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  • A piece of plum blitz kuchen cake on a blue and white plate with fork

    Plum Blitz Kuchen

    Plum Blitz Kuchen, or ‘lightning cake’ is a vintage German snacking cake recipe from the 1931 edition of Joy of Cooking.  It’s a quick and easy, as the name suggests, and…

  • raspberries

    Summer’s Best Berry Recipes

    Summer’s Best Berry Recipes ~ you’ve got berries, and I’ve got the recipes!  From strawberries and blueberries to huckleberries, and beyond, here are the best, juiciest, most tempting ways to scarf down…

  • overhead photo of raspberry slab pie in the pan with piece removed

    Easy Raspberry Slab Pie

    My Easy Raspberry Slab Pie is a luxe dessert for berry season ~  I’ve used refrigerated pie crust to make it quick and easy, just add tons of fresh berries, invite…

  • Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

    Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits

    Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits is the stand out dessert of the summer, with lots of ripe peaches topped off with tender homemade biscuits that think they’re cinnamon buns…this delicious mashup…

  • raspberry pavlova with whipped cream and berries

    Individual Raspberry Pavlovas

    Individual Raspberry Pavlovas are naturally gluten free, and divine.  Shatter the paper thin crust of one of these mini pavlovas with your fork and you’ll hit a marshmallowy center flecked with…

  • May Lilac Recipes

    May Lilac Recipes ~ the delicate blossoms of lilacs are beautiful, the fragrance is sweet and haunting…but did you also know that the flowers are edible?  Make the most of their…

  • A plate of delicate roasted rhubarb lady's kiss cookies on a plate

    Roasted Rhubarb Lady’s Kiss Cookies (baci di dama)

    Roasted Rhubarb Lady’s Kiss Cookies (baci di dama) ~ the roasted rhubarb buttercream is sweet and tangy, and the almond cookies are light as air…I’m pretty sure they serve these cookies…

  • Girl holding a slice of Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

    Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

    The first words out of my daughter’s mouth after she took a bite of this fresh Strawberry Buttermilk Cake?  “Wow ~ this is the best cake I’ve ever had!”  She’s right,…

  • Strawberries and Cream Tart

    Strawberries and Cream Tart ~ a simple spring dessert with an easygoing elegance.  This is a go-to recipe when you’ve got last minute guests, or just want to amp up the…

  • 21 Traditional Easter Bread Recipes

    21 Traditional Easter Bread Recipes ~ because Easter isn’t all eggs and bunnies.  These beautiful Easter loaves come from all over the globe, each bringing their own particular spin on a…

  • 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…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    Easy Cocoa Meringues

    These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical.  Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free, guilt free dessert!…

  • Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

    Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter.  This cold…

  • Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake

    You don’t have to be on a gluten free diet to appreciate Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake ~ this super moist, super decadent pound cake is completely grain free and a…

  • Sour Cherry Almond Bars

    Sour Cherry Almond Bars ~ these brown sugar and oatmeal cherry almond bars are officially my new favorite sweet snack!  The cherries are nice and tart, the almond scented crumble dough…

  • What to Eat Now: Citrus

    What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to…

  • Blueberry Poppy Seed Squares

    Blueberry Poppy Seed Squares, a unique coffee cake in the Eastern European tradition ~ it’s packed with fresh blueberries and crunchy poppy seeds on a buttery shortbread crust.  This is one…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes

    Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes are a variation on one of my most popular recipes.  Fresh tangerine juice, Greek yogurt, and crunchy poppy seeds make a lighter and healthier version of everybody’s…

  • Gluten Free Tangerine Cake

    Gluten Free Tangerine Cake ~ this flourless cake is such a wonderful surprise, made with whole tangerines and almond flour in the Italian tradition ~ it’s impossibly moist and bursting with…

  • What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get…

  • Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie

    This tangy Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie is a riff on my popular CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE, which was just too good to let alone ~ this sunny mid-winter dessert wows everybody!…

  • What to Buy Now: Holiday Gift Guide

    What to Buy Now: Holiday Gift Guide ~ it’s that time of year again, and I bet some of you are stumped for ideas.  Here are some fun last minute prezzies…

  • No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream

    No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream ~ this easy seasonal no churn homemade ice cream is a refreshing option for holiday pies and takes à la mode to a whole new level!…

  • Easy Butter Pecan Bark

    Easy Butter Pecan Bark ~ a pecan studded butterscotch bark that knocks the socks off everybody who tries it.  This is for all your butterscotch fans out there ~ it’s proof…

  • What to Eat Now: Winter Squash

    What to Eat Now: Winter Squash ~ there’s a wonderland of winter squash out there, and it turns out the good eating goes way beyond pumpkin pie.  So let’s get all…

  • The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier! Get your creative juices flowing with this collection of the world’s best freezer jam recipes ~ I’ve organized them by season, so you’ll never be without something wonderful to spread on your morning toast!

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier!  Get your creative juices…

  • Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra tangy and ultra easy homemade lime ice cream recipe has a secret weapon that makes it the creamiest ice cream ever. No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!

