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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, […]


Very Berry Ice Cream Float

Very Berry Ice Cream Float ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #icecream #float #recipe

July is National Ice Cream Month. Normally, I’m not a “drink my calories” kinda gal, but every once in a while, you gotta give in and have a summer treat, especially when we’re right in the middle of National Ice Cream Month and the temperatures outside are soaring. We’ve been very lucky this summer. Temperatures have […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cocktail #recipe

There are lots of contrasting flavors in this margarita.  Strawberries, rhubarb, lime and tequila … it’s a match made in heaven, right? I just couldn’t help myself. After my daughter used up all the first batch of Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup on her Italian cream sodas, I just HAD to make another batch so I […]


The Rhubarb Rose Cocktail

The Rhubarb Rose Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls#rhubarb #strawberry #cream #cocktail #recipe

I don’t know what’s come over me … normally, I’m not much of a “cocktail” kinda gal. I pretty much stick to beer and wine–they are both predictable and consistent and leave you feeling about the same way after you drink them. No surprises. But this year, I don’t know why …  I just have […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #rum #cocktail #recipe

A refreshing summer cocktail which pleasantly mingles the tastes of tart rhubarb, fresh strawberry, mint, rum and lime. It’s sublime! Here’s a little story on how this beauty of a cocktail came to be: My daughter and I make Italian cream sodas every summer. Each summer I try to devise a new flavor for us […]


Winter Apple Jack Tea

Winter Apple Jack Tea ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #comforting #hot #cocktail #recipe #skinny

A cozy, comforting adult beverage to help warm you through this winter season. It tastes much like spiked apple cider, but with fewer calories. I’ve been sipping on this apple tea on chilly autumn evenings as I’m working my way back to healthy after catching my daughter’s cold and since we seem to have plunged quickly from fall […]


Cherry Vanilla Rose Italian Cream Soda

Cherry Vanilla Rose Italian Cream Soda ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #Italian #cream #soda #recipe

with low fat,  low sugar and sugar free options Several years ago, my daughter and I were out with one of my friends and we went to a quaint little coffee shop downtown where they had Italian Cream Sodas. My daughter was tempted to try one, but a little reluctant. With a little encouragement, she went […]


Blueberry Mexican Mule

Blueberry Mexican Mule ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #ginger #tequila #cocktail #recipe

I hear the latest craze in cocktails is the Moscow Mule. It’s served in a cute little copper mug and has become so “hip” that some of the bars have started taking a deposit if you order one (to reduce the number of copper mugs disappearing!) I didn’t really know any of this until my […]


Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise

Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tequila #cocktail #recipe

I still have some blueberry pineapple tequila left after making that blueberry pineapple margarita … so then the question became … what ELSE can I make with blueberry pineapple tequila? The first thing that came to mind was a tequila sunrise. Grenadine didn’t seem like the right thing to use with blueberry pineapple tequila, so […]


33 Fabulous Cinco de Mayo Recipes

33 Fabulous Food Blogger Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

It’s Star Wars Day today. May the Fourth be with You! I love the punniness of today, but my palate is totally fast forwarding to tomorrow. Cinco de Mayo, the day we get to eat lots of goooood Mexican food. Yeah, baby. I’m a HUGE fan of everything Mexican … so I thought I’d do a […]


St. Brendan’s Irish Cream Chai

Irish Cream Chai ~ Sumptuous Spoonfus #Hot #Tea #Cocktail

Do you ever wake up on a weekend morning, stumble into the kitchen for your morning beverage and discover that there is no milk in the house? If milk is not a requirement for your morning drink, then it’s not a big deal I suppose, but if you DO want milk and you happen to […]


Blueberry Pineapple Margarita

Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #margarita #cocktail #recipe

Sometimes at work we like to go to Chili’s for lunch. One time we were there, I noticed these blueberry pineapple margaritas on the menu … oh I wanted to try one! … but since we were there for lunch, I had to refrain. So I put it on my list of things I must make. […]


