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 […]

Red, White, and Blue Honey Taffy #CookoutWeek

Honey Taffy is super easy to make… there’s only one ingredient. Today is the last day of #CookoutWeek, and I wanted to create something red, white, and blue that is perfect for the 4th of July. Our sponsor The French Farm sent me some delicious honey, which is perfect for this recipe. I added in […]

Friday Frenzy #4: #CookoutWeek Edition

It’s #CookoutWeek here at The PinterTest Kitchen! And it’s Friday… so you know what that means… It is also Friday Frenzy, our weekly celebration of delicious recipes and fun craft projects from bloggers around the world. This week, it was my turn to pick the features, and I found some awesome cookout-themed posts for y’all. […]

30+ Favorite Summer Potato Salad Recipes

A cookout just isn’t a cookout without potato salad. It’s one of my favorite side dishes of all time, and there are so many delicious variations. My all-time favorite potato salad recipe is this one. It’s one of the first recipes I ever posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen. I love that it includes sour […]

Grilled Peach, Berry, and Citrus Sangria #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. It’s #CookoutWeek right now, and I knew that this year I wanted to feature a refreshing adult beverage: Sangria! There is no wrong time of the year to drink sangria. In the fall, I want light red wine with lots of apples. […]

Salted Caramel Marshmallow Ice Cream (No Churn!) #CookoutWeek

This recipe is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid, I went to Girl Scout day camp every single summer. I was so dedicated to it, that I once hid a broken hand from my mom so that I could still go to camp on Monday morning […]

Blackberry Lime Mermaid Yogurt Pops #CookoutWeek

This spring, when everything was “unicorn,” I said to Jeffrey that I bet everything would be mermaid-colored by summer. Boy was I right on that one! It’s one of the biggest trends in food, fashion, and beauty. Aaaaaand… I kinda love it. I’m jumping on the mermaid trend! I live in Norfolk, which is the […]

Smokey Coconut Oil Paprika Chicken Drumsticks #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by Smokin’-Os. All opinions are my own. I know this recipe sounds weird. Smokey? Coconut oil? Paprika? But I promise you, these drumsticks are DELICIOUS. The skin gets nice and crispy, and the paprika gives you a mouth-watering flavor. Plus, these drumsticks have a super smokey flavor, thanks to my special […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. #CookoutWeek is once again upon us. It’s time to test some new recipes for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations… and make some old favorites! Thank you to The French Farm for being one of our sponsors for cookout week. Last year, […]

Welcome to #CookoutWeek 2017

Get those grills fired up… because it’s #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, I’m joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout. We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below […]

Friday Frenzy #3: Getting Married Edition

This weekend, my sister Jessica is coming down from Pennsylvania to visit us in Norfolk, Virginia… and she’s coming for a very special reason… Jeffrey and I are (finally) getting married! We aren’t have a huge wedding. In fact, we aren’t having any wedding at all. We are going to the courthouse and having a […]