Confession: I am not a good cook. Really, anything that requires a lot of effort on my part (read: more than 4-5 ingredients) is over my head, and probably something I’d screw up. Because of this, I am insanely jealous of people that got it goin’ on in the kitchen.
Enter Jenny, my featured blogger this week. She’s got it goin’ on, and I think you’ll totally agree. Read a little about her, and then make sure you stop by her site and pay her a visit. I’ve added all her social media information at the bottom, as always, to make it easier for you.
I truly appreciate all of you that have taken the time to get featured. It has been so fun getting to know all of you. I am amazed at the variety of bloggers we have in this great state of ours!
What area of Iowa do you live in and what is your most favorite thing about it?
I live in Southeast Iowa on a dead end road on a farm my husband grew up on. It’s a small community and I like that.
How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to start?
I have been “officially” blogging since 2009/10. It was only since February of 2013, when I started my Facebook page, did I really get serious about it. I started off sharing pictures of food I was making on my personal Facebook page. I would get requests for recipes so I started a basic page for recipes. One day I was watching “Julie and Julia,” a movie about a lady who blogs about working her way through a Julia Child cookbook. I thought it sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a go and figured why not. The blog is strictly recipes with a few crafty items. I keep my interaction with readers on Facebook. I provide step by step photos to help guide readers through a recipe or craft. I am a very visual person myself so I understand the need for visual cues.
Really, what the heck is your blog all about?
A place to share my passion for cooking. I want to encourage people to try something new and prepare more meals at home.
How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted it to contain my name it and be easy to remember.
Besides blogging, what’s your “real job?”
I am a SAHM but my day is never dull. There is always dishes, laundry, lawn mowing, goat milking, cheese making, canning fruits and vegetables, cooking food, etc!! I also volunteer at our elementary teaching a class called “I Can Cook!” on our Friday +1 Enrichment days. It introduces kids to cooking in the kitchen. We’ve had a couple classes so far and they have had great feedback from the kids and parents.
You get to have dinner with one famous person (living or dead) – who would you choose and why?
Guy Fieri. Ever since I watched him on The Next Food Network Star I have loved his personality and cooking style. I watch all his shows faithfully and even have a couple of his cookbooks. When we were in St Louis a couple years ago, my husband and I had to stop at one of his Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives places he had taped at. I don’t know how much dinner we’d actually eat as I am sure we’d be talking and laughing the whole time!
Tell us about your family.
I met my husband in high school and we have been married for over 21 years. He was from a neighboring town. We have two beautiful girls. My oldest was just 4-1/2 months old when she had a case of meningitis that left her with special needs. She is 17 and my youngest is 8.
What do your family and friends think of your blogging?
They love that I share my recipes with them. They like to talk me up but I am just as human and normal as everyone else. Who else can catch a microwave on fire?!
Describe one thing that not very many people know about you.
I sing soprano and can still reach the high notes and when I was in school I played the saxophone.
Where can you follow Jenny?
- In the Kitchen With Jenny
- Facebook: In The Kitchen With Jenny
- Twitter: @inkitchenwjenny
- Pinterest – In The Kitchen With Jenny