Eating Right on Game Day and Why It’s Important

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Hey y’all! To help get your year off right, I’ll be sharing some tips for a great start with Team Kellogg’s! The brand is regular in our home and I’m proud to be part of their family! As a mom of three boys, there's no doubt that some sort of sport will play a role in our every day life.  Just as football is big in Texas, it's big in our small, … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Christmas Sweets!

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Look at all these delicious Christmas sweets!  I bet I'll gain 10lbs during the Christmas holiday y'all.  I wanted to give you guys something to drool over and some inspiration for Christmas cooking!  I'm willing to bet Santa would love to chow down on any of these sweet treats! I actually haven't done a lot of Christmas sweets on my own … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Essentials to Help Feed Families in Need

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We should always give but the holidays seem to bring that out in us a whole lot more.  This year, we are helping to feed 5 families with Thanksgiving essentials, for under $30. If you've followed my blog long enough, you know that food causes are dear to me.  We have been in situations where we literally sent out kids to family because we … [Read more...]

Making Weeknight Meals Easy with a Crock-Pot

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Football, church, school fundraisers, meet the teacher nights, and Fall festivals.....these are just some of the things that can keep us from getting a meal on the table in a timely manner.   Last school year, I took full advantage of my Crock-Pot, and you should too!  I have two big crock-pots and honestly, because you can get slow cookers at such … [Read more...]

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

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Back to school, t-minus 14 days!  I'm pretty excited and Truett is pretty excited, how about y'all?  We've got our school supplies stocked up, clothing shopped for, and now it's time to focus on lunchbox ideas. Since Toby has turned into quite the health nut, he'll be taking his school lunch more often this year.  And since Toby will be … [Read more...]

Goldfish Mac ‘n Cheese from Pepperidge Farm

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I wonder how many variations of mac & cheese there are in this world.  I could founder on mac & cheese and mash taters, seriously y'all.  And while I do like to make it from scratch, it's not always possible, especially during the school year.  There's a new one in town though,  Goldfish Mac ‘n Cheese, that we just had to try.  We love the … [Read more...]

Grill Grrrl’s Grilling Tips for the Perfect Cookout!

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While I was in Arkansas, I had the chance to hang out with Grill Grrrl.  She cooked for us and shared several grilling tips with us. She also told us not to be intimidated by the grill!  I'll be the first to admit, that I do not grill myself because we use wood and that's just too much for me.  BUT, I would like to do more grilling just to be able … [Read more...]

Texas Watermelons Down on the Farm

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The Wiggins Farm down in Snook, Texas has been growing watermelons for over 45 years.  Not much has changed in those years, which is probably why they are so successful, selling over 3 million watermelons every season. There are 2 Wiggins Watermelon Farms, where every season, they contract out helpers to pick and load watermelons.  It's hard … [Read more...]

Orangesicle Cake!

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If you're old enough, you'll remember the tasty orangesicles.  You might have bought them at the store or maybe even at the fun ice cream trucks that would make the neighborhood rounds.  Well if you follow me on facebook, then you saw that Pillsbury is bringing you those same yummy flavors in an orangesicle cake and cookie mix!  Not only that, you … [Read more...]

Baking, your personal creations

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Contribution made by Becky W. If you want to give someone a great birthday gift, baked goods may be just the thing! Sweet treats are always a delicious present, and they are sure to be enjoyed by all. Personal Creations has great birthday gifts that you're able to give to anyone, but why not try making baked treats yourself? You may find that … [Read more...]

Food for Your Super Bowl Party

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Boy do we love football!  Honestly, I could watch it all day with my husband.  This superbowl sunday will be no exception either!  My husband is for the 49r's and I'm for the Ravens.  Regardless of who wins, we're gonna feast like football fans do.  Here's a few ideas to get your started.  And if you need help getting in the football mood, try … [Read more...]

Football Fiesta

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It seems like every weekend we go into a food and football coma.  Seriously.  It's playoff time and while our unreliable, totally predictable Dallas Cowboys didn't make it, we still have teams we are rooting for!  GOOOOOO BRONCOS, FALCONS, AND PACKERS!!  Okay, the TEXANS too but they are not my faves.  ((hiding))  ~~Show me what you got Rodgy … [Read more...]

Cook-Free Options for Holiday Entertaining

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Well, almost cook free.  One of my favorite things to buy for holiday entertaining (or any entertaining), is party trays.  These can be trays of vegetables, fruit, etc.  For the holidays though, meats and cheese are always good!   For our small gathering, we opted for the small deli platter, TGI Friday's Buffalo Wings, Delimex Taquitos, and … [Read more...]

Grab-n-Go Halloween Treats

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I love Halloween treats! I've made Black Cat cookies, Crescent Mummy Dogs, Boo Babies, Witches Brooms, Candy Covered Mini Chocolate Apple Bites, and even a Hair Raising Cake in support of Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Let's face it though, we don't always have time to make these kinds of treats. In fact, I haven't made anything in a … [Read more...]

