This is such a refreshing salad to serve in the summer and now is the best time to get crisp, fresh Persian cucumbers. If you can find organic cucumbers, you can just scrub them and leave the peel on. If they’re not organic, it’s best to peel them for this salad.
I slice the cucumbers very thinly, no more than 1/8 of an inch thick, and for the onion, the thinner the better as well. The dressing uses a good amount of sugar but remember that most of the dressing is not eaten. You serve this salad with a slotted spoon and leave the liquid behind so don’t fret about using a tablespoon of sugar.
If you serve this cucumber salad right away it will be quite crisp, and if you refrigerate it for an hour or more, the cucumber slices will soften and absorb a little more dressing. They are good either way but it’s best to serve this salad on the same day.
I wish everyone a fun summer with lots of good, healthy, homemade food, including this cool and crisp, cucumber salad. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
For anyone who does not have a Dutch oven but wants an easy way to make crusty homemade bread with no kneading and almost no work at all, look what I just made on a baking sheet! It was so easy and the loaf was crusty and delicious.
A Dutch oven with a lid creates steam inside the pot, which produces that crispy crust so I create steam inside the oven by placing a small 5 by 9-inch pan in the oven while it’s preheating. Then when I place the bread in to bake, I pour some boiling water into the little hot pan and whoosh – steam goes all over the place. I close the oven door right away to keep the steam inside and let it bake.
Anyone can make this easy no knead bread on a baking sheet. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
CHRIS (from North Carolina) MADE MY SALMON PATTIES
“Chris from NC – Salmon Cakes – we really loved them, he doubled the recipe!! 🙂”
~ A cast iron pan is a great idea, plus the paper towels. Thank for your photo! ~ jenny
JULIA (from Los Angeles) MADE MY GRANOLA
“Hi Jenny. This is half a batch of your granola recipe that I baked in my toaster oven. During the summer months I like to use it on the patio so I don’t heat up the kitchen. 😊 Much enjoyed–thank you so much! You’re a peach! ❤️”
~ Thank you for your photos and it’s helpful to know you can use a toaster oven. ~ jenny
LINDA (from California) MADE MY PACZKI
“I finally made these Jenny!!! I have been wanting to make Pacski for quite awhile. They are beyond delicious! Thank you for this BAKING version!! ~Linda Lamanuzzi ~ Fresno, Ca.”
~ They look just like mine. Thanks so much for your photos!~ jenny
DALILA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT APPLE CAKE
“Hi Jenny! 🌷I made your EASY WHOLE WHEAT APPLE CAKE for a dessert to share with friends. OMGoodness!! Talk about a wonderful after dinner treat…..YAY!! I did offer my cake with a side of low-fat vanilla ice cream for those who wanted it. First let me tell you how easy it was to make this cake…..it was EASY….LOL! I did make mine in a 9″ spring-form pan because I decided to slice some apples for the top. Presentation is always a big hit with my friends. I used applesauce instead of oil, worked like a charm. 👌 Cake was so nice and moist and the taste was deeeelish! I also brushed the top of my cake with some sugar-free apple jelly to give it a shine. Needless to say there were no leftovers, not even a crumb was left. 😁 I highly recommend making this easy apple cake, you will definitely please your family and friends. Thank you Ms. Jenny for a satisfying easy to make apple cake recipe. Happy Baking! 😊 Dalila G.”
~ Thank you, Dalila. Your presentation is beautiful.~ jenny
TABITHA MADE MY CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD
“Banana bread minus the chocolate chips. 🙂 Thanks Jenny!!”
~ Thanks for the photo. It’s good to know that chocolate chips are not always needed.~ jenny