Perfect Portions Oatmeal, In an Instant

Quaker Instant Oatmeal No sugar added

Breakfast is such an important part of the day.  It has moments of chaos, bliss, and of course hunger.   Some of Truett's most sweetest moments have been in the early mornings before school.   He wants to cuddle & act silly, talk about all sorts of things, and must eat.  This our special bonding time as mother and son.   If I know that I'll be … [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...]

Banana Pudding Photo Retake

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I made my grandma's banana pudding for our monthly WOW meetup (women of worship) and thought it was time to update the main photo on the original recipe.  I just wanted to share the new photo I took and also let you know that I reformatted the recipe so that you can easily print it!  This is always a huge favorite during Thanksgiving and … [Read more...]

Pringles Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon & Sugar

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One of the fun things about Fall and the holidays, is getting to see all the new, seasonal flavors that come out.  Pringles are no exception either!  They've come out with the new Pringles Pumpkin Pie Spice and Pringles Cinnamon & Sugar.  I know what you're thinking...... Sometimes it can be difficult to accept a new flavor when you're … [Read more...]

Did the Cowboys Just Beat the Superbowl Champs While I Ate Dip? #gametime

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BOOYAH GIANTS!!!!  Me and my husband have been waiting for the season opener, for what seems like forever, and of course, it had to be our Dallas Cowboys opening up against the superbowl champs.   Since we also play fantasy football, we were really keeping our eye on Dez Bryant who didn't get near as much play but still scored us a solid 9 points. … [Read more...]

Snaps of….

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While in NYC, I quickly snapped a photo of the Statue of Liberty.  I was on a moving boat that was still for all of 30 seconds, and I was soaken wet to boot!  Anyhoo, I loved seeing the giant beauty and if I ever go back, I'll definitely take the time to see her up close and pay my respect to such a historic piece of our country. I've been … [Read more...]

Bella Nutella

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February FOOD CHALLENGE

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Okay, so apparently beer is not a popular ingredient these days! I listened to all your feedback and have changed a few things up. I really appreciate every comment, suggestion, and even criticism because it helps me make things like this challenge more fun, easier, and just plain better.  So with that, here are two changes I'm making. 1) There … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: Presentation Matters When Cutting Calories

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I'm determined to lose weight so when my trainer told me I needed to keep my calorie range within 1300-1500, I knew I'd be counting calories and reading labels. She told me to start out by eating what I normally do but smaller portions and when I can, swap out something. We started with soda. If you've followed me, you know I have an issue … [Read more...]

A New Year, A New You and Me – A Fresh Start

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The New Year always brings a fresh start doesn't it?  This year, I've vowed to get fit and while I'll still be enjoying all of my favorite food items (with portion control), I'll be adding a few healthier alternatives to the mix as well. I have no clue how that ice cream got in there but it's totally not for me;)  As you can see, I'm adding … [Read more...]

Food for the Holidays!

I get tons of traffic during the holidays because of everyone searching for food to cook during the holidays.  I thought I'd round a few of my most popular ones for reference for everyone. Happy Holidays to you and yours!! THE BEST DINNER ROLLS EVER! HOMEMADE BANANA PUDDING HOMEMADE PANCAKES BACON WRAPPED STUFFED WITH CREAM CHEESE … [Read more...]

{Video Tutorial} How to Make Flour Tortillas

I have a recipe for handmade flour tortillas but I'm asked on many occasions if I could make a video to show how I do it.  Sometimes seeing the procedure in action will help someone "get it" more than photos can.  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcs-uQsHGPM Do you make tortillas from scratch? And if so, how often? … [Read more...]

Fresh from the Marketside

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When you live out on the ranch and miles away from town, having fresh food isn't usually feasible unless you're growing your own garden or making everything from scratch and while I'd like to do both, my green thumb is black and I don't have time do to homemade all the time. I had actually seen the Marketside products many many times at Walmart … [Read more...]

