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Posts tagged “Lemon

Wild Blueberry Pie

Wild Blueberry Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

If blueberry pie can be sexy, I gotta say, this one really is. It’s perfectly set, flavored just right with a lovely undertone of vanilla and a hint of lemon, but mostly just real blueberry flavor shining through. My daughter and I love to add a bit of pretty light whipped cream on top, you […]


Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza

Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #StPatricksDay #recipe

with a spinach almond crust, lemon avocado sweet pea spread, Irish KerryGold Dubliner cheese and fresh cilantro. Who says grownups can’t play with their food? This is a crazy idea that popped into my head after I made that lovely avocado green pea crostini, because a green pizza, with a green spread on top of a green […]


Lemon Blueberry Meringue Pie

Lemon Blueberry Meringue Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pie #recipe #Pi #PiDay

Adapted from Crazy for Crust Tomorrow, March 14 (3.14), is Pi Day. It’s a day celebrated by mathematicians and intellectual geeks everywhere. My kids and I are huge geeks, especially my son who just loves math, so Pi Day is a thing we (try to) celebrate at my house every year. On Sunday I asked […]


Lemon Avocado Sweet Pea Crostini

Lemon Avocado Sweet Pea Crostini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #toast #recipe

Adapted from Bacon Fatte Delightful little avocado toasts, with lemon, garlic, sweet peas and cilantro to liven up the party. The peas give the bright green spread a little sweetness plus they add fiber and nutrients. Perfect for breakfast or for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a nice Irish beer, these little green crostini […]


Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Moore or Less Cooking The other night my kids were wanting chicken, but we couldn’t make our go-to recipe easy honey Teriyaki chicken because we were out of honey … what to do? Well, I suggested to my kids we could look through my “recipes I want to try” Pinterest board and […]


Hawaiian Fizz

Hawaiian Fizz ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cocktail #mocktail #coconut #pineapple #drink #recipe

A cool, refreshing tropical fizzy beverage with the flavors of coconut, pineapple and a hint of lime. Make it a cocktail by adding a shot of coconut rum, or leave it non-alcoholic and let it be your kids’ favorite sipper this summer. While cruising the interwebs for luau recipes, I ran across a drink called a Hawaiian […]


Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad

Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #easy #summer #salad #recipe

with sweet onions, fresh oregano, parsley, dill, feta cheese and a light lemon herb vinaigrette We’ve made it to the dog days of summer already … the kind of scorching hot day where you don’t even want to go outside, ice water and air conditioning are the best things ever and you don’t feel like […]


Light Lavender Mint Lemonade

Light Lavender Mint Lemonade ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skinny #refreshing #lemonade #recipe

My friend asked me one day if I’d ever had minted lemonade and she was surprised when I said I hadn’t. She went on and on and on about how good it is and told me I really MUST try it sometime. I know why I haven’t–lemonade is usually laden with sugar, so I usually […]


Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Dijon Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #fish #recipe

Salmon grilled on a bed of lemon slices with a creamy tarragon dijon yogurt sauce drizzled over top. What’s not to love about that? I made this one lovely sunny afternoon. There was a slight breeze–a welcome break from the torrential winds and chilly weather we’d been having. It was the perfect day for grilling […]


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 […]


Crockpot Chicken Shawarma

Crockpot Chicken Shawarma ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #shawarma #recipe #avengers

I’ve been wanting to try Chicken Shawarma since I saw the movie The Avengers … yeah, I know it’s been a while since The Avengers was popular, but it’s been haunting me all this time. Did you see it in the theater? Did you stay until the end of the credits? There was a scene at […]


Lavender Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lavender Lemon Zucchini Loaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #cake #zucchini #lemon #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Lil Luna This is not really a zucchini “bread” … it is a cake. It is made with cake flour and a good amount of oil, just like a cake. It has a light, cakey, white texture and a light crumb. The glaze is added shortly after taking the loaves from the oven […]


Greek Rice Salad

Greek Rice Salad Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #Rice #Salad #Healthy #Glutenfree

Adapted from Healthy Recipes This is a recipe someone shared on my facebook page … and I was intrigued. One night when my daughter was cooking up some rice for another dish, I said to her “let’s make a double batch … I have a recipe I want to try” … and we did. I […]


Avocado Jalapeno Zummus

Avocado Jalapeno Zummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #zucchini #hummus #recipe

I want to start a new trend. I think “Zummus” should be a new word in the dictionary, kind of like the word “Zoodles” has taken over the foodie blog scene. Want to help me? Create your own version of Zummus and post it/share it/pin it (tag or message me and I’ll share it too!) […]


Apricot Mint Dessert Salsa

Apricot Mint Dessert Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #salsa #recipe

We had a salsa contest at work yesterday. I had already made a salsa over the weekend … I was ready. Then one of my coworkers/friends came over and as we were working through an issue for our client, we got to talking about the salsa. She was in prime form because she started talking […]


Asparagus Dill Hummus

Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

I had just a little bit of asparagus left … most years I have it in plenty because my parents have a HUGE asparagus bed and they have way more than they can eat, but this year was different. The asparagus was late, and not as abundant as usual, and then my parents left on […]


Lemon Grilled Salmon w/Rosemary Garlic Veggies

Lemon Grilled Salmon with Mixed Grilled Veggies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #delicious #lowcal #glutenfree #dinner #recipe

I love salmon. It’s so quick to make, so healthy and soooo delicious. Preparing it on the grill is super fast and easy–you just make a little “plank” for it out of lemon slices and not only do you get that wonderful smoky taste, it’s also infused with the lively taste of lemon. To accompany […]


Apple Pie w/Apple Whiskey Pie Crust #PiDay

Apple Pie with Apple Whiskey Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PiDay #apple #pie #recipe #flakycrust

Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated It’s 3.14 today … Pi Day … an annual event we love to celebrate at my house because we love math … and we love pie. But I have a confession to make: I have a HUGE pie crust phobia (resulting from a bad pie experiment I did as a child), so I […]


Classic Creamy Hummus – 2 Ways

Classic Creamy Hummus ~ 2 Ways Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delicious #hummus #recipe #pickyourflavor

This post is for those of you who buy hummus at the store. I used to do that. I was convinced there was no way I could make hummus that tastes that good. But after a little trial and error, I discovered that I CAN make that hummus–for a fraction of what the pre-made stuff costs and […]


Lemon Artichoke Chicken w/Capers & Feta Sauce

Lemon Artichoke Chicken with Capers & Feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #artichoke #chicken #recipe

Inspired by the creamy feta artichoke chicken dip I made not long ago … that dip was so scrumptious, I decided that chicken and artichokes and feta were destined to go together in more ways than one. And so I threw together this chicken artichoke concoction with some feta sauce for pouring over … oh man, was […]


Creamy Feta Chicken Artichoke Dip

Creamy Feta Chicken Artichoke Dip & Induction Cooking with Swiss Diamond Cookware ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #creamy #chicken #feta #artichoke #dip #recipe

It’s Superbowl Sunday today … I’m not watching the Superbowl because I’m not a big football fan, but I totally LOVE all the superbowl food. Instead of watching the big game, though, I’m trying out induction cooking, mostly because I want to be able to actually COOK at my monthly cooking classes at work, where we […]


Muhammara {Roasted Red Pepper Dip}

Muhammara {a Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Dip} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mediterranean #dip #recipe

I discovered this dip when a bunch of us went out for lunch one Friday. We went to the Mediterranean restaurant in town that is SO good and one of my friends ordered a dip trio for lunch consisting of hummus, an olive tepanade and some lovely red stuff that I was soooo curious about. I […]


Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ghanoush

Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ganoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garlic #tahini Middle Eastern #dip #recipe

The first time I “met” Baba Ganoush was at a party with my sister (who is, by the way, a fabulous and very adventurous cook). She introduces me to SOooooo many new things that I have never thought or heard of.  She was raving about this wonderful Middle Eastern dip that her friends were serving, […]


Tabbouleh with Cilantro and Feta

Tabbouleh with Cilantro & Feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mediterranean #bulgur #salad #recipe

Adapted from Ina Garten’s tabouleh recipe If you’ve never had Tabbouleh, it’s a middle Eastern salad made with cracked wheat (bulgur), tomato, cucumber, parsley, lemon and mint. It does NOT typically have cilantro or feta, but I happened to have a bunch of cilantro (and no parsley) and feta on hand so I made it […]

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