How to Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Better

My roommate, Leighann, has been super supportive of all the Pinter-Testing going on in our kitchen…even when the ultimate product is a complete mess! So, when her birthday rolled around a few weeks ago, I wanted to do something special for her. Of course, I headed to Pinterest to see what I could come up […]

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Did you ever make a new recipe for your husband and he looked at it and said, “What the heck is that?” That’s what happened when I made this Strawberry Spinach Salad the first time. So I replied, ” Shut up and eat it.” My husband put some salad on his plate and soon he […]

Quick and Easy S’mores Bars

During my last semester of college, my roommate and I had late night chocolate craving all the time. Can you blame us? We were getting ready for our senior art show, job searching, and trying to figure out our futures! It quickly became a common occurrence to smell a batch of these gooey s’mores bars baking up […]

Thumbs Up: Torchbearer Honey Garlic Wing Sauce

Let me start off this review of Torchbearer Honey Garlic Wing Sauce by saying that I wasn’t contacted by Torchbearer or paid for this review. Heck, I didn’t even get a free sample: I paid for it with my own hard-earned dollars. But it was totally worth it. This is by far one of the […]

Cheesy Sausage Pasta

The Cheesy Sausage Pasta is  a baked pasta dish that can be made to your tastes. I like to use the colored spiral pastas. This time I used Ronzoni Garden Delights Radiatore. They look like little corkscrews and they hold lots of sauce. My husband works at a meat market that makes their own fresh […]

Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies

We all have our good old stand by cookie recipes that we love to make all the time. Pinterest is a place to find cool new ideas to mix it up once in a while. These colorful swirled cookies seemed like just that. Notice how I said seemed? Yeah, that’s because in theory, it’s a […]

Makes-You-Go-MMM Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs

I love easy “throw together” meals that take little prep time and are made with ingredients I usually have in my pantry/fridge. That’s exactly how I feel about this maple mustard chicken. The entire meal is inexpensive, quick to make, and best of all, really tasty. I originally pinned this this recipe from Shelley Roberts, […]

Happy Birthday, Julia!!

If you know me, you know how much I love Julia Child. She was a strong women when you had to be awfully brave to be a strong woman. She was fearless in the kitchen and in life. She was imperfect and loved every bit of her imperfect self. Julia Child died in 2004, but […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Ham Loaf

Ham loaf is a Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food. Add a favorite side dish of  scalloped potatoes and some corn or green beans and you will get that warm fuzzy filling, at least in our area. This particular ham loaf recipe is a version from a local Himmel’s Church cookbook, submitted by Norma Kauffman.  Some church […]

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

We’re all about quick and easy recipes here on the PinterTest Kitchen, and this is one of my quickest/easiest. I made my first batch last Christmas and they were such a hit that they are now a go-to recipe in my arsenal. The credit actually goes to my mom (Sharon) for finding this recipe, but […]

Quick and Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

These mini cinnamon rolls are quick and easy to make for breakfast, for a snack or a quick dessert. You should get 2 tubes of crescent rolls right away. I would make a double batch right away because they will not last. This recipe is a version I pinned from Michael Wurm, Jr. who pinned […]

Homemade Pad Thai

Y’all, I think have a new favorite recipe. This homemade Pad Thai recipe rocks. There’s an authentic Thai restaurant about three miles from my house, and I love going there to get Pad Thai. The only problem? It’s a little pricey. Other restaurants in my area may Pad Thai too, of course, but the vast […]

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

When I saw this pin on for Strawberry Lemonade Cookies, I intrigued because A) I love lemon flavored baked goods B) it wasn’t your run of the mill chocolate chip cookie and C) it involves a cake mix, and how much easier can a recipe get? This recipe was originally pinned by Sylvia Avery, who pinned […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Find People to Follow

Pinning is more fun when you’re following lots of other people. Once you’ve followed all of your friends in real life, though, how can you find other interesting people to follow? Here are a few quick tips: Follow your favorite bloggers. More and more bloggers are adding Pinterest buttons to their sites. Check the sidebar […]

Allison’s Lick-Your-Plate Potato Salad

I’ve been looking for a good potato salad recipe for years. I’m picky about my potato salad. It has to be white, not yellow. It has to be chunky, not mushy. It has to have a bite, but not to much vinegar. Yes, I am hard to please. What I’ve found is that there really […]

Cinnamon Cake Mix Waffles with Warm Cinnamon Roll Icing

I think waffles got me through the the start of my freshman year of college. No joke. The dining hall had a self-serve waffle station that was open regardless of whether it was actually breakfast time or not. During that awkward first week of not knowing anyone, a group of girls and I who shared several classes […]