Jun 30, 2018 Jun 29, 2018
Why boil and drain pasta when you can cook it right in your sauce? In fact, everything here, the chicken, all these healthy vegetables, the creamy sauce, they all cook in one pot. And get this… 1) easy cleanup… 2) four vegetables in every serving… 3) start-to-finish : 30 minutes!
It’s vital to eat vegetables every day and this easy dinner has broccoli, carrots, peppers, and peas. There are probably more veggies than pasta in this fast and easy dinner but that’s a good thing. The creamy sauce it made with whole milk and a little flour and the result is an awesome healthy dinner that tastes much richer than it is.
My husband calls it Chicken Pot Pie Pasta because it reminds him of my chicken pot pie. I find myself looking for even faster and even healthier meals to cook and this one is going on the top of my list. To make this fast and healthy chicken veggie pasta, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Jun 22, 2018
“Hi Jenny, Just wanted to tell you how much I love you and your recipes. You are so sweet and funny and I love watching your videos. Now I also know that we celebrate our b-days in the same month. I turned 49 in June 6. I’m from Israel and I married an American Jew and we live in NJ with our beautiful daughter who celebrated 10 years a few days ago. I wish you a Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had fun. I love you so much and I’ll keep following you on You-tube. You are welcome to keep in touch with me :-)”
Happy 4th of July!
Roni, What a lovely gesture that you sent your photo. I often wonder who is making my recipes so it’s a real treat to see this photo of you and your beautiful family. Thank you so much for taking the time and if anyone else feels so inclined, I would be honored to received your personal photos so I can feel even more connected with everyone who visits. – jenny
Jun 14, 2018
I was too lazy to make apple pie today but I needed an apple pie fix, so I made some healthier and easier apple pie bars. My simple recipe uses an easy oil crust and two pounds of apples and bakes in an 8 by 8-inch square pan so it makes nine servings. These did not last nine days, or even four days. Somebody around here thinks it’s okay to have one with breakfast because it has… you know… fruit.
To me, Granny Smith are still the best baking apples but I also use them because they are available almost everywhere. I use extra light olive oil or non-GMO canola oil for the crust so this recipe has not butter. This time I lined the pan with parchment paper so I could lift the whole thing out and cut it into bars on a platter. You’ll never miss the butter with these easy apple bars. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Jun 13, 2018
I appreciate receiving your photos and seeing how my recipes turn out in other kitchens, and it’s always nice if you say where you’re from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com
ROXANNA MADE MY OVERNIGHT NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I’ve been making no knead bread for a few years; however after recently finding your website and following your recipe, the bread is now perfect—both inside and outside. Thank You.”
~ I see you made it your own. Thank for the inspirational photo. ~ jenny
ANDI (from Florida) MADE MY HONEY WHEAT BREAD & ONE BOWL LEMON BROWNIES
“You are amazing Jenny. Look what I can do because of you! Love from Florida.”
~ It turned out great. Thank you for sharing. ~ jenny
“Lemon Heaven. We absolutely love you.❤️ Sent from my Cabana on the beach😎”
~ This is the perfect summer dessert. Thank you for the photo. ~ jenny
MARG (from Canada) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny…I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your postings. This is my first attempt with a No Knead Bread using a Corning Wear dish. It tastes good so now I will look for a proper Dutch oven. Hopefully not the expensive ones unless it’s really cheap! I’m a Canadian from Victoria, BC. Cheers, Marg.”
~ Thank you for sharing this. It looks pretty darn good for a corning ware recipe. ~ jenny
KYLENE MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS
“OMG! These are the best ribs ever! I used your rub recipe which was amazing and I plan on making these several times a month. As always thanks for sharing your recipes!”
~ They look exactly like mine, right down to the foil. Thank you. ~ jenny
SITA (from the Netherlands) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I love your recipe for the no knead bread, I made the bread many times and it just gets better and better. Thank you so much for sharing your yummy recipes.”
~ Thank you so much for this lovely loaf… all the way from the Netherlands! ~ jenny
JOAN MADE MY NO KNEAD RYE BREAD
“Just made your No Knead Rye Bread. Absolutely love it! It rose beautifully. Lovely golden color. Perfection!!”
~ I really love this bread too. Isn’t no knead the best? Thanks so much for the photos. ~ jenny
RACHEL (from Miami) MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS
“Hi Jenny. Loved your stuffed cabbage. I hope you don’t mind that I substituted the rice for quinoa. They were a hit! Thank you!”
~ They look so good, and it’s helpful for others to know they can use quinoa. Thank you for sharing. ~ jenny
Jun 7, 2018
Green Giant polled nearly 4,000 Americans to determine the most popular vegetable in each state.
- Broccoli is the most popular vegetable in 47% of U.S. states
- Corn is the second most popular vegetable, chosen as the favorite in nine U.S. states
- Idaho, known for its potatoes, was the only state to choose peas as the favorite veggie
- Onions, peppers, celery and spinach are noticeably absent from the list of favorites
Does your favorite vegetable match your state? Mine does. (click photo to enlarge)
Today is my birthday so I celebrated by writing a poem (and baking a cake!).
Well I finally made it to seventy two!
And I’ve learned a few things that might help you
I was scared at first about getting older, you know
Would my hair turn grey, would my nose really grow?
There are some things you simply can’t avoid
Like wrinkles, but they’re proof that your life was enjoyed
So you want to take a nap? Do it – it’s reviving
Nothing wrong with that, just not while you’re driving.
Don’t lie about your age, there’s no reason to miscount
Enjoy the benefits – get that senior discount.
So you need to wear glasses, that bothers you a bit
Truth is without reading glasses, I can’t see… a thing.
The serenity prayer is kind of my plan
Accept what you must, and change what you can
The list for accepting is not very long
Your eyes or your muscles may not be as strong.
But the list you can change… where should I begin?
Fix your bones and your heart and your hair and your skin
Diabetes & cancer & stroke can be prevented
It’s up to your lifestyle – you just reinvent it.
No sodas or fast food, no junk or diet drinks
What’s that you say? This really stinks!
And easy on the pizza & sweets & ice cream
Jenny, you’re killing me. This is a bad dream!
Instead of coffee, drink water or tea instead
And no booze except one glass of wine that’s red
Eat veggies, wear sunscreen, exercise must be done
I know what you’re thinking. Can’t I have any fun?
I’m not here to say that I never cheat
An occasional pizza and gelato I eat
But the next day I’m back on this plan of my making
I cook every day, and do all my own baking.
I know it’s a lot and I’m not saying it’s easy
But you can live without things in bags that are cheezy
Feed your body with the best fuel at every meal
Then see how fabulous you can look and feel.
~~ ❤️ ~~