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Posts tagged “Cheddar

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 […]


Cheesy Cottage Pie

A hearty, comforting meat pie with cheesy potato “crust” that is surprisingly healthy, yet delightful, comforting meal. Carrots, sweet peas, broccoli and onions add flavor, texture, color, fiber and nutrients. After my daughter’s birthday party, I found myself with leftover beef piroshki filling (from the party) AND also there were leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. […]


White Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup

White Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #cheesy #potato #soup #recipe

Velvet-smooth white cheddar potato soup studded with bright green bits of broccoli. Topping it with bacon adds a nice smoky taste and a bit of crunch, but I offer several topping ideas to suit your own tastes/dietary restrictions. I made this soup by request from my son, who saw some post somewhere on social media and […]


Three-Cheese Broccoli Potato Soup

Three Cheese Broccoli Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #broccoli #potato #soup #recipe

If you can’t decide whether you want Broccoli Cheddar Soup or Cheesy Potato Soup, why not have both in one bowl? This is a soup that tastes oh so super creamy and rich and cheesy with all the comfort of potato soup AND the rich cheesiness of Broccoli cheddar soup, but with a surprising healthy twist and a […]


Cheddar Jalapeno Brussels Sprouts Poppers

Cheddar Jalapeno Brussel Sprouts Poppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #appetizer #recipe

Roasted crunchy creamy cheesy spicy goodness! Perfectly roasted brussels sprouts topped with spicy jalapeno cream cheese and a crunchy gluten free cheesy crumb topping. I’ve been on a brussels sprouts binge lately … I’m so addicted to those tiny green cabbages! Every time I go to the store, I pick up more of them, with absolutely no plan of what […]


Smoky Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

Smoky Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #broccoli #beer #cheese #soup #recipe

. A beautiful creamy beer cheese soup with lovely chunks of broccoli and a nice hint of smoke from smoked paprika and chipotle. Two of my favorite soups are beer cheese soup and broccoli cheese soup (and yes, cheese being the common theme there), but somehow I never thought to combine them until I was sitting […]


Honey Orange Thyme Marinated Cheddar

Honey Orange Thyme Marinated Cheddar Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #appetizer #recipe

Adapted slightly from A Nutritionist Eats Creamy aged cheddar marinated in a touch of honey, extra virgin olive oil, and a little garlic with a hint of orange and a light dance of red pepper. It’s a delightful way to serve up cheese that will take your guests by surprise. A long, long time ago I […]


Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup

Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #Mexican #soup #recipe

A creamy, cheesy Tex Mex-style nacho soup loaded with leftover turkey (or chicken), black beans, corn, onions, tomatoes, pepper and cilantro. Serve with crunchy corn chips, cheese and a few fresh cilantro leaves on top. It’s the day after Thanksgiving and it’s time for turkey soup! I always seem to crave Mexican food after Thanksgiving. […]


BBQ Cheddar Mini Meatloaves

It’s International Cook with your Kids day! I absolutely love cooking with kids and have done endless cooking projects with all the kids in my life … both mine and my sister’s kids. If I had other kids in my life, chances are I’d pull them into the kitchen with me too. Kids make cooking […]


Smokin’ Chipotle Pimento Cheese

Smokin' Chipotle Pimento Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #spicy #cheese #spread #recipe

Inspired by Dixie Chik Cooks I have a wonderful circle of yoga friends. We have little parties where everyone brings food … and someone inevitably brings pimento cheese to every party. Typically it is store-bought, picked up on the way to the party, but everyone enjoys it and talks about how much they love it. And […]


Grilled Cheddar Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

Grilled Cheddar Swiss Breakfast Sandwich ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls - a bit of mustard makes this tastebud nirvana

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? It is!!! I know I’m weird, but that really makes me happy. I adore grilled cheese sandwiches–both making them and eating them. Toasting the bread to perfection while getting the cheese good and melty is the challenge, and when achieved, the simple grilled cheese sandwich […]


Bacon Mushroom Smoked Cheddar Risotto

Bacon Mushroom Smoked Cheddar Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #baked #brownrice #risotto #recipe

