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  • 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…

  • sage focaccia bread topped with sage leaves

    Sage Focaccia Bread

    Sage focaccia is topped with fresh sage leaves that bake up to a deliciously crisp topping on this chewy no-knead bread. Slice it up as an appetizer or serve make it…

  • Strawberry jam crumble bars, overhead.

    Strawberry Jam Bars

    Strawberry jam bars are all about that unbeatable combo of buttery shortbread cookie dough and sweet-tart strawberry jam. This simple dessert never disappoints!…

  • strawberry jams in glass jars, with ladle

    Sure-Jell Strawberry Jam

    Sure-Jell strawberry jam is the most classic of all homemade strawberry jams and it’s from the back of the pectin box ~ I’ll show you how to make it, and how…

  • a stack of fried green tomatoes

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Traditional Southern fried green tomatoes are a little luxury of summer that we adore. Thick sliced green tomatoes are first dredged in buttermilk then in a cornmeal flour mixture, and finally…

  • How to Make Summer Rolls

    Vietnamese summer rolls are one of the most refreshing foods on the planet, and they get bonus points for fitting in to just about any diet you’re on, from low carb…

  • Raspberry Desserts to Make All Summer

    Raspberries are the queen of summer berries in my book. From layer cake to sorbet, these delicious raspberry dessert recipes will keep you enjoying these juicy gems for the whole season…

  • zucchini pie

    Blue Ribbon Zucchini Pie

    Zucchini pie is a riff on the classic Southern tomato pie, with a cheesy sweet onion base topped with thin rounds of zucchini, all baked up in a buttery crust. The…

  • colorul and super healthy chopped salad

    The Perfect Chopped Salad

    My Chopped Salad is a healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on anything! With lots of protein and crunchy veggies, this main course salad is as gorgeous as it is delicious.…

  • How to Make Rainbow Popsicles for a healthy summer treat ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Rainbow Fruit Popsicles

    These healthy fresh fruit popsicles are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated palates. They’re all natural with no…

  • basil leaves

    How to Make Basil Mayonnaise

    My simple recipe for basil mayonnaise has the power to take so many of your favorite foods to the next level ~ think chicken, shrimp, or egg salads, tomato sandwiches, and…

  • chocolate cake with whipped cream and strawberries

    Chocolate Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

    Chocolate strawberry whipped cream cake is a glorious dessert for chocoholics, and strawberry lovers alike. It’s the perfect summer celebration cake.…

  • A jar of homemade peach butter

    Easy Peach Butter

    Easy Peach Butter ~ you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make a big batch of silky butter before the peaches are all gone for the year. This small batch fruit spread…

  • blackberry slab pie bars, stacked

    Blackberry Slab Pie Bars

    Blackberry Slab Pie Bars are a little slice of heaven ~ the flakey pastry, the jewel toned filling, and the sweet glaze all work together in this super user friendly dessert.…

  • black raspberry ice cream in a dish

    Black Raspberry Ice Cream

    Black raspberry ice cream is an unforgettably delicious frozen treat thanks to the unique flavor of these elusive berries. This homemade berry ripple ice cream is a summertime classic.…