Let’s Talk Apples

With over 200 apple varieties grown in the United States it can be somewhat overwhelming to know about how to use and the characteristics of each of them. I thought I’d share some local favorites and discuss how to use them. It’s best to purchase your apples when in season and from a local orchard….

Summer Vacation:Alaska

The trip to Alaska was a huge success! We had to switch planes going up to Seattle, and it must have not been a good day for flying, because it was very bumpy! But once we got to Seattle it was worth it! We saw the Space Needle that night, and Starbucks Reserve Roastery! We…

Spring Break in Jenna’s Kitchen

I’m so glad we get two weeks for spring break because there was so much to do!  I had the honor of having lunch with Tony Rose for an interview about Jenna’s Kitchen.  Tony is a local radio personality on D93 and he is so much fun!  He is also a fellow Auburn Tiger! #auburnroars …

Unstuffed Pepper Soup

Every summer we have an abundance of bell peppers. Last year trying to find new recipes to use all of our fresh peppers I ran across an unstuffed pepper soup recipe. It seemed much simpler to prepare than stuffed peppers but still had all the flavors I love in the dish! We froze a bunch…

Christmas Morning Recipes

Christmas morning is filled with opening presents, figuring out our new gifts, watching Christmas shows and spending time with family!  So sometimes breakfast is put on the back burner! So this year we are going to take out the fuss and go to make ahead breakfast items that each family member can grab and go! …

Fall Break 2017

It’s been a great first week of fall break!  We started the week off in Legoland.  It was a trip that my brother really wanted to go to, but I was excited to see what is was all about too!  The rides were fun and all the Lego models were cool. My top 10 of…

Thank You!

Thank you to every body that watched my episode on Food Network! Congrats Paige, I can’t wait to eat at your restaurant one day! I want to take a moment to thank a lot of people who have supported me a long the way! Penny Hughes designed,printed, and shipped my t-shirts! Emily Hollen designed and…

Chopped Jr.: Home Version Mystery Baskets 6

Dessert Basket:  Cresent Dough Sheet, Dark Cherries, Marshmallows, Reese’s Pieces I love making desserts!  So I think I can make a sauce with my Reese’s pieces and marshmallows to make a thick creamy sauce to go on my dough! So while my sauce is cooking I start to prep my dough by  spreading melted butter…

Chopped Jr.: Home Version Mystery Basket 5

Entree Basket:  Lamb Chops, Butternut Squash, Graham Crackers and Milk I haven’t had much experience cooking lamb, but had fun cooking these lamb chops! My plan is to bread the lamb chops in milk, eggs, and graham cracker crumbs.Then, I get them cooking! Now I have to start on my butternut squash. What can I…