    Easy Lime Chiffon Ice Cream

    Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra easy lime ice cream recipe is made with a sour cream base that makes it the creamiest tangiest ice cream ever.  No wimpy lime…

  • WHAT TO EAT NOW: BLACKBERRIES

    What to Eat Now: Blackberries

    What to Eat Now ~ we’re right in the thick of blackberry season, which runs from July to early September across the country ~ so head out to your garden, farmers…

  • Blueberry Peach Crumble Pie ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Easy Blueberry Peach Crumble Pie

    Blueberry Peach Crumble Pie is an easygoing and completely foolproof dessert in the laid back spirit of late summer.  Customize it to your favorite fruit, or what you’ve got on hand. …

  • Triple Vanilla Pound Cake

    Triple Vanilla Pound Cake ~ not one, not two, but three layers of intense vanilla flavor to excite even the most serious vanilla fans.  This easy loaf cake is guaranteed to…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake

    My Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake is an easy loaf cake bursting with citrus flavor and crunchy poppy seeds ~ and just when you thought winter had nothing fresh to offer!…

  • 15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ from cranberries and green beans to bright orange squash, these side dishes bring your holiday meals to life!…

  • Cranberry Gingersnap Pie ~ theviewfromgreatisand.com

    Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

    This Cranberry Pie with its spicy gingersnap crumb crust and silky cranberry curd filling brings a little va-va-voom to the traditional dessert table ~ this vibrant pie going to be everybody’s…

  • Light as a feather No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars

    No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars ~ this whisper light pumpkin dessert with its spiced graham crust and fluffy pumpkin topping is perfect after a heavy meal!…

  • Mutton Pie from Historic Food

    25 Amazing Pie Crusts

    25 Amazing Pie Crusts ~ lots of incredible pie crusts to inspire all your holiday baking and beyond…so tie on your aprons and let’s get rolling……

  • Baked Breakfast Apples ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Baked Breakfast Apples

    Juicy Baked Breakfast Apples are stuffed with oatmeal, topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for the coziest breakfast around!…

  • Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce

    Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that can be updated in so many ways, my Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce is a light and refreshing way to end a…

  • Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ a mix of summer fruit baked up into an easy dessert! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble

    Are you ready to mix it up?  Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble combines all those bits and pieces of delicious ripe fruit you’ve got lying around into one fabulously easy dessert. If…

  • RIPE PEACH POPSICLES taste just like biting into a fresh peach! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Ripe Peach Popsicles

    Ripe Peach Popsicles — the next best thing to sinking your teeth into a fresh picked peach…let the juice dribble down your chin!…

  • Super Tangy Lime Bars are the perfectly refreshing, not - too - sweet treat! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Best Tangy Lime Bars

    Tangy Lime Bars are cooling, refreshing, and not too sweet,  — if you love easy lime desserts then you’re going to flip for these, they’re the perfect little capper for a…

  • 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…

  • Roasted Plums with Vanilla and Bourbon

    Roasted Plums with Ice Cream

    Roasted Plums with Ice Cream is a simple summer fruit dessert with a sly secret ~ you can use that rock hard fruit that shows up in markets way before it’s…

  • No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

    Peanut Butter Pie Bars

    These no bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars were a big hit in our house — and  when I tried to hide the last one from the rest of the family, I…

  • Easy no-pectin Clementine Jam

    Clementine Jam

    Clementine Jam has a unique, brilliantly fresh flavor that plays well with all kinds of toast, croissants, scones, and biscuits.  It’s not a marmalade because there’s no bitter peel involved, it’s…

  • Fresh, bright, and creamy cranberry curd

    Microwave Cranberry Curd

    Microwave Cranberry Curd ~ a quick and easy method for making a thick tangy microwave cranberry curd — slather this gorgeous spread on anything and everything! Anything that gets me from…

  • Butter Pecan Shortbread, easy as pie!

    Butter Pecan Shortbread

    Butter Pecan Shortbread is a classic buttery shortbread loaded up with crunchy pecans ~ it might just be the ultimate Fall dessert ~ yum!…

  • 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.  It has become a holiday breakfast tradition in our house!…

  • The perfect late summer dessert - juicy white peaches baked in a buttery shortbread crumble crust

    White Peach Bars

    White Peach Bars ~ these are thing things summer dreams are made of, with delicate and juicy white peaches baked up in a butter golden shortbread crumble crust ! Apparently, farmers…

  • 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…

  • a delicious desseert mashup between classic tiramisu and ice box cake

    Icebox Tiramisu

    Icebox Tiramisu is a mash-up between classic tiramisu and a good old fashioned ice box cake. Did your mom ever make the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer cake? The recipe dates 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…

  • chocolate chip shortbread

    Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread

    Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread ~ this classic buttery shortbread studded with chunky bittersweet chocolate chips melts in your mouth and gives the whole notion of chocolate chip cookies a whole new…

  • easy microwave recipe for citrus curd

    Easy Microwave Citrus Curd Recipe

    Easy Microwave Citrus Curd ~ turn any fresh citrus juice (including blood orange, tangerine, and Meyer lemon) into a luxurious, creamy spread in only minutes, right in your microwave!…

  • Glazed Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake…can’t you just taste it now? It’s packed to the gills with the essence of fresh grapefruit and positively loaded with poppy seeds. That’s white grapefruit, by the…