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Gift Guide 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Since this Sunday is wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shopping is on my mind, and I’m a firm believer in getting as much of it out of the way as possible so you can actually enjoy the…

Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

5 Easy Shrimp Recipes

5 Easy Shrimp Recipes ~ shrimp is the original fast food, it can be on your table in a flash.  I’ve gathered together 5 delicious dishes that showcase my favorite crustacean, and you can use fresh or frozen shrimp…

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.…

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.…

My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes

A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes!  Fruit tarts aren’t just for summer, you can enjoy them all year round with seasonal ingredients…here are some of my favorites, there’s one for every month of the year.…

girl holding large wooden bowl of cherries

What to Eat Now: Cherries!

What to Eat Now: Cherries!  They’re here today, they’ll be gone tomorrow, so make the most of these luscious little gems with these easy cherry recipes.…

scooping no churn chocolate ice cream

Chillback with No Churn Ice Cream Recipes this Summer!

No churn ice cream is made the way homemade ice cream’s been done for generations, without fancy equipment.  All you need is a little know how, a creative spirit, and a hankering for a frozen treat.  Here are some of the…

texas sheet cake

25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes

25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes ~ from Texas to Maine and back, sheet cakes are a summer staple and I love them!  Whether it’s a birthday, a barbecue, a wedding, or a potluck, you need to have a great sheet…

Grilled Wild Salmon Salad

Summer’s Best Grilled Salads

Summer’s Best Grilled Salads ~ go ahead, throw your favorite salad on the barbie, it can take the heat!  In fact, sturdy greens, veggies, and even fruits can be grilled right alongside those burgers for the most awesome sides…

11 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes

11 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes ~ don’t just pick away at those leftovers, put them to good use with these simple, classic recipes you don’t have to think too much about ~ just how it should be after a…

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche ~ finally, the definitive homemade dulce de leche recipe ~ this one is quick, easy, safe, and utterly fabulous.  It’s just one of the many surprising things you can make in an Instant Pot,…

Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes

Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes ~ it’s all about the wonderful world of Rosé today, with lots of Valentine worthy inspiration, including a unique rosé wine infused risotto that takes just 6 minutes in your…

Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

20 Nordic Recipes to Try Right Now

20 Nordic Recipes to Try Right Now ~ sure, you’ve baked spritz cookies during the holidays, and maybe you’ve had a Swedish meatball or two, (thanks Ikea), but do you really know what Scandinavian food is all about?…

What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies

What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies ~ they can be deep, dark, and chewy, or light and crisp ~  they can be frosted, glazed, sprinkled or plain ~ but whichever way you roll, gingerbread is the cookie of the…

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…

What to Make Now: Baked Brie

What to Make Now: Baked Brie ~ baked Brie is the easiest slam dunk appetizer ever invented.  If you can turn on the oven you can make one of these ooey gooey people pleasers!  Here are the 20 best…

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…

What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies

What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies ~ here’s what I consider to be the best Thanksgiving pies for you to drool and dream over…but don’t dream too long, because time flies during the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is just…

What to Bake Now: Bundt Cakes

What to Bake Now: Bundt Cakes ~ what’s not to love about a bundt?  They’re homey, easy to throw together, pretty enough for company, and so darned delicious.  Here are the 25+ best bundt cakes for fall, plus some…

What to Eat Now: Apples

What to Eat Now: Apples

What To Eat Now: Apples!  OK, so apples are always available in the supermarket, but the juiciest, crispest, best-est apples are in season starting in August, peaking in September, and continuing on through to the end of the year. …

WHAT TO EAT NOW: BLACKBERRIES

What to Eat Now: Blackberries

What to Eat Now ~ we’re right in the thick of blackberry season, which runs from July to early September across the country ~ so head out to your garden, farmers market, or produce aisle and stock up!  Here…

20 Healthy Recipes to Get Your Glow Back! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

20 Healthy Recipes You Need To Get Your Glow Back!

20 Healthy Recipes You Need To Get Your Glow Back ~ are you ready to hit the restart button?  I know I am…here are my top 20 healthy recipes for 2017 ~ my favorite ways to nourish and revitalize…

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!…

Mutton Pie from Historic Food

25 Amazing Pie Crusts

25 Amazing Pie Crusts ~ lots of incredible pie crusts to inspire all your holiday baking and beyond…so tie on your aprons and let’s get rolling……

Bruleed Tomatoes and 22 other foods you ddin't know could be torched!

