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  • Baked Garlic Shrimp

    3/27/2015 1:21:48 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is...Oh just take a peek! Ingredients~ 400-450 raw large shrimp, deveined and peeled 2 Tbsps lemon juice 1/4 c fresh parsley, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp dried oregano leaves 1/2 c dry bread crumbs 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 c... Read more

  • Almond Butter-Quinoa Brownies

    3/26/2015 10:08:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for these? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 c unsalted butter, softened 3/4 c smooth or crunchy natural almond butter 2 large eggs 3/4 c packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3/4 c quinoa flour (I used my hand-crank grinder to make... Read more

  • Staying focused in the midst of temptations...

    3/25/2015 1:04:39 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    This last weekend was my brother's wedding and I used part of my "free" day to enjoy some of the delicious food. It was pasta and I LOVED it! One of the biggest cravings I always want is carbs. I love bread, pasta, cheese.....any carbs are so yummy in my book. However, since doing this new healthy e... Read more

  • Chicken Satay And Thai Peanut Sauce

    3/25/2015 10:12:47 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Fix'in chicken? Let me count the way's! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 normal to large sized chicken breasts 1/2 c coconut milk 1 Tbsp curry powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 12 wooden skewers Directions~ Soak the ske... Read more

  • Avocado Quinoa Salad

    3/24/2015 10:38:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Grab a plate and a fork and dig in to this healthy salad for lunch or dinner or breakfast if you dare! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c quinoa 5 Tbsps chopped fresh mint 1 ripe avocado, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 3 Tbsps lemon juice or more depends on your taste ... Read more

  • Hamburger/Potatoes In A Crock Pot

    3/23/2015 9:51:16 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, This recipe comes from a very special spark friend! Gloria (SUNSHINEGB)! I would love to feature your recipes on my daily recipe blog so if you have a family favorite, something you have tried or just something that you have just thrown together, please don't be shy, just email th... Read more

  • Barbecued Pulled Pork With Potatoes

    3/22/2015 10:07:58 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you like pulled pork? Well then, take a peek! For the Sauce Ingredients~ 1-1/2 Tbsp canola or other vegetable oil 3 medium onions, finely chopped 8 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp chili powder 1 c ketchup 1/2 c bottled chili sauce, such as Heinz ... Read more

  • Trying something new this week

    3/21/2015 7:40:48 PM, by SUNSHINE_FLOWER

    Have you ever felt like the rabbit in Alice in wonderland?? Some days I feel like I am always running and saying I'm late I'm late. Where does the time go??? Some days drag on it seems. I need to make some changes. I need to, to my schedule. I usually put my girls in their room f... Read more

  • Blueberry Cobbler

    3/21/2015 11:19:32 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a family favorite that requires "MODERATION"! Can we do this? Yes we can! Take a peek! While the blueberries are baking, prepare the ingredients for the topping, but do not stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just before the berries come out ... Read more

  • Pot Roast With Vegetables

    3/20/2015 10:53:49 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, And Dinner tonight is...Take a peek! Oh, before I forget, you are all welcome to join us! You can take a peek now! Ingredients~ 3-4 lb. chuck or sirloin post roast 1/2 stick butter 1 tsp salt cool water 4-6 medium or small Irish Potatoes, peeled or unpeeled... Read more

  • Joining Another Biggest Loser Challenge?

    3/19/2015 4:02:09 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    There are only 2 weeks left in the Biggest Loser Challenge that my brother started. I'm really proud of what I've done in 6 weeks! Twenty pounds gone for good! Yay! A lady in my neighborhood posted on the community facebook page if anyone would be interested to join a 6 week biggest loser chall... Read more

  • Peppermint Patty Cake With Vanilla Mint Frosting

    3/19/2015 12:22:04 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am planning my youngest daughter's birthday party and this is the cake that she wants me to bake. Take a peek! Cake~ Ingredients~ 2 sticks butter 4 T. cocoa powder 1 c. boiling water 10 whole mini Peppermint Patty candies 1/2 c. buttermilk 1 tsp... Read more

  • Italian Meatball Casserole

    3/18/2015 11:02:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Remember the meatballs? Well then, take a peek at this! Yep, that's right two eyes focused right here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 12 large meatballs (Italian sausage or ground beef, can use more to suit family needs and size of meatballs) 16 ounces tomato sauce ... Read more

  • St Patrick's day!

    3/17/2015 2:05:24 PM, by SUNSHINE_FLOWER

    438 I maybe 1/2 Irish from my biological dad's side but I never really celebrated St Paddy's day. However the luck of the Irish was on my side about 4 years ago. 441 Let me explain. I raised by my mom and step dad ( which I call dad) since I was about 5 years old. I saw my biological dad on... Read more

  • Incredible Edible Meatballs

    3/17/2015 10:34:21 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Make these ahead of time and freeze for a special recipe! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground veal 1/2 pound ground pork 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 eggs 1 c freshly grated Romano cheese 1 1/2 Tbsps chopped Italian flat l... Read more

  • This time of year....

