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  • Saturday

    2/5/2016 11:16:07 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Stay blessed and give love and light to all sending prayers and joy as well hugs... Read more

  • Wild Thyme Summer Salad

    2/5/2016 11:06:41 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I hope that you have thyme growing in your gardens! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 cups cooked rice 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 8 1/2-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/3 c chopped Kalamata oliv... Read more

  • SPOILER...Adversity

    2/5/2016 11:05:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf In stories, as in life, adversity teaches us things we cannot learn otherwise. Adversity helps to develop a depth of character.... Read more

  • Long walk - 11km

    2/4/2016 7:01:34 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well wasn't expecting to walk 11km on only 200 calories in the body, but it happens. Ended up burning like 900 calories apparently so ya treat of a pizza slice didn't even make a large dent in the calories burned and I'm still under 1200 even with the pizza. Grrrr... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    2/4/2016 11:43:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer Experiences of prompting and prayer are not uncommon in the Church. They are part of the revelation our Heavenly Father has provided for us.... Read more

  • Fresh Apple Salad With Grilled Chicken And Crumbled Cheddar

    2/4/2016 10:42:53 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for a fresh salad! How 'bout you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ For the Salad~ 1 grilled chicken breast, thinly sliced 2 honeycrisp apples (or your favorite variety), cored and thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsps dried cranberr... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Pita Pockets

    2/3/2016 2:49:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am sorry that I have not been here in a couple of days. My data did not roll over like it should have and so in-turn, no internet! So, now that I gave them a good 'ol spark talk, I am here! Are you ready to get your slow cookers out? I bet you are so...Take a peek! ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    2/3/2016 10:22:01 AM, by JLAMING263

    Neill F. Marriott Truly yoked to the Savior, we can say with confidence, “It will all work out.... Read more

  • Shrimp Scampi

    1/31/2016 11:00:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you up for some of this? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (12-ounce) package frozen raw jumbo shrimp, thawed 4 large garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp dried parsley 2 Tbsps lemon juice 1/4 c butter 8 ounces angel hair pasta or other t... Read more

  • Cauliflower Spinach Flan

    1/30/2016 5:40:49 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, cauliflower and spinach, Yum! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 cups water 3 Tbsps granulated chicken flavor bouillon 1 head cauliflower, florets removed 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach 1/4 c unsalted butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 1 (12 ounce) can evapor... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    1/30/2016 10:34:52 AM, by JLAMING263

    Ezra Taft Benson In a word, we dedicate our all to the work of the Lord—the establishment and growth of his kingdom and the spread of righteousness.... Read more

  • Garden Vegetable Ragu With Gluten-Free Spaghetti + Italian Pull-Apart Bread

    1/29/2016 12:03:01 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It is an italian night tonight! (Enjoy to the fullest but in MODERATION!) Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 (8-ounce) packages gluten-free multigrain spaghetti with quinoa 2 Tbsps olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c finely diced c... Read more

  • SPOILER...Righteousness

    1/29/2016 9:51:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring Heavenly Father and the Savior are our perfect examples. …They never force righteousness because righteousness must be chosen.... Read more

  • Quinoa Omelette Breakfast Cups

    1/28/2016 11:13:08 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, A healthy breakfast idea coming right up! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c quinoa (dry) 2 Tbsps olive oil 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach 1/2 c chopped roasted red peppers, drained 4 egg... Read more

  • SPOILER...Gratitude

    1/28/2016 8:57:02 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf We can choose to be grateful, no matter what.... Read more

  • Ginger And Garlic Marinated Chicken

    1/27/2016 12:37:48 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I got the chicken defrosting and you know what that means! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1/4 c soy sauce 1/4 c chicken broth 1/4 c orange marmalade 2 Tbsps finely chopped ginger (from about a 2-inch knob) 2 Tbsp... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    1/27/2016 10:47:52 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland You may wonder if it is worth it to take a courageous moral stand…yes, it is worth it.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    1/26/2016 2:18:47 PM, by JLAMING263

