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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gooey #chocolate #mint #bars

The taste of peppermint hot chocolate formed into an ooey gooey bar that is pure bliss for mint lovers. I took those bars of many names that everyone loves so much and turned them peppermint for the holidays. I’ve made many flavors of these magic cookie bars and it’s so fun to let your imagination […]


Sumptuous Gift Guide for Foodies – 2016

Over 60 Great Gift Ideas for Foodies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Holiday #Shopping #Guide 2016

Do you have any foodies on your Christmas list? My family is full of foodies … and I have lots of friends that are foodies too. I love to buy them lovely things for their kitchens (and make them deliciousness) that they wouldn’t buy (or make) for themselves. Here are a bunch of delightful homemade DIY […]


Irish Pub Salad

Irish Pub Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Irish #salad #StPatricksDay

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my foodie friends! In my search for new Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s day, I ran across a few posts about Irish salads. I have never been to Ireland, my trips there are only via the interwebs, so I was intrigued to discover that it is quite common to eat salad […]


Chocolate Chipotle Pecan Pie

Chocolate Chipotle Pecan Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #pecan #pie #recipe

Adapted from Martha Stewart A rich, sweet, decadent pecan pie with a hint of chipotle to make it dance on your tongue. There is just enough spice to add a little depth of flavor. It’s Thanksgiving morning and we had pie for breakfast. We always have pie for breakfast on the holidays. My mom says that […]


Purple Potato Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Purple Potato Latkes with Avocado Artichoke Dipping Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #pancake #recipe

with Creamy Avocado Artichoke Dipping Sauce. Latkes adapted from epicurious and smitten kitchen. Latkes are not something I normally undertake. If you’re not familiar with latkes, they are a savory pan-fried potato pancake, kinda like a hashbrown patty. Personally, I tend to shy away from fried foods … they might taste good, but they make me feel […]


Irish Ale Corned Beef n Cabbage w Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Irish Ale Corned Beef & Butter Braised Cabbage with Bacon Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes & Gravy ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #corned #beef #recipe

with a drizzle of Irish ale gravy Every year for St. Patrick’s Day I make Corned Beef and Cabbage. I just enjoy celebrating St. Patty’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday. My kids have grown up with this tradition, and I try to do it every year on March 17. There have been times when […]


Crumb-topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Crumb Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #cheesecake #recipe

Cookies or cheesecake? How about both! A thick shortbread cookie crust covered with a light pumpkin cheesecake layer, then topped off with a nutty crumb topping. I shared these yummy little cheesecake squares with the folks at my new office and they all enjoyed them. I’ve promised to get the recipe up soon … if […]

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