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  • 30 Days of Christmas - Week 2 Challenge

    12/5/2016 7:51:59 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Week 2 Blog Post and Challenge: After reading today’s blog post above, what is one area in your life you need to give over to God in obedience? Write it down on a piece of paper, then place it in a box and wrap it for Christmas. Make this your gift to God on Christmas morning. Whether you op... Read more

  • Pork Crown Roast With Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

    12/2/2016 12:06:08 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Christmas is in 23 days! What will you be making for your guests? I have an idea! Take a peek! Pork Roast Ingredients~ 1 (14-rib) (about 8 pounds) pork loin crown roast 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Directions~ Heat oven to 350. Plac... Read more

  • Christmas Fruit Cookies

    12/1/2016 10:10:58 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, 24 days till Christmas! Have you started baking? Here's a start! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c butter, creamed 1 c brown sugar 3 eggs, beaten 3 cups flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp baking soda 1 c chopped raisins 1/2 c currants 1 c ch... Read more

  • Pita Pockets Stuffed With Curried Tuna Salad

    11/30/2016 10:07:21 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Lunch is at 12 noon, see you then! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 can (3 ounces) tuna, well drained 1 small firm apple, peeled, cored, and diced 2 Tbspschopped sweet onion 1 small stalk celery, diced 1 tsp curry powder (your preference) 1/2 tsp ground cum... Read more

  • Pioneer Beef Stew

    11/29/2016 10:13:02 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Pioneer stew...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c dry lima beans 1/2 c flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1-1/2 pounds stew beef cubed 2 Tbsps oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 green pepper, cored and chopped 1/2 c beef stock 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) to... Read more

  • 30 Days of Christmas

    11/29/2016 7:23:33 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Today's Bible verse: We are about to hit the road in a couple hours to head towards our new destination. As I reflect on today's verse I'm reminded how often the Israelites had to move. Some moves they did willingly. Other moves they grumbled against God (remember the wilderness?) Moving ... Read more

  • Homemade Apple Dumplings

    11/28/2016 4:10:12 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Let's bring back some memories shall we? Take a peek! For the dough Ingredients~ 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp table salt 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into s... Read more

  • 30 Days of Christmas - Week 1 Challenge

    11/28/2016 6:50:27 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Week 1 Challenge: Each time you see Christmas lights this week, stop and thank God for sending the promised Savior: Jesus, the Light of the World. Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you w... Read more

  • Thai Chicken With Linguini

    11/27/2016 9:46:25 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I know, We have plenty of leftover turkey but the kids want chicken tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 c chicken broth 2 Tbsps honey 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1/4 c crunchy peanut butter 1 tsp... Read more

  • Spicy Veggie And Lentil Chili

    11/26/2016 5:17:16 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something warm? I got just what you need! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 pound dried red or green lentils 4 to 5 carrots, diced 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 to 2 bell peppers, diced 1 red onion, chopped 1 c diced tomatoes 1 c fre... Read more

  • 30 Days of Christmas - Welcome!

    11/26/2016 7:45:57 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Nothing says Christmas to me like good old fashioned hospitality. Christmas is a time to gather in the living room around a trimmed tree with food, drink and lots of laughter. At my house, we have traditions. Every Christmas we have the same routine. Wake everyone up, open stocking... Read more

  • NSN and Day 26 of Thankfulness

    11/26/2016 7:21:10 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    NSN- I did a great job yesterday not snacking! Patting myself on the back. I was even in Target yesterday and I didn't even get myself a sugar ladened coffee. I think that deserves a medal or something I'm sure. Day 26 - Thankful for bubble baths, and a hubby who will rub sore feet. 334... Read more

  • Turkey Tacos

    11/25/2016 10:43:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What will you be doing with your leftovers? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1-1/2 cups turkey or chicken stock 1 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsps cumin 3 cups leftover turkey meat, roughly chopped 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, rinsed and well-drained 1 c finely chop... Read more

  • NSN and Thankfulness Day 25

    11/25/2016 7:35:47 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    NSN - 5 more days of no snacking. I really thought this month would be harder but when I am on a routine, it's easy not to snack. So, I learned something from this little experiment. Stay on routine. Day 25 - Thankful for a hot shower and warm comfy clothes. ... Read more

  • Lemon & Garlic Quinoa Salad

    11/24/2016 7:16:22 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I thought that I had better come on in and direct you back to healthy eating after the Thanksgiving feast! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups dry quinoa 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt 3 large carrots, chopped medium 1/4 c olive oil 1/4 c soy sauce (preferably ... Read more

  • NSN andThankfulness

    11/24/2016 6:35:14 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I've been busy these past 2 weeks and I have 1 more busy busy week next week with out move. I am not on keto this week and totally regretting it! ARGH! It's hard this week of packing and Thanksgiving, not to mention Potluck dinners, breakfast buffets and dessert socials. Since I try to find the silv... Read more

