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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 […]


White Chocolate Orange Marmalade Scones

White Chocolate Orange Marmalade Scones ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #scones #recipe

Some days I wake up and I just want to make scones. This was a wake-up-Saturday-morning-and-I-want-scones kinda recipe. I had some candied kumquats in my fridge that I want to make good use of. I’m trying to make a better effort of using things up before I make more, so … I decided to use […]


Creamy Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie

Creamy Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

As usual, I was scrambling this morning to get some breakfast in my belly before rushing off to yoga class. I love the Saturday morning classes, but I always seem to be squeaking in the door just on time or slightly late. This morning was one of those … I started making this smoothie at […]


Super Easy Ginger Kumquat Marmalade

Super Easy Ginger Kumquat Marmalade ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #marmalade #recipe

Adapted slightly from Recipe Girl This is seriously the easiest marmalade ever! Making jam always sounds like such an intimidating project, doesn’t it? All that cooking and making sure you get the proportions right and how much pectin should you use? How do you make sure the jars seal? Do you need to do a […]


Kumquat Cranberry Pecan Granola

Kumquat Cranberry Pecan Granola

A crunchy sweet granola with a bit of citrus zing from the kumquats and the tart-sweet chewy taste of craisins. Usually when I make granola, I use some sort of fruit puree in it (like applesauce and one time I used strawberry sauce). I have an abundance of kumquats this winter, though, and I couldn’t […]


Kumquat Creamsicle Smoothie

Kumquat Creamsicle Smoothie

I’m still making my way through my kumquats from the large box my aunt sent me … some of them are starting to go bad so I need to finish up the kumquats. I pureed a bunch of them to use in recipes last weekend, so I decided to try a little bit of that […]


Hot Sweet Brandied Citrus Tea

Hot Sweet Brandied Citrus Tea ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #cocktail #recipe

A hot, relaxing cocktail made with herbal orange tea, brandy and kumquat syrup. The perfect nightcap on a cold winter’s night. I used to have a glass of wine before going to bed. It’s a habit that helps relax me so I can get to sleep faster. But one night I was chilled and decided […]


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, […]


Brandied Kumquat Ginger Syrup

Brandied Kumquat Ginger Syrup (and candied kumquats too!) ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

(& Brandied Candied Ginger Kumquats) This recipe results in two delightful things (you probably figured this part already  … ): Brandied Kumquat Ginger Syrup and Brandied Candied Ginger Kumquats. I made a similar recipe last year with my treasured special kumquat shipment … but without the brandy and ginger. I’m totally liking this little twist even […]


Cinnamon Spice Kumquat Nut Bread

Cinnamon Spice Kumquat Nut Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kumquat #nut #quickbread #recipe

Nutty, moist quick bread with a fresh citrus marmalade flavor, laced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves. I made this same bread last year when I got that special shipment of kumquats from my aunt who lives in Florida, but this time I switched up the spices in it and I like this version much […]


Yellow Watermelon Kumquat Margaritas

Happy National Margarita Day! I went to my fridge to make a classic lime margarita and discovered I had NO limes, but still a few kumquats … hmm … kumquats are kinda like limes. They’re tart but also sweet … I bet they would be good in a margarita. And the watermelon? I know, it’s […]


Black Bean, Feta and Avocado Couscous Citrus Salad

Couscous, Black Bean, Kumquat and Avocado Salad with Feta, Cucumber, and Toasted Pine Nuts

with cilantro, cucumber, and toasted pinons I couldn’t stop eating this salad. It was one of those find-things-in-your-fridge-and-toss-them-together kind of meals … but once I got it all together, I could not believe how good it tasted. I was telling my yoga friend about this salad and she asked how it is that I have all these […]


Funky Bejeweled Kiwi, Mango & Kumquat Salsa

Pomegranate, Kiwi, Kumquat, & Mango Salsa

I love salsa. The heat of it. The variety. The fun ways you can use it. You can put so many things in a salsa.  I had some tomatoes that were begging me to make them into salsa, but I wanted to do something a little different this time … I’ve heard of mango salsa, […]


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 […]


Kumquat Prosciutto Salad with Feta & Romano

Kumquat Prosciutto Salad with Almonds, Feta & Romano Cheese

and a Kumquat Ginger Yogurt Dressing This is an intense salad, with bursts of contrasting flavors all over the place. Smoky salty prosciutto contrasting with the sharp cheese, nutty almonds, onion, and then those kumquats come along and blow your taste buds away. Top it all off with some a tangy sweet kumquat ginger yogurt dressing […]


Citruslove: Artisanal Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread

Artisanal Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread

I was searching the internet looking for interesting recipes to make with my kumquats … when I found this recipe for Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread. When I read the ingredients and his description of it, I was totally entranced. This is what Chef Ron Oliver says about the bread: “This is a yeast-leavened cornbread – more of […]


Citruslove: Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup

Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup

For my birthday, my sweet aunt who lives in Florida, sent me a bunch of kumquats from her kumquat tree. Kumquats are something of a new experience for me … the first time I ever tasted them was at Christmas, at my parents’ house, and of course they were a bunch of kumquats from the […]


Herbed Kumquat Honey Merlot Salad Dressing

Kumquat Honey Merlot Salad Dressing

and how the turnips ended up in the Merlot … So my sister and I were having a glass of Merlot together as I was preparing the salad for dinner on Christmas Eve. I love making salad-scapes so the task of making the salad often falls to me … I was cutting up a turnip from […]

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