Behind The Butter

pull up your big girl panties

next week is savory week.

right now though, I’m going to bake some cookies.

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    January 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Looks like you got some awesome loot at the grocery store! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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    Evan Thomas
    January 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Thank God for savory food. I’ve been making desserts all day and if I take another ounce of sugar in I’m going to need to be put in a straitjacket.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Need someone to take some of that cheese off your hands?

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      January 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      sure! come on over! i raised some eyebrows in the check-out line..that’s for sure!

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        Baking 'n' Books
        January 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

        What types of cheeses do you go for? Love, love, love cheese!

        Oh but Jenna – don’t you know that savory dishes must be followed by sweets!So the baking is a necessity 🙂

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          January 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

          all of them!! I especially love brie, goat cheese and extra sharp cheddar cheese!

          • Baking 'n' Books
            January 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

            GOAT CHEESE for sure! Love them all though too – mozzarella and cream cheese count right? 😉

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    emily hall
    January 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    What in the world are going to do with all that cheese?
    Bring me some cookies! lol!

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    January 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Cheeese! Yes! haha

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    Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    January 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I’m from Wisconsin……so if that cheese is involved in next week’s activities, then I’m all in!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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    January 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Looks like its going to be a cheese bonanza! Which is in fact one of the best kind of bonanzas to have…

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    That pile of cheese is very exciting:-)

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    mary (what's cookin' with mary)
    January 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Can’t wait! Looks like you got all the good stuff though 😉 …currently deciding wheather or not to do a post about this soup I am about to make…. I need some blogging inspiration !? Been almost a month since I’ve posted… YIKES.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    i can’t wait. CAN.NOT.WAIT 🙂

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    January 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Eeeee! While I gaze lovingly at most of you sweets, it’s savory that will get me actually cooking. I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth, but something salty and cheesy… that’s worth losing your composure over.

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    Kailey @ Caffienated Nut
    January 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    love the look of where your going with all that cheese 😀

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Love the TJ’s cheese raid.

    No, I love that you’re making cookies, first.

    But I reallllllly! love the title of this post. Amen to being a big girl 🙂

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    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    January 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    YAY! I’m definitely sugar-detoxing a bit right now…

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    Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Look at all that cheese! I’m all over the savory. CAN’T WAIT.

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    Blog is the New Black
    January 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Can’t wait to see what savory goodness you make!

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    Jenny D.
    January 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I am such a fan of that phrase! I used to hear it all the time from my mom when I was growing up (is that weird?), and in college I also became a fan of “push your skirt down” when telling myself/someone else to just deal with it:)

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    January 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Yay! I’m excited! Can’t wait to make my own huge trip to TJ’s once Winter Break (sadly) comes to an end.

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    January 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    This is the first week I haven’t posted sweets. It won’t last for long-my sweet tooth is too strong:)

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, Jenna. How I’d love to be your neighbor. You can’t possibly eat all this by yourself…

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    laurie ((the corner slice blog))
    January 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I so wish we had a TJ’s in Oklahoma! Silly liquor laws!

    But at least we have a Whole Foods 🙂

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    Lisa Zawacki
    January 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Your cheese picture cracks me up. That’s what my cart looks like every time I’m at Trader Joes! My name is Lisa, and I have a cheese addiction…

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    The Wife of a Dairymman
    January 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Oooo, cheese! I’m a huge fan, of course! Glad to see you love it as well:)

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    Katherine: Unemployed
    January 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    such a funny title; great draw to the blog!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Yeah this was supposed to be a savory week for me too… until yesterday, when I caved and ate half of a huge package of gummi worms. That’s what deprivation does to you.

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    Lisa Fine - lisasfoods
    January 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Love it! Can’t wait to see what you have in store. I’m finding myself in a full mix of savory and sweet this week. One minute I’m making a big vegan soup or Indian meal, the next I’m popping homemade chocolate pastries in the oven.

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    January 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hi there,

    I don’t usually post but I had a quick question. When you go grocery shopping do you already have recipes in mind or do you just pick up soome things and see what come up with?

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    January 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I should probably make more savory recipes, too. But baking’s just so much more fun!

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    January 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Take off the Girl Scout Brownie Skirt right!

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Mmmmm love all that cheese!

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    jen @ taste life
    January 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    You’re just cute as can be. Now hand over the Wisconsin Cheddar.

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    January 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Mmmmm, cheese! 🙂 Looks like its going to be a delicious week!

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    Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    January 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    that cheese looks mighty promising.

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    January 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Hello fellow cheese lover. Let’s feast! I can’t wait to see the savory side :). WELCOME HOME!!

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    January 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Mmmm…all that cheese! Look forward to these recipes and photos!

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    Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    January 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I’m stoked.

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    January 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Bleh sweets…I’m ready for savory!!! 🙂 Those are the ones I will actually make, can’t wait!

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    Sarah (Sarah Learns)
    January 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    i’ve gotta tell you, i love your normal sweet recipes, but i cannot wait for the savory ones. i don’t make desserts often – it’s a willpower thing. but i have a feeling your savory recipes will be good ones. i can’t wait!

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    Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    January 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Can’t wait. Bring it on. Will there be cocktails accompanying the recipes? The blackberry margaritas were a big hit on New Years.

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal
    January 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Oh snap! Can’t wait for some savory recipes!!! 😀

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    January 6, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    All that cheese looks DEEEEEElicious!!! Oh my goodness. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you’re making with it 🙂

    I have a delicious savory recipe with cream cheese on my blog right now!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    i just polished off a bag of savory pretzels. i need savory week in my life!

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    January 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    LOL! The amount of cheese makes the savory week look very appealing, though!

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    January 7, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Do you still do reader meet ups?

    I’m moving up from Orange County to Humboldt this weekend and will be passing through Healdsburg on Monday. Thinking about stopping at Cafe Gratitude for lunch before finishing my journey north. Would love your company (I believe you’ve mentioned being around there?), if you’re not took sketched out by this randomness!

    Let me know if you want to plan anything. 🙂 My email is It’d be an honor to share a table with you! I’ve been a regular reader since 2008.

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      January 7, 2011 at 6:39 am

      hi! I definitely still do meet-ups; I just haven’t had the opportunity to do one in awhile. I don’t think I can go all the way to healdsburg on Monday though (it’s about 30 minutes away), but if you’re in Santa Rosa, I’d love to meet you!

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        January 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

        Actually, Santa Rosa is equally on the way! I think I’ll Santa Rosa late morning/early afternoon, depending on when I wake up.

        I also can do Thursday eveningish if Monday doesn’t work, as I’m going to be staying somewhere in the area that night (I have a flight out of Oakland the next afternoon). Maybe I’ll stay in Santa Rosa?

        Let me know 🙂

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    January 7, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Hey Jenna, do you drink green monsters (with or without amazing grass) anymore??

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      January 7, 2011 at 6:37 am

      No…but I might in the summer! Right now it’s just too cold for smoothies for breakfast! I usually eat a cinnamon raisin bagel instead.

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        January 7, 2011 at 7:20 am

        No No, raisins!?!!??! ha Ha 😉

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    Christie @ Abundant Self Care
    January 7, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Yum, I can’t see what you come up with! Looks like you have quite the haul of cheese so I am sure that whatever it is is going to be delish!

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    January 7, 2011 at 6:51 am

    i’m totally happy to see all that CHEESE!!!

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