Author: Allison

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 […]

Chocolate Sweet Potato Mini Cakes #FoodBloggerLove

Today is #FoodBloggerLove, which is a day where a group of my food blogger friends and I share the love with some awesome Valentine’s Day themed recipes! I actually love Valentine’s Day. Well, love is perhaps a strong word, but I don’t have the negative reaction that some people have to the holiday. I think […]

Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

I’m having a bit of a love affair with cocoa lately… Back in October, Rodelle was a blog sponsor here on The PinterTest Kitchen for #Choctoberfest, and they sent us some high-quality Dutch processed baking cocoa to test out. Oh mama, was that stuff good! This post is not sponsored by Rodelle in any way… […]

Friday Frenzy #32: Crafty Edition

Winter is the best time for crafts, am I right? During the summer, I want to be outside on the beach or hiking or just hanging out with my friends with a few drinks, watching the sunset. (My life is so hard, right?) But during the winter… I’m usually in pajamas by 7 PM. Heck, […]

Apple Pie Bites

I’m always on the lookout for bite-sized recipes that are perfect for parties and potlucks. The other day, the mini Athens phyllo shells were on sale, so I decided to whip up some apple pie bites, based loosely on a recipe I saw on the Athens website. Oh mama, are they good! They’re just the […]

Friday Frenzy #30: Snowed In Edition

As you already know if you read my post yesterday, I’m snowed in! Here in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, we got 8+ inches of snow, which has drifted to 2+ feet in some places thanks to our crazy wind. Honestly, I actually don’t mind getting snowed in when I don’t have anywhere to go, but Jeffrey has […]

Snowed In! 12 Dinner Ideas You Can Make with What You Have in the Pantry/Fridge

We just got 8+ inches of snow here in Norfolk, Virginia. I don’t mind too much, since it only happens every few years and I didn’t have anywhere to go anyway. 🙂 We actually did go grocery shopping yesterday (we had planned to go because it was Jeffrey’s day off), and the lines were pretty […]