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a mug of Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Bean Soup is hearty, nourishing, comforting, and quick to make ~ clocking in at just under an hour.  It rivals Grandma’s chicken soup when it comes to curing what ails you.  …

Minestrone soup in a white cast iron soup pot with ladle

Italian Minestrone Soup

Italian Minestrone Soup ~ next to grandma’s chicken soup there’s nothing more comforting than a pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove.  This authentic recipe will warm you, satisfy you, fortify you, and slim you.  Not bad for…

Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight.  It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean ‘let’s set up dinner in the vineyard tonight’ vibe.  Not…

making quick rainbow giardiniera vegetable pickle

Quick Rainbow Giardiniera (small batch)

My Quick Rainbow Giardiniera is a colorful riff on the classic Italian relish ~ my vibrant version makes use of some of the more unique veggies in the produce aisle.  Enjoy these crunchy pickled vegetables as a healthy snack…

Tomato bruschetta on a white surface

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta ~ why do we feel like we have to reinvent the wheel every time we have friends over?  I mean, the Italians have already done it, bruschetta is the perfect party appetizer, and in summer when…

Overhead photo of a bowl of Jamie Oliver's Easy Sausage Carbonara with fork and napkin

Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara

Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara is my latest 5-ingredient, 30 minute meal obsession and gives spaghetti and meatballs a whole new meaning.  Yes it’s simple enough to memorize, but don’t worry, make this quick and comforting pasta dinner once…

Overhead shot of individual Tiramisu dessert with chocolate shavings

Easy Summer Tiramisu

My Easy Summer Tiramisu is a classic dessert made in pretty portable glasses because it’s still light out, for Pete’s sake, and nobody wants to be stuck at the dinner table…stroll around the garden, and take your creamy tiramisu…

Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ this is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb.  Pair it with a good cup of coffee and you’ve got the start to…

Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread

Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread with paper thin slices of Meyer lemon is an easy yeast bread you’ll come back to again and again.  With only a quick hand mixing and 40 minutes to rise, you can…

Meatballs al forno

Meatballs al forno are the A-listers of the meatball set.  They’re on the menu at Nancy Silverton’s Mozza restaurant in Los Angeles and they’ve got the reputation for being the best meatballs in the world.   Take a bite,…

Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe ~ this classic Italian meat sauce is comforting and SO satisfying!  It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a big batch over the weekend and enjoy it all…

Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe is the ultmate Italian comfort food ~ the whole family loves it! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Nobody does comfort food like the Italians, and this easy sausage and peppers recipe is a prime example of how a few simple ingredients can come together to make a sublimely satisfying meal in about an hour. Growing up…

Fun and festive Antipasto Skewers --- who needs salad?

Antipasto Skewers

I make these colorful and fun Antipasto Skewers all the time ~ everybody gets their own personal antipasto selection right on a stick ~ from Game Days to the Holidays, these are everybody’s favorites!…

Pasta Salad with salami, ham, and bacon

Meat Lovers Pasta Salad

Meat Lovers Pasta Salad ~ yes, real men DO eat pasta, and it’s this hearty pasta salad!   Real women love it too ;) Pasta salads are kind of a late summer staple for me, I like to have them…

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…

Slab Tiramisu | The View From Great Island 3

No-Bake Slab Tiramisu

No-Bake Slab Tiramisu ~ this cool and creamy tiramisu cake recipe is an effortless way to satisfy a crowd ~ layer it up, and let it hang out in the refrigerator, it’ll get better as it sits!…

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!…

Easy Weeknight Chicken Piccata

Easy Weeknight Chicken Piccata is a quick and easy meal that has a restaurant quality thanks to the shallots and dry sherry.  I sometimes wonder why I bother to make anything more difficult than this for dinner ~ it’s…

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 fresh mozzarella cheese.  You can do this with…

Mushroom Risotto, the ultimate luxurious vegetarian meal!

Easy Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto ~ This is probably the most voluptuous risotto I’ve ever made.  Thick with both cultivated and wild mushrooms, enriched with cognac, beef stock, and mascarpone cheese, it’s pretty heady stuff.   Pair it with an earthy pinot noir…

Roasted Corn and Saffron Risotto

Roasted Corn and Saffron Risotto ~ if you love fabulous fresh corn you’re going to love this easy vegetarian meal ~ roasting the corn brings out a depth of flavor that makes this easy gluten free risotto irresistible!…

Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta

Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta literally bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavor, and it takes just minutes to throw together this wonderful meatless 30 minute meal!…

fresh sage leaves being rolled for Fried Sage and Manchego Cheese Rolls

Fried Sage and Manchego Cheese Rolls

Fried Sage and Manchego Cheese Rolls ~ tender sage leaves are wrapped around tiny chunks of Manchego cheese and then lightly fried for a unique appetizer.…

Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs

Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs ~ this hearty meal is secretly light and delicate thanks to the fresh sheets of pasta I used in place of regular lasagna noodles.…

Risotto with Mixed herbs in a bowl with lemon and sage

Risotto with Mixed Herbs

Risotto with Mixed Herbs ~ a creamy risotto is a welcome meal in any season, but when you infuse it with lots of fresh herbs from the garden it’s a special treat!  This is an easy vegetarian side dish…

Pasta Broccoli

This Pasta Broccoli recipe is a winner.  Literally.  When my oldest daughter was a freshman her college had a wonderful program called Recipes from Home.  They invited parents to send in their family recipes and the best ones would…

Insalata D’arancio e Limone, Orange and Lemon Salad

Insalata D’arancio e Limone, Orange and Lemon Salad ~ a unique vintage citrus salad recipe straight from the heart of Sicily. Vintage cookbooks are like a window into another world from the perspective of the kitchen table.  I picked…

Cheese and Pepper Pasta

Cacio e Pepe, or Cheese and Pepper Pasta, is a classic and ultra simple Italian dish that really illustrates what I love so much about Mediterranean food.  This is lunch you can throw together from the pantry, assuming you…