March, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

Happy Easter 2018

A German family spent more than 2 weeks decorating a tree with 10,000 painted eggs. Making Easter bread doesn’t seem like that much work after all.

Happy Easter, everyone. ❤️

Here’s more on that spectacular tree:

Mar 28, 2018

Easter Bread

Quick and Easy Easter BreadThis soft and sweet egg bread is easier to make than it looks. It’s fast. It’s beautiful. And it’s full of golden raisins. My simple recipe needs only one rise so it’s ready in just over two hours. You start with a simple but sweet egg bread and divide it into two. Roll each half into a 24-inch rope. Twist the ropes together like this…

How To Braid BreadPlace the rope on your baking sheet and shape it onto a wreath, pinching and tucking the edges in the best you can. Here it is ready to rise…

wreathAfter it rises in a warm spot and had doubled in size, it will look like this…

Now, just bake and finish. To ensure success have all your ingredients at room temperature, including the egg + yolk. Adding a cold egg will slow down the rise time. Make the powdered sugar glaze as thin or thick as you like. In the photo at the top I made a slightly thinner glaze than the one on the recipe page. Enjoy this delicious sweet holiday bread on any special occasion. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Mar 25, 2018

Swiss Chard Beauty

Rainbow Swiss ChardLook what I found at the market today! Swiss chard is usually mostly green but today it was an explosion of vibrant color and you know what that means? Even more nutrients!

Designer shoes on sale or hot pink Swiss chard – guess which one gets me excited? I was so excited I rushed home to make my spaghetti with chard for dinner. It’s my favorite pasta side dish and I had it with salmon patties.

The chard is sauteed with some garlic and olive oil, add some Parmesan, stir in the spaghetti and it’s done. Ten minutes. Like all leafy greens, Swiss chard has many health benefits.

If you want to try my easy spaghetti with Swiss chard, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Mar 22, 2018

Does Chicken Soup Really Help a Cold?

The short answer is yes. Warm liquids, such as soup or tea do help relieve cold symptoms but chicken soup is a better choice. Here’s why:

  1. A compound found in chicken soup (carnosine) helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of a cold or flu.
  2. Soup contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce a cold’s miserable side effects.
  3. The soup’s salt, steam and heat can also help thin mucus, making it easier to expel. The steam also soothes irritated passageways in your nose and throat.
  4. Soups are also hydrating, which is particularly important when fighting off an infection. Staying hydrated is key to recovery and salty, chicken soup is packed with electrolytes that may help retain even more fluids than water or commercial electrolyte drinks.
  5. Warm soup or other liquids can help open up sinuses, relieving congestion and shortening the time the virus is in contact with the lining of your nose. The faster you can move the mucus through you nose, the better.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Make chicken-noodle or chicken-rice soup or just sip it as a healing broth. If you would like my recipe for healthy, homemade chicken soup click here. – Jenny Jones

Filed Under: Nutrition
Mar 17, 2018

Simple Rice with Brussels Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts RiceI don’t make plain rice any more. Why would I when it’s so easy to add a vegetable to rice while it cooks? And Brussels sprouts make a really good (and healthy) addition. They are a cruciferous vegetable that can protect you against cancer and heart disease. They also benefit your eyes and provide lots of minerals, vitamin C, fiber, and even protein!

My rice of choice is Uncle Ben’s converted rice, which cooks beautifully in 20 minutes, just enough time for the Brussels sprouts to turn soft and tender, and kind of sweet.

There is no meal in this house without at least one cooked vegetable, and always a salad, and this is an easy way to get people who may not like steamed and cooked vegetables to have them mixed into a tasty rice. This easy side dish goes really well with my salmon patties or lemon chicken cutlets. This is a really easy, simple recipe that anyone can make. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Mar 5, 2018


Baking DisastersMy Easter bread recipe may be a little late this year. ?

Mar 2, 2018

Blueberry Pancakes

Best Recipe Blueberry Pancakes from ScratchI made pancakes today. From scratch. In five minutes. If you’ve never made buttermilk pancakes from scratch… do it. You will never buy a mix again. Fresh blueberries are just coming into season and I decided to treat myself to pancakes for breakfast.

I put a little butter on the top, which melted right away, and then poured real maple syrup all over. OMG! And here is some good news: you can also make them with whole wheat pastry flour. They are delicious either way.

Blueberries are anti-aging superstars that are full of antioxidants, good for the brain and heart, and defenders against cancer and inflammation. I’ve said enough. Just do it. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Mar 1, 2018

My Recipes Made By You (March)

It makes me so happy to see photos of my recipes made all around the world. Please send your photos and I hope you’ll also share where you are from. Send your photo to:


Mmmm…. Hoppy Easter, Jenny he has risen!!!

