Author: Allison

“OMG” Sour Cream Chicken

For those nights when you just don’t know what to make or are dealing with picky dinner guests or just don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen…this is the perfect recipe. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, it was simply called “OMG Chicken.” I’ve taken to calling it Sour Cream Chicken, since that’s […]

30 Kitchen Stocking Stuffers

Looking for a stocking stuffer for your favorite home chef? Really neat kitchen gadgets don’t have to be expensive. Today, I have compiled a list of 30 kitchen-related items that would be great for stocking stuffers (or smaller items to give to friends). Everything on this list is small, under $20, and super useful in […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Disclaimer: I am not the biggest fan of sweet potatoes. I have an especially adverse reaction to the stick gooey that people drizzle over tip. Yuck. So when my roommate, Leighann, said she was trying a new sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving instead of making regular white potatoes, I was a little bummed But to […]

Sesame Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

I have a confession to make: I really don’t like to eat my vegetables. I don’t mind some raw veggies to much on for a snack or even a salad as a meal, but when it comes to cooked veggies…blech. Peas, broccoli, green beans…yuck, yuck, yuck. I don’t even really liked cooked carrots or corn […]

Review: Kraft Fresh Take Cheese and Breadcrumb Mix

A few weeks ago, both my mom (Sharon) and I noticed a new product at the grocery store: Kraft Fresh Take Mixes. Located in the refrigerated section near the shredded cheese, these mixes feature a cheese and breadcrumb mixture that you can use to coat meat before baking. We decided to give one a try […]

What to do if you don’t have a Cooling Rack

When you read a recipe, especially for baked goods, you’ll often see that the last step is to cool the cookies or muffins or whatever on a cooling rack. Doing this allows the baked goods to cool more quickly and evenly, so it’s a valuable step that you shouldn’t skip. But what if you don’t […]

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

We love our red velvet around here. If you haven’t seen them already, we’ve posted iced red velvet cookies and red velvet thumbprint cookies. But today’s recipe takes the cake (no pun intended). They’re annoying to make, but this is the absolutely best red velvet treat out there for those of you who love red […]

Pinterest Now Allows Private Boards!

Those of us who use Pinterest daily have been waiting for this for a long time: Pinterest is finally allowing users to create private boards! Woo hoo! Called secret boards, all you have to do to create one is log into Pinterest and then go to your profile (your list of boards). If it’s the […]

Crisp and Creamy Fillo Chicken Packets

I absolutely love fillo dough. As you may remember, I used it in the spanakopita recipe we tried a few weeks ago, and today we’re using it in a similar technique to make crispy, buttery, creamy, perfect fillo chicken packets. They’re like little gifts on your plate. This recipe isn’t one I learned from Pinterest. […]

No-Bake Treats for Riding Out the Hurricane

Here on the East Coast, the PinterTest Kitchen ladies are riding out Hurricane Sandy. Although we all still have power, we’re not sure how long that will last. But just because you don’t have electricity doesn’t mean you can’t eat well! Here are some no-bake treats that can hold you over through the roughest of […]

What I Ate in Israel

I spent last week in Israel, mostly¬† Tel Aviv, with some stops in Jerusalem and Haifa. It wan an amazing experience on so many levels. The food? Strange and unusual at times, but mostly delicious. Here’s a look at what I ate:

Cold Spinach Artichoke Dip

Now that we’re knee-deep in football season (and baseball season for that matter), I wanted to share another great dip recipe to serve at your next tailgate or game day party. Even if it’s just you vegging in front of the couch watching the game by yourself, this Spinach Artichoke Dip makes it a party! […]

What Foods Should I Try While I’m in Israel?

The PinterTest Kitchen is going to Israel! Woo! A few months ago, I was invited by Israel’s Ministry of Trade to visit the country and check out their booming tech industry. I’ve never even been out of the country before, and as this post is published, I’m at the airport getting ready to board my […]

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

We all have certain recipes in our repertoire that are full-proof, that we can come back to again and again because we know they’ll always be good. That’s how I feel about this Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake. It’s the most forgiving recipe I know. True story: one time, I was half-way through the recipe before […]

50+ Spooky Halloween Recipes…from Pinterest!

It’s now officially October and I no longer have to feel ashamed of obsessing over my October 31 costume or listening to the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack on loop. Oh, who are we kidding. I wasn’t ashamed of those things before! :-p Seriously, though, I’ve been pinning recipes and other Halloween projects in anticipation of […]

Restaurant-Style Queso

I love a good copycat recipe. Whenever I go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant, I love ordering the queso. Does anyone out there not love a big bowl of gooey melted cheese? Okay, well our grandmother doesn’t love a big bowl of gooey melted cheese. She doesn’t like cheese at all. She’s weird. […]