Recipes

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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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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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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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Granola Bars

If you like easy recipes, you’ll love this… everything in one bowl… done. These bars are chock full of healthy oats and nuts and my recipe lets you customize your own.

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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 – they’re both good. It’s my most popular dessert recipe.

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Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a fairly easy 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.

My Favorites

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My Everyday Cookies

Do I have these every day? Yes! These are the cookies I bake more than any other. They’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats & olive oil (no butter).

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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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Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

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Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

My simple granola recipe is hugely popular, probably because it’s the easiest homemade granola you can ever make. Combine everything right in the pan and bake. Done.

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Roasted Vegetables

Even amateur cooks can’t mess up this easy recipe. Step 1 – Put vegetables on pan. Step 2 – Add oil, salt & pepper. Step 3 – Put in oven. That’s it! Done… and Delicious!

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Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

You’ll forget these are skinless after marinating them in olive oil, citrus juices, horseradish mustard, and garlic. They’re oven roasted and just as good hot or cold.

Breakfast

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Whole Wheat Waffles

My 100% whole wheat waffles are made with olive oil and lots of crunchy sliced almonds baked on top for a healthy, high fiber and high protein breakfast.

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Turkey Breakfast Patties

It only takes four ingredients to make these easy turkey breakfast patties. My simple recipe uses ground turkey, apple, sage, and thyme and takes just minutes to make.

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Hard Boiled Eggs

See how easy it is to make foolproof, hard boiled eggs every time that are easy to peel with no green ring. Eggs will give you shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin.

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Buckwheat Pancakes

These 100% whole grain, high fiber pancakes take just minutes to make from scratch. Buckwheat flour has more anti-aging benefits than some vegetables.

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Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

My simple granola recipe is hugely popular, probably because it’s the easiest homemade granola you can ever make. Combine everything right in the pan and bake. Done.

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Whole Grain (oatmeal) Pancakes

Light and fluffy 100% whole grain buttermilk pancakes full of fiber from oats and whole wheat flour for sustained energy and help with weight loss.

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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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Giant Breakfast Cookies

Skip the bagel. With more than 4 grams of fiber per cookie, this is a cookie with a mission. But wait, there’s more: It’s made with heart-healthy olive oil too!

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Cheese Blintzes

Easy, healthy, never greasy, cheese blintzes made with farmer’s cheese and a touch of vanilla, then lightly browned and served with fresh fruit – perfect for Sunday brunch.

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Caramelized Apple Pancake

There’s more apple than pancake in this easy oven-baked breakfast. The apples are caramelized, then topped with a light batter and baked.

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Green Eggs, No Ham

It’s the ultimate healthy breakfast with protein and 3 servings of vegetables. Prep and cooking takes less than 20 minutes.

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Crepes

Crepes for breakfast are fun when everyone gets to make their own. Roll them with jam, fresh fruit, peanut butter, etc., (crepes can be made ahead.)

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Make these easy pancakes once and you’ll never use a mix again. Blueberries are anti-aging superstars – good for your brain and for glowing skin.

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Chocolate French Toast

It’s like having dessert for breakfast but this healthy recipe uses whole wheat bread and heart-healthy dark chocolate.

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Dutch Baby

This eye-popping Dutch Baby is easier to make than you think and healthier, too. The only butter used is to grease the pan.

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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.

Breads/Muffins

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No Knead Fruit & Nut Bread

My whole wheat fruit & nut bread, slightly sweet from a little added sugar and lots of raisins, makes a fabulous breakfast bread. It’s my faster no-knead easy recipe.

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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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Faster No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

It’s easy to make your own hearty, healthy whole grain bread. You’ll need a Dutch oven and it’s good to have oven gloves and an oven thermometer. No kneading!

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How To Make Croutons

Simple recipe for fresh homemade croutons made with big chunks of ciabatta bread, olive oil, salt & pepper. Start-to-finish: 25 minutes. (surprisingly easy!)

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Light & lemony muffins with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, made with whole wheat flour and extra light olive oil. My easy recipe takes just 30 minutes.

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Quick & Easy Flatbread

Make this soft & puffy flatbread in 30 minutes. It’s more like pita bread or naan and it smells and tastes amazing. There’s a whole wheat version too.

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Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

I’m calling this stunning loaf “Tunnels of Cinnamon” bread because the braids are filled with delicious tunnels of brown sugar & cinnamon. It’s a show stopper!

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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

It takes just 90 minutes from start-to-finish to make this easy, simple, one-rise homemade bread. This soft loaf is perfect for sandwiches or morning toast.

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Simple Garlic Bread

It’s easy to make fresh garlic bread at home in less than 10 minutes. Bake under a broiler or in a toaster oven for a delicious golden top and crispy edges.

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Flaxseed Muffins

A yummy, super healthy muffin made with olive oil, lots of fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the breast & prostate cancer protection of flaxseeds.

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Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this moist, lightly sweet marble loaf made with extra light olive oil, fresh orange zest and lots of chocolate swirl. I love it for dessert… after my breakfast.

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Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist and yummy pumpkin muffins with toasted walnuts and chocolate chips are bursting with flavor and nutrients, like lots of vitamin A for beautiful skin.

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Homemade Bread Crumbs

They’re healthier, they taste better, and they’re 100% whole wheat. See how to make your own bread crumbs, both dry and fresh, and seasoned ones, too. It’s quick and easy.

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Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

These amazing muffins have a sweet, crispy top and are moist & delicious inside with lots of apple. And the best part: They are 100% whole wheat and are made without butter.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

It takes longer for the oven to heat up than it does to put together this simple, easy recipe for amazing homemade biscuits.

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Egg Bread

Your house will smell fantastic while this fragrant bread bakes. And it’s an easy one-rise recipe for a fabulous loaf that’s ready in two hours. I use it for my bread pudding.

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Homemade Tortillas

From the first time I made these, I’ve never eaten store-bought tortillas since. You’ll need a rolling pin… and will power so you don’t eat them all at once.

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Sesame Seed Breadsticks

If you like crunchy food like I do, you will love these crispy breadsticks made with whole wheat flour for extra fiber. They keep for weeks.

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Dinner Rolls

My easy recipe uses instant yeast, which eliminates proofing and the first rising so you’ll have fresh fragrant rolls in about an hour & a half.

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English Muffins

Homemade nooks & crannies! The packaged ones will never compare to fresh, homemade English muffins. No oven – you make them on a grill!

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Bran Muffins

These old school muffins get that unique “bran muffin” flavor from molasses and all that fiber will do you a world of good.

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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.

Snacks/Misc

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20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

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How To Make Croutons

Simple recipe for fresh homemade croutons made with big chunks of ciabatta bread, olive oil, salt & pepper. Start-to-finish: 25 minutes. (surprisingly easy!)

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Easy Bread & Butter Pickles

Ready to eat in 30 minutes! Crisp & tangy, sweet & salty, super easy refrigerator pickles. Everything in one pot, marinate, eat. Bread and butter pickles have healthy probiotics.

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Hard Boiled Eggs

See how easy it is to make foolproof, hard boiled eggs every time that are easy to peel with no green ring. Eggs will give you shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin.

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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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Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Recipes don’t get much easier than this. This is my own creation for a sweet and sticky barbeque sauce. I’ve never found a bottled sauce this good!

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Granola Bars

If you like easy recipes, you’ll love this… everything in one bowl… done. These bars are chock full of healthy oats and nuts and my recipe lets you customize your own.

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Caramelized Onion-Red Pepper Dip

This low-fat, healthy dip uses fresh onions with bottled roasted pepper and it’s really easy to make… and the taste? Amazing! Serve it and everyone will ask for the recipe.

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Quick & Easy Kettle Corn

Got a sudden craving for kettle corn? You can make it yourself in less than five minutes and save money too. Lighly sweet or sweet & salty, it’s a quick & easy healthy snack.

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Homemade Bread Crumbs

They’re healthier, they taste better, and they’re 100% whole wheat. See how to make your own bread crumbs, both dry and fresh, and seasoned ones, too. It’s quick and easy.

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Fingers

Wow! Moist, tender, spicy chicken strips are oven-baked with a crispy, brown sugar coating. They’re a crowd pleaser so if company’s coming, you’d better make more.

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Paper Bag Popcorn

It’s the fastest, easiest, fluffiest, healthiest, lowest-fat popcorn you can make because there is only one ingredient: popping corn.

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Deviled Eggs

What a simple, easy recipe. My classic deviled eggs are made healthier with “light” mayo and mustard – that’s is. Oh… add salt & pepper.

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Caramel Corn

Don’t make this if you have no will power – it’s that good! This is an easy recipe to make & may be the best caramel corn on the planet! Everyone who makes it LOVES it.

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Mango Salsa

If you want protection against cancer, heart disease, or memory loss, try this awesome salsa! Every ingredient here is an immune-boosting superfood.

Main Dishes

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Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in 35 minutes.

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Jenny’s One Pan Chicken & Veggies

Here’s an easy way to make dinner in a pan that’s full of health-building veggies and lean chicken breast. It cooks in less than 30 minutes and look how pretty it is!

