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Dirty Mai Tai Cocktail

Dirty Mai Tai Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #rum #orange #pineapple #cocktail #recipe

Ages ago, when I was young and a bartender (at the time, being old enough to be a bartender felt “old”, LOL!), I loved to make cocktails for my friends. One of my favorites was the Mai Tai. I got the recipe from a Dole mini recipe booklet and I still have that little recipe […]

Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos

Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #shrimp #tacos #recipe

  This recipe is inspired by Tre, one of our local restaurants.  One night my yoga friends and I were at Tre, hanging out on their beautiful patio having a drink after yoga and some of us were having a little bite to eat as well. My friend Kay ordered the Caribbean Shrimp Street Tacos and […]

Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw

Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #slaw #recipe

My friend describes this salad like this: it is a slaw like no slaw you’ve ever had before. It’s tropical, fruity, crunchy, with hints of orange, pineapple, mango, mint and cilantro and crunchy, salty roasted macadamias on top. I have made it my lunch on several occasions by topping with shrimp and a drizzle of Sriracha. It goes […]

Honey Mango Rose Italian Cream Soda

Honey Mango Rose Italian Cream Soda ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Homemade #Tropical #Italian #Soda #Recipe

My daughter and I love to make Italian Cream Sodas in the summertime. We’ve dreamed up some pretty fantabulous flavors over the years … but we strive for at least one new flavor every year. This year’s idea was hers. The color of this delicious cream soda is subtle … not as vibrant as some […]

Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles

Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #breakfast #casserole #recipe

There is this thing in California that I didn’t quite “get” until I tried it … one of my friends used to order these every single morning for breakfast and she would just RAVE about them. I struggled to understand her obsession. Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish that’s really very simple in concept. You […]

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #glutenfree #quinoa #recipe

I just adore the nutty chewiness that is quinoa. It’s like nothing else … and it’s so wonderfully healthy and good for you too! I had some cooked quinoa in my fridge that needed sprucing up and some fresh spinach that needed to be used quickly, so I grabbed a few of my favorite ingredients […]

Spicy Devil Creole Shrimp Dip

Spicy Devil Creole Shrimp Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #shrimp #dip #recipe

It’s a shrimp dip with that creole bayou twist! I made this dip for our “dip day” at work … they supplied the chips, we were supposed to bring the dips. We had lots of wonderful dips. I truly loved them all … but I have to say, this one was still my favorite. There’s […]

Hawaiian Mojito

Hawaiian Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #cocktail #recipe #coconut #lime

When I first made that fabulous coconut pineapple mixer to make my Hawaiian Fizz cocktail, I didn’t realize just how MUCH mixer it makes! I made drinks for everyone at my Hawaiian Luau cooking class, but still I had a lot left. I made Hawaiian fizzes for my yoga friends and still I had more. […]

Smoked Salmon Avocado Sushi Roll

Smoked Salmon Avocado Sushi Roll ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #safe #homemade #sushi #recipe

A beautiful homemade sushi roll with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, wasabi sauce, Yum Yum sauce and sesame seeds. After I made my “South Dakota Sushi” (a.k.a, my Turkey & Cream Cheese sushi), my friend kept laughing at me … I couldn’t see him because he lives about a 4-hour drive from my house, but I could hear […]

Pineapple Mango Pina Colada

Pineapple Mango Pina Colada ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #tropical #cocktail #recipe

It’s National Pina Colada Day today! Since I still have some of that coconut pineapple mixer on hand from making the Hawaiian Fizz cocktails, I just HAD to celebrate with a good frosty frozen pina colada. It has been so many years since I had a pina colada, I forgot how much I love them … […]

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