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The Best Pumpkin Pie Ever

The BEST Pumpkin Pie Ever ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #pie #recipe

Adapted from The Kitchn I’ve tried many a pumpkin pie recipe, trying to please my picky pumpkin eater son. We finally decided that this is our “forever” recipe for pumpkin pie. If you are picky about your pumpkin pie, this is seriously the best pumpkin pie ever. Especially if you care about texture. Because really, […]


Pretzel English Toffee

Pretzel English Toffee ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #candy #ImperialSugar

It occurred to me last winter when I was in my holiday baking mode that putting salty pretzels in toffee would be a brilliant idea … an idea akin to the saltine toffee that many people make, but with more crunch. So I made it … and it was wonderful … and everyone loved it […]


Pumpkin Cake w/Chocolate Cheesecake Swirl #Choctoberfest

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Swirl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #recipe

This is my third recipe for #Choctoberfest and I’m super excited to share it with you! Thanks to Hurricane Matthew, shipments of Imperial Sugar were delayed, but I finally received mine, along with an adorable apron and a silicon mat that I know I will use a LOT! (Incidentally, I think that’s included in the […]


(Small Batch) Bourbon Raspberry Fig Jam

Small Batch Bourbon Raspberry Fig Jam ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #nocanning #jam #recipe

Adapted from Flavor the Moments A beautiful bright red figgy berry jam with no pectin or canning required … The very first time I ever purchased fresh figs in my life happened a few weeks ago and it was VERY spur of the moment. I was at Costco … one of my friends had found these […]


Perfect Sushi Rice

Perfect Sushi Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sticky #sushi #rice #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Alton Brown When I first started considering making sushi, I knew the first thing I needed to get right was the rice. The Basmati rice that we love so much just wasn’t going to work for this purpose. So I did some research and found a good sushi rice … and then I […]


Bailey’s Cheesecake Swirl Brownies #Choctoberfest

Bailey's Cheesecake Swirl Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Choctoberfest #brownie #recipe with Imperial Sugar

I’m so glad that #Choctoberfest is here! I’ve not made anything chocolate for quite a while and I’m not even sure why … chocolate is one of my favorite things in the whole world and it SO deserves a regular appearance in my kitchen. If you haven’t entered the #Choctoberfest giveaway, what are you waiting […]


Spiced Plum Cobbler Cake

Spiced Plum Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #plum #dessert #cobbler #recipe

  Visiting my parents last weekend, my dad mentioned that the plums on his plum tree were ready. There was a HUGE wind that night and sooo many of the plums were blown off the tree. In the morning, we went out and sorted through all the plums on the ground and then we picked […]


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 … […]


Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce

Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Chinese #homemade #Sweet&Sour #sauce #recipe

Adapted from Chow.com My daughter and I were discussing making egg rolls on the way home one evening. She was on board with that idea right away because we share a mutual fascination with egg rolls. Then I realized that we don’t have any of that bright red sweet & sour sauce you get at the Chinese restaurants […]


Ghirardelli English Toffee

English Toffee ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #candy #recipe

Inspired by Lemony Thyme who led me to this recipe from Ghirardelli Chocolate Sometimes when you see a friend try something brave that has always intimidated you (perhaps just a little bit–enough to give you an excuse to never try to actually TRY it yourself), that gives you just the extra boost of courage to […]


Salted Crunchewy Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten Free}

Gluten Free Crunchewy Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #cookie #recipe

A crunchy twist on “The Chewy” chocolate chip cookie “What is this miracle?!?” my daughter exclaimed when I showed one of these cookies to her, fresh out of the oven. I told her it’s a chewy chocolate chip cookie coated with crunchy bits of raw sugar and a bit of coarse sea salt on top. She immediately […]


Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Sugar Cookies ~ each one is like a little pillow of sugar from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted just slightly from Gluten Free on a Shoestring These sugar cookies are soft and chewy, like a little pillow of sugar. I made them for my friend at work who has recently gone gluten free. He is really good at troubleshooting things, so I asked him if he would help me with a few […]


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 […]


Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

These date bars are like your childhood favorites … all grown up. With underlying hints of chocolate, coffee … and Kahlua. And a bit of Nutella in there, too, just for fun. This recipe reminds me of my baby sister. She was the one who just loved date bars when we were growing up. Mom […]


Spicy Hot Tomato Tamatillo Jam

Spicy Hot Tomato Tamatillo Jam

My yoga friend brought me a little bag of tamatillos from her garden, but they weren’t that intense tart green like you think of when you see tamatillos–several of them had turned a light yellow color. She mentioned to me that she had cooked hers down and they were really sweet. That made me think […]


Crunchy’s Cornbread on the Grill

Crunchy's Cornbread on the Grill

It was terribly windy yesterday, but my daughter wanted chicken cooked on the grill, and how could I possibly say no to that? We don’t get many evenings when we can stay home and grill. I asked her what she wanted with her chicken and gave her a couple options. When I mentioned the cornbread, […]


Citruslove: Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup

Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup

For my birthday, my sweet aunt who lives in Florida, sent me a bunch of kumquats from her kumquat tree. Kumquats are something of a new experience for me … the first time I ever tasted them was at Christmas, at my parents’ house, and of course they were a bunch of kumquats from the […]


Soft and Fluffy Do-Ahead Dinner Rolls

Soft Fluffy Sweet Dinner Rolls you can Make Ahead of Time

My sister found this dinner roll recipe. I have no idea where she got it. She thought we ought to make it for the holidays one year. So we tried it, and they are just lovely. Buttery, slightly sweet, soft and fluffy: the perfect dinner roll. The nicest part is you can do all the […]


Traditional Cinnamon Rolls from Long, Long Ago

Traditional Cinnamon Rolls from Long, Long Ago

That’s my daughter’s name for these cinnamon rolls. She gets to name them because she made them. She remembers when we used to make cinnamon rolls when we lived in another house, in another place, when she had a purple bedroom with a great big window that looked out on her own little garden that […]


Candied Ginger

Candied Ginger

I don’t know why exactly, but the other day I was suddenly struck with this incredibly insistent urge to make candied ginger. I immediately googled it and found a recipe and was pleased to see that she said it was EASY! Yes! Awesome! A day or two later I made it to the store to […]


The Saturday Morning Craze & Peanut Butter Banana Scones

Peanut Butter Banana Scones

This is part of my series of 31 Days of Warmer Connections. Every day in October, I am blogging about connections through food. Most people get to relax on Saturday mornings, don’t they? Ours are never that way. Well, sometimes in the summer we can have a lazy Saturday, but most of the time it is a […]

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