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  • 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

  • Snobs

    2/25/2015 12:04:10 AM, by SASSISPRING

    Are you a food snob? An exercise snob? A clothes snob? I could go on, but you get the picture. If you are, back away slowly and leave this blog as it ain't pretty here. I'm tired of the know-it-all folks who lecture about, well, everything. If you say you made pork chops, they'll tell you how ... Read more

  • The Biggest Loser Challenge.....

    2/24/2015 4:59:16 PM, by HEIDIS2NDCHANCE

    My younger brother got into cross fit a bout a year or so ago, and since then has been extremely focused on being fit and healthy. He and his wife decided to do a Biggest Loser challenge with my family. Most all of my siblings and their significant others are participating. The challenge started on ... Read more

  • Pear Preserves

    2/24/2015 2:56:40 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am canning till my hearts content today! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 16 cups pear slices 5 cups water 6 cups sugar 1 Tbsp citric acid Directions~ Wash pears, peel and core. Slice into 1/2 inch slices dropping them into a pan of cold wat... Read more

  • Italian Lasagna, Pea Salad, And Garlic Bread

    2/23/2015 7:34:44 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Lasagna tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (8 oz.) box lasagna noodles 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. lean chuck ground beef 1 large bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp ... Read more

  • Pot Roast With Vegetables, Buttermilk Biscuits, And You Got It, Desert!

    2/22/2015 4:07:00 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can you taste it? Can you smell it? The roast is cooked to perfection(and juicy) The veggies...oh my, you just got to take a peek! Ingredients~ 3-4 lb. chuck or sirloin post roast 1/2 stick butter1 teaspoon salt cool water 4-6 medium or small Irish Potatoes, ... Read more

  • Hip Hop artist Iggy Azaelia

    2/21/2015 9:05:23 PM, by HIKETOHEIGHTS

    Iggy Azaelia is a hip hop artist recently nominated for multiple Grammy's. I love her music and I am a fan of the Non-explicit versions of her songs. Here is her Wiki Profile if you want to know more.
    zalea Like many celebrities she has been criticized in... Read more

  • Salmon Patties With A Side Of Coleslaw

    2/21/2015 4:59:10 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Salmon is on the menu for dinner! Of course you are invited! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (14.5 oz.) canned pink salmon 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 c plain flour 1/3 c peanut oil Directions~ Drain salmon reserving liquid. Pla... Read more

  • Chicken Tenders

    2/20/2015 4:31:53 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Yum, yum, yum! Take a peek! 2 1/2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 c buttermilk 1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 c corn (masa) flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground thyme 1/8 tsp rubbed sage 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 c peanut vegetabl... Read more

  • Italian Pasta Salad, Chicken And Stuffing Casserole, And Swedish Meatballs

    2/19/2015 10:35:07 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, you are in for a treat! Take a peek! Recipe and thought of the day for~ 2/17/2015 Italian Pasta Salad Ingredients~ 1 (12 oz.) package Tri-colored Rotini Pasta 3-4 quarts water 1 tsp salt 1 c whole black olives 1 c cherry or grapes tomatoes 1... Read more

  • Red Curry And Ginger Pork Loin

    2/16/2015 4:49:09 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My kitchen is smelling so good! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 C. oil juice of 1 lime 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 Tbsp. red curry paste 1 tsp. fresh ground ginger 2 lbs. meat. Note~ I used pork, but it would be great with chicken... Read more

  • Honey Sweet Cornbread

    2/15/2015 8:35:24 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I made a pot of black eyed peas for dinner and you cannot go wrong at what I made to go with them! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c butter, softened 2/3 c white sugar 1/4 c honey 2 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 c cornmeal 1/2 ts... Read more

  • Chocolate Covered Cherries

    2/14/2015 10:54:55 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily , Happy Valentines Day! I trust that when I present to you this valentine treat that you will keep "MODERATION" close at hand! Now without further ado, Take a peek! Ingredients~ 60 maraschino cherries with stems 3 Tbsp.butter, softened 3 Tbsp. light corn syru... Read more

  • Bacon And Cheddar Bites

    2/13/2015 4:22:41 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Bacon and cheddar are a sure match! Take a peek and you will see! Did I forget to say, take a peek? Oooops then, take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c Milk 1/4 c Butter 1 c Flour 4 Eggs 6 slices {about 1/3 cup} Bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled 1/3 c Spring On... Read more

