Easy Pineapple Fruit Salsa Recipe

Easy Pineapple Fruit Salsa Recipe

Who else loves salsa?! This easy pineapple salsa is one of my favorites and comes together super quickly! It’s great on chips, tacos, burritos, rice, chicken and fish! So many possibilities! This pineapple salsa recipe is so fresh and full of flavor, you’ll be asking yourself, “why haven’t I made this before!!?” What is it about fruit salsas that make everything taste like summer? Maybe it’s just me! Here in NM, which feels like summer 340 days out of the year, I get to try lots of different salsas ranging from super spicy to mild but amazingly tasty. I have to say pineapple salsa is one of my favorites. My husband and I love to chop up some leftover steak, fry up some corn tortillas and make tacos that are topped with this salsa.  Seriously a delicious combo: steak and sweet pineapple salsa. Yes please, anytime! The pineapple is the perfect counter to the jalapeno, which even with the seeds removed, still packs some heat. Oh and don’t rub your eye after handling the jalapeno! I am speaking from experience here! I love that this recipe is so easy. Besides removing the stem and seeds from the jalapeno and cutting an onion in half, the hardest part is zesting and juicing the limes and well, that’s not hard at all! All you do is throw all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and chop up to your desired consistency. Sometimes I blend everything until its tiny and sometimes I like to blend only a little so all the fruit and veggies stay chunky. Like a pico de...
Frozen Fruit Salad

Frozen Fruit Salad

This is an updated version of the classic frozen fruit salad. It is simple and delicious.  You will be amazed at how delicious it is! I love this recipe! It comes together so fast, it has marshmallows in it (my favorite!) and it is a nice cold treat for a hot day! It is sweet, fluffy and a perfect dessert!   The classic recipes for frozen salads include mayo and serving it on a piece of lettuce. There is something about adding mayo to a dessert that just doesn’t settle with me. Mayo belongs on a sandwich or chicken salad, but a dessert? No thanks! This recipe uses cool whip and sweetened condensed milk for its creamy delicious base. Add in a little lemon juice, some fruit and marshmallows (just because I love them!), mix and freeze. Seriously, this frozen fruit salad is so good and so simple.   I like to make it the morning of or the night before I want to serve it. You can use whatever fruit that you want. I picked pears, maraschino cherries and pineapple for this one, but strawberries, blueberries and mandarins would work too! Or any other fruit you could think of! I also used canned fruit but this will work with fresh fruit too. It is so easy and so delicious!   I also love to take fresh strawberries, slice them into large slices and dip them in this delicious creamy dessert. It is seriously so good you must try it! Did you grow up eating frozen fruit salad? What was your favorite version? Let me know in the comments...
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

These ham and cheese pinwheels are so easy to make and super delicious! Give them a try and let me know how you like them! What is it about finger foods that make it hard to stop eating? They are always there right at your fingertips. Small, delicious bites that disappear so quickly! Well, these ham roll ups are no exception! My older sister started making pinwheels years ago and now they are a highly requested dish at any gathering. Every Thanksgiving, birthday and even my bridal shower had her pinwheels. So good!   These pinwheels are inspired by her delicious creations, but honestly I don’t know if I’ll ever make them as good as her! Do you or any of your family members have a special dish that you always request? Well, if not, maybe these ham pinwheels will be that dish for you! The pinwheels are super easy to make! Simply mix together the cream cheese and salsa then stir in all the other ingredients except the ham. Spread the cream cheese mixture on a tortilla then layer the ham slice on top and roll up! Let the rolled up tortillas refrigerate for 20 minutes and then slice and enjoy! If you pack your tortillas full then it will be harder to roll up. Also, if like me, you accidently buy the chopped olives instead of the diced they will be a little more bulky but still oh so delicious! Please visit my blog, https://www.ATableFullofJoy.com for more yummy recipes! Print Ham and Cheese Pinwheels These ham and cheese roll ups are super simple and super delicious! One of my...
Delicious Eggplant Chips with a Jalapeno and Smoked Paprika Dip

Delicious Eggplant Chips with a Jalapeno and Smoked Paprika Dip

Who loves chips like me?! Don’t be shy! As much as I love them, I know I shouldn’t eat them all the time. So instead I make these eggplant chips! Yes, you heard me- eggplant! Not only are they already round, so they look like a chip, but they crisp up nicely when baked! Yay! No more guilt! This simple eggplant recipe is wonderful to have when you are going to a potluck or a tailgate party. You know there will be those tempting chips, but now you can bring your own healthy version and a yummy smoked paprika dip too!   Eggplants vary in size and you can always cut them to the correct shape and size you need for your chips. So don’t worry too much if you have a huge one from your garden or a cucumber-shaped one from the store. They will both taste delicious! I always use my food processor to slice the eggplant. It is so easy and it makes them uniform in thickness. If you don’t have a food processor just use a sharp knife and try to be as consistent as possible to get uniform thickness. After slicing lay them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. This is where you have to be patient. Let the slices sit for at least an hour. Sometimes I leave them for several hours just because I get busy and forget about them. I like to make the smoked paprika dip at this time because it is best if it sits in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Or if...
Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Cookies

These gluten free coconut macaroons are deliciously sweet and so easy to make! You will wonder why you didn’t make them sooner! When I made these coconut macaroon cookies for the first time I was amazed at how easy they are to whip up. All you do is combine all the ingredients (there are only three!) and then bake. It was amazing! I wanted to keep this recipe simple, but you could totally make these super fancy by dipping them in chocolate and adding some orange extract. Chocolate and orange go so good together (I even made scones with those flavor combos!) Or you could add vanilla extract and then melt down some Andes mints and dip them in there! Or you could keep them simple and just whip up the easy recipe above! The possibilities are endless! For this recipe I used unsweetened coconut flakes and you may be wondering why not use sweetened? I personally try to avoid sweetened coconut flakes because a lot of manufactures use propylene glycol to sweeten it and that’s a compound that is in antifreeze. Anyways, you won’t even miss the sweetness in these coconut macaroons- the sweetened condensed milk will take care of that! Since these coconut macaroon cookies are held together by the sweetened condensed milk they can be pretty sticky. However, they are oh so delicious and not to mention full of coconut flavor! I did notice after they were done baking that some of the condensed milk had come out of the macaroons and wasn’t the prettiest, but this was easily wiped away and no one was the...

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