October, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

One Pan Spaghetti with Beets

One Pan Spaghetti with BeetsNEW RECIPE: Look at this beautiful spaghetti! It’s not just beautiful but it’s delicious and healthy too, full of brain boosting beets. And wait until you see how easy this pasta dish is. Everything cooks in one pan. No draining the spaghetti and no extra pots to wash. I am loving my new one-pan and one-pot recipes and this one makes a dramatic presentation. (anyone thinking Christmas?)

The ingredients are so simple: garlic, beets, spaghetti, and Parmesan cheese. You’ll need a pan at least 8 inches across so the spaghetti can fit, but you still have to break the spaghetti in half. These days, whenever I sauté garlic, I add it before the oil gets hot. This way there is no chance it can burn and the garlic flavor infuses the oil as well.

Beets are red… very red. Do not wear white clothing when handling beets and remember they can also stain white or wood utensils. I use the big holes on a box grater like this to shred the beets:Beets are full of fiber and nutrients and are good for lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, supporting brain health, and they have anti-cancer properties. So besides the stunning presentation, there are may reasons to make this easy and healthy side dish. Keep in mind it’s important to stir the spaghetti well and often so it doesn’t stick.  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Oct 15, 2018

I Made Apple Pie

Easy Apple Pie Oil Crust

Autumn is here and that means it’s apple pie time. I always make it with an oil crust because if nothing else, it’s just easier. You can pat it into the pan but I find that rolling it between sheets of wax paper is the best way to use an oil crust, especially for the top. My apples of choice are granny smith 🍏 and my thickener of choice is tapioca but flour works too.

Homemade apple pie is something special. We were at a social gathering last night and when desserts were set out, I told some friends I had just made an apple pie and it was cooling on the counter at home. If they wanted to, we could skip the prepared desserts and go to my house for apple pie. “Homemade apple pie? Let’s go!”

That’s the power of homemade apple pie. My husband’s two favorite desserts are my Fresh Strawberry Cake and Homemade Apple Pie. Nothing compares. I love this delicious pie and I must admit I like the power. I think I hear him in the garage right now cleaning things up. 😍 Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 13, 2018

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

My favorite desserts are something a little sweet, and that is why I created this simple loaf cake.  It’s easy to put together (I like that) with barely any cleanup (LOVE that), and it’s not too sweet so I don’t feel guilty if I have a little piece after breakfast. I still prefer baking without butter and I always prefer easy recipes so this one is perfect. It’s a moist tender cake and so delicious I never seem to have any leftovers.

If you don’t have a mixer, you can make this recipe by hand. Just sift all the dry ingredients, including sugar, into a bowl, make a well, stir in the liquids, and proceed. It won’t be quite as tall but still very delicious – a bit more like a pound cake. As for the chocolate chips, I use dark chocolate chips but I also like to use part chocolate chips and part chunks of a dark chocolate bar, somewhere in the 63 to 70% cocoa range. I just chop it up into small chunks.

And I’ll say it again: toast  your nuts before baking with them and you will see a big difference in the flavor, especially with pecans, my favorite baking nuts. If you like sweets that are not too sweet, easy to make, and even easier to eat, you will love this easy loaf cake. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 1, 2018

Photos from Your Kitchen (October)

My recipes are being made all over the world and I love it, especially if you say where are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

NIKTA (from Ottawa) MADE MY BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

“Hi Jenny, I made your buttermilk biscuits, they turned out great! Thank you, Nikta (from Ottawa, Canada).

~ I’m from Ontario too. 🇨🇦 Thanks for the photo – I like the little leftover mini biscuit! ~ jenny

~ Thank you for the great photo and note. (I love my Droste cocoa too.) ~ jenny

SARAH (from Kentucky) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hello Jenny, I am so diggin’ this recipe.  😀   My husband and I have made several loaves over the past few months.  And, it’s so much better than the bread at the grocery store. Thanks a bunch! – Sarah Tipton, Richmond, Kentucky.”