    3/16/2015 1:06:27 PM, by SUNSHINE_FLOWER

    I love this time of year. Not just for the warmer weather, all the birthdays we celebrate within our little family 2 down 4 more to go and everything blooming again. Its what is coming up for my family and I. 3 years this Passover , unleaven bread, first fruits and counting of the omer. ... Read more

  • Potato Nachos

    3/16/2015 10:21:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have a new twist to nachos! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 367 2 large russet potatoes 2 -3 tsps vegetable oil 1⁄4 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp taco seasoning 1⁄4 c black beans, rinsed and drained 2 tsps lime juice 1⁄4 tsp cumin 1⁄4 t... Read more

  • Orange Honey Peanut Butter Oatmeal

    3/15/2015 3:38:08 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you like breakfast for dinner? I do! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 1/4 Cups old fashioned oats 4 1/2 Cups water 1 1/2 tsps salt 6 Tbsps peanut butter 3 Tbsps honey 3 tsps orange zest Directions~ In a large pot over high heat, bring ... Read more

  • Starting Over

    3/15/2015 1:09:29 PM, by SUNSHINE_FLOWER

    I have finally committed to making the change to a new healthier lifestyle for life. I do not like how I look and feel. I know this change has been needed to come for sometime now. I did lose over 30 lbs in the past with Spark people however gained it all back plus more on my final pregnancy.... Read more

  • Watermelon Salad

    3/14/2015 10:50:54 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, We are going on a family picnic on this beautiful Saturday! Take a peek and see you at the beach! Ingredients~ 1 large watermelon 1 cantaloupe, cubed 1 pineapple, cubed 1 bunch light seedless grapes 1 bunch dark seedless grapes 4 oz. cubed mild cheddar ch... Read more

  • Tomato And Rice Soup With Grilled Cheese Dippers

    3/13/2015 10:07:31 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, How 'bout a hearty soup for dinner tonight? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large onion - finely diced 2 garlic cubes - minced 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs tomato paste Ĺ tsp of dried thyme 8 twists of black pepper 1 - 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes - I used the... Read more

  • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

    3/12/2015 12:35:03 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Well, I can see that you are "NOT" a huge fan of liver! So I have gone on a hunt for something that I know you WILL enjoy! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 370 36 large cherry tomatoes 4 hard-boiled eggs 1/3 c mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (I used regular becau... Read more

  • Fried Chicken Livers

    3/12/2015 10:19:13 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Don't turn your nose's up until you try these! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice 3 1/2 cups water 1/2 tsp salt 3 cups peanut oil* 2 lbs. chicken livers 2 cups self-rising flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper (optional 2 large oni... Read more

  • Biggest Loser for the Week

    3/11/2015 1:17:04 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    Since my last weigh-in with the Biggest Loser challenge was a zero/no loss for the week, I anticipated this week's weigh-in to be much better. Especially since I had seen a loss throughout the week. I also decided that I was going to weigh myself the morning of my free day and count it as my weigh-i... Read more

  • Macaroni Tuna Salad And Tuna Salad Sandwich~Take your pick!

    3/11/2015 9:26:07 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a great lunch or dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 quarts water 1/2 tsp salt 1 c uncooked elbow or shell macaroni 12 oz. can tuna, packed in oil 1/2 c green sweet peas, drained 1/2 c cherry or grape tomatoes 1/4 c chopped green bell pepper 1... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Corned Beef And Cabbage Stew

    3/10/2015 1:23:43 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do I have any Irish out there besides me? Well the stew's on but not just any stew! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pounds corned beef, cut into bite sized pieces 4 large potatoes, cut into large pieces 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 white onion, chopped 1 (16 oz) ... Read more

  • 1 Month Photo Comparison

    3/9/2015 5:25:43 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    I had lunch with my son at his school on Friday and had his grandma take a photo of me with him. As I was looking at the photo, I had the thought that I am starting to notice a difference in my overall appearance. I decided to do a side-by-side photo comparison with a photo that was take almost exac... Read more

  • Sauteed Vegetable Medley

    3/9/2015 10:44:05 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Thank you for all your responses to to my recipes and thought of the day! I sure enjoy reading them! I hope that you have found some recipes that have brought your family happiness and a little thought of the day to make it all complete! Now without further ado, take a peek at thi... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have, bin admitted to, Grantham Hospital i, initially went in, there with 2, badly swollen legs, caused by cellulitis, & i also, had an ongoing, chest infectio... Read more

  • Brussel Sprouts, Homemade Sweet And Sour Sauce, Sauteed Mushrooms And Smothered Chicken. Yum, Yum!

