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Posts tagged “Nuts

Kyr’s Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Mashup Bars

Kyr's Oooey Gooey Peanut Butter Mashup Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #easy #chocolate #PB #recipe

A chocolate cookie crust topped with chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips, caramel, peanuts, cashews and then stuck together with a lovely sticky mixture of sweetened condensed milk, Bailey’s Irish cream and vanilla. To make them extra pretty, I drizzled them with chocolate after cutting. My son made these ooey gooey bars … at first […]


Cashew Shrimp Cauli-Fried Rice

Cashew Shrimp Cauli-Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cauliflower #Dinner #Recipe #Lowcarb #Healthy #Delicious

A delightful cauliflower fried rice recipe with mushrooms, shrimp and cashews. Low in carbs and high in flavor, this dish delivers lots of flavor without a lot of calories. If you’re trying to lose weight, this healthy delicious dish will help get you there — if you’re trying to maintain your weight, add this light […]


Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars

Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #orgasmic #chewy #layer #bars #recipe

I lied. The name of these bars is not “Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars” … the real name for this recipe came about because I gave a box of these lovely bars to my yoga friend for her birthday. She told everyone at yoga how wonderful they were … so then I had to make them […]


Spicy Asian Chex Mix

Spicy Asian Chex Mix ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #hot #snack #mix #recipe

I’ve always adored Chex mix from the time I was a kid … and I’ve always loved Asian snack mixes … especially the spicy ones (at least since adult-ing happened to me) … and the holidays always seem to be the time when I most want a good snack mix, both for myself and for […]


Cranberry Fig Salad

with wine-poached figs, crumbled blue cheese, pomegranates and toasted pecans I know, I know … it’s the holidays and most of the things I’m posting are … um … healthy. Yeah, I know that’s unusual in the food blogger realms lately. Everyone seems to be posting goodies galore … not me. I’m definitely not in […]


Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread

Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #zucchini #bread #recipe

Hurrah zucchini season has arrived! I got my first BIG zucchini from an unknown friend at work who had left some zucchini from their garden in the break room with a little note: Please take and enjoy! Oh I love fresh garden zucchini. I made some delicious zucchini kale fried rice with it, but it […]


Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw

Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #slaw #recipe

My friend describes this salad like this: it is a slaw like no slaw you’ve ever had before. It’s tropical, fruity, crunchy, with hints of orange, pineapple, mango, mint and cilantro and crunchy, salty roasted macadamias on top. I have made it my lunch on several occasions by topping with shrimp and a drizzle of Sriracha. It goes […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding Cups

Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert for #breakfast #muffins

A long, long time ago, I asked a friend what she wanted me to make her as a treat for her birthday. She said she wanted bread pudding, but not a fancy bread pudding, she wanted a plain bread pudding. She was very specific about this. “What?” I said … “I can’t add any fruit? […]


Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal

Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #apricot #breakfast #recipe

I am not done yet with apricots! There is still a little box full of them in my fridge and I am dreaming up even more ways to enjoy them. If you know my fascination with baked oatmeals, you would know I really just HAD to try apricots in a baked oatmeal. Apricots intensify when baked. […]


Roasted Grape & Walnut Salad

Roasted Grape & Walnut Salad with blue cheese, fresh mint and a maple ginger yogurt dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grape #salad #recipe

with fresh mint, blue cheese & a Maple Ginger Yogurt dressing Grapes are a tricky little type of fruit at my house of ultra-picky eaters. When perfectly crisp and fresh, my practically grown kids will eat them and eat them, but if they are even just a bit soft, they turn up their noses at […]


Bacon Cheddar Chive Mini-Cheeseballs

Bacon Cheddar Chive Cheeseballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #snack #party #recipe

I am in party mode this week, my friends, preparing for our semi-annual event that I do with my artist friends. We have a grand time drinking wine and talking with all the people to come look at/purchase art and home furnishings … and eating grand food. This is one of the items I plan […]


Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal with Toasted Walnuts & Maple Syrup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #baked #oatmeal #healthy #decadent #breakfast #recipe

with toasted walnuts & maple syrup … adapted from Pumpkin ‘n Spice Once I tried that Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal, every baked oatmeal recipe that crossed my path had me wondering .. is this as good as that was? I found this brilliant Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal from Pumpkin ‘n Spice and I couldn’t wait to […]


