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Dips

Pineapple Salsa

This is the perfect summer salsa thanks to diced fresh pineapple, which is much easier to slice into than I used to think. Red bell pepper and red onion add color, and cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice add mouth-watering flavor.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups Total time: 15 minutes
Poultry

Curried Chicken Salad

Chop chicken (grab a rotisserie chicken at the market), grapes, apples, and pineapple. Add shredded carrots, curry powder, and toasted almonds for a truly special chicken salad. Serve on wheat bread, with crackers, or in pita pockets.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Munchies

Shrimp Diablos a la Joi

Pineapple chunks, jalapeño slices, and shrimp are rolled in sliced bacon and baked.

Yield: 24 to 26 pieces Total time: 45 minutes
Pork

Terri’s Baked Ham

Terri made this ham for a dinner party one year. Long after we had each had seconds and thirds, we ended up just standing around in the kitchen eating it off of the roasting pan with our fingers. I tried to recreate it that year for Easter, but it fell just a tad short of Terri’s.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Grains

Carribean Rice

This recipe starts the rice in the microwave, but you can cook it however you’re used to. Then add mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, almonds, coconut, and spices.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Cobblers

Glenda’s Blueberry-Nut Dessert

This method of filling a dish with crushed pineapple and frozen blueberries and topping with a cake mix is similar to dump cake.

Yield: 9 servings Total time: 1 hour
Cakes

Glenda’s Pineapple-Nut Cake

This simple cake is flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, crushed pineapple, and chopped pecans.

Yield: 10 servings Total time: 2 hours
Cakes

Kelly’s Hummingbird Cake

One of my neighbors baked this cake in secret at my house for her husband’s birthday one year. The cinnamon, pineapple, banana, and pecan cake with cream cheese icing was one of his childhood favorites, and he was thrilled.

Yield: 10 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes