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Dessert

Bailey’s Mint Chocolate Truffles

Bailey's Mint Chocolate Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #chocolate #truffles

These pretty little mint chocolate truffles are very similar to my super-popular Bailey’s Irish Cream truffles, but with a lovely mint flavor from  peppermint extract and some crushed candy canes. It’s New Year’s Eve and peppermint season is coming to an end. This makes me kinda sad … why do people only seem to love […]


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gooey #chocolate #mint #bars

The taste of peppermint hot chocolate formed into an ooey gooey bar that is pure bliss for mint lovers. I took those bars of many names that everyone loves so much and turned them peppermint for the holidays. I’ve made many flavors of these magic cookie bars and it’s so fun to let your imagination […]


Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #peanutbutter #fudge #recipe

adapted from Alton Brown I pay attention to what the people around me love … especially when it comes to food and drink preferences. I can tell you the special food loves of many of my friends and coworkers, things that they shared with me at one moment and I tucked away for future reference. […]


Autumn Bliss Savasana Bars

Autumn Bliss Savasana Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #magic #cookie #bars

If you’re not into yoga, you might be wondering what the heck a “savasana bar” is … you see, at the end of a yoga class, you settle into final relaxation (savasana). The entire purpose of the asanas (yoga poses) is to prepare you for savasana. Especially if it is an intense yoga class where […]


Limoncello Apple Pie

Limoncello Apple Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #pie #recipe

Honey crisp apple pie laced with limoncello and brandy, lightly spiced and perfectly tender. My mom and dad came to visit last month and they brought us lots of goodies from their garden … including a nice, hefty bag of apples from dad’s prize honey crisp apple tree. Mom and dad encouraged my (somewhat set-in-their-ways) […]


Peanut Butter Zucchini Cake

I really really love zucchini season. That time of year when those prolific little summer squash are just coming out your ears and it seems like they grow from a baby to giant size in a single day (maybe they do!) and then whatever do you DO with it all? Some people get frustrated by […]


Brandied Cherry Sauce

Brandied Cherry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #elegant #tartcherry #dessert #recipe

Made with tart cherries, this beautifully brilliant red cherry sauce is laced with brandy for an easy, elegant dessert. Simply warm the sauce and serve over ice cream with a sprig of mint and your guests will be enamored. (If you only have sweet cherries available, it can be made with sweet cherries instead.) I haven’t had […]


Maple Cherry Galette with Ginger Frangipane

Maple Cherry Galette w Ginger Frangipane ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cherry #pie #recipe

Highly adapted from A Beautiful Plate Tart cherries in a thick and lovely brandied maple sauce over a beautiful sweet almond mixture with candied ginger (the frangipane) make for a stellar, almost sexy, yet really quite easy, dessert. I found this gorgeous rhubarb galette (rustic pie) recipe from A Beautiful Plate  a couple months ago and I’ve had […]


Fresh Blueberry Apricot Coffee Cake

Blueberry Apricot Coffee Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #breakfast #cake #recipe

Adapted from Freeing my Martha Fresh apricots and blueberries make for delightful breakfast coffee cake that goes oh-so-perfectly with coffee or (my favorite morning beverage) chai tea. I know the chai purists will chastise me for saying “chai tea” because technically “chai” is the word for “tea”, but in the US, there are soooo many […]


Red White & Blue Berry Cheesecake Bites

Red White & Blue Berry Cheesecake Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #patriotic #dessert #recipe

Adapted slightly from The Kitchen is my Playground There are certain simple ideas that never occurred to me, but once I see them, I just HAVE to try them. That was the case with these pretty berry cheesecake bites. I saw them, pinned them, then shortly thereafter, walked into the kitchen and made them. I didn’t have […]


Ginger Rhubarb Scones

Ginger Rhubarb Scones ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #ginger #rhubarb #scones #easy

Tender little sweet surprising bits of candied ginger along with tart rhubarb sprinkled throughout these delightful, tender scones make for a great breakfast, dessert or snack. Every time I bit into one of these scones, intending to only take a bite, I’d end up eating the whole thing. Up until the past week or so, I’ve been pretty […]


Kyr’s Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Mashup Bars

Kyr's Oooey Gooey Peanut Butter Mashup Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #easy #chocolate #PB #recipe

A chocolate cookie crust topped with chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips, caramel, peanuts, cashews and then stuck together with a lovely sticky mixture of sweetened condensed milk, Bailey’s Irish cream and vanilla. To make them extra pretty, I drizzled them with chocolate after cutting. My son made these ooey gooey bars … at first […]


Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #blueberry #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

Rhubarb and blueberries are beautiful companions. I just discovered this. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier. Last summer I went all crazy on everything strawberry rhubarb, but in all my years of cooking, I never thought to pair blueberries with rhubarb. Perhaps it’s because of the overabundance of strawberries I see in the […]


Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Adapted from AllRecipes A lovely moist, tender and sweet whole wheat coffee cake laced with light bits of soft, tart rhubarb and a crunchy brown sugar pecan topping. Happy Mother’s Day my foodie friends! I belatedly decided, at the last minute, that we needed to go visit my mom this weekend. The rest of the family […]


Blueberry Lavender Truffles

Blueberry Lavender Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #truffles #recipe

A lovely little sweet treat, laced with white chocolate, wild blueberries, a little cream cheese, vanilla and lavender, molded into pretty floral shapes. Of all the truffles I’ve made so far, these were my daughter’s favorite. I’m thinking this would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift … or perhaps a pretty treat to serve at a graduation […]


Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars

Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #decadent #dessert #recipe

These bars go by many names and can be made in so many flavors. My son likes to refer to them as “mashup bars”, while my yoga friends call them “orgasm bars” (because they taste like an orgasm in your mouth) … my foodie friends refer to these type of bars as “magic bars”.  All […]


Lemon Cream Cheese Truffles

Lovely springtime lemon truffles that are perfectly creamy and sweet. You can get fancy and do them in molds with white chocolate, or just form them into balls and coat with white chocolate or roll them in powdered sugar. Either way, you’re going to love these lovely sweet tart lemon bites of goodness. If you […]


Jeri’s Fabulous Almond Torte

Jeri's Fabulous Almond Torte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #almond #dessert #recipe

A celebration of almonds in a dense, almond torte, this simple yet elegant dessert requires just a few ingredients! The top of it has a lovely crunch, with the rest of the torte all soft and chewy and wonderful. Last week my friend Jeri said to me, with excitement in her eyes, “Ann I made a torte […]


The Best Pumpkin Pie Ever

The BEST Pumpkin Pie Ever ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #pie #recipe

Adapted from The Kitchn I’ve tried many a pumpkin pie recipe, trying to please my picky pumpkin eater son. We finally decided that this is our “forever” recipe for pumpkin pie. If you are picky about your pumpkin pie, this is seriously the best pumpkin pie ever. Especially if you care about texture. Because really, […]


Wild Blueberry Pie

Wild Blueberry Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

If blueberry pie can be sexy, I gotta say, this one really is. It’s perfectly set, flavored just right with a lovely undertone of vanilla and a hint of lemon, but mostly just real blueberry flavor shining through. My daughter and I love to add a bit of pretty light whipped cream on top, you […]


Chocolate Irish Cream Mini Cupcakes

Chocolate Irish Cream Mini Cupcakes with Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #cake #recipe #StPatricksDay

with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting … recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour and Family Fresh Meals I made these cupcakes for a yoga sleepover party that we’re having tonight, by request from the hostess, who posted the recipe from King Arthur Flour on facebook and asked me to make them for her. And because she’s a […]


Lemon Blueberry Meringue Pie

Adapted from Crazy for Crust Tomorrow, March 14 (3.14), is Pi Day. It’s a day celebrated by mathematicians and intellectual geeks everywhere. My kids and I are huge geeks, especially my son who just loves math, so Pi Day is a thing we (try to) celebrate at my house every year. On Sunday I asked […]


Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini-Muffins~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #hearthealthy #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Texanerin Baking These little chocolate muffins made with almond flour have a dense, almost fudgy texture. The dark chocolate sensation hits you first, then there’s a hint of cherry flavor and then your tongue lingers on the amazing texture that only almond flour can create. They are grain free and sweetened with honey, high in […]


Over 20 Sumptuous Valentine’s Day Recipes

Over 20 Sumptuous Valentine's Day Recipes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls & Friends #Recipes

It’s almost Valentine’s Day … so what is the most wonderful, heartfelt thing you can do for your loved ones? Given that food has been a universal and very deep connection for people since the beginning of mankind, yes, cooking for your loved ones is one of the best gifts from the heart. Sharing food […]

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