Krispy Buckeye Candy

Being from Central Pennsylvania, we’re lifelong Penn State fans in the Boyer household. So, I’m not really a fan of anything called a “buckeye” (for those of you not into college sports, Ohio State’s mascot is the buckeye, and they’re a team in the same conference as Penn State). Fat kid confessional: My dislike for […]

Party Time! Pizza Wonton Cups

With the Super Bowl coming up in a few days there are lots of parties being planned. I pinned this recipe from Taste of Home. The Pizza Wonton cup appetizer recipe can be added to your ┬álist. Back in July I posted a Sausage Wonton Cup recipe that is very similar just using some different […]

Top Ten Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party without Crying

There’s no crying in baseball. Or dinner party hosting. Recently, I hosted a party for 12 of my closest friends. That’s 13 – yes, thirteen – people total. And this wasn’t just a party where I put out some food buffet-style. This was a sit down dinner. It was exhausting and amazing. I was stressed […]

Crispy Green Bean Fries

As I’ve noted in past posts, I’m not the biggest fan of veggies. This problem is most pronounced when I’m cooking dinner for other people. This past December, I planned a dinner party for 13 people, so I neededsomekind of vegetable dish. What to do, what to do… Make them as unhealthy as possible, of […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

If you think pot pie is a baked vegetable and meat dish topped with a pie-like crust, you’re wrong. Sorry. Hehe, just kidding. Where I grew up, though, pot pie was something very different. It’s not a baked savory pie, it’s actually a very thick stew-like meal with huge noodles, potatoes, meat, and veggies. It’s […]

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread

Every year, I use the holidays as an opportunity to test out new cookie recipes – and this year was no exception. My annual Christmas party featured several new recipes, most from Pinterest of course. I didn’t hear any of my friends complaining! One of the Pinterest recipes I tested out was this one for […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Club Sandwiches

Earlier this week, I posted a peanut butter doggie treat recipe, so I thought it only fair that I also post a human peanut butter treat as well! This recipe is for homemade club sandwiches. No, not the kind made with meat and cheese! These are the candy club sandwiches, like the ones you can […]

Puppy-Approved Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

This year, I wanted to make some doggie treats to give out with Christmas cookies, since a lot of my friends have puppies. We’re all kind of at that age where some people are starting to have babies, but most are getting dogs instead! So, of course I turned to Pinterest! I found this pin […]

Button Christmas Balls

When I saw these Button Christmas Balls on Pinterest (originally from Just Me & Him…and her and him), I knew I had to make ’em. I mean, they’re so cute! And even though they are Christmas ball ornaments, you could use lots of different colors so they’d be perfect for any season. Imagine them in […]

Snickerdoodle Muffins That Make You Go Mmm…

Exciting news readers! I recently turned one of my biggest freelance clients into a full time position within the company! Now I have to wake up at a normal time every weekday (okay, that’s not so exciting), put on my big girl pants, and go off to work. But wait! Doesn’t this mean you don’t […]

The Best BBQ Meatball Recipe of All Time

These BBQ Meatballs are our favorite meatball recipe of all time. I usually make three or four batches at once and vacuum pack them for the freezer. It’s nice to be able to get some out whenever you need an easy meal. My husband really enjoys this meal, so we made them fairly often. Allison’s […]

DIY Windowpane Christmas Cards

We love to make our own cards here in the Boyer household. Actually, when I was younger, I used to spend much of my free time making cards and even selling them at local craft fairs! These days, I’ve retired from card-making as a business, but I do still enjoy sending handmade cards instead of […]

Tasty with a Side of Tacky: Buy the Cookbook Now to Contribute to Sandy Relief!

Lori Randall Stradtman had a great idea. What if the food blogging community could come together to do something for the Hurricane Sandy victims in New York, New Jersey and other states? The answer was to put together and amazing cookbook, with recipes from many different people. And here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we were […]

“OMG” Sour Cream Chicken

For those nights when you just don’t know what to make or are dealing with picky dinner guests or just don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen…this is the perfect recipe. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, it was simply called “OMG Chicken.” I’ve taken to calling it Sour Cream Chicken, since that’s […]

30 Kitchen Stocking Stuffers

Looking for a stocking stuffer for your favorite home chef? Really neat kitchen gadgets don’t have to be expensive. Today, I have compiled a list of 30 kitchen-related items that would be great for stocking stuffers (or smaller items to give to friends). Everything on this list is small, under $20, and super useful in […]

Flower Sugar Cookies

Once in a while, a seemingly awesome idea from Pinterest doesn’t work out. But it’s awesome recipes and ideas like these Flower Sugar Cookies one that keep me coming back for more and more. When I first saw a pinned image of someone cutting a ball of dough with a pair of scissors, it immediately […]