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20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

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Easy Baked Ziti

This easy casserole is my “lazy lasagne” made lean and healthy with ground sirloin and part skim cheeses. I promise you that everyone will ask for seconds.

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Chicken & Peppers

This easy family dinner all cooks in one pan for easy cleanup. Lean chunks of chicken breast with antioxidant-rich multi-colored peppers – cooks in 30 minutes.

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Best Meat Loaf Ever!

This may be the best meat loaf you’ve ever had and the healthiest, made with extra-lean beef and added vegetables – and it’s baked on a foil-lined sheet so there’s no cleanup.

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Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

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Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

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Chicken Pot Pie

This easy, healthy chicken pot pie from scratch only takes one hour start-to-finish. Rich & creamy filling, flaky crust, and no cream or butter anywhere!

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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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Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

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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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Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Recipes don’t get much easier than this. This is my own creation for a sweet and sticky barbeque sauce. I’ve never found a bottled sauce this good!

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Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Start-to-finish: 45 minutes! Sweet & spicy bbq sauce on a crispy pizza with shredded chicken & onions – Wow! Make on a pizza stone or in a pan. You’ll love it either way.

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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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Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

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Easy Chicken Stew

Lean chicken breast with lots of health-building vegetables in a thick, low-fat, creamy sauce made without butter. This comforting dish cooks in 25 minutes.

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Red Beans & Brown Rice

A simple, heart-healthy meal full of cholesterol-lowering fiber and antioxidant-rich peppers. Using canned beans make this an easy one-pan supper.

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Polish Pierogi

It takes just a few ingredients to make healthy, traditional home-style Polish pierogi with a delicious potato-cream cheese filling. Serve boiled or lightly browned.

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Cabbage Rolls

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

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Easy Turkey Chili

Need a super healthy, super easy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes? My turkey chili is low fat, high fiber, and full of antioxidants. Everything in the pot. Cook. Eat.

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Easy Pot Roast

Classic pot roast will bring everyone to the table for a family Sunday supper. This easy recipe produces richly browned meat that’s fork-tender and perfect vegetables.

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Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

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Sweet & Sour Chicken

Fresh pineapple makes a huge difference in this quick & easy, healthy stir fry. Different colored peppers mean a bigger variety of anti-aging benefits. Cooks in 10 minutes.

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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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Thighs & Fries

Moist chicken, crispy spiced potatoes and a green vegetable. This complete healthy meal is super easy – entirely cooked on foil so there’s no cleanup!

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Pepperoni Pizza

There’s a reason why this is my most-viewed video on YouTube. This awesome, healthy, & low fat pizza has a crispy crust, and I reveal a trick for de-greasing the pepperoni.

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Pork Tenderloin Dinner

Lean & inexpensive pork loin is marinated in lemon, garlic, mustard, and honey, browned and oven-roasted along with a huge pile of healthy colorful vegetables.

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Nachos for Dinner

Nachos can be healthy… if you make them with the right ingredients. This healthy recipe uses reduced fat cheese, lot of veggies and beans, and seasoned ground sirloin.

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Orange-Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes and is so much better than takeout. With fresh orange juice and toasted sesame oil, it’s one of my favorite meals.

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Bolognese Sauce

My old fashioned rich and meaty Bolognese sauce is easy to put together and uses lean ground beef or… you can also make it with ground bison.

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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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Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese. Any questions? Read the reviews.

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Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

You’ll forget these are skinless after marinating them in olive oil, citrus juices, horseradish mustard, and garlic. They’re oven roasted and just as good hot or cold.

Quick & Easy

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Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in 35 minutes.

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20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

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Turkey Breakfast Patties

It only takes four ingredients to make these easy turkey breakfast patties. My simple recipe uses ground turkey, apple, sage, and thyme and takes just minutes to make.

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Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Marinated Superfoods

Antioxidants galore! This simple side dish is quick to make and has enormous health benefits, especially protection against cancer. And it’s delicious hot or cold.

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Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

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Quick & Easy Flatbread

Make this soft & puffy flatbread in 30 minutes. It’s more like pita bread or naan and it smells and tastes amazing. There’s a whole wheat version too.

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Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

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Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

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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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Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

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Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

My simple granola recipe is hugely popular, probably because it’s the easiest homemade granola you can ever make. Combine everything right in the pan and bake. Done.

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Simple Garlic Bread

It’s easy to make fresh garlic bread at home in less than 10 minutes. Bake under a broiler or in a toaster oven for a delicious golden top and crispy edges.

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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 – they’re both good. It’s my most popular dessert recipe.

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Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

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Spinach-Walnut Pesto

This may be the healthiest pesto in the world with lots of baby spinach, basil, and heart healthy olive oil and walnuts. And it takes five minutes to make.

