January, 2021

Jan 31, 2021

Photo of the Month (January)

How To Make Dutch Baby Pancake

I chose this photo from Ellen in Oregon because as soon as I saw it, I turned on my oven to make my own Dutch Baby Pancake. Her way was exactly the way I serve mine, with a dusting of powdered sugar and lots of fresh fruit. Ellen made it for her husband’s birthday!

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Jan 17, 2021

Sheet Pan Chicken & Roasted Vegetables

 Sheet Pan Chicken & Roasted VegetablesI love ❤️ love ❤️ love ❤️ this easy and healthy dinner. It’s a lot of vegetables but there is never one bite left when I make my sheet pan chicken and veggies. There are so many health benefits from this colorful variety of vegetables but you can use some of mine and add your own favorites. I used to put the chicken and veggies all on a bare pan but the chicken made a big hard-to-clean mess so now I put the chicken only on parchment paper. (the veggies will brown better on a bare pan).

I just cut a strip of parchment paper 4 by 10-inches long and place it at the far end of the pan.

One Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Stirring the vegetables is key so they won’t stick. Instead of setting my timer for 25 minutes, I set it for 10 minutes, remove the pan to stir all the veggies, put it back and set the timer for another 10 minutes. I stir a second time and set the timer for the last 5 minutes. By cutting the chicken into two pieces, this dinner is ready to serve as soon as it’s done.

Since I’m cooking every day, I find myself looking for easier and faster ways to make a healthy meal and I make this one often because there’s not much to do once it’s in the oven. (more time to decide on what’s for dessert – today it’s peanut butter cookies, those easy ones made without flour 😋) I digressed. Back to my easy, healthy and so delicious sheet pan chicken dinner. Click here for the recipe. – jenny jones

p.s. I am now making my own peanut butter – – game changer! I will share it soon… Stay well,  my fellow cooks!! ❤️

Jan 7, 2021

I Made Bran Muffins

Homemade Bran MuffinsI make bran muffins on a “regular” basis. I freeze them and just take out one a day, put a little butter on it, and it’s my evening snack with a glass of warm milk.  The combination of molasses and vanilla gives it that old school bran muffin taste. The older I get, the more I… make bran muffins.🙂 Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jan 3, 2021

My Simple Lentil Soup

Simple Pureed Lentil SoupSome days, a big bowl of this thick and hearty soup is all I need for dinner, with one of my crusty rolls of course. Lentils are high in protein, low in fat, and have lots of health benefits. I used to have it without pureeing but once I pureed it in the food processor, I never went back. It comes out so thick and creamy, perfect for a cold winter day.

I use unsalted chicken stock but vegetarians can use vegetable stock. I sometimes add some chopped baby spinach in that last couple of minutes if I have it. Either way, lentil soup makes a healthy and satisfying meatless meal. (Don’t forget the crusty roll! 😋) Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jan 1, 2021

You Photos/My Recipes (January)

It’s a thrill to see pictures of my recipes from all over the world. I love it, 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

Pj MADE MY 2-Hour FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hello Jenny, I am Pj from Germany. I made your 2-hour fastest no knead bread with Type 1050/ High Gluten Flour (had to clear my pantry). Worked out wonderfully. Hubs was impressed. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with the rest of the world. Your Youtube videos are a joy to watch. Here is the photo of the finished product. Thank you very much once again 🙂 Cheerios, Pj.”

– How exciting to see my bread being enjoyed in Germany! Thank you for taking time to send the photo. –  jennyBest No Knead Bread

SUE MADE MY POPPY SEED ROLL

“I love your recipes and I love you videos so easy to follow.”

– Wow! Yours came out beautifully! Thank you for the photo. –  jennyHomemade Poppyseed Roll

JON MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Your Faster No Knead Bread really works.  First attempt was good, second even better. Have been trying to bake bread effortlessly for 40 years; now I can. Thanks! Jon.”

– I love that this bread is so effortless and yours looks awesome! Thank you.jennyFast No Knead Bread

CATHERINE MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Thank you for the fabulous recipe – it turned out amazing!”

– Boy that looks good! Thank you so much for the photo! jennyBest Recipe Cinnamon Raisin Bread

SUSETE MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“I made the recipe with white flour since I ran out of wheat.  Came out beautiful and delicious.  Did you spray your pan?  Also give it a few minutes before you take it out of the pan.”

– Thank you for the photo. These days, I always grease my loaf pan. Your loaf looks perfect! jennyBest Homemade Bread

JEAN MADE MY NO KNEAD OLIVE BREAD

“Throughout the pandemic I have been experimenting with your no knead breads always a  success!!  I even have my sisters and cousins making them and we text pictures of our breads in our group chat!  So much fun during such a trying time!  Today I made whole wheat olive bread. 😋”

– I just had a grilled cheese sandwich today on my olive bread and loved it. Thank you for the photo and I’m glad you like experimenting. jennyNo Knead Olive Bread

LIEZEL MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Tried the 2hr fastest no knead bread recipe and it turned out marvellous! My family loved it! ~ Liezel May.”

– Thank you for these stunning photos. It looks like you have a warm and wonderful kitchen.  jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead BreadFast Dutch Oven BreadBest Easy Crusty Bread

KERRY (from New Jersey) MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“So fun watching your videos- and this bread came out better than the OVERNIGHT one I tried! Winner!”

– I’m glad to hear it. It looks really good. Thank you. jennyFastest No Knead Bread

ELYSIA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thanks for the recipe! My first one came out perfect.”

