Author: Sharon

Fruity Wine Jelly

I work for a local winery in Pennsylvania (Benigna’s Creek Winery), and March is wine trail season for us. During the month of March, our winery bands together with 12 other wineries to encourage customers to get out there and taste some wine. Most of the wineries have wine and food pairings each weekend, which […]

Coconut Cream Pie

When my husband and I were first married his family had a lot of get togethers. He was the youngest of five children, and everyone was starting to have kids, so it was always somebody’s birthday. His mom’s coconut cream pie was requested quite often. It was piled high with the luscious cream filling and […]

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad (Plus, a $50 Giveaway!)

Today I am posting an old recipe from my family that has been passed around and revised to suit our tastes. Aren’t those old family recipes the best? (Plus, scroll to the end to enter a $50 giveaway!) This old fashioned macaroni salad is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe (like our PA Dutch Pot Pie). The […]

Easy Apple Tart with Toasted Pecans

Fall is here and so is apple season. There are so many great kinds of apples available for eating and baking. Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we like to make apple crisp, applesauce pancakes, apple pear scones, caramel apple cookies… pretty much anything with apple in it! We posted a huge list of apple recipes […]

Mushroom Bacon Spinach Salad

Food blogging is all about trying new recipes, but sometimes the old favorites are what we crave most. The other day I made some chili and wanted a salad to go with the chili. I like to make the Strawberry Spinach Salad that was posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen about 2 years ago. It […]

Frosted Molasses Cookies

Do you like cookies that just melt in your mouth?  The Frosted Molasses Cookies have a wonderful molasses flavor and they can frosted and decorated for whatever season it is. These cookies are Jessica’s favorites. She came over to take some pictures so I sent some home with her. (Note from Jess: That container lasted about two seconds before […]

Comfort Food Time: Sweet Cornbread Muffin Recipe

The other night I was making chili, a less spicy version of Allison’s chili, and I wanted to make cornbread to go with it. I usually go the easy way and use a mix. But I didn’t have one. I started looking for a simple cornbread recipe to make and came across a recipe posted […]

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Summer is here (well, for a few more weeks at least!). Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are available from the gardens. What do you do with it all if you have your own garden? My mom is supplying me with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green beans and zucchinis. We freeze some of the fresh veggies, […]

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 […]

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Do you like lemon flavored desserts with lots of lemon flavor? Sometimes when I bake lemon desserts the lemon flavor isn’t as strong as I think I should be. And if it gets a lemon glaze, the lemon flavor’s a little too tart. I like to have a balanced flavor. With blueberries getting ripe here in […]

White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

I am always looking for a new cookie recipe to make. And the easier the better! Because as you know, we don’t have a lot of time these days to cook and bake. I have tested out quite a few of the pudding cookie recipes; white chocolate puddding snickerdoodles, peanut butter pudding cookies, and chocolate […]

White Wine Chunky Potato and Corn Chowder

I like to eat soup anytime. For me, I am satisfied with just soup. But my husband needs to have some kind of meat with it. (Allison’s note: my boyfriend is the same way – he says that soup alone isn’t manly enough!) Soup and a sandwich is a great lunch or supper. You could […]

Nutty Oatmeal Banana Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!

Do you have more ripe bananas then you are going to eat? Are you tired of using them to make banana bread? I was looking around on Pinterest and found this healthy banana cookie recipe using three ingredients. All you need is 2 ripe bananas, oatmeal and walnuts. What could be anymore simple. Here is […]

Thin Crust Pizza

I tried out a new product called Flatout Light Italian Herb Flatbreads. The package says it has 90 calories, 9 grams of protein and 74% fewer net carbs than 2 slices of wheat bread. A lot of times products like this tend to taste like cardboard, so I was a skeptical. We first tried them […]

Colorful Birthday Card

After the holidays there are so many birthdays in our family. My husband, my dad, my daughters, and my brother have birthdays in January and February. I was looking in my stash of handmade birthday cards and it was pretty dismal. Time to get to work! First I scoured Pinterest for some ideas. There are […]

Pizza Pinwheels

This Pennsylvania winter has been so cold and snowy that I can hardly wait for spring. The ground hog saw his shadow on February 2nd and says 6 more weeks of winter. So far he has been right. I make a lot of meals in the oven just to help warm the kitchen. I had […]