Cookbook Video!

Hi All, I made a short video about my cookbook and am thrilled to finally share it with you. It tells both my story and the story of the book — and my normally camera-shy kids and husband even make a few cameos. 😊

Many of you have asked if the book will contain new recipes. The answer is yes! There are 100 recipes in the book: 70 of them are brand new and 30 are favorites from the blog. I’ll be sharing sneak peeks at the table of contents in the coming weeks. Here’s the Breakfast & Brunch page…I hope it makes you hungry!

The book will be released April 3rd and is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold, including the online retailers below. A huge thank you to all of you who have already pre-ordered. As I’ve mentioned before, pre-ordering is the absolute best thing you can do to support an author (read below to see why), so I’m incredibly grateful! ❤

US
Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Chronicle Books    |    IndieBound

Canada
Amazon    |    Indigo

UK
Amazon

Australia
Booktopia

New Zealand
Cook The Books

In case you missed my pre-order spiel a few months ago, pre-orders can literally make or break the success of a book. Here’s why:

  • When you pre-order a book, the sale counts towards the first week’s sales, which typically determine whether a book winds up on the New York Times bestseller list — a possibility that can be huge for any author, especially in terms of writing another book or building her career. (A gal can dream, right?)
  • A large number of pre-orders can prompt online vendors, like Amazon, to order more copies of the book before it’s released. Brick and mortar booksellers usually follow suit, and when these booksellers get excited about a book and order lots of copies, they’re more likely to promote it to their customers, placing it in visible locations on the shelves.
  • On the production side, if a publisher sees that a book has a lot of pre-orders, they’re likely to increase the print run to meet the anticipated demand. If they increase the print run, they typically increase their marketing efforts to sell all the copies. More marketing = more sales. So as you can see, it’s a snowball effect!

Thank you, as always, for your support. I can’t wait to get this book out into the world and share it with you!

xoxo,

Comments

  • Although I have more cookbooks than I ever use… (in fact, I published my own recipes a few years ago for myself and some friends) I LOVE your recipes and LOVE your blog, so I know that I will LOVE your cookbook, and will actually use it!! I vow to keep this book front and center in my kitchen all spring and summer, and to refer to it often. I have such faith in you Jen that I just pre-ordered TWO of your first cookbooks 🙂 Best of luck with your first one, and I have a hunch that your cookbook will end up featured at Costco – that’s a huge win, right? My boys are always telling me that I should enter cooking contests or write a book… I don’t know how you have the time but so glad that you do!!! Making your butternut squash and sweet potato soup right now. xoxo

    - Christine on March 27, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you SO much for your kind words and support with the cookbook. You definitely made me smile! 🙂

      - Jenn on March 29, 2018 Reply
  • Jen,

    As a subscriber I haven’t received anything in sometime. It was only my desire to make one of your recipes that I discovered that the book is ready. If pre-orders are so important then I would strongly encourage you to send something out announcing that your book is ready and encouraging pre-orders. On my way to Amazon as soon as I send this.

    - Nancy on March 15, 2018 Reply
    • Hi Nancy, I’m sorry to hear you weren’t receiving the newsletter! I just checked in our system and your status was “unsubscribed” for some reason. I’ve fixed that so you should start receiving emails again. And thanks for your support with the cookbook!!

      - Jenn on March 16, 2018 Reply
  • Just pre ordered your book! I am someone who has never had much confidence in my cooking abilities; finding your site and following your lead has encouraged me to not only try new things but to actually believe I can expand my thus far limited repertoire with your direction. All the best!

    - Shelagh W. on March 13, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks for your support of the cookbook. 🙂 (And glad to hear that you’ve gained more confidence in the kitchen as a result of using the recipes from the site!)

      - Jenn on March 14, 2018 Reply
  • Just pre-ordered your cook book!!! I can’t wait to pour over the recipes in your book like I pour over your blog. I love how I can come and try a new recipe from your blog and time and time again they are not just good they are outstanding.

    - Amanda on March 13, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks for your kind words, Amanda! Hope the cookbook becomes a much-used resource in your kitchen. ❤️

      - Jenn on March 14, 2018 Reply
  • Congratulations on your new book! I just pre-ordered and have no doubt it’s going to be amazing! I can’t remember the last time I purchased a cookbook, but yours is a MUST HAVE! Wishing you great success in this and future ventures! Your recipes are always incredible. Love your website – it’s the first place I go to when looking for recipes. Best of luck!

