Aloha Friday Martini ( Pineapple Coconut Martini)

Happy Aloha Friday!! Celebrate with my Aloha Friday Martini aka Pineapple Coconut Martini.

Aloha Friday Martini ( Pineapple Coconut Martini) www.pineappleandcoconut.com

I find it funny when people see my blog name and think that either my recipes have pineapple and coconut in them OR that I think all Hawaiian recipes have pineapple and coconut in them OR that I have no clue about Hawaiian culture and cuisine and think adding in pineapple and or coconut makes the Hawaiian. Which all of the above isn’t true at all. Even though I made a pineapple coconut martini for this post, I do see the irony, but I actually know that the pineapple didn’t originate in Hawaii and neither did the coconut. But there are many people  out there that associate both with Hawaii.

Aloha Friday Martini ( Pineapple Coconut Martini) www.pineappleandcoconut.com

My blog name. Pineapple and Coconut. If you head to my ABOUT section you can read all about it, but in a nutshell those were the nicknames of my daughters when I was pregnant with them since I wasn’t disclosing their real names until after they were born. Simple as that. I do happen to love the foods and adding them into my recipes but that is the meaning behind my blog name.

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Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (German Black Forest Cake)

I have had this Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ( German Black Forest Cake) on my to bake for my blog list for a long time now. It is one of my favorite cakes, one that is in my Grandma’s recipe box I inherited, and part of one of my absolute favorite movies, “Young Frankenstein” by Mel Brooks. Which is part of the Turner Classic Movies OUCH! A Salute to Slapstick Film Festival that I have been participating in. Classic German Black Forest Cakes are usually 2-3 small layers, typically one layer baked cut into three layers. I made mine 3 tall layers to be larger than life similar to the creature in Young Frankenstein. This cake isn’t quite “Seven and a half feet long. 54 inches wide!” but it’s close!

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (German Black Forest Cake) www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Growing up I watched a lot of old movies with my parents. They introduced me to classic slapstick films such as Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Brother’s, Jerry Lewis and of course Mel Brooks Films. Young Frankenstein is actually from the 70’s which does make it a classic movie now, and being in denial I am about how old I am, I like to think the 70’s weren’t that long ago, but alas, they are. Also the fact that Young Frankenstein is shot in black and white gives it the feel of a much older, classic movie, one playing homage to the original Frankenstein from 1931.

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (German Black Forest Cake) www.pineappleandcoconut.com

For those of you that don’t know this classic Mel Brooks film, I am going to share some of my favorite scenes as well as talking about this German black forest cake. Gene Wilder, the star of “Young Frankenstein” recently passed away and I had been meaning to make this cake for a while now, and now with his passing as well as Turner Classic Movies honoring him this week I felt it was fitting to share it.

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Tasting Kauai Part Two – Farm To Table Kauai Eats

Tasting Kauai By Marta Lane

Tasting Kauai Part Two – Farm To Table Kauai eats. A look at all the food stops on our Tasting Kauai tour as well as a little about the mastermind behind these tours, Marta Lane. Thanks Tasting Kauai for sponsoring this post. I received a complimentary tour and no other compensation.  Marta Lane is an […]

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Boozy Coconut Cream Pie and a look at Pie Fights in Cinema History

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I have always wanted to be in a pie fight. I think that it would be hysterical fun, albeit quite messy. Very messy. But worth it. So I made a pie, a boozy coconut cream pie to go along with this post where I give a brief history of the pie in the face gag […]

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Hawaiian Mango Bread

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Mango bread has taken the place of banana bread in our house, hearts and stomachs ever since we had in it Maui a couple years ago and again in Kauai this past summer. Made with Chosen Foods Avocado oil to keep it extra moist and delicious. I am a Chosen Foods ambassador and received Avocado […]

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High Protein Banana Colada Smoothie

Banana Colada Protein Shake #nutribulletuniversity #ad #backtoschool www.pineappleandcoconut.com

High Protein Banana Colada Smoothie is a great way to start off your school day with vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and healthy fats. This post is sponsored by Nutribullet on behalf of their Nutribullet University program. They sent me a Nutribullet to try out the new Nutribullet University Pro as well as one to give […]

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Tasting Kauai Part One – Kealia Farm Tour

Tasting Kauai Part One - Kealia Farm Tour www.pineappleandcoconut.com #ad #tastingkauai

Kealia Farm is one of Kauai’s thriving Taro Farms located on the East Side of Kauai across from Kealia beach. We visited the farm on our first stop of our Tasting Kauai food tour, the “coconut coast tour”. This post is sponsored by Tasting Kauai.  On our recent vacation to Kauai one of the days […]

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Chocolate Drizzled Fresh Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt

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Dark Chocolate Drizzled Fresh Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt. I don’t think these need any more explanation other than the title, and YUM. My friend Liz of the blog, Floating Kitchen, posted the other day how she is rebelling against the early onslaught of pumpkin that we are already starting to see online. […]

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Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

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Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade is my go-to drink to stay cool all summer long and what perfect day to share than none other but National Watermelon Day!! We are bona-fide watermelon addicts in my house. Especially my 6 year old. She can’t get enough. I think if I let her she would eat an entire watermelon […]

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Hummingbird Pancakes

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Hummingbird Pancakes are a fun breakfast twist on the southern classic cake. Spiced pecan pancakes layered with pineapple, coconut, bananas and cream cheese whipped cream. Delicious! This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover. We are back from Hawaii and it was amazing like it always is. I have […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Chile Lime Corn

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Grilled Pork Chops are a summer staple at our house so is grilled corn. We look forward to when we get to have fresh corn on the cob during summer and our favorite way to prepare them is to grill and season with chile lime salt and butter. I also got to try out Grill […]

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Mermaid Smoothie (Banana-Mango-Pineapple-Spirulina-Smoothie)

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My Mermaid Smoothie is full of vitamins, minerals, super-healthy spirulina, (blue green algae) and several tropical fruits to give you a boost of nutrition to start your day. This delicious smoothie recipe is sponsored by Wolf Gourmet. Why did I call it a Mermaid Smoothie? Because its blue, green and yellow layers look like the […]

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