Dole Signature Recipes

cherry bourbon baked brie

cherry bourbon baked brie

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this cherry bourbon baked brie! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Who doesn’t like warm melted stringy cheese that just oozes and bubbles and then you scoop it up […]

pineapple serrano hummus

Thanks to Dole Packaged Foods for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! I never knew what real hummus tasted like until I went to Israel. Standing on a street corner in […]

asian grilled salmon

grilled salmon asian style

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post for the Asian Grilled Salmon! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Salmon has so many health benefits for all of us. And, this recipe for Grilled Salmon […]

mexican street pork fajita bowl

mexican street pork fajita bowl

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post for the mexican street pork fajita bowl ! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Honestly, I ask you, would you ever think of using a frozen smoothie […]

strawberry chocolate mousse jar

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! If you want something that’s just fabulous that requires little or no effort, then here you go! Strawberry chocolate mousse jar! […]

crunchy pineapple blueberry slaw

crunchy pineapple blueberry slaw

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Today’s most important thing in cooking seems to be ease of preparation, convenience of products/ingredients and simplicity in executing the recipe. […]

lemongrass ginger mixed berry smoothie bowl bar

lemongrass ginger mixed berry smoothie bowl bar

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! You have to love love healthy simple smoothies that have so much versatility. And, that’s what you’re getting with this lemongrass […]

caribbean grilled double cheese sandwich

caribbean grilled double cheese sandwich

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? Mashed potatoes. Chicken soup. Pizza. Pasta. Certainly in that category is […]

wild blueberry pistachio oatmeal cookies

wild blueberry pistachio oatmeal cookies

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! You never know what blueberries will do when your cooking them. Especially in cookies. Sometimes they can burst […]

mango kahuna tuna salad

mango kahuna tuna salad

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! No cook recipes are the best! And, if you can shave off extra time with other shortcuts, then you’re more inclined […]

one pan chicken with pineapple and veggies

one pan chicken with pineapple and veggies

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Honestly, how can six little ingredients (not counting the salt and pepper) bring sooooooooooooooo much flavor and ‘eye candy’ appeal! I […]

pineapple jack pimento cheese

pineapple jack pimento cheese

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Pimento cheese is one of my fave snacks. And, in the South, we love loading up our pimento cheese on celery […]

pineapple tidbit salmon salad

pineapple tidbit salmon salad

  Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. I mean you can have something packed with flavors and textures with just […]

mandarin italian fusion sweet & spicy chili

mandarin italian fusion sweet & spicy chili

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! How about making a chili fusing the sweetness of mandarin oranges with Italian sausage and pepperoni! I mean once you taste […]

korean spicy sweet beef udon noodle bowl

korean spicy sweet beef udon noodle bowl

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Do you think of fruit when you order a korean spicy sweet beef udon noodle bowl? Or an […]

cucumber celery olive odyssey salad

cucumber celery olive odyssey salad

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me on this cucumber celery olive odyssey salad recipe! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! I know what you’re probably thinking now. Why does Ally call this recipe […]

pineapple enchilada slow cooker chicken

pineapple enchilada slow cooker chicken

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this slow cooker chicken! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! When I have company coming, I like to prepare ahead of time a few dishes that […]

honey lime pineapple dipping sauce

honey lime pineapple dipping sauce

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! All the opinions and creativity are solely my own. For a full disclosure, click here! There’s no more favorite way to eat for me and Ben than a tray of nibbles. Call it charcuterie. Mezze. Tapas. Nibbles. Whatever. If you […]

mandarin mango chili lime chicken n' biscuits

mandarin mango chili lime chicken n’ biscuits

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! All the opinions and creativity are solely my own. For a full disclosure, click here! There are sooooooo many things I’m loving about this new product, Fruit n’ Spice Chili Lime Mango Chunks,  from Dole Sunshine! First of all, […]

italian sunshine salad

italian sunshine salad

Taste the flavors of Italy. Taste the happiness of sunshine! You have ‘italian sunshine salad’. Yes, together these two iconic things come together into one amazingly easy and scrumptious salad! I totally believe that with food you can sculpt your perception of so many things, even weather. This is the […]

pineapple upside down minis

pineapple upside down minis

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, […]

squash honey cashew soufflé

squash honey cashew soufflé

Childhood memories. Sparks that come from food. And, this squash honey cashew soufflé takes me back, yes, way back. Growing up in the mountains of Southern West Virginia, Fall had lots of aromatic memories for me. I can smell in my mind’s eye the falling dried leaves from the many trees […]

latin picadillo

latin picadillo

Picadillo is wonderful! It’s a dish that’s popular in Latin cultures~from Cuba to the Phillipines, Mexico and Central and South America, it’s essentially the same, but very different (I know that’s an oxymoron!) depending on the location and culture! Basically, it means ‘minced’ as in ground meat. Traditionally, beef is […]

spicy peach salsa

spicy peach salsa

The peaches you get in the jar from Dole Packaged Foods are just perfect for creating new and fun recipes. Now don’t get me wrong, just opening the jar and eating the peaches naked or with cottage cheese or yogurt is divine, but when you push the boundaries out a […]

