MEMORIES7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MEMORIES7 MEMORIES7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Stuffed Bell Peppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987601 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you realize the health benefits of bell peppers? Well, eat'em up! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b7a516a-bdc8-4d34-a34a-e01f74f11ae7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 bell peppers, mixed colors, halved vertically and seeded <BR> 1 c quinoa <BR> 2 Tbsps oil, divided <BR> 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed <BR> 2 cups chopped fresh vegetables, such as summer squash, carrot and red onio <BR> One 15.5-ounce ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:42:25 EST Bacon And Egg-Stuffed French Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987069 Hello Sparkfamily, I am so behind on my recipe and thought of the day blog's thanks to my internet! You all have been so patient and I am so thankful for that! So I had better get this done before it goes out so without further ado, Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8c8c6de-b072-4d8c-9d50-f62ab1248bff.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 pound (about 8 slices) bacon <BR> One 14- to 16-ounce loaf soft french bread* <BR> 1 c colby jack shre... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:02:58 EST Spinach Salad With Pears, Pomegranate, Blue Cheese And Pecans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984039 Hello Sparkfamily, Just a salad for me this eve! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51454139-9f35-4165-8d61-b168d085559c.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 to 6 cups baby spinach leaves <BR> 1 pear, thinly sliced <BR> 1/2 c blue cheese crumbles <BR> 1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans, toasted <BR> 1/2 c frozen pomegranate seeds <BR> Balsamic vinaigrette <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Divide spinach among 4 salad plates. Arra... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:24:44 EST Warm Pasta Salad With Roasted Sausage And Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983161 Hello Sparkfamily, If you love pasta,...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/291a1a83-2a3d-4d79-818f-f27501a8a5e1.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c balsamic vinaigrette, divided <BR> 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 1 small summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 8 ounces asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces <BR> 1 package spinach & garlic chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 8 ounces rotini, uncooked <BR> ... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:11:38 EST Slow Cooker Chili Garlic Wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982390 Hello Sparkfamily, My internet has been giving me fits today but I am not letting it get the best of this gal! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca189ca4-5599-4f6e-b079-d9e4826f6862.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 Tbsps brown sugar <BR> 2 Tbsps chili powder <BR> 2 tsps salt <BR> One 48-ounce package frozen chicken wings, thawed according to package directions, drained <BR> 1 medium garlic bulb, separated into unpeeled cloves <BR> ... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:26:14 EST Bread Soup With Cilantro, Garlic And Poached Egg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981567 Hello Sparkfamily, Soup's on, dinner at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4d0c6b3-f1d3-4c61-aa29-ee534726d98f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp minced garlic <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 c chopped fresh cilantro <BR> Pinch of red pepper flakes, optional <BR> 1/2 c olive oil <BR> 3 thick slices coarse-textured peasant bread, crusts removed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups) <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 3-4 cups chicken stock, optional... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:44:01 EST Steak And Baby Potato Kabobs With blue Cheese Yogurt Dipping Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980985 Hello Sparkfamily, Get up off the couch this evening, fire up the grill and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/376e90a8-65ed-4993-ab03-32046c247e20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound baby red potatoes <BR> 1 pound Steak, such as New York strip or top sirloin, cut into 1 1/4-inch chunks <BR> <BR> <BR> Blue Cheese Yogurt Sauce <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c plain Greek yogurt <BR> 1/4 c mayonnaise <BR> 1/4 c crumbled blue c... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:38:28 EST Fruit ~N~ Cream Float http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980160 Hello Sparkfamily, Let's cool down with one of these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb166761-ec9c-42c4-9842-b8b8234d42e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 scoops ice cream, such as vanilla bean or strawberry <BR> About 2 cups 100% juice, such as orange, berry or grape, chilled <BR> About 2 cups sparkling water, chilled <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Scoop ice cream into tall glasses. <BR> Divide juice among g... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:33:14 EST Shrimp And Avocado Dip ( 8/16/2015 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979836 Hello Sparkfamily, You know that I was so SWAMPED yesterday that I forgot to present to you my recipe and thought of the day! Well without further ado...here it is! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cc712e5-218c-4fe0-8d5e-ffb0f8460160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 (16-ounce) package frozen fully cooked salad shrimp <BR> 2 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice <BR> 1 tsp ground cumin <BR> 1 medium avocado, chopped <BR> 1 small ... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:58:54 EST Egg, ham And Cheese Potato Skins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979822 Hello Sparkfamily, If you love tater skins, you are really going to love these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2d22039-e413-441a-9d37-afec86f905cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 medium russet potatoes <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> Salt and freshly ground black pepper <BR> 2 ounces Canadian bacon, diced <BR> Nonstick cooking spray <BR> 2 Tbsps shredded sharp cheddar cheese <BR> Scallions, chopped, for garnish <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Di... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:35:06 EST Cranberry Orange Scones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978664 Hello Sparkfamily, Join me for a cup of tea and a scone! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2908083-cadc-4bc7-9af7-c50f5fbc9355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 cups plus ¼ cup all-purpose flour <BR> ¼ c sugar, plus extra for sprinkling <BR> 2 Tbsps baking powder <BR> 2 tsps kosher salt <BR> 2 tsps grated orange zest (2 oranges) <BR> ¾ pound (3 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced <BR> 4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten <BR> 1 c ... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:37:48 EST Honey Mustard Chicken Snack Wraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977785 Hello Sparkfamily, A little bird told me that you are look'in for a quick and healthy snack! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba80712a-e228-413b-8b40-0cad52197e8d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 12 frozen honey-battered chicken breast tenders <BR> 2 Tbsps honey mustard <BR> 2 Tbsps mayonnaise <BR> 6 flour tortillas (6-inch), warmed <BR> 1/2 c fresh spinach leaves <BR> 1 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directio... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:22:52 EST Buffalo Chicken Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977188 Hello Sparkfamily, It is a great day for this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70c9d682-1380-4a2a-8ecd-acf862c231e7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 package frozen buffalo-style chicken breast bites <BR> 1 (9-ounce) bag romaine lettuce salad (about 6 cups) <BR> 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes <BR> 1/2 medium cucumber, diced <BR> Ranch salad dressing <BR> 1/2 c blue cheese crumbles <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Heat oven... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:38:42 EST Orange Blossom Mini-Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976632 Hello Sparkfamily, It is a beautiful Wednesday and I am heating up the kitchen and baking bread and muffins! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a59d7b72-1bb7-45d3-b25f-b1ee6e90a89e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 tsps plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided <BR> 3 tsps finely shredded orange peel <BR> 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 1 1/2 tsps baking powder <BR> 1/8 tsp salt <BR> 1 beaten egg <BR> 1/2 c milk <BR> 1/4 c butter or margarine, melted <... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:40:37 EST Crunchy Chicken Nugget Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975974 Hello Sparkfamily, Taco's for dinner but not just any taco! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92f12c5e-3b3c-4426-8f85-2ce41521c00b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 package frozen Chicken Nuggets (about 36 nuggets) <BR> 1 package corn taco shells (12-count) <BR> 1/2 c sour cream <BR> 1/4 c salsa <BR> Shredded lettuce <BR> 1 c shredded Cheddar cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 400. Arrange nuggets on tw... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:26:50 EST Classic Caramelized Onion Pot Roast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975383 Hello Sparkfamily, Well as you know by now dinner is at 6pm sharp so I will see you then! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4f95d58-7b99-4908-9d54-1537dc0e7adc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c sliced onions <BR> 1/4 c beef broth <BR> 2 Tbaps balsamic vinegar <BR> 1 Bottom Round Roast (about 2 pounds) <BR> 2 tsp steak seasoning <BR> 1 tsp dried rosemary <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Place onions, broth and vi... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:36:05 EST Fresh Tomato Salsa With Cilantro And Onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974786 Hello Sparkfamily, It is time to take a stroll out to the garden and and return to my kitchen to make...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/844ea207-bb0c-4e8c-8b7e-02a562438b68.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped <BR> 3 garlic cloves <BR> 2 jalapeno chiles, coarsely chopped <BR> 1 small onion, coarsely chopped <BR> 1 Tbsp canola oil <BR> 1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro <BR> 1/2 c chopped onion <BR> 2 Tbsps... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 16:43:33 EST Grilled Salmon With Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, And Oregano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974422 Hello Sparkfamily, I fixed salmon for dinner and I bet I only got a 1/2 a bite! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e31f731-d86f-4710-8e8f-bf4254f6f3fb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/3 c good-quality extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1/4 c coarsely chopped fresh oregano <BR> 1/4 c fresh lemon juice <BR> Four 8-ounce salmon steaks (or substitute halibut steaks or swordfish steaks) <BR> 2 Tbsps vegetable oil <BR> 1 Tbsp minced garlic <BR> 1 lemo... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 23:09:19 EST Garbanzo Salad With Basil Vinaigrette http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973595 Hello Sparkfamily, Did you get your beans today? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/356b8149-e64a-425c-bc26-7340c44b6d19.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Salad <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 5 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas) -- if using canned beans, drain and rinse <BR> 1 red (Spanish) onion, finely chopped <BR> 2/3 c pitted black olives, chopped <BR> 1/2 c chopped parsley <BR> 2 tomatoes, finely diced <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Basil Vinaigret... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 09:28:34 EST Red Potato Salad With Green Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973094 Hello Sparkfamily, One of my picnic fav's! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f38f29f-8abb-4269-be6a-5a8c02a4a11a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes <BR> 1/4 pound green string beans, stems removed <BR> 2 Tbsps finely chopped shallots <BR> 1 1/2 Tbsps whole-grain or Dijon mustard <BR> 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar <BR> 1/2 tsp kosher salt <BR> 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> 3 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 2 Tbsps c... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:58:37 EST Classic Fish And Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972513 Hello Sparkfamily, Look what's for dinner! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4372e020-339b-4825-a149-a959a5ecbc67.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Vegetable oil (for deep-frying) <BR> 1 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1 c beer <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets (about 3/4 inch thick), cut crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips <BR> 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips <BR> <BR> Malt vinegar or lemon wedges <BR> ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:34:01 EST The Ultimate Chicken Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972307 Hello Sparkfamily, Here's lunch! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45bd508c-1507-4da0-8fcf-856d9d4fdb23.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 jars artichoke hearts, drained <BR> 1 onion, sliced <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh basil <BR> 1/2 c drained, roasted bell peppers in oil, sliced <BR> 2 Tbsps oil from roasted bell peppers <BR> 7-ounce bunch asparagus spears, trimmed <BR> 4 boneless, skinless, single chicken breasts <BR> 4 Tbsps butter <BR> 1 Tbsp ... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:51:36 EST Spinach Cantaloupe Salad With Mint http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971543 Hello Sparkfamily, I am going to indulge in the likes of this! Come join me! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a51b5db-44bc-4935-b4c9-799a73e552d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 cups fresh spinach leaves <BR> 1 c sliced cantaloupe <BR> 1 c sliced avocado <BR> 1/2 c diced red bell pepper <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh mint leaves <BR> 1 Tbsps mint apple jelly <BR> 1 1/2 tsps white wine vinegar <BR> 3 Tbsps vegetable oil <BR> 1 clove garlic,... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:04:47 EST Fontina, Caramelized-Onion, And Pancetta Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970852 Hello Sparkfamily, We are having pizza night and the time you ask? 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/225f92f7-74cc-4e86-9634-6841208a69f6.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pizza Dough <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 tsp olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 ounces pancetta (Italian-style bacon) or Canadian bacon, chopped <BR> 8 cups sliced onion (about 3 large) <BR> 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp white pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp oli... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:31:32 EST Seven-Layer Hummus Dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970402 Hello Sparkfamily, Pull out the "HEALTHY" chips or your favorite veggies and take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be9d547c-3cb6-40ad-8b3b-ec4b01ae425b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> ½ (10-ounce) container hummus, traditional or other flavor <BR> 10 Tbsps plain greek yogurt <BR> ½ c chopped tomato <BR> ½ c chopped cucumber <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped kalamata olives <BR> 5 tsps crumbled feta cheese <BR> 2 Tbsps slivered fresh basil l... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 18:37:43 EST Sesame Chicken And Pasta In Peanut Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969739 Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d377f456-b893-479a-a7bb-0181b1517e3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 pound spaghetti <BR> 1 c trimmed snowpeas <BR> 1 pound precooked chicken breast slices, cut into bite-size strips <BR> 1 c grated carrot <BR> 2/3 c sliced scallion <BR> 1/2 c halved and sliced cucumber <BR> 3-4 Tbsps chopped cilantro <BR> 3/4 c bottled Asian peanut sauce <BR> 1-2 tsps sesam... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:39:03 EST Thai Shrimp Salad In Lettuce Cups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969178 Hello Sparkfamily, Yummmmmmm!! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12f8cfb8-9f97-41a2-889f-de21bb96f137.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thai dressing <BR> <BR> ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter <BR> 1/4 c rice vinegar <BR> 2 Tbsps soy sauce <BR> 2 Tbsps oil <BR> 2 Tbsps honey <BR> Red pepper sauce to taste <BR> 1 red bell pepper, chopped <BR> 1 mango, peeled and chopped <BR> 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro <BR> 4 green onions, sliced <BR> Bibb lett... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:02:50 EST Easy Corn Cheese Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968745 Hello Sparkfamily, Here is some comfort food for ya! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f8e74a0-e285-45fe-a08f-22692ddee8c8.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Slightly beaten eggs <BR> 1 8 1/2 oz.Pkg of Corn Muffin Mix (Jiffy) <BR> 1 can Creamed Corn <BR> 1 can Whole Kernel Corn (drained) <BR> 1 c Sour Cream <BR> 1/2 c Melted Butter <BR> 1 pkg. sliced Swiss Cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a 9x13 casserole ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:18:39 EST Taco Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968012 Hello Sparkfamily, Taco salad for dinner! Be here at 6pm sharp! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7ff27ff-5cab-486b-b86f-db00ab652f1a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound ground beef <BR> 1 (15-ounce) can chili beans <BR> 1 c salsa <BR> Shredded lettuce <BR> Tortilla chips, broken slightly <BR> 1 1/2 cups Market Pantry Taco Blend Finely Shredded Cheese <BR> Toppings: black olives, sliced green olives, sour cream, avocado, chopped tomato <BR>... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:29:10 EST Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967314 Hello Sparkfamily, Would like to try some healthy fries on for size? Well then just drop on over and take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f554cf0a-a343-4de4-83ad-6a01f7b149d3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Sweet potatoes~ <BR> I’d plan on at least one per person. Medium-sized sweet potatoes with smooth, firm, evenly toned skin usually make the best sweet potato fries. <BR> <BR> Corn starch~ <BR> A big sprinkle's worth. (optional... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:49:35 EST Minestrone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966752 Hello Sparkfamily, Get that stock pot out and take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5133f501-bacd-40f6-a090-0628a36f078c.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1/3 c olive oil <BR> 1 c chopped onion <BR> 1 c diced carrots <BR> 1 c diced celery <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> Sprig of thyme <BR> 4 cups beef stock or chicken stock <BR> 1- 16 oz can of Italian chopped tomatoes and their juice <BR> Salt and pepper to taste <BR> 2 cups diced potatoes <BR> 2 cups zuc... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:16:26 EST Easy Vegetable Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966483 Hello Sparkfamily, I am in for a healthy salad how 'bout you? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79ddf000-21a0-4ea0-a776-ff65037cd16d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 lg bag Baby spinach <BR> 1 lg bag Mixed leafy salad greens <BR> 1 lg container of cherry or grape tomatoes <BR> 2 med. cucumbers (coarsely chopped or thinly sliced) <BR> 1-2 lg carrots (or a sm. bag of pre-shredded) <BR> 1 very small red cabbage for shredding (or a sm. bag o... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:29:25 EST Homemade Slushie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965905 Hello Sparkfamily, Let's all sit back together under the shade tree and crunch on one of these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9f9746e-1ab3-4ebb-8808-19a3eee2a621.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups ice water <BR> 4 cups ice cubes <BR> 2/3 c sugar <BR> 1 packet Kool-Aid mix <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredients in a blender jar. Blend on high speed until mixture is slushy. Serve immediately. E... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:09:49 EST Curried Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965413 Hello Sparkfamily, Here we go with the chicken again! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08d3d144-d19f-4543-9925-d9b6bec17fe9.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 ½ pounds Chicken breast cut into cubes <BR> ¼ c butter or olive oil <BR> 2 large onions, diced <BR> 2-3 tbs curry powder, or to taste <BR> 1 finely chopped carrot. <BR> ½ c water or chicken broth <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Rinse chicken breas... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:46:45 EST Mango And Passionfruit Cream Crumble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964826 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you having few guests for Sunday dinner and need a delightful dessert? Then just come on in and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48d4ba8a-f55c-428d-ba0c-ebd02eb6d196.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 sliced mangos (you can use peaches if you like) <BR> 5 passion fruit <BR> 10.5 oz. or 1 ¼ cup of sour cream <BR> 2 eggs lightly beaten <BR> 2 tbsp caster sugar <BR> 2 tbsp plain flour <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:28:55 EST Mama's Pork Chops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964356 Hello Sparkfamily, Look what's cook'in! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b71a1672-e18f-4ef2-b372-b330807170bd.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 Potatoes sliced <BR> 2 cups carrots (sliced) or (whole baby carrots), <BR> 1 onion sliced <BR> Season Salt <BR> 4 pork chops <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Cut up potatoes, carrots(I use baby carrots), & onions as you would for a roast. Put in 9X13 pan or one to f... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:39:44 EST Italian Vegetable Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963680 Hello Sparkfamily, Yep, get'er out and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d24e8c00-12d1-4ce9-8d21-e03378cbb460.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 c chopped onion <BR> 1 c chopped green pepper <BR> 4 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1 c thinly sliced zucchini <BR> 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning <BR> 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper <BR> 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained <BR> 1 (10.5-ounce) can low salt chicken ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:14:09 EST Salmon Loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963151 Hello Sparkfamily, Get out the salmon and take a ganger at this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75454c77-55ab-4855-a3d5-0527e8df7cba.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 beaten egg <BR> 1 large onion (chop small) <BR> 1 large green pepper (chop small) <BR> 1 large can Red Salmon with juice (remove bones and skin) ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:23:35 EST Mama's Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962754 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you like eggs? Well then, come try these on for size! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/364e2739-f427-4ea4-977d-92030c95bdde.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 oz. diced Canadian bacon (ham or sausage) <BR> 3 tbsp butter or margarine <BR> 12 beaten eggs <BR> 1 3/4 c bread crumbs <BR> 1/4 c chopped green onions <BR> 1/8 tsp paprika ... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:53:58 EST Buckwheat Pancakes with Roasted Peaches and Blueberries (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962161 Hello Sparkfamily, Get the griddle out 'cause we are having this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d8f4874-51a0-4eac-8ae5-70466e91928e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c buckwheat flour <BR> 2 tsps baking powder <BR> 2 Tbsps sucunat or sugar <BR> 1 tsp cinammon <BR> 1 egg, beaten <BR> 1 c milk (I use unsweetened coconut milk) <BR> 2 Tbsps grapeseed oil or melted butter, real or dairy-free <BR> 1 tsp pure vanilla extract <BR> <BR> <BR... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:23:06 EST Kielbasa And Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961659 Hello Sparkfamily, Want something easy for dinner? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9ba2644-febf-4404-8141-44831621949e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> ½ pound or ½ ring of kielbasa cut into 1 inch slices <BR> 1 onion chopped <BR> 1 garlic clove minced <BR> ½ green pepper chopped <BR> 1 c brown rice <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 1 package of Goya Sazon‘ Spanish seasoning <BR> 1 can kidney beans drained <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:07:27 EST Pioneer's Chicken Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961122 Hello Sparkfamily, Once again, grab your stock pot and load up on some of this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ae72c50-e1ec-4ea0-bc05-01fbf6e5fa56.