    - Lori on March 9, 2018 Reply
    • Lori, I’m so flattered that you’ve purchased my book considering it sounds like you haven’t bought other cookbooks in quite some time. Thanks for your support!! 🙂

      - Jenn on March 10, 2018 Reply
  • Looking to pre-order! Any other book recommendations that match your style of recipes to go with it? Would rather put some money towards another book than delivery fees if possible! Great site, Cheers

    - Franck on March 7, 2018 Reply
    • Hi Franck, Right now I’m loving Small Victories by Julia Turshen and Dinner by Melissa Clark. Thank you so much for supporting me!

      - Jenn on March 7, 2018 Reply
      • Pre-ordered! Looking forward to awesome meals! Cheers

        - Franck on March 8, 2018 Reply
        • Thanks, Franck – Hope it becomes a great resource in your kitchen! 🙂

          - Jenn on March 8, 2018 Reply
  • Just ordered the book! Looking forward to more incredible recipes. Not only that, I love how you share your professional cooking tips with us home cooks. I’ve learned so many tips and shortcuts from preparing your recipes. My family is eating delicious, nutritious meals thanks to you. Congratulations on your cook book … I know it will be a success!

    - Jane on March 6, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you Jane – hope you enjoy the cookbook! 🙂

      - Jenn on March 6, 2018 Reply
  • Proudly preordered your Cookbook Jenn! Looking forward to adding it to my wonderful collection for great tasting recipes I will keep coming back to again and again 🙂

    - Laurie Johnston on March 6, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support, Laurie! ❤️

      - Jenn on March 6, 2018 Reply
  • Jen, I just love your blog — your recipes never fail. I just pre-ordered your book and it’s scheduled to arrive on my birthday. It’s the perfect gift to myself. 🙂

    - Sandra Hartman on March 5, 2018 Reply
    • That is so sweet, Sandra – thank you! Happy early birthday!

      - Jenn on March 5, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn,
    I pre- ordered your cook book as soon as you mentioned it, can’t wait to receive it! I, too, only use recipes from your blog, yours “always” turn out perfect and receive the most compliments from family & friends. I continue to share your blog site with others. In fact I’m going to pre-order several more books for my “young” friends who enjoy cooking.

    - Ginny Baer on March 5, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support Ginny (and for spreading the Once Upon a Chef love)! 🙂

      - Jenn on March 5, 2018 Reply
  • Have mine on preorder. Can’t wait!

    - Kathy Wright on March 2, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks Kathy!! 🙂

      - Jenn on March 3, 2018 Reply
  • Congratulations! I placed my pre-order and cannot wait to try some new recipes. Everything I’ve made from your blog has been perfect, no tweaking necessary! And I’ve learned so much, I can’t thank you enough. Best wishes 🙂

    - Danielle on March 1, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Danielle! I appreciate your support. ❤️

      - Jenn on March 1, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn! Like the rest of your fans, I eagerly await the release of your cookbook (which I pre-ordered on Amazon). I’ve made many of your recipes over the years and they are sensational! I’ve got Blueberry Coffee Cake all queued up to make for a get-together this weekend. : ) I own many cookbooks, but virtually stopped buying them because recipes are so available on the internet. But Jenn, YOUR book is a MUST-HAVE! I can’t wait to leaf through and cook from it! Enjoy this most special time of your life and career!

    - Linda O. from NJ on March 1, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Linda. Made me smile!

      - Jenn on March 1, 2018 Reply
  • I’m a long-time reader and your site is my go-to for proven recipes. You’ve never let me down! Can’t wait to get my copy of the book!

    - Rebecca J. on February 28, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Rebecca!

      - Jenn on March 1, 2018 Reply
  • Hello Jenn:

    Congratulations on your cookbook and wishing you much success! I placed my preorder, and can’t wait to get it. I make a lot of your recipes and almost every one is a hit! Thanks for all the great cooking tips included with your recipes. I am a great cook who is always looking to expand her gourmet knowledge. My husband and son call me the “queen of the kitchen” because I’m never afraid to try something new. Thank you for all the great tested recipes. I love them, and look forward to getting more of them in the future. Very best of luck to you!

