The Blogher Whirlwind

Wow, what an event.  I honestly don't even know where to begin because there was soooooo much happening.  I arrived to Chicago on Wednesday, very perky and left on Sunday completely drained but it was all worth it. The amount of folks that showed up for the Blogher Conference was absolutely amazing.  The sad thing is that there are so many ... Continue Reading

Peasant Ham and Brie Sandwich

Sandwich Week – Peasant Ham and Brie Sandwich

And it comes to the end of sandwich week here at My Wooden Spoon but I'm leaving you with a super easy and VERY good sandwich recipe.  This was my absolute fave from Chef John Li and I'm sure it will become one of your favorites as well! One thing I learned from the trip, is that a sandwich doesn't have to be just  sliced white bread with sandwich ... Continue Reading


Sandwich Week – Sweet Spicy Chicken & Bacon Wrap

Earlier I shared the French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onion, today, a wrap.  Wraps are fun way to do sandwiches instead of the same ol' bread slices and they make for a pretty presentation as well. This recipe has 3 parts. The spread, the dressing, and the filing.  The dressing can be made ahead of time to save you some time.  ... Continue Reading

Carson Kressley

7 Minutes with Carson Kressley and an Evening with Nikon

Carson Kressley is not only telling you "How to Look Good Naked",  he's also telling you how to "Look Good in Pictures" and I hope he shares a few tips with me during my 7 minute interview with him at Blogher!  Lord knows I could use the help in that department. Anyways, on Friday evening while at Blogher, I'll have the absolutely wonderful ... Continue Reading


Faces – Blue Ribbon Winner

So sorry for the delay folks. I never expected July to be so hectic! Man there were some GREAT entries with this theme!! I am so glad that I didn't have to choose the winner this time around because I would not have been able to do it!  A couple of my favorites are this strong fella fighting back the tears. What a great photo capture of ... Continue Reading

LeapFrog Makes Donations as Part of their Summer Reading Program

And LeapFrog made me Ambassador!  I was so excited when LeapFrog asked me to be ambassador of their Summer Reading Program!  As Ambassador, I would be given the LeapFrog Tag Reading Systems to my local libraries, including some extra Tag Kits to handout to families!  (That's another post, this one's about the library;) I chose to give the Tag ... Continue Reading

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t

I have received numerous emails asking me what I think about the PR Blackout, the "mommy blogger" dramasodes, etc. To be quite honest, I ignore these emails because frankly, it's NONE of my business. What people do with their blog is their own business, not mine but here is all I'm gonna say about it. It's so childish, all of it, and I don't ... Continue Reading


2 day, Old Navy Weekly Giveaway! 10 Winners $50 off $100

UPDATED with WINNERS!  Thanks everyone for playing!! I'm not surprised by several of the winners tho because they commented all day long, both days! CRAZY!!!!  All winners were randomly chosen and are listed below. thanks so much for playing and be on the lookout for an email from me and for your coupon! maria [email protected] Deanna D ... Continue Reading

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

I've made DiGornio Pizza with BLT Topping, South of the Border Chicken and Pasta Skillet, and today I bring you Creamy Chicken Pot Pie.    This was an easy meal and was wondering how all the kiddos would react since the mixed vegetables but they LOVED it. In fact, my husband who wasn't hungry at the time, got only a spoonful by the time he ... Continue Reading