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Breakfast

Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Quinoa

Ham & Asparagus Breakfast QUinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #breakfast #quinoa #egg #recipe

Cheesy goodness, the nutty quinoa goes so perfectly with the roasted asparagus and salty ham. Add an egg with that delightful runny yolk and it’s breakfast heaven (if you ask me). The asparagus is almost done and I don’t want it to go … I know, I could still buy some from the store, but […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding Cups

Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert for #breakfast #muffins

A long, long time ago, I asked a friend what she wanted me to make her as a treat for her birthday. She said she wanted bread pudding, but not a fancy bread pudding, she wanted a plain bread pudding. She was very specific about this. “What?” I said … “I can’t add any fruit? […]


Swiss Ham & Asparagus Egg Bake

Swiss Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #eggbake #recipe

A lovely egg bake with swiss and gruyere cheeses, chopped ham, roasted asparagus, onion and a little bit of sundried tomato. Instead of bread cubes, I used bread crumbs in the bottom and that gave this yummy breakfast dish a really nice soft & fluffy texture. It’s Memorial Day weekend and after seeing my teenage daughter’s […]


Ham & Asparagus Quiche w Hashbrown Crust

Ham & Asparagus Quiche with Hashbrown Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #brunch #quiche #recipe

I went to a graduation party yesterday … and, as usual at those types of things, there was lots of food. I ate too much, but somehow woke up this morning starving. I had a little bit of asparagus left from Mom and Dad’s garden and some cheese fondue leftover from the other day and I knew […]


Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake

Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #lavender #cobbler #dessert #recipe

I first made this lovely “fruit-on-top” cobbler with strawberries. It was such a fun time … my little niece helped “plippity plop” the strawberries on top. Then I had to try it with other fruits. Then I made one with plums from my dad’s (very proliferous) plum tree. And this year, I thought I need to make one […]


Asparagus Sweet Pepper Egg Scramble

Asparagus Sweet Pepper Egg Scramble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #quick #healthy #breakfast #recipe

I went to yoga last weekend and it was an “easy class” … I usually go to power yoga classes and if I find myself in an easier class I find little ways to make it more challenging. I want to be challenged. This class wasn’t all that challenging, but it was at the butterfly […]


Favorite Chocolate Chip Pancakes

My Daughter's Favorite Chocolate Chip Pancakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #fluffy #pancake #recipe

Ever since my girl went to stay with her Auntie Jill a couple years ago, this has been the pancake recipe that has reigned over our household. I tried to remind my sweetie pie of the recipe we made when she was younger that she loved, but she was having none of that. This was […]


Mom’s Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Mom's Royal Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

It’s May 1 and next weekend is Mother’s Day! So today I am thinking of my mom and how very very lucky I am to have such a wonderful woman as my mother. Throughout my life, my mom always encouraged me to be anything I wanted to be … she was always my confidante, someone I knew would always […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Adapted slightly from Food Faith Fitness Oh dear foodie friends, I did it! After 4 months, I am within 1 lb. of my weight-loss goal. Some people might say I should wait to celebrate until I’m there, but (a couple pounds ago) one of my friends looked at me like it’s time to stop … I said I […]


Grilled Cheddar Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

Grilled Cheddar Swiss Breakfast Sandwich ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls - a bit of mustard makes this tastebud nirvana

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? It is!!! I know I’m weird, but that really makes me happy. I adore grilled cheese sandwiches–both making them and eating them. Toasting the bread to perfection while getting the cheese good and melty is the challenge, and when achieved, the simple grilled cheese sandwich […]


Tomato Basil Quinoa Scrambled Eggs

Tomato Basil Quinoa Scrambled Eggs with Kale ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #eggs #kale #breakfast #recipe

with kale … because why not put quinoa in your scrambled eggs? I had some quinoa in my fridge that I intended to use for a pilaf with some salmon for dinner, but then plans changed and I ended up going to my friend’s house for dinner. And then the next day, I was hungry […]


Maple Strawberry Chocolate Chip Waffles

Maple Strawberry Chocolate Chip Waffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #breakfast #recipe #waffles

My teenage daughter made these beautiful waffles last weekend. We had strawberries so she decided to slice some up for her waffle and look at this beautiful presentation! She made her waffle look like a spring flower. Her waffle looked so pretty that we decided we should take pictures. This waffle recipe is one that she makes […]


