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.

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Fall in Love with 11 Autumn Desserts

Fall in Love with 11 Autumn Desserts

Posted by Jen T on September 30, 2021

There are so many signature spices and sweet treats for fall. From spiced cheesecake to warm-from-the-oven apple crisp, here are 11 of our favorite ways to dish up delicious desserts – all autumn long! 11 Favorite Desserts for Fall  1. Nana’s Caramel Apple Cheesecake. With swirls of creamy cheesecake and buttery caramel, this fresh-baked apple read more »

13 Favorite Comfort Foods for Fall

13 Favorite Comfort Foods for Fall

Posted by Jen T on September 24, 2021

Spiced pumpkin. Fresh-picked apples. Hearty chili. When the temperatures start to fall, there are so many delicious ways to savor the flavors of autumn. From creamy soups to comforting desserts, here are 13 of our favorite reasons to stay in this fall! 13 Fall Favorites: Cozy Comfort Food  1. Wahoo! White Chicken Chili. It doesn’t read more »

7 Reasons to Open Sesame … Ginger Sauce!

7 Reasons to Open Sesame … Ginger Sauce!

Posted by Jen T on September 17, 2021

Love the sizzle of stir-fry? Or fresh dishes with a little Asian inspiration?  At our house, my husband and I haven’t quite convinced the kids to try sushi yet. (We’ll keep trying. I’m holding out hope for the teenage years.) But over the past year, our boys have discovered a surprising new love for Chinese read more »

Cut the Curbside: Comfort Food at Home

Cut the Curbside: Comfort Food at Home

Posted by Jen T on September 8, 2021

Autumn is almost here, my friends. Grab your favorite sweater, and get cozy … today we’re talking about comfort food! When the temperatures start to fall, honestly there’s nothing better than gathering around the table for a deliciously cozy dinner. Now don’t get me wrong – I love the convenience of take-out. Even though it read more »

Ah, Sugar Sugar: Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

Ah, Sugar Sugar: Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

Posted by Jen T on August 27, 2021

Some tastes always take you back to childhood.  The magical stickiness of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread. The toasty marshmallow goodness of melty s’mores. The creamy comfort of mac and cheese.  But I think it’s hard to top the sparkling sweetness of fresh-baked sugar cookies, still warm from the oven.    When read more »

NEW Caramel Mocha Frozen Drink Mix: 5 Ways

Posted by Jen T on August 20, 2021

Love coffee? Love cocktails? Welcome to the best of both worlds. NEW Caramel Mocha Frozen Drink Mix is officially here, and oh … mercy, my friends. You need this one in your life. It’s even available in a value pack, in case you needed one more reason to stock up this fall. Unbelievably dark, dreamy and creamy, these read more »

Creme Brulee

NEW Crème Brûlée Bar Mix: 6 Ways

Posted by Jen T on July 26, 2021

Oh, crème brûlée. You dreamy little taste of heaven. Traditionally, crème brûlée is a rich custard made with eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla, all topped with caramelized sugar. (Fun fact: the literal translation is “burnt cream,” which doesn’t even begin to describe its deliciousness.) It’s one of my all-time favorite desserts, so I couldn’t have read more »

Breakfast Board

How to Make the Best Breakfast Board

Posted by Jen T on July 22, 2021

Love charcuterie boards? Creating beautiful platters at home has become such a big trend over the past year – and it goes way beyond traditional cured meats and cheeses. Hot cocoa boards. Bagel boards. And, of course, breakfast and brunch boards! While they aren’t exactly true “charcuterie,” they are really delicious and really fun. The best part? read more »

Summer Salads

11 Dinners to Beat the Heat

Posted by Jen T on July 12, 2021

We all know the old expression: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. But sometimes it’s easier said than done – especially if you’re the one in charge of dinner. Here in Minnesota, it’s been an unusually hot summer so far, complete with highs of 90+ degrees every single week. (In read more »

Strawberry Sundaes

5 Sweet & Simple Strawberry Sundaes

Posted by Jen T on July 7, 2021

Did you know that today is National Strawberry Sundae Day? If you were looking for a reason to dish up a little ice cream, now you have the perfect excuse. (I mean, it’s a holiday. You’re just doing your part.) In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, which means it’s completely justified to keep the read more »