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Posts tagged “Simple

Easy Cucumber Heirloom Tomato Salad

Easy Cucumber Heirloom Tomato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #heirloom #tomato #cucumber #salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I’ve made this simple 4 or 5 ingredient salad countless times this summer … even before I had fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers, but it’s even better with the pretty multi-colored heirloom tomatoes and a crisp fresh from the garden cucumber. It takes but 5 minutes to make, so […]


Rote Grütze {German Fruit Pudding}

Rote Grütze {German Red Fruit Pudding} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #traditional #German #dessert #recipe

A traditional German dessert made with red fruit. Simple to make, yet elegant, rich in taste and delightful. This is another of the recipes I made for my German cooking class last month … it is such a lovely red hue that I think it would be perfect for the holidays. Everyone at the class […]


Making the Perfect Ham

Making the Perfect Ham w Shari's Berries for Dessert ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Easter #Ham #recipe

This year, we started celebrating Easter a week early by making this ham … and, for dessert, we were lucky to have a whole collection of delectable chocolates, cookies, cute little Easter cake pops and fancy chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries … aren’t they gorgeous? In the springtime, I can’t wait for the Easter feast simply […]


Toffee Grapes

Toffee Grapes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #dessert #snack #appetizer #recipe

Adapted just slightly from The Nutrition Twins These little bites are an amazing combination of sweet, crunchy, juicy and creamy … they are a bit like one little bite-size caramel apple, but with extra crunch from the toffee. They are the sweeter cousins of the White Chocolate Peanut Grapes–both exceedingly simple, both amazing in their own right. I […]


Easy Peppermint Fudge

Easy Peppermint Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #simple #peppermint #chocolate #fudge #holiday #candy #recipe

Adapted ever so slightly from A Spicy Perspective Fudge that is rich and chocolaty, with a festive holiday peppermint crunch on both sides. And it’s super simple and speedy to make too! It is the day after Thanksgiving and I do not care if it is not quite December yet, I am officially declaring it Peppermint […]


Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #dessert #recipe

Here’s another spooky fun idea for Halloween! Quick and simple to make, and who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries? Using white chocolate and give them a spooky face and you have strawberry ghosts. My daughter gobbled these up right after the photo shoot. We’ll be making more later this week. PrintStrawberry Ghosts Prep Time: 15 […]


Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca

Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salsa #recipe

My yoga friend grew these pretty purple tomatillos in her garden and I was the lucky recipient of several of the beauties. The very first thing I did was blend some up into salsa. I love salsas like this: they are quick, fresh, and delightful. No roasting and just a bit of chopping: enough to […]


Fresh, Simple Vanilla Ice Cream + 11 Other Flavors

Fresh & Simple Vanilla Ice Cream + 11 MORE delicious ice cream recipes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #ice cream #recipe

It’s National Ice Cream Day! AND July is National Ice Cream MONTH. I decided that means it’s time to re-post my dad’s super simple recipe for vanilla ice cream AND include some links to 11 other delicious ice cream recipes you can make at home. Don’t let the simplicity of this vanilla ice cream make […]


Super Easy Ginger Kumquat Marmalade

Super Easy Ginger Kumquat Marmalade ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #marmalade #recipe

Adapted slightly from Recipe Girl This is seriously the easiest marmalade ever! Making jam always sounds like such an intimidating project, doesn’t it? All that cooking and making sure you get the proportions right and how much pectin should you use? How do you make sure the jars seal? Do you need to do a […]

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