MEMORIES7's SparkPeople Blog MEMORIES7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Grilled Chicken And Herb-Cheese Wraps Hello Sparkfamily, I am "wrapping" up my plans for dinner! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 carton (8 ounces) nonfat plain yogurt <BR> 1 Tbsp wasabi powder <BR> 4 flour tortillas (9-inch) <BR> 1/2 c garlic-and-herb-flavored cheese spread, softened <BR> Grilled Chicken Breasts (below), cut into thin strips <BR> 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and sliced <BR> 1 carton ... Thu, 5 May 2016 00:05:46 EST Lemon Ice Hello Sparkfamily, I just went to the garden and picked some mint and lemons so...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups sugar <BR> 5 cups water <BR> 1-1/3 cups fresh lemon juice <BR> 2 Tbsps grated lemon zest <BR> mint leaves, for garnish <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water and bring to ... Wed, 4 May 2016 09:26:17 EST Cauliflower Vinaigrette Hello Sparkfamily, Nothing like homemade! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 medium head cauliflower <BR> 2 cups white wine vinegar <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil <BR> 4 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 1 tsp chopped chives <BR> 1 tsp chopped parsley <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~... Tue, 3 May 2016 00:24:59 EST Breakfast Calzone Hello Sparkfamily, Have you had breakfast yet? Well then...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound bulk sweet sausage <BR> 1 pound bulk hot sausage <BR> 1 large green bell pepper, chopped <BR> 1 large red bell pepper, chopped <BR> 1 large yellow onion, chopped <BR> 10 eggs, scrambled <BR> 2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed <BR> 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese... Mon, 2 May 2016 09:37:05 EST Red Cabbage Slaw With Raisins Hello Sparkfamily, Cabbage and raisins and almonds oh my! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large red cabbage, shredded <BR> 1 c raisins <BR> Salt and freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1 c sour cream <BR> 2 Tbsps white wine vinegar <BR> 1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a large mixing bowl, combine the shr... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:19:26 EST Beet Relish Hello Sparkfamily, Time to go out to garden! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups peeled, finely chopped (or grated), cooked fresh beets (about 3 medium beets) <BR> 2 Tbsps grated fresh horseradish (not prepared sauce) <BR> 4 tsps sugar (or more, to taste) <BR> 4 tsps vinegar <BR> 1 tsp cayenne pepper <BR> Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper <BR>... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:01:22 EST Baked Jumbo Shrimp Hello Sparkfamily, Seafood tonight! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2-1/4 pounds large raw shrimp <BR> 1/2 c butter or margarine <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 6 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/3 c chopped parsley <BR> 3 tsps grated lemon peel <BR> 3 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> lemon wedges <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Shell the shrimp, devein, wash, l... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:27:30 EST Red Beans And Rice Hello Sparkfamily, A meal in itself! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 package dry kidney beans <BR> 1-pound package smoked sausage <BR> 2 smoked ham hocks or 4 smoked turkey necks <BR> 1 small onion <BR> 1/2 small green pepper <BR> onion salt (to taste) <BR> garlic salt (to taste) <BR> black pepper (to taste) <BR> 1 celery stalk <BR> 1 Tbsp parsley <BR> 1/2 c ke... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:07:07 EST Watermelon Punch Hello Sparkfamily, Got watermelons growing in your garden? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 cups watermelon juice (see note) <BR> 2 cups pineapple juice <BR> 1 can (12 ounces) frozen raspberry juice blend <BR> 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate <BR> 1/4 c lemon juice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Combine all ingred... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:08:33 EST Sweet And Sour Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, Some like it sweet, some like it sour! I got both! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps soy sauce <BR> 3 Tbsps sake or sherry <BR> 1 Tbsp sesame oil <BR> 1/2 tsp ground ginger <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Mix all of the ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chicken ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:37:36 EST Taco Chicken Rolls Hello Sparkfamily, Need something for movie night but do not know what? Well, I got it right here! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 C finely crushed cheese flavored crackers <BR> 1 envelope taco seasoning <BR> 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves <BR> 2 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese <BR> 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:34:20 EST Coconut Smoothie Hello Sparkfamily, Are you enjoying this as much as I am? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 ripe banana <BR> 1/2 c whole coconut milk <BR> 2 Tbsps maple syrup <BR> 2 egg yolks <BR> 1 tsp pure vanilla extract <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Place banana in food processor and process to a puree. Add remaining ingredients and process to a p... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:30:18 EST Blackberry Jam Hello Sparkfamily, Time to make jam! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 10 cups blackberries <BR> 6 cups sugar <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a large soup pot over low heat, crush berries until soft. <BR> <BR> Pass through a food mill to remove seeds. Return to pot and stir in sugar. Bring to a slow boil, stirring often, until sugar di... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:01:39 EST Apricot Muffins Hello Sparkfamily, What's for breakfast you ask? Well take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c grape-nuts cereal (or any granola-type cereal) <BR> 1/2 c snipped dried apricots <BR> 1/2 c boiling water <BR> 1-3/4 cups all-purpose white flour <BR> 1 Tbsp baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 c brown sugar <BR> 1/2 c chopped nuts <BR> 2/3 c milk <BR> 1/2 c oil <BR> 1 ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:01:29 EST Popcorn Granola Munch Hello Sparkfamily, All of you are doing so awesome that I am allowing you a treat! But in MODERATION! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 8 cups popped corn <BR> 1 c wheat germ <BR> 1/2 c shredded coconut <BR> 1 c rolled oats <BR> 1/2 c sesame seeds <BR> 1/2 c creamy peanut butter <BR> 1 Tbsps water <BR> 1 Tbsps oil <BR> 1/2 c molasses <BR> 2 Tbsps honey <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:04:01 EST Avocado Bread Hello Sparkfamily, Well it is time to bake bread again! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 3/4 c sugar <BR> 1-1/2 tsps baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1/2 c mashed avocado (1 medium avocado) <BR> 1/2 c buttermilk <BR> 1/2 c chopped pecans <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:28:41 EST Apple Blueberry Cereal Hello Sparkfamily, Breakfast is the first fuel that you will put in your body so FUEL UP! This is what I had. What will you have? Take a peek! <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3/4 cups rolled oats <BR> 1/2 c almonds <BR> 2 apples <BR> 1 c distilled water <BR> 1 c blueberries <BR> 1 c ap... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:55:41 EST Black Beans And Rice Hello Sparkfamily, Don't forget to put this on your menu! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 tsps olive oil <BR> 2 onions, minced <BR> 2 green bell peppers, diced <BR> 3 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed <BR> 2 tsps dried oregano <BR> 2 tsps balsamic vinegar <BR> 2 red bell peppers, diced <BR> 4 cups hot cooked rice... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:00:59 EST Cabbage And Fresh Pineapple Salad Hello Sparkfamily, It has been a LONG 11 days! Again, I have been without internet and so I took full advantage of this time and have got a lot done around the homestead! But now that the IP says that they got it fixed, I am going to take full advantage and get some catching up time right here on spark!! I have missed you all and by the 5,383 emails that I have in my personal inbox, I see that you miss me too! So without further ado, feast your eyes on this! Take a peek! <img src="http://pho... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:53:34 EST Rhubarb Cobbler Hello Sparkfamily, Did I hear right? Someone likes rhubarb cobbler! Or do you love rhubarb cobbler! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c sugar <BR> 1/4 c cornstarch <BR> 2 Tbsps water <BR> 4 cups cooked, sweetened rhubarb <BR> 1 Tbsp butter <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Topping~ <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 cups biscuit mix <BR> 1/4 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp nutmeg <BR... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:01:16 EST Baked Blueberry French Toast Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for breakfast? Well, I have it! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 loaf Italian bread <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 1/2 c milk <BR> 1/4 tsp baking powder <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 2 1/2 cups blueberries <BR> 1/2 c sugar <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1 tsp cornstarch <BR> 1 Tbsp butter, melted <BR> 1/4 c powdered sugar <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 00:13:01 EST Chicken Pockets Hello Sparkfamily, What are you fix'in for lunch? Need an idea? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken <BR> 3 ounces cream cheese, softened <BR> 1 Tbsp chopped chives <BR> 2 Tbsps milk <BR> salt to taste <BR> 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls <BR> 1/4 c melted margarine <BR> 1/2 cups crushed, seasoned bread crumbs <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 00:07:24 EST Mango, Peach And Nectarine Salsa Hello Sparkfamily, I am making salsa today! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced <BR> 1 large peach, pitted and diced <BR> 2 nectarines, pitted and diced <BR> 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced <BR> juice of 1 lime <BR> 1 tsp. minced ginger <BR> 1 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro <BR> 1 serano chile, seeded and minced <BR> 2 tsp. mince... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 00:59:59 EST Chilled Fruit Salad Loaf Hello Sparkfamily, Having family and friends over this weekend? Cool'em down with this yummy dessert! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 eggs, beaten <BR> 2 Tbsps vinegar <BR> 2 Tbsps sugar <BR> 2 Tbsps butter or margarine <BR> 1 c whipped cream <BR> 2 cups green seedless grapes <BR> 2 cups diced, canned pineapple <BR> 2 oranges, cut up <BR> 2 medium bananas, slic... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 00:16:18 EST Apple-Almond Salad Hello Sparkfamily, Did someone say almonds! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c salad oil <BR> 2 Tbsps white sugar <BR> 2 Tbsps malt or cider vinegar <BR> 1/4 tsp salt <BR> 1/8 tsp almond extract <BR> 6 cups torn mixed greens <BR> 3 medium-size apples, cut into wedges <BR> 1 c thinly sliced celery <BR> 2 Tbsps sliced scallions <BR> 1/3 c slivered almonds, toast... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:09:29 EST Chicken Pot Pie Hello Sparkfamily, I am bake'in a pie but not just any pie! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 can each peas, green beans, and carrots <BR> 1/3 c butter or 1 stick margarine <BR> 1/3 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1/3 c chopped onions <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp pepper <BR> 1-3/4 cups chicken broth <BR> 2/3 c milk <BR> 2-1/2 to 3 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:01:17 EST Potato-Chip Cookies Hello Sparkfamily, Don't knock'em till ya try'em! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2-1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened <BR> 3/4 c granulated sugar <BR> 1/2 c firmly packed light-brown sugar <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 1-1/2 tsps vanilla extract <BR> 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 1-1/2 tsps baking powder <BR> 1-1/2 cups crushed potato chips, plus 2 cups more for ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:46:54 EST Turkey Loaf Hello Sparkfamily, Well it's not meatloaf, it's not a loaf of bread but it is a loaf! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 eggs, slightly beaten <BR> 4 Tbsps melted butter <BR> 1 package stuffing <BR> 1-1/2 cups turkey broth or canned chicken broth <BR> 2 cups diced cooked turkey <BR> 2 Tbsps parsley, minced <BR> 1 Tbsp minced onion <BR> 2 Tbsps green pepper, minced... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:13:51 EST Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Hello Sparkfamily, HAPPY EASTER TO ALL! Here is a family Easter tradition! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large onion, finely chopped <BR> 2 cups chopped, thinly sliced ham <BR> 3/4 c Parmesan cheese, divided <BR> 2 tsps dried thyme or dill <BR> 4 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced <BR> salt and freshly ground black pepper <BR> 2 cups milk <BR> <B... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 EST Rhubarb Nut Bread Hello Sparkfamily, I love rhubarb! The bread is in the oven! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar <BR> 2/3 c vegetable oil <BR> 1 c buttermilk <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 tsp vanilla <BR> 1 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 2-1/2 cups flour <BR> 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh uncooked rhubarb <BR> 1/2 c chopped walnuts <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:11:44 EST Oriental Beef Stir-Fry Hello Sparkfamily, Get the wok's out! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound beef flank steak <BR> 2 Tbsps soy sauce <BR> 4 tsps dark roasted sesame oil, divided <BR> 1-1/2 tsps sugar <BR> 1 tsp cornstarch <BR> 2 cloves garlic, chopped <BR> 1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger <BR> 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes <BR> 2 scallions, thinly sliced <BR> 1 small r... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:03:08 EST Old-Fashioned Pot Roast Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 boneless chuck roast (3 pounds) <BR> 1 clove garlic, halved <BR> 1/4 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1 tsp paprika <BR> 1/4 tsp salt <BR> 1/8 tsp coarsely ground black pepper <BR> 2 Tbsps vegetable oil <BR> 1 c chopped onion <BR> 1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> 1 can (14.5 ounces) toma... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:31 EST Asian Wild Rice And Chicken Salad Hello Sparkfamily, If you like asian food, rice and chicken, well then...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dressing <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c olive oil <BR> 3 Tbsps roasted sesame oil <BR> 3 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> 3 Tbsps soy sauce <BR> 1 Tbsp sugar <BR> 1 tsp ginger juice, or 1/2 teaspoon ground gingerSalad: <BR> 1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice, (cooled to room temperature) <BR> 1-1... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:08:49 EST Egg Salad In Tomato Shells Hello Sparkfamily, Come on lunchtime! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 medium tomatoes <BR> 1 3-ounce package cream cheese <BR> 2 Tbsps milk <BR> 1/4 c mayonnaise <BR> 3 hard boiled eggs <BR> 1/4 c chopped green bell pepper <BR> 1/4 c peeled, seeded, chopped cucumber <BR> 2 tablespoons chopped green onion <BR> 1/4 tsp hot sauce, optional <BR> Salt to taste <BR> ... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:01:16 EST Chicken Salad Hello Sparkfamily, I am thinking that I will muster up some of this for lunch! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 cups diced cooked chicken <BR> 3/4 c crumbled blue cheese <BR> 1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts <BR> 3/4 c olive oil <BR> 1/3 c red wine vinegar <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced <BR> 1/2 c chopped shallots or scallions <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp pepper <B... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 01:04:27 EST Pumpernickel Rye Bread Hello Sparkfamily, The bread is in the oven! I call the heel! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 packages dry yeast <BR> 1-1/2 cups warm water <BR> 1/2 c molasses <BR> 1 Tbsps salt <BR> 2 Tbsps vegetable oil <BR> 4 cups medium rye flour <BR> 2 to 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Dissolve yeast in warm wate... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:02:30 EST Pineapple Orange Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, So many ways to prepare chicken! Let me count the ways! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 broiler-fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up <BR> 1/2 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 tsp chili powder <BR> 3 Tbsps vegetable oil <BR> 3/4 c orange juice <BR> 1/2 c golden raisins <BR> 1/4 c rum, preferably dark <BR> 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1/8... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:12:29 EST Stir-Fried Asparagus With Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, I am brew'in up some stir-fry! Take a Peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 tsps cornstarch <BR> 2 Tbsps water <BR> 4 Tbsps soy sauce <BR> 2 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> 1/2 tsp sugar <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed <BR> 3 Tbsps vegetable oil <BR> 1 pound asparagus, trimmed, peeled, and sliced diagonally <BR> 1 large chicken breast boned, skinned, and cu... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:01:53 EST Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp Hello Sparkfamily, Warm right out of the oven! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 pints blueberries <BR> 1/2 c sugar <BR> juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon <BR> 3 Tbsps flour <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Mix the berries, sugar, lemon juice and zest, and flour in a large bowl. Preheat the oven to 400 F, and butter a 13x9-inch glas... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:16:12 EST Sweet Potato Patties Hello Sparkfamily, Dig up some yummy sweet potato's and get ready for this! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large sweet potato, about 3/4 pound <BR> 1/4 Tbsp salt <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 2 Tbsp heavy cream <BR> 1 Tbsp cornmeal <BR> 1/2 c minced ham or Canadian bacon <BR> 1 Tbsp minced onion <BR> salt and pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp oil <BR> 1 Tbsp butter <BR> oil and butt... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:08:37 EST Crab meat Salad Wrap Hello Sparkfamily, When lunch time rolls around...