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 64 oz chicken broth <BR> 2 cubes beef bouillon <BR> 1 lb chicken thighs <BR> 1 red pepper diced <BR> 1 c diced celery <BR> 1 green pepper ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:25:43 EST Lentil Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960563 Hello Sparkfamily, Time to get out the stock pot, dust it off and take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2a24d51-ca3e-4ead-a196-d4f57e3f98f4.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 Hands-full of Green Lentils <BR> 1 Onion chopped <BR> Olive Oil <BR> 1 Carrot chopped <BR> 3 Garlic cloves chopped <BR> 1 Potato cho... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:07:30 EST Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960053 Hello Sparkfamily, I am making enchiladas for dinner so come on in and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e4d94b2-75d3-400c-a406-4ec6efe6bb33.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cans of cream of chicken soup <BR> 1 soup can (see above) chicken broth (Pour the broth into one of the empty cans of chicken soup to measure) <BR> 8 oz sour cream <BR> 1 small can of diced green chiles (hot or mild, your preference) <BR> 12 oz cooked chicke... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:01:58 EST Cheese Blitzes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959466 Hello Sparkfamily, Entertain your guests with this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/786a5632-53f9-4fab-b852-f1c4d9e4764d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2- 8oz. Packages cream cheese (room temperature) <BR> 2- cans crescent rolls <BR> 1- c sugar <BR> 1- tsp. vanilla (Maple flavoring is a nice substitute) <BR> ¼ c of milk <BR> <BR> <BR> For the glaze <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> ½ stick of butter <BR> ¼ c of sugar <BR> 1 tsp. ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:08:08 EST Crispy Cheese Filled Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959145 Hello Sparkfamily, Y'all must think I have chicken on my brain! Well you know what? I do! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88bc8a2b-9e9a-4594-8fdf-e9e1153262f3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 skinned chicken breasts, halved <BR> 3 oz. fat reduced extra sharp cheddar cheese <BR> 1 c crushed corn flakes <BR> 1/2 c non fat buttermilk <BR> 1 tbsp Dijon mustard <BR> Vegetable cooking spray. <BR> 1 tsp. spicy pepper... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:19:30 EST Coconut Fried Brown Rice With Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958534 Hello Sparkfamily, Yummy! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a175df06-a408-471c-80f0-ad5092ab6cb5.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c brown rice <BR> 1/2 c water <BR> 1/2 c coconut milk (or more depending on your preference) <BR> 1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces <BR> 1 chopped onion <BR> 4 cloves minced garlic <BR> 1/2 inch grated fresh ginger* <BR> 1 chopped carrot <BR> 1/2 chopped pepper <BR> 1 head of broccoli cut into bite ... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:10:31 EST Honey Mustard Baked Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958004 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you into honey mustard? How 'bout if it's on chicken? Woohoo! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/711cd00c-e93f-4774-9d42-a9b16446a8d4.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 8 chicken pieces <BR> 4 tbsp mild mustard <BR> 4 tbsp melted butter <BR> 2 tbsp lemon juices <BR> 4 tbsp Honey <BR> salt & pepper to taste <B... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 09:36:40 EST Pork/Veal Cutlets Stuffed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957435 Hello Sparkfamily, Sorry I forgot to put the recipe and thought of the day up yesterday but I was beyond swamped! I hope that you understand. So without further ado, take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7438496-abcf-4b5d-89aa-594ec34e89ed.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 & 1/2 lbs. thin cutlets <BR> 1/3 to 1/2 lb. Swiss cheese <BR> 1 c fresh bread crumbs <BR> mushrooms 1/2 to c (sautéed) <BR> 3... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:56:21 EST Gluten Free Banana Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956275 Hello Sparkfamily, It is bread bak'in day! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc0b8222-3492-470c-8cb0-3d0a1ee1b017.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 cups almond flour <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1/2 c honey <BR> 1 c applesauce <BR> or... <BR> 2 mashed bananas <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1/4 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 c chopped walnuts if making banana bread <BR> lots of cinnamon to taste if using applesauce. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:31:38 EST