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Smoky Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

Smoky Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #broccoli #beer #cheese #soup #recipe

. A beautiful creamy beer cheese soup with lovely chunks of broccoli and a nice hint of smoke from smoked paprika and chipotle. Two of my favorite soups are beer cheese soup and broccoli cheese soup (and yes, cheese being the common theme there), but somehow I never thought to combine them until I was sitting […]


Buffalo Blue Cheese Cauliflower Dip

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My Wednesday night yoga group had our 5th (or possibly 6th?) annual white elephant yoga Christmas party last week … we all bring a white elephant gift and some good food to share. And wine, of course. There’s always wine. This year there was turmeric tea, too, for our friends who don’t drink. First we do […]


Spicy Chorizo Zuppa Toscana

Spicy Chorizo Zuppa Toscana ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sausage #kale #soup #recipe

I was gifted some kale from my sister’s garden … and I just dreamed of making a sausage, potato, & kale soup … I said this to one of my friends and they said … “oh, you mean Zuppa Toscana, like Olive Garden?” … uh, yeah. I hadn’t thought of that, somehow (I very rarely go […]


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 […]


Indian Creamed Spinach with Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Indian Creamed Spinach w Cheese (Saag Paneer) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Indian #spinach #recipe

Adapted/lightened from Food Network I have to teach an Indian cooking class … which made me realize I’ve been slacking on Indian recipes on my blog. I’ve got lots of curries, yes, but not so many other Indian recipes. Perhaps many Indian recipes ARE indeed curry recipes, but I think I tend towards the Thai […]


Lavender Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs

Lavender Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lavender #creamcheese #figs #recipe

I found some fresh figs … right here in the midwest where such exotic things oh so rarely make an appearance. The foodie in me has been extremely jealous of all the fresh fig recipes I see online … I always ooh and ah over them, wishing, oh wishing, that I could experience this marvelous-ness that is […]


Bacon Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #bluecheese #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Creamy blue cheese with crunchy walnuts and smoky bacon, with a bit of cream cheese, garlic, onion, spinach and sweet pepper, all snuggled into a warm mushroom … now there’s a bite-sized dream come true! (Not that I dreamt of these or anything … okay, well, maybe I did … except I don’t really recall […]


Spicy Devil Creole Shrimp Dip

Spicy Devil Creole Shrimp Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #shrimp #dip #recipe

It’s a shrimp dip with that creole bayou twist! I made this dip for our “dip day” at work … they supplied the chips, we were supposed to bring the dips. We had lots of wonderful dips. I truly loved them all … but I have to say, this one was still my favorite. There’s […]


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 […]


Pretty Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

Pretty Peanut Butter Cup Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #peanutbutter #truffles #recipe

Sometimes when someone tastes something I’ve made and makes a comment, it sticks in my mind forever. So it was with this recipe… I remember one of my friends coming up to me and saying, “Oh my gosh, Ann, these truffles are like Reese’s peanut butter cups … on steroids!” I can’t help but think of that […]


Asparagus Crab Bisque

Asparagus Crab Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #soup #recipe

with Asiago cheese and fresh dill This soup happened by accident. I was looking for some green beans in my freezer and pulled out a package that looked like green beans, but as I thawed it, I realized that it wasn’t green beans, it was asparagus! Now, don’t get me wrong, I totally LOVE asparagus, […]


Creamy Cauli Potato Soup

Creamy Cauli Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cauliflower #potato #soup #recipe

Over the holidays, I participated in a Project Zero challenge. The challenge was not to gain any weight over the holidays. I totally stressed over it … I didn’t have a scale at home and the one at the gym at work disappeared so I had no way to see how I was doing! I […]


Skinny-licious Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny-licious Buffalo Chicken Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skinny #highprotein #creamy #hot #buffalo #chicken #dip #recipe

