Blender Acorn Squash Soup

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

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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 [...]


Best Ever Slow Cooker Cranberry Chutney

Best Ever Slow Cooker Cranberry Chutney www.pineappleandcoconut (3)

I cannot believe it is November already. Wasn’t it JUST summer?? I am already seeing pics of snow from where some of my friends live throughout the country. I am NOT ready for the holidays yet.   I feel like I am a bad food blogger with having my first Thanksgiving recipe posting this ” [...]


Gluten Free Vanilla Doughnuts with Mini Chocolate Chips

Gluten Free Vanilla Donuts with Mini Chocolate Chips www.pineappleandcoconut (1)

Doughnuts or Donuts? Does it matter? Or is one the proper spelling and the other the Homer Simpson version of spelling it?

Now I know that a lot of people don’t think baked doughnuts are the real deal. Doughnut purists love the yeast raised deep fried glazed doughnuts. There is also the camp for the fried [...]


Oven Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs with Artichokes and Kalamata Olives

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I had something all fun and witty to go along with these photos of this Oven Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs with Artichokes and Kalamata Olives recipe and then I scratched my left eye and now I am writing this with one eye closed and in slight pain. I had my hair up in a ponytail [...]


Chocolate Crepes with Spiced Pumpkin Butter Filling and Maple Pecan Syrup #holidayfoodparty

Chocolate Crepes with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Maple Pecan Syrup www.PineappleandCoconut (2)

It’s that time again – Holiday Food Blogger Party!!  This time its the Halloween edition and I made these insanely yummy Chocolate Crepes with Spiced Pumpkin Butter Filling and a Maple Pecan Syrup. Decadent sounding, easy to make and surprisingly not overly sweet, but so so good!

This Halloween post almost didn’t happen. And not just [...]


Food Blogging Thoughts a Thank You and a $100 World Market Gift Card Giveaway


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Food blogging is a funny thing; or would I say recipe blogging?  I guess that ” Food” bloggers more or less blog about food they eat, do restaurant reviews and the like and recipe bloggers create and adapt recipes, test, photograph and publish for all the world to see and hopefully make and [...]


Pomegranate Coconut Mousse

Pomegranate Coconut Mousse #powerofpinkchallenge  (3) crop

Pomegranate, another of my favorite – I look forward to every fall – fruits is the reason for the pink in these super easy to make and great tasting pomegranate coconut mousse.

The reason for a pink recipe post is  for Jen of Beantown Baker’s Power of Pink Challenge. She emailed me asking if I wanted [...]


Persimmon and Medjool Date Green Monster Smoothie

Persimmon and Medjool Date Green Monster Smoothie www.pineappleandcoconut (2)

Its middle of October and here I am with one of my favorite smoothie recipes AND a Huge cookbook giveaway. And the cookbook I chose as a part of this 12 cookbook giveaway has nothing to do with the smoothie.  Probably because I meant to make a recipe from the book for the giveaway and, [...]


Creamy Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto #PumpkinWeek

Creamy Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto #Pumpkinweek www.pineappleandcoconut (1)

I gave in. I FINALLY made something pumpkin. But it was planned. And it is only October 2nd. Even though everyone else has been making pumpkin recipes for the past month, I held out so I could contribute to #PumpkinWeek with my Creamy Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto

What is #PumpkinWeek?  Its the same group of bloggers [...]


Spicy Cioppino My Way

Spicy Cioppino My Way #worldmarket #gourmetgetaway  (6)

I am so excited to share with you all my Spicy Cioppino My Way recipe. It is one of my favorite seafood dishes, I make it several times a year. This post sponsored by World Market on behalf of their latest and amazing sweepstakes a #GourmetGetaway to Italy. I am a World Market Trendsetter Ambassador.

I [...]