Pineapple Cranberry Cole Slaw {Made in Minnesota}

Pineapple Cranberry Coleslaw

Pineapple Cranberry Coleslaw

I often say I make the BEST cole slaw.  And I believe I do, having spent a few years working on my master recipe that I think is a good copycat version of KFC’s cole slaw.  But this year, I was stunned when I tried a new version that rivals my own.  With pineapple!  I’d never have thought to add pineapple to cole slaw.  I think of cole slaw as a vegetable salad, not a fruit salad.  But it does work.
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Grilled Teriyaki Burgers

Grilled Teriyaki Burgers

Grilled Teriyaki Burgers

We are true fans of the grilled burger.  We’d never grill anything else if I had my way.  But my P.S. (Performs Searing on a grill/ hubby) also likes grilled chicken, steaks, pork chops and the occasional hot dog or bratwurst.

We were having grilled burgers the other night and wanted to change up the flavors.  My P.S. wanted to marinate the burgers in a teriyaki sauce.  I suggested we grill some fresh pineapple and  I’d mash an avocado for another garnish.  These would be Burgers of Flavor! Continue reading

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Leftover ham is always welcome in my castle.  It’s so versatile in both hot and cold dishes that it isn’t leftover for long.  It simply depends on my mood at the time.  This day I envisioned the ham in a spread on a Kaiser bun for lunch.  I’d just cut up a fresh pineapple and it was a nice sweet and tart one.  I also had fresh baby spinach on hand that would complete my sandwich. Continue reading