vegetables

Beef Stir Fry with Thai Basil & Lime Sauce

I have to admit… I just don’t like more veggies when they are cooked! Raw is fine (I love salads), but I don’t like most vegetable side dishes. I’m a big fan of stir fry because it sneaks more vegetables into my diet. The grocery store had a sale on beef stir fry meat, but […]

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 […]

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs #CookoutWeek

It wouldn’t be #CookoutWeek without some kind of BBQ chicken recipe. It’s one of my favorite meals! I remember when I was a kid, the last day of the summer camp I attended would always feature a BBQ chicken dinner. They’d start the wood going really early in the day, and by 5 or 6, […]

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 […]

Freezing Your Extra Vegetables (Plus, How I Get My Green Beans Freezer Ready)

Do you have a garden that is producing more vegetables than you can use at the moment? If you extra space in your freezer start freezing the vegetables. I pinned a site that offers hands on pictures and instructions. It also has instructions for freezing fruits and also for canning fruits and vegetables too. Take […]

Sesame Steak Stir-Fry

Today, I have the quickest and most versatile recipe EVER for you…and it’s so easy that even my boyfriend can make it! He tries, bless his heart, but we’re both usually safer when he is at the table waiting for dinner instead of in the kitchen cooking it. So earlier this month, when I was […]

Hearty Mushroom Soup

The Hearty Mushroom Soup is an original recipe from Cathy Repp from Beaurgards Catering. We asked her to share it with everyone here at The PinterTest Kitchen and we’re so glad she agreed! I met Cathy when she was catering one of our events at Benigna’s Creek Winery. She occasionally makes some foods for the […]

Crispy Green Bean Fries

As I’ve noted in past posts, I’m not the biggest fan of veggies. This problem is most pronounced when I’m cooking dinner for other people. This past December, I planned a dinner party for 13 people, so I neededsomekind of vegetable dish. What to do, what to do… Make them as unhealthy as possible, of […]

Sesame Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

I have a confession to make: I really don’t like to eat my vegetables. I don’t mind some raw veggies to much on for a snack or even a salad as a meal, but when it comes to cooked veggies…blech. Peas, broccoli, green beans…yuck, yuck, yuck. I don’t even really liked cooked carrots or corn […]

Chicken Pie with Biscuit Topping

I used to make a chicken pie with a Bisquick topping on it and it was always a so-so meal to use up leftover chicken. Then I watched Sandra Lee’s Semi- Homemade one day and saw her make her Chicken and Turkey Pot Pie with Pepper Biscuit Topping. It sounded much better then my recipe […]

Calico Beans

The Calico Bean recipe is another good recipe out of a local organizations cookbook. These local cookbooks are some of best resources for recipes. Everyone likes to submit their best recipes to those cookbooks. I go to them quite often. The Calico Bean recipe is from the Klingerstown Fire Company Auxiliary cookbook. A note from […]