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Posts tagged “Fruit

Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs

Maple Lavender Wine-Poached Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #dessert #recipe

If you’re looking for an elegant, healthier Thanksgiving dessert that’s stunning yet super easy to make, I have you covered. If you have access to fresh figs, you’re golden. If you don’t … well, then I would recommend trying this recipe for wine-poached pears. Wine poached pears are divine … and that is why I decided […]


Savory Mandarin Sunshine Pizza #DoleRose

Savory Mandarin Sunshine Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #pizza #recipe #DoleRose

A savory spin on fruit pizza that is just bursting with colors and flavors. Juicy tropical fruits resting on a bed of caramelized onions and sage, topped with crumbled marinated feta and crunchy walnuts. Oh you guys it is freeeeezing outside, snowing and blowing and I’m sitting inside dreaming that I were going to the 2016 Rose […]


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. […]


Fresh Apricot Ginger Peasant Cake

Fresh Apricot Ginger Peasant Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #dessert #recipe

Adapted slightly from The Luna Cafe I was smitten with this cake the instant I saw it … especially since mom and dad still have bunches of fresh apricots from their tree that need using. The Luna Cafe describes this cake as “a simple, earthy cake in the clafouti tradition and a delicious vehicle for late summer fruit […]


Maple Strawberry Rhubarb Grilled Cheese

Maple Strawberry Rhubarb Grilled Cheese Sandwich ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #fruit #sandwich #recipe

Adapted from Roti n Rice I’ve been wanting to make a strawberry grilled cheese sandwich for ages it seems, since I saw a brie and strawberry sandwich and I thought it sounded SO good. I actually used to have some Brie, but I took it up to my mom and dad’s, intending to try something […]


Jack’s Nutty Fruit & Chocolate Snack Mix

Jack's Fruit & Chocolate Snack Mix ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #chocolate #snack #recipe

I went on a business trip this week. The agenda was packed, with no breaks planned, all day and into the evening and I was really nervous that there wouldn’t be any healthy snacks or time to eat. Without my snacks, well, let’s just say it’s really not a good thing, so I decided I […]


Roasted Pears with Herbed Goat Cheese & Bacon

Roasted Pears with Herbed Goat Cheese & Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pear #recipe

Adapted from Cooking Channel A lucky, lucky girl I am. People give me lovely fresh ingredients from their gardens and trees. Most of it comes from my parents, but these amazing pears, they came from my friends. So I have been reveling in all things pear lately. I’m coming to the end of the pears […]


White Wine & Red Roses Sangria

White Wine and Red Roses Sangria2

This is a white wine sangria with red rose petal-infused vodka and a tumble of wonderful fruits. It’s romantic and beautiful and tastes so wonderful that it’s a little dangerous. Please be careful not to drink too much of this if you’re driving … it’s probably best just to get a designated driver if you’re […]


Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

My daughter had a sleepover birthday party last night. We like to have at least one healthy food at her birthday parties … and it usually involves fruit. This year I suggested rainbow fruit kebabs. My girl wasn’t too excited about the idea until I showed her a picture. Then she was sold. These were […]


Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger Sugar

Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger Sugar

This is so simple it’s not a recipe. The only hard part about it is making the ginger sugar and really it’s not that hard to do. The way to make ginger sugar is to make Candied Ginger … the ginger sugar is the sugar that falls off the pieces of candied ginger. It has […]


Bread Pudding Magic

Chocolate Bread Pudding Magic

Sometimes I just have some quickbread I have tired of that I want to be rid of, but I don’t want to toss out. Maybe a muffin or two that’s getting kind of old and dry … or sometimes when I try to lighten a recipe, it just doesn’t turn out quite like I wanted it. […]


Mini Peach Raspberry Fruit Pizzas with Honey-Lime Cream

Bite-size peach raspberry fruit pizzas

Little bites fascinate me. I love little plates of fancy appetizers that get passed around at parties. Getting to eat teeny bites of scrumptiousness allows you so much more freedom to try EVERYTHING! A while ago my daughter made snickerdoodles. And she likes little things too, likes to make tiny little cookies about the size […]


A Beautiful Fruit Plate by my Daughter

Fruit plate

My beautiful 12-year-old daughter has been watching me style and take pictures of food for the blog, so the other night she decided to make a stylin’ fruit plate. She took pictures and told me to post them on the blog. So here it is: a beautiful fan of cantaloupe, raspberries, whipped cream and strawberries. […]

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