Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

All the photos in this post are courtesy of our awesome wedding photographer Stevie from Stevie B Photography. If you need a photographer in Central Pennsylvania, we highly recommend contacting her! When I asked Jeffrey what flavor of cupcake he wanted for our wedding reception, it wasn’t even a contest.. he wanted red velvet. He […]

Friday Frenzy #12: End of Summer Edition

This summer has been incredible busy. I know I say that every year, but with the wedding and then the reception, plus work and volunteering… crazy. We haven’t even spent any time at the beach, which is ridiculous considering we can literally walk to the end of our street, look right, and see the beach. […]

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

I love the combination of lemon and blueberries! This cake has plenty of both… plus wine. What’s not to love about that? The key to this recipe is to pour the glaze over the cake while it is still hot, so it soaks into the cake. Reserve some to drizzle over after it has cooled […]

Friday Frenzy #11: Full House Edition

Right now, I’m in Pennsylvania for a wedding reception. My wedding reception, in fact! Jeffrey and I got married back in June, but because we live so far away from most of our friends and family, we wanted to have a big party that everyone could attend. I’m staying at my parent’s house, and there […]

Friday Frenzy #10: Cookie Edition

Next week, we are having a reception to celebrate getting married back in June. Jeffrey and I just went to the courthouse, because we didn’t want a big ceremony… but we certainly aren’t going to pass up the chance to throw a party for all our friends and family! As a favor, I of course […]

Colorful Chinese Five Spice Tempeh

This is not the normal type of recipe we post here at The PinterTest Kitchen, but every once in a while, I just have to shake things up a bit. Recently, I’ve been trying to eat fewer animal products. I’m not a vegan or even a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I […]

Friday Frenzy #9: Food Blogger Edition

For today’s Friday Frenzy, I wanted to do something a little different and share some of the tips and tools I use as a food blogger. If you are not a blogger and just here for the recipes, scroll down to get to the deliciousness. If you are a food blogger or considering starting a […]

Happy Birthday Smoothie

I’m on a smoothie kick. Actually, I’ve been on a smoothie kick for about five years now. I can’t help it! They are such a tasty way to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, not to mention other “superfood” ingredients like Greek yogurt, chia, and nuts. Normally, I liked my smoothies packed with […]

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream (Keto!)

The director of the animal shelter where I volunteer has to stick to a very strict ketogenic diet for medical reasons. I don’t stick to a keto diet, but I still like to make sure she can indulge when I create treats to take in with me. Man, desserts and snacks that taste good and […]

Friday Frenzy #8: Raccoon Edition

OMG do I have a story for y’all today! A few nights ago, we were sitting in the living room watching TV, and suddenly I heart this rumbling coming from under the house and suddenly…. A RACCOON POPS OUT OF THE VENT. A raccoon, y’all. In my living room! Jeffrey and I just froze and […]

German Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m the go-to girl in the neighborhood when someone is having a birthday… but I hate making cake! Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but even though I have some favorite cake recipes (like this carrot cake) I usually prefer making cupcakes instead. This time around, my neighbor was turning 40 and his wife […]

Friday Frenzy #7: Summer Camp Edition

You guys… I am so tired right now. For the past week, I’ve been running a summer camp for 6-10 year old kids at the animal shelter where I volunteer. Man, kids are exhausting. I’ve literally fallen asleep at like 9 PM every night this week. The best conversation of the week: Camper #1, age […]

Friday Frenzy #6: The Humidity Edition

I don’t know what the whether has been like where you live, but here in Virginia, it has been HOT. Like, brutally hot, because not only is the temp reaching in the high 90s or low 100s every day, but it is also steamy and humid like a sauna out there. I usually work outside […]

101+ Summer Recipes for Your Next Cookout

#CookoutWeek is one of my favorite times of year, because I get to check out so many yummy recipes from other talented bloggers. This year, #CookoutWeek ran from June 26-30 and bloggers created well over 101 recipes that are perfect for your next summer party or BBQ. This is a complete list of recipes from […]

Friday Frenzy #5: Tiny Kitchen Edition

For a food blogger, I have a tiny kitchen. I mean TINY. There are only a few small spots of counter space, and even though the cabinets are very tall, there’s still not much storage space. Only one person can comfortably be in there at a time. Luckily, Jeffrey isn’t in there very often (unless […]

Mammy Heckert Caramel Icing Cookies

You know those recipes that are handed down in your family from generation to generation? This is one of our family’s oldest recipes! Mammy Heckert (my great grandmother) was known for these homemade caramel icing cookies. So much that our family┬ásimply calls these Mammy Heckert Cookies. Actually, the whole town where we grew up knows […]