I’m Jennie!

Since I was a young girl, I’ve always had a very strong drive to create. Whether it was playing with crayons and finger paint, decorating and redecorating (and re-redecorating…) my room, or experiments using both ovens and power tools, I’ve always found an incredible power and satisfaction in using my hands.

I became aware that a creative career was on the horizon for me, so I chose to attend Harcum College, in Bryn Mawr, PA, where I earned my degree in Interior Design.  While attending design school, I worked at Walls and Windows, for 4 years as an interior designer at their prestigious main line design firm. After graduation, I was awarded ‘Young Alumni of the Year’, had a tree planted in my honor, and a plaque that bears my name underneath.

From there I moved on to St. Petersburg College, in St. Petersburg, FL, where I earned a degree in General Education. After that I attended Florida State University, and hold my BS in Sociology, with a minor in Political Science. At this point I decided I would really enjoy learning how to code so I attended the Web design and new media MA program at AAU in San Fransisco. Being well-versed in design and balanced with my natural artistic abilities, My Family Dinner Ideas allows me to put all of my talents to work in my everyday life, business and career, and I’m very grateful for it all.

As seen in:

My Favs

Fav Coffee

Chamelaon organic

Fav TV Show

Gilmore girls

Fav recipe

Fluffernutter cookies

Fav HOliday


I also love to cook, I have been cooking and baking since I was a child, it’s no wonder that one of the first apps I have created for my masters thesis was a recipe app. Fabella Food is a great mix of tried-and-true recipes and amazing food photography. At a young age I could often be found alongside my mother and grandmother, modifying recipes, and showing off my skills with homemade ice cream. It was no accident that while I was at AAU, I had the amazing opportunity to take a class with one of San Fransisco’s premiere food photographers, Richard Eskite. I immediately fell in love with the art of food styling and food photography, I knew the first day of class that I wanted to somehow incorporate this into my everyday life. With the ability to cook, bake, style, photograph, and code, I decided to share my passion for everything that I had learned and experienced in life, and put it all together in one website, My Family Dinner Ideas.

All content of My Family Dinner Ideas, this includes photography and text, are owned by Jennie Brown. Each photograph is taken in house by Jennie Brown and all written material on pages and recipes is written by Debra Latta. All material is copyright protected with all rights reserved. No part of this website: recipes, text, photographs, photography, graphics, or any other material may be copied, broadcast, republished, shared, on any social media channel or otherwise distributed without the written consent of the owner.

If you would like to use my work, for non-commercial use such as your own blog, you must contact me via email to do so. [email protected]