Tomatoes and 22 Other Foods to Brûlée

Crème brûlée is one of my favorite desserts, but did you know you can ‘brûlée’ more than just custard?  Light up your kitchen torches friends — we’re going to caramelize all kinds of foods! When it comes to delicious…

A Round Up of Exquisite DIY Easter Eggs

Not Your Mama’s Easter Eggs

Are you ready to up your Easter egg game?  I hope so because we’ve collected tons of fresh ideas for stunning diy projects using everyday stuff like rubber cement, nail polish, Sharpies, and veggies from the fridge!  So ditch…

Permission to Play!

Permission to Play! 20 Whimsical Recipes

You couldn’t get away with any hanky panky at our dinner table when I was a kid. If you tried to doodle in your mashed potatoes, braid your fettuccine, or squish peas with your fork till their innards popped…

Home Remedies collage

Flu Fighter Cookies and 15 other delicious remedies

How are you all feeling?  I haven’t been sick in ages, but now that I’ve said that out loud, I’m probably going to come down with something bad.  Just when you think you’re out of the woods —  I…

The Top Ten Posts of 2015

The Top Ten Posts of 2015

This post is always a lot of fun for me…I get to look back over a year’s worth of hard work and delicious recipes and  trot out a few winners for some special recognition.  Here the top ten most…

pomegranate seeds

10 Things to do with a Pomegranate

10 Things to do with a Pomegranate ~  pomegranate recipes, tips, and tricks, to making the most of this beautiful and healthy fall fruit! 10 Things to do with a Pomegranate —  a guide to nature’s most beautiful, and…

beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have you tried making a breakfast smoothie bowl for…

striped juice popsicles

The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time

The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time ~ popsicles have taken the world by storm over the past several summers, and I bet you’ve finally caved in and bought yourself a spiffy new mold.  This weekend is the unofficial…

gluten free cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ these are the best of the best gluten free cookies, so delicious you won’t miss the flour one bit!…

top ten posts of 2014

The Top 10 Posts in 2014

2014 was a fantastic year here at TVFGI.  We’ve shared so many great meals together and I’ve loved getting to know you a little better on facebook, and through your comments.  Last week I wrote about my favorites, so…

The All Stars of 2014

I really love doing these posts every December. For most of the year I’m glued to my statistics, busy worrying about which post is doing well, what’s flopping, and what, if I’m super lucky, has gone viral. The bulk…

Meyer Lemon Roast Chicken

Sexy Chicken: 12 Recipes to Spice Up Dinnertime!

You know what I’m talking about…say the word chicken at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon and a pall falls over the family.  B -O -R -I -N -G !  But really, it doesn’t have to be that way. …

10 Best Packable Lunches

Beyond the Sandwich: 10 Best Packable Lunches

We’re a nation of sandwich eaters, and while I have nothing against them,  I just think they’re a little…boring.  I’d so much rather have real food for lunch.  Here are a few of my favorite lunches on the go,…

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 kinds of recipes. From cocktails, cheese plates and…

Roberta's Lemon Herb Fish

Happy & Healthy in 2014

I had such fun rounding up some of my favorite healthy recipes to share today.  Healthy recipes don’t always get the same amount of attention as sweets and treats, so it’s very satisfying to go back through the archives…

Happy National Coffee Cake Day!

Grab your favorite mug and hold on to your bathrobe…here’s a lightening round-up of delicious treats made especially for the am hours… Whole Grain Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Bourbon Glaze Roasted Cardamom and Coffee Pound Cake Coffee Walnut and…

Slab heaven

My friend Judith and I visited a stone yard yesterday.  We were looking for slabs to use in our kitchens for working with bread dough, pastries and crusts.  My new kitchen doesn’t have the wonderful large granite island that…