~ Thank you for the photo and Happy Easter! ~ jenny


Hi Jenny! I made your “?EASTER BUNNY BUNS?”, they were so fluffy and yummy! They aren’t that hard to make, I really thought they would be. I kept eating the raisins…but only the non-matching ones….LOL! I plan on making another batch for this Sunday’s Easter dinner. I can’t  wait for our dinner guest to set their eyes on these beauties. I let them rise a bit longer than I wanted to, but no harm was done, lucky me. They baked up beautifully and my kitchen smelled so wonderful! I have to say that nothings beats the smell of baking bread, I just love it! Thank you for sharing this fun and tasty recipe. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter Ms. Jenny! ?Happy Baking!

~ They look wonderful! And Happy Easter back to you. ~ jenny


“Hi, Jenny, thank you for the recipe, LOVE IT ❤️ I made these muffins for my pregnancy snacks and it is super delicious! I love your recipes, already tried a lot of them, but this one is my favorite! Best regards.”

~ Thank you for your photos and congrats on your pregnancy. ~ jenny


“These are the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had and I made them! Love Love Love your recipes! Thanks So much, I’ll be making many more of your recipes from my kitchen in Tennessee.?” – Kylene Johnson

~ They look postcard perfect. Thank you so much for the photo. ~ jenny


“I made the No Knead Rye Bread by putting the dough in a USA 9×5” baking pan, then put it in my Dutch Oven. Worked great and got a 4” slice of bread!”

~ Genius! What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing this. ~ jenny


“Better than the bakery!”

~ I couldn’t agree more. I grew up on rye bread and love this easy recipe. ~ jenny


“My pic of yummy Easter Bread. I also did a review as I made some tweaks: Hubby doesn’t care for raisins, I added dried cherries soaked in apple brandy instead. I decided to give it a cold rise overnight, wrapped loosely with plastic wrap and towel. After bake, I sprinkled blue crystals on top, but would reco the kind Jenny used as it was not as festive looking as Jenny’s.  It WAS easy and delicious.”

~ Thank you for my first Easter bread photo and for sharing your details. ~ jenny


“Please help dear jenny. Now a days my breads cracks at the crown gives out too much crumbs on slicing. Though it tastes good previously it used to come out perfectly. I m sending three photographs of my breads.”

~ Please go to my blog (in Chat Room/Questions category) where we can try to figure this out – all your photos are there. ~ jenny


“Earlier this week I gave my neighbor a loaf of your 2-HOUR Fastest No Knead Bread. He liked it so much that he wanted to learn how to make it himself so he could take it to the hospital he volunteers at. He was so proud of himself. It was really cute. He kept saying, “Isn’t it pretty”and “I bet my wife is smiling down on me from heaven right now”. Best feeling I’ve had all year!  Thank you, thank you , thank you for such a wonderful and easy, no fail recipe!”

~ This makes me SO HAPPY! What a beautiful man for volunteering to help others. Please send me his name so I can add it to this wonderful photo. This is the best feeling I’ve had all year too!! ~ jenny


“Hello Jenny ! I have to thank you again for another great recipe ! Just made my very first tortillas and it was a success ! While I was making an avocado quesadilla , my daughter couldn’t wait and took one to wrap her Caesar salad ! This simple few ingredients tortillas recipe is a keeper ; no more store bought for sure ! Cheers, Zarina. (New York City)”

~ I’m glad to hear it. I made tortillas myself today – no more store bought here either. ~ jenny


“What Wonderful Recipes Jenny ✨ Quick No Knead Bread  – Your Crusty Rolls Doubled Recipe! Thank you for Sharing such Wonderful  Recipes! ~ Jacalyn ?High 5!”Outstanding Pierogi Recipe ! Oh Jenny you sure can cook ?‍?✨❤️ Made a Double Batch to freeze ! They are Yummy ! Thank you for always sharing all your  Goodness with so many.”

Thank you for taking time to send your photos – everything looks yummy. ~ jenny


“Hi Jenny! ? I made your BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK PANCAKES for Sunday breakfast. They came out  PYSZNE!!  I followed your recipe to the letter, it was easy-peasy. This is why I enjoy using your recipes in so much of my cooking and baking. They’re  never complicated and you don’t have hard to find ingredients. There were enough blueberries that I had some in almost every bite. What a great start to my day, thank you Ms. Jenny! Happy Cooking! ?” ~ Dalila G.

~ I truly appreciate your beautiful photos. Thank you! ~ jenny


“Jenny’s Peanut Butter Cookies.”

~ Thanks for starting off this month with one of my favorite cookies. ~ jenny