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Vegetable Pasta

Make your pasta count! By adding broccoli, spinach, and asparagus or green beans, your pasta is now full of anti-aging health benefits. Takes about 15 minutes.

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Orange-Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes and is so much better than takeout. With fresh orange juice and toasted sesame oil, it’s one of my favorite meals.

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Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese. Any questions? Read the reviews.

Polish Cooking

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Polish Pierogi

It takes just a few ingredients to make healthy, traditional home-style Polish pierogi with a delicious potato-cream cheese filling. Serve boiled or lightly browned.

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Cabbage Rolls

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

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Pączki (Polish Doughnuts)

Traditional pączki are fried but with my healthy recipe they are oven-baked, then filled with jam or my favorite: homemade custard. Yummmm!

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Beet & Cabbage Borscht

Borscht may be better than chicken soup for recovering from a cold or dehydration. I always devour this complex and delicious soup full of health building minerals.

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Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

These delicate Polish Christmas cookies are the only thing I deep fry but… wow! They simply melt in your mouth and make a stunning presentation.

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Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

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Polish Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes don’t have to be greasy… or hard to make. My simple, easy recipe uses a food processor and there is a trick that I use that makes these the best ever.

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Potato Gnocchi

There’s no place you can buy gnocchi as good as homemade. It only takes three ingredients to make the most tender dumplings, great with any sauce.

Soups/Salads

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French Canadian Pea Soup

Mine is a healthier and simpler way to make this hearty, satisfying soup that requires only a few ingredients. Make it from scratch in less than an hour.

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Simple Egg Salad

It’s my simple, low fat egg salad but you can start with mine add more stuff if you like. Try an egg salad sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce & tomato for breakfast. Yum!

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Greek Avgolemono Soup

This foamy, creamy Greek style chicken soup is flavored with fresh lemon juice and thickened with an egg. Served with rice or orzo, it’s super easy to make.

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Lightened Up Potato Salad

Old fashioned potato salad just got a Jenny Jones makeover. See how to make a light & tasty low-fat dressing and my trick for infusing the potatoes with even extra flavor.

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Minestrone

With this many vegetables in one bowl, you won’t need to take your vitamins. If you have a stock & chopped veggies, it only takes 10 minute to cook.

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Spicy Cabbage Salad

My mouth waters when I think about making this awesome salad. My recipe uses spicy jalapenos and fresh-squeezed lime juice dressing. And Tabasco if you dare.

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Beet & Cabbage Borscht

Borscht may be better than chicken soup for recovering from a cold or dehydration. I always devour this complex and delicious soup full of health building minerals.

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Freshly roasted tomatoes make the best soup. Add fragrant basil leaves and you have the most delicious, tomato soup. Add a tsp. of cream & it’s cream of tomato soup.

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Homemade Chicken Soup

Chicken, aromatic vegetables, and spices simmer on the stove for the most amazing chicken soup. Swap chicken with beef marrow bones for rich beef stock.

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Rainbow Bean Salad

So much goodness in this bean salad. The rainbow of peppers adds antioxidants galore and beans add protein, fiber, and calcium. Easy to make – yummy to eat.

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Corn Chowder

When sweet summer corn is in season, make this fantastic soup. You’ll think you’re eating dessert.

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Black Bean Soup

My Cuban style black bean soup is thick and rich, flavored with cumin, oregano, chili powder, and fresh lime. Of all beans, black ones have the most antioxidants.

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Antioxidant Slaw

Think of this salad as your nutritional insurance policy. By eating lots of different colored vegetables, you’ll get the widest range of health benefits.

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Beet Salad

This sweet beet salad has too many health benefits to name, and it’s so good. I love it. My healthy recipe uses fresh orange juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

Sides

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Rice with Kale

Skip the plain rice and add kale. The “Queen of Greens” has tons of antoxidants. You’ll also get fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamin K for bones. Use brown or white rice.

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Marinated Superfoods

Antioxidants galore! This simple side dish is quick to make and has enormous health benefits, especially protection against cancer. And it’s delicious hot or cold.

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Lightened Up Potato Salad

Old fashioned potato salad just got a Jenny Jones makeover. See how to make a light & tasty low-fat dressing and my trick for infusing the potatoes with even extra flavor.

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Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

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Polish Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes don’t have to be greasy… or hard to make. My simple, easy recipe uses a food processor and there is a trick that I use that makes these the best ever.

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Roasted Vegetables

Even amateur cooks can’t mess up this easy recipe. Step 1 – Put vegetables on pan. Step 2 – Add oil, salt & pepper. Step 3 – Put in oven. That’s it! Done… and Delicious!

