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Posts tagged “Cardamom

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 […]


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 […]


Cardamom Curry Eggplant Tomato Soup

Cardamom Curry Eggplant Tomato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hearty #healthy #spicy #soup #recipe

Can soup be sexy? I think this one is. Silky and velvety, rich and lightly spicy and laced with exotic flavors, this curried eggplant tomato soup is so enticing, I found myself licking the bowl to get every last drop. Can you tell I’m a little smitten with this soup? I came up with the idea after […]


Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake

Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #lavender #cobbler #dessert #recipe

I first made this lovely “fruit-on-top” cobbler with strawberries. It was such a fun time … my little niece helped “plippity plop” the strawberries on top. Then I had to try it with other fruits. Then I made one with plums from my dad’s (very proliferous) plum tree. And this year, I thought I need to make one […]


Biswa’s Winning Chicken Curry

Biswa's Winning Chicken Curry ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #chicken #curry #recipe

We had a little soup/chili competition at work a while ago and Biswa, one of my coworkers, brought this ah-mazing chicken curry … he won first prize at the competition. EVERYONE (and I mean every single person who tasted it!) was raving about it, so he wrote up and shared his recipe. The only problem […]


Potato & Eggplant Curry

Potato & Eggplant Curry ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #curry #recipe

with coconut milk, cardamom and mint … Adapted from The Bojon Gourmet A hearty, meatless dish with comforting potatoes to balance out the exotic spices in the curried coconut sauce and meaty roasted eggplant. Serve with yogurt if you need to tame it a little. I would typically serve a curry like this over basmati rice … we had it […]


Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal

Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #apricot #breakfast #recipe

I am not done yet with apricots! There is still a little box full of them in my fridge and I am dreaming up even more ways to enjoy them. If you know my fascination with baked oatmeals, you would know I really just HAD to try apricots in a baked oatmeal. Apricots intensify when baked. […]


Cardamom Rhubarb Tart

Cardamom Rhubarb Tart ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

Adapted slightly from The Luna Cafe I was immediately intrigued with this rustic tart the instant I saw the post from The Luna Cafe. She describes it like this: THE PERFECT RUSTIC TART–CRUNCHY ON THE EDGES, CHEWY IN THE CENTER, AND BURSTING WITH JUICY, TART RHUBARB. Well, how could you go wrong with that? Especially when there […]


Apple Pie w/Apple Whiskey Pie Crust #PiDay

Apple Pie with Apple Whiskey Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PiDay #apple #pie #recipe #flakycrust

Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated It’s 3.14 today … Pi Day … an annual event we love to celebrate at my house because we love math … and we love pie. But I have a confession to make: I have a HUGE pie crust phobia (resulting from a bad pie experiment I did as a child), so I […]


Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble

Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #baked #oatmeal #recipe

It has been so dang COLD here lately, so I decided I need to make myself something nice and warm and cozy for breakfast. Have I mentioned before that I love eating dessert for breakfast? Well, I do, especially since I found out that eating dessert for breakfast can help you lose weight — and keep […]


Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread

Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread ~ A tea-lover's #banana bread #recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

An idea came upon me … I wanted to combine two of my most-loved culinary delights: chai and banana bread. For a bit, I pondered, how to do such a thing. Should I somehow steep a strong mixture of chai and add it to the bread? The answer that came to me was pure simplicity. […]


Cardamom Raspberry Rose Buns

Cardamom Raspberry Rose Buns ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #bread #recipe

Inspired by Del’s Cooking Twist The moment I saw these pretty buns from Del’s Cooking Twist, I wanted to make them. I love playing with bread dough, filling it with things, twisting and turning and shaping and molding … then letting it rise up and bake and seeing the beautiful shapes it becomes. These buns […]


Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie

Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pie #recipe

Very slightly adapted from Food Done Light This is another of those recipes I’ve been wanting to make since I first saw it. I am not good with pie crusts so when I saw a pie crust that makes itself, I was instantly drawn to it. I intended to make this pie for my family […]


Lemon Cardamon Pear Crisp

Lemon Cardamom Pear Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

I hope you’re not tired of pear recipes yet, because I still have a couple beauties I want to share with you.  I tried browning the butter for this crisp and I liked the taste of it, but it does change the texture of the topping. If you want your crisp to be more like […]


Walnut Whole Wheat Pear Chai Muffins

Walnut Whole Wheat Pear Chai Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #muffin #recipe

Laced with chai, cinnamon, vanilla and chunks of sweet, juicy pear with the crunch of candied walnuts, these whole wheat muffins are a great way to start your day. Especially when you’re having a tough week. Last week was a hard one for us. My teenagers were both struggling with things and emotions and frustrations […]


Twisted Apple Braid

Twisted Apple Braid ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #recipe

I love to do cooking projects with my nieces and nephews whenever I see them. They are just the cutest little kitchen helpers! My 4-year-old niece especially loves to hang out in the kitchen with me (she also loves to do yoga poses … a girl after my own heart) and she sticks around through […]


Skolebrød ~ Norwegian “School Buns”

Skolebrød {Norwegian "School Buns"} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #buns #recipe

Adapted from Kakemilla … she also has a very pretty wreath version of these I want to try sometime! Lightly sweet buns spiced with cinnamon & cardamom, stuffed with a thick vanilla custard filling and then glazed and sprinkled with coconut. My girl and I were looking over all the wonderful foods shared at the International […]


Cinnamon Spice Kumquat Nut Bread

Cinnamon Spice Kumquat Nut Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kumquat #nut #quickbread #recipe

Nutty, moist quick bread with a fresh citrus marmalade flavor, laced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves. I made this same bread last year when I got that special shipment of kumquats from my aunt who lives in Florida, but this time I switched up the spices in it and I like this version much […]


Cantaloupe Maple Mango Smoothie

Cantaloupe Maple Smoothie for the Pitta Dosha

Last week my yoga teacher, Sean, asked me if I would be willing to make some recipes for a Pitta. He is a Pitta and he says the Pitta cookbooks he has found are all Indian cookbooks and he’d really like some recipes that are more like the ones he grew up on here in […]


Pumpkin Swirl Bread with Pumpkin Maple Mascarpone

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Pumpkin Maple Mascarpone Spread

My daughter, her friend and I went up to my friend’s lake house this weekend for a “girls” weekend. I wanted to bring along some fun “girly” things to eat, so I made up some chocolate mascarpone spread so we could make chocolate strawberry bruschetta, and while I was at it, I made a pumpkin […]


Lowfat Apple Berry Granola Crisp

Lowfat Apple Berry Granola Crisp

It was raining this morning and I’d been gone all weekend. I needed to bake something. I have these frozen apples in a bag my friend gave me for making apple pies, but I’m not so good at pies. Have I mentioned my fear of crusts? I am not good with pie crust … and […]


Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Bread

Pumpkin Pie Chai QuickBread

an almost wordless Wednesday post … Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Bread I named this bread pumpkin pie chai tea bread because it has a very moist, dense texture almost like pumpkin pie, with the spices of chai tea and a hint of orange. A cup of Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte would be just perfect […]


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 […]


Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

(an almost wordless Wednesday post) Today I am grateful for mornings. No matter how bad yesterday was, today is a new day and I get a fresh chance to start again. Recipe and photography inspiration from Not Rachael Ray Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons ground ginger […]

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