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Posts tagged “Chives

Smoked Salmon Rose Cucumber Cups

Smoked Salmon Rose Cucumber Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salmon #cucumber #bites #recipe

Pretty little bites to serve for a ladies tea or cocktail party, with smoked salmon made into roses stuffed into a cucumber cup filled with seasoned cream cheese.  Or hey, you could make them for yourself when you need a little pretty something to munch on. (Yeah, that’s kinda what happened here.) I didn’t really start […]


Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crab #asparagus #dip #recipe

I took a break from dips … I don’t know how it happened, or why. Perhaps it was that marathon health kick I went on when I was trying to get skinny. (It worked, by the way! I’m officially back to my ideal weight.) But lately I’ve had the munchies and I looked over my […]


Apricot Grape Cauliflower Salad

Apricot Grape Cauliflower Salad with honey mustard yogurt dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #colorful #easy #cauliflower #salad #recipe

with honey mustard yogurt dressing A delightful little salad with a pleasant mixture of flavors and such vibrant colors. The first time I tasted this salad, I was surprised. Many months ago, one of my friends brought a marvelous cauliflower grape salad to a potluck and I was shocked at how good it tasted. I never, […]


Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto

Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Italian #risotto #recipe

A wonderfully creamy, cheesy risotto (Italian rice) with bits of bacon, onion, bell pepper and spinach intertwined. The flavors blend so perfectly. I know, I’ve not been posting recipes much lately … you guys, I’ve been seriously distracted. Not much distracts me from food … but I have a couple things in my life lately that have […]


Sausage & Potato Skillet Supreme

Sausage & Potato Skillet Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #skillet #dinner #recipe

One of my favorite times of year is when I’m visiting my Mom and Dad at harvest time, hand-picking veggies from the garden for our breakfast. My dad and I love to eat this for a hearty, healthy weekend breakfast, but it’s also great for an easy weeknight dinner or, even (like I’m doing this […]


Spinach Mushroom Ravioli w/Mushroom Cream Sauce

Spinach Mushroom Ravioli with Dreamy Mushroom Cream Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #wonton #ravioli #recipe

Ricotta cheese, mushrooms, spinach, asiago cheese, pesto and herbs make a soft creamy filling for these delicate little pillows of pasta, which I topped with a super-dreamy cream sauce with cream cheese and Asiago, garlic and sauteed mushrooms. It’s a dish made in heaven for mushroom lovers. I think my best recipe creations come from […]


Smoky Romesco Mini Cheese Balls

Smoky Romesco Mini Cheese Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redpepper #spicy #cheeseball #appetizer #recipe

Have you ever accidentally clicked the “Publish” button before you were ready to publish the recipe … that is what happened tonight so now I’m in a big panic to get this post polished before most of you see it. It’s kind of like sending out the email to an important client without the attachment. […]


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 […]


Fried Purple Potato Skins with Egg

Fried Purple Potato Skins with Egg ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potatoskin #breakfast #recipe

The other day I was peeling purple potatoes to make a fancy shmancy purple potato dish … as I was peeling, I was thinking how beautiful my fancy potatoes would be … but then my thoughts turned to the peels and I remembered a holiday when I caught my brother in law frying up all the purple potato […]


Easy Cheesy BLT Spirals

Easy Cheese BLT Spirals ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #bacon #sundriedtomato #appetizer #recipe

I didn’t quite intend these to look so “St. Patrick’s Day”-ish, but I love the way they turned out. The parsley looks so “shamrock”-ish on top, doesn’t it? You see, it just so happened I had some of those giganto-saurus spinach tortillas left from the wraps I made the other day and a quandary over […]


Chipotle Spinach & Blue Cheese Omelet

Chipotle Spinach & Blue Cheese Omelet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #spinach #bluecheese #omelet #recipe

An omelet for people who crave flavor! I knew spinach and blue cheese would go well together, and then something made me throw in some chipotle powder and those three things together, along with some fresh basil & tarragon and a bit of onion, well, it’s an omelet I’d make again, and again, and again. I’ve […]


Bacon Apple Gorgonzola Bites

Bacon Apple Gorgonzola Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday#appetizer #recipe

Inspired by The Way to His Heart I saw a recipe for Gorgonzola Truffles and she mentioned she served them with apples, grapes or pears and I thought, well, gosh, why not put the apple INSIDE the truffle? How marvelous would that be, to have a crunchy surprise bite of sassy apple right inside your […]


Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns

Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #perfectly #crispy #easy #hashbrowns #recipe

This is one of those things I’ve seen others make and WANTED to try, but kinda kept getting caught up in other cooking projects and never getting around to it. I thought that making hash browns in a waffle iron was such a PERFECT idea … I mean, what better way to get perfectly crispy […]


Basil Chive Cucumber & Corn Salad

Basil Chive Cucumber & Corn Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cucumber #corn #basil #salad #recipe

just very slightly adapted from my friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen Fresh summer corn with crunchy cucumbers, basil and chives … what more could you need to make a great salad? Not much, really. Just a couple tablespoons full of light mayonnaise and you’re done. When I was pondering what to do with […]


Sausage & Pepper Potato Swirl Hash

Sausage & Pepper Potato Swirl Hash ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #sausage #breakfast #hash #recipe

It was a quiet Sunday morning. The teenagers were asleep, it was just me and the cats. I wanted something good for breakfast, but just couldn’t quite settle on what to have. So I piddled around the house, doing this and that, getting a few things done but mostly just sipping tea and looking at […]


Mixed Herb Pesto

Mixed Herb Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #herb #pesto #recipe

The harvest has not even begun and still, I’m readying myself for the end of summer. I’ve seen the “back to school” signs in the store that always signify the end is near … why do they do that to us? It’s still July, can’t we just enjoy the warmth and colors of our beautiful […]


Bacon Pepper Asparagus Souffle Cups

Bacon Pepper Asparagus Souffle Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #asparagus #souffle #recipe

with MontAmore cheese Soft puffs of egg, a tasty layer of cheese, all in a little edible cup that’s topped with some of my very favorite veggies: asparagus and peppers. Oh and bacon. Yes that’s the piece de resistance, the little crumbles of salty, smoky bacon that top it all off. The asparagus season has […]


Asparagus Avocado Deviled Eggs

Asparagus Avocado Deviled Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #GreekYogurt #deviled #eggs #recipe

with summer herb Greek yogurt mayo Sooo the other day my work friend asked me if I had a trick for making hard boiled eggs so they peel easy, and I had to say I have a trick for making hard boiled eggs that TASTE great, but they are danged hard to peel (especially if […]


Summer Herb Greek Yogurt Mayo

Summer Herb Greek Yogurt Mayo ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #greekyogurt #mock #mayo #recipe

Once I noticed that plain Greek yogurt + olive oil has a texture much like mayonnaise, I had to try another “flavor” … I decided to go “green” and take advantage of all the chives and lovely summer herbs in my herb garden. Which brought me to this … a green mayo that goes well […]


Asiago Wild Mushroom Crostini

Asiago Wild Mushroom Crostini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #morel #mushroom #appetizer #recipe

Last weekend I got a text from my friend … it was a proud mushroom hunter’s photo of her and a friend with a HUGE pile of morel mushrooms. I’ve been on mushroom hunts like that … there’s something so incredibly exciting about finding these elusive little culinary morsels in amongst the trees on an […]


Ham, Cheese & Chive Crescent Pinwheels

Ham, Cheese & Chive Cresent Pinwheels ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #portable #sandwich #recipe

Perfect picnic food … they are like little portable sandwiches you can take with you anywhere. Great for dipping in soup, or you could serve them as an appetizer. The best part, in my mind, is that no cans of crescent roll dough were used in the making of these little portable sandwiches. I was looking […]


Irish Cabbage & Potato Soup with Ham

Irish Cabbage & Potato Soup with Ham ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #StPatricksDay #recipe

Adapted from epicurious I hear that in Ireland, this soup is made with bacon; however, the Irish bacon is different than the fatty smoked strips of goodness we eat in America. Irish bacon is a moderately marbled cut with less fat than American bacon but a bit more than Canadian. So, since there is no Irish […]


Marvelous Make-ahead Loaded Potato Casserole

Marvelous Make Ahead Loaded Baked Potato Casserole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #recipe

I think ever since I discovered twice-baked potatoes as a young teen, I was in love with them. For many years I made them, scooped out the potato from the shell, mashed it up, added cheese, bacon, peppers, onions, carefully scooped my precious mixture back into the shells and baked again. It made for a […]


Bacon Asiago Quiche Tomato Cups

Bacon Asiago Quiche Tomato Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

Inspired by ChinDeep’s Florentine Custard Tomato Souffles I am coming to the end of my summer tomatoes … I know, it’s November, but I waited for them to ripen. Did you know, those green tomatoes CAN get perfectly red? All you have to do is set them nearby a ripe tomato and they will ripen. […]

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