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Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs

Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #breakfast #dinner #recipe

An easy, protein-rich and vitamin packed breakfast that fuels you up for whatever your morning might bring you. It’s meaty (if you use the Bolognese sauce) or vegetarian (if you use a veggie pasta sauce) and can be made gluten free (just make sure to use a gluten free pasta sauce). It’s comforting and warm and makes […]

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to combine two of my favorite appetizers and use up all the potato skins after I made that scrumptious bacon cheddar chipotle potato soup. I was careful when I scooped out the potato to leave a little edge on all the skins so I could transform them into something marvelous. […]

Chocolate Chipotle Pecan Pie

Chocolate Chipotle Pecan Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #pecan #pie #recipe

Adapted from Martha Stewart A rich, sweet, decadent pecan pie with a hint of chipotle to make it dance on your tongue. There is just enough spice to add a little depth of flavor. It’s Thanksgiving morning and we had pie for breakfast. We always have pie for breakfast on the holidays. My mom says that […]

Frosted Cranberry Spinach Salad

Frosted Cranberry Spinach Salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese & cranberry raspberry vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #raspberry #holiday #salad #recipe

with candied walnuts, fresh raspberries, goat cheese and cranberry raspberry vinaigrette I have found the perfect salad to grace your holiday table. Frost the cranberries and tumble them on a bed of spinach with some raspberries, candied walnuts, creamy goat cheese and then drizzle with a lively cranberry raspberry vinaigrette. The frosted cranberries have been […]

Pumpkin Irish Cream Fudge


It’s a white chocolate fudge with pumpkin and Irish cream … oh and some salty, crunchy pepitas thrown in, for good measure. Sweet, salty, creamy, with those lovely pumpkin spices singing to you every step of the way. Seriously, what’s not to love? This fudge is oh so perfect for Thanksgiving. I made it for […]

Holiday Apple Pomegranate Sangria

Holiday Apple Pomegranate Sangria ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #cocktail #wine #recipe

Sangria is an adult beverage I’ve come to appreciate more and more ever since my friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen posted her recipe for classic Spanish sangria. Since then I’ve made many variations of Sangria, both white and red versions, each one with its own special twist. This year I wanted to make […]

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks & Cookbook Review/Giveaway

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks & Natural Pregnancy Cookbook Review/Giveaway ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cauliflower #breadsticks #recipe #giveaway

Recipe from and review of the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook by Dr. Sonali Ruder (aka, The Foodie Physician) I was so pleased when I was asked to take part in the blog tour for my dear friend Sonali’s new book, Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. I’ve been a huge fan of her recipes for years. I was honored […]

Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup

Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #spicy #smoky #potato #soup #recipe

Creamy, cheesy potato soup with the spicy smoky zing of chipotle peppers and a bit of bacon to add to the smokiness. I made it gluten free by using tapioca flour for the thickener, but you can use regular flour if you don’t have a sensitivity to gluten. I made this soup for a little […]

Cranberry Red Wine Truffles

Cranberry Red Wine Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #chocolate #treat #recipe

Dark chocolate, red wine, dried cranberries, and cream cheese join together to make this special holiday treat. Perfect for a holiday dessert table or holiday gift, these lovely truffles will delight the chocolate lovers in your life. In the recipe I included instructions both for the molded chocolates as shown and for the more common […]

Rote Grütze {German Fruit Pudding}

Rote Grütze {German Red Fruit Pudding} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #traditional #German #dessert #recipe

A traditional German dessert made with red fruit. Simple to make, yet elegant, rich in taste and delightful. This is another of the recipes I made for my German cooking class last month … it is such a lovely red hue that I think it would be perfect for the holidays. Everyone at the class […]