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  • Trader Joe's marcona almonds

    12 Things I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without!

    12 Things I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without ~ TJs sparks foodie passions like no other store, and our favorites list is as unique as our fingerprints.  How does my list…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 ~…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…