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  • Cheese Enchilada Casserole

    4/25/2015 9:37:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I just love Mexican food do you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 cups of one of the following enchilada sauces: Tomato-Jalapeno Enchilada Sauce Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce Chile-Raisin Enchilada Sauce 8 corn tortillas 2 cups shredded or crumbled cheese, suc... Read more

  • Healthy Overnight Oats With Chia

    4/24/2015 9:37:33 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Did you have that very important meal of the day? Well if you did, there's always tomorrow! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c rolled oats 1 c milk (non-fat or whole) 1 Tbsp chia seeds 2 tpsps agave nectar or honey Fresh fruit, for serving Directio... Read more

  • Succotash Soup

    4/23/2015 8:59:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Soup's on, dinnner at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 10-oz. bag frozen lima beans 1 c water 2 14.5-oz. cans of chicken broth 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or olive oil 1 c chopped onion 3/4 c chopped red bell pepper 1/2 c chopped celery 3/4 c chopped ... Read more

  • Mama's Fluffy Yogurt Frosting

    4/22/2015 10:37:39 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, This is a recipe that my mom used to make. It is just whipped cream with yogurt folded in. It is a light alternative to heavy frosting recipes. However, it is a pretty soft consistency and is best suited for sheet cakes or 9x13 baked cakes. You can change the flavor of the frostin... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

    4/21/2015 9:32:31 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you have your crock pots handy? Well then, gett'em out and...take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 pounds pork shoulder roast 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper ¾ c orange juice (2 oranges) ¼ c lime juice (2 limes) 4 cl... Read more

  • Walnut And Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken

    4/20/2015 9:34:45 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Do you agree? Why then, see ya at the table at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ ¼ c low-fat buttermilk 2 Tbsps Dijon mustard 4 (6-ounce) chicken cutlets ⅓ c panko crumbs ⅓ c finely chopped walnuts 2 Tbsps grated fresh Parmesan Ch... Read more

  • Vegetable Pizza

    4/19/2015 9:19:57 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Does this get your taste buds fired up? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pkg crescent rolls 4 oz Light French Onion Dip 4 oz Light Cream Cheese 1/3 pkg dry Hidden Valley Dressing Mix 1/2 c light mayonnaise 2 c. broccoli florets 2 c. cauliflower florets 1 c... Read more

  • Asparagus Potato Salad

    4/18/2015 9:13:53 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you grill'in this weekend? Well don't forget this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound new potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths 1/2 c finely chopped sweet onion 1/2 c mayonnaise 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp swe... Read more

  • To run a half marathon.....hmmm....

    4/17/2015 12:57:07 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    As I have continued on this journey to a healthier version of me, I've started to contemplate possibly training to run a half marathon, again. I would be starting from square one as far as running is concerned. And I know it wouldn't be an easy task, but I do think it would help keep me motivated an... Read more

  • Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

    4/17/2015 9:08:49 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for a healthy and yummy dessert that is sure to please your guests? Why then, just hop, walk, jump, run, swim... on over and...take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups crushed thin pretzel sticks (see Notes) 3 Tbsps granulated sugar 3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks ... Read more

  • Mom

    4/16/2015 10:17:09 AM, by HIKETOHEIGHTS

    Mom has been in the hospital since January. She is finally recovering and it seems she might come home soon. Mom's knee surgery lead to a 5 month challenge for the entire family as we all struggled to keep her healthy without feeling discouraged or lonely. i have always been proud of my fam... Read more

  • Peppered Meatloaf (Crockpot) Version

    4/16/2015 9:40:32 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Oh my, do you taste what I taste? Yep, I can taste it now, meatloaf for dinner tonight, cold meatloaf sandwiches for lunch tomorrow! Oh quit drooling and take a peek! Sauce~ Ingredients~ 1/2 c ketchup 1 Tbsp brown sugar 3/4 tsps dry mustard 1/4 tsp... Read more

  • Barbecued Pulled Pork With Potatoes

    4/15/2015 9:21:49 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...you guessed it! 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

  • Spicy Shrimp Bites

    4/14/2015 10:16:00 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Having company this weekend? Take a peek! Spicy Dipping Sauce Ingredients~ 3 ounces cream cheese (small block), at room temperature 1/2 c sweet chili sauce (see Note) 1/3 c ranch dressing 2 Tbsps chopped fresh chives . Shrimp Bites I... Read more

  • Last week

    4/13/2015 1:38:23 PM, by SUNSHINE_FLOWER

    So the last week in March up to April 2nd I was cleaning house. Deep cleaning. We were getting ready for Passover and Unleavened bread. On April 3 it started at sunset and ended on sundown on April 10th. We clean our houses, we pray for cleaning of our hearts in preparation for this covenant ... Read more

  • Frozen Fruit Salad

    4/13/2015 9:25:32 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, If you love frozen grapes, bananas etc, take a peek at this! Go on, take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp water mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tsp unflavored gelatin 1 Tbsp confectioner's sugar 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature ... Read more

  • Paradise: Havasupai Falls, Arizona

    4/12/2015 12:20:07 PM, by HIKETOHEIGHTS

    Havasupai means people of the blue-green waters. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation are on most Hiker's bucket list. This blue- green water is sacred to the Havasupai. It flows not only across the land, but also through each tribal member. Whe... Read more

  • Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread

    4/12/2015 10:34:47 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It is Sunday and I am baking bread! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 round loaf of sourdough (or similar) bread 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 c-3/4 c chopped cooked bacon 1/2 c butter, melted 1 tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix Note~ . I used Osca... Read more

