• Dessert,  Recipes

    Mexican Fruitcake

    A very moist cake usually made during the holidays. Made with crushed pineapple and pecans-a very simple cake recipe. Then topped with a yummy creamy cream cheese frosting. Really good served cold the next day right out of the fridge, but equally wonderful right out of the oven. Print Mexican Fruitcake Ingredients Cake 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice 2 c flour 2 c sugar 1 c chopped pecans 2 tsp baking soda 2 eggs ICING 8 oz cream cheese room temperature 2 c powdered sugar 1/2 c butter softened 1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.…

  • Dessert,  Recipes

    Praline-Pineapple Upside Down Ring

    This recipe is a new version of my mom’s tried-and-true pineapple upside down cake, but I use crescent rolls instead. This was originally what I had on hand, and now it’s become a family favorite. Layers of dough, praline, pineapple, all topped with a cherry!   Print Praline-Pineapple Upside Down Ring Ingredients 1 c butter melted and divided 1/2 c packed light brown sugar 6 canned pineapple rings drained 6 whole maraschino cherries drained 1/2 c pecan halves 2 can s refrigerated crescent rolls 1 c chopped pecans 1/3 c sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray a 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch tube…

  • Recipes,  Soup & Salad

    Tropical Grilled Pineapple Waldorf Salad

    Yes, also created for a recipe contest for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this original creation is not only beautiful but yummy. I loved making it and trying to take just the perfect photo for the dish. Hope you enjoy! Print Tropical Grilled Pineapple Waldorf Salad Ingredients 1 whole fresh pineapple 2 granny smith apples 1 fuji apple 1 large lemon cut in half 4 celery stalks trimmed, with strings removed and sliced thin 1 cup red seedless grapes halved 1 mango peeled, sliced and cut into ½-inch pieces, reserving 4 slices 2 kiwis peeled and sliced thin, then cut into quarters, reserving 4 slices ½ cup golden raisins ½ cup…

  • Dinner,  Recipes

    Sweet Pineapple Pulled Pork

    I love pineapple in so many things I thought I’d try to add it to my slow cooker shredded pork. I experimented with the recipe, and this is what I came up with. It’s a little bit spicy with the red pepper flakes but not too much. Mild enough for kiddos, but you can always leave it out. I believe in seasoning as you go in layers, so even though not written into the recipe, you can always add a little more garlic or spices as you go along, including soy sauce. It came out perfect the first time, and the Hawaiian sweet buns were so good to serve this…

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