$50 Bucks, Football, and Food

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With football season in full bloom, your home has now become the stomping grounds for Sunday Football.  Food is huge component of that celebration and around here, we like finger foods vs. a meal.   I am a dedicated football fan so the last thing I want to do is cook all day. I want to be sitting on the couch, yelling at the TV and jumping up and … [Read more...]

Around the Table with Five

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I'm super busy at the moment so for now, you get to see fabulous finds from other food blogs!  Enjoy and have a great day! My favorite is Cat's Cake...I think Wilton would be proud don't ya think? You MUST go read the entire post.  Great stuff! Up next is Shaina's Grilled Artichokes.  I remember the first time I had artichokes...I just knew I'd … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Pizza with a Side Salad

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When I started my weight loss journey, I had no idea how hard it would be but I am finding things that make it easier.  I load up on fresh produce every week, drink tons of water, and always keep a few convenience items on hand.  When my man wants those super fattening jalapeno stuffed sausages for lunch, I can easily grab a Lean Cuisine dinner and … [Read more...]

Eating at Computer

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I bet you thought this would be some informative post huh!!! WRONG!  I  was bored so took advantage of Photobooth on my iMac! Clearly I need something to do!!  Hope you guys have a wonderful evening! … [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...]

Wordless Wednesday: When’s the Last Time You Visited My Food Blog?

Crock Pot Tater Soup

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Food from My Nestle Visit

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I know, you're saying, "Gah, where are all the recipes??".  I'm sorry, I'm swamped at the moment and haven't had time to get anything prepared.  I promise I'll catch up and get back to normal soon.  In the mean time, enjoy some good food that was served to us during our trip to Stouffer's, which is owned by Nestle. And you know what, since you've … [Read more...]

Entertaining with Southern Living at HOME Decor

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Have you noticed some of the platters I've been using in my photos? They are from Southern Living at HOME.  I have to say, I was quite surprised by the beauty and quality of these pieces.  I've never had much for entertaining purposes and while these can be used anytime, I enjoy bringing them out for my photos or when company is over. You'll be … [Read more...]

Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook TSV at QVC

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Today only, you can get Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook for $16.58! It's QVC's Today Special Value and only lasts one day at that price. NOT a member? Signing up is EASY! If you do, you'll get a $10 credit! (for new members only) Let me know if you sign up for the first time! Would love to welcome you to the QVC family:)  If you want to know … [Read more...]

Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook TSV at QVC

Today only, you can get Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook for $16.58! It's QVC's Today Special Value and only lasts one day at that price. NOT a member? Signing up is EASY! If you do, you'll get a $10 credit! (for new members only) Let me know if you sign up for the first time! Would love to welcome you to the QVC family:)  If you want to know … [Read more...]

No Longer a Starbucks Virgin

Yep, I went and did it, got de-virginized in NYC by drinking my first Starbucks Coffee that is. I went with Pumpkin Spice that came highly recommended from Tara, who also said it's a seasonal coffee. I have to say, I LOVED it. For those of you who don't know, not only had I not had Starbucks, I've never drank coffee period so this was a … [Read more...]

Mixin’ It Up with My Wooden Spoon

So if you don't already know, I have my own Blog Talk Radio show called Mixin' it up with My Wooden Spoon, on the Eleven Moms channel. No, I haven't done a show yet because frankly, I'm a little skeered!  I'll be scheduling one soon enough though and hope that you guys all listen in when I do have one so that I don't look like a total loser … [Read more...]

My Wooden Spoon's 2008 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

I'm excited to bring you my first holiday gift guide this season here at My Wooden Spoon!  With items from unique utensils to gourmet sin for chocolate lovers, you're sure to find something for that special foodie in this guide.  Price ranges start out as cheap as $10 bucks and go up. I chose to breakdown this guide using product categories so that … [Read more...]

My Little Cookie Monster

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Remember these Honey Sweet Cookies I made a while back?? Well this little man does and thought they were the best cookies in the world.  I thought it would be the perfect picture to enter into 5 Minutes 4 Mom's contest about fun, family food.  Well, there's more to it but you can go read for yourself. They really were good cookies and easy to … [Read more...]