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  • 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

    Are you ready for some instant pickle gratification?  My Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles are ready in under an hour ~ and because they’re not processed in a hot water bath,…

  • 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,…

  • Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

    My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe will blow you away, not only because it’s easy to do, spot on delicious, and will impress the heck out of your friends…but because it will…

  • How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave quickly and easily ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave

    I’ll show you exactly how to dry herbs in the microwave, it’s quick, easy and a lot of fun! — The microwave preserves color and flavor like no other method, and…

  • 'Everythinng' Croutons are full of big flavor and crunch! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    ‘Everything’ Croutons

    Everything Croutons will take your salad from bunny food to bodacious with their big bold crunch and outrageous flavor.  Everybody loves everything!…

  • How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur --- my special method results in intense fruity flavor and stunningly gorgeous colors! theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur

    How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur — I’ve come up with a quick and easy technique that results in the most intense fresh fruity flavor, and the best part?  This homemade…

  • New Potato Salad with 30-Second Aioli is a super creamy, garlicky salad made with a from scratch aioli that takes just seconds to make! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    New Potato Salad with 30 Second Aioli

    New Potato Salad with 30 Second Aioli is the potato salad of your dreams, made with an extraordinary creamy and garlicky aioli, from scratch.  Summer is about to get a whole…

  • All Natural Homemade Gingerbread Playdough

    Homemade Gingerbread Playdough

    Let your kids ‘bake’ alongside you with Homemade Gingerbread Playdough — it looks, smells, and feels just like the real thing! Today sharing one of my favorite things…homemade playdough!  I’ve made…

  • Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur recipe

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is creamy, lightly spiced and so easy to make at home. The result is fresher and more delicious than anything you can buy!…

  • Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of authentic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of…

  • diy fancy sugar cubes

    Afternoon Tea and DIY Sugar Cubes

    DIY Sugar Cubes ~ these fancy sugar cubes are surprisingly easy to make using inexpensive plastic chocolate molds, and can transform morning coffee or afternoon tea into a truly memorable occasion!…

  • Grapefruit Mayonnaise

    Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Mayonnaise

    This unique Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Mayonnaise is light and refreshing, and full of zesty flavor ~ the grapefruit mayonnaise is one of my 30 second miracle recipes!…

  • Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream (VIDEO)

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream ~ this diy Irish Cream is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs.  It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make.  Mix…

  • easy microwave recipe for citrus curd

    Easy Microwave Citrus Curd Recipe

    Easy Microwave Citrus Curd ~ turn any fresh citrus juice (including blood orange, tangerine, and Meyer lemon) into a luxurious, creamy spread in only minutes, right in your microwave!…

  • Homemade clotted cream

    How to Make Clotted Cream

    Homemade Clotted Cream ~ (aka Devonshire or Cornish Cream) this luxurious spreadable cream is a must for afternoon tea and scones, but no need to buy those pricey little imported bottles,…

  • Classic royal iced sugar cookies

    Holiday Sugar Cookies and DIY Colored Sugar

    These quick and easy Holiday Sugar Cookies are such fun to decorate, and a joy to give out to friends and family this season.  I show you how to make your…

  • How to make soft drink cozies out of socks!

    CRAFT TUTORIAL: Drink Cozies

    CRAFT TUTORIAL: Drink Cozies ~ make your own warm and fuzzy cozies for your fall and winter drinks with this easy project, no special skills required.  Your mulled wine or cocoa…

  • DIY Mascarpone Cheese

    How to Make Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

    Creamy homemade mascarpone cheese is an easy homemade cheese that’s fun to make right in your own kitchen — use it in all sorts of authentic Italian recipes, both sweet and…

  • Pumpkin Toaster Waffles

    How to Make and Freeze Toaster Waffles

    How to Make and Freeze Pumpkin Toaster Waffles ~ stock your freezer with these homemade toaster waffles and watch them disappear! Toaster waffles aren’t just for kids, especially when they are…

  • How to Make Veggie Flower Bouquets 14

    How to Make Edible Bouquets

    How to Make Edible Bouquets ~ bouquets of veggies disguised as colorful blossoms can stand in for flowers on your summer table, and they’re a great idea for barbecues and outdoor…

  • How to make Rhubarb Butter

    Easy Rhubarb Butter

    Easy Rhubarb Butter ~ at the first sighting of fresh rhubarb every spring I make up a batch of this sweet and tangy fruit spread ~ slather it on toast, muffins,…

  • How to Make Homemade Old Fashioned Relish

    How to Make Homemade Old Fashioned Relish ~ I say old fashioned, but of course this homemade pickle relish has been Great Island-ized with some hot peppers, and a little bit…

  • All Natural Fat Free Whipped 'Cream' | The View From Great Island 5

    All Natural Fat Free Whipped ‘Cream’

    All Natural Fat Free Whipped ‘Cream’ ~ this dreamy whipped ‘cream’ is fat free, and delicious! It’s a healthy whipped topping that you can feel good about!…

  • 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…

  • Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles | The View from Great Island 4

    Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles

    Yes, you read that right.  Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles ~ alcoholic pickles!  Beautiful little Persian cucumbers basically pickled in a giant G&T.  Gin, (I like Hendrick’s) tonic water, lime, and…

  • Authentic Caesar Dressing in 30 Seconds --- this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender...it's a real game changer!

    30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing

    30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing— this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender…it’s a real game changer!  The creamy dressing can be used on salads, as…

  • This Grapefruit Vinegar is a flavor bomb. You will love using it in so many ways. It's the same basic formula as my BLOOD ORANGE VINEGAR, but now that the blood oranges are gone, you can continue to have a bottle of this versatile stuff in your fridge. Use pink or red grapefruit if you want. I love the uber-tang of this version.

    White Grapefruit Vinegar

    This Grapefruit Vinegar is a flavor bomb. You will love using it in so many ways. It’s the same basic formula as my BLOOD ORANGE VINEGAR, but now that the blood…

  • How to make flower ice cubes 17

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes ever!  Fresh edible blossoms frozen right into cubes of ice dress up cocktails, soda, or…

  • grapefruit and rosemary marinated feta

    Grapefruit and Rosemary Marinated Feta Cheese

    Grapefruit and Rosemary Marinated Feta Cheese is an easy way to infuse cheese with flavor, and it makes a fabulous homemade food gift, too! We’re slowly slouching toward salad season…and putting…

  • Lazy No Bake # Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies 2

    Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies

    Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies ~ a lazy cook’s dream of a cookie!  These super easy no bake cookies taste every bit as good as the originals, and you can…

  • DIY Hibiscus and Lemon Cough Drops 8

    DIY Hibiscus and Lemon Cough Drops

    These little DIY Hibiscus and Lemon Cough Drops are made with a strong brew of rosy hibiscus tea and fresh lemon. They’re not going to cure anything, but they will soothe…

  • making blood orange vinegar

    Minimal Monday: Blood Orange Vinegar

    It might surprise you to know that some of my biggest thrills here at TVFGI have involved vinegar.  Making fruit vinegars, to be exact, and the revelation that they can be…

  • How to Make Almond Milk

    How to Make Almond Milk ~ this is a game changer, I promise!  This non-dairy almond milk recipe is healthy, fresh tasting, and easy to make at home!…

  • Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter

    How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter

    These posts while we’re settling in to our new house are bound to be a little shorter and sweeter than usual.  I’m having trouble getting into a rhythm…still tripping over boxes…