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  • Blueberry lemon bundt cake with lemon glaze

    Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

    Lemon blueberry bundt cake is a moist breakfast or tea time cake that combines tart citrus with bursts of juicy berries. It’s one of those cakes that looks as good as…

  • Jarcuterie Jars, individual charcuterie in glass jars, lined up

    Jarcuterie!

    Jarcuterie are individual charcuterie boards in adorable jars or cups. Everybody gets to take their meat and cheese appetizer with them as they mingle (the concept is pure genius!)…

  • marinated tomato salad on a plate

    Marinated Tomato Salad

    This simple marinated tomato salad is a quick and easy way to showcase and enjoy beautiful tomatoes. Marinating brings out their juicy sweetness and creates an instant dressing!…

  • making homemade aioli

    30-Second Aioli Recipe

    My homemade aioli is thick, rich, and super garlicky ~ and you can make it in 30 seconds! (Seriously, your friends will think you went to culinary school.)…

  • French Potato Salad in a bowl with striped napkin

    French Potato Salad

    French potato salad is a sunny Mediterranean inspired recipe ~ with creamy fingerling potatoes and crisp green beans in a zingy mustard vinaigrette, this no-mayo potato salad will be a new…

  • Mexican Steak Fajita Salad in a wooden bowl 2

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad is a combination of a cool crisp romaine with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions ~ it’s hard to beat. We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • ranch dressing with potato salad

    Ranch Potato Salad

    Ranch potato salad is a delicious mashup between your favorite potato salad and your favorite creamy ranch dressing (homemade, of course!) This has to be the ultimate potato salad.…

  • breaking apart a piece of rhubarb breakfast cake

    Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

    My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic rhubarb cake recipe ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky. It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and it’s officially…

  • A vase filled with purple flowers

    Spring Backyard Flower Arranging

    You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart style cutting garden to put fresh flowers on the table throughout the season. Here are my top tips for spring backyard flower arranging,…

  • Fully Loaded Wedge Salad on a platter with dressing

    Fully Loaded Wedge Salad

    My fully loaded wedge salad is a salad even salad haters can’t resist! With hearts of iceberg lettuce piled high with goodies like bacon, eggs, croutons, black olives, creamy blue cheese…

  • French carrot salad in a wooden bowl with salad servers

    French Carrot Salad

    This classic French carrot salad is simplicity at its best – a fresh, two-ingredient salad tossed with the perfect lemon Dijon dressing for the most versatile side dish you’ll make all…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies ~ these are my favorite buttery shortbread cookies topped with colorful and delicate edible flowers. This pretty tea time treat is surprisingly easy to…

  • Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    3 green sauces you should know how to make!

    Three vibrant green sauce recipes you should know how to make in your sleep, because when it comes to quick, easy, healthy meals, it’s all in the sauce, the green sauce!…

  • tossing a cantaloupe and mango salad

    Cantaloupe and Mango Salad

    My cantaloupe and mango salad with a tangy lime dressing is a vibrant fruit salad with Mexican, Mediterranean, and tropical influences. All the elements come together to make a very special…

  • Creamy Lemon Basil Pasta

    Lemon Basil Pasta is my kind of comfort food! Linguine lightly coated in a creamy lemon sauce, tossed with fresh basil, and served up in less than 30 minutes is a…

  • spiced peach muffin

    Spiced Peach Muffins

    Spiced peach muffins straddle the delicious culinary line between summer and fall. Juicy nuggets of fresh peach mingle with fall spices in these warm and cozy muffins.…

  • pouring creamy lemonade over ice

    Creamy Lemonade ~ better than TikTok’s!

    Creamy lemonade is an epic refresher made with zingy lemons and a touch of sweet cream whipped up right in your blender (no sweetened condensed milk in my uber fresh recipe)…

  • Dreamy Nutella Mousse Pie!

    My dreamy Nutella mousse pie with a fluffy chocolate hazelnut filling is nestled in a dark chocolate cookie crust. This easy icebox pie is irresistible!…

  • A jar of tomato jam with a small knife.

    Old Fashioned Tomato Jam

    Old fashioned tomato jam is sweet, spicy, piquant, savory, and utterly fabulous whether you devour it with cheese and crackers, or spread it on your favorite burger or sandwich. A tomato…

  • 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 fun summer hot dog bar, including homemade spicy…

  • Mediterranean roasted sheet pan salmon with tomatoes, olives, onion, and lemon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon looks impressive but is so easy. This heart healthy meal is full of omega 3s, and topped with Mediterranean inspired ingredients. This is a 30 minute meal…

  • watermelon and corn salad in a blue dish

    6 Sweet Corn Salads

    Sweet corn salad ~ is there anything better? These corn salad recipes made with fresh summer veggies and fabulous dressings make the cob sort of…irrelevant!…

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna is a vibrant no mayo pasta salad with tons of protein and Italian inspired ingredients ~ straight from your pantry!…

  • roasted peppers filled with melted cheese

    Molly Baz’ Blistered Cheesy Peppers

    Molly Baz’ blistered cheesy peppers are now my official favorite late summer side dish/snack. The smokey charred peppers with the melty cheese are out of this world, great for keto and…

  • quick pickled red onions

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything! Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp homemade ‘quickles‘ are more complex in flavor than commercial pickles. You…

  • pan con tomate on parchment paper

    Pan Con Tomate (Spanish tomato bread)

    Pan Con Tomate is a lusciously simple Mediterranean tradition made with fabulous toasted bread topped with olive oil, garlic, and grated tomatoes. It’s an homage to everything we love about summer.…

  • cherry almond bars, with fork

    Pie Bars of Summer!

    Pie bars, crumble bars, slab pies, whatever you call them, these bars make summer’s most iconic desserts easier to bake, easier to eat, and easier to share!…

  • A zucchini pecan bar with caramel frosting with a bite taken out.

    Caramel Frosted Zucchini Pecan Bars

    These zucchini bars with caramel frosting are the richest and most decadent in my arsenal of zucchini desserts ~ the cake is uber moist and the frosting is dense and delicious, almost…

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