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Sue’s Amazing Peach Avocado Salsa

Sue's Amazing Peach Avocado Salsa ~ #easy #fruit #avocado #salsa #recipe

It was a beautiful summer night and it just so happened to be a Wednesday … my yoga night. After yoga, we were invited to my friend Sue’s house for wine on her lovely patio. Sue owns a furniture store, so her home is a lovely haven, with comfy furniture and beautiful spaces everywhere (much […]


Spicy Cilantro Lime Pesto w Cashews

Spicy Cilantro Lime Pesto with Cashews ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cilantro #pesto #recipe

Who says basil should get all the pesto glory? I love to mix up pestos with all sorts of other fresh herbs … and cilantro has to be my #1 favorite. This zesty pesto goes well in anything Mexican: salsas, enchilada sauce, rice, beans … or slather it on chicken, fish, steak, burgers, quesadillas … it’s […]


Cheddar Jalapeno Brussels Sprouts Poppers

Cheddar Jalapeno Brussel Sprouts Poppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #appetizer #recipe

Roasted crunchy creamy cheesy spicy goodness! Perfectly roasted brussels sprouts topped with spicy jalapeno cream cheese and a crunchy gluten free cheesy crumb topping. I’ve been on a brussels sprouts binge lately … I’m so addicted to those tiny green cabbages! Every time I go to the store, I pick up more of them, with absolutely no plan of what […]


Spicy Chorizo Zuppa Toscana

Spicy Chorizo Zuppa Toscana ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sausage #kale #soup #recipe

I was gifted some kale from my sister’s garden … and I just dreamed of making a sausage, potato, & kale soup … I said this to one of my friends and they said … “oh, you mean Zuppa Toscana, like Olive Garden?” … uh, yeah. I hadn’t thought of that, somehow (I very rarely go […]


Better than Rotisserie Crockpot Chicken

Better than Rotisserie Crockpot Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crockpot #rotisserie #chicken #recipe

Adapted slightly from Cooking on the Ranch who got the recipe from The Unorthodox Epicure (I am sad that I cannot locate his version of the recipe!) The other day, when Cooking on the Ranch posted this recipe, I immediately wanted to try it. My daughter is a chicken fanatic and rotisserie chicken is something she often requests when […]


Fermented Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Last month I convinced my parents to come down to visit me. I know they are busy with all of their garden things and grandchildren things and their projects, but I needed their help. They also brought me a big box of lovely veggies from their garden and Dad brought me a container of his fermented […]


Indian Creamed Spinach with Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Indian Creamed Spinach w Cheese (Saag Paneer) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Indian #spinach #recipe

Adapted/lightened from Food Network I have to teach an Indian cooking class … which made me realize I’ve been slacking on Indian recipes on my blog. I’ve got lots of curries, yes, but not so many other Indian recipes. Perhaps many Indian recipes ARE indeed curry recipes, but I think I tend towards the Thai […]


Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa

Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #smoky #salsa #recipe

A smoky salsa made on the grill! While you’re grilling up your meat, pop some tomatoes, garlic, onion and peppers on the fire as well and make yourself a spicy smoky good salsa, perfect for dipping or for spooning over your eggs in the morning. This beautiful deep red smoky grilled salsa is marvelous in breakfast burritos, […]


Summer Garden Curry Baked Eggs

Summer Garden Curry Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garden #tomato #spicy #curry #breakfast #recipe

It’s harvest season … a time of year I absolutely love. I personally don’t have much of a garden (other than the massive container garden on my patio which is mostly flowers and herbs this year), mostly because I find myself too busy to tend to it and partly because I live in a forest. […]


Bacon Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #bluecheese #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Creamy blue cheese with crunchy walnuts and smoky bacon, with a bit of cream cheese, garlic, onion, spinach and sweet pepper, all snuggled into a warm mushroom … now there’s a bite-sized dream come true! (Not that I dreamt of these or anything … okay, well, maybe I did … except I don’t really recall […]


Spicy Devil Creole Shrimp Dip

It’s a shrimp dip with that creole bayou twist! I made this dip for our “dip day” at work … they supplied the chips, we were supposed to bring the dips. We had lots of wonderful dips. I truly loved them all … but I have to say, this one was still my favorite. There’s […]


