Pecan Pie Cookies

You may have tried pecan pie before, but have you ever had pecan pie cookies? Anything in cookie form is usually pretty awesome! Last week, my boyfriend and I went on an epic road trip to visit family in several states, including a stop in Alabama where he grew up. Yes, it really is as […]

Semi-Homemade French Bread Pizza

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been posting about my adventures in cheese-making. Let’s be honest, most of that cheese goes straight into our tummies without ever making it into a recipe. It’s just so darn good! But I have had a chance to make some really yummy dishes with fresh mozzarella, including one of […]

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 […]

Paper Punch Thank You Card

Most of the time we post recipes here on The PinterTest Kitchen, but this time my scrapbooking and card making is being featured. A few weeks weeks ago I needed some thank you cards. My husband had been in the  hospital a few times since November and he wanted to send the nurses thank 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 […]

Light and Fresh Strawberry Pie (Sugar-Free)

Here in Pennsylvania strawberry season is upon us.  A few years ago my husband planted a small patch of strawberries. And of course I do all the weeding of the patch, picking the berries and making something with berries. Now they are ripe and I need to make something with them. Last year I posted […]

Do-It-Yourself Chicken Nuggets

If you have any picky eaters in the family, chicken is probably a common occurrence in your house. Take a break from the normal, store bought nuggets with these homemade, pretzel coated ones. Having control over the ingredients is always much better for you too, so you can feel better about feeding these nuggets to your family. […]

Our Favorite Red Velvet Recipes (Happy Father’s Day, Dad!)

Growing up, our dad would occasionally grill some steaks and make homemade ice cream in our old-fashioned old cream maker, but it was our mom (Sharon) who did the cooking, and certainly the baking. We always had lots of goodies in the house, and my dad loved nothing more than her red velvet treats. Then, […]

Review: 30 Minute Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit

After seeing a million pins about making your own cheese, I decided to give it a try. How hard could it be, right? So, I clicked through a pin to read the recipe for mozzarella cheese…and my bubble was burst pretty quickly. Not only did the recipe include a bunch of ingredients that I had […]

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 […]

Poppy Seed Chicken Bake

One of my very favorite blogs is Six Sisters’ Stuff. I love their recipes because they’re tasty but also doable. So often, blogs have great recipes that just aren’t cost- or time-effective for the typical person. But on the Six Sisters’ Stuff blog, you always know you’re going to get a great recipe that doesn’t […]

Thinking About Running a Pinterest Contest? Pinterest has New Rules You Need to Know.

I see lots of bloggers running contests that require you to pin a certain image or follow a certain Pinterest account. Did you know these kinds of contests are often against Pinterest rules? If you ignore the rules, they could shut you down! For a long time, Pinterest kind just sat back and watched contests […]

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 […]

Copycat Recipe: Chili’s Honey Mustard Dressing

Chili’s is one of my favorite chain restaurants, and 99% of the time I eat there, I get something that includes their honey mustard dressing dipping sauce stuff. Seriously, I request it even if the recipe doesn’t come with it. It’s goo on salads, on chicken, on burgers, on just about anything. So when I […]

Crockpot Apple Honey Pork Loin

Pork recipes make me happy. Apple recipes make me happy. So what could be better than a recipe that combines the two? And as you may know if you’re a regular reader, I love easy peasy recipes that I can get ready in the morning, stick in the crockpot, and forget about until dinnertime. So, […]