Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sweet Little Turkeys

Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys

via Family Fun 
almost too cute to eat

Just couldn't resist these adorable Thanksgiving Cupcakes from Family Fun Magazine!

Their candy corn plumage and shortbread wings guarantee that these irresistible Treat of the Month Turkeys (T.O.M.s for short) will be gobbled up as soon as they land on the dessert table.
  • Cupcake
  • Chocolate frosting
  • 3 oval shortbread cookies (we used Keebler Sandies Right Bites Shortbread)
  • 6 to 10 candy corn pieces
  • White icing
  • Black decorators' gel
  • Red fruit leather (we used strawberry Fruit by the Foot)

    1. Frost the cupcake, then press in a cookie head and 2 cookie wings.
    2. Press in a row or two of candy corn tail feathers.
    3. To make an eye, add a small dot of white icing to the head, then add a dot of black decorators' gel for a pupil.
    4. For a beak, cut the white tip from a piece of candy corn and press it in place.
    5. To make the wattle, cut a 1-inch square of fruit leather. Roll it into a tube and stick it in place over the beak.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Tip- Be ready for Thanksgiving

 Be ready for Thanksgiving 
How to:  Quick-Clean Your Oven

via Good Housekeeping
Remove the racks and drip pans, and clean them with a damp paper towel. Wipe down all surfaces inside your oven. If you see a small bit of burned-on gunk, remove with a nonabrasive scrubber. Use a scrub brush to clean the racks, dry, and put back in.
Heloise Hint: If something spills over while baking, pour table salt on it, and when the oven is cool, you will have a much quicker cleanup. Give the oven window a good rubdown with vinegar and water.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I still love you pumpkin...

some pumpkin inspiration

photos via Martha Stewart,Coutnry Living and Better Homes & Gardens

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

via Real Simple
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt
  • 8 large peanut butter cups, cut into pieces

  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over low heat.
  3. Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy. Lower speed and pour in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix in the flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fold in the peanut butter cups.
  4. Scrape into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake until the tip of a knife comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Tip

How to Untangle Delicate Necklaces
Use a straight pin to gently pull out all of the knots. If that doesn't work, place the necklace on a hard, nonporous surface such as glass. Apply several drops of baby oil or mineral oil to the chain, then use the pin to untangle the links. Proper storage should help prevent tangling.
Depending on the size of the necklace, you can drop it through a straw, wrap it around an empty spool of thread, or hang it on a nail attached to a bulletin board or other surface.
Thanks Heloise!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pineapple Hill featured at the Wahm Registry

Mom of the Month for November 2009

I joined the Wahm Registry a few years ago.  It's great to meet other "work at home home" moms via the interent.  I'm so excited to be nominated the November " Mom of the Month "!

You can read my intereview

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