Food for Thought – 2009 Recap

2009 has been such a wonderful year for My Wooden Spoon. I'm so grateful for you guys that read and support my blog. I'm grateful for the opportunities that have come way. I've had so much fun working with Oscar Mayer in making my very own sandwich, being a Velveeta Kitchenista/Spokesblogger, partnering with Lifetime as their Food Editor at … [Read more...]

A Year of Reflections, with Words and Photos

Wow, what a year this has been for me on and offline. I can't imagine that 2010 will even compare but I'd be tickled if it did. When I first started blogging, I never expected to fall in love with it like I did. I never expected to find myself blessed with the opportunities that have come my way or to meet as many amazing people that I have. I … [Read more...]

Dutch Oven Cooking – King Ranch Camp Bread (Pan de Campo)

Dutch Oven Cooking - King Ranch Camp Bread

When I first followed my husband down to Kingsville, Tx, I had no idea what the King Ranch was, much less how well known it was.  He has family that works there, Ricky and Sammy to name a couple so I was introduced to the history of it all real quick. Anyways, not only do they sell some sorta pricey, beautiful products, they also have some very … [Read more...]

My Very Own iFood Assistant

Kraft ifood assistant app

I recently downloaded the Kraft iFood Assistant app because 1) I'm a foodie and 2) one of my biggest goals for 2010 is to be more organized.   I actually don't have hardly any food apps on my iPhone so I was excited to try this out. From the main menu, you can access a number of features immediately; recipe of the day, cooking videos, recipe … [Read more...]

So Random…..

in Chicago.... Our shrub.... Killer... The cat Killer is after.... … [Read more...]

Tangy Oven Fried Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey Drizzle

Tangy Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

By Sue into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 1lb. Fresh or Thawed Chicken Tenders Drizzle Ingredients 3/4C. Reduced Fat Buttermilk 1/4C. Louisiana Hot Sauce 1/4C. Louisiana Style Hot Sauce 1/8C. Honey 1TBS. Honey 1/8tsp. Ground Cayenne Red … [Read more...]

Win a Merry Madagascar Prize Pack Y’all!

Merry Madagascar Giveaway

For this holiday season, Walmart and Dreamworks worked together to create  a special family movie, Merry Madagascar, starring all of your favorite characters from the first two Madagascar movies, as well as a line of licensed characters, pajamas, snacks and more! Truett thinks these characters are hilarious and I had so much fun watching him … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Crispy Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Crispy Shrimp

By Amy into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS Marinade: 1/4 c. sambal 1/2 a lemons juice 1 T. vegetable oil 3/4 lb Shrimp peeled tails on 1/4 red pepper julliened chopped chives Coating 1 cup corn flakes smahed to a ruogh crumb 2 T flour dash of salt, pepper, cayenne, smoked paprika 1/4 c. panko bread crumbs 1 egg 2 tsp. water 1/4 cup … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

Epson Artisan 810

With Christmas in just a few days, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites things with you just in case you need a couple of last minute gift ideas. The Epson Artisan 810 Printer.  Isn't it lovely?  I've been through a many printers in my day but this one by far takes the cake.  The print quality (Ultra HD) is exceptional and the touch … [Read more...]

Smothered Pork Strips with Noodles


What a great meal for the colder weather huh?!   Using pork chops in more creative ways makes for a tasty meal.  This is also a healthier option as opposed to fried pork chops.   I could even see this made as a spicier version.  Maybe some chili powder??  Mmmmm!  Enjoy y'all! INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 can (14 1/2 ounces)  Beef … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Cut Cost When Eating Out

Best Deals and Discounts on the Best Local Restaurants – Save Money on Food with

Most of try to keep our grocery bill under control but what about our food bills for restaurants?  Whether you eat out occasionally or several times a week, I've got some tips to help reduce the cost of dining out. 1. CLIP AND SAVE These days, you can get coupons for just about any store and even any restaurant so take advantage of it.  They are … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Remembering Bryson Ross 12-14-2009

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With a Heavy Heart

Bryson Ross

With only ten days until Christmas, it's with a heavy heart that I am sharing the news of Shellie's tragic loss. The loss of her 2 yr old son, who drowned in their pool---in their new home where they just moved to.    Having had the scare of a lifetime myself, I cannot even imagine what Shellie and her family are enduring right now. I'm sharing … [Read more...]

Lemony Sweet Stained Glass Cookies


Shaina is the home cook and wannabe photographer behind Food for My Family, where she shares recipes, tips, opinions and her philosophy on food as she wades through the process of feeding her family, her friends and anyone else who will let her, all while juggling four kids and running a business. I love baking Christmas cookies, and one thing I … [Read more...]

Cowboy Christmas Tree


Hat Topper * Handmade Branded Ball Ornaments * Cowboy Ornaments * Western Tree Skirt Got a Christmas Tree Post or Photo? Link directly to it below! I'd love to see! … [Read more...]

Cowboys Ain’t Easy to Love – The Early Years

I was 16 and pregnant in that photo...... The Early Years When I married a cowboy, I had no idea what I was getting myself  into.  Technically I was a city girl, well, as citified as you can get coming from Sweetwater, TX but I dang sure wasn't no country gal so you can imagine how it might have been to make that adjustment when I … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Muffins


For our family the perfect muffin has to be healthy and also nut free (my daughter’s daycare is nut free), low carb for me and yet still delicious and moist for my husband.   I’m not an expert baker so I wanted something that would be quick and easy to make and relatively foolproof.   After combining a couple of recipes and tweaking a little we … [Read more...]

In Local News: Highland Hornets are Going to State!

Post-game football prayer

UPDATE: Let's show sixman football some love okay? Borden County vs Highland 2pm. Garden City vs Strawn 7pm. Shotwell Stadium on Saturday. Home teams listed last. This is CONFIRMED:) Last night in the Friday Night Football Semi-Finals game at Early Texas, the Highland Hornets pulled of an outstanding win against the Walnut Springs … [Read more...]

French Apple Pie


Guest post from Candi: I'm a stay at home mommy to 3 children.  I went from a full time career as a Credit Analyst to a full time career as "Hiney-wiping-nose-cleaning-mommy-referee".  I love cooking, baking and tweaking recipes for my picky eater (my hubby!)  I love to save money and I'm always looking for a bargain.  And in my free time I love to … [Read more...]

Ten Western Gift Ideas for Cowgirls, Cowboys, and Cowpokes!

Dolce Mia westen combo

A little yeehaw, yayhoo, and hoodoggies are in order for this year's western gift guide! Talk about some great submissions into this year's gift guide! It was super hard to narrow it down but I had to or else I'd be spending the whole dang year writing the posts for them!  Today, I'm bringing you ten and will continue to feature a couple more over … [Read more...]

Literary Inspiration and a Little Surprise from SONY

Sony Digital Reader Pocket Edition

When I was growing up, there was one book that always stood out to me; The Lion, The Witch , and The Wardrobe. Isn't it funny what stays with you? I mean, of all books I've read, THAT one has stayed with me. It's the magical wonder and wild imagination thing I suppose. I remember the literary quote, "Peter, just because some man in a red coat … [Read more...]