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  • a glazed old fashioned buttermilk doughnut on a cooling rack

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes are a specialty of the house here at the Great Island kitchen, I’ve got one of these irresistible breakfast cakes to fit every doughnut fantasy……

  • a slice of lemon layer cake with lemon poppy seed frosting

    Why we love lemon poppy seed everything!

    My favorite lemon poppy seed recipes ~ from muffins to layer cakes, salad dressings, pancakes, and more. We can’t resist this classic combination!…

  • preserved lemons

    21 Fun Recipes for Bored Cooks

    21 fun recipes for bored cooks ~ get creative in the kitchen with recipes for homemade mayonnaise, cough syrup, chocolate liqueur, and more!…

  • 15 Noodle Bowl Recipes for the New Year

    15 Noodle Bowl Recipes inspired by iconic bowls from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make these the 15…

  • tangerine scones on a table with fresh tangerines

    Make-Ahead Recipes for Christmas Morning Preppers!

    Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Recipes ~ because Christmas calls for something special on the breakfast table, but nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen when there’s presents to be opened and…

  • shortbread cookies recipes

    One Classic Cookie Dough – 12 Ways!

    One Cookie Dough – 12 Ways! My signature shortbread cookie dough has been my holiday go-to forever, no wonder I’ve come up with so many variations. This classic cookie recipe is…

  • 3 show stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes ~ want to win Christmas this year? Make one of these fun holiday layer cakes that are specially formulated for maximum impact with minimum fuss. …

  • creamy lemon dill salmon

    7 Ways to Boost Your Vitamin D

    Are you getting enough vitamin D? This important nutrient is more vital than ever during this double flu season, so I’m exploring 7 ways to boost our vitamin D levels (with…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ Learn how to freeze all your favorite Christmas cookies so you can relax and enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of the…

  • piece of flourless pumpkin bread with fork

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes that Go off Script

    Maybe you never liked pumpkin pie, and the thought of a super sweet pecan pie makes your teeth hurt. This might be the year to break with tradition and make exactly…

  • exotic mushrooms

    Cooking with Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are exotic, multifarious, and unlike any other food on the planet. Let’s unpack the magic, myths, and fun facts about these delicious outliers; they’re one of my favorite fall ingredients.…

  • ladling brothy beans onto garlic toast

    The recipes that got us through quarantine…

    Just like you we’ve spent lots of time in the kitchen these past months ~ we kneaded, baked, and basically ATE our way through this ‘special‘ time. It’s been hard, for…

  • Winter squash, cut in half

    7 Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds!

    Pumpkin seeds (and all winter squash seeds) are hidden gems, so tasty and nutritious. You just need to know how to harvest them, and how to make the most of them in…

  • baked apple galette with plate of apples

    6 Apple Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie!

     An apple dessert a day might not keep the doctor away, but, who knows? Might be worth a try 😉 And anyway, you’re going to need a couple of great apple…

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

    Why you should be cooking with sage right now

    Sage is the fall herb, but don’t save it just for stuffing, it pairs well with so many flavors of the season. I’m sharing my favorite ways to highlight this earthy,…

  • cranberry breakfast cake with fork

    10 Breakfast Cake Recipes

    I guarantee you’ll find a new favorite in this list of comforting breakfast cake recipes, so you can ring in the new season properly, with a fork and a cup of…

  • roasted apple and radicchio salad in a bowl

    Fall Forward Salad Recipes

    Salads can transition beautifully into Fall when you’ve got the right ingredients and the right attitude. These delicious and healthy salads will help you pivot from summer to fall without missing…

  • scooping no churn chocolate ice cream

    How to Eat Chocolate in Summer!

    These easy chocolate recipes are optimized for summer, because a decadent chocolatey dessert is a necessity in every season, and when chocolate is also refreshing, it’s pure magic ~ here’s how…

  • a bottle of diy tarragon vinegar with fresh tarragon sprigs

    Why you should be using Tarragon!

    Do you cook with Tarragon? If not you’re missing out on one of the loveliest flavors ~ join me as I explore this under-used herb and share some great tarragon recipes to get…

  • christmas in july cookies

    Christmas in July Recipes and Inspiration!

    Dreaming of Christmas in July? Me too. Holiday 2020 won’t be business as usual, for sure, but we can’t afford to waste one precious year. So I hope you’ll indulge me…

  • layered ice cream terrine with spoons

    The No Bake Desserts We Crave This Month

    Give your oven the night off and make one of my favorite no bake desserts ~ they’re super chill, and always delicious. (We’re making these refreshing treats on repeat for the…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…

  • Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

    Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back. Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to…