Behind The Butter

We’re Back!

Welcome to the new Eat, Live, Run!

After taking a couple years off, I am extremely excited to be back in the blogging world. Some of you probably realized my secret via Instagram a few weeks ago — I’ve been trying to keep it on the down low as we worked on the site. It’s been a labor of love, for sure! I am extremely thankful for the team I have, especially my tech savvy husband, who have worked so hard to get things going lately. Let’s just say navigating through and organizing almost ten years of posts and recipes into a more user-friendly format has been….interesting. πŸ˜‰ There are definitely some glitches and kinks to work out, and we still are nowhere near “finished”, but I couldn’t wait another day to show you guys. 

I hope you’ll find the recipe section much more easy to navigate now! The new recipe index makes it much easier to find a quick chicken recipe for dinner, or the perfect brownie for your kid’s school function. We are continually working on improving the experience with all of that, so expect to see more upgrades soon.

So…what to say after being gone for so long? I stopped blogging because I felt exhausted and burned out. I was trying to juggle too many things and put a lot of pressure on myself, which contributed to the burn out. In the past two years that I haven’t blogged, I have gained valuable entrepreneurial experience, as I tried something new and out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed the position that I held as an online fitness coach and made amazing friendships along the way. I don’t regret a second of the journey because it’s all a journey in self-growth and discovery, and it’s been wonderful. 

That all being said, through a lot of thought, journaling, prayer and meaningful conversations, I made the decision to leave my previous job position and come back to the blog full-time. I realized how much I missed this space and this community. I missed sharing recipes, connecting with readers and working on food photography. I missed cooking, really cooking! I missed the photos and the conversations…I missed you. 

My dream for this space is that it could again be a caring, interactive community where I share new recipes along with bits and pieces of our life. If you’re new here, welcome!!! And if you’ve been a reader for years and years, welcome back. I appreciate your support way more than you could ever know. 

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  • Kelly J. R.
    February 13, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Welcome back! I missed you and your yummy recipes.

    • Amanda Gorman
      February 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      This is so exciting! I’ve been a fan for years. Love your recipes and love seeing those adorable boys.

  • Sara
    February 13, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Woo, so glad to see you back! Long time reader who always enjoyed your blog.

  • Betsy Davis
    February 13, 2017 at 8:09 am


    • Casey
      February 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Woohoo! So glad you are back! Looking forward to lots of healthy veggie recipes!

  • John
    February 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Welcome back to where you should be!

  • Amanda Janice
    February 13, 2017 at 8:11 am

    YAY! So excited that you are back πŸ™‚

  • Michelle
    February 13, 2017 at 8:12 am


  • Emily
    February 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

    So glad to see you back! I am a long time reader and still use a lot of your recipes ?

  • Danielle
    February 13, 2017 at 8:13 am


  • Erin Davidson
    February 13, 2017 at 8:14 am

    We have all missed this part of you too!! Can’t wait for what is to come! Cheers and congrats on your renewed venture ?

  • Amanda CM
    February 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Yay! So excited to have you back into my food world!

  • Rebecca
    February 13, 2017 at 8:18 am


  • Molly
    February 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I love your recipes! I’m so glad you’re back!

  • Jess
    February 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Yay, I’m so excited you’re back!! Looking forward to delicious food and a place to be inspired in the kitchen again. Thanks for making my Monday happy πŸ™‚

  • Whitney K
    February 13, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Welcome back Jenna! I have missed your blogging. I’m glad that you have been listening to what is right for you. Bonus for all of us that you’re back πŸ™‚

  • DessertForTwo
    February 13, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I’ve been waiting for you to come back for YEARS! Shoot me an email or message me if you wanna talk blogging <3 The community is all here for you! WELCOME BACK <3 <3 <3

    To be honest, your recipes on your site were some of the BEST I made over my many years of cooking from blogs. And some of your recipes are STILL my go-tos. When you stopped blogging, I printed tons of recipes out because I was worried they would disappear! Your meat sauce with tons of peppers? LOVE. Your chai lattes and chai shakes? Yep, still making those! You have an amazing palate and your kitchen skills can't be denied! The world is definitely going to be more delicious now that you're back πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

      that is such a sweet thing to say — thank you, friend!!!! and I’m not kidding about you staying with us πŸ™‚ come to berkeley (or san francisco!) on your book tour! I would love to see you!

