Spring Brunch with Family and Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini

Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini

I don't know about you but Spring and warm weather cannot get here fast enough.  It means cooking out, brunches, and kids playing outside!  I had a glorious Spring brun ch house party planned a couple of weeks ago and due to an unexpected snow storm, it did not happen but I did still make a video of me making a Velveeta recipe and will be … [Read more...]

It Took Five Months to See My Face

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I was reading through my archives thinking about how so much has changed since I started blogging and was wowed but this one thing.  I started blogging in February of 2007 but it was in July of 2007 before I put a face to this blog.  Five whole months before you got to see what I looked like.  Just in case you weren't following me way back then, … [Read more...]

How To Subscribe to Us

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RSS is an easy way to keep up with updates from your favorite sites.  Some of you may use the old way, aka bookmarks.  The problem with using bookmarks is that you have to physically visit each site in order to check for updates which in turn  can mean missing out on sites that update frequently, losing track with too many bookmarks, or seeing the … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pie Crust

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A good pie crust seems to be one of the harder things to make in the kitchen. Contrary to the title, mine are not perfect but I do feel like they come close to being great. I bet I've tried a gazillion pie crust recipes over the years and this one comes out just the way I like it and makes at least 4 which works out perfect if you're making … [Read more...]

Stand By Your Brand

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There's a new site out there called She Posts and it's getting mixed reactions. The tagline has one word that bothers me - Gossip. Not a fan of the word and to me, it means potential trouble.  It means that something may be written on there that could potentially hurt someone else.  Whether that happens or not, I don't know. The site is very new … [Read more...]

Bacon Makes Everything Better, Even Easter, Thanks to Oscar Mayer

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We are bacon-a-holics around here. We eat bacon for breakfast, at lunch, in a pot of beans, and of course with salad.  You know the best thing about bacon? It gets my 3yr old to eat all his eggs in the morning.  For reals!  Because he knows that he's gonna get bacon but has to eat all his eggs, he gobbles them up to secure that extra piece of … [Read more...]

14 Going on 50

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Toby is 14 today.  Wow.  I feel old.  I don't post a lot of photos of him because he doesn't really like me to do so but today is an exception to the rule.  I've written about Toby before.  He's pretty awesome.   He's exceptional with Truett.  He plays with him and is always making sure he's okay.  He's a pretty cool big brother, no doubt. If … [Read more...]

How to Create a Self Hosted Blog Using WordPress

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With this tutorial, you will learn how to create a self hosted Wordpress blog, with a custom domain name along with some bonus information. Step 1. GET A DOMAIN You get a free one when you sign up with most web hosts, however, it's advisable to get your domain from a domain registrar. If you get the free domain given by any web hosts, the … [Read more...]

Pick a Theme, Add Widgets, and Write a Post

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So you created a blog, now it’s time to pick a theme, add widgets, and write your first post.  These are the basics but once you get comfortable with it, you'll be able to search for very cool themes and plugins.  I'll have posts soon about my recommended themes and plugins so be on the lookout for that! DASHBOARD Choose your blog … [Read more...]

$5 for Consideration, Paying for Others if Denied

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Yesterday Trisha wrote a post about the Savvy Blogging Summit put on by some women (not Trisha).  There a few things I'm not fond of but am specifically against the fee. The NONREFUNDABLE $5 fee to apply to even be considered to attend the summit. Just to say that again..... You pay $5 to apply. You may or may not be approved. If chosen … [Read more...]

A Full Plate of 32 Finger Lickin' iPhone Food Apps

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Food apps not only feed a foodies digital soul, they also provide very useful information to help save you time and give you fresh ideas with cooking, places to eat, and saving money. I am a geek at heart so these iPhone food apps had me all giddy when researching each one. It's a long list but one worth browsing through because I'm absolutely … [Read more...]

Nook, Better than a Book {giveaway}

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I have been patiently waiting for the Nook, an eBook reader from Barnes & Noble and can't thank them enough for asking me to join in their webinars to learn more about the Nook and for sending me a Nook. The Nook arrives in a hard plastic case.  The sleek device is nice to hold and pretty to look at.  Setup was easy enough and within minutes, … [Read more...]

Nook, Better than a Book {giveaway}

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I have been patiently waiting for the Nook, an eBook reader from Barnes & Noble and can't thank them enough for asking me to join in their webinars to learn more about the Nook and for sending me a Nook. The Nook arrives in a hard plastic case.  The sleek device is nice to hold and pretty to look at.  Setup was easy enough and within … [Read more...]

On the Cover of Cattleman’s Weekend (my nephew)

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Proud Auntie moment. … [Read more...]

Me, Marisa Tomei, Dan Cortese, and Rocco Dispirito

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If you've been a reader of mine since 2008, then you'll recall the time I hung out with Rocco Dispirito. It was glorious to watch him cook and charm us gals to no end.   Since then, I've had several encounters with various celebrities including the lovely Paula Deen but this time around, I'm getting to spend some time with the beautiful & … [Read more...]

The Redesign of My Wooden Spoon

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If you're a subscriber, I'd love for you to click through and see the new look of My Wooden Spoon. Of course you can get an idea with the screen shots but I'd still love for you stop by and  say howdy! Thanks to the lovely Wordpress Mama, Daisy Olsen (who is also my blog's saving grace), I now have a new redesign on a clean and very well built … [Read more...]

Healthy Cranberry Oatmeal Clusters

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In my goal to be fit, not only am I working out to the Your Shape Wii Game, I'm also eating things healthier when I can.  Trying to find healthy substitutions to replace the easy accessible junk food can prove to be difficult at times.  I realized that trying to find prepackaged healthy food was the real problem. I needed to discover ways to create … [Read more...]

Sweetwater’s Own, WASP Honored 65 Years Later

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Thanks to my brother and this CNN article, I was informed this morning that some well deserved women were being honored, finally, for their brave acts during World War II.   Many of those women trained and graduated at Avenger Village in Sweetwater, TX.....my hometown. Can you imagine civilian women learning to fly (with no military benefits … [Read more...]

Snow

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