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  • Classic Lemon Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and edible flowers

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake is a special occasion dessert easy enough for any day.  This New York Style cheesecake is equally fabulous plain, or decorated with fresh berries and edible flowers.  …

  • A big slice of Creamsicle Cake, with fork

    Orange Creamsicle Cake

    Orange Creamsicle Cake ~ layer cakes are the ultimate dessert luxury, but this orange cake has a casual, vintage vibe that makes it perfect for laid back summer gatherings, potlucks, family…

  • a slice of orange blossom bundt cake

    Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

    An Orange Blossom Bundt Cake made with my signature orange infused sugar for a classic pound cake texture and a sophisticated orange flavor.  This is the orange cake to end all…

  • Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

    Warm Lemon Pudding Cake (gluten free, or not!)

    My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is downright magical ~ it’s an easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert that bakes up with a fluffy cake layer and a tangy pudding layer.…

  • Super easy cinnamon coffee cake on a blue plate with fork

    Super Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake

    Super Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake ~ a soft pillowy cake with a simple flavor profile and a retro vibe (no one will guess it starts with a boxed mix!)…

  • Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

    Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ this is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb.  Pair it with a good cup…

  • Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream

    Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream ~ snack time just got a whole lot more interesting with this unique combination of bananas, poppy seeds, and lemon ~ you can whip…

  • Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake

    You don’t have to be on a gluten free diet to appreciate Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake ~ this super moist, super decadent pound cake is completely grain free and a…

  • What to Eat Now: Citrus

    What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes

    Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes are a variation on one of my most popular recipes.  Fresh tangerine juice, Greek yogurt, and crunchy poppy seeds make a lighter and healthier version of everybody’s…

  • Gluten Free Tangerine Cake

    Gluten Free Tangerine Cake ~ this flourless cake is such a wonderful surprise, made with whole tangerines and almond flour in the Italian tradition ~ it’s impossibly moist and bursting with…

  • Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake is a mile high crumb cake with a delicate fresh lemon flavor, it's made with my special lemon infused sugar ~ an easy technique for punching up the citrus flavor in your favorite recipes!

    Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake

    Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake is a mile high coffee cake with a delicate fresh lemon flavor, it’s made with my special lemon infused sugar ~ an easy technique for punching up…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake

    My Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake is an easy loaf cake bursting with citrus flavor and crunchy poppy seeds ~ and just when you thought winter had nothing fresh to offer!…

  • Glazed Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake…can’t you just taste it now? It’s packed to the gills with the essence of fresh grapefruit and positively loaded with poppy seeds. That’s white grapefruit, by the…

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    Fresh Tangerine Cake

    This sunny Fresh Tangerine Cake is guaranteed to get your morning off to a better start — the cake is moist and buttery and the icing bursts with fresh tangerine flavor!…

  • Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon Cake

    This naturally gluten free Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon cake is made with the entire lemon, peel and all, in the Mediterranean tradition, it has a tender texture and an explosive lemon…

  • lemon poppy seed pancakes 5

    Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

    Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes ~ This unexpected combination is a refreshing change from regular pancakes and it’s perfect for a special occasion, a cozy weekend morning, or just any time you…

  • Blood Orange Pound Cake

    This Blood Orange Pound Cake has a moist and tender crumb and a gorgeous pink glaze thanks to some fresh squeezed blood orange juice!…

  • Atlantic Cod Cakes with Ruby Red Salsa

    We’re heading down to Florida tomorrow and I wanted to leave you with an appropriately sunny meal.  I make a version of this dinner a lot during the warm months, and…

  • Minneola Orange Cake

    Minneola Orange Cake ~ a buttery cake bursting with fresh citrus flavor.  The minneola is a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, you’ll know it by its distinctive nub…

  • Mini Lady Grey Tea Cakes with Honey Frosting

    These Mini Lady Grey Tea Cakes with Honey Frosting are tailor made for the ladies who lunch.  They’re elegant little cakes infused with the fragrant flavors of Earl Grey tea, one…

  • Grilled Halibut with Citrus Salsa

    Grilled Halibut with Citrus Salsa ~ if there were ever a dish that had my name written all over it, it’s this one.  I could eat this every day for the…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake

    This Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake is love at first bite.  It’s moist and citrusy, and the poppy seeds give it this amazing light crunchy texture.  Then there’s the glaze, it’s sweet…

  • rhubarb curd being spread on toast

    Rhubarb Curd

    My easy Rhubarb Curd recipe is a silky sweet/tart spread with the unforgettable flavor of fresh rhubarb.  Spread it on toast, scones, biscuits, or just eat it out of the jar…

  • Making citrus sugar in a food processor with sugar and lemon zest

    How to Make Lemon Sugar

    How to Make Lemon Sugar ~ this is an easy technique for infusing real lemon flavor into sugar for all your baking projects.  If you’re a lemon lover you need to…

