Main Dishes

Pinterest entrees and side dishes we tested.

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 […]

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 […]

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Whenever I see avocados on sale, they somehow magically find their way into my cart, much to the dismay of my fiance (who is totally mistaken when he calls guacamole “snot”). I gotta sneak ’em in if there’s any hope of him eating even a tiny piece. But I love to find creative ways to […]

Dill Cucumber Salad #CookoutWeek

I am seriously loving #CookoutWeek! So many yummy recipes are being posted by fellow bloggers, and have you entered our giveaway yet? $300+ worth of cookout goodness. 🙂 Today, I’ve got a simple recipe for you, but this is perfect for any outdoor event – Dill Cucumber Salad! It’s especially good if you’re serving something […]

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 […]

Caprese Salad with Sweet Balsamic Reduction (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about chocolate and strawberries and… salad? Okay, I usually don’t think about salad… but what if it is a luscious, decadent caprese salad with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled over thick slices of ripe tomato, fragrant basil leaves, and of course, fresh, creamy mozzarella cheese. Now that […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Vegetables

This roast chicken recipe is easily one of the fastest, best meals I’ve ever made. Few things make a house smell better than a whole roast chicken being pulled straight out of the oven. Or in this case, a slow cooker. Plus, this is a super easy chicken recipe that is next to impossible to […]

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Crios Wine

This post is sponsored by Crios Wines. Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we like to look at life differently, so we were very excited to work with Crios Wines for this post! They sent us a bottle of Crios Rosé of Malbec, which is perfectly paired with this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp recipe. Crios Rosé […]

Leek and Potato Soup #secretrecipeclub

This month for Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to create and taste-test a recipe from Butter Yum. I was so excited to get Patricia’s blog, because all of her recipes look so delicious! We just finished up #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar, so even though her Mini NY Cheesecakes and Decadent Chocolate Tart recipes both […]

Chocolate Chili #Choctoberfest

Chocolate… chili? Listen, I know it sounds weird, but this chocolate chili recipe is awesome. I made it for my boyfriend’s birthday part last month, and not only did he love it, but the entire party could not stop eating it! Over the past week, we’ve been joined by dozens of other bloggers posting chocolate […]