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Spinach-Walnut Pesto

This may be the healthiest pesto in the world with lots of baby spinach, basil, and heart healthy olive oil and walnuts. And it takes five minutes to make.

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Vegetable Pasta

Make your pasta count! By adding broccoli, spinach, and asparagus or green beans, your pasta is now full of anti-aging health benefits. Takes about 15 minutes.

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Quick Balsamic Peppers

So many health benefits – so little time. It only takes ten minutes to cook this stunning, multi-colored side dish with antioxidants galore!

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Greek Lemon Potatoes

This classic Greek recipe is so easy. Tender potatoes are oven roasted with fresh lemon juice, onion, garlic, and oregano until the edges are crispy and golden.

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Potato Gnocchi

There’s no place you can buy gnocchi as good as homemade. It only takes three ingredients to make the most tender dumplings, great with any sauce.

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Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

It takes just minutes to prepare this delicious, easy side dish with heart-healthy olive oil infused with lots of fragrant garlic.

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Seven-Minute Creamy Carrots

Carrots provide beta-carotene to protect your eyes but you’ll get more of it when the carrots are cooked. There’s no butter in this quick and easy recipe.

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Fresh Cranberries

With a simple, easy recipe like this, there’s no reason to ever use canned cranberries. And cranberries are loaded with antioxidants – five times as much a broccoli!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes

Roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness. In this easy recipe I add garlic, lemon juice, & Parmesan cheese. Brussels sprouts promote bone & brain health.

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Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Wait ‘til you see how easy it is to make these healthy, oven-roasted fries. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sugars so they are even sweeter than the fried ones.

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Spaghetti With Chard

It’s ready in 10 minutes & delicious. Eat greens for calcium & disease prevention. This Swiss chard, olive oil, and garlic combo fits with a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.

Sweets

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Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

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Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter anywhere in my healthier homemade deep dish apple pie. The crust is made with olive oil and the filling uses 4 pounds of apples.

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Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

My Italian style ricotta cheesecake has less fat and less calories but lots of flavor from fresh orange & lemon peel. It will melt in your mouth.

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My Everyday Cookies

Do I have these every day? Yes! These are the cookies I bake more than any other. They’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats & olive oil (no butter).

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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Less butter, less sugar, with… believe it or not… olive oil and whole wheat flour! It’s a delicious, soft and chewy cookie & one you’ll feel better about eating.

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Fruit Pizza

It’s a show-stopping dessert and so much fun to make. Decorate this giant (healthier) sugar cookie with cream cheese, fresh fruit and an easy marmalade glaze. Wow!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Billows of heavenly meringue piled on a luscious lemon curd. It’s the easiest and healthiest lemon pie with an oil crust and foolproof filling.

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Black Forest Brownies

These are some seriously fudgy brownies. Canned dark sweet cherries send these moist and yummy bars into brownie heaven… without butter. Easy recipe.

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Custard Pudding

This simple 4-ingredient recipe makes creamy, low fat, delicious custard to use as a filling or as a favorite dessert. Make this easy pudding in 15 minutes.

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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 – they’re both good. It’s my most popular dessert recipe.

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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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Pączki (Polish Doughnuts)

Traditional pączki are fried but with my healthy recipe they are oven-baked, then filled with jam or my favorite: homemade custard. Yummmm!

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

No one will guess what’s in this moist and delicious cake. My healthy recipe uses anitoxidant-rich sweet potato and very little butter. It’s my go-to chocolate cake.

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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

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Cinnamon-Glazed Apple Brownies

Healthy, moist, whole grain brownies made without butter or oil and spilling over with fresh apples and toasted walnuts. Easy recipe – glaze is optional.

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Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this moist, lightly sweet marble loaf made with extra light olive oil, fresh orange zest and lots of chocolate swirl. I love it for dessert… after my breakfast.

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Greek Walnut Cake

Greek karithopita is a sweet, moist walnut cake spiced with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves and infused with a sweet syrup. And it’s made with olive oil!

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Christmas Pecan Balls

Pecan balls make a beautiful Christmas gift and people will think you’re a gourmet baker but these are surprisingly easy to make. Be prepared: everyone will ask for the recipe!

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Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

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Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

These delicate Polish Christmas cookies are the only thing I deep fry but… wow! They simply melt in your mouth and make a stunning presentation.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

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Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy healthy one-bowl recipe uses no eggs and canola or extra-light olive oil. The frosting has only 2 Tablespoons of butter. Moist, rich tasting, and easy to make.

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Easy Chocolate Brownies

These amazing chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate. They are so good!!

