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2022 NEW COOKBOOK Available Now







"Home Cooking Comfort: 

More Neighborly Advice & Recipes from the Farm Kitchen of a Midwestern Food Journalist"


Reclaim your kitchen, your food, and embrace the power of cooking at home with Home Cooking Comfort (2022). Wisconsin journalist Jennifer Rude Klett once again shares her personal best recipes along with valuable food insights. 


paperback $26.99

hardcover $34.99

ebook $12.99


Click the purple button below to buy Home Cooking Comfort at amazon.com:

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2021 COOKBOOK




"Home Cooking Comeback:

Neighborly Advice & 40 Pleasing Recipes from the 

Farm Kitchen of a Midwestern Food Journalist"


Award-winning journalist Jennifer Rude Klett shares her absolute best recipes, kitchen tips, and food advice garnered from her years as a food writer, home cook + baker. This cookbook will feature some of the favorite foods of Wisconsin and no-nonsense cooking advice with plenty of ideas for beginners and seasoned home cooks alike. Full of beautiful food and farm photographs, Home Cooking Comeback (2021) will help you create your own cherished food culture of nourishing meals.


$26.99 paperback

$34.99 hardcover

$12.99 ebook 


Click the purple button below to buy Home Cooking Comeback at amazon.com:

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES


Author Talk: "Home Cooking Comfort"

6:30 to 7:15 pm Wednesday 14 September 2022

Lake Geneva Public Library

918 W. Main Street

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Join Jennifer for this free program open to the public in downtown Lake Geneva - right on the lake. Topics will cover Jennifer's two cookbooks, Wisconsin foods, holiday and home cooking. Signed copies of Home Cooking Comfort and Home Cooking Comeback in paperback $26.99 and hardcover $34.99 will be available, cash or checks accepted. The public is welcome!


Author Talk: "Home Cooking Comfort"

11:30 am to 12:15 pm Tuesday 11 October 2022

Elm Grove School for Lifelong Learning

Community United Methodist Church

14700 Watertown Plank Road

Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Jennifer will be talking about her two cookbooks, Wisconsin foods, holiday and home cooking at this program open to registrants of the Elm Grove School for Lifelong Learning held in Fellowship Hall of Community United Methodist Church. Signed copies of Home Cooking Comfort and Home Cooking Comeback will be available for $26.99 paperback or $34.99 hardcover, cash or checks accepted. For more information and to register, please visit egs4ll.org. Or, sign up that day. Free parking at the church.


Author Talk: "Home Cooking Comfort"

6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday 21 October 2022

Wisconsin Local Author Fair sponsored by the Black Earth Public Library

Black Earth History Center

1022 Blue Mounds Street

Black Earth, Wisconsin

Join Jennifer at a Local Author Fair held by the Black Earth Public Library, along with several other Wisconsin book authors. Jennifer will speak briefly about Home Cooking Comfort. Signed copies of Home Cooking Comfort and Home Cooking Comeback will be available for $26.99 paperback or $34.99 hardcover, cash or checks accepted. Stop in and chat with the authors at this free event with free parking. The public is welcome! 


Author Talk: "Home Cooking Comfort"

6:30 to 7:15 pm, Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Sponsored by the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library

Baraboo Civic Center

124 2nd Street

Baraboo, Wisconsin

Join Jennifer for this free program open to the public at the historic 1927 Baraboo Civic Center in downtown Baraboo. Topics will cover Jennifer's two cookbooks, Wisconsin foods, holiday and home cooking. Signed copies of Home Cooking Comfort and Home Cooking Comeback in paperback $26.99 and hardcover $34.99 will be available, cash or checks accepted. The public is welcome!

Author Talk: "Home Cooking Comfort"

1:00 to 1:45 pm Thursday 3 November 2022

Intermediate Women's Club of Beloit

Beloit, Wisconsin

Jennifer will speak about her two cookbooks, Wisconsin foods, holiday and home cooking at this program open to members of the club and their guests. Signed copies of Home Cooking Comfort and Home Cooking Comeback will be available for $26.99 paperback or $34.99 hardcover, cash or checks accepted. 


Author Talk: "Home Cooking Comfort"

1:00 to 1:45 pm Monday 14 November 2022

Asbury Methodist Church

6101 University Avenue

Madison, Wisconsin

Jennifer will be talking about her two cookbooks, Wisconsin foods, holiday and home cooking at this free program for the Bestimers (senior group) at Asbury's chapel. Public is welcome. Signed copies of Home Cooking Comfort and Home Cooking Comeback will be available for $26.99 paperback or $34.99 hardcover, cash or checks accepted. Free parking at the church.

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PRESS AWARDS






Milwaukee Press Club Excellence 

in Wisconsin Journalism Contest

May 2022


Best Consumer Story or Series

BRONZE WINNER


Seasonal Garlic Brings Wisconsin Farm-to-Table Flavor 

and Boost for Immune Systems

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Milwaukee Press Club Excellence 

in Wisconsin Journalism Contest

May 2021


Best Consumer Story or Series

SILVER WINNER


Best Baking Ever: Freshly Milled Flour Adds Flavor, Nutrition

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



Milwaukee Press Club Excellence 

in Wisconsin Journalism Contest

10 May 2019


Best Consumer Story or Series

SILVER WINNER


Hog Wild for Heritage Pork

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Contest

11 May 2018


Best Short Soft Feature Story

BRONZE WINNER


Home on the Range: Bison a Sweet Business, and Meat, in Wisconsin

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Contest

12 May 2017


Best Short Feature Story

GOLD WINNER


Heritage Wheat: Farmer Cultivates Old-Fashioned Taste

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel