No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert at Weekend Potluck #275



Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Before you head off to have some summer fun this weekend you just have to see what all Weekend Potluck has to offer. The recipe that grabbed the top spot is this No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert from Meatloaf and Melodama. Other featured recipes include Strawberry Sheet Cake, Blueberry Ambrosia Fruit Salad, and My Most Requested Salad Recipe from our very own Mary of Sweet Little Bluebird. So come on y'all, grab a plate and let's dig in! 


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The recipe with the most clicks was...


No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert by Meatloaf and Melodrama

Recipes that caught our attention ~


Strawberry Sheet Cake by Spicy Southern Kitchen


Blueberry Ambrosia Fruit Salad by The Farmwife Cooks


Featured Hostess Recipe ~


My Most Requested Salad Recipe by Sweet Little Bluebird

Your Hostesses ~


  Gonna Want Seconds~ Kathleen 


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Patriotic Berry Trifle




Goodness, it is so hard to believe that Memorial Day is this weekend!  Some kids are already getting out of school for the summer. Our daughter has a couple weeks left but our school system starts after Labor Day so its not quite so bad. So we are counting down the days to summer fun. 


Memorial Day is the kick off to summer none the less wherever you call home. We don't have too much planned for our Memorial Day weekend. We are invited to a cook-out at my sister's house but other than that I am hoping to be able to have a pretty chilled and laid back weekend. 


We pull out all the red, white, and blue on all the patriotic holidays. One of the easiest (and most impressive) things you can make is a trifle. They take absolutely no time at all to throw together and it gets all the oohs and ahhs whenever we serve it. What I love most about a trifle is how easy they are to make. You can use pound cake, angel food cake, or just a plain ol' vanilla cake. Whatever strikes your fancy! If you are having just a small group, consider making individual trifles in mason jars, they are just so stinking cute. The possibilities are endless. So unleash that patriotic spirit this weekend and have fun! 

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Patriotic Berry Trifle

2 cups milk
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
1 angel food cake, cut into cubes
1 pint of strawberries, chopped
1 pint of blueberries
1 can of strawberry pie filling
1 can of blueberry pie filling
2 small containers of whipped topping (or 1 large, seperated)

In a large bowl, mix the milk and vanilla pudding with an electric mixer. Fold in one container of whipped topping.  Set aside. In two smaller bowls, combine the pie fillings with each of the berries. Set aside. In a trifle bowl or punch bowl, add a layer of angel food cake. Next add the pudding mixer, next add the strawberries. Repeat the layers except the second layer add blueberries. Top with the remaining whipped topping and add a few extra berries on the top. Chill until ready to serve. 

Pineapple Cake at Weekend Potluck #274



Happy Friday, let there be cake! We have some great features this week. Topping the list as the most clicked is this Easy Pineapple Cake. Oh how I could go with a piece right now. The other features include Pretty in Pink Summer Salad, Crock Pot Bourbon Bacon Pulled Pork, and Strawberry Shortcake Cake. Come on ya'll, let's eat! 




New to Weekend Potluck? 

Just click on any of the photos below to take you to the full recipes! We keep track of all the recipes you click on. When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you’ll see a bunch of little thumbnail photos of recipes that your favorite food bloggers are sharing right now. The recipe with the most “clicks” this week will be our top featured recipe next week! So make sure you click on all your favorites!

The recipe with the most clicks was...



Easy Pineapple Cake by Mirlandra’s Kitchen


Recipes that caught our attention ~



Pretty in Pink Summer Salad by Cherry and Spice



Crock Pot Bourbon Bacon Pulled Pork by The Salty Marshmallow

Featured Hostess Recipe ~



Strawberry Shortcake Cake by Gonna Want Seconds


Your Hostesses ~

Gonna Want Seconds~ Kathleen 

We TWEET. We PIN. We LIKE.




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Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

I received this Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill for review at no charge and was not monetarily compensated for this review.  All opinions, as always, are all my own.  



We love grilling out during the warmer months. Hubby mans the grill and I get to prop my feet up and relax. That doesn't happen too often for this moma I can tell you. During the spring the weather here in my neck of the woods can go up and down. One day it feels like summer, the next we are back into winter. It is just that good ol' Virginia weather. That makes it extremely hard to plan to get outside and use the grill as much as we like. And then there are weeks like this past week where we have days of nothing but rain, rain, and more rain!! 


I have tried many different grill pans, small indoor grills, and so forth and nothing fit just right. It is never fun when the smoke alarm goes off in your house because its too smoky. None curbed our craving for those foods we love on the outdoor grill so I assumed it was never going to be. So I was super happy when I was asked to try the Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill to see if it was a good fit for our family. As a last ditch effort, I was hoping this was going to be THE one! 




The Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill takes the guesswork out of grilling using a high searing temperature with an adjustable temperature control. A handy dandy light will even indicate when the grill reaches the desired temperature.  Its easy to clean with a removable hood and drip tray. Both of which are dishwasher safe! 


We decided the first thing we would try on the indoor searing grill would be skewers. We love coming up with different skewer recipes for the grill so I knew that would be the perfect recipe to try first. Besides, what is more fun than eating something on a stick? So we pulled out all the ingredients, loaded up the skewers, and turned the grill on. All the while, it was pouring down rain outside. With not a worry of all the rain outside, we were grilling.  Turns out, I had just been waiting for this grill to into our life because it is THE one! 





Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

1- 2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 can of pineapple chunks
Hawaiian BBQ Sauce (bottled or make your own)
assorted peppers, cut up into chunks
salt and pepper to taste

If using wooden skewers, soak in water prior to using so they do not burn. Load up the skewers alternating between the peppers, chicken, and pineapple. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sear on the grill for 15-20 minutes. Brush with BBQ sauce. Enjoy! 


AND GUESS WHAT??  The great folks at Hamilton Beach are giving away one (1)Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill to one (1) lucky winner. See official rules for details. Giveaway ends 5/21/2017. 




Giveaway is for a Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill. Open to US residents 18+ only. One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Prize delivered via US mail. 

Hamilton Beach is not able to ship to PO Boxes. Served Up With Love/Melissa Haydon is not responsible for delivery of prize. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified.


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