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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

It’s the perfect combination: fresh lemon and fresh blueberries for a moist and light cake made with minimal butter and maximum anti-aging blueberries.

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Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you love red velvet cupcakes, then have them… with my healthy recipe: No eggs – one bowl – easy cleanup – and only one tablespoon of butter. Super easy!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Yes, this coffee cake tastes as good as it looks. This cake is moist and light and has tons of antioxidant-filled blueberries, which are known to support brain health.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bake a lot of cookies but these are the first to disappear. They have whole wheat flour and less sugar & butter than most. Use chocolate chips or dark chunks.

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Citrus Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cake is like angel cake only more moist because it contains oil. This light, airy cake is beautifully fragrant with orange & lemon zest.

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Meringues

They’re fat-free – basically egg whites and sugar but they taste like cotton candy! Homemade meringues are incredibly easy (and cheap) to make.

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Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Homemade biscotti takes a little work but dang it, these are good! They’re made with heart-healthy dark chocolate, whole wheat flour and fragrant toasted almonds.

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Apple Pie Bars

Can apple pie be healthy? This one is! The crust is made without shortening or butter, using heart-healthy olive oil. This is one of my favorite desserts.

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Kitchen Sink Cookies

There’s something for everyone in this healthy recipe made with 100% whole grains & oats, peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut.

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Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts are back, baby! Doughnuts don’t have to be fried to taste good. Mine have no butter, no grease, and are so light they might just float away.

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Anti-Aging Jelly

Some juices have enormous health benefits like blueberry, pomegranate, acai berry, even cranberry. Now you can have them for dessert.

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Cinnamon Puffs

Is it a muffin? A doughnut? A cupcake? I don’t know! But it’s really, really, really good! The buttermilk batter makes these mouth-watering puffs moist and fluffy.

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Bread Pudding

This old fashioned bread pudding is low fat and easy to make using 1% milk and just a pinch of nutmeg. It’s spectacular when made with my poppy seed egg bread.

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Chocolate Chip Pizza

It’s my less-butter, less-sugar, whole wheat chocolate chip cookie made pizza-style and perfect for kids’ parties… or big people parties, too.

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Oatmeal Snacking Cake

If you ever wanted to have cake for breakfast, this is the one. It’s not too sweet, has whole grains, eggs, and a beautiful crispy broiled coconut-pecan topping.

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Rice Pudding

My easy recipe is low-fat, using 1% milk and Arborio or Calrose rice – both yummy. I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting, it’s that good!

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Light as a feather buttermilk cake topped with a crispy streusel full of toasted walnuts and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips. Serve warm. Yummm!

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Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Here’s my delicious, healthier carrot cake made with whole wheat flour & olive oil and no butter anywhere. Toasted pecans and crushed pineapple add so much flavor!

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Healthier Christmas Sugar Cookies

One of my most treasured recipes, these sugar cookies use half the butter and way less sugar than most – maybe that’s why it’s so easy to eat five. (yes, I did!)

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Chocolate Pudding

People are loving my healthy, low-fat chocolate pudding, especially the video. This easy recipe takes just five minutes to make and tastes a lot richer than you think.

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Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Super healthy, super crispy crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with whole wheat flour and olive oil, made even crunchier by adding crisp rice cereal.

Baking w/o Butter

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Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

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Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter anywhere in my healthier homemade deep dish apple pie. The crust is made with olive oil and the filling uses 4 pounds of apples.

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Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

My Italian style ricotta cheesecake has less fat and less calories but lots of flavor from fresh orange & lemon peel. It will melt in your mouth.

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My Everyday Cookies

Do I have these every day? Yes! These are the cookies I bake more than any other. They’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats & olive oil (no butter).

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Black Forest Brownies

These are some seriously fudgy brownies. Canned dark sweet cherries send these moist and yummy bars into brownie heaven… without butter. Easy recipe.

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Light & lemony muffins with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, made with whole wheat flour and extra light olive oil. My easy recipe takes just 30 minutes.

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Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

I’m calling this stunning loaf “Tunnels of Cinnamon” bread because the braids are filled with delicious tunnels of brown sugar & cinnamon. It’s a show stopper!

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Giant Breakfast Cookies

Skip the bagel. With more than 4 grams of fiber per cookie, this is a cookie with a mission. But wait, there’s more: It’s made with heart-healthy olive oil too!

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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 – they’re both good. It’s my most popular dessert recipe.

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Flaxseed Muffins

A yummy, super healthy muffin made with olive oil, lots of fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the breast & prostate cancer protection of flaxseeds.

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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

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Cinnamon-Glazed Apple Brownies

Healthy, moist, whole grain brownies made without butter or oil and spilling over with fresh apples and toasted walnuts. Easy recipe – glaze is optional.

