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Posts tagged “Wine

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Moore or Less Cooking The other night my kids were wanting chicken, but we couldn’t make our go-to recipe easy honey Teriyaki chicken because we were out of honey … what to do? Well, I suggested to my kids we could look through my “recipes I want to try” Pinterest board and […]


How to make a WINEapple

How to make a WINEapple ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Chocolate #Wine #Pineapple

What is a WINEapple? It’s a pineapple made out of chocolate truffles and wine  … a gift from my kids for my birthday this year. I don’t know which of them thought of the idea but they were super excited to make this for me, a combination of two of my very favorite things. They […]


Cranberry Fig Salad

Cranberry Fig Salad with Pomegranate, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Toasted Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #salad #recipe

with wine-poached figs, crumbled blue cheese, pomegranates and toasted pecans I know, I know … it’s the holidays and most of the things I’m posting are … um … healthy. Yeah, I know that’s unusual in the food blogger realms lately. Everyone seems to be posting goodies galore … not me. I’m definitely not in […]


Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs

Maple Lavender Wine-Poached Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #dessert #recipe

If you’re looking for an elegant, healthier Thanksgiving dessert that’s stunning yet super easy to make, I have you covered. If you have access to fresh figs, you’re golden. If you don’t … well, then I would recommend trying this recipe for wine-poached pears. Wine poached pears are divine … and that is why I decided […]


Mango Pork Salad in a Jar

Mango Pork Salad in a Jar with blueberry goat cheese, toasted walnuts, cucumbers & a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #portable #dinner #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese, walnuts (or macadamias), cucumbers and a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette I made this salad a couple times … the first time for my yoga friends, in quart-size mason jars. This time I made the salads with mango and strawberries (because I happened to have strawberries that needed using and mangos have been […]


Tyler’s Classic Cheese Fondue

Tyler's Classic Cheese Fondue ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #fondue #recipe #TylerFlorence #YUM!

This fondue is AMAZING! … Recipe from Tyler Florence A super-easy melty cheese fondue recipe that will make you feel like a rock star in the kitchen. No complicated equipment required. Today was a day of Tyler awesomeness, so it seems so perfect to be posting a recipe from a Tyler … it is bonus […]


Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pulledpork #crockpot #recipe

I’m doing the food for a food and wine tasting event this week and we decided the theme this month is spring salads. I gave my wine store friend a selection of salads to choose from and one of the salads he chose was my BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad. Good choice! That salad is hearty, full of […]


Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew

Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Guinness #Irish #Stew #Recipe

I made this stew by request … I was discussing with my friend Seth at The Little Cellar Wine Company what recipes to feature in March for our monthly “wine and food tasting” event and he strongly suggested an Irish Stew. I could see the twinkle in his eye … that this was something he really […]


Holiday Apple Pomegranate Sangria

Holiday Apple Pomegranate Sangria ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #cocktail #wine #recipe

Sangria is an adult beverage I’ve come to appreciate more and more ever since my friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen posted her recipe for classic Spanish sangria. Since then I’ve made many variations of Sangria, both white and red versions, each one with its own special twist. This year I wanted to make […]


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 […]


Wild Mushroom & Sausage White Pizza

Wild Mushroom & Sausage White Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #pizza #recipe

with Rachael Ray’s Pizza Crust (adapted for the bread machine) Have you ever had a white pizza?  The first time I encountered a white pizza, I have to admit I was a little befuddled. Growing up in middle America where pizza equated to Domino’s or Pizza Hut … or,  if you’re going with the frozen […]


Philly Cheesesteak Soup

Philly Cheesesteak Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #beef #pepper & #onion #soup #recipe

If you were reading my blog last week, you may have seen the Crockpot Za’atar Pot Roast I made and I mentioned you should save the juices that the meat cooked in because we’re going to make some really good soup. You can also use the onions and garlic that the meat cooked in as […]


Blueberry Poached Pear Salad

Blueberry Poached Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese & a Raspberry Malbec Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gourmet #pear #salad #recipe

with blue cheese, candied walnuts and a raspberry malbec vinaigrette It’s still winter in my little corner of the world and today was a total chiller! Temperatures dropped back down below zero and I didn’t even want to look at the wind chill factor. When temps go down that low when I’m getting to the point when […]


Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad

Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #winter #salad #recipe

This salad is a light mix of fruity flavors with greens and a maple-licious dijon dressing. The dried cherries add an intensity that contrasts nicely with the crunchy sweet apples. I mixed in some Napa cabbage for the pretty curly leaves and the lovely light green color. Spinach provides the dark green. It’s a great way to use […]


Maple Dijon White Wine Vinaigrette

Maple Dijon White Wine Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #salad #dressing #recipe

For the past couple months, I took a break from salads. I don’t know why … perhaps it’s the weather. I normally love salads and eat them all the time, even right through winter. But this year I kept buying salad greens, but never used them. Then last week, I finally got around to making […]


Maple Roasted Pear & Bacon Salad

Maple Roasted Pear & Bacon Salad with cranberries, candied walnuts & blue cheese and a maple dijon white wine vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #roasted #pear #bacon #salad #recipe

with dried cranberries, blue cheese, candied walnuts & a maple dijon white wine vinaigrette I have had the idea for this salad wandering about in the back of my brain for quite a while. I kept buying pears and meaning to make it, but then ending up using the pears for something else. This particular pear I chanced on […]


Pepperjack Potato Leek Soup

Pepperjack Potato Leek Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls#cheesy #potato #leek #soup #recipe #glutenfree

A super creamy potato leek soup with a little carrot & tomato to add color and a little tingle of heat from the peppers in the cheese. This is the last of the leek recipes. I’ve now officially used up all the leeks that my sister gave me from her garden. I’m a little sad, […]


Honey Lavender Wine Poached Pears

Honey Lavender White Wine Poached Pears ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #easy #dessert #recipe

Pears poached in a honey lavender white wine syrup with creamy honey lavender mascarpone cheese and crunchy cinnamon roasted almond slices on top. It’s a perfect blend of all those things that make a dreamy dessert: sweet, soft, elegant, creamy, with a bit of something crunchy for contrast. If I could only have one dessert for the rest […]


Mediterranean Beef Stuffed Squash

Mediterranean Beef Stuffed Summer Squash ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #stuffed #summer #squash #recipe

Stuffed squash with Greek-spiced meat, tomatoes, onions, peppers, breadcrumbs and a melted Italian blend of cheeses on top. It’s a bit like that marvelous Greek dish Moussaka, but stuffed into a summer squash rather than a layered eggplant dish. I have to apologize ahead of time because I didn’t write down the ingredients as I was […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Ice Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Ice Cream ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #icecream #recipe

A lower fat ice cream adapted from Cooking Light I’ve been fascinated with the idea of wine ice cream for quite a while now … I read it was a hot food trend a while back (who knows how long ago–there is no timeline in my mind that keeps track of when I saw this […]


Honey Rosemary Steak Kabobs

Honey Rosemary Steak Kabobs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #steak #recipe

It’s that time of year … tax and birthday season. The birthday that affects me most is my daughter’s April birthday. She and I have been scrambling to clean the house and prepare for this big event for about 2 weeks now. I caught a little spring cold in the process, which made the whole […]


Apple & Hot Pepper Wine Jam

Apple & Hot Pepper Wine Jam ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #jam #recipe

I took some of this jam to work, poured it over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers. My friends  didn’t quite know how to describe it, but we all agreed it was marvelous with cream cheese and crackers. It took us a while to think of how to describe it. One friend […]


Cranberry Turkey Salad with Candied Walnuts

Cranberry Turkey Salad with Goat Cheese & Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles and a Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette This salad is a scrumptious way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Make the cranberry sauce into a salad dressing and put some turkey atop some greens. Sprinkle with goat cheese and candied walnuts and you have a beautiful way to re-purpose your Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah, it’s […]


Rosemary Red Wine Poached Pears

Rosemary Red Wine Poached Pears with Honey Mascarpone & Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

with Honey Rosemary Mascarpone Filling and Candied Walnuts Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I worked for a company in California. Sometimes I would go out to California for work, and one night I went out for dinner at some funky California restaurant and I spotted a merlot poached pear on the […]

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