    The Family: A Proclamation to the World The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.... Read more

  • Skillet Chicken Parmesan Pasta

    1/26/2016 10:48:55 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you need a dinner idea for, you know, dinner? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp olive oil or Italian dressing 3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 1/2 (16-ounce) package rotini (about 2 1/2 cups) One 24-ounce jar pasta sauce 1 c shredde... Read more

  • Snickerdoodle Trail Mix

    1/26/2016 12:48:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I got the trail mix! So put on your walking shoes, Grab your H20 and come walk with me and munch on something healthy along the way! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c powdered sugar 2 tsps cinnamon 3 cups toasted rice or corn cereal squares 3 cups trail mi... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    1/25/2016 12:41:29 PM, by JLAMING263

    Elaine S. Dalton Remember who you are! See yourself as our Heavenly Father sees you. You are elect. You are of noble birth. Don’t compromise your divine inheritance.... Read more

  • Apple Glazed Wings

    1/24/2016 8:49:06 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It's me! This is the recipe and thought of the day that I put up yesterday and it somehow went poof! I see that it is not anywhere to be found so I am going to post it now and then we will see so without further ado, Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 cups apple ju... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    1/24/2016 1:29:28 PM, by JLAMING263

    James B. Martino Be obedient, remember the times when you have felt the Spirit in the past, and ask in faith. Your answer will come.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    1/23/2016 8:41:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    M. Russell Ballard In all of our service, we need to be sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The still, small voice will let us know who needs our help and what we can do to help them.... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Cowboy Beef

    1/22/2016 1:21:58 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you have your slow cookers handy? Well if not, get them out and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1- 18-ounce package chuck tender steak 1 c fully cooked bacon pieces 1 onion, chopped 1/2 c ketchup 1/4 c packed brown sugar 1/4 c molasses 1 Tbsp Worceste... Read more

  • SPOILER...Love

    1/22/2016 11:27:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    David B. Haight Someone has written, “Love is a verb.” It requires doing—not just saying and thinking. The test is in what one does, how one acts, for love is conveyed in word and deed.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Truth

    1/21/2016 4:23:13 PM, by JLAMING263

    Vern P. Stanfill Our quest for light will be enhanced by our willingness to recognize when it shines in our lives.... Read more

  • Quinoa Muffin Bites

    1/21/2016 11:22:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The oven is a heat'in! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 c red quinoa 1/2 c white quinoa 1 1/2 cups water 1 c chopped broccoli 1/4 c diced shallots 1/4 c grated carrot 1 scallion, chopped 1 long green pepper, chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 Tbsp g... Read more

  • Vegetable And Goat Cheese Quesadilla

    1/20/2016 11:48:10 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 c thinly sliced white onion 1/2 tsp cumin Salt Pepper 1 whole-wheat tortilla 1/2 c shredded hard goat cheese 1/2 large tomato, sliced Small handful fresh herbs, such as basil ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    1/20/2016 9:16:19 AM, by JLAMING263

    Ronald A. Rasband Reaching out to rescue one another, under any condition, is an eternal measure of love.... Read more

  • Pineapple Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

    1/19/2016 2:41:45 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Well get your wok's out for this one! Don't have a wok? It is a great investment! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 tsps peanut oil 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks 3 Tbsps molasses 2 Tbsps fresh lime juic... Read more

  • SPOILER...Conversion

    1/19/2016 10:06:11 AM, by JLAMING263

    Bonnie L. Oscarson Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create "a mighty change in us."... Read more

  • Vegan Spring Soba Noodle Bowl

    1/18/2016 12:37:05 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I love a healthy bowl of pasta! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsps sesame oil 2 Tbsps soy sauce or tamari 1/4 c rice vinegar 1/2 Tbsp grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional), plus more for garnish Freshly ground black pep... Read more

