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  • Whipped Basil Ricotta with spring veggies

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité ~ a healthy ode to spring produce, this raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip is the perfect way to welcome the new…

  • 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,…

  • lemon shortbread with berries

    Lemon Shortbread

    Lemon shortbread is crisp on the outside, buttery soft inside, with a lovely aromatic lemon flavor. This easy elegant dessert literally melts in your mouth!…

  • strawberry frosting in a jar with berries

    Fresh Strawberry Frosting

    Finally, a strawberry frosting that actually tastes like fresh berries. It’s made with cream cheese for an extra bit of tang, and a whole pint of strawberries!…

  • 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…

  • Easter Brownies topped with crushed Easter candy

    Easter Brownies

    Easter brownies are thick fudgy brownies topped with crushed candy coated chocolate eggs. This fun Easter dessert puts a smile on everyone’s face!…

  • taking a slice of Mary Berry's Lemon Drizzle Cake

    What to Bake for Easter Brunch

    Spring brunch recipes from coffee cakes and scones to bundts, sweet breads, and pound cake, I’ve got the spring-forward treats to tempt the adults and lure the kids away from their…

  • 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…

  • Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

    Warm Lemon Pudding Cake (gluten free, or not!)

    My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is downright magical ~ it’s an easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert that bakes up with a fluffy cake layer and a tangy pudding layer.…

  • pizza dough dusted with flour

    The EASIEST Pizza Dough Recipe

    The EASIEST pizza dough recipe ready to rise in less than a minute…no kneading, no sticky hands, just perfect pizza dough every time!…

  • Classic Lemon Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and edible flowers

    Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

    My lemon cheesecake recipe is a creamy New York Style cheesecake with a vivid lemon flavor and a yummy gingersnap crumb crust. This elegant dessert is like spring in a springform…

  • 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!…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad is a twist on a satisfying and delicious classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • birthday cupcakes with strawberry frosting

    Birthday Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

    My birthday cupcakes with strawberry frosting are perfect for any spring or summer celebration ~ the fluffy yellow cupcakes are topped with the ultimate fresh strawberry cream cheese buttercream.…

  • a bowl of dan dan noodles on a white table

    Dan Dan Noodles ~ Easy Weeknight Recipe

    This is the easy 30 minute edition of Dan Dan Noodles ~ spicy Asian noodles in a rich creamy sauce, topped with crispy pork and barely wilted greens ~ your regular…

  • Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

    Spaghetti Peperonata with tuna and olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight. It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean…

  • spring pasta

    Our Favorite Spring Dinner Recipes

    These simple fresh spring dinner recipes are our absolute favorite way to eat this season, from comforting pastas and risottos, to uber healthy sheet pan salmon and roasted shrimp.…

  • strawberry shortbread cookies

    Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

    Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are pretty in pink cookies that might look demure, but pack a burst of berry flavor. The frilly edge of sparkling sugar gives a nice crunchy contrast…

  • taking a slice of lemon olive oil cake, topped with sugar

    Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    Lemon olive oil cake is a deliciously moist and tender Mediterranean style lemon cake perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!…

  • 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…

  • a slice of homemade carrot cake

    Carrot Cake Three Ways!

    Three carrot cake recipes ~ because with something this awesome, you definitely need more than one way to indulge!…

  • Irish Brown Bread

    Irish Brown Bread is a traditional soda bread recipe made with equal parts whole wheat flour and white flour. It has incredible flavor and texture and is so easy to throw…

  • No Churn Bailey's Ice Cream in a dish with scoop and spoons

    No Churn Bailey’s Ice Cream

    My no churn Bailey’s ice cream is a must make for St. Patrick’s Day, but this easy homemade ice cream spiked with everybody’s favorite cream liqueur is a refreshing adult dessert…

  • split pea soup with ham in bowls

    Split Pea Soup with Ham

    Split pea soup with ham is thick and creamy with incredible flavor from a smoked ham bone ~ this easy soup is comforting and delish! Just add biscuits or crusty bread…

  • A slice of banana cake with Nutella frosting on parchment paper

    Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

    My banana cake with Nutella frosting is a fabulously moist banana layer cake made with toasted hazelnuts and topped with a thick layer of chocolatey hazelnut buttercream ~ oooh la la!…

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