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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

  • Saturday

    2/28/2015 12:12:23 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thank you ro ,y dear friends for all your love and comments and the joy you give me on a daily basis i love you and cherish our friendship light love joy and happiness to you hug... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/28/2015 12:12:22 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thank you ro ,y dear friends for all your love and comments and the joy you give me on a daily basis i love you and cherish our friendship light love joy and happiness to you hug... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/28/2015 12:12:22 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thank you ro ,y dear friends for all your love and comments and the joy you give me on a daily basis i love you and cherish our friendship light love joy and happiness to you hug... 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

  • TGIF

    2/27/2015 12:03:08 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and send loving thoughts to your friends and family always be positive what you send out comes back 10 fold hugx... 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

  • Keep going

    2/25/2015 12:21:14 PM, by KEELYJACK

    So I'm not a follower. or at least that seems to be true. I find people are too obsessive that ask if something is on a diet or not. If you want it, eat it...in moderation. Balance is the key. Find enjoyment rather than sacrifice. There are things I like about Yoli but it's about what works in my li... 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

  • 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

  • Saturday

    2/21/2015 12:13:56 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending many blessings love joy and prayers to all my friends thanks for being there for me I love you all enjoy your weekend hug 304... 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

  • slow but steady wins the race

    2/16/2015 11:12:39 AM, by KEELYJACK

    So the scale hasn't moved much lately. For most of the past week I was up in weight. Total for the past week I have lost 0.6 pounds. But I lost! And I lost another 6 inches. Clothes are fitting better. My strength and endurance feels vastly improved. I am working on accepting myself where I am and m... 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

  • Feeling successful

    2/6/2015 1:27:07 PM, by KEELYJACK

    So weight loss (and gain) is nothing new to me. I've been doing it all of my life. This current attempt is the heaviest I have ever been. That can make for some discouraging moments. Yet there is success in my view. I have been working at this for 4 weeks seriously. As of today I have lost 19.2 poun... 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

  • Feeling Defeated!

    2/3/2015 1:44:41 PM, by BAHHUMBUG

    So last night winter dumped about a foot of snow on us followed by freezing rain followed by a flash freeze... it left a winter wonderland from the window, but a feat of strength when trying to remove it. I got up early and used an ice breaker to cut through the crust and then my husband removed the... 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

  • 5000 steps

    2/2/2015 7:13:59 AM, by BAHHUMBUG

    I did not realize how little I really do walk or move in a day! I now have a working pedometer and I picked up on my old goal of 5,000 steps a day... in two days I haven't reached it even with having walked the treadmill for 30 minutes! That tells me a lot of information as to why I have been gainin... Read more

  • Waxing and waning of motivation

    2/1/2015 11:30:29 AM, by KEELYJACK

    First of all I'm dong well overall. This weekend has been challenging for me but I'm on track. Yesterday I spent 5 hours setting up, serving food and clean-up for a funeral. I did not have time to eat 3 protein meals or drink my enormous amounts of water or go to the bathroom. So once I got home, ab... 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

  • Praying for commitment.

    1/31/2015 2:40:01 PM, by KAYEGURL08

    101 Hey, I'm back. Is anyone still here? I feel like I have been hiding underground out of embarrassment. I just don't seem to be able to stick to anything these days. I want so much to get my weight down but more than that, I want some sort of fitness program to stick. The more hours I have ... 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