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Posts tagged “Buttermilk

Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #chai #zucchini #bread #recipe

Adapted from Simple Bites’ Best Zucchini Bread Ever When is the season where cinnamon and cranberries and hot chai intersect with zucchini? Sadly, I know, it doesn’t exist … these things never coincide. Cinnamon, perhaps, because cinnamon is an all-season sort of spice (but especially beloved in the fall) and chai too is welcomed in […]


Baby Pink Raspberry Ice Cream

Baby Pink Raspberry Ice Cream ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #icecream #raspberry #recipe

It’s September, everyone is posting pumpkin and apple and soup recipes, and I’m posting ICE CREAM? Yeah, I know, it’s a little odd, but hey, it IS raspberry season in my world, and my friend Jessica is pregnant. I promised Jessica last summer sometime that I would make her ice cream, once we found out whether her baby […]


Making Salads a Sumptuous Meal

Strawberry Almond Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with helpful links for salad inspirations, salad questions, health information, and links to over 81 salad and salad dressing recipes Last week I hosted my very first cooking class. My full-time job doesn’t normally involve cooking, but I found a way to combine the two! I went to our HR director and volunteered to do […]


White Chocolate Orange Marmalade Scones

White Chocolate Orange Marmalade Scones ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #scones #recipe

Some days I wake up and I just want to make scones. This was a wake-up-Saturday-morning-and-I-want-scones kinda recipe. I had some candied kumquats in my fridge that I want to make good use of. I’m trying to make a better effort of using things up before I make more, so … I decided to use […]


Bacon, Feta & Tomato Salad

Bacon Feta & Tomato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with sunflower seeds & a buttermilk herb ranch salad dressing It’s so wonderful when you can find really tasty tomatoes in the midst of winter! Large tomatoes with taste are simply nowhere to be found from a store (ever … at least that is how it is here), but I have found some sweet, wonderful […]


Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins

Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #recipe

Adapted from Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist Dense, chocolate muffins with a hint of fresh raspberry, made healthier with the addition of quinoa. Quinoa is a wonder seed, full of fiber and protein … often thought of as a grain, but it’s not really. I love the nutty, chewy texture of quinoa when I’m cooking. It’s […]


Lemon Berry Sherbet

Lemon Berry Sherbet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sherbet #recipe

I got this recipe from my sister. Leave it to my sister to find the perfect sherbet recipe. She has the best recipes. I could never seem to find the right mix of ingredients for sherbet. When we went to visit my parents a couple weekends ago, they had just made strawberry sherbet with fresh […]


Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pancake #recipe

Adapted from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs Fluffy, hearty pancakes with all the spices and flavors of carrot cake, drizzled with a sweet honey cream cheese “syrup”. We went up to my parents’ house to spend a day with “the crowd” for pre-Easter … my dad looked at me this morning and asked what […]


IHOP-style Buttermilk Pancakes

IHOP Style Buttermilk Pancakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pancake #recipe

My twist on this recipe. My kids absolutely love going to the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), but sometimes I just don’t feel like I have an extra $30 to spend on pancakes for the three of us. So one morning when they were begging me to take them to IHOP, I suggested we make […]


Tomato Cuke Salad w Tahini Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Tahini Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Tina at Mom’s Crazy Cooking has a monthly challenge for food bloggers. She asks all of us to make one certain thing on the 7th of each month … the idea is we are searching for the ultimate recipe for that one thing. This month it’s ranch dressing. Ranch I can do! I’ve made plain […]


Cucumber Pesto Buttermilk Salad

Cucumber Buttermilk Pesto Salad with Feta & Pinons

This is one of those salads that came to me in the middle of the night.  I was trying to think of something different to do with cucumbers beyond the regular cucumber salads … hadn’t come up with anything, but then about 3 a.m., I woke up and thought “Pesto! Pesto would be awesome on […]


#Tomatolove: Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing

Sundried Tomato Ranch Salad Dressing

After making Melissa’s Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, I still had a few sundried tomatoes left and I thought perhaps I should try throwing them in some ranch dressing too? Yep, it works. Tastes mighty fine. The sundried tomatoes do make it thicker, so if you want a drizzle for your salad, you’ll need to thin it […]


Double Berry Cinnamon Swirl Sleepover Cake

Double Berry Swirl Sleepover Cake

It’s the morning after my girl’s 13th birthday party. The house is so still and quiet. Two of the girls had to get up early to go to church. It was a challenge rousing the first one. The second one got up with only one “wakeup call”, and a third came upstairs shortly after that, […]


Thai-Style Barbecued Chicken Salad

Thai Style Barbecue Chicken Salad

Even as I was eating my Thai Chicken Pizza the other night, I began dreaming of this salad. The flavors on that pizza were just screaming to be thrown over some pretty greens and doused in that amazing Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce. Add some pineapple, a bit of celery, and some chopped peanuts and ooh […]


Skinny Garlic Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Skinny Garlic Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dip

This is an incredibly flavorful dip, but it doesn’t have to be a dip … add a little extra buttermilk and it’s a salad dressing. Or use it as the sauce for a pizza, instead of the red sauce. Spread it on little toasts and top with your choice of bruschetta toppings. It could be […]


Brandied Pumpkin Maple Spice Ice Cream

Brandied Pumpkin Maple Spice Ice Cream

I know it might seem a little odd to be making ice cream in the fall when the weather is starting to get chilly, but think about it. This is the time of year when people are baking pies and apple crisp and don’t you always want a scoop of ice cream on top? Why […]


Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Mashing the potatoes with a pastry cutter!

I really really love potatoes. In most any form, but especially mashed or twice baked. At Thanksgiving, I put way more mashed potatoes and stuffing on my plate than turkey (or ham or whatever meat we are having). But my dad always makes the potatoes, it seems, so although I love them (and I have […]


Amaretto Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Amaretto Pumpkin Bread Pudding

with Maple Amaretto Whipped Cream I love bread pudding, partly because my mother used to make it for us when we were kids but also because it is transformational. It transforms old crusty unwanted bread into a warm, elegant, soft and comforting dessert or breakfast. So appropriate for fall when the world is in a state […]


Creamy Lowfat Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Creamy Lowfat Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Do you like blue cheese? I think it’s one of those things you either love or hate. If you don’t, then skip this post. I’m sure there’s something else here that’ll catch your fancy. Me, I love blue cheese. When I’m at a restaurant and they ask me what kind of dressing I want on […]

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