MEMORIES7's SparkPeople Blog MEMORIES7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Ham Fritters 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=""> <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 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=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, I have got the perfect stuffing to go with your Christmas ham! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 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=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Christmas is in 23 days! What will you be making for your guests? I have an idea! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, 24 days till Christmas! Have you started baking? Here's a start! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Lunch is at 12 noon, see you then! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Pioneer stew...Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Let's bring back some memories shall we? Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, I know, We have plenty of leftover turkey but the kids want chicken tonight! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something warm? I got just what you need! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, What will you be doing with your leftovers? Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 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=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, In "MODERATION" you may enjoy this treat! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Don't tell me you forgot the taters! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 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=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, I bet you will not forget the #1 favorite casserole (Drum roll please) for the holidays! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, What is Thanksgiving without this...Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, DON'T forget the turkey! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, When serving our guests this holiday season one must not forget this! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Thanksgiving is next week and you do not want to forget this! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken is always a hit in my home! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 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=""> <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 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=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Making soup? Don't forget these! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 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=""> <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 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 Hello Sparkfamily, I am stuffing some healthy stuff for dinner! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Get a healthy dose of this...Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking bread today! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you wondering what's for dinner? Well wonder no more! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Get out the Dutch oven, gather the ingredients and...Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, The stew is on and dinner is still at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, We are having shrimp for dinner! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, How 'bout a healthy burrito for lunch or dinner? Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Hello Sparkfamily, Oh how we love pasta, let me count the ways! Take a peek! <img src=""> <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 Granola Hello Sparkfamily, I was just ready to post this and lost it so here we go again! If you are looking for a healthy snack or a topping for your favorite cereal Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 part raw peanuts <BR> 1 part chopped almonds <BR> 1 part cashew pieces <BR> 2 parts rolled oats (oatmeal) <BR> 1 part wheat flakes <BR> 1 part rye flakes <BR> 1 part sunflower see... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:37:12 EST Kumquat Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, It seems forever that I have posted my recipe and thought of the day and sorry that I have not been here to do just that but between the internet, phone and AT&T giving me fits, I would think that you get the picture!!!! So I am here now and without further interruptions,(I hope) I present to you this...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups kumquats... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:31:05 EST Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms Hello Sparkfamily, Get your day started off with this! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 pound mushrooms <BR> 1/4 c milk <BR> 3 Tbsps butter <BR> 3 scallions, chopped <BR> 1/2 dozen eggs, beaten <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Carefully clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel and cut them in half, lengthwise. In a large skillet, melt th... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:22:14 EST Fiddlehead Soup Hello Sparkfamily, Sorry for the delay of my recipe and thought of the day. I have been having a whooper of a time with my email program! When I try to click on a piece of mail, it takes me nowhere! I mean nowhere!! So I thought that I would try one more time and guess what? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c fiddleheads <BR> 1 c sliced fresh mushrooms <BR> 3/4 c s... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:29:24 EST Garlic Bread Tuna Melt Hello Sparkfamily, Get out the tuna! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 13 oz box frozen Texas toast with cheese <BR> 5 oz white albacore tuna, drained <BR> 3 roma tomatoes, sliced <BR> 1/4 c fresh basil, chopped <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Place frozen garlic bread slices on a lined cookie sheet. <BR> Top frozen slices evenly with chunk... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:01:56 EST Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a healthy snack on this beautiful day? Well your just going to have to...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 15-ounce can of chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained <BR> 1/3 c tahini (Tahini is a middle eastern paste or sauce made from ground sesame seeds.) <BR> Juice from half a lemon <BR> 1/2 c roasted r... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:55:55 EST Vegetable Kebabs Hello Sparkfamily, It is the weekend and you must get the grill out for this...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 16 cherry tomatoes <BR> 16 small mushrooms <BR> 1 medium zucchini, sliced into 16 pieces <BR> 2 red onions, diced into 8 sections <BR> 2 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 8 pieces <BR> 2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 8 pieces <BR> 8 metal skewers <B... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:31:23 EST Tropical Salad Hello Sparkfamily, Let's get tropical here! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks in juice <BR> 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned <BR> 2 apples, cored and chopped <BR> 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks <BR> 1 tsp cornstarch <BR> 1/4 c vegetable oil <BR> 2 Tbsps sugar <BR> 2 Tbsps white vinegar <BR> 1 Tbsp poppy seeds <BR> 1 tsp grated or... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:02:31 EST Warm Pear Crisp Hello Sparkfamily, Have you ever had apple crisp? Did you like it? Well then come on in and try this on for size. You are going to love it! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c rolled oats <BR> 1/2 c whole wheat flour <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 c vegetable oil or melted, unsalted butter <BR> 1/4 c pure maple syrup <BR> 1/3 c finely chopped pecans <BR> 2 Tbsps water... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:35:28 EST Caprese Salad Hello Sparkfamily, On the menu for lunch...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 large tomatoes <BR> extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1 large fresh mozzarella (4-5 oz.) <BR> 12 leaves fresh basil <BR> Splash of balsamic vinegar <BR> Salt and fresh cracked black pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Cut the tomatoes into flat, 1/4" thick slices an... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:03:30 EST Peanut Butter Muffins Hello Sparkfamily, A great way to get your protein besides being yummy! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour <BR> 2 1/2 tsps baking powder <BR> 2 Tbsps sugar <BR> 3/4 tsps salt <BR> 2 Tbsps wheat germ <BR> 1/4 c shortening <BR> 1/4 c peanut butter <BR> 1 egg, well beaten <BR> 3/4 c milk <BR> apricot or other preserves <BR> Chocolate chips ... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:02:35 EST Maple Apple Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, As you may have guessed, I have been without internet again and you are correct! Now I have a new internet provider and we are in business so without further ado, I have this to present to you! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 chicken breasts <BR> 1 apple, peeled, cored, chopped <BR> 1 c apple juice <BR> 1/2 c maple syrup <BR> 1 tsp thyme <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:03:33 EST Arugula Potato Salad Hello Sparkfamily, It is a great day for a family picnic but not without this! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, cubed <BR> 3 Tbsps white vinegar <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp black pepper <BR> 1/4 c olive oil <BR> 1 bunch arugula, shredded <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Bring a lar... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:02:34 EST Tomato-Melon Gazpacho Hello Sparkfamily, We all love tomatoes and melons but what about this way! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 tomatoes, peeled and seeded. Reserve 1 cup <BR> One 3-pound cantaloupe, diced. Reserve 1 cup. <BR> 5 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt <BR> 10 basil leaves <BR> Salt and freshly ground black pepper <BR> Juice of a lemon <BR> <... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:12:30 EST