Adapted from Cookie & Kate Yesterday morning I went swimming–it’s my new workout thing (alongside yoga–my other workout fave). As I was swimming, I let my mind drift off and wander about and was happy to find myself ruminating on what I should make for lunch. I thought about all the cheese in my fridge that […]


Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #cheese #broccoli #rice #casserole #recipe

and a tribute to an incredible woman … There was this amazing woman at work … her name was Wanda. You could go to Wanda with any question about just about anything in our software and she knew just what to do. She was super knowledgeable, yet always so easy to talk to and so […]


Crab Rangoon Dip

Crab Rangoon Dip with Baked Wonton Chips ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #hot #cheesy #crab #dip #recipe

Adapted from Damn Delicious A hot, creamy, cheesy crab dip with an Asian flair. This is a wish dip. I love it when I get to grant wishes. This was a recipe that a good friend of mine at work really really wanted to try. She asked me to make it, and since we had […]


Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cornbread #muffin #recipe w #glutenfree option

Delightfully moist and wonderful corn muffins with real corn, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers to give them a little bite. Sure to become a favorite. They aren’t very spicy, but feel free to tone down the amount of jalapeno (or omit it) if you’re sensitive to heat. I made these delightful little corn […]


Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup

Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #spicy #smoky #potato #soup #recipe

Creamy, cheesy potato soup with the spicy smoky zing of chipotle peppers and a bit of bacon to add to the smokiness. I made it gluten free by using tapioca flour for the thickener, but you can use regular flour if you don’t have a sensitivity to gluten. I made this soup for a little […]


Bacon Cheddar Zucchini Tots

Bacon Cheddar Zucchini Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #sidedish #appetizer #snack #recipe

Adapted from The Two Bite Club I’ve had this zucchini tots recipe from The Two Bite Club saved away for ages it seems, just waiting for zucchini season. It was so hard to wait! I know, I really could have bought zucchini and made it … I have been buying zucchini when I don’t have fresh garden […]


Harissa Tomato Soup with Cheese Crisps

Harissa Tomato Soup with Cheese Crisps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #harissa #tomato #soup #recipe

This soup is vibrant, colorful, healthy and tasty, and the cheese crisps as a garnish are so fun as dippers. It’s a little like our American favorite of tomato soup with grilled cheese, but without the carbs and adding a zesty African twist. It is comfort food that reminds you to live a little, to […]


Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

These healthy little egg and veggie muffin-lings are a perfect make-ahead for breakfast on the go. They reheat quickly in the microwave, just 30 sec – 1 minute, and are nicely portable. You can eat them with a fork or as finger food. They are high in protein and fiber and help you get some […]


Bacon Cheddar Chive Mini-Cheeseballs

Bacon Cheddar Chive Cheeseballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #snack #party #recipe

I am in party mode this week, my friends, preparing for our semi-annual event that I do with my artist friends. We have a grand time drinking wine and talking with all the people to come look at/purchase art and home furnishings … and eating grand food. This is one of the items I plan […]


{Copycat} Schlotzky’s Original Sandwich

Copycat Schlotzky's Original Sandwich Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Adapted from Food.com and Texas Cookin’ A looong, long time ago, I made a Shlotzky’s Original Sandwich recipe (making the bread dough in my bread machine) and the result was soooo good, you almost couldn’t tell it was made at home. That was way before I was a food blogger, back before I had kids, […]


Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots

Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cheesy #veggie #tots #recipe

Slightly adapted from The Two Bite Club I was smitten with this recipe from The Two Bite Club the first moment I set my eyes upon it. First of all, I adore broccoli. It is one of my very favorite vegetables. And then you add some tangy aged cheddar cheese and egg and make it all cute and bite-size […]


Better than Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup {Copycat}

Better than Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #copycat #supercreamy #broccoli #cheddar #soup #recipe

Adapted from Averie Cooks I went to Panera the other day while my daughter was at an appointment. I really went there just to have a cup of coffee and hang out until she was done, but I found myself wanting some good soup. So I decided to try a cup of their broccoli cheese soup. […]


Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Potato Skins

Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gameday #baked #healthier #potato #skins #recipe

I have to confess, potato skins are absolutely one of my very favorite appetizers. I love to order them at the bar, but somehow, never thought to make them at home, which is totally silly because how many times have I made baked potato soup and tossed those precious potato skins in the compost bin? […]

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