Author: Allison

Friday Frenzy Link Party #2: Cute and Cuddly Edition

Something you might not know about me is that I volunteer at a local animal rescue. I had been looking for a volunteer opportunity, but every time I tried to get involved, I couldn’t make it work. Jeffrey and I only have 1 vehicle, so he has to be able to drop off/pick up on […]

Strawberry and Fig Jam Crescents

After my recipe for Cardamom Date Scones was such a smashing success in this house, I’ve been itching to use cardamom in more recipes. I’m on a cardamom kick! Which is not as crazy as some of the other kicks I’ve been on. It’s about a 7 out of 10 on the “Allison’s Ingredient Kicks” […]

Friday Frenzy Link Party #1: New Beginnings and Blogger Friends

When I first started blogging here at The PinterTest Kitchen, one of my favorite ways to find new recipes, drive traffic, and connect with more bloggers was to join link parties. For those of you who are not bloggers, a “link party” is simply a collection of links to awesome blog posts across the Internet. […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Bridal Shower

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a huge yard sale, which included several bags of old dresses. The entire day, my cousins and I played dress-up between sales, donning her old outfits and marching down a make-shift aisle in the yard. I don’t know if the yard sale was a success, but […]

How to Make Drinking Vinegar + My Blueberry Shrub Recipe

I think vinegar is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate, like cilantro (yuck) or avocado (yum). I happen to love vinegar and the acidic bite it brings to recipes. But it wasn’t until last year that I ever heard of “drinking vinegar.” I’ve heard of drinking a little apple cider vinegar […]

Spiralized Kaleidoscope Salad

Last week during #RecipeMakeover, we published a number of better-for-you recipes to help kickstart your healthier spring diet. If you missed any of the recipes, check them out here: Smokey Dijon Salmon Skewers DIY Unicorn Frappuccino with No Added Sugar Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastries Sugar-Free Carrot Cake wit Honey Cream Cheese Icing And […]

Smokey Dijon Salmon Skewers #RecipeMakeover

Today is the last day of #RecipeMakeover, and your last chance to enter to win our huge prize pack, which includes one of the BEST products I’ve tried in a long time! And I’m not just blowing smoke… Well, actually I am. I’m blowing lots of smoke! Because the product I’m talking about is Smokin’-Os, […]

DIY Unicorn Frappuccino with No Added Sugar #RecipeMakeover

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino might just be a passing trend, but when I saw the amount of sugar in the drink, I knew I had to do a DIY version for #RecipeMakeover! This week on the blog, we are making over some of your favorite recipes to be just a little better for you – […]

Sugar-Free Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing #RecipeMakeover

I absolutely love carrot cake… but I’m also very picky about it. I usually don’t order carrot cake when we’re eating at a restaurant because you never know what you’re going to get. Is it going to be dry or have a stringy texture? Is it going to be so filled with nuts and raisins […]

Welcome to #RecipeMakeover 2017!

After a long winter of snowstorms, stews, and sweets, spring is the perfect time to get back to the basics – delicious, whole foods and dishes packed with fruits and veggies that are great for your overall health. To eat a healthier diet, you don’t need to make drastic changes (unless recommended by a doctor). […]

Chocolate Key Lime Pie

Everything is better with chocolate, right? I have to admit, I was skeptical about chocolate with key lime pie at first. I do love chocolate-dipped frozen key lime pie, though, so I though, “Why not give it a try?” I’m so glad I did! Everything is better with chocolate. This just proves it. What makes […]

How to Get Ready for Guests in a Dash (Plus Our Easy Cheese Dip Recipe!)

For the last few years, my fiance and I have been Airbnb hosts. Not only does this help us supplement our income, but we also get to meet people from around the world. We’ve had guests from as far away as Australia! (Learn how to become a host here.) Getting ready for Airbnb guests is […]

Cardamom Date Scones

I think I have a scone problem. I just can’t resist them! I’ve never met a scone I didn’t like. My favorite buttermilk scones are perfect with bits of fruit and chocolate in them, and they are extremely moist. But sometimes, you want a crumbier, dryer scone that is perfect for dunking in tea or […]

Mini Blood Orange and Chocolate Trifles

Orange and chocolate is one of those timeless combinations that always seems to work. The tangy brightness of the citrus… the sweet, deep flavors of the chocolate… is your mouth watering yet? My email inbox is overflowing, often with requests from food brands to try their products. More often than not, I say no, simply […]

“Pot of Gold” Miniature Rainbow Cupcakes

I’m so darn proud of these cupcakes. Have you ever tried a recipe that you were sure was going to be a flop? That’s how I felt with this recipe. I was sure that the rainbow batter was going to blob together and create an ugly gray mess. Boy, was I wrong! SUPER WRONG! These […]

50+ Dessert Recipes with Bailey’s Irish Cream

Bailey’s Irish Cream is my favorite liqueur of all time! When I turned 21, the very first drink someone bought me was a “buttery nipple” shot, which part butterscotch schnapps and part Bailey’s. Yum! With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to find some new recipe ideas. Every year, our street is […]