Spice Up Your Backyard Party with KRAFT {Giveaway}

The summer is heating up here in New Orleans and our air conditioners are working overtime!  To keep the house a cool as possible on hot days, we take our cooking outdoors to the grill.  Preparing dinner outside without the use of our oven definitely helps keep the temperature low in our home, not to mention makes for some fun quality time with the family!

The Kraft Sizzling Salads has provided a new, tasty and incredibly easy dish for nights we decided to cook outside with friends and family.  Each kit combines a cooking sauce and salad dressing perfectly paired to create a flavor explosion.  We tried the Southwest Chicken Dinner Kit during a recent family barbeque and it was a huge hit!  With just four easy steps, I had a delicious Southwest salad ready to be served in under 25 minutes.  While the zesty fajita sauce seasoned the chicken to perfection, we mixed the salad in an awesome chilled salad bowl (which can be found at Crate and Barrel) with corn, tortilla chips and walnuts topped with the provided barbeque ranch dressing.   Delicious!  Our thirst was quenched with tall glasses of my favorite sweet tea as well as Country Time Half & Half Lemonade Drink Mix (half lemonade and half tea).

While we opted for salads, Kraft offers a variety of ways to spice up your backyard party this summer!  Have you tried the new Velveeta Slices Queso Blanco? They totally had me at queso.  Top a burger with these slices for a mild kick and an appealing melty effect.  And don’t forget to finish your party with dessert!  S’mores make a fun and easy addition to a backyard party especially with the bite sized version of Honey Maid’s Lil’ Squares Honey Grahams.  To be honest, my girls have not ever liked graham crackers, but they loved the bite sized grahams which look more like cookies.  But, with 8g of whole grain per serving, this product is Mom-approved!

Are you hosting a backyard party this summer?  Kraft Foods is bringing together five of your favorite brands to make your party a success!  Enter below to win a prize pack worth over $50 including summertime essentials for entertaining friends and family: HONEY MAID, KOOL-AID Drink Mixes, COUNTRY TIME Drink Mixes, VELVEETA Slices and KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS Dinner Kits as well as a Chill Salad Bowl with Salad Servers , Colorwheel Serving Tray and a Rubbermaid Carafe for serving your guests in festive style.

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Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Experimental Mommy.  All opinions remain 100% mine.



  1. kristen m says:

    I love to do lots of green salads with grilled chicken in summer!

  2. Patricia says:

    Kabbobs on the grill.

  3. rebecca says:

    I love grilling pork chops, making pasta salads and homemade ice cream in the summer!

  4. Shannon Baas says:

    bbq steak and corn on the cob.

  5. hamburgers

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  6. Leona P says:

    i like chicken on the grill

  7. Nina McClain says:

    I love burgers on the grill

  8. alyce poalillo says:

    I eat a lot of salads in the summer-like to take advantage of all the fresh local produce.

  9. I like bbq chicken on the grill.

  10. Stacey Cockrell says:

    Hot dogs

  11. Sharold says:

    burgers on the grill

  12. paige chandler says:

    Steaks and corn on the cob on the grill. Drool

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I like salmon on the grill with corn on the cob

  14. ky2here says:

    We’re grilling – how about tuna steaks?

    ky2here at msn dot com

  15. Katie R says:

    I love cooking veggie burgers in the summer

  16. Jessie C. says:

    Grilled salmon

  17. Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill are my favorite in the summer

  18. debbie jackson says:

    grilled sweet corn and hamburgers with baked beans debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  19. vikki parman says:

    BBQ chicken with fresh veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers and corn) stormvikki aol

  20. We like making a big Taco Salad.

  21. I like anything hubby makes on the grill- pork chops is a big hit!

  22. We love grilling steaks and burgers!

  23. TawndaM says:

    macaroni salad… (hey, I have to cook the noodles, right?)

  24. D Schmidt says:

    I love making pasta salads and trifle

  25. D Schmidt says:

    I love making pasta salads and trifle

  26. Jessica Beard says:

    I like to make taco salad.

  27. joanne major says:

    chicken on the grill with corn on cob

  28. dan williams says:

    twitted this, 11/7

  29. shanta s says:

    I love to grill ribs.

  30. Chrissy Nestor says:

    A light cool cucumber Salad!

  31. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    My favorite meal to cook during the summer would probably be taco salad. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Christina G says:

    Grilled shrimp and cold pasta salad!

  33. Anne Loyd says:

    I love steak with corn on the cob in the summer!

  34. meagain2 says:

    this is a great prize

  35. grilled corn and grilling fresh fruit to go on homemade ice cream

  36. Elaine Lund says:

    My fvaorite meal to cook in the summertime would be any meat cooked on the grill w/ served with corn on the cob

  37. Christy says:

    I make what I call, Sizzling Salad. It’s grilled, spiced, pieces of meat, sliced and placed on top of a big salad with lots of veggies.

