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/ Oriental Beef And Peppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340265 Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp! Don't be late! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51d6c983-69be-4fde-80fb-cff129d7d60e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp cornstarch <BR> 1/4 c cold water <BR> 3 pounds beef, cut into thin strips (top round or sirloin) <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 tsp powdered ginger <BR> 3/4 c corn or peanut oil <BR> 2 tomatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges <BR> 2 green peppers, seeded and cut into ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:44:20 EST Heirloom Tomato Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339605 Hello Sparkfamily, I can just smell the ingredients! Heading to the garden! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/549b3cbe-7290-498b-bfa5-23cacdb4ab52.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1/2 c balsamic vinegar <BR> 1-1/2 tsps kosher salt <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced <BR> 1/4 tsp sugar <BR> 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper <BR> 1-1/2 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes (found in most specialty produce markets or in your ga... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:08:17 EST Wild-Rice Orange Salad With Toasted Pecans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339148 Hello Sparkfamily, It is always a perfect day for this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bddad022-12ae-4057-b6d8-bf665b713229.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3/4 c wild rice <BR> 1/4 tsp salt <BR> 3 cups water <BR> 2 cups cooked white rice (about 1/2 cup dry) <BR> strained juice of 2 oranges <BR> 1/2 c unsweetened, dried cranberries <BR> 1-1/2 tsps maple syrup <BR> 1-1/2 Tbsps olive oil <BR> salt and pepper, to taste <BR> 2 naval oranges,... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:13:58 EST Grilled Citrusy, Garlicky, Summer Tomato Pizza With Tuna, Cannellini, and Fennel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338837 Hello Sparkfamily, I will be making pizza for dinner(which will be at 6pm sharp) So wake up those taste buds and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f04e323-e2a1-4165-baee-5ca5d6afaf06.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Garlic Oil <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 heads garlic <BR> 2 cups olive oil <BR> 2 sprigs fresh rosemary <BR> 1 to 2 Tbsps orange zest <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Slice the root end off the garlic heads, separate... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:00:55 EST Spicy Grilled-Chicken Salad With Peppers And Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338295 Hello Sparkfamily, Grab the peppers and tomatoes out of the garden and enjoy this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4d80876-e36e-402c-a4dd-1a7a0df3864b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 chicken breasts, skinned and boned (6 ounces each) <BR> 6 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1 red bell pepper, very thinly sliced <BR> 1 green bell pepper, very thinly sliced <BR> 1 yellow pepper, very thinly sliced <BR> 1 pasilla pepper, very thinly slic... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:22:19 EST Crab Salad Wrap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337853 Hello Sparkfamily, Let's go fish'in and catch dinner! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e11f6e95-8107-4f8f-9ed7-f9171673159b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over <BR> 1 medium red pepper, seeded and diced <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh parsley <BR> 4 to 6 pieces lavash or large tortillas <BR> Remoulade <BR> 6 leaves romaine lettuce <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In a small bowl, co... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:10:19 EST Apple Quiche http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337410 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a great idea for your next brunch gathering? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/956097b4-8246-4a32-aa10-2b58669e487a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 5 to 6 large apples, peeled and sliced <BR> 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell <BR> 1 c shredded Cheddar cheese <BR> 2 eggs, beaten <BR> 1 c evaporated milk <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> dash of nutmeg <BR> dash of cinnamon <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:41:36 EST Acorn-Squash Rings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335735 Hello Sparkfamily, Gather family and friends, put in a good movie and FORGET the onion rings! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddd93456-4772-45eb-a41a-2f951a9b3024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 acorn squashes, peeled and seeded <BR> 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced <BR> 3/4 c vegetable or chicken broth <BR> 1 tsp olive oil <BR> 1/2 c shredded cheese, cheddar or Swiss <BR> 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:29:51 EST Pineapple Orange Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335226 Hello Sparkfamily, You can't go wrong with chicken! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8af3ea8b-8eff-415a-bd04-a1b17c096acc.jpg"> <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 tsp ground cloves <BR> 1 can ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:59:04 EST Apple Glazed Corn Beef Brisket http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334324 Hello Sparkfamily, Happy St Patrick's to all! What will you have for dinner? No plans? Dinner is at 6;pm sharp! This will be on our table! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/218fe105-ccdb-43b7-8f7a-34ee2ebfa48f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Brisket <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 4-pound corned beef brisket <BR> 1 large onion, peeled and halved <BR> 1 large clove garlic, peeled and halved <BR> 8 whole cloves <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <B... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:11:15 EST Arugula Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333962 Hello Sparkfamily, Head on out to the garden today and have a healthy lunch! