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Wild Caught Tuna Crostini --- these little toasts are fun to make and so healthy --- theviewfromgreatisland.com

Wild Caught Tuna Crostini

Wild Caught Tuna Crostini are a super healthy and colorful appetizer or light meal — just add wine and friends and you’ve got the makings for the perfect summer gathering. This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®, and…

Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin --- pure comfort food served in a skillet | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin

Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin — the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but man this goes down easy — paper thin slices of Black Forest ham and Swiss rolled up in fresh pasta sheets and…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic side dish that gets a bad rap because generations of moms have resorted to canned soup, frozen broccoli, and mayo.  This version is closer to a French gratin, with everything (easily!) made from…

Greek Meatballs in a luxurious tangy lemon sauce

Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce

Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce is the ideal spring supper — the herbed meatballs are satisfying but light in texture, and the pale yellow sauce is tangy, silky, and utterly luxurious without any cream or butter whatsoever.…

Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

An overnight marinade makes these lemon buttermilk chicken skewers impossibly tender, and they get a extra flavor boost from the rosemary tzatziki sauce. I’m determined to give everything a ‘skewer moment’ here on the blog, and today it’s chicken’s…

Healthy and low calorie Tofu Skewers are a delicious 30-minute meal

Grilled Tofu Skewers

Easy, healthy, and delicious, Grilled Tofu Skewers is probably my family’s favorite vegan meal, and it can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!…

Ziti with Sausage, Lemon and Sage

Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage

Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage explodes with earthy, vibrant flavor, and is equally wonderful with or without the sausage.  This is easy comfort food the whole family loves!…

Healthy and low fat filet of fish with blood oranges and thyme in parchment

Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment

There isn’t a healthy epithet you can hurl at this Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment that doesn’t fit — low calorie, low carb, gluten free, Paleo, low fat, Whole30… and while you’re at it you can…

Kale, Lentil and Salmon Salad Bowl

Salmon Bowl with Kale and Lentils

There’s something so tactile and satisfying about dinner in a bowl.. a meal like this Salmon Bowl with Kale and Lentils that you can cradle in your hands and eat cross-legged on the couch.  …

Macaroni and Cheese taken up a notch with jalapeno peppers

4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese

Don’t be alarmed (hehe) you are in complete control of the heat level in this 4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese — are you more of a one-alarm type? No problem, I’ve got you covered. Think you’re hot stuff and…

Shepherd's Pie with fall vegetables and cheesy potato crust

Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables

Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables is an easy, rustic skillet meal that celebrates the best of the season, it’s pure comfort! I’m popping in quickly today with a recipe that I hadn’t intended to blog about — it…

1770 House Meatloaf

1770 House Meatloaf ~ this Ina Garten meatloaf recipe with a roasted garlic gravy is moist, tender, and full of old world flavor ~ I highly recommend it!…

Wisconsin style Slow Cooked cider Brats with a wonderful apple onion relish

Slow Cooked Cider Brats with Apple Onion Relish

Slow Cooked Cider Brats with Apple Onion Relish are the real deal ~ Midwestern style brats with a crisp apple onion relish ~ we can’t get enough of them! I’ve got it on good authority that these Slow Cooked…

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

I have a soft spot in my heart for 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together without a trip to the store.   Jars of oil packed sun dried tomatoes are…

Meatballs smothered in cheese

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast ~ this easy hot appetizer or light dinner with tender meatballs baked up in an ooey gooey cheese sauce comes with crisp slices of garlic bread for scooping ~ yum!…

Fire Roasted Hatch Pepper Chili, made in the crock pot

Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili

Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili ~ this lush chili is perfect for the summer months when fresh Hatch chiles from New Mexico are available ~ but use canned or frozen chiles the rest of the year so you don’t…

Honey Buttermilk Chicken with Roasemary

Honey Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Honey Buttermilk Roast Chicken ~ roasted chicken plays on our primal instincts…and unless you’re vegetarian, juicy charred meat is hard to resist. Perhaps not so primal is the wonderful honey buttermilk brine that infuses every bite. For a fairly…

grilled cherry tomato bruschetta

Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

It’s high summer, tomatoes are at their peak, and the grill can be fired up at a moment’s notice. Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta is a delicious way to take advantage of all that. I saw the idea on Todd…

Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of authentic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of just barely poached cod, lots of fork-mashed russet…

strawberry jalapeno steak salad

Strawberry Jalapeño Marinated Flank Steak Salad

 This Strawberry Jalapeño Marinated Flank Steak Salad is a deliciously gorgeous way to welcome warm weather, and really packs a punch when it comes to flavor thanks to a marinade that doubles as a vinaigrette! We had this Strawberry…

ahi tuna skewers

Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers

Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers ~ if you want a quick healthy meal, look no further than these beautiful skewers  ~ they cook in a flash! I’m obsessed with skewers, it’s as simple as that.  I think they’re…

sweet basil pizza, close up

Homemade Pizza in less than an hour!

Homemade Pizza in less than an hour ~ and that’s completely from scratch ~ from flour and water to hot pillowy cheesy pizza in under 60 minutes!…

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple & Rum

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple & Rum ~ change up the old routine with a vibrant roasted chicken with an island vibe! Quick — what do you think of when someone says Jamaican food?   If you’ve never been…

bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer! Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is as simple as it…

chicken thighs in marsala sauce, a restaurant worthy 30 minute meal

Chicken Thighs Marsala for Two

Chicken Thighs Marsala for Two is a quick and easy one skillet meal for a romantic date night, or a casual weeknight dinner.  This classic chicken recipe gives you great restaurant style flavor in a jiffy.…

Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas

This Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas is a deliciously easy pasta recipe with chunks of tender salmon, and garden peas in a to-die-for creamy lemon sauce! This quick weeknight dinner is an old family favorite, I’m not sure…

instant microwave macaroni and cheese

Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese is a total game changer ~ this easy recipe makes a single serving ultra creamy mug of cheesy macaroni in just minutes, right in the microwave! Of course I take a personal interest in…

Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

Cod with Lemon and Olives

Cod with Lemon and Olives is a low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and one of my favorites.  For such a simple recipe it’s packed with flavor! It’s no surprise that I…

grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa is so healthy, and practically zero calories :)

Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa

Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa is a super healthy, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, Paleo meal that also happens to be beautiful and fabulous! I’ve said it so many times before, but some of you are new here,…

Chicken with Allspice and Citrus

Roasted Chicken with Allspice and Citrus

Roasted Chicken with Allspice and Citrus ~ this gorgeous sheet pan chicken dinner is a fabulous way to celebrate fresh citrus! We all know that an extra hot oven does wonderful things to chicken, but did you also know…

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf ~ a tender meatloaf drenched in a sweet ‘n spicy bourbon whisky glaze ~ definitely not your mother’s meatloaf! I know everyone is all about the turkey these days, but we’ve got to eat between now…

Portobello Shepherd's Pies

Portobello Shepherd’s Pies

Portobello Shepherd’s Pies take one of my all time favorite comfort meals and lightens it up in a fun and creative way ~ and who doesn’t love a big juicy portobello mushroom?…

slow cooker beef bourguignon

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

My Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon is a fix it and forget it meal at its finest ~ this easy slow cooker beef stew is a pared down version of the fancy French dish  and I promise it will get…

Meyer Lemon Roast Chicken

Sexy Chicken: 12 Recipes to Spice Up Dinnertime!

