… because what is life without good food?


Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #Queso #meaty #cheese #dip #recipe

A creamy, spicy, meaty Mexican-inspired cheese dip that will warm you inside and out. The name of this dip is redundant, I know. Queso means cheese, but the dip is all about cheese. It reminds me a bit of the cream cheese/salsa dip my ex-husband and I used to make. Or rather, he made it […]

Bailey’s Cheesecake Swirl Brownies #Choctoberfest

Bailey's Cheesecake Swirl Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #brownie #recipe with Imperial Sugar

I’m so glad that #Choctoberfest is here! I’ve not made anything chocolate for quite a while and I’m not even sure why … chocolate is one of my favorite things in the whole world and it SO deserves a regular appearance in my kitchen. If you haven’t entered the #Choctoberfest giveaway, what are you waiting […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pie #Choctoberfest

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert for #breakfast #recipe #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

I like to eat this pumpkin-y chocolatey goodness warm with light whipped cream, ice cream or cool, creamy vanilla yogurt on the top. The contrast of warmth and cool sweet goodness with that lovely light crunch from the pecans make it oh that much better. I love to ride a fine line … you know, […]

It’s #Choctoberfest! with Imperial Sugar


I am totally thrilled today, because it is October 5…. and that means it is the first day of #Choctoberfest!  What is Choctoberfest, you ask? #Choctoberfest is a Chocolate-inspired virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you’ll get a chance to win […]

Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder

Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #chowder #soup #recipe

A hearty corn chowder with a nice creamy broth, bits of smoky grilled zucchini and bacon, and a little hot pepper to tingle the taste buds. I made this soup last week after a trip to my parents’ house, from whence I returned over-burdened with garden goodies. I had some zucchini that I had grilled […]

Whole Wheat Yogurt Bread

Whole Wheat Yogurt Bread ~ Soft fluffy homemade bread that stays soft for days ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breadmachine #recipe

Soft, fluffy homemade bread that stays soft and fluffy for days … a bread machine recipe A while ago, I posted my dad’s soft and wonderful yogurt bread recipe, which is truly wonderful, but as time went on and many many many loaves of bread were made in my house, I adjusted my own go-to bread recipe […]

Potato & Eggplant Curry

Potato & Eggplant Curry ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #curry #recipe

with coconut milk, cardamom and mint … Adapted from The Bojon Gourmet A hearty, meatless dish with comforting potatoes to balance out the exotic spices in the curried coconut sauce and meaty roasted eggplant. Serve with yogurt if you need to tame it a little. I would typically serve a curry like this over basmati rice … we had it […]

Creole Chicken & Sausage Skillet

Creole Chicken & Sausage Skillet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creole #stirfry #dinner #recipe

An easy, spicy skillet dish you can cook up quickly when you’re in the mood for some good hot creole home cooking. It started from our Mr. Rife Chicken recipe … my kids love me to make Mr. Rife Chicken for them, but then they only eat the chicken and I am left with the rest […]

Buttered Noodle Chicken Noodle Soup

Buttered Noodle Chicken Noodle Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #noodle #soup #recipe

School has started and everybody and their kids are catching colds. My daughter had a raging cold with a sore throat and my son got a bit of a cold too and they asked me to make them chicken noodle soup … not the canned stuff, but REAL chicken noodle soup, with real chicken bits in there […]

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #smoothie #soup #recipe

Adapted slightly from It’s Yummi My dad grows a lot of cantaloupe every year … this year he had a huge bumper crop of melons. When I went to visit, he had over 100 cantaloupe that they had just picked. He gave me 12 cantaloupe to take home and share with friends. I gave a […]