coconut jasmine rice olives dried fruit & pine nuts

north african rice dates & olives

When my husband tastes something that he’s found in the refrigerator and doesn’t even know that it’s a new recipe creation. Just something he’s stumbled upon while foraging for food, and he hollers at me ‘Wow, this is really good…’ Then you know what?  It makes the blog list!  Yes, […]

sriracha steak bites and pasta

sriracha steak bites and pasta

Yes, this sriracha steak bites and pasta is a one-pot wonder recipe that will do a disappearing act real fast. Now if it doesn’t, it’s also one of those dishes that gets better the next day. If you have leftovers, then you’re gonna be dancing and twirling! Just check my […]

banana dipper pancakes

banana dipper pancakes

Banana pancakes are ‘good’. But, let’s make them grrrreat! Somehow you’ll be wondering if these banana dipper pancakes are for breakfast, dessert or could they be a sandwich. Well, they can be all! If you go for the dessert, then I’d say a big scoop of ice cream will round […]

cleopatra's waldorf salad

cleopatra’s waldorf salad

Now why in the world would I call this ‘cleopatra’s waldorf salad’? Well, a few reasons. As we know Cleopatra was the exotic goddess pharaoh of the Egypt. After Caesar’s assassination, she aligned with Mark Antony and had three children with him. It is said that she lured Mark Antony […]

cupcake berry pies

cupcake berry pies

Just like an easy ‘go to’ outfit or that ‘little black dress’ that you just know will fill the bill quickly and appropriately for the occasion, this recipe is one of those pretty much fail safe ‘go to’ desserts that you know will bring smiles when served warm out of […]

carrot cake pineapple date nut waffles

carrot cake pineapple date nut waffles

A carrot cake won the 2013 World Food Championships~~the winner took home $50,000 that day for his family’s recipe. Not too shabby, huh? It’s just incredible how comfort food, like carrot cake, warms the soul. That’s why I wanted to stretch carrot cake to another venue~~that of breakfast or brunch […]

~cherry & blackberry galette~

cherry & blackberry galette

 Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! Anytime you mix juicy cherries with explosive sweet large blackberries, you have a tornado of great tastes!  And, just to make […]

boho seasoning cubes

boho carrot ginger seasoning cubes

Sometimes in cooking a seasoning combination is called the ‘holy trinity’. Sometimes cooks call it a ‘mirepoix'(pronounced meer-pwah) which is a French word. And, there are different trinities or mirepoixs~~like a Cajun mirepoix uses onions, celery and green bell peppers, instead of carrots in the French version. Italians call this […]

carrot cake waffles

carrot cake pineapple date nut waffles

A carrot cake won the 2013 World Food Championships~~the winner took home $50,000 that day for his family’s recipe. Not too shabby, huh? It’s just incredible how comfort food, like carrot cake, warms the soul. That’s why I wanted to stretch carrot cake to another venue~~that of breakfast or brunch […]

spatchcock pineapple rosemary chicken

spatchcock pineapple rosemary chicken

No doubt, chicken is one popular bird, and folks love different ways to serve up the clucker! When you ‘spatchcock’ a chicken you not only speed up the cooking of the bird, but you also have a might pretty presentation whether you serve from the skillet or put on a […]

asiago cheese dates & mint toasties

One thing that stands out in my mind about traveling in Italy and especially Tuscany is the cheese, yes, the cheese~~it’s glorious, and one of my favorites is asiago. Cheese like wine is complex, and it takes some investigation into really understanding the differences in various cheeses and between ‘fresh’ […]

~jamaican jerk mac n’ cheese~

jamaican Jerk mac n’ cheese

At the 2013 World Food Championships, I competed in the ‘Recipe Category’ and our ‘themed’ ingredient was pasta! We had to do two builds to make it to the Top 10~~the first a ‘signature’ recipe of our choice.  The second build, which put all contestants on the same playing field, […]

~pineapple date current oatmeal cakies~

pineapple date oatmeal cakies

My barometer for cookies changes with my mood~~sometimes I want something really crunchy and crisp like these chocolate crispers…sometimes my palate’s calling for something chewy like these ginger cookies…and at other times, I just want something really salty!   Today my mood was calling for something earthy and spicy as in […]

Caribbean Tagliatelle with Pan Seared Scallops

Caribbean Tagliatelle with Pan Seared Scallops

Preparing for the World Food Championships meant months of recipe artistry~~hours of thinking consciously and unnumbered hours of thinking subconsciously!  Not to mention hours of work in the kitchen and lotsa money spent on ingredients! This dish was one of those many pasta creations, since ‘pasta’ was the theme ingredient […]

Chardonnay Raspberry Spicy BBQ

Chardonnay Raspberry Spicy BBQ

This recipe is brought to you by DOLE Packaged Foods, however, all of the recipe development and creative food artistry, including the photography, is solely the work of Ally in her Kitchen.  For more information CLICK~ So many of my recipe and ingredient creations come from a subconscious spinning of my […]