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Gluten free Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Amazing Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa Chocolate Cake ~ naturally gluten free and one of the moistest, fluffiest, most delicious desserts I’ve ever had ~ and it’s all due to an unlikely ingredient.  This super food cake also happens to be super easy, just…

How to make Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

My No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are hopelessly addictive, just like the ones you buy from your favorite Girl Scout ~ but my copy cat recipe is shockingly easy to make ~ hold on to your hats, these…

homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

The 11 Best Reasons to Eat More Dark Chocolate

The 11 Best Reasons to Eat More Dark Chocolate~ we’re not talking about a candy bar from the check out lane, we’re talking serious chocolate with a cacao content of 70% or more…it’s deep, rich, delicious, and it’s incredibly…

Making Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge capitalizes on one of the world’s great flavor combos ~ this homemade fudge is sophisticated, quick and easy, and definitely giftable. *This post is sponsored by Peanut Butter & Co™ ~ thank you for supporting…

Warm Chocolate Pudding with Chili Spiced Walnuts ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Warm Chocolate Pudding with Chili Spiced Walnuts

It takes only minutes to whip up a batch of Warm Chocolate Pudding with Chili Spiced Walnuts…take your first silky, indulgent spoonful and let the endorphins flow! save the recipe! There’s not much that a bowl of warm chocolate…

Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake ~ this is my classic spiced pumpkin bread recipe swirled with deep chocolate and topped with a thick bittersweet ganache ~  because even humble pumpkin bread has a delicious dark side — who knew? Chocolate…

Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie…if those words don’t send a little shiver down your spine then you might not be firing on all cylinders…just saying. A warm double chocolate chip cookie falls into a category of desserts that I…

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

Peanut Butter Pie Bars

These no bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars were a big hit in our house — and  when I tried to hide the last one from the rest of the family, I discovered that they’re fantastic frozen, too! I’ve been…

Beautifully rich and dense Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Everyone should have a rich Chocolate Pound Cake in their recipe file, preferably right up front — this one is deep, dark, and topped with a creamy chocolate ganache. A frosted chocolate pound cake is every bit as luscious…

Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

Spring is around the corner and here at TVFGI even the chocolate is decked out in pretty pastels — my Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark is special enough for any occasion, from Easter and Passover, to weddings, showers and beyond,…

Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Whiskey Glazed Brownies are as luscious as they sound — whip up a batch next time you feel like you deserve something special… Some recipes are so self explanatory that it’s hard to s-t-r-e-t-c-h…

Spot on Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies

Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies — because nobody should have to miss out on America’s favorite cookie — and this diy version is even better than the original! My Homemade Thin Mints is one of the most visited posts…

A recipe for a gorgeous swirled chocolate bark candy

Marbleized Chocolate Bark

Marbleized Chocolate Bark — it’s kind of like finger painting in the kitchen, but you get something delicious to eat when it’s all done! I think I may have to make about a dozen batches of this bark just…

SNICKERS® with fresh berries

SNICKERS® Crisper

I had to smile when SNICKERS® asked me to review their new Crisper bar.  Snickers bars were my mom’s favorite and during my formative years there was always a good supply of them around our house.  In fact I…

Easy swirled chocolate bark, two ways

How To Make Swirled Chocolate Bark

How to make swirled chocolate bark for an easy last minute holiday gift — the combinations are endless and the result is stunning! Everybody has their favorite last minute holiday food gift — mine is bark.  And  lately I’ve…

Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

Grand Marnier Truffles

If you do nothing else this holiday season, make yourself a batch of homemade Grand Marnier Truffles.  You won’t regret it.  Neither will your friends. I make truffles at least once every holiday season, and every time, without fail,…

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here on Saturdays from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Bittersweet chocolate peanut clusters

Spanish Peanut Clusters

Spanish Peanut Clusters might just be the easiest candy you can make at home…and the most delicious! Happy Halloween everyone!  it’s going to be a slow one here, my husband has to be somewhere for work and my daughter…

A rich creamy thick hot chocolate to end all hot chocolates!

