inspired lunches

Well folks, it really is official. Homemade with Love has made landfall, and the messages, tweets, and photos on instagram have nourished me more than you can possibly understand. Even though I often feel lonely these days, and gearing up for the book tour is filled with some anxiety as I take a few more steps on my own in the world, the truth is I’m never as alone as I sometimes feel. Thank you for welcoming me into your hearts and homes.

Here’s a peek at signings that have been confirmed so you can mark your calendars. I’ll be in Chicago and Canada too, and will be sure to share information on signings there once dates have been finalized. In the meantime, if you’re in NYC, North Carolina or San Francisco, gather a group of friends, and come support these local bookstores that are so graciously supporting me.


Saturday, April 13th 7:00pm—BookCourt 163 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.

North Carolina

Friday, April 19th 7:30pm—Quail Ridge Books & Music 3522 Wade Avenue in Raleigh, NC.

San Francisco

Tuesday, April 30th 6:00pm—Omnivore Books 3885a Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco, CA.

Another fun bit of news I’d like to share is the launch of a fun, new sweepstakes for Glad Food Storage. Starting today though April 25th, you can share photos of your homemade packed lunches, or pictures of ones that inspire you to pack your own, on your Pinterest page for a chance to win all sorts of great prizes every week over the next five weeks. The photo you see above is a standard airplane meal for me. I’ve signed on as a spokesperson for Glad, so be sure to check my Pinterest page too, to get more ideas for Inspired Lunches as part of Glad’s campaign. My relationship with Glad goes back a few years. Ever since I found out they’re a corporate sponsor for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, I’ve been a loyal customer. You can find out the full contest details here.

Okay, that’s it for now. There’s lots more to share but my head is in the clouds right now—literally, I’m on my long journey home from Agadir, Morocco. Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start.



  • Danielle: I hope you have a safe trip home! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on your cookbook. If only your book tour included Australia! 🙂

  • Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ: Ms. Jen–Love the book!!!! I’ve made several things already, including the cheddar crackers that never made it into the tupperware container. Actually they were consumed while on the cooling rack!!! Congrats!

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee: I hope that you can make it up to Boston on your book tour.

  • JulieD: Please come to Florida!! 🙂

  • Pamela: Just purchased your book off of Amazon! So excited to get it after following you and your amazing story. Hope to see you at Quail Ridge in Raleigh!

  • Rocky Mountain Woman: yippee! congratulations….

  • Kiran @ Ditto to what Julie said! We need you in Florida! Congrats sweets 🙂

  • Stephanie @ My Long Beach Kitchen: So happy to hear that the book is here! When will you be in Southern California? We have a great local bookstore in Long Beach called Apostrophe. I’ll bet they would love to have you! Good luck on the tour.

  • Maria in NJ: congrats…ah dang I work on the stinkin weekends, I would have loved to come to the NYC one…I so proud of you…m

  • lori: Congratulations, Jennie! I look forward to meeting you at Omnivore–the best cookbook store in the world.

  • Lori S.: I LOVE your cookbook. I got it last Friday and have already made three things from it. I think it will be instrumental in helping me remove processed and refined foods from the diet of my family. A healthy, easy alternative to goldfish crackers? Brilliant. Plus it is great reading. Thank you and congratulations!

  • Adrienne: I’m with Nicole – I hope you come to Boston! Safe travels home.

  • Tracey A: Yeah for you!

  • Robin: Chicago! Thats only an hour from my house hope to see you ther and buy a copy of your book:)