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Savory Mandarin Sunshine Pizza #DoleRose

Savory Mandarin Sunshine Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #pizza #recipe #DoleRose

A savory spin on fruit pizza that is just bursting with colors and flavors. Juicy tropical fruits resting on a bed of caramelized onions and sage, topped with crumbled marinated feta and crunchy walnuts. Oh you guys it is freeeeezing outside, snowing and blowing and I’m sitting inside dreaming that I were going to the 2016 Rose […]


Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup

Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #spicy #smoky #potato #soup #recipe

Creamy, cheesy potato soup with the spicy smoky zing of chipotle peppers and a bit of bacon to add to the smokiness. I made it gluten free by using tapioca flour for the thickener, but you can use regular flour if you don’t have a sensitivity to gluten. I made this soup for a little […]


Whole Wheat Yogurt Bread

Whole Wheat Yogurt Bread ~ Soft fluffy homemade bread that stays soft for days ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breadmachine #recipe

Soft, fluffy homemade bread that stays soft and fluffy for days … a bread machine recipe A while ago, I posted my dad’s soft and wonderful yogurt bread recipe, which is truly wonderful, but as time went on and many many many loaves of bread were made in my house, I adjusted my own go-to bread recipe […]


Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #preservation #recipe

Adapted slightly from Heartbeat Kitchen A couple weekends ago I visited my sister and she had one cherry tomato plant that was absolutely exploding with tomatoes. She had so many that she didn’t have a clue what to do with them all … and asked if I would take some. Of course I obliged … […]


Eggplant & Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted Eggplant & Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #tomato #appetizer #recipe

Bruschetta is one of my very favorite summertime snacks (or rather, meals. as a few of these little toasts is a complete meal for me). I make bruschetta as soon as I have a couple freshly ripe tomatoes from the garden and then over and over and over again throughout the late summer tomato season, savoring […]


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 […]


Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos w/Zucchini Corn Salsa

Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos with Roasted Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #quickeasydinner #recipe

I know what you’re thinking: the fish in this picture are GREEN! Why yes, they are. A vibrant, beautiful green because the fish fillets are rubbed in an oh-so-green Cilantro Almond pesto, then baked with extra nuts and cheese and some fresh cherry tomatoes on top, roasted to juicy perfection. The fish on its own is […]


Watermelon Mint & Feta Salad

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad with Chicken, Bee Balm & a Honey Lime Margarita Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #summer #salad #recipe

with Chicken, Bee Balm & a Honey Lime Margarita Vinaigrette I like to garden, but most of my property is forest, so there isn’t much light for gardening. I have a little pond on the edge of the forest with a waterfall. Years ago I planted a bee balm next to the pond. I heard […]


The Mothership Tomato Salad

The Mothership Tomato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Tomato #Salad #Recipe from #jamieoliver

Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s The Mothership Tomato Salad I have been saving this beauty of a recipe for you for ages, it seems. Last October, yes, it was October, that I made this salad. Everyone was in pumpkin/back to school/Halloween mode … and me, I was trying to make the best use of the last beautiful […]


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 […]


Wild Mushroom & Sausage White Pizza

Wild Mushroom & Sausage White Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #pizza #recipe

with Rachael Ray’s Pizza Crust (adapted for the bread machine) Have you ever had a white pizza?  The first time I encountered a white pizza, I have to admit I was a little befuddled. Growing up in middle America where pizza equated to Domino’s or Pizza Hut … or,  if you’re going with the frozen […]


Absolutely Fabulous Greek Salad

Absolutely Fabulous Greek Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delightful #Greek #salad #recipe

featuring this Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Salad Dressing from All Recipes I had a craving for a good Greek salad, but wanted to make it at home, so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to do with the olives. I’m not a big fan of olives, but I always feel guilty if there’s nobody […]


Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf ~ Sumtpuous Spoonfuls #healthy #exotic #Mediterranean #pilaf #recipe

I’m so excited, you guys! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you a review of a cookbook written by one of my very favorite foodie friends. I’m sure you’ve seen many others reviewing her cookbook lately. She is well loved by sooo many food bloggers and her adventurous dishes are incredibly popular. I hear her cookbook […]


Roasted Garlic Feta Asparagus

Roasted Garlic Feta Asparagus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fabulous #easy #sidedish #recipe

I’m sooo excited that it is finally asparagus season! My mom and dad came down for my daughter’s choir concert and brought me a bag of asparagus. I am in heaven. I so look forward to this season every year because I absolutely love asparagus, but I have not found a way to preserve it […]


Spinach Artichoke Salad in a Jar

Spinach and Artichoke Salad in a Jar with marinated feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #saladinajar #recipe

I whipped up this salad on a whim one day when I had to rush home (taking an early lunch break) because I completely forgot there was a potluck at work. There were already plenty of sweets at the potluck, so I was thinking I should throw together a quick salad. I pulled a few things out of […]


Sneaky Cheesy Potatoes w/Ham

Sneaky Cheesy Potatoes with Ham ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hiddenveggies #recipe

Do you see any veggies here (other than potatoes) … ? … ah, yes, there are veggies, but you can’t see them. That is where the sneaky part comes in. You see, that cheese sauce on the taters? That’s no ordinary cheese sauce … it’s a veggie-ful cheese sauce! Made with cauliflower, carrots, onions and red […]


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 […]


Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Potato Skins

Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gameday #baked #healthier #potato #skins #recipe

I have to confess, potato skins are absolutely one of my very favorite appetizers. I love to order them at the bar, but somehow, never thought to make them at home, which is totally silly because how many times have I made baked potato soup and tossed those precious potato skins in the compost bin? […]


Baked Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wontons ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #buffalochicken #appetizer #recipe

with blue cheese crumbles Like so many others, I am totally smitten with buffalo chicken. Not so much in wing form, because buffalo chicken wings annoy me. They’re too little and fatty and messy and boney for my tastes, but just about anything else buffalo chicken is heaven in my book. I have some wonton wrappers in […]


Maple Dijon White Wine Vinaigrette

Maple Dijon White Wine Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #salad #dressing #recipe

For the past couple months, I took a break from salads. I don’t know why … perhaps it’s the weather. I normally love salads and eat them all the time, even right through winter. But this year I kept buying salad greens, but never used them. Then last week, I finally got around to making […]


Rosemary Fontina Grape Skewers

Rosemary Fontina Grape Skewers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #marinated #cheese #appetizer #recipe

If you’re looking for a festive appetizer for the holidays, these little grape and cheese skewers are a beautiful addition to any appetizer table. Not only do they look beautiful, they taste amazing too! Especially when served with a nice glass of wine. The cheese is marinated in extra virgin olive oil with rosemary, garlic, […]


Sweet Maple Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Sweet Maple Pumpkin Spice Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #autumn #hummus #recipe

Adapted from The First Year Blog The taste of pumpkin and all those lovely autumn pumpkin spices in a healthy sweet maple dip that is reminiscent of hummus. Well actually it IS hummus, minus the garlic and tahini, then add in pumpkin puree, peanut butter (to stand in for the tahini), pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. […]


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 […]


Pesto Trapanese with Gnocchi

Pesto Trapanese with Gnocchi ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fresh #tomato #pesto #sauce #recipe

An amazing fresh tomato pesto sauce you can enjoy with any pasta or gnocchi … recipe just slightly adapted from Linda’s Italian Cuisine I’m not quite done with the tomato recipes yet … I hope you still have a few fresh garden tomatoes left yet to make this one because it is SO good and it’s incredibly simple […]

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