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  • Spinach Meatballs

    12/25/2014 9:36:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas to all out there in spark land! Take a peek at what I have for you on this beautiful Christmas day! Go on, take a peek! Meatball Ingredients~ 1 lb lean ground beef 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 3/4 cup bread crumbs ... Read more

  • Merry Christmas

    12/25/2014 12:12:24 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy your day celebrating with our father hugx... Read more

  • Stuffed Peppers

    12/24/2014 10:18:13 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My kids want me to make my stuffed peppers tonight so here it is! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 c rice, cooked 1 small onion, chopped 1 egg 1/4 c green bell pepper, chopped fine 1/2 c - 3/4 c Italian flavored bread crumbs, add as ... Read more

  • Kale Chips

    12/23/2014 9:39:10 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, If you love my spinach chips, you have got to try this on for size! Take a peek! Ingredients~ kale (about a salad spinner's worth or a grocery produce bag stuffed lightly) 2 tbsp. olive oil kosher salt Directions~ Tear the leaves off the thick stems i... Read more

  • 3rd time *wasn't* a charm

    12/22/2014 2:58:42 PM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    Well, had a THIRD party Saturday night.... I didn't do as well. BUT..... I still stopped eating at 8pm. I still (mostly) avoided the sugar stuff (mostly). I still didn't overload. Not great, but not bad. WHEW! ... Read more

  • Herbed Spinach Chips

    12/22/2014 10:21:25 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a healthy chip without all that fat? Well come to my kitchen and let me share my recipe with you! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups fresh spinach leaves 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Italian seasoning, to taste salt, to taste Di... Read more

  • Red Curry And Ginger Pork loin

    12/21/2014 10:08:24 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you like pork? how 'bout curry? and what about ginger?? Woo hoo then take a peek at this! 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. I used pork, but... Read more

  • 2 Christmas Parties but NO Cheating!

    12/20/2014 3:52:47 PM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    I went to 2 Christmas parties last night--loads of chocolate, candy, cakes, cookies, yummy chippies, and a bajillion other tempting deliciousness. And I didn't cheat once! Don't get me wrong. I had a few snacks. But I avoided the yummy chips and salsas/dips. I stopped eating BEFORE 8pm (so I d... Read more

  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    12/20/2014 10:20:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, If you like pizza once in a blue moon, Try my pizza crust on for size! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups shredded cauliflower 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup mozzarella Veggie Shreds 1 tsp. dry oregano 1/2 tsp. finely minced garlic 1/2 tsp. onion salt ... Read more

  • Bistro Chicken Twist

    12/19/2014 10:40:24 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, We all love chicken, it is easy, versatile, and so healthy and yummy! So without further ado, Take a peek at this! Ingredients~ 1 C. Chopped cooked chicken 1/2 C. diced red bell pepper 1/4 C. snipped fresh basil leaves 1/4 C. grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1/... Read more

  • Fideo Pronto

    12/18/2014 11:37:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamly, I bet you are asking yourself right now what is fideo pronto right? Well then just come right into my kitchen and you will see! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 7-oz. pkg. vermicelli, broken up 1 15-oz. can of diced tomatoes, any flavor, with juice 1 tsp. sugar 1-2... Read more

  • Total Success....in spite of Temptation

    12/18/2014 8:39:22 AM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    So crazy stressful things happening at my husband's work this past month (no, no possibility of a job loss--just a kink in some long-term plans). Yesterday, he sent me a couple of foreboding texts, but didn't explain what they meant--even after several responses from me. When he got home, he ex... Read more

  • Zucchini Pasta With Lemon Yogurt Sauce

    12/17/2014 11:59:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here are two foods that I know you love! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 8 ounces pasta of your choice 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil ... Read more

  • Santa Hat Party Mix

    12/16/2014 10:03:13 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a party mix that I know your guest will love! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Santa Hats~ Bugles Red melting disks mini marshmallows white sprinkles (nonpareils) Snack Mix 3 c. mini pretzels 1/2 c. craisins 1 c. salted dry roasted peanuts 2 c... Read more

  • Apple Cobbler Cupcakes With Pumpkin Pie Frosting

    12/15/2014 10:32:19 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Keep the word "moderation" in your mind when you consume these! Take a peek! Cupcakes~ Ingredients~ 1 1/2 c. flour 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 c. brown sugar 1/... Read more

  • Baked French Toast

    12/14/2014 10:55:31 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Breakfast is on so come on in to my kitchen and take a peek at this! Ingredients~ 1 loaf sourdough bread (I used Pepperidge Farm, 1.5 pound loaf) 8 eggs 2 cups milk (I used 1%) 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp. vanilla Topping~ 1/2 cu... Read more

  • Fiesta Lettuce Boats

    12/13/2014 10:23:16 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a boat that you can sink your teeth into? Take a look at this! Ingredients~ 1lb Ground Beef 1/2 Green Pepper, diced 1/2 Red Pepper, diced 1/4 C Diced Onions, or 1-2 Tbsp dried diced onions 2 tsp Emeril's Essence BAM! seasoning (This st... Read more

  • Barbacoa Pork Taquitos

    12/12/2014 9:59:29 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Anyone up for a taquito? Yes? Well then come right in and I will serve them up! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/3 C. (3 oz) cream cheese 1/4 C. green salsa 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/4 tsp. granulated... Read more

  • Honey Maple Ham And Creamy Havarti Cheese Sliders

    12/11/2014 10:39:48 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you ready for an awesome appetizer for your holiday guest's? Alright then, take a peek at this! Ingredients~ 24 King's Hawaiian dinner rolls 24 pieces thick cut (from the deli) Boar's Head honey maple ham (about 41 oz.) 12 thin slices (from the deli) cream... Read more

