Backyard BBQ Made Easier With Kraft Foods {Giveaway!}

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Nothing says summer quite like a backyard I right folks? As a brand spankin’ new member of the Kraft Delicious Bytes Bloggers group, I was given the opportunity to host a backyard get together with family and friends and try some great brands that Kraft offers. As a bonus, they sent some great serving items that made my party special (and you will get to win the same exact prize pack that was sent to me to host your own awesome party!)

We had strawberry-Kiwi Kool-Aid, cheeseburgers using Velveeta slices, salad, hot dogs, smoked griller sausages, potato and macaroni salad, chips and cole slaw. I also grilled some chicken legs! We got rained out before dessert but we made mini s’mores with the Honey Maid Graham Crackers!

I highlighted the chicken that I grilled in this spread because I used the Sizzling Salads chicken dinner kit Zesty Fajita sauce on the meat. Its meant to go on chicken that actually goes in the salad but I decided to switch things up and use it as a grilling sauce alone on my chicken legs.Verdict? absolutely delicious!

Here is some info on the different products I got to try:

  • KOOL-AID New Unsweetened Peach Mango and Unsweetened Strawberry Kiwi Drink Mixes: Beat that summer heat and keep the kids happy and cool with great summer refreshment for entertaining the whole gang. New Unsweetened Peach Mango and Unsweetened Strawberry Kiwi flavors from KOOL-AID Drink Mixes are a good source of Vitamin C per serving and, most importantly to your little ones, pack the flavorful fun they expect from your best outdoor shindigs! (Peach Mango and Strawberry Kiwi flavors are also available in KOOL-AID Sugar Sweetened Drink Mix and Ready-to-Drink Jammers).
  • New COUNTRY TIME Half & Half Lemonade Drink Mix: Who could enjoy the summer’s heat without a taste of COUNTRY TIME refreshment? This season try a delicious new spin on the lemonade classic. Pour out a glass and enjoy each sip of this amazing combination of Half Lemonade and Half Iced Tea, Lemonade Iced Tea Flavored Drink Mix.  
  • VELVEETA Slices Queso Blanco:  Top a burger or your favorite sandwich with the brand new Queso Blanco flavor cheese from VELVEETA Slices for a delicious spin on a barbecue must-have. Heat it up grill-side and enjoy Queso Blanco’s creamy, mild and super melty effect!  Look for the new packaging and new pricing now available. ( I used the original slices on my burgers!)
  • KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS Southwest Chicken Dinner Kit: Talk about jazzing up a main dish! KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS are cooking sauces and salad dressings, perfectly paired to create a delicious chicken and salad dish your family and friends are sure to love!! Four easy steps, 20 minutes and you’ve answered that “what’s for dinner” question with a bang! Try the Southwest Chicken Dinner Kit with Zesty Fajita cooking sauce for sautéed chicken paired with Barbecue Ranch dressing for salad.
  • HONEY MAID Lil’ Squares Honey Grahams: These bite-sized versions of the graham crackers you love are great as a wholesome snack or for wrapping up your party with a creative, s’more-style dessert. Made with 8g of whole grain per serving, no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup – you’ll feel good about letting this snack help fuel your kids’ days!

We had some kids activities and fun after we ate but I have to say this is probably the biggest BBQ I have had this summer so far and I was glad to have some help from Kraft!


Want to win some Kraft goodies and serve ware for your own BBQ? One lucky reader will win summertime essentials for entertaining friends and family including: HONEY MAID, KOOL-AID Drink Mix, COUNTRY TIME Drink Mix, VELVEETA Slices and KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS Dinner Kit as well as a Chill Salad Bowl with Salad Servers , Colorwheel Serving Tray and a Rubbermaid Carafe for serving your guests in festive style. (prize pack valued at $50)

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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 Serendipity Mommy.

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of Serendipity Mommy. She is the mother of 3 and a recent college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is a member of the American Culinary Federation and is pursuing a Food Photography business. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun and photography. Email Candace


  1. Kristen m says:

    I want to win! This is awesome!

  2. Julia R. Boykin says:

    Wish I had some right now.

  3. I want to win.

    My favorite thing about summer are the BBQs.

  4. I would certainly like to win.

  5. My favorite thing about summer is the winter. I am not a fan of cold weather.

  6. Joanna Price says:

    I’ve been thinking about buying one of those carafe’s- so cute!

  7. Joanna Price says:

    Fav thing about summer is my kids drive me less crazy when we can be outside! =)

  8. Kristen says:

    I’d like to win :)

  9. Kristen says:

    My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather.

  10. I’d love to win:)

  11. i want to win!

  12. i like getting the chance to read on vacation

  13. My favorite thing is being able to go outside with shorts!

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    id love to win so we can have all the kids over an the grandkids for a big cookout,,money has been tight lately

  15. pamela james says:

    I want to win.

  16. pamela james says:

    I like all the green of summer!

  17. Ashley Hatten says:

    would love to win!! THANKS!!!!

  18. Ashley Hatten says:

    favorite thing about summer is backyard bbq’s and swimming!

  19. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would like to win

  20. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Having the kids out of school is my favorite part of summer

  21. I’d love to win!
    Thank you!

  22. I love bbq’ing and spending time outdoors

  23. What an awesome giveaway – I want to win! I also really want to try the Queso Blanco cheese slices!
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  24. My favorite thing about summer is all the outdoor activities that are possible, like swimming, tanning, fire pits & barbecues, and picnics!
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  25. Tabathia B says:

    I want to win

  26. Julie Cutshaw says:

    Because my 35th wedding anniversary is next month and I’d love to have a fun and tasty cookout for the hubby with these new products I have not tried yet, your spread looked awesomely deliouse thanks

  27. Julie Cutshaw says:

    My favorite thing about summer is evenings outside enjoying a pit fire and slow pace of things all around us to enjoy like the fireflies, the sunsets, scents in the air and watching the kids enjoy there youth and wishing I had there energy and just feeling blessed

  28. I want to win!

  29. I love getting out of the house and going to the park and having picnics.

  30. I would love to win!
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  31. Stephanie says:

    i would love to win this

  32. I want to win! Thanks for the chance.

  33. I like that it’s warm and stays light later.

  34. We love Kraft foods and love to cookout during summertime. Please count me in to win. Thanks.

  35. I would love to win these summer goodies.

  36. My favorite thing about summer is the heat! I’m so cold-blooded, that I just love to soak up the heat. (not the sun tho’. I’m not into tanning at all)

  37. I want to win

  38. Having BBQ’s with my family

  39. I’m hungry, I’m thirsty and I want to win! ;)
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  40. My favorite thing about summer is the kids being out of school. School can really cut into a mom’s free time! :O
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  41. Stephanie says:

    what i love about summer is swimming

  42. like to win thanks

  43. kelly willis says:

    i love the fun in the sun the heat is the best love it

  44. kelly willis says:

    i would love to win this.

  45. Jennifer B says:

    I would love to win!!

  46. Tabathia B says:

    taking my kids on mini vacations

  47. judy gardner says:

    i want to win!

  48. judy gardner says:

    my fav thing about summer is going to the beach!

  49. Jennifer Marie says:

    I want to win

  50. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love the sun the most!

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