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Posts tagged “Pecans

Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie

Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pie #recipe

Very slightly adapted from Food Done Light This is another of those recipes I’ve been wanting to make since I first saw it. I am not good with pie crusts so when I saw a pie crust that makes itself, I was instantly drawn to it. I intended to make this pie for my family […]


Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread

Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #bread #recipe

A sweet cranberry quick bread made from leftovers and beer! My niece calls this “goodie bread” and my 1 year-old nephew says “nom nom nom” when he eats it, so my sister says I should call it “Nom Nom Goodie Bread”. If you have leftover sweet potatoes and cranberries from Thanksgiving, this is a fun […]


Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quickbread #recipe

I decided I needed to do another version of pumpkin bread, because I had a partially-used can of pumpkin in my fridge. And also because I also had some Orange Shandy in my beer fridge that I really didn’t want to drink. I’m more of a dark, hoppy beer drinker. Fruity beers belong in food. […]


Jack Daniel’s Carrot Cake w Heavenly Frosting

Jack Daniel's Carrot Cake with Heavenly Frosting ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #recipe

Adapted from Jack Daniels: The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook A long, long time ago in a different lifetime it seems now, back before I was married, before I had children, I was a working woman who travelled a lot for work. One of my trips took me to Tennessee, fairly close to the Jack Daniels […]


Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Chocolatey nutty goodness with an undertone of pumpkin spice that is just wonderful. Plus, (especially if you use dark chocolate), it’s good for you. What could be better than that? I know that there are those of you that will think “why on earth would I bother to make granola when I could just pick […]


Rhubarb Yogurt Streusel Muffins

Rhubarb Yogurt Streusel Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #muffin #recipe

Adapted from MyRecipes.com Yesterday I woke up with muffins on my mind. I had a bunch of rhubarb in my freezer and the thought of some tart rhubarb with a sweet crunchy streusel topping sounded like heaven. Also, it just so happens that there was a team of developers at work who were working this […]


Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

Strawberry Cheesecake Tart with Pecan Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesecake #recipe

with Pecan Shortbread Crust I feel like I’ve always wanted to make a dessert like this with a big bunch of strawberries all arranged in a pretty flower shape on top … I’ve seen photos of them and thought they were SOOooo pretty, but never tried to make one. Last weekend I walked into the […]


Pumpkin Chai Apricot Granola … & Interval Training

Pumpkin Chai Granola with Apricots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chai #granola #recipe

I’ve discovered a secret … okay, it’s not a great epiphany or anything, but I’ve found a way to motivate myself to exercise on the weekends when I’d much rather relax, cook a lot of wonderful tasting things, hang out with my foodie friends (in person and/or online) and drink tea and wine. See, here’s […]


Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

and a Sweet Hot Pepper Balsamic Vinaigrette Salads are one of those things that just make me happy, inside and out, especially when they are full of color, contrasting textures and flavors and lots of crunch. This one was so good the first time I made it for a lunch at work, I had to […]


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 […]


Cara Cara Orange Chicken Goat Cheese Salad

Cara Cara Orange Chicken Goat Cheese Salad with Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans

with Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans and a Maple Ginger Citrus Yogurt Dressing This is the kind of salad that warms your heart and your spirit in the midst of winter. Topped with hot chicken and juicy oranges, goat cheese and sweet spiced pecans, then drizzled with a gingery sweet yogurt dressing, it was just […]


Kumquat Maple Pecan Oatmeal

Kumquat Maple Pecan Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kumquat #oatmeal #recipe #quick

Sweet maple oatmeal with a bright citrus marmalade-ish tang and the light crunch of pecans. Candied kumquats add the perfect touch of sunshine to warm, comforting oatmeal. Here’s a brilliant use for those Brandied Candied Ginger Kumquats … put them in your oatmeal! The little slightly chewy bits of bright orange citrus flavor are so […]


Blueberry Tangerine Manchego Salad

Blueberry Tangerine Manchego Salad with Butter Rum Spiced Pecans & Hot Sweet Pepper Vinaigrette

with Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans & a Sweet Hot Pepper Balsamic Vinaigrette When I made the Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans for Christmas gifts this year, I immediately wondered how they would taste on a salad. Then I lucked out and was given a container full of fresh blueberries to bring home from Christmas. […]


Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans

Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spiced #nuts #recipe

Adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures Today many bloggers are not blogging. I am one of the many craft, cooking, lifestyle and DIY bloggers who is heartbroken by the events of Friday’s shooting in Connecticut. Like you, we cried as news reports poured in and wondered out loud about how something so cruel could hurt the […]


Crumb-topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Crumb Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #cheesecake #recipe

Cookies or cheesecake? How about both! A thick shortbread cookie crust covered with a light pumpkin cheesecake layer, then topped off with a nutty crumb topping. I shared these yummy little cheesecake squares with the folks at my new office and they all enjoyed them. I’ve promised to get the recipe up soon … if […]


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 […]


Drunk n Nutty Pumpkin Amaretto Fruitcake

Drunk n Nutty Pumpkin Amaretto Fruitcake

I don’t know about you, but at our house we sometimes get a little drunk and  nutty over the holidays, so I’m thinking this fruitcake will fit right in! Don’t be scared: this fruitcake is something any “nut” on your list would LOVE to dig into. A sweet pumpkin cake laced with amaretto and rum, filled […]


Transformations & Pumpkin Amaretto Bread Pudding

Amaretto Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin bread pudding laced with Amaretto, maple syrup, pecans and all the wonderful spices of fall. Bread pudding is so warm, wonderful and inviting at this time of year. I love it, partly because my mother used to make it for us when we were kids … but also because it is transformational. Bread pudding transforms […]


Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese

Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles ~ SumptuousSpoonfuls.com

and a Ginger Yogurt Dressing Sweet dried cranberries with creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecans over a bed of mixed greens drizzled with a sweet creamy ginger yogurt dressing. Robin at Knead to Cook is having a virtual Thanksgiving party on facebook today. There have been loads of Thanksgiving parties this month, but this one […]


Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

These date bars are like your childhood favorites … all grown up. With underlying hints of chocolate, coffee … and Kahlua. And a bit of Nutella in there, too, just for fun. This recipe reminds me of my baby sister. She was the one who just loved date bars when we were growing up. Mom […]


Maple Spice Pumpkin Cranberry Granola

Maple Spice Pumpkin Granola ~ www.SumptuousSpoonfuls.com

  Eeek! I’m so excited! I did it … I finally got my own domain, my own home for my blog. I’ve been researching, thinking, dreaming of what I could do if I only had a REAL site of my own. Today I took the plunge and just did it. It really wasn’t as hard […]


Cherry Beef Salad with Cherry Malbec Vinaigrette

Cherry Beef-Salad with Toasted Pecans & a Cherry Malbec Vinaigrette

I’m SOooo excited … there are sweet cherries in my house! I almost never have sweet cherries. They just don’t grow here, and I can’t bear to pay $4 to $5 per pound for them so I very very rarely buy them. But this year must be a good cherry year because I’ve seen them […]


Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Since my first baked oatmeal turned out so good, I wanted to try another version. I meant to make this one banana pecan, but once I got into the kitchen, well, I couldn’t help but add chocolate. In the end, I’m glad I did … this oatmeal is SO deep dark chocolate decadent. I almost […]


Ginger Rhubarb Rum Cake

Ginger Rhubarb Rum Cake {Lowfat}

A while ago, I spent a day playing with rhubarb and one of the things I made was ginger rhubarb sauce … the reason I made that sauce was for this idea for a rhubarb rum cake I had floating around in my head. The first time I made the cake, I was really unhappy […]

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