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Posts tagged “Pecans

Morel Pecan Pâté & Weekly Tasting

Morel Pecan Pate & Weekly Tasting Review ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegan #mushroom #pate #recipe

Recipe adapted from Food & Wine A tasty mushroom pâté made with dried morels, pecans and baby portobellos. The perfect accompaniment to a nice glass of red wine. I fell in love with pâté when I dated a guy who worked at a French restaurant many years ago. It feels like a lifetime ago now, but […]


Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad

Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #salad #recipe

with apples, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, pomegranate arils, crumbled feta and a light honey white wine vinaigrette It’s Christmas Day and I hope you are spending time with loved ones right now or otherwise enjoying your holiday. Perhaps you’ll see this tomorrow, or the next day or even sometime next summer. I’m having a quiet […]


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gooey #chocolate #mint #bars

The taste of peppermint hot chocolate formed into an ooey gooey bar that is pure bliss for mint lovers. I took those bars of many names that everyone loves so much and turned them peppermint for the holidays. I’ve made many flavors of these magic cookie bars and it’s so fun to let your imagination […]


Autumn Bliss Savasana Bars

Autumn Bliss Savasana Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #magic #cookie #bars

If you’re not into yoga, you might be wondering what the heck a “savasana bar” is … you see, at the end of a yoga class, you settle into final relaxation (savasana). The entire purpose of the asanas (yoga poses) is to prepare you for savasana. Especially if it is an intense yoga class where […]


Bulgur Corn & Asparagus Salad

Bulgur, Corn & Asparagus Salad w/Marinated Feta & Dill Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #bulgur #salad #recipe

with marinated feta, toasted pecans & dill pesto A hearty, yet lively and healthy, salad celebrating the springtime flavors of asparagus and lively sunflower dill pesto, tossed with nutty, chewy bulgur, peas and sweet corn, and topped with toasted pecans and marinated feta. I almost don’t have words for this salad … it’s just something that […]


Lemony Asparagus & Kale Quinoa

Lemony Asparagus & Kale Quinoa with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #asparagus #recipe

with toasted pecans and crumbled feta Sweet spring asparagus nicely contrasts with the light bitterness of kale and a nutty chewy quinoa. A bright and lively lemon olive oil dressing brings out the best of both veggies. It’s all topped with salty marinated feta cheese crumbles and crunchy toasted pecans. Serve it warm, as a side or […]


Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Adapted from AllRecipes A lovely moist, tender and sweet whole wheat coffee cake laced with light bits of soft, tart rhubarb and a crunchy brown sugar pecan topping. Happy Mother’s Day my foodie friends! I belatedly decided, at the last minute, that we needed to go visit my mom this weekend. The rest of the family […]


Sausage & White Cheddar Spinach Balls

Sausage & White Cheddar Spinach Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #appetizer #recipe

These savory little spinach balls are a great way to re-purpose leftover stuffing after a big meal. They have just the right mix of flavors to make them totally addictive … I found myself eating them for breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snacks … you name it, these spinach balls were my food buddies. My first attempt […]


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 […]


Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad

with pomegranate seeds, blue cheese crumbles, toasted pecans & bacon and (optional) a maple balsamic vinaigrette A perfect mix of tastes and textures in a bowl of beauty that’s a feast for the eyes … nutty quinoa with the sweet tart of the cranberries and pomegranate arils, crunchy pecans, creamy blue cheese and salty bacon. […]


Pretzel English Toffee

Pretzel English Toffee ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #candy #ImperialSugar

It occurred to me last winter when I was in my holiday baking mode that putting salty pretzels in toffee would be a brilliant idea … an idea akin to the saltine toffee that many people make, but with more crunch. So I made it … and it was wonderful … and everyone loved it […]


Mango Peach Crisp

I’m guest posting for my friend Shea over at Dixie Chik Cooks today! I’m super excited … Have you visited her blog? She has so many amazing recipes … and her burgers are totally epic. That girl knows how to take it over the top to crazy good! Let’s talk about this recipe for a moment […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #fruity #caramel #cake #recipe

Adapted from Eating Well A gorgeous fruity cake, with a pretty design on top and an ooey gooey caramel sauce that forms by itself on the bottom of the pan. When you flip it over, all that gorgeous caramel drips down over the fruit and the cake and it tastes just like heaven. I love the way […]


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? […]


Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle

Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #pumpkin #dessert #recipe

A whipped cream lover’s delight … layers of pumpkin maple amaretto infused mascarpone cheese with angel food cake squares and amaretto whipped cream. I’ve made this trifle twice now … once for my friend at work who recently had a birthday, but I didn’t photograph it that day, so I HAD to make it again. […]


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. […]


Apple Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

Apple Cherry Rhubarb Crisp with Toasted Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delightful #dessert #recipe

There is a funny story behind this recipe … I was sharing rhubarb recipes on my facebook page one Saturday at my Sumptuous Saturday party and, as usual, whenever you talk rhubarb with foodies, there were a plethora of strawberry rhubarb recipes. After several of these in a row, one adorable fan commented, saying something […]


Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad #OrangeInspiration

Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad ~ Sumptous Spoonfuls #hearty #vegetarian #salad #recipe

Adapted from A Splash of Vanilla I was out and about, searching the Interwebs for hearty, balanced lunchbox type salads for my cooking class, when I stumbled across this one. I stopped dead in my tracks. I am ambivalent about sweet potatoes … I’m really not one of those “oh I just LOVE sweet potatoes” kinda people, but I just […]


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 […]


Bacon Apple Gorgonzola Bites

Bacon Apple Gorgonzola Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday#appetizer #recipe

Inspired by The Way to His Heart I saw a recipe for Gorgonzola Truffles and she mentioned she served them with apples, grapes or pears and I thought, well, gosh, why not put the apple INSIDE the truffle? How marvelous would that be, to have a crunchy surprise bite of sassy apple right inside your […]


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 […]


Light Rhubarb Pecan Streusel Loaf

Light Rhubarb Pecan Streusel Loaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #wholegrain #lowfat #rhubarb #bread #recipe

Adapted slightly from Portland Press Herald I asked my mom to bring me rhubarb … so she brought me rhubarb. My mom brought SO much rhubarb that, even after I’ve made several rhubarb recipes, there is a large sack of rhubarb still taking up most of the top shelf of my refrigerator. One of the […]


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 […]

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