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  • roasted jalapeño ketchup with jalapeño peppers

    Roasted Jalapeño Ketchup Recipe (2 ingredients!)

    Roasted Jalapeño Ketchup is a homemade condiment recipe for burgers, hot dogs, fries, and onion rings. If you’ve never had a spicy ketchup, you’re in for a treat; everything you dip, dunk…

  • 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…

  • Homemade Pasta with Fresh Greens

    Homemade Pasta with Fresh Greens ~ no pasta machine needed for this easy, fun, and fresh green pasta that packs a healthy dose of spring in every bite.  Don’t think you…

  • using homemade hand sanitizer

    Homemade Hand Sanitizer ~ is it a good idea?

    Homemade hand sanitizers are all over the internet right now, but are they a good idea?  I took a deep dive into the issue to separate the facts from the hype.…

  • 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…

  • a log of homemade almond paste wrapped in plastic

    How to Make Homemade Almond Paste!

    How to Make Homemade Almond Paste ~ this delicious, fresh almond paste recipe is made super quick and easy in your food processor.  Wrap it up, refrigerate, and get on with…

  • Spring Backyard Flower Arranging

    You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart style cutting garden to put fresh flowers on the table throughout the season.  Here are my top tips for spring backyard flower arranging,…

  • Lightly steamed asapragus with 30-second Hollandaise sauce

    30 Second Hollandaise Sauce

    This 30 Second Hollandaise Sauce recipe is made quick and creamy with your immersion blender — no cutting corners, either, this is the authentic stuff!  Slather it on Eggs Benedict, asparagus,…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

  • Homemade Oat flour in a glass jar with spoon

    How To Make Oat Flour

    How to Make Oat Flour ~  simple instructions for making your own homemade naturally gluten free oat flour, it takes just seconds!   Use it alone or in combination with other…

  • homemade labneh balls in a jar with olive oil, lemon, and thyme

    How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese)

    How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese) ~ this exciting recipe is a method for making cheese from yogurt!  It’s a Middle Eastern staple and it’s incredibly rich and creamy.  I love…

  • Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes)

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes) ~ fruit butters are the ultimate summer treat ~ they turn a late season glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and…

  • fresh strawberries in a white bowl

    How to Dry Strawberries

    How to Dry Strawberries ~ once you’ve gobbled up your fill of fresh strawberries this season, consider drying them.  Sure, you could also freeze them, or make them into jam, but…

  • Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

    Instant Pot Dulce de Leche ~ finally, the definitive homemade dulce de leche recipe ~ this one is quick, easy, safe, and utterly fabulous.  It’s just one of the many surprising…

  • 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…

  • How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur (Video)

    How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur ~ ever since my recent DRINKABLE NUTELLA recipe I’ve been obsessed with the idea of making the famous chocolate hazelnut spread into a decadent beverage. …

  • Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly

    This Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly recipe takes just minutes, and its mellow, not-too-sweet flavor enhances everything from cheese and crackers to turkey sandwiches.  Make some for yourself, then post the…

  • Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ your pickles are ready in the time it takes you to slice your peppers, and you're going to want to load up on these, because jalapeños make everything better!

    Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ easy recipe!

    Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ your pickles are ready in the time it takes you to slice your peppers, and you’re going to want to load up on these, because jalapeños make…

  • Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions ~ this sweet onion pickle takes just minutes to prepare, and you'll reap the rewards all summer long on burgers, brats, steaks, sandwiches and tacos!

    Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions

    Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions ~ this sweet onion refrigerator pickle takes just minutes to prepare, and you’ll reap the rewards all summer long on burgers, brats, steaks, sandwiches and tacos!…

  • Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this uniquely refreshing spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade...| vodka | summer cocktail | infused alcohol | edible flowers | Mother's Day | spring cocktail | vodka |

    Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

    Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this unique spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade…it’s a super refreshing conversation starter, and the honeysuckle vodka is ready in…

  • Multi Seed Crisps ~ homemade vegan crackers made entirely from seeds!

    Multi Seed Crisps ~ Homemade Vegan Crackers

    These vegan Multi Seed Crisps are a deliciously crisp gluten free cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make!…

  • Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

    My quick and spicy refrigerator pickle recipe will give you some instant pickle gratification. They’re ready in under an hour ~ and because these easy dill pickles aren’t processed in a…

  • Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

    My Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is an easy way to make your own fabulously fresh sausage right at home ~  it freezes beautifully, too, so be sure to make extra…

  • Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate homemade holiday gift! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

    How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ this is it guys, the ultimate decadent treat made right in your own kitchen!  These DIY hazelnut chocolate truffles are going to make…

  • Beautiful and super quick 20 Minute Pink Applesauce is the perfect side dish for everything from holiday feasts to everyday dinners ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    20 Minute Pink Applesauce Recipe

    This 20 Minute Pink Applesauce recipe adds the perfect hint of sweetness to every meal, whether it’s a holiday feast or simple weeknight dinner ~ and just look at that pretty…

  • How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs

    How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs quickly and easily from any type of bread ~ fresh or dry, seasoned or unseasoned, whole grain, gluten free, even from crackers.  I’ll show you…

  • Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Basil Pesto

    Spicy Basil Pesto ~ Serrano pepper takes the world’s freshest sauce from simple to sassy in one fell swoop ~ stir it into freshly boiled pasta, spread it over grilled fish,…