Some time in early 2009 I got the crazy notion to start a blog where I could share my original crafts, recipes and ideas for creative living.  I started as "Rook No. 17", which was re-branded to Jennuine in 2015 to better reflect the genuine me.  I blog for fun, on no particular agenda, and at the whim of my current fancies and fascinations.  

My "real job" is as a full-time high school culinary arts instructor.  I teach the National Restaurant Association ProStart curriculum in a 3-year program that prepares high school students to work in the foodservice and hospitality industry (and to never be limited to ramen and cold cereal out in the real world).  It's my dream-job-come-true, second only to my first calling -- Mother to five kidlets who keep me grounded and focused on what's important.


  1. Hi, Jenn. Stopping by from SITS. Will add a link to McLinky when I figure out what I want to post. Love your blog. Really love that you do cake decorating. That's my next hobby to try. Haven't started yet, but am really anxious. Will you be posting tutorials on cakes?

  2. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for finding me...
    I am a bit teary eyed while poking through your site. you are so talented, your cakes...oh your cakes and all the ideas and...well, i could go on and on... are a real talent. I might steal your idea for a slide-show.
    anyway...i am off to stalk a bit more of your site.
    and I am a follower now too.

  3. Hi Jenn!

    Cool website, how do you find the time to do all this? You are an inspiration! Regarding the daddy diaper bags - I vote for the all orange one. Its bright color will help with finding it and staying on the sunny side of changing diapers!
    Catherine Broz

  4. Hi Jenn,

    Thanks so much for visiting me new blog and leaving such wonderful comments! And I surely appreciate your putting me on your blog roll. Thanks so much!

  5. Hi,

    I just found you blog and I think your cakes are amazing. Really beautiful art. Almost too lovely to eat (almost.

    Sue ( wickedfaeriequeen.blogspot

  6. HI ,

    I just found your blog and I wanted to tell you that I think your cakes are amazing pieces of art, almost too good to eat (almost.)

    Sue (wickedfaeriequeen.blogspot).

  7. Hi Jenn,
    I was so excited to direct my sister to your site. This is beautiful. I have a bit of an odd question, what font did you use in your little 'definition of your name' in this post? I'm trying to design something and this font would work really well. Thank you for your time :)


  8. Thank you SO much for posting all the free clipart. It is incredibly helpful for those of us with a limited crafts budget!


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