    3/8/2015 10:56:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Come on, eat your brussel sprouts! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 lb. fresh whole Brussel Sprouts (can use frozen) water 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 stick butter (4 oz.) 1/2 c Cream Sherry 1/2 c Homemade Sweet And Sour Sauce 1 c dry Orzo pasta (or rice), cooked acco... Read more

  • Fish Casserole

    3/7/2015 11:16:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Fish is on for tonight but not in the way you may be thinking! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 lbs. frozen cod fish, thawed* 4 Tbsps melted butter, divided 1 Tbsp lemon juice, divided paprika 1/2 c frozen green peas 1 c shredded white potatoes 1 Tbsp ket... Read more

  • Italian Stuffed Steak+Bonus

    3/6/2015 10:25:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Steak for dinner but not just any 'ol steak! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 8 Sandwich Steaks* 1 (28 oz. can) Tomato Sauce** 1 carton (16 oz.) Ricotta Cheese 1 egg 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese 1 tsp dry parsley flakes 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt ... Read more

  • Creamy Kale And Turkey Sausage Pasta With Sun Dried Tomatoes

    3/5/2015 9:58:54 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily. Pasta, sausage, sun dried tomatoes, can't get any better then that! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 12 oz (about 3 3/4 cups) dry penne pasta 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb Italian turkey sausage links (about 4 sausage links), casings removed, sausage crumbled (hot or mild, no... Read more

  • 1 Month Down, And Seeing Changes

    3/4/2015 5:40:34 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    On March 2nd, that marked the half way point of the 8 week Biggest Loser Challenge, and the 1 month mark of eating healthy and incorporating exercise into my life. Yay! It feels good to say that one month is in the books. 9 The way that Frank and I decided to eat more healthy would be to basi... Read more

  • Cookies And Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes

    3/4/2015 9:29:47 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have a birthday party to attend and this was requested! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 28 Oreo cookies 2 (8 oz. each) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 c. sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/3 c. white chocolate chips 1/3 c. heavy cream 1 tsp. vanilla extract ... Read more

  • Question Period Part 2

    3/3/2015 10:45:51 AM, by SASSISPRING

    My friend decided to do a 2nd challenge, so here it is - please play along and if you do, let me know and I'll go to your blog to check it out. 1.Travel anywhere, where would it be? Too many places I want to go, but my latest fixation is the Falkland Islands. 2.Meet anyone, who would it ... Read more

  • Gluten-free And Dairy-Free Blueberry Muffins

    3/3/2015 9:28:33 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I smell muffins! Blueberry muffins that is! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 large eggs, at room temp 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/3 c palm shortening, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/3 c honey 1/2 c warm water 1 3/4 c Pancake Mix (see recipe below) 1/2 tsp.... Read more

  • Chocolate Brownies

    3/2/2015 2:40:17 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have brownies in the oven! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c plus 1 Tbsp butter 3/4 c sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder* 1 1/4 cup sifted self-rising flour 1/2 c milk 1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans Dire... Read more

  • Question Period

    3/2/2015 1:46:57 PM, by SASSISPRING

    I love those surveys where you answer questions ,So I am going to answer some questions and then I hope you will also do this for me. Let me know in comments if you do, and Iíll be sure to visit your page. Do you like dogs or cats? I love both as they each have their own unique personali... Read more

  • Sweet Potato Biscuits

    3/1/2015 1:58:48 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you smell what I do? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 1/2 cups sifted, self-rising flour, divided 1 Tbsp light brown sugar 1/4 c butter (4 tablespoons) 3 Tbsps smoked bacon drippings (grease) 1 c mashed sweet potatoes 1/3 c whole buttermilk 1/4 tsp ba... Read more

  • Beef Teriyaki

    2/28/2015 10:25:14 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 lb. sirloin or chuck beef sliced into 1/4 inch thick stir fry strips vegetable oil for frying. Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients~ 1 1/4 c water 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar 1/3 c soy sauce ... Read more

  • No Bake Cookies

    2/27/2015 3:39:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, it's cookie time! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs 18 oz. jar crunchy peanut butter 2 sticks butter, softened 1 lb. box powdered sugar 7 oz. can fine coconut 1/2 c finely chopped pecans Directions~ Mix all ingred... Read more

  • Smothered Chicken

    2/26/2015 11:40:45 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, How much do you like chicken? If you love chicken like I do, come check this out! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 1/2-3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, legs or thighs (or combination of two or more) 1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp rubbed s... Read more

  • Squash Casserole

    2/25/2015 7:26:42 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, it has been a busy day but I am here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 large yellow squash*, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 8 cups) 1/2 c water 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Chicken Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 c sour cream 1/4 c red onion, finely chopped 1... Read more