Hummingbird Cake

This is an old recipe that I got from one of my first cookbooks many, many years ago. Hummingbird Cake is basically a banana-pineapple-nut cake. It’s moist, delicious, and absolutely addictive. I usually bake it in a bundt pan and serve it plain, but you could also bake it in three round cake pans and…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My mom used to make this cake for us all the time when we were growing up. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is an old-fashioned cake that sort of died down in popularity over the years. It’s delicious, though, and definitely deserves a comeback. I’ve altered my Mom’s original recipe to make the cake more moist…

Empanadas de Piña (Pineapple Empanadas)

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day which is actually on September 16. Supposedly, Cinco de Mayo actually marks the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Whatever the case may be, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a pretty big holiday in the U.S. and even though we don’t have any Mexican…