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Creamy Four Mushroom Bisque

Creamy Four Mushroom Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #soup #recipe

After I made that scrumptious Morel Pecan Pate, I was so smitten with mushrooms I just wanted to keep playing with them. Which led me to this mushroom bisque. I had some dried mushrooms in my cupboard from my friend Jon who bought a bunch of dried mushrooms at an Asian market for me “just […]

Hummus Shawarma Layer Dip

Hummus Shawarma Layer Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #LayerDip #GameDay

This is a leftovers recipe. I made Venison Shawarma for the all day potluck at work last month. There was a lovely lemon tahini yogurt sauce to go with it … and homemade pita bread. Hell, I made a DOUBLE batch of lemon tahini yogurt sauce because I really really didn’t want to run out […]

Morel Pecan Pâté & Weekly Tasting

Morel Pecan Pate & Weekly Tasting Review ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegan #mushroom #pate #recipe

Recipe adapted from Food & Wine A tasty mushroom pâté made with dried morels, pecans and baby portobellos. The perfect accompaniment to a nice glass of red wine. I fell in love with pâté when I dated a guy who worked at a French restaurant many years ago. It feels like a lifetime ago now, but […]

Favorite Flavors of 2017

Favorite Flavors of 2017 ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #recipe #memories

It’s New Years Day. a time of looking forward and reflecting back on the past year. 2017 was a really good year for me. I went to yoga teacher training from July through November. I had to put blogging … and a lot of other things in my life … on hold while I did […]

Bailey’s Mint Chocolate Truffles

Bailey's Mint Chocolate Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #chocolate #truffles

These pretty little mint chocolate truffles are very similar to my super-popular Bailey’s Irish Cream truffles, but with a lovely mint flavor from  peppermint extract and some crushed candy canes. It’s New Year’s Eve and peppermint season is coming to an end. This makes me kinda sad … why do people only seem to love […]

Spicy Tamale Pie

Spicy Tamale Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #texmex #casserole #recipe

A spicy Mexican ground beef, corn and black bean filling topped with crusty cornbread, this Tamale Pie is a hearty, healthy and easy meal to celebrate the season. The chiles open up the sinuses, too. I included options to make this gluten free as well. The recipe makes enough for two pies, which you can […]

Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad

Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #salad #recipe

with apples, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, pomegranate arils, crumbled feta and a light honey white wine vinaigrette It’s Christmas Day and I hope you are spending time with loved ones right now or otherwise enjoying your holiday. Perhaps you’ll see this tomorrow, or the next day or even sometime next summer. I’m having a quiet […]

Quick Blueberry Lavender Limoncello

Blueberry Lavender Limoncello ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Blueberry #Limoncello #overnight

It’s Christmas, and every year I do a vodka infusion for my sister who loves vodka. This year I was late. I got busy with other things and didn’t get the infusion started and I panicked a little bit … but then I remembered that my yoga friend makes Limoncello using a simple lemon syrup […]

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #holiday #punch #recipe

A sparkly refreshing punch with so many flavors of the season: cranberry, ginger, rosemary, orange and pomegranate. With or without the rum, it’s a total crowd pleaser. I first made this punch for our yoga teacher training graduation ceremony because our instructor (Roscha) specially requested a non-alcoholic punch for the occasion. Everyone loved it … […]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gooey #chocolate #mint #bars

The taste of peppermint hot chocolate formed into an ooey gooey bar that is pure bliss for mint lovers. I took those bars of many names that everyone loves so much and turned them peppermint for the holidays. I’ve made many flavors of these magic cookie bars and it’s so fun to let your imagination […]

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