Behind The Butter

a weekend escape and other important news

Guess where we’re going tomorrow!

Hint: it’s not Big Sur….but it’s close. And I’ll be bringing a dozen of these for the drive!

ps: my apartment still smells like bacon.

pps: I just wrote a chapter in my book about how I used to get made fun of in sixth grade for not having to wear a bra yet. Here’s to being awkward and undeveloped!

ppps: have you noticed the new print feature on my recipes? Wahoo!

Okay, I’ll stop now. I have a cake in the oven!

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    January 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Ahh I’m so excited to hear about your weekend getaway! Have an awesome time!

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    January 27, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Ahh – have such a fun getaway! I need one right about now! πŸ™‚ Oh, and gotta love the awkward/embarrassing life moments…. at least we can look back and have a laugh, right?

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    January 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I could really use a weekend getaway myself!

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    Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Cake in the oven is one of the best smells! Mmmm!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Oooh I’m excited for you, and excited to hear about it!! And THANK YOU so much for putting the print button on your recipes! πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Have a good weekend!

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    Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am

    AW – being awkward is *such* an important part of growing up. I like print features!

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    January 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

    πŸ˜€ YAY for the print now feature!! I need this !!!!

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    Stephanie @ Thorns Have Roses
    January 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Print feature = awesome.

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    January 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I’m super excited for the print feature! I have all these copied and pasted into Word recipes called things like “Jenna’s Engagement Scampi” and “Jenna’s Mom’s Baked Beans.”

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      January 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

      hahahaha that made me smile! πŸ™‚

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      Lauren Z.
      January 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      That is TOTALLY what I’ve been doing too! Especially labeling recipes preceded by “Jenna’s Mom’s…” LOL.

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      January 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      I must confess, I’ve been copying and emailing your recipes to myself with your name tagged on to the end of the recipe name, so that when I have the time to go back and make something, I will know it is fabulous because it was Jenna-made and Jenna-approved! πŸ™‚

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        Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
        January 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

        Haha me too, my roomates know you because they say, “oh is this one of Jenna’s recipes?” Sounds creepy, but it’s true.

        ps. I could write an anthology about my middle school awkwardness.

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        January 28, 2011 at 5:18 am

        So glad there’s another reader using this old-school nerdy method!

        Thanks Jenna, and have a blast on your trip! Safe travels!

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    Laura @ prettylittlewords
    January 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Cooooookies! Those look mighty tasty…

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    January 27, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I can’t wait to hear more about your weekend getaway! And I am also psyched for the recipe printing button πŸ™‚

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    dana @ my little celebration
    January 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I wish I had a cake in then oven. Have fun on your trip! Can’t wait to read about it later.

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    Eliz@The Sweet Life
    January 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

    How exciting! Beautiful pictures.

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    January 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

    beautiful! p.s my bf would die if i made that spaghetti w/ bacon and egg- sounds delicious.

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    Katie (Sweet Tater)
    January 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

    hahaha, i STILL don’t need to wear a bra

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      January 28, 2011 at 4:26 am

      Me too! Yay!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Have fun! (Oh, and I technically didn’t need a bra until college. I just wore one because, well, that’s what girls do.)

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    Baking 'n' Books
    January 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I still don’t need one….awkward…! Eeeps.

    On another note – are those molasses cookies soft and chewy?!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

    i kind of hope you’re going to malibu, even though that’s not close to big sur. it’s amazing!

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    Sarah @ goingongoals
    January 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Soo excited for the new recipe print feature!! I love the Black Eyed Pea Stew receipe. So delicious!

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    Erin (Travel Eat Repeat)
    January 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    What about people who *stopped* development in sixth grade? I was always ahead of the other girls and suddenly, boom, sixth grade hit and I stopped growing.

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    January 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Have fun this weekend!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    The more I hear about this book, the more I look forward to it!! Have fun on your trip!!!

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    January 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Carmel?! Anywhere along the coast is going to be so fun. Can’t wait to see where you end up going!

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    ashley @ one hot mess
    January 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    My guess is Carmel or Malibu!
    I love that you’re writing a book! To be honest, I didn’t wear a real bra until about age 17 (I had mosquito bites for boobs until college). While most of my friends were excited about wearing a bra, I was happy that I didn’t HAVE to deal with one.
    Have a great weekend!

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    January 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    technically I didn’t need to wear a bra until 10th grade so if you got em in 7th consider yourself well endowed πŸ˜‰

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    January 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    If it makes you feel better, I was already on my way to C cup in 6th grade and got made fun of for that. Brutally so.

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    Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side
    January 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    i’m on day 3 of a 21 day cleanse right now and you talking about a cake and bacon is making me rethink my decision…

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    6th and 7th grade were possibly some of the worst years of my life. Awkward much? YES!

