Main Dishes

Pinterest entrees and side dishes we tested.

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas #HotSummerEats

What is the flavor of summer? Is it watermelon? Maybe corn on the cob? How about s’mores? Yes, yes, and yes…but for me, the top flavor of summer has got to be barbeque! I love making my own BBQ sauce (awesome on meatballs), and taste-testing packaged sauces in a variety of flavors. As part of […]

Honey BBQ Chicken Legs

I love a good deal at the grocery store. And last week, there was a great deal on chicken legs. But I was lacking a little inspiration. To Pinterest! There was one recipe that caught my eye – it was billed as “so good you’ll want to slap your grandmother.” I don’t know what my […]

Kale Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

As you can probably tell by our archives, we like cookies better than salads. But this salad is the bomb diggity. People still say “bomb diggity,” right? In our last post, my mom talked about how she works at a winery and we posted an awesome wine jelly recipe that you really need to check […]

Beef Bolognese with Asiago Cheese

One cannot talk about Beef Bolognese without talking about Julia Child. If there’s one word that describes Julia, it is: fearless. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child I love how she wasn’t afraid to make waves and try new things. […]

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad (Plus, a $50 Giveaway!)

Today I am posting an old recipe from my family that has been passed around and revised to suit our tastes. Aren’t those old family recipes the best? (Plus, scroll to the end to enter a $50 giveaway!) This old fashioned macaroni salad is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe (like our PA Dutch Pot Pie). The […]

Orange Sesame Beef

Confession time: we order Chinese food at least every other week. We’d probably order it every week, but we always have lots of leftovers. I know, I know. I’m a food blogger. Why order take out when I can whip something up myself? But truth be told, I just haven’t been able to replicate some […]

Wild Greens and Quinoa Salad – #EatSmartVeggies

Okay, I’ll say it: Salads are way too high-maintenance. Come on, we were all thinking it. Unless you want a boring bowl of sad lettuce, salad requires you to purchase extremely perishable ingredients that need to be washed, chopped, and tossed before eating. And you need to eat those same ingredients several days in a […]

The Ultimate List of Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Once upon a time, I didn’t like stuffing. I know. I thought it was just warm, slightly soggy bread. But since those dark ages, I’ve learned to really enjoy stuffing. I even occasionally make it without Stovetop’s help. This year, I’m hosting an “orphan” Thanksgiving. We live in a military town and a lot of […]

Buffalo Chicken Ring Recipe

Y’all know how much I love quick and easy recipes, right? Our blog is filled with them: Korean Beef, S’mores Dessert, Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins, Pain Au Chocolat, Thin Crust Pizza… the list goes on and on. It seems like I’m always short on time, so a recipe that doesn’t take all day is going to […]

Mushroom Bacon Spinach Salad

Food blogging is all about trying new recipes, but sometimes the old favorites are what we crave most. The other day I made some chili and wanted a salad to go with the chili. I like to make the Strawberry Spinach Salad that was posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen about 2 years ago. It […]

Breaded Lamb with Brown Butter Sauce (Or, How Lamb is Not Like Sour Cream)

I have a confession, dear readers: I don’t like lamb. I know, I know. Crucify me if you will! Here, have my food blogger badge and my food lover badge and my sane person badge. But I’ve given lamb a fair shake, I promise. Every time I try it, I think, “Maybe this time my […]

Spinach Bacon Carbonara

I seriously never get sick of carbonara. This dish is not great for the diet, but it’s so good for the soul. There’s just something so right about the combination of the creamy egg sauce, the salty cheese, and the smokey bacon. I add spinach to mine so I get some veggies in there, and […]

My Easy Korean Beef Recipe

One recipe I see pop up on Pinterest again and again is Korean beef using ground beef. It’s always intrigued me, but I’ve never had Korean beef before, so I wasn’t really sure what it was supposed to taste like. I’m still not 100% sure what it’s supposed to taste like. But the version I […]

Oven Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Sometimes, I buy groceries without a real plan. I know, I’m a rouge! And while I do make a list most of the time, so I’m prepared for the recipes I want to make in the upcoming week or two (especially now that we’re doing monthly meal plans), sometimes I just buy ingredients that speak […]

Comfort Food Time: Sweet Cornbread Muffin Recipe

The other night I was making chili, a less spicy version of Allison’s chili, and I wanted to make cornbread to go with it. I usually go the easy way and use a mix. But I didn’t have one. I started looking for a simple cornbread recipe to make and came across a recipe posted […]

Garlic Rosemary Baked Salmon with Feta

The other day, I stopped by the grocery store for a few items…and ended up coming out with an entire cart. They were having amazing sales on items we use often, so no regrets! This actually happens more often than not, causing my boyfriend to shake his head and laugh. What can I say? I […]