Jennifer Perillo

Jennifer Perillo
 Jennifer Perillo
Expertise: home cooking, family meals

Jennifer Perillo is a writer and recipe developer with an interest in updating classic dishes and developing brand new recipes. 



In addition to running her highly-successful blog, Jennifer is a contributor to several lifestyle publications, including Food NetworkParentsRelish, Food52 and Saveur. She also develops recipes for leading appliance and kitchenware brands such as Cuisinart and KitchenAid. From 2008 to 2016, Jennifer served as the Consulting Food Editor for Working Mother Magazine.


Jennifer received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism at Brooklyn College CUNY.

Awards and Publications

She has authored a cookbook, Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen (Running Press in 2013), and also served as a recipe developer for two others: Whole New You by Tia Mowry (Penguin Random House 2017) and Patricia Heaton's Food for Family and Friends (HarperCollins 2018).

Jennifer was also the winner of several Food52 recipe contests: Best Preserves (Sweet & Savory Tomato Jam), Best Baked Pasta Recipe (Homemade Manicotti), and Wildcard Best Recipe Winners (Seriously Delicious RibsFrench Onion Tart).

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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