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  • Shrimp and romesco sauce in skillet

    Shrimp in Romesco Sauce

    Shrimp in Romesco Sauce ~ serve this grilled shrimp and bold roasted red pepper sauce along with some crusty bread for a Spanish style tapas menu.  It’s a wonderful way to…

  • Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs

    My Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs is a clean, nutritious, fast answer to that pesky question that keeps coming up at the end of every busy day ~ what’s…

  • The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

    The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon ~ this epic beef stew cooks in just 30 minutes in the amazing Instant Pot.  The meat is melt in your mouth tender and the…

  • Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce

    Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce ~ this brilliant hack lets you enjoy your favorite luxury breakfast in easy sliceable form ~  complete with little chunks of Canadian bacon and a…

  • 6 Minute Instant Pot Lobster Risotto

    6 Minute Instant Pot Lobster Risotto ~ a luxuriously creamy risotto enriched with brandy, mascarpone cheese, and browned butter, all made in just a few minutes, right in the Instant Pot…

  • Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes

    Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes ~ it’s all about the wonderful world of Rosé today, with lots of Valentine worthy inspiration, including a unique rosé wine infused…

  • 15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without

    15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without ~ that’s right, these are game changing meals inspired by the iconic bowls of Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.  Rich flavorful broth, amazing…

  • Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives

    Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives ~ you’re going to roast chicken anyway, so why not make it special?  Peel a couple of blood oranges (substitute regular oranges or tangerines)…

  • Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts

    My Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts is a quick pilaf of rice and mushrooms served warm over spicy watercress and topped with toasted hazelnuts.  This earthy gluten free vegan…

  • How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board

    How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board ~ an easy meat and cheese platter is ideal for the busy holiday season. ~ it’s quick to throw together, looks stunning, feeds 2…

  • Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy

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

  • Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta

    Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta ~ this earthy whole grain salad is homey, but festive enough for the holidays, and even if you’re dealing with a mashup of  carnivores,…

  • Meatballs al forno

    Meatballs al forno are the A-listers of the meatball set.  They’re on the menu at Nancy Silverton’s Mozza restaurant in Los Angeles and they’ve got the reputation for being the best…

  • Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

    Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe ~ this classic Italian meat sauce is comforting and SO satisfying!  It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a big…

  • Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash ~ fall is finally in the air and I’m celebrating with the perfect meal for a chilly (pun intended) night.  I’m using acorn squash as healthy little…

  • French Potato and Onion Gratin

    French Potato and Onion Gratin ~ this quintessential fall side dish of potatoes and onions cooked up in a simple cheesy cream sauce is easy enough for a family dinner, but…

  • chicken thighs with beans and wilted greens in blue pot

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens ~ greens and beans are a superfood duo that’s been around for generations ~ this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner,…

  • Slow Cooked Apple Bourbon Smothered Pork Chops

    Slow Cooked Apple Bourbon Smothered Pork Chops ~ that’s a delicious mouthful!  The pork cooks low and slow in the oven, or crock pot, and becomes fork tender in a rich…

  • Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon

    Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon ~ an easy dinner that never fails to please.  The salmon is succulent because it’s bathed in a creamy wine sauce perked up with lots of lemon…

  • Pepper Jack Mac

    Pepper Jack Mac is a spicy pepper jack macaroni and cheese recipe studded with plenty of fresh jalapeños ~ think you can handle it?  If I were you I’d skip straight…

  • New England Style Shrimp Roll with chips

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a…

  • Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs 3

    Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs

    Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs ~ I can’t imagine a more exciting dinner than a plate of these lemony cardamom spiced lamb meatballs nestled in creamy tahini sauce.  I have a…

  • Rosemary Chicken Skewers

    Rosemary Chicken Skewers ~ tender chunks of tzatziki marinated chicken and a rainbow of veggies threaded onto fragrant sprigs of fresh rosemary ~ can you say delish?…

  • Summer tomato and tuna salad on a white platter

    Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad

    Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad ~ if you think canned tuna belongs between two slices of bread, think again, this vibrant salad is just as easy to make, healthier, and a…

  • Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, and Weight Watchers friendly. Or, to put it another way, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly. …

  • Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

    A guacamole Bruschetta Bar is an easy appetizer or a healthy light meal for a crowd ~ and admit it, you’ve always wanted to eat avocado toast for dinner!…

  • Chicken with Cracked Olives and Herbs

    Chicken with Cracked Olives and Herbs ~ this is a fabulous one pot meal in the vibrant healthy Mediterranean tradition, it’s so easy to throw together, and it bursts with sunny…

  • Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad ~ this is steak salad, Korean style! This Korean barbecue inspired salad is topped with richly marinated grilled beef and a variety of veggie 'sides' ~ kimchee optional!

    Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad

    Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad ~ this is steak salad Korean style and bulgogi beef is the most flavorful grilled meat you’ll ever taste, no contest.  My Korean barbecue inspired salad is…

  • Low Country Shrimp Boil ~ this iconic Southern feast is the ultimate one pot meal ~ Vidalia onions, potatoes, corn, Andouille sausage, and shrimp get layered into a large stock pot with Cajun spices ~ just add friends and lots of ice cold beer!

