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Fluffy Pillow Cornmeal Biscuits

Light & Fluffy Pillow Cornmeal Biscuits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #biscuit #recipe

My son asked me for biscuits a week or two ago. I told him to search my blog and he said there were only two biscuit recipes there. That seemed kinda wrong so we made up a new one. It’s marvelous because he’s discovered he likes to make the biscuit dough, so we’ve had several […]

Chicken Strawberry Salad w/Goat Cheese

Chicken Strawberry Salad w/Goat Cheese & Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #strawberry #salad #recipe

and Roasted Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette Hurrah it’s spring! It doesn’t feel very spring-like here right now, but a week ago it did. The stores are tempting us with loads of springtime treasures … there are strawberries a-plenty and, although they are not exactly local strawberries (because let’s face it, it might technically be spring here, but there […]

Banana Maple Nut Oatmeal

Banana Maple Nut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fast #simple #hot #healthy #breakfast #recipe

When you’ve got only a few minutes to cook or you just want something quick and hot for breakfast, there’s nothing quite like a nice bowl of steamy oatmeal. This one is especially good if you have over-ripe bananas on your counter that really need to be used in some fashion and you just don’t have […]

Dirty Tots (Cheesy Mushroom Tater Tots)

Cheesy Mushroom Tater Tots a.k.a. Dirty Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #mushroom #tatertots #recipe

Have you ever tried mushrooms with hash browns and cheese? It’s a combination that is pure heaven to me … in a previous job when we had our own cafe on location, I remember we used to go down for breakfast and I would ask him to make me hash browns with mushrooms and cheese. […]

Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw with Cranberries & Greek Yogurt ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #bluecheese #coleslaw #recipe

with dried cranberries & Greek yogurt … Adapted from Ally’s Kitchen I’m beginning to discover ways that I enjoy eating cabbage. I have not been a big cabbage lover most of my life, but I do love it with corned beef and potatoes on St. Patty’s Day. Beyond that, I often struggle with what to do […]

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal with Toasted Walnuts & Maple Syrup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #baked #oatmeal #healthy #decadent #breakfast #recipe

with toasted walnuts & maple syrup … adapted from Pumpkin ‘n Spice Once I tried that Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal, every baked oatmeal recipe that crossed my path had me wondering .. is this as good as that was? I found this brilliant Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal from Pumpkin ‘n Spice and I couldn’t wait to […]

Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce

Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Chinese #homemade #Sweet&Sour #sauce #recipe

Adapted from Chow.com My daughter and I were discussing making egg rolls on the way home one evening. She was on board with that idea right away because we share a mutual fascination with egg rolls. Then I realized that we don’t have any of that bright red sweet & sour sauce you get at the Chinese restaurants […]

Shrimp, Pork & Chicken Egg Rolls

Shrimp, Chicken & Pork Egg Rolls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #Eggroll #Recipe

So there’s this thing that happens in my house every year around St. Patrick’s Day and it has to do with cabbage. I love corned beef and cabbage and my kids love corned beef, but they aren’t so crazy about cabbage. I love cabbage, but I have a hard time eating a whole head of […]

Colcannon with Red Onion & Bacon

Irish Colcannon with Red Onion & Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Potato #Cabbage #Recipe

A skinnier version of the traditional Irish dish, with the addition of red onion and a bit of (lean) bacon. I have a fascination for Ireland and all things Irish … every year for St. Patrick’s day for sooo many years, I have been making corned beef and cabbage. It was only recently I discovered […]

Apple Pie w/Apple Whiskey Pie Crust #PiDay

Apple Pie with Apple Whiskey Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PiDay #apple #pie #recipe #flakycrust

Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated It’s 3.14 today … Pi Day … an annual event we love to celebrate at my house because we love math … and we love pie. But I have a confession to make: I have a HUGE pie crust phobia (resulting from a bad pie experiment I did as a child), so I […]

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