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate ~ this thick, rich, chocolatey cocoa is going to be your new best friend this winter, trust me! I’d say most of us have at least one or two obsessions when it comes to food. …

Chocolate Crinkle holiday cookie recipe

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here every Saturday from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

An easy and impressive molten chocolate dessert

Patrón Incendio Molten Lava Cake

Patrón Incendio Molten Lava Cake is a voluptuous dessert with the surprise kick of chocolate chile liqueur! Thank you Patrón for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailers to pick up your own bottle of Patrón XO Cafe Incendio…

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies are a delicious blend of fall spices, molasses, and chocolate in a super easy recipe that will quickly become a new holiday tradition! According to the calendar, Wednesday was the first day of fall, but…

vegan chocolate cake with coconut frosting

The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake

I have no resistance to a great chocolate cake, it’s one of my trigger foods, and things quickly go south if I’m left alone in a room with one.  When I heard about this recipe I thought I’d be…

rich no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars are a fun way to enjoy everybody’s favorite illicit treat! *NOTE: The FDA has recently warned that while it is unlikely, eating raw flour can make you ill, therefore they recommend against…

easy white chocolate dipped strawnerries

Easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This is a quick and easy project the kids (or non-cooks) can do for mom on Mother’s Day.  It requires no cooking, and no special skills, a three-year-old can dip a strawberry just fine, and kids are master sprinklers.…

A stack of giant sized brownies

Colossal Brownies

Colossal Brownies are for the ‘go big or go home’ crowd ~ and who could resist these luscious oversized pillowy brownies? Even if this isn’t’ your normal dessert style, sometimes it’s fun to change things up.  You’ll get gasps…

spicy chocolate heart cookies

Smoldering Heart Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Smoldering Heart Chocolate Shortbread Cookies ~ these deep dark chocolate shortbread cookies have a spicy secret ingredient: cayenne pepper!  Just a touch adds some real heat to these smoldering hearts… If you want bake up a treat that truly…

healthy chocolate bites

Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

Dark Chocolate Detox Bites are the healthy way to do dessert, with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds ~ and they’re just as pretty as they are delicious! I’m pretty liberal with my definition of…

homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

Believe it or not these Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates are super easy to make at home, and you can customize the chocolate and the filling in countless variations! *This post is in association with Chocoley ~ a fabulous online…

Banana Snack Cake with Mocha Buttercream

Banana Walnut Cake with Mocha Buttercream

Banana Walnut Cake with Mocha Buttercream ~ this little banana snack cake is definitely a step above the rest! This little cake deserves a recurring spot on your fall baking schedule for sure.   You don’t need a special occasion…

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme (made in the blender!)

Preparing meals is hard enough in the heat of the summer, making a complicated dessert is just out of the question.  I probably shouldn’t have styled this ridiculously quick and easy Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme in such elegant…

sprinkle waffle cups | The View From Great Island 7

Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups are fun and easy to make, and I guarantee you’ll find endless uses for these be-sprinkled waffle bowls! I found waffle cups in the supermarket the other day… maybe you’ve already seen them,…

Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake is a remake of Sara Lee's chocolate pound cake and it's irresistable! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake

Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake is cool, dark, moist, and decadent — keep a batch in the fridge at all times!  It’s a copy cat version of the famous Sara Lee chocolate cake, and it’s utterly irresistible. Do any of…

Caramelized White Chocolate Macadamia Bark 1

Blonde Chocolate Macadamia Bark

This unique Blonde Chocolate Macadamia Bark is a completely new concept in chocolate! Did you know there was such a thing as blonde chocolate?  I didn’t either.  It’s a whole new kind of chocolate, and the chocolatiers at Valrhona…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 2

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ~ dark chocolate chips give this classic quick bread a delicious dose of decadence! Pretty soon I’ll be shoving my loaf pans and muffin tins to the back of the cupboard.  It’s just the way…

Lazy No Bake # Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies 2

Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies

Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies ~ a lazy cook’s dream of a cookie! One of my favorite posts of all time is my HOMEMADE THIN MINT COOKIES.  They give you that perfect flashback to your favorite Girl Scout…

English Walnut Toffee 1

English Walnut Toffee

English Walnut Toffee ~ there’s nothing quite like making your own candy, and this crisp nutty English toffee is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten ~ make it for friends and family, but definitely make extra to…

Deepest Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies

Deepest Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies are for serious chocolate and coffee lovers ~ count me in! Right from the start this cookie’s pitch black dough lets you know you’re in for something as chocolatey as it gets.  It’s velvety…

Chocolate Truffle Cocoa Spoons

Chocolate Truffle Cocoa Spoons ~ These whimsical chocolate spoons will transform any old cup of cocoa into a festive occasion, and they’re a simple way to bring a little cheer to friends and family during the coming season. Keep…

Rich Chocolate Vegan Frosting

I’m not a vegan, but, like most of us, I know people who are, including my sister.  I thought it would be fun to formulate a dairy free frosting in anticipation of the holidays, when I’ll be cooking more…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites ~ once you start popping these little bite sized cookies it’s practically impossible to stop! It was tough to decide which deserved top billing with these cookies.  The chocolate, the peanut butter, or…

