Behind The Butter

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Today is one of those days where I wish I didn’t live 2,000 miles away. I have the best dad in the world….isn’t he a looker?

If you’re looking for dad-friendly recipes today, here’s a short list:

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers (try ’em on the grill!)

Sweet & Spicy Glazed Salmon Sandwiches

Hot and Spicy Jambalaya

Arroz con Pollo (a little ambitious but if you get started now, it will be ready for dinner! and it’s sooooo good)

Chicken and Green Chile Enchiladas

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Chocolate Walnut Torte

Gingered Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding (the kind with the meringue and ‘nilla wafers!)

Love you, dad! Thanks for helping me across the monkey bars, taking me on countless father-daughter date nights and showing me an example of what a good man is all about so I would never settle for less. Oh! And that cowlick…thanks for that. Not.










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  • Elisabeth
    June 17, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Your dad is a cutie πŸ™‚

  • Ashley
    June 17, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Very sweet Jenna, wishing your father a very Happy Father’s Day!

  • Julien
    June 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Your dad looks like a senator!

  • jenna k
    June 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

    this is adorable! and you’re so right about the never settling for less part. when i have boy issues, i always think about how my dad treats my mom like a queen and would never leave her wondering. god bless good dads.
    i know from personal experience that dads love your jambalaya recipe! πŸ™‚

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    June 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Jenna I love the pics of you and your dad. He sounds like an amazing father and you know how lucky you are and that’s fabulous πŸ™‚

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    June 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Love this! Dad’s are the best!

  • Beth B
    June 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Your dad is movie star handsome and sounds like a great guy, too!

  • Cindy
    June 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I love the dress you are wearing in the last pic!!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    June 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Aww I love seeing all of the dads in these father’s day posts! You look a lot like your dad!! Happy Father’s Day to him!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    June 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Very sweet! Also someone just commented your dad looks like a Senator – I was just thinking the same thing!

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine
    June 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wow! your dad is SUPER good-looking. Then and now πŸ™‚
    Happy father day to you dad (and mine) πŸ™‚

  • Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
    June 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    your dad aged well!

  • polly
    June 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    dad = cutie!!!!!

    and YOU are a cutie!! I love that your daddy taught you to never settle for anything less than a REAL MAN who loves you and God and everything is just sprinkles.


  • polly
    June 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    meant everything ELSE is just sprinkles. πŸ˜‰

  • Sana
    June 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Love all the pics with you and your dad!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    What a loveley little tribute to your Dad Jenna. Sorry you couldn’t spend the day with him. Hope your day was still filled with lots of love.

  • Conni
    June 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Dad’s are just the best aren’t they? That last picture of the two of you is so sweet. πŸ™‚

  • Corey
    June 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Aw, what a sweet post!! And where did you get that adorable dress??

    • jenna
      June 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm


  • luv what you do
    June 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I love all the old pictures! I only ahd new ones to honor my dad which is fun, but the old pictures are the best!

  • Kelly @ My Love Affair With Running
    June 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! I’ve nominated you for a blogger award. Your blog has truly inspired me on my food and fitness blogging journey.

    Check out the post

    Here are the rules for receiving the award: (1) thank the blogger who nominated you (2) include the links to their blogs, (3) include the award image in your post, (4) copy the award image to your site, (5) give seven random facts about yourself, (6) nominate 15 other bloggers for the award, (7) when nominating other bloggers include the links to their sites, and (7) let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated.

    Happy blogging and keep up the exciting posts!
    Kelly xxx

  • JulieD
    June 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Love! xoxo

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    June 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

    LOVE. this. And your dress is adorbs.

    Sorry for saying adorbs.

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia
    June 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Is that your brother on the right in the first picture? His facial expression is ADORABLE! Happy (belated) Father’s Day to your dad πŸ™‚

  • Ally
    June 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Jenna – I think you look so much like your Dad. You can see the resemblance with both of your parents. You have a gorgeous family!! πŸ™‚

  • Louise
    June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Jenna, you were a strong, daring, darling little girl (on the monkey bars), just as you are now as a woman. Happy for you in your success as an author/blogger. You have created a Wonderful Blog.

    • jenna
      June 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you, Louise!

  • Amber
    June 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Lovely post, Jenna. I’m sure you make your dad very proud!

  • em @ simplypresent
    June 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Lovely little tribute to your dad! I’m such a daddy’s girl!

  • Cait
    June 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

    what brand is the striped dress??

    • jenna
      June 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      It’s from Nordstrom πŸ™‚

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