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Posts tagged “Tarragon

Dilly Potato Asparagus Frittata

Dilly Potato Asparagus Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #herbs #eggs #recipe #easy #quick

This frittata is like an open-faced omelet … fluffy eggs with potato, sauteed asparagus, onion, a little sweet corn, some fresh dill and other herbs with lots of melty cheese. This was a breakfast creation I made for the family over the 4th of July weekend. They were a little confused when I took it […]


Zucchini Chanterelle Brown Rice Risotto

Zucchini Chanterelle Brown Rice Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #brownrice  #easy #risotto #recipe

A creamy, nutty, comforting risotto that is much easier to make than traditional risotto … the rice is baked in the oven, rather than cooked on the stovetop with constant stirring like traditional risotto. This risotto is finished with about 5 minutes of stirring stovetop,  which brings out the starches from the rice and makes that […]


Crunchy Cheesy Italian Eggplant Fries (Baked)

Crunchy Cheesy Italian Eggplant Fries - Baked! Sumptuous Spoonfuls #eggplant #appetizer #snack #recipe

Last weekend I made up a batch of these yummy crunchy baked eggplant fries and I spent the week enjoying them for lunches and snacks … I ate them plain, I dipped them in some homemade salsa and also in some garlicky Greek Tzatziki sauce that I made with one of the cucumbers from my […]


Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crab #asparagus #dip #recipe

I took a break from dips … I don’t know how it happened, or why. Perhaps it was that marathon health kick I went on when I was trying to get skinny. (It worked, by the way! I’m officially back to my ideal weight.) But lately I’ve had the munchies and I looked over my […]


Swiss Ham & Asparagus Egg Bake

Swiss Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #eggbake #recipe

A lovely egg bake with swiss and gruyere cheeses, chopped ham, roasted asparagus, onion and a little bit of sundried tomato. Instead of bread cubes, I used bread crumbs in the bottom and that gave this yummy breakfast dish a really nice soft & fluffy texture. It’s Memorial Day weekend and after seeing my teenage daughter’s […]


Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Dijon Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #fish #recipe

Salmon grilled on a bed of lemon slices with a creamy tarragon dijon yogurt sauce drizzled over top. What’s not to love about that? I made this one lovely sunny afternoon. There was a slight breeze–a welcome break from the torrential winds and chilly weather we’d been having. It was the perfect day for grilling […]


Irish Pub Salad

Irish Pub Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Irish #salad #StPatricksDay

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my foodie friends! In my search for new Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s day, I ran across a few posts about Irish salads. I have never been to Ireland, my trips there are only via the interwebs, so I was intrigued to discover that it is quite common to eat salad […]


Irish Seafood Chowder

Irish Seafood Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Seafood #Soup #Stew #Recipe

On my quest to find more Irish dishes besides the corned beef and cabbage gig, I pondered what else would the Irish make? Well, there is a LOT of ocean around Ireland, so they must have seafood, yes? I googled Irish Seafood and a small school of Irish Seafood Chowder recipes surfaced. That made me smile. I […]


Smoked Salmon Sundried Tomato Spread

Smoked Salmon Sundried Tomato Spread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #cheese #appetizer #recipe

Smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, herbs and garlic all join together in this scrumptious savory cheese spread. This easy spread keeps for quite a while in the fridge, so you can have it “on hand” whenever you need a little special something for an impromptu gathering of friends or family. I made a similar salmon spread to […]


Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Herb Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Herb Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatball #recipe

I decided to have a big hurrah to say goodbye to summer … I took Thursday afternoon and Friday off so I could go up to visit my parents before the weekend started, since I had other plans for the rest of the weekend. While I was there, my cousin texted and asked if he […]


Chipotle Spinach & Blue Cheese Omelet

Chipotle Spinach & Blue Cheese Omelet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #spinach #bluecheese #omelet #recipe

An omelet for people who crave flavor! I knew spinach and blue cheese would go well together, and then something made me throw in some chipotle powder and those three things together, along with some fresh basil & tarragon and a bit of onion, well, it’s an omelet I’d make again, and again, and again. I’ve […]


Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ghanoush

Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ganoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garlic #tahini Middle Eastern #dip #recipe

The first time I “met” Baba Ganoush was at a party with my sister (who is, by the way, a fabulous and very adventurous cook). She introduces me to SOooooo many new things that I have never thought or heard of.  She was raving about this wonderful Middle Eastern dip that her friends were serving, […]


