A Kitchen Chat with Great American Family and Hallmark Star, Jen Lilley and Adua Ring

‘Tis the Season for giving. Jen Lilley’s heart for children has turned into an unexpected fundraising effort to provide 25,000 toys to children around the globe. Christmas is Not Cancelled is in its third year of bringing joy to the world. The deadline for donations is December 9, 2023. However, you can always donate next year if you miss the deadline. Participating in Christmas is Not Cancelled is a great way for children at home to learn about the impact of charity. Jen talks about the importance of creating moments of empathy while raising her kids. Jen and her husband are raising four children, age seven and under, including two wonderful children they adopted from the Childhelp Foster Care Program.

A big thank you to Adua Ring, a key team member of Christmas is Not Cancelled, who made this Kitchen Chat possible. Adua and I met at Eataly Chicago for the launch of Giuliana Rancic‘s new Prosecco line. Adua’s pairs recipes with movies on Great American Family channel and Hallmark channel. She also is an entrepreneur whose delicious chocolate bark products are featured on her website She created the Peppermint Palace chocolate bark for the movie The Winter Palace on Great American Family.

Jen also shares some encouraging tips for those foodie friends who may secretly be aspiring actors. She said that it’s never too late to begin. I took that to heart and am inspired to audition some day. Meanwhile, please consider supporting Christmas is Not Cancelled to help provide toys for children this holiday season.

What are your favorite charities to support?

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