Nancy’s Pineapple Salad


Welcome to the ELEVENTH post of the Saving Second Base project!

Today’s contributor is my friend, Kim
My name is Kim Hardwick and I am a mother of two boys.

I started dating my high school sweetheart, who is now my husband, a few months after his mother, Nancy, had finished chemotherapy for breast cancer. The first time I talked to his mother I thought she had the sweetest voice I had ever heard. She has been in my life for fifteen years now and I am blessed to be her daughter-in-law.

I remember the first Christmas dinner I shared with my husband’s family. There was this interesting looking dish that was topped with marshmallows and cheese that everyone devoured like it was their last supper. The marshmallow and cheese combination seemed strange to me so it took several years for me to try it.
Surprise, surprise!
It was delicious. The tart, sweet pineapple and the sharp cheese with soft sweet marshmallows is fabulous

Recipe: Nancy’s Pineapple Salad


  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbls flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • small tub of cool whip
  • 8 oz. grated Longhorn cheese


  1. Mix flour, sugar and salt in a large sauce pan then add crushed pineapple.
  2. Add 2 beaten egg yolks and cook on low heat until thick.
  3. Transfer cooked mixture to a 9 x 13 in pan and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Spread tub of cool whip over the pineapple mixture.
  5. Add a layer of marshmallows then top with cheese.

Thank you so much for sharing your story and Nancy’s recipe!

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