Author: Allison

Grilled Pound Cake with Honey Vanilla Apples

This year, Chef Shamy was one of our delicious #CookoutWeek sponsors. Well, let me tell you, I am still enjoying their yummy flavored butters on pretty much everything. Thank goodness their butter comes in huge tubs! We were grilling recently and I wanted something sweet for dessert. But of course it has been so hot […]

167+ Cookout Recipes for Your Next Summer Party

#CookoutWeek 2018 is officially over, but there’s no reason the party has to end. This year, we had over 160 recipes posted by our awesome bloggers, and many of these bloggers will continue to post cookout-themed recipes during the rest of summer. THANK YOU again to our awesome sponsors, Barlean’s, Chef Shamy, Maple Leaf Farms, […]

Lemonade Cupcakes #CookoutWeek

I love lemon-flavored desserts during the summer. There’s just something about lemons and other citrus fruit that screams YAY SUMMERTIME to me. When I was thinking about doing a lemonade cupcake recipe for #CookoutWeek, I originally was considering raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some other fancy flavor. But you know what? My favorite thing […]

Campfire Duck Bacon Pancakes #CookoutWeek

Duck bacon? I know it sounds weird, but this bacon is downright delicious! This year, Maple Leaf Farms is one of our awesome #CookoutWeek sponsors, so I was lucky enough to get some delicious duck products to taste-test. I was very tentative, because I have tried some products masquerading as bacon that are… well…definitely not […]

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Butter #CookoutWeek

We all have those go-to recipes when we don’t know what to make. For me, it’s these mini garlic hasselback potatoes. They get tender and slightly crispy, and you can make them on the grill in the summer and in the oven year-round. I used to make them with a sprinkle of garlic powder… but […]

Welcome to #CookoutWeek 2018!

#CookoutWeek 2018 is here! During the next week, I am joining over 50 of my blogger friends to celebrate summer by posting delicious cookout-themed recipes. If you love grilling, frozen treats, picnics, berries, s’mores, campfire meals, and other summer goodies… you are in the right place! This week, we are also hosting a HUGE giveaway […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cookies

My mom makes the BEST chocolate peanut butter cake. The cake itself is chocolate, but then she tops it with peanut butter icing…. omg, SO GOOD y’all. And I’m not usually a big cake person. When Better Body Foods sent me some PBfit powdered peanut butter to try, I immediately thought about that cake. I […]

Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

Who wants to win a KitchenAid stand mixer? I’ve joined forces with 20 food blogger friends to put together this giveaway. You’ll gain another entry every time you follow one of us on Instagram. Here are the details: 1 winner will receive a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt stand mixer in their choice of color. If […]

Classic Shakshuka #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. When I was in Israel for a press trip a few years ago, the breakfasts and brunches we were provided were not really my cup of […]

Green Apple Smoothie #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Smoothies are my jam. If you ask me, they are the perfect treat any time of day. But I especially love them for brunch when I […]

Steak and Egg Mini Quiches #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. I’m a crust girl. And by that, I mean, I love mini pies and tarts because you get more crust than you do with a regular […]

Chocolate Coffee Maple Cupcakes #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Jeffrey officially started his new job this month! I was a ball of nerves waiting for him to get home to see how things went on […]

Welcome to #BrunchWeek 2018 (+ A Brunch-Themed Giveaway!)

Welcome to #BrunchWeek 2018 hosted by Love and Confections and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we host #CookoutWeek every June and #Choctoberfest every October, but this year, I wanted to participate in a fun themed week hosted by other bloggers. And y’all… I LOVE BRUNCH. We actually have a restaurant near […]

Frozen Strawberry Pie

! As I mentioned in my last post… I don’t like strawberries. When I tell people, they are genuinely horrified and confused. I get it. It’s how I feel when people tell me they don’t like chocolate. I mean… what? It’s chocolate. But my mom loves strawberries, and so does my husband, and so does […]

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Grilled Cheese

I have a confession. Don’t hate… but… I don’t like strawberries. I know, I know. Jeffrey always says that I must hate happiness and sunshine and rainbows and puppies. For the record, I do not. I just can’t stand the taste of strawberries. But he loves them, loves them, so I try my best to […]

Shamrock Mint Sugar Cookies

Here in Norfolk, we take St. Patrick’s Day seriously! The neighborhood where I live, Ocean View, has a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day parade every year. We’re talking bagpipes, step dancers, and lots of random people dressed in green from head to toe. We were even in the parade last year with the animal shelter where […]