Mango Pork Salad in a Jar

Mango Pork Salad in a Jar with blueberry goat cheese, toasted walnuts, cucumbers & a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #portable #dinner #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese, walnuts (or macadamias), cucumbers and a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette I made this salad a couple times … the first time for my yoga friends, in quart-size mason jars. This time I made the salads with mango and strawberries (because I happened to have strawberries that needed using and mangos have been […]


Asparagus Sweet Pepper Egg Scramble

Asparagus Sweet Pepper Egg Scramble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #quick #healthy #breakfast #recipe

I went to yoga last weekend and it was an “easy class” … I usually go to power yoga classes and if I find myself in an easier class I find little ways to make it more challenging. I want to be challenged. This class wasn’t all that challenging, but it was at the butterfly […]


Bacon Chipotle Cheeseburger Mushrooms for #BurgerMonth

Bacon Chipotle Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls ‪#‎burgermonth‬ #girlcarnivore #burger #mushroom #recipe

Did you know that May is National Burger Month? So that’s why I’ve been craving a hefty, juicy burger! Kita from Girl Carnivore has organized a HUGE wonderful event full of loads of luscious burgers from 60 of the most talented food bloggers. How awesome is that? Plus, Certified Angus Beef® and my cheese friends […]


Frozen Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Frozen Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #cocktail #spicy #margarita #recipe

Green smoothie, meet cocktail. I’ve been dying to try cucumber jalapeno margaritas for a long time … or at least it seems like a long time. Perhaps it’s not really all that long. I mean what’s a couple years in the scheme of things? But they’ve intrigued me since the moment I heard of them. […]


Bourbon Bacon Baked Beans

Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #bakedbeans #recipe #glutenfree

with chipotle … Adapted from How Sweet it is Although I have a life-long love of beans, I have a small confession for you: when I was a kid I used to make baked bean sandwiches. They were great treats, with beans spread out on slices of store-bought white bread. Today that thought makes me cringe, but […]


Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeno Dip

Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Avocado Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #spicy #avocado #dip

This creamy avocado dip has a little heat from the jalapenos. I was aiming to make an avocado salsa, like I’ve had in Mexican restaurants, but it came out thicker, so I decided it’s an avocado dip. It’s a little like guacamole, but with a much creamier texture.  The flavors are intoxicating, the kick from the […]


Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette

Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #spicy #pineapple #vinaigrette #recipe

Adapted from The Suburban Soapbox This was one of those recipes that I was intrigued with from the moment I saw it … being a pepper-head and with a total love for pineapple, I could only imagine how good this would be. As usual, I couldn’t help but mess with the recipe … I wanted […]


Dark Chocolate Red Wine Fudge

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chocolate #wine #fudge #recipe

Red wine & dark chocolate are a heavenly match and something I just HAD to try. And then I did add just a bit of hot pepper to make it dance on the tongue. It’s not spicy at all, but it has a beautiful tingle with the creamy chocolate fudge. This lovely little fudge was […]


Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms {Fire Caps}

Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms (Fire Caps) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #crab #cheese #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Recipe inspired by the “Fire Caps” at Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City, SD Last weekend my boyfriend stole me away … he suddenly decided we needed to go to the Black Hills and threatened to take his mom instead of me. Ouch. We had a pact, you see. I had agreed to go camping in […]


Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to combine two of my favorite appetizers and use up all the potato skins after I made that scrumptious bacon cheddar chipotle potato soup. I was careful when I scooped out the potato to leave a little edge on all the skins so I could transform them into something marvelous. […]


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 […]


Beefy Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers

Beefy Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Healthy #Dinner #Recipe

A hearty meal stuffed into a healthy pepper! Beefy taco meat, corn, queso, cilantro and quinoa stuffed into fresh bell pepper halves. Use a spicy large pepper in place of the bells if you want to kick it up a bit. I was lucky enough to inherit some of the gorgeous bell peppers from my mom […]


Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto

Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Italian #risotto #recipe

A wonderfully creamy, cheesy risotto (Italian rice) with bits of bacon, onion, bell pepper and spinach intertwined. The flavors blend so perfectly. I know, I’ve not been posting recipes much lately … you guys, I’ve been seriously distracted. Not much distracts me from food … but I have a couple things in my life lately that have […]

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