Chocolate Apple Pie #Choctoberfest

It is the perfect time of year to load up on apples… and this week is also #Choctoberfest, which means that it is also the perfect time of year to load up on chocolate. So… why not a recipe that combines both? My version of Chocolate Apple Pie is based on a recipe from from […]

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2017 with Imperial Sugar

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, because it is the official start of #Choctoberfest. This is the third annual food blogger celebration of all things chocolate, made possible thanks to our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar and the other sponsors listed below. Over 70 bloggers are participating in #Choctoberfest 2017 and will […]

Berry Pomegranate Tea Smoothie Bowls

On weeks when I am testing out new recipes, my kitchen is usually a disaster zone by mid-day. I love a quick and easy treat that I can whip up in my blender for a late breakfast, lunch, or a mid-afternoon snack. Smoothie bowls are also so pretty, am I right? Some food bloggers go […]

Chocolate Bacon Pancakes

I originally published this recipe on Instagram as part of a sponsored campaign I did for Smithfield Bacon… but y’all, these pancakes are so good that I just had to share ’em on the blog too! Full disclosure: I was sent free bacon and paid for the Instagram campaign… but I was not compensated to […]

Raspberry Beet Mint Protein Smoothie

I love a dash of mint in my smoothies. It really brightens the flavor and matches well with just about every smoothie flavor. So, when I saw this recipe, I knew I’d love it before I even tried it… and I wasn’t disappointed. I received a review copy of 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using […]

Crunchy Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas #FantasticalFoodFight

Fellow bloggers, do not forget to sign up for #Choctoberfest 2017. Sign ups close on Oct 1. If you want me to run the other direction, feed me healthy snack food. Seriously, pretty much every “healthy” quick grab-and-go snack I’ve tasted might as well be cardboard. When I need a pick-me-up during the day and […]

Applesauce Spice Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These spice cupcakes are one of my all-time favorite desserts of all time. When we were picking wedding cupcake flavors, I instantly know that this needed to be one of the options (my husband Jeffrey chose red velvet with white chocolate buttercream, and we also did a lemon cupcake for good measure). Here’s a photo […]

Butter Poached Shrimp and Scallops with Creamed Corn

We have a wonderful little restaurant here in Virginia called The Leaping Lizard Cafe. It’s a small place, set back in a wooded area, and easy to miss. It was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their food looks and tastes like something you’d get at a fine dining experience in any […]

Fiesta Eggs Benedict

Okay, here’s something that is a little embarrassing to admit… I am not a super adventurous eater. I try to make myself try out new foods, because I am often very happy I did so, but my natural inclination is to eat what I already know I like. I know, I know… I’m a food […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Wedding Reception

My wedding day back in June was perfect. On August 19, we had a reception in Pennsylvania, and it was even better. What is better than perfect? I don’t know, but that’s how I felt on my “second” wedding day! I wanted to share with you some pictures from the day. We baked three flavors […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]