    And the print recipe feature..just this morning! I installed it on my (new) site, too! I just made the move to self-hosted WP. What was I waiting for?! But yes I can’t wait to use my new widget. It’s the small things, isn’t it πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    This is my first comment, but I love your blog!
    One of my favorite things about cooking bacon is how it makes my apartment smell like bacon for the rest of the day… and part of the next day… πŸ™‚

    ~ Kristina

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    Stephanie @ Living and Loving
    January 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    How about being in 5th grade and HAVING to wear one πŸ™ πŸ™

    SOOOO excited about the print feature! I always had to copy and paste into word… not that it was difficult or anything, but this is just awesome!!!

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    Jess (Daly Authenticity)
    January 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    True story: I could probably still almost go without a bra. Sad, I know.

    I love the print recipe feature! I have been trying to figure out how to do that with my blog, but I am unsure whether you can do it for blogger. I have found a “print me” feature for the whole post, but I’d like it to just print the recipe. Is it possible?

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    oooh have fun indeed!

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I would have loved to be underdeveloped in grade 6. I got made fun of for being over developed. We’re talking 34 C in grade 6. Gym was rough for me.

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    cheers to being underdeveloped! i didnt need to wear a bra until my sophomore year of high school! Come to think of it, I’m sort of still waiting!! Have a lovely getaway!

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Haha! If I wasn’t chubby, I probably could have went much longer without a bra. I’m pretty sure I started wearing a bra, just to hide my nipples on a cold day. Oh the joys of adolescence.

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    January 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Take me with you?! I’ll come equipped with wine + stretchy pants + slippers.

    In sixth grade I remember it was the “thing” to do to snap each other’s bra strap in the back. I didn’t really partake. I was too busy reading “Little House” under my desk.

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    San Luis Obispo?
    And if it’s not, I HIGHLY suggest it’s where you come soon.
    So many great restaurants, hikes, beaches, and wineries. Plus, it’s the happiest city in America. πŸ™‚

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl)
    January 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Haha that was definitely me in junior high.. or pretty much now haha, just a little bit improved. πŸ˜‰

    I need to make that pasta! And get to Cali- this east coast snow/winter must end!

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Very, very happy about the print feature. Thank you!!!

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    As others, I got made fun of for being overdeveloped! Well, not made fun of…. teased by the boys. I started wearing a bra in 4th grade.

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    January 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    San Jose? Monterey? Carmel? Santa Cruz? πŸ™‚

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    January 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Have an awesome trip!!

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    January 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I love these short little posts you do! Have an awesome, awesome, awesome little getaway!

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    January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    You’re bringing a cake on your road trip?! I’m impressed!

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    January 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Interesting, in fifth grade I got endlessly teased for being the only girl wearing a bra.
    Awkward then, definitely not now!

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    January 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Ugh, 6th grade… WORST. YEAR. EVER. Let’s not think about that. Have fun this weekend… wherever you’re going πŸ™‚ Oh, and I love the print feature!

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    Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    January 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Looks like your headed to the coast! Hope you have a great trip!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    haha, I had to start wearing a bra at age nine……yeah, not like I’ve got anything big but I was my full height, weight and shape (that I am now) by the time I turned eleven. haha

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    January 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Call me crazy, but as much as I love bacon and believe it is the answer to world peace, I hate the smell of it that lingers for days after it’s cooked. It always makes me feel like I should be a guest on Jerry Springer.

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    January 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’ve been following your blog for about 2 years now and am just starting to enter the wonderful world of commenting. I also just started my own blog – I wanted to thank you because your pursuit of your dreams has been inspirational to me as I’m now pursuing my own. Looking forward to more ELR adventures and yumazing recipes πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    omg, I got teased for not wearing a bra in 6th grade too! I was too embarrassed to ask my mom if I could wear one, but all my friends were wearing bras starting in 3rd grade! Bras, who needs em anyway.

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    Pam @ THC
    January 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Love the new print feature!! I usually copy/paste your recipes to Notepad, this is so much better πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your weekend getaway, you deserve it!

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    January 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Have a good time.

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    January 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Print feature = awesome. Thanks!

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    January 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    have fun! woohoo!

    love that print option. πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Is it Monterey or Carmel? I guess that could be considered Big Sur, but under a different name, haha. Worth a guess!

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    January 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    You should do more posts with your mom … they are so much fun !

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    Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    January 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    safe travels, jenna! am violently jealous!

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    zoe (and the beatles)
    January 28, 2011 at 9:50 am

    ohmygod i was made fun of in the sixth grade for HAVNG to wear a bra! funny switch πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see where you’re headed!

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    Amy J
    January 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Ahhhh….Carmel beach, aka dog beach. Love that place!

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    Jenna @Eating Green, Staying Lean
    January 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I forgot to even tell you! I printed out your recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip (LOVE that you can print them) because I’m going to a coworker superbowl party next weekend and am bringing the dip with me! SO excited for this, I know everyone will love it. Thanks!

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