MJLUVSANIMALS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MJLUVSANIMALS MJLUVSANIMALS'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/ 30 day raw food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769980 I can do this. I have been eating clean for sometime now, and I see this being an easy task, because I already gave up most of it. It's just a matter of not cooking food, and giving up meat and caffiene. I am already set to start September 1 - 30, perfect way to start with a month that is only 30 days. It will be an adjustment, but minor. I can't wait "I got this!!" Will keep blog posting at the end of every week, and after the 30 days will have another blood test, and see the Dr. to ge... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:16:12 EST Bye Bye belly fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768969 Flat Belly Diet: Fact or Fiction? <BR> By Connie Brichford | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD <BR> Do certain foods help you maintain a slim waist? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chances are you’ve seen more than a few ads online for "flat belly diets," or diets that promise to reduce your waistline and melt away abdominal fat if you eat and avoid certain foods. Menopausal women are often the intended audience if these diet ads. But is there any truth to their diet claims? Can having a flat ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:24:45 EST Diabetes and Exercise: Why It’s Important to Stay Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768895 Diabetes and Exercise: Why It’s Important to Stay Fit <BR> <BR> If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing certain health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and nerve problems. By following your doctor's recommendations for keeping your blood glucose levels under control, you can reduce your risk of developing these complications. <BR> <BR> Researchers have found that people who exercise regularly have: <BR> <BR> Lower blood glucose levels <BR> ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:18:38 EST Kicking sugar to the curb, can you do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767289 I challenge all to not have any sugar whatsoever, this includes anything with it being in the first 5 ingredients (packaged items) for one week, and let me know how you feel at the end of that week. This means you pick the week starting. You will no longer crave sugar items, this includes high carb items like in bread, flours and pastas, they convert to sugar. (You will choose more wisely after the week, if your faithful to it) It always works for me. I started it again the first of August, a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:53:48 EST My DIY Flag http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l740992321.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my DIY flag, I saw a picture on Pinterest and decided to go ahead and make one. Oh my goodness the response I got was phenomenal. So many people want me to make them one! I might make a couple of more, before the 4th of July. But others will have to wait until the 4th next year, so I can make several through the rest of this year and the first part of next year. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:09:31 EST Fantasy Fanatic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653514 Reason I am so gaga over Once upon a Time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872177164.jpg"> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:01:28 EST An "Owie" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651787 Reminded me of my Meimo when he was little. Sometimes that kitty jumps from heights of 8 ft or more, I skip a beat everytime I see him imitating a flying squirrel. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760932800.jpg"> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:44:24 EST The last 8 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619553 I am struggling with the last 8 lbs, but I am determined to see that goal reached this year! So close and yet so far away, and it's just like that hallway you look down, it looks like infinity, and hard to reach. But I plan to open that door at the end and start a new life, like a emerging butterfly out of a 20+ years cocoon of being overweight. If I can do this anyone can!!!! Stay true to yourself, and it will all come to you. <BR> <BR> Also keep in mind, when you reach a mini goal, DON'T... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:36:43 EST Manufacturers hide the sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617623 Manufacturers hide the sugar <BR> <BR> Would you be surprised if we told you that of the 600,000 or so foods that are manufactured and consumed in the United States, over 80 percent of them contain added sugar? But, you say, you don’t see sugar listed as an ingredient on the label. Well, the food manufacturers have it covered – sugar actually has over 50 different names, meaning that the food industry can easily pull one over on us by listing each of these ingredients separately. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:44:48 EST My mini trip to Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609387 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860023228.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l233400537.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141763933.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a couple of pictures of the casino we went to, for the buffet. A water and light show, and Bonnie and Clydes car at State line. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:13:46 EST Another kind of ranch dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605932 1 large avocado, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon salt. Enjoy! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l275343575.jpg"> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:38:47 EST Who me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605669 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l320760021.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652287894.jpg"> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:39:43 EST Detox water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605653 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l431884880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do this at least once a month. