“My sister and mom are good cooks,” says Jensen, whose specialty is barbecued ribs, a recipe from her mother-in-law, Kitty.But if she’s going to cook, Jensen prefers to have lots of free time, a clean house, a glass of wine and background music.I sat down with her on the set after she gave me a quick tour of the acclaimed “backyard” in the process of getting its first makeover in 30 years.
And for more than 20 years, she’s brought her passion for all things outdoors to her work as a meteorologist for KARE 11 News and co-host of KARE 11 Saturday and Grow With KARE.
Jensen has made her home in Edina since moving to the Twin Cities from Utah in 1994.
Although she was on television in Provo, Jensen didn’t feel really ready for a big market like Minneapolis.
But Douglas persuaded her, and she grabbed her best suit and flew into town for an audition.
But the couple determined owning a home no more than eight miles from the TV station made the most sense and that Edina would be a great place to raise a family.