  • Mama's Crock Pot Grits

    12/10/2014 10:18:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a family favorite that I know you will enjoy! That is if you love grits like I do! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 cups grits 3 1/2 quarts water (14 cups) 2 tsp salt (to taste) 1 lb sausage, browned and drained (I use Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage) 1/2 stick s... Read more

  • Cranberry Glazed Meatballs And Rice

    12/9/2014 10:06:54 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you like cranberries? Meatballs? Well, I have the perfect couple! Take a peak! Ingredients~ 1 bag of home style frozen meatballs 1 can Whole Cranberries Sauce 1/2 c BBQ sauce 1/2 -3/4 c. orange juice 3/4 can pineapple chunks and the juice 4 carrots... Read more

  • Avocado Tuna Salad

    12/8/2014 10:09:39 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Come have lunch with me! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cans tuna packed in water 1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 red apple, finely chopped 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 1 Tbsp. water 1 tsp. dried dill 1/2 tsp. Dijon or Dusseldorf mustard 1/... Read more

  • Mexican Street Corn

    12/7/2014 1:52:25 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Who does not love corn on the cob???? I do not hear you! Take a peek at this! Ingredients~ 4 ears fresh corn, shucked 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used low fat with olive oil) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp chili powder grated zest and juice of 1 lime Kosher salt ... Read more

  • Banana Muffins

    12/6/2014 11:26:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am in the kitchen baking banana muffins and I thought that you would like my recipe so here it is for your viewing pleasure! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 ripe bananas, 2 mashed & one chunked 1-1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp. baki... Read more

  • Chicken With Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Sauce

    12/5/2014 10:41:14 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and I am in the kitchen planning for the huge feast for all our family, friends, and not to forget the less fortunate! But I want to take the time to bring you a yummy dish too so here it is! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 chi... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Chili With Cream Cheese

    12/4/2014 9:54:22 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The chili is on and I am here to share with you! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts (do not thaw) 1 can Mexican-style chopped tomatoes 1 can sweet corn, undrained 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 pkg. Ranch Dressing m... Read more

  • Turkey Avocado Panini Sandwich

    12/3/2014 10:09:16 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you trying to come up with way's to use that leftover turkey? Well then take a peek at what I have for you! Ingredients~ 2 slices Country White or Sour Dough Bread (or your favorite thick bread) Turkey Breast, sliced thick* 2 slices Provolone Cheese 1/2 A... Read more

  • Black Bean Salad With Citrus Dressing

    12/2/2014 10:11:11 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you in for a yummy salad? Well then come on into my kitchen 'cause I have a treat for you! Ingredients~ 2 cans black beans 1 can corn 8 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved or diced 1/3 c. red onion, chopped 3/4 c. loosely packed cilantro, stems removed 1 avoc... Read more

  • Cabbage And Sausage Soup

    12/1/2014 10:50:12 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can you believe that there is only 25 day's till Christmas? Where did the year go! Take a gander at this yummy dinner idea! Ingredients~ 2 tsp olive oil 1 1/2 lbs Italian sausage, hot or mild 2 white onions, sliced 4 cloves garlic, thickly sliced 1/4 tsp re... Read more

  • New Week

    12/1/2014 12:36:12 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light love joy and prayers hugx... Read more

  • New Week

    12/1/2014 12:35:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    finally I am starting physical therapy sending light love joy and prayers hugz... Read more

  • Pancakes With Buttermilk Syrup Oh Yum!

    11/30/2014 9:06:29 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a 2 for 1! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp baking soda Directions~ Melt butter in a pot on stove-top. Add sugar and buttermilk. Whisk and bring to a boil. Take off of the hea... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/29/2014 1:19:23 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Spending the day in Santa Monica been with friends who I consider family for the weekend sending blessings and hug... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/29/2014 1:19:22 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Spending the day in Santa Monica been with friends who I consider family for the weekend sending blessings and hug... Read more

  • Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

    11/29/2014 9:29:38 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It is Saturday and I want to drop on in and share with you this yummy recipe! Take a peek at what I have for all of you on this fine day! Go on now...take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 frozen pie shells (or you can make homemade crust) 4 cups cooked, diced chicken 1 l... Read more

  • Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken

    11/28/2014 1:01:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Get your slow cooker's out and take a look at this! Ingredients~ 2 pounds chicken (you could easily substitute with pork chops) 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 ranch dressing packet (or 3 Tbsp. if you have the shaker) Directio... Read more

  • Poppyseed Chicken

    11/27/2014 12:06:58 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! I am in the middle of cook'in and I want to drop by and hand you this recipe! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love you! Take a peek at this! Ingredients~ 5 c. chicken breasts (3.5 lbs.) 1 c. light sour cream 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted) 1... Read more

  • Thankful for this Lifestyle

    11/27/2014 10:09:47 AM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    I got up early this Thanksgiving morning to exercise. And boy am I grateful for the changes in my body. When I stepped on the scales this morning, I discovered that I've lost 10 lbs (exactly) since October 22nd. And that's *after* just getting back from a week-long vacation. Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 1:44:35 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    May it be beautiful and blessed love you all hugx... Read more

  • Pecan Pie Cheesecake

    11/26/2014 10:17:34 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I know, I know, it is holiday season and we are going to be cook'in and bake'in up a storm and and there are going to be sweets, rich foods, and all those tempting foods out there for us to see. But we can handle this right sparkies? RIGHT! Here is another yummy treat that you nee... Read more

  • Hump day

    11/26/2014 12:20:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    have a very blessed day sending light love prayers and hugx... Read more