    - Fran E. on February 28, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Fran! I hope you enjoy the book. 🙂

      - Jenn on March 1, 2018 Reply
  • Hi, I enjoy your recipes quite a bit. I’ve made the silky mashed potato several times. I also made your perfect pecan pie and my son in law requested that I make it again for another dinner we had. I really enjoy your recipes (Boy Bait comes to mind … and how about that Chicken Piccata – yum). Anyway, I preordered your book back in December. Looking forward to its delivery.

    - Daniel Beck on February 27, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Daniel – I hope you enjoy the recipes in the cookbook just as much! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 28, 2018 Reply
  • I love the video and just pre-ordered my copy! We all love your recipes and I am so excited to support you and try out the new recipes from the book! You do an excellent job of making recipes delicious and doable. Congrats on such an exciting achievement! 🙂

    - Sarah on February 27, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you so much Sarah! 💕

      - Jenn on February 27, 2018 Reply
  • I love all of your recipes Jenn you have been such an inspiration to me. I preordered the cookbook and can’t wait to get it in my hands! I have made so many of your delicious recipes and not one has ever failed me.

    - Linda on February 26, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Linda — I hope you enjoy the cookbook! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 27, 2018 Reply
  • Just pre-ordered your cookbook! Thank you for all the work you put into your recipes on the blog and, I’m sure, the book. I had a recipe from a different cookbook fail in a major way for company today, but I switched gears and made your chicken marsala (my favorite), and the day was saved. <3

    - Jackye on February 25, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Jackye! 💕

      - Jenn on February 26, 2018 Reply
  • I have unsubscribed to all other cooking newsletters due to yours being the only one I go to. I will preorder the book soon.

    - Joanna Evans on February 25, 2018 Reply
    • Makes me feel very special to be the one blogger making it into your inbox!! Hope you enjoy the cookbook! 💕

      - Jenn on February 25, 2018 Reply
  • I can’t wait for the book! I happened upon your website last year when I was searching for a bulgar wheat salad recipe (yours is amazing btw) and have been making your recipes ever since. I love them because they always work well and taste brilliant. And its so useful that you answer questions online too!

    - KatP on February 25, 2018 Reply
    • So glad you happened upon the site last year and glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the recipes – thanks for the kind words! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 25, 2018 Reply
  • This is my new favorite recipe/cooking website. Love the chili, beef stew, apple tart, rice krispie bars, (hmm.. it is comfort food season). You just take everything up a notch:). Making stacked enchiladas tonight! and I just ordered your cookbook. Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

    - Cathy on February 24, 2018 Reply
    • So glad you found the site and are enjoying the recipes, Cathy. Thanks for your support of the cookbook (and hope you enjoyed the stacked enchiladas)! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 25, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn, congratulation on your cookbook!! Like others have said, you are my ‘go to’ for recipes and inspiration…and I’m always so happy with the results. I’ve pre-ordered your book, including multiple copies for gifts for family and friends. Thank you for sharing what you do so well with all of us 🙂

    - Kathie S on February 23, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your kind words and for your support with the cookbook – I hope it’s a great addition to your kitchen! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 24, 2018 Reply
  • As a 20-something guy who knows basically nothing about cooking, I say without hyperbole that this blog has helped me pull off *countless* date nights with my boyfriend. I suppose the jig will be up when he finds the cookbook in my kitchen, but I am so thrilled to be buying this book.

    Congrats to you!

    - Jake on February 22, 2018 Reply
    • Ha! That makes me so happy, Jake – glad you two are enjoying the recipes. 🙂

      - Jenn on February 22, 2018 Reply
  • So excited and happy for you! Just pre-ordered your book ❤️

    - Carrie on February 21, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Carrie!! 💕

      - Jenn on February 21, 2018 Reply
  • I have to say – your comment in the video that you want your readers to say ‘this is better than eating out’ is spot on! I have made many, many recipes from your web site and those are exactly the words my husband says when we sit down to a Once Upon a Chef meal. I have basically stopped looking at any other web site because your recipes are so reliably delicious and easy. I am waiting to hear that you have your own cooking show!

    I am so excited to get your cookbook – and gift it to as many home cooks as I can.

    - Elizabeth on February 20, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support, Elizabeth — your sweet comments made my day! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 21, 2018 Reply
    • that is exactly the comments I get when I use your recipes “this is better than eating out!” Love it.

      - Susan Campbell on February 23, 2018 Reply
      • 😊

        - Jenn on February 23, 2018 Reply
  • I preordered a few weeks ago, I can’t wait! Congrats Jenn and thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!

