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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!


Apple Pecan Galette with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

20 Dec

First of all, welcome to all my new followers and subscribers! I’m thankful for a lot of things in my life (like my husband and kids) but right now, I want to give a big thanks to WordPress.com for featuring Kitchen Tested on Freshly Pressed! I was truly honored to be “FP”- First Page. If you haven’t voted for Kitchen Tested in the Kosher Food Blog Awards, you have until January 11. Just click here! 

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to decide what to bake with my beautiful new Mountain Rose Apples from Mikuni Wild Harvest. These extremely rare and limited apples are currently grown in the Mount Hood River Valley of Oregon only once a year and when I found out that they were in short supply, I had to have them! The price is, um, a bit insane but it’s Chanukah time so I just bought a special gift for myself and ordered a package of these special apples. As soon as the box came, I sliced in to one of the delicate green apples to reveal a bright rose-colored center all the way through. Before even taking the first bite, I had to smell the apple since I read that they smell like cotton candy. Can you believe it?!? A cotton candy scented apple! The apple tasted a little bit tart, a little bit sweet and, dare I say it, reminded me a bit of a strawberry. Inspired by the scent and flavors of the apple, I could only think of one thing…a carnival! And what is my favorite thing to eat every time I got to a carnival? That’s easy. Caramel Apples! So here is my deconstructed version of a caramel apple with decadent homemade peanut butter caramel. This recipe truly features the elegance of my new unique fruit. Continue reading