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About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!

Uncle Brad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are Uncle Brad’s famous chocolate, chocolate chip cookies. I was never able to get the cookies to replicate his chewy and delicious cookies, so I had him over last fall to demonstrate how to make them. It turns out … Continue reading

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Baked Sausage with Apples, Potatoes and Onions

Another good one from the Dinner A Love Story cookbook. This one is very simple, but there has to be foresight to prepare since it takes a long time to cook in the oven. Baked Sausage with Apples, Potatoes and … Continue reading

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Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks

Another keeper from Abundant Harvest Organics. A word to the wise: if you think that your muffin tins are too full, keep filling them — these really cook down in the oven.  Oh, and if you forget to put foil … Continue reading

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Braised Pork Ragu with Pappardelle

Another winner from the Dinner A Love Story cookbook, which needs to be saved. Braised Pork Ragu with Pappardelle Prep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 4 hoursTotal Time: 4 hours, 35 minutesIngredients2 to 2-1/2 lb. Boneless pork shoulder roast1 small Onion1 Garlic … Continue reading

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Edamame Quinoa Salad

Gavin and I tried this recipe tonight, which comes from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It’s hard to find their recipes online to bookmark, so I am saving it here! Edamame Quinoa Salad Total Time: 30 minutesServing Size: 4 … Continue reading

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Mustardy Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Another keeper from Dinner a Love Story. Mustardy Pork Chops with Apples and Onions Total Time: 30 minutesServing Size: 4Ingredients Olive Oil4 Boneless pork chops (about 1-1/4 lbs., thin sliced), salted & peppered1 Onion, large, sliced1 Apple, peeled and slivered … Continue reading

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Apricot-Mustard Baked Chicken

Another keeper from the Dinner a Love Story cookbook! Apricot-Mustard Baked Chicken Total Time: 40 minutesServing Size: 4-6Ingredients6 to 8 Chicken pieces, skin-on (thighs or drumsticks), patted dry Salt and pepper3/4 cup Apricot jam1 TBSP Grainy mustard1/4 cup WaterLeaves Thyme … Continue reading

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Arroz con Pollo

Carrie lent me her copy of the Dinner a Love Story cookbook earlier this year. I read it at the beginning of summer and really enjoyed it, which was no surprise because I like the blog as well. I bookmarked … Continue reading

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Spiced Beef Stew with Carrots and Mint

I had this Bon Appetit recipe on the fridge for YEARS before finally getting around to trying it. The result is that it was a keeper! Spiced Beef Stew with Carrots and Mint Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal … Continue reading

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Chunky Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter

We have made these pancakes many times and love the recipe. But recently the LA Times’ formatting has gotten a bit wonky, so I am transferring the recipe here for ease of reading. Chunky Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter Prep … Continue reading

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