Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas #ChristmasWeek #Freund

Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas #ChristmasWeek (5)

My second recipe contribution to Christmas week is my latest cocktail concoction, Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas. I am a huge cranberry fan and they make most excellent margaritas and the addition of a spiced cranberry simple syrup makes them a sure to be a hit at any holiday cocktail party this season! Or maybe just [...]


Vanilla Cardamom Shortbread Snowflake Sandwich Cookies with Espresso Buttercream Filling #fbcookieswap

Vanilla Cardamom Shortbread Snowflake Sandwich Cookies #fbcookieswap (1)

This is my third post this week and the titles keep getting longer and longer. I didn’t do that on purpose but cookies like these Vanilla Cardamom Shortbread Snowflake Sandwich cookies with Espresso Buttercream are so good its hard to leave out anything from the title since the title helps describe how amazing these cookies [...]


Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Maple Poached Pears and Maple Buttercream #ChristmasWeek

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Maple Poached Pears and Maple Buttercream #Christmasweek (6)

I made some whoopie pies for you today. Not just any whoopie pie, but Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Maple Poached Pears and Maple Buttercream. The title is quite the mouthful, eh? So are these little bites of whoopie pie goodness that have winter and Christmas written all over them. Figuratively, not literally. I didn’t have [...]


White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cranberry Crescent Cookies

White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cranberry Crescent Cookies www.pineappleandcoconut (4)

One thing I love about wintertime is the cookie baking season. I bake a ton of cookies and every year I like making a cookie with white chocolate pistachios and cranberries in one form or another. Every year the cookie is different, and this years is my favorite so far, White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cranberry [...]


Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Layer Cake

Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Cake #holidayfoodparty (3)

Can you believe its December already? I think I say this every December. And this is the last post for the Holiday Food Blog Party of this year so I figured I had to “bring it” with my last post, so I made a cake I have made for many years now at Christmas, and [...]


Food Bloggers Favorite Things Giveaway

Food Bloggers My Favorite Things Giveaway www.pineappleandcoconut (3)

(Giveaway has ended)
December 1st. Where has this year gone??  I need to blink less. How about starting of the last month of the year with a really fun giveaway? 12 giveaways to be exact. One is here on my blog, the other 11 are all hosted by other bloggers. We decided to have a little [...]


Black Friday, Cost Plus World Market and Downton Abbey

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What does my favorite store, Cost Plus World Market, the wildly popular PBS show, Downton Abbey and Black Friday have in common? Why a FABULOUS giveaway of course!!! This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their Black Friday in store promotion and amazing Downton Abbey Sweepstakes. I am a Cost [...]


Persimmon Pear Brandy Pie with Vanilla Bean Crumble #PieWeek

Persimmon and Pear Brandy Pie with Vanilla Bean Crumble #pieweek (7)

I can’t believe I made two pies this week. The person that doesn’t make pie. I guess the Boozy Pumpkin Eggnog pie from the other day gave me so much pie making confidence that I thought, ” why not make a second pie for Pie Week”.  I am an overachiever like that. Plus I had [...]


Boozy Pumpkin Eggnog Pie #PieWeek

Boozy Pumpkin Eggnog Pie #pieweek (3)

Its finally my turn to post a pie for Pie Week!!!  I have to admit something:  not only am I not really a pie fan, I have never made a pie before this one. Sure I have made a few tarts, but a pie crust from scratch? Never.

I am more of a cake and a [...]


Blender Acorn Squash Soup

Blender Acorn Squash Soup #vitamix #soup #healthy # (8)

(The Giveaway is now closed)
I LOVE kitchen appliances. Like really love. As in I have way too many of them and I am running out of places to store them. Big and small, I love them all. I love my appliances here and there I love my appliances everywhere.  Clearly I have been reading way [...]


Salmon Mousse Dip

Salmon Mousse Dip #appetizer #dip #Thanksgiving (2)

Well here I am with another Thanksgiving recipe my mom has been making for a million years and I figured I should share it because it is a good one. This is her Salmon Mousse Dip and it has been a holiday appetizer on her menu forever.

I admit that I am not the biggest fan [...]


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies #ShareTheJoy

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies #ShareTheJoy www.pineappleandcoconut (4)

I am super excited to share these Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies with you today for a couple reasons. One is that they are one of my newest favorite cookie and second is I made them to share for Cost Plus World Market‘s latest holiday Sweepstakes, Share the Joy.  Thanks to Cost Plus World Market for [...]