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  • 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…

  • 11 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes

    11 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes ~ don’t just pick away at those leftovers, put them to good use with these simple, classic recipes you don’t have to think too much about…

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

    Easter Egg Bud Vases and Seed Starter Tutorial

    Easter Egg Bud Vases and Seed Starter Tutorial ~ simple eggshells can be used to make the most enchanting floral arrangements for Easter brunch and springtime entertaining.  Skip the pricey florist…

  • 21 Traditional Easter Bread Recipes

    21 Traditional Easter Bread Recipes ~ because Easter isn’t all eggs and bunnies.  These beautiful Easter loaves come from all over the globe, each bringing their own particular spin on a…

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

    Traditional Irish Farmhouse Recipes

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

  • Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

    Instant Pot Dulce de Leche ~ finally, the definitive homemade dulce de leche recipe ~ this one is quick, easy, safe, and utterly fabulous.  It’s just one of the many surprising…

  • Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes

    Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes ~ it’s all about the wonderful world of Rosé today, with lots of Valentine worthy inspiration, including a unique rosé wine infused…

  • Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

    20 Nordic Recipes to Try Right Now

    20 Nordic Recipes to Try Right Now ~ sure, you’ve baked spritz cookies during the holidays, and maybe you’ve had a Swedish meatball or two, (thanks Ikea), but do you really…

  • 15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without

    15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without ~ that’s right, these are game changing meals inspired by the iconic bowls of Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.  Rich flavorful broth, amazing…

  • The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner

    The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner ~ are you pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day?  I’ve got your back with the makings for a deliciously impressive (but totally doable) romantic…

  • What to Bake Now: Birthday Cakes!

    It’s my birthday, and I’ve got birthday cakes on the brain!  Everybody’s got their own idea about what makes a cake a birthday cake, but first and foremost, it has to…

  • 15 recipes that’ll make you a Game Day hero!

    What’s the score?  Doesn’t matter ~ everybody’s a winner with these 15 Game Day Recipes.  From chips and dips to meatballs and more, I’ve got all your bases covered for a…

  • What to Eat Now: Citrus

    What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to…

  • My favorite Recipes of 2017

    My favorite Recipes of 2017 ~ these are the ones I personally loved, and if you missed them, I recommend giving them a try.  2017 was a pretty tasty year!…

  • The Flavor Forecast for 2018

    The Flavor Forecast for 2018 ~ you might already know the Pantone color of the year (it’s Ultra-Violet), but what about the food trends of 2018?  Here’s what the experts are…

  • Pomegranate Mulled Cider ~ and giving up alcohol

    Pomegranate Mulled Cider is a delicately spiced, antioxidant rich, and delicious way to ring in the New Year ~ this healthy mocktail has helped me give up my daily drinking habit!…

  • What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    What to Make Now: Chocolate Truffles

    Homemade Chocolate Truffles ~ it’s a happy coincidence for chocolate lovers everywhere that the most decadent chocolate candy on the planet is also the easiest to make.  Here are some of…

  • What to Buy Now: Holiday Gift Guide

    What to Buy Now: Holiday Gift Guide ~ it’s that time of year again, and I bet some of you are stumped for ideas.  Here are some fun last minute prezzies…

  • What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies

    What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies ~ they can be deep, dark, and chewy, or light and crisp ~  they can be frosted, glazed, sprinkled or plain ~ but whichever way…

  • What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks

    What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks ~ it’s finally here, my favorite time of year, cozy drink season!  I’ll pour myself at least one a day from now until spring ~…

  • What to Make Now: Baked Brie

    What to Make Now: Baked Brie ~ baked Brie is the easiest slam dunk appetizer ever invented.  If you can turn on the oven you can make one of these ooey…

  • What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

    What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got…

  • What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies

    What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies ~ here’s what I consider to be the best Thanksgiving pies for you to drool and dream over…but don’t dream too long, because time flies…

  • What to Make Now: Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes

    27 Fabulous Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes ~ whenever anything attains cult status there are bound to be copy cats, and every now and then the copies are even better than the…

  • What to Eat Now: Winter Squash

    What to Eat Now: Winter Squash ~ there’s a wonderland of winter squash out there, and it turns out the good eating goes way beyond pumpkin pie.  So let’s get all…

  • What to Eat Now: Apples

    What to Eat Now: Apples

    What To Eat Now: Apples!  OK, so apples are always available in the supermarket, but the juiciest, crispest, best-est apples are in season starting in August, peaking in September, and continuing…

  • What to Drink Now: Fall Cocktails

    What to Drink Now ~ Fall cocktails are the BEST…think cranberry, maple, apple, pear, fig, pumpkin, woodsy herbs and smokey spices ~ check out this gorgeous Autumn inspired cocktail collection and…

  • The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier! Get your creative juices flowing with this collection of the world’s best freezer jam recipes ~ I’ve organized them by season, so you’ll never be without something wonderful to spread on your morning toast!

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier!  Get your creative juices…

  • WHAT TO EAT NOW: BLACKBERRIES

    What to Eat Now: Blackberries

    What to Eat Now ~ we’re right in the thick of blackberry season, which runs from July to early September across the country ~ so head out to your garden, farmers…

  • What to Eat in August

    What to Eat in August ~ this last month of the season means it’s time to enjoy the best of summer food before it’s gone for another year.   That means sweet…

  • WHAT TO EAT IN JULY ~ from the farmers market to the backyard grill, July is all about fresh, easy food, enjoyed with family and friends. Here are some of my favorite recipes from TVFGI that are perfect for right now!

    WHAT TO EAT IN JULY

    From the farmers market to the backyard grill, July is all about fresh, easy food, enjoyed with family and friends.  Here are some of my favorite recipes from TVFGI that are…

  • The ULTIMATE Guide to Deviled Eggs {50+ recipes}

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Deviled Eggs ~ is there anything better than these perfect little packages of protein packed goodness?  Here’s 50 + of the world’s best deviled eggs, with enough…

  • Sarah Bernhardt Cookie recipe

    25 MORE Fabulous Flourless Cookies

    25 MORE Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ whether you’re eating gluten free, cutting carbs, trying to eat healthier, or just looking for some damn delicious cookies, you’ll want to taste-test every last…

  • homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

    The 11 Best Reasons to Eat More Dark Chocolate

    The 11 Best Reasons to Eat More Dark Chocolate~ we’re not talking about a candy bar from the check out lane, we’re talking serious chocolate with a cacao content of 70%…

  • Jeweled Hummus ~ a ridiculously easy appetizer for a last minute special occasion ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    50 Ways to Hack Your Hummus

    The doorbell just rang ~ and all you’ve got is a tub of hummus.  What to do?  Here are 50 ways to hack your hummus so you don’t miss a step. …

  • Za'atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect holiday starter!

    21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers

    21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers ~ because sometimes we’re so preoccupied with the main course and the desserts that we forget all about the hungry hoards camping out in our…

  • chewy ginger cookies

    30 BEST Freezable Cookies

    Ready…Set…Preheat!  Here are the 30 BEST Freezable Cookies to get you set for the holidays in advance, yoohoo!  These cookies are freezable, packable, giftable, and most importantly ~ IRRESISTIBLE!…

  • 15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ from cranberries and green beans to bright orange squash, these side dishes bring your holiday meals to life!…

  • Gravy made with Swanson Broth

    Good Gravy! The 12 Best Gravy Recipes

    When it comes to holiday meals, it’s ALL about the gravy, and this collection of 12 of the best gravy recipes is just in time for the festivities.  But be sure…

  • Mutton Pie from Historic Food

    25 Amazing Pie Crusts

    25 Amazing Pie Crusts ~ lots of incredible pie crusts to inspire all your holiday baking and beyond…so tie on your aprons and let’s get rolling……

  • Bruleed Tomatoes and 22 other foods you ddin't know could be torched!

    Tomatoes and 22 Other Foods to Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is one of my favorite desserts, but did you know you can ‘brûlée’ more than just custard?  Light up your kitchen torches friends — we’re going to caramelize all…

  • A Round Up of Exquisite DIY Easter Eggs

    Not Your Mama’s Easter Eggs

    Are you ready to up your Easter egg game?  I hope so because we’ve collected tons of fresh ideas for stunning diy projects using everyday stuff like rubber cement, nail polish,…

  • The Top Ten Posts of 2015

    The Top Ten Posts of 2015

    This post is always a lot of fun for me…I get to look back over a year’s worth of hard work and delicious recipes and  trot out a few winners for…

  • pomegranate seeds

    10 Things to do with a Pomegranate

    10 Things to do with a Pomegranate ~  pomegranate recipes, tips, and tricks, to making the most of this beautiful and healthy fall fruit! 10 Things to do with a Pomegranate…

  • beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have…

  • striped juice popsicles

    The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time

    The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time ~ popsicles have taken the world by storm over the past several summers, and I bet you’ve finally caved in and bought yourself a…

  • gluten free cookies

    25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies

    25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ these are the best of the best gluten free cookies, so delicious you won’t miss the flour one bit!…

  • top ten posts of 2014

    The Top 10 Posts in 2014

    2014 was a fantastic year here at TVFGI.  We’ve shared so many great meals together and I’ve loved getting to know you a little better on facebook, and through your comments. …