August, 2020

Aug 24, 2020

This Really Works

How To Line A Square Pan With Parchment PaperA few people shared this concept of lining a square pan with parchment paper by crumpling up the paper into a ball and then pressing it into the pan. I was a little skeptical but decided to try it and and it really works. I always struggled with lining my square pan for granola bars, which I make almost weekly, because you pressed one side down and the other one pulled away. This way is much easier. I don’t know why… it just works. – Jenny Jones

Aug 2, 2020

Chewy Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesThere are always fresh homemade cookies in this house and it’s usually what we have for dessert. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite because oats provide good fiber and even dark chocolate has health benefits, so this is a win-win recipe. There’s no butter in this easy recipe – I use avocado oil instead – but you can use another vegetable oil if you like.

I’m always torn about how long to bake them. The less you bake them the softer they will be but I also like browned edges so I left the baking time open to between 12 and 14 minutes. I also realize that all ovens and baking sheets are different so you can judge the baking time that works for you. Either way it’s a simple recipe for old fashioned oatmeal cookies but with new fashioned dark chocolate chunks. My husband says, “Everything is better with chocolate!” He’s after me for a chocolate meat loaf! I don’t see it happening. Click here for the recipe. (not the chocolate meatloaf, the cookies! 😀) – jenny jones

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Aug 1, 2020

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal CookiesHere is the whole wheat version of my chewy oatmeal dark chocolate chunk cookies (above). When I can find whole wheat pastry flour I always make them this way. Whole grain cookies make a healthier dessert and these easy cookies are 100% whole grain. The ingredients are basically the same as the white flour version (except for the flour swap) but the technique is as little different – but still very simple. You freeze the dough before baking.

To make these whole wheat chewy oatmeal dark chocolate chunk cookies click here for the recipe. – jenny jones

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Aug 1, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (August)

So many people worldwide are home and cooking and I love seeing photos of my recipes from all over the world, so please say where you’re from – include yourself in the photo too! (I post these manually so you won’t see it right away.) Use this link to send your photo: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

JOSIE (from Canada) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Hope your doing well. I’m Josie Lee from Oshawa, Ontario Canada 🇨🇦. Love your recipes, videos and sense of humour. I can always count on your recipes working and turning out super, super delicious. The other month made your cinnamon roll (made a gigantic bun), This month made your braided cinnamon raisin bread, it’s so delicious and soft.  Great the next day toasted with butter for breakfast. Yum 😋. Thank you Jenny.”

– Thank you for your photos. My husband also likes it toasted but I like the glaze so sometimes I only glaze my half 👍… P.S. your typo is fixed but it did make me laugh. (made a gigantic bum! 😀) – jennyEasy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

BHAIRAVI (from California) MADE MY PAN PIZZA

“Hi Jenny Jones. I love love love your easy pan pizza recipe ! It’s so easy and so yummy. I couldn’t believe I could get such a crunch crispy crust at home. Thank you so much for sharing your love for cooking with all of us. I tried making my version of our favorite pizza chains “chicken bacon” pizza using your recipe ( though with chicken nuggets as that’s what I had at home and turkey bacon ) and 2 vegetarian pizzas ( one which is close to my heart as that’s what we ate back home in India  with bell pepper onion topping  and second one with mushroom onion basil) My family gobbled it up all! No leftovers ! 🙂 Thank you ! Lots of love, Bhairavi Kiwalkar, San Jose , CA.”

– All of your pizzas look so appetizing, no wonder there were no leftovers. 😋 Thank you for taking time to send your photos.– jennyBest Pan PizzaEasy Pan PizzaSkillet PizzaHomemade Deep Dish PizzaHow To Make Pan Pizza

DALILA MADE MY “APPLE” CINNAMON ROLLS

“Good morning Jenny! 🌞 I have made your CINNAMON ROLLS many times and they always come out wonderful! This time I added some diced apples to the filling and also some pecans. Topped the apple cinnamon rolls with some more chopped pecans before baking. Talk about a delicious morning treat with my coffee! Thank you for another great recipe! Happy Baking! 😃 Dalila.”

