If you were to peek inside Jen’s recipe box, you would not find any one type of dish or style of food. Pulling from her eclectic family heritage (Italian, Norwegian, Syrian), and her "potluck supper" type of hometown, makes for a diverse bill of fare in her household. However, the common threads weaving these recipes together are simple, crowd pleasing, and delicious. Like most home cooks, Jen has made her share of dishes that have fallen short. Enticed by tantalizing food-styled pictures from cookbooks, magazines & blogs, the end result often disappoints. Jen delights in testing new recipes out (her picky 2 and 4 year olds are not always so thrilled), and sharing the ones that are truly worthwhile. Witnessing the saying “Food is Love” come to life by many of the cooks in her family and community growing up, Jen now strives to love her family and friends through the food she serves and shares.