Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Green Door Hospitality

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Welcome!  So happy you’ve stopped by to visit our little corner of the internet! 

The Happy CoupleI’m Jessica,and this is Green Door Hospitality.  We are currently taking a break from continuous posting on this blog.  You might find a new recipe discussed from time to time.  However most of my energies right now are in starting up a bicycling advocacy and community organization called Bike Hutto.

A little more about us:

My husband and I call Hutto, TX home.  Being just 20 minutes north of Austin we have all the comforts and excitement of city life at our fingertips while still being able to enjoy our favorite country-time pastimes as well.   We also are the proud parents of a Scottish Terrier named Dewars.  Being our “little chef”, he makes an appearance here from time to time!

Strike A Pose

I love cooking and developing new recipes, the latest of which has been creating new canning creations!  My most influential cooking mentors are Julia Child and Alton Brown.  I really admire and appreciate their cooking styles and what they have done for the culinary industry.

Life gets all the more interesting when you turn daily events and non-occasions into something a little extra special.  I love making others feel extraordinary through entertaining — whether it be a party or an intimate gathering of two.  Green Door Hospitality looks at the adventure that can be found within everyday entertaining.  Showing hospitality is an extension of the relationship we have with people.  In an age where so much of human interaction is virtual, there is a simple beauty in seeing and relating with people in the “real world”.  Green Door Hospitality is about making your guests feel special.

Throughout this blog, you will find a modern sensibility within “old fashion hosting”.  And you don’t have to break the bank to do it.  Entertaining is about finding your own style and comfort zone.  The most important part of entertaining is about how your guests feel at the end of the experience.

Jessica Romigh Green Door Hospitality

Stop by and see us again!  The door is always open!

95 comments on “Green Door Hospitality

  1. babso2you
    June 12, 2012

    Nice bio’s and blog! Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that it will entertain and delight you! Barb

  2. Robin Jean Marie
    June 25, 2012

    Good for you, good for you!

  3. Laurie
    August 8, 2012

    Hi, Kenley. I just nominated you for another award at Keep up the good work : )

  4. Marcella Rousseau
    August 24, 2012

    I am nominating you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Check my blog for further instructions. Congratulations!

    • Beyond The Green Door
      September 24, 2012

      Thank you so much for the nomination!! I ended up taking a bit of a hiatus from blogging due to some family stuff that came up. I do greatly appreciate the nomination and will check out your blog post containing the details!

      • Marcella Rousseau
        September 24, 2012

        There is no expiration on these awards ; – ) I hope all family issues are positively resolved. Enjoy your award!

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  6. Fae's Twist & Tango
    October 8, 2012

    Dear ★ Kenley Leigh ★,
    I have nominated you/your informative/creative blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    Pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    😀 Fae.

  7. ConfettiStyle
    October 12, 2012

    Hi Kenley Leigh,
    Thank you for stopping by and following my blog ConfettiStyle!
    All the best!

    • Beyond The Green Door
      October 14, 2012

      Same to you Shelly! 🙂

  8. thesinglegourmetandtraveller
    October 13, 2012

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogging Award. Please check out: for badge and info! Kay

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  10. Fae's Twist & Tango
    October 15, 2012

    Dear ★ Kenley Leigh ★,
    This time, I have nominated you/your delicious blog, for the Inspiring Blog Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at: 😀 )))) Fae.

    • Beyond The Green Door
      October 15, 2012

      Thank you!!

  11. Hi Kenley, I stumbled over your blog because it seems to be inadvertently “pinging” my blog. A couple of blank image holders in your right-hand side-bar are currently pointed to my blog post URL: The images are broken and only show a “?” where the image should be, but the placeholder pings my blog each time someone visits your blog.

    Can you please remove my blog post’s URL from the image holders? Thanks so much and please email me at if you have questions.

    • Beyond The Green Door
      October 19, 2012

      So very sorry about that… didn’t even realize it was linking. Links are removed so everything should be fine and there shouldn’t be anymore pinging. Thanks for the heads up.

  12. pennycoho
    October 21, 2012

    You have a lovely blog. Thank you so much for sharing yourselves! Your experiences, loves and concerns. Nicely done and very enjoyable for me. Penny

    • Beyond The Green Door
      October 21, 2012

      Thank you! And thank YOU for sharing so much of yourself in your blog! I was so excited when Babs gave you The Masters Award. It was a wonderful way to be introduced to your blog!! 🙂

      • pennycoho
        October 21, 2012

        My pleasure. In the real world I greatly enjoy making a positive difference for people, and I love creativity. Blogging turns out to be a perfect way to do both and meeting other people who think as I do – like you. Thank you for coming to visit me so I could find you back! 🙂

      • Beyond The Green Door
        October 21, 2012


  13. Pillows A-La-Mode
    November 3, 2012

    I emailed you an invitation a little bit ago but it didn’t show up in my “sent” box so please email me at to let me know whether you got it or not! Thank you! 🙂

  14. easycraftsforchildren
    November 4, 2012

    I really enjoy your blog, you made some good dishes here.
    I am going to try some !!

  15. mmmarzipan
    November 5, 2012

    Lovely blog! Will follow you keenly 🙂

  16. Inside the Mind of Isadora
    November 7, 2012

    This is a lovley blog. I hope to come back and visit again. Thank you for stopping by my blog and clicking “Like”.

  17. Stefan (maxima)
    November 9, 2012

    meaningful blog
    thank you for share this with us!

