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Twice Baked Potato Mummies

Twice Baked Potato Mummies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Halloween #recipe #glutenfree

Inspired by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen It’s almost Halloween! Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays … it’s just fun to dress up and be a little weird and spooky, and to see all the little children in their adorable costumes. My teacher friends are rejoicing that Halloween falls on a Friday this year […]

Asiago Mushroom Moussaka

Asiago Mushroom Moussaka ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Greek #Lasagna #Recipe

with gluten free options. For those of you who have never had Moussaka, it’s sort of like a Greek version of lasagna, except it uses thin slices of eggplant in place of the noodles and it’s spiced in a lovely Greek sort of manner … and there’s no ricotta, but there’s a wonderful cheesy bechamel sauce on […]

Honey Lavender Wine Poached Pears

Honey Lavender White Wine Poached Pears ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #easy #dessert #recipe

Pears poached in a honey lavender white wine syrup with creamy honey lavender mascarpone cheese and crunchy cinnamon roasted almond slices on top. It’s a perfect blend of all those things that make a dreamy dessert: sweet, soft, elegant, creamy, with a bit of something crunchy for contrast. If I could only have one dessert for the rest […]

No Knead Peasant Bread

No Knead Peasant Bread baked in a bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #yeast #bread #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Alexandra Cooks, with a big thank you to Cooking with Mary & Friends A lovely white bread with a soft, tender inside and a crunchy outside. It requires no bread machine, no kneading, and roughly 3 hours of time to make, from start to finish and most of that time is waiting for the dough […]

Curried Red Lentil Apple Soup

Curried Red Lentil Apple Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #autumn #lentil #apple #soup #recipe

Adapted from Avocado Pesto A lovely curried lentil soup with a hint of sweet/tart apple and just a bit of heat, enough to make it lightly tingle on your tongue. The texture of the soup is soft, smooth and delicate. This month at work, they are doing a series of “fun Fridays” and one of […]

Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs

Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #Appetizer #Recipe

Inspired by Simply Gourmet It sort of shocks me that I have been waiting for an occasion to make these spooky spider deviled eggs for three years. Wow. Really? They’ve been hiding in the back of my brain THAT long? Apparently so. Three years ago my friend Sherron from Simply Gourmet posted her Spider Deviled Eggs post. Oh how […]

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 […]

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