Hummingbird Cake

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I finally got around to baking a Hummingbird Cake! Yay me! Now, some of you are probably saying, what in the world is a Hummingbird Cake? Well, I would have said the same thing a few years ago but, since then, I have had a piece in almost every restaurant that advertises it in the Florida Keys. I kept telling myself I was going to make one day, and it would be even better than any I had tasted, and that day finally came. And I couldn’t be happier with the results (although my waistline might complain a little because it’s so hard to resist!).

The cake turned out rich, spicy, a little nutty and full of the fruity goodness of bananas and pineapple. It’s a tropical treat not to be missed!

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Pina Colada Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

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What could be better than crystal clear blue skies, swaying palm trees and a pina colada in hand? Umm, nothing! Living in Florida I get the gorgeous weather all year long but I really enjoy a pina colada the most when I head to my favorite vacation spot, Key West. And when I think of Key West I think of Key West pinks, aka shrimp, which is what inspired me to create this yummy recipe for Pina Colada Shrimp. [Read more…]