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...
Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes, light as air angel food cake stuffed with lemon curd and topped with lemon whipped cream frosting!     This lemon cupcake recipe is what spring dreams are made of! To me, spring is just light and airy and full of possibilities! That’s just how these easy lemon cupcakes are, like a ray of sunshine. Bursting with lemon flavor in every bite!     I made these lemon cupcakes from scratch, but in all honesty you can cut a few corners with these and they will still come out amazingly! Instead of a homemade angel food cake recipe, just get a store bought one, no biggie. Boxed angel food cakes I think come out almost exactly like a from scratch version, they are super good! Then, just purchase a little jar of lemon curd, you can find it by the jams and jellies. The only thing you really should make homemade is the lemon stabilized whipped cream… yum! Stabilized whipped cream is a recipe I get asked about a lot. It is super simple to make and it will stay in your fridge for days and not lose any of that airy-ness.     If you are going to make this recipe from scratch, you will not be disappointed! It super simple and I suggest starting off by making the lemon curd first. Once you get this recipe for lemon curd down, you can experiment with other flavors like Raspberry Lemonade Curd and Vanilla Bean Orange Curd! To stuff the angel food cupcakes, I just put some of the lemon curd into a piping bag with a...
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...
Easter Cookies

Easter Cookies

Easy Easter Cookies, soft sugar cookies decorated with colorful fluffy buttercream frosting and sprinkles! Perfect for spring or Easter!   How fun are these Easter cookies?! And so delicious too! You will be making this recipe again and again. Plus, you can change the color of the frosting to anything you wish making it perfect for every season and Holiday! For these Easter sugar cookies, I just took my basic sugar cookie recipe (because it’s the best!), then topped them off with yummy fluffy buttercream frosting. I colored the frosting with gel food coloring to make sure it had a nice pop! Then, I just sprinkled some spring colored sprinkles on top. I actually got my overall color palette from the sprinkles, so cute!     Of course, you don’t have to make everything here from scratch, you won’t hurt my feelings! All you need to do for the store bought version of these is pick up a roll of sugar cookie dough, then bake them per the directions on the back of the packaging. Then, pick up 1-2 cans of white frosting, depending on how many cookies you are making. Then, divide the frosting between four bowls. Color each frosting bowl a different color. I used Wilton Icing colors in sky blue, pink, violet, and lemon yellow. One thing I do need to note is that after you color the frosting, it will darken a little as it sits. So, leave it just before you think it is the perfect color. Top with sprinkles of your choice and you’re done! So easy.     This is also the...
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...
Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad, a perfect side dish, lunch, or party food! This cold shrimp pasta salad has all the good stuff - bowtie pasta, grape tomatoes, zucchini, and shrimp all tossed in a yummy pesto vinaigrette. It is a little different than your average pasta salad, but isn’t it fun to mix it up sometimes?! Pasta salad, in general, is one of my favorite summer snacks. You can load them up with fresh veggies and you have a refreshing snack for you in the fridge whenever you want! This recipe is the best shrimp pasta salad I have tried. I think it is really all about that dressing you use! The dressing for this recipe is super bright, flavorful, and easy to make! Of course, you can purchase a premade Italian style dressing. But, there is just something special about making it on your own. Shrimp and Pasta Salad Recipe Directions: Cook Pasta per the direction on the back of the box, rinse with cold water and let drain thoroughly. Roughly chop the cooked shrimp, thinly slice the zucchini, and cut the grape tomatoes in half. Throw everything into a large bowl. In a small bowl, make the dressing consisting of vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, prepared pesto, and more. Place pasta in the bowl with the other ingredients, pour the dressing on top and mix everything until well coated. Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour, serve and enjoy. As with most recipes, you can use this as a base to add more things that you love. Alternatives and Add-Ons: You can definitely add lots...

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