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How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs

How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs quickly and easily from any type of bread ~ fresh or dry, seasoned or unseasoned, whole grain, gluten free, even from crackers.  I’ll show you how to make them from scratch in minutes…

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe will blow you away, not only because it’s easy to do, spot on delicious, and will impress the heck out of your friends…but because it will save you SO MUCH money!  Don’t lose track…

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…

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur is creamy, lightly spiced and so easy to make at home. The result is fresher and more delicious than anything you can buy! Ever since I made my own Irish Cream I’ve been itching to try…

diy fancy sugar cubes

Afternoon Tea and DIY Sugar Cubes

DIY Sugar Cubes ~ these fancy sugar cubes are surprisingly easy to make, and can transform morning coffee or afternoon tea into a truly memorable occasion! The other day I had the most fun I’ve had in a while,…

Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

How to Make Irish Cream

How to Make Irish Cream ~ for real!  This diy version of one of my favorite liqueurs is dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. I am so excited about this homemade Irish Cream, I couldn’t wait to press…

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…

Homemade Pineapple Cough Syrup

All Natural DIY Pineapple Cough Syrup

At the first sign of a cough or sniffle, skip the trip to the corner drugstore and make up a batch of this All Natural DIY Pineapple Cough Syrup ~ it’s effective, and delicious! I have to confess, I’m…

How to Make Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Creamy homemade mascarpone cheese is easy and fun to make right in your own kitchen — use it in all sorts of authentic Italian recipes, both sweet and savory — and save a lot of money while you’re at…

Red Chile Sauce

Authentic Red Chile Sauce made entirely from scratch is a thing of beauty — you can’t get anything like this out of a can! I’ve been cooking and sharing from Meagan Micozzi’s cookbook The New Southwest for a couple…

Minimal Monday: Homemade Creme Fraiche

Homemade Creme Fraiche ~ with just 2 ingredients you can make your own thick and creamy creme fraiche ~ no more last minute trips to the supermarket to buy one of those overpriced little tubs! The other day I…

Minimal Monday: Fresh Lemon Ice Cream

Fresh Lemon Ice Cream is like no other ice cream you’ve ever had ~ the zippy, tart, citrus flavor is unique and so refreshing! This ice cream qualifies for Minimal Monday status because it takes less than 30 minutes…

Minimal Monday: 30-Second Mayonnaise

30-Second Mayonnaise is the perfect storm of recipes. Just 2 ingredients, 30 seconds, and you have one of the great sauces in culinary history Just think about it—the freshest, creamiest, purest mayonnaise possible, in 30 seconds.  That’s way less…

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…

Layered Ice Cubes

Layered Ice Cubes ~ aren’t these pretty?  They’re just ordinary ice cubes, made with layers of fruit juices.  And they’re not just pretty, they actually have a purpose— as they melt they flavor whatever you’ve plopped them into.  The…

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 …

How To Make Homemade Lavender and Rose Simple Syrups

I had such fun with these Homemade Lavender and Rose Simple Syrups yesterday. A basic simple syrup is just equal parts sugar dissolved in water, and it’s used to sweeten drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and sometimes it’s used…

How to make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt ~ since it’s one of the world’s healthiest foods, I think it’s worth the effort to make it yourself.  I’m really excited about this yogurt because not only is coconut milk healthy…

How to Make Easy English Muffins

How to Make Easy English Muffins ~ this simple recipe yields tall, fluffy, flavorful English muffins ~ I’ve never been more excited to wake up and pop an English muffin in the toaster. save the recipe! I spent the…

DIY Virgin Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Easy DIY Virgin Coconut Oil Lip Balm – make your own luscious and soothing lip balm with healthy coconut oil and stay beautifully hydrated all winter long! We’ve got central heat, space heaters, bathroom heat lamps, and hot showers…

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows ~ I feel like I’ve just been initiated into a religious cult!  These plush, pillowy marshmallows are amazing, and so easy to make! How did I walk around all these years completely unaware of the…

Minimal Monday: A Trio of Finishing Salts

A Trio of Finishing Salts makes a super fun diy project for the holidays ~ who wouldn’t want these vibrant flavor boosters in their kitchen? Do your friends a favor, put down the penguin boxers, the earmuff headphones, and…

How to Make Homemade Mustard

How to Make Homemade Mustard ~ my version is hot, sweet, and smokey!  This is a homemade recipe for one of the most beloved condiments…and you can customize it in endless ways! I keep having these ‘aha!’ moments in…

Homemade Allspice Dram Recipe

Homemade Allspice Dram is an essential ingredient in the best Fall cocktails, and now you can make it yourself, right at home! Have you heard of Allspice Dram?  If you’re hitting the cocktail scene this month chances are you’ll…

Homemade Gnocchi

One of my most devastating failures in the kitchen this past year involved a batch of  gnocchi.  I think it was sometime last fall or winter.  It’s taken me a long time to get over the sight of those…

How to Eat Flowers, Part Two: Flower Infused Vinegars

I have Bryan from the wonderful blog The Bite House to thank for inspiring this use of edible flowers.  Since I started this series with a vivid flower bedecked salad in How to Eat Flowers Part One, I think…

Roasted Pecan Butter

Roasted Pecan Butter is absolutely dreamy, and so easy to make, all you need are pecans and a little salt! My sister has been toying with the idea of going vegan, and the other day she was raving about…

Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa with Homemade Tortillas

Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa with Homemade Tortillas ~ nothing is quicker or easier than salsa.  Except maybe homemade tortillas. Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa is almost a meal in itself.  The classic combination of beans and…

How to Make Homemade Magic Shell

How to Make Homemade Magic Shell ~ this easy sauce will transform any ice cream in your freezer into the most magical dessert ever! Did you know about this?  Why didn’t somebody tell me? chocolate + coconut oil =…

Minimal Monday: Homemade Ketchup!

Ketchup is a complex and venerable old sauce with a ton of fascinating ingredients — no one is quite sure where it originated, but everybody agrees it’s an absolute necessity in the kitchen.  Make it yourself for a real…

Homemade Thin Mints

Homemade Thin Mints ~ this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for ~ the perfect copy cat Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie that is even better than the original!   Were you a Scout?  I was.  But I was something…