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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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