  18. gotasté
    November 16, 2012

    Hi Kenley, I’ve nominate you for the beautiful blogger award. Have a look at

  19. mmmarzipan
    November 20, 2012

    Hello Kenley! I just wanted to let you know that, for all the reasons I love your blog, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. See:
    Very best wishes to you!!! 🙂 x

  20. Fae's Twist & Tango
    November 27, 2012

    Dear ★ Kenley ★,
    I have nominated you/your inspirational blog, for the REALITY Blog Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at: 😀 Fae.

  21. Fae's Twist & Tango
    November 27, 2012

    Dear ★ Kenley ★,
    Guess what?
    I have nominated you/your inspirational blog, for the Family of Bloggers Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at: 😀 ))) Enjoy! Fae.

  22. fiammisday
    December 1, 2012

    So lovely blog, it is a pleasure to read you!!! A big kiss from Florence!!!

  23. Jo
    December 11, 2012

    Love your blog theme of easy entertaining. I totally agree. I was intriqued by your title “Green Door” since that was a euphemism during Prohibition for a “speakeasy”. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  24. jenyjohn
    December 13, 2012

    Thanks for Visiting my blog and liking my posts…you sure do have a great one here,,,

  25. Fae's Twist & Tango
    December 23, 2012

    Dear ★ Kenley ★,
    I have nominated you, a wonderful supportive Blog Friend for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch and pay it forward at:
    Have a fantastic New Year 2013!
    😀 Fae.

  26. Fae's Twist & Tango
    December 24, 2012

    Happy Holidays!

    Dear ★ Kenley ★,
    I have nominated your delicious/sweet blog for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch and pay it forward at:

    Enjoy!!! 😀 Fae.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      December 27, 2012

      Wow, Thanks Fae!! You truly are SUPER SWEET yourself! I really appreciate the recognition!

  27. Fae's Twist & Tango
    December 25, 2012

    Happy Holidays ♪ ♪ ♪

    Dear ★ Kenley ★ ,
    I hope you are not tiered of me. You must have this award too!
    I have nominated your generous blog with one ☆ Blog of The Year 2012 Award!
    Congratulations, and thank you for your continuous support of passing on the nominations!
    Information/rules on the award is at:

    Enjoy!!! 😀 Fae.

  28. daisyandthefox
    December 26, 2012

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award!
    You most certainly deserve it! 🙂
    Have a happy new year!

    Daisy and the Fox

  29. mmmarzipan
    December 30, 2012

    Hi! Just stopping by to say I really enjoyed following you in 2012 and have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. If you’re interested in accepting, pop by for more details. If not, no worries :)- I gave you a nice shout-out in any case… and I wish you a very happy 2013! 🙂

  30. mmmarzipan
    December 30, 2012

    Hi again, Kenley! I have also nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogging Award (same post) 🙂 xx

  31. daisyandthefox
    January 9, 2013

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – congratulations! 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    Daisy and the Fox

  32. musingsnyc
    January 9, 2013

    Your blog is beautiful! I’m not much of a cook but am trying to step out of my “no cook zone,” or at least something other than the slow cooker 🙂

    Look forward to checking out your posts!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 9, 2013

      Thanks for following and liking my blog! Many of my recipes are rather simple and easy to get the hang of 🙂

  33. branchingowl
    January 14, 2013

    Thanks for supporting my blog! 🙂 I totally agree with your “entertainment” philosophy. Looking forward to trying some of your recipes!


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  35. rabbitcancook
    January 15, 2013

    Hello there, really like your blog and nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, as always participation is an optional, please feel free to check

  36. Fae's Twist & Tango
    January 29, 2013

    Congratulations Sister ! 😀 )))
    You are nominated for Sisterhood of the Bloggers Award!
    You are awarded at:
    Enjoy! 😀 Fae.

  37. thebestdressup
    January 31, 2013

    ciao! luvFAB blog.

  38. The Siren's Tale
    February 13, 2013

    I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the post about why I gave you the nomination:

    Congratulations! 🙂

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  40. Fae's Twist & Tango
    February 27, 2013

    Congratulations, Kenley! You have been awarded: Super Sweet Bloggers Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass it on.
    Your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy! 😀 Fae.

  41. Hi Kenley, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You can see details at:

  42. azita
    March 19, 2013

    Hi. So happy to find you and your blog!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 19, 2013

      Thanks so much for stopping by and following! I’m so glad that ‘A Pug in the Kitchen’ mentioned you in her blog so I could discover you 🙂

  43. Sophie33
    May 20, 2013

    You have a lovely blog over here! 🙂 Many greetinsg from a foodie from Belgium! 🙂

  44. Fae's Twist & Tango
    May 29, 2013

    Congratulations Kenley! You have been awarded: Versatile Blogger Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy the Award! 😀 Fae.

  45. tinywhitecottage
    July 14, 2013

    What a lovely blog! I really enjoyed peeking through some of your recipes and I really like your “mission statement” 🙂

  46. Caitlin | The Siren's Tale
    December 31, 2013

    Hey there! I just wanted to drop a little thank you note. I was looking at my ‘Blog Year in Review’ that WordPress gives their users, and you were one of my top commentors in 2013. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your words and interaction on my blog… it means so much!

    Best wishes, Caitlin

  47. Veggie Chica
    February 17, 2014

    Great blog! I love the feel of it. plus Dewars is just adorable. I invite you to check out my blog: . Hope you enjoy!

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