MEMORIES7's SparkPeople Blog MEMORIES7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Easy Lemon Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, We all love chicken so...take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2- 3 pounds of chicken cutlets sliced thin <BR> 1 c extra virgin olive oil <BR> 3/4 c lemon juice <BR> 4 cloves garlic chopped <BR> 2 tbsp oregano <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredients except chicken to make... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:09:19 EST Vegetable Sirloin Meatloaf Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight...Meatloaf! But not your ordinary meatloaf! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chop and sauté the following <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 carrot <BR> 1 celery <BR> 1 small onion <BR> 1 small potato <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mix cooled vegetables with the following <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <... Sun, 31 May 2015 08:58:51 EST Sea Scallops Over Fettuccini Hello Sparkfamily, Seafood tonight! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 lb Fettuccini pasta, cooked <BR> 12 sea scallops <BR> 1 lb asparagus (steamed) <BR> ½ pkg sun dried tomatoes <BR> 1 lemon <BR> 4 cloves garlic, chopped <BR> 1 tbsp Italian parsley <BR> pinch of salt <BR> ½ stick butter <BR> ½ c parmesan cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Marinate ... Sat, 30 May 2015 13:01:18 EST Eggplant And Mozzarella Bruschetta, With Proscuitto Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight, hmmmmm... Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced <BR> 2 small Japanese eggplants (short & skinny) <BR> 2 Tbsps red wine vinegar <BR> 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella <BR> 8 basil leaves, sliced <BR> sliced Italian bread -1/2 inch thick <BR> 1/4 pound Prosciutto sliced paper th... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:27:55 EST Hummus Hello Sparkfamily, Have you ever tried hummus? If not, you are in for a treat! If so, <em>243</em> Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups cooked chick peas or 2 small cans <BR> 1/4 c bean liquid <BR> 1/4 c lemon juice <BR> 2 cloves finely minced garlic ... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:28:38 EST Italian Dressing Hello Sparkfamily Are you looking for a healthy dressing for that healthy salad that you are about to consume for lunch today? Well then look no further then here...take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c vegetable oil & 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> 1/4 c vinegar (red wine or balsamic) <BR> 1/8 tsp oregano or 1 sprig of fresh <BR> pinch of rosemary or 4 needles fresh <BR> 1/8 tsp g... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:15:54 EST Joint Bone Broth Hello Sparkfamily, Are your bones talking to you after a healthy workout? Well then Take a peek at this! And a sip or two or...Just take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Begin with bones from fish, poultry, beef, lamb, or pork. The bones can be raw or cooked, and they can be stripped of meat remnants and skin. I use bones from cooked organic chicken. I also add leftover eggshells because the membrane t... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:18:33 EST Healthy Cashew Coconut Ice Cream Hello Sparkfamily, Do I ever have a healthy treat for you! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 c. raw cashews (soaked approximately two hours and drained) <BR> 2 c. fresh coconut meat <BR> 1 c. coconut water <BR> 1/2 c. raw honey <BR> 1/2 c. raw virgin coconut oil <BR> 2 tbsp. vanilla extract <BR> seeds of half a vanilla bean(scoop from pod)or 2 more tsp.vanilla extract <BR> 1/... Mon, 25 May 2015 09:06:31 EST Cold Pizza Dip Hello Sparkfamily, Are you needing a great party dip? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Package 8oz. Cream cheese (softened) <BR> 1 Jar chili sauce (use about ¾ of jar) <BR> ½ chopped green pepper <BR> 4 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese <BR> 4 oz. Shredded cheddar cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Using a round platter spread the soften cream cheese,... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:05:36 EST Zucchini Bread Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking bread today! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> In Large Bowl Combine~ <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 1-½ Cups Sugar <BR> ¾ C Vegetable Oil <BR> <BR> In A Separate Bowl, Mix~ <BR> 3 Cups Flour <BR> 1 tsp Salt <BR> 1 tsp Baking Soda <BR> 1 tsp Baking Powder <BR> 1 tsp Cinnamon <BR> <BR> Stir Mixtures Together. Stir In~ <BR> 2 Cups Grated Zucchini <BR> 1 C Walnuts <BR> 1-½ tsp Vanilla <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:52:39 EST Linguini And Clam Sauce Hello Sparkfamily, Do you have SEAFOOD or SEEFOOD on your brain? Well, either way, take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 12 cherry stone or 6 chowder clams minced or chopped <BR> 1 tsp dried oregano <BR> 4 garlic cloves crushed <BR> black or red pepper to taste <BR> 3/4 c of extra virgin olive oil <BR> 1/3 c of white wine <BR> 1/2 c fresh parsley ... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:42:15 EST Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cauliflower Hello Sparkfamily, I know you remember this one! If not, just...take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for dish <BR> 8 oz pappardelle or other similar wide noodles <BR> coarse salt and freshly ground pepper <BR> 1 lb cauliflower, broken into 1-inch florets (about 4 cups) <BR> 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups) <BR> 2 stalks cel... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:30:53 EST Apple Butter Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something yummy for your toast in the morning? Then...take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1/2 c sugar <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp allspice <BR> Pinch ginger <BR> Pinch cloves <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a saucepan, combine applesauce, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cl... Wed, 20 May 2015 23:43:23 EST Potato Pancakes Hello Sparkfamily, Do you need to use up some potato's? If so, Take a peek! If not, take a peek anyway! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups grated potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds potatoes <BR> 1 medium onion, grated <BR> 1/4 c milk, scalded <BR> 1 egg <BR> 2 Tbsps all-purpose flour <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> dash pepper <BR> 1 tsp baking powder <BR> parsley <BR> vegetable oil <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 19 May 2015 09:39:26 EST Broccoli And Bow Ties Hello Sparkfamily, Yummy! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Kosher salt <BR> 8 cups broccoli florets (4 heads) <BR> 1/2 pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta <BR> 2 Tbsp unsalted butter <BR> 2 Tbsp good olive oil <BR> 1 tsp minced garlic <BR> 1 lemon, zested <BR> 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice <BR> 1/4 c toasted pignoli (pine) nuts <BR> Fr... Mon, 18 May 2015 22:20:24 EST Cabbage Mushroom Pie Hello Sparkfamily, Do you like cabbage? How about mushrooms? Yea, Well now let's take the cabbage and mushrooms and make this...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Pie Crust~ <BR> 3 cups flour <BR> 1 Tbsp baking powder <BR> 1 pinch salt and pepper <BR> 1/3 c plus 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening <BR> 6 large eggs, beaten <BR> . <BR> Filling~ <BR> 3 cups shredded cabbage <BR> 1 large s... Sun, 17 May 2015 02:23:23 EST Meaty Italian Salad Hello Sparkfamily, Are you hungry for this...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Romaine lettuce <BR> Spinach <BR> Pepperonis <BR> Salami <BR> Ham <BR> Cherry Tomatoes <BR> Red Onions <BR> Mushrooms <BR> Black Olives <BR> Sun Flower Seeds <BR> Three Cheese Vingerette <BR> Five Cheese Asigao, Romano and Parmesan Mix <BR> Kolsher Salt <BR> Black Pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 16 May 2015 08:39:56 EST Cucumber Coconut Water Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something to quench your thirst? Why look no further then this! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Cups peeled, cubed cucumber <BR> 1 1/2 Cups coconut water <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Place cucumber pieces in mini food processor. Pulse to puree. Place fine mesh sieve over bowl or measuring cup. Line with coffee f... Fri, 15 May 2015 10:42:20 EST Chicken Stroganoff Hello Sparkfamily, Well we have all heard of beef stroganoff but did you know there is this also?...