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How to Carve Halloween Pina

How to Create a Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern

Let’s face it: the age old tradition of carving pumpkins for the Halloween season can be a messy and dissatisfying process. Between the sticky innards of this hefty gourd, and the thick skin of a pumpkin, it can also be difficult to achieve your artistic vision when carving. This fall season, try out a tropical, healthy, sweet alternative to the traditional pumpkin carving…pineapple jack-o-lanterns! Check out the quick video below to learn how to carve a pineapple jack-o-lantern of your own this Halloween.

How to Create Your Own Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern

  1. First off, remove the base of the pineapple.
  2. Next, use a pineapple corer to remove the core of the fruit.
  3. After creating your own design, using a template, or sketching directly onto your fruit, it’s time to start carving! For our creations, we opted to highlight characters from some of our favorite films: Disney’s Little Mermaid, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Cut out your desired shape, making sure to keep your knife upright and pointed away from yourself and others.
  4. Once your design has been completed, place a small candle inside of your upright pineapple.
  5. Finally, turn off the lights to see your pineapple masterpiece!

Not only does learning how to carve a pineapple jack-o-lantern give kids an opportunity to get creative and expand on a classic holiday tradition, it also is a great way to create a healthy snack for your loved ones. Once your pineapple has been cored, there’s plenty of sweet fruit to be enjoyed! With fall being one of the best times to consume our perfect pineapples, we have collected some of our favorite fall pineapple recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Check out some savory fall pineapple dish ideas here!

 

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Father’s Day Pineapple Grillin’

Celebrate this Father’s Day with this Pineapple BBQ Chicken!

Pineapple BBQ Chicken

Create a Father’s Day feast with this finger lickin’ Pineapple BBQ Chicken. You’re only a few simple ingredients away from this juicy, delicious meal bound to impress dad and the rest of the family!

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Pineapple!

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Cinco de Mayo is a celebration that has become widely popular across mainstream America and certain parts of the world. According to the History Channel, Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

This day is actually a minor holiday in Mexico, while in the U.S. it has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican heritage, especially within areas of Mexican-American populations. Celebrate the 5th of May with us no matter where you are with these delicious recipes below!

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The Ultimate Pineapple #BowlGoals

Easy to Assemble, Healthy, Delicious. Meet Your #BowlGoals.

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Bowls have changed the smoothie game for 2018. Once sipped through straws, smoothies are now to be enjoyed in a beautiful display with yummy fruits, seeds and other toppings of one’s choice. All in a simple, easy-to-make and enjoy – bowl. Meet your #bowlgoals.

We’ve incorporated a couple of our favorite #bowlgoal recipes below for you to try yourself, or adapt into your own delicious and healthy meal or snack. Bowls can be assembled for any time of year, from refreshing pureed frozen fruit for hot summer soirees to cinnamon-spiced seasonal delights.

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Holiday Party Skewers with Ham, Pineapple & Mozzarella

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Planning your holiday party? Try these easy to assemble and serve holiday skewers, and impress your guests with presentation, color, and a delicious healthy snack! Simply assemble ingredients and line up to enjoy.

Holiday Party Skewers with Ham, Pineapple & Mozzarella

Ingredients: 

  • Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Sliced ham
  • Two cheeses of your choice (we like fresh mozzarella and pepper jack)
  • Long wooden party skewers

Recipe:

  • Simply assemble together on wooden skewers, and enjoy!

 

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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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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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‘Tis the Season

Oh, Christmas!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Yuletide carols being sung by a choir. And folks…clamoring for some traditional Christmas ham?

So it doesn’t rhyme. But it’s true! Christmas ham is an American tradition. Sure, every region does things a little differently, but a staple of an American Christmas – like the trees and the presents – is a sweet, glazed, succulent ham.

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Mmm. Our mouth is starting to water just thinking about it! And everyone knows that the best hams, while recipes might vary from family to family, they all have one thing in common: pineapple.

If you’re looking to try out a new recipe or just shake it up a bit, this contest-winning submission from TasteofHome.com is pretty on point.

What you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (about 6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple or a fresh Perfect Pineapple
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Maraschino cherries
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 16 servings

Enjoy,

Dr. Lloyd

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Dish

As you’re reading this, today, Monday, November 23, I can bet that you are either one of two people:

“Person A”: You have EVERYTHING set for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re hosting the entire affair or you’re a generous family member bringing a dish, you’ve got it covered. Ingredients were bought a few days ago and you can’t wait to get in the kitchen and get to work. Or…

“Person B”: You came here looking for a miracle, because you haven’t even given a thought to what you’re supposed to bring to your mother’s house come Thursday.

If you’re Person A , we’re sure you whipped up something both delicious and ambitious like a….Pineapple Casserole for example.

If you’re Person B, don’t worry. We’ve got something just for you!

Baked in AZ swears this is the best cheese ball they’ve ever had. (Tasty? Check!) And it seems pretty easy to make. (A quick run to the store and 30 minutes at home? Check!) Plus, it’s a real tried and true homemade recipe that features PINEAPPLES. (Mom will love it and so do we. Double Check!).

Photo by BakedinAZ.com

Photo by BakedinAZ.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

PINEAPPLE & PECAN CHEESE BALL
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • crackers

 Check out Adel’s recipe page here for directions and more details.

Don’t stress. It will all work out. Plus, if you really don’t have time to make anything – a simple pineapple always does the trick. 🙂

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Lloyd

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Holiday Treats: Easy as Pie

What’s the best part about the upcoming holiday season? The answer is as easy as, well, pie, actually!

Pineapple Pie recipe, via Fork Vs Spoon.

Pineapple Pie recipe, via Fork Vs Spoon.

Homemade, baked goods are one of the many wonderful traditions Thanksgiving and Christmas – literally – bring to the table. Today’s recipe shows us exactly why.

Hot out of the oven from Fork Vs Spoon is a Pineapple Pie recipe that is sure to add to the list of favorite pies on your holiday spread later this year.

Here’s what you’ll need:

PINEAPPLE PIE 

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated White Sugar
  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, diced, and frozen.
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • ½ Cup Ice Cold Water
  • 1 – 20 ounce Can Crushed Pineapple with juice
  • ½ Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • pinch of salt
  • Milk
  • Sugar

Check out Mal’s recipe page here for directions and more details.

Enjoy,

Dr. Lloyd

 

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