Author: Sharon

Hot Cocoa Cookies #Choctoberfest

I think this recipe is the most chocolatey recipe of all time! It has chocolate pudding mix, hot cocoa mix, cocoa powder, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. Chocolate to the max!!! So, I knew I had to try it for #Choctoberfest this year. To make this cookie even better, it uses brown sugar […]

Triple Chocolate Truffles #Choctoberfest

I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery and we have a wine and truffles event in February. It’s always really special to make homemade candies. The truffle recipe we use, however, is very labor intensive. I saw a truffle recipe on Pioneer Woman that looked a lot easier, so I decided to try a version for […]

Easy S’mores Cookies + 12 S’mores Inspired Recipes #Choctoberfest

Who doesn’t loves s’mores? Growing up, I was part of the Girl Scouts and we had s’mores at every event during the summer. So, when I saw that Hershey’s now makes s’mores baking pieces, I couldn’t resist. Into the cart they went! To make these cookies… just follow the recipe on the bag! Usually, we […]

Breakfast Stuffed Biscuits

I recently tried a recipe published in our local newspaper, and they are great if you are looking for a quick breakfast you can eat on the go. I used bacon in these, but you could customize with your favorite meat of choice, such as ham or sausage. Or, leave out the meat completely for […]

Tortellini Salad #CookoutWeek

I would like to share a recipe from my good friend, Cathy Repp, who caters events at the winery where I work. Every time she is coming, our entire staff looks forward to tasting her food. It is always delicious. She passed this recipe on to me a few years ago and was gracious enough […]

Cranberry Orange Mimosas #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. No brunch is complete without mimosas! I work at Benignas’s Creek Winery and I wanted to come up with a mimosa for #BrunchWeek using one of […]

Chocolate Tapioca Pudding #Choctoberfest

I never made tapioca pudding before, but my husband, Jim, likes it, so I decided to give it a try. I bought a box of quick cooking tapioca and checked out the recipe on the box. The box happened to mention a chocolate version of tapioca pudding – perfect for our chocolate-themed #Choctoberfest week. Actually, […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. #CookoutWeek is once again upon us. It’s time to test some new recipes for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations… and make some old favorites! Thank you to The French Farm for being one of our sponsors for cookout week. Last year, […]

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Christmas is right around the corner. Are you looking for a quick and easy cookie to make  for a party or just need another cookie for your cookie trays? These chocolate caramel cookies are perfect. All it takes is a Devils Food cake mix, eggs, canola oil, and a bag of mini rolos. What is […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate. These cookies pack a lot of flavor into a single bite or two. In the past, I made pumpkin spice cookies using pumpkin pudding mix, but I wanted to find a cookie with a more prominent pumpkin flavor. These fit the bill! I used milk chocolate chips […]

Puff Pastry Apple Roses

With the fall season in full swing, we always like to try out new desserts made with apples. I was watching The Chew one day and they made a rose with puff pastry and apples. They were so pretty that I decided to try my hand at making them, even though I usually prefer quick […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow Recipe

Chow chow is a Pennsylvania Dutch pickled vegetable salad. It is usually made at the end of the summer or beginning of fall when the gardens are about done producing. My grandma Reitz made it and my mom made it when I was growing up. Now my mom and I make it together every year […]

White Sangria Popsicles #CookoutWeek

#CookoutWeek is winding down, and I’m looking forward to trying out the yummy recipes bloggers have been posting. I wanted to end the week on a sweet note, with a recipe that is great for a hot summer day. When it is 90° and humid outside, doesn’t a fruity popsicle taste perfect? And it’s even […]

Lemonade Cookie Cups #CookoutWeek

What’s summer without tall glasses of lemonade? It’s perfect on those sweltering days when even the AC can’t keep you cool. These cookie cups have all the delicious flavors of a glass of lemonade in a convenient bite-sized form, so they’re perfect if you want a dessert or snack at your next cookout. (They are […]

Summer Pasta Salad with Vegetables #CookoutWeek

It’s #CookoutWeek here on The PinterTest Kitchen. We’ve banded together with 50+ of our favorite bloggers to bring you yummy summer recipes (not to mention a cookout-theme giveaway), and today we wanted to get things started with a delicious pasta salad filled with fresh vegetables. First I would like to thank The French Farm for […]

Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Back in February, I made Itty-Bitty Strawberry Cookie Cups for #FoodBloggerLove, and the recipe was such a hit that I tried out some other flavors too. My husband Jim loves red velvet, so of course mini red velvet cookie cups went over really well in our house. He wished they weren’t so tiny, but that’s […]