Behind The Butter

love means…

giving up the red gummy bears because you know they’re his favorite.

washing, drying and folding his shirts because you know if you don’t, no one will.

cuddling in a hammock over lake tahoe while listening to Sam Cooke on his iphone.

making an extra batch of these, just because.

taking meticulous notes on how he wants vanilla cake with triple chocolate fudge when he finds out he has to be in a sling for six weeks after a little “incident” on the slopes. That’s what you get when you try to videotape while skiing, I guess!

one whole vanilla cake…coming right up!

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  • cait
    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

    great post 🙂 love the blog girl! xoxo happy vday!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    February 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you guys!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam
    February 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    So sweet!!

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    February 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m sure a vanilla cake like that is sure to make being in a sling a little more bearable. Hope he has a speedy recovery!

  • Amber K
    February 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Ouch! But I don’t know, one of your treats might be worth it 🙂

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy)
    February 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

    What a sweet Valentine’s post! Hope you have a great day.

  • Nicole
    February 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Happy Valentine’s day! Take care of your boy and please tell how the cake turns out.

  • Christie {Nourishing Eats}
    February 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

    You guys are too cute. <3

  • Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes
    February 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Ack! Hope that it’s not too painful — I’m sure your cake is the right medicine!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    February 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I just lost half of my job (hours are cut in half, meaning half a Paycheque).

    And on Valentine’s Day. How’s that for cruel?

    I think I’d prefer to have a boy do that.

    Take care of the boy in the sling.

    ‘appy V Day indeed.

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    February 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Awww! Happy Valentine’s Day! The red gummy bears are the best! It must be true love 🙂

  • Heather I.
    February 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Awww, how sweet! I hope he feels better soon. And I’m sure he will with vanilla cake as the remedy 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    It truly is the little things in life that make a relationship work!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Jenna, so sorry that he’s in a sling for 6 weeks! Omg that’s awful!

    You are the 2nd blog in 12 hours I have read with a winter wonderland type injury…tell Adam to hang in there and get well soon.

    And how sweet of you to give up the red gummies, and make a cake, and just post about your beautiful relationship!

    Happy Vday to you!

  • Sana
    February 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Love means getting a parking ticket while you try to deliver a homemade meal!

  • Camille @ La Bella Vita
    February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Cute post.

  • c
    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    poor guy!
    hope you nurse him back to health 🙂

    Happy day O’Love!!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    February 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    You make a great pair!!

  • Jenny
    February 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm


  • dana @ my little
    February 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    cute post : ) Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Awww, very cute! Happy Valentine’s Day to you both and a quick recovery for the boy. 🙂

  • Ashley
    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Giving up the red gummy bears?!?! You are a better Valentine than I 🙂

    Ps I love your sunglasses, what brand are they???

  • Alyssa
    February 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Ack! I hope he’s okay! Skiing terrifies me.

    Love is waking up early to make biscuits and sausage gravy, hash browns and scrambled eggs for the man you love. At least in our house it is. He’s been all mushy and sweet to me all day.

  • Katherine: Unemployed
    February 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    so precious! happy valentines!

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    February 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    So cute! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    February 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    awwwww @ the red gummy bears ! B lets me have them all too.

    Sorry to hear about Adam’s tumble ! Boy and their toys. My little bro was up in Tahoe this weekend and was filming while on his snowboard and almost hit someone at HIGH speed bc of it :l Not ok.

  • Laura @ prettylittlewords
    February 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Love, cake + chocolate sounds like a pretty excellent cure for a skiing snafu to me! Very sweet 🙂

  • laurie
    February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    We just celebrated 30 years of marriage and what I can tell you is that the secret to a wonderfully happy marriage is simple. It is just finding out what your spouse needs and trying to meet those needs. If your honey needs cake, well then you are one smart girl to give him cake!

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods
    February 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Ooooh, put extra sprinkles on top to make him feel better! We know the real way to a man’s heart after all.

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    February 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Oh no! I hope Adam feels better. I know I would after eating that cake you described…

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    February 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!

  • Danielle @ InDeesKitchen
    February 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Aww, happy valentines day to you & adam!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    February 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    So cute! Love you guys!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    February 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Cute! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Ann
    February 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Just a note to tell you, again, how much youve grown as both a writer and a photographer over the last few years. You should be so proud of yourself. Have a beautiful day. -Ann

  • Kiran
    February 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Super cute post! Happy V- Day 🙂

  • French Heart
    February 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Love the color & pictures, the sweet Good GF Karma, and the simplicity of your Valentine’s Day post. Note to self: my post did not really need to go back to 15,000 BC, to the stars, to Aphrodite, chocolate & champagne. Just stuck a post-it above my desk. K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) 😉

  • mary (sisters running the kitchen)
    February 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    sorry to hear about adam’s injury! happy valentine’s day to you both and i hope that cake comes out just perfect!

  • Wine Girl (Kitchen Doesn't Travel)
    February 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Man, do I understand the skiing thing! Just went for the first time ever last week. Thought I was going to die!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    February 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Aww…I love this. You two are adorable together. 😀

  • Abby
    February 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Elevate yourself to girlfriend rockstar status–red gummy bears ON the vanilla cake.
    Plus, now you have a post to look back on the next time you have a sniffle and want some pampering…or bacon-laced comfort food.

  • Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    February 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    aw, this is so cute. you’re so right. wuv exists in all the subtle stuff between couples. i love that. happy v-day, jenna! xo

  • Cassidy @ takingmyplace
    February 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I’m in the same place with my boy, except his is a separated hamstring. I’ve been baking up a storm, in hopes of hurrying along the healing process and cheer him up!

  • Ingrid
    February 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    i made your truffles and your sea salt fudge brownies and my men cannot stop eating them (me either!) thanks and happy heart day! we love your sweet recipes over here in FL! <3

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    February 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    love this post Jenna! You guys are so cute 🙂 I hope Adam gets through his sling time ok…but I’m sure you’ll take good care of him. happy valentine’s day!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    February 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Definitely a good reason to make that cake! 🙂 There should always be a reason to make that cake, really.

  • Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots
    February 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    This was the cutest post ever. 🙂 Happy valentine’s day!

  • amanda
    February 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    i lrrrve your blog. too cute. happy valentines day!

  • Amanda
    February 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Sounds like love to me! How sweet <3

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    And you say you don’t like Valentine’s Day…

  • cailin
    February 15, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope he feels better. Thank you for writing back to me with the birthday cake recipe idea! I will be using it this weekend.

  • Katrina
    February 15, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Awww hope you had a great Valentine’s day!

  • Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
    February 15, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Yikes… I hope he is okay!!!! I’m sure he will enjoy the cake though 🙂
    Can’t wait to see pics of it!

  • Stephanie @ Thorns Have Roses
    February 15, 2011 at 7:31 am

    If I lol…please know it’s your writing and not his injury. 😉 Hope he gets better soon and you enjoy the CAKE. 🙂

  • Lee
    February 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Great post! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day and that the boy gets better soon!

  • Emily @ Write Twenty Eleven
    February 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    very sweet! I also take notes on little things like that. my guy is a very picky eater, so i keep a running list of foods he likes as i discover them 🙂