Cheez-It Spicy Touchdown Tenders Recipe & The Big Cheez-It Super Bowl Snack Attack Giveaway

In preparation for Super Bowl parties, former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson and his wife Torsha have teamed up with Kellogg’s to create some snack recipe ideas that will help turn your game day bash into the most valuable party in the neighborhood. These winning recipes include:

And here around Momstart we LOVE using crackers and cereal to bread our baked and fried chicken. Check out this Cheez-It spicy Touchdown Tenders recipe:image

Cheez-It spicy Touchdown Tenders recipe


1 pound chicken tenders
3/4 cup buffalo chicken wing sauce
2 cups Sunshine® Cheez-It® Hot & Spicy crackers , crushed to 1 cup


1. Place chicken tenders in large plastic, zip-tip bag. Pour in buffalo chicken wing sauce. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
2. Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
4.  Place crushed crackers on large plate.  Remove each chicken tender from marinade and roll in crackers to coat.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining tenders.  Discard any remaining marinade.
5.  Place prepared chicken in preheated oven.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until thermometer reaches 165ºF.  Serve hot.


In preparation for your Super Bowl party and snack attack, not only do we have those recipes to share with you but also some humorous video featuring LaDainian and Torsha LT’s Game Day Separation Anxiety and LT Gets Pranked (which features some bloopers/behind-the-scenes footage). 

And as your final sending off to the Super Bowl and your at home party we’re doing a giveaway with Kellogg’s brands.

Big Game

Enter To Win:

Kellogg’s products and swag along with an autographed football from LaDainian Tomlinson.

To Enter:

Tell me what your favorite snack is for game day

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Kellogg’s Scholastic Tips for Engaging Children in Reading At Home #Giveaway

Some children love to read, my kids do and they can’t even make out the words yet. To help them learn we’re playing word games, using flash cards and reading to them aloud as often as possible. Kellogg’s and Scholastic Book Clubs want to help families make the best of this school year with free books and balanced breakfasts. Kellogg’s understands the positive impact reading at home every day can have on students’ success in the classroom. That’s why they’ve partnered with Walmart and Scholastic Book Clubs. With the purchase of specially marked Kellogg’s products at Walmart stores, parents can redeem a coupon for a free Scholastic book of their child’s choice.


And since nine out of 10 kids are more likely to finish a book they choose themselves, letting your little ones pick the books they love can help build daily reading habits. To further encourage in-home reading, parents can access free reading resources at, part of Scholastic’s Read Every Day global literacy campaign. As part of the campaign they have offered these tips for engaging children in reading at home.

Tips for Engaging Children in Reading At Home

Parents can help prepare their kids for success in the classroom by following a few tips on how to encourage reading outside of school.

· Make reading a social event: Family book clubs can be a great way to turn reading into a social activity while incorporating family and friends.

· Let your kids have a say: Let kids choose which books they want to read. Nine out of 10 children say they are more likely to finish books they choose themselves, according to Scholastic’s 2010 Kids and Family Reading Report.

· Start the day right: Breakfast can help kids boost their academic performance by increasing their focus. Before heading out the door for school, have a complete breakfast. Cereal, fruit and milk is a convenient option that kids love.

· Turn reading into a fun family experience: Add fun to reading by having an animated, read-out-loud session during an after-school break with snacks such as Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars or curling up with a great story before bedtime.

· Get A Great Start: Kellogg’s and Scholastic are teaming up to help families get a great start to the school year by providing a coupon for free Scholastic book valued up to $5 with the purchase of two specially marked Kellogg’s products at Walmart.


Enter to Win:

A Kellogg’s-Scholastic Book Club kit (includes cereal and snacks like the photo above along with scholastic books)

To Enter:

Comment on this post with your favorite Scholastic book growing up (Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Magic School Bus, Scooby Doo, etc.)

