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  • Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs

    Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs is the coziest dinner imaginable, it’s based on a traditional Mediterranean bean soup with brilliant little sausage meatballs that take no time to make.…

  • gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are made without flour, butter, or oil, yet they hold their own against any chocolate chip cookie out there. These healthier gluten free cookies are…

  • Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread

    Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread with paper thin slices of Meyer lemon is an easy yeast bread you’ll come back to again and again. With only a quick hand…

  • Unwrapping a lemon streusel muffin

    Perfect Lemon Muffins

    Lemon Muffins are a little mid winter treat from me to you. They’re my way of saying hang in there, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and in the meantime,…

  • blood orange crumble bars sliced into squares

    Blood Orange Crumble Bars

    I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and…

  • A bowl of mapo tofu.

    Weeknight Mapo Tofu

    Weeknight Mapo tofu is a one pan wonder! Tofu with ground pork and green onions in a black bean and garlic sauce with Sichuan pepper has authentic flavor, but simplified just…

  • creme brulee in two ramekins

    Classic Crème Brûlée

    How to make classic Crème Brûlée with simple step by step instructions for silky vanilla custard topped with crackly caramelized sugar ~ using a kitchen torch, or your broiler. Everyone should…

  • Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms

    Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms ~ this earthy, stick-to-your-ribs chicken thighs and rice skillet is one pot comfort food for a busy weeknight. The whole family loves this meal.…

  • Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all…

  • Double Chocolate Muffins

    My double chocolate muffins are moist high rise muffins loaded with chocolate chips ~ aka chocolate cake for breakfast. Best of all, they’re super easy to make and ready in about…

  • Classic and elegant Shrimp Bisque ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamy Shrimp Bisque

    Creamy Shrimp Bisque ~ it’s a little bit retro, a little bit ‘ladies who lunch’, but this delicious shrimp chowder is ready for a comeback! Enjoy it as an appetizer in small…

  • coffee pudding in a small glass with spoon

    Homemade Coffee Pudding

    This homemade coffee pudding is a home run. If you love coffee desserts you’re in luck because this easy recipe delivers tummy warming comfort with a jolt of caffeine. And it’s…

  • Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives is a quick and healthy 30-minute meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Head to the Greek Isles this week with my Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives ~ this quick healthy meal has it all: juicy shrimp, a silky lemon sauce, and rich, briny…

  • orange tofu with rice, in a bowl

    Baked Orange Tofu

    Baked Orange Tofu ~ who can resist crispy, golden cubes of tofu coated in a glossy, sweet-savory orange sauce? This is the gluten-free, vegan, and EASY weeknight dinner you need right…

  • a glazed old fashioned buttermilk doughnut on a cooling rack

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes are a specialty of the house here at the Great Island kitchen, I’ve got one of these irresistible breakfast cakes to fit every doughnut fantasy……

  • 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…

  • scooping up broccoli cheese dip with a piece of toast

    Irresistible Broccoli Cheese Dip!

    Baked Broccoli Cheese Dip is for broccoli cheese casserole lovers who can’t wait for dinner to enjoy their favorite food ever. You’ve got permission to spoil your appetite with this ultimate…

  • Easy Miso Soup Recipe

    Miso Soup is the original health food, it’s an easy, umami rich soup recipe made with fermented bean paste that has been nourishing the Japanese for centuries ~ and you can…

  • Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

    My quick and easy paleo fruit and nut bread recipe is grain free and dairy free, with no added sugar. This delicious quick bread is loaded with dried fruits, nuts, and…

  • Eating a bowl of Japanese chicken katsu curry

    Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry Bowl

    Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry is a golden coconut vegetable curry paired with crispy fried chicken cutlets, all in a fluffy rice bowl. This is pure comfort food, Japanese style.…

  • Overhead photo of a bowl of Jamie Oliver's Easy Sausage Carbonara with fork and napkin

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara is my latest 5-ingredient, 30 minute meal obsession and gives spaghetti and meatballs a whole new meaning. Yes it’s simple enough to memorize, but don’t worry,…

  • a mug of broccoli Stilton soup on a board

    Broccoli Stilton Soup

    Broccoli Stilton Soup is a luxurious but easy classic British soup, traditionally made with leftover holiday Stilton. It’s a comforting weeknight meal ready in about 30 minutes ~ pair it with some crusty…

  • honey Meyer lemon curd in a jar with spoon and lemons

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd is like a burst of mid winter sunshine! This easy recipe is made with vibrant Meyer lemons and wildflower honey for a mellow flavor and cheering color. …

  • A glass of lemon water with sliced lemons

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water ~ I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and love it, but there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around out…

  • preserved lemons

    21 Fun Recipes for Bored Cooks

    21 fun recipes for bored cooks ~ get creative in the kitchen with recipes for homemade mayonnaise, cough syrup, chocolate liqueur, and more!…

  • 15 Noodle Bowl Recipes for the New Year

    15 Noodle Bowl Recipes inspired by iconic bowls from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make these the 15…

  • raspberry and champagne sorbet

    Raspberry Champagne Sorbet

    Raspberry Champagne Sorbet is the celebratory dessert to end all celebratory desserts. Think New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduations, showers, weddings ~ all of life’s big moments should end…

  • sweet and spicy bar mix on a baking sheet

    Sweet and Spicy Bar Mix

    Try my Sweet and Spicy Bar Mix whether you’re celebrating the beginning of a New Year or the end of a busy week, this snack mix recipe will be your best…