About Me

Hey there, folks! Welcome to Mommy Runs for Food! I’m Jen! (It’s nice to meet you!). I am a 26 year old Momma of a beautiful baby girl and a handsome pup. I love to run and do yoga, I love healthy living, but mostly – I just love food!  1380526_10100787019024622_1619942261_n

For quite some time, this blog was known as Twenty-Something and Starving. I can admit that, yes, I am still twenty-something and I am certainly still starving – but this blog has become so much more than that and I knew that I had to reflect that in my title and my writing. I write about so much more than food – though it’s still my primary focus. It’s about my family and family in general. It’s about staying healthy. It’s about balancing so many things in life. So Mommy Runs for Food has been born!


So a little more about me…I was born and raised in northern New Jersey so I love a good diner, taylor ham and cheese sandwiches, and disco fries.  A few other favorites of mine that are a little less regional include matzoh ball soup, dark chocolate, blueberries, string cheese, guacamole, pad thai, and chipotle peppers! I also always dip my chicken fingers and french fries in honey and my chocolate chip cookies in orange juice. Don’t judge me until you’ve tried them for yourself! I started running and doing yoga consistently two years ago. Since becoming a Mom, I do most of my workouts at home. I am planning to train for and run in my first marathon this fall!

baby squats

My husband, John, loves to eat as much as I love to cook, so it works out pretty well between us! John makes me laugh every day and encourages me to do what I love. He is the handsomest, goofiest, hardest working, pizza loving man that I know and there is no one in the world I would rather spend my life with. I am so lucky to have married my best friend!

me & the hubs

We were blessed with our baby girl Emma in June of 2014. She has made me understand what it really means to say something is your pride and joy. I’m so proud that I made this little human. I’m so proud of how she’s developing, and she brings me so much joy I don’t even know what to do with myself!

Emma Bear


Quincy, our little man, loves to eat as much as we do. He’s particularly fond of bacon, carrots, and cheese…see! He’s super excited to be a big brother!!

So grab some coffee (or tea if you please) and chill!
I hope you enjoy my recipes!
I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Your Mommy~

    I love you blog Jeni Lynn, you are a great writer and very good at keeping my interest. The site looks great too!

  2. gloria

    We enjoyed your blog,keep up the good work. Will check in on a regular basis, especially when you are praising my favorite g s

  3. Jessie

    Hi Jenn!
    I found your blog from reading TravelEatLove and when I saw you were a 22 year old blogger I cued– as am I!! I’m also getting into wine but I don’t really blog about it, more the food. Anyway, it’s nice to find another person my age in the blogging world. Can’t wait to check out your posts!


  4. Jennifer

    Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so in love with my wedding cake – so glad you like it. After the actual marriage part it was the best part of my wedding! Haha!

  5. Aunt Joi

    Jen, I was going over many of your recipes and they look so creative and yummy, I’m so proud of the great writing, everything looks awesome. Keep up the great wotk

  6. Jennifer

    Hey Erica!! Quincy is the best and right now he’s snuggled up by my feet! I’m so glad I found your blog, too. I even submit my name to the PA Bloggers today, too. 🙂 I look forward to sharing recipes with you!

  7. Jennifer

    Hi Danielle!!! I know I’m so jealous!! Adrienne is the best and I miss seeing her smiling face every day. Ask her about hip-hop Friday! When I saw on your blog your job change I was like … hmmmm …. how many honors frats could there be in Lancaster!? Also, I signed up for the Central PA bloggers a little while back, I just haven’t been able to line up any of the events on my calendar. Hopefully soon, though!! Congrats on the half, too!! It’s really an amazing feeling. 🙂

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