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

Porto Flip

During the holidays I prefer three kinds of cocktails. Thick and frothy, hot or sparkling. No matter which way I go, they’re always rich, delicious and the perfect kind of drink to have during these festive times. If the drink…

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Appetizers, Desserts

Tiramisu Dip

tiramisu, dessert, tiramisu dip, ladyfingers

Now that we’re in the thick of the holiday season, it’s time for cookies and cakes and anything sweet that will make the spirits brighter than they already are. This is my favorite time of year, because of all those…

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Desserts

Baked Plums with Mascarpone Cream

I know December starts tomorrow but believe it or not we can still get plums at the farmer’s market here. They’re ripe, sweet, super juicy and I absolutely love them. I’ll eat them straight out of the fruit bowl, chopped…

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Drinks

Applejack Rickey Cocktail

We’re nearing the end of November and that means we’ll soon be in the thick of holiday mayhem. The holidays means it’s time to pull out the bourbon, whiskey, Applejack and bubbles… lots and lots of bubbles. Those bubbles can…

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Drinks

Honeymoon Cocktail

A few weeks ago I made a delicious fall cocktail called the Harvest Moon which is made with Applejack, lime juice and orgeat. It’s a great fall cocktail that’s perfect for this time of year because of the apple liquor….

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Desserts, Holiday Recipes

Quince Cranberry Crumble

November means turning the clocks back, red and orange leaves, cool breezes and the occasional rain storm. It also means turkey with all the trimmings, green beans and pumpkin pie. There’s just one problem… I don’t like pumpkin pie. I’m…

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Drinks

Twelve Mile Limit

Now that Halloween has passed, I start looking toward the next big holidays of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. With the holidays come more cocktails and those cocktails are usually made with Applejack, brandy, bourbon or rye. Why those…

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Drinks

Bloody Smile

One of the benefits of being a cocktail blogger is that I get to try various liquors on occasion. Last week was such an occasion. I drove into Koreatown to try two new gins from Australia called Four Pillars. The…

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Side Dishes

Corn Muffin Casserole

It may be in the triple digits here in sunny Southern California but everywhere else in the country the temperatures range from the low-50’s to the mid-70’s. Cooler weather means it’s time to pull out those heavy pots and casserole…

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