Mini Candy Bar White Chocolate Fudge

I’m sure you’ve seen them.  Those packages of teeny tiny mini candies, right there in the grocery store checkout line.  I’m not talking about the regular minis that we’re used to seeing at Halloween time, this is whole new…

Espresso Ganache Tart

Three distinct luscious layers of chocolate and espresso make this tart special.  It starts with a dark chocolate cookie crumb crust, followed by a chocolate and espresso ganache center,  topped off with a glossy pool of more dark chocolate. …

Flourless Nutella Cake

Flourless Nutella Cake ~ If you’re a Nutella fan this is pretty tempting ~ an amazing 2 ingredient recipe that makes the creamiest, chocolatiest dessert imaginable! The 2 ingredients are Nutella and eggs.  That’s it.  It’s almost like a…

Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Minimal Monday: Simple Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce

I have a very good reason for making Simple Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce on a Monday morning.  At least I did.  I needed it for an ice cream recipe I had planned for this week.  It was going to…

Nutella Magic Shell

I have no idea what got into me today.  When it comes to this blog I’m not much of a planner or a list maker.  I like to keep the flow of inspiration free and unfettered, and my next …

one-ingredient chocolate mousse

Amazing One-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

This Amazing One Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is not quite El Bulli territory, but it’s close.  Would you believe that pure chocolate and a little water whip up into a dense, unadulterated, magically spoon-able mousse?   And it’s probably the…

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

If you’re a type-A chocoholic, you might want to bypass these Flourless Chocoate Brownies.  They’re definitely messy.  The crackly crisp outer crust will shatter at the mere mention of a knife.  I found a pizza cutter caused the least…

Robin’s Egg Truffles

‘I do love a truffle.  And when Martha makes them look like cute little robin’s eggs set in a nest made of chocolate shavings, my competitive nature flares and I just have to try them for myself. Don’t worry,…

DIY Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies

These DIY Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies are just as delicious as the originals…no green uniform required! Yes, it is possible to be too virtuous.  Here’s how it all went down— I didn’t intend to, but I bought a few…

Cayenne Hot Chili Pepper Truffles

I will admit that occasionally I pursue a recipe idea just for the fun of it, or because it sounds good.  But not this one.  These Cayenne Hot Chili Pepper Truffles are not just a conversation piece.  The combination…

French Press Breakfast Chocolate

French Press Breakfast Chocolate ~ this easy method makes a thick, rich, frothed hot chocolate just like the Europeans enjoy! I’m taking a break from my daily coffee routine.  I’m fixing myself a classic European breakfast chocolate.  It’s incredibly…

Coffee and Cardamom Truffles

Easy Coffee and Cardamom Truffles ~ a decadent combination of dark chocolate, cardamom, and coffee! I’m catering dessert for a friend’s book club meeting next week.  I don’t know what they’re reading, but apparently they’re quite a group of…

Classic Peppermint Bark is so easy to make!

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark ~ holidays are all about tradition, and tradition is all about repetition.  That’s a round about way of saying that the holiday season can’t begin until I’ve made a batch or two of this family favorite. Although…

Better-Than-Fruitcake Bark

Better-Than-Fruitcake Bark ~ nobody loves fruitcake, but every everybody flips for this chocolate bark loaded with dried fruits and nuts! This holiday bark is over the top, just like its namesake, but there are no Brazil nuts, no creepy…

Classic Chocolate Truffle candy

The Classic Chocolate Truffle

Like a great cup of coffee, or a perfect scrambled egg, everybody needs to know how to make The Classic Chocolate Truffle! The theme of today’s post is: you can’t really improve on what’s already perfect.  The classic chocolate…

Deep Chocolate Kahlua Bites

Deep Chocolate Kahlua Bites ~ The word cookie hardly does these little bits of heaven justice.  They’re little mounds of melt in your mouth chocolate shortbread topped with a deep chocolate Kahlua buttercream, and they’re a snap to make,…

Chocolate Atole, Mexican Hot Chocolate

I think I’m going to do a mini series on hot chocolate.  It’s the most wonderful thing on a cold morning, and I’d rather have a luxurious hot chocolate after dinner than any other dessert I can think of. …

slice and bake chocolate walnut shortbread cookies

Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ if a cookie and a brownie had a baby they might come up with a delicious buttery cookie like this! Chocolate and walnuts were made for each other.  These slice and bake cookies are…

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies have it all over regular chocolate chips — they have more flavor, better texture, and they’re healthier, too.  Why bake with plain white flour when you can get these results with whole grains? And yes,…