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  • 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…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    5 fall desserts that will make you swoon

    5 fall desserts that will make you swoon ~ 5 of my favorite easy desserts guaranteed to make you weak at the knees…better be sitting down for this one, just in…

  • Dutch Apple Cake being sliced

    Dutch Apple Cake

    Every bite of this Dutch Apple Cake is sweet and juicy thanks to layers of thinly sliced Honeycrisps, baked up in a no fail batter with a touch of spice.  This…

  • Vanilla lavender latte with fresh lavender

    Vanilla Lavender Latte

    Vanilla Lavender Latte ~ this warming drink is made with vanilla bean and lavender buds for a soothing way to start or end a busy day.…

  • Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Red Peppers

    Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

    Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers ~ this classic comfort food gets an exotic makeover with ground lamb, lightly spiced with cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, and nutmeg, along with fluffy couscous to…

  • Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh in a wooden bowl

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and grain free using cauliflower rice.  This is a light, clean, and healthy vegan…

  • apple butter brandy meatballs in a small copper skillet

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs, the name tells you all you need to know.  These luscious meatballs are smothered in a sweet and tangy apple butter brandy sauce that will bring you…

  • Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake, sliced, with sprinkles on parchment paper

    Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake

    Are you ready for cake?  Because I’ve got cake!  This classic Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake is a nod to that irresistibly glossy chocolate doughnut that calls to you from the doughnut…

  • 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…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Nachos!

    The Ultimate Guide to: Nachos!

    The Ultimate Guide to: Nachos! ~ possibly the world’s most perfect food.  This beloved game day appetizer can double as an easy 30 minute dinner any day of the week.…

  • Honey Spice Cookies with glaze

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies ~ these nutty, glazed cookies are a perfect way to ease into fall baking, and they’ll provide a little old world spice for your holiday cookie assortment…

  • Sheet pan peppers and brats with grainy mustard

    Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats

    Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats are the easy way to serve a hungry family or a game day crowd. The sausages get beautifully caramelized, and the peppers get glossy and lightly…

  • A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

    Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

    My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store.   The star of this fall salad…

  • A pan of Moussaka with large spoon

    A Classic Moussaka Recipe

    Gorgeous eggplants at the farmers market this weekend inspired me to make one of our favorite one dish meals, moussaka.  This rich and comforting Greek casserole is made with layers of…

  • What to Eat Now: Figs

    What to Eat Now: Figs ~ eating seasonally is a joy, especially when what’s in season is luscious figs!  Here are some creative fig recipes that make use of these fall…

  • Homemade Oat flour in a glass jar with spoon

    How To Make Oat Flour

    How to Make Oat Flour ~  simple instructions for making your own homemade naturally gluten free oat flour, it takes just seconds!   Use it alone or in combination with other…

  • A bowl of colorful Jewel Box Labneh Balls

    Jewel Box Labneh Balls

    Today we’re making Jewel Box Labneh Balls ~ these little gems are made with homemade yogurt cheese rolled in colorful herbs and spices.  Serve with a fresh sliced baguette, then let…

  • homemade labneh balls in a jar with olive oil, lemon, and thyme

    How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese)

    How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese) ~ this exciting recipe is a method for making cheese from yogurt!  It’s a Middle Eastern staple and it’s incredibly rich and creamy.  I love…

  • oatmeal cranberry cookies in a jar

    Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

    These Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are the old fashioned style oatmeal cookies: perfectly crisp on the outside, and chewy inside.  The sweet/tart cranberries are a nice bonus!  …

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna ~ I know, it’s the end of a long day and you’re starving.  So yes, open that can of tuna, but don’t eat it over the…

  • Pasta twirled on a fork

    5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners

    5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners ~ I’ve put together 5 of my favorite pasta recipes that are perfect for fall weeknight cooking.  They’re simple, seasonal, quick 30 minute meals, and every…

  • blackberry Moscato slushies in mason jars with frozen berries

    Blackberry Moscato Slushies

    Blackberry Moscato Slushies ~ I couldn’t let summer slink away without one for the road, and this easy frozen wine cocktail is just the thing for an end of season toast.…

  • Chopped Greek Salad in a bowl with serving spoon

    Chopped Greek Salad

    My Chopped Greek Salad is a delicately diced version of the classic Greek salad that’s such a healthy mainstay of the Mediterranean diet.  (The chopping makes it even more delicious, imo!)…

  • Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

    A 21 Recipe Salute to Cornbread

    A great cornbread’s always there for you, from summer potlucks and tailgating chilis to the fanciest holiday tables.  It’s right there alongside our steaming mugs of soup during the February doldrums,…

  • Fig galette with lavender honey sliced into wedges on parchment paper

    Fresh Fig Tart with Lavender Honey

    Fresh Fig Tart with Lavender Honey ~ this crisp galette with a jammy fig filling can go anywhere from breakfast and brunch to dessert.  The homemade lavender infused honey is worth…

  • making quick rainbow giardiniera vegetable pickle

    Quick Rainbow Giardiniera (small batch)

    My Quick Rainbow Giardiniera is a colorful riff on the classic Italian relish ~ my vibrant version makes use of some of the more unique veggies in the produce aisle.  Enjoy…