      • Milly
        February 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        Couldn’t agree more! Maple nut granola ? It’s become a staple in this house and it makes beautiful gift for family and friends in a gorgeous jar! Everyone always wants the recipe. Great to see you back!

    • Cassie @ Wholefully
      February 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      THIS. So what Christina said. <3 <3 <3

      Jenna, I know you have no idea who I am, but you are the reason I started food blogging (and why it's now my job), and I am SO PUMPED THAT YOU ARE BACK.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    February 13, 2017 at 8:24 am

    YAY YAY YAYYYY! We missed you too!!!

  • Adrienne
    February 13, 2017 at 8:26 am

    This is the best news! I’m so excited to have you back and blogging (though you were an amazing fitness coach, too!) Looking forward to reading the posts and trying more recipes! #YAY!

  • Heather
    February 13, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This announcement just makes my day! I missed your blog so much and am thrilled that you’re back!

  • Caitlin
    February 13, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Yay! I’ve followed you for a long time, first here and then on instagram. I have two littles now too (my daughter was born the same day as your oldest and my son is almost three months) so I’m excited to see more about cooking for a family of four! Glad to see you back!

  • Amanda
    February 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Yay! I sure did miss your fun posts and delicious recipes! Looking forward to all you are going to bring to your “new” and lovely space!

  • Cynthia
    February 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Welcome back! I loved your recipes and have gone back to your blog many times to use them. Our favorite salmon recipe is your Mediterranean one. And that says a lot because my 2 sons are salmon fisherman out of Cordova, AK! We eat a lot of salmon. Blessings to you as you find your way. Looking forward to new recipes!

  • Laurie (Simply Scratch)
    February 13, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Welcome back!! ????

  • Emily
    February 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for coming back πŸ™‚

  • Caitlin Boulware
    February 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Yay I’m excited!

  • Caroline @ Caroline Kraus Travel
    February 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

    So glad you are back! I have been reading for years and have missed your blog posts!

  • Gina
    February 13, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Hey girl, heeeeeyyyy! Welcome back πŸ™‚

  • Ann
    February 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Yay!!!!! So glad you’re back!

  • Erin
    February 13, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I’m so excited that you’re back! I’ve missed your blog!

  • polly
    February 13, 2017 at 8:44 am

    so excited for you sister!!!

    I took a year to work as a Physical Therapy tech and even started massage therapy school and then stopped… and returned to my first love of teaching yoga! You sometimes need to leave to see what you really truly love. WELCOME BACK. I will be here everyday to see if you posted (and of course post little or a lot, no matter, you do what you feel like!)

    you are loved!

  • Joanne
    February 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Welcome back! Will you be adding a section on the blog for Books?! Such a big part of the blog last time. Just a suggestion……

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

      thank you! i will definitely be talking about books (when I actually have a chance to READ a book. lol).

  • Tammy
    February 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations, Jenna, and welcome back! So excited to read your blog again. πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

      thanks, tammy!

  • Sarah Y
    February 13, 2017 at 8:49 am

    So excited you’re back!! Your recipes have always been some of my faves!!!!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

      thank you!

    • Barbara
      February 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Same here!! Jenna, just tonight I made your Valentine Rice Krispy Treats!

  • Carrie Bawol
    February 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

    So, so excited to have you back. Your crockpot BBQ crockpot is a monthly meal in my house, along with tons of others. Thank you for sharing your life and love of food!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

      thank you, carrie!

  • Amy
    February 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Welcome back!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

      thanks, amy!

  • Kalyn @
    February 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I couldn’t be more happy for you! I have visited the blog throughout the past two years even without you writing, always finding new gems when I stop by! Your pistachio cupcakes are one of my favorites!

    Looking forward to reading regularly again! πŸ™‚ welcome back!!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

      thanks, kalyn!

  • Alyssa
    February 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Yeah!! This made my day! I still go back and reread your old posts! Can’t wait to have new ones to read!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

      thank you!

  • Allison Untrauer
    February 13, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I am THRILLED you are back!! πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

      thanks, allison!

  • Kate
    February 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Welcome back! Taking the hiatus from the blog was the reason why I joined Instagram. I have learned so much from you in terms of food and fitness over the years. Thank you for sharing your life!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

      that is so sweet. thank you, kate!

  • Megan
    February 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    So excited to see you’re back! I had a feeling after you started sharing more good pics on Instagram, saying you would be sharing recipes soon! Yay! Can’t wait to start enjoying some new recipes!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

      thanks, megan!

  • Molly S
    February 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

    That was my big mouth on IG…. πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

      hehehe thanks, molly!! πŸ™‚

  • Madi
    February 13, 2017 at 9:09 am

    So glad you’re back! Your blog was one of the first I ever read, and I missed your posts so much! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the blog!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

      thank you, madi!!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    February 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

    So happy to have you back . Looking forward to more tasty recipes!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

      thanks girl!

  • Allison Schentrup
    February 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Aww Jenna, I’m so happy you’re back in action! I found your blog when I was first learning to cook in 2008(?) and have loved so many of your recipes since. I still make your lentil loaf every thanksgiving and your chocolate chip blondies are my go-to dessert and probably the only sweets recipe I have memorized. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this space. <3

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

      oh my goodness – thank you for your support, allison!

  • Veronica
    February 13, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Welcome back!! Long time reader here – your blog always has and always will be my favorite food blog! I love your recipes and simply adore your family stories and adventures. Thank you for sharing little tidbits of your life with us and for always inspiring me in the kitchen! You have a gift and I am so thrilled you are back to share it with us all! By the way, your new site design is gorgeous! Great work!!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

      thank you for your kind words!

  • Katie @ Katiebird Bakes
    February 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I am so excited you’re back! You were one of the first food blogs I ever followed years ago and part of my inspiration to start my own! So excited to see what you’re cooking these days.

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

      awww that is really sweet. thanks, katie!

  • Karen
    February 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I actually shrieked out loud when I saw this pop up in my feed! Welcome home. πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

      hehe thanks lady!

  • Christina
    February 13, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I can’t even deal with this amazing news today. So glad to have ELR back! Looking forward to following you in this season of life, Jenna!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Thanks, Christina!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

      awww thanks, christina!

  • Laura
    February 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

    AHH! so excited to have you back!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:34 am

      thank you!!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

      thanks, laura!

  • Tina
    February 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I am so incredibly excited that you are back. I had a feeling that’s where you were headed, but so often my feelings are merely wishful thinking. When you stopped blogging, it really felt like a loss as your journey, and your blog had been something I had followed for so many years. I can’t wait to see the journey continue!!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:34 am

      thank you so much, Tina!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

      thank you, tina!

  • Katie
    February 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I was so hoping that this was what the Instagram post was about!!! From a long time reader-welcome back!!!!

  • kami
    February 13, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Soooo excited that ELR is BACK! I so enjoyed your blog back in the day, and I look forward to some yummy new recipes in the future! Good luck on this new venture of yours!

  • Liz
    February 13, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I’m so happy you are back! I missed your recipes they are literally the best!

  • Allyson McBreen
    February 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I am so happy, I’ve followed your blog for years and have enjoyed watching your family grow. Do you think one day you will renew tackling your grandmother’s recipe box? Welcome back.

  • Annie
    February 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I’m so excited your back! I’ve read your blog since day one and since you left have followed on Instagram but I love your recipes and can’t wait to see what your new blog will entail!

  • Lola
    February 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Why all the ads within the body?! Super annoying! But glad you are back!

  • Maryz
    February 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

    So excited you are back!!

  • Jessica
    February 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I’m so glad you’re back!

  • Jessica
    February 13, 2017 at 10:01 am

    yea! so glad you’re back!!

  • Andrea
    February 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  • milo
    February 13, 2017 at 10:09 am

    BEST NEWS EVER!!! <3 <3 <3

  • Meagan
    February 13, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I’m so happy you’re back! You have been missed in this space.

  • Annie
    February 13, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Jenna! I am SO glad to hear you’re back. This literally made my month because I’m so happy. I have loved all your recipes and stories over the years, and was so sad when you decided to stop writing. I hope your time off has helped you realize just how many others out there have loved and missed hearing from you. Thank you for bringing back my favorite food blog ???!

