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Peanut Butter Zucchini Cake

Peanut-Butter-Zucchini-Cake

I really really love zucchini season. That time of year when those prolific little summer squash are just coming out your ears and it seems like they grow from a baby to giant size in a single day (maybe they do!) and then whatever do you DO with it all? Some people get frustrated by […]


Ginger Spice Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Ginger Spice Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #oat #spice #cookies #recipe

Adapted from Chow I know, I know, it’s not October! But I found a container of pumpkin in my freezer and it needed to be used and I just felt like making my pumpkin into cookies. It’s been so chilly and dreary and wintry lately and we are all just itching for spring … I love the […]


Aztec Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Aztec Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Raspberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #raspberry #zucchini #cake #recipe

with Raspberry Sauce … (and Gluten Free options) When I visited my parents last weekend, they had one of those large zucchini sitting on their counter. They told me I should take it to make something. “It’s perfect for cake,” I said, and gladly took it off their hands, with visions of chocolate cake dancing […]


Jack Daniels Kumquat Walnut Muffins

Jack Daniels Kumquat Walnut Muffins w Heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cupcake #recipe

with Heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting Are they muffins or cupcakes? I always wonder what IS the difference … are they cupcakes if you frost them? Or is there some other mysterious secret I’ve never quite discovered that elevates the simple muffin to cupcake status? Well these little gems are hearty and healthy, like a muffin […]


Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins

Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #recipe

Adapted from Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist Dense, chocolate muffins with a hint of fresh raspberry, made healthier with the addition of quinoa. Quinoa is a wonder seed, full of fiber and protein … often thought of as a grain, but it’s not really. I love the nutty, chewy texture of quinoa when I’m cooking. It’s […]


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 […]


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. […]


Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Granola ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #granola #recipe

Chocolatey nutty goodness with an undertone of pumpkin spice that is just wonderful. Plus, (especially if you use dark chocolate), it’s good for you. What could be better than that? I know that there are those of you that will think “why on earth would I bother to make granola when I could just pick […]


Banana Peach Streusel Muffins

Banana Peach Streusel Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #muffin #recipe

Moist peachy muffins with a light hint of banana and a crunchy streusel topping. Last weekend we went camping at a folk festival and I was thinking what are we going to have for breakfast in the morning? I wanted to bake something to bring along so we wouldn’t have to deal with attempting to […]


White or Dark Chocolate Banana Berry Bread

Dark Chocolate Banana Berry Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #banana bread #recipe

Adapted from Cooking Light I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve made this recipe … in how many different permutations. I’ve made chocolate chip banana bread a million times … and no matter how good it is and how much my daughter keeps telling me to just make chocolate chip banana […]


Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle

Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #cake #recipe

My daughter loves apples … and caramel. When I returned from my work trip to Colorado, I got to see my boy the next morning after I returned … and then we had a quick lunch together before he had to be out on the soccer fields, but my girl was staying with her grandparents. I hadn’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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

Craving. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Nagging, nagging. Helllooooo. Chocolate. NEED Chocolate! Peanut butter. Mmm. Peanut butter. Nagging. Craving. Peanut Butter. Chocolate. CHOCOLATE! Bonbons … Mmm. Bonbons. Yes. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Yes, yes, yes. Ah! Better. I feed my cravings with high quality ingredients and then I also try to lighten up my favorite decadent treats.  If they taste […]


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 […]


Double Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

Double Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

I was having a serious chocolate craving and nothing I had on hand was going to cut it. I was tempted to make something like a chocolate pudding cake until I saw this recipe from Rock Recipes for Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread. I couldn’t help but fiddle with the recipe, though. I reduced the fat, […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Some days I feel overwhelmed … and I wonder why. I mean, things are so much easier now than they were just a couple years ago. I listen to my friends’ problems and I feel like I have it so easy. I’m really okay. There aren’t any big tragedies in my life. My kids and […]


Kumquat Basil Walnut Quick Bread

Kumquat Basil Walnut Tea Bread

This is another great find in my quest for kumquat recipes … I had already tried a yeasted bread, but then also I wanted to try a quickbread. This one turned out so yummy it’s almost gone already. My friend came over last night because she wants help with setting up a food blog and […]

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