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  • a mug of Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

    Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

    Italian Sausage and Bean Soup is hearty, nourishing, comforting, and quick to make ~ clocking in at just under an hour.  It rivals Grandma’s chicken soup when it comes to curing…

  • Scooping up Smokey Spinach and Artichoke Dip with a chip

    Smokey Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Smokey Spinach Artichoke Dip ~ a warm, cheesy classic that’s an absolute necessity if you’ve got friends coming over on a chilly night.  My smokey recipe takes this familiar comfort food and gives…

  • A Black-eyed Pea Salad in a white bowl with a spoonful of Meyer Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year!

    A Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year ~ this healthy high fiber bean salad is vegan, gluten free, and black-eyed peas are among the very lowest in carbs of…

  • Drunken Cranberry Meatballs

    5 Mouthwatering Cocktail Meatballs

    5 Mouthwatering Cocktail Meatballs ~ ah the cocktail meatball, equal parts dainty, elegant, and, well, meatball. If you’re looking for a crowd pleasing appetizer that doubles as dinner, get your toothpicks…

  • Winter Cheese Platter

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board ~ grazing tables are all the rage this year, and this blockbuster appetizer is ideal for winter holidays, game days, or any time…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are the answer when you need something sweet in a hurry.  Great for holidays, gifts, parties, or just emergency snack attacks.  …

  • The Sloppy Santa nightcap

    The Sloppy Santa and 9 Other Naughty Nightcaps

    The Sloppy Santa and 9 Other Naughty Nightcaps ~ I’m signing off for the weekend with a warm and fuzzy collection that will help you drift off to a much deserved…

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone

    My Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone is an Italian confection that is pure chocolate hazelnut nirvana.  It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, but nobody has to know how easy it was to throw…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

  • Clementine Melting Moments on a green plate with a cut clementine

    Clementine Melting Moments

    Clementine Melting Moments  ~ can a simple cookie really taste like a fresh juicy clementine?  You bet, these little bite sized, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are infused with the essence of fresh…

  • 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!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday cookies!…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates.  And the best part?  If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • Crisp Almond Lace Wafer cookies

    Reader’s Recipes: Almond Lace Wafers

    These delicate almond lace wafer cookies have a wonderfully light crisp texture and can easily be made gluten free.  Dip them in chocolate or leave them plain, they’re always a hit!…

  • A round platter ofRainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta ~ an oasis of freshness and crunch in a season full of comfort foods and holiday treats, people will flock to this colorful healthy appetizer!…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite.  It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • 5 Mouthwatering Flourless Desserts

    These 5 mouthwatering flourless desserts prove you don’t need traditional white flour to make a knock-out sweet treat! …

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate.  Who wouldn’t want some of that?  Nobody, that’s who.  And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • a log of Hazelnut Sandies cookie dough, sliced

    Hazelnut Sandies

    Hazelnut Sandies ~ I love the toasted nutty flavor, the buttery shortbread texture, and the sandy finish of these easy slice and bake shorbread cookies. …

  • A pan of eggnog streusel French toast casserole with a piece taken out

    Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole

    My Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole is a decadent, holiday morning worthy baked French toast that can be assembled the night before.  Can you say fantasy B&B breakfast?…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ I’ve tracked down the best tips and tricks for make ahead cookies so you can enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of…

  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, sliced, on a cooling rack

    The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a must make every fall — this pumpkin bundt cake is moist and tender with just the right amount of spice, and the chocolate chips take…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage homemade chocolate candy recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s…

  • cacio e pepe spaghetti squash

    Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Squash

    Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Squash is a deliciously low carb and gluten free version of one of my favorite classic Italian pasta recipes.  …

  • Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

    Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

    Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies ~ this classic chewy oatmeal cookie dipped in a rich maple glaze is deceptively simple and divinely delicious ~ you won’t be able to stop at just…

  • Por chops in the Instant Pot for Instant Pot pork chops with creamy mushroom sauce

    5 Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Dinners

    Having an Instant Pot means never having to settle for boring weeknight meals again ~ here are 5 Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Dinners that prove it!…