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This giveaway ends November 30th. Please see the giveaway rules and the other rules:

Kellogg Company® has provided me with a Kellogg’s-Scholastic Book Club kit to conduct a reader giveaway. However, my opinions about the product are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments toward Kellogg Company or its products.

Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal Facts About Breakfast Giveaway

Did you know that a nutritious breakfast is as easy as a bowl of cereal plus milk? And, that cereal plus milk can provide 3 of the 4 nutrients most lacking in kids’ diets, including calcium, vitamin D and potassium? Do you love your cereal?


Breakfast is like putting a tank of gas in your car in the morning and you want to take care of your car right? As you and your family settle back into the fall routine, it’s important to start your day off with a powerful breakfast. It’s important to feed it well to get that brain going and lasting until lunch. Experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and nine out of ten moms agree that cereal makes a convenient breakfast choice. It’s an easy and very popular choice in our house.

This fall, Kellogg’s® is showing parents how simple it is to get their children the nutrients they need – and it’s surprisingly as easy as a bowl of Kellogg’s cereal plus milk. According to the Breakfast in America study, experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, most moms aren’t always aware of the nutrition that a breakfast of cereal plus milk can provide.

· Unveiling the Truth about Cereal

The dynamic duo of Kellogg’s cereal plus one cup of milk provides protein and four key nutrients (fiber, calcium, vitamin D, and potassium) most likely to be lacking in kids’ diets.

Research shows that children who eat cereal for breakfast tend to weigh less.

On average, breakfast cereal provides only 4 percent of the average person’s daily intake of added sugar in the U.S.

95 percent of ready-to-eat cereal in developed markets is eaten with milk, making breakfast cereal an important driver for milk intakeimage

Americans ages 9-13 who eat ready-to-eat cereal take in:

  • 49 percent more iron than kids who eat other types of breakfast
  • 35 percent more Vitamin A than those who ate other types of breakfast
  • 55 percent more Vitamin A than those who skip breakfast altogether

Nine out of 10 moms agree that cereal makes a convenient breakfast choice

Learn more about the dynamic duo of cereal plus milk at

Enter to Win:

· Box of Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats

· Kellogg’s Cereal Bowls

· Lickety Spoons

· Kellogg’s Serving platter

To Enter:

Tell me which Kellogg’s cereal you like most

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Seed to Spoon A Simple Start to Start Right with Kellogg’s

Kellogg’s presented the question to me, how important is it for you to know where your cereal comes from, does it have healthy ingredients in it, is it wholesome, is it simple, is it right?

Yes cereal is a very important part of our morning routine. My kids love to eat cereal. Eating in the morning is the best way to give your children a great start in the day. I’ve often heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The energy we get from breakfast is so important so yes I do think about what I purchase for the kids in the morning. Web9


Do we always purchase from Kellogg’s not always but a great deal of the time we do. Kellogg’s makes quite a few really great and wholesome cereals. One of them I like to buy is Kellogg’s special K because I can find it at Costco and buy it in bulk, therefore saving my family money while serving them a healthy start to their day. A few other Kellogg’s options include:


Kellogg’s Raisin Bran
Kellogg’s All Bran
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Original
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten Free

At the Kellogg’s "Start Simple, Start Right" you can discover how Kellogg’s keeps things simple for us and our family. The selection for Kellogg’s cereals is easy it’s simply made with seven ingredients or less, plus vitamins and minerals, and all starting with the goodness of a single grain. Start Simple, start right with Kellogg’s.

You should also check out these “Seed to Spoon” Kellogg’s video “takes” showing how they make their cereals.


      And if I haven’t fed you enough information yet, this infografic should spoon it up for you.

    Be sure to visit the Kellogg’s "Start Simple, Start Right" website.


    I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate

      Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Evo 12 Pass Giveaway #RiceKrispies #Evo12

      Rice Krispies is going to the 2012 Evo Conference and I’m pretty excited about it. We loved creating our FruitaBu Fruity Sushi Recipe and our Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats earlier this year. Baking with the kids may be a small challenge for me, but Rice Krispies are so simple it’s very easy to let the kids help. image

      Be sure to have fun with Rice Krispies and share your great moments with the brand.

