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Posts tagged “Easy

Caramelized Roasted Beets

Caramelized Roasted Beets ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beet #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Honest Cooking Sweet and savory roasted beets add a vibrant red color to your table. Serve over greens or simply by themselves. For a lovely touch, sprinkle with crumbled goat or blue cheese and maybe some toasted walnuts. it seems so long ago that I made these! In real time, it […]


Jeri’s Fabulous Almond Torte

Jeri's Fabulous Almond Torte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #almond #dessert #recipe

A celebration of almonds in a dense, almond torte, this simple yet elegant dessert requires just a few ingredients! The top of it has a lovely crunch, with the rest of the torte all soft and chewy and wonderful. Last week my friend Jeri said to me, with excitement in her eyes, “Ann I made a torte […]


The Best Pumpkin Pie Ever

The BEST Pumpkin Pie Ever ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #pie #recipe

Adapted from The Kitchn I’ve tried many a pumpkin pie recipe, trying to please my picky pumpkin eater son. We finally decided that this is our “forever” recipe for pumpkin pie. If you are picky about your pumpkin pie, this is seriously the best pumpkin pie ever. Especially if you care about texture. Because really, […]


Easy Healthy Meatball Stroganoff

Easy Healthy Meatball Stroganoff ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #comfortfood #recipe

A quick healthy stovetop recipe you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes! Adapted from AllRecipes Use pre-made meatballs (store-bought or your own homemade meatballs) to get healthy, comforting stroganoff on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes! This light and healthy recipe is both delicious and satisfying. I’m not sure […]


Asian Quick Pickled Veggies

Asian Quick Pickled Veggies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Asian #refrigerator #pickles #recipe

Adapted from Canning and Cooking at Home Slightly sweet (and spicy if add a few hot peppers to the mix), these Asian-style refrigerator pickles are so simple to make! No need to can, just heat and stir together the vinegar, sugar, & salt and pour them over the veggies, then refrigerate. (You don’t even have […]


Easy Cucumber Heirloom Tomato Salad

Easy Cucumber Heirloom Tomato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #heirloom #tomato #cucumber #salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I’ve made this simple 4 or 5 ingredient salad countless times this summer … even before I had fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers, but it’s even better with the pretty multi-colored heirloom tomatoes and a crisp fresh from the garden cucumber. It takes but 5 minutes to make, so […]


(Small Batch) Bourbon Raspberry Fig Jam

Small Batch Bourbon Raspberry Fig Jam ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #nocanning #jam #recipe

Adapted from Flavor the Moments A beautiful bright red figgy berry jam with no pectin or canning required … The very first time I ever purchased fresh figs in my life happened a few weeks ago and it was VERY spur of the moment. I was at Costco … one of my friends had found these […]


Maple Strawberry Chocolate Chip Waffles

Maple Strawberry Chocolate Chip Waffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #breakfast #recipe #waffles

My teenage daughter made these beautiful waffles last weekend. We had strawberries so she decided to slice some up for her waffle and look at this beautiful presentation! She made her waffle look like a spring flower. Her waffle looked so pretty that we decided we should take pictures. This waffle recipe is one that she makes […]


Italian Spinach Mushroom Baked Eggs

Italian Spinach Mushroom Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #breakfast #recipe

A simple healthy breakfast for mushroom lovers.  I made this breakfast because I am embracing my love for mushrooms and letting it go wild with ideas. If you are a mushroom hater (or allergic to mushrooms!), please go elsewhere. This post is not for you. For me, blogging happens in bits and pieces. First, I get […]


Ricotta Dumplings with Mixed Berry Sauce #DoleRose

Ricotta Dumplings with Raspberry Strawberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #dessert #dumpling #recipe #DoleRose

It’s almost time for the New Year’s Rose Parade and although I will be freezing my butt off here at home in the chilly midwest, I’m excited to be virtually participating in this year’s event with my good friend Ally Phillips (from Ally’s Kitchen), Dole packaged foods, Finn Partners public relations agency and HQ marketing agency. […]


Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs

Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #breakfast #dinner #recipe

An easy, protein-rich and vitamin packed breakfast that fuels you up for whatever your morning might bring you. It’s meaty (if you use the Bolognese sauce) or vegetarian (if you use a veggie pasta sauce) and can be made gluten free (just make sure to use a gluten free pasta sauce). It’s comforting and warm and makes […]


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 […]


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 […]


Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa

Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #breakfast #quinoa #recipe

A hot, healthy, hearty, satisfying breakfast that comes together in minutes if you have pre-cooked quinoa in your fridge. It was my friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen that introduced me to the concept of breakfast quinoa. It’s a marvelous thing … quinoa makes such a perfect base for a fried egg. Quinoa is such […]


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, […]


Hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries {pit-less!}

Hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries - Pit-less! ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dessert #recipe #diy #cherrypitter

You guys I have the most amazing discovery to share with you … I know cherry season is a little bit, um, over, but I just cannot wait until next year to share this one with you! My dad made a cherry pitter out of a fork to pit his gorgeous little plums. It works […]


Melt in your Mouth Oven-Roasted BBQ Ribs

Melt In Your Mouth Baked BBQ Ribs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #pork #ribs #recipe

Adapted from Food.com Do you ever go to the grocery store and you are going about the store gathering the things that you need … and then someone passes you and something in their cart catches your eye and you think … hmm, that’s a good idea! Maybe I should try that. That is totally […]


Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce

Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #simple #cherry #sauce #recipe

What do you do when you suddenly, on a whim, find yourself with 10 lbs. of marvelous sweet red cherries that are at their very peak of ripeness?  It happened one night … I came home from work and signed into facebook and found myself face to face with a notice from the fruit club saying […]


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 […]


Quick Artichoke Asiago Broccoli

Quick Artichoke Asiago Broccoli ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #elegant #broccoli #side #recipe

Quick, what do you do when dinner is almost ready and you have just a few minutes to come up with a veggie? Something that will stand up to rest of your fabulous meal and act like it belongs there, something that compliments all the flavors in your table, and perhaps something that steals a little […]


Making the Perfect Ham

Making the Perfect Ham w Shari's Berries for Dessert ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Easter #Ham #recipe

This year, we started celebrating Easter a week early by making this ham … and, for dessert, we were lucky to have a whole collection of delectable chocolates, cookies, cute little Easter cake pops and fancy chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries … aren’t they gorgeous? In the springtime, I can’t wait for the Easter feast simply […]


Crockpot Za’atar Pot Roast

Crockpot Za'atar Pot Roast ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #slowcooker #easy #beef or #venison #roast #recipe

I made this super simple roast for dinner for me and my two almost-adult-like children one day to go with our pillow biscuits. It’s a versatile recipe that you can use for the main course of a dinner, for the meat and au jus for a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, or for a delicious meaty addition […]


Fluffy Pillow Cornmeal Biscuits

Light & Fluffy Pillow Cornmeal Biscuits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #biscuit #recipe

My son asked me for biscuits a week or two ago. I told him to search my blog and he said there were only two biscuit recipes there. That seemed kinda wrong so we made up a new one. It’s marvelous because he’s discovered he likes to make the biscuit dough, so we’ve had several […]


Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce

Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Chinese #homemade #Sweet&Sour #sauce #recipe

Adapted from Chow.com My daughter and I were discussing making egg rolls on the way home one evening. She was on board with that idea right away because we share a mutual fascination with egg rolls. Then I realized that we don’t have any of that bright red sweet & sour sauce you get at the Chinese restaurants […]

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