Author: Allison

Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes

No “pinspiration” today – this is a recipe straight from my childhood. Growing up, these chocolate cream cheese surprise cupcakes were one of my favorite treats. Forget any Tastykake or Hostess cupcake out there. These are like, ten times better than anything you can buy. Plus, there’s a secret surprise in the middle. Who doesn’t […]

Spanakopita – Greek Spinach Pie

When I lived in Pennsylvania, there was this cute little Greek restaurant less than a mile from my house, and my favorite dish there was the spanakopita, or spinach pie. Now that I live in Virginia, there’s a lack of really fantastic Greek food in my life, so I decided to seek out a spanakopita […]

Cold Crab Dip – Perfect for Parties

Sometimes, you need a quick recipe that holds up well as you travel to a party. When I find myself in that situation, my answer is often to bring a dip. Dips get better as the ingredients meld together, and they’re definitely crowd-pleasers. Oh, and did I mention how gosh darn easy they are? Love […]

What to do When a Recipe Stinks (or You Set the Kitchen on Fire)?

A few weeks ago, I had this craving for cheesecake. I’ve made a few cheesecake recipes in the past, but I wanted to Pinter-Test a new recipe so I could post about it on this blog. The result was such a disaster that it’s not even worth a PinterMESS post. I wouldn’t share this recipe […]

Crock Pot Wine Chicken

You may have realized by now that we like wine here at the PinterTest Kitchen. Whether it’s using that wine in recipes, like this Sunshine Cake, or just drinking it on the side, there’s almost always a cork being popped in the evenings at one or the other Boyer residence. So when I saw this […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Brownies

I’m a fan of easy cake mix recipes, since I’m not as good of a baker as Jess and our Mom (Sharon). Everyone I know loves the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies our family makes, and the Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins I made a few months ago were a big hit. But there’s always room in the […]

Cute Band Aid Get Well Card

A few weeks ago, our cousin took a nasty spill at work and ended up in the hospital. It’s always a scary situation when a bump on the head is involved, but luckily he was discharged after a few days with only bruises and a lost tooth. Since I live in Virgina and he lives […]

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Forget ever buying frozen pizza rolls EVER again. Once you make this recipe, you can’t go back to the store-bought pizza rolls. These are just so much better that the others taste like dirt in comparison! As you might have already realized, we love quick, easy, and cheap recipes here at The PinterTest Kitchen. So, […]

Jack Daniels Sugared Pecans

My love affair with pecans is recent. Growing up, I hated nuts. Other than cashews, I never ate them, and I absolutely hated them in my baked goods. I still do, actually. Nuts do not belong in brownies. But I’ve grown up a bit and can admit that sugared pecans are downright delicious. My mother […]

How to Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Better

My roommate, Leighann, has been super supportive of all the Pinter-Testing going on in our kitchen…even when the ultimate product is a complete mess! So, when her birthday rolled around a few weeks ago, I wanted to do something special for her. Of course, I headed to Pinterest to see what I could come up […]

Thumbs Up: Torchbearer Honey Garlic Wing Sauce

Let me start off this review of Torchbearer Honey Garlic Wing Sauce by saying that I wasn’t contacted by Torchbearer or paid for this review. Heck, I didn’t even get a free sample: I paid for it with my own hard-earned dollars. But it was totally worth it. This is by far one of the […]

Makes-You-Go-MMM Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs

I love easy “throw together” meals that take little prep time and are made with ingredients I usually have in my pantry/fridge. That’s exactly how I feel about this maple mustard chicken. The entire meal is inexpensive, quick to make, and best of all, really tasty. I originally pinned this this recipe from Shelley Roberts, […]

Happy Birthday, Julia!!

If you know me, you know how much I love Julia Child. She was a strong women when you had to be awfully brave to be a strong woman. She was fearless in the kitchen and in life. She was imperfect and loved every bit of her imperfect self. Julia Child died in 2004, but […]

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

We’re all about quick and easy recipes here on the PinterTest Kitchen, and this is one of my quickest/easiest. I made my first batch last Christmas and they were such a hit that they are now a go-to recipe in my arsenal. The credit actually goes to my mom (Sharon) for finding this recipe, but […]

Homemade Pad Thai

Y’all, I think have a new favorite recipe. This homemade Pad Thai recipe rocks. There’s an authentic Thai restaurant about three miles from my house, and I love going there to get Pad Thai. The only problem? It’s a little pricey. Other restaurants in my area may Pad Thai too, of course, but the vast […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Find People to Follow

Pinning is more fun when you’re following lots of other people. Once you’ve followed all of your friends in real life, though, how can you find other interesting people to follow? Here are a few quick tips: Follow your favorite bloggers. More and more bloggers are adding Pinterest buttons to their sites. Check the sidebar […]