Creamy, cheesy, with a little bit of a spicy buffalo kick, loaded with chicken and a bit of blue cheese, this buffalo chicken dip has it all. And here’s the best part: you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it! I think it was at my mom and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary that I first […]


Crab Rangoon Dip

Crab Rangoon Dip with Baked Wonton Chips ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #hot #cheesy #crab #dip #recipe

Adapted from Damn Delicious A hot, creamy, cheesy crab dip with an Asian flair. This is a wish dip. I love it when I get to grant wishes. This was a recipe that a good friend of mine at work really really wanted to try. She asked me to make it, and since we had […]


Chicken Chile Corn Chowder

Chicken Chile Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #chowder #hearty #soup #recipe

A creamy, chunky, hearty chicken chowder with corn, carrots, celery, white beans, cream cheese and a bit of heat. It is, in a way, a cross between chowder and chili. Yeah, I am in total soup mode now that winter is really upon us. The other day I was heating up my lunch and inquiring […]


Smoked Salmon Sundried Tomato Spread

Smoked Salmon Sundried Tomato Spread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #cheese #appetizer #recipe

Smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, herbs and garlic all join together in this scrumptious savory cheese spread. This easy spread keeps for quite a while in the fridge, so you can have it “on hand” whenever you need a little special something for an impromptu gathering of friends or family. I made a similar salmon spread to […]


Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to combine two of my favorite appetizers and use up all the potato skins after I made that scrumptious bacon cheddar chipotle potato soup. I was careful when I scooped out the potato to leave a little edge on all the skins so I could transform them into something marvelous. […]


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 […]


Raspberry Chocolate Dessert Quesadilla #Choctoberfest

Raspberry Chocolate Dessert Quesadilla ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #easy #raspberry #chocolate #dessert #recipe

One more recipe for #Choctoberfest! Oh it’s been fun dreaming about all the wonderful things I could do with chocolate this week. This whole big event has been sponsored by Imperial Sugar. Thanks to them for sending me the abundance of sugar! This recipe came about because I chanced upon an over-abundance of flour tortillas, […]


Bailey’s Cheesecake Swirl Brownies #Choctoberfest

Bailey's Cheesecake Swirl Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #brownie #recipe with Imperial Sugar

I’m so glad that #Choctoberfest is here! I’ve not made anything chocolate for quite a while and I’m not even sure why … chocolate is one of my favorite things in the whole world and it SO deserves a regular appearance in my kitchen. If you haven’t entered the #Choctoberfest giveaway, what are you waiting […]


Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder

Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #chowder #soup #recipe

A hearty corn chowder with a nice creamy broth, bits of smoky grilled zucchini and bacon, and a little hot pepper to tingle the taste buds. I made this soup last week after a trip to my parents’ house, from whence I returned over-burdened with garden goodies. I had some zucchini that I had grilled […]


Sriracha Parmesan Heirloom Tomato Soup

Sriracha Parmesan Heirloom Tomato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

It’s been beautifully sunny this month, but today it’s raining outside and chilly … total soup weather.  I am wishing I had saved some of this vibrant tomato soup I made when I had a huge box of tomatoes from my mom’s garden. The heirloom tomatoes were sooo ripe, I needed to find a good use […]


Bacon Goat Cheese Heirloom Tomato Galette

Bacon Goat Cheese Heirloom Tomato Galette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #tomato #pie #recipe

I have been working on this recipe for a while … the cheese mixture I had down on the first try. It was the crust I struggled with. First I tried it with a phyllo pastry crust, but the crust was too dry. I am not sure what I did wrong … I’ve had good […]


Rosemary’s Garden Yoghurt Party Dip

Rosemary's Garden Yoghurt Party Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #herb #spinach #artichoke #dip #recipe

My fridge is still overflowing with Noosa yoghurt, partly from the shipment that I recently received from the kind folks there, and partly because we loved it so much that we had to run out and buy more of the flavors we’d already fallen in love with, even before we’ve finished trying the rest of the […]

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