pineapple squares – a vintage dessert

pineapple squares

As a child, one of the Christmas things I eagerly looked forward to was all the baked goodies my mom and maternal grandmother would make.  One of those goodies was pineapple squares.  I’m not sure where or when the recipe came to be but it’s been around in my family since the mid-1960s.  It’s the…

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Grilled Pineapple

This is such an easy, no fuss, and delicious dessert to make. Grilled pineapple can be served on its own, with ice cream or a dollop of yogurt.  I’ve been grilling pineapple for years and it’s always a crowd pleaser.  I have been asked before how to pick a ripe pineapple.  When we lived in…

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Pineapple Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple skillet cake has been around since the early 1920s. Dole held a pineapple recipe contest in 1926 and among the 60,000 submitted, 2,500 were for pineapple upside-down cake. And by the mid 1930s, it was the most widely cake made in America. It was still quite popular in the 1950s and 1960s. I’m sure…

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