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 … [Read more...]

Sandwich Week – Peasant Ham and Brie Sandwich

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 … [Read more...]

Sandwich Week – Sweet Spicy Chicken & Bacon Wrap

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.  … [Read more...]

7 Minutes with Carson Kressley and an Evening with Nikon

Carson Kressley

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Sandwich Week – French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onion

french dip roast beef sandwich with caramelized onion

I'm declaring July 20- July 24 sandwich week here at My Wooden Spoon and will present you with 3 delicious sandwich recipes created by the VERY talented Chef John Li! Chef John Li is a corporate executive chef for Kraft for over 15 years and I had the honor to meet him at my visit to Oscar Mayer. This entire recipe makes 4 sandwiches which will … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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

Old Navy Coupons - In Store Coupon, Sales & Promotions

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Frigidaire – Moved to Team Affinity Washer and Dryer


Some of you may recall me being on Team Dishwasher for Frigidaire and Mom Central but the appliance was in such demand that they could not fulfill the orders in time so I've been moved to Team Washer and Dryer!  I will received a brand new RED Affinity Washer & Dryer that are front loading.  OH YEAH BABY! Check out the features too on these … [Read more...]

Sears Home Design Summit

I had the honor of attending the Sears Summit in Chicago to meet with the Kmart Design team and see the fun and beautiful new collections already out and set to launch.  I have to the most uncreative person ever so you can imagine how exciting it was for me to walk in and see the home designs, offered by Sears and Kmart,  all prettied up!  To see … [Read more...]

Stay Cool this Summer with a Chiquita Smoothie


Smoothies are a great way to cool off this Summer.  My son makes every possible kind out there so you can imagine how delighted he was when a cooler full of Chiquita Smoothie mixes arrived!  There were four flavors; Peach Mango, Mixed Berry, Banana Colada, and Strawberry Banana.  We tried the Peach Mango first because my son loves mangos.  We made … [Read more...]

Lori Falcon’s Roasted Red Peppers and Roast Beef Wrap

Roasted Red Peppers and Roast Beef Wrap

Well, I Ain't No Rachael Ray! In early June, I had the chance to attend an Oscar Mayer event and learn about their Deli Fresh Meats.  Not only did we get to visit the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, we had to do was create a sandwich using their Deli Fresh Meats.  I'm probably one of the most uncreative people alive but after 6 sandwich taste-testing … [Read more...]

One Stop, 2 Weeks and South of the Border Chicken and Pasta Skillet

south of the border chicken and pasta skillet

I am loving this menu planning! It's no wonder so many people do it. It really simplifies the whole shopping and cooking process. I'm really bad about just buying whatever I see whether we need it or not but I told myself I was gonna stick to the 2-week menu planner shopping list from Kraft. I went in with my list, browsed a bit, then pulled out … [Read more...]

Free Kitchen Idea from Kraftmaid – Hurry though!

EDITED: I told you this would go fast. It's now over! Sorry for those of you who tried. Keep watching and I'll update the next time it's available!! This offer doesn't last long at all so you guys better hurry if you want this free kitchen idea book from Kraftmaid. For the do-it-yourself person or the professional, with tons of beautiful ideas … [Read more...]

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Just another side dish idea.  We try to cook potatoes in a variety of ways and for everything but mashed, we use red potatoes. Basically you throw all this in a bowl, mix and bake. Pretty simple. I chose to use light dressing and no cheese since I'm trying to lose weight but normally we do add cheese.  Another great variation of this if you don't … [Read more...]

Trying Out the Self Timer Feature

The Falcon Family

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