Sunday, December 24, 2023

Mom's Southern Pineapple Casserole



I can’t remember a holiday when Mom didn’t serve this wonderful casserole.  It’s a delectable classic Southern side dish that’s most often served around the holidays. It’s a surprising combination of flavors that form a delicious mash-up of sweet and salty. It’s especially good with a baked holiday ham.  Don’t think the combination of pineapple and cheese doesn’t work. It truly does! 

Mom's Southern Pineapple Casserole

6 tablespoons melted butter

2- 20 oz cans pineapple tidbits drained, reserve 1/3 cup juice

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, well drained

1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese divided

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed


Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Grease a 9 x 13-inch butter dish with butter. Set aside. You can also use a round deep-dish pie pan as I did.













Add pineapple tidbits, crushed pineapple and sugar to a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl mix together reserved pineapple juice, flour and 1 cup cheese. Add to pineapple, mixing until fully combined.













Pour evenly into baking dish. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup cheese on top.

In a separate bowl, toss together melted butter with crushed crackers until fully moistened. Sprinkle over cheese.













Bake for 35-45 minutes until bubbly and golden.  Let stand 5 minutes then serve.














You can use pineapple chunks if you like, but I prefer the smaller tidbits.













Use sharp, mild or medium cheddar cheese. I like Sharp Cheddar because it gives a bolder flavor to the pineapple.

Use Pineapple packed in water or its own juice.  I like the later because it is sweeter.









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Friday, December 22, 2023

My four girls LOVE THIS FOOD! Dr. Harvey's Canine Health



















I recently went looking for a new food for my girls. Not that I don't love Stella and Chewy's Freeze Dried Meal Mixers anymore....I just can't afford it. They continued to raise prices to the point of making it too expensive for me to feed four dogs. So, I decided to find a food that works for my girls and my budget. A food that they would love so much that they can't seem to get enough of it.







Of course you know that I would only search for the best food I could find and trust me I have been searching for quite a while. You also know that it would have to be the best I could find before I would attach my name to it. So, I feel good about sharing my wonderful find with you all.




















I needed to find a food that would be healthy, first and foremost. I mean, not just looking at the label and seeing meat as the first ingredient...what a rip off that is. We are finding out every day that the meat used in kibble is not always good. Meat from slaughter houses, euthanized animals or food sitting in non-refrigerated trucks....tainted meat is not good. The food I wanted to find had to have ingredients that were fresh and wholesome. Things that I would shop for if I were making it myself. Something human grade meals that I would eat myself! 





















So, I searched and searched. Read label after label. And I finally found it. I had to go back to 7 years ago to the very food I fed my Cooper and Katie..... Dr. Harvey's. 


And I couldn't be any happier. My four girls LOVE THIS FOOD! I do not get paid to say this.... I make no money for recommending this product. I just want to share this experience with you. It has really made an incredible difference. Libby who is plagued with allergies has stopped scratching. All of them have healthy poops. That means a lot when you are looking at dogs that are not consistent and from time to time have diarrhea and constipation. Ears look good, more active, just overall happier.




















It's called Canine Dr. Harvey's Canine Health Miracle Dog Food. 


This is a human grade Dehydrated organic base mix that contains whole grains and vegetables. It allows me to choose my own proteins to mix with it. Unlike the other per-made dog foods on the market, I can change it every single day to whatever I want to add to it and the girls go nuts over it. One day I might feed them this mixed with cooked salmon. Another day cooked ground turkey. Some days I mix several. I even add scrambled eggs on some mornings. They love this food!











This is perfect for us. I do not feed my dogs kibble. I would never recommend feeding a child dry, processed cereal every meal for the rest of their life, and it's the same with my dogs. Kibble is high heat processed, full of fillers & preservatives. 


The ingredients in Canine Health are simple and wholesome and so good for them.

Organic Rolled Oats, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Organic Barley, Organic Triticale, Organic Spelt, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Kamut, Potatoes, Celery, Green Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Crushed Eggshell, Peas, Parsley, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Taurine, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Nicotinic Acid, Manganese Proteinate, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement,. Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Yeast, Alfalfa, Dried Kelp, Lecithin, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Ground Fenugreek, Dried Ground Fennel, Dried Ground Ginger, Dried Ground Peppermint.



Why Switch to Canine Health?


More Vitality

Homemade Dog Food Fresh and Easy

Better Digestion

Can help to provide Allergy Relief

Relief from Skin Irritation and Chronic Itching

Control Protein Content for Special Diets

Has been shown to improve Appetite

Good Nutrition can help Joint Flexibility

Healthy Diet can assist with Weight Management

A Healthy Diet can help Teeth and Gums

Loved by even the pickiest eaters



You simply add a scoop of Canine Health and a little water to make it the consistency of oatmeal. I like to make it a little wetter and they love it even more. I add the drippings from whatever protein I add or you can add a little vegetable, olive or canola oil or coconut oil. I just add the drippings from the cooked meat.



So how much is it?

Looks pricey at first...but then you realize how little you feed. And how one bag will last months. Each bag comes with a scoop and that one scoop will fill them up until they can't eat anymore when you add protein to it.


Here are some links for you to try the food and see for yourself how much your babies will love it.






For the 5 pound bag go to


This is the one I bought and paid under $50 for and will last for quite some time even feeding 4 dogs.


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