Jen's Favorites

Posts in this section feature some of Jen's favorites - from blogs to books to kitchen equipment. Note that the blog section hasn't been updated in quite a while.... stay tuned for updates in a few weeks!

How to Boil an Egg

Want to learn the right way to cook an egg? Frustrated by fennel? ‘How to Boil an Egg’ is a tasty mix of food know-how and how-to written by personal chef and food writer Danielle Turner. Danielle shares her knowledge as a chef and cooking instructor to teach basic cooking techniques along with tips on entertaining with ease and simple and delicious recipes.

Yoga Books

Yoga books can be a wonderful resource to learn about Indian philosophy, mysticism, and deepen your existing physical fitness practice. This is a collection of my favorites, that I reference on a regular basis. If you are interested in learning yoga ‘asanas’ or poses, try taking your first class with a certified instructor

Joy’s Life Diet

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution and get the book that could change the way you feel and look. Celebrity nutritionist and author Joy Bauer’s exciting new book ‘Joy’s LIFE Diet, Four Steps to Thin Forever’ is out!

The Last Lecture

The last lecture Randy Pausch gave – ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’ – was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because ‘time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think’).


Combined with her own self-journey and growing knowledge in this ever-changing field, my friend Leslie Dantchik M.S, has real answers about nutrition. The basis of Leslie’s philosophy is simple… Moderation NOT deprivation! Check out her blog where she busts popular diet myths and tells us the secret for lasting health.

Betsy and Claude Baking Co.

Treat yourself to Betsy and Claude’s amazing cookies that are safe for sensitive tummies! reat yourself to Betsy and Claude’s amazing cookies that are safe for sensitive tummies! These tender and delicious cookies are gluten-free and safe for folks who suffer from celiac disease as well as people from other allergies.

The Curious Cook

Harold McGee writes about the chemistry of food and cooking, as is recognized by many food and science publications as one of the top experts. I love his informative and witty blog, but first discovered his writing from the award-winning book, ‘On Food and Cooking’. Harold left academia to share with us the ever-changing field of food chemistry, luckily for us!

Finding Betty Crocker

‘Finding Betty Crocker’ gives us this astonishing inside look into the world of America’s favorite homemaker. Susan Marks guides us through the various faces and voices behind Betty Crocker’s iconic image, starting in the 1920’s and bringing us into the modern age where celebrity chefs and their cookbooks share the shelf with Betty.