Recipes

Kombucha – Why and How You Should Make It!

One of my favorite things to do is wait until my kids are down for naps to eat my lunch. It means I can eat in silence, while reading a book, without sharing my food. Our house is usually SUPER hot by that point in the day. I have some amazing, huge windows in my kitchen that let in a LOT of natural light which I love… but they also let in a LOT of natural heat, which I do not love. There’s something about sitting down with a super cold, fizzy drink at lunch time that is so refreshing. Years ago I would have probably kept soft drinks stashed in my fridge for those occasions, but now kombucha is my go-to refreshing drink. Continue reading “Kombucha – Why and How You Should Make It!”

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Iced Coffee (the efficient version)

I think I first fell down the iced coffee rabbit hole when I was working at McDonald’s in high school. I LOVED working the 5:00 am shift for a myriad of reasons, and I was also duel enrolling at the local community college. My managers would let me work the back drive through (where they take your order and your money) so that I could study in between customers. My brain felt overloaded for much of that period of my life, so I was often fueled by coffee.

Okay, not much has changed.

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Sausage Balls: The Breakfast of Busy Moms (and preschoolers)

It’s been a while since any new content has shown up here! All three of us have been super busy lately, and when we first started to blog together we made a pact that our attitude towards Three Moms Who Blog would be one of grace… grace for ourselves and each other. If we didn’t have time or inspiration to write… it’s totally fine. So if things look the same for chunks of time, it’s not because we’re dead or gave up; it’s because we have kids and husbands and there’s never enough coffee to go around. 😉

My problem has been that all I can come up with to post these days are recipes. I want more variety to share with you, but the recipes keep coming.

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Coffee Muffins

Chocolate chip coffee muffins. Muffins. With chocolate chips. That taste like coffee. I literally don’t see a single thing wrong with this scenario.

A dear friend of mine and I both LOVE these muffins; I try to keep her supplied with a freezer stash of them… you know, in case of emergency (ie, when her kids haven’t stopped talking to her in 10 hours and she needs to lock herself in the bathroom with something sweet). Today is her birthday and normally I would just whip up a big batch and bring them to her… but she has recently started eating the Trim Healthy Mama way, and has been very successful with it. I didn’t want to derail her – both she and her husband have made awesome progress eating on plan! Continue reading “Low Carb Chocolate Chip Coffee Muffins”

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Aunt Beanie’s Cheesecake

Easter is my favorite holiday for candy. Starburst jelly beans, malted chocolate eggs, and Lindt chocolate bunnies are all in my top 5 favorite treats, and they are all made more special and wonderful because they can only be found once a year. But, the candy that trumps them all, my number one, must-have, greatest candy of all time is Cadbury Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs. If you haven’t had them, run to the store RIGHT NOW; there may be a couple bags left on the picked-over after Easter sale shelf. Continue reading “Aunt Beanie’s Cheesecake”

Motherhood, Recipes

Pancake Picasso

This morning started out pretty drab.  It was a grey outside, and we were slow-moving inside.  So, of course, it’s a great pancake day!  Pancakes are a great pick-me-up for my family.  We often turn on a little Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancakes, dance around the kitchen, and really do pretend like it’s the weekend. Continue reading “Pancake Picasso”

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Crispy Baked Honey Barbecue Wings (sports food!)

March Madness is in full swing! I have this odd dissonance with March Madness. I generally dislike and know nothing about basketball, but I really enjoy March Madness. I like the… madness of it. (Case in point: UMBC. WHAT.) Not that I actually watch the games. I just watch the last two minutes of the close ones and cheer for the random team I picked. We have a tradition that we always fill out brackets and hang them on the wall; it’s a friendly competition we’ve enjoyed ever since we got married. Continue reading “Crispy Baked Honey Barbecue Wings (sports food!)”

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Peppermint Mocha (sugar free, yet delicious!)

I have a serious coffee problem. Like a real one. Anyone who knows me well knows this.
But there is a difference between a regular old “cup o’ joe” and special coffee.

The regular cup of coffee is the one that you throw together first thing in the morning. The one you desperately brew and burn your mouth on because you were too frantic to take the first sip slowly. The one you try to enjoy as your various children cling to your pajama pants and beg for “meelk”, of either the chocolate or breast variety.

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Homemaking, Motherhood, Recipes

“…For My Piece of Apple Pie.”

  1. My daughter has finally gotten into VeggieTales.  I knew it would happen.  It was just a matter of when.

(P.S. We use JellyTelly as an app on our Roku for streaming Christian kid’s shows.  They do a week free trial- so check it out here!)

Today’s episode was Madame Blueberry.  A heartwarming episode.  I always melt during the part where the little girl sings her song: “I thank God for this day, for the sun in the sky, for my Mom and my Dad, and my piece of apple pie.”  It’s her birthday, and all she has is a piece of pie. Continue reading ““…For My Piece of Apple Pie.””