    Low Country Shrimp Boil

    Low Country Shrimp Boil ~ this iconic Southern feast is the ultimate one pot meal ~ Vidalia onions, potatoes, corn, Andouille sausage, and shrimp  get layered into a large stock pot…

  • Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Crema

    Grilled Salmon Tacos with cilantro crema

    Grilled Salmon Tacos with cilantro crema ~ this casual meal makes life so easy, just set out the tortillas and the fixings, and let people have at it.  Everything can be…

  • Sausage and Vegetable Grill packets ~ a colorful healthy 30 minute meal for the grill or the oven!

    Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets

    Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets ~ here’s an easy idea for lazy summer nights…pile your sausage and cut veggies onto a sheet of foil, wrap it up, and throw it on…

  • Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

    Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls ~ these lightning fast stir fry bowls are so vibrant and full of flavor you’d never guess it’s a 30-minute meal!…

  • Rainbow Summer Rolls

    These refreshing Rainbow Summer Rolls are like a cool breeze on a hot day, and they get bonus points for fitting in to just about any diet you’re on, from low…

  • Roast Chicken with Purple Garlic

    Roast Chicken with Purple Garlic ~ this chicken roasts on a veritable bower of garlic, and when it comes out of the oven, those cloves are mellow and spread like buttah. …

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too?  Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings, including homemade spicy kiwi relish…

  • Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad ~ if you love a great main course salad then try this healthy 30 minute meal made with lean grilled chicken breast!  It’s a light, low carb,…

  • Salmon with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

    Salmon with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa ~ this is a healthy light meal for a warm night, and the spicy fruit salsa can double as an appetizer ~ just add chips and…

  • Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger and Green Onions ~ these tender potstickers are packed with flavor and make an ideal appetizer or light dinner.

    Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger

    Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger and Green Onion ~ everybody’s favorite appetizer!  These tender pot stickers are even better than the ones at your favorite restaurant, and they couldn’t be easier…

  • Hawaiian Poke Bowls with Canned Tuna

    Rainbow Poke Bowl with Canned Tuna

    Rainbow Poke Bowl with canned tuna ~ you can have this colorful and healthy Hawaiian favorite any time, anywhere, without having to source sushi grade raw fish ~ it’s a win…

  • Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

    My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free…

  • Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Low carb eating just got a whole lot more interesting with my Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps!  Who needs rice when you’ve got fresh crunchy lettuce leaves?  Everybody’s going to come back…

  • Thai Beef Salad, a tangy and spicy salad made with sliced steak, fresh herbs, and a spicy garlic and ginger dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Thai Beef Salad

    Thai Beef Salad ~ it’s in a league all by itself, with ribbons of rare steak, tons of fresh herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro, feathery slices of red onion, crunchy…

  • Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

    Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

    Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish!  This is my new easy cheesy dinner.…

  • Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives is a quick and healthy 30-minute meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives ~ this 30 minute meal will transport you to the Greek Isles with its silky lemon sauce and rich, briny olives.  The health news on…

  • Stuffed Shells Bolognese is a stepped up version of a family dinnertime classic ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Stuffed Shells Bolognese

    Stuffed Shells Bolognese ~ a rich meaty Bolognese sauce elevates these comforting stuffed shells from a family dinnertime classic to a special occasion centerpiece.…

  • Shrimp Pad Thai ~ a better version of take-out! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp Pad Thai

    Shrimp Pad Thai is a healthy stir fry noodle bowl made with gluten free rice noodles, shrimp, and all the classic Thai flavors like ginger, garlic, lime, and cilantro ~ this…

  • Hearty and healthy Falafel Salad Bowl is a protein rich Middle Eastern main course salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Falafel Salad Bowl

    My Falafel Salad Bowl is such a fabulous vegetarian main course salad, it makes Meatless Monday everybody’s favorite night of the week! This Falafel Salad Bowl is inspired by one of…

  • Slow Cooker Weeknight Pho is a quick and easy version of a fabulous Vietnamese noodle bowl!

    Easy Slow Cooker Pho Recipe

    Slow Cooker Pho ~ this slurp-able Vietnamese noodle soup is world famous for its richly flavored broth that simmers all-day.  With my easy crock pot recipe you can enjoy pho any…

  • 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…

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

    Weight Loss Soup Recipe

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

  • 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!…

  • Creamy Ham and Bean Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamy Ham and Bean Broth

    Creamy Ham and Bean Broth is a luxe way to use up a leftover ham ~ I make a big pot of this wonderful chowder, it only gets more wonderful as…

  • The Secret to the Best Brussels Sprout Soup!

    The Secret to the Best Brussels Sprout Soup ~ spoiler alert ~ it’s bacon!  My Creamy Brussels Sprout and Bacon Soup is a comforting meal for a chilly night ~ just…

  • Spinach Artichoke Quiche ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

    This Spinach and Artichoke Quiche marries my favorite busy day dinner with my favorite cheesy hot dip.  It’s an easy meatless meal that proves that comfort food isn’t all about meat…