    - Kerrie on February 20, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks for your support Kerrie! xoxo

      - Jenn on February 21, 2018 Reply
  • I can’t wait for your book’s release! I’m a newcomer to your blog and have enjoyed the recipes I’ve made so far! Thanks and congratulations!

    - Tommi on February 20, 2018 Reply
    • Happy to have you as part of the Once Upon a Chef community (and thanks for your support with the cookbook)!!

      - Jenn on February 20, 2018 Reply
  • Love your blog so I am sure I will love your book.

    - Emily on February 20, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks Emily! 💕

      - Jenn on February 20, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn – Having been a fan of your blog for almost 3 years, I was thrilled to see you had a cookbook. I’ve pre-ordered and can’t wait to get it.

    I want you to know that I’ve tried probably 40 of your recipes, usually with guests (yes, not the best idea, but with your recipes…not a problem), and they have all been awesome. My guests LOVE the food I make from your blog, so I can’t wait to try the 70 new recipes out with the new cookbook. Thanks for creating food that is interesting as well as really, really good!

    - Sue Ebbers on February 19, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Sue! I’m so happy to know you’re enjoying all the blog recipes. I hope you find many new favorites in the book, too. 💕

      - Jenn on February 19, 2018 Reply
  • Just preordered a copy for myself and one for my son’s girlfriend (she’s starting her cookbook collection!). I can’t wait to receive mine. I was one of your many testers, and I regularly use your website in my meal planning, having happily made over 30 of your recipes! Thanks for sharing so many delicious and dependable ideas!

    - Becky M. on February 19, 2018 Reply
    • Hi Becky! Thank you so much for being a part of this – I’m so grateful for my recipe testers! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 19, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn! I ordered your cookbook last year – really looking forward to it! I made (seriously) 5 of your recipes last week – banana bread, chicken chili, chicken curry, turkey sausage meatballs, and smashed Parmesan potatoes – all came out great! You’re the best!

    - Carol on February 19, 2018 Reply
    • So happy you’re enjoying all the recipes, Carol – and thank you for your support with the book! 💕

      - Jenn on February 19, 2018 Reply
  • My husband thinks your recipes are better than the local French restaurant! So, you win! Thank you, Jenn, and I’m hoping the cookbook can be released a little sooner!

    - Susan on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Susan! April 3rd is the release date but I believe the publisher will be offering a $.99 cent sample/sneak peek of the kindle version at some point if you want to try out some of the recipes before the release. 😊

      - Jenn on February 19, 2018 Reply
  • Yay, Jen! I’m so excited for you! Your recipes are always on the “Best Seller” list in our house! Looking forward to receiving your cookbook in the mail and sitting down with a cup of tea and being inspired from cover to cover. The hardest part will be deciding what deliciousness to make first! Wishing you much success in this venture.

    - Christine H. on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Christine! 💕

      - Jenn on February 19, 2018 Reply
  • Can’t wait for the book- already ordered and waiting! I have used your recipes numerous times.

    - Nancy I Schneider on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Nancy – I hope you enjoy the book! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • Sooo excited for your book. Every Friday, I make lunch for our employees. Many staff meals have been enjoyed using Once Upon a Chef’s guidance. All 17 employees will receive a copy of your book for their birthday gifts this year! Congratulations:)

    - Wendie Morin on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • I’d like to get a job where you work!! Thanks for your support and for sharing The Once Upon a Chef love! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • Yay I’m so excited, I can’t wait to purchase it!!

    - Phontip on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks for your support Phontip!

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn,

    Can’t wait to get your cookbook! Loved your video and I have to say..I do feel like “Wow I can’t believe I made this” whenever I make any of your recipes. My husband won’t order anything that I have made from your blog as he loves when I make it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes and for making them easy to understand. I am so proud of anything I make from your blog.

    Next, you should have your own cooking show! I would definitely watch it.

    Foodnetwork…you need to give Jenn a show!!!!!!!

    Good Luck and congrats on your new cookbook! Hope it surpasses all of your expectations as you definitely deserve it!

    - Lisa on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support, Lisa. Your shout out to the Food Network made me chuckle! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • pre-ordered mine today! I love your recipes!

    - Diana on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Diana – hope you like it!!

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • Jen, I want to thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with us. I already ordered several books a few months ago and I’m excited to receive them. I wish you much success I am sure that you will achieve your goal because your recipes are exquisite and easy to make. Congratulations !!

    - Doris on February 18, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much Doris – your kind words made my day!

