Main Dishes

Pinterest entrees and side dishes we tested.

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 […]

Chocolate Beef Stew #Choctoberfest

When I first came up with the idea for #Choctoberfest, I knew I’d have a hard time choosing which dessert recipes to taste-test and share… But I never imagined that I’d also be sharing some hearty dinner recipes! I know chocolate beef stew sounds really weird. And hey, I guess it is pretty weird! But […]

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Dipping Sauce #secretrecipeclub

It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club recipe! Every month, a group of food bloggers trades names secret-Santa-style and makes one another’s recipes… and this month, I had the privilege of getting Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Camilla is our group’s fearless leader, and she was also the mastermind behind #HotSummerEats early this summer, which was […]

Ham Pot Pie

In February 2013, I started out on this epic journey and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. I didn’t know anyone who lived in this area except my boyfriend, who left a week later on deployment. After I dropped him off at his ship and said a teary goodbye, I drove back to my brand new house […]

Shrimp Pasta with Spinach Cashew Pesto

The last time we went shopping, they had these big, beautiful shrimp on sale. They were cleaned, cooked, and peeled… so I just couldn’t resist buying a bag of them. Seriously, when the hardest part of working with shrimp is figuring out what awesome recipe to make with them, life is pretty good. In true […]

Katie’s Chicken Asparagus Quinoa Bake

I love when my family comes to visit! I’m about a 7-hour drive from where most of them live in Pennsylvania, so it’s a bit of a hike. BUT… at the end of the trip, at least they’re at the beach. Plus I always tempt them when really yummy food. Perks of being related to […]

Honey Crusted Pork Chops with Honey Soy Sauce

This is a sponsored post for Honey Bunches of Oats. All opinions are my own. I blame my love of pork on my German heritage. Pork chops are definitely a family favorite. Recently, I was tasked with creating a recipe using Honey Bunches of Oats. Now, you might at first think that a sweet breakfast […]