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The PinterTest Kitchen is Now…. TRIPLE CHOCOLATE KITCHEN!

Over the past few weeks (okay, let’s be honest… months) you may have noticed that our blog was quieter than normal. Behind the scenes, we were getting ready for our big change! Back when we started our blog back in 2012, our goal was to test recipes that got popular on Pinterest to see if […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Wedding Reception

My wedding day back in June was perfect. On August 19, we had a reception in Pennsylvania, and it was even better. What is better than perfect? I don’t know, but that’s how I felt on my “second” wedding day! I wanted to share with you some pictures from the day. We baked three flavors […]

Mammy Heckert Caramel Icing Cookies

You know those recipes that are handed down in your family from generation to generation? This is one of our family’s oldest recipes! Mammy Heckert (my great grandmother) was known for these homemade caramel icing cookies. So much that our family simply calls these Mammy Heckert Cookies. Actually, the whole town where we grew up knows […]

A PinterTest Kitchen Bridal Shower

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a huge yard sale, which included several bags of old dresses. The entire day, my cousins and I played dress-up between sales, donning her old outfits and marching down a make-shift aisle in the yard. I don’t know if the yard sale was a success, but […]

Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Dip

This Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Dip recipe was given to me by a family member over 30 years ago, and I still make it at least a few times every year. The dip reminds me of a thicker version of the dressing that is put on an Amish macaroni salad. It has diced onions, bell […]

White Chocolate Caramel Cookies #Choctoberfest

It’s the last day of #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar and it’s been an amazing week full of a TON of new recipes with chocolate. In case you missed it, today’s your last chance to enter our giveaway for $350 worth of sweet treats including chocolate, chocolate, and MORE chocolate! These white chocolate caramel cookies were […]

Our 2014 Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe we only have a week until Black Friday? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready for the holidays this year. They really snuck up on me! Snuck up on me? Sneaked up on me? Whatever, haha! The point is, I’m totally unprepared. At our house, as you can probably imagine, […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

If you think pot pie is a baked vegetable and meat dish topped with a pie-like crust, you’re wrong. Sorry. Hehe, just kidding. Where I grew up, though, pot pie was something very different. It’s not a baked savory pie, it’s actually a very thick stew-like meal with huge noodles, potatoes, meat, and veggies. It’s […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Club Sandwiches

Earlier this week, I posted a peanut butter doggie treat recipe, so I thought it only fair that I also post a human peanut butter treat as well! This recipe is for homemade club sandwiches. No, not the kind made with meat and cheese! These are the candy club sandwiches, like the ones you can […]

The Best BBQ Meatball Recipe of All Time

These BBQ Meatballs are our favorite meatball recipe of all time. I usually make three or four batches at once and vacuum pack them for the freezer. It’s nice to be able to get some out whenever you need an easy meal. My husband really enjoys this meal, so we made them fairly often. Allison’s […]

How To Make A Box of Brownies Better… With Wine!

Everyone loves a good brownie. They’re a crowd favorite. Plus, with all the different boxes mixes available today, they’re quick and super easy. But plain ole brownies can be boring sometimes. You can make a box of brownies a little fancier by adding m&ms, pretzels, nuts, or even sprinkles on top. Why not try something […]

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

With the fall season here, I like to make pumpkin bread. I usually get a neck pumpkin and cut it up and cook it until soft. Then I run it through the food mill and have fresh pumpkin puree. The puree can be used for baking or put in the freezer for later use. If […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats

Most kids go crazy for rice krispie treats. I was never crazy about them when I was little. I think it’s because I’m not crazy about marshmallows. But I remember this peanut butter and chocolate kind that I actually did like, but it was discontinued after only a short time. Bummer… Cruising around Pinterest a little while […]

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

We all have certain recipes in our repertoire that are full-proof, that we can come back to again and again because we know they’ll always be good. That’s how I feel about this Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake. It’s the most forgiving recipe I know. True story: one time, I was half-way through the recipe before […]

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 […]

50+ Spooky Halloween Recipes…from Pinterest!

It’s now officially October and I no longer have to feel ashamed of obsessing over my October 31 costume or listening to the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack on loop. Oh, who are we kidding. I wasn’t ashamed of those things before! :-p Seriously, though, I’ve been pinning recipes and other Halloween projects in anticipation of […]