My name is Jennifer, and I love to hang out in the kitchen. Well not so much hang there, but to create there. I love all things food, hosting and entertaining. I work full time as a registered nurse saving lives, but in my spare ,time you can find me in the kitchen saving tummies- from boring meals that is! I have always loved to cook, and I am 100% self-taught. I learned from watching my mom, grandmothers, and of course from my idol, Ina Garten of the Barefoot Contessa. Love you, Ina!!
I grew up in an Italian- American home, with endless Sundays of pasta, meatballs, eggplant ,and sauce (yes sauce, not gravy). My mom is an amazing cook, but the one thing she never liked to do is bake or make breakfast, which is probably why I am obsessed with the two. It was always an ongoing joke in my house how my dad would constantly beg for pancakes, and my mom would laugh and remind my dad where the milk and cereal were No pancakes for dad! Well , dad, you can come over anytime for pancakes, or as we like to call them in our house, pannies (don't ask).
I married my wonderful husband in 2011, and we settled down in a small town in New Jersey. We are surrounded by endless farmers' markets and wide open spaces, something that has inspired my creativity even further. He is a major supporter of my food obsession and is my official taste tester. We love our home and our lives, and now I would love to share my favorite recipes with you and your families.
Here on this site, you will find all things breakfast, lunch, dessert, and anything in between. And of course, the occasional cocktail- because why not? So kick back, whet your appetite, and pull up a seat, I have an extra table setting just for you!