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Papaya Breakfast Boats

Papaya Breakfast Boats ~ breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting, with gorgeous tropical papaya filled to the brim with non dairy yogurt and colorful fresh fruit.…

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine  ~ a simple but delicious dish of baked eggs with spinach.  This satisfying low carb recipe makes an elegant breakfast, brunch, or cozy dinner.…

Triple Vanilla Pound Cake

Triple Vanilla Pound Cake ~ not one, not two, but three layers of intense vanilla flavor to excite even the most serious vanilla fans.…

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Muesli Toasting Bread

Some bread is just meant to be toasted. Like this chunky fruit and nut Muesli Toasting Bread. When the thick biscotti shaped slices hit the hot coils the nuts begin to toast and turn fragrant, the bits of fruit…

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.

Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart

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. *I’m teaming up with So Delicious® today ~ thank you for supporting me and…

Fresh Cranberry Scones with white chocolate chips and a vanilla bean glaze ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Chilly morning?  Cozy up with these Fresh Cranberry Scones ~ they’re moist and flaky, loaded with lots of tart cranberries, and a touch of white chocolate ~ all topped with a vanilla bean glaze.…

Baked Breakfast Apples ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Baked Breakfast Apples

Juicy Baked Breakfast Apples are stuffed with oatmeal, topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for the coziest breakfast around! *This post is is sponsored by SweeTango®, and as you know,…

Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cranberry Apple Butter

This healthy, no-sugar Cranberry Apple Butter is a pure, gorgeous fruit spread that perks up toast, biscuits, muffins, and scones — you can even mix it into yogurt, or bake with it.   Even better, you make it right…

Whipped Yogurt ~ the new way to enjoy one of the healthiest foods on the planet! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Minimal Monday: Whipped Yogurt

Hold on to your hats folks, Whipped Yogurt is a thing, and it’s a really good thing!  Silky smooth and light as air — it’s either a healthier version of whipped cream, or a more decadent form of yogurt,…

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake is a quick and easy one bowl recipe that showcases one of my favorite flavor combinations! I don’t know about you but I can’t resist the combination of blueberries and lemon, it’s such a juicy,…

Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche

My Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche might just be the perfect recipe — easy to prep, it goes from breakfast to brunch, to lunch, to dinner without blinking an eye.  Hot, cold, room temp, or reheated, it’s always delicious…food…

Espresso Sugar Shortbread is the perfect coffee break recipe --- it's guaranteed to perk you up! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Espresso Sugar Shortbread with Toasted Hazelnuts

Espresso Sugar Shortbread with Toasted Hazelnuts is hands down my new favorite coffee break snack — if your energy is flagging, this is guaranteed to pick you up! I created a special flavored sugar for this recipe,  just like…

Bourbon Banana Bread | The View from Great Island

Bourbon Banana Bread

Plain old banana bread gets a makeover and, va-va-voom, Bourbon Banana Bread is in the house —  extra moist and definitely decadent, but still welcome at the breakfast table. It’s funny how some recipes come about.  It was a…

Fresh, bright, and creamy cranberry curd

Microwave Cranberry Curd

A quick and easy method for making a thick tangy microwave cranberry curd — can you say Christmas morning? Anything that gets me from the craving stage to the eating stage as quickly as possible is a hero in…

Golden pumpkin butter made easy in the crockpot

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter ~ this easy slow cooker pumpkin butter recipe is the first thing I make every fall.  It’s super easy to throw together and the kitchen smells amazing! Fruit butters (yes, pumpkin is technically a fruit)…

Easy and elegant Baked Eggs in ouff pastry

Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts

Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts are a wonderfully elegant breakfast that only looks hard to put together! I’ve got a miniseries running on the blog of these little baked egg pastries.  I love them.  They’re versatile and so…

banana walnut scones with browned butter glaze

Banana Walnut Scones with Browned Butter Icing

Moist and tender Banana Walnut Scones with Browned Butter Icing might just be the most comforting breakfast on the planet! I know, you don’t have to tell me, I posted two scone recipes this week.  But it makes total…

glazed strawberry shortcake scone

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Strawberry Shortcake Scones are the ultimate breakfast treat, with tons of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry. Our air conditioning was blasting yesterday, and today we’re cranking the heat.  I love the crazy bipolar weather in…

Homemade clotted cream

Homemade Clotted Cream

Homemade Clotted Cream ~ this luxurious and hard to find staple of afternoon tea can be made easily right in your own kitchen! Last week I was treated by the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to their…

The best gingerbread ever!

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread ~ skip the trip to the pricey coffee shop and make your own moist and perfectly spiced frosted gingerbread. I got a sudden craving for Starbucks Gingerbread the other day, but I was way too busy…

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Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes ever! I was at a brunch wedding shower last weekend and all the food was inspired by Pinterest.  They had doughnut hole and…

Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Walnut Scones are a personal favorite of mine, these scones have the perfect moist, flaky texture, and a wonderfully vibrant maple walnut flavor! I’ve made a lot of scones on the blog since I began, and this is…

Apricot Turnovers

Apricot Turnovers are made quick and easy with frozen puff pastry dough ~ use your favorite jam in place of fresh fruit for an even faster treat! I love this idea for using up stray summer fruit.  Peaches, plums,…

Zucchini Walnut Streusel Bread

Zucchini Walnut Streusel Bread is a delicious variation on a classic zucchini bread…the little extra crunch of the topping sets it apart from your everyday quick bread. Writing about food is a lot like writing about fashion, you need…

Ranier Cherry Almond Muffins

Ranier Cherry Almond Muffins ~ these tender muffins are packed with ripe juicy cherries and topped with a sweet cherry glaze! Yay!  We’re right smack dab in the middle of the sweet spot for buying cherries.  Supply is up…

Oat Scones with Chop and Drop Peach Rhubarb Jam

Oat Scones with Chop and Drop Peach Rhubarb Jam ~ the scones are extra tender thanks to oat flour, and I make the jam with my unique chop and drop method, you simply count your pits to determine the…

Zucchini Walnut Pancakes

These healthy 5 grain Zucchini Walnut Pancakes have all the benefits of your favorite zucchini bread ~ what a way to start the day! These are hearty 5 grain pancakes with the added benefits of zucchini walnut bread.  What’s…

Orange Scones

These Orange Scones are tender and flaky, with a wonderful fresh orange flavor ~ they’re a little bit of mid-winter luxury. This wasn’t what I had planned for today.  I just posted a banana cake, and I don’t like…

Blood Orange Pound Cake

I made this Blood Orange Pound Cake at dawn, while my daughter slept.  I picked her up at the airport last night.  It’s funny, but baking definitely takes on a different vibe when there are children, no matter how…

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes (with pecans and vanilla bean)

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes (with pecans and vanilla bean) have to be the ultimate in weekend morning luxury… Pancakes get a bad rap.  People think of them as frivolous, fattening, and unhealthy.   But when you use naturally low fat buttermilk,…

Pink Grapefruit Curd

Pink Grapefruit Curd ~ I know, you probably pictured this on a scone or a thick slab of toast.  I had that image in my mind, too, as I was waiting for the curd to thicken on the stove. …

Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake

This Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake is love at first bite.  It’s moist and citrusy, and the poppy seeds give it this amazing light crunchy texture.  Then there’s the glaze, it’s sweet and tangy.  And best of all, this cake…

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones are buttery, flaky, moist, and fragrant with all my favorite fall spices.  I used my food processor to throw this dough together in record time, and since you use cold butter straight from the fridge, you can…