  38. Karen R says:

    I like to make chicken or egg salad sandwiches with a salad.

  39. KIM CRAWFORD says:


  40. I’d have to say Footlongs, mac n cheese and cauliflower with Butter sauce

  41. Tabathia B says:

    corn dogs with corn

  42. Donna L says:

    I like to make bbq ribs on the grill.

  43. Jennifer B says:

    Hamburgers on the grill with potato salad and corn on the cob

  44. kebabs, grilled veggies and watermelon

  45. Sea bass on the grill with corn on the cobb and a salad

  46. Christina says:

    I think I’d have to say burgers … I’m not a big fan of hamburgers normally, but there is just something about summertime – when it comes I grave a good grilled burger at home! I also love grilling fresh veggies from the garden in the summer!

  47. Emily N says:

    I like to grill hotdogs.

  48. Lots of BBQ, burgers, steaks, chicken, YUM!

  49. I love to grill barbeque shrimp and corn in the summer!

  50. I don’t like to cook in the summer because it is too darn hot, so we enjoy lots of sandwiches and fresh fruit.

  51. Wendy McBride says:

    Bacon on the griddle for BLT sandwiches!
    Quick and easy>

  52. Bacon wrapped filet mignon

  53. Theron Willis says:

    Lamb kabob on a skewer is my summertime favorite.

    Hope to win!

  54. I love grilling anything in the summertime.


    I love hot dogs, beans and coleslaw.

  56. We love barbequing tri-tip in the summer!

  57. All those things mentioned above sounds good..

  58. We love burgers and potato salad.

  59. Nothing beats barbecue – Chicken, Fish or Ribs!

  60. Kathy C says:

    I love making tomato bread with creole tomatoes in the summer!

  61. dani marie says:

    salads and burgers.

  62. Kristi C says:

    I love to fix steak kabobs on the grill.

  63. I love to make tacos, so easy and so yummy 🙂

  64. alicia wallace says:

    grilled chicken wraps

  65. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I love grilled chicken

  66. I like grilled chicken, corn on the cob and potato salad.

  67. Stephanie says:


  68. Rochelle says:

    I love grilling steaks and corn. Thanks!

  69. deana c says:

    I love to cook steak, corn on the cob and potatoes all on the grill in the summer

  70. DeeAnn S says:

    My favorite meal to cook in the summertime is burgers and dogs on the grill with all the delicious side dishes! Thanks.

  71. Emily R. says:

    Grilled veggies!

  72. Charlotte Padgett says:

    tuna, macaroni, and olives salad.

  73. Jeni Lutz says:

    steak on the grill

  74. Patrice says:

    My favorite summer meal is angel hair pasta combined with fresh tomatoes and basil.

  75. Leann Lindeman says:

    When our tomatoes start coming out of our garden I love to make BLT’s.

  76. Crissy D. says:

    We loved grilled chicken quesadillas with fresh homemade guacamole

  77. grilled cheese

  78. Fried chicken salad

  79. We love BLTs in the summer!

  80. Denise M says:

    i love making BBQ chicken salad

  81. I love using the grill in the summer – hamburgers are probably my favorite.

  82. Sheila K. says:

    We love barbecuing hamburgers and veggies during the summer!

  83. grilled corn on the cob

  84. LOIS PAYTON says:

    grilled hot dogs are great, GOD BLESS ABD KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  85. elven johnson says:

    Pasta salad & grilled chicken

  86. Michelle W says:

    My favorite meal is a salad, a cheddar baked potato and fresh corn on the cob

  87. Kyl Neusch says:

    fried chicken salad

  88. Monika Iszard says:

    Ribeye steaks on the grill.

  89. Linda Lansford says:

    I cook chicken

  90. crystle tellerday says:

    burgers and hot dogs

  91. Harold D says:

    Boiled Crabs is my favorite meal to cook.

  92. Blake Kaplan says:

    Steaks on the grill

  93. Jennifer says:

    anything on the grill is great! We love shrimp kabobs!

  94. I like bbq chicken on the grill

  95. Monique Rizzo says:

    BBQ Chicken and potato salad.
    Thanks for the chance.

  96. Jessica To says:

    We like to have burgers and twice baked potatoes.

  97. EMMA L HORTON says:


  98. Dorothy Doll says:

    Summer means chicken and baked potatoes on the grill. Add fresh green beans from the garden and a garden salad and you’ve got a feast.

  99. tacos and beans and rice
    tcogbill at live dot com

    with watermelon for desert

  100. Denise B. says:

    I cook and bake everything throughout the year not just seasonal. Whatever strikes me when I wake up in the morning is what I bake/cook.

  101. Jennifer McKay says:

    I love cooking anything on the grill – chicken, pork, salmon, beef and peppers, asparagus

  102. Brenda Howard says:

    burgers and hot dogs on the grill for my tribe!

