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  • simple salted caramel pot de creme

    Salted Caramel Pot de Crème

    Salted Caramel Pot de Crème ~ I baked this luxuriously comforting caramel custard dessert right in my cutest Weck jars, and everybody went crazy for them!…

  • Instant Pot Lobster Risotto with browned butter

    Romantic Dinner Recipes: Seafood!

    Five of my best romantic dinner recipes ~ these casually elegant seafood recipes are a smart choice for a cozy dinner for two, a special date night in, or a Valentine’s…

  • Baked Egg Galettes

    Ottolenghi’s Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

    Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem ~ these eggs baked in puff pastry are the ultimate breakfast in bed recipe, and they look spectacular on a brunch…

  • Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops | The View from Great Island (3)

    Easy Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops

    My Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops recipe is an elegant 30 minute meal that’s as vibrant and delicious as it is quick and easy to put on the table.  Treat yourself and…

  • Mushroom Gruyere Bruschetta with Thyme

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta is the kind of quick and easy appetizer you can throw together on the spur of the moment.  This toasted cheese bread with savory grilled mushrooms is…

  • milk chocolate mousse in a small jar with silver spoon

    Milk Chocolate Mousse Recipe

    My Milk Chocolate Mousse Recipe is a lighter, silkier version of everybody’s favorite chocolate dessert. This easy recipe makes the chocolate mousse of your dreams!…

  • sliced strip steak

    How to Cook Strip Steak

    Learn how to cook strip steak in a cast iron skillet on the stove, finished with a simple garlic butter wine pan sauce.  This tender juicy steak is the ultimate 30 minute dinner…

  • 15 Lucky Noodle Bowl Recipes

    15 Lucky Noodle Bowl Recipes! ~ Healthy and delicious recipes inspired by iconic bowls from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful,…

  • chocolate truffle tart topped with Maldon salt

    Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

    My Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart recipe is easy and elegant ~ a chocolate-lover’s dessert for any occasion, any time of year.  It’s decadent and rich, but simple to make, and easily…

  • chicken tikka masala in a bowl with rice and naan bread

    Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

    Chicken Tikka Masala is the most popular Indian restaurant dish in the Western world, and with this recipe you can enjoy it any day of the week, right in your own…

  • spiced lamb meatballs with hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus is just about the most perfect union I can think of.  The hummus is soft and rich and silky, (the meatballs and tahini sauce are too!)…

  • A rhubarb shortcake on a white plate with whipped cream

    Rhubarb Shortcake

    Rhubarb Shortcake ~ the combination of flaky pastry, juicy tart fruit, and sweet cream is unbeatable.  One taste of this easy and elegant spring dessert and you’ll never settle for strawberry…

  • Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart ~ this  juicy rhubarb tart recipe is warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping.  After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day,…

  • A Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie topped with shaved chocolate curls

    Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie

    My Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie recipe with lots of pillowy whipped bourbon mousse piled into a dark chocolate crumb crust and topped with more dark chocolate is a seriously adult…

  • Raspberry Eaton Mess in a glass with spoon

    Raspberry Eton Mess

    You don’t have to be a prep school alum to appreciate a Raspberry Eton Mess ~ it’s a traditional British dessert made with meringues, berries, and lots of whipped cream. It’s…

  • Limoncello Cocktails

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring ~ they’re in every color of the rainbow and almost too pretty to sip, but don’t let that hold you back, they’re perfect for your…

  • Black bottom strawberry cheesecake squares

    No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

    My No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares is a make-ahead friendly recipe made with fresh strawberries and a dark chocolate cookie crust ~ it’s an easy strawberry dessert that anyone can do,…

  • Instant Pot Clotted Cream on a scone

    Instant Pot Clotted Cream Recipe

    My Instant Pot Clotted Cream Recipe is a revelation, plain and simple.  Who’d a thunk you could use your Instant Pot to create the famously decadent spreadable cream that’s the highlight…

  • Strawberries and Cream Pots

    Strawberries and Cream Pots (no bake)

    Strawberries and Cream Pots garnished with edible flowers ~ a dreamy no bake strawberry pot de créme made quick and easy on the stove top.  This spring dessert showcases the timeless…

  • Fresh strawberry cake topped with strawberries and flowers

    Easy Strawberry Cake

    My Easy Strawberry Cake recipe is a simple white layer cake filled with bright strawberry jam, frosted with an almond buttercream, and festooned with a lovely wreath of fresh berries.  Nobody…

  • Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto in a white bowl 5

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ this earthy risotto is one of my all time favorites for a quick weeknight meal or a romantic dinner by the fire.  Wild mushrooms, dry…

  • A Blush Pink Valentine’s Day Menu

    A Blush Pink Valentine’s Day Menu ~ whether you trend Millennial pink or more toward faded Victorian rose, there are more than a few shades in this blush tinted menu to brighten up…

  • Will You Marry Me Brownies, sliced with powdered sugar

    Will You Marry Me Brownies

    Will You Marry Me Brownies ~ a simple pan of homemade brownies has won more hearts than any box of bonbons or dozen roses ever could.  This easy chocolate dessert is…

  • Roasted Beets and burrata on a white platter

    Roasted Beet and Burrata Salad

    Roasted Beet and Burrata Salad with basil walnut oil ~ this is my kind of food ~ simple, vibrant, healthy…with a touch of mouthwatering decadence.  It’s lovely to look at, so…

  • Colorful Winter Pansy Salad

    Pansy Salad

    My Pansy Salad with blood orange vinaigrette will bring some color to your menus using edible flowers that thrive year round! …

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all…

  • apple butter brandy meatballs in a small copper skillet

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs, the name tells you all you need to know.  These luscious meatballs are smothered in a sweet and tangy apple butter brandy sauce that will bring you…

  • honey roasted plums with fresh ricotta cheese in a glass bowl

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta, a unique Italian style fruit dessert that opens up all sorts of delicious possibilities for summer evenings……