September, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

Today: Simple Chocolate Cake

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

I love this chocolate cake! Today I made baked ziti for dinner, along with a beautiful salad with two kinds of lettuce, orange pepper, cucumber, garbanzo beans, fresh peas, and red endive tossed with my Greek Salad Dressing. Before starting dinner, I had such a craving for chocolate cake and needed one I could make quickly because it was dessert for today’s dinner so I made my Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it is really fast and easy to make, uses no eggs, no mixer, and it’s super moist and delicious. You only need one bowl and it’s probably less work than using a mix. I promise you if you try this cake, you will never buy a mix again. I made it and it cooled down just in time to frost after dinner. Whenever I have a piece of this cake I never feel weighed down and always feel like I could have seconds but I don’t. It keeps really well so we will have dessert for days. At the end if there’s only one slice left, I always suggest that we arm wrestle for it!

If you want to make the best and easiest one bowl chocolate cake click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 14, 2017

Easy Chicken & Spaghetti

Best Recipe Chicken and SpaghettiChicken breast simmered in marinara sauce turns out so tender you can cut it with a fork. This easy recipe takes less than 10 minutes of prep and the chicken cooks in the sauce unattended while you cook the pasta and make a salad. You do have a salad every day, right?

This recipe started because I wanted to try making chicken cacciatore but after chopping peppers and mushrooms and using chicken thighs, I found there was too much fat and not a lot of big flavor. So I tried simplifying it and came up with a lean and low fat version and now it’s just chicken with spaghetti, but with a lot of flavor but not a lot of work. It’s the simple, easy recipes that I always wind up making again.

Canned plum tomatoes are my go-to for pasta sauce and it’s so easy to make them into a smooth puree with a food processor. If you can find San Marzano tomaotes, that’s even better. You can always add more spices or a bay leaf or some crushed red pepper if you like but this is perfect for me just the way it is. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 12, 2017

Time for More Breadsticks

Homemade BreadsticksI ran out of breadsticks again so it was time to make more. They keep disappearing because I have a breadstick with every salad and I have a salad every day. This time I made them using 100% all purpose flour and they are super crunchy. I make them so often I even bought a breadstick pan that’s perforated to help them bake up crispy with grooves so the sticks stay round.

This is one of the recipes I make the most because no one sells breadsticks that even come close to this good. The ones that come in a package are a waste of time and the occasional bakery that sells them – well they just don’t measure up. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 1, 2017

Here Are Your Photos (September)

My thanks to everyone who takes time to send in a photo of one of my recipes.  I hope you’ll share where you are from and please send your photo to:

“Hi Jenny, Tried the whole wheat buns and they turned out fabulous. Have added caramalized onions and they taste yum. Thank you so much for the recipe. Have been making your simple whole wheat bread regularly. Regards, Richa.”

~ Adding the onions sounds tasty. Thank you for sharing. ~ jenny

“Hello Jenny, I’m Susanna from Italy. This morning I’ve made these biscuits and they were delicious! The recipe is easy and quick to do and the result was a success. I didn’t find the buttermilk here so I’ve used milk. I can’t wait to do them again…..18 hours to go until next 8am 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing and I love watching your videos. And thank you for metric conversions. Ciao.”

~ Lovely photo, thank you. If you like, look at the Substitutions in my blog for buttermilk. ~ jenny


~ They look really good. Thanks for the photos. ~ jenny

“Hey Jenny!! Your videos are amazing and fun. I had to try that Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe and can I just say FLAVOR EXPLOSION! The best I have ever had. I think I tripled the recipe and had to share. Here is my photo of the sauce and meatballs. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. All the best from Myrtle Beach, SC. Thanks!”

~ Thanks for the great photo – This is one of my favorite meals. ~ jenny

“Dear Jenny….I am so appreciative of you. All my life I have wondered why I was unable to bake a cake or bread. Finding your videos has transformed me into a baker.  Thank you Jenny , my family thanks you as well. Today I baked one plain banana cake and one with raisins.  I also made a whole wheat bread and one white . Thank you Jenny soooo much.”

~ I’m happy to help. Thanks for sharing your photos. ~ jenny

“I have 22″ Weber kettle BBQ that I converted to a pizza oven. It works great for the standard pizza dough cooked on a stone. Using indirect heat with wood, the chamber reaches over 700 degrees.I decided to try it with your Pan Pizza recipe using the cast iron skillets, which is my favorite pizza for my regular oven. For a group I prepared four batches of dough. I prepared 4 cast iron skillets with oil and the dough. At cooking time, I prepared one pan at a time per the recipe. After the 3 min stove top warming, I placed each pizza in the Weber, One by one, they turned out great. The only change from your recipe was adding several more minutes to the baking time and I had to rotate the pan as it baked.”

~ Bob, you are so kind to share your invention with everyone. Thank you. ~ jenny

“Hi Jenny! ? I decide to try your recipe for your dinner rolls for tonights dinner. I’m so glad I did, they came out soooo fluffy and soft! I quickly grabbed my camera to snap a picture because as you can see the rolls were being eaten before the dinner table could be set…..LOL!! I just had to show you how great your rolls baked up. Thank you for another tasty recipe Ms. Jenny! Happy Baking!?”

~ They look perfect! Thank you for sharing your photo. ~ jenny