Sausage & Pepper Potato Swirl Hash

Sausage & Pepper Potato Swirl Hash ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #sausage #breakfast #hash #recipe

It was a quiet Sunday morning. The teenagers were asleep, it was just me and the cats. I wanted something good for breakfast, but just couldn’t quite settle on what to have. So I piddled around the house, doing this and that, getting a few things done but mostly just sipping tea and looking at […]


Mixed Herb Pesto

Mixed Herb Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #herb #pesto #recipe

The harvest has not even begun and still, I’m readying myself for the end of summer. I’ve seen the “back to school” signs in the store that always signify the end is near … why do they do that to us? It’s still July, can’t we just enjoy the warmth and colors of our beautiful […]


Bacon Pepper Asparagus Souffle Cups

Bacon Pepper Asparagus Souffle Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #asparagus #souffle #recipe

with MontAmore cheese Soft puffs of egg, a tasty layer of cheese, all in a little edible cup that’s topped with some of my very favorite veggies: asparagus and peppers. Oh and bacon. Yes that’s the piece de resistance, the little crumbles of salty, smoky bacon that top it all off. The asparagus season has […]


Asparagus & Bell Pepper Tart

Asparagus & Bell Pepper Tart with fresh herbs, Greek yogurt & two cheeses ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #asparagus #appetizer #recipe

with Summer Herb Greek Yogurt “Mayo” and two cheeses … Adapted from Manila Spoon I feel like I’ve always wanted to make a tart like this … I’ve seen several versions of these pretty asparagus & cheese tarts, with pretty whole spears of asparagus, melty cheese and a beautiful puff pastry underneath. What could possibly […]


Asparagus Avocado Deviled Eggs

Asparagus Avocado Deviled Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #GreekYogurt #deviled #eggs #recipe

with summer herb Greek yogurt mayo Sooo the other day my work friend asked me if I had a trick for making hard boiled eggs so they peel easy, and I had to say I have a trick for making hard boiled eggs that TASTE great, but they are danged hard to peel (especially if […]


Summer Herb Greek Yogurt Mayo

Summer Herb Greek Yogurt Mayo ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #greekyogurt #mock #mayo #recipe

Once I noticed that plain Greek yogurt + olive oil has a texture much like mayonnaise, I had to try another “flavor” … I decided to go “green” and take advantage of all the chives and lovely summer herbs in my herb garden. Which brought me to this … a green mayo that goes well […]


Mushroom Quinoa Egg & Cheese Puffs

Mushroom Quinoa Egg & Cheese Puffs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

I have re-discovered quinoa, a long-lost love that was hiding away in my cupboard. I pulled it out to make myself a cake for my birthday, and then, once I’d made it and tasted it, now I’ve fallen in love with it all over again … Today has been a day of relaxation and play […]


Tomato White Cheddar Gnocchi Soup

Tomato White Cheddar Gnocchi Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

I made this soup because it’s wicked cold outside and I’m sick and I thought some tomato soup would feel good on my throat. I’ve never made tomato soup mid-winter before. It always seems to me to be a harvest kind of soup … you make it when the tomatoes are coming out your ears […]


Sunflower Tarragon Roasted Vegetables

Tarragon Sunflower Roasted Vegetables ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sides #recipe

with breadcrumbs & aged Dubliner (or Asiago) cheese Reposting this one from the “old blog” on wordpress.com  … It was one of those recipes that got screwed up in the move from free wordpress to here, so it needs to be shared again. The first time I made these scrumptious vegetables was an attempt to […]


Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs & Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

This is a treasured soup for me … I have made it before (in similar form), but last time I made it I used yellow tomatoes and cream. I immediately fell in love with the taste of the soup, but the yellow tomatoes didn’t do it justice. This soup needs red tomatoes to give it […]


Crab n Cheese Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers

Crab n Cheese Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #popper #recipe

I have a huge fondness for jalapeno poppers, but sometimes those hot peppers are just a little too much even for my fire-lovin’ tongue. I am totally in love with the little sweet peppers that have been popping up lately, though, so much so that I got my parents to grow some in their garden this […]


Baked Parmesan Tarragon Zucchini Fries

Baked Parmesan Tarragon Zucchini Fries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #recipe

Adapted from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, these baked zucchini fries make a great snack, appetizer, or side dish. It is that time of year … when the garden harvest starts coming in, the nights start to take on a bit of a chill and school supplies assault us […]

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