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Dessert

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

Lemon Blueberry Meringue Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pie #recipe #Pi #PiDay

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 […]


Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars

Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #orgasmic #chewy #layer #bars #recipe

I lied. The name of these bars is not “Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars” … the real name for this recipe came about because I gave a box of these lovely bars to my yoga friend for her birthday. She told everyone at yoga how wonderful they were … so then I had to make them […]


Top 16 Sumptuous Recipes of 2016

Top 16 Sumptuous Recipes from 2016 ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Bestof2016 #Recipes

Happy New Year,  my dear foodie friends! 2017 has begun … at the beginning of a new year, I always like to take a few moments to look back on the favorite recipes from the previous year. What recipes did people visit the most in 2016? Here’s a countdown of the 16 best loved recipes on my blog from […]


Spiced Rum Sugar Plums

Spiced Rum Sugar Plums ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #dessert #recipe

Adapted from ChinDeep I have long been curious about sugar plums … I had a daughter in dance for many many years and had the privilege of watching the Nutcracker multiple times … the dance of the Sugar Plum fairy always comes to mind whenever I hear (see) “Sugar Plum” spoken or written. Recently my […]


Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs

Maple Lavender Wine-Poached Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #dessert #recipe

If you’re looking for an elegant, healthier Thanksgiving dessert that’s stunning yet super easy to make, I have you covered. If you have access to fresh figs, you’re golden. If you don’t … well, then I would recommend trying this recipe for wine-poached pears. Wine poached pears are divine … and that is why I decided […]


Toffee Chocolate Mashup Bars

Toffee Chocolate Mashup Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls 7-Layer #chocolate #PB #7Layer #Bars

Cousin to the traditional 7-layer bar, these mashup bars have a chocolate crust, topped with toffee bits, chocolate and peanut butter chips, oats, peanut butter, chocolate and caramel syrup, crunchy salty peanuts and sweetened condensed milk to stick it all together. It’s almost Thanksgiving and guess what? I’m not baking up any pumpkin pie. I’m bringing […]


Pretzel English Toffee

Pretzel English Toffee ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #candy #ImperialSugar

It occurred to me last winter when I was in my holiday baking mode that putting salty pretzels in toffee would be a brilliant idea … an idea akin to the saltine toffee that many people make, but with more crunch. So I made it … and it was wonderful … and everyone loved it […]


Pumpkin Cake w/Chocolate Cheesecake Swirl #Choctoberfest

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Swirl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #recipe

This is my third recipe for #Choctoberfest and I’m super excited to share it with you! Thanks to Hurricane Matthew, shipments of Imperial Sugar were delayed, but I finally received mine, along with an adorable apron and a silicon mat that I know I will use a LOT! (Incidentally, I think that’s included in the […]


Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancake Tacos #Choctoberfest

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancake Tacos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #Breakfast #recipe

Another fun post to celebrate #Choctoberfest … and also “International Cook with Your Kids Day” … I think this post is SO fitting … because … Every morning I make chocolate chip pancakes (with mini chocolate chips) for my daughter for breakfast. I make the batter ahead of time and keep it in the fridge so […]


Chocolate Raspberry Ricotta Cake #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Raspberry Ricotta Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #choctoberfest #cake #recipe

Inspired by Epicurious This post was created for #Choctoberfest … an awesome annual blogger event where many bloggers team up with some great sponsors to share our love of chocolate. Oh, and there’s a fabulous giveaway involved! Run over and enter now. Sooo … on to the recipe. I went to visit my parents last weekend […]


Mango Peach Crisp

Mango Peach Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #peach #tropical #dessert #recipe

I’m guest posting for my friend Shea over at Dixie Chik Cooks today! I’m super excited … Have you visited her blog? She has so many amazing recipes … and her burgers are totally epic. That girl knows how to take it over the top to crazy good! Let’s talk about this recipe for a moment […]


Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios & Walnuts

Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios & Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #easy #appetizer #recipe

Adapted from The Mediterranean Dish I’ve always dreamed of making a fancy baked brie piled high with lots of sweet fruity jam, fruits and nuts. Really, I’m not sure what was holding me back other than I needed an occasion to take it to … you don’t really want to bake up a big ol’ […]


(Small Batch) Bourbon Raspberry Fig Jam

Small Batch Bourbon Raspberry Fig Jam ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #nocanning #jam #recipe

Adapted from Flavor the Moments A beautiful bright red figgy berry jam with no pectin or canning required … The very first time I ever purchased fresh figs in my life happened a few weeks ago and it was VERY spur of the moment. I was at Costco … one of my friends had found these […]


Lavender Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs

Lavender Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lavender #creamcheese #figs #recipe

I found some fresh figs … right here in the midwest where such exotic things oh so rarely make an appearance. The foodie in me has been extremely jealous of all the fresh fig recipes I see online … I always ooh and ah over them, wishing, oh wishing, that I could experience this marvelous-ness that is […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #fruity #caramel #cake #recipe

Adapted from Eating Well A gorgeous fruity cake, with a pretty design on top and an ooey gooey caramel sauce that forms by itself on the bottom of the pan. When you flip it over, all that gorgeous caramel drips down over the fruit and the cake and it tastes just like heaven. I love the way […]


Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pineapple #coconut #breadpudding #recipe

This is where bread pudding and Piña Coladas collide … in a beautiful, little cupcake form. This recipe was born when I had too many Hawaiian buns left after the summer bash at Little Cellar Wine Company / Coffea last month. The buns turned slightly hard after a bit, so my kids wouldn’t eat them, but they still […]


Pineapple Blueberry Cloud Parfaits

Pineapple Blueberry Cloud Parfaits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #fruity #summer #dessert #recipe

This is the quintessential summertime dessert! Light and fruity, with a creamy yogurt mascarpone mousse … it tastes decadent and luscious … add candied almond slices on top for a delightful crunch that contrasts perfectly with the rest of the tastes and textures. My uncle was in town this weekend … my aunt who just moved here recently […]


Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread

Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #zucchini #bread #recipe

Hurrah zucchini season has arrived! I got my first BIG zucchini from an unknown friend at work who had left some zucchini from their garden in the break room with a little note: Please take and enjoy! Oh I love fresh garden zucchini. I made some delicious zucchini kale fried rice with it, but it […]


Double Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Double Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cherry #brownie #recipe

I made brunch for an event this month and I really wanted something chocolate … every event needs a little chocolate, don’t you think? I thought and thought upon it and brownies seemed to be the thing that was calling to me. The fresh sweet cherries in my fridge decided to join the party and […]


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? […]

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