    • Annie
      February 13, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Those were not meant to be question marks at the end, they were supposed to be exclamations. Sorry!

  • Bliss
    February 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Yay! I am coincidentally eating your curry butternut squash lentil soup for lunch while reading this, it’s still my absolute favorite soup. May make your Channa Masala tonight to celebrate…or your bohemian wedding cake!

    • Barbara
      February 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      I’ve made that a couple times too! Love it! Need to make it again!

  • Melissa alkire
    February 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

    So excited to see your here again!

  • Lauren
    February 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

    SOOO glad you’re back!!

  • Carrie
    February 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Yeah!!! Really looking forward to new posts, new recipes, new ideas, and more!

  • Maritza
    February 13, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Woohoo, so glad you are back! I have loved following you as a coach but mostly because I missed your recipes! And following your journey with your little family has been fun as I have two girls very similar in age. I think you made a great decision to return to this space. You were missed!

  • Gina H
    February 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I’m so thrilled to read that you’re back! I like the new design and am excited to see a new, easier way to find recipes! Because I’m always googling your recipes for dinner, anyway πŸ˜‰ I hope you include activities with the kids in your posts, too! I have 2 little ones now as well and I enjoy reading the snippets you share of life with the kids on Instagram.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Yay! SO excited to have you back, can’t wait!

  • Marina
    February 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

    You have always been one of my very favorites and I’ve missed you! I’m so happy you are making a comeback!!!

  • Rachel
    February 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Ayyyyy, welcome back! Add me to the list of people who are still cooking your old recipes. Excited to see what’s next!!

  • Jessica
    February 13, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Welcome back! I’m a mom to an almost 2 year old living an hour from SF and love following your adventures!

  • Samantha Gagnon
    February 13, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Oh Jenna! So Happy your back, you started as my favorite and only blog I went to in college, you were the reason I started cooking! Your zucchini pizza still my fiance’s most favorite thing in the whole world. I developed a passion for cooking over the years, now formulating my own recipes but so glad I have this valuable tool back!

  • Gwen
    February 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    So delighted to see your blog pop back into my feed this morning, mama! I have so enjoyed sharing your journey on Insta and am thrilled you’re back here too.

  • Emily
    February 13, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Soooo happy you’re back, Jenna!! You’ve always been an inspiration for me, and it makes my heart full that you’ve truly explored what makes you happy. Congrats, momma.

  • Laura
    February 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Yay!!!!!!!!! I’ve missed your blog so much! I randomly popped over here the other day and saw some updates and wondered what was going on!

  • Erica
    February 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

    This makes me happy! Your blog was the first I started reading about 6 years ago, and was a big reason I eventually started a food blog of my own. I found your food and style so inspirational then, and who knows, maybe this could inspire me to go back to blogging, too πŸ™‚ Welcome back!

  • Tia
    February 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Yay! Oh Jenna, I am so glad your back! I’ve still been referencing your blog for recipes that we love but cant wait to try new ones!!!!

  • Morgan
    February 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

    This made my day! Welcome back πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading and cooking along with you.

  • Annie
    February 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Such a fun surprise!!! Welcome back!!

  • Lindsey
    February 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Beyond happy you’re back! Your blog has served as such a sense of inspiration over the years from fitness to food to family! Now as a new mama myself, I’m excited to continue to follow you on this new journey! Congrats!!

  • Caroline
    February 13, 2017 at 11:56 am

    So thrilled to have you back! This has long been my favorite food blog, and if this were a cookbook, the pages would be long worn out, smeared and smudged from the number of times I reference it for the perfect dinner. Welcome back!

  • Sophie Piper
    February 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    SO happy to have you back. You are my favorite food blog ???

  • Megan
    February 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Hooray! Welcome back, I’ve missed your blog! πŸ™‚

  • Peggy DiPietro
    February 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Super excited you’re back Jenna!

  • Haley @ The Girl Girl Cooks
    February 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Welcome back!

  • Brynn
    February 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Yay!! Welcome back. You’ve been missed!

  • Denise T
    February 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    This just made my day!

