Friday Frenzy

Friday Frenzy #24: Crazy Writer Edition

Every November, I do something super crazy. I join NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Everyone who participates tries to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. It works out to a little over 1600 words per day, which is actually fairly manageable when you think about it. The point […]

Friday Frenzy #23: Family Favorites Edition

The best recipes are always the recipes that have been passed down through the generations. They’re the recipes that make an appearance at every family function, the recipes that say “a pinch of this” and “a few cups of that” instead of actual measurements, the recipes that people request when you are attending a potluck. […]

Friday Frenzy #22: Catch a Break Edition

Seriously, doesn’t it sometimes seems like you just can’t catch a break? This week was filled with minor annoyances like tech not working like it should, losing work half-way through a draft, etc. Nothing major, just all annoying stuff to make my life harder. And then… Thursday, I’m on the phone with my mom, when […]

Friday Frenzy #21: Halloween Edition

I love October! The weather is starting to back off (finally) from the super hot and humid days we’ve had here in Virginia…. and Halloween has to be the most fun holiday of the year. I love to dress up, even if it is just to hand out candy to the kids. Actually, I like […]

Friday Frenzy #20: Chocolate Edition

#Choctoberfest is in full swing this week across over 70 food blogs. If you like chocolate recipes, I definitely recommend checking them out. Here’s what we’ve posted on The PinterTest Kitchen so far: Chocolate Apple Pie Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies 57 Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cups Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Angelic Chocolate […]

Friday Frenzy #19: New Orleans Edition

As Jess mentioned in the last Friday Frenzy post, Jeffrey and I were on our honeymoon last week. We actually got married back in June and had the reception in August, but had to wait until October for the honeymoon because of his school schedule. We kept our location a secret from everyone, but the […]

Friday Frenzy #18: Substitute Edition

Jess here this week… Usually Allison’s here to start the frenzy, but she’s currently on her honeymoon at a top secret location! She and Jeffrey are trying to unplug as much as possible on their trip. They haven’t even told anyone where they have gone… except me (in case of an emergency) and I’m keeping my lips […]

Friday Frenzy #17: #88lbsofsugar Edition

In just a few weeks, we’ll be celebrating #Choctoberfest – our third annual celebration of chocolate recipes. This year, we have over 70 bloggers signed up to join us! So if you love chocolate… get ready for 200+ recipes you’re going to want to try. Our gold sponsor is Imperial Sugar again this year. For […]

Friday Frenzy #16: Waterlogged Edition

You know it is going to be an interesting phone call when you mom starts with, “I have a story that will beat your racoon story.” This is what she proceeds to tell me… My mom likes to go walking with our neighbor in the morning before work. They are good friends and enjoy getting […]

Friday Frenzy #15: Cardboard Boxes Edition

Whew, has it ever been a busy week! We are gearing up for #Choctoberfest next month, and I have also been helping to organize a Halloween event for the animal shelter where I work. It seems like I blinked and it is Friday again! This week, the animal shelter received a cat bed tower donation […]

Friday Frenzy #14: Whipped Cream Edition

I almost never buy whipped cream at the store. I can’t even remember the last time I bought it. College maybe? Homemade whipped cream is so easy to make and tastes 100 million times better! All you need is heavy cream and a pinch of sugar (or sweetener of your choice). The key is to […]

Friday Frenzy #13: Bug Out Edition

The horrible devastation happening in Texas right now has been a reminder to me and Jeffrey… we need to make a bug out bag. I had one when I lived in Alexandria (outside of DC), in case I needed to get out of town quickly. When I moved, it got dismantled, and I just have […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]