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Jen's kitchen

I'm the mom of two little boys. Wife. Baker. Lover of chocolate and cream cheese. A self-proclaimed nerd who loves everything from The Office to Star Wars. And a full-time writer who survives on a lot of coffee and a little sleep.

Growing up on a dairy farm, I started baking when I was six years old, so food has always been a passion for me. The best part? I love that it brings people together ... whether you're on a rare date with your sweetheart, laughing with girlfriends over a pizza or gathering around the kitchen during the holidays. The best food has a way of making you feel at home.

my favorites

  • The food I make is ... comfort food with a cool twist.
  • My favorite tool to use in the kitchen is ... my grill pan
  • My favorite Tastefully Simple product is ... a tie between Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix™ and Garlic Pepper Seasoning.
  • In my kitchen, you will always find ... kosher salt, olive oil and crayon masterpieces.

Jen's posts

5 Heart-Shaped Valentine Sweets blog post | Tastefully Simple

Looking for sweet recipes for Valentine’s Day? Stir up these simple, delicious recipes featuring heart-shaped treats, perfect for the sweethearts in your life! ... read more »

Veg Out: Quick & Easy Vegetarian Meals blog post | Tastefully Simple

Ready to veg out? From quick pad Thai to garden-fresh zoodles, it’s easy to toss together these easy “noodle” bowls for dinner, loaded with healthy vegetables. And they’re ready in 30 minutes or less! ... read more »

Oh, the Pizzabilities: 8 Fresh Flatbread Pizzas blog post | Tastefully Simple

Talk about pizzabilities! See 7 fresh and easy ideas for delicious weeknight flatbread pizzas – ready in less than 15 minutes.... read more »

How to Make Mini Pepper Loaded Nachos blog post | Tastefully Simple

Making healthy choices doesn’t have to mean dramatic changes to your daily routine. Sometimes it’s as simple as a swap! You won’t even miss the tortilla chips with these delicious, low-carb loaded “nachos” – great for game day or a light snack.... read more »

Go Fish: 7 Fresh & Fun Recipes blog post | Tastefully Simple

Eating healthy isn’t always easy. But if you’re trying to make some better-for-you choices, eating more fish may be your simplest – and most delicious – way to keep those resolutions. So dive in with these 7 fresh fish recipes! ... read more »

Ho Ho Holiday Mules: 3 Ways | Tastefully Simple

Ready for a cup of cheer? Try these three simple holiday recipes for a fun and festive twist on traditional Moscow mules. ... read more »

11 Hints for Easy Holiday Entertaining blog post | Tastefully Simple

Discover tips and hints for making holiday entertaining a whole lot less stressful and more enjoyable. ... read more »

How to Make Holiday Honey Lemon Punch blog post | Tastefully Simple

Eat. Drink. Be merry. Ready to get into the holiday spirit? It’s easy to “punch it up” with this fun and festive recipe, perfect for holiday entertaining!... read more »