  • Ruth Whitmire
    February 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Can’t tell you enough how happy I am the blog is back!! I’ve really missed it! I totally respected your need and decision to stop for awhile but I’m so glad it wasn’t permanent! Can’t wait for new yummy recipes!

  • Laura-Ashley
    February 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    So incredibly excited to see you back!! Can’t wait to add your posts back into my morning routine πŸ™‚ You’ve been an inspiration for me since day one!

  • Ashley
    February 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    This is the best news!! Your blog was the first blog I ever read and I’ve missed your recipes! So happy you and your cute family are back!

  • Laura
    February 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Yay! This is so exciting. Your blog was a BIG part of how I learned to cook, and many of your recipes are staples in our home. I think I started reading in maybe 2007 or 2008? Your Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie recipe has even become a tradition around here, and friends and family request them around the holidays! (In fact, I’m making a batch tonight to send to a Valentine’s party at my son’s school tomorrow!)

    Welcome back!

  • Laura
    February 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Welcome back! I have definitely missed your blog, and come back to reference recipes so many times. I can’t wait to see what you have in store next!

  • Cindy
    February 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    So very happy you have returned. Loved your book-then found your blog. So happy for you and your 2 beautiful boys. Your recipes are the best and I look forward to the future posts. Take care!

  • Heather Christo
    February 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Yay!!!! I’ve missed you Jenna!! I love seeing you on social media, but this is even better- welcome back to the fold my friend!!

  • Lily O'Dare
    February 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Been a reader for years! Can’t wait for all of your recipes and photography… you have such a talent, Jenna!

    All the best,

    • Lily O'Dare
      February 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Also, you should totally consider a sequel to your book!! I loved the first one so much.


  • Lori
    February 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I am so excited that you are bringing your blog back!! Your recipes are my absolute favorite. When you stopped blogging I was tempted to print out your whole recipe index just in case the site disappeared. Now I am doing a happy dance knowing there is even more to come!

  • Rachel
    February 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Whoop whoop! So glad I’ve followed along with your journey the last few years (and regularly have been making some of your recipes). I can’t wait to see what you have in store!

  • Belinda
    February 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I’m so happy you’re back!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    February 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Welcome back, my friend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeves!!

  • Ella
    February 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    It’s about damn time! Woohoo!

  • Angel
    February 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm


  • Jennifer H.
    February 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I’m so happy!! <3

  • Melanie
    February 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    You don’t know it, but we go way back! I’m so excited you’re back. I started reading in 2009 and have missed your blog. Can’t wait for all the new stuff!

  • Aggie
    February 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Welcome back!!! This news made me happy πŸ™‚ and I have to say I totally get it. xo

  • Hillary
    February 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    This news makes my week! I started reading after I moved across the county and your story resonated with me so much. You basically taught this Midwestern girl how to cook and introduced me to a food world I would have never ever tried. Thank you, and welcome back! πŸ™‚

  • Shannon
    February 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    YAY!!! Thrilled to hear that you’re back, Jenna! I loved reading your old blog and so excited to see you returning to cooking and blogging. I just made your spicy “Get Well chicken soup” over the weekend. It’s a favorite at our house!

  • Maggie
    February 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I’m so glad! Yours was the first food blog I discovered back in 2010 and it has always been one of my favorites. I love your recipes and writing.

  • Julia
    February 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Welcome back!! I’ve been following your blog since high school (I’m 23 now) and I feel like your recipes are what really inspired me to start cooking. I still google “Eat Live Run Basking in Buttercream” often and I’ll never forget your bohemian wedding cake. Now that I’m out of college and living in San Francisco (neighbors!) I’m THRILLED to see what more I can make and learn from your blog. So excited to have you back, Jenna!

  • Jennifer
    February 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Oh I am so happy your back Jenna! I’ve made so many of your recipes over the years and have missed your blog tremendously. Welcome back!

  • Jenn
    February 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    So glad you’re back!

  • Krista @ Gringita
    February 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Welcome back !!!

  • Aaryn
    February 13, 2017 at 7:29 pm


  • Nadia
    February 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    So glad you are back! I still often go to your blog when I know I need something tasty – so it will be so nice to have new ones to try out!

