Football Shaped Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Pecans

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Pecans

I wonder how many die hard sports fans we have out there, that are ladies?  I'm seriously obsessed y'all and surely that ain't just a Texas thing, right?  I LOVE all sports and I just can't get enough. We have even missed church for a playoff game.  Crazy huh!  I mean, I gotta have time to cook and bake for the game, you know?  Fiesta food, … [Read more...]

Making Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Topped with Pecans, with My Mom

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans

If you've read this blog for any length of time, then y'all know that this year has been a long one for me.  It's been 13 months since my dad's passing and it has tested me in all sorts of ways.  And while I could dwell on the on the sadness of that day, I choose not too.  Instead, I focus on days like this one, with my mom.  Together we made, … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Christmas Sweets!


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...]

Banana Pudding Photo Retake

Grandma's Banana Pudding

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...]

May Food Challenge


I know you've all anxiously awaited the results to March's Food Challenge and I apologize for the delay.  I hope you all can understand that I just had too much going on offline that I was barely online. In fact, I think I only wrote 1 or 2 posts in April. All future food challenges should be consistent now that I have merged and have more time to … [Read more...]

Coming Soon……

Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Things have been super crazy around here but I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the recipes coming.  I'm sorta taking it easy for the next two weeks to get things like my house and taxes done but when March hits, expect regular content around here. I also wanted to extend an invite to bloggers and all you folks who don't blog, to guest post … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Recipe Collection Cookbook {love}

KitchenAid Cookbook

I'm actually not a big fan of cookbooks so when I got a new one in the mail the other day, I was hesitant that I'd like it, as I am with other cookbooks.  But then,  I opened it up and saw that it was a recipe collection from KitchenAid and was immediately interested. It's hard to find a cookbook that is special.  One that has 'features' and … [Read more...]


Food Challenge

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...]

Sue Needs Your Peanut Brittle Recipe

peanut brittle

Over at My Wooden Spoon's facebook page, Sue commented how she's lost her delicious, oh so buttery, melt in your mouth crispy peanut brittle recipe and needs to find a one to replace it.  She's scoured the internet but nothing has come close to the one she lost. So I'm asking you to dig around and share your favorite peanut brittle recipe in hopes … [Read more...]

My Wooden Spoon’s Top Recipes of 2010

Homemade Waffles

It's the time of year where we reflect on the year.  I thought this would be the perfect time to share the recipes that YOU thought were the best.  These recipes were the most commented/printed/emailed/stumbled and only includes recipes of 2010. And with that, let us begin! Pop's Stewed Lamb Ribs Special Old Fashion Waffles From Scratch Pozole … [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! Do you make tortillas from scratch? And if so, how often? … [Read more...]

5 Healthy Recipes that Use Eggland’s Best Eggs

One of the awesome things Eggland's Best did during October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was partnering up with the Susan G Komen Foundation and brand their eggs with a pink ribbon to remind us all to do our part in supporting the cause. I love October for all those great reminders but just because October is over, doesn't mean we … [Read more...]

Around the Table 11.10.10


Just in case you've been busy like me and haven't had the chance to read articles lately, I'm rounding a few up, along with some from other blogs. A big reminder that I have a Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumble Recipe contest happening right now until the 26th!  There's only 10 bloggers hosting this contest which gives you even better chances of winning! … [Read more...]

Submit Your Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Recipe for a Chance to Win a Trip to See Rachael Ray (and maybe me too)!

Have you seen the new Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles?  You know what it would be perfect in?  CHEESE DIP! And perfect for football!! If you have your own original recipe idea using the Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles, then you might just win yourself a trip to New York City to see a live taping of Rachael Ray.   The winner will receive … [Read more...]

Recipe of the Day from Williams-Sonoma

NYC Skechers Shape-ups with Andrea Metcalf

I wanted to quickly share with you something new that I added to my sidebar over to the right-->.  It's Williams-Sonoma's Recipe of the Day.  You can browse through a few of them right on my site and every day there's new recipes.  I've seen a few that I want to try out myself.   One of the things I like about it is that when you click on the … [Read more...]

ZipList Online Recipe Box and Shopping Tool Goes Mobile

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Since I haven't talked about ZipList here yet, let me first tell you what it is.  ZipList is a free shopping list management tool for you and your family members.  It's a recipe box and meal planner and it has now gone mobile.  I'm pretty excited about having this online recipe box myself and even more excited that I can now get ZipList iPhone … [Read more...]

2010 Pillsbury Bake-Off Wrap Up!

Pillsbury Bake-off 2010 Pillsbury Dough Boy

No, I wasn't IN the Pillsbury Bake-Off but I did get the awesome opportunity of watching all 100 finalists compete for a million dollars and even eat some of their tasty creations.   The bake-off was held in Orlando, Florida at a beautiful Waldorf=Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel. While riding from the airport to the hotel, I … [Read more...]

The Redesign of My Wooden Spoon

My Wooden Spooon Logo

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...]

100 Recipes, 1-Million Dollar Winner

dutch apple breakfast bake

I absolutely love challenges, cook-offs, and bake-offs which is why I'm constantly watching shows like Challenge, Chopped, and Iron Chef but have you ever considered entering a food challenge (<--which btw, the winner will be announced soon)?  As much as I love challenges, I don't know if I'd enter.  I'm just not that creative but seeing others … [Read more...]

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...]

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

Crock Pot Tater Soup

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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...]

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...]

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...]

FREE Eat Better in America Coupons!

Just thought I'd share these coupons, $10 worth to help you eat better in America! It also has healthy eating tips and healthy recipes!  Just trying to be frugal ya know! And if you know of any coupons or anything, check out my personal blog for a frugal idea/tip roundup! You can link your own post or just a link to a great steal or coupon! … [Read more...]

A Look Back at My Wooden Spoon’s 2008 Journey


This blog has come a really long ways and I am so proud of it.  I've worked really hard on improving things with the content, readership, and photos.  2008 has been a great ride and I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store! JANUARY Flour Tortillas Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Pineapple Upside Down Cake FEBRUARY Bacon Wrapped … [Read more...]