  • Canal House Lentils

    2/12/2015 8:06:33 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I love lentils do you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1 c green lentils, preferably French 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce Koshe... Read more

  • One-Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Waffles

    2/11/2015 6:41:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Have you had breakfast yet? If not, take a peek! If so, take a peek anyway! Ingredients~ Refrigerated, uncooked cinnamon rolls Directions~ Place one roll on each square or section of your waffle iron. Close the lid and cook until the done (wh... Read more

  • Mushroom Marsala Risotto

    2/10/2015 8:45:02 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, it has been a very long and busy day but I am here now! Take a peek at what I have for you! Take a peek! Oh I said that already!! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium shallot, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp tomato paste 3/4 c arborio r... Read more

  • Breakfast Bars

    2/9/2015 10:13:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a healthy start to your morning! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c peanut butter 1/2 c butter, melted (or 1/4 cup mashed banana or applesauce) 1/2 c packed brown sugar (can reduce or use natural sweetener) 1/2 c honey or maple syrup (can reduce ... Read more

  • Strawberries And Cream Dessert Bars

    2/8/2015 2:42:39 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Tonight's dessert! (Moderation) play's a major role! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Crust~ 1 pouch ( 1 lb 5 oz) sugar cookie mix 1/2 c butter, softened 1 large egg Filling~ 1 c white chocolate chips 1 package ( 8 ounce) cream cheese, soften... Read more

  • Corn And Black Bean Veggie Salad

    2/7/2015 4:07:15 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, See, I am looking out for you! So dive in! Take a peek! Salad~ 2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed 1 large tomato, chopped 1 small onion, yellow or red, diced fine 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped ... Read more

  • Rosemary Garlic Chicken

    2/6/2015 10:26:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I hope that you enjoyed my kids chicken stroganoff recipe! Take a look at what I have planned for you today. Take a peek! ingredients~ 4 chicken breasts, skin removed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ... Read more

  • Chicken Stroganoff

    2/5/2015 5:05:23 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have been giving my kids a cooking lesson today and my kids are the cooks tonight and they would like for you to try this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 3/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3 x 1/2" strips 8 oz. package orga... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Party Meatballs In Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

    2/4/2015 5:04:26 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My kids are on the computer and I am on the iPad today but come on in and take a peek at dinner! Ingredients~ 1 pound ground beef pound ground pork 2 large eggs 1 c milk c panko breadcrumbs 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper tsp onion powder tsp garli... Read more

  • Thyroid Speak

    2/4/2015 2:46:57 AM, by SASSISPRING

    That's the typical reaction when I (or my friends) state "I struggle with weight because of thyroid disease." People usually snicker, roll their eyes, state "you really shouldn't use the thyroid as an excuse" and then often proceed to remind me that I should eat healthy. No junk food, no rest... Read more

  • How time flies when you are off the bandwagon!

    2/3/2015 2:02:06 PM, by MSTUBBE

    Have I seriously not logged into my Spark Account for 4 years? Yep Seriously! Where am I today, not 100 lbs lighter that is for sure. I have successfully maintained my 236 lb 5 ft 3in physique. So that is something, right, RIGHT? We went and signed up at a gym on Saturday. Two year c... Read more

  • Portobello Mushrooms With Eggs, Spinach, Roasted Peppers

    2/3/2015 12:32:43 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, We are grill'in tonight and look what I am fixing on the side! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 portobello mushrooms (3 1/2" to 4" dia), stems, gills removed salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 tsps olive oil 3/4 c chopped onion 1 Tbsp mince... Read more

  • Blueberry Banana Bread

    2/2/2015 10:40:01 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I will be baking bread today! My kitchen is open so come on in and join me! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ⅛ tsp baking soda tsp salt c unsalted butter, softened c regular sugar c packed light brown sugar 2 l... Read more

  • Pinecone Cheese Ball

    2/1/2015 9:42:04 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Get ready for the super bowl with this one! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese (I use one full fat and one light, you'll need some fat to it so it'll hold it's shape) 2 1/2 C. freshly shredded cheddar cheese 1 pkg. ranch dressing mix ... Read more

  • Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

    1/31/2015 8:20:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Seafood tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or more, to taste 1/4 c chicken stock Juice of 1 lemon Kosher salt and freshly ground black p... Read more

  • Chile Rellenos Chicken

    1/30/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4-6 oz. each) 1 lime, cut in half crosswise 1 egg white 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 c finely crushed nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/2 can (4 ... Read more