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • Yay! This is great news Jen! I am so happy to see that it is available in Canada! I have pre-ordered my copy! Thank you!!!! Kimberley

    - Kimber on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks for your support, Kimberly!! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 18, 2018 Reply
  • So happy to see your dream come to fruition! Your video is as ‘in touch’ with your audience as the Blog is. I, too, purchased the cookbook despite a pretty extensive collection. You are right, it is for the purpose of inspiration. Your newsletters, though, are my ‘reward’ when I’ve finished plowing through everything that requires my attention. Or, sometimes, I’m fresh out of dinner ideas and they are current to the season & right on the mark. Sometimes it takes a few weeks for me to get to them, but it is my pleasure and ALWAYS a source of inspiration. As it happens, I have some questions for you in the near future. The interaction you cultivate with your audience has led me to where, when I need to try something new, I think “I wonder what Jenn knows about this & if it can work???” You’ve carved a vitally important niche for health conscious, responsible home cooks that is becoming even more significant as the Food Network’s Newsletters are containing more and more recipes of less and less fundamental substance. I seldom open them any more!

    - Fran Antolina on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • What a lovely note, Fran. I so look forward to sitting down to my computer every morning to read all the comments and questions. I have the most wonderful community of readers! I hope the book becomes a much-used source of inspiration and new recipes for you. 💕

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Can hardly wait for your cookbook to arrive. I know it will contain fabulous new recipes….as well “old” ones that I already have.

    - Harriet on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Hope you find lots of new favorites, Harriet! 💕

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • So fun to see your family! Can’t wait for the book!!!!!

    - Lynne on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • 😊

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I am so excited to receive your cookbook. I did pre-order your cookbook. Your recipes always are perfect. Thank you for making me look so good. Wishing you much success!!!

    - Carole Bruno on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • So sweet, Carol – thank you! I hope you enjoy the book! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I may be a little greedy, I just pre-ordered three cookbooks; one for myself, one for my mom and one for my best friend.

    I love, love, love your site and recipes. I’ve many so many of them. I sometimes hesitate to tell people where I get recipes, because then the secret to my great cooking will be out.

    Can’t wait to get your cookbook. Got to get back to making your chipotle chicken quesadillas.

    Best,
    Ann

    - Ann Hamer on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • LOL! Thank you so much for supporting me, Ann! So happy you’re enjoying the recipes!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Just ordered your cookbook Jenn. Love your recipes and happy to support you.

    - Sue on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Sue! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Jenn, many congratulations on video and fab fail proof recipes. How will we New Zealanders be able to get the cookbook? Amazon Australia don’t send to us. Maybe this is a reason for another trip back home…

    - Susan on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • I’m not sure, Susan, but I’ll find out!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Hi Susan, I live in Australia and I ordered my book from the Book Depository in the UK. Postage is always free. I can’t wait for it!

      - Valerie on February 17, 2018 Reply
      • Thanks Valerie. I’ll do it in the morning.

        - Susan on February 19, 2018 Reply
        • Hi Susan, Just got the info for Australia/New Zealand. You can order it on Booktopia here.

          Thank you!

          - Jenn on February 23, 2018 Reply
  • Jenn,
    Congratulations on your new cookbook! Your blog has become my absolute favorite and my go-to when cooking. I love the recipes, as does my family, and the pictures are super helpful for those of us who are not experts in the kitchen. I’ve put in my order for the cookbook!

    - Mylene on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Mylene! ❤️🙏

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Thank you for the reminder. I just pre-ordered. Can’t wait!

    - trish on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Trish!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • So excited to see your video! Your tutorials are impeccable! Will be gifting your book to my friends and family members and of course, myself! Congratulations to you and your family for making your dream come true!

    - Joann Ianniello on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Joann! 💕

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jen you must be so thrilled to see your dream coming true. I’m in Brisbane Australia will the copies being sent here have metric measurements.

    - Beryl Kerr on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Beryl. And yes, all books will have metric and cup measures. Hope you enjoy it!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Love your recipes Jenn! Have yet to make one that wasn’t absolutely delicious.
    Pre-ordered 4 books. One for each our 2 DIL, one to give away and one for ME!

    - Charlene on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support, Charlene. Hope everyone loves the cookbook! 💕

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I love your site and your recipes. I was going to order; I didn’t realize how important it is for the author to have pre-orders. It is done! I am really looking forward to receiving your first of, hopefully, many.

