Desserts

Pinterest desserts we tested.

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread

Every year, I use the holidays as an opportunity to test out new cookie recipes – and this year was no exception. My annual Christmas party featured several new recipes, most from Pinterest of course. I didn’t hear any of my friends complaining! One of the Pinterest recipes I tested out was this one for […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Club Sandwiches

Earlier this week, I posted a peanut butter doggie treat recipe, so I thought it only fair that I also post a human peanut butter treat as well! This recipe is for homemade club sandwiches. No, not the kind made with meat and cheese! These are the candy club sandwiches, like the ones you can […]

Snickerdoodle Muffins That Make You Go Mmm…

Exciting news readers! I recently turned one of my biggest freelance clients into a full time position within the company! Now I have to wake up at a normal time every weekday (okay, that’s not so exciting), put on my big girl pants, and go off to work. But wait! Doesn’t this mean you don’t […]

Flower Sugar Cookies

Once in a while, a seemingly awesome idea from Pinterest doesn’t work out. But it’s awesome recipes and ideas like these Flower Sugar Cookies one that keep me coming back for more and more. When I first saw a pinned image of someone cutting a ball of dough with a pair of scissors, it immediately […]

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

With the holidays coming up, I’ve been on the look out recently for new easy cookie recipes on Pinterest. I’m willing to test out any cookie that sounds yummy, especially when the recipe involves spicing up a cake or cookie mix. It can’t get any easier than that! Remember Allison’s So-Easy-You-Want-to-Kiss-Someone Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins? Two ingredients. […]

How To Make A Box of Brownies Better… With Wine!

Everyone loves a good brownie. They’re a crowd favorite. Plus, with all the different boxes mixes available today, they’re quick and super easy. But plain ole brownies can be boring sometimes. You can make a box of brownies a little fancier by adding m&ms, pretzels, nuts, or even sprinkles on top. Why not try something […]

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 […]

Red Velvet Cookies

*Papa Boyer is in the hospital right now getting heart surgery. We’re all praying for a speedy recovery (and planning some healthy recipes for his return). Thoughts and prayers are definitely appreciated.* Any red velvet cookie always deserves a second look from me. Our whole family likes red velvet goodies. This Red Velvet Cookie recipe […]

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

We’ve all had one time or another when we accidentally let some bananas get overripe. Well what do you do then? Throw them out? No way! You could make banana bread again or put them in the freezer to save for later. Why not try something different? I found these banana oatmeal cookies in the […]

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

With the fall season here, I like to make pumpkin bread. I usually get a neck pumpkin and cut it up and cook it until soft. Then I run it through the food mill and have fresh pumpkin puree. The puree can be used for baking or put in the freezer for later use. If […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats

Most kids go crazy for rice krispie treats. I was never crazy about them when I was little. I think it’s because I’m not crazy about marshmallows. But I remember this peanut butter and chocolate kind that I actually did like, but it was discontinued after only a short time. Bummer… Cruising around Pinterest a little while […]

Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies

Betty Crocker has some great recipes out there. When I started cooking, my mom (Lena) gave me a Betty Crocker cookbook containing all of the basics, almost the same as the one she had when she started cooking. Two years ago, I was in line at the grocery store and I spied Betty Crocker’s Christmas […]

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 […]

Pinter-MESS: Lemon Brownies That Went From Bad To Worse

As we’ve learned here at The PinterTest Kitchen before, sometimes a recipe turns out to be a huge Pinter-Mess regardless of how good it sounds or looks. Remember my chocolate and caramel microwave mug cake? or Allison’s nasty jello cookies? Those both were just plain bad. Back when our Mom first signed-up for Pinterest, I […]

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 […]