Author: Allison

Friday Frenzy #29: Best Of 2017 Edition

We’ve made it! It’s officially the last Friday of 2017. Can you believe it? Above all, I want to say THANK YOU for being a reader and supporter here over the past year. We are excited to continue sharing delicious family recipes in the new year. I feel like this year went especially fast with […]

Friday Frenzy #28: Way Too Busy Edition

Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed with everything left to do in the next few days? I’m excited to see friends and family, but man do I need a nap! Welcome to the Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web. Why is it the best? When you link your favorite posts […]

Chocolate Orange Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

I love the flavors of chocolate and orange together, especially around the holidays. It always makes me think of Terry’s chocolate oranges (YUM). I always thought chocolate and orange was a weird combination, but my dad liked the chocolate oranges. One time, I tried a slice and OH MAMA I was hooked ever since! I […]

Friday Frenzy #27: Etsy Edition

Happy Friday, y’all! This week, I’m elbow deep in Christmas ornaments. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but Jeffrey and I volunteer for a local exotic animal shelter, and I am helping them make these really cool Christmas ornaments for their Etsy shop. Each ornament has a piece of REAL reptile shed inside of acrylic, […]

Friday Frenzy #26: Job Hunting Edition

I had a great college experience. Despite not loving it the first year, mostly due to a bad roommate experience, by sophomore year, I was making friends and really loving my classes. But do you know the one thing I do not miss at all about college? That frenzy of job-hunting senior my last semester. […]

Nutty Florentine Cookies (Gluten-Free) #FBLCookieExchange

I love this time of year. When I was a kid, I can remember being SO excited about Christmas break. I was a pretty nerdy kid and liked learning, so it wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want to go to school. I just was always super excited for Christmas. I love seeing people’s faces when […]

Friday Frenzy #25: Chicken Yodeling Edition

I think this video sums up how my past month has been: It has been absolutely crazy. I’ve been cooking up a storm for the blog, and also volunteering an extreme number of hours, PLUS I took on some writing clients on top of that. I’ve also been helping Jeffrey study for finals and job […]

Crunchy Granola Cups with Yogurt and Fruit

Did you know you can make granola in an air fryer? Weird… but totally yummy! It might seem strange that I’m sharing this recipe today, given that it is Thanksgiving, but it is a quick and easy breakfast or snack you can make today without spending lots of extra time in the kitchen. Don’t skip […]

Friday Frenzy #24: Crazy Writer Edition

Every November, I do something super crazy. I join NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Everyone who participates tries to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. It works out to a little over 1600 words per day, which is actually fairly manageable when you think about it. The point […]

Friday Frenzy #23: Family Favorites Edition

The best recipes are always the recipes that have been passed down through the generations. They’re the recipes that make an appearance at every family function, the recipes that say “a pinch of this” and “a few cups of that” instead of actual measurements, the recipes that people request when you are attending a potluck. […]

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

I just love semi-homemade recipes like these cheesecake swirl brownies. They’re easy to whip up, but also a little special compared to a regular boxed brownie mix. Because of the cheesecake swirl in this recipe, these brownies are more fudgy than cakey. I prefer fudgy brownies anyway, but Jess likes cakey brownies. She is clearly […]

Friday Frenzy #22: Catch a Break Edition

Seriously, doesn’t it sometimes seems like you just can’t catch a break? This week was filled with minor annoyances like tech not working like it should, losing work half-way through a draft, etc. Nothing major, just all annoying stuff to make my life harder. And then… Thursday, I’m on the phone with my mom, when […]

Friday Frenzy #21: Halloween Edition

I love October! The weather is starting to back off (finally) from the super hot and humid days we’ve had here in Virginia…. and Halloween has to be the most fun holiday of the year. I love to dress up, even if it is just to hand out candy to the kids. Actually, I like […]

200+ #Choctoberfest 2017 Chocolate Recipes

#Choctoberfest 2017 is a wrap! Over the past week, 70+ bloggers joined me to post their favorite chocolate recipes. In the end, we had more than 200 recipes posted, ranging from savory to sweet, frozen to hot, easy to complex…. and all of them tasty! Here is the complete list of chocolate recipes from #Choctoberfest […]

Friday Frenzy #20: Chocolate Edition

#Choctoberfest is in full swing this week across over 70 food blogs. If you like chocolate recipes, I definitely recommend checking them out. Here’s what we’ve posted on The PinterTest Kitchen so far: Chocolate Apple Pie Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies 57 Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cups Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Angelic Chocolate […]

S’mores Cookie Cups #Choctoberfest

I know some people think that s’mores are only for the summertime, but let’s be real…if you set a s’mores in from of me, I will eat it any time of year. They are perfect for #Choctoberfest! (Have you entered our #Choctoberfest giveaway yet? Click here!) These cookie cups are a great s’mores alternative if […]