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    Chewy Toffee Pecan Bars

    These chewy toffee pecan bars are part blondie, part cookie bar, and full on ooey-gooey delicious. The buttery pecan flavor is outrageous!…

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    Easy Apple Fritter Bread

    Easy Apple Fritter Bread ~ tart apples are swirled with brown sugar and spices in this classic loaf cake, topped with a sweet crackly glaze. This apple quick bread takes a…

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    Classic Sliced Pot Roast

    How to make a classic sliced (not shredded!) pot roast for that tender, succulent braised beef of your dreams. This is the ultimate meal for comfort food lovers.…

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    Give Sprouts a Chance!

    They may be the world’s most maligned vegetable, but the humble Brussels sprout is one of my favorites! If you’re on the fence, my best Brussels sprout recipes are sure to…

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    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is creamy, lightly spiced and so easy to make at home. The result is fresher and more delicious than anything you can buy!…

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    Pumpkin Spice Crisp

    Pumpkin Spice Crisp is the new gold standard for pumpkin desserts, sorry not sorry pumpkin pie, we’re going a different way this Thanksgiving, and we’re super excited about it. This fluffy…

  • Make Ahead Cider and Sage Gravy

    Make Ahead Cider and Sage Gravy ~ this upgraded no-drippings gravy is tailor made for cozy fall dinners, and it’ll be in our Thanksgiving gravy boat this year for sure!…

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    Swedish Meatball Meatloaf

    Swedish meatball meatloaf is juicy and delicious, complete with gravy and lingonberry jam. This cozy family meal is also perfect for the holidays!…

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    Our Most Popular Cozy Dinner Recipes!

    These are YOUR favorite dinner recipes, taken from over ten years of Great Island cooking. If you’re looking to spruce up your regular meal rotation, you’ll find some yummy tried and…

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    Quick Chili Oil Noodles

    Szechuan chili oil noodles are a famously easy late night meal, but these spicy Chinese noodles are welcome any time, especially after a busy day. When you’re fiercely hungry, totally beat,…

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    Dutch Apple Cake

    Every bite of this Dutch Apple Cake is sweet and juicy thanks to layers of thinly sliced Honeycrisps, baked up in a no fail batter with a touch of spice. This…

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    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and grain free using cauliflower rice. This is a light, clean, and healthy vegan…

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    Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom

    My Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom is an easy one bowl Scandinavian inspired shortbread crumble tart with a fabulous flavor combo. I sidetracked my diet for a second slice, and it…

  • Most Popular Pumpkin Recipes!

    You guys love pumpkin, and I’ve been only so happy to supply you with lots and lots of delicious ways to feed your passion over the years. Here are the top…

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    Apple Cider Doughnut Loaf Cake

    My apple cider doughnut loaf cake is the fall cake of your dreams, it tastes just like your favorite moist apple cider doughnut. One bite will take you hay riding, apple…

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    Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies!

    Chewy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies the ultimate fall cookie, with lots of perfectly spiced pumpkin flavor and that chewy texture we all love in a cookie.…

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    Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy

    Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy is a cozy and comforting supper with a Scandinavian vibe ~ perfect for hunkering down on a chilly night. These easy hamburger steaks are…

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    Almond Pear Tart

    A classic pear tart recipe with a simple almond-scented frangipane filling is the perfect showcase for gorgeous Bosc pears. This easy fall dessert is so quick to make!…

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    Fall Apple Preserves

    My seasonal apple preserves are classic recipes that let you hold on to apple season throughout the year. These apple jams, jellies, sauces, and butters are easy and so delicious!…

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    Double Chocolate Banana Bread

    Double Chocolate Banana Bread is the ultimate pairing of chocolate and banana ~ so rich I could have called it a cake. But whatever you want to call it, I defy…

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    Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

    Maple glazed pumpkin muffins give you two of the season’s iconic flavors in one delicious breakfast treat. Moist, pumpkin spiced, and topped with a sweet maple glaze, they have to be…

  • Praline Pumpkin Snack Cake is the ultimate fall treat, with a moist, slightly spiced pumpkin cake topped with a to-die-for praline caramel frosting ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake

    Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake is my favorite new pumpkin dessert recipe, and that’s saying a lot. This cake has the perfect tender crumb, a lightly spiced pumpkin flavor, and an out…

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    Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Shells

    Broccoli and cheddar baked shells is comfort food at its finest! This classic macaroni and cheese is quick and easy for family meals, and upscale enough for company.…

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    Should You Eat More Plums?

    Spoiler alert ~ yes! Plums are the new star superfruit (move over blueberries) and they have so many health benefits to offer. And when we get tired of eating them out…

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    Maple Walnut Butter

    Maple walnut butter is a creamy spread made with toasted walnuts and a touch of pure maple sugar ~ think of it as your favorite peanut butter, all decked out for…

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    German American Recipes for Octoberfest

    We’re tapping kegs and grilling up our brats ~ Octoberfest festivities have already started across the country, are you ready? Here are my favorite German American recipes so you can celebrate…

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    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs ~ the name tells you all you need to know. These luscious meatballs are smothered in a sweet and tangy apple butter brandy sauce that will bring…