Hi there! I’m Jenni – the 20-something gal behind this Wisconsin food blog. I’m a Badger fan, a registered dietitian, a runner, a not-so-flexible yogi, and most importantly – a food lover.
Loving food has always been easy for me. I grew up with a mother who knows her way around a kitchen. I married a man who is an adventurous eater. I lived in cities with wonderful restaurants. I ate whatever the heck I wanted for over 20 years (in moderation, of course).
In the fall of 2013, I started getting sick. With the help of my doc and some intensive food journaling, we figured out the culprit – dairy. This was devastating to me – I loved Greek yogurt, cheese, butter, cheese, ice cream, and cheese. A Wisconsinite that can’t have cheese is so wrong. I was dairy-free for just about 7 months and then all my symptoms came back. So, here I am now – back to eating a “normal” diet until the docs can figure out what the heck is wrong with me. Until I get a definitive answer, I’m back to eating cheese – lots of it.
I’ve got Mike, my husband, and our two dogs who help me behind-the-scenes. Mike is the taste-tester and dish-washer behind DSD. And the dogs? They clean up all my floor spills. Ripley, our oldest pup is a Japanese Chin & Pekingese mix that is 12 pounds dripping wet. He’s my real-life teddy bear. Wallaby, or WallaBeast, is an Australian Cattle Dog & lab mix that weighs in at a hefty 70 pounds. These three gents complete me.
What you’ll find here are dishes that are easy enough for everyone to tackle. I have a strange mix of healthy foods, decadent sweets, and an ever-growing number of special-diet recipes. Good food isn’t difficult – it just takes a little patience and a lot of love. I hope you come back often to see what we’re up to.