Pineapple Upside Down Muffins - easy, kid-approved breakfast recipe! Delicious muffins filled with crushed pineapple and topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a maraschino cherry!

I’m doing that thing again where I refuse to buy cereal because we’ve had this giant Sam’s Club sized box of instant oatmeal in the pantry for, like, 3 months now and I. Want. It. Gone.

I’m told that there are people in this world that enjoy oatmeal and happily eat it but my children and I are not those people.

Why’d you buy 52 packs of oatmeal, Amanda, if you guys don’t eat oatmeal?

I don’t know, y’all. I black out in Sam’s the second I start thinking about getting a slice of pizza and I don’t even realize I have the oatmeal until I’m already out the door and flinging boxes into the Jeep.

No, this isn’t the first time we’ve ended up with the oatmeal.

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Ambrosia Macaroons - delicious coconut cookies filled with orange zest, lime juice, and dried pineapple. And topped with a cherry!


I’m so into making cookies right now.

I have 3 different cookies on my counter right now.

I’m refusing to try any of them because I know if I have one, I’ll have to have them all.

No self control. None.

But these! I made these weeks ago and ate way more than I’m going to admit to you today. I cannot resist a coconut macaroon!

Ambrosia Macaroons - delicious coconut cookies filled with orange zest, lime juice, and dried pineapple. And topped with a cherry!

These are different from the classic coconut macaroon though. They’re supposed to have the same flavors as ambrosia salad so they’re made with lime juice, orange zest, dried pineapple, and they have a maraschino cherry on top!

How cute are they?!

Also, really really simple. And they take no time at all!

If you love coconut macaroons as much as I do, you have to give these a try!

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Lately I’ve been trying to come up with new breakfast ideas. I think everyone in the house is sick of my go-to overnight yeast waffles but I am just no good at doing anything too involved early in the morning. I’ve been on the hunt for recipes that call things like frozen hash browns or canned biscuits.

I made these Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits for the first time years ago and I remember my husband came home from PT with a friend of his and they ate the entire batch. All of them. Ten biscuits.

I didn’t even have a chance to take photos for the blog.

Well they are finally on the blog! And in rotation for breakfast at our house! They don’t call for much, they’re baked in about 10 minutes. Kind of the perfect breakfast if you ask me!

Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits
from Food
  • 1 10 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 10 maraschino cherries
  • 1 10 count package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  1. Preheat oven according to biscuit package. Spray 10 cups of a muffin tin with oil.
  2. Drain the crushed pineapple, saving the juice. Stir together the pineapple, brown sugar, and butter.
  3. Divide pineapple mixture as evenly as possible among muffin cups. Place a cherry in the center of each cup, making sure it touches the bottom. Place a biscuit on top of each cup.
  4. Use a pastry brush to brush biscuits with reserved juice.
  5. Bake 9 - 12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
  6. Cool two minutes and then invert the pan onto a large plate.


These Cherry Beergaritas are going to become your official summer drink!

Happy Thirsty Thursday! It’s our Friday because the kid is off school on the real Friday. It’s conference day. Eep! Wish me luck – I always feel like I’m in trouble when I have to go talk to his teacher.


Nicole & I decided on a BEER theme for this week’s drink! Because it’s football season and what goes better with football than beer?!

I have been wanting to make these Cherry Beergaritas forever. I don’t love beer but something about them just called to me. It’s cherry soda (I used diet Cherry 7Up), limeade concentrate, Corona, and tequila. It sounds weird, I know, but it’s amazing! It’s not too sweet, not too strong, and I just love the bubbles!

Off topic: is anyone watching Last Resort? I gave up on TV dramas when Grey’s did the musical episode but I am obsessed with Last Resort. Like, it’s killing me to wait until tonight for the next episode!

Nicole made a fun drink called The Cure and I can’t wait to try it!

These Cherry Beergaritas are going to become your official summer drink!


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Cherry Beergaritas
  • 12 ounces cherry soda such as cherry 7up
  • 12 ounces tequila
  • 12 ounces Corona
  • 12 ounces frozen limeade concentrate thawed
  • fresh limes to garnish
  1. In a very large pitcher, stir together the soda, tequila, Corona, and limeade concentrate. Serve immediately. Garnish with lime wedges.
Cherry Beergaritas - these will become your official summer drink!

Happy Saturday! Time for more college football, huh?

Last weekend we were all excited for some Alabama football. Remember? Well, since we now live across the country, the game was blacked out. Of course. So my husband pulled the “I’m going to be deployed next season and won’t get to watch any games *sadface* and what’s a girl supposed to say to that? Nothing, that’s what. You just call the cable company to order some ridiculously priced ESPN package and then ask beg each of your readers to reload your blog a few times before leaving to help pay for it.

(I’m joking about the reloading. Kind of.)

Luckily, I had these Crimson Tide Mojitos to help ease my pain. In the past I’ve always done themed cupcakes for football games but I wanted to shake it up this season with some themed drinks.

These guys require a little bit of prep (making a simple syrup, soaking the cherries) but that can all be done hours before you’re hoping to serve the drinks. They were simple to put together once everything was ready – no shaking, no stirring, easy stuff.

One warning: when you go to pour your drink, you want to make sure that you fill less than half your glass with the cherry mixture. You’re going to want to add more but fight the urge because it starts to get a little cough drop-y if you add too much.

Crimson Tide Mojito (Cherry Mojito)
from Martha Stewart Living
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cherries cut in half
  • 3 limes
  • ¾ cup vodka
  • sparkling water
  1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Heat, stirring, until the sugar has melted. Remove from heat; refrigerate.
  2. Put cherries in a bowl. Squeeze lime juice over top and stir to make sure the cherries are coated in juice. Stir in syrup; refrigerate at least an hour.
  3. Stir cherry mixture and vodka together. Fill glasses with ice. Put ½ cup of cherry mixture into each glass. Top with sparkling water; serve immediately.