Friday Frenzy #16: Waterlogged Edition

You know it is going to be an interesting phone call when you mom starts with, “I have a story that will beat your racoon story.” This is what she proceeds to tell me… My mom likes to go walking with our neighbor in the morning before work. They are good friends and enjoy getting […]

Crunchy Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas #FantasticalFoodFight

Fellow bloggers, do not forget to sign up for #Choctoberfest 2017. Sign ups close on Oct 1. If you want me to run the other direction, feed me healthy snack food. Seriously, pretty much every “healthy” quick grab-and-go snack I’ve tasted might as well be cardboard. When I need a pick-me-up during the day and […]

Friday Frenzy #15: Cardboard Boxes Edition

Whew, has it ever been a busy week! We are gearing up for #Choctoberfest next month, and I have also been helping to organize a Halloween event for the animal shelter where I work. It seems like I blinked and it is Friday again! This week, the animal shelter received a cat bed tower donation […]

Applesauce Spice Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These spice cupcakes are one of my all-time favorite desserts of all time. When we were picking wedding cupcake flavors, I instantly know that this needed to be one of the options (my husband Jeffrey chose red velvet with white chocolate buttercream, and we also did a lemon cupcake for good measure). Here’s a photo […]

Butter Poached Shrimp and Scallops with Creamed Corn

We have a wonderful little restaurant here in Virginia called The Leaping Lizard Cafe. It’s a small place, set back in a wooded area, and easy to miss. It was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their food looks and tastes like something you’d get at a fine dining experience in any […]

Friday Frenzy #14: Whipped Cream Edition

I almost never buy whipped cream at the store. I can’t even remember the last time I bought it. College maybe? Homemade whipped cream is so easy to make and tastes 100 million times better! All you need is heavy cream and a pinch of sugar (or sweetener of your choice). The key is to […]

Fiesta Eggs Benedict

Okay, here’s something that is a little embarrassing to admit… I am not a super adventurous eater. I try to make myself try out new foods, because I am often very happy I did so, but my natural inclination is to eat what I already know I like. I know, I know… I’m a food […]

Friday Frenzy #13: Bug Out Edition

The horrible devastation happening in Texas right now has been a reminder to me and Jeffrey… we need to make a bug out bag. I had one when I lived in Alexandria (outside of DC), in case I needed to get out of town quickly. When I moved, it got dismantled, and I just have […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Wedding Reception

My wedding day back in June was perfect. On August 19, we had a reception in Pennsylvania, and it was even better. What is better than perfect? I don’t know, but that’s how I felt on my “second” wedding day! I wanted to share with you some pictures from the day. We baked three flavors […]

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

All the photos in this post are courtesy of our awesome wedding photographer Stevie from Stevie B Photography. If you need a photographer in Central Pennsylvania, we highly recommend contacting her! When I asked Jeffrey what flavor of cupcake he wanted for our wedding reception, it wasn’t even a contest.. he wanted red velvet. He […]

Friday Frenzy #12: End of Summer Edition

This summer has been incredible busy. I know I say that every year, but with the wedding and then the reception, plus work and volunteering… crazy. We haven’t even spent any time at the beach, which is ridiculous considering we can literally walk to the end of our street, look right, and see the beach. […]

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

I love the combination of lemon and blueberries! This cake has plenty of both… plus wine. What’s not to love about that? The key to this recipe is to pour the glaze over the cake while it is still hot, so it soaks into the cake. Reserve some to drizzle over after it has cooled […]

Friday Frenzy #11: Full House Edition

Right now, I’m in Pennsylvania for a wedding reception. My wedding reception, in fact! Jeffrey and I got married back in June, but because we live so far away from most of our friends and family, we wanted to have a big party that everyone could attend. I’m staying at my parent’s house, and there […]

Friday Frenzy #10: Cookie Edition

Next week, we are having a reception to celebrate getting married back in June. Jeffrey and I just went to the courthouse, because we didn’t want a big ceremony… but we certainly aren’t going to pass up the chance to throw a party for all our friends and family! As a favor, I of course […]

Colorful Chinese Five Spice Tempeh

This is not the normal type of recipe we post here at The PinterTest Kitchen, but every once in a while, I just have to shake things up a bit. Recently, I’ve been trying to eat fewer animal products. I’m not a vegan or even a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I […]

Friday Frenzy #9: Food Blogger Edition

For today’s Friday Frenzy, I wanted to do something a little different and share some of the tips and tools I use as a food blogger. If you are not a blogger and just here for the recipes, scroll down to get to the deliciousness. If you are a food blogger or considering starting a […]