Non-Chocolate Sweet Recipes

Caramel Apple Cookies

Okay, time for a truth bomb: While we love pumpkin here on The PinterTest Kitchen (so much we did an entire pumpkin recipe round-up last year), that is not the top flavor of fall for me. In fact, I put it third on the list, behind my two favorites, tied for first place: apple and […]

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 […]

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Cupcakes

When a recipe mashes up two things I love, I get excited…but this one includes THREE! Key lime pie? Yum! Cheesecake? Yum! Cupcakes? YUM! My mom, Sharon, made these cupcakes and few times, and I decided to try my hand at them. They are so good that I literally have to hide them so they […]

Peach Ginger Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a frothy fruit smoothie on a warm summer’s day… Wait. What? It’s not summer anymore, you say? PSH! Labor Day might be behind us, but fall doesn’t officially start until next week. So that means I can still have smoothies and eat watermelon and fire up the grill for at least a […]

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 […]

A Taste of Summer: Apricot Peach Pie

If you blink, you’ll miss apricot season. Which is a gosh darn shame because I just hear the word apricots and my mouth starts watering. Ooooh, do it again. Apricot, apricot, apricot! My favorite apricot recipe to date is Apricot Peach Pie. The tart, apricot flavor is to die for and makes the entire house […]

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 […]

Classic Cream Puffs: Yes, You Can Make Them At Home!

Okay, guys and gals. I promise you, cream puffs are NOT as hard to make as they seem! For such a poofy little treat, cream puffs are certainly intimidating, aren’t they? Last Easter, we didn’t go anywhere to visit family. So instead, I decided to devote the day to perfecting my homemade cream puff skills […]

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins: Mmm…Zesty

I love recipes that make my life a little…zesty. You know, that unexpected zing… Okay, my life might be a little sad that I’m this excited over a muffin recipe, but I LOVE MUFFINS. Breakfast pastries in general, actually. My kingdom for a perfect chocolate croissant. If anyone has the perfect chocolate croissant recipe, please […]

Apple Pear Scones

Every home chef has to have at least a couple of recipes up their sleeve that never fail to impress. We become known for these recipes, and when all else fails, we can whip up a batch and all else is forgiven, no matter how crispy and black dinner may be. For me, that “up […]

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

My husband, Jim and I were eating breakfast one weekend morning. I flipped the channel to the food network and Ree Drummond was on. I enjoy watching her show, The Pioneer Woman, because she makes recipes that you usually have the ingredients in your pantry. Good food doesn’t have to be complicated, and it can […]

Chunky Applesauce Cinnamon Pancakes

I was looking around for something different to make for breakfast that didn’t involve a whole lot of extra ingredients and time. Sometimes you get sick of the usual eggs, toast or cereal. I came across a Taste of Home recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes, which I pinned. It looked simple to make and had […]

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes

A few weeks before her birthday this year, I came across a pin for cupcakes that was perfect to make for her birthday treat! It’s basically funfetti cupcakes, only with nerds in the batter instead of sprinkles. I will warn you, these cupcakes do end up being super sweet. I brought these into our office […]

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies

Well it is that time of year when we think the most about cookies. If you are like me you are busy baking your holiday cookies. One of my favorites parts of the holidays is getting out my many recipes and choose what I want to bake for the year. I also like to look […]

Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

Do you like the taste of gingersnaps, but don’t like how crunchy they are? Do you want something soft and chewy like a molasses cookie? Well here is the recipe for you. The Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookie recipe is the one for you. It is the best of both worlds. I pinned a version of […]

Autumn Blossoms with Pumpkin Spice Kisses

You can always find Peanut Blossoms in our house around the Holidays. We’ve been making them for years, so when I came across a recipe for these Autumn Blossoms I knew I had to PinterTest them. It’s the same concept as a Peanut Blossom only with a sugar cookie dough instead of peanut butter dough […]