Pineapple Upside Down Cake

best pineapple upside down cake recipe

There’s a reason the classics are, well,.. classic. They have stood the test of time and, in many cases, bring with them a sense of nostalgia when we make or eat them. Pineapple upside-down cake was a go-to recipe for my mom and was guaranteed to make an appearance at most family gatherings.  I’ve made […]

Cocktail of the Month: Melon Ball

melon ball cocktail recipe

With its roots deeply seated in the Studio 54 scene of the late 70s, the melon ball has established its place among our cocktail culture. This powerful drink boasts the fruity fragrance of melon and pineapple but packs a punch. The ingredients are readily accessible and the drink is simple to make. While often built […]

Treat of the Week: Piña Colada Baked Doughnuts

piña colada donut recipe

The very first ‘pop’ song I learned to play on the piano was Escape (The Piña Colada Song). It was quite a change from the waltzes and sonatas that I had been practicing for so long. The few chords were easy enough to bang out and the lyrics memorable enough that a lounge full of dormitory kids […]

Treat of the Week: Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

banana split ice cream cake recipe

July is National Ice Cream Month. We are celebrating by bringing you a different ice cream treat for each Friday’s Treat of the Week. I think you will be pleased with the choices. To start us off we are enjoying the classic flavors of the banana split in a not so classic way. We have […]

Treat of the Week: Pineapple and Lemon Verbena Granita

pineapple lemon verbena granita recipe

The temperature is really starting to soar. This week was the official start of summer and I am already weather weary. In an effort to cool things off a bit we offer up this tasty, cool granita. Granita is impossibly easy to make. The ingredients are simple. The only thing required from you is a […]

¡Ay, Caray! : Chili Lime Fruit Cup

chili lime fruit cup recipe

My years in San Antonio were filled with wonderful memories. My wife and I bought our first house there and had our second son. The area is steeped in culture and history… and there is no shortage of food. If you are a tex-mex fan you are in luck. One of our favorite discoveries there was Copas de […]

Treat of the Week: Classic Ambrosia

best classic ambrosia recipe

Ambrosia is one of those treats that instantly takes me back to my childhood. This was a usual suspect for many picnics and fellowship dinners. It seemed to be made with most of the same ingredients, but someone was always trying to apply their own unique twist.  I, too, have a favorite recipe although it […]

Treat of the Week: Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

pineapple upside down cheesecake recipe

Today’s treat of the week combines many of my favorite things.  I absolutely love pineapple and I don’t think there is any single food better than cheesecake.  I have put them together and taken the flavors a step further with two more of my favorite things… mascarpone cheese and mint.  The mint is a lovely […]