  • Chocolate Chia Pudding

    4/11/2015 3:32:27 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Everyone likes pudd'in right? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk, blended 1 c water ¼ c chia seeds 2 Tbsp cacao powder ⅛ tsp vanilla stevia ⅛ tsp celtic sea salt Directions~ Combine blended coconut milk, water, ... Read more

  • Jill of All Trades

    4/11/2015 2:47:09 AM, by SASSISPRING

    Over this past week I've had a couple friends suggest that I return to writing. I can't tell you the date, but some time, many long years back, I stopped writing. One day I woke up and realized that months had gone by without my writing down any thoughts. Realize that I've been writing since I wa... Read more

  • Coconut Oil Trail Mix Cookies

    4/10/2015 11:45:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking cookies today! Take a peek! 495 Ingredients~ ¾ cup coconut oil, in solid form ¾ c light brown sugar 1 egg, plus 1 yolk 2 tsps vanilla 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp kosher salt 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ c sweetened flaked coconut 1 c ol... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew With Dumplings

    4/9/2015 10:45:09 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What time is dinner you might ask? 6pm sharp! See you then! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pounds chuck or stew meat, cut into 2" cubes 1/2 c flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 1/2 c beef broth 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf ... Read more

  • Turkey Barley Soup

    4/8/2015 12:45:41 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for a cup of soup how 'bout you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 quarts low sodium vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups Celery; diced 1 c medium pearl barley 1 medium Onion; diced 3/4 c diced carrots 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Dried thyme 1 Bay leaf 1/8 tsp... Read more

  • Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili

    4/7/2015 12:04:51 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Spring, summer, winter or fall, whatever your weather, chili is always yummy! So get those trusty crock pots out and...you got it! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Onion; chopped 1 16 oz can Black beans 1 16 oz can Kidney beans 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce 1 10 oz ... Read more

  • Food

    4/7/2015 2:14:05 AM, by SASSISPRING

    It's been a week, a week of not paying attention, of letting myself not have to focus on what I'm eating and not having to put that at the front all the time. I sat back the other day to think on when I really started to focus on what I put in my mouth - it would have been age 13. Up until then I ... Read more

  • Arugula Salad With Smoked Salmon (Lime Sesame Dressing)

    4/6/2015 10:01:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you having thoughts of this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ arugula lettuce 2 avocado 1 lebanese cucumber 4 servings smoked salmon 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 lime; juiced 4 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil 1 drop sesame oil; optional Directions~... Read more

  • Mama's Baked Cola Ham And Mustard Potato Salad

    4/5/2015 11:49:14 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Well it is Easter 449 and my family and I want to wish all of you a safe, blessed and healthy day! So without further ado, we would like to present to you this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Canned Ham 1 can Coca-Cola, reserved 1/4 cup Fresh or Canned Pineappl... Read more

  • Mushroom And Sausage Pizza Toast

    4/4/2015 9:48:21 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What a busy day I have had! I have been cleaning my carpets all day and I am whooped but not to whooped to get this recipe and thought of the day to you! Sooooo... Take a peek! Ingredients~ 13 slices of French or Italian loaf bread (or any kind you like) 15 mediu... Read more

  • 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Caesar Chicken

    4/3/2015 9:56:00 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Is it time for dinner yet? Well get your crock pot out for an easy as pie...take a peek! Ingredients~ 3-4 Chicken Breasts 1/2 Bottle light caesar dressing & marinade 1/2 C Chicken Broth Directions~ Add chicken to the crock pot. Cover with 1... Read more

  • Banana Walnut Bars

    4/2/2015 1:24:54 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Remember the word as you ponder these! 306 Take a peek! Bars Ingredients~ 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. light sour cream 1/2 c. softened butter 2 large eggs 4 ripe bananas (mashed) 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. baking soda 2 c. all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp.... Read more

  • Biggest Loser! WooHoo!!!

    4/1/2015 1:17:29 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    The Biggest Loser challenge that my brother started ended this week and the last weigh-in was on Monday. After all the numbers were tallied.....I was the biggest loser! WooHoo! 244 104 345 9 30 I lost 8.6% and 23 pounds! It feels so good to have come as far as I have, but I also realize I stil... Read more

  • Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Bell Peppers

    4/1/2015 10:27:10 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I love bell peppers raw, stuffed, steamed or any other way you can imagine! So without further ado, feast your eyes on this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 8-9 thinly sliced roast beef or any kind of cold cuts you like 3 large bell peppers 8 mushrooms, sliced 9 sl... Read more

  • Carrot Fritters

    3/31/2015 11:39:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Have you ever had these? Take a peek! 291 Ingredients~ 3 1/2 cups carrots washed, trimmed and grated (I used my food processor to grate) 1 c fresh coriander, finely chopped, plus extra to serve 10 green onions (about 1 1/2 cups), both green and white parts, sl... Read more

  • Bell Pepper Chicken Nachos

    3/30/2015 9:43:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Gather friends and family for a movie and... Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 bell peppers, any color you like 2 cups shredded Cooked Chicken 4 green onions, both green and white parts, sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp chili powder 3/4 c sliced bla... Read more

  • Chicken Cheese Sandwich

    3/29/2015 10:16:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something quick and oh so yummy for lunch? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/4 cups warm shredded Cooked Chicken 8 slices of French or Italian loaf bread (or any kind you like) 1/3 c carrot, grated 1/3 c green onion, sliced 2 Tbsps mayonnais... Read more

  • Basil And Parsley Omelette

    3/28/2015 12:23:38 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you know that breakfast is like gas in a car and without it you will not get anywhere? Your bodies are the same way and will be sluggish and not run properly! Well let's fill up in the morning's with a healthy breakfast from this day out alright? Take a peek! Ingredi... Read more

  • 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