Ok, so I know I said I was done with my blog, but evidently it was something I truly looked forward to doing, and apparently just needed a little break from it to recharge ~ after doing it for almost 9 years ~ I missed the whole process. In other words, I missed being a part of the community.
I thought about you all more than once, and wondered what great travel adventure or tip I missed. And, what if I missed your fabulous recipe…Your comments made me think about blogging: Blogging provides exercise for my mind. From organizing thoughts for writing a post, to photography and research, it all helps to keep a person's brain occupied and active. It lights a fire under me to try new recipes and techniques. And of importance too, I use my blog as a reference for myself with all the family recipes here in one place.
All the connections made with so many of you through this food blog have inspired me in many ways and I want to keep that connection. Thanks again to all of you for your kind comments and support!
Anyway, I’m refreshed, and here I am back, with a great recipe that treated us with a positively delicious simple cake…
Woo hoo, woo hoo! If you love pineapple, you will be hooked on this simple little cake!
It’s a good thing I have "Harvest-Select the Best Produce" app on my phone. I love fresh pineapple and the produce section had a plethora of fresh whole pineapples.
The problem was how to select a good juicy ripe one. I pulled up the app on my phone and learned the best way to choose a pineapple is by by smell. Ripe pineapples have a sweet fragrance coming the stem (bottom) end. Right on spot, I examined several, some had little or no fragrance until I got my hands on the perfect one, very fragrant! It was delicious, lots of good juicy fresh pineapple.
I came across this wonderful recipe by Chef Dennis ~ it’s not the usual upside down pineapple cake, just a plain simple rustic sort of cake!
This cake is so moist, buttery and delicious, and just as good is how easy it is to make… I added pineapple extract to the recipe and substituted Splenda for most of the sugar. I’m guessing, you could use canned pineapple slices and chop and drain them.
Like I said, if you love pineapple, you have to try this, it’s almost like a buttery pineapple pound cake!
It is sooooo buttery good and delicious!