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Summer

  • Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Mexican Street Corn Salad is a must-try before the summer’s out. It’s patterned after the popular Mexican street food ‘elote’, which is basically seasoned corn on the cob. The corn is…

  • 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 ;)  This meaty pasta salad will be the hit…

  • Watermelon Gazpacho

    You can tell it’s hot here because this is the second chilled soup I’ve posted in a row.  Refreshing is the name of the game in my kitchen this week! The…

  • Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

    Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

    Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions ~ this classic tomato pie is gussied up with pretty heirloom tomatoes and crisp onion strings, who could argue with that?…

  • The perfect late summer dessert - juicy white peaches baked in a buttery shortbread crumble crust

    White Peach Bars

    White Peach Bars ~ these are thing things summer dreams are made of, with delicate and juicy white peaches baked up in a butter golden shortbread crumble crust ! Apparently, farmers…

  • Black Coffee Ice Cream

    My Black Coffee Ice Cream recipe is the real deal — no namby pamby coffee flavor here!  This homemade coffee ice cream recipe will satisfy your wildest caffeine cravings.…

  • New Potato and Egg Salad is the perfect side for so many summer meals.

    New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard

    New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard ~ this gutsy potato salad will up your hamburger and hotdog game all spring and summer, and will quickly become your new favorite ~…

  • Grilled wild Salmon Salad

    Grilled Wild Salmon Salad

    Grilled Wild Salmon Salad is a wonderfully fresh and healthy main course salad ~ make it right on the stove top in a grill pan and enjoy all year long! *The…

  • creamy peanut butter ice cream bars

    Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars

    Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars ~ creamy homemade peanut butter ice cream coated in a homemade magic shell. Do you remember the feeling – when you’d hear the ice…

  • ahi tuna skewers

    Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers

    Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers ~ if you want a quick healthy meal, look no further than these beautiful skewers  ~ they cook in a flash! I’m obsessed with skewers,…

  • 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…

  • Turkish Coffee Popsicles

    Turkish Coffee Popsicles

    Turkish Coffee Popsicles ~ the first time I had Turkish coffee I was hooked for life.  It’s dark, intense, and lightly spiced with cardamom…it’s a sort of pleasantly harsh experience that…

  • honeysuckle ice cream

    Honeysuckle Ice Cream

    My Honeysuckle Ice Cream is an easy homemade ice cream infused with the delicate flavor of honeysuckle!…

  • oreo cookie popsicles

    Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles

    Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles are refreshing and naturally vegan frozen treats made with everybody’s favorite cookie!…

  • Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this Yotam Ottolenghi recipe was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight! I’m…

  • a slice of apricot pie

    Fresh Apricot Pie

    Fresh Apricot Pie ~ is there anything that says summer more than a big slice of juicy fruit pie?  This fresh apricot pie with lots of sweet/tart apricots piled into a…

  • Plum Crisp with ice cream

    Easy Plum Crisp Recipe

    Plum Crisp ~ this classic summer dessert is easy and gluten free.  If you can slice plums you can make this awesome dessert!…

  • Old Fashioned Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream 7

    Old Fashioned Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream

    Old Fashioned Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream ~ this is the classic stuff you remember from childhood, made with fresh ripe peaches and a touch of buttermilk for a fabulous old fashioned…

  • Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup 4

    Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup

    I’m so into chilled soups this year.  I love the pale, creamy colors and the inventive little garnishes.   They’re the perfect way to start a summer meal, and for me they…

  • Chilled Beet Soup Popsicles 6

    Chilled Beet Soup Popsicles

    I’m kicking off the unofficial start of summer with a whole week of new popsicle recipes, tips, and useful links. Homemade popsicles are so incredibly versatile I need an entire week…

  • Red White And Blueberry Popsicles | The View From Great Island 2

    Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

    Show your colors this summer with these healthy patriotic Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles!  Kids of all ages love these berry-licious frozen treats, so layer up a batch this Memorial…

  • iced coffee popsicles 1 | The View from Great Island

    Iced Coffee Popsicles

    Iced Coffee Popsicles ~ this is the way to get your morning (or evening!) cup of coffee when it’s hot out, these refreshingly caffeinated popsicles are like a long tall drink…

  • Zucchini Cornbread 1

    Zucchini Cornbread

    Zucchini Cornbread is a moist variation on one of the most versatile quick breads around.  Pair it with chili, chowder, soup, stews, baked beans, ribs, ham, and of course, fried chicken.…

  • Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

    Pumpkin Pie Popsicles are a whimsical way to get your pumpkin fix this season…they taste just like frozen pumpkin pie on a stick!…

  • Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

    Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls ~ fresh and crunchy spring rolls filled with a rainbow slaw!  This refreshing appetizer or light meal is naturally gluten free, low calorie, and so delicious.…

  • The Watermelon Gin Rickey

    The Watermelon Gin Rickey ~ a super refreshing cocktail made with ripe summer fruit! The Gin Rickey is an old classic, made with gin, a squeeze of lime, and carbonated water. …

  • Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet

    Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet ~ a bold healthy and refreshing dessert made with minimal sugar and a little kick of booze to keep it all interesting.…

  • Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake

    Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake

    Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake ~ an simple vintage style cake that’s quick to make with any variety of fresh plums.  Serve it for brunch, afternoon tea, or dessert, with a…

  • 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!…

  • panna cotta fruit tart

    No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart

    No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart ~ this refreshing no bake dessert is based on a silky coconut panna cotta and the fruit topping can be customized to whatever’s in season!…

  • The Dirty Mojito Slushie

    The Dirty Mojito Slushie ~ A fun frozen cocktail made with fresh lime juice, a touch of sugar, fresh mint, and earthy dark rum.…

  • Nectarine Frozen Yogurt

    Nectarine Frozen Yogurt ~ this simple, healthy concoction of fresh peaches and Greek yogurt is the excuse you finally need to get that ice cream machine!…

  • Homemade Muesli

    Homemade Muesli is one of the original ‘health’ foods, invented by a Swiss doctor in 1900. It falls somewhere between granola and oatmeal — it’s lighter than granola because it isn’t…

  • Jack Daniel’s Peach Pie Bars

    Jack Daniel’s Peach Pie Bars ~ as if you needed another excuse to love summer, these buttery peach shortbread crumble bars laced with whiskey will seal the deal!…

  • Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

    Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ these adorable individual desserts are great for summer entertaining because you can prep the jars ahead of time and bake them…

  • Pasta Salad with Tuna

    This Pasta Salad with Tuna is the classic pasta salad I grew up with, and it remains my favorite summer salad — it sounds simple, but the combination of flavors is…

  • Striped Juice Popsicles

    Striped Juice Pops might just be summer’s prettiest and healthiest frozen treat — I’ll show you how to create these beauties in a few simple steps! Aren’t stripes just so summery?…

  • Peach and Apricot Pie

    Peach and Apricot Pie is an easy one crust crumble topped pie that is a deliriously delicious and juicy dessert made with ripe peaches and apricots.…

  • Layered Ice Cubes

    Layered Ice Cubes ~ aren’t these pretty?  They’re just ordinary ice cubes, made with layers of fruit juices.  And they’re not just pretty, they actually have a purpose— as they melt…

  • Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous

    Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous is an easy meatless meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! At least once a week I try to make a simple, no…

  • Panzanella Salad

    Panzanella Salad is a classic Tuscan tomato and bread salad that is the perfect way to showcase ripe colorful produce and a fabulous oil and vinegar ~ it couldn’t be simpler…

  • Classic Caprese Salad

    A Classic Caprese Salad needs no introduction, no fanfare, and no recipe, for that matter.  All that’s required is some great tomatoes, fresh basil, a chunk of fresh mozzarella, and fabulous…

  • Oven dried cherry tomatoes in a mason jar with olive oil

    How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes

    How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes ~ we’re blessed with an abundance of amazingly sweet ripe tomatoes every summer, almost too many to eat!  This easy method for preserving tomatoes will keep…

  • Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

    Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad, jazzed up with a delicious pesto dressing! The perfect crisp, summer salad.…

  • Summer Fruit Granola

    This Summer Fruit Granola is a chunky, luxurious Sunday morning granola. You need nothing more than ice cold milk to make a feast out of this granola!…

  • Mini Nectarine Crumble Pies

    Mini Nectarine Crumble Pies ~ flaky little pastries filled with fresh nectarines and a buttery almond vanilla bean crumble, all in a convenient hand held pastry packet!…

  • Minimal Monday: Provencal Tomatoes

    Provencal Tomatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish with that classic French panache, make them with classic red or colorful heirloom tomatoes ~ who thought something so simple could…

  • Portobello Mushroom Caprese

    Portobello Mushroom Caprese ~ earthy portobello mushrooms make the perfect dish for a Caprese filling!…

  • Pear, Plum, and Cardamom Crisp

    Pear Plum and Cardamom Crisp ~ a fall dessert that combines soft buttery pears with vibrant plums and warm cardamom ~ yum!…

  • a single rip peach on a branch

    Brown Sugar and Almond Peach Crumble

    Brown Sugar and Almond Peach Crumble ~ this quintessential summer dessert is a must during peach season ~ make it gluten free, or not!…