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps. olive oil <BR> 1 3/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3 x 1/2" strips <BR> 8 oz. package organic mushrooms, sliced <BR> 1 1/2 c. chicken broth <BR> 2 Tbsps. flour <BR> 2/3 c. 1% milk <BR> 3/4 tsp. salt <BR> 1/2 tsp. papr... Thu, 14 May 2015 09:36:37 EST Parmesan-Crusted Garlic Asparagus Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a yummy side? Well, Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 lbs asparagus <BR> 4 cloves garlic, crushed <BR> ½ c fresh parmegiano reggiano (or fresh grated parmesan cheese) <BR> 2 tsp salt <BR> ½ lemon, juiced (optional) <BR> ¼ c avocado or olive oil <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350. and line a baking ... Wed, 13 May 2015 09:39:15 EST Baked Sesame Teriyaki Salmon Hello Sparkfamily, Make sure that you add this to your healthy lifestyle! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets <BR> ½ c brown sugar <BR> ½ c low sodium soy sauce (regular soy sauce will work, just reduce salt) <BR> ¼ c cider vinegar <BR> 2 garlic cloves, minced <BR> ¼ tsp pepper <BR> ½ tsp salt <BR> ½ tsp sesame oil <BR> 1 Tbsp cornstarch <BR> 1 Tb... Tue, 12 May 2015 09:20:55 EST Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken With Garlic Alfredo Shells Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken~ <BR> <BR> 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, or 6 chicken tender strips <BR> ¼ c butter, melted <BR> 1 tsp garlic powder <BR> ½ c bread crumbs <BR> ½ c shredded parmesan cheese <BR> ½ tsp oregano <BR> ½ tsp parsley <BR> <BR> Creamy Garlic Alfredo Shells~ <BR> <BR> ½ pound pasta shells <BR> Â... Mon, 11 May 2015 09:46:56 EST Spaghetti And Meatballs Hello Sparkfamily, I am on my way out the door but not before I present to you this and to let you all know that charlie is doing very well! So well in fact that he may be going home next week to finish recuperating and to start in-home physical therapy! Please continue to hold him in your prayers! Now without further ado, take a peek at...this! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> For the tomato sauce~ <BR> <BR> 1/... Sun, 10 May 2015 11:29:12 EST Oatmeal Loaf Bread Hello Sparkfamily, It is Saturday and I am baking bread for the week! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c boiling water <BR> 1 c old-fashioned oats <BR> 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast <BR> 1/3 c warm water (110° to 115°) <BR> 1/4 c honey <BR> 1 Tbsp butter <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> Melted butter <BR> Additional oats <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> ... Sat, 9 May 2015 00:24:01 EST Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili Hello Sparkfamily, It is time to get the <img src="">and fill your home with the aroma of this! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound dried black beans (2-1/2 cups), picked over and rinsed <BR> 1 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1/4 c mustard seeds <BR> 2 Thsps chili powder <BR> 1-1/2 tpsps cumin seeds or ground cumin <BR> 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds or ground cardamom <BR> 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped <BR> ... Fri, 8 May 2015 09:03:31 EST Roasted Baby Red Potatoes With Garlic And Thyme Hello Sparkfamily, <img src="">For Gods awesome healing! I went to see Charlie last night and he is in good spirits! He is still in the hospital, lot's of cuts and bruises, a cast on his leg and one on his arm. He is eating good as always! He is talking well. NO HEAD INJURIES!! He is in a lot of pain even with all the med's that they are pumping through his body. They have started physical therapy (SLOWLY) When he is finally discharged fro... Thu, 7 May 2015 10:09:24 EST Lemon Mashed Potatoes Hello Sparkfamily, Thank you for the ongoing prayers for Charlie! I will be going up to the hospital today to spend some time with him and I will have an update for all of you tomorrow! In the meantime, take a peek at this! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes <BR> 1 C. Milk <BR> 1/4 C. Butter <BR> 1/3-1/2 C. Lemon juice <BR> 2 tsp. Lemon zest <BR> 1 tsp. Salt <BR> 2 tsp. Chopped fresh parsley (or a little bit of dried parsley) <BR> Pepper to taste <BR> ... Wed, 6 May 2015 08:18:41 EST Avocado Pocket Sandwiches Hello Sparkfamily, I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your compassion, comments, and prayers for my friend Charlie! I will keep you all informed as to his progress! The Lord is not done with with the awesome things that he has planned for his life yet! Can I hear an AMEN!!!! Please add him to your prayer chain's at your church! Thank you! Well without further ado, here is todays recipe! