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Posts tagged “Pepper

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #Queso #meaty #cheese #dip #recipe

A creamy, spicy, meaty Mexican-inspired cheese dip that will warm you inside and out. The name of this dip is redundant, I know. Queso means cheese, but the dip is all about cheese. It reminds me a bit of the cream cheese/salsa dip my ex-husband and I used to make. Or rather, he made it […]


Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder

Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #chowder #soup #recipe

A hearty corn chowder with a nice creamy broth, bits of smoky grilled zucchini and bacon, and a little hot pepper to tingle the taste buds. I made this soup last week after a trip to my parents’ house, from whence I returned over-burdened with garden goodies. I had some zucchini that I had grilled […]


Creole Chicken & Sausage Skillet

Creole Chicken & Sausage Skillet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creole #stirfry #dinner #recipe

An easy, spicy skillet dish you can cook up quickly when you’re in the mood for some good hot creole home cooking. It started from our Mr. Rife Chicken recipe … my kids love me to make Mr. Rife Chicken for them, but then they only eat the chicken and I am left with the rest […]


Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Salsa

Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Tomato Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hot #salsa #recipe

Mixing three hot peppers along with low-acid heirloom tomatoes makes for a hot, spicy salsa that lingers on your tongue, clears out your sinuses and yes, hurts just a little (in a good sort of way). You can adjust up or down the amount of peppers that you use to control the heat to your […]


Mr. Rife Chicken

Mr. Rife Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken with #mushrooms #peppers #onion #recipe

A healthy chicken dish seasoned simply with onion, peppers, and mushrooms, created by a teacher and good friend of ours who had a profound effect on my son’s (and, consequently, all of our) lives. Mr. Rife was our TaeKwonDo instructor, who befriended my son and invited him to play D&D with him and his friends. […]


Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew

Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #vegetable #stew #recipe

I had never met Harissa until I read Ally’s cookbook. This woman seriously has an incredible repertoire of flavors from all over the world. There is an entire chapter dedicated to some very intriguing spices and Harissa was one of them. I took one look and knew I had to try it. From North Africa, […]


Grilled Zucchini Corn Salsa

Grilled Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #grilled #salsa #recipe

Allow me to introduce you to my latest obsession … actually, I already introduced you, but I fear you may not have noticed because I made the introduction as a topping for another dish, and I have to apologize for that. This beautiful grilled salsa is finding its way into so many crevasses in my life that […]


BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad

BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #barbecue #pork #dinner #salad #recipe

Here’s a pretty striped salad with a BBQ twist … it’s got all the fixins from a classic BBQ: the pulled pork, the baked beans, and the corn, along with greens, cheese, tomato, sweet red pepper and avocado. It’s a fun and healthy way to enjoy leftover pulled pork. And I have a few dressing options for your: Smoky […]


Brazilian Thai Fusion Fish Stew with Zucchini

Brazilian Thai Fusion Fish Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #fusion #fish #stew #recipe

Inspired by Dizzy Busy & Hungry and my own kitchen meanderings Over the 4th of July we visited my sister and her husband who live on a lake in Minnesota. They both love to fish, so they always have an over-abundance of fish. Of course we had a huge fish fry on Saturday (which is always the highlight […]


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 […]


Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps

Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #Mexican #taco #recipe

I have a cooking class to teach on Monday and I chose a Mexican theme for our class this month. We have a nutrition and an exercise program at work, so my classes are pretty much always “with a healthy spin” to fit with our corporate healthy initiative … but yeah, it’s not like this […]


Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad

Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad with Chicken, Feta, and Avocado and a Sriracha Yogurt Ranch dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad for #dinner #recipe

with Chicken, Roasted Onions, Marinated Feta, & Avocado Soft, crisp tender roasted veggies with crisp lettuce and juicy fresh tomatoes, along with creamy salty crumbled marinated feta, creamy avocado and warm comforting chicken. It’s a treat for the tastebuds and the eyes. Roasting some of the veggies adds an amazing texture differentiator and it’s even better if […]


