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Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #wholewheat #darkchocolate #muffins #zucchini

These are everything you want in a dark decadent, super chocolatey muffin, plus some hidden healthy stuff. You cannot taste the zucchini. Seriously. You won’t notice it’s there … (except your body will thank you for eating veggies). And there’s whole wheat flour … and a little flaxmeal … and yogurt. This is starting to sound […]

Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos w/Zucchini Corn Salsa

Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos with Roasted Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #quickeasydinner #recipe

I know what you’re thinking: the fish in this picture are GREEN! Why yes, they are. A vibrant, beautiful green because the fish fillets are rubbed in an oh-so-green Cilantro Almond pesto, then baked with extra nuts and cheese and some fresh cherry tomatoes on top, roasted to juicy perfection. The fish on its own is […]

Rosemary’s Garden Yoghurt Party Dip

Rosemary's Garden Yoghurt Party Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #herb #spinach #artichoke #dip #recipe

My fridge is still overflowing with Noosa yoghurt, partly from the shipment that I recently received from the kind folks there, and partly because we loved it so much that we had to run out and buy more of the flavors we’d already fallen in love with, even before we’ve finished trying the rest of the […]

Apricot Mint Dessert Salsa

Apricot Mint Dessert Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #salsa #recipe

We had a salsa contest at work yesterday. I had already made a salsa over the weekend … I was ready. Then one of my coworkers/friends came over and as we were working through an issue for our client, we got to talking about the salsa. She was in prime form because she started talking […]

Melt in your Mouth Oven-Roasted BBQ Ribs

Melt In Your Mouth Baked BBQ Ribs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #pork #ribs #recipe

Adapted from Food.com Do you ever go to the grocery store and you are going about the store gathering the things that you need … and then someone passes you and something in their cart catches your eye and you think … hmm, that’s a good idea! Maybe I should try that. That is totally […]

Watermelon Mint & Feta Salad

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad with Chicken, Bee Balm & a Honey Lime Margarita Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #summer #salad #recipe

with Chicken, Bee Balm & a Honey Lime Margarita Vinaigrette I like to garden, but most of my property is forest, so there isn’t much light for gardening. I have a little pond on the edge of the forest with a waterfall. Years ago I planted a bee balm next to the pond. I heard […]

Homemade Mint Extract

Homemade Mint Extract ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #DIY #mint #extract #recipe

Recipe from Through Her Looking Glass In past years, I haven’t had a whole lot of luck growing mint, but this year it’s taken off and is totally taking over my little garden! People have told me it will take over if you plant it in your garden, but I never quite believed them until […]

Brandied Peach Mango Ice Cream Pie

Brandied Peach Mango Ice Cream Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #frozen #peach #dessert #recipe

with butter pecan crust and crumbles … inspired by Stephie Cooks, Grandparents Plus Crumb Crusts and Personal Creations because who doesn’t love ice cream … and pie … and peaches … and mangoes … and brandy … and pecans … and butter with brown sugar? Recently I was sent a beautiful new pie plate from Personal Creations with an invitation […]

BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad

BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #barbecue #pork #dinner #salad #recipe

Here’s a pretty striped salad with a BBQ twist … it’s got all the fixins from a classic BBQ: the pulled pork, the baked beans, and the corn, along with greens, cheese, tomato, sweet red pepper and avocado. It’s a fun and healthy way to enjoy leftover pulled pork. And I have a few dressing options for your: Smoky […]

Maple Cherry Italian Cream Sodas

Maple Cherry Italian Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #drink #recipe

Italian Cream Sodas have become a “thing” we do every summer for the past three years. My daughter just loves them … and we both love inventing new flavors and doing our annual cream soda photo shoot. With this marvelous maple cherry flavor, we got my son hooked too.  He loves the cherry flavor and, in fact, […]