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  • 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 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

    Admit it, you’ve always wanted to eat avocado toast for dinner, and this fresh and easy Guacamole Bruschetta Bar is the way to do it!…

  • 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 spicy kiwi relish and…

  • Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad ~ if you love a great main course salad in the warmer months like I do, then this vibrant Greek salad topped with lean grilled chicken breast…

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Mushroom and Brie Soup

    Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up a notch with lots of creamy Brie cheese.  It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first…

  • Cheesy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

    I don’t think dinner can get any more comforting than this Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole.  It’s an impossibly delicious concoction of egg noodles, tender chicken, and a creamy poppy seed sauce,…

  • The Great Stuffed Pumpkin ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Great Stuffed Pumpkin

    This stuffed pumpkin recipe is a dramatic side dish or vegetarian main course ~ I guarantee  it will command center stage on your table.  Perfect for Friendsgiving!…

  • Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

    Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder is comfort food at its finest…made from scratch quickly and easily in 30 minutes.…

  • Lemony Chicken Biryani is a lush comforting one pot meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Chicken Biryani

    This Lemon Chicken Biryani recipe is a delicious gift that comes to us from Persia, via India ~ the fragrant basmati rice is flavored with a blend of spices and the…

  • Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Chimichurri Shrimp

    Chimichurri Shrimp ~ this can be a low carb and paleo friendly appetizer, or a comforting 30-minute meal when you pair it with pasta, couscous, or warm toasty bread.  You’ll be…

  • Meat Lovers Chili ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Easy Meat Lovers Chili

    Meat Lovers Chili is loaded up with three kinds of meat, (beef, pork, sausage) making this classic chili recipe a hearty favorite when the weather cools down and appetites ramp up. …

  • Albacore Buddha Bowl Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Healthy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls

    I make my quick and easy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls with pantry staples, and they’re packed with flavor, protein, and vibrant nutrition.…

  • Yotam Ottolenghi's Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Ottolenghi’s Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce

    Ottolenghi’s Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce is an earthy meal of tender fish cakes tucked into an aromatic sauce.   Serve it with couscous and sauteed spinach…this is comfort food with a…

  • Brats with Spicy Cranberry Apple Relish ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Brats with Spicy Cranberry Relish

    I highly recommend these Brats with Spicy Cranberry Relish if you’re ready to jump headfirst into fall ~ the sausages are briefly grilled, then gently simmered in the slow cooker while…

  • Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe is the ultmate Italian comfort food ~ the whole family loves it! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe

    Nobody does comfort food like the Italians, and this easy sausage and peppers recipe is a prime example of how a few simple ingredients can come together to make a sublimely…

  • Caprese Skillet Chicken is a crazy fast weeknight meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Caprese Skillet Chicken

    Caprese Skillet Chicken is a healthy, colorful stove top 30 minute meal that will get raves from everybody — be prepared to make this on a weekly basis because the family’s…

  • Garbanzo Veggie Burger ~ possibly the best veggie burger in the world! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Chickpea Veggie Burgers

    I swear, a simple, satisfying meatless burger has the power to change the world, and these delicious Chickpea Veggie Burgers are contenders, for sure — they’re just as tasty as beef,…

  • Brussels Sprout Carbonara - the classic italian comfort dish made even better with sprouts! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Brussels Sprout Carbonara

    This creamy Brussels Sprout Carbonara instantly earned a place in my family’s regular dinner rotation.  You’re going to love this classic Italian comfort food made even more irresistible with one of…

  • Salmon and Zucchini Burgers ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Salmon and Zucchini Burgers

    Salmon and Zucchini Burgers are tender and juicy atop a fresh watercress and blueberry salad.  This recipe turns leftover salmon into an elegant 30 minute meal, and it’s the perfect way…