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  • homemade clotted cream

    How to Make Clotted Cream ~ 3 Ways!

    I’ll show you how to make clotted cream 3 ways  ~ in the Instant Pot, oven, or on the stove top: you choose how you want to make your very own…

  • Mexican Chocolate Cake, flourless or not

    What to Bake for Mom this Mother’s Day

    Wondering what to bake for mom this Mother’s Day? Every mom is unique, and I’ve got lots of choices for easy springtime baking projects so you can find the perfect match.…

  • Hilton's DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie with a bite taken

    The Chocolate Chip Cookie – 7 Ways!

    Chocolate chip cookies are a universal pleasure, but we all have our own special needs and wants when it comes to this classic treat. Whether you love soft or crisp, thick or…

  • A mini bud vase made from an eggshell, filled with flowers

    How to make Eggshell Planters

    How to make Eggshell Planters ~ simple eggshells can be used to make the most enchanting floral arrangements for Easter brunch and springtime entertaining. Skip the pricey florist and create your…

  • hands holding fresh farm eggs

    Egg recipes for spring

    Eggs are the perfect symbols of the season, and they also happen to be a delicious, healthy, and versatile ingredient in the kitchen. This cheap source of protein is an unsung…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    Favorite Spring Cookies

    A few of my favorite spring cookie recipes to bake for spring holidays, weddings, showers, graduations, or just everyday munching, because our inner cookie monsters are hungry year round!…

  • Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread ~ an authentic Irish quick bread made even more delicious with oat flour!

    Traditional Irish Farmhouse Recipes

    For St. Patrick’s Day this year I’m skipping the Day-Glo green and opting for homey, traditional Irish farmhouse recipes. This is quintessential March fare, whether you’re hunkering down through the last days of…

  • 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……

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…