Monthly Archives

January 2017

  • Dill Pickle and Brat Soup ~ a wonderfully surprising soup made with smokey brats, tangy dill pcikles, and tender potatoes in a creamy broth ~

    Dill Pickle and Brat Soup

    Dill Pickle and Brat Soup, made in the crock pot, or not.  This soup is a delicious surprise, with smokey brats, tangy dill pickles, and tender potatoes all in a light…

  • Flourless Pecan Choclate Chip Cookies

    Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten free, dairy free, and absolutely amazing.   I replaced the flour and butter of a traditional cookie with creamy pecan butter, and you…

  • Short Rib Fries ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Short Rib Fries

    Short Rib Fries ~ thick cut wedges of russet potato baked until browned and crispy, then topped off with fork tender braised short ribs in a rich wine gravy ~ don’t…

  • Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo is a spicy sexy 30 minute meal that is guaranteed to get sparks flying! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo

    Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo ~ this fiery romantic dish can be whipped up in 30 minutes with a bag of frozen shrimp and pantry staples.  This is the best shrimp scampi…

  • Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor. Add lots of toasted pita bread and you could call it dinner.

    Warm Hummus with Mushrooms

    Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor.  Add lots…

  • Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ a beautiful, crunchy, healthy salad for the colder months ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad

    Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ have you ever seen a prettier salad?  Paper thin rounds of winter root veggies are stacked and then lightly dressed with olive oil and a balsamic…

  • Warm Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ a wonderfully unique appetizer! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt

    Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ are you ready for a new taste sensation?  The olives are crispy on the outside, warm and juicy inside, the yogurt is…

  • Oat Bran with Trail Mix is a wonderfully cozy breakfast for a chilly morning, it's healthy, full of protein and fiber, and so delicious! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Oat Bran Power Bowl

    This healthy high fiber Oat Bran Power Bowl recipe is a really cozy way to fuel your day ~ oat bran is creamier, tastier, and keeps you satisfied even longer than…

  • Winter Weight Loss Soup is colorful, delicious, and effective! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Weight Loss Soup Recipe

     This revitalizing weight loss soup is satisfying and deliciously low carb.  I don’t know where I’d be without it ~ probably a few pounds heavier, that’s for sure!…

  • Quick and easy deep dish White Mushroom and Ham Pizza ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Quick Mushroom and Ham Pizza

    This Quick Mushroom and Ham Pizza is a warm and cozy pizza that you can whip up on a whim because it’s made with…wait for it…refrigerated dough!…

  • Better than Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Better than Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

    Better than Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread (with cream cheese frosting!)  Imagine it…no waiting in line…no worry about getting the mangy looking slice at the back of the case…no sad face after…