J E N N I F E R   R U D E   K L E T T


freelance writer of history, food & Midwestern life

Stories by Jennifer 2018









Coming Soon:


Salvagers: The Next Generation

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Architectural Salvage & Antique Lumber News

December 2018











Places to Find Peace (and Pie) in Holiday Season

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2 December 2018












Salvaging St. Louis:

Graced by River + Railroad

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Architectural Salvage & Antique Lumber News

December 2018


Mother of All Demo Days: Artifacts Mostly Trashed for Arch

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Architectural Salvage & Antique Lumber News

December 2018












Golden Wonder: Brush Up On Butter Before You Buy, Bake or Cook

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

11 November 2018









 Commemorate the Great War's Centennial 

at the National World War I Museum & Memorial

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

4 November 2018






Grocery Throwbacks: Service and Specialty Foods Help Keep Area's Family-Owned Stores Vibrant

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

10 October 2018











In 4 Directions, 4 State Coffee Shops Brew Creativity

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

7 October 2018













Antique Pickers Paradise: Hippie Tom's Last Stand & Elkhorn Antique Flea Market

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

23 September 2018









From Tree To Table: Urban Wood Recovery Makes For Homegrown Decorating

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

9 September 2018












Ohio A Great State For Hunting Antiques

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2 September 2018









Finding Your Best Milk: 

For Dunking, Drinking Or Cooking, Milks Are Not All The Same

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

8 August 2018














Beloit Blossoms Into Tasty Town

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

5 August 2018










Table for 1: For Solo Diners, Cooking at Home Offers Many Perks

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

15 July 2018









Attractions Big and Small a Day Trip Away in Spring Green

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

1 July 2018











Meat & Greet: It's Time to Restore the Butcher Shop Tradition

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

6 June 2018













Hit The Road for Architectural Salvage

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

3 June 2018


















Micro Prairies: No Yard Is Too Small To Go With Earth-Friendly Native Plants

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

27 May 2018













For a Taste of History, Try Milling About Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

6 May 2018











Towering Treasures: Arbor Day Beckons Us All To Dig a Hole, Plant a Tree

by Jennifer Rude Klett 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

8 April 2018









Wisconsin-born Artist Finds Solace and Inspiration Wandering Wisconsin's Backroads

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

1 April 2018












Hog Wild for Heritage Pork:

Comeback Breeds Appeal to Today's Consumers

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

18 March 2018


Snap, Crackle, Pop: How Ready-to-eat Cereal Changed America By The Bowlful

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21 February 2018


Cereal Superstars & Klunkers

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21 February 2018

Cereal Trivia Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21 February 2018










The Lean Kitchen: Cutting Clutter, Waste & Inefficiencies

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21 January 2018