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat, picked over <BR> 1 medium red pepper, seeded and diced <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh parsley <BR> 4 to 6 large tortillas or flatbread <BR> 6 leaves romaine lettuce <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a small bowl, combine crab meat... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:31:49 EST Onion Sandwich Hello Sparkfamily, Take me back to the days of ol' when Grandpa and I used to sit out on the swing and eat onion sandwiches together! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large sweet onion <BR> 3 hard cooked eggs <BR> 2 small pickles <BR> mayonnaise <BR> 1/2 tsp dry mustard <BR> salt and pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Chop the onion... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:16:07 EST Chicken Enchiladas Hello Sparkfamily, I report that mama and pups are doing awesome! As for this mama, re-energized and as for dinner, Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 whole chicken <BR> 1 medium onion <BR> 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese <BR> 2 cans (10 ounces each) green enchilada sauce <BR> 30 corn tortillas <BR> 1 pound Monterey jack cheese <BR> 1 pound Cheddar cheese ... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 01:41:33 EST Gluten Free Buckwheat Flour Pancakes Hello Sparkfamily, I am cooking up a batch of these for breakfast! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups gluten free buckwheat flour <BR> 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1/4 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp sea salt <BR> 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1 egg or another 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce <BR> 1 1/2 cups almond milk or milk... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 00:49:39 EST Broccoli Salad Hello Sparkfamily, I have a beautiful announcement to make and that is... WE HAVE NEW PUPPIES!!!! Yes indeed we do! My other beagle Daisy Duke has as of now had 6 beautiful blessings! I do not think that she is done yet as it looks as though she may have a couple more! Time will tell! Needless to say, I am busy! I took picks on my ipad and I will post them soon! Well I am hungry for a salad and that is what I have for you today to so...Take a peek! <img src=" Sat, 12 Mar 2016 15:07:41 EST Apple Chips Hello Sparkfamily, You want healthy, I got healthy! I promise to share! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c granulated sugar <BR> 1 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1 tsp ground ginger <BR> 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg <BR> 2 large Granny Smith apples <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 200. In a large bowl, combine sugar and spices. <BR> <BR> Slice ... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 00:02:30 EST Herb-Stuffed Pasta Hello Sparkfamily, Yep, your right! Dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 8 ounces jumbo pasta shells <BR> 8 ounces cream cheese <BR> 4 ounces ricotta or cottage cheese <BR> 2 eggs, beaten <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh chives <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh parsley <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh sage, basil, tarragon, OR thyme <B... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:02:21 EST Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers Hello Sparkfamily, We are having a meatless dinner tonight! How you ask? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 Tbsps vegetable oil, divided <BR> 1/2 c finely chopped onion <BR> 1/2 c frozen corn kernels, thawed <BR> 1/4 c finely chopped green bell pepper <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> 1 tsp cumin <BR> 1 tsp chili powder <BR> 1/2 tsp smoked paprika <BR> 3/4 c fine-c... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:25:07 EST Spicy Tuna Avocado Wrap Hello Sparkfamily, Tuna... I like the sound of that! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pouch (2.7 oz. each) mexican style tuna <BR> 1 - 8 inch flour tortilla (or whole wheat tortilla) <BR> 2 Tbsps avocado <BR> 1/4 c chopped (or torn) iceberg lettuce or romaine <BR> 1 Tbsp diced red pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp diced tomato <BR> 2 Tbsps salsa (Optional) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:06:56 EST Strawberry And Spinach Salad With Strawberry Vinaigrette Hello Sparkfamily, A light dinner and then a good movie! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound fresh spinach, washed, torn into pieces <BR> 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems discarded, sliced <BR> 1/3 c Strawberry Vinegar <BR> 1/3 c sugar <BR> 1 tsp dry mustard <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 3/4 c olive or canola oil <BR> 1-1/2 Tbsps poppy seeds <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 00:01:31 EST