summer

How to Make Drinking Vinegar + My Blueberry Shrub Recipe

I think vinegar is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate, like cilantro (yuck) or avocado (yum). I happen to love vinegar and the acidic bite it brings to recipes. But it wasn’t until last year that I ever heard of “drinking vinegar.” I’ve heard of drinking a little apple cider vinegar […]

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 […]

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler #HotSummerEats

Sometimes, old recipes are the best. We love trying out new things here on The PinterTest Kitchen, but we also have a lot of family favorites – and we wanted to share one of those for today’s #HotSummerEats recipe! We’re nearing the end of #HotSummerEats, so wanted to give a big THANK YOU to Camilla […]

Budget-Friendly Seafood Salad #HotSummerEats

I love fresh seafood salad in the summer. It makes such a perfect lunch alone or stuffed in a pita pocket. But… Seafood is expensive. I’d love to eat seafood several times per week, but our monthly food budget would be maxed out in a week if we did that. When I joined #HotSummerEats (read […]

Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes #HotSummerEats

There are few side dishes I’d rather eat than potatoes. Just call me the Queen of Carbs. If anything is worth the carbs, it’s this recipe for Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes, which I made as part of #HotSummerEats. One of our awesome sponsors is Gourmet Gardens, which I mentioned before when I posted this Bacon […]

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas #HotSummerEats

What is the flavor of summer? Is it watermelon? Maybe corn on the cob? How about s’mores? Yes, yes, and yes…but for me, the top flavor of summer has got to be barbeque! I love making my own BBQ sauce (awesome on meatballs), and taste-testing packaged sauces in a variety of flavors. As part of […]

What’s for Dinner: June 2015 Meal Plan (Plus a #HotSummerEats Giveaway!)

It’s June! When I was a child, I remember LOVING June 1, because it meant that school would be out soon. I liked school and was generally a good student, but June meant Girl Scout Camp and swimming and filling my tote bag with books from the library. I miss having an entire summer of […]

15 Perfect Labor Day Recipes

I’m in denial about the end of summer. I know that most people in the US consider Labor Day to be the unofficial start of fall, but since I live in Southern Virginia where the whether tends to stay warmer longer, I say that it is still summer until October 1. At least. At least […]

What’s for Dinner: August 2014 Meal Plan

We’re back again for another monthly meal plan to help you figure out what’s for dinner! This month, I’m featuring lots of recipes that are excellent on the grill. Time to get some quality grillin’ time in before summer comes to an end! (Don’t have a grill? Almost all of these recipes can be made […]

7 Summer Side Dishes for Your Next Picnic

It’s that wonderful, lazy point of summer that I love. Time slips away sitting with my toes in the sand, and it seems like one of our friends invites us to a cook out every other day. I can’t get enough picnic food even on rainy days spent indoors, and I live for my next […]

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 […]