Do you believe in fairy tales? As a kid, you probably did. Then you grew up. Realized 'reality' and may have given up on dreams. I remember watching the Rose Parade on TV as a kid and thinking it was a fantasyland. A place that was only for rich, famous, stars, the elite. Never in my wildest dreams would I think I'd be at the Rose Parade doing cooking demos at 'Live on Green'!Yes, this recipe and seven others will be featured at the Dole Bistro where I will be cooking at the 2016 Rose Parade. I've had the amazing adventure and honor to be Dole Packaged Foods first-ever social media ambassador. In this role, I've had some pretty magnificent experiences, am meeting so many great folks, but I must say, the Rose Parade is the 'cherry' on the top~much like it is in this beautiful pineapple upside down mini cake!This year's theme for the DPF float is 'Soaring over Paradise'. Get ready to see something that is a moving work of art involving thousands of hours of work and hundreds of thousands of fresh flowers, fruits and more. On January 1, tune in to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade where Dole Packaged Food’s float, “Soaring Over Paradise,” explores the world’s rainforests. The float includes four waterfalls, a zip line that travels through the rainforest canopy and a flock of Macaws that appear to take flight over the floral gardens.
Pumpkin puree turns ordinary caramels into an extraordinary fall treat with these pumpkin spice kahlua caramels. Clearing the table, washing the dishes and boxing up the Thanksgiving leftovers marks the quick transition into the winter holiday season. As excited as I get for the flavors of peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog, I’d be lying if I... Read More »