‘Ohana’s Pineapple Breakfast Bread


Fans of Disney World know that when you plan a trip to see the mouse, you have to book your dining reservations 180 days in advance. It might seem a little strange but if you don’t make those reservations, you may not get to eat where you want, when you want. Many of you know that I’m going back to Disney World in January for marathon weekend to do Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge with my running group. Which means our 180-day window is coming up and it’s time to get organized. One of our group meals is going to be at the Polynesian resort. It’s my favorite resort at Disney – I love the theming of the resort and I think it has some of the best restaurants on property. That got me thinking about some of my favorite foods from the Polynesian. One of those is ‘Ohana’s Pineapple Breakfast Bread.

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Easter nest cupcakes

I love this time of year! It’s warm enough to go outside without a jacket, there’s more sunshine, flowers are starting to bloom, and then there’s Easter. The sight of colorful eggs, chocolates and hot cross buns instantly brings back fond childhood memories. Thoughts of Easter egg hunts and eating chocolate all bring a smile to my face. It seems that the simple things in life are the ones that can make us the happiest. Continue reading “Easter nest cupcakes”

Pineapple Coconut Cookies

When I made the pineapple coconut banana loaf last week, I had leftover pineapple and coconut flakes. What to do? I don’t like having leftovers. Then I remembered a recipe my friend Regina had sent me a while ago. Pineapple coconut cookies? Perfect!
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Pineapple Coconut Banana Loaf

As a runner, I always have bananas in my kitchen. Anyone who runs knows that they’re the perfect food – great source of energy, easy on the stomach and they contain potassium which can help to prevent cramping (we lose potassium through sweat). Last week, I wasn’t able to run as much because I had tweaked my knee slightly. It turns out I just needed a bit of rest and my knee was fine, but I had several left over bananas. Continue reading “Pineapple Coconut Banana Loaf”