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This zucchini cake gets a twist with pineapple and coconut that go throughout, making a cake that is moist and addictive. It is topped off with a silky cream cheese frosting.

Pineapple Zucchini Cake

Updated August 2014




Originally Posted August 13, 2009 – When I think of zucchini cake, I know I want one that is tender and moist. This zucchini cake is exactly that. The pineapple not only adds great flavor, but it keeps lots of moisture in the cake. And the cream cheese frosting is the perfect addition to this perfect summer cake! In my notes below, I mentioned that the cake was runny the first time I made it, but it wasn’t this time. I think it will depend on your zucchini. But it should work out either way – this cake is quite forgiving. If you are drowning in zucchini, this is one recipe you definitely want to make!

That darn Pioneer Woman. She gets me every time. First, she mentioned that she was going to make this cake, and I saved the recipe because it sounded good to me. And I do have a lot of zucchini. But then she made it. And she called it “a cake of such unfathomable deliciousness”, and I knew I couldn’t resist.
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It has been a long time since I have done a blogger spotlight, but I decided that it’s time to bring them back!! I’m super excited to share today’s spotlight with you all – Taylor from Food Faith Fitness. I met Taylor briefly at a food conference a couple of months ago, and wish that I could have spent some more time with her. Her blog is full of beautiful and healthy recipes. I also love that she sprinkles in some fitness information, because as a food blogger, I definitely need those fitness posts! I’m happy to introduce you all to Taylor today!

Food Faith Fitness

Taylor from Food Faith FitnessTaylor is the blogger, recipe developer, photographer and general mess maker behind the blog “Food Faith Fitness.” Her blog aims to show that eating healthfully does not have to break the bank or equal bland and boring! Taylor believes in living a balanced, whole life so her blog focuses on fitness/nutrition tips and working on keeping Christ at the center of daily life. When she isn’t blogging or messing up her kitchen, you can find Taylor at the gym, her Bible study or just snuggling up on the couch with husband and doggy, watching The Food Network (Chopped in particular!) Taylor also has not-so-secret obsessions with all things peanut butter, cookie dough (even better if they are together!) pink and leopard print.

Quinoa Salad from Food Faith FitnessQuinoa Salad with Pistachios, Cherries and Honey Balsamic Kefir Dressing

What inspired you to first start writing your blog?
My husband. Although it may not seem like it on Food Faith Fitness, I am actually a very introverted person. I dislike being in large groups of people, so I spent a lot of time just watching the Food Network after I came home from my 9-5 job. My husband thought that I needed a hobby, and he knows that I LOVE to cook, so he suggested that I start a food blog. I thought it could be fun, so I took him up on the suggestion. I just had no idea it would turn into 1. A job and 2. Such a HUGE passion of mine!
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This hot dog recipe gets a reuben twist by wrapping hot dogs in pastrami then covering them in Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and a homemade Russian dressing.

Pastrami Wrapped Hot Dog Recipe



I’ve been blogging a long time. And I’ve heard a lot of the conversations that go on between food bloggers. There is one that I’ve heard come up several times over the years that goes something like this:

“I just made this amazing recipe that I haven’t posted yet, but then I got online this morning and saw that so-and-so had made something similar! What do I do? Can I still post mine?? I promise I didn’t copy!”

The answer usually comes back from the other bloggers that – of course the recipe should still get posted. It is extremely hard to come up with anything 100% original these days, and there are variations of every recipe out there.

Well, with this hot dog recipe today, I’m copying myself. Or Rachael Ray for the second time, to be exact.
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Creamy white chocolate cheesecake has macadamia nuts throughout, with a homemade caramel sauce poured over the top.

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Macadamia Nuts and Caramel



Let’s talk cheesecake. It is my favorite subject, after all.

I love finding out what someone will choose as their “last” meal. You know – if you were able to choose the last meal before you die, what would it be? Honestly, for the meal, it would totally depend on my mood. Maybe a big steak. Or tacos. Or a fat, juicy hamburger. But dessert? It would be cheesecake. No doubt about it. (But I might throw in a box of donuts for good measure.) :)

Pouring Caramel on White Chocolate Cheesecake
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KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

I think it’s time for another great giveaway!!

When I ask people what their favorite kitchen appliance is, over and over people always answer “my KitchenAid Mixer!”

I have 2 of them and they both get worked out on practically a daily basis. And I think every kitchen needs one.
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These easy meatball skewers are made with frozen meatballs and sweet peppers and then basted with a simple sweet and sour sauce for a fast weeknight meal.

Sweet and Sour Meatball Skewers



Originally posted August 26, 2009 – Have I mentioned that I’ve been grilling a lot lately? :) These meatball skewers are so super simple and a great recipe to turn to when you don’t know what to have for dinner and you don’t want a lot of effort. Frozen meatballs and sweet peppers are threaded onto skewers and then basted with a simple 2-ingredient sweet and sour sauce. I love to keep Ikea frozen meatballs on hand just for recipes like this one!

Can I tell you how happy I am to not have kids old enough to be in school right now?? It seems like this is the busiest time of the year for parents of back-to-schoolers. Or maybe it’s just getting back into the groove of things that makes it all seem so busy and hectic.
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