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Posts tagged “Dates

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 […]


Sunflower Fig Zucchini Bread

Sunflower Fig Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #yogurt #wholewheat #zucchini #bread #recipe

Do you ever get bored with the same old zucchini bread recipe? I do … so sometimes I have to go out on a limb and make a new flavor. And this time I had some fresh figs that needed using … and making a figgy zucchini bread sounded fun. I constantly wonder about the figgy […]


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. […]


Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls for our Troops

Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls

Yesterday I got a message on my Sumptuous Spoonfuls facebook page from a friend of a friend of mine. She has been sending cookies to our troops in Afghanistan and this year they asked for 178 dozen cookies/treats … she was feeling a little overwhelmed and was looking for some help! 178 dozen cookies is […]


Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

These date bars are like your childhood favorites … all grown up. With underlying hints of chocolate, coffee … and Kahlua. And a bit of Nutella in there, too, just for fun. This recipe reminds me of my baby sister. She was the one who just loved date bars when we were growing up. Mom […]


Walnut Date Nasturtium Salad

Walnut Date Nasturtium Salad with Sweet Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese

with Gorgonzola cheese, sweet onions and a Honey Lemon Ginger White Wine Vinaigrette I am totally enthralled with edible flowers … so I planted some nasturtiums this year. I soaked the seeds overnight, planted them, watered them, waited. And waited. Watered some more. Waited. Weeks passed and none of them grew. I was so disappointed […]


Mocha Frangelico Surprise Truffles

Mocha Frangelico Date Surprise Truffles

and How I (almost) Killed My Ninja Chopper I had a funny naming conversation with my (male) friend about these truffles … it went something like this: Me:  Hey what do you think I should name those truffles? Him:  Bob … or Robert Me: LOL, you’re funny Him: Wait, I guess they really should be called […]


My Mom’s Orange, Date & Almond Salad

Mom's Orange, Date & Almond Salad

Juicy oranges, sweet chewy dates, and crunchy toasted almonds on a bed of lovely greens. When I was in junior high school, I took Latin. Every year, my Latin teacher would have a “Latin dinner” night where everyone was supposed to bring some food that the Romans would have eaten back in the days of […]


Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Rum Balls

Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Rum Balls

If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone special in your life … or you need something quick and elegant to bring to a (grownup) holiday party, this is it. That is, if they like rum, and chocolate, and amaretto and nuts. I mean, who doesn’t like those things? Okay, I know there […]

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