Chocolate Coffee Maple Cupcakes #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Jeffrey officially started his new job this month! I was a ball of nerves waiting for him to get home to see how things went on […]

Welcome to #BrunchWeek 2018 (+ A Brunch-Themed Giveaway!)

Welcome to #BrunchWeek 2018 hosted by Love and Confections and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we host #CookoutWeek every June and #Choctoberfest every October, but this year, I wanted to participate in a fun themed week hosted by other bloggers. And y’all… I LOVE BRUNCH. We actually have a restaurant near […]

Frozen Strawberry Pie

! As I mentioned in my last post… I don’t like strawberries. When I tell people, they are genuinely horrified and confused. I get it. It’s how I feel when people tell me they don’t like chocolate. I mean… what? It’s chocolate. But my mom loves strawberries, and so does my husband, and so does […]

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Grilled Cheese

I have a confession. Don’t hate… but… I don’t like strawberries. I know, I know. Jeffrey always says that I must hate happiness and sunshine and rainbows and puppies. For the record, I do not. I just can’t stand the taste of strawberries. But he loves them, loves them, so I try my best to […]

Shamrock Mint Sugar Cookies

Here in Norfolk, we take St. Patrick’s Day seriously! The neighborhood where I live, Ocean View, has a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day parade every year. We’re talking bagpipes, step dancers, and lots of random people dressed in green from head to toe. We were even in the parade last year with the animal shelter where […]

Chocolate Covered Shortbread Hearts #FoodBloggerLove

Back at Christmas Allison gave me a HUGE recipe book with over 400 recipes for cookies, brownies, biscuits, and other desserts. I’ve been paging through it marking recipes to test and experiment with for a while now. With Valentine’s Day coming it, I thought that this would be the perfect time to test one I […]

Chocolate Sweet Potato Mini Cakes #FoodBloggerLove

Today is #FoodBloggerLove, which is a day where a group of my food blogger friends and I share the love with some awesome Valentine’s Day themed recipes! I actually love Valentine’s Day. Well, love is perhaps a strong word, but I don’t have the negative reaction that some people have to the holiday. I think […]

Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

I’m having a bit of a love affair with cocoa lately… Back in October, Rodelle was a blog sponsor here on The PinterTest Kitchen for #Choctoberfest, and they sent us some high-quality Dutch processed baking cocoa to test out. Oh mama, was that stuff good! This post is not sponsored by Rodelle in any way… […]

Apple Pie Bites

I’m always on the lookout for bite-sized recipes that are perfect for parties and potlucks. The other day, the mini Athens phyllo shells were on sale, so I decided to whip up some apple pie bites, based loosely on a recipe I saw on the Athens website. Oh mama, are they good! They’re just the […]

Snowed In! 12 Dinner Ideas You Can Make with What You Have in the Pantry/Fridge

We just got 8+ inches of snow here in Norfolk, Virginia. I don’t mind too much, since it only happens every few years and I didn’t have anywhere to go anyway. 🙂 We actually did go grocery shopping yesterday (we had planned to go because it was Jeffrey’s day off), and the lines were pretty […]

Easy, Creamy Cheeseburger Pasta Dinner

Although I’m calling this recipe “Cheeseburger Pasta,” the unofficial name in our house is “I don’t know.” As in… “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know.” It’s just an easy dish to whip up when you are out of ideas for dinner. You probably have all the ingredients in your house already – […]

Chocolate Orange Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

I love the flavors of chocolate and orange together, especially around the holidays. It always makes me think of Terry’s chocolate oranges (YUM). I always thought chocolate and orange was a weird combination, but my dad liked the chocolate oranges. One time, I tried a slice and OH MAMA I was hooked ever since! I […]

Nutty Florentine Cookies (Gluten-Free) #FBLCookieExchange

I love this time of year. When I was a kid, I can remember being SO excited about Christmas break. I was a pretty nerdy kid and liked learning, so it wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want to go to school. I just was always super excited for Christmas. I love seeing people’s faces when […]

Holiday Gingerbread Spritz Cookies #FBLcookieexchange

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s #FBLcookieexhange time guys! We food bloggers get together and exchange holiday cookies with each other. I received some really good ones in this year… Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies from Erin at The Spiffy Cookie Chia Eggnog Cookies with Rumchata Icing from Starr at Chicago Foodie Girl and Crystallized […]

Crunchy Granola Cups with Yogurt and Fruit

Did you know you can make granola in an air fryer? Weird… but totally yummy! It might seem strange that I’m sharing this recipe today, given that it is Thanksgiving, but it is a quick and easy breakfast or snack you can make today without spending lots of extra time in the kitchen. Don’t skip […]

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

I just love semi-homemade recipes like these cheesecake swirl brownies. They’re easy to whip up, but also a little special compared to a regular boxed brownie mix. Because of the cheesecake swirl in this recipe, these brownies are more fudgy than cakey. I prefer fudgy brownies anyway, but Jess likes cakey brownies. She is clearly […]