~ Thank you for the great photo and note. (I love my Droste cocoa too.) ~ jenny

SKIP MADE MY EASY HONEY WHEAT BREAD

“Just made this and thought I’d thank you for a super easy to make recipe. I did make a slight change in using nothing but whole wheat flour and a very light wash on the top at 5 minutes left with the tent off for the last 5 mins. I use a small counter top Oster convection oven and it came out a tad dark but it’s the same darkness and crust firmness the store bought whole wheat bread I normally buy is, so it’s just the way I like it. Many Thanks!”

~ That’s amazing for a counter top oven and good for others to know. Thanks so much! ~ jenny

MARY (from Maryland) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi my name is Mary I’m from Maryland and this is my first attempt whenever making homemade bread. My sister Tanya sent me your recipe and said she had made it multiple times and it was fabulous. I went out got all the things I needed and made a spectacular loaf of no knead bread for my family here is picture. Thank you so much Jenny will be following you and your recipes from now on.”

~ Congratulations on your first loaf and thanks for sending your photo – it looks good!  ~ jenny

THUY LE (from Egypt) MADE MY OATMEAL BANANA MUFFINS

“Dear Jenny, I am A Vietnamese American living in Egypt. I love all your recipes and have been trying them. I took some photos but could never sent because it said that” can’t except it” . But I am trying now. Thank you very Jenny for all your efforts, can not say enough how great full I am.”

~ You made my day with you lovely photo and note. Thank you so much.  ~ jenny

LINDA MADE MY CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF CAKE

“This cake is so good with just the right amount of sweetness and super easy to make. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you 😊 “

~ Well that was fast! I’m glad you like it, thank you. I’m having some right now.  ~ jenny

SUSAN MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hello Jenny, I made your Simple Whole Wheat Bread recipe today in a 4 x 9 pan. It turned out very nicely. May I have your permission to list the recipe on a recipe collection site called “allrecipes”? I will (of course!) credit you and post a link to the recipe. I have posted it there (only so you can see what it would look like). I will remove it immediately if you don’t grant permission or make any changes you require to keep it there. Thanks for your wonderful cooking site. – Susan.”

~ Everyone is welcome to share my recipes with the world and I appreciate being credited. Thank you for asking. And your loaf looks great by the way. ~ jenny

ALI (from Istanbul) MADE MY FLATBREAD

Hi Jenny,I am Ali, a retired IT guy and web developer and an amateur cook from Istanbul, Turkey. Although my favorite is your No Knead Crusty Rolls for weekend breakfasts, I tried your Quick & Easy Flatbread today.Since I don’t have a cast iron pan, I used a non-stick crepe pan and served them (to myself:) with butter, feta and kaskhaval cheese. Maybe not fluffy as yours, they were still delicious and crunchy. I loved them. Thanks for all the good things you’re sharing with us. Please also note that, we missed your cute YouTube videos. Sincerely Yours, Ali.”

~ What a thrill to see my flatbread all the way from Turkey! They turned out beautifully. ~ jenny

DALILA MADE MY CHICKEN & PEPPERS

“Hi Jenny! 🍁 I made your CHICKEN & PEPPERS dinner with one change up. I had no chicken left in my frig so I substituted it with some diced pork loin. OMGoodness!! What a pleasing and satisfying meal! The seasonings are spot on, just wonderful! And it’s actually a great one-skillet meal, not a ton of clean-up. I plan on making this meal again with chicken or maybe with some shrimp. Thank you for this enjoyable meal recipe. Happy Cooking! 🙂 Dalila G.”

~ It turned out beautifully and using pork or shrimp sounds delicious. Thank you. ~ jenny

SHARON MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Made your chocolate cake as a 2 layer birthday cake (doubled the recipe). Got raves! It was so good!!!!!”

~ Thank you for sharing your photos and details. ~ jenny

SHARON MADE MY EASY BAKED ZITI

“Made your baked ziti. Used ground turkey and whole wheat pasta. Really good!!!!.”

~ Good to know that it works with turkey & whole wheat. Thank you. ~ jenny

CHERYL MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Healthy Baker.”

~ Thank you for your photos. Your loaf looks great. ~ jenny