February, 2021

Feb 28, 2021

Photo of the Month (February)

Polish Paczki RecipeA Polish lady (Beczkowski) made my Polish paczki and took her photo using beautiful Polish dinnerware – this is my favorite photo of the month. On top of that, she is 71 years old and “finally successfully made paczki” for the first time. Thank you to Joyce Beczkowski Nicholas for this wonderful photo! 🇵🇱

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Feb 27, 2021

My Favorite Recipes

Jenny Can Cook Favorite RecipesFor anyone wondering which recipes I make the most, my own go-to favorites, here they are:

No Knead Crusty Rolls: I always have some in the freezer because you can pop them into a 325° F oven for about 10 minutes and they are even more crusty than when first baked.

My Dinner Salad: With a few variations in olive oil dressings, pretty much every meal I make starts with a salad.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner: The pork is lean, takes on marinade really well, and I love roasted veggies.

Oven Chicken Veggie Kabobs: It’s an easy and simple one pan meal with delicious marinated chicken, and I always serve it with Basmati rice. One pan = easy cleanup.

Granola Bars: I make a lot of these granola bars. They can be a quick snack, dessert, or something to take on a hike or trip. There’s one in my purse right now.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake: Of all the chocolate cakes I make, this is my favorite And there’s a whole sweet potato in there for some vitamin A, or as we say in Canada, “Vitamin eh?” 🇨🇦

Cracked Wheat No Knead Bread: I love farm breads and this easy no knead bread with extra fiber is the one I make the most. I bake, slice, and freeze.

Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables: It’s fast, easy, healthy, low fat, and it all roasts in one pan. It’s delicious. I love this meal!

Bran Muffins: I make a dozen and freeze them for the days I crave traditional, old fashioned, bran muffins, which is almost every day.

Tapioca Pudding: Light as a cloud, this comfort food dessert is a family favorite. My husband swears I always take the bigger serving, but he can’t prove it. 😀

Giant Breakfast Cookies: These are almost a meal in themselves, chewy, delicious, and full of fiber. As soon as I’m down to one, I make more.

One Pan Broccoli Bean Pasta: I buy fresh broccoli every week so I know I can always make this quick and easy last minute dinner with my pantry staples of pasta and canned beans. Any time I can make dinner in one pan, I’m on it! 🥘

Feb 1, 2021

Your Photos (February)

I love seeing pictures 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

MARSHA MADE MY PACZKI

“I filled my Paczkis with raspberries Jam. Sincerely, Marsha J. Anderson.”

– That’s a great choice for filling…. yummm!! Thank you for your photo. jennyBest Recipe Polish Paczki

MONIQUE (from Holland) MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Dear Jenny, It is the third time i am making your recipe.. If it tastes as good as it looks 😋 Greetings from Holland, Monique.”

– I’m so excited to see my bread recipe in Holland. Thank you – it looks great!jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

ROXANNE MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thanks for a great recipe! ~ Roxanne.”

– You’re very welcome. Thank you for the great photos.jennyFastest No Knead Bread

MICHELLE MADE MY CHRISTMAS PECAN BALLS

“I made them at Christmas but am dreaming of them right now! They were soo delicious! I plan on making Paczki soon.  I’ve never made anything like it but your video makes it look do-able. I love your YouTube videos and am glad to see you still posting on your website.  I hope all is well with you and your family, Michelle Hotchkiss.”

– Who says they’re only for Christmas? 🎄😉 Thank you for the photo! – jennyEasy Pecan Ball Cookies

SHARON MADE MY EASY ONE BOWL YELLOW CAKE

“I was sent here to share a photo of your cake recipe without butter. Not sure what I’m supposed to do. I’m a bit tech challenged! I would have put it in a prettier plate had I known it was going to come out so well, and I might be sending a photo! Oh well…. have a great day.”

– Your photo arrived and your cake looks great with that beautiful wavy frosting. Thank you.jennyJenny Can Cook Easy Yellow Cake

MICHAEL MADE MY OATMEAL COOKIES

“Just finished making my first batch of these Oatmeal Cookies. I used half brown sugar and half coconut sugar and it worked perfectly. The majority recieved chocolate chips but for a few I left out the chocolate chips for tasting purposes. All were delicious.”

– Thank you for the photo and for taking time to include the ipad. I use my ipad in the kitchen too. – jennyJenny Can Cook Oatmeal Cookies

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY TORTILLAS

“Hi Jenny, Your Tortillas were a hit tonight.  Thank you so much for taking the fear out of making things like tortillas and bread.  I never would have tried making my own before I found your website.  Now I’ll never buy tortillas again! Bev (from Canada).”

– I just made some today and they look exactly lke yours. Thank you for the photo.jennyHow To Make Flour Tortillas

MATTHEW MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thank you for this wonderful recipe!”

– That looks so good! I am definitely adding sesame seeds next loaf. Thank you for sharing.jennyFastest No Knead Bread


SANCTIFIED LADY MADE MY FUDGE BROWNIES

“Tastes great!!!! I made them this morning.”

– I hope this wasn’t your breakfast! 😀 Thank you for the photo. They look really good. jennyJenny Can Cook Fudge Brownies

JOCELYNN MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“2-Hour No Knead Heaven. This was amazing! First time ever to make no knead or bread in a DO. I will be donating my bread machine as soon as this Texas winter weather lifts. I’m new at baking, could I double this recipe or best in small batches?”

– Thank you for your terrific photos. I believe some people have doubled the recipe – please look through the comments. jennyFastest No Knead BreadBest No Knead Bread Recipe

ANDREW (in 7th grade) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

Hi Jenny. My name is Andrea. I came across your YouTube video about the no knead bread because my grandson, Andrew, who is in 7th grade had to bake bread for CCA, or home Ec, as we know it. He asked me to help him make a recipe I have for an Amish white bread but it’s a bit complicated, So I was looking for an easy recipe to help him with. We did yours and it was really good. They didn’t get dark because the oven went out but they were cooked through. I thought to myself, this is a great base recipe. Andrew wanted me to make the honey bread that he likes so I added a little honey before I put my hot water in and it worked. I used my air fryer oven since my oven went out right after making his bread. Again it worked. Next time I make bread  I’m going to use a larger pan but in the air fryer oven. this is Andrew first time bread baker.

– I’m so happy to see young people learning to cook! 😀 Keep it up Andrew, it’s so much fun!! 👏 – jennyJenny Can Cook BreadEasy No Knead Bread

ROSANNE MADE MY PACZKI

“These were delicious! I may have added too much flour but oh they were still good! I used red raspberry spread for half and the custard for the rest of them. I did add vanilla to the custard! Thank you for the video and recipe. Will be making again someday!”

– Thank you for your photo. Too much flour or not, they sure look good! – jennyFat Tuesday Paczki

JOYCE MADE MY PACZKI

“Jenny, So Polish proud today!!!!! At age 71, I finally successfully made paczki because of your great video and recipe. Thank you so much. Joyce Beczkowski Nicholas.”

– OMG! I love this so much! The perfect paczki and that beautiful Polish dinnerware. Thank you so much. You just made my day! ❤️🇵🇱 ❤️.jennyPolish Paczki Recipe

KIM MADE MY PACZKI

“These are the best, Jenny! Thank you for this recipe and your fun video! 💕 Cordially, Kim.”

– Thank you for this great photo. They look like custard and jam and look wonderful!jennyJenny Can Cook Paczki

DONNA MADE MY PACZKI

“The recipe for your pazcki donuts are incredibly amazing and so easy to make.  I can’t wait to try apricot, chocolate, raspberry and your cream filled. I use grape in this batch and they were gone in 15 minutes.  Thank you for another wonderful recipe Jenny.  Love Donna.”

– These must also be for Fat Thursday. Thank you very much for the photo – I have ther same kitchen towel! 🙂- jenny

SUSAN MADE MY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES & LEMON BROWNIES

“Hi Jenny, I made your lemon brownies and your dark chocolate brownies. I can’t decide which one is more delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this homemade deliciousness!! ~ Susan Bunn.”

– They look so so good. Thank you for taking time to send these yummy photos.jennyDark Chocolate BrowniesLemon Brownies

ALENOOSH MADE MY FOCACCIA BREAD

“Dear Jenny,  Yesterday we made the foccachio bread we added some green olives and red peppers on top it came out very well and was devoured in an hour! Thank you for the recipe.”