  • Warm Brownie Pie

    11/23/2016 10:13:11 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, In "MODERATION" you may enjoy this treat! Take a peek! Directions~ All-Purpose Pie Dough, refrigerated, or your favorite piecrust. Roll the pastry into a 12-inch circle and line a 9-inch (not deep-dish) pie plate with it. Pinch the overhanging pastry into a... Read more

  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    11/22/2016 9:49:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Don't tell me you forgot the taters! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large head of garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil salt & pepper Step Two Mashed potatoes 1 pound yukon gold potatoes, quartered 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 3/4 st... Read more

  • Super-Creamy Mac And Cheese

    11/21/2016 11:11:00 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Hmmm, let me think, what food would please the kids(for that matter, the kid in all of us)! at holiday time or anytime? Ingredients~ 1/2 pound elbow noodles 1 tsp olive oil 6 (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, divided 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsps al... Read more

  • Green Bean Casserole

    11/20/2016 10:30:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I bet you will not forget the #1 favorite casserole (Drum roll please) for the holidays! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 can cream of mushroom soup 2 cans green beans (I use french cut) drained 2/3 c original french fried onions Direction... Read more

  • Cranberry Relish

    11/19/2016 12:01:27 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What is Thanksgiving without this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 small onion, chopped 2/3 c red-wine vinegar 1 c brown sugar 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp ground pepper 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp each ground allspice, coriander, ... Read more

  • Bagged Roast Turkey With Cornbread, Chestnut, And Sage Stuffing

    11/18/2016 11:25:42 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, DON'T forget the turkey! Roast Turkey Ingredients~ large turkey (15 to 22 pounds) 1 large, plain oven-roasting bag 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 c butter or margarine, melted Directions~ Remove giblets from turkey. So... Read more

  • Sweet Potato Pie

    11/17/2016 9:59:14 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, When serving our guests this holiday season one must not forget this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c mashed, cooked sweet potato 1-1/2 cups sugar 1-2/3 cups milk 3 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp grated fresh orange zest 1 unbaked 9-in... Read more

  • NSN and Day 17 of Thankfulness

    11/17/2016 9:04:22 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    NSN - GOING WELL! YAY! My monthly is coming up and so far no cravings! Win for KETO! Day 17 - Thankful for a cleaning tools. Nothing makes this momma happier than to sweep, mop, dust, vacuum, do laundry and clean bathrooms. I'm not being sarcastic either. I LOVE to clean. I love the feeling I g... Read more

  • 5% Winter Challenge Link

    11/17/2016 8:55:13 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

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  • Pecan And Corn Bread Stuffing

    11/16/2016 9:06:15 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Thanksgiving is next week and you do not want to forget this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 cups crumbled corn bread 1 c chopped pecans 1/2 tsp dried thyme Direc... Read more

  • NSN, 5% and Days 15/16 of Thankfulness!

    11/16/2016 7:37:23 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    NSN - No Snack November - I am doing ok on this these past few days! YAY! 5% - I really enjoy these 5% challenges! This last bit of weight to come off is really hard! But, with the encouragement of my team (Tiger Monarchs) I'm not giving up! This 4 more days left of the Fall 5% Challenge! I can... Read more

  • Chicken Stew

    11/15/2016 9:50:10 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken is always a hit in my home! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4-pound stewing chicken, cut into pieces 2 onions, peeled and sliced 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 bay leaf 6 peppercorns Cold water 3 Tbsps butter 2 Tbsps flour 3 potatoes, peeled and dice... Read more

  • Meat Loaf With Onion Stuffing

    11/14/2016 8:31:41 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for cold meatloaf sandwiches so I guess I had better get to baking the meatloaf! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Meat Loaf 1-1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey 1/2 pound ground pork 4 slices of bread, soaked in warm water, then squeezed 1 onion, m... Read more

  • NSN and Thankfulness 13/14 And 5%

    11/14/2016 9:21:17 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    NSN - No Snack November - Sunday was GREAT! I had a superb day not snacking! Thankfulness Day 13 - Thankful for Keto. It is really transforming my family. I love helping others learn this WOE. I stay full longer and I've been told that I'm looking younger than I am! That makes any woman smile!... Read more

  • Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

    11/13/2016 10:25:33 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What do you mean you do not like quiche! Well after you try this, you will change your tune for sure! Ingredients~ 1 bunch broccoli 4 eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 2 cups grated cheddar cheese 1/2 c grated Romano cheese 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour 2 Tbsps chopp... Read more

  • NSN and Day 11/12 of Thankfulness!

    11/12/2016 2:24:10 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    NSN - Yesterday, again off routine. Was in car fro 7am - 4pm. A LOT of snacking. Today, homebound and doing much better! Thankfulness Day 11: Thankful for the day I got to spend with my hubby. Even if we had 101 errands to run and I was in a car most of the day. Thankfulness Day 12: My F... Read more