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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, sliced, on a cooling rack

The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a must make every fall — this pumpkin bundt cake is moist and tender with just the right amount of spice, and the chocolate chips take it from delicious to dynamite!…

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies ~ this classic chewy oatmeal cookie dipped in a rich maple glaze is deceptively simple and divinely delicious ~ you won’t be able to stop at just one.  Bake them to enjoy now, or freeze…

Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal is a healthy gluten free hot cereal with floral, fruity pear, fragrant vanilla, warm spices, and creamy oats ~ it makes for an aromatherapy boost we could all use on frosty mornings.  …

Fall cocktail

13 Recipes for a Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail?  If not, you might find some inspiration below.  I love to start off the holiday with a house cocktail offered to each guest as they walk in the door, it’s a nice…

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!…

A steaming bowl of rainbow carrots with browned butter and sage

Rainbow Carrots with Browned Butter and Sage

Rainbow Carrots with Browned Butter and Sage is an easy way to add a pop of color to your fall and winter meals.  I like to put a big bowl of these colorful healthy carrots on our Thanksgiving table,…

hands making pie dough on a dark ground

15 Inspirational Apple Pies!

15 Inspirational Apple Pies for the fall season ~ clear your weekend schedule and tackle one or two of these glorious recipes, you’ll be a master once the holidays roll around!…

A bowl of Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ~ tender Brussels sprouts roasted in maple syrup and a little bacon grease (sorry not sorry,) topped with lots of crispy bacon bits ~ nobody, but nobody, walks away from this bowl a sprout hater!…

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

How to make Smoking Cocktails with Dry Ice (or not!)

How to make Smoking Cocktails with Dry Ice (or not!) Smokey cocktails are the gold standard of Halloween, adult style, and I’ll show you how to create them at home using dry ice and other trade secrets from the…

Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

5 Easy Grain Salads that will feed your soul!

These 5 Easy Whole Grain Salads are hearty, healthy and vegan-friendly. They’e simple enough to pull together for a weeknight dinner, gorgeous enough for special occasions, and the leftovers make the BEST packable lunches!…

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle with two spoons

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle ~ if you put nothing down on the dinner table but this light and fluffy, sweet and crunchy casserole I wouldn’t feel slighted in the least.  As long as you let me have seconds :)…

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies ~ if you love baking holiday cookies I bet you’re always on the hunt for a new recipe, one that’s not too hard, but has that wow factor.  These easy stamped cookies are soft and…

A pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake, sliced on a white plate

Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake

You know the drill I’m sure…after this Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake sets up in the fridge for a few hours the creamy filling penetrates the crisp chocolate wafers and creates the most intensely luxurious mouthfeel ever.  Part cake,…

Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all from a handful of common ingredients.  (Did you…

hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

5 fall desserts that will make you swoon

5 fall desserts that will make you swoon ~ 5 of my favorite easy desserts guaranteed to make you weak at the knees…better be sitting down for this one, just in case.…

Dutch Apple Cake being sliced

Dutch Apple Cake

Every bite of this Dutch Apple Cake is sweet and juicy thanks to layers of thinly sliced Honeycrisps, baked up in a no fail batter with a touch of spice.  This easy coffee cake has a nice crisp sugary…

apple butter brandy meatballs in a small copper skillet

Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs

Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs, the name tells you all you need to know.  These luscious meatballs are smothered in a sweet and tangy apple butter brandy sauce that will bring you to your knees.  Technically for the cocktail hour,…

Sheet pan peppers and brats with grainy mustard

Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats

Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats are the easy way to serve a hungry family or a game day crowd. The sausages get beautifully caramelized, and the peppers get glossy and lightly charred… provide buns or go low carb, but…

A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store.   The star of this fall salad is a whole pear that’s been thinly sliced…

What to Eat Now: Figs

What to Eat Now: Figs ~ eating seasonally is a joy, especially when what’s in season is luscious figs!  Here are some creative fig recipes that make use of these fall beauties in some surprising ways.…

Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (& How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit)

Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit)

Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit) ~ while you’re shopping for that perfect transitional cardigan, don’t forget about getting your breakfast routine ready for fall and winter, too.  Warm spices and seasonal ingredients will…

Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

A 21 Recipe Salute to Cornbread

A great cornbread’s always there for you, from summer potlucks and tailgating chilis to the fanciest holiday tables.  It’s right there alongside our steaming mugs of soup during the February doldrums, too.  What more could you want from a…

Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes)

How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes) ~ fruit butters are the ultimate frugal treat ~ they turn a late summer glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and help stock the larder for so many cozy…

Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream

Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream ~ my latest ice cream obsession is bursting with the warm spicy flavor of the best gingerbread!…

Beef Barley Soup ~ crock pot and stove top recipe

Beef Barley Soup ~ put another log on the fire and cozy up with a steaming mug of this classic comforting soup.  You can simmer it on the stove, or let the slow cooker do the work. VINTAGE VIEW…

Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole ~  this amazing side dish has a souffle-like base of fluffy yellow sweet potatoes topped with a pecan streusel, don’t save this luscious recipe just for the holidays!…

What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks

What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks ~ it’s finally here, my favorite time of year, cozy drink season!  I’ll pour myself at least one a day from now until spring ~ so here they are, the 30 COZIEST hot…

Hot Dulce de Leche

Hot Dulce de Leche ~ a decadently creamy and delicious hot caramel milk that gives cocoa a run for its money ~ once you try it there’s no turning back!…

What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got you covered from breakfast all the way to…

Rye and Carrot Salad

Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as a side dish or turn it into a…

No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream

No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream ~ this easy seasonal no churn homemade ice cream is a refreshing option for holiday pies and takes à la mode to a whole new level!…

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, it’s ready in an hour!…

French Potato and Onion Gratin

French Potato and Onion Gratin ~ this quintessential fall side dish of potatoes and onions cooked up in a simple cheesy cream sauce is easy enough for a family dinner, but indulgent enough for any holiday table.…

How to Roast Squash Seeds ~ five ways!

How to Roast Perfectly Crisp Squash Seeds ~ the secret to super crisp and delicious roasted winter squash seeds is simple and oh so easy…I’ll show you how to make five different varieties and five different flavors!…

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!…

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup ~ this nourishing soup is the cold weather equivalent to your power smoothie.  It’s a vibrant soup packed with everything you need to get through cold and flu season without so much as a…

What to Eat Now: Winter Squash

What to Eat Now: Winter Squash ~ there’s a wonderland of winter squash out there, and it turns out the good eating goes way beyond pumpkin pie.  So let’s get all those gorgeous gourds out of the tacky fall…

Drizzling cider poppy seed dressing on a kale and fall fruit salad

Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing ~ this is the queen of fall salads, with pear, cranberries, figs, pomegranate, and grapes, all tossed in a creamy cider vinaigrette.  It’s healthy, hearty, and festive enough for…

Pumpkin Spice Biscuits

Pumpkin Spice Biscuits ~ the stuff pumpkin lovers’ dreams are made of…tall, golden, flaky biscuits enriched with pumpkin puree and a hint of Fall spices.  Pair ’em with every soup and stew you make this season.…

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 ;)…

What to Drink Now: Fall Cocktails

What to Drink Now ~ Fall cocktails are the BEST…think cranberry, maple, apple, pear, fig, pumpkin, woodsy herbs and smokey spices ~ check out this gorgeous Autumn inspired cocktail collection and get ready to discover your new favorite cozy…

Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up a notch with lots of creamy Brie cheese.  It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first course for holiday meal. The other night I…

Braised Red Cabbage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Braised Red Cabbage

I’ll tell you one thing, Braised Red Cabbage might not be the most glamorous dish on the holiday table, but it provides a perfect sweet/tart element that brings everything else on your plate to life.  Plus you can’t beat…

15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ from cranberries and green beans to bright orange squash, these side dishes bring your holiday meals to life!…

Cheesy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

I don’t think dinner can get any more comforting than this Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole.  It’s an impossibly delicious concoction of egg noodles, tender chicken, and a creamy poppy seed sauce, all topped with a buttery Ritz cracker crust,…

Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the recipe! It’s all about the texture!   This…

Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter

Make a grand entrance with my Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter and ‘carve’ it right at the table — then get ready for rave reviews.  This easy fall and holiday side dish will wow everybody!…

Brats with Spicy Cranberry Apple Relish ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Brats with Spicy Cranberry Relish

I highly recommend these Brats with Spicy Cranberry Relish if you’re ready to jump headfirst into fall ~ the sausages are briefly grilled, then gently simmered in the slow cooker while the cranberry/jalapeno/apple/onion relish waits patiently in the fridge. …

Harvest Kale Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing because salad love doesn’t stop when the calendar switches over to fall…this healthy and colorful salad is perfect for the holidays!…

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!…

Healthy Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Whiskey Butter

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter

Authentic Irish Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter ~ this whole grain porridge is the perfect fall and winter breakfast or brunch dish…serve it to overnight guests and they may never leave! This is officially my new favorite…

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies are a delicious blend of fall spices, molasses, and chocolate in a super easy recipe that will quickly become a new holiday tradition! According to the calendar, Wednesday was the first day of fall, but…

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…

Golden pumpkin butter made easy in the crockpot

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter ~ this easy slow cooker pumpkin butter recipe is the first thing I make every fall.  It’s super easy to throw together and the kitchen smells amazing! Fruit butters (yes, pumpkin is technically a fruit)…

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is an easy homemade ice cream recipe that tastes just like a slice of your favorite pumpkin pie!…