– This sounds amazing and I am going to try it myself. Thank you for your photo and for sharing this great idea! 🍏 – jennyApple Cinnamon Rolls

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY GREEK LEMON CHICKEN

“Hi Jenny, Thanks again for your delicious and easy Greek Lemon Chicken Bake. This one is going to be on regular rotation through the fall and winter. Made this three times now and it never fails! Thanks for sharing the goodness with all of us home cooks! ~ Dawn Miller McKimpson, Vancouver, WA.”

– I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow and just decided to buy what I need to make this for dinner. I love it too. Thank you for the great photo and my goodness, you have the cleanest stove I’ve ever seen! 👍 – jennyGreek Lemon Chicken Recipe

NANCY (from Canada) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT DINNER ROLLS

“This recipe is easy to follow, takes little time and the texture of the dough made forming the rolls a snap. They were absolutely delicious with a moist texture and were a big hit at a luncheon I had a couple of days ago where they went beautifully with our vegetable/chicken soup. We didn’t really even need to butter them before eating.Another great recipe, Jenny. I’ve made many of yours and have had success with all of them. Thank you. ~ Nancy, Vancouver, Canada.”

– Thanks so much for your photos. They look perfect but I’m not surprised coming from a fellow Canadian. 🇨🇦  – jennyWhole Wheat Dinner RollsHomemade Whole Wheat Rolls

BEN MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hello, just wanted to share my 2 Hour No Knead Bread that I made today. This is the first bread I’ve ever cooked, and I’m extremely pleased. I used a Lodge Dutch Oven, put a little melted butter and a few sesame seeds on top before I baked it. My wife and family was very impressed, went great with the roasted turkey I made for dinner! Thank you, Ben.”

– Your first bread looks fantastic but wait… you cooked roast turkey dinner for your family?! And homemade bread? You are the man!! 👍  – jennyFast No Knead BreadEasy No Knead BreadBest Dutch Oven Bread

SHERRI (from Washington) MADE MY LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

“Hi Jenny, Your recipe for the Blueberry Lemon Muffins is simply scrumptious! I bought fresh berries from the local fruit stand and had a craving for muffins this morning –your recipe was perfect, quick, easy & delish! Thanks for another great recipe 😉  Sherri B. in Lacey, WA.”

– Thank you for your lovely photo and the powdered sugar is a great touch.  – jennyBest Lemon Blueberry Muffins

JUDI MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“So Excited! My first attempt at loaf pan bread.  Love your recipes.  You make everything seem easier.  Thank you a million times over.”

– I can see why you’re excited. Your bread turned out beautifully. Thank you for the photo.  – jennySimple Easy Whole Wheat Bread

KRYSTINA (from Singapore) MADE MY “NO KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD”

“What a good texture, easy in 90mins …. but I have a question is a bit crumpling when I sliced it. Is it normal ? “

– Krystina, this does not appear to be no knead bread – looks more like the “simple whole wheat” loaf.  Can you please re-send with clarification? Thank you. – jenny

KRISTINE (from the Philipines) MADE MY NO KNEAD, CINNAMON RAISIN, and WHITE BREADS

“Hi Jenny, Thanks for sharing all your recipes! It was my first time to make bread and it came out pretty good! I made the No Knead Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, and White Bread. I’m excited to try all the other recipes in your blog. Thank you, again! ❤️ Sending love from the Philippines!”

– These are great photos and I will say that’s the way to slice homemade bread. 👍 – jennyJenny Can Cook BreadBest Cinnamon Raisin BreadEasy Bread Recipes

DIANE (from Washington) MADE MY WHEAT BREAD

“I finally read your bio!I thought there was something familiar about you! I remember your talk show and it all makes sense now.  Your relaxed and personable comfort behind the camera and your wit …. you are a “seasoned professional” – no pun intended!  I found you while in search of a bread recipe and I have been making your “no knead wheat bread” – weekly – ever since.  I am finally to the point where I just glance at the recipe printed for measuring quantities but have the steps memorized.  This bread is foolproof, uncomplicated and so quick and delicious.  Thank you. Yesterday I needed a cream cheese frosting recipe so I thought I’d start with you – I found one paired with a spice cake to use and it came out great.  I had to add a bit more milk than the recipe called for, but it’s so yummy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.  You should have a cooking show on PBS!  Diane Rudnick, Liberty Lake, WA.”

– Thank you for your lovely photos. And I like that pun! 😀 – jennySimple Whole Wheat BreadEasy Sandwich Loaf

LISA MADE MY PACZKI

“Hi Jenny!! Oh so delicious, and so easy to do. THANK YOU for making soft and light doughnuts really achievable. Custard filling because custard is king. Love your recipes, and your videos were a total blast. Pączki photos and one of me attached. Warmest wishes, Lisa.”

– I don’t know which photo I love more – the custard pączki (my favorite filling) or your beautiful purple hair (my favorite color). Thank you so much! 😍 – jennyBaked PączkiPączki

REHAM MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT NO KNEAD BREAD

“Good morning, Thank you for this recipe it’s really great. I love it 💖💖.”

– These are two of the best crusts I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your photos. – jennyWhole Wheat No Knead BreadBest Dutch Oven Bread

HELEN (from Australia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“(No knead for sourdough) Hi Jenny Ha – a joke in the subject line, not sure I’ve done that before. Your no knead bread was our favourite a long time before quarantine (or lockdown as we call it here in Australia). My husband makes it now but got a bit cocky with the rye flour and got a Small brick! I’ve finally printed your recipe instead of watching YouTube every time but I’ve gotta say every time that baseball story makes me snort with laughter! Here’s my last loaf which I was proud of. Off to make more now. Thanks Jenny for your brilliant recipes and the rest you devote so we can enjoy your skills and learn from them. ~ Helen, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia.”

– Your loaf is beautiful! And I like your joke. 😀 It’s so exciting to see my recipe all the way down under! Thank you.- jennyBest No Knead Bread

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, This is Dawn from Vancouver, Washington and I made your no knead Dutch oven bread twice using a Platinum Brand instant sourdough yeast, its regular instant yeast with sourdough cultures mixed in- which was all they had in March when yeast was scarce. It turned out perfect twice. And yesterday I happened to be out of eggs so I made your honey wheat bread and it came out amazing. I didnt tent the top with foil but I don’t mind a browner, crustier top. Also I used whole milk and that didn’t cause any problems with the rise or anything.  I’ve also made your Greek lemon chicken.  potatoes and green beans dinner bake and your chocolate quarantine cake and both were delicious as promised. Thanks for sharing easy recipes for home cooks! Both me and my husband are working from home so it’s really helpful to have these time savers so I’m not in the kitchen all day. We appreciate you! Dawn Miller McKimpson (and husband Karl Miller McKimpson who enjoys the benefits of your recipes!)”

– Thanks for all these photos from your bakery oops, I mean your home! 🙂 I’m happy to help out. – jennyFaster No Knead Bread

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SANDRA (from California) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Thanks for the recipe. It was very easy. ~ Sandra, San Diego.”

– Thank you for the great photo. This is exactly how mine looks when sliced. – jenny Jenny Can Cook Whole Wheat Bread

ROUHANA (from South Africa) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Thanks Jenny, the recipe was sent to me by a friend in the USA, it was perfect, thank you for sharing what you love. Thats me and my nephew, i made the bread for him, and he loved it 🥰🥰.  I am from Johannesburg, South Africa.”

– You just made my day with these photos from over 10,000 miles away! What a beautiful photo of you and your darling nephew. Thank you so much!! ❤️ – jenny (oh, the bread too 🙂)Simple Whole Wheat Bread

JENNIFER MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“My 1st homemade bread.”

– Congrats on your first loaf and your dip (garlic, oil + herbs?) sounds delish! Thank you for the photo. – jennyEasy Crusty Bread Recipe