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Perfect Pineapple Holiday Ham

Hosting this holiday season? Try our juicy holiday ham with fresh pineapple and impress your guests.

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What’s better than the holidays? Food is a pivotal component to welcoming company, new and old, and they are guaranteed to be impressed with this easy to make version of traditional holiday ham. Grab your Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple, a ham of your choice, and get ready to serve up a delicious meal this season.

Looking for drink ideas to complement your party? Try our Perfect Pineapple Holiday Punch here!

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Make Your Own Pineapple Cocktail Keg

The Perfect Pineapple Keg


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Entertaining just became even more exciting now that Food Network has released a brilliant idea: the pineapple keg. Simple, impressive, and efficient, this concept has everything you need to impress your guests. All you need is a Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple, a beverage dispenser (such as the one for $9.99 on Amazon here), and the cocktail recipe of your choice (try it with our Tiki Holiday Pineapple Punch recipe!).

Directions: 

  1. Cut the top off your Perfect Pineapple
  2. Core your pineapple (we recommend using an easy pineapple corer slicer)
  3. Put the fruit that you remove from the pineapple into a bowl – set aside
  4. Tap the pineapple by screwing in the tap on the side of the fruit
  5. Add your favorite pineapple cocktail into the pineapple keg, pour, and enjoy!

View the full video from Food Network.

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Sweet Escape

Winter is in full swing for those Perfect Pineapple™ fans located in the North and we’re pretty sure the weather has you dreaming for a summer vacation right about now!

Create your own beach getaway for dinner tonight. With the help of The Recipe Critic, you can be whisked away to the islands of Hawaii in a little over an hour. Talk about being in two places at once!

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Baked Sweet Hawaiian Chicken Picture courtesy of                      The Recipe Critic

What you’ll need:

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • Sweet Hawaiian Ingredients:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained

 

This Baked Sweet Hawaiian Chicken recipe gives traditional baked chicken a sweet and tangy pineapple taste. You’ll be dreaming of Hawaii with every bite.

Aloha!

Dr. Lloyd

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Boo! A Freakishly Healthy Halloween Snack

It’s the week of Halloween and you’ve just had a terrifying epiphany…there is absolutely no candy in the pantry! You can’t believe it. You’ll need to run out and grab a few bags for those ravenous trick-o-treaters before it’s too late.

Yet, on your way to the store you’ve started to think about it. “Do I really want my kids to eat THAT much candy in one sitting?”

We hear you! For any parent out there looking to give their kids a bit more of a healthy dose of Halloween, we have the recipe just for you!

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Created by Family Fresh Meals.com this Candy Corn Fruit Bowl has all the perfect Halloween trimmings without the scary ingredients.

What you’ll need?

The Perfect Pineapple, cut into  bite sized chunks

– oranges, cut into bite sized chunks

– whipped cream

– candy corn

{I’m sure you know what to do from here, but just in case, check out the full recipe via Family Fresh Meals.com for more details.} 

 

Happy Halloween!

Dr. Lloyd

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Recipe: Baked Plantains with Cheese

In America, we love our cheese. It is true that the French lead the world’s average per person cheese consumption (a whopping 57 pounds per year!), but it’s also true that Americans like to put cheese on everything. Not shy about our own dairy desires, Americans consume an average of 23 pounds of cheese per year. And who can blame us? Cheese is delicious!

In celebrating American Cheese Month this October – yes, it’s a real thing – we’ve decided to give the people what they want: something cheesy!

Photo credit: Laylita.com.

Photo credit: Laylita.com.

This recipe, featuring our very own plantains and yummy mozzarella, is actually common in many places outside of the United States. Traditionally eaten at breakfast or brunch, Laylita.com has made our hearts melt with this delectable baked take on a fried staple of Latin America.

A simple dish that doesn’t take much, here’s a (short) list of ingredients:

 

Ingredients

6 ripe plantains, whole

1-2 tbs melted butter or oil, use as little as you want

6 thick slices of mozzarella

Optional garnish:

Aji criollo or cilantro hot sauce

 

For a complete recipe and detailed instructions, check out the full recipe here.

Mmm. Now smile and say…cheese!

Enjoy,

Dr. Lloyd

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Sweet, Holy Guacamole!

Everyone loves guacamole. There’s no discussion about this. Find us one person who doesn’t love guacamole and we’ll call your bluff…they must be a robot! While everyone loves guacamole, everyone also has their perfect way of making it. Now that part, we agree, is debatable.

Some like it with more onions, others with more lime juice and some (may we dare say it) claim that great guacamole is made without cilantro…Yeah…guacward.

But we’re not here to debate which recipe is best. Instead, we would like to introduce a new recipe to your collection. Introducing: Pineapple Guacamole! This pineapple guacamole recipe, courtesy of the always creatively talented Ali at GimmeSomeOven.com, is easy to make, made with fresh ingredients, and adds The Perfect Pineapple® for a perfectly sweet and delicious twist:

 

Pineapple Guacamole. Photo credit: www.GiveMeSomeOven.com

Pineapple Guacamole. Photo credit: www.GiveMeSomeOven.com

PINEAPPLE GUACAMOLE

PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 0 MINS TOTAL: 10 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, minced (add more or less to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • dash of cumin

DIRECTIONS:

Mash together avocados, jalapeno, pineapple, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin with a fork until well-mixed.

Serve immediately, garnished with extra fresh pineapple and chopped cilantro, served with corn tortilla chips.  Or cover the bowl with plastic wrap (so that the plastic is literally touching the entire top layer of the guacamole) and refrigerate.

Check out Ali’s recipe page here for more details.

Enjoy,

Dr. Lloyd

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