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Jena, the Fat Girl
Las Vegas, NV
Interests: Eating, Cooking, Home Organization, Fat Girl issues, Restaurant Reviews, Loving Yourself, Down Home Country Cooking, Comfort Foods,
Recent Activity
A couple weeks ago some random woman made a video about how much she wishes fat people would just stop being fat (because she loves them so much). It went viral. Really, REALLY viral. A lot of people did the internet version of a standing ovation, and a lot more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Last week I ran across this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and I was suddenly and overwhelmingly inspired. Usually, I make sure to always follow the given directions the first time - before running off on my own. This time, however, I didn't, and boy am I glad. Stop whatever you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Fat Girl Kitchen
A while ago (oh crap, years ago?) a friend of mine asked a relatively simple question (how do you pantry) that ended up spawning an entire collection of posts. Because, as it turns out, I seem to know a lot about pantrying. For those who may not know me irl,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Fat Girl Kitchen
She lives! The Great Silent One speaks again! Yes, yes, I know it’s been a while. As may be, I’m back and in full force, as it were. For the past few months, we over here at Fat Girl Kitchen have been working on a surprise. We’re launching our own... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Fat Girl Kitchen
I was seriously craving Zuppa Toscana (yes, of Olive Garden fame) which is possibly the easiest, most filling, most delicious soup ever. But looking in my fridge/feezers, I had NO COUNTRY SAUSAGE ::dramatic music:: I had not-quite-enough polish sausagey things, and...chorizo? Could I make that work? Yes I could -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Fat Baby hasn't been napping well, and ever since his hospital stint my days and nights have been flipped. Despite my very best and continuing efforts, I can't seem to unflip them. This backstory has a point, I promise. MY rhythms being inverted while Fat Baby's are normal means that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
~~~Yeah, I have pretty much the best hubby ever.~~~ Fat is not a 4 letter word. Why is it that we allow that word to make us feel 'less than' anyone else? Every single day I come across the same posts and comments - in groups online, on my facebook... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Fat Baby is literally hollering as I type this, so it will be short and sweet: if any of you were also following me on Facebook, please know that I had to deactivate the Fat Girl Kitchen page. I won't go into the epic of why, is gone. BUT... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Seriously people, summer is just around the corner - is already here, for those of us in southern climes. My apologies to those still digging out the car every morning and/or stuck in 1948. Via Us fat people deal with weird preconceptions every day, and one of the most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
You know you've been on vacation for a week when you check your blog comments and there are 287 new ones...and they are ALL spam. Yeah, it's pretty much like that... Via Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
My folks are visiting us this week, and my dad wanted to treat us to a nice steak dinner. It turns out that (my favorite) Zagat winning steakhouse - Billy Bob's - is literally around the corner from us. Now, I'm going to preface this by saying that yes, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Firstly, a huge apology to those of you who are loyal followers. You've all been more than patient with me throughout this whole pregnancy/birth/oh-holy-crap-parenting thing, and I appreciate it more than I can possibly say. I really feel as though I've let all of you down by not posting more,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
A friend of mine was recently lamenting the fact that she couldn't make a recipe she'd been wanting to try but couldn't locate a key ingredient - lemon extract. Making things lemony since, um, forever? Via That's when it hit me, that maybe extract making is a lesser-known-but-still-totally-useful art.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
A long time ago, my bestest friend taught me a good life principle, "If the truth hurts, change it." Why, how very 1984 of you, Marty dearest. Via Now, while technically you COULD go all Orwellian and track down every piece of evidence and alter it to change the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Fat Mother Hubbard went to her big pantry to fetch her giant Great Dane a bone, But when she got there she realized it was practically bare from months of pregnancy bed rest, new motherhood, and the seemingly endless cycle of First World Plague going around (and around and around)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Yesterday, I roasted 2 turkeys. One was wrapped in a bacon lattice, the other had a pineapple apricot glaze. Today, I decided to make turkey soup, and since I just wandered around and threw in little bits and pieces of whatever sounded good when I looked at it, I'm calling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
This isn't so much a review as, well, a naration of my foodie adventures. First of all, while it was big according to my I-don't-like-to-walk-much standards, in all reality it wasn't uncomfortably large. They had ~40 food trucks lined up in aisles to the left of the entrance, and all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
I know it must SEEM like I live a high-falutin' life of jet setting and whatnot, but I swear it isn't so. That being said, we are on a roadtrip to Denver, this time to spend Thanksgiving with family. I promise I won't spend every minute, when I get back,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
For those of you who don't know me, if I had to pick just one food group to live on for the rest of my life, it would be ice cream. Love it. Maybe because it's delicious, maybe because I'm always hot, whatever the reason, I can almost always be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
I hate putting things away only to take them out again 20m later. Even though I hate it, it happens to me ALL. THE. TIME. So sometimes I leave things out if I know I'm going to be using them again soon. This is NEVER a good idea, because that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
I'm keeping this post short because I'd like you to actually go and read this article. The entire site is great, and while you can see at a glance that it is well researched and much-awarded, if you engage your critical thinking skills you will appreciate their links and research... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
Some of my readers live in nice, humid areas of the country/world, and for you all, I’m sorry, but this post is going to be pretty pointless. I bet you’ve never spent hours carving a pumpkin, only to have it look like this… It makes me want to cry. Via... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
My sister got married last week (congratulations, by the way) and Fat Mama made (among many, MANY things/foods) the wedding cake. It was beautiful – even though Fat Mama didn’t like it, but isn’t that always the artist’s way? Hyper-critical of their own work, I mean. The cake Fat Mama... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
It's been a really long day, you guys, and I managed to carve out an hour of relative peace and quiet to craft you a nice post, and 900 words in I accidentally hit CTRL+W, which apparently closes the window you're in. Without saving. I'm gonna go cry for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen
I love curved shower rods. They really are the best thing since sliced bread - and are exactly as innovative. People used to buy bread by the unsliced loaf, until one moderately bright (and probably pretty lazy) guy said, "Instead of slicing it when I need it and dirtying approximately... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Fat Girl Kitchen