Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This was a first for me – I’ve never before made a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake! (Probably hard to believe, but true!) However, this year a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake was what my sister requested for her birthday. I had to stop and think about that one, because I normally do “layer cakes” for people’s birthdays. But why not?

I found a recipe online that I liked, purchased all the ingredients for it, and the day it was time to make the cake, I pulled up the recipe and realized that it called for an iron skillet.

I have no iron skillet.

Durn the luck.

What was I to do? (My first thought was to go to Walmart and buy one…but then I decided I didn’t want to leave the house in the monsoon that was happening outside my kitchen window.)

Thankfully, the internet is a wonderful place, and I found another recipe which did NOT call for an iron skillet. And used almost all of the ingredients I had purchased! (Except for the actual pineapple juice, which my husband rejoiced over, since all he wanted to do was drink the bottle of juice, anyways.)

So here we go.

Welcome to my kitchen!


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Over the Weekend!


Hello, all! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I had another one of those “good mix of getting stuff done and having fun” weekends – pretty happy with that! The question is, how long can I keep it up?! I think the key to this is that we started doing all of our “chores” on Thursday evening instead of Saturdays! After dinner, my hubby goes out and mows the yard and all that goes with it, and I stay inside and clean the house. That frees us up for more fun and relaxation over the weekend.

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