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Posts tagged “Cranberries

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 […]


Autumn Butternut Cranberry Quinoa

Autumn Butternut Cranberry Quinoa with Shaved Brussels Sprouts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #recipe

with shaved brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds and crumbled feta cheese All the tastes and colors of autumn in one beautiful, delicious dish. Sweet butternut squash, tart chewy dried cranberries, nutty quinoa, and vibrant brussel sprouts topped with toasted walnuts, juicy pomegranate seeds,  and creamy feta cheese crumbles — this dish has it […]


Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad

with pomegranate seeds, blue cheese crumbles, toasted pecans & bacon and (optional) a maple balsamic vinaigrette A perfect mix of tastes and textures in a bowl of beauty that’s a feast for the eyes … nutty quinoa with the sweet tart of the cranberries and pomegranate arils, crunchy pecans, creamy blue cheese and salty bacon. […]


Cranberry Red Wine Truffles

Cranberry Red Wine Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #chocolate #treat #recipe

Dark chocolate, red wine, dried cranberries, and cream cheese join together to make this special holiday treat. Perfect for a holiday dessert table or holiday gift, these lovely truffles will delight the chocolate lovers in your life. In the recipe I included instructions both for the molded chocolates as shown and for the more common […]


Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw with Cranberries & Greek Yogurt ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #bluecheese #coleslaw #recipe

with dried cranberries & Greek yogurt … Adapted from Ally’s Kitchen I’m beginning to discover ways that I enjoy eating cabbage. I have not been a big cabbage lover most of my life, but I do love it with corned beef and potatoes on St. Patty’s Day. Beyond that, I often struggle with what to do […]


Maple Roasted Pear & Bacon Salad

Maple Roasted Pear & Bacon Salad with cranberries, candied walnuts & blue cheese and a maple dijon white wine vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #roasted #pear #bacon #salad #recipe

with dried cranberries, blue cheese, candied walnuts & a maple dijon white wine vinaigrette I have had the idea for this salad wandering about in the back of my brain for quite a while. I kept buying pears and meaning to make it, but then ending up using the pears for something else. This particular pear I chanced on […]


Rustic Cranberry Cheesecake Pie

Rustic Cranberry Cheesecake Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

We ran out of desserts on Thanksgiving. Well, okay, not ON Thanksgiving, but by Friday morning, there was only one piece of pumpkin pie left and the apple pie supply was sadly dwindling. So I decided someone needed to make dessert. Namely me. My plans were to make something cranberry. My sister thought I should […]


Country Cranberry Kumquat Coffeecake

Country Cranberry Kumquat Coffeecake ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #coffeecake #recipe

Adapted from Lark’s Country Heart It’s funny how things happen. Today I woke up and was checking my facebook. I stumbled across this lovely cranberry coffee cake from my sweet foodie friend Lark (at Lark’s Country Heart) and I felt this strong urge to make it. Today is supposed to be soup and bread day, […]


Drunk n Nutty Pumpkin Amaretto Fruitcake

Drunk n Nutty Pumpkin Amaretto Fruitcake

I don’t know about you, but at our house we sometimes get a little drunk and  nutty over the holidays, so I’m thinking this fruitcake will fit right in! Don’t be scared: this fruitcake is something any “nut” on your list would LOVE to dig into. A sweet pumpkin cake laced with amaretto and rum, filled […]


Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese

Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles ~ SumptuousSpoonfuls.com

and a Ginger Yogurt Dressing Sweet dried cranberries with creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecans over a bed of mixed greens drizzled with a sweet creamy ginger yogurt dressing. Robin at Knead to Cook is having a virtual Thanksgiving party on facebook today. There have been loads of Thanksgiving parties this month, but this one […]


Spiced Cranberry Rum Bread with Walnuts

Spiced Cranberry Rum Bread with Walnuts

Adapted from Epicurious Pumpkin Cranberry Bread recipe. Yesterday I hosted one of my Fit & Fun Friday parties on facebook and the theme for the day was cranberries: one of my very favorite fruits! I love these little bright red bits of tartness. So in honor of the theme (but even more just because I wanted […]


Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

This oatmeal crumble is packed full of apples, cranberries, and heart healthy oatmeal, but TASTES like a decadent fruity dessert. It’s a lovely warm fruity crumble with a crunchy topping and a fruity sauce on the bottom. It makes for a quite healthy breakfast (or dessert for that matter!) because it’s full of fruit, fiber, and […]


Maple Spice Pumpkin Cranberry Granola

Maple Spice Pumpkin Granola ~ www.SumptuousSpoonfuls.com

  Eeek! I’m so excited! I did it … I finally got my own domain, my own home for my blog. I’ve been researching, thinking, dreaming of what I could do if I only had a REAL site of my own. Today I took the plunge and just did it. It really wasn’t as hard […]


Almond Berry Granola

Almond Berry Granola

I don’t know what it is with me and breakfasts lately … all my posts seem to be about breakfast. Oh well, breakfast is important. What you eat in the morning sets the tone for your day, so you should make it good. Granola is the perfect breakfast on mornings when you’re in a rush. […]


Homemade Maple Cranberry Pecan Granola

Homemade Maple Cranberry Pecan- Granola

I have long been fascinated with the idea of making my own granola. I don’t know why it took me so long to actually DO it. Suddenly several of my foodie friends are talking about it, so perhaps it was the power of suggestion? I don’t know. I just know that last week I suddenly […]


Cashew Salmon with Apricot Cranberry Quinoa

Cashew Salmon with Apricot Cranberry Quinoa and a Cumin Cilantro Ginger Yogurt Sauce

with a ginger, cumin & cilantro scented yogurt sauce One of the most romantic meals of my life was on a Friday night when my date and I cooked this together. We drank wine as we cooked, I chopped the apricots & garlic & ginger and mixed up the sauce, he made the quinoa and […]


Cranberry Habanero Chutney

Cranberry Habanero Chutney

My friend had an antelope roast to cook, and I suggested we make a cranberry roast, remembering one my sister made years ago for a Christmas dinner, but of course I didn’t have the recipe she used. So I googled it, found one I thought would be good, and emailed it to her. She cooked […]


Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars with Toasted Pecans

with Toasted Pecans Now if you ask me, THIS is the way to eat your oatmeal. When I saw these gorgeous bars that Kay from And Then I Ate It shared, I stashed away the recipe because I knew right then and there that I wanted to make them. I just needed to find a […]


Cranberry Nut Crunch Popcorn

Cranberry Nut Crunch Popcorn

I love making food gifts for the holidays and since popcorn, nuts and berries are three of my favorite foods, it just seems natural to combine them into something gift-able. I think I might keep this one for myself, though. It’s so yummy. Cranberry Nut Crunch Popcorn 10 – 12 cups of popped plain popcorn […]


Michael’s Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Michael's Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

I remember those awful jellied cans of cranberry sauce would find their way to our Thanksgiving table sometimes in my childhood, and I remember loving the sweet tart taste of the cranberries, but the jellied stuff was just so ugly and weird. I think we all eventually decided we just don’t like cranberry sauce because […]


Berry Bunny Love Chex Mix ♥

Berry Love Bunny Chex Mix

This would probably be the perfect chex mix to make for Valentine’s Day, but I am making it in November. Go fig. I was going to make the Chex Apple Pie Snack Mix, but the dried apples I THOUGHT I had must have gotten eaten. So I improvised with what I have. I have a lot […]

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