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Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this uniquely refreshing spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade...| vodka | summer cocktail | infused alcohol | edible flowers | Mother's Day | spring cocktail | vodka |

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this unique spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade…it’s a super refreshing conversation starter, and the honeysuckle vodka is ready in 24 hours ~ can you say instant gratification?…

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Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

Are you ready for some instant pickle gratification?  My Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles are ready in under an hour ~ and because they’re not processed in a hot water bath, they stay extra crunchy! On this blog I’ve worked through most of the basic techniques and processes related to cooking and food prep: I’ve turned flour and water into bread with the help of yeast, I’ve harnessed enzymes to make cheese, and bacteria to make yogurt,  I’ve preserved, whipped,…

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Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

My Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is an easy way to make your own fabulously fresh sausage right at home ~  it freezes beautifully, too, so be sure to make extra so you can enjoy it anytime. Chicken apple sausage is something our whole family can agree on, it’s been a favorite here forever.  We buy it at the grocery store and order it in restaurants all the time, so I’m thrilled to be able to make it myself.  And…

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How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs

How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs quickly and easily from any type of bread ~ fresh or dry, seasoned or unseasoned, whole grain, gluten free, even from crackers.  I’ll show you how to make them from scratch in minutes without all those preservatives and artificial ingredients…homemade bread crumbs are healthy, delicious, and frugal, too! save the recipe! Stop yourself next time you’re about to pitch a stale half-baguette, some forgotten English muffins, or the last few slices of a whole…

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Spicy Basil Pesto

Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Spicy Basil Pesto ~ Serrano pepper takes the world’s freshest sauce from simple to sassy in one fell swoop ~ stir it into freshly boiled pasta, spread it over grilled fish, spoon it on a baked potato, or soak it up with a torn piece of bread, it makes all other sauces obsolete. save the recipe! Pesto is the original awesome sauce.  Of course I make it all summer long, but to tell you the truth I enjoy it most…

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Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe will blow you away, not only because it’s easy to do, spot on delicious, and will impress the heck out of your friends…but because it will save you SO MUCH money!  Don’t lose track of this, it’s going to be perfect for the holidays. If you keep up with TVFGI you’ll know that I just posted all about How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave, it’s one of my favorite new kitchen hacks.  The microwave…

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How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave

How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave quickly and easily ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I’ll show you exactly how to dry herbs in the microwave, it’s quick, easy and a lot of fun! — The microwave preserves color and flavor like no other method, and in minutes you can have months’ worth of herbs ready to go. I’m a huge believer in the power of fresh herbs, they make a big difference in the flavor of so many foods.  And because of that I’m forever buying them and, sadly, letting many of them got…

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