Hello, hello! I'm Jennifer, and this is my food blog, Beyond the Butter®. I am so glad you're here!
My personal goal in creating Beyond the Butter® is to share a variety of delicious dessert recipes with you that have come from or have been inspired by my late Grammy.
They are recipes that are sweet, simple, and fun to make and bring me—and hopefully you and your loved ones—joy and wonderful new memories!
Creating Beyond the Butter®
For years, I had this idea to create a baking blog that's centered around the dessert recipes my late Grammy used to make for everyone in the family—recipes that have given me great memories of my childhood and beyond. For example, her Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Funny Cake recipe is by far my number one favorite treat!
I could never work up the nerve to start the blog, though, because the idea of putting myself out there for the whole virtual world to see was (and still kind of is) a little terrifying to me.
In the summer of 2017, I began to break out of my comfort zone, making desserts for neighborhood picnics and family parties. I was discovering my love for baking, and I felt like I was gaining confidence with each dessert I made.
The very best part, though—and the main reason I love to bake in general—was hearing how much my friends and family loved what I was baking for them. So, in December 2017, I worked up the nerve to create an Instagram feed, and by the end of March 2018, Beyond the Butter® was born!
My husband, Adam, and I are originally from just outside Philly and now live in Central PA. We've been here for over ten years and absolutely love it! We have fantastic neighbors and many amazing places to eat, walk, and ride our road bikes.
Outside of blogging full-time and baking, I enjoy restoring old brass hardware and furniture, hiking, cycling, and traveling. And my guilty pleasure—watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New Jersey.
Other favorite shows I love are The Bear, Ted Lasso, Mad Men, The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
My Personal Favorites
To get started, here are a few of my personal favorite Beyond the Butter® recipes that are from my late Grammy.