  • hands holding a zucchini walnut crumble bar

    Zucchini Walnut Crumble Bars

    Zucchini Walnut Crumble Bars ~ you’ll welcome the summer zucchini glut once you try these homey little bars.  The layer of spiced zucchini is unusual, to be sure, but one taste…

  • white peach popsicles on a white surface

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles ~ Mother Nature gets all the credit for these ~ fresh white peaches are washed,  pitted, chopped, pureed, poured into a popsicle mold, and frozen.  These healthy…

  • My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes!  Fruit tarts aren’t just for summer, you can enjoy them all year round with seasonal ingredients…here are some of my favorites, there’s…

  • a slice of blueberry cornbread on a wooden table, with fresh blueberries

    The Best Blueberry Cornbread

    Blueberry Cornbread ~ I’ve fallen hard for this berrylicious cornbread, it’s moist and tender, with juicy berries exploding in every bite.  Serve it with chilis, chowders, and stews, or as a…

  • honey roasted plums with fresh ricotta cheese in a glass bowl

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta, a unique Italian style fruit dessert that opens up all sorts of delicious possibilities for summer evenings……

  • avocado and herb salad in a white bowl with lemon and parsley

    Avocado and Herb Salad

    This Avocado and Herb Salad is a delicious example of the new trend in healthy eating ~  fat (the good kind) is back!  There’s no sacrifice involved with decadent avocados and…

  • Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes)

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes) ~ fruit butters are the ultimate summer treat ~ they turn a late season glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and…

  • apple walnut zucchini bread

    Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread

    Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread ~ if you could pack late summer/early fall into a bundt pan and bake it up, this is what you’d get, a moist cake loaded with shredded…

  • apricot gazpacho in a glass bowl with an ice cube

    Refreshing Apricot Gazpacho

    Apricot Gazpacho ~ this uber refreshing summer starter is a playful riff on the classic Spanish cold soup.  The sweetness of the apricots is balanced with a touch of fresh lime…

  • Pizza Supreme Chicken in a skillet

    Supreme Pizza Chicken Skillet Dinner

    My Supreme Pizza Chicken Skillet Dinner is a cheesy skillet chicken loaded with all the toppings from your favorite pizza.  Had a hard day?  Treat yourself to this comforting one skillet…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    Heirloom Tomato Toast

    Heirloom Tomato Toast ~ the simple pleasure of great tomatoes paired with great bread is known to tomato lovers everywhere.  When you’ve got tomato toast, no matter what else is going…

  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    Steak Pad Thai Salad

    Steak Pad Thai Salad  ~ a classic rice noodle bowl made into a salad with lots of crunchy veggies and greens topped off with thinly sliced grilled steak.  The noodles are…

  • Tso glasses of Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana) ~ a slushy, minty, Middle Eastern version of lemonade that is honestly the most refreshing drink I have ever had in my life.  …

  • hands holding chia limeade popsicles

    Healthy Chia Limeade Popsicles

    Chia Limeade Popsicles ~ file this 2 ingredient frozen treat under easy, healthy, refreshing, vegan, and last but not least, delicious!…

  • girl holding large wooden bowl of cherries

    What to Eat Now: Cherries!

    What to Eat Now: Cherries!  They’re here today, they’ll be gone tomorrow, so make the most of these luscious little gems with these easy cherry recipes.…

  • a batch of brownies with peanut butter frosting, cut into squares

    Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

    Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies ~ these chewy chocolate brownies are topped with a veritable avalanche of creamy peanut butter frosting.  Don’t even bother trying to resist.…

  • A bowl of Spanish Chilled Almond Soup with droplets of olive oil, toasted almonds, and fresh mint leaves

    Spanish Almond Soup “ajo blanco”

    Spanish Almond Soup ~ aka ajo blanco, or white gazpacho, is a cool and creamy chilled soup without a speck of dairy ~ it’s wonderfully refreshing and unexpectedly delicious!…

  • Chopped ingredients for farmers market vegetable salad in a glass bowl

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad is a chunky chopped veggie salad with a tangy tarragon/anchovy/lemon vinaigrette.  Hit the market, raid your garden, or clear out the fridge, this is a summer must-make.…

  • Savory goat cheese and summer squash tart sliced on a wooden table with a glass of wine

    Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart

    Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart ~ call it a galette, a pizetta, or a flatbread pizza, this savory tart is elegant, crispy, and delicious.  Serve it as an appetizer or…

  • My Favorite Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes

    Summer is Hot Pepper Jelly making season, and there’s a jackpot of hot peppers in the farmers markets and grocery stores right now ~ maybe your garden is exploding with them!…

  • old fashioned zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting in a glass pan with forks

    Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ a classic that’s a classic for a reason, this moist zucchini walnut cake is delicious even without the generous layer of fluffy cream cheese buttercream!…

  • Hands tossing a Shirazi Salad in a white bowl

    Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

    Shirazi Salad, or Persian cucumber tomato salad, is a combination of crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sharp onions, and fresh herbs ~ If you’ve had pico de gallo, Israeli salad, or even…

  • a peach frangipane galette, sliced on parchment paper

    White Peach Frangipane Galette

    White Peach Frangipane Galette ~ galettes are wonderfully casual desserts perfect for cooks who don’t think they can manage pies.  No worries, pie was never this easy, this crisp, or this irresistible.…