I can never get enough spaghetti and meatballs. It’s really one of the best comfort foods. Most people think you have to cook sauce for hours but I will never do that when I can make delicious marinara sauce (and meatballs) in half an hour. I always use canned San Marzano plum tomatoes for my sauce.
And people think you have to brown meatballs first before putting them in your sauce but I don’t do that either. By cooking the meatballs totally in the sauce they come out super soft and delicious. We had this tonight with a salad and breadsticks. I made cookies too.
For dessert I made soft & chewy oatmeal raisin cookies – super easy. I’ll be posting that recipe soon. Meantime, if you want to try my quick and easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe, click here. – Jenny Jones
Good luck to everyone who took on the challenge of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a little humor to make you smile.
I have so much in life to be thankful for but I also want to say how grateful I am to everyone who jumps in to help answer questions and help other cooks. It’s become impossible for me to keep up with all the questions, and sometimes I don’t know the answer anyway. Between this website and my youtube videos, I have over 1/2 million visitors every week, something I never expected. So thank you for helping me out.
~ Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and fellow cooks. ~
I made ribs this weekend with my own rub and sauce and I can see why the video has 5 million views and 35,000 comments on youtube and why my recipe has garnered over 800 comments here on this website. They are fantastic! I always make them in the oven now because I don’t like cleaning the grill. And this time I couldn’t find the silver skin on the back to remove and they were still just as tender as ever.
In case anyone has not tried this easy, foolproof way to make the most delicious fall-off-the-bone-ribs, try this recipe. Use my rub and sauce and you won’t be disappointed.
I went to bed early last night, planning to have the leftovers for dinner tonight but this morning, two of the ribs are missing. Apparently, my husband decided he needed a midnight snack. ? Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Somebody please stop me from eating five! These oven-baked Polish doughnuts are so light and so delicious and filled with homemade custard, well….. I can only make these a few times a year. It’s too easy to eat five. Pączki are most often filled with jam but custard is my favorite by far. These Polish doughnuts are light and airy and really simple to make.
Filling them is the hardest part and a pastry bag does make it easy. I used to use a long, slender pastry tip but I find it easier to use a wider tip, something like these:
Pączki are traditionally fried but I avoid eating deep fried food – nobody needs that. Besides, I could never eat five fried doughnuts without requiring medical care. Oven-baked is the way to go. Fill them with jam or custard. Either way you will love these delicious pączki (pronounced potnch‘-kee). Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
I just love getting photos of my recipes being made all over the world. It’s even better if you say where are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com
JACKI MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS
“Dear Jenny, I made your cinnamon rolls for my daughter’s pre-school class to celebrate her birthday. I scaled down the size a bit and baked them in muffin tins. They were a hit! Thanks for your great recipes!!”
~ What a pretty presentation! Thanks for the photo and new idea. ~ jenny
JERI MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“My friends devour this bread. Have tried it with AP, bread flour, 1/2 1/2, and all the same results. Even used 1 packet of yeast by accident and all were delicious.”
~ It’s good for people to know that this is such a flexible recipe. Thank you. ~ jenny
MARCO (from Canada) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for your recipe for the no-knead bread with Le Creuset, it literally is a game changer for me! My partner is a FAN of Le Creuset and we pretty much bought the whole collection. He is the chef in the couple so I don’t get to use it a lot. Now that I baked a wonderful and tasty bread in our dutch oven, I feel I own the Creuset collection too 🙂 Your video is funny and instructive, it helped a lot! – Marco Parent, Montréal, Canada.”
~ I’m so glad to hear it, thank you. Btw, I used to live in NDG! ??. ~ jenny
SHARON MADE TACO PIZZA with MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH
“I love you Jenny! Pizza dough intimidated me so I never made it. Made your 20-minute pizza dough for a taco pizza. Can’t believe how easy it was (did by hand, no stand mixer) and came out awesome!”
~ Taco pizza sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing your photos. ~ jenny
HEDY MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS
“1 1/4 cup hot water to 2.5 cups flour. My dough is very dry not wet like yours.. what am i doing wrong?”
~ Please look to the FAQs for answers – you can always add a little more water if needed. ~ jenny
MARY EVE (from the Philipines) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Hi Jenny.! I’m Eve from the Philippines. Thanks for your simple and yet so delicious and healthy recipe! Check out my pics ?”
~ Thank you. Photos like this will motivate more people to bake bread at home. ~ jenny
ANNETTE MADE MY MULTIGRAIN NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny, Thank you for your wonderful recipes! I have been baking bread for years but none of the no knead varieties before making your super easy multigrain recipe yesterday. My husband and I loved it! Can’t wait to try the rye bread next time. Big, big thank you from both of us!”
~ You just made my favorite bread. I have one in the oven right now. Thanks for the photo! ~ jenny
KYLENE MADE MY SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS and BEEF STEW
“I made spaghetti and meatballs and beef stew this week. Both were so good! My 12 year old son especially loved the beef stew and ate 2 large bowls. I’ll have to double the recipe next time! I also made sweet cornbread to go with the beef stew. I added mushrooms and Parmesan cheese to the spaghetti. Thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes, I really enjoy making them. 🙂 PS.. I’m currently looking for a good chicken salad recipe… hint hint lol.”
~ Thank you for TWO fab recipe photos! I do not have a chicken salad recipe, sorry. ~ jenny
MONK PHILARET MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT DINNER ROLLS
“Hi Jenny! I use many of your recipes at our monastic residence. Your bread and roll recipes are amazing. Today I made the whole wheat dinner rolls to go with your skinless chicken thigh recipe. W-O-W. I can’t keep Monk Sergius out of the kitchen! Blessings to you!- Monk Philaret.”
~ My roll are being made in a monastery – how exciting! Thanks so much for the lovely photo. ~ jenny
OLIVIA (from the UK) MADE MY GREEK WALNUT CAKE
“Hi Jenny. Olivia (now almost 12) is still making your fab recipes – but usually eaten before any chance of a photo. Tonight she made your amazing walnut cake, moist and delicious – especially with a little Greek yoghurt to go with it. Big hugs from us all in the UK. – Paul, Olivia and the family x.”
~ Olivia, I’m so glad you’re still cooking! Thank you for the photo and keep up the good work! ~ jenny
JODI (from British Columbia) MADE MY EASY BAKED ZITI
“Hi Jenny, I discovered your Jenny Can Cook videos on YouTube just recently while looking for a recipe online for an easy quick chocolate cake. I whipped yours up quickly and easily and it was delicious! This lead to me watching more of your videos and pictured below is the Easy Baked Ziti from last night – a big hit for a tasty Friday dinner. My boyfriend is Polish and we live with his Polish parents so we’re excited and eager to make some of your Polish recipes! Probably starting with those tempting baked Paczi…Thanks for doing these recipes, videos and website – fun for us but lots of work for you, I’m sure! Regards, Jodi Murphy, Surrey, BC Canada.”
~ That looks just like mine and I see it works with penne just as well. Thank you. ~ jenny
SHAYNA (from Toronto) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Was literally as easy and fast as you said. I’ve officially been converted!!! – Shayna, Toronto, ON.”
~ Thank you for starting off the month with these great photos. (I’m from London ??) ~ jenny