Chewy Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Caramel is the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge. It was a great choice from Victoria from The DIY Foodie. What to make? With the holidays coming I knew I needed a new cookie to try, since I am known as the cookie lady. I started searching on Pinterest and came across a version of […]

Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes

The other day I made some pumpkin bread and I had some extra pumpkin puree left. Our family loves pumpkin bread, but I wanted to use the extra pumpkin to try something new. What to make with it? I only had a 1/2 cup left. Don’t you just hate that, when you only have a […]

M&M Blondies

I’m usually not a huge fan of blondies… but add some M&Ms and I’m sold! Blondies are kind of a cross between a cookie and a brownie, using vanilla instead of chocolate flavors. Traditionally, they have white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or nuts, but the little taste of chocolate in the candy works really well […]

Sour Cherry Almond Cake

This year my mom’s sour cherry tree was full of cherries. What to do with them all? My brother, his son, and Allison love, love, love cherry pie, so my mom freezes a lot of cherries to make the pie throughout the year. But since we had to many this year, I decided to go […]

#Choctoberfest 2015 Roundup (with Rescue Chocolate!)

Wow, #Choctoberfest 2015 went by so fast… and I now have hundreds of new chocolate recipes to taste-test. A special thank you to two groups of people: First, our sponsors… they made this entire event possible! Second, the bloggers who took part by posting their favorite chocolate recipes this past week. Without them, there would […]

Cherry Cranberry Ribbon Cookies

I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to posting this recipe! I first made this recipe several years ago for my Christmas cookie plates, and they were an instant favorite. This month, we’re joining a new blogging group called Monthly Ingredient Challenge, and as the name implies, we all create dishes around a single […]

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Crios Wine

This post is sponsored by Crios Wines. Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we like to look at life differently, so we were very excited to work with Crios Wines for this post! They sent us a bottle of Crios Rosé of Malbec, which is perfectly paired with this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp recipe. Crios Rosé […]

Lindt Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups

If you like to make cookies, here is a fancy cookie cup that isn’t hard to make but looks like you slaved away making it. The cookie uses three kinds of chocolate, (unsweetened cocoa powder, Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE milk chocolate and Lindt LINDOR truffles). Add this recipe to you cookie plates that you make up […]

Leek and Potato Soup #secretrecipeclub

This month for Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to create and taste-test a recipe from Butter Yum. I was so excited to get Patricia’s blog, because all of her recipes look so delicious! We just finished up #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar, so even though her Mini NY Cheesecakes and Decadent Chocolate Tart recipes both […]

Chocolate Peanut Better Hemp Seed Truffles #Choctoberfest

I always though hemp seeds were just something really healthy people added to their smoothies. I didn’t think they were for me… Until now. Just Hemp Foods was one of our awesome sponsors for #Choctoberfest 2015, and they send over hulled hemp seeds, toasted hemp seeds, hemp oil, and hemp protein powder for me to […]