Creamy Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie

Creamy Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

As usual, I was scrambling this morning to get some breakfast in my belly before rushing off to yoga class. I love the Saturday morning classes, but I always seem to be squeaking in the door just on time or slightly late. This morning was one of those … I started making this smoothie at […]


Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #coffee

This time of year, I crave peppermint mochas. I’m tempted to stop at Starbucks or Caribou every time I drive by one and I frequently allow myself this extra little indulgence especially when it gets bitter cold outside (and it has been REALLY cold this year!) I found myself planning my shopping trips with a short […]


Maple Spice Pumpkin Latte {with Skinny Options}

Maple Spice Pumpkin Latte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #coffee #recipe

(no espresso maker required) This morning I went to yoga on an empty stomach. Very bad idea. Normally if I do this, I can’t even make it through yoga class, but thanks to all the extra food I ate this week, I didn’t have any trouble making it through yoga. The trouble I had was […]


Vanilla Mint Peach Honeydew Smoothie

Vanilla Mint Peach Honeydew Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

A creamy blend with fresh peaches,  frozen honeydew, a bit of honey and vanilla plus a sprig of fresh mint leaves to add a tiny bit of zing. I created this smoothie for that Saturday-morning-yoga dilemma when I get up early, start my foodie party, spend too much time drinking tea and looking at delicious […]


Berry Good Purple Cow Ice Cream Float

Homemade Purple Cow Ice Cream Float ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #drink #recipe

This idea dawned on me when we were out at the folk music festival and the “root beer guy” was there, selling root beer, root beer floats, orange and grape soda and of course Purple Cow Ice Cream Floats! I’ve been making Italian cream sodas for years … don’t know why it never occurred to […]


Secret Garden Romance Cocktail

Lemon Berry Romance Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #drink #recipe

It feels too hot this evening to eat, but a nice Friday night cocktail sounds like just the thing. If you were going to have a secret garden romance, this is the beverage to sip on with your lover. The sweet scent of roses, the taste of berries with a kiss of lemon, what could […]


Mulberry Maple Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Mulberry Maple Rose Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfus #summer #drink #recipe

After we made those Strawberry Rose Cream Sodas, I went and improved on the recipe … this time I used mulberries, with the rest of my roses (hey, they were there!) and then I added a touch of maple syrup. Oh goodness these were good. My daughter loved them even more than the strawberry rose […]


Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cream #Soda #Recipe

It’s summertime and in my house, that means it’s time for Italian Cream Sodas! My daughter just LOVES sipping on these beautiful drinks. We are experimenting with some new flavors this year. Mostly with berries, because we have so many berries, but this year, we thought it would be fun to try adding roses. The syrup […]


Rum Honeydew Freeze

Rum Honeydew Freeze ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls cool #cocktail #recipe

It’s Friday and I don’t feel like cooking. My friend invited me to go out tonight, but I don’t feel like going out. It’s hot and humid and I just want to chill. I have so many things that need doing … cleaning, yard work, things to fix around the house, the weeds are taking […]


Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

This was another one of those “quick I need some calories in me before I rush out the door” kinda breakfasts … I’ve got cherries, how about a cherry cheesecake smoothie? I started rummaging through my cupboards, looking for stray graham crackers. I found 1 1/2 crackers in an opened pack, and nothing more. Well, […]


Basil Honeydew Green Smoothie

Basil Honeydew Green Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #green #smoothie #recipe

This is one of those five minute breakfasts that you can make quickly as you are running out the door and take with you so you get some good nutrition in your body, but it will leave you with a sweet tasting memory throughout your day. I made this as I was rushing off to […]


Italian Hot Chocolate {Cioccolata Calda}

Italian Hot Chocolate {Cioccolata Calda} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #chocolate #recipe

This recipe is from La Cucina Prima Donna. The most incredibly rich, decadent hot chocolate I have ever tasted … it seriously tastes like melted chocolate! My daughter and I discovered our tummies weren’t used to such richness, though, so we thinned it with some low-fat milk and re-warmed our mugs. I left the recipe […]

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