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Summer

  • Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra tangy and ultra easy homemade lime ice cream recipe has a secret weapon that makes it the creamiest ice cream ever. No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!

    Easy Lime Chiffon Ice Cream

    Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra easy lime ice cream recipe is made with a sour cream base that makes it the creamiest tangiest ice cream ever.  No wimpy lime…

  • Rosemary Chicken Skewers

    Rosemary Chicken Skewers ~ tender chunks of tzatziki marinated chicken and a rainbow of veggies threaded onto fragrant sprigs of fresh rosemary ~ can you say delish?…

  • Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

    Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

  • What to Eat in August

    What to Eat in August ~ this last month of the season means it’s time to enjoy the best of summer food before it’s gone for another year.   That means sweet…

  • Healthy and hydrating Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

    Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

    Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ just like the refreshing water at your favorite spa, these flavor infused ice popsicles will hydrate, detox, and rejuvenate ~ you’ll be so glad you have…

  • Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

    Nutella S’mores Bars

    Nutella S’mores Bars ~ everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.…

  • Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

    Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream ~ regular and no churn

    Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream ~ I can remember ordering it as a kid, there’s something about raspberries that just screams summertime, right?   The fresh flavor of my homemade raspberry ripple…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • Dill Pickle Potato Salad

    Dill Pickle Potato Salad

    Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite spring and summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks ~ better print off lots…

  • Dinosaur Egg Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Dinosaur Egg Popsicles

    Dinosaur Egg Popsicles — if you know what a Dinosaur Egg is you’re ahead of the game…pluots, apriums, and plumcots are some of the true treasures of summer!…

  • No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is incredibly silky, creamy, and delicious! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

    No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is a discovery of epic proportions…not only is it no churn, meaning you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, but it…

  • Roasted Plums with Vanilla and Bourbon

    Roasted Plums with Ice Cream

    Roasted Plums with Ice Cream is a simple summer fruit dessert with a sly secret ~ you can use that rock hard fruit that shows up in markets way before it’s…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take your salad from so-so to stunning with these 7 tips — and when something looks this fabulous and fresh it’s a pleasure to serve, and even more fun to eat.…

  • Photo of a white bowl filled with shishito peppers.

    Grilled Shishito Peppers

    Grilled Shishito Peppers are possibly the fastest and most interesting appetizer out there.  These simple Japanese peppers are flash cooked, or blistered, on a screaming hot grill pan for just a…

  • 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.  This decadent frozen treat is for kids of all ages!…

  • 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 refreshing layered popsicles in a few simple steps!…

  • 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…