– Congratulations on a beautiful first loaf. Thank you for your photo. jennyFast No Knead Bread

MARILYNN MADE MY PIZZA DOUGH

“Thank you Jenny! Your pizza dough is easy and delicious! I made pizza for the first time. I loosely followed the Food Network Kitchen’s Arugula-Prosciutto Pizza. It was delicious!!! Finding your website and recipes is the best part of Covid! Best wishes, Marilynn.”

– Thank you for this tantalizing picture. I love arugula and this looks so delicious! jennyEasy Pizza Crust

JOANIE (from Ireland) MADE MY EASY CRISPY FOCACCIA

“Jenny, thank so much for a fab recipe! ~ Joanie (Ireland).”

– I can almost smell it from here. Thank you for the photo! jennyHomemade Crispy Focaccia

CATHY MADE MY 100% WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“This was so easy, really. Mine sat for nearly 17 hours before I baked it, (it was my day off, I slept in). Turned out really well! Such a deep wheat flavor. I’m looking forward to toast for breakfast tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe – Cathy.”

– Thank you for the photos. That crust looks fantastic and super crunchy! jennyWhole Wheat No Knead BreadWhole Wheat Dutch Oven Bread

ROSE MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“You have a new fan Jenny! I known to be a terrible baker but this came out beautifully and it’s delicious!”

– I’m so glad to hear it. Thank you for your photos – it does look delicious!  jennyCinnamon Raisin Bread

JASON MADE MY FALL OFF THE BONE RIBS

“Your recipe was amazing.  And thank you so much for stressing the importance of rack location in the oven.  That is so overlooked in most recipes and online videos. Respectfully, Jason R. Hillman.”

– Thank you for the photo. Your ribs look absolutely perfect! 😋  jennyFall Off The Bone Ribs

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Hi Jenny, I used an instant yeast packet and was concerned when the roll slices didn’t expand to fill up my 8-inch pan, I still had spaces between the rolls. I consulted your dough FAQ and didn’t see any other mistakes I could have made. So I followed your advice to continue on to finish baking and see how it turned out. As you see, the dough expanded when it started baking and this turned out great. And the dental floss makes it so easy. These were as good as they look! Thanks for helping me celebrate the new year! ~ Dawn Miller McKimpson, Vancouver, WA.”

– They do look good. Thank you for your photo and I’m glad you stuck with it. jennyJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY EASY PUMPKIN BARS

“Hi Jenny – This afternoon I made your Easy Pumpkin Bars – so quick and absolutely yummy.  Haven’t met a recipe of yours yet that I haven’t liked!  Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration to those of us who are spending more time in our kitchens these days.  Bev (from Canada).”

– Thank you! I had a craving for these bars yesterday and make them for dessert. They freeze well so I froze some for later.  jennyEasy Pumpkin Bars

JULIE (from California) MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny! I am so grateful to have stumbled across your wonderful recipes! Your quick and easy chocolate cake will surely become a staple in our household as it was simple to make and it turned out delicious 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!  Kind regards, Julie S. from Corona, CA.”

– Thanks for your pretty photo. I just made this cake myself for dessert tonight. 😋 jennyQuick Easy Chocolate Cake

LYNETTE (from Oregon) MADE MY NO KNEAD RYE BREAD

“Jenny-  This is the best, easiest, and most versatile bread recipe I’ve come across.  (And I’ve been baking A LOT during quarantine!)  For this easy sandwich rye I added 1/2 cup plain yogurt to the 1 cup of water, and 1/2 cup rye flour to the remaining 2 1/2 cups bread flour.  I also added 1T of caraway seeds. It’s soft with a tender crumb, and tastes wonderful! ~ Lynette Anderson, Portland Oregon.”

– I love rye bread and yours looks and sounds delicious, especially with caraway seeds. Thank you. jennyNo Knead Rye Bread

SANDRA (from California) MADE MY CARAMEL CORN

“This was the second recipe I have tried from your website. I made two batches to hand out as Christmas gifts. They all loved it. Sandra, San Diego, CA.”

– I know! I give it every Christmas and people start asking about it in September! Thank you for the photo – it looks great! jennyHomemade Caramel Corn

TAMMY MADE MY SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD

“I used ALL 100% sprouted whole wheat flour to make it easier on blood sugar and therefore less impact on weight. It is just as soft and wonderful as the original recipe, Jenny! You have a GREAT recipe here that I’ve made many times now, and all who’ve had it, LOVE it! Thank you so much!”

– I’m going to try it your way next time. Your bread looks amazing! Thank you. jennySprouted Wheat Bread

DOREEN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Easy to make and soooo delicious! Thank you, Jenny. ~ Doreen Hutton🤗”

– Thank you for your photo. I can almost hear the crunch of that beautiful crust! jennyBest Artisan Bread Recipe

ELLEN (from Oregon) MADE MY DUTCH BABY PANCAKE

“Hi Jenny, I’m ellen from Oregon. I made this Dutch Baby for my husbands birthday. Was pretty and so delicious on this rainy and stormy kind of day. Thanks Jenny.”

– That is a perfect Dutch Baby! Happy Birthday to your hubby and thanks for the wonderful photos. jennyDutch Baby PancakeHow To Make Dutch Baby Pancake

LYNETTE (from Oregon) MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny- Today I substituted 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1 cup warm water, and about 2 T. of Trader Joe’s Sofrito spice.  The bread came out soft and tangy with a nice crumb, and mouthfuls of herbs in every bite.  The second rise was almost an hour, and as you can see it was ready to explode! Emoji Lynette Anderson, Portland OR.”

– What a great way to kick off 2021! Thank you for the great photos and Happy New Year! jenny2-Hour No Knead BreadFastest Dutch Oven BreadJenny Can Cook Bread