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Posts tagged “Almonds

Ham & Broccoli Quiche Romesco

Ham & Broccoli Quiche Romesco ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quiche #recipe

The advantage of having Romesco sauce in the house is there are SO many things you can use it for! It adds a wonderful flavor to almost everything it touches. After Pi day this year, I ended up with one extra pie crust. It didn’t take me long to decide that crust needed to be […]


Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies

Gluten Free Thin Mints ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #girlscout #cookie #recipe

Recipe from Almost Supermom It’s Girl Scout Cookie time. Now that my girl isn’t in Girl Scouts anymore, it isn’t that big of a deal to me, but there are some Girl Scout Cookies making their way around the office. I noticed a sad expression on my gluten free friend’s face one day when she […]


Nutty Oatmeal Loaf

Nutty Oatmeal Loaf ~ Nuts, Seeds, and Oats baked into a yummy, healthy, slice-able loaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from My New Roots’ Life Changing Loaf of Bread It was a little over a week ago when my friend at work emailed us a link to this very interesting recipe entitled: “The Life Changing Loaf of Bread.” I was immediately intrigued. I took my lunch hour to find and acquire some psyllium husk with […]


Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad with Spiced Honey Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, toasted almonds, sesame seeds and a spiced honey yogurt dressing The New Year is here and the cold season has struck me down … it’s time for me to lighten up and eat something beautiful to help get me healthy again. I stopped at the grocery store on the way back […]


Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Chocolatey nutty goodness with an undertone of pumpkin spice that is just wonderful. Plus, (especially if you use dark chocolate), it’s good for you. What could be better than that? I know that there are those of you that will think “why on earth would I bother to make granola when I could just pick […]


Smoky Spanish Romesco Sauce

Smoky Spanish Romesco Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sauce #recipe

Adapted from Lemony Thyme The secret to an amazing dish is so often a great sauce.  This is one of those “oh my gosh that’s SO good” sauces that you want to lick every drop off the plate. I knew I had to try as soon as I saw it. My foodie friend Lemony Thyme brought […]


Lemon Asparagus Quinoa Salad ~ #TheSaladBar

Lemon Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Fresh Rosemary ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #salad #recipe

I love salads … I eat them year-round, but especially in the summer. So I’ve joined up with this group of Bloggers called The Salad Bar and every month we’re doing a salad party with a theme. The theme for July is pot luck salads and we’re all making salads you could take to a […]


Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal Yogurt Cup

Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #oatmeal #recipe

Adapted just slightly from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen This is oatmeal like you’ve never experienced before. It’s unbelievably creamy, nothing like the hot cooked oatmeal I’m used to. And it’s so simple! You just stir it together the night before and pour into a jar for breakfast on the go the next morning. I was […]


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Breakfast Bake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Breakfast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Gourmatine Blog Strawberries and chocolate baked up in a sweet breakfast bake filled with healthy oats and sweetened with honey and cinnamon. I’ve made similar breakfast bakes before. I did one with rhubarb and mulberries, and one with strawberries and peaches, one with bananas and chocolate. You can switch out the fruits and […]


Pumpkin Chai Apricot Granola … & Interval Training

Pumpkin Chai Granola with Apricots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chai #granola #recipe

I’ve discovered a secret … okay, it’s not a great epiphany or anything, but I’ve found a way to motivate myself to exercise on the weekends when I’d much rather relax, cook a lot of wonderful tasting things, hang out with my foodie friends (in person and/or online) and drink tea and wine. See, here’s […]


Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cinnamon #almond #recipe

Adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen It was a homemade gifts Christmas for us this year. My daughter and I went to a thrift store and bought some special ceramic containers and then we went to work. My girl made Christmas Snickerdoodles and Holiday Dipped Pretzels (with a light sprinkle of red and green sugars). I made […]


Crumb-topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Crumb Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #cheesecake #recipe

Cookies or cheesecake? How about both! A thick shortbread cookie crust covered with a light pumpkin cheesecake layer, then topped off with a nutty crumb topping. I shared these yummy little cheesecake squares with the folks at my new office and they all enjoyed them. I’ve promised to get the recipe up soon … if […]


Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls for our Troops

Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls

Yesterday I got a message on my Sumptuous Spoonfuls facebook page from a friend of a friend of mine. She has been sending cookies to our troops in Afghanistan and this year they asked for 178 dozen cookies/treats … she was feeling a little overwhelmed and was looking for some help! 178 dozen cookies is […]


Curried Chicken Salad in Crispy Wonton Cups

Curried Chicken Salad in Crispy Wonton Cups

I went to a New Year’s Eve party one year, and one of my friends there had brought these amazing little appetizers! They have been stuck in my head ever since … It was a curried chicken  salad with grapes in it, served in these pretty crispy little wonton cups. I asked her for the […]


Pesto Rosso

Pesto Rosso

When Sonali at The Foodie Physician posted this Pesto Rosso, I was immediately taken with it. Suddenly I wanted nothing but to make her lovely red pesto. With all the fresh garden tomatoes in my kitchen at the time, I couldn’t bring myself to go buy sundried tomatoes to make this, so I decided to try oven-drying […]


Fairy Tale Purple Pesto

Purple Pesto

My mother grows both green and purple basil every year. This year she gave me a purple basil plant. Mine grew to about 6 inches tall, enough to snip off a couple leaves or sprigs here and there to season a dish. Her basil plant grew to the size of a bush. If you don’t […]


Caramel Peach Bread Pudding

Caramel Peach Bread Pudding

Do you want to hear the story of the refrigerator and the caramel rolls, how I gained a great appreciation for towels, teflon tape and good neighbors …  and how this bread pudding came to be? It all started when my sister and her husband came to visit. The ice machine in my refrigerator has […]


Red, White, & Blueberry Salad

Red, White & Blueberry Salad with Goat Cheese & Toasted Pinons

with Goat Cheese, Pinons, and a Honey Ginger Lime Yogurt Dressing My foodie friend Justine over at Full Belly Sisters has been making red, white and blue foods like crazy lately … which got me thinking … I need to make a red, white and blue salad! It’s been in my head for a week, waiting […]


Mulberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal Crumble

Mulberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal Crumble

Is this baked oatmeal breakfast or dessert? I styled it like a dessert, with a pouf of whipped cream on top because it TASTES like a decadent fruity dessert, a lovely warm fruity crumble with a crunchy topping and a fruity sauce on the bottom. But really (if you skip the whipped cream) it is […]


Avocado Artichoke Hummus

Avocado Artichoke Dip from Mia's Domain

Hello my dear visitors! I am so excited about my guest blogger today … Mia from Mia’s Domain has agreed to share one of her precious recipes. Mia ‘s recipes truly inspire me. I can’t remember a single post of hers that I didn’t absolutely LOVE … she leaves me drooling just about every time! […]


Almond Berry Granola

Almond Berry Granola

I don’t know what it is with me and breakfasts lately … all my posts seem to be about breakfast. Oh well, breakfast is important. What you eat in the morning sets the tone for your day, so you should make it good. Granola is the perfect breakfast on mornings when you’re in a rush. […]


Baked Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast for Mom

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked French Toast with Mascarpone Cheese

My mom loves strawberries. I know this because I remember, as a child, she always wanted one of her kids to go to Dairy Queen with her on Mother’s Day to get her free sundae. And she ALWAYS got a strawberry sundae. So I always ALWAYS think of strawberries on Mother’s Day. My mom doesn’t […]


My Mom’s Orange, Date & Almond Salad

Mom's Orange, Date & Almond Salad

Juicy oranges, sweet chewy dates, and crunchy toasted almonds on a bed of lovely greens. When I was in junior high school, I took Latin. Every year, my Latin teacher would have a “Latin dinner” night where everyone was supposed to bring some food that the Romans would have eaten back in the days of […]


Cherry Almond Clafouti

Cherry Almond Clafouti

I’m guest posting over at Lauren Kelly, Nutritionist’s blog today … sharing one of my favorite desserts … but I like to eat it for breakfast. It’s a good thing it’s healthy. It’s a warm, comforting custard-style French dessert. Bonus points if you can pronounce it correctly. (I can’t!) Pop on over to Lauren’s blog for […]

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