Other Recipes

Chicks In A Nest

Breakfast is a very important part of the day. Living and working in the country you need something that sticks to the ribs. Cereal is filling but it’s gone in an hour and you’re hungry again. Eggs have protein and they keep you from getting hungry. A few months ago I made the Hoidy-Toidy Ham […]

Homemade Chili Powder

I’m a big fan of making stuff myself when I can. I mean, I’m kind of lazy…but in the kitchen, it is worth it. My dishes may be piling in the sink and my laundry hamper may be overflow it, but gosh darn, if something can be made from scratch, I’m going to give it […]

Blueberry Compote for Perfect Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry pancakes at home usually means a handful of berries in the batter. At least, that’s what I’ve always done. But go out to IHOP or any other pancake joint and blueberry pancakes are much fancier. There are usually blueberries in the batter, but you also get this gooey, sugary, delicious compote of blueberries on […]

Red, White, and Blue Recipes: Happy 4th from The PinterTest Gals!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! We’re having a great day, even more than normal on a holiday because my boyfriend, Jeffrey, got home from deployment yesterday after five months aboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower. They’ve been gone 10 out of the last 12 months, so it’s a great feeling to have him back home! To help you […]

Beer Mimosas (Because We’re Classy Like That)

I do not understand people who say they don’t like wine, much in the same way I don’t understand people who say they don’t like cheese or chocolate or cats. But some people just aren’t into it, I guess. So while the rest of us are drinking mimosas, what are they going to drink? A […]

Adventures in Homemade Cheesemaking

As you may have read a few weeks ago, seeing all the cheesemaking projects on Pinterest made me want to try cheese-making on my own. So, I bought a cheesemaking kit from the New England Cheesemaking Company to try my hand at it. Now that I’ve done it a few times, let me tell you […]

My Favorite Watermelon Orange Sangria (Being a Wino is not so Bad, Right?)

It likely comes as no surprise to you that I love sangria. And yes, I have a favorite recipe! Most of the time, sangria is made with dark red wine, but that’s not my favorite, so my recipe switches things up a little. It’s more of a “blush” sangria, and it also uses a lot […]

Hoity-Toity Ham and Egg Cups

If you need a delicious lower cholesterol idea for breakfast or brunch, the ham and egg cups are the recipe for you. They look cute and it doesn’t take a lot of extra time. When my daughter Allison lived in northern Virginia, she wasn’t far from the city of Arlington which is apparently where all […]

Rich & Creamy Homemade Spiced Hot Chocolate

Who needs store-bought pouches of powder when you can make yummy, rich hot chocolate on your stove top? I’m a big fan of knowing what I’m putting in my body, so even though I’ve been known to enjoy a little Swiss Miss from time to time, I’m in love with this homemade hot chocolate recipe. […]

Savory Cheese Truffles

I don’t know about you, but when you think of truffles, I usually think of chocolate. Not this time! I work at Benigna’s Creek Vineyard and Winery and during the month of March we have the wine trail (Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail) going on. We have food and wine pairings at each of the wineries […]

Make Potato Chips in Your Microwave!

Potato chips are my guilty pleasure. If I were stranded on a deserted island, I think that’s the snack food I’d miss the most. Yes, over chocolate. Just barely. I have two issues with potato chips, though. First, they’re really bad for you. Not only are they really fatty, but like all packaged foods, they […]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

Do you need a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day for your sweetheart? Instead of the traditional heart boxes of chocolate candy, bake some cookies! Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations, so I just had to try these cookies, which are originally from i heart nap time . I found the Reeses peanut […]

Party Time! Pizza Wonton Cups

With the Super Bowl coming up in a few days there are lots of parties being planned. I pinned this recipe from Taste of Home. The Pizza Wonton cup appetizer recipe can be added to your  list. Back in July I posted a Sausage Wonton Cup recipe that is very similar just using some different […]

Crispy Green Bean Fries

As I’ve noted in past posts, I’m not the biggest fan of veggies. This problem is most pronounced when I’m cooking dinner for other people. This past December, I planned a dinner party for 13 people, so I neededsomekind of vegetable dish. What to do, what to do… Make them as unhealthy as possible, of […]

Puppy-Approved Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

This year, I wanted to make some doggie treats to give out with Christmas cookies, since a lot of my friends have puppies. We’re all kind of at that age where some people are starting to have babies, but most are getting dogs instead! So, of course I turned to Pinterest! I found this pin […]

Snickerdoodle Muffins That Make You Go Mmm…

Exciting news readers! I recently turned one of my biggest freelance clients into a full time position within the company! Now I have to wake up at a normal time every weekday (okay, that’s not so exciting), put on my big girl pants, and go off to work. But wait! Doesn’t this mean you don’t […]