Jen T

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.

Jen T's posts

Schell's Lem'n Shandy Beer Bread

What’s the Best Beer for Beer Bread? Part 2: Schell’s Brewery Taste Test

Posted by Jen T on August 11, 2022

Weekends in the kitchen can be such a simple pleasure. Sometimes, that means filling your home with the heavenly aroma of buttery, fresh-baked bread. Sometimes, that means opening the fridge for an ice-cold beer. But the best weekends at home, well – they just might include a bit of both. The Joys of Beer Bread read more »

What’s the Best Beer for Beer Bread? Lupulin Brewing Taste Test

Posted by Jen T on August 2, 2022

So buttery. So golden. So warm and fresh, right from your oven. Bountiful Beer Bread Mix® is incredibly delicious and incredibly simple to make. Just add beer and butter. That’s it! You’ll have homemade bread on your table in less than an hour, and your whole house will smell heavenly. But … what kind of read more »

Bayou Bourbon™ Glaze: 8 Ways

Posted by Jen T on July 28, 2022

Savory. Sweet. Succulent. Swirling with brown sugar, bourbon and hints of apple cider vinegar, onion and molasses, Bayou Bourbon™ Glaze is one of my favorite secret weapons for quick weeknight meals. It’s absolutely great for grilling in the summertime. And it’s surprisingly versatile, too! Wondering how you can make the most of it? From burgers read more »

6 Ways to Celebrate National Tequila Day

Posted by Jen T on July 21, 2022

It’s National Tequila Day! Wait … that’s a thing? Yes, it really is, my friends, and it’s a beautiful thing. Every year, National Tequila Day is observed on July 24 – giving tequila lovers everywhere the chance to celebrate one of the world’s oldest spirits. Fun fact: tequila, as it’s known today, was created back read more »

10 Easy Star-Spangled Recipes

10 Easy Star-Spangled Recipes

Posted by Jen T on June 28, 2022

Star-spangled fireworks. Sizzling BBQs. Crackling campfires. Rain or shine, the 4th of July can be one of the best days of the summer. So whether you’re kicking back in the backyard, planning a potluck or spending the day at the beach, take time to relax! It can actually be surprisingly easy to dazzle your friends read more »

11 Fresh and Fun Summertime Skewers

11 Fresh and Fun Summertime Skewers

Posted by Jen T on June 14, 2022

Kabobs. Kebabs. Skewers. Whatever you call them, there’s just something fun about food on a stick. From street fairs to summertime BBQs in the backyard, these delicious finger foods can be stacked up all kinds of different ways, too. It’s so easy to mix, match and make your own favorite combinations! Plus, kabobs can be read more »

How to Make Your Own Bagel Board

How to Make Your Own Bagel Board

Posted by Jen T on May 19, 2022

Bagels are such beautiful things. So delightfully tender and chewy on the inside. So perfectly crackly on the outside. While I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting New York yet, someday I vow to eat my way through that city – savoring every slice of pizza, fresh bagel and authentic black-and-white cookie along the way. read more »

Beer Bread for Breakfast? Sweet!

Beer Bread for Breakfast? Sweet!

Posted by Jen T on May 17, 2022

Fresh. Golden. Buttery. Bountiful Beer Bread Mix® has been a beloved best-seller for decades, and it’s one of my family’s all-time favorites. Just add beer and butter. Bake. BOOM. That’s it! Your house will smell divine, and there’s fresh-baked bread on your table in less than an hour. It’s amazing with chili, soups, pastas, you read more »

Fiesta with Friends: Make a Mexican Board!

Fiesta with Friends: Make a Mexican Board!

Posted by Jen T on April 28, 2022

Charcuterie boards are everywhere these days. And I, for one, am totally here for it. Breakfast boards. Hot chocolate boards. Dessert boards. While they aren’t exactly true “charcuterie,” they are super delicious and super fun. Best of all, you can personalize these beautiful platters with your favorite foods. Plus, everyone can help themselves to a read more »

How to Make Orange Chicken (Oven or Air Fryer)

How to Make Orange Chicken (Oven or Air Fryer)

Posted by Jen T on April 21, 2022

Honestly, it’s hard to beat Chinese take-out. Sweet and sour chicken. Hunan beef. Shrimp lo mein. General Tso’s chicken. From the entrees to the egg rolls, there are so many deliciously crunchy-crispy items on the menu. But what if you don’t feel like leaving the house or tipping for delivery? It’s easy to put your read more »