Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Giveaway

Happy Aloha Friday!!  I am so excited today because I have partnered with Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co on this amazing giveaway of 8 bags of their coffees! YAYAYAY!!

I am a huge fan of coffee, Hawaiian coffee and Kona coffee. Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee co is a Kona blend, so it isn’t 100% Kona coffee but a blend of Kona and arabica beans from around the world. They are my absolute favorite flavored coffee brand.  I often don’t want to add in sugary calorie-laden syrups to coffee to flavor them so my go-to is these delicious flavored Hawaiian Isles coffees. My favorite is to do a mix of the Toasted Coconut and the Vanilla Macadamia. SO good!!  My husband isn’t as big of a fan of flavored coffee as I am so I usually make myself just a cup of coffee instead of making an entire pot or French Press worth. I do that with a pour over coffee brewer that sits right on top of my coffee cup and since the Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. Coffee comes ground I use their scoop to measure the correct amount for my one cup. With that in mind, I have included a pour over coffee brewer along with the coffees and coffee mug and scoop.

Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Giveaway

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Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake

This Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market.

I can already tell 2017 is going to be an amazing year since my first sweepstakes promotion and recipe for Cost Plus World Market combines BOTH of my worlds. Food and tennis! I made a Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake on behalf of the Australian Open for Cost Plus World Market’s Australian Open Sweepstakes. I am a HUGE fan of tennis. I play tennis, my daughters play tennis and we all love watching it in person and on TV,  especially the Australian Open. I would love to go there in person one day and a lucky winner has the opportunity to win a trip to see it next year with this amazing sweepstakes.

Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake www.pineapppleandcoconut.com #AusOpen #Ad #WorldMarket

This tennis court Tim Tam cake is a labor of love, BUT, it really didn’t take that long to make and decorate. I took a few cake decorating classes years ago when I was pregnant with my first daughter. It was a Wilton cake decorating class at a local Michael’s craft store. I didn’t learn covering cakes in fondant in that class, I thank youtube for those classes. But I did learn the basics of  decorating a cake and preparing it to be covered in fondant. Do you have to cover a cake in fondant? No. You can use blue dye, or green or clay colored if you want to make a tennis court cake. I chose blue fondant to match the tennis courts of the Australian Open.

Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake www.pineapppleandcoconut.com #AusOpen #Ad #WorldMarket

I decided to go ahead and do step-by-step photos for most of the cake. The only part I didn’t do was the covering in the fondant since I am still relatively new to it, I have only covered about 5 cakes in fondant in my cake decorating career, and I am not sure my technique is the best that is out there. There are so many amazing tutorials online so will leave that part up to the experts. So with that in mind, here is my Tennis Court Tim Tam cake in steps and lots of photos. AND there is also a sweepstakes form at the end of the post after the cake recipe for a chance to win a trip for two to Australia to see the 2018 Australian Open, a $1000 Cost Plus World Market gift card and more!!

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Lightened Up Zoodles and Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Comfort Food Lightened Up - Zoodles And Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce www.pineappleandcoconut.com #AD #WorldMarketTribe #DiscoverWorldMarket

Happy New Year! I am starting off the year with some comfort food favorites lightened up for a fresh healthy start to the year. Lightened up Zoodles and Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce made for Discover, a Blog By World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. Spaghetti and Meatballs. One of the […]

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Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake

Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake www.pineappleandoconut.com

I will be ringing in the new year in a few days with this Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake. Booze and cake all in one – my kind of dessert! What a year huh? What a month. I cannot believe it is almost 2017. So many are super ready for 2016 to be over with […]

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Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls are a fantastic snack or appetizer to go along with Christmas eve or Christmas dinner. Or to munch on throughout the day on Christmas or as an appetizer for a New Year’s Eve party.  Easy to whip up as a last minute recipe. Made for Discover, A blog by World Market. […]

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Coconut Passion fruit Champagne Cocktails

This has been such a fun week of cocktails with Koloa Rum Company. And to end this week I have these gorgeous and super simple Coconut Passion Fruit Champagne Cocktails for you all . Thank you again to Koloa Rum Company for supplying me with rum to make these cocktails all week long for Hawaiian […]

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Spicy Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Spicy Dark and Stormy Cocktail #Drinkmas www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Day 6 of Drinkmas. One more day to go. Today’s cocktail creation is a Spicy Dark and Stormy with calamansi lime juice. I fell in love with calamansi limes when I went to Kauai this past summer and I have been using them and their juice in cocktails since. They are perfect in these cocktails […]

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Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai)

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai) #Drinkmas www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Happy Aloha Friday!! Day 5 of Drinkmas with Koloa Rum and today is my Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai aka Christmas Mai Tai!!!  You know there was going to be a Mai Tai in this week of Hawaiian inspired cocktails and this one is perfect for the holidays. Thanks to Koloa Rum Company for providing me […]

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Coconut Rum Milk Punch

Punch time again! This time it is a Coconut Rum Milk Punch that can be served hot or cold and it is made with the BEST coconut rum on the planet, Koloa Rum Company Kaua’i Coconut Rum. Thank you to Koloa Rum for sending me a bottle of this amazing rum to make this cocktail […]

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Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz

Pomegranate Passionfruit Rum Fizz www.pineappleandococnut.com #Drinkmas

Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz is the result of a dream I had in November. I dreamt I was making a cocktail and as soon as I woke up I wrote down what I made and made it later that weekend. I have good cocktail making dreams because it is so tasty and I knew […]

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Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail

Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail www.pineappleandcoconut.com #Drinkmas

Coffee and rum, two of my loves combined for this simple Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail for day two of Hawaiian Drinkmas. There are a lot of photos for this cocktail because I included some step by steps and I was having way too much fun photographing them. Thanks to Koloa Rum Company for sending me […]

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Spiced Pineapple Rum Punch

Spiced Pineapple Rum Punch www.pineappleandcoconut.com #drinkmas

Spiced Pineapple Rum Punch. This is YOUR new holiday rum punch. You will be the talk of the town when you bring this to all your holiday parties this year. The holiday season is in full swing and I have decided to not bake any cookies this year but instead go with a week of […]

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