  • slices of orange glazed zucchini bread, stacked

    Orange Glazed Zucchini Bread

    Orange Glazed Zucchini Bread ~ a soft, moist zucchini packed bread with a surprise sweet glaze made with fresh squeezed orange juice.  Make room at the front of your recipe file…

  • Tangerine Marmalade Crumble Tart, sliced 2

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary ~ an easy crumble tart infused with a hint of fresh rosemary ~ perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!…

  • A stack of glazed Buttermilk Lemon Bread slices

    Buttermilk Lemon Bread

    My Buttermilk Lemon Bread is a tangy lemon loaf that practically sings with fresh lemony flavor, and I’m spilling all the secrets to this perfect citrusy pound cake right here!…

  • 5 Mouthwatering Flourless Desserts

    These 5 mouthwatering flourless desserts prove you don’t need traditional white flour to make a knock-out sweet treat! …

  • Gift Guide 2018

    2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    Since this Sunday is wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shopping is on my mind, and I’m a firm believer in getting as much of it out of the way…

  • Colorful Winter Pansy Salad

    Pansy Salad

    My Pansy Salad with blood orange vinaigrette will bring some color to your menus using edible flowers that thrive year round! …

  • May Lilac Recipes

    May Lilac Recipes ~ the delicate blossoms of lilacs are beautiful, the fragrance is sweet and haunting…but did you also know that the flowers are edible?  Make the most of their…

  • Creamy Blueberry Lemon Bars

    Creamy Blueberry Lemon Bars ~ do you feel like an easy blueberry dessert?  Or tangy lemon bars?  Why not enjoy both with this to-die-for recipe that combines a tart lemon custard…

  • Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

    20 Nordic Recipes to Try Right Now

    20 Nordic Recipes to Try Right Now ~ sure, you’ve baked spritz cookies during the holidays, and maybe you’ve had a Swedish meatball or two, (thanks Ikea), but do you really…

  • The Flavor Forecast for 2018

    The Flavor Forecast for 2018 ~ you might already know the Pantone color of the year (it’s Ultra-Violet), but what about the food trends of 2018?  Here’s what the experts are…

  • Fresh Lemon Truffles

    These Fresh Lemon Truffles are creamy confections with a bold citrus flavor.  Rolled in sugar or dipped in dark chocolate ~ they make an unexpectedly light and bright homemade candy for…

  • Brûléed Brie

    Brûléed Brie ~ this is your wow appetizer for the season ~ you only need a wheel of Brie and some sugar to do this, and the results speak for themselves. …

  • What to Eat Now: Apples

    What to Eat Now: Apples

    What To Eat Now: Apples!  OK, so apples are always available in the supermarket, but the juiciest, crispest, best-est apples are in season starting in August, peaking in September, and continuing…

  • The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier! Get your creative juices flowing with this collection of the world’s best freezer jam recipes ~ I’ve organized them by season, so you’ll never be without something wonderful to spread on your morning toast!

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier!  Get your creative juices…

  • Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Blood Orange Crumble Bars

    I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing – 5 everyday ingredients that add up to one powerhouse secret weapon in the kitchen – this lemon vinaigrette wakes up almost anything with a blast…

  • Bruleed Tomatoes and 22 other foods you ddin't know could be torched!

    Tomatoes and 22 Other Foods to Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is one of my favorite desserts, but did you know you can ‘brûlée’ more than just custard?  Light up your kitchen torches friends — we’re going to caramelize all…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme

    Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is delicately infused with the essence of spring — if you can’t get citrus blossoms, try lilac,  jasmine, honeysuckle, or elderberry. Spring is around the corner…in…

  • Healthy and low fat filet of fish with blood oranges and thyme in parchment

    Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment

    There isn’t a healthy epithet you can hurl at this Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment that doesn’t fit — low calorie, low carb, gluten free, Paleo, low fat,…

  • The Top Ten Posts of 2015

    The Top Ten Posts of 2015

    This post is always a lot of fun for me…I get to look back over a year’s worth of hard work and delicious recipes and  trot out a few winners for…

  • Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips

    Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips ~ the classic holiday combination of chocolate and orange shines in these simple drop cookies!…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    My Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a bakery style favorite in our house.  They bake up nice and tall with a big round dome that we slather them with a sweet…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad from the great Yotam Ottolenghi.  Wake up your next meal with this unique and healthy vegan salad.…

  • Pineapple Banana Bread

    Pineapple Banana Bread

    This Pineapple Banana Bread is an unexpected treat ~ ripe bananas, crushed pineapple, and shredded coconut make for a dreamy cake, and don’t forget that sweet/tangy pineapple glaze!…

  • homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

    Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

    Believe it or not these Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates are super easy to make at home, and you can customize the chocolate and the filling in countless variations!…

  • 3 Minute Microwave Jam | The View From Great Island 4

    3-Minute No Sugar Microwave Jam

    3-Minute No Sugar Microwave Jam ~ this amazingly fresh and vibrant jam is made in just minutes in the microwave, without any of the muss and fuss associated with traditional jam…