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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


Apricot-Plum Baked Doughnuts

15 Dec

I know, I know! The Chanukah tradition is to fry foods in oil, but I couldn’t resist the challenge to try something a bit healthier on a holiday filled with deep-fried jelly filled doughnuts and pan-fried latkes of all sizes and flavors. I did hop on the fry-train for a bit with my Stuffed Reuben Latkes and Eggnog Cranberry Rice Fritters but I’m back off now and the vegetable oil is taking a much needed break. Hopefully my waistline, which is still trying to remember what life was like before two children, will thank me for this baked doughnut filled with fresh apricot and plum preserve. Continue reading

Upside Down Pizza Casserole {Feature Friday}

11 Nov

Congratulations to Malkie Hirsch, this weeks Feature Friday winner for her Upside Down Pizza Casserole. If you would like to be featured on KT, it’s as easy as submitting a recipe hereContinue reading

Cinnamon-Lavender Brown Butter Challah

27 Sep

I’ve been searching far and wide for the perfect challah recipe and I think my prayers have finally been answered! After too many failed attempts trying to make a light and fluffy sweet challah, I gave up for a while and started buying my favorite grocery store option (Challah Fairy). But nothing beats the smell of homemade challah baking in the oven, so I tried and tried again and here I am with this perfect luscious brown butter challah recipe with layer after layer of sweet fluffy bread! The added flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and lavender take it to another level all together and I know I have found my signature challah. I’m going to assume you don’t have lavender sugar on your spice shelf so here is a link to Whole Spice, where you can find this fragrant purple sugar as well as hundreds of other high quality kosher spices and herbs. You can leave out the lavender or even add some orange or lemon zest to make this recipe your own, but I suggest using the lavender since it really adds something special to the challah.

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“You Don’t Need a Panini Maker to Make a Panini” Panini {Feature Friday}

16 Sep

Congratulations to Nissania Hazghia, this weeks recipe winner and the first Feature Friday guest blogger on Kitchen Tested. If you would like to be featured on KT, it’s as easy as submitting a recipe here.    

As a wife, mom and busy owner of my children’s gift and accessory company, Bella Mia Design Co. I am always trying to come up with fast, easy and delicious dinner ideas.  My job as a business owner and mom is a 24 hour one, so when my daughter goes to sleep, its work time! Since the evenings are so hectic with Bella Mia, I wanted to come up with dinner plans that allow my husband and I to be together and eat a yummy meal that doesn’t require a lot of prep time.  Panini’s are one of our go-to meals, pair it with a salad and you’re good to go.  Even a glass of wine would not be a bad idea! Continue reading

Candied Jalapenos

14 Sep

Candied Jalapenos. Yum! I don’t even need to say anything else about this recipe. “Yum” really covers it. If you love the flavor of a fresh crunchy jalapeno, this “Cowboy Candy” will certainly appeal to you. The balance of sweet, savory and spicy flavors meld together to create the perfect condiment for just about anything. I would even put it on ice cream! If you don’t try out this recipe, you are basically just crazy. Yeah, that’s right. I said it! Crazy! Continue reading

Feature Friday is Here!

31 Aug

Who’s ready for Feature Friday? Submit your favorite unique and interesting recipes for the chance to be featured on Kitchen Tested!

Every Friday, a new recipe will be posted on Kitchen Tested but it won’t be one of my adventurous concoctions. It’ll be YOURS! All you have to do is send me an email with your own kitchen tested recipe, along with some pictures of your cooking process, and submit it to Each week, I will choose a new submission to be featured and it could be yours! Don’t worry if your recipe doesn’t make the cut right away because you could be next in line.

The first guest recipe will be posted on Friday, September 16th.

Basic information you will need to submit a recipe:

1. A recipe that is uniquely yours

2. A story behind the recipe

3. Measurements and clear directions

4. A picture of the finished product and possibly some step-by-step pictures along the way

5. Bio of the author and picture, if available

6. Link to your website, Twitter, and/or Facebook page, if available

I can’t wait to receive your submissions and start reading all of your individual and exciting recipes! Good luck.