Perfect Broccoli Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Broccoli Scrambled Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #delicious #breakfast #recipe

How about some bright green eggs for St. Patrick’s Day? These broccoli scrambled eggs are a delightful, healthy way to start your day and they’re SO quick to make! Since I’ve been eating healthier and trying to lose weight, I’ve found ways to lighten up my meals, to make every calorie count, nutrition-wise (and hopefully taste-wise […]


Italian Spinach Mushroom Baked Eggs

Italian Spinach Mushroom Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #breakfast #recipe

A simple healthy breakfast for mushroom lovers.  I made this breakfast because I am embracing my love for mushrooms and letting it go wild with ideas. If you are a mushroom hater (or allergic to mushrooms!), please go elsewhere. This post is not for you. For me, blogging happens in bits and pieces. First, I get […]


Kale Asiago Skillet Frittata

Kale Asiago Skillet Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #cheese #breakfast #recipe

“These are the best eggs I’ve ever tasted,” she said to me. It was my cousin’s girlfriend who said this. I’d only just met her the night before. She, my cousin and their two daughters came up to join us for a weekend at my parents’ place. In the morning I made them this frittat for […]


Mushroom Broccoli Blue Cheese Bites

Mushroom Broccoli Blue Cheese Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #veggie #egg #bites #breakfast #snack #recipe

These delicious little bites are phenomenal tasting savory little egg muffin-ettes. They don’t HAVE to happen because you’re trying to eat right. But just in case you are trying to “eat healthier”, they do happen to be super nutritious and low in calories too. Personally, I made them because I’m trying to eat healthier and exercise […]


Ricotta Dumplings with Mixed Berry Sauce #DoleRose

Ricotta Dumplings with Raspberry Strawberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #dessert #dumpling #recipe #DoleRose

It’s almost time for the New Year’s Rose Parade and although I will be freezing my butt off here at home in the chilly midwest, I’m excited to be virtually participating in this year’s event with my good friend Ally Phillips (from Ally’s Kitchen), Dole packaged foods, Finn Partners public relations agency and HQ marketing agency. […]


Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs

Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #breakfast #dinner #recipe

An easy, protein-rich and vitamin packed breakfast that fuels you up for whatever your morning might bring you. It’s meaty (if you use the Bolognese sauce) or vegetarian (if you use a veggie pasta sauce) and can be made gluten free (just make sure to use a gluten free pasta sauce). It’s comforting and warm and makes […]


Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa

Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #breakfast #quinoa #recipe

A hot, healthy, hearty, satisfying breakfast that comes together in minutes if you have pre-cooked quinoa in your fridge. It was my friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen that introduced me to the concept of breakfast quinoa. It’s a marvelous thing … quinoa makes such a perfect base for a fried egg. Quinoa is such […]


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, […]


Double Chai Pear Cake

Double Chai Pear Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pear #dessert #cake #recipe

What do you do when you have a bunch of ugly (but delicious) fresh pears to use? Bake a cake! A whole wheat, low sugar pear cake heavily spiced with the flavors of chai–something you could eat for breakfast OR dessert. You see, my friend has a sick pear tree. It saddens me greatly to see […]


Bacon Goat Cheese Heirloom Tomato Galette

Bacon Goat Cheese Heirloom Tomato Galette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #tomato #pie #recipe

I have been working on this recipe for a while … the cheese mixture I had down on the first try. It was the crust I struggled with. First I tried it with a phyllo pastry crust, but the crust was too dry. I am not sure what I did wrong … I’ve had good […]


Spiced Plum Cobbler Cake

Spiced Plum Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #plum #dessert #cobbler #recipe

  Visiting my parents last weekend, my dad mentioned that the plums on his plum tree were ready. There was a HUGE wind that night and sooo many of the plums were blown off the tree. In the morning, we went out and sorted through all the plums on the ground and then we picked […]


Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #chai #zucchini #bread #recipe

Adapted from Simple Bites’ Best Zucchini Bread Ever When is the season where cinnamon and cranberries and hot chai intersect with zucchini? Sadly, I know, it doesn’t exist … these things never coincide. Cinnamon, perhaps, because cinnamon is an all-season sort of spice (but especially beloved in the fall) and chai too is welcomed in […]

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