Summer is waining and Fall is almost here, but our West Texas temperatures will remain comfortable into November. Football games and tailgating parties are in full swing, so try this burger I discovered on a vacation to Maui: Instead of topping your burger with lettuce, tomato and onion, try a slice of fresh pineapple and a dash of bar-b-que sauce. Sweet and tangy, it's a good break from the traditional burger.

Here is a great recipe from

'Drain pineapple juice in a bowl. Add teriyaki sauce and mix. Place pineapple slices and 3 tablespoons of pineapple teriyaki mixture in a resealable plastic bag. Turn to coat and set aside. Shape hamburger into 4 patties and spoon remaining pineapple teriyaki sauce over top. Preheat grill. Butter buns. Place burger patties on hot grill and grill until done. Place buns on grill cut side down to toast lightly. Remove pineapple slices from bag and place on grill and cook until slightly browned and warmed through. Assemble burgers with patty, pineapple slices, lettuce, onion slices, Swiss cheese and bacon.'

Pineapple can also be used in a variety of garnishes, from salsa to salad.