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 avocado, halved and... Tue, 5 May 2015 09:23:36 EST Savory Golden Lentil And Sweet Potato Soup + Please Do Not Text/Talk/Or Drink And Drive! JUST DRIVE! Hello Sparkfamily, It has been a rough day for me today. As you know, my best friend was hit head on by someone that was texting. The outcome...he is alive but in very bad shape. but I am here and I hope that you enjoy the recipe that I am about to present to you and pay VERY close attention to the thought of the day! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c. dried lentils, soaked <BR> 3/4 c. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (or 1 medium sized) <BR> 1 c. red onions, d... Mon, 4 May 2015 01:17:27 EST Cranberry Yam Casserole Hello Sparkfamily, Yams are not just for the holidays so...bring'em on! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 cups (12 ounces) fresh whole cranberries, picked over and washed <BR> 1 small orange, washed, sliced (peel included), seeds removed <BR> 1/4 c Grand Marnier (or orange juice) <BR> 1/2 c pecan halves <BR> 1-1/2 cups granulated white sugar <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg <BR> 1/8 tsp ground ginger <BR> 1 (40 ounces) can yams (or sweet potat... Sun, 3 May 2015 08:41:43 EST Chicken And Dumplings Hello Sparkfamily, Who couldn't resist this...Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound medium baking potatoes, preferably russets, scrubbed <BR> 2 tsps salt <BR> 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg <BR> 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound), halved <BR> 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound) <BR> 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> 2 Tbsps canola or other vegetable oil <BR> 1 large onion, chopped <BR> 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced <BR> 2 me... Sat, 2 May 2015 08:32:58 EST Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream Hello Sparkfamily, Sit back, put your feet up, relax after a long day and have a bowl of this...Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 ripe medium peaches (2 pounds) <BR> 1/2 c granulated sugar <BR> 1/2 c packed light brown sugar <BR> 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 1/4 tsp almond extract <BR> 2 cups buttermilk <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the peaches and cook just u... Fri, 1 May 2015 00:33:03 EST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking cookies today! Woohoo! Remember the word? Yep, your right! (MODERATION)!! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c. creamy peanut butter <BR> 1 c. packed light brown sugar <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract <BR> 1 tsp. baking soda <BR> 6 oz. (1 c.) semisweet chocolate chunks <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Combine peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. With a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, b... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:47:54 EST Fiesta Lime Chicken With Zucchini Hello sparkfamily, I hope all of you are having a great day! Well, take a break now and take a peek at what I have for you today! Yes, take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 pieces skinless boneless chicken breast cutlets <BR> 2 large zucchini <BR> 1 yellow squash <BR> 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 tsp Montreal chicken seasoning <BR> 1 tbsp paprika <BR> 1/2 c parsley <BR> 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic <BR> 1/4 c lime juice <BR> 2 1/2 Italian tomatoes <BR> 1/2 c cho... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:26:48 EST Yogurt Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts <BR> 1 (6 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt <BR> 1 lemon, juiced <BR> 1 c dried bread crumbs, seasoned <BR> 1/2 tsp garlic powder <BR> salt to taste <BR> 1/4 c butter <BR> 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350. <BR> Place yogurt in a small bowl and stir until creamy smooth. Add lemon and stir to... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:11:23 EST Buffalo Style Stuffed Eggs Hello Sparkfamily, Today...EGGS! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 eggs <BR> 1/4 c blue cheese, crumbled <BR> 2 Tbsps mayonnaise <BR> 1 1/2 tsp parsley, minced <BR> 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce, or to taste <BR> 1/4 tsp salt or celery salt <BR> 1/8 tsp black pepper <BR> 1 rib celery, finely diced <BR> cayenne pepper, optional <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Hard boil the eggs; cool. Remove the shells and then slice each egg in half lengthwise. Carefull... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:12:01 EST Vegetarian Watercress And Quinoa Salad Hello Sparkfamily, Take a gander at what I am having for lunch today! Don't worry, I'll share! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbs. Sea Salt, plus additional to taste <BR> 1 C. Quinoa <BR> 1 15 oz. can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained <BR> 4-5 C. Watercress Leaves <BR> 5 Small Radishes, sliced <BR> 1/4 C. Baby Corn <BR> 1 Tbs. Fresh Parsley, finely chopped <BR> 3 Tbs. Lemon Juice <BR> 3 Tbs. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil <BR> Ground Black Pepper, to taste <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:51:42 EST Cheese Enchilada Casserole Hello Sparkfamily, I just love Mexican food do you? Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups of one of the following enchilada sauces: <BR> Tomato-Jalapeno Enchilada Sauce <BR> Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce <BR> Chile-Raisin Enchilada Sauce <BR> 8 corn tortillas <BR> 2 cups shredded or crumbled cheese, such as Monterey Jack or queso fresco, or a combination <BR> Diced onion, avocado, chopped cilantro, cheese, or sour cream (optional), for serving <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:37:40 EST Healthy Overnight Oats With Chia Hello Sparkfamily, Did you have that very important meal of the day? Well if you did, there's always tomorrow! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c rolled oats <BR> 1 c milk (non-fat or whole) <BR> 1 Tbsp chia seeds <BR> 2 tpsps agave nectar or honey <BR> Fresh fruit, for serving <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Combine the rolled oats, milk, chia seeds and agave nectar in a Mason jar or small bowl. Stir to combine and cover with a lid or plastic ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:37:33 EST Succotash Soup Hello Sparkfamily, Soup's on, dinnner at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 10-oz. bag frozen lima beans <BR> 1 c water <BR> 2 14.5-oz. cans of chicken broth <BR> 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or olive oil <BR> 1 c chopped onion <BR> 3/4 c chopped red bell pepper <BR> 1/2 c chopped celery <BR> 3/4 c chopped green onions <BR> 2 1/2 tpsp. dried whole thyme <BR> Salt and pepper to taste <BR> Dash cayenne pepper <BR> 1 14.5-oz. can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:59:35 EST Mama's Fluffy Yogurt Frosting Hello Sparkfamily, This is a recipe that my mom used to make. It is just whipped cream with yogurt folded in. It is a light alternative to heavy frosting recipes. However, it is a pretty soft consistency and is best suited for sheet cakes or 9x13 baked cakes. You can change the flavor of the frosting by using different yogurt flavors and I like to garnish the cake with fresh fruit that corresponds with the yogurt I use. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pint of heavy whip... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:37:39 EST Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Hello Sparkfamily, Do you have your crock pots handy? Well then, gett'em out and...take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 pounds pork shoulder roast <BR> 1 Tbsp Chili Powder <BR> 1 tsp cumin <BR> 1 tsp oregano <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 tsp pepper <BR> ¾ c orange juice (2 oranges) <BR> ¼ c lime juice (2 limes) <BR> 4 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 onion, quartered <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a small bowl combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt,... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:32:31 EST Walnut And Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Do you agree? Why then, see ya at the table at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> ¼ c low-fat buttermilk <BR> 2 Tbsps Dijon mustard <BR> 4 (6-ounce) chicken cutlets <BR> â…“ c panko crumbs <BR> â…“ c finely chopped walnuts <BR> 2 Tbsps grated fresh Parmesan Cheese <BR> ¾ tsp minced fresh rosemary <BR> ¼ tsp kosher salt <BR> ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> Cooking spray <BR> Rosemary leaves for garnish (optional... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:34:45 EST Vegetable Pizza Hello Sparkfamily, Does this get your taste buds fired up? Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 pkg crescent rolls <BR> 4 oz Light French Onion Dip <BR> 4 oz Light Cream Cheese <BR> 1/3 pkg dry Hidden Valley Dressing Mix <BR> 1/2 c light mayonnaise <BR> 2 c. broccoli florets <BR> 2 c. cauliflower florets <BR> 1 c. carrots <BR> 1 c. green olives <BR> 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Put crescent rolls in a greased jell... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:19:57 EST Asparagus Potato Salad Hello Sparkfamily, Are you grill'in this weekend? Well don't forget this! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound new potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed <BR> 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths <BR> 1/2 c finely chopped sweet onion <BR> 1/2 c mayonnaise <BR> 1 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> 1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish <BR> 1 tsp yellow mustard, optional <BR> 1 tsp fresh dill weed or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed <BR> 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste <BR> Freshly g... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:13:53 EST Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for a healthy and yummy dessert that is sure to please your guests? Why then, just hop, walk, jump, run, swim... on over and...take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups crushed thin pretzel sticks (see Notes) <BR> 3 Tbsps granulated sugar <BR> 3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks or 12 Tablespoons) butter, at room temperature <BR> 2 cups boiling water <BR> 1 package (6 ounce) strawberry flavor gelatin <BR> 8 ounces (1 large block) cream cheese, at ro... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:08:49 EST Peppered Meatloaf (Crockpot) Version Hello Sparkfamily, Oh my, do you taste what I taste? Yep, I can taste it now, meatloaf for dinner tonight, cold meatloaf sandwiches for lunch tomorrow! Oh quit drooling and take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sauce~ <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c ketchup <BR> 1 Tbsp brown sugar <BR> 3/4 tsps dry mustard <BR> 1/4 tsp ground allspice <BR> <BR> <BR> . <BR> Meatloaf <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 pounds ground beef chuck <BR> 1/2 pound bulk sausage, crumbled <BR> 1 l... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:40:32 EST Barbecued Pulled Pork With Potatoes Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight guessed it! Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For the Sauce <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 Tbsp canola or other vegetable oil <BR> 3 medium onions, finely chopped <BR> 8 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 2 Tbsp chili powder <BR> 1 c ketchup <BR> 1/2 c bottled chili sauce, such as Heinz <BR> 1/4 c plus 2 Tbsp cider vinegar <BR> 1/4 c packed dark brown sugar <BR> 2 Tbsp unsulphured molasses <BR> 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce <BR> 2 tsp liquid ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:21:49 EST Spicy Shrimp Bites Hello Sparkfamily, Having company this weekend? Take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spicy Dipping Sauce <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 ounces cream cheese (small block), at room temperature <BR> 1/2 c sweet chili sauce (see Note) <BR> 1/3 c ranch dressing <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh chives <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . <BR> Shrimp Bites <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, thawed <BR> 2 (8-count) cans butter crescent rolls <BR> 1/4 c (4 Tbsps or 1/2 stick) butter... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:16:00 EST Frozen Fruit Salad Hello Sparkfamily, If you love frozen grapes, bananas etc, take a peek at this! Go on, take a peek! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp water mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice <BR> 1 tsp unflavored gelatin <BR> 1 Tbsp confectioner's sugar <BR> 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature <BR> 1/3 c mayonnaise <BR> 1/3 c heavy cream <BR> 1-1/2 cups mixed diced fresh fruit <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Place water mixture in a custard cup, s... 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