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  • Buckwheat Honey and Caraway Rolls

    Buckwheat Honey and Caraway Rolls are lightly sweet with the unique aroma of caraway seeds (they’re what give rye bread its amazing flavor!) These rustic dinner rolls turn your favorite soup…

  • Easy Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Congyoubing)

    These easy Chinese scallion pancakes, or congyoubing, are flaky, chewy, and make a fabulous appetizer or light meal. Don’t forget the perfect 4-ingredient dipping sauce!…

  • Grilled Cornbread Panzanella

    My Cornbread Panzanella is buttery grilled cornbread meets juicy tomatoes, red onion, and basil for a fresh take on the classic Italian tomato bread salad!…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…

  • Creamy Spring Onion and Radish Dip

    Creamy Spring Onion and Radish Dip ~ two of spring’s freshest ingredients come together in this crunchy, creamy, addictive dip! Make it skinny with veggie sticks, or pair it up with…

  • slicing fennel on a mandoline slicer

    Quick Pickled Fennel

    Quick Pickled Fennel is a zippy condiment that works with just about anything you’ll pull off your grill this season.  It’s great in salads, and I love to eat it straight…

  • virtual cocktail party drinks

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour!

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour ~ just because we’re on house arrest these days doesn’t mean we can’t hang out with friends…virtual cocktail parties are all the rage right…

  • asparagus and creme fraiche tart

    Simple Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

    A simple asparagus puff pastry tart made in just a few minutes with frozen puff pastry, creme fraiche (or mascarpone, Boursin, cream cheese…) and asparagus.  A shower of lemon zest and…

  • Mushroom Gruyere Bruschetta with Thyme

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta is the kind of quick and easy appetizer you can throw together on the spur of the moment.  This toasted cheese bread with savory grilled mushrooms is…

  • Cream of Jalapeño Soup

    Cream of Jalapeño Soup is a lovely combination of spicy peppers in a creamy, cheesy soup base.  Fresh cilantro and lime add the perfect touch to this unique soup.…

  • Tasting Gone Loco party mix

    Gone Loco Party Mix ~ the Ultimate No Bake Recipe

    Gone Loco Party Mix ~ the Ultimate No Bake Recipe!  It’s all your guilty pleasures loaded into one epic snack mix, perfect for seeing the year out in style (don’t worry,…

  • Elegant and delicious Swedish Cocktail Meatballs is the ultimate holiday appetizer! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    My Best Party Appetizer Recipes

    Every party needs a great appetizer ~ so here are my favorite recipes for feeding crowds, impressing guests, and leaving you with enough time and energy to be a scintillating host!…

  • Naughty and Nice Party Mix Recipe

    My Naughty and Nice Party Mix Recipe is an updated take on classic Chex mix combining spicy, salty, and sweet flavors into one seriously addictive snack. It’s endlessly customizable, just make…

  • 7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip with wine and rye crisps

    7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

    7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip because everybody needs a show stopping appetizer up their sleeve for the holidays, am I right?  This Scandinavian inspired layered dip can be made a day…

  • Cheesy Brussels Sprout dip in a skillet

    Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip

    We love Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip, it’s our new hot appetizer obsession.  If you love my spinach artichoke dip, my Vidalia onion dip, or any baked dip for that matter, this…

  • mulled cranberry jelly on a spreading knife

    Easy Mulled Cranberry Jelly

    My Easy Mulled Cranberry Jelly is a unique homemade cranberry jelly infused with mulling spices. Can it to give it out as holiday gifts, or hoard it all for yourself ~…

  • Wild Mushroom and Hazelnut Baked Brie

    Wild Mushroom and Hazelnut Baked Brie is a stunning appetizer showcasing gorgeous mushrooms, crunchy hazelnuts, and buttery brie cheese. This easy baked cheese (it looks a lot fancier than it is)…

  • Instant Pot hummus with toasted pine nuts

    Instant Pot Hummus

    Instant Pot Hummus is easy, fast, and impossibly silky ~ let me show you how I cook my chickpeas (no soaking or peeling required) in my Instant Pot pressure cooker for…

  • a small jar of mulled cider jelly

    Mulled Cider Jelly

    My Mulled Cider Jelly is a beautifully golden spiced apple jelly that’s an incredible addition to a fall cheese plate, or a simple turkey sandwich.  It’s super quick to make, and…

  • herb marinated goat cheese on slices of toasted bread

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese makes a nice season spanning appetizer because it takes the abundance of late summer herbs in such a rich, comforting sort of direction. This tangy marinated cheese…

  • spiced lamb meatballs with hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus is just about the most perfect union I can think of.  The hummus is soft and rich and silky, (the meatballs and tahini sauce are too!)…

  • gazpacho negra in a white bowl with pansies

    Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho)

    My Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho) is intensely delicious. I make this Spanish chilled soup with fire roasted tomatoes and blistered peppers for a deep rich color and a smokey flavor that is…

  • sweet hot red pepper jam in a jam pot with crackers

    Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam

    My Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam recipe is an awe inspiring ruby red color with an intense sweet and spicy flavor.  Serve it to friends with cheese and crackers, save it…

  • Greek tzatziki dip with pita bread triangles

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip ~ a refreshing and healthy Mediterranean appetizer that is absolute heaven on sweltering nights… if you’ve OD’d on hummus lately, (and who hasn’t?) this garlicky yogurt…

  • apricot jalapeño jam with cheese and crackers on a white marble surface

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam ~ it’s sweet, hot, sticky, and makes an insanely delicious appetizer with soft cheese and crackers.  Do this hot pepper jam small batch refrigerator style, or can up…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe ~ this vodka spiked gazpacho is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole Recipes

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole ~  a great guacamole recipe is cheap, healthy, vegan, gluten free, drop dead easy, and universally loved. (We’ve been making it since college, humans have been…

  • Whipped Basil Ricotta with spring veggies

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité ~ a healthy ode to spring produce, this raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip is the perfect way to welcome the new…

  • Guacamole Deviled Eggs in a round tray with snipped chives

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a fresh take on everybody’s favorite comforting appetizer, it’s amazing how a little tweak like adding smashed avocado, garlic salt, and lemon really takes them over the…

  • Hot quest dip

    15 Excuses to Have Hot Cheesy Dip for Dinner

    15 Excuses to Have Hot Cheesy Dip for Dinner (as if you needed one) ~ a collection of hearty hot appetizers that can stand in for dinner at a moment’s notice.…