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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11 Fresh and Fun Summertime Skewers

11 Fresh and Fun Kabob Recipes

Posted by Jen T on April 28, 2023

From dinner to dessert, check out some of our fresh kabobs recipes, kebabs and skewer recipe picks for summertime cookouts and grilling.

How to Make the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar

Posted by Jen T on December 29, 2022

2023 is only days away! We all know that January 1 is the time for New Year’s celebrations, but did you know that it also happens to be National Bloody Mary Day? If you needed a shot of extra inspiration, it’s the perfect reason to raise a glass to the New Year. Now I firmly read more »

Easy as Pie: 7 Simple & Delicious Desserts

Posted by Jen T on December 13, 2022

When it comes to the holidays, I don’t think there’s a more popular – or more beloved – dessert than fresh-baked pie. Pumpkin. Pecan. Apple. French silk. Banana cream. Blueberry. Coconut cream. There are so many delicious varieties, and it’s safe to say that we all have our personal favorites. When I was a kid, read more »

Ho Ho Holiday Hot Cocoa Board

Posted by Jen T on November 22, 2022

Trimming the tree. Sledding parties. Weekend afternoons, watching Hallmark® holiday movies on the sofa. Whatever your favorite traditions may be, there are plenty of reasons to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa this winter! In fact, you can make some of those moments even sweeter by creating your own hot chocolate and cookie read more »

Effortless Appetizers: 30 Easy Finger Foods for Parties

Posted by Jen T on November 8, 2022

Whether it’s a holiday gathering, special occasion or just a spur-of-the-moment get-together, everybody loves to party! And what’s a party without delicious appetizers? The best appetizers are simple to make and serve, bring guests together and set the stage for a fun and flavorful time. Next time you are planning to feed a crowd, plan read more »

Oh My Gourd: 9 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Posted by Jen T on October 27, 2022

Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin waffles. Pumpkin cheesecake. You name it. Pumpkin season is in full swing. And I, for one, I couldn’t be happier. To all of you who feel the same way, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re showcasing all things pumpkin. So sit back, grab your favorite sweater, and check read more »

Make a Baked Potato Bar

Game Day: How to Make a Baked Potato Bar

Posted by Jen T on October 25, 2022

Maybe you love football. Maybe you’re just in it for the food. Either way, we’ve got your next game day covered! Whether you want to spend a fun afternoon with a few friends or score big with your neighbors, a baked potato bar is always a great way to go. Why You’ll Love It Easy read more »

Try these 7 Cozy Recipes for National Chili Month

7 Cozy Recipes for National Chili Month

Posted by Jen T on October 4, 2022

Did you know that October is National Chili Month? When the temperatures begin to fall, there’s nothing better than a cozy bowl of chili to warm you all the way down to your toes. And whether you’re gathering around a campfire or getting together for game day with a few friends, it’s always a crowd read more »

Try this Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

All About Apples: 10 Favorite Fall Recipes

Posted by Jen T on September 27, 2022

Fall is in the air! And while that means pumpkin season is officially here, there’s another autumn favorite that deserves some serious attention: fresh-picked apples. So crisp. So juicy. So sweet. If you’ve never been apple picking before, I hope you’ll try visiting a local orchard with your family or a few friends this fall. read more »