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Homemade Oat flour in a glass jar with spoon

How To Make Oat Flour

How to Make Oat Flour ~  simple instructions for making your own homemade naturally gluten free oat flour, it takes just seconds!   Use it alone or in combination with other flours to give added flavor, a nutritional boost,…

homemade labneh balls in a jar with olive oil, lemon, and thyme

How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese)

How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese) ~ this exciting recipe is a method for making cheese from yogurt!  It’s a Middle Eastern staple and it’s incredibly rich and creamy.  I love to roll it into balls, and store it…

Instant Pot Limoncello (regular recipe and video too)

Instant Pot Limoncello ~ if you love lemons you probably also love this gorgeous Italian lemon liqueur.  It traditionally takes weeks to infuse the lemon peels into vodka ~ but the amazing Instant Pot does it in 30 minutes. …

How to Tap Your Own Maple Trees to Make Maple Syrup

How to Tap Your Own Maple Trees to Make Maple Syrup ~ you can make maple syrup at home!   If you’ve got  a sugar maple tree in your yard (or a neighbor who’s willing to share) you can…

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche ~ finally, the definitive homemade dulce de leche recipe ~ this one is quick, easy, safe, and utterly fabulous.  It’s just one of the many surprising things you can make in an Instant Pot,…

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur (Video)

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…

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 copy cat Girl Scout Cookie is even better than the original! My Homemade Thin Mints is one of the…

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

Homemade Pumpkin Spice 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 HOMEMADE IRISH CREAM I’ve been itching…

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!…

Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

How to Make Homemade Irish Cream (VIDEO)

How to Make Homemade Irish Cream ~ this diy Irish Cream is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs.  It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make.  Mix up a batch for for your friends this…

Homemade clotted cream

How to Make Clotted Cream

Homemade Clotted Cream ~ this luxurious spreadable cream is a must for afternoon tea and scones, and the only way to get it is to buy those pricey little imported bottles  ~ but now you can make it right…

Homemade Pineapple Cough Syrup

All Natural DIY Pineapple Cough Syrup + Video

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!…

DIY Mascarpone Cheese

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…

Homemade Crème Fraîche

Homemade Crème Fraîche ~ with just 2 ingredients you can make your own thick and creamy crème fraîche ~ no more last minute trips to the supermarket to buy one of those overpriced little tubs!…

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 because it’s made with lots of fresh lemon juice.…

How to Make Mayonnaise in 30 Seconds! (Video)

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

Nutella Magic Shell ~ this rich chocolate hazelnut sauce hardens on contact with anything cold, and turns plain ice cream into a magical dessert for kids of all ages.…

How To Make 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 homemade English Muffins

How to Make Easy English Muffins

How to Make Easy English Muffins ~ this simple recipe yields tall, fluffy, flavorful homemade English muffins ~ this easy bread recipe cooks right on the stove top!…

all natural coconut oil lip balm

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…

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows ~  these plush, pillowy marshmallows are amazing, and so easy to make.  They’ll take your hot cocoa to a whole new level! How did I walk around all these years completely unaware of the wonders…

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…

Super Easy Homemade Gnocchi

Super Easy Homemade Gnocchi ~ this light pasta dumpling recipe is made with fluffy baked potato in the dough and is the only homemade pasta I’ve found that is actually easy to make! One of my most devastating failures…

How to Eat Flowers, Part Two: Flower Infused Vinegars

Flower infused vinegars are fun to make, and so pretty.  These delicate floral infusions can be used to make subtly flavored dressings for all kinds of salads ~ there’s lots of room for creativity using the many different edible…

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…

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!…

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 mayonnaise

Hearts of Lettuce with Thousand Island Dressing

If you were alive and eating solid foods in the 50s, 60s or even the 70s you probably remember hearts of lettuce salads with Thousand Island dressing. We needed a knife to carve our way into those crisp wedges…

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…

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese ~ this is super easy, and so satisfying. Fresh homemade ricotta cheese is worlds away from the stuff in the supermarket and it’s ridiculously quick to make, with just 2 ingredients!…

Great Island Spice Blend

Great Island Spice Blend ~ a blend of spices you can make yourself to use in all kinds of recipes.  Grind it right into some fabulous olive oil for an easy dipping sauce for bread, it’s an quick and…