Three things I always have in my freezer: 1) homemade chicken stock 2) homemade bread 3) turkey meatballs. These tasty little meatballs help me put together and quick and easy dinner with some pasta, sauce, and a salad. They are light and healthy and take just a few simple ingredients.
You can use white or soft whole wheat bread to make the fresh breadcrumbs. I use my own homemade bread, both white and whole wheat. There’s not much difference in the result so why not use whole wheat, but make sure it’s a soft whole wheat bread (mine is really easy to make).
This is a quick recipe but it’s hands-on because you have to keep turning the meatballs (sometimes meat squares or triangles) but who cares as long as they taste great. When I add the water, I rarely have any left at the end but all stoves and pans are different so if you have water left over, it just takes a minute or two to cook it off. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
I wish you all a lovely holiday and good luck with all your cooking and baking.
This is my Simple Easter Bread that I’m making on Sunday. Of course I had to test it out today to make sure it turns out so I guess we’ll just have to eat it. 😋 I love baking for any holiday and sweet breads (my favorite kind of bread) are most popular at Easter time. It’s an easy one-rise recipe with lots of golden raisins and a light glaze. If you want to try this easy homemade raisin bread recipe click here.
I love seeing who’s making my recipes. Thank you for your photos and for saying where you are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com
LOUISE (in Ontario) MADE MY EASTER BUNNY BUNS
“Thank you! The kids loved them. It will be a new Easter tradition! Thank you Jenny!! Louise ~ Long Sault, Ontario 🇨🇦”
~ What an adorable basket of bunnies! Thank you and Happy Easter. ~ jenny
DAN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“It’s been years since I last hauled out the bread machine. After reading through your recipe for no-knead bread, I decided to give it a try. Here’s a photo of my first attempt.”
~ Great job! I believe that bread machine is officially retired.~ jenny
FRANK MADE MY PACZKI
“Made them the other night they came out great thank you. Best regards, Frank.”
~ Thank you for the great photo. They turned out perfectly.~ jenny
NANNETTE (& her 9-year old) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD
“Hi. We just built a house and I have always said that once I have my dream kitchen, I’d take up baking. Two weeks ago I made my very first loaf! A simple white bread. I decided next I wanted a real challenge!! I found Jenny’s YouTube channel and voila’. I watched it about 10 times and on Saturday I got to it!! This was only the 2nd time EVER in my 47 years I’ve made bread 😂😂😂 It wasn’t perfect…and my 9 years old went a bit crazy on the icing….but we loved it!!! Thank You!! Yum!! ~ Nannette Postel”
~ It WAS perfect! Congratulations! And I would have put on even more icing! 😋 ~ jenny
MOMMA THE MAKER MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Here’s the first ever bread I made: wheat loaf. Jenny made it simple enough for someone whose never tried making bread before. This came out wonderful and it made me want to try more and more! (Thanks Jenny! I love watching you!)”
~ I’m happy that my recipe has shown you that you can make your own bread. ~ jenny
HODOHODO (from Korea) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD
“한밤중에 머리 땋기👩” Translation: “Braiding in the middle of the night.”
~ Thanks for sharing your photo on Instagram. It turned out beautifully. ~ jenny
I just read an eye-opening article saying it’s not the bad stuff we’re eating but the good stuff we are NOT eating that poses a bigger threat to our health. It’s from a 27-year global study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. One in five deaths, no matter where people lived, occurred because of too much sodium and a lack of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, fiber, legumes or beans, and healthy fats found in salmon, vegetable oils and some nuts and seeds. Hey! I eat a lot of that stuff!
This chart shows the 15 risk factors with #1 being the highest risk. In the USA it’s not enough whole grains followed by not enough nuts and seeds. I’m proud to say that a lot of my breads and cookies have those things.
I’ve been busy the past month and when there’s not much time to cook, I still cook. And tonight I made my veggie fried rice. It’s my go-to dinner when I want a quick and healthy meal. I always have broccoli and peppers on hand I always keep frozen peas in the freezer.
It’s a light meal with protein from the eggs and a bounty of nutrients from the vegetables. This time I used broccoli, spinach, peppers, and peas. We had my peanut butter cookies for dessert.
If you want to try this quick and easy vegetarian fried rice, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones