Hi. I’m Jenny.

I live in Seattle. I’m a writer, a mom, a cook, a (former) teacher, and the creator of this blog.

This is Lucy, a.k.a. Little Bear.

Lucy dreams of horses. Morning, noon, and night. Horses. Dollar signs flash through my head.

This is Charlie. She can be so sweet and dreamy.

And then she can scream and bite you. I would recommend moving out of her mouth’s reach. Charlie dreams of bubbles and sprinklers and airplanes and cookies.

This is my husband Dave. He’s my editor. My taste tester. My best friend and the most incredible father. Plus he’s pretty darn cute. Don’t you just want to give his cheeks a little pinch?

We’re one fearsome foursome. We like challenges and adventures; food, fun and big fat naps. Especially with this little guy curled at our feet:

His name is Nudge, and he makes #5 in our crazy family. He’s soft and furry and wishes you would sit down and make a lap for him.


I grew up in Seattle and began as a curious cook who would craft rock-hard cinnamon rolls for my obliging parents; they ate every last bite and lived to tell about it. I also developed a passion for writing when I was young and wrote funny, likely horrible short stories, poems, and a misguided (and illustrated!) novel at the age of 12. My love for the written word later carried me through a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in teaching English, all the while working on the side in the restaurant industry.

Teaching never gave me the do-gooder satisfaction that I thought it would. But serving amazing food at the restaurant? Baking pies and simmering stock? That’s where the world made sense. So when I found myself years later as a stay-at-home mom, cooking everyday and inventing new recipes, I decided that it was finally time to put my dual loves of food and writing together into one creative outlet.

Rainy Day Gal surrounds my cooking endeavors, my culinary jaunts about town, my mis-steps as a mother and everything in between. I love this blog to death. It’s a labor of love (and dirty dishes, and late nights), and I can’t imagine my life without it.

If you’d like to contact me, shoot me an email at jenny (at) rainydaygal (dot) com, or just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I love, love, love hearing from readers. It makes my day. And week. And month.

Thank you for browsing RDG. I hope you’ll be back!

Site Policies

I’m so glad that you love the content here on RDG. But the thing is, it’s wholly owned by me. That means no reprinting of text or images in any way, shape, or form (unless you get express written consent from me, which I’m usually happy to give). If you love a recipe, please post a link to it and don’t reprint the recipe itself (unless, again, you get written consent. Just ask. I don’t bite!).

Oh, and keep comments clean. If it’s negative, hateful, or name-calling to me or other commenters, it’ll be deleted real quick. This a happy place for me and my readers. I’d like to keep it that way, so if you have nothing nice to say, for goodness sake step away from the keyboard!

Whew. I hate being mean. I love y’all. xo