    - Arlene on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Jenn I too ordered multiple copies of your cookbook last year and cannot wait for them to be delivered! How exciting for you to launch this cookbook! As many have said your site is my ‘go to’. When I am looking for recipes or ideas I always head to your site. I trust I will find a great tasting recipe every time! I enjoy your emails as well. I find something new I HAVE to try every week. My family and I had fun testing recipes. We loved the onion dip recipe as well as other commenters, and the so many others that are now staples in our home! Thank you for sharing your love of cooking with us. I thank you and so does my family!

    - Nancy, busy mom on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your sweet words – I hope the cookbook becomes an often-used resource in your kitchen! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn,

    Congratulations on your accomplishments, and I’m really looking forward to the book, which I preordered as soon as was possible. I’ve been working through your recipes for a while now. Sometimes I select a recipe with a goal-oriented search, sometimes just browsing. Now, with the book, I’ll be flipping through the pages and deciding what my next kitchen project will be.

    - Chuck on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Chuck! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Wonderful video. My husband, who is a home chef, loves your blog and pre-ordered your book. I think you may want to consider making more videos. Absolutely delightful. We are thrilled with your success and can’t wait to read the book. Congratulations.

    - Lori Baker-Schena on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • That is so kind, Lori. Thank you!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Thanks for the reminder. I’ve gone online and pre-ordered a copy today from Amazon Canada! I love your recipes and can’t wait to receive it!

    - Karen on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Karen!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I just want to say how happy I am for you. You deserve all the accolades as you truly are an inspiration to all home cooks. I have been using your recipes now for several years and have grown immeasurably in the kitchen because of you! Of course I preordered your cookbook as I feel anyone who has benefited from your blog should…it’s the right thing to do. Good luck Jenn and here’s hoping you make it to The top of the NY Times bestsellers list!!!

    - Abbie on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Abbie! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi, Jenn …. I’ve already pre-ordered your book, and have been using your recipes for quite some time now. And as so many others have said, they are trustworthy and delicious. Made the Marsala for company lately and it was amazing! But, mostly, I just wanted to say how nice it is to actually “meet you” and your family via video. Thanks!
    Best wishes, Joan

    - Joan Montemarano on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • ❤️❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • So happy and excited for you!

    - Katie on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Katie!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Can’t wait for my book. Love your blog.

    - Valerie on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I really like the video. I preordered your cook book last year. I can’t wait for it to arrive. Have a happy day.

    - Suzan Reed on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Suzan! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn, I pre-ordered your book months ago now!❤. I know I can depend on your recipes to turn out and be fantastic! This video was fun to hear your voice❤. Congratulations on your book!❤

    - Kim Davison on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Kim! 😊

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I loved your video for the cookbook. Once upon a chef is a familiar phrase in my house. When I say that is where I got the recipe for the dish my family is eating…they know to expect it to be delicious. Thank you for being a part of my family and a “staple” in my kitchen….Most of your recipes are made with ingredients I already have in my kitchen or are easy to obtain. The end product is just as your pictured and tasty. Thank you and I am excited for your cookbook.

    - Karen T on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Karen! ❤️ xoxo

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Wow! What great job…found myself wanting to know more details…getting excited because April will be here before we know it! Things tight right now, but after learning how important pre-orders are, as soon as I can, I will be doing so! Almost time to start on Volume 2!

    - Robin Rosner on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Robin! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn, I think you are the first person I’m actually following because I love, love, love your recipes and style of cooking. I can’t wait for your book to arrive! Have tried so many of your recipes and all have been quite successful. I’m excited for you as an author and hope that you have great success!

    - Kim K. on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you for supporting me, Kim! I hope you enjoy the book!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Wow, your children have grown up so much! They are not “kids” anymore, are they? We all love your blog and are so excited to hold your book in our hands! You are not only my weekly cooking adviser but a true inspiration to home cooks everywhere! The Julia Child of 21 century!

    - Lu on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • I know, Lu – my son towers over me and my daughter is quickly catching up. I look back at older recipes and see how little they were and can’t believe how fast the time goes by. It makes me sad.

