No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I love recipes that do not require me to turn on the oven. The stove top is bad enough when it’s 100 degrees outside! Here in Virginia it is not 100 degrees outside yet. But I’m sure I can think up another excuse to make these no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies, right? Right! That’s the […]

Raspberry Chocolate Icing (No Eggs or Milk!)

Raspberry is one of my favorite non-chocolate flavors. So mix that with chocolate and I’m in love! A few weeks ago, I had a hankerin’ to make a chocolate cake. Nevermind that my boyfriend is deployed and I don’t have a roommate. It was my birthday and I had just moved to a brand new […]

Hearty Mushroom Soup

The Hearty Mushroom Soup is an original recipe from Cathy Repp from Beaurgards Catering. We asked her to share it with everyone here at The PinterTest Kitchen and we’re so glad she agreed! I met Cathy when she was catering one of our events at Benigna’s Creek Winery. She occasionally makes some foods for the […]

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 […]

Chocolate Coffee Pie

Today’s post is a short one, but I wanted to tell you all about an amazingly yummy recipe I stumbled upon because I’m a horrible planner. I didn’t have milk in the fridge. Or, well, not enough milk for the recipe I wanted to make. I was forced to improvise and the result was amazing. […]

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 […]

Low-Carb Crustless Pizza

I’m always looking for some low carb recipes. My husband is diabetic and has to watch sugar and carbs.  He LOVES pizza and pizza has a lot of carbs, especially in the crust, so I’ve been on the lookout for alternatives I pinned a Crock Pot Pizza recipe from Your Lighter Side that sounded pretty […]

Caramel Brownies with Whipped Cream

It’s National Peanut Butter Day! So of course, even though we’ve been posting lots of chocolate and peanut butter recipes recently (like these cookies or how about these), today’s recipe features caramel instead. I work in mysterious ways. My sister, Jess, is a HUGE fan of caramel, so when she was planning to come to […]

Duck Dynasty Party! My 10 Favorite Food Quotes from the Robertson Clan

Anyone else excited for the Duck Dynasty season premier tonight? Or is it just me? I love the Robertson clan, complete with family matriarch Miss Kay. In almost every episode, you see Miss Kay cooking up something good in the kitchen. Sometimes even the guys get involved, like during the episode when they competed with […]

Patchwork Paper Greeting Cards

I’ve always been found of making greeting cards. I don’t send them nearly often enough, but I do prefer making them over sending store-bought cards. So, I’m always on the look out for cool card ideas on Pinterest. I’ve seen quite a few “cut out patchwork” cards (examples here and here), so I decided to […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I always like to try new recipes, which is one of the reasons I like Pinterest so much. It’s an endless source of new recipes to test out. Today’s cookies were inspired by a recipe I pinned was for chocolate raspberry cookies from Paula Dean. I wanted to try them, but I didn’t have the […]

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

I love, love, love anything with pork in it. Pork roast is probably my favorite meal, and whenever I see pulled pork on the menu, I have a hard time ordering anything else. So, when I saw this pin for pulled pork enchiladas, I had to try it out. While my pictures didn’t turn out […]

Pinter-Mess: Apple Cider Caramels

I love apple cider. I love caramels. So why not try a recipe that combines the two? I had really high hopes for these apple cider caramels. I attempted making them a few days before my Christmas party last year, to serve to my guests. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I made so […]

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 […]