Main Dishes

Pinterest entrees and side dishes we tested.

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 […]

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Butter #CookoutWeek

We all have those go-to recipes when we don’t know what to make. For me, it’s these mini garlic hasselback potatoes. They get tender and slightly crispy, and you can make them on the grill in the summer and in the oven year-round. I used to make them with a sprinkle of garlic powder… but […]

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Grilled Cheese

I have a confession. Don’t hate… but… I don’t like strawberries. I know, I know. Jeffrey always says that I must hate happiness and sunshine and rainbows and puppies. For the record, I do not. I just can’t stand the taste of strawberries. But he loves them, loves them, so I try my best to […]

Easy, Creamy Cheeseburger Pasta Dinner

Although I’m calling this recipe “Cheeseburger Pasta,” the unofficial name in our house is “I don’t know.” As in… “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know.” It’s just an easy dish to whip up when you are out of ideas for dinner. You probably have all the ingredients in your house already – […]

Butter Poached Shrimp and Scallops with Creamed Corn

We have a wonderful little restaurant here in Virginia called The Leaping Lizard Cafe. It’s a small place, set back in a wooded area, and easy to miss. It was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their food looks and tastes like something you’d get at a fine dining experience in any […]

Colorful Chinese Five Spice Tempeh

This is not the normal type of recipe we post here at The PinterTest Kitchen, but every once in a while, I just have to shake things up a bit. Recently, I’ve been trying to eat fewer animal products. I’m not a vegan or even a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I […]

30+ Favorite Summer Potato Salad Recipes

A cookout just isn’t a cookout without potato salad. It’s one of my favorite side dishes of all time, and there are so many delicious variations. My all-time favorite potato salad recipe is this one. It’s one of the first recipes I ever posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen. I love that it includes sour […]

Smokey Coconut Oil Paprika Chicken Drumsticks #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by Smokin’-Os. All opinions are my own. I know this recipe sounds weird. Smokey? Coconut oil? Paprika? But I promise you, these drumsticks are DELICIOUS. The skin gets nice and crispy, and the paprika gives you a mouth-watering flavor. Plus, these drumsticks have a super smokey flavor, thanks to my special […]

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, […]

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, […]

Semi-Homemade Baked Ravioli

Are you guys ready for pretty much the easiest, quickest recipe of all time? You just pop the ingredients for this recipe into your slow cooker, set it on low for four or five hours, and then enjoy a tasty dinner. Plus, you can completely customize this recipe by using all of your favorites – […]

Fried Clam Po’Boy with Homemade Remoulade

I was in my late 20s when I first had a po’boy sandwich. Don’t make fun of my! I’m a northern girl, so I never even saw it on a menu anywhere until I moved to Virginia. These days, we live near an ocean fishing pier, which is home to a cute little restaurant with […]

Beef Stir Fry with Thai Basil & Lime Sauce

I have to admit… I just don’t like more veggies when they are cooked! Raw is fine (I love salads), but I don’t like most vegetable side dishes. I’m a big fan of stir fry because it sneaks more vegetables into my diet. The grocery store had a sale on beef stir fry meat, but […]

Roasted Potato Ribbons with Leeks

I got a new toy! I’ve wanted a spiralizer for a long time, but I thought they were too expensive, not to mention to big and bulky for my tiny kitchen. Then, Brieftons sent me their spiralizer and I realized I was completely wrong! This bad boy is under $30, super light, and comes apart […]

Sweet and Spicy Wings (Made In Your Slow Cooker!)

Game day just isn’t game day without some wings! With the Super Bowl coming up, I’ve been on the hunt for a new tasty wing recipe. When I was in high school, my friends and I would go to wing night at a local bar every week (they had a restaurant area). Someone from our […]