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  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too? Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings for a fun summer hot dog bar, including homemade spicy…

  • Mediterranean roasted sheet pan salmon with tomatoes, olives, onion, and lemon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon looks impressive but is so easy. This heart healthy meal is full of omega 3s, and topped with Mediterranean inspired ingredients. This is a 30 minute meal…

  • watermelon and corn salad in a blue dish

    6 Sweet Corn Salads

    Sweet corn salad ~ is there anything better? These corn salad recipes made with fresh summer veggies and fabulous dressings make the cob sort of…irrelevant!…

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna is a vibrant no mayo pasta salad with tons of protein and Italian inspired ingredients ~ straight from your pantry!…

  • slices of ricotta plum cake

    Ricotta Plum Cake

    Ricotta plum cake is an Italian inspired coffeecake baked up with juicy plums and fluffy ricotta cheese in the batter. This late summer breakfast cake is a joy!…

  • roasted peppers filled with melted cheese

    Molly Baz’ Blistered Cheesy Peppers

    Molly Baz’ blistered cheesy peppers are now my official favorite late summer side dish/snack. The smokey charred peppers with the melty cheese are out of this world, great for keto and…

  • A bowl of apricot breakfast crisp topped with whipped cream.

    Breakfast Fruit Crisp

    Breakfast fruit crisp combines juicy fresh fruit with a nutty, crumbly oat topping that’s healthy enough to start your day off right. Dessert for breakfast? Heck yeah!…

  • quick pickled red onions

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything! Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp homemade ‘quickles‘ are more complex in flavor than commercial pickles. You…

  • pan con tomate on parchment paper

    Pan Con Tomate (Spanish tomato bread)

    Pan Con Tomate is a lusciously simple Mediterranean tradition made with fabulous toasted bread topped with olive oil, garlic, and grated tomatoes. It’s an homage to everything we love about summer.…

  • cherry almond bars, with fork

    Pie Bars of Summer!

    Pie bars, crumble bars, slab pies, whatever you call them, these bars make summer’s most iconic desserts easier to bake, easier to eat, and easier to share!…

  • A zucchini pecan bar with caramel frosting with a bite taken out.

    Caramel Frosted Zucchini Pecan Bars

    These zucchini bars with caramel frosting are the richest and most decadent in my arsenal of zucchini desserts ~ the cake is uber moist and the frosting is dense and delicious, almost…

  • sage focaccia bread topped with sage leaves

    Sage Focaccia Bread

    Sage focaccia is topped with fresh sage leaves that bake up to a deliciously crisp topping on this chewy no-knead bread. Slice it up as an appetizer or serve make it…

  • Strawberry jam crumble bars, overhead.

    Strawberry Jam Bars

    Strawberry jam bars are all about that unbeatable combo of buttery shortbread cookie dough and sweet-tart strawberry jam. This simple dessert never disappoints!…

  • strawberry jams in glass jars, with ladle

    Sure-Jell Strawberry Jam

    Sure-Jell strawberry jam is the most classic of all homemade strawberry jams and it’s from the back of the pectin box ~ I’ll show you how to make it, and how…

  • a stack of masa harina biscuits

    Masa Harina Biscuits

    These tender fluffy masa harina biscuits are everything! They’re kind of a cross between a classic biscuit and a corn muffin, and the perfect accompaniment to chilis, soups, and stews of…

  • a stack of fried green tomatoes

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Traditional Southern fried green tomatoes are a little luxury of summer that we adore. Thick sliced green tomatoes are first dredged in buttermilk then in a cornmeal flour mixture, and finally…

  • easy cherry almond crisp, in pan with ice cream

    Cherry Almond Crisp Dump Cake

    This deliciously easy cherry almond crisp has a tart homemade cherry filling topped with an almond crumble that starts with a vanilla cake mix. Whoever said ‘easy as pie’ obviously never…

  • lemon trifles in individual cups

    Easy Lemon Trifle

    Lemon trifle, here in handy individual glasses, is an easygoing recipe that combines cubes of fluffy cake, tangy lemon curd, and sweetened whipped cream ~ I’m pretty sure you’ve just found…

  • How to Make Summer Rolls

    Vietnamese summer rolls are one of the most refreshing foods on the planet, and they get bonus points for fitting in to just about any diet you’re on, from low carb…

  • smoked salmon salad sandwich

    Smoked Salmon Salad

    Smoked salmon salad is a super delicious upgrade on tuna salad, made with succulent smoked salmon, fresh dill, a little mayo, red onion, and, of course, a squeeze of lemon!…

  • Raspberry Desserts to Make All Summer

    Raspberries are the queen of summer berries in my book. From layer cake to sorbet, these delicious raspberry dessert recipes will keep you enjoying these juicy gems for the whole season…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    With my Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing you’re just 5 everyday ingredients away from my best secret weapon in the kitchen – this lemon vinaigrette wakes up almost anything with a…

  • zucchini pie

    Blue Ribbon Zucchini Pie

    Zucchini pie is a riff on the classic Southern tomato pie, with a cheesy sweet onion base topped with thin rounds of zucchini, all baked up in a buttery crust. The…

  • colorul and super healthy chopped salad

    The Perfect Chopped Salad

    My Chopped Salad is a healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on anything! With lots of protein and crunchy veggies, this main course salad is as gorgeous as it is delicious.…

  • How to Make Rainbow Popsicles for a healthy summer treat ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Rainbow Fruit Popsicles

    These healthy fresh fruit popsicles are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated palates. They’re all natural with no…

  • basil leaves

    How to Make Basil Mayonnaise

    My simple recipe for basil mayonnaise has the power to take so many of your favorite foods to the next level ~ think chicken, shrimp, or egg salads, tomato sandwiches, and…

  • chocolate cake with whipped cream and strawberries

    Chocolate Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

    Chocolate strawberry whipped cream cake is a glorious dessert for chocoholics, and strawberry lovers alike. It’s the perfect summer celebration cake.…

  • A jar of homemade peach butter

    Easy Peach Butter

    Easy Peach Butter ~ you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make a big batch of silky butter before the peaches are all gone for the year. This small batch fruit spread…