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  • 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,…

  • Rainbow Salmon Skewers are colorful, healthy, low carb and so easy to make!

    Rainbow Salmon Skewers

    Rainbow Salmon Skewers are easy, healthy, and so fun to make ~ these colorful fish kabobs are gorgeous, too, and make a quick and delicious 30 minute meal ~ have you…

  • finger salad cups with rhubarb vinaigrette

    Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette

    Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette are perfect for entertaining, whether you’re having a family picnic, throwing a wedding shower, or hosting a spring brunch.  But make a few extra to…

  • savory smoked salmon and smoked Gouda cheesecake

    Savory Smoked Salmon ‘Cheesecake’

    This Savory Smoked Salmon ‘Cheesecake’ is a unique and delicious appetizer for any occasion, it’s guaranteed to be the hit of the party!…

  • Roasted Olives with Feta and Jalapeno

    Easy Roasted Olives

    Easy Roasted Olives ~ this simple and elegant Mediterranean inspired appetizer is my go to for parties of all kinds.  Healthy olives fit into most everyone’s diet, so it’s always a hit.…

  • making beaded cocktail toothpicks

    Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial

    Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial ~ these pretty and festive cocktail picks are so easy to put together, you’ll want to make a bunch of them to get you through a year…

  • Holiday Mulled Wine

    Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

    Slow Cooker Mulled Wine ~ this warming winter cocktail scents the whole house, and guests can help themselves!  Let’s get this party started!…

  • Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip

    Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip

    Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip is an easy hot appetizer that will have everybody begging for the recipe!  It’s perfect for game nights, holiday entertaining, or just a romantic night in.…

  • Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Pesto

    Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Pesto ~ this easy 30 minute meal is a fun way to enjoy fajitas ~ serve them on or off the skewer, with rice, couscous, or…

  • Peach and Basil Sangria

    Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

    Summer Peach and Basil Sangria is the ultimate in summer refreshment, and this is THE drink you’ll want to have chilling in the backyard all season long……

  • How to Make Veggie Flower Bouquets 14

    How to Make Edible Bouquets

    How to Make Edible Bouquets ~ bouquets of veggies disguised as colorful blossoms can stand in for flowers on your summer table, and they’re a great idea for barbecues and outdoor…

  • 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…

  • Roasted Strawberry Soup

    Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

    Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup ~ this cold fruit soup is somewhere between a smoothie and a soup, meant to be served as the first course of a spring or summertime supper,…

  • How to Eat Flowers, Edible Flowers

    25+ Ways to Put Edible Flowers on the Table

    25+ Ways to Put Edible Flowers on the Table ~ flowers are one of the joys of spring time, and they’re also back in vogue as garnishes and ingredients in all…

  • How to make flower ice cubes 17

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes ever!  Fresh edible blossoms frozen right into cubes of ice dress up cocktails, soda, or…

  • Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

    Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

     Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches are exquisitely delicate and healthy ~ this is clean eating that that also happens to be insanely delicious.…

  • A Fantasy Lineup of Game Day Snacks…

    A Fantasy Lineup of Game Day Snacks…I’m not a sports fan, but I like to eat like one, and there are lots of great appetizers and snacks on the blog that…

  • Fried Rosemary Mozzarella Balls

    Fried Mozzarella Balls ~These crispy little balls of molten cheese will lure everybody to the appetizer table, use your favorite marinara sauce for dipping! Here’s a cold weather way to enjoy…

  • 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…

  • cocktail meatballs Stroganoff

    Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov

    Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov~ juicy spiced meatballs in a Sherry laced gravy, this retro appetizer is ready for a comeback!…

  • Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet

    Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet ~ a bold healthy and refreshing dessert made with minimal sugar and a little kick of booze to keep it all interesting.…

  • Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

    Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip is a healthy appetizer or side dish that lets you indulge without the guilt ~  if you love sweet potato fries, you’ll love these! Do…

  • panna cotta fruit tart

    No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart

    No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart ~ this refreshing no bake dessert is based on a silky coconut panna cotta and the fruit topping can be customized to whatever’s in season!…

  • The Dirty Mojito Slushie

    The Dirty Mojito Slushie ~ A fun frozen cocktail made with fresh lime juice, a touch of sugar, fresh mint, and earthy dark rum.…

  • two slices of Mushroom and Gruyere Bruschetta on a wooden cutting board

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta is the kind of quick and easy appetizer you can throw together on the spur of the moment.  The cheesy toasted bread with savory grilled mushrooms is…

  • Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups

    Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups ~ healthy snacks to keep in the refrigerator for when the munchies strike, or super cute portable appetizers for your next party — and let’s just…

  • Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

    Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ these adorable individual desserts are great for summer entertaining because you can prep the jars ahead of time and bake them…

  • Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

    My Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes is an easy but spectacular way to showcase summer’s bounty.  This savory veggie tart will be the centerpiece of any summer feast.…

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip Jalapeno Poppers

    Spinach Artichoke Dip Jalapeno Poppers ~ When you have friends over for dinner, or a drink and a game, there’s no need to go crazy making lots of different appetizers.  Make…

  • Summer Melon Salad

    Summer Melon Salad ~ this healthy and adorable checkerboard melon salad is gorgeous and so refreshing ~ and it’s always a huge hit!  It’s easy to put together, I’ll take you…

  • 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…

  • Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

    My Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten free granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to…

  • Roasted Black Grapes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Roasted Black Grapes

    Roasted Black Grapes is a quick and easy appetizer that’s elegant, unexpected, and absolutely fabulous! You can’t afford not to make this.  If it turns out you love it, you’ll have…

  • The Trinidad Sour Cocktail ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Trinidad Sour Cocktail

    The Trinidad Sour Cocktail  ~ this romantic cocktail has love potion written all over it ~ with a deep crimson color and seductive flavor, this is definitely one you’ll want to…

  • Hazelnut Fig Seeded Crisps

    I know you’ll get a kick out of these Hazelnut Fig Seeded Crisps if you’re a fan of those fancy store bought crisps.  Even more so if you’ve been intrigued but…

  • Mini Baked Brie en Croute

    Mini Baked Brie en Croute is an elegant but surprisingly simple appetizer made with mini wheels of cheese and frozen puff pastry.  It’s the ultimate holiday finger food! You’ve probably seen…

  • Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts in a wooden bowl

    Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts

    Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts is a fun and festive appetizer with a intriguing combination of flavors ~ and it’s so easy to make!  These zesty mixed nuts are the perfect starter…

  • Cappuccino Melting Moments

    Cappuccino Melting Moments

    Little bite sized shortbread cookies like these Cappuccino Melting Moments are ideal for serving after a big meal.  I’m one of those people who can’t do caffeine after noon, so these…

  • How to Make Easy Party Picks

    How to Make Easy Party Picks ~ these fun mini cocktail skewers can be customized for any occasion!…

  • Beef and Pumpkin Chili Mole

    Beef and Pumpkin Chili Mole has got to be the queen of all fall stews, with tender bits of steak, chunks of fresh pumpkin, lots of peppers, both hot and sweet,…

  • The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

    The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup ~ this fragrant, silky soup is the best I’ve found, and it’s so easy to make.  Fall doesn’t officially begin until we’ve made a batch of…

  • Apple Crisp Stuffed Mini Pumpkin

    This Apple Crisp Stuffed Mini Pumpkin recipe is a fun fall dessert that combines two of the season’s most iconic foods!…

  • Baked Jalapeno Poppers

    Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a healthier version of the decadent fried appetizer ~ these little guys are just as addictive as the originals, without all the guilt! This is a more…

  • Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce

    Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce ~ these impossibly crisp little rolls are filled with tender shrimp, fresh ginger, and spring onion, and then served with an equally amazing tangy…

  • Minimal Monday: Roasted Olives

    Step away from the baby carrots and ranch dressing.  Put the clip back on that bag of Kettle Chips. If you’re having people over for dinner, or you’re just sitting in…

  • Rosemary Pine Nut Shortbread Crackers

    You don’t have to be on vacation to get away from it all… just chill a good dry wine, thinly slice some aged cheddar cheese, lay out colorful cocktail napkins… and…