Entrees

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Low-Carb Fettuccine Alfredo (You Won’t Believe It’s Not Pasta!)

I’m a sucker for pasta dishes, but let’s face it… this time of year, I definitely don’t need to be scarfing down a huge dish of fettuccine alfredo! This recipe doesn’t actually contain any pasta, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised how similar it is to a big bowl of fettucine alfredro. And no “zoodles” – […]

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey and Buffalo Sauce #FreeTheOven

This is a guest post from John McLemore from Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc. I’ve never tried frying a turkey, but I have to admit, the reduced cooking time would really help me out on Thanksgiving Day when I’m trying to feed 10+ people! And extra oven space? That would be super useful! Have you ever deep […]

Cocoa-Rubbed Ribeye with Whiskey Bacon Sauce #Choctoberfest

My fiance, Jeffrey, doesn’t eat beef often, but when he does, he almost always wants a ribeye steak. He was a bit skeptical when I told him that I was looking for a way to cook his favorite steak with chocolate for #Choctoberfest, but all doubts were forgotten when he ate his first bite of […]

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs #CookoutWeek

It wouldn’t be #CookoutWeek without some kind of BBQ chicken recipe. It’s one of my favorite meals! I remember when I was a kid, the last day of the summer camp I attended would always feature a BBQ chicken dinner. They’d start the wood going really early in the day, and by 5 or 6, […]

Indian Chicken and Potato Stew

Usually, I stick to the stuff I know when I’m cooking dinner. Roast Chicken with Vegetables. French Break Pizza. Rustic Beef Stew. My fiance Jeffrey and I love food from just about every ethnicity, but we usually go out to eat when staying too far from what I grew up eating. But every once in […]

Herb-Roasted Veal with Blackberry Balsamic Sauce #ReVEALingExcellence

This post is sponsored by Cedar Springs Veal. I have a confession to make… Before creating this recipe, I never in my 31 years on this planet made or even eaten veal! Growing up, my dad was a butcher. His dad (my grandfather) started a butcher shop called Boyer’s Meats, and I think everyone in […]

Smoked Turkey Panini with Avocado Mayonnaise Spread

I’m a huge fan of turkey paninis, but I don’t own a panini press. But did you know that you can make paninis at home – really delicious paninis – without owning a press? Recently, I got the chance to try Oscar Mayer Selects Natural Applewood Smoked Turkey lunch meat, and I knew it would […]

Easy New England Clam Chowder in Toasted Bread Bowls

I’m a huge fan of semi-homemade recipes. You don’t have to cook everything 100% from scratch to give your family a tasty, satisfying meal. Life is too short to spend every waking moment in the kitchen. Sandra Lee is of course the queen of semi-homemade recipes. I picked up a few of her cookbooks, and […]