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Minimal Monday

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Kale Slaw 2

    Kale Slaw

    Kale Slaw is a vibrant salad that just gets better as it sits in the refrigerator.  Use it as a side dish to add a healthy dose of fiber and crunch…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…