summer dinners

salads!

frozen treats

  • pulled pork barbecue sandwich

    Essential Summer Barbecue Sides

    These perfect summer sides are inspired by your favorite barbecue joint, from cornbread and baked beans to French fries and slaw, I’ve got all the classics covered for your next cookout.…

  • strawberry milk muesli with spoon

    Strawberry Milk Muesli

    I haven’t skipped breakfast once since I discovered Strawberry Milk Muesli. It’s my spring version of oatmeal, so pretty and packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals for a super delicious…

  • breaking apart a piece of rhubarb breakfast cake

    Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

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

  • butter pecan shortbread slices, stacked

    Butter Pecan Shortbread

    Butter Pecan Shortbread is a classic buttery shortbread loaded up with crunchy pecans and plenty of brown sugar…the flavor will make you swoon!…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • falafel burger with the works

    Falafel Burger Recipe (copycat McFalafel)

    My falafel burger is two crispy chickpea patties, tzatziki sauce, cheese, tomatoes, cukes, onions, sprouts, and hummus on a brioche bun. It's a delicious meatless mouthful that's so much healthier than…

  • Greek Meatballs in a luxurious tangy lemon sauce

    Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce

    Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce is the ideal spring supper — the herbed meatballs are satisfying but light in texture, and the pale yellow sauce is tangy, silky, and utterly luxurious…

  • freshly made strawberry milk

    Fresh Strawberry Milk

    Strawberry milk is fresh berries whipped up with your milk of choice into a frothy dreamy drink. It’s like sipping a pint of fresh strawberries…can’t hate that. a recipe for strawberry…

  • Raspberry Lemon Tea Cake with fork

    Raspberry Lemon Cake

     My Raspberry Lemon Cake recipe with lemon buttercream is made with yogurt, fresh raspberries, and lots of lemon juice for an old fashioned from scratch layer cake that’s perfect any time…

  • British Kedgeree with soft cooked eggs

    Kedgeree

    Kedgeree is classic British comfort food made with basmati rice, smoked salmon, soft cooked eggs, and lots of herbs and spices — it’s versatile enough to eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch,…

  • Hot pepper jelly in glass canning jars.

    Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly

    Easy Hot Pepper Jelly is one of my favorite recipes. This small batch refrigerator recipe makes use of both sweet and hot peppers for a colorful, confetti-like look and an intense…

  • creamy lemon asparagus pasta in a skillet

    Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

    Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta is a 30 minute vegetarian meal that’s cozy and incredibly delicious. I call it comfort food, spring style!…

  • homemade clotted cream

    How to Make Clotted Cream ~ 3 Ways!

    I’ll show you how to make clotted cream 3 ways  ~ in the Instant Pot, oven, or on the stove top: you choose how you want to make your very own…

  • rhubarb muffin with butter

    Perfect Rhubarb Muffins

    Perfect Rhubarb Muffins are tender and fluffy one bowl muffins with a featherweight streusel topping. (If you haven’t baked with rhubarb yet this season, it’s time to get your act together!)…

  • Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

    My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe is easy to do, and the flavor is spot on. This copy cat garlic and herb creamy cheese is absolutely delicious and will save you SO…

  • A bowl of Salsa Negra with cilantro.

    Fire Roasted Salsa Negra (black salsa)

    Fire Roasted Salsa Negra is an intense Mexican black salsa is made with roasted tomatoes and peppers for a deep dark color and a gutsy flavor. Caution, this recipe involves playing…

  • Shrimp Taco Salad in a white bowl

    Shrimp Taco Salad

    Shrimp Taco Salad is a stunning  main course salad with jumbo Mexican spiced grilled shrimp, homemade tortilla strips, house pickled red onions, and all the fixings on a bed of zesty…

  • a strawberry galette with fresh berries and whipped cream

    Fresh Strawberry Galette

    A fresh Strawberry Galette is  fresh, juicy strawberries, buttery pastry and freshly whipped cream pulled together for a casually elegant treat. So much easier than pie, more user friendly than a…

  • Mexican Chocolate Cake, flourless or not

    What to Bake for Mom this Mother’s Day

    Wondering what to bake for mom this Mother’s Day? Every mom is unique, and I’ve got lots of choices for easy springtime baking projects so you can find the perfect match.…

  • Three mint chocolate pudding pots with mint seedlings.

    Mint Chocolate Pudding Pots

    Mint chocolate pudding pots topped with crushed chocolate wafer ‘soil’ and a fresh mint sprig ‘seedling’ are as cute as they are delicious, and make a creative spring dessert!…

  • Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

    Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

    Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is a delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop. It’s an…

  • sliced sweet onion tart with fresh thyme

    Sweet Onion Puff Pastry Tart

    My sweet onion puff pastry tart is an easy peasy but oh-so-elegant tart for lunch, brunch, or cut it into small squares for an appetizer. Use Vidalia, Maui, Texas, or generic…

  • chocolate chip shortbread, sliced into fingers

    Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

    Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies are sophisticated chocolate chip cookie bars made with buttery shortbread and nuggets of pure chocolate!…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • baked feta bruschetta with toasted bread

    Baked Feta Bruschetta

    Baked Feta Bruschetta is an easy Mediterranean style small plate made with cherry tomatoes and olives, baked until the cheese is soft and spreadable, the olives are warm and mellow, and the tomatoes have burst…

  • bright green chimichurri sauce

    Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

    Chimichurri Sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats. It’s the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it’s fabulous! Use it with chicken, fish, tacos, and…

  • slices of strawberry buttermilk bread, with glaze

    Strawberry Buttermilk Bread

    Strawberry Buttermilk Bread is so delicious, so fluffy, and so easy to whip up you’ll be tempted to make this strawberry bread everyday this spring ~ and trust me, no one…