Maui Sunset Cocktail (Pineapple Hibiscus Vodka Cocktail) for Earth Day with PAU Maui Vodka

 Maui Sunset Cocktail ( Pineapple Hibiscus Vodka Cocktail) was created for PAU Maui Vodka for Earth Day 2018. This post is sponsored by PAU Maui Vodka

Maui Sunset Cocktail (Pineapple Hibiscus Vodka Cocktail) www.pineappleandcoconut.com #PAUMauiVodka #Earthday #sipresponsibly #noplastic #stopsucking #sipdontsuck #sponsored @paumauivodkaset Cocktail-189

When PAU Maui Vodka contacted me to create a cocktail with their vodka ( that is distilled from pineapple, so you know I love it) for Earth Day, I was very excited for the opportunity. Earth Day is near and dear to my heart, having grown up in Southern California we spent a lot of time with Earth Day beach clean ups, Earth Day celebrations at school, and being made aware of what trash, littering and especially plastics can do to the environment.  This year’s worldwide focus for Earth Day is End Plastic Pollution. PAU Maui Vodka is doing their part to spread awareness about using paper and reusable straws instead of plastic, when enjoying drinks and cocktails. When we are in Hawaii we always make a point to watch the sunsets while sipping cocktails, so why not create one after one of my favorite Hawaiian activities?  Maui Sunset Cocktail it is.

Maui Sunset Cocktail (Pineapple Hibiscus Vodka Cocktail) www.pineappleandcoconut.com #PAUMauiVodka #Earthday #sipresponsibly #noplastic #stopsucking #sipdontsuck #sponsored @paumauivodka

PAU Maui Vodka sent me this cocktail bottle crate along with some of their branded straws. Bloggers have been using paper straws for a while now since they come in so many cute colors and designs, and look great in photos but also serve another purpose of helping save the environment by cutting down on plastic waste. Plastic pollution is unfortunately at an all time high. Americans alone throw away approximately 185 pounds of plastic every year. That is a lot of plastic!

If you have ever wondered where all this plastic goes, most of it is in the ocean. The largest amount of concentrated trash is located in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch off the coast of California. It is in the north Pacific between California and Hawaii. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.** And that is just one patch of trash in the ocean. There are more.

Maui Sunset Cocktail (Pineapple Hibiscus Vodka Cocktail) www.pineappleandcoconut.com #PAUMauiVodka #Earthday #sipresponsibly #noplastic #stopsucking #sipdontsuck #sponsored @paumauivodka

Read More…

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Raspberry Cake

This Valentine’s Day Chocolate Raspberry Cake was made for Discover, A blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and what better way to say I love you to your sweetheart than with making them a show stopper Chocolate Raspberry Cake decorated with chocolate hearts and fresh raspberries.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Raspberry Cake www.pineappleandcoconut.com #DiscoverWorldMarket #Ad

I love making over the top decadent desserts for holidays, especially ones that are all about the sweets, such as Valentine’s Day. The day to shower your loved ones with flowers, chocolates and candies. Or a fancy chocolate raspberry cake that really isn’t that hard to make. I kept it simple by leaving the cake layers visible, and had some fun with piping buttercream designs for the frosting in the middle layer and on top of the cake. You can customize the buttercream designs any way you want. The sky is the limit!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Raspberry Cake www.pineappleandcoconut.com #DiscoverWorldMarket #Ad

Read More…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Crispy Leeks

*****Giveaway is over****** Please check your emails to see if you are the winner. I have notified the winner chosen by random. If I do not hear back in 48 hours I will pick a new winner! I am a huge fan of roasted butternut squash soup. It is so simple to make, and so […]

Read More...

Spicy Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp with Pineapple

Spicy Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp with Pineapple www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Spicy Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp with Pineapple is a sweet and spicy version of the famous Hawaiian garlic shrimp that can be found at shrimp trucks on several of the islands. I first had this version when I visited Maui a few years ago, but it took a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii last […]

Read More...

Triple Coconut Bundt Cake

Triple Coconut Bundt Cake www.pineappleandcoconut.com

This triple coconut bundt cake is perfect for the coconut lover. Coconut in the cake, soaking syrup and glaze and topped with more coconut. A tropical vacation in a cake! Cake recipe from Beautiful Bundts by Julie Anne Hession. Flu season is no joke. I was planning on blogging this triple coconut bundt cake recipe […]

Read More...

Christmas Dinner – Cranberry Fig Roast Pork with Cranberry Orange Risotto

Cranberry Fig Roast Pork with Cranberry Orange Risotto makes for a perfect Christmas dinner. Serve with vegetables of choice and of course wine and save room for whatever you have planned for dessert. Perhaps a gingerbread house cake? These recipes are made for Discover, a blog by Cost Plus World Market. This post is sponsored […]

Read More...

Persimmon Galette with Mango Dark Rum Glaze

Persimmon Galette with Mango Rum Glaze With Mango Dark Rum Glaze www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Take advantage of winter’s best fruit by making this Persimmon Galette with Mango Rum Glaze before they are out of season. This is how far behind I am with my blog. I made this persimmon galette last year. That’s right. Last year. 2016. I am just now getting around to blogging it. I really shouldn’t […]

Read More...

Hawaiian Airlines New Meal Program and Designer Uniforms

Hawaiian Airlines New Meal Program Starting Dec. 1, will introduce new elements in both food and fashion by launching a new meal program for its North American routes from local chefs and new uniform designs by a local designer. I was unable to attend this event in person due to childcare issues, however Hawaiian Airlines […]

Read More...

Mango Passion Fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream

Mango Passion fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream.  A tropical version of the Italian Cream Cake from Irvin Lin‘s Cookbook, “Marbled, Swirled and Layered“. It is gorgeous, delicious and well worth the effort. Everything in Irvin’s book looks incredible. It was hard to choose what to make first. Irvin is celebrating the 1st anniversary […]

Read More...

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread. Banana bread is a must eat in Hawaii, with each island having its own version. Delicious versions at that.  Maui might have the most famous banana bread from its stands along the ever so windy Hana Highway, but the best I have ever had comes from a small […]

Read More...

Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Pressed Italian Sandwiches. Perfect picnic sandwiches loaded with Italian ingredients made for Discover, a blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I love sandwiches. Especially if made from a deli or sandwich shop with thick, crusty bread, a variety of cold cuts, cheeses and more. When we lived in […]

Read More...

Mexican Breakfast – Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales

Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales #ad #discoverworldmarket www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales. My favorite Mexican breakfast and or brunch recipe made with grilled nopales, or cactus paddles, in place of the traditional tortilla. Recipe made for Discover, a blog by World Market. If I could pick one cuisine to have at breakfast or brunch it would be Mexican cuisine. I love Mexican […]

Read More...