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Here at Jen Around the World, we thrive on making fun recipes for you and sharing all about our travels. This site is run by a mother and daughter team who work side by side creating all the fun content you read here.

Meet Jennifer

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Hey y'all! I'm Jennifer, a Western Kentucky Southern gal, full of charm and sass! I am a mother of two amazing young adults and wife to a wonderful outdoors loving man. 

I have been living in Western Kentucky my entire life, but as you can tell from my travel posts, seeing new parts of the world is my jam. Not only is travel a passion of mine, but creating easy recipes in the kitchen is another.

Here on Jen Around the World, I love to chat about food, my love of travel, and you might even see my dog on here a time or two as well. He pretty much goes with me everywhere I go.

Now that my kids are grown, I can focus more on what women my age — the “over 40” group — can do for themselves. 🙂 Yes — it is okay to splurge on yourself.

Who is Jennifer?

For the past 12 years, I have watched this space blossom from a hobby blog about homeschooling into so much more. Being able to provide delicious meals on a budget is always a plus. I also share fun getaways that won't break the bank. Staying within a budget is important to me.

I love spending my time in the kitchen creating and tweaking recipes and trying out new kitchen tools and methods of preparation.


I created these grilled brat tacos for Silver Spring Foods.

When I’m not making something myself, I most definitely enjoy getting out and dining at new restaurants all over the United States.

In fact, traveling is my newest hobby and I love sharing about exciting places to visit, like a visit I made to Georgetown, Kentucky.

Georgetown KY

 If you have an event you need to be covered, I would be happy to discuss the details with you. Simply email me below to obtain a copy of my media kit, or you can give me a call. I can also provide links to past trips I have been on and covered.

Email me at [email protected]

Meet Kayla

Kayla is the beauty behind Jen Around the World. She takes the majority of the photos and the videos and does an amazing job at it.

She has an eye for creating spectacular food photography as she did for our Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles.

Not only will you find all her beautiful photography on the site, but she creates amazing video footage of the recipes we create here.

Kayla is not only my photographer and videographer, but she is also a self-taught artist and has her very own business called DoodleBug Creations. Her art is one of a kind and absolutely stunning.

What we write about on Jen Around the World:

Delicious Food: We love creating recipes on the fly for my readers that are pumped full of flavor but takes less time to prepare than calling for takeout! If you are interested in our team creating recipes for your brand, please reach out, and let's work something up.

Travel + Adventure: The worst form of torture is requiring me to stay home for too long. Always looking for my next adventure.

Visiting Pawhuska Oklahoma

Really Cool Stuff Reviewing things I think are cool and interesting that I would actually use.

Email: [email protected]


My goal for this blog is to not just work with brands and organizations. I want to be a true partner in sharing information, inciting excitement, and building real relationships. My audience loves when I share recipes that feature brands that make their lives easier in the kitchen.

They also love when I share with them about a new place I have been to visit — one that can afford them a great vacation on a budget.

Please email me at [email protected] to discuss partnership opportunities!

Our top post in 2016: 10 Restaurants You Need to Try When You Visit Gulf Shores

Our top post in 2017Bunny Butt Cupcakes {Perfect for an Easter Party at School}

Our top post in 2018: Cheeseburger Pasta – a One-Pan Delicious Dinner Idea

Our top post in 2019: Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

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Tech that keeps us going

  • My computer: Mac Air
  • My Tablet: Apple iPad Mini 4
  • Husband’s tablet: Apple iPad Pro 7.9
  • Camera used for blog pictures: Canon T5i
  • Camera used for YouTube videos: Apple iPhone 10/Canon T5i
  • Programs used for editing: iMovie, iPhoto, Canva, and PicMonkey


Send me an email at [email protected]

Follow me on Twitter at @jennifer_sikora

Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

I am also on TikTok as well.

Would you like to work together? Feel free to email us at [email protected].

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nancy Barnes

Friday 8th of July 2016

I love your ideas. Nancy


Tuesday 7th of July 2015

If you like coffee that much you should give 'home roasting' a try. Start with some green coffee beans, an air popcorn maker and get to learnin'. If you decide you like the hobby and the results, you graduate to a real coffee roaster. Lots of places for green beans, but I use Sweet Maria's.

Good luck

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 10th of July 2015

Thanks EJ -- I will have to try it. I have never even given it a thought.


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Wednesday 8th of October 2014

Thanks for working so hard to share all your great reviews with us. I am truly enjoying you taking the time out of your busy day to try out products and tell us about them


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