      Thank you for your kind words about the blog and the book. I am so grateful for your support!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jen, like many of your other fans, I love your recipes and look forward to receiving your cookbook. What a special tribute to all your hard work.
    I try many of your recipes as soon as a new one appears. I fixed the chocolate bread pudding for my sewing group on Valentines Day and the Mexican Lasagna for my Dominoes group. Both groups loved the dishes. Also at Christmas I made cookies for gifts from your recipes, also a big hit.
    Thank you nice friend,
    Congratulations
    Dianne Wilson

    - Dianne Wilson on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • So sweet, Dianne – thank you!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • What a great video! Can’t wait for the book to arrive–I know it will be a big success, and my family will enjoy even more delicious recipes from OUAC!

    - Mary on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Mary!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Jenn, I am so looking forward to getting my hands on your cookbook! Every dish I have ever made from your blog has been a real keeper. Wishing you much success with the launch of this new venture!

    - Clare Cusato on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Clare! (And happy to hear you like the recipes :))

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I know this is a little sappy, but I actually got a little teary-eyed watching that video! Your website is my go-to for everything, and well darn, I am just so proud of you! Is it crazy that I feel that way about someone I’ve never even met?! Your gracious nature has always shone through the responses you give in the comments sections of your recipes…and it really shines in the video too! I am sure I speak for many of your loyal followers and fans when I say that I truly wish the best for you!

    - ~Mary on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • That is the sweetest thing, Mary – now I’m teary! Thank you so much for supporting me. ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Awesome video, Jenn! Your family is so cute with their cameos! I love love love your blog. It’s my favorite and I always look forward to your weekly email. Your recipes are always a delicious hit with my family and friends. Party in our mouths:) Congrats on the book! Can I still pre-order? Xoxo

    - Sarah Latiner on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Sarah! So happy your family likes the recipes. And yes, you can definitely still pre-order!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn! I just pre-ordered your book and I’m looking forward greatly to putting it on my cookbook shelf, where it will assuredly reign sovereign while all my other volumes gather dust! Truth be told, I have already printed out 2 large binders full of your recipes which tempt me the most, complete with those mouth-watering photos, which lure me in every time! The presentation of every recipe is perfectly complete, with explanations, details, and pictures
    that are much appreciated. And it’s really helpful that you are so faithful to answer questions from your readers. I always feel confident when trying out your recipes — they never disappoint.
    Thank you so much — you are an inspiration!

    - TL on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • So sweet, TL – thank you! I hope you enjoy the book, too!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Jenn,
    I’m sure that the book will be a huge success! Your timing is great. My daughter’s birthday is April third and I have already preordered her present. I’ve also ordered a copy for myself. Your recipes never fail and they’re always delicious. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world!

    - Jim Orvis on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Jim! Btw, my best girlfriend was just raving over that amazing cranberry dressing recipe you shared with me. She makes it once a week!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hello Jenn,
    What a wonderful cook and sublime teacher you are! Every week I enjoy your online cookbook. Your details are very helpfull. Many guests of ours have cheered me for the food I served them, thanks to you!
    From Belgium I send you a “dank je wel” and good luck with your book!

    - Mirjam on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Mirjam! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • ….this is one of the rare times my husband said, “ you ordered it right???? Did you order several?????” When he heard me watching this video…..when I recipe tested, he went CRAZY over the onion dip! I did not save it, knowing it was SURE to make the final cut, and he has been talking about it ever since! If that recipe is not in the cookbook, Im in BIG trouble!
    Your wonderful recipies are an important part of my cooking, and you deserve to be wildly successful for your efforts!

    - Gayann on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • No worries, Gayann – it made the cut! Thank you so much for being a part of this! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • While I certainly love the ease of online recipes, nothing can ever replace a cookbook! To hold, annotate and add my favorite word ‘keeper’ to those recipes that are standouts imprints them into my mental recipe file far greater than reading them on a tablet. Thank you for recognizing the value of a real book and sharing your joy of coooking with us. A true gift!! And yes, I ordered my copy as soon as you made it available. Super excited to crack it open!

    - Kitty Connor on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Kitty!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jenn,
    Love your recipes and have made several. Thanks for the pre-order reminder. Just ordered my copy from Amazon and really looking forward to receiving it. Family will be in for some more good eats.

    - Pam on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Pam! 🙏

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Jen….You are one of the very best food bloggers! Your recipes are delicious and come out perfect every time! I tell everyone that has an interest in food about you! I preordered your cookbook months ago and can’t wait yo receive it. Keep up the good work!!

    - Kathy on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks, Kathy – glad you enjoy the recipes!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I cannot wait for your cookbook! I have printed out so many of your recipes from your website and enjoyed every single one. We have a running joke at our family dinner table – that if the meal is good it must be a once upon a chef recipe! I am your biggest fan in Texas!