  • Sarah
    February 13, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I am beyond excited to see what this return to blogging will bring to my very own kitchen! I have always loved your blog and recipes and continued to visit it weekly for inspiration! Thank you for coming back!

  • Avery
    February 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Hooray!!! So glad you’re back – I missed your recipes

  • Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic
    February 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    HOORAY!!! I’m so happy that you are back to blogging, my friend! I look forward to seeing more of you & your creativity.

  • Sasha
    February 14, 2017 at 1:39 am

    This is the greatest news! I have been an avid reader since 2009, when I discovered your smashing blog whilst lonely and living in Ulaanbaatar. I have continued to read whilst living in Beijing, Sydney and now in Shanghai. Glad you are back and delighting the internet once again πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    February 14, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Jenna I am so excited you are back in this format! I feel like I know you…our lives have followed a similar timeline… (single, married, now have 2 kids…although mine are girls!) I am excited to read along again. You made my day! ??? ps- i’m so excited for your recipes as I’ve made almost all of yours!

    February 14, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Yay!! So glad you are back! I’ll also say that I’ve thought about this blog as I’ve seen some of the meals you’ve posted on Instagram and wished I had the recipe πŸ™‚

  • Jess
    February 14, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Hooray!!! I am so excited! If you could get Caitlin to come back too, life would be complete again. (Hehe!) In the two years since you stopped blogging I got married and had a baby in July too! Loved your Instagrams wearing all the babies- but it will be great to read full posts again too. Can you please discuss your wraps and making baby food in future posts? We are starting solids and I’m boring and just purer steamed veggies and fruits but pediatrician said to try adding in herbs and spices and I’m at a loss. Yay again!

  • Donna Meade
    February 14, 2017 at 6:16 am

    You were the very first food blog I ever followed. I am so happy to see you are back! I still use a lot of your recipes and am looking forward to new ones!

  • Lisa O.
    February 14, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Hurrah!! This is wonderful news, like so many others it seems, your delicious recipes and the sweetness with which you discuss life are so good and so appreciated when shared. My go to recipes are the chicken pot pie, the almond butter cookies and the chilli… Bring in the next round of family favourites! Hope the return is as enjoyable for you as it undoubtedly will be for us ??

  • Carmen
    February 14, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Glad to see you back!

  • Linda Schaack
    February 14, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Jenna, so happy you are back. I have been a long time reader and have used your recipes for years. I realized you were back when I went to the recipe journal on Sunday to find the Crockpot root beer pulled chicken recipe and saw that the site was updated! Yahoo! Looking forward to more recipes . . . But love all the existing ones too!

  • rachelle renΓ©e
    February 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

    YAY! WELCOME BACK! I look forward to new recipes!

  • Terri
    February 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    This is great news!!! Love your blog!

  • Lisa @ Lisa 3D
    February 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Welcome back! Looking forward to lots of new recipes and stories from your life.

  • tracey
    February 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I never got rid of your bookmark on my computer, hoping one day you would be back!!!
    Welcome back!!!

  • Heathed
    February 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve so missed your posts! Can’t wait for your future ones! Welcome back!

  • Katie @ Live Half Full
    February 14, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I would so love to hear more about the decision to come back. I think there are a lot of moms out there who struggle with sticking to blogging. I would love some encouragement. πŸ™‚

  • Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar
    February 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I’m so glad you’re back, Jenna. I read your blog all through college–you were my first real blog love. (Since it’s Valentine’s day and we can be all cheesy.) I went to the blog for your vegetarian soft taco recipe–one of my all-time favorites–and here you were! I’m so excited to come check out your site on the regular again.

  • Dani
    February 14, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Welcome back, Jenna! Congrats! ; ) I cannot tell you how many of your recipes I and my little family have made, cooked, baked, bookmarked, printed and thoroughly enjoyed…..they’ve never let me down and are consistently delicious, easy, and super approachable. I look forward to many more yummy/new recipes and your posts with undoubtedly witty delivery and content. Best to you always! : )

  • Helena Mouta
    February 15, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Welcome back! I have missed reading what you write and even though fitness has never really been my cup of tea, I never stopped following you on FB and am delighted to read more from you. Your whole journey through life has been truly inspiring and, who knows, maybe fitness will become more my thing πŸ™‚ Best of luck for this new phase in your life!

  • Natalie
    February 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

    YAY! I’m so glad you’re back! I can’t wait to see the future of this blog.

  • Christina @
    February 16, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Yay! I was way too excited to see that you’ve started blogging again. Your blog was one of the first ones I started reading, and always one of my favorites. Also, I think it’s so important, and takes so much courage, to explore different possibilities in life (career and otherwise), instead of just staying on one path without taking any risks. Good for you!

  • Rachel @ My Urban Oven
    February 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Glad you are back!! I kept following you on Instagram, and enjoyed seeing your journey through having 2 babies and Beachbody (coach alum as well ;)). Looking forward to reading your blog again- you were one of the first ones I started reading and look forward to continuing!

  • Monique Crowley
    February 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Awesome News!!

  • Sandra
    February 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Welcome Back!

  • Leann
    February 16, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Yeah! So glad you are back. I missed your blog, your stories and recipes.

  • Monica Chacha
    February 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I am so glad you are back! I have been reading your blog and following along with you for years! Have been missing you in this space! Yay!

  • Sue
    February 17, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Just happened to think about you and looked you up today! Glad you’re back to share!

  • Savannah Koronka
    February 17, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I came by today and to look up a recipe, and was OVERJOYED that you are back! Can’t wait to follow along.

  • Jessica
    February 17, 2017 at 11:53 am

    So happy you are blogging again!!

  • Lo
    February 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Yes! I just screeched! My husband came running in from the other room! Soooo excited!

  • Becca
    February 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Hooray! Several of my favorite recipes are yours – so glad you’re back!!

  • Alycia
    February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Yessss!!! Great news! I’ve been a reader since the beginning and have also read your book! So, so happy to have you back sharing Recipes and life stuff again. I too have two boys the same age as yours so looking forward to kiddie posts too πŸ™‚ welcome back!

  • Cassy @ Fed & Fit
    February 28, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Welcome back, my sweet friend!! Like so many have mentioned here, YOU are the reason I started blogging in the first place. Can’t wait to see what you cook up! <3

    • jenna
      February 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

      thank you, friend!!!

  • Jill
    February 28, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    What a surprise! You’re back! I have missed your blogging the last couple of years. I clicked on your blog to get a recipe and you’re back full time! I couldn’t be more delighted. So excited to have you back.

  • Brad
    March 2, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    So glad your back! So many favs here on this site, and healthy also!
    Fired up and ready!

  • Brit
    March 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    So glad you are back, Jenna! I look forward to all the exciting things ahead πŸ™‚

  • Brooke
    March 3, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I’m so happy to see you’re back Jenna! You were the first food blog I ever read and you inspired me to start a blog many years ago. Now, I’m back from a long hiatus as well. (Something about cooking just feels like home to me and I couldn’t neglect that part of me anymore!!) Btw, I left the online fitness coaching world myself last year…..can’t wait to see what you cook up next!! Sending you love from NC!!

  • Shannon
    March 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Just seeing this post now as I’m catching up on my list of loved blogs, and was so delighted to see your blog pop back up with fresh content! Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear what you’re up to and try some of your fantastic recipes.

  • Jan Harrington
    March 14, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Welcome Back.

  • Ashley
    March 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Jenna, I randomly visited your blog today and AM SO HAPPY to see that the blog is back!!! This news literally made my day! You were one of the first blogs I read and I really missed your posts during your hiatus. I can’t wait to read the backlog of posts I’ve missed in the last few weeks. Welcome back!!!

  • Rebecca
    May 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    On whim tonight, I looked up your blog. I am so happy to see you are back!! I have always loved your recipes and your life insight!!

  • Laura S.
    June 28, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Welcome back! This is the highlight of day! Or even year πŸ™‚ your blog was my absolute favorite and I read it faithfully for years!! I was so bummed when you quit blogging, but completely understood your need for a change. I got married and had kids similar to your timeline and those things definetly changed the dynamics of things and altered my passions and goals. I came here to find your recipe for Whiskey Walnut Brownies that I remember reading about but never made and I happened to have some
    Bourbon and remembered that recipe and thought I should check your recipe archive. I I was super stoked to see you’re blogging again!! I’m looking forward to your recipes!