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Posts tagged “Sweet

Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fresh #strawberry #cupcakes #recipe

I made these cupcakes ages ago for my niece ages ago for her birthday, but I didn’t take any pictures. They were so popular with everyone that they disappeared in a flash. My kids secured a promise from me that I would make them for them again. My son asked me to make them again […]


Melt in your Mouth Oven-Roasted BBQ Ribs

Melt In Your Mouth Baked BBQ Ribs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #pork #ribs #recipe

Adapted from Food.com Do you ever go to the grocery store and you are going about the store gathering the things that you need … and then someone passes you and something in their cart catches your eye and you think … hmm, that’s a good idea! Maybe I should try that. That is totally […]


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 […]


Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread

Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread ~ A tea-lover's #banana bread #recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

An idea came upon me … I wanted to combine two of my most-loved culinary delights: chai and banana bread. For a bit, I pondered, how to do such a thing. Should I somehow steep a strong mixture of chai and add it to the bread? The answer that came to me was pure simplicity. […]


Brown Sugar Buffalo Chex Mix

Brown Sugar Buffalo Chex Mix ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls Party Mix #Recipe

I’ve discovered that brown sugar mixed with spicy hot sauce makes for a magical combination … you don’t need a lot of brown sugar or a lot of hot sauce … just the two together go SO perfectly. I made this Chex mix simply because I had a lot of chex in my cupboard that […]


Coconut Mango Banana Bread

Coconut Mango Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #banana bread #recipe

The toasted coconut on top of this banana bread adds a brilliantly sweet crunchy contrast to the incredibly moist banana bread. The coconut will be light brown for a smaller loaf, but it will get darker and crunchier for larger loaves due to extended baking time.  I made 4 little loaves so the coconut was […]


Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cream Scones

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cream Scones ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #scone #recipe

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen Scrumptious blueberry scones made with whole wheat flour, ricotta cheese and fat free half & half. The top of the scones are lovely and crunchy from the turbinado sugar, and the middle is perfectly tender and moist. The berries provide delightful bits of sweet juice and the lemon, well, you just […]


Double Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #banana bread #recipe

The bananas start getting spotty … then they get a little more spotty … then the spots sort of take over … and they get super mushy … like so mushy nobody would eat them them … that’s when it’s time to make banana bread. Banana bread is a big favorite at my house. Personally, […]

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