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Posts tagged “Cinnamon

Lavender Pear Bellini

Lavender Pear Bellini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #festive #winter #cocktail #recipe

. A festive cocktail for the holidays and the New Year! Hello 2017. It’s January. Oh January! It’s always so cold this time of year that it seems all people want to do is stay inside and sleep. But where I grew up, January was also a time to party. We had many a good blizzard party […]


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 […]


(Better than Starbucks) Iced Chai Latte

(Better than Starbucks) Iced Chai Latte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #iced #chai #latte #recipe

The classic Indian form of spiced tea, chilled … this is a creamy iced chai latte with extra flavor from whole ginger, anise, cloves and cinnamon sticks, sweetened with honey and stevia and topped with light whipped cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg and a little drizzle of caramel. I decided that in my Indian cooking […]


Mango Peach Crisp

Mango Peach Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #peach #tropical #dessert #recipe

I’m guest posting for my friend Shea over at Dixie Chik Cooks today! I’m super excited … Have you visited her blog? She has so many amazing recipes … and her burgers are totally epic. That girl knows how to take it over the top to crazy good! Let’s talk about this recipe for a moment […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #bread #recipe

My mother has been trying new flavors of zucchini bread … she told me the most popular flavor she’s made lately is the peanut butter one. She makes hers with peanut butter chips … my mom is not a big fan of chocolate, but she does like peanut butter. Mom didn’t give me a recipe, […]


Summer Garden Curry Baked Eggs

Summer Garden Curry Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garden #tomato #spicy #curry #breakfast #recipe

It’s harvest season … a time of year I absolutely love. I personally don’t have much of a garden (other than the massive container garden on my patio which is mostly flowers and herbs this year), mostly because I find myself too busy to tend to it and partly because I live in a forest. […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding Cups

Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert for #breakfast #muffins

A long, long time ago, I asked a friend what she wanted me to make her as a treat for her birthday. She said she wanted bread pudding, but not a fancy bread pudding, she wanted a plain bread pudding. She was very specific about this. “What?” I said … “I can’t add any fruit? […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mom’s Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Mom's Royal Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

It’s May 1 and next weekend is Mother’s Day! So today I am thinking of my mom and how very very lucky I am to have such a wonderful woman as my mother. Throughout my life, my mom always encouraged me to be anything I wanted to be … she was always my confidante, someone I knew would always […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PB #oats #breakfast #chocolate #recipe

Adapted slightly from Food Faith Fitness Oh dear foodie friends, I did it! After 4 months, I am within 1 lb. of my weight-loss goal. Some people might say I should wait to celebrate until I’m there, but (a couple pounds ago) one of my friends looked at me like it’s time to stop … I said I […]


Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari}

Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Nepal #Cauliflower #Vegetarian #Curry #recipe

It’s hard to explain all the sensory satisfaction you get from this eating dish–it has a little creaminess, a little exotic spice, a tingle of heat that dances on your tongue, a touch of sweetness and so many wonderful textures and flavors all mingling together beautifully. The color is so vibrant too, it’s even a […]


Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pulledpork #crockpot #recipe

I’m doing the food for a food and wine tasting event this week and we decided the theme this month is spring salads. I gave my wine store friend a selection of salads to choose from and one of the salads he chose was my BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad. Good choice! That salad is hearty, full of […]


Crockpot Chicken Shawarma

Crockpot Chicken Shawarma ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #shawarma #recipe #avengers

I’ve been wanting to try Chicken Shawarma since I saw the movie The Avengers … yeah, I know it’s been a while since The Avengers was popular, but it’s been haunting me all this time. Did you see it in the theater? Did you stay until the end of the credits? There was a scene at […]


Six-pepper Venison Chili with Beans

Six-Pepper Venison Chili with Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #homemade #chili #recipe

This chili recipe has been sitting in my backlog of blog posts for almost a month now. At work at Christmas-time, they sponsored a card-making session where they provided cards, stickers, markers, etc. and encouraged us to make cards to send to our soldiers in the field. I thought it would be fun to do […]


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 […]


Double Chai Pear Cake

Double Chai Pear Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pear #dessert #cake #recipe

What do you do when you have a bunch of ugly (but delicious) fresh pears to use? Bake a cake! A whole wheat, low sugar pear cake heavily spiced with the flavors of chai–something you could eat for breakfast OR dessert. You see, my friend has a sick pear tree. It saddens me greatly to see […]


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 […]


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. […]


Apricot Mint Dessert Salsa

Apricot Mint Dessert Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #salsa #recipe

We had a salsa contest at work yesterday. I had already made a salsa over the weekend … I was ready. Then one of my coworkers/friends came over and as we were working through an issue for our client, we got to talking about the salsa. She was in prime form because she started talking […]


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 […]


Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf ~ Sumtpuous Spoonfuls #healthy #exotic #Mediterranean #pilaf #recipe

I’m so excited, you guys! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you a review of a cookbook written by one of my very favorite foodie friends. I’m sure you’ve seen many others reviewing her cookbook lately. She is well loved by sooo many food bloggers and her adventurous dishes are incredibly popular. I hear her cookbook […]

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