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Sweet Maple Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Sweet Maple Pumpkin Spice Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #autumn #hummus #recipe

Adapted from The First Year Blog The taste of pumpkin and all those lovely autumn pumpkin spices in a healthy sweet maple dip that is reminiscent of hummus. Well actually it IS hummus, minus the garlic and tahini, then add in pumpkin puree, peanut butter (to stand in for the tahini), pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. […]

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #dessert #recipe

Here’s another spooky fun idea for Halloween! Quick and simple to make, and who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries? Using white chocolate and give them a spooky face and you have strawberry ghosts. My daughter gobbled these up right after the photo shoot. We’ll be making more later this week. Print Strawberry Ghosts Prep Time: […]

Graveyard Taco Dip

Graveyard Taco Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #layer #dip #recipe

Adapted from Chickabug Blog and my dear friend Kathy’s taco dip recipe When I first saw this amazing idea turning a dip into a graveyard, my mind immediately went to my yoga friend Kathy’s wonderful taco dip. We beg her to bring it to our yoga parties because it is SO good! She says when she […]

Halloween Veggie Tray

Halloween Veggie Tray with Mushroom "Skulls", Carrot "Fingers" and goblin eyes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #halloween #party #idea

including 23 delicious dip ideas I was running about the Internet, searching for ideas for my Healthy Halloween cooking class, and I ran across some fun ideas for Halloween veggie trays. Carrots with an almond slice make nice “fingers” that can be used for dippers or sticking out of your dip bowl to look like a hand […]

Jack O Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Jack O Lantern Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Italian #beef #stuffed #Hallowwen #peppers #recipe

These easy cheesy beef n rice stuffed Jack o lantern peppers are an easy Halloween dinner idea. They are milk enough to be kid-friendly, hearty enough for the meat lovers, yet healthy enough to give everyone in your family a healthy boost. The best part is that you get to eat the “brains” for dinner! […]

Muhammara {Roasted Red Pepper Dip}

Muhammara {a Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Dip} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mediterranean #dip #recipe

I discovered this dip when a bunch of us went out for lunch one Friday. We went to the Mediterranean restaurant in town that is SO good and one of my friends ordered a dip trio for lunch consisting of hummus, an olive tepanade and some lovely red stuff that I was soooo curious about. I […]

Meaty Lasagna Bolognese

Meaty Lasagna Bolognese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lasagna #recipe

A comforting meaty 4-layer lasagna with layers of herb-garlic ricotta cheese, beefy Bolognese sauce, Italian sausage, wide lasagna noodles and Italian cheeses. I’m trying another fresh attempt to get my kids to eat more home-cooked food (I have SUPER picky eaters!), so that means I need to make things that appeal to them. They both love lasagna, but […]

Tomato Basil Gorgonzola Soup

Tomato Basil Gorgonzola Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #tomato #gorgonzola #cheese #soup #recipe

and ten more tomato soup variations I never tire of homemade tomato soup. Most of my life, I was not a lover of tomato soup. There was a turning point in my life when my sister somehow convinced me to try it again. The day I made Tomato Blue Cheese Soup was a momentous occasion for me. […]

Eggplant & Chickpea Curry

Eggplant & Chickpea Curry ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hearty #vegetarian #dinner #recipe #glutenfree

with tomatoes and basil … adapted from Real Simple (and my sister) When my family gets together, no matter what the occasion, the conversation always turns towards food. It’s been a very sad past couple weeks for my family, with my uncle’s battle with cancer, then the funeral. My sister was worried about my dad, so […]

Ricotta Fig Crostini with Pecans

Ricotta Fig Crostini with Pecans & Gorgonzola ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #fig #appetizer #recipe

Adapted from White on Rice Couple A super simple little appetizer that’s beautiful, elegant and tastes amazing. It’s perfect with a glass of wine at the end of a hard day, or to serve to guests when you have little time to prepare. It was a long day today. I woke up early and decided to […]

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