My friend Heather sent this great word along. I'd rarely heard it and wasn't exactly sure what it meant, so I figured I'd better find out and share it here. "Toothsome" refers to something edible that is temptingly tasty, delicious, delectable. You get the idea. The word came into use in the 1500s and seems to have peaked around 1900.
Toothsome treats aren't necessarily sweet; any delectably appealing dish can be considered toothsome. I enjoyed two wonderfully toothsome turkey dinners this past weekend. And one time a few years ago, my boys (Lucas missing from the photo but not from the baking) made a delicious cake for my birthday. We were toothsomely chocolatized!