Kitchen Tested Face-Lift!

15 Jan

Just in time for its one-year-anniversary, Kitchen Tested is getting a face-lift and you are all invited to check it out! Since KT is now a self-hosted WordPress blog, I hope that all of my WordPress.com followers will take a moment to subscribe by email.

Check out the new and improved Kitchen-Tested.com

If you’re wondering why I chose to make such big changes to KT, just email me at kitchentested@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Shout out to Dani from SocialCity Marketing for helping to improve the look and functionality of Kitchen Tested. If you would like to make some changes and updates to your own site, you can contact Dani by email at dani@socialcitymarketing.com. He is fantastic!

Delicious CARA-MEL’S

12 Jan

AT LAST! For the last few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time perfecting my non-dairy caramel recipe and I’ve finally done it! I’ve created a chocolate covered caramel with absolutely no dairy that is creamy and delicious. So I decided I should share my caramels with the world and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! CARA-MEL’S by Kitchen Tested will be launching in just a few weeks but in the meantime, I thought I could show you what I’ve been up to. Continue reading

Candied Lime Peels

9 Jan

I’m not even sure what to say about this recipe! Lots of peeling. Lots of slicing. And lots of boiling. Was it all worth it? Sure. Would I do it again? Sure…if someone wants to prepare the peels for me! I felt like I was cutting and slicing lime peels forever but I’m happy to say that I didn’t cut my fingers at all. Can you imagine the lime juice in a fresh wound. Ouch! If candying citrus peels is on your list of things to do, I say go for it! But I have to warn you that it is definitely a timely process and you will need to wash quite a few dishes when it’s all over. Even though the process of candying the peels was tedious, I always say to try everything twice so I might just have to try candying another citrus peel again sometime. Maybe etrog peels after Succot. We shall see… Continue reading

Cornbread Whoopie Pies

5 Jan

I love whoopie pies of all flavors and colors; chocolate, pumpkin, maple, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip, etc. If you can think it up, I will eat it! But I’ve never had a savory whoopie pie before and it’s been on my to-do list for a while. Cornbread seemed to make the most sense for the cake but if you have any other ideas, please share! You’ll notice below that I decided to use a non-dairy cream cheese. Instead of making the whoopie pies dairy, I chose to add delicious Mexican Style Chorizo in the filling. I just love jalapeno cornbread with sausage and each bite was the perfect mix. Continue reading

Peppermint Sandwich Kisses

2 Jan

While doing some recipe research for inspiration, I came across a few recipes for kiss cookies and I was immediately intrigued. Not only had I never tasted a kiss cookie, but I’d never even heard of it! These soft and crumbly cookies that you can just pop in your mouth looked too good to be true and I had to give them a try. Conveniently, a friend of mine (shout out to Yonina Wind) asked me to bake something for an event she will be attending and I jumped at the opportunity just so I could make these cookies! Wow, that sounds kind of selfish, huh?!? I should have said that I was so happy to bake for her and already had the perfect recipe in mind. Either way, I made the cookies…and they were even better than I expected. Instead of just making a plain kiss cookie, I found inspiration in one of my favorite candies; the York Peppermint Patty. I sandwiched silky smooth melted chocolate between two teeny tiny peppermint green cookies and voila! Peppermint Sandwich Kisses! Enjoy. Oh, and if you (or anyone around you) are allergic to eggs, these cookies are perfect for you since there are no eggs anywhere in this recipe! Continue reading

Dark Spiced Hot Chocolate

30 Dec

I’m very excited to introduce this guest post from Avital Greenbaum, a fellow blogger, Registered Dietitian and friend. Her blog, A Slice of Nutrition, is all about helping the average person add healthy choices into the daily routine. It aims to teach nutrition and hopefully help people achieve real goals regarding their wellness. You should all know by now that Kitchen Tested isn’t necessarily about eating healthfully, but sometimes a healthy recipe can really stand out for it’s unique flavors and individuality. Avital’s recipe for gourmet hot chocolate is really special and absolutely divine! I can’t wait to bundle up underneath a pile of blankets to sip my own cup of this dark spiced hot cocoa. Now I’ll hand the reigns over to Avital…

Winter is here and that means we’ll soon enjoy sledding, furry boots, and snowmen. Unfortunately, the cold weather also brings shoveling, icy roads, and frostbitten fingers. There is nothing like a cup of hot cocoa after a cold winter day to help me unwind. Not only does it warm me up but the right kind of cocoa is a natural pick-me-up too! Continue reading

Roasted Beet Noodle & Sausage Lasagna

28 Dec

I recently purchased another CSA-style package of seasonal vegetables from Gilt Taste (I couldn’t help myself) and in the box were a variety of beautiful heirloom beets. I didn’t even know that heirloom beets existed but there they were in all their colorful glory, just begging to be cooked! I used to hate beets but I’m really learning to love their earthy sweet flavor, especially when simply roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.  So why not take it to the next level (or maybe even more than one level) and make something I’ve never tried, like beet pasta! I was originally going to make a vegan pasta but I was seriously having the urge to try an egg-based pasta recipe from Mario Batali and since I always believe in cooking how you feel, the eggs-based recipe won. Sorry to any of my vegan followers (do I have any vegan followers?). By the way, if it looks like there are a lot of steps and ingredients to this dish, you are right! And was it worth it? Yes and No! The layers of filling were absolutely delicious but I’m not sure if I would make the homemade beet noodles again. I’m so glad I tried it once but unless I have extra roasted beets lying around, these noodles just take a long time. I definitely think everyone should try making homemade noodles at least once in their lives! Crossing it off my check-list now.   Continue reading

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