My Story

HI, I'M JENN - THE KITCHY COOKER. I’ve been cooking since I could hold a wooden spoon and help my mom lick the bowl. I’ve always loved cooking, whether it was baking something sweet or simmering something savory. And you can absolutely be good at both. While I love the perfect fudgey brownie, there’s absolutely nothing better than a hot bowl of chili with shredded cheddar cheese on a cold, rainy night. About me
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Drinks

Royal Smile

As you know when fall hits, I change my liquor consumption. One of my favorite fall liquors is Applejack. I’ve done a lot of Applejack recipes over the years, but I’m always excited to find more, especially when they’re classics….

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Harvest Moon

It’s October and that means apple season is in full swing. I love apples. I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. As a matter of fact I ate them by the handful. While they used to be Granny…

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Entrees

Carrot Orzotto

It’s October and here in the South Bay that means cool breezes and chilly temperatures. I’ve even started wearing long pants and pulled out the occasional sweater. When that happens, it’s time to start rethinking dinner options; and some of…

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Entrees

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Figs

We’re right in the middle of fig season and if there’s one thing I love it’s fresh figs.  I’ll eat them straight or roasted or even cooked down into a thick relish. I’ve even made a few desserts with them. But one thing I’ve never done is cooked them with a protein. Well, I changed that a few weeks ago and I’m so happy I did. These pork chops are delicious and perfect for this time of year.

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Drinks

Palmetto

I’m a big movie fan. I like the new releases, but I’m especially partial to the classics. With all the sequels and remakes coming out in this day and age, it can be hard to find a good film. Honestly,…

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Entrees

Hatch Chile Burger

It’s Hatch Chile season again and I couldn’t be happier. While the season started about three weeks ago, there are still a couple weeks left to enjoy fresh Hatch chiles, which means you still have plenty of time to use…

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Twentieth Century

Kenneth Branaugh has a new movie coming out in November. Actually it’s not a new movie, it’s a remake. But it’s a remake of a great film which was an adaptation of an even greater novel. It’s Agatha Christie’s Murder…

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Drinks

Queen’s Park Swizzle

Ever heard of a swizzle? Neither had I.  But that’s one of the great things about researching classic cocktails: I get to discover vintage drinks all the time. Drinks like the swizzle which is a tall, frosty cocktail that’s perfect…

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