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Double Chocolate Banana Scones

I love a warm scone and tall glass of iced coffee in the morning. And trust me, I don’t love much in the morning. Until about an hour after I wake up, I speak more in growls and grunts than actual sentences, unlike my boyfriend and mother who both have the annoying gene that causes […]

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Do you like lemon flavored desserts with lots of lemon flavor? Sometimes when I bake lemon desserts the lemon flavor isn’t as strong as I think I should be. And if it gets a lemon glaze, the lemon flavor’s a little¬†too tart. I like to have a balanced flavor. With blueberries getting ripe here in […]

The Easiest Pain Au Chocolat Recipe in the Entire World

I’m pretty sure “pain au chocolat” is French for “I’m going to be in pain if I don’t have another chocolate croissants.” Or possibly, “You’re going to be in pain if I don’t get another chocolate croissant.” My French might be a little rusty. In any case, the glorious pain au chocolat is hands down […]

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins: Mmm…Zesty

I love recipes that make my life a little…zesty. You know, that unexpected zing… Okay, my life might be a little sad that I’m this excited over a muffin recipe, but I LOVE MUFFINS. Breakfast pastries in general, actually. My kingdom for a perfect chocolate croissant. If anyone has the perfect chocolate croissant recipe, please […]

Thin Crust Pizza

I tried out a new product called Flatout Light Italian Herb Flatbreads. The package says it has 90 calories, 9 grams of protein and 74% fewer net carbs than 2 slices of wheat bread. A lot of times products like this tend to taste like cardboard, so I was a skeptical. We first tried them […]

Apple Pear Scones

Every home chef has to have at least a couple of recipes up their sleeve that never fail to impress. We become known for these recipes, and when all else fails, we can whip up a batch and all else is forgiven, no matter how crispy and black dinner may be. For me, that “up […]

Pizza Pinwheels

This Pennsylvania winter has been so cold and snowy that I can hardly wait for spring. The ground hog saw his shadow on February 2nd and says 6 more weeks of winter. So far he has been right. I make a lot of meals in the oven just to help warm the kitchen. I had […]

Chunky Applesauce Cinnamon Pancakes

I was looking around for something different to make for breakfast that didn’t involve a whole lot of extra ingredients and time. Sometimes you get sick of the usual eggs, toast or cereal. I came across a Taste of Home recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes, which I pinned. It looked simple to make and had […]

Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

Do you like the taste of gingersnaps, but don’t like how crunchy they are? Do you want something soft and chewy like a molasses cookie? Well here is the recipe for you. The Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookie recipe is the one for you. It is the best of both worlds. I pinned a version of […]

Watermelon Slush Recipe (Because I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer Yet!)

Oh my goodness, wasn’t it just the fourth of July??? Seriously, I think it blinked and became October. And while I’m enjoying all the pumpkin-flavored recipes hitting Pinterest yet again, I am having a hard time letting go of summer. I live in Virginia, so it’s definitely time to put the shorts and flip flops […]

Tropical Banana Bread

I like to make different kinds of quick breads and put them in the freezer. With the fall coming we start getting busy at work and it is nice to pull pre-made foods out of the freezer. I pinned the Tropical Banana Bread from the Six Sister Stuff, since it looked like it might be […]

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 […]