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What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies

What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies ~ here’s what I consider to be the best Thanksgiving pies for you to drool and dream over…but don’t dream too long, because time flies during the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is just…

Pecan Praline Cookies

Pecan Praline Cookies ~ these irresistible chewy brown sugar cookies are topped with a layer of caramel pecan praline ~ you won’t be able to keep your hands off them!…

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur ~ ever since my recent DRINKABLE NUTELLA recipe I’ve been obsessed with the idea of making the famous chocolate hazelnut spread into a decadent beverage.  This easy diy chocolate liqueur is my latest…

Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots

Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots  ~ this uber simple treat is surprisingly delicious, I call it dessert minus the guilt, which is a beautiful thing.…

Spiced Cider Glazed Apple Bars

Spiced Cider Glazed Apple Bars ~ these buttery shortbread crumble bars are stuffed with juicy SweeTango apples and drizzled with an outrageous spiced cider glaze!…

Drinkable Nutella

Drinkable Nutella ~ a warm, sippable version of your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread.   This beats any drinking chocolate you’ve ever had, and it’s pure, molten bliss.  Go ahead, skip right to the recipe, I won’t be offended, I’d do…

Easy Butter Pecan Bark

Easy Butter Pecan Bark ~ a pecan studded butterscotch bark that knocks the socks off everybody who tries it.  This is for all your butterscotch fans out there ~ it’s proof positive that chocolate isn’t the only game in…

Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark

Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark ~ don’t let the 2 ingredient part fool you…this easy chocolate bark is a killer homemade candy worthy of those at the tippy-top of this year’s holiday gift list.…

Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey

Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey ~ this elegant baked cheese is your ultimate Fall and holiday appetizer, but it’s so rich and decadent you could even serve it for dessert!…

Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

If you love pumpkin, or chocolate, you can’t afford to pass up this Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread, it’s quite decadently delicious, in a fall sort of way ;)…

Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra tangy and ultra easy homemade lime ice cream recipe has a secret weapon that makes it the creamiest ice cream ever. No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!

Easy Lime Chiffon Ice Cream

Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra easy lime ice cream recipe is made with a sour cream base that makes it the creamiest tangiest ice cream ever.  No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!…

Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of cookies, I go for one of these healthy…

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

Nutella S’mores Bars

Nutella S’mores Bars ~ everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.…

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…

Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream ~ regular and no churn

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream ~ I can remember ordering it as a kid, there’s something about raspberries that just screams summertime, right?   The fresh flavor of my homemade raspberry ripple ice cream is delightful and something you won’t…

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars ~ these easy bars are a cookie dough lover’s dream come true.  This is a no egg recipe, and the flour is microwaved to kill any potential bacteria.…

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…

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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…

Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blood Orange Crumble Bars

I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and what comes out of the oven is nothing…

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate homemade holiday gift! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ this is it guys, the ultimate decadent treat made right in your own kitchen!  These DIY hazelnut chocolate truffles are going to make you VERY popular with friends and family……

Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake is bursting with citrus flavor and crunchy poppy seeds ~ and just when you thought winter had nothing fresh to offer! Tangerines are in season, keep an eye out for these juiciest of citrus…

Cranberry Gingersnap Pie ~ theviewfromgreatisand.com

Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This Cranberry Pie with its spicy gingersnap crumb crust and silky cranberry curd filling brings a little va-va-voom to the traditional dessert table ~ this vibrant pie going to be everybody’s holiday favorite! I’m all for tradition, and in…

Light as a feather No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars

No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars ~ this whisper light pumpkin dessert with its spiced graham crust and fluffy pumpkin topping is perfect after a heavy meal! These No Bake Pumpkin Cloud Bars are patterned after my beloved LEMON CRUNCH…

Mutton Pie from Historic Food

25 Amazing Pie Crusts

25 Amazing Pie Crusts ~ lots of incredible pie crusts to inspire all your holiday baking and beyond…so tie on your aprons and let’s get rolling……

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…

Cashew Tiger Butter is an irresisitible combination of chocolate and cashew butter! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Easy Cashew Tiger Butter

Cashew Tiger Butter ~ this delicious chocolate and cashew butter bark is fun to make and even more fun to eat!  Let the kids help you swirl the layers together! save the recipe! While all your friends are running…

No churn pumpkin pie ice cream

No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is a super quick and easy homemade ice cream that requires no heavy machinery, and tastes just like your favorite pie! save the recipe! Most people are set in their ways when it…

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…

Soft Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the BEST cookies ever! * theviewfromgreatisland.com

Soft Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate back to school treat, whether you pack them in a lunch, use them as a homework bribe, or just indulge in some ‘me time’ after the bus has pulled away.…

Praline Pumpkin Snack Cake is the ultimate fall treat, with a moist, slightly spiced pumpkin cake topped with a to-die-for praline caramel frosting ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake

Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake is my favorite new pumpkin recipe, and that’s saying a lot.  This cake has the perfect tender crumb, a lightly spiced pumpkin flavor, and an out of this world pecan praline frosting — get ready…

Maple Walnut Ice Cream is a vintage New England recipe that will quickly become your favorite! | theviewfromgreatisland.comvi

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Maple Walnut Ice Cream has to be one of the great flavors of all time.  This New England classic is sweetened with pure maple syrup, and loaded with crunchy toasted walnuts for a memorable, fall themed frozen treat. Any…

