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 […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Add Text to Your Images

Pinterest is all about having awesome images. If your blog is in a super visual niche, like food or travel, pictures really are worth 1,000 words. A mouth-watering cupcake or a breathtaking landscape will get tons of repins without and added text. But what if you don’t work in a visual niche? What if you’re […]

Raspberry Coffeecake Muffins

These muffins are the best muffins ever. I’ve tried a lot of recipes for muffins and you can throw most of them away. This recipe makes muffins that are moist and flavorful, and you can customize them for your family. I pinned a version of this recipe from Lori Manning. This was originally a Barefoot […]

Shabby Chic Coffee Filter Wreath

Everyone seems to be on the “shabby chic” kick these days when it comes to home decorating. We had a blank spot in our living room that needed filling, so I headed to the store to find something shabby chic and fabulous. Holy. Crap. Pre-made wreaths at Michaels, even small ones, cost $20+. The larger, […]

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I think this is my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are chewy and delicious. And they freeze well, too. I pinned this recipe from Jackie Gaccione who pinned it from PinCookie.com. Just make sure you check the pantry for the chocolate chips, because at my house some people get these chocolate cravings and […]

Christmas in July: The Giant List of Cookie Recipes

My mother (Sharon) is known for her Christmas cookie platters. If you’re lucky enough to get one of these puppies for the holidays, you have days of scrumptious treats to look forward to. She starts baking weeks before Christmas to prepare, often baking all day to fill the freezer with cookies for Christmas. Here are […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Show Up in the Gifts Category

If you’re selling items via Etsy or another online store, you can really reap the benefits. Did you know that according to a Shopify study, Pinterest users are more likely to make a purchase based on what they see on this social network – and when they do, they spend, on average, twice as much […]

PinterMess Microwave Mug Cake…

If you ask me, who ever came up with the idea to combine chocolate and caramel should be worshiped by all and should have his or her face featured on the dollar bill. That’s how much I absolutely love these two ingredients together. I also love cake. I mean come on, who doesn’t like cake? So when […]