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Blueberry Lavender Truffles

Blueberry Lavender Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #truffles #recipe

A lovely little sweet treat, laced with white chocolate, wild blueberries, a little cream cheese, vanilla and lavender, molded into pretty floral shapes. Of all the truffles I’ve made so far, these were my daughter’s favorite. I’m thinking this would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift … or perhaps a pretty treat to serve at a graduation […]


Lemon Cream Cheese Truffles

Lemon Cream Cheese Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

Lovely springtime lemon truffles that are perfectly creamy and sweet. You can get fancy and do them in molds with white chocolate, or just form them into balls and coat with white chocolate or roll them in powdered sugar. Either way, you’re going to love these lovely sweet tart lemon bites of goodness. If you […]


Smoked Salmon Rose Cucumber Cups

Smoked Salmon Rose Cucumber Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salmon #cucumber #bites #recipe

Pretty little bites to serve for a ladies tea or cocktail party, with smoked salmon made into roses stuffed into a cucumber cup filled with seasoned cream cheese.  Or hey, you could make them for yourself when you need a little pretty something to munch on. (Yeah, that’s kinda what happened here.) I didn’t really start […]


Cheddar Jalapeno Brussels Sprouts Poppers

Cheddar Jalapeno Brussel Sprouts Poppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #appetizer #recipe

Roasted crunchy creamy cheesy spicy goodness! Perfectly roasted brussels sprouts topped with spicy jalapeno cream cheese and a crunchy gluten free cheesy crumb topping. I’ve been on a brussels sprouts binge lately … I’m so addicted to those tiny green cabbages! Every time I go to the store, I pick up more of them, with absolutely no plan of what […]


Eggplant Pontchartrain

Eggplant Pontchartrain ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cajun #Creole #Seafood #Recipe

Inspired by New Orleans Menu, The Crack Cookbook and some New Orleans restaurants that piqued my curiousity by putting this deliciousness on their menu. Crispy eggplant rounds topped with a creamy Cajun white wine seafood sauce laced with mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, this lightened up version of the popular Louisiana dish is to die for. Named […]


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 […]


Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #wildrice #soup #recipe

Creamy yet healthy, this turkey wild rice soup transforms leftovers into a dreamy hot bowl of comfort and deliciousness. I came home from Christmas with some special treasures … you might think I mean Christmas presents, but no, those weren’t my biggest treasures … although I had my fair share of lovely presents this year and […]


Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #appetizer #recipe

Two appetizers become one! … imagine the spicy goodness of buffalo chicken stuffed into a crispy potato skin shell … with melted blue cheese crumbles on top. You can make this with chicken, or, if you’re vegetarian (or a little more adventurous), try the cauliflower version. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. I seriously love […]


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 […]


Bacon Chipotle Butternut Soup

Bacon Chipotle Butternut Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #squash #soup #recipe

A creamy butternut squash soup that balances the sweetness of the squash with the salty smokiness of bacon, shredded Gruyere cheese, fresh sage and a bit of chipotle pepper to make it dance on your tongue. My friend had given me some butternut squash and my mom had some beautiful sage still growing in her garden at […]


Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup

Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #Mexican #soup #recipe

A creamy, cheesy Tex Mex-style nacho soup loaded with leftover turkey (or chicken), black beans, corn, onions, tomatoes, pepper and cilantro. Serve with crunchy corn chips, cheese and a few fresh cilantro leaves on top. It’s the day after Thanksgiving and it’s time for turkey soup! I always seem to crave Mexican food after Thanksgiving. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Creamy Carrot Cauliflower Soup

Dreamy Creamy Carrot Cauliflower Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cauliflower #cheese #soup #recipe

An easy vegetarian soup that’s pleasing to the eye and the palate. I’ve really been reveling in the joys of cauliflower lately and all the wonderful ways you can use it to lighten up your diet. This lovely soup is just one more bit of evidence that you can eat light and still love what you’re […]


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 […]


Cilantro Avocado Sweet Pea Dip

Cilantro Avocado Sweet Pea Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #green #healthy #dip #recipe #StPatricksDay

Adapted from Magnolia Days It’s only two days until St. Patrick’s Day and I think we need more GREEN things in our lives, but oh please, let’s celebrate nature’s version of green (not the food-coloring green). This vibrant green dip is made of … yes, peas! Those lovely little round balls of green. And cilantro! One of […]


Garlic Herb Sundried Tomato Cheese Spread

Garlic Herb Sundried Tomato Cheese Spread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #GreekCreamCheese #Easy #Cheese #Spread #recipe

Last weekend I did the food for my good friends’ new yoga studio’s open house. I do not normally do catering, but this job I volunteered for because I love my sweet yoga friends SO much and I know this opening meant a lot to them. Besides that I was excited to see the new […]


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 […]

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