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54b311ab-2cbe-45c2-ab29-2c942c54b581.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large bunch arugula <BR> 8 red radishes, thinly sliced <BR> 8 mushrooms, thinly sliced <BR> 2 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> 1/4 tsp dry mustard <BR> 6 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 1/4 tsp salt <BR> Pinch of cayenne <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:17:51 EST Asparagus Hummus Served With Spiced Pita Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333491 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a healthy snack? Well then stay tuned, I got your order coming right up! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87738457-3f08-4ac9-a5c5-b88321a2a744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 package pita bread <BR> 4 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 2/3 c shelled pistachios <BR> 1/4 c sesame seeds <BR> 1/4 c coriander seeds <BR> 3 Tbsps cumin seeds <BR> 1-1/2 tsps fennel seeds <BR> 1 Tbsp black peppercorns <BR> 1... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:26:49 EST Asparagus Hummus Served With Spiced Pita Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333488 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a healthy snack? Well then stay tuned, I got your order coming right up! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87738457-3f08-4ac9-a5c5-b88321a2a744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 1 15-1/2-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and well rinsed <BR> 2 medium cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 Tbsps tahini (sesame paste) <BR> 1 Tbspslemon zest <BR> 2 Tbsp... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:25:17 EST Irish Beef Stew With Potato Biscuits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332986 Hello Sparkfamily, St Patricks Day is upon us and I would like to share with you a family favorite! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94839546-8f4c-44fb-b5aa-22ae22d10ecf.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32a2207f-6597-4ced-bf41-72db51fbc567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 pounds lean beef stew or chuck, in 2-inch chunks <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp pepper <BR> flour for dredging <BR> 2 Tbsp bacon drippings or vegetab... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:10:26 EST Ham Fritters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280842 Hello Sparkfamily, What are some ideas that you have for your leftover Christmas ham? Take a peek at one of mine! Yep just zip on over and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18c85249-0795-4a74-a613-daba8c88d5a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 cups ground cooked ham <BR> 2 cups sifted flour <BR> 2 cups boiling water <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 3/4 Tbsp curry powder <BR> cooking fat for deep frying <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:09:28 EST Braided Holiday Brunch Loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280349 Hello Sparkfamily, Can't figure out what to serve your Christmas guest for brunch? Well I got just the thing! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e27bb03-4197-4748-a5b3-b163f6dbdb30.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 stick (2 Tbsps) unsalted butter <BR> 1 russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes <BR> 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped <BR> 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced into 1/4-inch pieces <BR> 4 strips cooked bacon or ham... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:19:08 EST Apple And Sweet Potato Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279885 Hello Sparkfamily, I have got the perfect stuffing to go with your Christmas ham! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64f67d2e-5d71-4ea9-8490-f3fcfabafc05.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps butter <BR> 4 tart apples, unpeeled, cored, and diced <BR> 2 medium onions, diced <BR> 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes <BR> 2 Tbsps sugar or brown sugar <BR> 1/4 c dry white wine <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Melt butter in a... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:55:28 EST Black-eyed Pea Stew With Kielbasa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279414 Hello Sparkfamily, Sorry I have missed a few blogs here but I have been swamped to the gills! Do you make black-eyed peas for New Years? Well if so, take a peek and if not, take a peek anyway! Oh just...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e26abc7-fba7-452a-9c19-6b7baf84dfdd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound dried black-eyed peas <BR> 1 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes <BR> 6 to 8 cups chicken or beef stock or bouillon <BR> 2 cups chopped ... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:55:24 EST Pork Crown Roast With Cherry Cornbread Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275317 Hello Sparkfamily, Christmas is in 23 days! What will you be making for your guests? I have an idea! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8eac687-57e2-4c19-a4c8-95484bd49c8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pork Roast <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 (14-rib) (about 8 pounds) pork loin crown roast <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 350. Place roast, bone-tips up, onto rack in shallow roast... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:06:08 EST Christmas Fruit Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274784 Hello Sparkfamily, 24 days till Christmas! Have you started baking? Here's a start! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/187914aa-673a-4b35-9440-163dcb463817.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c butter, creamed <BR> 1 c brown sugar <BR> 3 eggs, beaten <BR> 3 cups flour <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp nutmeg <BR> 1 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 c chopped raisins <BR> 1/2 c currants <BR> 1 c chopped dates <BR> 1/2 c coconut <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:10:58 EST Pita Pockets Stuffed With Curried Tuna Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274291 Hello Sparkfamily, Lunch is at 12 noon, see you then! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87751ec2-0e79-43e2-8657-99bca1660b33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 can (3 ounces) tuna, well drained <BR> 1 small firm apple, peeled, cored, and diced <BR> 2 Tbspschopped sweet onion <BR> 1 small stalk celery, diced <BR> 1 tsp curry powder (your preference) <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cumin <BR> 1/4 c jalapeno jelly (optional) <BR> 2 pita pockets <BR> <BR>... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:07:21 EST Pioneer Beef Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273780 Hello Sparkfamily, Pioneer stew...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50c0db69-274e-4aaf-b811-f325b6c3f7ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c dry lima beans <BR> 1/2 c flour <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp pepper <BR> 1-1/2 pounds stew beef cubed <BR> 2 Tbsps oil <BR> 1 onion, peeled and chopped <BR> 1 green pepper, cored and chopped <BR> 1/2 c beef stock <BR> 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) tomatoes, chopped and undrained <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 bay l... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:13:02 EST Homemade Apple Dumplings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273380 Hello Sparkfamily, Let's bring back some memories shall we? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/069634b4-d655-4a39-933b-7cb8264d3823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For the dough <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 2 tsps baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp table salt <BR> 1 Tbsp granulated sugar <BR> 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes <BR> 2 Tbsps cold vegetable shortening <BR> 1/2... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:10:12 EST Thai Chicken With Linguini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272736 Hello Sparkfamily, I know, We have plenty of leftover turkey but the kids want chicken tonight! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d97e07fe-4f62-4987-9d5c-7c3a63c5f659.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 c chicken broth <BR> 2 Tbsps honey <BR> 1 Tbsp soy sauce <BR> 1/4 c crunchy peanut butter <BR> 1 tsp cornstarch <BR> 1 tsp ground ginger <BR> 4 green onions, sliced <B... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:46:25 EST Spicy Veggie And Lentil Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272461 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something warm? I got just what you need! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/025da878-7832-44e2-bea2-1319b262d000.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 pound dried red or green lentils <BR> 4 to 5 carrots, diced <BR> 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 to 2 bell peppers, diced <BR> 1 red onion, chopped <BR> 1 c diced tomatoes <BR> 1 c fresh or frozen corn kernels <BR> 1 c fresh or frozen shelled edamame ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:17:16 EST Turkey Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271950 Hello Sparkfamily, What will you be doing with your leftovers? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc6c6f3c-5528-40c0-80dd-34356cb6d7ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 cups turkey or chicken stock <BR> 1 Tbsp chili powder <BR> 2 tsps cumin <BR> 3 cups leftover turkey meat, roughly chopped <BR> 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, rinsed and well-drained <BR> 1 c finely chopped tomato <BR> 3 scallions, finely chopped <BR> 1 jalapeno pepper, se... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:43:30 EST Lemon & Garlic Quinoa Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271683 Hello Sparkfamily, I thought that I had better come on in and direct you back to healthy eating after the Thanksgiving feast! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb057c8e-ae2b-422c-bd13-2b5788ca2ca7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups dry quinoa <BR> 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt <BR> 3 large carrots, chopped medium <BR> 1/4 c olive oil <BR> 1/4 c soy sauce (preferably tamari) <BR> 2 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> 1 large tomato, chopped medium <BR>... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:16:22 EST Warm Brownie Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271108 Hello Sparkfamily, In "MODERATION" you may enjoy this treat! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0811658e-df37-4763-ba58-a78a90a852c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> All-Purpose Pie Dough, refrigerated, or your favorite piecrust. <BR> <BR> Roll the pastry into a 12-inch circle and line a 9-inch (not deep-dish) pie plate with it. Pinch the overhanging pastry into an upstanding rim or trim to be flush with the side of the pan and crimp the edg... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:13:11 EST Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270672 Hello Sparkfamily, Don't tell me you forgot the taters! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd8fe312-bf40-42a5-87df-ad51e2bc77c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large head of garlic <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> salt & pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Step Two <BR> Mashed potatoes <BR> <BR> 1 pound yukon gold potatoes, quartered <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> 3/4 stick of butter <BR> 3/4 c heavy cream <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:49:46 EST Super-Creamy Mac And Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270242 Hello Sparkfamily, Hmmm, let me think, what food would please the kids(for that matter, the kid in all of us)! at holiday time or anytime? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60a90f74-0c93-44a2-8395-f840a5a169a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 pound elbow noodles <BR> 1 tsp olive oil <BR> 6 (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, divided <BR> 1 medium onion, finely chopped <BR> 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour <BR> 2 cups milk, divided <BR> 1 c chicken stock <BR> 1 T... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:11:00 EST Green Bean Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269755 Hello Sparkfamily, I bet you will not forget the #1 favorite casserole (Drum roll please) for the holidays! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92113eed-07b9-4027-b883-d15c15742057.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 can cream of mushroom soup <BR> 2 cans green beans (I use french cut) drained <BR> 2/3 c original french fried onions <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> In oven safe casserole dish combine ingre... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:30:18 EST Cranberry Relish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269208 Hello Sparkfamily, What is Thanksgiving without this...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19d3381c-78ad-40a6-9ac7-d0ce321b5734.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp vegetable oil <BR> 1 small onion, chopped <BR> 2/3 c red-wine vinegar <BR> 1 c brown sugar <BR> 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger <BR> 1 tsp ground pepper <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/2 tsp each ground allspice, coriander, cloves, and nutmeg <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> 3 cups cranberries, wash... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:01:27 EST Bagged Roast Turkey With Cornbread, Chestnut, And Sage Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268920 Hello Sparkfamily, DON'T forget the turkey! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/505a096a-52ea-4621-bdf0-0a8ddf613308.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Roast Turkey <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> large turkey (15 to 22 pounds) <BR> 1 large, plain oven-roasting bag <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 c butter or margarine, melted <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Remove giblets from turkey. Soak turkey in salted water to co... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:25:42 EST Sweet Potato Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268362 Hello Sparkfamily, When serving our guests this holiday season one must not forget this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2ed93e6-8429-490d-bd9a-027560e404aa.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c mashed, cooked sweet potato <BR> 1-1/2 cups sugar <BR> 1-2/3 cups milk <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/8 tsp ground ginger <BR> 1 tsp grated fresh orange zest <BR> 1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> D... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:59:14 EST Pecan And Corn Bread Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267772 Hello Sparkfamily, Thanksgiving is next week and you do not want to forget this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c50d128-3950-4080-90f6-c1d73511512c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter <BR> 1 medium onion, diced <BR> 2 stalks celery, diced <BR> 3 cups crumbled corn bread <BR> 1 c chopped pecans <BR> 1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Melt the butter in a skillet... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:06:15 EST Chicken Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267239 Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken is always a hit in my home! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebfa6690-45fa-4b3f-a55e-36a7dd8219b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4-pound stewing chicken, cut into pieces <BR> 2 onions, peeled and sliced <BR> 1 stalk celery, sliced <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> 6 peppercorns <BR> Cold water <BR> 3 Tbsps butter <BR> 2 Tbsps flour <BR> 3 potatoes, peeled and diced <BR> 2 carrots, peeled and diced <BR> 2 cups fresh green be... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:50:10 EST Meat Loaf With Onion Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266958 Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for cold meatloaf sandwiches so I guess I had better get to baking the meatloaf! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f18fcb76-cf0d-4df5-baef-7cd685550f8a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> Meat Loaf <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey <BR> 1/2 pound ground pork <BR> 4 slices of bread, soaked in warm water, then squeezed <BR> 1 onion, minced <BR> 1 Tbsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp pepper <BR> 2 eggs, beaten <BR> <... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:31:41 EST Broccoli Cheddar Quiche http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266123 Hello Sparkfamily, What do you mean you do not like quiche! Well after you try this, you will change your tune for sure! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64328297-23d3-4096-b681-cfd501f99ff8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 bunch broccoli <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 1-1/4 cups milk <BR> 2 cups grated cheddar cheese <BR> 1/2 c grated Romano cheese <BR> 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped fresh parsley <BR> 1 tsp chopped fresh chives <BR> 1/4 tsp salt ... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:25:33 EST Nutty Sweet Carrot Biscuits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263310 Hello Sparkfamily, Making soup? Don't forget these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4567503-c379-4a9a-8d40-1779396c95cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2-3/4 cups flour <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 4 tsps baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg <BR> 1-1/4 tsps salt <BR> 3/4 cu chopped pecans or walnuts <BR> 2 cups mashed cooked carrots <BR> 1 tsp vanilla <BR> 3/4 c sugar <BR> 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, melted <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 11:48:22 EST Turnip And Cabbage Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262718 Hello Sparkfamily, Thank you for the warm welcome return! Is it soup time in your neck of the woods? Well then, I got just the ticket! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9a288c5-d06d-4085-8328-098044c30e23.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 pound salt pork, chopped <BR> 3 turnips, peeled and chopped <BR> 6 leeks, white parts only, sliced <BR> 1 head cabbage, cored and finely chopped <BR> 1-1/2 quarts chicken stock <BR> Salt and pepper to ... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 09:38:38 EST All-In-One Chicken Bake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262268 Hello To my dear patient sparkfamily! I have missed you all so very much! I have been so busy and trying to find time in my day to be here was like trying to find a needle in a haystack!! Can you believe that it is now holiday time? 2016 is flying by and we will be soon into 2017 and we sparkies are going to make each and every day count right? RIGHT!! Well I bet you are ready to see my recipe and thought of the day today as the last time I was here was Oct 5th 2016 so without further ado, I ... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:44:01 EST Stuffed Acorn Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246804 Hello Sparkfamily, I am stuffing some healthy stuff for dinner! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8d316a5-dd18-4c8f-acdc-f47e81f560d2.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 acorn squashes, halved, seeded, and trimmed <BR> 2 Tbsps butter, melted <BR> 6 Tbsps butter <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR> 1 c minced celery <BR> 1/2 tsp each dried sage, parsley, thyme, and oregano <BR> 2 Tbsps chopped parsley <BR> 5 cups bread cubes or packaged stuffing <BR> ... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 13:10:26 EST Roasted Autumn Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243123 Hello Sparkfamily, Get a healthy dose of this...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92a96fe2-ec42-41cc-94f0-5926048178d6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, quartered, or whole creamer potatoes <BR> 2 cups peeled butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice <BR> 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices <BR> 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices <BR> 2 to 3 cu... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:42:55 EST Double-Apple Walnut Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242388 Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking bread today! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cad643e2-1f13-4c92-8546-37d997f15f5e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c sweetened or unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1/2 c plus 1 Tbsp sugar <BR> 1/2 c packed light-brown sugar <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 1/4 c vegetable oil <BR> 1/4 c plain or vanilla yogurt <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 1 tsp baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 3... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:16:32 EST Beef Vegetable Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240642 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you wondering what's for dinner? Well wonder no more! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86ec4e35-be85-4cff-a5b5-4a33b10a89ca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 medium carrots, shredded <BR> 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced <BR> 2 medium summer squashes, thinly sliced <BR> 1 large onion, chopped <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> 1 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained <BR> 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:03:57 EST Beef And Eggplant Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240262 Hello Sparkfamily, Get out the Dutch oven, gather the ingredients and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a4092a7-05fe-426f-9e05-d33f5c727b6a.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 Tbsps oil <BR> 2 pounds stew beef cubed <BR> 4 onions, peeled and chopped <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped <BR> 1/2 c dry white wine <BR> 4 cups chicken stock <BR> 2 sprigs parsley <BR> 3 eggplants, peeled and chopped <BR> 2 swee... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:09:01 EST Smokey Chipotle Gumbo Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239598 Hello Sparkfamily, The stew is on and dinner is still at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdbb4deb-2d2e-415b-aa41-2bc994f26667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp canola oil <BR> 4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks <BR> 2 medium onions, diced <BR> 1 pound fresh or frozen okra, stems and ends removed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 Tbsp sugar <BR> 1 Tbsp chicken bouillon ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:38:19 EST Cheesy Shrimp Melts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237857 Hello Sparkfamily, We are having shrimp for dinner! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6121e05-5b23-4389-842b-fba17c89aab5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 cups water <BR> 1 pound medium fresh shrimp, unpeeled <BR> 1 c (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese <BR> 1/4 c chopped celery <BR> 2 Tbsps thinly sliced scallion <BR> 1/4 c mayonnaise <BR> Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste <BR> inch of ground cayenne pepp... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:48:34 EST Turkey Burritos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236903 Hello Sparkfamily, How 'bout a healthy burrito for lunch or dinner? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/979f0654-f46e-4fd3-92d7-a97d949dc529.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted <BR> juice of 1 lime <BR> hot sauce, to taste <BR> 1-1/2 cups peeled, seeded, diced tomatoes <BR> 1/2 c chopped sweet onions <BR> salt and pepper, to taste <BR> 4 to 6 flour tortillas <BR> 1/2 c canned kidney beans, rinsed, or 1/2 c canne... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:20:13 EST Tuscan Salmon Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235647 Hello Sparkfamily, Oh how we love pasta, let me count the ways! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb5ce21e-9b0c-4b3e-a583-1fc135ac8627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 8 oz. bow tie pasta <BR> 1 c broccoli florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces <BR> 2 oz. (3 to 4 tbsp.) cream cheese, roughly cubed <BR> 3 oz. smoked salmon, roughly chopped <BR> 4 artichoke hearts, chopped into bite-sized pieces <BR> 1 tbsp. lemon juice <BR> Salt and pepper ... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:51:12 EST