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


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...]

Salads for Summer – Asian Slaw and Summer Potato {Giveaway}


The TEXAS heat is sizzlin' but it doesn't stop us from eating!  Tons of grillin' is happening on the ranch and I'm servin' up sides to keep your taste buds cool and happy with flavor. Around these parts, any sort of potato salad goes.  Some make it with mustard, some use mayo but if you're really wanting to step outside the box and add some pizazz … [Read more...]

Mini Brownie “Ice Cream” Cones with Creamy, Whipped Chocolate Mousse

pampered chef host

By looking at the photo, you'd have no clue just how adorable these brownie 'ice cream' cones really are but lemme tell ya----SUPER CUTE!  I was sent some Kraft Philadelphia Indulgence chocolate spread to try out but I wasn't sure how I wanted to use it.  I had bought these mini cones the other day to make for Truett's class.  After looking through … [Read more...]

Creamy Chicken and Noodles {Giveaway} $150 Gift Card to Williams Sonoma


No, this is not soup.  Creamy chicken and noodles is just that, chicken breasts and egg noodles cooked in a creamy sauce.  It's simple, it's filling, and it tastes good.  I had all the ingredients to make this Creamy Chicken Florentine but when I went to search for the red peppers, they were nowhere to be found.  I was recently gone for 3 days to … [Read more...]

Turning a Drab Salad into Fab!

amazing salad

Most of the time, I despise salads. I don't really like a lot of toppings that most people do so they don't interest me too much but thanks to my personal trainer (from my local Anytime Fitness), I'm learning to tweak things a bit to allow my palette to enjoy them more. First, she recommend I keep 100% chicken in water as a substitute for when … [Read more...]

A Family Friendly Virtual Cookbook at Your Fingertips

Update: Giveaway is over but please check out the app!  Thanks! Truett is finally getting to the age where he can help in the kitchen more and with the help of an iPad food app and some kid friendly recipes, we are sure to create some memories! Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson has added to the already large selection of recipes by creating … [Read more...]

Meal Solutions – Tortellini, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese and Chicken Sandwich

Tortellini, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

It's time for another round of Meal Solutions! You can read the introduction of the program on my Sloppy Joe recipe. This week's meal solution ingredients from Walmart consist of the following items: Campbell’s Tomato Soup (Family Size Can) 16 oz – $1.48 Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup (Family Size Can) 16 oz – $1.48 Great Value Saltine … [Read more...]

Get Your Munch On During the Game with VELVEETA Beer and Chorizo Dip!

VELVEETA Beer and Chorizo Dip!

Down, set, HUT HUT VELVEETA!  Yep, it's that time again, time for the championship football game that all of us football fans anticipate the whole year!  And what comes along with football?? That's right!!! DIP!  You can't watch such an exciting football game without dip and chips, come on now.   Not only do we root teams on like the Dallas Cowboys … [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...]

VELVEETA it Kitchenista – Wednesday’s Waste Not, Want Not

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Last year I had the honor of working with Kraft Velveeta creating the winning recipe, Shrimp Stroganoff Casserole and this year I'm honored to say I'm a VELVEETA it Kitchenista!  Me and 4 other bloggers were asked to take part in a campaign to bring you Velveeta recipes and tips & advice to help make your dinner a success! Each Kitchenista is … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Kraft and Sam’s Club Make Menu Planning a Breeze

Pizza with Extras

Menu planning is essential for keeping your pantry stocked and budget in check. I don't know about you guys but with the kids out for Summer, they are eating EVERYTHING in sight which means I'm spending more on food. I'm terrible at menu planning and prefer to fly by the seat of my pants when grocery shopping or have a menu plan made for … [Read more...]

ALERT- Kraft First Taste Program- Be the First to Try a Product! It’s Back, hurry!

EDITED: IT'S BACK!!!! Better hurry though! Do you want to be a taste tester for Kraft?  Right now, you can sign up for their Kraft First Taste program and be among the first folks to try a product out.  Kraft makes a gazillion products so this could be a great program to be a part of! You'll try their product out and then provide some feedback … [Read more...]

Stand Mixer, Immersion Blender, Food Processor (OVER)


I told you I would have something AWESOME for you guys in the final stretch of the Velveeta Challenge and I wasn't lying!  I did a twitter poll asking people what their favorite small kitchen appliance was and these 3 had an overwhelming majority.  SOOOOOOOO, I decided to let the winner choose their prize!  OH YEAH BABY!   Umm, yeah, I have some … [Read more...]

The Velveeta Challenge Recipe that is Under $20

I actually had a great recipe that I was going to post but after getting my pictures onto the computer, I realized that I forgot to take the final picture!! Gah! What was I thinking.  So now I'm gonna talk about my process for the recipe I created and the cost of it for the Velveeta Challenge. As I mentioned before, when I think of casserole … [Read more...]

Chicken Fajita Burrito Casserole

chicken fajita burrito casserole

I'm working with Velveeta at the moment so I thought a Chicken Fajita Burrito Casserole using Velveeta would be a great post!  And don't forget to cut the cheese with me using Velveeta cheese! I used red and green bell pepper to give it some color and flavor.  I used store bought tortillas which are fine but next time I will make my homemade flour … [Read more...]

Cut the Cheese with A Cowboy’s Wife

Because of my awesome opportunity with Kraft Velveeta, I wanted to do something so that everyone else can be involved as well.  I created two groups; a youtube group and a flickr group.  Depending on whether you want to upload a video or picture, you will choose which group is best for you. For the video group, simply upload a video of you or a … [Read more...]

KRAFT Velveeta Casserole Challenge!


I am so excited to announce that I was one of 5 bloggers chosen to participate in the Velveeta Casserole Challenge by KRAFT!!! (Link won't be live until Oct. 13th or so)  In the meantime, you guys can go read all about Velveeta and the recipes. So what's the Velveeta Casserole Challenge all about? Each blogger was asked to create a casserole … [Read more...]