About Auntie Jen

Jen is a loving wife, devoted dog mom, caring and loyal aunt, friend, sister, daughter, cousin, and niece. Her passion is to make others smile, preferably by feeding them!

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole

By |September 21st, 2016|All Recipes, Dinner, Gluten Free|

I've been super into quinoa lately. Thanks, Costco! I had a huge bag of quinoa staring at me each time I opened the cupboard, so finally I gave in to that small tinge of guilt and shame. I originally purchased it because quinoa is good for me and then a month went by and I still hadn't [...]

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

By |September 20th, 2016|All Recipes, Dinner, Slow Cooker|

Fall is almost here! All soup lovers rejoice! Fall is in 2 days, but I couldn't wait a day longer to start cooking chili. The weather has already decreased in temperature to a brisk 85 degrees in the afternoon after all :) I'm not a huge pumpkin fan. I don't go crazy over pumpkin spice [...]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

By |July 8th, 2016|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Large Group Dinner, Large Groups, Vegan|

I love to host people for meals at our house. I love to cook for people but I also love creating memories of the entire family getting together on the back deck and in the yard. Our dogs running around with the babies; the girls chatting while the guys throw the football around. It's magical [...]

5 Minute Taco Dip

By |July 7th, 2016|All Recipes, Appetizers, Party Food, Snacks, Vegetarian|

Taco dip! This recipe is the fastest recipe to make and is a crowd-pleaser every time. It is my go-to appetizer for a large crowd. I've never had anyone tell me they don't like this taco dip. All you need is 5 or 6 ingredients and 5 minutes! I serve this dip cold so no [...]

Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu and Green Beans

By |April 6th, 2016|All Recipes, Slow Cooker|

I wanted a one pot meal that I could throw into the slow cooker yesterday. I am busy working and packing up our house for our move and the hubby had basketball last night, so something easy that involved protein and vegetables was the goal. One of my favorite dishes is chicken cordon bleu. It [...]

Crustless Pizza Snacks

By |April 5th, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free|

Pizza! Raise your hand if your favorite food isn't pizza. That's what I thought. My husband and I run our own business and are in the process of moving. We are busy. The easy answer is order a pizza. One can only do that so often before the heavy guilt starts to set in. I [...]

Homemade Hibachi Chicken

By |March 31st, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Large Groups|

Do you love teppanyaki style restaurants but hate sitting with a bunch of strangers? So I'm the weird one? Haha... Nothing satisfies a craving for me quite like hot fresh hibachi chicken with tons of veggies. It salty, rich, crunchy, flavorful...it's heaven, but to have it regularly can break the bank! I had a craving [...]

Breaded Baked Cod with Sauteed Broccolini

By |March 8th, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free|

I love to cook (obviously...I just get excited)! I especially like to keep some meals on hand that are not only delicious but contain lean protein and veggies for the majority of my food consumption. If the meal is light AND mouthwatering, that is a big bonus. I make a conscious effort to eat more [...]

Stuffed Mushrooms

By |February 18th, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Vegetarian|

Feels good to be posting again! I haven't posted for a few months because I've been traveling! I love to cook, I love my dogs, I love my husband and other human family, and I LOVE TO TRAVEL! Since my last post I've gone to Aruba and on a Western Caribbean cruise that docked out [...]

Vegan Mushroom Onion Gravy

By |November 19th, 2015|All Recipes, Large Groups, Vegan, Vegetarian|

I needed the perfect vegan gravy to top my Vegan Holiday Stuff and this recipe did the trick! This gravy is so rich and flavorful that no one will even know it contains no animal products unless they ask for the recipe (which they might!). If you have vegan or vegetarian guests at your holiday [...]