Harissa Moroccan Chicken w/Roasted Peppers & Olives

Harissa Moroccan Chicken w/Roasted Peppers & Olives ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #chicken #dinner #recipe

It’s always a delight for me when I can sit down and thumb through the pages of a good cookbook. If it’s a really good one, I need lots of bookmarks, one to mark each recipe I want to try. So when I was asked if I wanted to review my friend Alice Phillip’s new cookbook, […]


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 […]


Quick Artichoke Asiago Broccoli

Quick Artichoke Asiago Broccoli ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #elegant #broccoli #side #recipe

Quick, what do you do when dinner is almost ready and you have just a few minutes to come up with a veggie? Something that will stand up to rest of your fabulous meal and act like it belongs there, something that compliments all the flavors in your table, and perhaps something that steals a little […]


Gypsy Ham & Lentil Stew

Gypsy Ham & Lentil Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #leftover #ham #lentil #soup #recipe

There is nothing like visiting someone else’s “hell” to remind you just how good your own life is. I visited a relative this weekend … and she seemed so unhappy with every aspect of her life. She and her husband are struggling with some financial issues … and she is just exhausted with all the things she has to take […]


Philly Cheesesteak Soup

Philly Cheesesteak Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #beef #pepper & #onion #soup #recipe

If you were reading my blog last week, you may have seen the Crockpot Za’atar Pot Roast I made and I mentioned you should save the juices that the meat cooked in because we’re going to make some really good soup. You can also use the onions and garlic that the meat cooked in as […]


Chile Lime Chicken

Chile Lime Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #lime #chicken #recipe

Adapted from The Honour System I wanted a spicy chicken recipe for a salad I was making, so I looked up Chile Lime Chicken on the interwebs and, lo and behold, there were lots of recipes! I picked the most beautiful photo I could find and started making my marinade. I gave my chicken a little […]


Sausage & Shrimp Southern Gumbo

Shrimp & Sausage Southern Gumbo ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #shrimp #sausage #gumbo #mardigras #soup #recipe

It’s almost time for Mardi Gras! Although I live in the north, I’ve traveled to the south and tasted some pretty dang awesome southern food–and one of the dishes that tops the yumminess charts for me is Louisiana gumbo. I’ve always wanted to make an authentic gumbo at home, and since Mardi Gras is coming up, […]


Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #party #meatballs #recipe

I made this recipe because a friend of mine from work came to me and said she had this grass-fed ground round that she was having NO luck with whatsoever, so she asked if she could bring some of it to me and see if I could make something edible out of it. She complained that […]


Wall Flower Fudge {Red Chile Fudge}

Wall Flower Fudge {Red Chile Fudge} ~ she'll leave you wanting more ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #fudge #recipe

You see her from across the room.  She’s a bit plain and unassuming … not like the others in her company.  You think this one will not hurt you so you ask her to dance. The dance starts out slow … just like so many others, but then things change!  She’s a bit spicy and […]


Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redpepper #soup #recipe

Roasted red peppers and cream cheese with a bit of Sriracha in a warm, comforting, creamy soup. Soooo this is the next most requested recipe on my list of gotta-get-posted recipes for the blog. It is actually a recipe I made some time ago, back in October. I made it, I tried it … I liked it, […]


Pedernales River Chili

Pedernales River Chili ~ Lyndon B Johnson's favorite chili recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #presidential #meaty #chili #recipe

This meaty chili was Lyndon B Johnson’s favorite. My dad made it, and told me how good it was, and had me taste it. Now, I’m not normally a “meaty” chili kinda person–I tend to stray over towards the ones with beans and loads of veggies, not that I have anything AGAINST meat per se, […]


Curried Red Lentil Apple Soup

Curried Red Lentil Apple Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #autumn #lentil #apple #soup #recipe

Adapted from Avocado Pesto A lovely curried lentil soup with a hint of sweet/tart apple and just a bit of heat, enough to make it lightly tingle on your tongue. The texture of the soup is soft, smooth and delicate. This month at work, they are doing a series of “fun Fridays” and one of […]

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