  103. Susan Ladd says:

    My favorite in the summertime is BBQ Chicken. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!!!!!

  104. Christine says:

    grilled chicken

  105. Anthony says:

    Grilled burgers and dogs

  106. Mindy Mue says:

    Dr Pepper Chicken on the Grill

  107. sheryl cullum says:

    Burgers on the grill

  108. Cynthia W says:

    My favorite meal to “cook” in the summer is a pasta salad.

  109. tracy davis says:

    Fried chicken salad

  110. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I like to cook ribs on the grill!

  111. I like to grill chicken you can do so many different things with it

  112. Hamburgers on the grill

  113. I like grilling hotdogs and making pasta salad

  114. we love anything on the grill…steaks, hamburgers, chicken, you name it! 🙂

  115. Sarah VM says:

    My favorite meal to cook in the summer is homemade burgers on the grill.

  116. simple salads and fizzy drinks

  117. Eileen Burke says:

    Burgers on the grill,corn on the cob and baked beans!

  118. bbq ribs!!!

  119. Caryn S says:

    BBQ rice salad

  120. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i like to grill burgers in the summer

  121. Carolyn Gonzalez says:

    BBQ chicken

  122. Kathlean Owens says:

    I don’t like to cook during the summer~! But if I have too, it is usually kabobs with salads and fruit

  123. Diana S says:

    I like to make a cream cheese and cucumber sandwich with potato salad they are both so refreshing in the heat.

  124. i like roasted vegetables and salmon

  125. Stacie S. says:

    I’m on a grilled salmon kick lately and I love to make a sauce using herbs from my herb garden!

  126. Ashley Hatten says:

    Grilled kabobs! thanks so much!

  127. Stephanie Gregory says:

    Steak and potatoes!

  128. Brittney House says:

    I love grilling ribs

  129. Barbeque chicken

  130. Michelle S says:

    Hot dogs..lol

  131. Jenna P says:

    Avacado EVERYTHING! Favorite is Avacado Lettuce and Bacon Wraps…

  132. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I like to grill redfish

  133. Linda G. says:

    Anything on the grill!

  134. LeAnn Voyer says:

    We love grilling kabobs, the kids love helping put them together so they each get just what they want.

  135. ribs, blue cheese coleslaw, mac & cheese

  136. Debbie C says:

    My favorite meal in Summer is slow smoked BBQ ribs, potato salad, tomatoes.

  137. Debbie Welchert says:

    We make a meal of bacon and tomato sandwiches.

  138. We love burgers on the grill!

  139. I like making grilled corn & cheeseburgers. Yum!

  140. I like a dips n chips meals in the summer

  141. s riches says:

    I like to make potato salad

  142. Inez Cegelis says:

    I love to make shrimp ceviche in the summer, its so cooling and tasty

  143. Jessica Rose says:

    Love to make Kabobs! And lots of grilled veggies

  144. Hot dogs!

  145. Denise Donaldson says:

    bbq chicken on the grill

  146. jeanne conner says:

    Chicken breast on the grill

  147. I like anything on the BBQ grill

  148. Leslie Luke Stanziani says:

    I love a nice chef salad in the summer.

  149. Allison Call says:

    I love having chicken salad with cilantro lime. The sauce is similar to cafe rio and is sooo tasty.

  150. Ed Nemmers says:

    Skirt Steak on the grill!

  151. Baby Back ribs on the grill

  152. Jennifer M says:

    We love to do BBQ chicken.

  153. Carol Mclemore says:

    Fried Okra and Grilled Pork Chops:)

  154. Burgers and dogs on the grill

  155. You can never go wrong with BBQ rope sausage either.

  156. Kylie C says:

    Fish Tacos with the fish grilled on the BBQ!

  157. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    hot dogs on the grill with corn on cob
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  158. Macaroni salad!

  159. angel champion says:

    Ambrosia salad!!

  160. Mary Cloud says:

    Chicken on the grill

  161. Ellen C. says:

    I like to make italian sausage with peppers and onions and grilled corn on the cob. Thanks for the chance.

  162. Mary Ann says:

    Sandwiches of various sorts that don’t heat up the kitchen

  163. Trevor C. says:

    hamburgers and baked beans with mac salad. You cant beat that

  164. I love to make Fish Tacos in the summertime! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  165. Kelly Nicholson says:

    Tell me your favorite meal to cook in the summer!

    steak hamburger and french fries

  166. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love making potato salad and fried chicken.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  167. Valeen N says:

    I love potato salad and corn on the cob!

  168. I like making ribs!

  169. jeannine s says:

    I like to make ham steaks on the grill with grilled pineapple

  170. Erika P. says:

    Grileed chicken and asaparagus.

  171. bbq ribs are my fav.

  172. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Anything on the grill . i especially like ka bobs.

  173. Katie Rose says:

    Grilled Sausage & Peppers!

  174. We love to make BBQ ribs, corn and fruit salad

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