Announcement for My Wooden Spoon Readers

I started blogging at A Cowboy's Wife in February 2007.  Six months later, I started My Wooden Spoon.  Having separate blogs was the thing to do back then, maybe it still is, but it's been a stressful, time consuming task for me.  It takes a lot of work to maintain a food blog and I found that it started to consume me more than anything else I was … [Read more...]

Dibs on My Ribs Recipe Cookoff! Win Groceries for a Year

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Who wouldn't wanna win free groceries for a year?  Right now, you can enter your rib recipe into the Dibs on my Ribs Cookoff and you just may get those groceries!  You have until August 12th to enter and you'll need to have the following in your recipe to be qualified as an entrant: Spare Ribs A McCormick Spice/Seasoning A Kraft Sauce (if a … [Read more...]

Southwest Chopped Salad, Pretzel Sticks, and Premium Steak

I'm always getting the opportunity to try new food items and one of my most recent trips included the three mentioned; Southwest Chopped Salad, Pretzel Sticks, and Premium Steak.  There were many other items as well but these three were my favorites. I'll start with the Marketside Southwest Chopped Salad.  These salads are found in the produce … [Read more...]

2 All Natural Pizza Crusts, 7 Ingredients for $4.96 and Made in Italy

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ItalCrust is an all natural, hand stretched, wood-fired pizza crust made in Italy.  There are 7 ingredients; soft wheat flour, water, durum wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and yeast.  You can buy these Marifano pizzas exclusively at Walmart and you get 2 fresh, 11" crusts for just $4.96.  This is fabulous for when you want to make your … [Read more...]

Grab a Spoon and Try Dannon Oikos Yogurt

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Aside from workouts and jumping on the trampoline, me and Toby have been incorporating healthier choices into our diet. While he's a lot more disciplined than myself, I figure every little bit helps so I do what I can.  Yogurt is one of those healthier choices.  I think healthy, filling snacks can be one of the hardest things to keep in the … [Read more...]

Meal Donations Made Easy

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I already mentioned the current 'end child hunger' campaign but just in case you don't know how to input the codes to get those meals donated, here's a quick video to help. The website to enter the codes is endchildhunger.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMl0kuCJS2g   Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Follow me and my fellow … [Read more...]

Fighting Hunger Together

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With the economy getting hit hard, Walmart is helping to fight hunger by donating over over 42 million meals to local food banks.  You can actually find your local community and vote for them and they could also be included. Voting ends on April 30th for that.   Alongside Walmart with this initiative, you'll find Conagra, Kraft, Kelloggs, and … [Read more...]

It Doesn’t Taste Like Coconut!

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One of mine and Truett's favorite things to snack on are Craisins.  We LOVE them.  I even used them in his class's Valentine's Day goodie bags.  One of the little girls is allergic to red dye so I kept trying to find a 'red' snack that she could eat and Ocean Spray's Craisins were it! Anyways, something else we like is cranberry juice, which … [Read more...]

Me and My Wooden Spoon

The past few weeks have been crazy to say the least.  While the blog has suffered a bit, there have been lots of answered prayers that I'm truly thankful for and that needed my undivided attention.  Things are back to normal again for the most part.  I have a 3 day weekend to Arlington to see Joyce Meyer but I think that's about it now that … [Read more...]

Sometimes You Only Need the Apple

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I've heard of parents sneaking in fruits & veges to get their kids to eat them but around here, there's no need to be sneaky.  When I received a big box of Piñata apples, Truett's eyes lit up.  He asked what I was gonna do with them and I said, "I don't know, I think I'm gonna make them into a pie or muffins or something sweet".  You know what … [Read more...]

January Week Two Meal Plan

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My first week's meal plan worked out really great!  While I didn't enjoy sitting down to plan the meals, I did enjoy seeing your guesses, seeing what I actually spent, and not having to worry about what to cook each night of the week.  So before we get to week two's meal plan, let's find out what I actually spent for the first week and who won the … [Read more...]

10 Oatmeal Recipes to Add to Your Cookbook

In honor of National Oatmeal Month, I thought I'd round a few of my favorite oatmeal recipes for you, many of which are healthy, with a couple (or 3 or 4 or 5) being indulgent.  If you don't follow these blogs, you should definitely add them to your weekly reading.  They tell great stories, share drool worthy photos, and will inspire you in the … [Read more...]

January, Week One Meal Plan (Take Your Best Guess!)

2011 has been full of ups and even more downs.  Me and the family have been focusing on each-other and our future for the past couple of months and plan to start 2012 fresh in all areas, including financially.  We are starting Dave Ramsey's financial plan beginning of 2012 and that means cutting costs everywhere, including groceries. I'm a … [Read more...]