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  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions.  From decadent chocolate…

  • 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…

  • roasted asparagus on a baking sheet with soft boiled eggs

    12 Recipes Every Asparagus Lover Needs

    12 Recipes Every Asparagus Lover Needs ~ asparagus is king of the spring veggies, and whether you like yours thick, thin, or in between, you’ll need some fabulous recipes to make…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes.  …

  • 5 Ways to Empty a Bottle of Baileys

    5 Ways to Empty a Bottle of Baileys ~ drink it, bake with it, freeze it… but whatever you do, don’t let that bottle of Irish Cream go to waste! …

  • Strawberry Cake with fresh strawberries

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes ~ the prettiest, spring-iest, strawberr-iest cakes out there,  choose one, two, or three to make this season!…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge!

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge and lighten up your menu for spring ~ join me and eat a hearty healthy salad for dinner once a week during the month of…

  • Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    12 Inspiring Recipes that Pair Chicken with Citrus

    12 Inspiring Recipes That Pair Chicken with Citrus ~ considering we each eat, on average, close to 100 pounds of chicken a year, having some good ‘juicy’ recipes up our sleeves…

  • 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…

  • Trader Joe's marcona almonds

    12 Things I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without!

    12 Things I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without ~ TJs sparks foodie passions like no other store, and our favorites list is as unique as our fingerprints.  How does my list…

  • Hot quest dip

    15 Excuses to Have Hot Cheesy Dip for Dinner

    15 Excuses to Have Hot Cheesy Dip for Dinner (as if you needed one) ~ a collection of hearty hot appetizers that can stand in for dinner at a moment’s notice.…

  • Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl

    Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl and 15 other blissful recipes ~ just because it’s yucky out doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful, healthy, vibrant meal…in a bowl, of course.  …

  • Drunken Cranberry Meatballs

    5 Mouthwatering Cocktail Meatballs

    5 Mouthwatering Cocktail Meatballs ~ ah the cocktail meatball, equal parts dainty, elegant, and, well, meatball. If you’re looking for a crowd pleasing appetizer that doubles as dinner, get your toothpicks…

  • The Sloppy Santa nightcap

    The Sloppy Santa and 9 Other Naughty Nightcaps

    The Sloppy Santa and 9 Other Naughty Nightcaps ~ I’m signing off for the weekend with a warm and fuzzy collection that will help you drift off to a much deserved…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday cookies!…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite.  It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • 5 Mouthwatering Flourless Desserts

    These 5 mouthwatering flourless desserts prove you don’t need traditional white flour to make a knock-out sweet treat! …

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ I’ve tracked down the best tips and tricks for make ahead cookies so you can enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of…

  • Por chops in the Instant Pot for Instant Pot pork chops with creamy mushroom sauce

    5 Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Dinners

    Having an Instant Pot means never having to settle for boring weeknight meals again ~ here are 5 Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Dinners that prove it!…

  • Gift Guide 2018

    2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    Since this Sunday is wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shopping is on my mind, and I’m a firm believer in getting as much of it out of the way…

  • Fall cocktail

    13 Recipes for a Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

    Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail?  If not, you might find some inspiration below.  I love to start off the holiday with a house cocktail offered to each guest as…

  • Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!…

  • hands making pie dough on a dark ground

    15 Inspirational Apple Pies!

    15 Inspirational Apple Pies for the fall season ~ clear your weekend schedule and tackle one or two of these glorious recipes, you’ll be a master once the holidays roll around!…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    5 Easy Grain Salads that will feed your soul!

    These 5 Easy Whole Grain Salads are hearty, healthy and vegan-friendly. They’e simple enough to pull together for a weeknight dinner, gorgeous enough for special occasions, and the leftovers make the…

  • Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes ~ shrimp is the original fast food, it can be on your table in a flash.  I’ve gathered together 5 delicious dishes that showcase my favorite crustacean,…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    5 fall desserts that will make you swoon

    5 fall desserts that will make you swoon ~ 5 of my favorite easy desserts guaranteed to make you weak at the knees…better be sitting down for this one, just in…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Nachos!

    The Ultimate Guide to: Nachos!