      1. Share your Snap, Crackle & Pop moments with them on Facebook and get the chance to have your picture posted as the brand’s weekly cover photo.

      2. Find inspiration on their newly launched Pinterest page

      3. For more info, check out the Rice Krispies website

      Now for the really exciting part. I’m going to go to EVO and I’m going to be giving away a pass thanks to Kellogg’s. I would love for some local person to win and we could even carpool to the conference. Or not. Transportation and hotel accommodations are not provided.

      Enter to Win

      Rice Krispies Evo pass giveaway (valued at $399 for a full-access pass).

      not be providing airfare or travel accommodations, only the conference pass

      Check Out the Official Rules

      To Enter:

      Leave a comment telling me your favorite Rice Krispies moment

      Extra Entries:

      Use the rafflecopter and leave a way for us to verity it.

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      “Kellogg’s Rice Krispies has provided me with a 2012 EVO conference pass to conduct a reader giveaway. However, my opinions on the product are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards Kellogg’s or their products.”


      This giveaway ends June 26th so everyone involved has enough time to make sure the winner can actually make plans to attend the conference.

      Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut

      Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut—a new cereal featuring golden corn flakes drizzled with caramel flavor and is topped with real peanuts—finally giving grown-ups a reason to drink from the bowl.

      My family loves eating cereal, even my husband who doesn’t exactly pair well with milk loves to eat cereal in the morning with the kids. So when I get the opportunity to try a new cereal I’m all about it. Plus, I have a tendency to have cereal every now and then especially when it could possibly indulgent like the new Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut



      Milled corn, sugar, roasted peanuts, contains 2% or less of malt flavoring, brown sugar syrup, salt, molasses, caramel color, natural and artificial flavor, annatto color, BHT for freshness, wheat starch, natural flavor (contains pecan, walnut and almond).

      Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut is the kind of cereal that I could just snack on all day. I’m not a fan of soggy cereal and it’s hard to eat cereal fast enough so I prefer it dry and Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut is a great in your had cereal or in your bowl cereal for the rest of my family.

      Want to try it yourself? Go ahead, I have a giveaway for you that you’re just going to go nuts about.


      This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Renee G.

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      Getting Kids to Read: Kellogg’s Partners with Scholastic

      I love reading to Zoe and Miles. I’ve always read to them, Zoe when she was a baby, I read the last two Harry Potter novels to her. It was the only time I had to read to myself so I read them aloud. I slept when she slept, that was a time before I had my blog. Now, I have no time to read to myself and since Zoe and Miles absorb every word they hear I have to read age appropriate books to them. Now we read books like Pinkalicious and Cars 2 books.

      The love of reading can start at a very early age, we as parents need to encourage it as much as we can. Providing kids with as many books and reading materials as we can is the first step. Taking your kids to the library often is also a great step. My children adore the library they love to go up to the shelves and pick out books to look at, sometimes they change their mind and it’s just amazing how free they feel to do that. It’s also so interesting to see their different interests in books. Zoe looks for books that are pink and purple and Miles looks for books with cars, trucks and scientific looking things on them. Knowing the importance of reading, this fall as you pick out snacks for school at Wal-Mart, you also have the opportunity to get a free book from Scholastic Book Clubs! Select specially-marked Kellogg’s products, including  Raisin Bran®, Mini-Wheats® Little Bites Original, Nutri-Grain®, Eggo®, Pop-Tarts®, Cheez-it®, and Rice Krispies Treats®, which are available now exclusively at Wal-Mart. Whenever you buy two of these products you can redeem the codes found inside for a free $5 coupon for a free book from Scholastic Book Clubs or the Scholastic Store Online.


      This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Erica Best.

      All rules can be found under giveaway rules. We received samples.

