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Posts tagged “Rum

Blueberry Lavender Wine Rum Fizz

Blueberry Lavender Wine Rum Fizz ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #cocktail #recipe

Blueberries and lavender simple syrup with spiced rum, white wine and club soda for sparkle. It’s a simple, beautiful and very refreshing summer cocktail! I made this gorgeous blueberry lavender simple syrup because for some reason I bought too many blueberries at the store. (Yeah, these things happen in my life … a lot.) Once […]


Spicy Mango Passionfruit Hurricane

Spicy Mango Passionfruit Hurricane ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #MardiGras #Cocktail #Recipe

This New Orleans favorite cocktail, the Hurricane, is perfect for Mardi Gras (or anytime you want a little fruity rum concoction) … I put my own little twist on it by using Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum and adding some mango juice and just a little pinch of cayenne pepper. I was looking around for passionfruit juice […]


Spicy Mango Dark & Stormy

Spicy Mango Dark & Stormy Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cocktail #recipe

A tropical twist on the classic Dark & Stormy, this lively cocktail intermingles the flavors of ginger, mango, spiced rum, and lime with a hint of mint. Gifts.com recently sent me a beautiful copper mug from their new customizable bar line. I promised I’d post a cocktail recipe (and I had something like this in mind at […]


Spiced Rum Sugar Plums

Spiced Rum Sugar Plums ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #dessert #recipe

Adapted from ChinDeep I have long been curious about sugar plums … I had a daughter in dance for many many years and had the privilege of watching the Nutcracker multiple times … the dance of the Sugar Plum fairy always comes to mind whenever I hear (see) “Sugar Plum” spoken or written. Recently my […]


Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pineapple #coconut #breadpudding #recipe

This is where bread pudding and Piña Coladas collide … in a beautiful, little cupcake form. This recipe was born when I had too many Hawaiian buns left after the summer bash at Little Cellar Wine Company / Coffea last month. The buns turned slightly hard after a bit, so my kids wouldn’t eat them, but they still […]


Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread

Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #zucchini #bread #recipe

Hurrah zucchini season has arrived! I got my first BIG zucchini from an unknown friend at work who had left some zucchini from their garden in the break room with a little note: Please take and enjoy! Oh I love fresh garden zucchini. I made some delicious zucchini kale fried rice with it, but it […]


Dirty Mai Tai Cocktail

Dirty Mai Tai Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #rum #orange #pineapple #cocktail #recipe

Ages ago, when I was young and a bartender (at the time, being old enough to be a bartender felt “old”, LOL!), I loved to make cocktails for my friends. One of my favorites was the Mai Tai. I got the recipe from a Dole mini recipe booklet and I still have that little recipe […]


Hawaiian Mojito

Hawaiian Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #cocktail #recipe #coconut #lime

When I first made that fabulous coconut pineapple mixer to make my Hawaiian Fizz cocktail, I didn’t realize just how MUCH mixer it makes! I made drinks for everyone at my Hawaiian Luau cooking class, but still I had a lot left. I made Hawaiian fizzes for my yoga friends and still I had more. […]


Pineapple Mango Pina Colada

Pineapple Mango Pina Colada ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #tropical #cocktail #recipe

It’s National Pina Colada Day today! Since I still have some of that coconut pineapple mixer on hand from making the Hawaiian Fizz cocktails, I just HAD to celebrate with a good frosty frozen pina colada. It has been so many years since I had a pina colada, I forgot how much I love them … […]


Hawaiian Fizz

Hawaiian Fizz ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cocktail #mocktail #coconut #pineapple #drink #recipe

A cool, refreshing tropical fizzy beverage with the flavors of coconut, pineapple and a hint of lime. Make it a cocktail by adding a shot of coconut rum, or leave it non-alcoholic and let it be your kids’ favorite sipper this summer. While cruising the interwebs for luau recipes, I ran across a drink called a Hawaiian […]


Cherry Lime Mojitos

Cherry Lime Mojitos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #lime #cherry #rum #cocktail #recipe

My first sip of this cocktail was pure fizzy cherry lime heaven. Cherries, lime, and fresh mint come together with rum and club soda to make a delightful and refreshing spring cocktail. Do you love cherries? I soooo heart cherries. I have loved cherries since I was a child. When I was growing up, cherry pie […]


Gluten Free Berry Rum Cake

Gluten Free Berry Rum Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #rum #cake #recipe

Adapted from Gluten Free on a Shoestring My gluten free friend Kelly recently had a birthday. I wanted to make her something special for her birthday and at the time, I was swimming in mulberries. I asked her if she would like a mulberry rum cake for her birthday. She said she wasn’t sure … […]


Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce

Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #simple #cherry #sauce #recipe

What do you do when you suddenly, on a whim, find yourself with 10 lbs. of marvelous sweet red cherries that are at their very peak of ripeness?  It happened one night … I came home from work and signed into facebook and found myself face to face with a notice from the fruit club saying […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #rum #cocktail #recipe

A refreshing summer cocktail which pleasantly mingles the tastes of tart rhubarb, fresh strawberry, mint, rum and lime. It’s sublime! Here’s a little story on how this beauty of a cocktail came to be: My daughter and I make Italian cream sodas every summer. Each summer I try to devise a new flavor for us […]


Pistachio Zucchini Lime Cake

Slightly adapted from La Difference Catering I’m re-posting this recipe from last summer because it is another one of those recipes that got messed up in the move from free wordpress to here. Ignore the part about today being the last day of the A-Z health challenge and it’s not really my parents’ 50th … that […]


Rum Honeydew Freeze

Rum Honeydew Freeze ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls cool #cocktail #recipe

It’s Friday and I don’t feel like cooking. My friend invited me to go out tonight, but I don’t feel like going out. It’s hot and humid and I just want to chill. I have so many things that need doing … cleaning, yard work, things to fix around the house, the weeds are taking […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Rum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #recipe

with strawberry rhubarb rum sauce A lower-fat cake made with yogurt in place of some of the fat and laced with strawberry, rhubarb, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Top it with vanilla ice cream and strawberry rhubarb rum sauce. It’s a dessert that just screams summer. The strawberry rhubarb rum sauce is my sister’s “fault”  … […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls for our Troops

Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls

Yesterday I got a message on my Sumptuous Spoonfuls facebook page from a friend of a friend of mine. She has been sending cookies to our troops in Afghanistan and this year they asked for 178 dozen cookies/treats … she was feeling a little overwhelmed and was looking for some help! 178 dozen cookies is […]


Pumpkin Apricot Oatmeal Pie

Pumpkin Apricot Oatmeal Pie

If you bake it in a pie pan, it’s a pie, right? I am naming this a Pumpkin Apricot Oatmeal Pie to distinguish it from the mushy stuff you usually think of as oatmeal. Don’t get me wrong: I love a hot steamy bowl of oatmeal, but this definitely doesn’t have that soft mushy texture […]


Rhubarb Rosemary Country Cocktail

Rhubarb Rosemary Country Cocktail

In the continuing saga of my search for something “different” to do with rhubarb, I discovered this cocktail recipe from Bon Appetit that really intrigued me. They call it a Double R Daiquiri, and I had a little time last night and it was SO hot outside that a nice cold cocktail sounded totally perfect. […]


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 […]


Barefoot in the Garden Basil, Wine & Rum Spritzer

Barefoot in the Garden Basil Rum & Wine Spritzer

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden.”– Minnie Aumonier “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”– Robin Williams “Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.” — The Koran “Earth laughs in flower.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson Barefoot in the Garden Basil, Wine & Rum […]

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