The Back Porch Life Presents Connecting with Family by Jess Wenz



The cause of our lifetime, my beautiful people, is to rekindle connection. Connection with our family, friends, and American traditions.

Where is the connection sparked? In the kitchen, around the table, with good conversation, love, and lots of laughter.

This is why I cook, and I’m here to help you cook, too! Connection changes lives. 

Over 20 recipes to share with your family for breakfast, dinner, and dessert!

Page: 36.

Dimensions: 8" tall x 6" wide.

About the Author:

Jess Wenz

CEO and Chief Dishwasher The Back Porch Life 

Leading Ambassador Young Living

I’m a Minnesota farm girl who fell in love with essential oils - and brought them into my kitchen as I feed my wolf pack of seven.

I Believe in the power of what I call “back porch cooking.” Honest, nostalgic food that reconnects family and friends, and rekindles American traditions.

If you want to discover a place where a borrowed dish is always returned full, chicken might stroll through to help with super cleanup, and everyone is embraced as family. . . drop by 

Table of Contents:

Back Porch Breakfast

Granola                                           9

Tomato Basil Egg Bake                  10

Butterscotch Rolls                          11

French Toast Bake                         11

Crepes                                           12

Lavender Blueberry Muffins           12

Cranberry Orange Muffins              13

Back Porch Dinner

Classic Meatloaf                             15

Green Beans                                  15

Mashed Potatoes                           15

Pesto Shrimp Pasta                       17

Asparagus Side Dish                     17

Most Requested Hotdish               19

Lemon Thyme Chicken                  21

Parmesan Risotto                           21

Chicken Parmesan                         22

Signature Marinara Sauce              23

Basil Garlic Bread                           23

Cheesy Chicken Wild Rice Soup    25

Bread with Dipping Oil                    25

Zesty Pork Chops                           27

Veggie Kabobs                                27

Scalloped Potatoes                         29

Sweet Potato Fries                          29

Fish Your Family will Eat                 30

Mother- In- Law RIce                       30

Dinner Side Salad                            31 

Back Porch Cookies 

Ginger Snap Cookies                       33

Orange Blossom Cookies                33