for this problem. I made a menu board.

I hot glued some pockets from old jeans that I had cut up for scraps onto a clipboard. I cut cardstock into strips and wrote down all the recipes that we typically eat. I choose 7 for the week. They go in the left pocket. Today’s recipe goes at the top and once it is made I move it to the right pocket. There is a pocket on the back for the leftover recipes that I didn’t pick from. Of course we usually have a left over night so typically it is an 8 day rotation. It has worked out great for me and really takes the stress out of trying to figure out what is for supper. We hardly ever eat out and I know the options are better for us.

Here is a sneak peak of a gift I finished making this morning. I will blog about it in the upcoming weeks. Don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Alabama Quilt

Alabama Applique Quilt

I spent a great many of Monday nights helping a very good friend make this Alabama themed quilt for her daughter’s birthday present. I had to keep it a secret. I was not allowed to share any pictures. This was very hard for me to do. I love to share pictures of the quilts that I make.

There are twenty-four 12 inch crimson squares with white appliqued A’s on them. The squares in the sashing around the blocks are houndstooth fabric as well as the border. I quilted the Alabama themed quilt with my Juki TL98 using a meander free motion quilting pattern. The Alabama quilt is queen sized.

Paci Bib

A friend recently shared a picture with me of a Paci Bib that you can snap a pacifier to so that it doesn’t get lost when the baby spits it out. I went home and modified a bib design that I already had and my version of the Paci Bib was born. She have been selling them at our local flea market for me.

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When God Made Me He Was Just Showing Off Applique Bib

I recently was asked to make a bib and two burp cloths with a design that I have bought from Happy Applique. This is one of my most requested stitch outs. I stitched it out on a towel and sent it to my mother. She loves it.

The bib is handmade. I used a hand towel to stitch the design on and yellow chevron flannel on the back. No layers in between. I used my serger to finish the edge of the bib and velcro for the fastener. It was so quick and easy to make.

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This burp cloth was monogrammed with Applique Corner’s Interlaced Open embroidery font. The perfect baby shower gift for an expecting mom. b-monogrammed-burp-cloth-fabricmom

Family Memory Quilt

My cousin Brittany contacted me last year and asked if I would be willing to make a quilt for her mother as a Christmas gift. She wanted to put pictures on fabric and make them into a quilt. I embroidered the family name on one of the green squares. IMG_5783It was like taking a trip down memory lane for me. We spent a lot of time with my grandparents and aunts in Ft. Myers. It was nice to see her family pictures and think about the times we spent together when I was growing up. My how quickly time passes by. Even though it was a simple pattern it was by far the most challenging quilt for me. Mostly because of fear. The fear of messing it up or not getting it done in time. It turned out beautifully. I am so thankful that Brittany asked me to make this for her mother.

Feeling the Love

When you create a blog you never know who is going to stumble across it. You just hope and pray that someone does. Before Facebook, my blog was the main way I shared my craftiness with my friends and families. I don’t get to post as much now as I used too. Priorities change and life just gets in the way of what I want to do. I know that sounds selfish right? Why can’t we just sit at the computer for hours on end and sew until our hearts are content? Well for me nothing around the house would get done. What about you? I tried talking my husband into a house cleaner once every two weeks. I’m still doing the cleaning. Sigh…

Back to Feeling thee Love. I recently had a lady named Cathy who lives in France email me with a picture of a quilt she made using a quilt pattern that I created. So exciting! Who knew someone in France would stumble across little ole Fabric Mom. I asked Cathy for permission to share a picture of her quilt top with my readers.

She used the Easy Firefighter Baby Quilt Pattern. Cathy’s quilt top measures 96″ x 80″. Can you believe this is only the second quilt top that she has ever made? Hats of to you Cathy. It is gorgeous. I love the color combination and how she made sure the Eiffel Tower fabric was vertical. The fabrics she picked out all look very nice next to each other. Not to busy or blah. One again, Great Job Cathy. I can’t wait to see what you make next.

Baby Blues Quilt Pattern

A reader sent me an email asking where she could find this baby quilt pattern. Since I made this up as I went I didn’t have a pattern. I have been meaning to make one for some time. The time has come. (Per Mary’s request of course). There’s nothing like a request from a reader to get the ole creative juices flowing. Thanks Mary. I needed the push.

Down load: Baby Blues Quilt Pattern