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  • CORN AND BASIL SALAD

    Creamy Sweet Corn Salad

    My Creamy Sweet Corn Salad recipe is an easy summer side dish with lots of fresh basil and a yummy sour cream and buttermilk dressing.  This simple salad could easily steal…

  • Taking a slice of raspberry coffee cake

    Raspberry Coffee Cake

    Looking for an easy way to bake up some fabulous summer berries?  It’s raspberry coffee cake with streusel topping for the win!…

  • christmas in july cookies

    Christmas in July Recipes and Inspiration!

    Dreaming of Christmas in July?  Me too. Holiday 2020 won’t be business as usual, for sure, but we can’t afford to waste one precious year. So I hope you’ll indulge me…

  • Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

    Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Buttercream ~ a pretty pink raspberry cake recipe for the raspberry lovers in your life!  (Tip ~ use frozen berries when fresh aren’t available.)…

  • Vidalia Onion Pie in a white pie dish on a baking sheet

    Vidalia Onion Pie

    My Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie is a highlight of Vidalia season (April through August.) It’s so easy to throw together and it keeps well in the fridge. We love it with…

  • layered ice cream terrine with spoons

    The No Bake Desserts We Crave This Month

    Give your oven the night off and make one of my favorite no bake desserts ~ they’re super chill, and always delicious.  (We’re making these refreshing treats on repeat for the…

  • A glass of bee balm iced tea with a metal straw

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea from fresh or dried bee balm ~ this easy infusion is not only pretty and delicious, it’s been used for hundreds of years to aid…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…

  • black raspberry muffin with butter

    Perfect Black Raspberry Muffins

    Perfect Black Raspberry Muffins ~ the flavor of black raspberries (black caps) is transcendent. If you’re lucky enough to be in possession of a handful, make a batch of these moist…

  • stack of zucchini bread slices

    Ultimate One Bowl Zucchini Bread!

    The Ultimate One Bowl Zucchini Bread because life is way too short to spend time tracking down the perfect recipe ~ so don’t stress, it’s right here and I’m sharing exactly…

  • No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is quick and easy and full of intense vanilla flavor! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make No Churn Ice Cream ~ 3 Methods!

    Let me guess, you’re craving homemade ice cream, but never got around to getting that all important machine…no problem! I’m sharing the 3 best methods for making amazing no churn ice…

  • Sweet Vidalia Cornbread on a bread board

    Sweet Vidalia Onion Cornbread

    Vidalia Onion Cornbread is a summer blockbuster! It’s the cornbread version of upside down cake, baked in a cast iron skillet and then flipped over to reveal a layer of sweet…

  • Homemade rhubarb ice cream in small glass dishes

    Homemade Rhubarb Ice Cream

    Rhubarb Ice Cream is a throwback to simpler times when you made your own frozen treats every summer with ingredients you grew yourself.  But even if you don’t have a backyard…

  • Russian style beet salad in a white bowl

    Russian Beet Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

    Russian Beet Salad with Sour Cream and Dill is going to be my vibrant stand in for potato salad this summer. I toss sweet earthy beets with a creamy dressing and…

  • lentil and cucumber salad

    Lentil Salad Recipe with Cucumber and Mint

    Lentil Salad Recipe with Cucumber and Mint is a simple and refreshing side dish or light lunch.  I’ll show you how to cook healthy dried lentils so they’re tender, not mushy!…

  • honey vanilla ice cream being scooped

    Honey Ice Cream Recipe

    My Honey Ice Cream recipe is a naturally sweetened ice cream made with 6 simple ingredients and no refined sugar. It’s a homemade version of the original Häagen-Daz honey vanilla ice…

  • shredded pork with pineapple barbecue sauce

    Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

    Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce ~ impossibly tender meat slathered in a sweet and savory barbecue sauce inspired by Hawaiian huli huli, this will make the best pulled pork sandwiches of…

  • lemon icebox pie with a slice missing

    Lemon Icebox Pie

    Old fashioned lemon icebox pie is my idea of heaven on a summer night.  A crumbly graham cracker crust is filled with a tangy lemon custard and heaped with vanilla scented…

  • Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

    Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back.  Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to…

  • Homemade Hawaiian Rolls Recipe

    Homemade Hawaiian Rolls are a diy version of the famous King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls ~ these golden buns are soft, lightly sweet dinner rolls that will round out all your meals this…

  • no bake strawberry slab cheesecake

    No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

    My No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is a dreamy summer dessert that’s quick and easy to whip up ~ and that’s a good thing because this decadent scoop-able slab cheesecake disappears in…

  • black chef kneading dough

    9 Great African American Cookbooks

    I’m going to be cooking from these 9 African American cookbooks all summer long ~ choose one or two to add to your collection and join me as I explore the…

  • gin and jam cocktail

    Gin and Jam Cocktail

    Gin and Jam ~ where has it been all my life?  This 3 ingredient cocktail is the only one I’ll need this summer, it’s sweet, tart, refreshing, and incredibly simple to…

  • Creamy Spring Onion and Radish Dip

    Creamy Spring Onion and Radish Dip ~ two of spring’s freshest ingredients come together in this crunchy, creamy, addictive dip! Make it skinny with veggie sticks, or pair it up with…

  • a stack of cinnamon bread slices

    Amish Cinnamon Bread

    This Amish Cinnamon Bread is an easy quick bread version of Amish friendship bread with no yeast or sourdough starter required.  It’s a warm and fuzzy loaf cake that exudes comfort,…

  • Healthy Popsicle Recipes to Make with Kids!

    Healthy Popsicle Recipes to Make with Kids ~ it’s going to be a long summer, guys, and we’re all going to need a few tasty tricks up our sleeves to keep…