carrots

Sugar-Free Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing #RecipeMakeover

I absolutely love carrot cake… but I’m also very picky about it. I usually don’t order carrot cake when we’re eating at a restaurant because you never know what you’re going to get. Is it going to be dry or have a stringy texture? Is it going to be so filled with nuts and raisins […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Vegetables

This roast chicken recipe is easily one of the fastest, best meals I’ve ever made. Few things make a house smell better than a whole roast chicken being pulled straight out of the oven. Or in this case, a slow cooker. Plus, this is a super easy chicken recipe that is next to impossible to […]

Ham Pot Pie

In February 2013, I started out on this epic journey and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. I didn’t know anyone who lived in this area except my boyfriend, who left a week later on deployment. After I dropped him off at his ship and said a teary goodbye, I drove back to my brand new house […]

Beef Bolognese with Asiago Cheese

One cannot talk about Beef Bolognese without talking about Julia Child. If there’s one word that describes Julia, it is: fearless. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child I love how she wasn’t afraid to make waves and try new things. […]

Sweet Summer Slaw: My Favorite Cole Slaw Recipe

I have a confession: up until a few summers ago, I didn’t like cole slaw. In fact, I hated cole slaw. I blame this complete lack of good taste on the fact that all I’d ever hate was the generic, vinegar-y, soupy mess that most people call cole slaw.  You know, the type you can […]

Rustic Beef Stew with Red Wine

We’re on a red wine kick here at The PinterTest Kitchen. Last week, I posted a sweet red wine cupcake recipe, but I wanted to share another great red wine recipe in case you had some wine left over that you needed to use. Hahahaha…just kidding. Like there’s ever be wine left over. What does […]

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 […]