  • SPOILER...Self-reliance

    1/18/2016 11:26:03 AM, by JLAMING263

    Robert D. Hales The purpose of both temporal and spiritual self-reliance is to get ourselves on higher ground so that we can lift others in need.... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    1/17/2016 4:16:17 PM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer Like most things of great worth, knowledge which is of eternal value comes only through personal prayer and pondering. These, joined with fasting and scripture study, will invite impressions and revelations and the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. This provides us with instruction fr... Read more

  • Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Burgers

    1/17/2016 11:59:03 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My mouth is a water'in! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups cooked chickpeas 2/3 c chopped parsley 3/4 c diced onions 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder 3/4 tsp sea salt 3 Tbsps lemon juice 1 Tbsp chia seeds 3 Tbsps water 1/4... Read more

  • Next to empty fridge

    1/16/2016 11:18:38 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Got to love looking at the fridge and seeing it going empty, look at the freezer and the same look at the pantry and it's semi stocked but not in options I can eat (think celiac nightmare). Got 30.00 to last till the end of the month = oi oi oi oi... Read more

  • Swiss Chard Veggie Burgers

    1/16/2016 3:27:14 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you grow swiss chard in your garden, if not you must! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 10-12 Swiss chard stalks 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 c whole-wheat bread crumbs 1/2 c romano cheese 1/4 c chopped parsley 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 small white onio... Read more

  • SPOILER...Repentance

    1/16/2016 12:44:17 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks The gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to change. “Repent” is its most frequent message, and repenting means giving up all of our practices—personal, family, ethnic, and national—that are contrary to the commandments of God. The purpose of the gospel is to transform common creatur... Read more

  • Pick Me Up Green Juice

    1/15/2016 3:42:51 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you in need of a healthy pick me up? Well I got the ticket right here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 medium-size pears 1 c spinach 1/4 cucumber 1 c cilantro 1 medium-size lime 1/2 inch ginger Directions~ Remove the rind from the... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    1/15/2016 3:22:01 PM, by JLAMING263

    Marion G. Romney We are all self-reliant in some areas and dependent in others. Therefore, each of us should strive to help others in areas where we have strengths. At the same time, pride should not prevent us from graciously accepting the helping hand of another when we have a real need. To do s... Read more

  • Weigh In

    1/15/2016 2:34:29 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Ya talk about slipping my mind about hitting the scale, well finally had the brain power to remember to check my weight. Unfortunately for me it hasn't changed still sitting at 120kg (apx 260 lbs) so the weight hasn't shifted in a few months but holding stady instead. Well hope everyone is havin... Read more

  • Genealogy

    1/15/2016 1:17:50 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well got another person added to my family tree, it's taken close to a year but finally was able to confirm the information to be able to add them knowing that the information is true.... Read more

  • Pizza Roll-Ups

    1/14/2016 11:43:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Not to much but just right! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices 1 Tbsp olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c pizza sauce 1/2 c black olives, chopped 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ... Read more

  • SPOILER...To The Essential...

    1/14/2016 10:01:46 AM, by JLAMING263

    D. Todd Christofferson Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential.... Read more

  • Busy day cleaning

    1/13/2016 4:48:08 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Tackled under the basement stairs and part of the sitting room section of the basement today with the help of two members (sister missionaries) of our church. Got... three trash bags, one recycling bag, several boxes we need to go through of my reading books and comics. Plus stuff from the co... Read more

  • Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pulled Pork Tacos

    1/13/2016 3:13:20 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Tacos tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 large spaghetti squash, halved, seeds removed 2 Tbsps coconut oil, divided 2 Tbsps cumin 2 large sweet onions, sliced 1 small head red cabbage, shredded 1 small jicama, julienned 1/4 c apple cider vinegar ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scripure

    1/13/2016 8:26:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf As you read the scriptures and listen to the words of the prophets with all your heart and mind, the Lord will tell you how to live up to your priesthood privileges.... Read more

