Iced Coffee with Chocolate Ice Cubes #Choctoberfest

Y’all… I have a new obsession: Caveman Coffee! This year, Caveman signed up to be a Silver Sponsor for #Choctoberfest. Thank goodness they did, because I had never heard of them before, and I was missing out! I received their White Gold coffee, which has a light, nutty flavor and a creamy texture. I’m usually […]

Easy Mini Chocolate Cream Tarts #Choctoberfest

I love happy accidents! The last time I made cupcakes, I tried out a delicious buttercream recipe (with added chocolate)… but it ended up making almost double what I actually needed to frost my cupcakes. I hate wasting anything, but I didn’t feel like mixing up another batch of cupcakes. So instead, I added some […]

Cocoa-Rubbed Ribeye with Whiskey Bacon Sauce #Choctoberfest

My fiance, Jeffrey, doesn’t eat beef often, but when he does, he almost always wants a ribeye steak. He was a bit skeptical when I told him that I was looking for a way to cook his favorite steak with chocolate for #Choctoberfest, but all doubts were forgotten when he ate his first bite of […]

Jar Brownies (A Treat And A Gift!) #Choctoberfest

Brownies are such a common, but absolutely loved chocolate treat. Boxed mixes are so handy and easy, but this is my go to recipe when I want to made 100% homemade brownies! They’re have more of a cakey consistency than a gooey one, which I personally prefer. Our family has had this recipe in our recipe books so long […]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Raspberry Wine Drizzle #Choctoberfest

It’s #Choctoberfest! How about a yummy chocolate cookie to brighten your day? I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery here in Central Pennsylvania, and I am always on the lookout for tasty recipes we can use at our events. This year, we’re giving out cookie cutters during one event, so I wanted some kind of rolled […]

Fudgy Brownie Cheesecake #Choctoberfest

I love cheesecake like a Golden Girl, and I don’t care who knows it! This fudgy cheesecake is filled with chocolatey richness, and you don’t have to be intimidated to make it. Cheesecake isn’t always the easiest dessert to bake, but if you get some cracks (like I always do), just cover ’em up with […]

Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts #Choctoberfest

In our family, kitchen gadgets and products are common holiday gifts. I think between myself, my sister, and my mother, we have about every one out there. A year or so ago, Santa left a donut pan for me under the Christmas tree. I had never attempted to make donuts (fried or baked) and was excited […]

Chocolate Funfetti Cookies #Choctoberfest

You can’t go wrong with cake mix cookies. Even if you think you aren’t a good baker, it is really, really hard to mess up these cookies! All you have to do is mix up the cookies and then add 1/2 cup of sprinkles. Kids love ’em… and so do adults! The last time I […]

Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles #Choctoberfest

Thank you to Barlean’s for providing the product used in this recipe! All opinions are my own. Peanut butter and chocolate… hands down, this is my favorite flavor combination! This year for #Choctoberfest, my mom found a recipe for fudgesicles with peanut butter, so I knew we had to give it a try. It also […]

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2016 with Imperial Sugar!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year… because it is the first day of #Choctoberfest 2016! #Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you’ll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What’s not to […]

Puff Pastry Apple Roses

With the fall season in full swing, we always like to try out new desserts made with apples. I was watching The Chew one day and they made a rose with puff pastry and apples. They were so pretty that I decided to try my hand at making them, even though I usually prefer quick […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow Recipe

Chow chow is a Pennsylvania Dutch pickled vegetable salad. It is usually made at the end of the summer or beginning of fall when the gardens are about done producing. My grandma Reitz made it and my mom made it when I was growing up. Now my mom and I make it together every year […]

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 […]