Fresh and juicy Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is the most luxurious fruit dessert out there! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is a perfect way to close out the summer season, and I just had to share it before I move on to apples, pumpkin, and all that other good fall stuff.  Fried peaches…

Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce

Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that can be updated in so many ways, my Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce is a light and refreshing way to end a meal, it’s vegan, too! Panna cotta’s one of…

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble ~ a mix of summer fruit baked up into an easy dessert! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble

Are you ready to mix it up?  Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble combines all those bits and pieces of delicious ripe fruit you’ve got lying around into one fabulously easy dessert. If your kitchen is anything like ours, I bet…

Back To School Breakfast Cookies ~ these cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Back to School Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are chocked full of fruits, nuts, seeds and oats.  There’s a little bit of sugar in there too, just for energy, of course…and yes, those are dark chocolate chips…what’s your point? I admit the concept of a…

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,…

Healthy Rainbow Popsicles

How to Make Rainbow Popsicles

Not your toddler’s Rainbow Popsicles — these healthy frozen treats are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated palates. Can you tell I love color?  One look…

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles — if you know what a Dinosaur Egg is you’re ahead of the game…pluots, apriums, and plumcots are some of the true treasures of summer! Pluots, apriums, and plumcots are hybrids of plums and apricots, and…

No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is incredibly silky, creamy, and delicious! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is a discovery of epic proportions…not only is it no churn, meaning you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, but it takes just 2 ingredients, and it stays perfectly…

No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bars recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bars are just delightful — with a graham cracker crust, a layer of fresh raspberry, a fluffy cheesecake filling, and a swath of dark chocolate on top — what could be better? I found the…

RIPE PEACH POPSICLES taste just like biting into a fresh peach! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Ripe Peach Popsicles

Ripe Peach Popsicles — the next best thing to sinking your teeth into a fresh picked peach…let the juice dribble down your chin! This is part of a continuing mini series all about transforming fresh summer fruit into frosty…

Cold Brew iced Mocha Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cold Brew Iced Mocha Pops

Cold Brew Iced Mocha Pops — refreshingly bold cold brewed iced coffee popsicles with benefits (aka dark chocolate chips!) I’ve made lots of popsicles here on TVFGI, and I consider myself something of an expert.  I love them all,…

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream combines the best of summer into one delicious treat, and since blueberries, zucchini, and lemons are available all year round, you never have to go without this yummy cake! When it comes…

No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | theviewfromgreatisland.com

No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream — this recipe is a game changer for anybody who craves homemade ice cream but lacks the special equipment. What if I told you you could have the ultimate vanilla bean ice cream…

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars are the perfect way to celebrate cherry season! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars are one of the many ways I’m celebrating #cherryseason this year—  my buttery almond shortbread crust shows off juicy fresh cherries to perfection. *This post is in association with The Washington State Fruit Commission.  The…

Toasted Almond Milkshake | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Toasted Almond Milkshake

This Toasted Almond Milkshake is the ultimate almond indulgence…if you loved the Good Humor man’s Toasted Almond ice cream bar you’re going to want to stick around for this… I’ve said it before but it bears repeating…it’s the simplest…

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,…

Super Tangy Lime Bars are the perfectly refreshing, not - too - sweet treat! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

The Best Tangy Lime Bars

Tangy Lime Bars are cooling, refreshing, and not too sweet,  — if you love easy lime desserts then you’re going to flip for these, they’re the perfect little capper for a warm day. These are classic lime bars made…

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…

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…

Ultra simple Guava Sorbet is a healthy way to end a meal, and so pretty! | theviewfromgreatisland

Guava Sorbet

Dessert doesn’t get any healthier or more refreshing than this tropical Guava Sorbet.  Make it in 20 minutes, using just ONE INGREDIENT! Guava is one of those fruits we don’t see very often in this country and it’s a…

Super tangy Hibiscus Lemon Bars

Hibiscus Lemon Bars

These Hibiscus Lemon Bars are insanely good — imagine a perfect lemon bar infused with the bright berry flavor of hibiscus.  Can you say vitamin C? Have you had hibiscus tea?  It’s made with deep red hibiscus petals, and…

Tart and light as air No Bake Rhubarb Dream Bars

No Bake Rhubarb Dream Bars

No Bake Rhubarb Dream Bars are light as air treats flushed with a hint of pink from the season’s first rhubarb.  Eat them chilled, or frozen, it’s all good. No Bake Rhubarb Dream Bars definitely live up to their…

The Secret to The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie For One!

The Perfect Cookie For One!

OMG I must have made (and tasted) a dozen recipes before I discovered THE SECRET to The PERFECT Cookie for One — take advantage of all my ‘research’ and enjoy! Of all the (many) things I find it hard…

Bruleed Tomatoes and 22 other foods you ddin't know could be torched!

Tomatoes and 22 Other Foods to Brûlée

Crème brûlée is one of my favorite desserts, but did you know you can ‘brûlée’ more than just custard?  Light up your kitchen torches friends — we’re going to caramelize all kinds of foods! When it comes to delicious…

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…

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…

Light as air Lemon Crunch Bars are no-bake!

Lemon Crunch Bars

Lemon Crunch Bars are a no-bake dessert that harkens back to simpler days, and less complicated food — you probably already have everything on hand to make these tangy treats. These bars have an easy going, vintage vibe, and…