  • Chilled Zucchini Soup

    1/12/2016 4:56:40 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you plant zucchini in your gardens? Well I sure do and weather you do or you do not, you have got to make this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large zucchini, grated or finely chopped 1 scallion, chopped 1/4 c almonds, chopped 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    1/12/2016 3:07:47 PM, by JLAMING263

    Robert D. Hales Using our agency to obey means choosing to “do what is right [and letting] the consequence follow.”... Read more

  • Broccoli, Apple, And Pecan Salad With Creamy Herb Dressing

    1/11/2016 5:15:14 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Come have a salad with me! I have load's of fresh pecans from the trees! Take a peek! Ingredients~ For dressing~ 1 avocado 2 Tbsps white miso 2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp tahini 1/2 c shredded fresh basil 1/2 c shredded fresh parsley 1 lar... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    1/11/2016 12:42:05 PM, by JLAMING263

    Stephen E. Robinson Many of us are trying to save ourselves, holding the Atonement of Jesus Christ at arm’s distance and saying, “When I’ve done it, when I’ve perfected myself, when I’ve made myself worthy—then I’ll be worthy of the Atonement. Then I will allow him in.” We cannot do it. That’s lik... Read more

  • SPOILER...Commandments

    1/10/2016 8:46:33 PM, by JLAMING263

    "The commandments…were God-given. Using our agency, we can set them aside. We cannot, however, change them." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • Butternut Squash Chips

    1/10/2016 12:54:15 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for a healthy snack alternative? Well then just jump right on in here and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded, and sliced into 1/8-inch thick rounds 1 Tbsp olive oil 3/4 tsp chipotle chili pow... Read more

  • I dislike being ill

    1/9/2016 8:47:46 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well it's caught back up with me. Was hoping that I was dun with being ill until at least October (when I tend to get ill) but no I can't be that lucky. Only upside is that it was a productive week until today when it comes to decluttering the basement, got 25% dun during the week so a few gar... Read more

  • Couscous And Feta Stuffed Pepper With Pesto

    1/9/2016 3:02:58 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am stuffing peppers tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c couscous 6 small red bell peppers, halved vertically and seeded 1 (13.4-ounce) package organic low-sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 c crumbled feta cheese 1/2 c Kalamata olives, pitt... Read more

  • SPOILER...Divine Worth

    1/9/2016 8:24:19 AM, by JLAMING263

    Gordon B. Hinckley Never forget, my dear young friends, that you really are a child of God who has inherited something of His divine nature, one whom He loves and desires to help and bless. I pray that our Heavenly Father will bless you. May He smile with favor upon you. May you walk in His paths ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Peace

    1/8/2016 8:25:46 PM, by JLAMING263

    "When we are grateful to God in our circumstances, we can experience gentle peace in the midst of tribulation." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • One-Pot shrimp Spaghetti With Lemon And Basil

    1/8/2016 3:01:26 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am making spaghetti tonight and you just have to...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth 8 ounces (half of a 16-ounce package) organic spaghetti, broken in half 1 pound cooked large s... Read more

  • Crazy day

    1/7/2016 10:54:07 PM, by DEWYANDAJ

    Been doing pretty good on taking in my protein shakes and a low calorie dinner but tonight my husband decided he wanted to go to IHOP. They have only 2 items on their menu under 600 calories. Not a place I will be willing to go again.... Read more

  • PB & J Smoothie

    1/7/2016 11:58:39 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Everyone loves a good 'ol PB & j right? But have you tried it this way? Well, you are about to! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c orange juice 1 c frozen sliced strawberries 1/2 c vanilla greek yogurt 2 Tbsps creamy peanut butter 1/2 banana, cut up 2 Tbs... Read more

  • SPOILER...Religious Freedom

    1/7/2016 9:22:21 AM, by JLAMING263

    "If you haven’t already, you will one day find yourself called upon to defend your faith." —Jeffrey R. Holland... Read more