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  • 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,…

  • 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!…

  • 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!…

  • 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,…

  • making beaded cocktail toothpicks

    Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial

    Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial ~ these pretty and festive cocktail picks are so easy to put together, you’ll want to make a bunch of them to get you through a year…

  • 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 recipe that’s fun to make right in your own kitchen — use it in all sorts of authentic Italian recipes, both sweet…

  • 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…

  • 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 White 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…

  • How to make flower ice cubes 17

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ fresh edible blossoms frozen right into cubes of ice dress up cocktails, soda, or plain water. Up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes…