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Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish! I promise you won’t regret making this easy mac & cheese recipe!  Cacio e pepe (cheese…

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Honeyed Parsnips

Honeyed Parsnips ~ If you need a last minute side dish that your dinner guests won’t have had before, try these honeyed parsnips.  Parsnips are the sweeter and creamier version of carrots, and they caramelize beautifully in a hot…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone!…

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad 2

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it’s crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy! When it comes to what I’m eating, all bets are off…

Micro Caprese Salad 7

Minimal Monday: Micro Caprese Salad

Micro Caprese Salad ~ I planted a cute little individual caprese salad right inside a hollowed out tomato…these are an elegant presentation for a special occasion, or a healthy little lunch for any old day. These Micro Caprese Salads…

Copycat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas! 4

Copycat Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas!

Copycat Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas is one of the simplest recipes on the blog, and one of the most outrageously delicious frozen desserts you’ll ever eat ~ these frozen banana slices dipped in dark chocolate are healthy, too!…

Brandied Blackberry Fool 6

Minimal Monday: Brandied Blackberry Fool

The world of fresh fruit and heavy cream is a wonderland.  The two come together in so many different ways to form some of the greatest, and simplest, desserts on the planet.  A fool is an old English treat…

Kale Slaw 2

Minimal Monday: Kale Slaw

Kale Slaw is a healthy, delicious, sturdy salad that just gets better as it sits in the refrigerator. In the dog days of summer we often resort to visiting the salad counter at our favorite grocery store… we pick…

Papaya and lime Agua Fresca |The View from Great Island 8

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca ~ you can customize this hydrating fruit beverage in a million ways, and it’s so much healthier than soda or juice! Fair warning — I’ve got a new obsession…Agua Fresca.  Spanish for fresh water. …

Honeysuckle Iced Tea 2

Honeysuckle Iced Tea

Honeysuckle Iced Tea ~ this sweet, floral, and refreshing drink made from honeysuckle blossoms is the perfect thing to sip on a warm summer day!…

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette 8

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette ~ the flavors are mellow and sophisticated, and the crunch is awesome.  In its own humble way, this recipe is a game changer. If your first thought on reading the post title was meh,…

Everything You Need To Know About Sugar

Sugar in all its glorious forms is one of the most important ingredients in baking, and I certainly couldn’t run my blog with out it.  Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about the sweet stuff… We’re…

Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs

Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs is a simple, luxurious fresh fruit dessert that takes just minutes to put together ~ it’s the perfect light ending to a summer meal!…

Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa ~ this juicy tropical salsa is equally at home with a bag of chips as it is at the side of a great steak ~ make a big batch today!…

Fresh Raspberry Vinegar

Fresh Raspberry Vinegar ~ the intense fresh berry flavor of this homemade vinegar is going to wake up your salads, and so much more!…

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 front of a table fan watching reruns of…

Minimal Monday: Provencal Tomatoes

Provencal Tomatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish with that classic French panache ~ who thought something so simple could be so delicious? It’s Monday again, and those beautiful heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market are sitting…

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian 30 minute meal that is healthy, full of flavor, and so satisfying.  Roasting the garlic reduces its bite, so you can add as much as you like! When my…

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…