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Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake

Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #lavender #cobbler #dessert #recipe

I first made this lovely “fruit-on-top” cobbler with strawberries. It was such a fun time … my little niece helped “plippity plop” the strawberries on top. Then I had to try it with other fruits. Then I made one with plums from my dad’s (very proliferous) plum tree. And this year, I thought I need to make one […]


Easy Peasy Chocolate Fondue

Easy Peasy Chocolate Fondue ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #5minute #chocolate #fondue #recipe

This super easy chocolate fondue cooks in the microwave, so it’s ready in less than 5 minutes. It will take you longer to assemble the dippers than it will to make the fondue! You see, since I made the cheese fondue, I had to make a chocolate fondue too! Because a fondue party just isn’t complete […]


Favorite Chocolate Chip Pancakes

My Daughter's Favorite Chocolate Chip Pancakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #fluffy #pancake #recipe

Ever since my girl went to stay with her Auntie Jill a couple years ago, this has been the pancake recipe that has reigned over our household. I tried to remind my sweetie pie of the recipe we made when she was younger that she loved, but she was having none of that. This was […]


Mom’s Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Mom's Royal Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

It’s May 1 and next weekend is Mother’s Day! So today I am thinking of my mom and how very very lucky I am to have such a wonderful woman as my mother. Throughout my life, my mom always encouraged me to be anything I wanted to be … she was always my confidante, someone I knew would always […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Adapted slightly from Food Faith Fitness Oh dear foodie friends, I did it! After 4 months, I am within 1 lb. of my weight-loss goal. Some people might say I should wait to celebrate until I’m there, but (a couple pounds ago) one of my friends looked at me like it’s time to stop … I said I […]


Pretty Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

Pretty Peanut Butter Cup Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #peanutbutter #truffles #recipe

Sometimes when someone tastes something I’ve made and makes a comment, it sticks in my mind forever. So it was with this recipe… I remember one of my friends coming up to me and saying, “Oh my gosh, Ann, these truffles are like Reese’s peanut butter cups … on steroids!” I can’t help but think of that […]


Ricotta Dumplings with Mixed Berry Sauce #DoleRose

Ricotta Dumplings with Raspberry Strawberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #dessert #dumpling #recipe #DoleRose

It’s almost time for the New Year’s Rose Parade and although I will be freezing my butt off here at home in the chilly midwest, I’m excited to be virtually participating in this year’s event with my good friend Ally Phillips (from Ally’s Kitchen), Dole packaged foods, Finn Partners public relations agency and HQ marketing agency. […]


Pumpkin Irish Cream Fudge

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It’s a white chocolate fudge with pumpkin and Irish cream … oh and some salty, crunchy pepitas thrown in, for good measure. Sweet, salty, creamy, with those lovely pumpkin spices singing to you every step of the way. Seriously, what’s not to love? This fudge is oh so perfect for Thanksgiving. I made it for […]


Cranberry Red Wine Truffles

Cranberry Red Wine Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #chocolate #treat #recipe

Dark chocolate, red wine, dried cranberries, and cream cheese join together to make this special holiday treat. Perfect for a holiday dessert table or holiday gift, these lovely truffles will delight the chocolate lovers in your life. In the recipe I included instructions both for the molded chocolates as shown and for the more common […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #smoothie #soup #recipe

Adapted slightly from It’s Yummi My dad grows a lot of cantaloupe every year … this year he had a huge bumper crop of melons. When I went to visit, he had over 100 cantaloupe that they had just picked. He gave me 12 cantaloupe to take home and share with friends. I gave a […]


Double Chai Pear Cake

Double Chai Pear Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pear #dessert #cake #recipe

What do you do when you have a bunch of ugly (but delicious) fresh pears to use? Bake a cake! A whole wheat, low sugar pear cake heavily spiced with the flavors of chai–something you could eat for breakfast OR dessert. You see, my friend has a sick pear tree. It saddens me greatly to see […]


Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #chai #zucchini #bread #recipe

Adapted from Simple Bites’ Best Zucchini Bread Ever When is the season where cinnamon and cranberries and hot chai intersect with zucchini? Sadly, I know, it doesn’t exist … these things never coincide. Cinnamon, perhaps, because cinnamon is an all-season sort of spice (but especially beloved in the fall) and chai too is welcomed in […]


Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal

Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #apricot #breakfast #recipe

I am not done yet with apricots! There is still a little box full of them in my fridge and I am dreaming up even more ways to enjoy them. If you know my fascination with baked oatmeals, you would know I really just HAD to try apricots in a baked oatmeal. Apricots intensify when baked. […]


5-minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal

5-Minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cookatwork #breakfast #recipe

You guys, I have the most amazing breakfast recipe for you … and it’s so fast and easy, you can make it at work! I’ve been doing exactly that for several days a week for the past two weeks. Perhaps I have a small obsession with cherries, but I never seem to tire of it. It’s […]


Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #mini #chocolate #dessert #recipe

These little cookie cups are really quite easy to put together, and they are fancy and decadent and satisfying too. The cheesecake mixture requires no baking and it’s very chocolatey and creamy good. I made the cookie cups Saturday, painted them with chocolate on Sunday morning, then made the filling and stuffed them Sunday afternoon. It […]


Very Berry Ice Cream Float

Very Berry Ice Cream Float ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #icecream #float #recipe

July is National Ice Cream Month. Normally, I’m not a “drink my calories” kinda gal, but every once in a while, you gotta give in and have a summer treat, especially when we’re right in the middle of National Ice Cream Month and the temperatures outside are soaring. We’ve been very lucky this summer. Temperatures have […]


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 … […]


Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce

Cherry Vanilla Rum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #simple #cherry #sauce #recipe

What do you do when you suddenly, on a whim, find yourself with 10 lbs. of marvelous sweet red cherries that are at their very peak of ripeness?  It happened one night … I came home from work and signed into facebook and found myself face to face with a notice from the fruit club saying […]


Apple Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

Apple Cherry Rhubarb Crisp with Toasted Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delightful #dessert #recipe

There is a funny story behind this recipe … I was sharing rhubarb recipes on my facebook page one Saturday at my Sumptuous Saturday party and, as usual, whenever you talk rhubarb with foodies, there were a plethora of strawberry rhubarb recipes. After several of these in a row, one adorable fan commented, saying something […]


Roasted Grape & Walnut Salad

Roasted Grape & Walnut Salad with blue cheese, fresh mint and a maple ginger yogurt dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grape #salad #recipe

with fresh mint, blue cheese & a Maple Ginger Yogurt dressing Grapes are a tricky little type of fruit at my house of ultra-picky eaters. When perfectly crisp and fresh, my practically grown kids will eat them and eat them, but if they are even just a bit soft, they turn up their noses at […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #strawberry #rhubarb #breakfast #dessert #recipe

I love everything rhubarb, but still my first taste of rhubarb every year surprises me as I immediately sink into a puddle of rhubarb love. Especially when paired with strawberries and pecans and oats, I could eat nothing but this all day long and there would be a silly grin on my face the whole time. […]


Pretty Peanut Butter Truffles

Pretty Peanut Butter Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beautiful #decadent #chocolates #recipe

Pretty molded truffles that look and taste as wonderful as if you had bought them from a fabulous chocolatier … with a little time, the right mold, some high quality chocolate melts and some patience, you can make these beautiful chocolates for the peanut butter lover in your life. In my life, it seems, the peanut […]

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