  • Gift Guide 2018

    2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    Since this Sunday is wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shopping is on my mind, and I’m a firm believer in getting as much of it out of the way…

  • Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

    Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal is a healthy gluten free hot cereal with floral, fruity pear, fragrant vanilla, warm spices, and creamy oats ~ it makes for an aromatherapy boost we could…

  • Fall cocktail

    13 Recipes for a Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

    Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail?  If not, you might find some inspiration below.  I love to start off the holiday with a house cocktail offered to each guest as…

  • Jeweled Wild Rice in a white bowl with pomegranates

    Jeweled Wild Rice Salad

    My Jeweled Wild Rice Salad is a joyful gluten free vegan recipe and a make-ahead friendly side dish for your holidays.  Bonus: whatever their diet, nobody at your table will feel…

  • Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!…

  • Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

    Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

    Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars are an unbeatable combination of buttery walnut shortbread and tart homemade cranberry curd.…

  • Minestrone soup in a white cast iron soup pot with ladle

    Italian Minestrone Soup

    Italian Minestrone Soup ~ next to grandma’s chicken soup there’s nothing more comforting than a pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove.  This authentic recipe will warm you, satisfy you,…

  • Colorful purple cauliflower rice salad in a wooden bowl

    Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad

    My healthy Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad is gluten free and so colorful ~ it combines roasted and raw veggies for tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber!…

  • Olive and Herb Appetizer Wreath on a white platter with cocktail forks

    Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer

    My Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer is such fun for the holidays ~ olives are easy, they’re healthy, and fit just about every diet out there.  It looks Martha Stewart-ish, but it’s…

  • hands making pie dough on a dark ground

    15 Inspirational Apple Pie Recipes!

    15 Inspirational Apple Pie Recipes for the fall season ~ clear your weekend schedule and tackle one or two of these glorious recipes, you’ll be a master once the holidays roll…

  • A bowl of Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

    Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

    Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ~ tender Brussels sprouts roasted in maple syrup and a little bacon grease (sorry not sorry,) topped with lots of crispy bacon bits ~ nobody, but nobody,…

  • Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

    Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies in foil

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies ~ these spiced molasses cookies have been upgraded with a bit of dark chocolate for a ‘best of all worlds’ holiday cookie.…

  • Colorful Winter Pansy Salad

    Pansy Salad

    My Pansy Salad with blood orange vinaigrette will bring some color to your menus using edible flowers that thrive year round! …

  • Pieces of Buttermilk Pecan Fudge stacked on parchment paper

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge ~ this creamy white fudge has got a sweet tangy flavor like nothing else I’ve ever tasted.  I highly recommend you try this unique treat, you won’t be…

  • A stack of homemade Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark ~ this is it, the ultimate easy peasy homemade candy that you can make for yourself, or for gifts.  The prep is just 5 minutes, and it…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    5 Easy Grain Salads that will feed your soul!

    These 5 Easy Whole Grain Salads are hearty, healthy and vegan-friendly. They’e simple enough to pull together for a weeknight dinner, gorgeous enough for special occasions, and the leftovers make the…

  • Jelly Doughnut Bundt Cake

    My Jelly Doughnut Bundt Cake is jelly doughnut meets bundt cake for a unique morning or mid-day treat.  This comforting, not-too-sweet cake just begs for a cup of coffee or tea.…

  • Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle with two spoons

    Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle

    Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle ~ if you put nothing down on the dinner table but this light and fluffy, sweet and crunchy casserole I wouldn’t feel slighted in the least.  As…

  • kale and butternut salad in a wooden bowl with wooden salad servers

    Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans

    Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans ~ a simple vegan salad full of superfood nutrients and fall flavors.  This is the way you’re going to balance out all those…

  • Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies ~ if you love baking holiday cookies I bet you’re always on the hunt for a new recipe, one that’s not too hard, but has that wow…

  • Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes ~ shrimp is the original fast food, it can be on your table in a flash.  I’ve gathered together 5 delicious dishes that showcase my favorite crustacean,…

  • A pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake, sliced on a white plate

    Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake

    You know the drill I’m sure…after this Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake sets up in the fridge for a few hours the creamy filling penetrates the crisp chocolate wafers and creates…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • 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…