Vanilla Coconut Snacking Granola

Vanilla Coconut Snacking Granola ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #coconutoil #healthy #natural #lowsugar #homemade #granola #recipe

My yoga friend Sue went to Mexico last month. When she came back, all she could talk about was this wonderful granola that she had in Mexico … she brought back several jars of it and told us how she and her husband would munch on it like snack mix. It’s not sweet, she said, as […]


Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dulcedeleche #pecan #bars #recipe

Adapted from Stephie Cooks At Thanksgiving this year, I wanted a pecan pie, but nobody else did, so there were several pies, but no pecan pie and I was sad. I tried to enjoy the other pies, but I couldn’t help but dream that I had a slice of rich pecan pie. I don’t know why … I […]


Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Parfait

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Parfait ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #overnight #oatmeal #parfait #makeahead #breakfast #inajar

It’s almost time for my second cooking class! I’m doing a class on make-ahead breakfasts this month and one of the things we’ll be making are overnight oatmeal breakfast parfaits. I’ve been making lots of different flavors to see which ones work best before the class, and this one turned out to be a total […]


Watermelon Cucumber Salad w/Balsamic Roasted Figs

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Roasted Figs, Goat Cheese & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #watermelon #fig #salad #recipe

with goat cheese, toasted pecans and a Rosemary Thyme Sweet Hot Pepper Vinaigrette If a salad could be orgasmic, this would definitely be the one. The marriage of flavors, textures and colors in this salad are totally incredible together. It’s got crunch from the cucumbers, sweet juiciness and a softer crunch from the watermelon, creaminess […]


Honey Apricot Mango Granola Bars

Honey Apricot Mango Granola Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #homemade #granola #bars #recipe

   Not long ago I got a message from Sabrina asking me if I’d like to try a recipe for Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries  made with Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch. She offered to send me some of the cereal and I said sure, why not? So a few days later […]


Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

I went to visit my parents last weekend. It was very different from most of my visits because usually the house is full of people. My sisters and there husbands and all the kids are usually there. This time it was just me. My teenagers decided to stay home. My sisters were all home. It […]


Jack’s Nutty Fruit & Chocolate Snack Mix

Jack's Fruit & Chocolate Snack Mix ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #chocolate #snack #recipe

I went on a business trip this week. The agenda was packed, with no breaks planned, all day and into the evening and I was really nervous that there wouldn’t be any healthy snacks or time to eat. Without my snacks, well, let’s just say it’s really not a good thing, so I decided I […]


Ham & Broccoli Quiche Romesco

Ham & Broccoli Quiche Romesco ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quiche #recipe

The advantage of having Romesco sauce in the house is there are SO many things you can use it for! It adds a wonderful flavor to almost everything it touches. After Pi day this year, I ended up with one extra pie crust. It didn’t take me long to decide that crust needed to be […]


Nutty Oatmeal Loaf

Nutty Oatmeal Loaf ~ Nuts, Seeds, and Oats baked into a yummy, healthy, slice-able loaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from My New Roots’ Life Changing Loaf of Bread It was a little over a week ago when my friend at work emailed us a link to this very interesting recipe entitled: “The Life Changing Loaf of Bread.” I was immediately intrigued. I took my lunch hour to find and acquire some psyllium husk with […]


Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #flourless #cake #recipe

Adapted just very slightly from The Daring Gourmet As soon as I saw the photos of this gorgeous cake from The Daring Gourmet, I wanted it. I decided this would be my birthday cake this year. Since I was sick on my birthday, it was a week later before I finally had enough energy to […]


Sweet Bacon Habanero Party Popcorn

Sweet Bacon Habanero Party Popcorn ~ it's hot, spicy, sweet, salty, smoky, crunchy good.

After making those sweet & spicy party pecans with Jack Daniels, I was SO tempted to try that taste combination with bacon. So I broke out my air popper and popped up some popcorn, mixed it in with some pretzels & nuts, then cooked up the hot sweet buttery “syrup”, added a little bacon goodness […]


Chocolate Cranberry Plum Bourbon Balls

Chocolate Cranberry Plum Bourbon Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #recipe

“While visions of bourbon balls dance in their heads” … hey, don’t we adult folks deserve some holiday treats too? I think we do … So these are my adult version of “sugarplums”.  Let’s revel in bourbon balls this year!  ( …  I also wanted to mention: these are healthi(er) holiday treats.  Made with dried […]

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