Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Raspberry Wine Drizzle #Choctoberfest

It’s #Choctoberfest! How about a yummy chocolate cookie to brighten your day? I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery here in Central Pennsylvania, and I am always on the lookout for tasty recipes we can use at our events. This year, we’re giving out cookie cutters during one event, so I wanted some kind of rolled […]

Fudgy Brownie Cheesecake #Choctoberfest

I love cheesecake like a Golden Girl, and I don’t care who knows it! This fudgy cheesecake is filled with chocolatey richness, and you don’t have to be intimidated to make it. Cheesecake isn’t always the easiest dessert to bake, but if you get some cracks (like I always do), just cover ’em up with […]

Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts #Choctoberfest

In our family, kitchen gadgets and products are common holiday gifts. I think between myself, my sister, and my mother, we have about every one out there. A year or so ago, Santa left a donut pan for me under the Christmas tree. I had never attempted to make donuts (fried or baked) and was excited […]

Chocolate Funfetti Cookies #Choctoberfest

You can’t go wrong with cake mix cookies. Even if you think you aren’t a good baker, it is really, really hard to mess up these cookies! All you have to do is mix up the cookies and then add 1/2 cup of sprinkles. Kids love ’em… and so do adults! The last time I […]

Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles #Choctoberfest

Thank you to Barlean’s for providing the product used in this recipe! All opinions are my own. Peanut butter and chocolate… hands down, this is my favorite flavor combination! This year for #Choctoberfest, my mom found a recipe for fudgesicles with peanut butter, so I knew we had to give it a try. It also […]

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2016 with Imperial Sugar!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year… because it is the first day of #Choctoberfest 2016! #Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you’ll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What’s not to […]

Puff Pastry Apple Roses

With the fall season in full swing, we always like to try out new desserts made with apples. I was watching The Chew one day and they made a rose with puff pastry and apples. They were so pretty that I decided to try my hand at making them, even though I usually prefer quick […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow Recipe

Chow chow is a Pennsylvania Dutch pickled vegetable salad. It is usually made at the end of the summer or beginning of fall when the gardens are about done producing. My grandma Reitz made it and my mom made it when I was growing up. Now my mom and I make it together every year […]

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Whenever I see avocados on sale, they somehow magically find their way into my cart, much to the dismay of my fiance (who is totally mistaken when he calls guacamole “snot”). I gotta sneak ’em in if there’s any hope of him eating even a tiny piece. But I love to find creative ways to […]

Cookout Recipes for Your Next Summer BBQ

#CookoutWeek is a wrap here at The PinterTest Kitchen, but we’ll be trying out yummy cookout recipes all summer long. Nearly 50 other bloggers from across North America joined us for #CookoutWeek earlier this month, and we posted over 130 yummy recipes. Here’s the entire collection so you can taste-test them yourselves: Grilled/Smoked Chicken Grilled […]

White Sangria Popsicles #CookoutWeek

#CookoutWeek is winding down, and I’m looking forward to trying out the yummy recipes bloggers have been posting. I wanted to end the week on a sweet note, with a recipe that is great for a hot summer day. When it is 90° and humid outside, doesn’t a fruity popsicle taste perfect? And it’s even […]

Chocolate-Covered Patriotic Pretzels #CookoutWeek

You guys… this is pretty much the easiest, cutest idea in the world for any patriotic holiday, like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Veteran’s Day, etc. I saw this idea from several different sources on Pinterest, so I just had to give it a go. They were a huge hit at a Memorial Day […]

Dill Cucumber Salad #CookoutWeek

I am seriously loving #CookoutWeek! So many yummy recipes are being posted by fellow bloggers, and have you entered our giveaway yet? $300+ worth of cookout goodness. Today, I’ve got a simple recipe for you, but this is perfect for any outdoor event – Dill Cucumber Salad! It’s especially good if you’re serving something spicy, […]

Lemonade Cookie Cups #CookoutWeek

What’s summer without tall glasses of lemonade? It’s perfect on those sweltering days when even the AC can’t keep you cool. These cookie cups have all the delicious flavors of a glass of lemonade in a convenient bite-sized form, so they’re perfect if you want a dessert or snack at your next cookout. (They are […]

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs #CookoutWeek

It wouldn’t be #CookoutWeek without some kind of BBQ chicken recipe. It’s one of my favorite meals! I remember when I was a kid, the last day of the summer camp I attended would always feature a BBQ chicken dinner. They’d start the wood going really early in the day, and by 5 or 6, […]

Summer Pasta Salad with Vegetables #CookoutWeek

It’s #CookoutWeek here on The PinterTest Kitchen. We’ve banded together with 50+ of our favorite bloggers to bring you yummy summer recipes (not to mention a cookout-theme giveaway), and today we wanted to get things started with a delicious pasta salad filled with fresh vegetables. First I would like to thank The French Farm for […]