July, 2017

Jul 22, 2017

Chewy Fruit & Nut Clusters

Dark Chocolate Almond Dried Cherry ClustersThis is a variation of my chocolate almond clusters and I love it. Instead of using whole almonds, I chopped them into pieces and added some chopped dried cherries and raisins. The result is a wonderfully chewy, dark chocolate, healthy sweet treat full of protein, heart-healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber. I used a dark chocolate bar (72% cacao) from World Market and followed the same process as my original recipe but instead of using tiny paper cups, I just dropped the clusters onto wax paper, let them cool, and then refrigerate.

The easiest way to refrigerate them is to slide a cutting board under the wax paper and place the whole thing in the fridge until the clusters are cold and set. Then you can put them all into a covered container but always keep them refrigerated; otherwise, the chocolate will melt in your hands. Next time you’re craving a chocolate bar or some m&m’s, try this healthier homemade fruit & nut dark chocolate cluster. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jul 12, 2017

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Gluten Free CookiesThese are not raisins – they’re melted chunks of dark chocolate. I wanted an easy dessert and he wanted chocolate. So I made my easy peanut butter cookie recipe with added dark chocolate… oh and some extra added peanuts too. This recipe is so flexible and they turned out fantastic. I chopped up about 1/3 of a 72% dark chocolate bar from World Market but you could use Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips, and then I chopped up some roasted peanuts. I stirred them all into the simple cookie dough and wow, they were good.

Even if you make the original peanut butter cookie recipe, you will love that they have no flour and there is no butter or oil. So they are gluten free, healthy, and super easy to make. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jul 1, 2017

Look What You Made! (July)

I love seeing your photos of my recipes and it helps other cooks see what someone else’s dish looks like. Of course it’s always nice if you share where you are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

PAMELA MADE MY NO KNEAD RYE BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I used a cup of semolina flour instead of whole wheat, This was so good!”

~ This shows just how flexible this method can be. Thanks for the photo! ~ jenny

DALILA MADE MY MUFFINS
“Hi Jenny! I made muffins using your recipe for PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS with a change. Your recipes ALWAYS turn out great for me that I decided to play with this one. I used shredded zucchini instead of the canned pumpkin. Seeing that I didn’t use canned pumpkin I omitted the nutmeg and added vanilla extract. I ran out of my whole grain pastry flour so I used all purpose flour only. Added some sugar for sweetness, sorry, couldn’t help myself, I do love my sweets! And wah-lah….Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins!  Thank you Jenny for inspiring me to experiment in my baking adventures with you, you are a “Baking-Star”!!  Have a fabulous day! Happy Baking! 😊”

~ I’m happy to be your inspiration. Thank you for sharing. ~ jenny

SRIVALLI MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Thank you so much Jenny you have the best whole wheat bread recipe! I love it!”

~ I’m glad to hear it. Yours turned out really well, thank you. ~ jenny

SUSAN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny. This is my first attempt at this recipe and I’m thrilled!  Have subscribed and shared with my sister. Lots more to try now, can’t wait.  Love from Susan in London, UK”

~ Thank you for sharing. You’re from London (UK) and I’m from London (Canada!) ~ jenny

SANDY’S GRANDAUGHTER MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD
“My 13 year old granddaughter made the ‘No Knead’ fastest bread today.  Sensational taste!  I’m going to try whole wheat flour next time.  Great recipe, Jennie.  Thanks.”

~ I love to see young people cooking and baking. Great job!~ jenny

LORRAINE MADE MY PIZZA DOUGH
“Hi Jenny! I stumbled upon your YouTube videos last night and I’m obsessed. I have never had any luck cooking with yeast but your videos gave me confidence to try again.  The first thing I tried was the pizza dough and it gets 2 thumbs up!  Yumm!  Thank you for the delicious recipes and for the confidence to try recipes that require using yeast. I adore your humor and can’t wait to try another of your recipes.  Here is a photo of my pizza. I started on the stove top using a cast iron grill pan, flipped the dough when it was brown, applied my very simple tomatoes and fresh mozzarella topping then finished it off in the oven. It was perfect. Happy cooking!”

~ Your crust looks great and I love the free-form idea. ~ jenny

JACKIE MADE MY 2-HOUR WHITE AND RYE NO KNEAD BREADS
“Gone bread crazy! Hi Jenny, I made the even faster white and tried it on the rye bread and it worked!  Bread in 2 hours woopee!!I call it kitchen therapy !!”

~ I’m so glad the rye bread worked too. Thanks for the inspiring photo. ~ jenny“Hi Jenny!I found these adorable cast iron baby Dutch oven’s at Winco at a fraction of the price of a large Dutch oven. Now I can bake two loaves at the same time! Because of their small size they are easier to store as well. Pictured are two loaves of even faster rye bread.” ~ Jackie L

DALILA MADE MY CRISPY APPLE TART
“Hi Jenny! 🌻 I made your CRISPY APPLE TART for a small get together with family. It was a wonderful dessert to end our meal with, so delicious! I used a removable bottom tart pan. Everyone loved it and because it had ‘apples’ in it no one felt bad eating two pieces…LOL!😄 I would highly recommend this  CRISPY APPLE TART, it must be made, it’s just lovely! Thank you Jenny for sharing another fantastic recipe with us. Happy Baking! 😊”

~ A tart pan is a great idea and makes beautiful edges. Thank you for sharing. ~ jenny

KIM MADE MY CHICKEN POT PIE & PAN PIZZA
“My dish this week-Huge praise from hungry kids: Thank you so much for your great help making yummy meals, healthy and tasty. I made chicken pot pie and pizza this week. Made a few other items as well, but don’t have pictures. Thank you for making my life easier. Happy kids and husband. They loved it. Making pizza tonight for a party. But this time I got your turkey to go on top. 🙂 thank you. ~ Kim Anderson from Oklahoma.”

~ I’m so glad to know I’ve made your life easier. Thanks for the photos! ~ jennyBRENDA MADE MY DUTCH BABY PANCAKE & BANANA CHOC. CHIP BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I made your Dutch Baby recipe and it was delicious. I will definitely make it again. And I made your chocolate chip banana bread recipe and of course it was delicious.”

~ Thank you for sending two photos. And a mountain of fruit is the healthiest way to serve a Dutch baby.  ~ jenny