You know what I’m talking about…say the word chicken at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon and a pall falls over the family.  B -O -R -I -N -G !  But really, it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Chicken in Almond Milk with green lemons, cinnamon, and sage

Chicken in Almond Milk

Chicken in Almond Milk ~ this unique roasted chicken recipe is the brain child of Jamie Oliver ~ you need to taste it for yourself to believe how moist and tender it is!…

white mushroom lasagna

White Mushroom Lasagna

This White Mushroom Lasagna is a rich, comforting, cheesy lasagna infused with fall flavors like mushroom, shallot, thyme, Gruyere and Marsala.  It’s all woodsy meets creamy white, and it’s very luscious.…

Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese ~ the key here is to remind yourself that, first and foremost, pumpkin a winter squash, not a pie filling.  After you’ve got that down it’s easy to imagine it marrying with…

Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions 2

Hard Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions

Hard Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions ~ this slow cooked pork loin is fork tender and infused with all the flavors of Fall. This is one of those meals that you know is going to be great…

One Pot Farmer's Market Pasta 3

One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta is an almost magical recipe made for busy days and hungry families.  This easy 30 minute meal is healthy, meatless, and so delicious ~ just pile everything in one pot, bring it to a…

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle | The View From Great Island 1

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle is a lush, comforting pasta recipe fit for a special occasion, but easy enough for an everyday meal. Pasta with a hearty, robust meat sauce is one of my very favorite things.  It’s luxurious comfort…

Parslied Bread Sauce with Poached Chicken

Parslied Bread Sauce with Poached Chicken is classic comfort food with a British flair! *This post is sponsored by Schwartz ~ thank you for supporting my brand partners, I only bring you companies I know and trust, and they…

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops | The View from Great Island (3)

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops is an elegant 30 minute meal that is as vibrant and delicious as it is quick and easy to put on the table.…

Spaghetti and Gian Meatballs 2

Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs

Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs ~ kids of all ages love this easy pasta dinner idea, proving once and for all that size DOES matter!…

Spicy Pad Thai

As the weather gets hotter, our meals get lighter, and  I can’t think of a better summer meal than pad thai.  It’s healthy, fresh, and full of texture and flavor.  It’s so accommodating, too…you can eat it hot, warm,…

Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto

Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto ~ this unique pasta has such great flavor and crunch, and makes an incredibly delicious and healthy meatless meal. This is my kind of pasta.  If I were living all alone I’d eat…

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

The Ultimate Veggie Burger ~ the burger is the all American summer favorite, and switching out a healthy meatless burger  just makes so much sense.  To be honest, half the fun is the bun and all the toppings, anyway!  …

Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous

Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous is an easy meatless meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! At least once a week I try to make a simple, no frills vegetarian dinner.  I clear out the extra…

Spaghetti con Pignoli Arrosti (with Roasted Pine Nuts)

Spaghetti con Pignoli Arrosti (with Roasted Pine Nuts) is my own creation, but the Italian name gives it a bit more gravitas, which I think it deserves.  The secret to the incredibly rich flavor of this pasta begins and…

Roasted Chicken with Clementines

Roasted Chicken with Clementines is a masterful Yotam Ottolenghi recipe from his seminal cookbook, Jerusalem.  This easy chicken dinner has layer upon layer of flavor punctuated by those gorgeous charred clementines!…

Slow Cooked Sangria Carnitas with Sopes

Slow Cooked Sangria Carnitas with Sopes ~ I can’t wait to share this recipe with you.  The pork shoulder slow cooks in a sangria based broth and then gets piled onto homemade corn sopes ~ yum! A sope is…

Macaroni Gratin

Macaroni Gratin is a creamy macaroni and cheese recipe baked up in a skillet, gratin style.  It’s an elegant 30 minute version of everybody’s favorite comfort food.…

Herbed Meatballs

Herbed Meatballs ~ Sure we’re all in the countdown to Thanksgiving…preoccupied with place settings, polishing silver, stuffing recipes and the whole lot, but we still need to eat dinner. These meatballs are the classic, meant to be submerged in…

Pad Thai Recipe

Pad Thai is a fragrant noodle dish that is versatile and incredibly delicious.  When you learn to make it at home you can customize it with tofu, chicken, shrimp, or meat, and you’ll never have to be a slave…

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Pie ~ a classic chicken pot pie loaded with mushrooms and topped with a buttery lattice crust.…

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup is warm, hearty, restorative, resonant with historical significance, and the essence of home and family.  It can also beat the heck out of a cold or flu.  It’s one of the world’s great comfort soups.…