Avocado Deviled Eggs

Whenever I see avocados on sale, they somehow magically find their way into my cart, much to the dismay of my fiance (who is totally mistaken when he calls guacamole “snot”). I gotta sneak ’em in if there’s any hope of him eating even a tiny piece. But I love to find creative ways to […]

Cookout Recipes for Your Next Summer BBQ

#CookoutWeek is a wrap here at The PinterTest Kitchen, but we’ll be trying out yummy cookout recipes all summer long. Nearly 50 other bloggers from across North America joined us for #CookoutWeek earlier this month, and we posted over 130 yummy recipes. Here’s the entire collection so you can taste-test them yourselves: Grilled/Smoked Chicken Grilled […]

White Sangria Popsicles #CookoutWeek

#CookoutWeek is winding down, and I’m looking forward to trying out the yummy recipes bloggers have been posting. I wanted to end the week on a sweet note, with a recipe that is great for a hot summer day. When it is 90° and humid outside, doesn’t a fruity popsicle taste perfect? And it’s even […]

Chocolate-Covered Patriotic Pretzels #CookoutWeek

You guys… this is pretty much the easiest, cutest idea in the world for any patriotic holiday, like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Veteran’s Day, etc. I saw this idea from several different sources on Pinterest, so I just had to give it a go. They were a huge hit at a Memorial Day […]

Dill Cucumber Salad #CookoutWeek

I am seriously loving #CookoutWeek! So many yummy recipes are being posted by fellow bloggers, and have you entered our giveaway yet? $300+ worth of cookout goodness. Today, I’ve got a simple recipe for you, but this is perfect for any outdoor event – Dill Cucumber Salad! It’s especially good if you’re serving something spicy, […]

Lemonade Cookie Cups #CookoutWeek

What’s summer without tall glasses of lemonade? It’s perfect on those sweltering days when even the AC can’t keep you cool. These cookie cups have all the delicious flavors of a glass of lemonade in a convenient bite-sized form, so they’re perfect if you want a dessert or snack at your next cookout. (They are […]

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs #CookoutWeek

It wouldn’t be #CookoutWeek without some kind of BBQ chicken recipe. It’s one of my favorite meals! I remember when I was a kid, the last day of the summer camp I attended would always feature a BBQ chicken dinner. They’d start the wood going really early in the day, and by 5 or 6, […]

Summer Pasta Salad with Vegetables #CookoutWeek

It’s #CookoutWeek here on The PinterTest Kitchen. We’ve banded together with 50+ of our favorite bloggers to bring you yummy summer recipes (not to mention a cookout-theme giveaway), and today we wanted to get things started with a delicious pasta salad filled with fresh vegetables. First I would like to thank The French Farm for […]

Welcome to #CookoutWeek 2016!

I am so excited that it is finally summer, and you know what that means – picnics, BBQs, camping, pool parties, and… cookouts! This year, we’ve got something special to celebrate! We joined forces with around 50 of our blogging friends to bring you #CookoutWeek – an entire week filled with yummy summer recipes perfect […]

Indian Chicken and Potato Stew

Usually, I stick to the stuff I know when I’m cooking dinner. Roast Chicken with Vegetables. French Break Pizza. Rustic Beef Stew. My fiance Jeffrey and I love food from just about every ethnicity, but we usually go out to eat when staying too far from what I grew up eating. But every once in […]

Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing

Show of hands, who here has/had a grandmother whose pockets and/or purse always seemed to have a few Werther’s Original butterscotch candies in them? That’s what I thought… everyone in the world can put your hand down. These cupcakes pack all of the punch of a Werther’s Original and then some. I actually found the […]

Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Back in February, I made Itty-Bitty Strawberry Cookie Cups for #FoodBloggerLove, and the recipe was such a hit that I tried out some other flavors too. My husband Jim loves red velvet, so of course mini red velvet cookie cups went over really well in our house. He wished they weren’t so tiny, but that’s […]

Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway!

Confession: I love Whole Foods a little too much. It’s like the grocery store version of Disney World! When I lived up in PA, I always got excited to go to Wegmans, and I was super bummed when I found out that Wegmans didn’t extend south to where I was moving. But then I found […]

Herb-Roasted Veal with Blackberry Balsamic Sauce #ReVEALingExcellence

This post is sponsored by Cedar Springs Veal. I have a confession to make… Before creating this recipe, I never in my 31 years on this planet made or even eaten veal! Growing up, my dad was a butcher. His dad (my grandfather) started a butcher shop called Boyer’s Meats, and I think everyone in […]

How to Make Cheesecake Filling for Cake

When I originally started writing this blog post, I called it “Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling.” But let’s be honest. This recipe is all about the cream cheese filling, which tastes just like cheesecake baked in the middle of your bundt cake. The chocolate cake recipe doesn’t actually matter, because it is just […]

Irish You Were Here! St. Patrick’s Day Party Recipes

Like I mentioned in my last post, we host a huge St. Patrick’s Day party every year, because my neighborhood does a big block party and parade. No a little dinky parade either. We’re talking several hours of marching bands, step dancers, floats, and more. The parade route is over a mile long and thousands […]