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.
1. Place the cake on the cake plate. Reserve 1 cup of frosting to make additional ghost figures. Using an offset spatula, fill the hole in the center of the cake with frosting and then spread frosting over the top and sides in a wavy pattern.
2. Add the reserved frosting to the decorating bag; snip off the tip of the bag to create a 1/8- to 1/4-inch opening.
3. Referring to the photo, pipe as many ghosts as you like onto and around the cake and into the eggcups. For each, apply pressure to squeeze out some frosting for a base, then lift the bag slowly, decreasing the pressure until the ghost is the desired size; stop the pressure and lift off the bag. Add 2 candy eyes to each ghost.
Prepare brownie mix as label directs but bake in 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan only 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool brownie in pan. When cool, cut out brownie using ghost-shaped cookie cutter.
To decorate, melt white candy coating as above; use to pipe outline on top of ghost cutout. When outline is set, fill in interior with additional melted candy. When set, pipe on brown eyes and mouth. Let set.
Age may just be a number, but it’s not one we like to give out willingly. Knock a few years off by tweaking your diet with these foods proven to be full of anti-aging properties. Plus, they'll help you reap the benefits of a smaller waist, too.
anyone? According to Paula Simpson, BASc, RNCP, the oil found in avocados works
to toughen your skin while also
hydrating it. Another perk? "Avocados are full of
monounsaturated fatty acids," says Robyn Flipse, MS, RD. "This is the
healthiest type of fat for the cardiovascular system because it doesn't
Stocked with antioxidants, these yummy
snacks neutralize damaging free radicals, says Simpson. They also help the body
manufacture collagen, leaving your skin firm and smooth.
Carrots and Tomatoes
The more colorful
the better, says Flipse. These bright veggies are stocked with phytonutrients
and antioxidants, both of which protect against damaging free radicals. The
beta carotene and lycopene found in them also protect your skin from sun damage
and repair skin cells, says Simpson.
Tofu, Soymilk, & Edamame
These nibbles favored by vegetarians contain
natural phytoestrogens that help keep skin resilient and may even actually slow
down the aging process, Simpson says.
Some say, "Too good to be true," but Flipse says,
"Resveratorol and flavanols." These two compounds are the good stuff
in dark chocolate that promote circulation and can even protect against
moderate sun damage. Just make sure to choose dark chocolate over milk, as the
dark chocolate is more beneficial to your health.
will not only help maintain clear skin, it will also promote healthy bones.
Drayer says one cup peeled kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than the
equivalent amount of oranges. Plus, it neutralizes free radicals that could
lead to things like cancer and heart disease
"Walnuts are one of the only nuts that contain a high amount
of omega-3 fatty acids," says Drayer. "This has been shown to protect
against high blood pressure and heart disease, and increase bone
strength." Their anti-inflammatory perks also relieve skin diseases such
as eczema and even asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pineapple Hill Designs began with a desire to find uncommon items with quality and style at reasonable prices. We have spent countless hours searching to find home accessories, jewelry, baby items and artwork to fill your home and give as gifts. I am a mom of 5 great kids and now a Nana. I am so excited about my new role and believe me, I understand your busy schedule!
I know how much thought and care you put into finding the perfect gift and I believe gift giving should be fun ~ not a chore. I hope you'll find that perfect gift for that certain someone, fun and unique things for the home and lots of simple luxuries to make every day just a little more special for yourself and those you love. ~