    - Christina M on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • That is so nice to read, Christina – thank you!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Lovely video! Counting the days until we receive our pre-ordered cookbook!

    - Beth on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get my copy!

    - Julie on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • ❤️

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • So Happy for you Jenn and thrilled that others that don’t know about your blog will be introduced to your fabulous recipes. I recommend your recipes to others all the time. Usually I seem to modify recipes I find I rarely do this with yours…they are perfect. And they are Husband approved! Can’t wait to get your book, which I just preordered.

    - Belinda on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Belinda!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Thank you for this pre-order reminder. I just ordered! Of all the recipe blogs that I browse yours is truly one of the very best. I love your style and have really enjoyed the recipes I’ve tried so far. I have many more that I want to try. Can’t wait to have your cookbook in my hands! Best wishes and congrats to you!

    - Betsy H on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Betsy! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the recipes!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Jenn
    I am so thrilled for you regarding your upcoming book. I pre ordered mine quite awhile ago. I absolutely adore your style with food.
    I share your passion for cooking…I also have a passion for cooking.
    Hurrah to you!
    Sara Dolan

    - Sara Dolan on February 17, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Sara!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • I preordered your book two months ago and I cannot wait to receive it. Thanks, and congrats on becoming an author.

    - Raydient on February 16, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you!

      - Jenn on February 17, 2018 Reply
  • Omgosh, I’m so excited for your book. I definitely pre-ordered. Your recipes have brought so much joy to my family’s lives. Thank you thank you for what you do!!

    - Eileen on February 16, 2018 Reply
    • That makes me so happy, Eileen! Thank you! 😊

      - Jenn on February 16, 2018 Reply
  • You are the sole reason I’m cooking more in my kitchen. I love the format of your recipes. It’s no doubt that these are tested and perfected recipes. I’ve made several of your recipes and have enjoyed each one. No doubt, the food I’m cooking in the kitchen is waaaay better than eating out. I’m purchasing your cookbook, even though I don’t like buying cookbooks. And I’ll be purchasing as gifts! Thanks for sharing these fantastic recipes.

    - Janice R. on February 15, 2018 Reply
    • 😊 Thank you, Janice!

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
  • I’m so excited that you have a book coming out! I’ve tried many of your recipes, and they have all been fabulous- every single one! We had your naan and tandoori chicken tonight, and I got rave reviews from my family! I am ordering your book for sure!!

    - Stephanie on February 15, 2018 Reply
    • So happy you’re enjoying the recipes, Stephanie. Thank you! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
  • Hi Jen, My friend Kitty and I might just be your biggest fans! We are both constantly making your recipes, talking about what we made and how delicious they turned out, and recommending you to other friends! Any chance you might come to the NYC or CT area to promote the book? We both pre-ordered it and would LOVE to meet you! Congratulations and best of luck with it!

    - Helene Winschel on February 15, 2018 Reply
    • Hi Helene, Thanks so much for your kind words and support for the cookbook! I will be doing some book signings, but I’m not yet 100 percent sure where they will be. When I have more information, I will definitely share it on the blog! xoxo

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
  • I am so excited for your cookbook! I love your blog and can’t wait to try the recipes in the book!

    - Vanisha Mehta on February 15, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks so much Vanisha!! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
  • I’m so excited for your cookbook, Jenn! I ordered it immediately when you put up the first post with the preorder link. I haven’t been this eager to get my hands on a book since Harry Potter (that is saying a lot). So happy for your success, absolutely love the blog.

    - Elise on February 15, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, Elise!

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
  • Looking forward to having this book!
    Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment.

    - Barbara Meyer on February 14, 2018 Reply
    • ❤️

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
  • Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I love how you detail (incl. pictures) every step and also where the pitfalls might be in your instructions. Your website is my go-to source for dinner, tail-gating, brunch, party planning, and everything else in between. When I use your recipe, I know you have tested it multiple times and have done your research. I don’t have to go web-surfing to consolidate the best ingredients and methods because I know you have already done so. It is very rare that I would say this, but you need to develop an App. 🙂 Just saying…

    P.s. I have already pre-ordered your book and I hope you make it to the NYT bestsellers list!

    - Julie on February 14, 2018 Reply
    • That is so nice to read, Julie – thank you! ❤️

      - Jenn on February 15, 2018 Reply
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