MEMORIES7's SparkPeople Blog MEMORIES7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Shrimp And Avocado Quesadillas Hello Sparkfamily, Lunch is at 12pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 12-ounce bag small cocktail shrimp <BR> 1 tsp chopped garlic <BR> 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion <BR> 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped <BR> 1 tsp grape seed oil or olive oil <BR> 2 avocados, halved and thinly sliced <BR> shredded Italian cheese <BR> 6 small flour tortilla shells <BR> s... Sat, 14 May 2016 08:40:55 EST Thai Chicken With Linguine Hello Sparkfamily, If you love Thai food much as we do then...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 1 Tbsps 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 <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced... Fri, 13 May 2016 00:02:12 EST Chicken Breast With Lemon And Thyme Hello Sparkfamily, Remember dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves <BR> 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp white pepper <BR> 2 Tbsps olive oil, divided <BR> 1 Tbsp butter <BR> 1 medium onion, chopped <BR> 1 c chicken broth <BR> 3 Tbsps fresh lemon juice, divided <BR> 1/2 tsp dried ... Thu, 12 May 2016 00:34:18 EST Tuna Garden Salad Hello Sparkfamily, Do you realize how healthy tuna is for you? Well then,...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin <BR> 3/4 c cold water <BR> 1 c condensed cream of chicken soup <BR> 1 c mayonnaise <BR> 2 tablespoons lemon juice <BR> 1 Tbsp prepared mustard <BR> 1-1/2 cups tuna, drained and flaked <BR> 1/2 c chopped celery <BR> 1/2 c chopp... Wed, 11 May 2016 18:08:57 EST Acorn-Squash Rings Hello Sparkfamily, I have been swamped!!!! There are not enough hours in a day! My last recipe and thought of the day was on the 5th and it is now the 8th (which is Mothers Day) Happy Mothers Day to all moms out there by the way! So without further ado...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 acorn squashes, peeled and seeded <BR> 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced <BR... Mon, 9 May 2016 01:01:23 EST 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