JennT1981 is a Sacramento-based homemaker and aspiring entrepreneur in catering and personal cheffing. She is also a prolific and dedicated recipe developer, working cleverly around the contents of her pantry (cabinet vibrations, her boyfriend calls them) and garden to create and document new recipes on a daily basis. She deftly repurposes stale croissants into a luxurious Dark Chocolate Chip Croissant Citrus Custard Pudding and day-old mashed potatoes into Left-Over Mashed Spud Cakes. Perhaps most ingeniously, when she realized just how tasty the baby food was that she was making for her daughter, it started doing double duty as a staple soup and sauce for the grown-ups in the house! Check out JennT1981's profile page and fan her here.

Read her profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Usually some kind of pasta dish...or left-overs if there are any.
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My knife.
  • Your ideal meal:
    Authentic Italian or Mexican...or I do love California cuisine, especially in the Napa Valley...but wait, sushi is a favorite!
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    Anything that comes out of kitchen stadium on Food Network!
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    Full or empty?
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    12...if I had a dining area to accomodate that! For now...the four of us!
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    Having my prepared ingredients messed being wasted!!!
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    All of Biba Caggiano's, of course Mastering the Art of French Cookery, all the Food Network cookbooks, my own that I am currently building!



shayma April 6, 2010
John W. April 6, 2010
Jennifer is a really inventive cook who thinks outside the box
JennT1981 April 6, 2010
Thanks ladies, I am honored to be involved with!
lastnightsdinner April 6, 2010
Congrats on the shout-out!