Planning an Engagement Party in Your Home *As Seen in Engagement 101 Magazine*

Image 1-Sangria in glass1Photo Credit: Alaina Muckell

You said ‘yes’? Let’s live it up! Show off your new bling…I mean, fiancé…by getting everyone together for an engagement party! I’ve just had the honor of being a guest editor for Engagement 101 Magazine in a four part series I’m excited to share on That’s SO Jenn.

You’ve got enough on your mind planning a wedding, so I’m taking all the guesswork out of celebrating in style. Whether in a home, at a restaurant, or garden style, I’ve got décor ideas, menu items and ensemble tips for an event you’ll remember forever!

Check out part one below: Continue reading

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Nocciolata Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: Proceed with Willpower


I interrupt this maternity leave to make a very important confession. Are you ready? ::Deep breath::
Here it goes…

As you know, I often get approached by various food companies to review their latest products on That’s SO Jenn. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it…) Therefore, when asked to create a recipe using Nocciolata, Italy’s organic chocolate/hazelnut spread, it was pretty much routine.

My process is fairly simple:

1. Taste the flavor to understand what I’m working with.

2. Brainstorm culinary pairings.

3. Begin experimenting in the kitchen.

Here’s how it went down instead:

When it arrived, I took the Continue reading