Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes: Cardamom Honey Peanut Butter and Pineapple Smoothie

Cardamom Honey Peanut Butter and Pineapple Smoothie

ROUND 3: Last and final round! You could be on your way to being a world-class winner! Did you vote for my White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hibiscus Smoothie in week one, Maple Peanut Butter and Earl Grey Tea Smoothie in week two and last week’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Smoothie in the Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes? Here’s the last chance to win two tickets to see Rocky on Broadway and a year’s supply of Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter (50 jars). Visit Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes to vote and get the recipe for your favorite peanut butter smoothie, such as my Cardamom Honey Peanut Butter and Pineapple Smoothie. Visit Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes, LIKE the page and vote for a chance to be a winner.
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Fall in Love with Pineapple Pizza

Pineapple and Duck Prosciutto Pizza

A whole pineapple was thoughtlessly purchased without a clue of what to do with it. Although, it’s a bit complicated to chop up, it’s a juicy snack or a nice garnish for a rum drink. Chunks of it always sweeten a mean, green stir-fry. When it’s pureed, it sweetens most dessert (try it in Hummingbird Cake with Mascarpone Frosting). After some thought, I decided to challenge myself by making a savory pineapple pizza.

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Hummingbird Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Hummingbird Cake

I remember the first time seeing a moist three-layered cake flavored with juicy pineapples and bananas with rich cream cheese frosting elegantly displayed in a glass cake dish of my childhood home. Since then, a few slices have been enjoyed, but few people know about the ‘Other Great Southern Dessert,’ Hummingbird Cake. Red Velvet cake receives more attention. I’m hoping this little food blog can start another food trend.  Read more

Spring Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Sauce and Pineapple Tomato Salad

Spring Shrimp Rolls served with Peanut Sauce

Spring Shrimp Rolls served with Peanut Sauce

Having around the clock hot weather equates to less time in a kitchen. That being written, those fancy spring rolls we adore in many Vietnamese restaurants are simple to make. Unless you’re a restaurant superstar chef, don’t worry if the spring rolls are not perfectly shaped with the shrimp perfectly aligned in the transparent wrapper. Just have fun making them. Perhaps, the carrots can be blanched, for small details do make a difference in contributing to the overall taste. Use small to medium size shrimp that are peeled, deveined and precooked with this recipe to avoid turning on the stove and to save time. The smaller shrimp is sweet, and defrosting them takes a few minutes. Serve them with Peanut Sauce, coconut rice and a Pineapple-Tomato Salad, and this makes a beautiful dish best served cold on a hot day. Read more