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No Knead Crusty Rolls

You can make crusty bakery-style rolls at home and it’s surprisingly easy. There is no kneading and almost no work at all. This recipe is foolproof.

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Faster No Knead Bread

You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make this fabulous bakery-style bread. It’s soft inside with a golden crispy crust. Even amateur bakers can make this – it’s foolproof.

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Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

Making your own homemade dry rub is easy and takes five minutes. It’s what I use on my baby back ribs that everyone is making… and loving!

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Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

It’s my never-fail recipe for easy baby back ribs. The tender, sweet meat falls right off the bone and they are just as good finished on the grill or in the oven.

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Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

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Hash Browns

If you like your hash browns crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, you will love this simple recipe. But there is a trick…

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Easiest Lemon Brownies

Everyone is loving this easy recipe. One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Use all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour – it’s a super easy recipe with minimal cleanup.

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Strawberry Cake

This is a special occasion cake best made when strawberries are in season. It’s my healthier white cake with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream frosting. OMG!

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Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a simple recipe for cabbage rolls stuffed with ground sirloin, rice & mushrooms – it’s one of my most viewed videos.

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Easy Pan Pizza

Foolproof, easy no-knead pan pizza with a golden crispy crust. This recipe works with any toppings of your choice. It’s the best deep-dish pizza you will ever have!

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Beef Stew

Imagine tender meat you can cut with a fork and potatoes full of flavor… it’s one of the ultimate comfort foods. My old fashioned beef stew is easy to make.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning.

Welcome To My Online Cookbook

Welcome, everyone, to Jenny Can Cook, my online cookbook. I’ve had a passion for cooking all my life and my goal has always been the same. Well, actually I have three goals whenever I cook: Make it healthier, make it easier, and make it faster. Whenever I can make something that’s quick & easy and healthy, I feel I’ve succeeded. Having been a working woman all my life, I needed what most other people need: healthy recipes that are quick and easy, especially dinner recipes, but they still have to be delicious to eat.

jjshow_audience_265x334Even when I was working long hours hosting and working on the Jenny Jones Show, I still made time to cook my own healthy meals. These days, I feel unbelievably fortunate that I can spend all my time doing what I love. I created Jenny Can Cook as a place to share my own healthy recipes with everyone from experienced cooks to novices in the kitchen. My healthy lifestyle is what motivates me to create healthy foods and meals and especially healthy dessert recipes because I do love my sweets.

I’m not a health food nut – I’m just doing the best I can to create healthy recipes that I feel good about eating. But they have to taste great so I basically work on reducing the bad stuff and increasing the good stuff. For example, with dinner recipes, I focus on reducing unhealthy fats and incorporating lots of vegetables. With dessert recipes my focus is to reduce saturated fat and sugar, and add fiber where it works. There are some instances, like angel food cake, where whole wheat flour does not work but most of my cookies are made with whole grains.

Granola_MarbleLoafKeeping it simple is also important. Any time I can make something easier to cook, I do it. So you’ll see lots of easy recipes here where everything goes into one bowl or one pan, like my lemon brownies or homemade granola. And I’m always working on creating simple recipes that have just a few ingredients. When I can make a simple, easy recipe it’s usually the one people use the most, like my quick and easy mac & cheese or salmon patties.

I especially love to bake so it’s really important to have healthy dessert recipes because I enjoy something sweet after every meal and it’s always homemade… from my hugely popular one-bowl easiest lemon brownies to my whole grain “Everyday Cookies” that everyone seems to love, and both recipes are made with no butter. Baking without butter is a priority for me considering my family history of high cholesterol so you will find a strong focus on healthy desserts with no butter with lots of cookies without butter. In fact, I created a separate category just for those sweets made without butter to make those healthy cookies and cakes easy to find. Just look for the “Baking Without Butter” recipe category. It’s my goal to be able to enjoy my desserts and still maintain good health.

3 PeppersI am also a student of nutrition and I know how crucial it is to eat vegetables every day. They are the lifelines to good health and many of my dinner recipes have vegetables built in, like my vegetable-bean pasta that has three different green vegetables in every serving and my pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables. These are both super healthy meals with the anti-aging benefits of a variety of vegetables.

My own favorite meals have to be Polish food. That’s my heritage and I grew up on Polish Cabbage Rolls (Gołąbki) and Pierogi. My sister and I learned to cook from our dad and we even had our own traditional Polish costumes. People seem to enjoy my healthy Polish recipes and I am always working on the next Polish meal to post but it has to be the healthiest I can make it. I am surprised how many Polish people visit my site and even leave comments in Polish. I love it!

img_family_jj_liz_folk_dressThe satisfaction I get just knowing that others appreciate my healthy recipes and are cooking healthy foods and meals at home is all the reward I need. I will never sell anything on this site. My only goal is to motivate more people to cook at home, making good nutrition and healthy eating a priority.

A lot of people may not realize that eating healthy meals doesn’t mean tofu and rice cakes. You don’t have to give up your favorite comfort foods… just change the way you make them. Maybe some day soon, instead of saying, “Aren’t you Jenny Jones, the talk show host?” they will be saying, “Aren’t you Jenny Jones, the healthy home cook? I love your recipes!”

I strive to make my recipes as simple as possible and I’m rewarded when even novice cooks write to say they have never baked before but tried my recipe and it was a success. Cooking is fun for me and I always add a bit of humor to my cooking videos. If I can make you smile and then you try one of my recipes, it’s a double win for me… bringing you some fun and some healthy food, too.

JJ_Eggs_600Thank you for visiting Jenny Can Cook, my online cookbook, and I look forward to your comments and questions. I especially enjoy hearing when someone tries one of my recipes (and sends a picture!) so please continue to send your feedback. I love all the positive comments and must say I was never expecting my recipes to be so popular. I wish I could respond personally to every single comment but please know I appreciate when anyone takes time to write. It’s the best feeling in the world to know that my healthy recipes are making a difference.
Jenny Jones