October, 2019

Oct 28, 2019

Homemade Pecan Pie Bars

Homemade Pecan Pie Bars from Jenny Can CookWhat can I say? This is not a dessert to have every day but for holiday baking, pecan pie is a must. But I prefer pecan pie bars because the bars can be cut into smaller pieces than a round pie and no one should eat big pieces of pecan pie! I always use an oil crust and my oil of choice is cold pressed avocado oil. I tried using maple syrup in the filling but did not like the result so I went with the traditional corn syrup, which, by the way, is not the same a high fructose corn syrup.

I only make pecan pie or pecan pie bars twice a year for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it’s a good thing because holiday recipes can be dangerous to have around. This recipe is really simple with just the basic ingredients so it comes together quickly. What I can’t figure out is why my pecans sometimes rise to the top and sometimes don’t, but these easy pecan pie bars are always so gooey and sweet and delicious. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 26, 2019

Your Photos/My Recipes (Sept/Oct)

I never expected my recipes to become so popular all over the world so I appreciate your saying where you are from. You can send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

DANIELA (from Bulgaria) MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

“Hello, My name is Daniela Lesova and I’m from Bulgaria. I made Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs and they turned out amazing! Best Regards 🙂”

~ How exciting! My ribs are being enjoyed in Bulgaria! 🇧🇬 Thank you for the great photos! ~ jennyJenny Can Cook RecipesJenny Can Cook Ribs

NANCY (from Northern California) MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS, PIEROGI & PACZKI

“Hi Jenny! I just wanted you to know that last weekend I made my husband an all Polish meal. I had never made anything Polish in my life and since my husband is Polish, I thought it might be fun. (I have also never even tasted anything Polish) I am Italian and so that is my preferred menu. I “Googled” Polish food and your youtube came up. I can’t tell you how easy you made making stuffed cabbage rolls. I watched your vid about four times and then made then without a hitch. They were delicious. I also made Perogi, Dill Pickle soup and Paczki. Thank you for your great instruction and your delightful personality. I now have Polish foods added to my repertoire. Regards, Nancy Plotkin (Plotkin is Polish. I think it came form Plotka which means white fish???) I live in northern California.”

~ You just made my day, especially seeing those browned pierogi with sour cream! I have never made dill pickle soup but it’s on my to-do list. Thank you. ~ jennyCabbage Rolls Jenny Can Cook

Polish Paczki Jenny Can Cook

Jenny Can Cook Polish Recipes

EVA (from Canada) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES & APPLE BARS

“Hi Jenny!  Thank you for the delicious apple bars and the scrumptious chocolate cupcakes.  They were so easy to make and everyone loved them! ~ Eva from Alberta, Canada.”

~ Thank you so much – you’ve been busy! I’m making apple bars tonight. ~ jenny

SELENGE (from California) MADE MY CHOCOLATE- DIPPED COCONUT MACAROONS

“Hi Jenny. I love all your recipes especially these delicious chocolate macaroons!! I hope I hope I will see this photo on Jenny Can Cook soon. I wait for new recipes. Thank you. ❤️ ~ Selenge from Santa Clara, California.”

~ These are my husband’s favorite. Thank you for the lovely photo. ~ jenny

KATHY (from Australia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Oh my God!!! This is so easy and delicious – a hit with everyone. I make this over and over again. I’ve added sesame seeds on top on occasion as my favourite. I’ve even converted my 82 year old mum into making bread this way -vs- the traditional method. A WINNER.. thanks to you I’m no longer afraid of yeast recipes. Love you Jen. – Kathy from Sydney, Australia.”

~ Thank you so much for your photo and the sesame seeds look great – I may try that too. ~ jenny

MARYANNE (from Canada) MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES

“Hi Jenny! Thank you for your cooking tutorials! They’re the best!! I made these lemon brownies for the first time, and as you promised they were 1) Easy to make 2) Excellent tasting! Problem 1) My best friend is mad at me now, because when she came the next day, they were all gone. I blamed it on my husband. Was I wrong to lie about the lemon brownies? 2) Also, I shared the video and now she’s mad because it keeps popping up on her FB timeline and reminding her that she didn’t get any lemon brownies.  3) Now I’m out of lemons and we live on a farm in Elmwood Ontario Canada and we’re 15 kms from town!! Haaaha But seriously now, you are a pleasure to watch, I love your videos. The bread is next!! Warm (Get it?) Regards, Maryanne Holst – Elmwood Ontario Canada 🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦 P. S. Why did I bother to put them in airtight containers?!?.”

~ This is no problem. I blame everything on my husband and have been known to lie about missing brownies. 😋~ jenny

RAJASHREE (from India) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny  This is my first ever baking attempt. It tasted very good. Frosting tasted good but didn’t come out so smooth as I didn’t have a whisking beater. Had to use a spoon. I am enjoying your dishes as they are health conscious and very easy. My next try will be bread. Thank you for the lovely easy recipes. – Rajashree Imandi, From India.”

~ Thank you for your beautiful photo – I love the strawberries. Good luck with your bread! ~ jenny

Oct 24, 2019

Save Cleanup With Wax Paper

How To Save Cleanup with Wax PaperMy thanks to Annie Y. for sharing this terrific helpful hint. I tried it myself and loved it, especially with my no knead crusty rolls that make a sticky mess on the counter. She said, “I don’t have a large wood board, so I taped a piece of waxed paper to the counter top and floured it, allowing me to work and form the dough easily and making clean up a breeze.” Thank you, Annie.

Oct 1, 2019

I Should Have Called Them Breakfast Bars

Crispy Top Oatmeal BarsEvery time I run out of these delicious crispy top oatmeal bars, I need to make more. They are one of my all time favorites and for lots of reasons. There is no white flour, lots of dark chocolate chunks, and the recipe is easy to put together. The crispy top is the best part, made with pecans, brown sugar, and coconut. I have made the top with avocado oil and with melted butter and there’s not much difference to me.

I like something sweet after every meal, even breakfast, and this is my favorite breakfast dessert. Well, between the fig bars and these oat bars, maybe it’s the fig bars, no,,, the oat bars… oh well. I just love sweets so I have to keep finding  ways to make them healthier. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones