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Posts tagged “Cranberry

Cranberry Fig Salad

with wine-poached figs, crumbled blue cheese, pomegranates and toasted pecans I know, I know … it’s the holidays and most of the things I’m posting are … um … healthy. Yeah, I know that’s unusual in the food blogger realms lately. Everyone seems to be posting goodies galore … not me. I’m definitely not in […]


Frosted Cranberry Spinach Salad

Frosted Cranberry Spinach Salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese & cranberry raspberry vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #raspberry #holiday #salad #recipe

with candied walnuts, fresh raspberries, goat cheese and cranberry raspberry vinaigrette I have found the perfect salad to grace your holiday table. Frost the cranberries and tumble them on a bed of spinach with some raspberries, candied walnuts, creamy goat cheese and then drizzle with a lively cranberry raspberry vinaigrette. The frosted cranberries have been […]


Holiday Apple Pomegranate Sangria

Holiday Apple Pomegranate Sangria ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #cocktail #wine #recipe

Sangria is an adult beverage I’ve come to appreciate more and more ever since my friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen posted her recipe for classic Spanish sangria. Since then I’ve made many variations of Sangria, both white and red versions, each one with its own special twist. This year I wanted to make […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #party #meatballs #recipe

I made this recipe because a friend of mine from work came to me and said she had this grass-fed ground round that she was having NO luck with whatsoever, so she asked if she could bring some of it to me and see if I could make something edible out of it. She complained that […]


Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble

Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #baked #oatmeal #recipe

It has been so dang COLD here lately, so I decided I need to make myself something nice and warm and cozy for breakfast. Have I mentioned before that I love eating dessert for breakfast? Well, I do, especially since I found out that eating dessert for breakfast can help you lose weight — and keep […]


Microwave Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Microwave Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce - cooks in 5 min! ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #easy #cranberry #sauce #recipe #Thanksgiving

Holiday spices and maple syrup in a zesty orange cranberry sauce that cooks in just 5 minutes in the microwave. It’s so easy to make, and soooo much better than those canned sauces. It’s almost time for my monthly cooking class at work and this month I’m focusing on stress-free Thanksgiving recipes. I have no cooktop […]


Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad

Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Ginger, Walnuts & Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

with ginger, walnuts and goat cheese … Adapted from The Complete Book of Raw Food Volume 2 The sweet and intense taste of fresh ginger infuses this salad … it’s a super healthy salad with loads of curly kale, but I massaged the kale with olive oil to reduce the bitterness. The cranberries add a […]


Maple Dijon Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Maple Dijon Chicken Salad Sandwich ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #LowFat #Chicken #Sandwich # recipe

with almonds & sriracha … on toast with avocado slices I had a bit of leftover chicken in my fridge and wanted to do something a little different with it. I’ve been rather smitten with the Maple Dijon combination ever since I made that Spicy Maple Dijon dipping sauce for my meatball kebabs, so I […]


Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad

Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Salad #Recipe

with goat cheese crumbles & a creamy pomegranate red wine poppy seed dressing This is an adaptation from one of my favorite restaurants. I like the restaurant because it’s downtown, overlooking the river, it’s got a lovely woodsy atmosphere, a fairly adventurous menu, and an eco-conscious attitude. On Friday, my friend and I were planning on […]


Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #cookie #recipe

Just a wee bit adapted from The Black Peppercorn These are not healthy for you … but they MAY help you save some money, if you’re addicted to those amazing Cranberry Bliss bars at Starbucks. I just love those things. When Steve at The Black Peppercorn posted a recipe for them, well, I just couldn’t resist giving […]


Jack’s Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake

Jack's Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #holiday #breakfast #recipe

Breakfasts at Christmastime often get neglected in the rush of stocking stuffers, present-opening, and preparing the Christmas feast, so I wanted to create an easy recipe to get the day started in the holiday spirit. Full of holiday flavors, a splash of Jack Daniels whiskey (if you so desire) for an extra festive morning and […]


Chocolate Cranberry Plum Bourbon Balls

Chocolate Cranberry Plum Bourbon Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #recipe

“While visions of bourbon balls dance in their heads” … hey, don’t we adult folks deserve some holiday treats too? I think we do … So these are my adult version of “sugarplums”.  Let’s revel in bourbon balls this year!  ( …  I also wanted to mention: these are healthi(er) holiday treats.  Made with dried […]


Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie

Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pie #recipe

Very slightly adapted from Food Done Light This is another of those recipes I’ve been wanting to make since I first saw it. I am not good with pie crusts so when I saw a pie crust that makes itself, I was instantly drawn to it. I intended to make this pie for my family […]


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 […]


Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread

Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #bread #recipe

A sweet cranberry quick bread made from leftovers and beer! My niece calls this “goodie bread” and my 1 year-old nephew says “nom nom nom” when he eats it, so my sister says I should call it “Nom Nom Goodie Bread”. If you have leftover sweet potatoes and cranberries from Thanksgiving, this is a fun […]


Cranberry Turkey Salad with Candied Walnuts

Cranberry Turkey Salad with Goat Cheese & Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles and a Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette This salad is a scrumptious way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Make the cranberry sauce into a salad dressing and put some turkey atop some greens. Sprinkle with goat cheese and candied walnuts and you have a beautiful way to re-purpose your Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah, it’s […]


Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #recipe

Inspired by Shockingly Delicious’ Hall of Fame Cranberry Sauce I don’t know why I decided to stray from my favorite cranberry sauce (or even why I am making cranberry sauce because I’m the only one in the family who likes it), but I just LOVE cranberries! I didn’t use to even like cranberry sauce until […]


Maple Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

Maple Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

  I didn’t originally intend to blog this recipe, but my coworkers all loved this bread pudding so much. They said I should DEFINITELY blog it, so I relented. It’s such a simple recipe to put together. I threw it together right away when I got up, went and took my shower and got the […]


Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quickbread #recipe

I decided I needed to do another version of pumpkin bread, because I had a partially-used can of pumpkin in my fridge. And also because I also had some Orange Shandy in my beer fridge that I really didn’t want to drink. I’m more of a dark, hoppy beer drinker. Fruity beers belong in food. […]


Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Cranberry White Chocolate Scones ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #scone #recipe

I woke up this morning and I had this urge to make scones. Making scones is something I used to do so often on Saturday mornings back when we were rushing to TaeKwonDo and dance … I would get up early, make scones, then bring them along to share with our TKD friends. They were […]


Kumquat Cranberry Pecan Granola

Kumquat Cranberry Pecan Granola

A crunchy sweet granola with a bit of citrus zing from the kumquats and the tart-sweet chewy taste of craisins. Usually when I make granola, I use some sort of fruit puree in it (like applesauce and one time I used strawberry sauce). I have an abundance of kumquats this winter, though, and I couldn’t […]


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, […]

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