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Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this moist, lightly sweet marble loaf made with extra light olive oil, fresh orange zest and lots of chocolate swirl. I love it for dessert… after my breakfast.

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Greek Walnut Cake

Greek karithopita is a sweet, moist walnut cake spiced with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves and infused with a sweet syrup. And it’s made with olive oil!

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Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

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Easy Chocolate Brownies

These amazing chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate. They are so good!!

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Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

These amazing muffins have a sweet, crispy top and are moist & delicious inside with lots of apple. And the best part: They are 100% whole wheat and are made without butter.

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Yes, this coffee cake tastes as good as it looks. This cake is moist and light and has tons of antioxidant-filled blueberries, which are known to support brain health.

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Citrus Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cake is like angel cake only more moist because it contains oil. This light, airy cake is beautifully fragrant with orange & lemon zest.

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Meringues

They’re fat-free – basically egg whites and sugar but they taste like cotton candy! Homemade meringues are incredibly easy (and cheap) to make.

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Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Homemade biscotti takes a little work but dang it, these are good! They’re made with heart-healthy dark chocolate, whole wheat flour and fragrant toasted almonds.

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Apple Pie Bars

Can apple pie be healthy? This one is! The crust is made without shortening or butter, using heart-healthy olive oil. This is one of my favorite desserts.

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Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts are back, baby! Doughnuts don’t have to be fried to taste good. Mine have no butter, no grease, and are so light they might just float away.

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Oatmeal Snacking Cake

If you ever wanted to have cake for breakfast, this is the one. It’s not too sweet, has whole grains, eggs, and a beautiful crispy broiled coconut-pecan topping.

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Bran Muffins

These old school muffins get that unique “bran muffin” flavor from molasses and all that fiber will do you a world of good.

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Light as a feather buttermilk cake topped with a crispy streusel full of toasted walnuts and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips. Serve warm. Yummm!

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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.

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Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Here’s my delicious, healthier carrot cake made with whole wheat flour & olive oil and no butter anywhere. Toasted pecans and crushed pineapple add so much flavor!

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Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Super healthy, super crispy crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with whole wheat flour and olive oil, made even crunchier by adding crisp rice cereal.

Holiday

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Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

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Christmas Pecan Balls

Pecan balls make a beautiful Christmas gift and people will think you’re a gourmet baker but these are surprisingly easy to make. Be prepared: everyone will ask for the recipe!

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Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

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Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

These delicate Polish Christmas cookies are the only thing I deep fry but… wow! They simply melt in your mouth and make a stunning presentation.

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Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

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Fresh Cranberries

With a simple, easy recipe like this, there’s no reason to ever use canned cranberries. And cranberries are loaded with antioxidants – five times as much a broccoli!

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Healthier Christmas Sugar Cookies

One of my most treasured recipes, these sugar cookies use half the butter and way less sugar than most – maybe that’s why it’s so easy to eat five. (yes, I did!)

Recipes

Your questions answered...

Can I share your recipes?

Absolutely! Feel free to share any of my recipes. First, choose the recipe you want to share and make sure you have that recipe page open.  Second, if you are on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter, just use the handy links at the top of each recipe page and click away. If you are not on social media and want to share a recipe by email, just copy the link in the address bar at the top and paste the link into an email. Then send the email and the recipient can use the link to access the recipe. It’s that easy.

Why aren’t you on the food network?

They haven’t called but if they did, I would have to pass. I prefer to cook in my own kitchen at my own pace. Besides, they don’t seem to focus much on healthy foods and meals so I prefer to share my recipes on the internet. Doing it on TV might seem too much like work and then there’s the makeup and the hair and I hate Spanx!

Is there anything you can’t cook?

Oh yes there is… pork chops! I’ve tried so many recipes and they always turn out tough and dry, so I’ve decided I can live without pork chops. I have too many other healthy meals to choose from, like my marinated pork loin, which I love.

How old are you?

I was born in June of 1946.

What’s your worst recipe disaster?

Pork chops.

What would you eat every day if you could?

Watermelon… or concord grapes… or homemade bread! I do focus on eating healthy foods and meals but when I have something I really love, like freshly baked bread, I eat way more than anyone should.

What are your favorite recipes?

Oh boy! There are so many that I just love and of course that’s why I post them – because they are what I love making for myself. I will try to list my favorites but it’s not easy. Here goes…Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes and Granola. Breads: No Knead Whole Wheat Bread and Sesame Breadsticks. Snacks: Granola Bars. Dinner: Cabbage Rolls, Vegetable-Bean Pasta, Skinless Chicken Drumsticks. Sides: Roasted Vegetables, Greek Lemon Potatoes. Desserts: Everyday Cookies, Custard Pudding, Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake, Marble Loaf Cake, and Rice Pudding.

