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  • blackberry jam in a small pot on a plate

    An Easy Blackberry Jam Recipe

    Simple blackberry jam is the best way I know to stash away a little bit of summer for the rest of the year. We made a refrigerator batch with wild picked…

  • blackberry sweet roll with glaze, on a plate

    Blackberry Sweet Rolls

    Melt in your mouth Blackberry Sweet Rolls ~ these no yeast breakfast buns need no rising time, and are made with a super delicious blackberry filling using whole berries! They couldn’t…

  • strawberry Barbecue Sauce in a jar with spoon and fresh berries

    Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

    Strawberry Barbecue Sauce is a luscious concoction of some of my favorite flavors ~ fresh berries, rum, raw sugar, cider vinegar, and molasses. Grill with it, slather it on meatloaf, or…

  • Taking a forkful of corn fritters topped with sour cream and chives

    Sweet Corn Fritters

    My Sweet Corn Fritters, or fried corn cakes, are fresh corn folded into a light buttermilk and cheddar cheese batter, then fried in my cast iron skillet to crispy perfection!…

  • Gluten Free Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    My gluten free zucchini cake is a moist, grain-free cake lightly spiced and generously topped with my best cream cheese frosting. It’s the perfect cake to ease you into fall baking-mode.…

  • Grilled Cornbread Panzanella

    My Cornbread Panzanella is buttery grilled cornbread meets juicy tomatoes, red onion, and basil for a fresh take on the classic Italian tomato bread salad!…

  • Blackberry Cobbler Bars

    Blackberry Cobbler Bars are a portable, snack-able version of everybody’s favorite summer berry dessert. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t fall hard for these vibrant shortbread bars!…

  • a basket of blueberry zucchini muffins

    Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

    Blueberry Zucchini Muffins are plump moist muffins loaded with zucchini and juicy blueberries, topped with a fresh lemony glaze that makes them the perfect late summer/early fall snack.…

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too?  Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings for a tropical hot dog bar, including homemade spicy kiwi…

  • 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…

  • tomato toast with basil mayonnaise

    Tomato Toast with Basil Mayonnaise

    Tomato Toast with Basil Mayonnaise is the official lunch (or snack) for the month of August. It’s healthy and comforting at the same time, and oh-so-easy to put together.  Stash extra…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

    Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread ~ everybody’s favorite quick bread gets an upgrade with crunchy poppy seeds and fresh lemon. It’s the perfect light and breezy summertime bake!…

  • CORN AND BASIL SALAD

    Creamy Sweet Corn Salad

    My Creamy Sweet Corn Salad recipe is an easy summer side dish with lots of fresh basil and a yummy sour cream and buttermilk dressing.  This simple salad could easily steal…

  • Taking a slice of raspberry coffee cake

    Raspberry Coffee Cake

    Looking for an easy way to bake up some fabulous summer berries?  It’s raspberry coffee cake with streusel topping for the win!…

  • Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

    Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Buttercream ~ a pretty pink raspberry cake recipe for the raspberry lovers in your life!  (Tip ~ use frozen berries when fresh aren’t available.)…

  • Vidalia Onion Pie in a white pie dish on a baking sheet

    Vidalia Onion Pie

    My Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie is a highlight of Vidalia season (April through August.) It’s so easy to throw together and it keeps well in the fridge. We love it with…

  • 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…

  • A glass of bee balm iced tea with a metal straw

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea from fresh or dried bee balm ~ this easy infusion is not only pretty and delicious, it’s been used for hundreds of years to aid…

  • 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…

  • black raspberry muffin with butter

    Perfect Black Raspberry Muffins

    Perfect Black Raspberry Muffins ~ the flavor of black raspberries (black caps) is transcendent. If you’re lucky enough to be in possession of a handful, make a batch of these moist…

  • stack of zucchini bread slices

    Ultimate One Bowl Zucchini Bread!

    The Ultimate One Bowl Zucchini Bread because life is way too short to spend time tracking down the perfect recipe ~ so don’t stress, it’s right here and I’m sharing exactly…

  • No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is quick and easy and full of intense vanilla flavor! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make No Churn Ice Cream ~ 3 Methods!

    Let me guess, you’re craving homemade ice cream, but never got around to getting that all important machine…no problem! I’m sharing the 3 best methods for making amazing no churn ice…

  • Sweet Vidalia Cornbread on a bread board

    Sweet Vidalia Onion Cornbread

    Vidalia Onion Cornbread is a summer blockbuster! It’s the cornbread version of upside down cake, baked in a cast iron skillet and then flipped over to reveal a layer of sweet…

  • Homemade rhubarb ice cream in small glass dishes

    Homemade Rhubarb Ice Cream

    Rhubarb Ice Cream is a throwback to simpler times when you made your own frozen treats every summer with ingredients you grew yourself.  But even if you don’t have a backyard…

  • Russian style beet salad in a white bowl

    Russian Beet Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

    Russian Beet Salad with Sour Cream and Dill is going to be my vibrant stand in for potato salad this summer. I toss sweet earthy beets with a creamy dressing and…

  • lentil and cucumber salad

    Lentil Salad Recipe with Cucumber and Mint

    Lentil Salad Recipe with Cucumber and Mint is a simple and refreshing side dish or light lunch.  I’ll show you how to cook healthy dried lentils so they’re tender, not mushy!…

  • honey vanilla ice cream being scooped

    Honey Ice Cream Recipe

    My Honey Ice Cream recipe is a naturally sweetened ice cream made with 6 simple ingredients and no refined sugar. It’s a homemade version of the original Häagen-Daz honey vanilla ice…