Pinapple From Can Cake

pinapple cakeA box of Angel Food Cake mix (just the contents of the box, no need to follow the directions on the box), and combine it with a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice. (No need to use a mixer, just stir it by hand) When you do this, something magical happens. The mixture starts to froth and it turns into an amazingly airy, fluffy bowl of deliciousness right before your eyes. Once it’s all mixed up, simply pour it into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake it at 350 for 30 minutes

Juice It

Orange juice may be the go to drink for vitamin C, but new research shows that other fruit juices may contain just as much. Using a new, more accurate method of measuring vitamin C, scientists found that some brands of apple juice, and even grape and pineapple juice, contain levels of vitamin C that are as high  or higher than those in orange juice. If you are not an orange juice fan, or just want more variety, you can switch it up a little and still get your vitamin C.

Pine Tree Fruit Kabobs

The pine in this case is pineapple, and laden with colorful fruit kabob branches, it’s one holiday center­piece almost too good to eat. To assemble one, cut off the top and about 1 inch of the bottom (for stability) of a large pineapple. On 4 to 5 inch bamboo skewers (you’ll need about 50), thread 3 to 5 pieces of assorted fresh fruits — melon chunks, grapes, strawber­ries, and the like — leaving an inch or so of skewer to stick into the pineapple; if your skewers are too long, you can easily cut them to size with the cutting blades of a pair of pliers. As you finish each skewer, insert it at a slight down­ward angle into the pineapple, starting at the bottom. Top with a skewered slice of star fruit or a star carved from the extra pineapple. Once the branches are eaten, don’t forget to slice up the tree trunk!