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  • Maple Frosted Apple Blondes from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Maple Frosted Apple Blondies

    Maple Frosted Apple Blondies — these are moist dense blondies studded with tart apple chunks and topped with an ultra-sweet maple glaze — hello Fall!…

  • Melon Breakfast Bowls

    Melon Breakfast Bowls are colorful, healthy, and fun — you simply can’t have a bad day when you start it with creamy yogurt piled in half a melon and topped with…

  • Vegan Breakfast Bowls are healthy, beautiful, and full of protein, what a great way to kick start the day! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Vegan Breakfast Bowls

    These protein rich Vegan Breakfast Bowls are the answer to the breakfast blahs…if you’re been there and done that with green smoothies and can’t face another piece of toast, one of…

  • Spicy Fruit Salsa is the perfect healthy accompanyment to grilled fish, meats, and chicken --- it's packed with flavor and looks so festive! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Fruit Salsa

    I consider salsa to be one of the basic food groups, you can’t beat it for explosive flavor and visual appeal… I crave new and exciting versions every season, and this…

  • How to Make an Instagram Worthy Breakfast Bowl that's a beautiful and smart way to start the day

    How to Make an Instagram Worthy Breakfast Bowl

    You’ve seen them in your feed, now it’s time to make one for yourself, I’ll show you how to make an Instagram worthy breakfast bowl that’s gorgeous and good for you……

  • Bruleed Tomatoes and 22 other foods you ddin't know could be torched!

    Tomatoes and 22 Other Foods to Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is one of my favorite desserts, but did you know you can ‘brûlée’ more than just custard?  Light up your kitchen torches friends — we’re going to caramelize all…

  • The Top Ten Posts of 2015

    The Top Ten Posts of 2015

    This post is always a lot of fun for me…I get to look back over a year’s worth of hard work and delicious recipes and  trot out a few winners for…

  • Golden pumpkin butter made easy in the crockpot

    Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

    Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter ~ this easy slow cooker pumpkin butter recipe is the first thing I make every fall. Slather it generously on muffins, croissants, toast, or biscuits (it’s heavenly…

  • Tall and luxurious golden yellow Pumpkin Crumb Cake

    The Best Pumpkin Crumb Cake

    My favorite Pumpkin Crumb Cake is a classic fall coffee cake enriched with pumpkin and perfectly spiced.  This yummy breakfast cake has become a holiday tradition in our house!…

  • Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

    My quick and easy Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is grain free, added sugar free, and dairy free.  This vegan quick bread is also amazingly versatile ~ serve it for breakfast…

  • Decadent Zucchini Blondies with caramel frosting

    Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting

    Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting ~ these moist and tender zucchini blondies are decadent and delicious with an old time penuche fudge frosting, but watch out ~ they’re irresistible!…

  • Healthy homemade 'jello' using fruit juice!

    Homemade Fruit Juice ‘Jello’

    Jello is a fun summertime treat, and it’s been delighting kids of all ages for generations.  But lots of kids today miss out because their (wise) parents steer clear of the…

  • Dana's Bakery Macaron ~ American Artisans

    American Artisans: Dana’s Bakery

    Dana’s Bakery is the eleventh in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople, designers, and small companies across the country who share my love of…

  • beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have…

  • Fresh fruit frozen into colorful yogurt bars

    Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars

    These Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars are fun to make, and pretty, too. They make a nice healthy treat for kids of any age. I make a simple granola for the…

  • healthy fruit fondue with chocolate dipping sauce

    Fruit Fondue with Chocolate Sauce

    Today I’m excited to be posting over at Super Healthy Kids — I’m making a kid-friendly fruit fondue and a quick homemade chocolate sauce that’s just like the one we all…

  • striped juice popsicles

    The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time

    The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time ~ popsicles have taken the world by storm over the past several summers, and I bet you’ve finally caved in and bought yourself a…

  • glazed strawberry shortcake scone

    Strawberry Shortcake Scones

    Strawberry Shortcake Scones are the ultimate breakfast treat, with tons of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry.  These pretty strawberry scones will be a guaranteed hit for a…

  • healthy breakfast smoothie bowl

    Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

    Breakfast smoothie bowls are all the rage right now for a good reason! These healthy fruit and yogurt bowls are beautiful, healthy, and endlessly customizable ~ they’re gluten free, high protein,…

  • healthy coconut chia pudding popsicles

    Chia Coconut Pudding Popsicles

    Chia Coconut Pudding Popsicles ~ a refreshingly delicious and healthy way to start the day, these vegan breakfast popsicles are worth getting out of bed for!…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    My Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a bakery style favorite in our house.  They bake up nice and tall with a big round dome that we slather them with a sweet…

  • top ten posts of 2014

    The Top 10 Posts in 2014

    2014 was a fantastic year here at TVFGI.  We’ve shared so many great meals together and I’ve loved getting to know you a little better on facebook, and through your comments. …

  • The best gingerbread ever!

    Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread

    Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread ~ skip the trip to the pricey coffee shop and make your own moist and perfectly spiced frosted gingerbread.  It’s just right for breakfast, brunch, coffee break or…

  • Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Walnuts

    Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Walnuts

    Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Walnuts ~ a moist pumpkin quick bread studded with toasted walnuts makes a perfect fall breakfast or coffee break treat.…

  • Better than tarbuck's Cranberry Bliss Bread 4

    Better than Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bread

    This Better Than Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bread has all the bells and whistles of the original cranberry bars, but in an irresistible pound cake form.  Skip the coffee shop and stay…

  • Easy Cherry Frozen Yogurt 6

    Easy Cherry Frozen Yogurt

    Easy Cherry Frozen Yogurt ~ Here’s an essential kitchen hack to have in your back pocket for the summer.  This frozen yogurt doesn’t require an ice cream maker,  If you’ve got…

  • Hummingbird Cake Bars

    One Bowl Hummingbird Cake Bars

    One Bowl Hummingbird Cake Bars ~ these little bars have all the bells and whistles of the classic Southern hummingbird layer cake, but in a snack-able bar form. Who could resist…

  • Lemon Panna Cotta | The View from Great Island 3

    Lemon Panna Cotta

    This light Lemon Panna Cotta is the perfect early spring dessert, it’s no-bake, super simple, and easy to adjust for dairy free and vegan! I knew one of the first things…

  • The Best Falafel EVER! 7

    The Best Falafel Recipe

    The Best Falafel recipe is crispy on the outside, a brilliant emerald green on the inside, with tons of flavor and a great fluffy texture!  These classic vegan Middle Eastern chickpea…

  • Grapefruit Brûlée

    Grapefruit Brûlée ~ turn plain old grapefruit into an elegant breakfast with a sprinkling of sugar and a little intense heat!…

  • Beautiful Breakfast Tart

    The Best of the Best: Favorite Recipes from 2013

    Happy Friday, everyone!  Today I’m doing a little retrospecting, with some of my favorite recipes from 2013.  Maybe you’ve made some of them, maybe you have other ideas, I’d love to…

  • Zucchini Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

    My Zucchini Cake with Browned Butter Frosting is moist, rich with nuts, and crowned with the most decadent frosting —- zucchini never had it so good!…

  • Pumpkin Cake with Nutella Frosting

    Pumpkin Cake with Nutella Frosting ~ an epic fall dessert that pairs two favorite ingredients: pumpkin and Nutella!…

  • This Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa is really really good ~ juicy strawberries are tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño. You can use it on fish, tacos, chicken, meats, or just scoop it up with chips.

    Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

    Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa ~ juicy strawberries tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño.  Serve this healthy salsa with fish, tacos, chicken, steak, or…

  • Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

    My Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten free granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to…

  • How to make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

    How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt ~ since it’s one of the world’s healthiest foods, I think it’s worth the effort to make it yourself.   This yogurt is creamy,…

  • Orange Scones

    These Orange Scones are tender and flaky, with a wonderful fresh orange flavor ~ they’re a little bit of mid-winter luxury. This wasn’t what I had planned for today.  I just…

  • Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes

    Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes ~ The morning after a holiday always means pancakes.  I don’t know why.  That’s just the way it is.  Don’t bother fighting it.…

  • Spiced Rum Cranberry Sauce

    Spiced Rum Cranberry Sauce ~ an adult skewing twist on a Thanksgiving classic……

  • Pad Thai Recipe

    Pad Thai is a fragrant noodle dish that is versatile and incredibly delicious.  When you learn to make it at home you can customize it with tofu, chicken, shrimp, or meat,…

  • Seven Grain Pumpkin Pancakes

    Seven Grain Pumpkin Pancakes ~ fluffy and delicious pumpkin pancakes made with seven different types of flour for the ultimate healthy-ish fall breakfast!…

  • Chai Latte Scones

    Chai Latte Scones ~ chai is a spiced milk tea from India that’s made with the most wonderful mix of warm spices ~ and I’ve baked them right into these buttery…

  • Date Nut Bran Muffins

    Date Nut Bran Muffins ~ I’ve been making deliciously healthy whole grain bran muffins for years, and this is just one of the many variations you can make from my base…

  • Buttermilk bran muffins

    I’m so excited to share these wonderful, fluffy, moist buttermilk bran muffins with you ~ they’re tender, moist, and full of natural fiber ~ in fact they’re so delicious you’ll forget…

  • A bowl of bircher muesli with spoon and napkin

    How to Make Bircher Muesli

    How to Make Bircher Muesli ~ this classic healthy oat cereal is making a comeback lately, it’s gluten free, full of fiber, and crazy delicious!…