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Posts tagged “Spicy

Creole Shrimp & Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Creole Shrimp with Cheesy Cauliflower Grits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lowcarb #healthy #soulfood #recipe

Spicy shrimp in creole seasonings over healthy “grits” made with cauliflower and cheese, this low-carb entree is soul food that is packed with delightful flavors. I feel like I’m being naughty, taking time to blog when I have so much homework to do, but I need to get this recipe up! You guys, I’m taking […]


Kung Pao Cauliflower

Kung Pao Cauliflower | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Chinese #cauliflower #recipe

Inspired by Bon Appetit I freaking love everything Kung Pao … so when I stumbled across this fabulous recipe for Kung Pao brussel sprouts, I knew I wanted to try it. But as I was thinking it over, I thought … hmmm, wouldn’t cauliflower be better with the intense Kung Pao sauce than Brussel Sprouts? […]


Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #appetizer #recipe

Two appetizers become one! … imagine the spicy goodness of buffalo chicken stuffed into a crispy potato skin shell … with melted blue cheese crumbles on top. You can make this with chicken, or, if you’re vegetarian (or a little more adventurous), try the cauliflower version. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. I seriously love […]


Japanese Yum Yum Sauce

Japanese Yum Yum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #creamy #steakhouse #sauce #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen My friend describes this sauce as “the nectar of the gods” … and I have to agree, it is really the awesomesauce of sauces. Spicy, creamy, garlicky, wonderful … if you have not yet experienced this sauce in your life, you really need to get on it! […]


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. […]


Spicy Pineapple Mango Chicken Salad

Spicy Pineapple Mango Chicken Salad with Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #hot #chicken #salad #recipe

inspired by The Suburban Soapbox Who says salad has to be boring? Heat up your taste buds with this Caribbean-inspired salad featuring pineapple chicken, mango, pineapple, avocado, sweet onion, blue cheese crumbles, pinons and a fiery roasted pineapple vinaigrette. The gorgeous “props” for these photos were my birthday present from my boyfriend … that man has such good taste, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sriracha Ranch Yogurt Dressing

Sriracha Ranch Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #healthy #spicy #creamy #salad #dressing #dip

I adore a good salad, especially a salad that has lots of flavor. One day when I was out to dinner with my kids, I spotted a “modern taco salad” on the menu, made with shredded pork and served with Sriracha Ranch dressing. I just HAD to taste that Sriracha Ranch … it was so good, […]


Baked Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wontons ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #buffalochicken #appetizer #recipe

with blue cheese crumbles Like so many others, I am totally smitten with buffalo chicken. Not so much in wing form, because buffalo chicken wings annoy me. They’re too little and fatty and messy and boney for my tastes, but just about anything else buffalo chicken is heaven in my book. I have some wonton wrappers in […]


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 […]


Five Alarm Apple Hot Pepper Jam

Five Alarm Apple Hot Pepper Jam ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #sweet #apple #jalapeno #jam #recipe

I’m doing my best to use the plethora of fresh garden produce I have in my fridge before it goes bad. I fell behind on the peppers; they were starting to sag … so I was trying to think of what to do with them. Someone posted a hot pepper jelly recipe (I think it was […]


Cowhorn Queso with Corn

Cowhorn Queso with Corn ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #queso #cheese #dip #recipe

I’m quite partial to a good chile con queso and have made many a pot of this hot spicy cheesy dip over the years. Each time I seem to make it a little differently. When I found my mom and dad had cowhorn peppers in their garden, I gathered several of these long hot cayenne peppers […]


Mexican Breakfast Quinoa

Mexican Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #quick #Mexican #breakfast

One more for Cinco de Mayo: a simple breakfast  quinoa with Mexican flair. I had this for breakfast yesterday while I was working on that Cinco de Mayo collection. It was a grab-things-out-of-the-fridge-and-throw-them-together kinda breakfast, but you know, sometimes that yields the best results! This tasted so good, I inhaled it and was looking at […]


Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #salad #recipe

Chicken salad with a kick! Stirring in some buffalo chicken sauce give this crunchy chicken salad that buffalo hot wings taste, without all the fat and extra calories. A bit of celery and carrot add the crunch factor. For extra protein and fiber, this recipe uses hummus in place of some of the mayonnaise (thus […]


Crockpot Creamy Christmas Posole

Crockpot Creamy Christmas Posole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #posole #soup #recipe

If you’ve ever been to New Mexico at Christmastime, you have probably experienced Posole.  It’s that magical pork-hominy stew that everyone serves during this season, along with tamales and luminarias (candles in paper bags that they line the streets and walkways with). Christmas in New Mexico is enchanting, and the posole is a bowl of […]


Jack’s Sweet Hot Party Pecans

Jack's Sweet Hot Party Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spiced #nuts #recipe

Adapted from Twirl & Taste I’ve called in some help for gifting this holiday season. I called on Jack Daniels and my friend Google to help me out. Here was my dilemma: I wanted to make some sweet spiced nuts. I googled it and found loads of recipes, but the one that totally struck me […]


Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

I’ve had pizza on my mind lately … it didn’t help when I had a pizza party on facebook and was flooded with beautiful pizza recipes that just made me want homemade pizza all the more. So the very first homemade meal I made when we got home from vacation was a pizza … on […]


Kickin’ Buffalo Chicken Salad

Kickin' Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with avocado and a blue cheese yogurt dressing Buffalo chicken wings meets salad! A cool crunchy salad with hot spicy buffalo chicken bites, sweet onions, little juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado, topped with creamy blue cheese yogurt dressing and blue cheese crumbles. I “discovered” a salad sort of like this at Buffalo Wild Wings. My […]


Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings” w Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings" with Blue Cheese Yogurt Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #buffalo #cauliflower #recipe

Recipe from Full Belly Sisters My friend Justine over at Full Belly Sisters is amazing. She invented the best grilled cheese sandwich on the planet (the green grilled cheese), and she’s responsible for that chocolate pistachio cannoli icebox cake (you’ll have to read the story about that one …) … and now, this time she got […]


Buffalo Chicken “Devil” Dip (lightened up)

Buffalo Chicken "Devil" Dip - Lightened Up

One of my foodie friends says in her family, they call this “Devil Dip” because it possesses you to eat it until you are sick. It IS totally addictive. I have been dreaming of making this dip since last summer when my cousin brought some to my Mom & Dad’s 50th Anniversary party. It was […]


Creole Stout Sausage Gumbo

Creole Stout Sausage Gumbo from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creole #gumbo #recipe

A hearty, spicy gumbo made with sausage, peppers, tomatoes, rice, dark stout beer, and Mystic Blue Creole Blackening Rub. Trisha over at The Mystic Blue Spice Company contacted me and asked if I’d like to create some recipes for the first in a series of eCookbooks she is creating called The Mystic Collections. Trisha and I have […]

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