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Brandied Cherry Sauce

Brandied Cherry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #elegant #tartcherry #dessert #recipe

Made with tart cherries, this beautifully brilliant red cherry sauce is laced with brandy for an easy, elegant dessert. Simply warm the sauce and serve over ice cream with a sprig of mint and your guests will be enamored. (If you only have sweet cherries available, it can be made with sweet cherries instead.) I haven’t had […]


Maple Cherry Galette with Ginger Frangipane

Maple Cherry Galette w Ginger Frangipane ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cherry #pie #recipe

Highly adapted from A Beautiful Plate Tart cherries in a thick and lovely brandied maple sauce over a beautiful sweet almond mixture with candied ginger (the frangipane) make for a stellar, almost sexy, yet really quite easy, dessert. I found this gorgeous rhubarb galette (rustic pie) recipe from A Beautiful Plate  a couple months ago and I’ve had […]


Sour Cherry Basil Antioxidant Water

Sour Cherry Basil Antioxidant Water ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #flavored #water #recipe

Tart cherries and fresh basil add a delightful tang, beautiful color and so many health benefits to simple water (or better yet: sparkling water!) I caught a nasty cold this summer from my mother. She warned me before we went to visit that she was sick, but I seriously (at the time) did not care. I felt […]


Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad

Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #summer #potluck #salad #recipe

A fast and easy potluck salad that is a total crowd pleaser! Crunchy almonds and fresh sweet cherries mix with broccoli, peas and sweet onion in a light yogurt/mayo dressing. We had a little rib fest at work last week. My company bought the ribs, 5 people volunteered to cook them (including me) and others were encouraged […]


Double Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Double Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cherry #brownie #recipe

I made brunch for an event this month and I really wanted something chocolate … every event needs a little chocolate, don’t you think? I thought and thought upon it and brownies seemed to be the thing that was calling to me. The fresh sweet cherries in my fridge decided to join the party and […]


Cherry Lime Mojitos

Cherry Lime Mojitos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #lime #cherry #rum #cocktail #recipe

My first sip of this cocktail was pure fizzy cherry lime heaven. Cherries, lime, and fresh mint come together with rum and club soda to make a delightful and refreshing spring cocktail. Do you love cherries? I soooo heart cherries. I have loved cherries since I was a child. When I was growing up, cherry pie […]


Easy Peasy Chocolate Fondue

Easy Peasy Chocolate Fondue ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #5minute #chocolate #fondue #recipe

This super easy chocolate fondue cooks in the microwave, so it’s ready in less than 5 minutes. It will take you longer to assemble the dippers than it will to make the fondue! You see, since I made the cheese fondue, I had to make a chocolate fondue too! Because a fondue party just isn’t complete […]


Rote Grütze {German Fruit Pudding}

Rote Grütze {German Red Fruit Pudding} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #traditional #German #dessert #recipe

A traditional German dessert made with red fruit. Simple to make, yet elegant, rich in taste and delightful. This is another of the recipes I made for my German cooking class last month … it is such a lovely red hue that I think it would be perfect for the holidays. Everyone at the class […]


Hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries {pit-less!}

Hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries - Pit-less! ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dessert #recipe #diy #cherrypitter

You guys I have the most amazing discovery to share with you … I know cherry season is a little bit, um, over, but I just cannot wait until next year to share this one with you! My dad made a cherry pitter out of a fork to pit his gorgeous little plums. It works […]


5-minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal

5-Minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cookatwork #breakfast #recipe

You guys, I have the most amazing breakfast recipe for you … and it’s so fast and easy, you can make it at work! I’ve been doing exactly that for several days a week for the past two weeks. Perhaps I have a small obsession with cherries, but I never seem to tire of it. It’s […]


Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce

Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #simple #cherry #sauce #recipe

What do you do when you suddenly, on a whim, find yourself with 10 lbs. of marvelous sweet red cherries that are at their very peak of ripeness?  It happened one night … I came home from work and signed into facebook and found myself face to face with a notice from the fruit club saying […]


Apple Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

Apple Cherry Rhubarb Crisp with Toasted Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delightful #dessert #recipe

There is a funny story behind this recipe … I was sharing rhubarb recipes on my facebook page one Saturday at my Sumptuous Saturday party and, as usual, whenever you talk rhubarb with foodies, there were a plethora of strawberry rhubarb recipes. After several of these in a row, one adorable fan commented, saying something […]


Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad

Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #winter #salad #recipe

This salad is a light mix of fruity flavors with greens and a maple-licious dijon dressing. The dried cherries add an intensity that contrasts nicely with the crunchy sweet apples. I mixed in some Napa cabbage for the pretty curly leaves and the lovely light green color. Spinach provides the dark green. It’s a great way to use […]


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, […]


Chocolate Cherry Brownies {Gluten free}

Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #cherry #chocolate #brownie #recipe

Decadent soft and buttery dark chocolate brownies with chopped tart, chewy dried cherries, topped with a white chocolate ganache drizzle and more chewy dried cherries. My work friend Tyler happened to have a birthday last week and I asked him what his favorite flavor was. He didn’t really tell me, but I knew (from past […]


Cherry Vanilla Rose Italian Cream Soda

Cherry Vanilla Rose Italian Cream Soda ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #Italian #cream #soda #recipe

with low fat,  low sugar and sugar free options Several years ago, my daughter and I were out with one of my friends and we went to a quaint little coffee shop downtown where they had Italian Cream Sodas. My daughter was tempted to try one, but a little reluctant. With a little encouragement, she went […]


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 […]


Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

This was another one of those “quick I need some calories in me before I rush out the door” kinda breakfasts … I’ve got cherries, how about a cherry cheesecake smoothie? I started rummaging through my cupboards, looking for stray graham crackers. I found 1 1/2 crackers in an opened pack, and nothing more. Well, […]


Red Cherry Rosemary Sangria

Red Cherry Rosemary Sangria

I made this sangria last weekend and finished it off last night and I miss it already. I am going to have to go get more fruit so I can make it again … the recipe came to me when I read my friend Ann’s recipe for classic Spanish Sangria. It looked so good, but of […]


Cherry Beef Salad with Cherry Malbec Vinaigrette

Cherry Beef-Salad with Toasted Pecans & a Cherry Malbec Vinaigrette

I’m SOooo excited … there are sweet cherries in my house! I almost never have sweet cherries. They just don’t grow here, and I can’t bear to pay $4 to $5 per pound for them so I very very rarely buy them. But this year must be a good cherry year because I’ve seen them […]


Berry Cherry Cream Crepes with Pecans

Berry Cherry Cream Crepes with Toasted Pecans

My daughter was hungry for crepes the other day, but it was in the middle of my work day, so she decided to make them herself. I thought I would have to help her because she usually gets frustrated with the cooking of the crepes, but she cooked them all herself, with no help from […]


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 […]


Chocolate Cherry Cabernet Talking Truffles

Chocolate Cherry Cabernet Talking Truffles

These truffles are very noisy. They keep talking to me. Waking me up in the middle of the night. Interrupting me while I’m trying to work. Maybe they got lonely after I dipped them in chocolate on Friday evening, then we went away for the weekend, but my gosh, now they won’t STOP talking! Hush […]

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