      Morning Star Farms Veggie Dog Giveaway

      I want to introduce you to a new reviewer, one of my neighbors Orshi, and I believe she brings a unique perspective and I’m happy to have her on my team. If you remember right before Easter she shared her Egg Blowing Tips and I found it fascinating. For her first review she received MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs.

      This is her MorningStar Farms Veggie Dog review:

      We do not eat much processed food in our house mainly because I like to know exactly what I serve to my family. I love to cook and having children with allergies requires me to monitor what they put in their little mouths. But we love hot dogs! They are a ‘delicacy’ that all three children enjoy. And when I say ‘delicacy’ it is because we don’t get to eat them often in our house. My primary dislike against hot-dogs is that being a processed meat product, they always have Nitrites in them – which is something that I cut from our diet a while ago. Not to mention that they are loaded with fat. So I was really excited to try the MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs – a healthier and Nitrite free version of the meat based hot dogs.


      Some fun facts about these corn dogs:

      · They have 75% less fat than the leading beef corn dogs

      · One serving has only 150 calories

      · They are fun to eat served with your favorite sauce

      · Perfect meal for vegetarians

      The first serving I made for my children for lunch was warmed in the microwave. They were done in a snap and my son LOVED it. I think he found the concept of having lunch on a stick very cool and he gobbled it up and asked for a second one. I also made one for myself and while I found it really delicious by flavor, the texture did not fully appeal to me. The batter got a bit rubbery in the microwave. So the second time I warmed the corn dogs in the oven according to the directions on the package. They were much more delicious this way as the corn batter warmed through and got a crunchy bite on it that I would expect from this American classic. These dogs make a perfect lunch or snack served with some fruit or veggies – Nitrite free and low in fat.

      I have several vegetarian friends who love this product and since I entertain often, this will also be one of my go-to quick snacks when they drop by.


      Enter to Win:

      A case of MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs. That’s 8 boxes of MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs a Total ARV of all Giveaway prizes: $34.32.

      To Enter:

      Leave a comment telling me what you love most about summertime meals?

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      About Orshi:

      Orshi is a teacher at UCIC where she works daily with children. She shows a great love for children as she has three of her own. She also loves Facebook, gardening and baking. She was born and grew up in Hungary and now lives across the street.

      Action For Healthy Kids Share Your Breakfast with Kellogg’s

      You might have missed the Share Your Breakfast twitter party on Tuesday morning with @MomBloggersClub, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for you to help make a difference in someone else’s morning. Kellogg’s has partnered with Action for Healthy Kids because they want to make a difference helping children who go to school on an empty stomach. 

      Can you believe that nearly 1 in 4 kids in America struggle with hunger? It’s not that surprising with the rise in the cost of gas and that groceries keep going up in cost. The easiest meal to skip is breakfast, but facts show it’s very important to have a well balanced breakfast to start off your day. The Kellogg’s Company believes in this and that the power of breakfast can help families make the most out of each day.

      To Help, Kellogg’s hopes to share 1 million breakfasts in the 2011-2012 school year.

      How Can You Help?

      orange cinnamon rolls

      Share Your Breakfast! Now through July, Kellogg’s is asking people to take a picture of their breakfast and share it at By just uploading one photo to or by texting the word SHARE with a photo or a description of your breakfast to 21534 one breakfast will be shared.

      Every morning, Zoe loves to have oatmeal, a banana, vitamin and a glass of milk. Well, daddy made these wonderful Orange Cinnamon Rolls one morning and we all thought she would be happy for a change. Nope, this girl didn’t like the orange cinnamon rolls and had to have her bowl of oatmeal, a banana and glass of milk. I just had to share that about Zoe, realistically, I feel very fortunate that we are able to put food on the table and give our children anything at all, let alone let them have a choice in what they have for breakfast. So, I’m going to upload this photo of our Saturday morning breakfast with dad, to help donate one breakfast to a family in need!

      What does your family like to have for breakfast?



      This is a sponsored post through a compensated Mom Bloggers Club member program.