Other Recipes

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 […]

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 […]