Twinkie Cake

This is our Valentine’s day tradition: ten Twinkies buried under mounds of whipped cream, disguised as a cake. We once watched a cheesy rom-com Hallmark

Slice of apple pie topped with whipped topping

Husband-Gettin’ Apple Pie

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Homemade Oreo Cookies

We recently inherited a cookie jar, and we’re taking recommendations for a name. The Fat Friar? Mm Mm Monk? Father Oreo? The Cookie Cardinal?? Your

Nauvoo Soup

In the spirit of honesty, you should know—“Nauvoo Soup” is cauliflower chowder. But never fear! Milk and cheese transform the sulfurous vegetable into a warm,

Graham Crackers

Graham crackers are allegedly named after Reverend Sylvester Graham, an 1800’s preacher and health advocate. My initial search unveiled fascinating lore about Mr. Graham, but

Perfect Cookies

I originally named these “brownie cookies” but Andy calls them “perfect cookies,” and that’s the name that stuck. Of course it all depends on your

Round Pastries on a cooling rack

Man Chef

I’m not sure how it happened, but man did it happen! My husband knows his way around the kitchen.

Hi! I’m Jess.

I’m a Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. I love all things living, always have a million creative projects in progress, and polish my nerd badge daily. I am passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. Read more about me and my mission here.


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