How did you learn to cook?

My dad was the cook in the family so I grew up eating his healthy meals, mostly Polish cooking. I started learning by helping out with simple recipes like mashed potatoes or salad. I learned how to make some Polish recipes like cabbage rolls but my favorite was desserts. I love sweets so as I got into my teens, I taught myself some dessert recipes, simple ones like pudding and jello. My love for sweets and my desire to stay healthy motivated me to find the best dessert recipes and make them healthier. Today, my focus is on turning those healthy recipes into simple easy recipes that actually have some health benefits. Imagine that – cookies that are good for you.

Did you ever work in a restaurant?

I did, but not as a cook. I worked as a waitress when I ran away from home at the age of eleven. I later worked part time as a waitress again at sixteen. I know what a challenging job this is – that’s why I’m a good tipper.

Where do you like to go out to eat?

You might be surprised. I don’t like fancy restaurants with menu items I can’t pronounce but prefer small, family-run hole in the wall places that serve healthy meals. I like a good burger, Chinese food that’s not batter-fried, and sometimes, I have to go out for Mexican! I’m working on a couple of Mexican recipes.

Are you a vegetarian or vegan?

No. I’m sure it’s good for you but I enjoy food too much…. everything in moderation.

How can your recipes be healthy when you bake with sugar?

I don’t claim to be a health food nut, I’m just doing the best I can to make my recipes as healthy as I can and still want to have seconds. I love sweets and have tried baking without sugar but never liked the result. So I use as little sugar as I can and enjoy my delicious dessert recipes, managing to stay in good health.

What’s your favorite dessert?

You’re killing me! How can I choose? I love sweets and eat dessert every day but only when I make them because I bake mostly without butter and as little sugar as I can. If I have to choose (and I don’t want to!) it would have to be my everyday cookies… no wait, my sweet potato chocolate cake. Everyone asks for the recipe! No wait… let’s add my rice pudding to the list.I love comfort foods. Oh. And my custard pudding.

Why do you use canola oil when they say it’s bad for you?

With a family history of high cholesterol, my biggest concern is saturated fat and canola oil, like olive oil, is recommended as being heart-healthy. Olive oil is the best but when my recipe calls for a flavorless oil, I use canola or extra light olive oil; however, I am having more and more success baking with extra virgin olive oil.  There has been a bunch of press about the benefits of coconut oil, which is a saturated fat, but until the dust settles and there’s proof it does not raise cholesterol, I am sticking with olive and canola in my recipes.

Why don’t you use fat-free products in your recipes?

I think it’s a mistake to avoid fat altogether. Your body needs some fat, as long as it’s healthy fat, especially monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocados, and nuts so I try to use them in my recipes. Although milk products contain saturated fats, I prefer low-fat products for taste reasons and also because most fat-free products have a lot of unpronounceable ingredients. Most of my healthy dinner recipes contain a little healthy fat.

Do you have a cooking philosophy?

I guess I do. It is to realize that eating healthy foods and meals can have a huge impact on how you look and how you feel. And I find it very hard to eat healthy meals at restaurants so knowing how to cook is an important life skill. I would choose the most simple recipes that are homemade, like rice & beans, over most restaurant meals. Cooking your own food is not only personally rewarding, but you have the power to control exactly what’s in your recipe. You might order a restaurant item that seems healthy but you really have no idea how much butter or saturated fat or salt is in it. That’s why it’s important to know how to cook.

Do you ever eat fast food?

No. I care too much about my health to eat fast food. I believe that many diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, are preventable by eating healthy foods and meals and not fast food and junk food, and the best way to get those healthy foods and meals is to cook them yourself.

Where do you get these recipes?

I don’t get them anywhere. These are all the things I cook for myself at home. I am not a recipe developer and I don’t do this to make money or sell anything. I’m just sharing all of my own home cooking with whoever wants it.

Do you really take all your own food photos?

Believe it or not, it often takes longer to take the pictures than to cook the recipes. I’m not a professional photographer so my pictures are done by trial and error. The reason I take the photos is for full disclosure. I want people to see exactly how their recipes will turn out if they follow my directions.

Any last words of advice for struggling cooks?

Yes. If I can do it, anyone can cook delicious, healthy meals – it’s just a matter of how much practice you need. It took me years to become the cook I am today and the time I spent was the best investment I could have made in my health. I believe in the power of good nutrition and I just want to share my healthy recipes with the world.

Jenny Jones

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