recipe round-ups

Friday Frenzy #31: Busy January Edition

Jess here this week! Is it just me or is January just crazy and hectic has the holidays are? There’s decorations to clean up, presents to put away, and all the stuff you were too busy to get around to during the holidays. Plus my father’s birthday is in January, so I need to present […]

Friday Frenzy #30: Snowed In Edition

As you already know if you read my post yesterday, I’m snowed in! Here in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, we got 8+ inches of snow, which has drifted to 2+ feet in some places thanks to our crazy wind. Honestly, I actually don’t mind getting snowed in when I don’t have anywhere to go, but Jeffrey has […]

Snowed In! 12 Dinner Ideas You Can Make with What You Have in the Pantry/Fridge

We just got 8+ inches of snow here in Norfolk, Virginia. I don’t mind too much, since it only happens every few years and I didn’t have anywhere to go anyway. 🙂 We actually did go grocery shopping yesterday (we had planned to go because it was Jeffrey’s day off), and the lines were pretty […]

Friday Frenzy #29: Best Of 2017 Edition

We’ve made it! It’s officially the last Friday of 2017. Can you believe it? Above all, I want to say THANK YOU for being a reader and supporter here over the past year. We are excited to continue sharing delicious family recipes in the new year. I feel like this year went especially fast with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday Frenzy Link Party #1: New Beginnings and Blogger Friends

When I first started blogging here at The PinterTest Kitchen, one of my favorite ways to find new recipes, drive traffic, and connect with more bloggers was to join link parties. For those of you who are not bloggers, a “link party” is simply a collection of links to awesome blog posts across the Internet. […]

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 […]

An Apple (or Two) a Day – 60+ Sweet & Savory Yummy Applelicious Recipes

Usually, around the first of the month, I post a meal plan to give you lots of yummy ideas for those nights when you just don’t know what to make for dinner. This month, I wanted to try something a little different. I know, I know, pumpkin spice everything is invading our lives. And hey, […]

Red, White, and Blue Recipes: Happy 4th from The PinterTest Gals!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! We’re having a great day, even more than normal on a holiday because my boyfriend, Jeffrey, got home from deployment yesterday after five months aboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower. They’ve been gone 10 out of the last 12 months, so it’s a great feeling to have him back home! To help you […]