Non-Chocolate Savory Recipes

Pinterest entrees and side dishes we tested.

Secret Ingredient Lemon Pepper Chicken #Choctoberfest

I know what you’re thinking. Right now, #Choctobrefest is going on. And there is a secret ingredient in my lemon pepper chicken. It couldn’t be chocolate, right? Oh, but it is. Yes, you read that right… this lemon pepper chicken recipe contains an ingredient from one of our lovely #Choctoberfest sponsors: Forte chocolate! You’re going […]

Breakfast Stuffed Biscuits

I recently tried a recipe published in our local newspaper, and they are great if you are looking for a quick breakfast you can eat on the go. I used bacon in these, but you could customize with your favorite meat of choice, such as ham or sausage. Or, leave out the meat completely for […]

Tortellini Salad #CookoutWeek

I would like to share a recipe from my good friend, Cathy Repp, who caters events at the winery where I work. Every time she is coming, our entire staff looks forward to tasting her food. It is always delicious. She passed this recipe on to me a few years ago and was gracious enough […]

Campfire Duck Bacon Pancakes #CookoutWeek

Duck bacon? I know it sounds weird, but this bacon is downright delicious! This year, Maple Leaf Farms is one of our awesome #CookoutWeek sponsors, so I was lucky enough to get some delicious duck products to taste-test. I was very tentative, because I have tried some products masquerading as bacon that are… well…definitely not […]

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Butter #CookoutWeek

We all have those go-to recipes when we don’t know what to make. For me, it’s these mini garlic hasselback potatoes. They get tender and slightly crispy, and you can make them on the grill in the summer and in the oven year-round. I used to make them with a sprinkle of garlic powder… but […]

Classic Shakshuka #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. When I was in Israel for a press trip a few years ago, the breakfasts and brunches we were provided were not really my cup of […]

Steak and Egg Mini Quiches #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. I’m a crust girl. And by that, I mean, I love mini pies and tarts because you get more crust than you do with a regular […]

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Grilled Cheese

I have a confession. Don’t hate… but… I don’t like strawberries. I know, I know. Jeffrey always says that I must hate happiness and sunshine and rainbows and puppies. For the record, I do not. I just can’t stand the taste of strawberries. But he loves them, loves them, so I try my best to […]

Easy, Creamy Cheeseburger Pasta Dinner

Although I’m calling this recipe “Cheeseburger Pasta,” the unofficial name in our house is “I don’t know.” As in… “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know.” It’s just an easy dish to whip up when you are out of ideas for dinner. You probably have all the ingredients in your house already – […]

Butter Poached Shrimp and Scallops with Creamed Corn

We have a wonderful little restaurant here in Virginia called The Leaping Lizard Cafe. It’s a small place, set back in a wooded area, and easy to miss. It was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their food looks and tastes like something you’d get at a fine dining experience in any […]

Fiesta Eggs Benedict

Okay, here’s something that is a little embarrassing to admit… I am not a super adventurous eater. I try to make myself try out new foods, because I am often very happy I did so, but my natural inclination is to eat what I already know I like. I know, I know… I’m a food […]

Colorful Chinese Five Spice Tempeh

This is not the normal type of recipe we post here at The PinterTest Kitchen, but every once in a while, I just have to shake things up a bit. Recently, I’ve been trying to eat fewer animal products. I’m not a vegan or even a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I […]

30+ Favorite Summer Potato Salad Recipes

A cookout just isn’t a cookout without potato salad. It’s one of my favorite side dishes of all time, and there are so many delicious variations. My all-time favorite potato salad recipe is this one. It’s one of the first recipes I ever posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen. I love that it includes sour […]

Smokey Coconut Oil Paprika Chicken Drumsticks #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by Smokin’-Os. All opinions are my own. I know this recipe sounds weird. Smokey? Coconut oil? Paprika? But I promise you, these drumsticks are DELICIOUS. The skin gets nice and crispy, and the paprika gives you a mouth-watering flavor. Plus, these drumsticks have a super smokey flavor, thanks to my special […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. #CookoutWeek is once again upon us. It’s time to test some new recipes for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations… and make some old favorites! Thank you to The French Farm for being one of our sponsors for cookout week. Last year, […]

Spiralized Kaleidoscope Salad

Last week during #RecipeMakeover, we published a number of better-for-you recipes to help kickstart your healthier spring diet. If you missed any of the recipes, check them out here: Smokey Dijon Salmon Skewers DIY Unicorn Frappuccino with No Added Sugar Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastries Sugar-Free Carrot Cake wit Honey Cream Cheese Icing And […]