    The Ultimate Guide to: Nachos! ~ possibly the world’s most perfect food.  This beloved game day appetizer can double as an easy 30 minute dinner any day of the week.…

  • What to Eat Now: Figs

    What to Eat Now: Figs ~ eating seasonally is a joy, especially when what’s in season is luscious figs!  Here are some creative fig recipes that make use of these fall…

  • Pasta twirled on a fork

    5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners

    5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners ~ I’ve put together 5 of my favorite pasta recipes that are perfect for fall weeknight cooking.  They’re simple, seasonal, quick 30 minute meals, and every…

  • Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

    A 21 Recipe Salute to Cornbread

    A great cornbread’s always there for you, from summer potlucks and tailgating chilis to the fanciest holiday tables.  It’s right there alongside our steaming mugs of soup during the February doldrums,…

  • My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes!  Fruit tarts aren’t just for summer, you can enjoy them all year round with seasonal ingredients…here are some of my favorites, there’s…

  • 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…

  • girl holding large wooden bowl of cherries

    What to Eat Now: Cherries!

    What to Eat Now: Cherries!  They’re here today, they’ll be gone tomorrow, so make the most of these luscious little gems with these easy cherry recipes.…

  • My Favorite Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes

    Summer is Hot Pepper Jelly making season, and there’s a jackpot of hot peppers in the farmers markets and grocery stores right now ~ maybe your garden is exploding with them!…

  • Summer's Best Pitcher Cocktails

    Summer’s Best Pitcher Cocktails

    Pitcher Cocktails are a host’s best friend. Make-ahead friendly, these delicious drinks won’t keep you tied to the bar cart for the whole party!  From sangria and spritzes to juleps, margaritas,…

  • summer's best icebox cakes

    Icebox Cakes for the Dog Days of Summer

    Icebox Cakes ~ is there anything better than sinking your fork into a creamy icebox cake on a sweltering night?  I don’t think so.  Here are some of the best easy…

  • How to Make an Ice Cream Terrine

    How to Make an Ice Cream Terrine ~ if you’re entertaining friends and family this summer, how about trying one of these pretty terrines?  It requires no cooking skills, and the…

  • classic potluck salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0 ~ Every classic has to start somewhere, right?  These potluck-friendly dishes are just as delicious, just as crowd-pleasing as the originals you know and love. Bring one…

  • slicing a whole side of salmon

    How to Eat Salmon Once a Week and Love it!

    By my calculations there are 13 weeks  of summer, and that just happens to coincide with healthy salmon season ~ so here are 13 of my most mouthwatering salmon recipes to keep you in…

  • raspberries

    Summer’s Best Berry Recipes

    Summer’s Best Berry Recipes ~ you’ve got berries, and I’ve got the recipes!  From strawberries and blueberries to huckleberries, and beyond, here are the best, juiciest, most tempting ways to scarf down…

  • texas sheet cake

    25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes

    25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes ~ from Texas to Maine and back, sheet cakes are a summer staple and I love them!  Whether it’s a birthday, a barbecue, a wedding, a picnic…

  • Brat with Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw --- yum!

    5 Slaws You Need in Your Life

    5 Slaws You Need in Your Life ~ this weekend marks the unofficial start of slaw season, so celebrate with some of my favorites.   These crunchy shredded salads are packed…

  • Grilled Wild Salmon Salad

    Summer’s Best Grilled Salads

    Summer’s Best Grilled Salads ~ go ahead, throw your favorite salad on the barbie, it can take the heat!  In fact, sturdy greens, veggies, and even fruits can be grilled right…

  • TVFGI’s 10 Most Popular Summer Recipes

    Do you ever get overwhelmed by all the recipes out there?  With so many choices and so little time this season, I’ve gathered together tvfgi’s 10 most popular summer recipes to…

  • May Lilac Recipes

    May Lilac Recipes ~ the delicate blossoms of lilacs are beautiful, the fragrance is sweet and haunting…but did you also know that the flowers are edible?  Make the most of their…

  • VIDALIA ONIONS FOR PICKLED VIDALIA ONIONS

    My Favorite Vidalia Onion Recipes

    Vidalia onions are so mild and sweet you can peel them and eat them just like an apple.  But why not go a step further and make some of my favorite…

  • 20 Easy Steps to a Greener Kitchen

    It’s Earth Day ~ and a great time to take stock ~ do you run an environmentally friendly, sustainable, healthy kitchen?  Are you making the best choices for your family and…

  • Ravishing Radishes ~

    Ravishing Radishes ~ radishes have been around for ages, but they’ve only recently moved up to the cool kids’ table and now they’re on chic menus everywhere.  Here are some of…