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Holidays

Festive Marinated Cheddar Appetizer

Festive Marinated Cheddar Cheese Appetizer ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #appetizer #recipe

A stunning appetizer that you can easily make ahead of time and keep in the fridge until the big day. Be prepared for it to go fast because in my experience people just LOVE this stuff. I finally found the perfect way to marinate cheddar cheese! Okay it’s not the first time … there was […]


Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza

Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #StPatricksDay #recipe

with a spinach almond crust, lemon avocado sweet pea spread, Irish KerryGold Dubliner cheese and fresh cilantro. Who says grownups can’t play with their food? This is a crazy idea that popped into my head after I made that lovely avocado green pea crostini, because a green pizza, with a green spread on top of a green […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ski Resort Gingerbread House

Ski Resort Gingerbread House ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls step-by-step #gingerbread #house

Gingerbread recipe from Food.com There was a gingerbread house competition at work last week. Our boss asked for volunteers to create a house to represent our team and of course I raised my hand (… or, more accurately, I responded to her email). I didn’t know who else signed up until the initial meeting … […]


Cranberry Fig Salad

with wine-poached figs, crumbled blue cheese, pomegranates and toasted pecans I know, I know … it’s the holidays and most of the things I’m posting are … um … healthy. Yeah, I know that’s unusual in the food blogger realms lately. Everyone seems to be posting goodies galore … not me. I’m definitely not in […]


Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese crumbles, sugar & spice almond slices and a honey lemon lavender white wine vinaigrette … Inspired by Moore or Less Cooking Blog I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today. I had 8 hours of vacation time that I was going to lose on the 30th of this month […]


Creamy Dubliner Ham & Veggie Bisque

Creamy Dubliner Ham & Veggie Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #ham #soup #recipe

This soup has it all! All that creamy, cheesy goodness from a Broccoli Cheese Soup, with that oh-so-intoxicating ham broth, bits of ham and lots of other veggies to really let the flavors shine (and support your health too!) Yes, I know it’s spring and today it’s beautiful and sunny, but just a few days […]


Making the Perfect Ham

Making the Perfect Ham w Shari's Berries for Dessert ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Easter #Ham #recipe

This year, we started celebrating Easter a week early by making this ham … and, for dessert, we were lucky to have a whole collection of delectable chocolates, cookies, cute little Easter cake pops and fancy chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries … aren’t they gorgeous? In the springtime, I can’t wait for the Easter feast simply […]


Colcannon with Red Onion & Bacon

Irish Colcannon with Red Onion & Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Potato #Cabbage #Recipe

A skinnier version of the traditional Irish dish, with the addition of red onion and a bit of (lean) bacon. I have a fascination for Ireland and all things Irish … every year for St. Patrick’s day for sooo many years, I have been making corned beef and cabbage. It was only recently I discovered […]


20+ Romantic Valentine’s Day Desserts

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #crepes #recipe

Upon request for Valentine’s Day desserts, I’ve created this collection of 20+ recipes from my own collection plus a few from some fabulous foodie friends that I just love. I even included some gluten free, a paleo recipe and some semi-healthy options. Click the title or the image for the recipe. Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate […]


Wall Flower Fudge {Red Chile Fudge}

Wall Flower Fudge {Red Chile Fudge} ~ she'll leave you wanting more ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #fudge #recipe

You see her from across the room.  She’s a bit plain and unassuming … not like the others in her company.  You think this one will not hurt you so you ask her to dance. The dance starts out slow … just like so many others, but then things change!  She’s a bit spicy and […]


Eggnog Toffee Squares

Eggnog Toffee Squares ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #shortbread #toffee #eggnog #dessert #recipe

Adapted just very slightly from Baking in a Tornado These delightful little squares are like toffee with a soft shortbread cookie crust, and it doesn’t stick to your teeth like toffee sometimes does. They would go well with a cup of hot chai or coffee or even a glass of holiday eggnog. Every Saturday I have a virtual party […]


Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chocolate #peanutbutter #microwave #fudge #recipe

Continuing with my series on (definitely not healthy but oh so delightful) fudge for holiday treats and gifts this year, since I have a total addiction to peanut butter and chocolate together, I absolutely HAD to make a peanut butter cup fudge. This fudge features a rich and creamy chocolate layer with a layer of peanut […]


Rosemary Fontina Grape Skewers

Rosemary Fontina Grape Skewers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #marinated #cheese #appetizer #recipe

If you’re looking for a festive appetizer for the holidays, these little grape and cheese skewers are a beautiful addition to any appetizer table. Not only do they look beautiful, they taste amazing too! Especially when served with a nice glass of wine. The cheese is marinated in extra virgin olive oil with rosemary, garlic, […]


Easy Peppermint Fudge

Easy Peppermint Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #simple #peppermint #chocolate #fudge #holiday #candy #recipe

Adapted ever so slightly from A Spicy Perspective Fudge that is rich and chocolaty, with a festive holiday peppermint crunch on both sides. And it’s super simple and speedy to make too! It is the day after Thanksgiving and I do not care if it is not quite December yet, I am officially declaring it Peppermint […]


Bacon Apple Gorgonzola Bites

Bacon Apple Gorgonzola Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday#appetizer #recipe

Inspired by The Way to His Heart I saw a recipe for Gorgonzola Truffles and she mentioned she served them with apples, grapes or pears and I thought, well, gosh, why not put the apple INSIDE the truffle? How marvelous would that be, to have a crunchy surprise bite of sassy apple right inside your […]


Cherry Pistachio Irish Cream Fudge

Cherry Pistachio Irish Cream Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #white #fudge #recipe

Adapted just slightly from The Two Bite Club A simple, but oh-so-decadent white chocolate fudge with Irish cream, chunks of chewy dried cherries and crunchy roasted pistachios tucked within. Fudge is one of those things my dad used to make for us in the wintertime when we were little. He made a simple chocolate fudge, […]


Twice Baked Potato Mummies

Twice Baked Potato Mummies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Halloween #recipe #glutenfree

Inspired by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen It’s almost Halloween! Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays … it’s just fun to dress up and be a little weird and spooky, and to see all the little children in their adorable costumes. My teacher friends are rejoicing that Halloween falls on a Friday this year […]


Sweet Maple Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Sweet Maple Pumpkin Spice Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #autumn #hummus #recipe

Adapted from The First Year Blog The taste of pumpkin and all those lovely autumn pumpkin spices in a healthy sweet maple dip that is reminiscent of hummus. Well actually it IS hummus, minus the garlic and tahini, then add in pumpkin puree, peanut butter (to stand in for the tahini), pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. […]


Graveyard Taco Dip

Graveyard Taco Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #layer #dip #recipe

Adapted from Chickabug Blog and my dear friend Kathy’s taco dip recipe When I first saw this amazing idea turning a dip into a graveyard, my mind immediately went to my yoga friend Kathy’s wonderful taco dip. We beg her to bring it to our yoga parties because it is SO good! She says when she […]


Halloween Veggie Tray

Halloween Veggie Tray with Mushroom "Skulls", Carrot "Fingers" and goblin eyes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #halloween #party #idea

including 23 delicious dip ideas I was running about the Internet, searching for ideas for my Healthy Halloween cooking class, and I ran across some fun ideas for Halloween veggie trays. Carrots with an almond slice make nice “fingers” that can be used for dippers or sticking out of your dip bowl to look like a hand […]


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 […]


Ham, Cheese & Chive Crescent Pinwheels

Ham, Cheese & Chive Cresent Pinwheels ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #portable #sandwich #recipe

Perfect picnic food … they are like little portable sandwiches you can take with you anywhere. Great for dipping in soup, or you could serve them as an appetizer. The best part, in my mind, is that no cans of crescent roll dough were used in the making of these little portable sandwiches. I was looking […]

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