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:21:27 EST Addicted to Sugar? Here's How You Can Beat Your Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605034 <BR> <BR> I actually just quit eating any form of sugar, even tried the sugar free (that was disastrous) splenda is still a form of sugar, and any other sugar free contains Aspartame (deadly) So just natural fruit for me. But this sounded interesting for those of you that can't contain the sugar habit. It's rough to do, but it can be done, take a look and see what you think. I myself don't know that I could eat oil by itself, even coconut oil, which I love. MJ <BR> <BR> Sarah Wilson <B... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:18:48 EST Jambalaya http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597028 I would put the pepper and bay leaves in a mesh bag. And trade out the sausage for Turkey sausage. But I am sure this would be tasty. Also the rice would have to be brown, not white. And this surely would be something I could eat! <BR> <BR> Slow Cooker Jambalaya <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1lb chicken breast halves cut into 1 inch cubes <BR> 1lb andoille sausage, sliced <BR> 1 cup uncooked long grain rice <BR> 1 28oz can diced tomatoes with juice <BR> 1 large on... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:08:24 EST We will be together soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594459 <BR> Another Spark member shared this, and I wanted to share as well. We all have lost pets that were our companions, and loved but never forgotten. <BR> <BR> <BR> I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. <BR> I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. <BR> I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, <BR> "It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here." <BR> <BR> I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, <BR> You were... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:47:16 EST Why Say No! to Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593889 I knew about this way before I took my journey to health. I never did care for soda, either regular or diet. Water is the way to go. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sodas are sweet, sparkling and tasty — but don't confuse them with a healthy drink. Doctors have discovered a ton of health risks connected with drinking soda pop. Worse, you're robbing yourself of a healthy drink alternative brimming with needed vitamins and minerals every time you chug down a soft drink. <BR> <BR> "If you're choosing a soda... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:07:14 EST ASPARTAME Side Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592124 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889989178.jpg">Most of you probably already know this, but... most artificial sweeteners cause autoimmune response effects which can increase inflammation around the body and therefor, worsen Fibro symptoms. <BR> <BR> Easily the #1 thing you must cut from your diet completely - if you haven't already - is artificial sweeteners. <BR> <BR> READ PRODUCT LABELS FOR: Aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharin, acesulfame. (Trade... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:41:57 EST Keep cat hair off the furniture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1580606746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> to maintain their silky fur coats, and we do everything we can to keep them in tip-top shape. Regular brushing is a must, especially for our long-haired friends. But despite all your attempts to prevent it, that cat fur finds its way onto the furniture. No matter how much you love your feline, the fur remnants she leaves on sofas and blankets can be unsightly and irritating. Here at And My Cat we've got a fe... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:44:15 EST Slow CookerTeriyaki Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585863 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453355599.jpg"> <BR> 12 Tomatoes <BR> « Recipe: Cast Iron Corn Bread | Main <BR> Slow Cooker Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken <BR> <BR> We were in the mood for something a little sweet, a little sour, and definitely something with some chicken in it. Teriyaki chicken was a natural choice! How to cook it, though? It can be grilled, but considering the temperature outside, it's doubtful the grill is a viable solution. So then that would normally leav... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:08:47 EST Turkey Meatloaf Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582946 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1158965677.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1126462127.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ^ A second picture for RobertMarilyn, much better right? <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken) <BR> 3 egg whites <BR> 1 cup quick cooking oats <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cumin <BR> 1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> 2 tsp dry yellow mustard <BR> 2 tsp black pepper <BR> 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice <BR> 1 ts... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:18:49 EST What a way to lose weight! Ha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581244 A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program. <BR> <BR> The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck. <BR> <BR> She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. <BR> <BR> The sign reads, 'If you can catch me, you can have me.' <BR> <BR> Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 21:17:42 EST 10 Weight Loss Resolutions to Skip This Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572495 <BR> <BR> Four out of five people who make New Year's resolutions will eventually break them, and a third won't even make it until February. According to experts, the real problem is that we make resolutions that are too vague or unachievable — so we quit. For your New Year's weight-loss resolution to work, you need to have accountability and chart your progress. Follow these tips from the experts on resolutions not to make: <BR> <BR> 'I'm going on a diet.' Don't set yourself up to f... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:06:05 EST UNCLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566735 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1333176357.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a double sink clog once, and this did the trick! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:50:59 EST Sounds fair! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566352 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1619645208.jpg"> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:14:06 EST Kind of hard to get to the fridge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565596 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l396224721.jpg"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:18:59 EST For all who don't realize how dangerous this is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564259 <link>search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&ty<BR>pe=A111US0&p=Aspartame </link> Just one mans story, but with what I went through, It's believable now that I know that Monsanto is the culprit, as to why we are being poisoned. <BR> <BR> Check out the video on Youtube about the mans wife dying because of Aspartame. I am on the band wagon, to work this stuff out of our diet as well as sugar. Just stick with the naturals in fruits. Nothing else is worth it. NOTHING. <BR> <BR> Granted I may b... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:42:29 EST Ok, now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563778 I love tamales. I made a choice to have 2 of them, after checking to make sure no sugar was in the ingredients. I still hold true to the "No sugar" So I decided in order to have some Holiday treats, and still feel pretty safe, didn't turn out that way. I also added sugar free candy in the mix One little bag has 5 candies, no sugar mind you but there is the Aspartame which I think is just as deadly as sugar is. <BR> I was so sick this morning 4 am and all I tasted was those tamales and tha... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:35:32 EST Basil Tomato Soup and Turkey Meatballs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563017 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1517021341.jpg">OHHHHHHHHHH YUMMMMMM!!!! <BR> 12 Tomatoes <BR> « Fix-And-Forget Recipe: Dilled Pot Roast in Mushroom Sauce | Main | Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza » <BR> Winter Recipe: Basil Tomato Soup and Turkey Meatballs <BR> <BR> Keeping true to our name, we'd like to share one of our favorite tomato-based dishes: a tomato soup with, yes, turkey meatballs! This strange-sounding, yet surprisingly savory d... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:07:41 EST For you Vegans out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562897 Actually wouldn't mind trying this one myself, sounds absolutely scrumptious! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1521969308.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This recipe serves 5 people <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 package Ota Tofu – medium firmness, drained and cut into cubes. <BR> 1 Tbs olive oil <BR> 1 3.5 oz bag of Bella Sun Luci Sun-Dried Tomatoes <BR> ½ tsp sea salt <BR> ½ tsp garlic powder <BR> 2 cans quartered artichoke hearts, drained <BR> 1 jar Meditalia Basil P... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:43:18 EST Get Climbing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562883 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2066540931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am adopting this motto for 2014 Thangs is goin change! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:29:20 EST Precious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562108 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l650995909.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mama and baby, is nothing more "precious" than this? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:24 EST Light Turkey or Chicken & Corn Chowder Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l65005793.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I love chowders, would do a bit of changing out some of the products I do not partake of, but the basis looks good, and it actually has the calories charted YAY! <BR> <BR> Light Turkey (or Chicken) & Corn Chowder Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •1 tsp olive oil <BR> •1 medium yellow onion, diced <BR> •1 stalk celery, diced <BR> •1 red bell pepper, diced <BR> <BR> •2 garlic cloves, minced <BR> •1 (4... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:57:17 EST Crock pot Cabbage soup w/ground turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556261 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1957373960.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Crock pot Cabbage soup w/hamburger. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 2-3 pounds of hamburger, or ground turkey or chicken (your choice) <BR> 1 head of cabbage, chopped <BR> 2 cup celery, diced <BR> 2 cup white or yellow onion, diced <BR> 1 green bell pepper, diced <BR> 2-3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 5-6 cups beef broth <BR> 2 - 14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes <BR> 2 teaspoon oregano <BR> 2 teaspoon bas... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:44:45 EST Pepperoni pizza cauliflower casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550137 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1295688999.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Can use Turkey sausage and vege cheese as well, might have to try this out. <BR> <BR> Yield: 4 servings <BR> <BR> Serving Size: approximately 3/4 cup <BR> <BR> Perfect as a kid-friendly low carb side dish, or eat an entire bowl for a complete meal! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> For the Puree <BR> 1 medium head of cauliflower <BR> 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream <BR> 1 Tbsp Butter <BR> 8 slices ... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:18:02 EST Paleo Pumpkin Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550013 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1206217131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I think I found my pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With some "real" whipped cream and stevia sweetner, I am set! <BR> <BR> Paleo Pumpkin Pie <BR> 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (or 1½ cup homemade pumpkin puree) <BR> 3 eggs <BR> ½ cup coconut milk <BR> &#8531; cup honey <BR> 1 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> ½ teaspoon nutmeg <BR> 1 Paleo Pie Crust, unbaked <BR> <BR> In a food p... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:44:53 EST Cherry-filled gingerbread man tarts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549117 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008396469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cherry-filled gingerbread man tart recipe <BR> <BR> Yields 6 <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 cups flour <BR> 1/2 cup packed brown sugar <BR> 1 teaspoon ground ginger <BR> 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg <BR> 1/8 teaspoon cloves <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 teaspoon baking powder <BR> 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces <BR> 1 table... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:25:51 EST Birdseed ornaments (for outdoor use) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549111 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1140812206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> thrifty gifts:: bird seed ornaments (for outdoor use) <BR> <BR> My boys spend hours perched in our front window, just watching birds. <BR> <BR> They especially love putting out treats for their feathered friends. <BR> <BR> It is amazing how quiet and still a three & five year-old can be - completely memorized. <BR> <BR> <BR> So, for gifts this year we are keeping it simple - giving an experience... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:16:50 EST Cauliflower Breadsticks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548412 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1605494936.jpg">Cauliflower Breadsticks! Hardly any calories for the whole pan! •1 large head of cauliflower <BR> •2 cloves garlic, grated or minced <BR> •2 large eggs, lightly beaten (egg beaters here for me) <BR> •4 oz low fat mozzarella cheese (I would use vege cheese) <BR> •1/2 teaspoon onion powder <BR> •salt <BR> •pepper •Preheat oven to 450 degrees. <BR> •Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:34:00 EST How to Dry Fresh Herbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547869 How to Dry Fresh Herbs….. Easily in the MICROWAVE <BR> <BR> I usually end up with extra herbs and decided to try this. I had Spinach and Dill and both worked out really well. Give it a try. And Remember to Share on your Timeline to Save…. <BR> <BR> Use a paper towel and spread the dill or other herbs without flowers in a single layer to dry leaves by microwaving. Microwave the herbs on high for about 3 minutes. I dry in 1 minute increments to make sure I don’t overdo it. Remove the dried le... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:29:24 EST Don't forget to.........! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546347 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1915906442.jpg"> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:22:32 EST Paul Newman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546251 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1923720458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Paul Newman <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Only women of a certain era will fully appreciate this story. (If you don't understand this, tell your mother, she'll get it) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk fiv... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:44:01 EST 2 ingredient pumpkin spice muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546245 Two-ingredient muffins: one of the easiest, fastest, and YUMMIEST fall recipes. Simply mix together the powder from a spice cake mix and a small can of pumpkin pie filling. Add to muffin pan (I like the minis) and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean) .... and WAA-LAAA!! Amazingly yummy pumpkin spice muffins!! ((Recipe credit goes to my sis!)) All of their warm, wonderful goodness is ready start>finish in about 20 minutes. &#8234;#&#8206;bestoffall&#8236;#quickreci<... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:39:39 EST Happy Thanksgiving, bird take on it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545234 A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even <BR> worse vocabulary. Every word out of the Bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary. <BR> <BR> Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot an... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:09:49 EST Happy Thanksgiving!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544382 <link>images.businessweek.com/ss/05/11/egr<BR>eetings/image/01.swf </link> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:05:00 EST The road to Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544380 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1074571313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The road to Heaven" a place in Ireland where every two years the stars align with the road. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:00:18 EST Pureed Butternut Squash Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544273 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l908732473.jpg"> <BR> <BR> servings: 4 <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Tablespoons butter <BR> 1 small onion, chopped <BR> 1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, peeled and chopped <BR> 2 garlic cloves, chopped <BR> 2 3/4 pounds small butternut squash, prepared and cut into 3/4-inch cubes <BR> 1/4 cup fresh orange juice <BR> Coarse salt and ground pepper <BR> Sour cream, (optional) <BR> Spicy Pumpkin Seeds <BR> <BR> Direction... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:57:46 EST To Love A Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543731 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1153397422.jpg"> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:42:30 EST This is so familiar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542982 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375032402.jpg"> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:05:43 EST How to cook a perfect turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1177217197.jpg"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:15:22 EST