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  • Italian Lentil Soup

    12/27/2014 9:52:45 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Soups on! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 lb. package Italian style chicken sausage 1 onion, chopped 2-3 carrots, peeled and diced 2-3 celery stalks, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 6-8 C. chicken or vegetable stock tomatoes (one can diced or a couple fresh d... Read more

  • Sweet Potato And Turkey Chili

    12/26/2014 11:00:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My family wants chili for dinner so chili is what they will get! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 diced large onion 4 cloves minced garlic 1 diced green bell pepper 1 minced jalapeņo 20 ounces ground turkey breast 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp ko... Read more

  • 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

  • The struggle is 4 real!

    12/24/2014 11:36:02 AM, by LADYMOODY

    Since August 2013 I have been on my weight loss journey and it has had many ups and downs.The ups are I have lost 100 pounds and have gone from a dress size 30 to dress size 22; the downs I have been in plateau status for three month... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A long chat with mom

    12/16/2014 4:54:45 PM, by DRTOVAH

    Missed my morning walk today. I stated my day early, before it was light out. Mom caught me on the computer and we had a very long call. I had an early meeting with my boss so I couldn't take much of a walk and be at my computer in time. I did get in a short one on lunch break. I'm about to head out... 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

  • Getting an early start to the work week

    12/15/2014 2:44:58 AM, by DRTOVAH

    Work has been slow since two new people were hired. I went from having tons of overtime to scrambling to meet my minimum hours. So instead of having regular hours I keep hovering over the computer during waking hours to pick up assignments that generally last 1-2ish hours. On the plus side it i... Read more

  • Ordered new running shoes!

    12/14/2014 11:54:26 AM, by DRTOVAH

    I'm getting close to needing new shoes with all the walking and soon more running I do. I have 2 pairs in rotation and a third old pair that I use in icky conditions like dirt and puddles. The old pair needs to go and older of the rotation shoes needs to be the icky pair. I've been wanting to t... 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

  • Good day for long walks

    12/13/2014 2:12:12 PM, by DRTOVAH

    Today is warming up nicely. For the past week when I wake up the temperature is in the 40s. Too cold for me to get all bundled up and feel OK for anything except a very quick walk. However by mid-day it gets comfortable enough that I can go out. So my morning walks gets shifted to mid-day. This... 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

  • Update to the Southwest incident

    12/12/2014 11:22:08 AM, by DRTOVAH

    It is only fair I post the outcome. Southwest did respond to my inquiry. I will be receiving a check to cost the cost of making a second trip to the airport to get baggage. I will also be receiving a $100 travel voucher. So it was a huge pain to go through that I would have rather n... 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

  • 2000 miles and I'm now jogging a bit!

    12/11/2014 8:03:27 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I've been back in Florida since the beginning of the month. I missing being up north but I'm happy I'm back in nice weather. Early this week, I crossed 2000 miles with FitBit! The email said I have walked the width of India! Also in the last week, I've been able to start jogging. Not much and ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Almost done with the packing

    11/28/2014 4:08:01 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I'm pretty close to being finished with tossing and making progress on the cleaning the apt. I'm feeling pretty down about getting rid of so much stuff. I'm hoping once I'm back home I'll perk up. Once back to Florida, I think I'm going to take a break from unpacking and decluttering and just f... 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