– Yumm, yumm! You’re only a little cheese away from pizza! 🍕Thank you.jennyHomemade Focaccia Bread

MINDY (from the UK) MADE MY BREADS

“I love your recipes here in the UK.”

– Thank you for your photo. Everything looks good here.jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

JOY MADE MY PACZKI

“Dear Jenny! Thank you for this lovely recipe. I made them today and they are lovely! The fluffiest, softest donuts with the most amazing texture. I made them too big though I am afraid (they were as big as my hand… But that is my fault. My husband is so happy with the size fortunately!) but still very delicious. Just wanted to share with you the photo as a sign of appreciation. God bless you, dear woman! Kind regards, Joy.”

When it comes to sweets, as far as I’m concerned, the bigger the better! 😍 Thank you for the beautiful photo. – jennyOven Baked Paczki

LOLA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“This is the easiest recipe ever.  I was always afraid to make bread until I found this recipe.  It is so good.  I add a tablespoon of sugar and some parmesan to it and it is lovely.”

– Thank you for this great photo and what a crispy crust! I like your additions too.jennyFastest No Knead Bread

CRYSTAL (from Canada) MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

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– They look really good. Thank you for your photo. jennyJenny Can Cook Ribs

ARLEEN MADE MY PIZZA

“Start to finish, 45 minutes for this beauty! Thanks Jenny!”

– Thank you for this photo and it IS a beauty. Love those crispy edges! 😋 – jennyEasy Homemade Pizza

FRANK MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, I was very surprised at how well this bread turned out. I typically make french loaves and use a long fermentation and rise time. But, your recipe is a game-changer. Thank you so Much… If you look closely, you can see where the bread expanded into the oven rack above it.”

– That may be the tallest loaf of bread I have ever seen! It looks amazing! Thank you. jennyHomemade Whole Wheat BreadEasy Homemade Sandwich BreadBest Bread RecipeJenny Can Cook Bread

(Anonymous) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Cinnamon Raisin Bread”

– Oh my, that looks wonderful – love the pecans on top. Thank you for your photo. jennyenny Can Cook Cinnamon Raisin Bread

LEAN MADE MY VANILLA CAKE

“My daughter’s birthday cake. She hasn’t had cake recently and she was pleasantly surprised how good this was.  She has a dairy allergy. For the icing,  substituted butter for dairy free butter and milk used almond milk. I also used water once and it was still delicious! Thanks so much.”

– I’m so happy to see  your photo with the cake! It looks like your daughter is six so please with her a Happy Birthday from me! 🎈🎈- jennyHomemade Easy Vanilla Cake

ANOO MADE MY VANILLA & CHOCOLATE CAKES

“Thanks Jenny for the Lvly , Lvly … recipes, both vanilla & chocolate, I hv becm popular cz of these recipes 😁😁made both , chocolate & vanilla ,thanks 🤗❤️”

– I agree that baking homemade cake from scratch does make us very popular. Thanks for the pictures!–  jennyEasy Cake Recipes Jenny Can Cook

CB MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“So I had to take the picture from the side because I already ate a piece because it looked so good and it tasted even better. Thank you JennyCanCook for the amazing recipe.”

– I’ve had the same problem when taking my recipe pictures. 🙂 Thank you for your photo. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

GLADIOLA MADE MY MEATLOAF

“My kiddos said: I want meatloaf for Lunch & Dinner the whole week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. It was delicious! Before/After. Thumbs 👍🏽.”

– I’m glad to hear it. I love how beautifully browned your meatloaf is. No wonder the kids loved it. Thank you. –  jennyHomemade MeatloafBest Meatloaf Ever

KIM MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Love ur bread!! Many times i double the recipe and make 2 loaves and give one to my daughter or son that live on their own. They love it too!!”

– Thank you for your photo. It’s so nice to know you are sharing it with your children. Sharing homemade food is one of the most loving things we can do. ❤️ –  jenny Dutch Oven Bread Jenny Can Cook

NAOMI (from Canada) MADE MY 2-Hour FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thank you very much for your fantastic recipe. Turns out perfectly every time! ~ Naomi from Ottawa, ON Canada.”

– It looks great! Thank you for sending it all the way from my home province. 🇨🇦 –  jenny (London, ON)Fastest No Knead Bread

MAGGA (from Luxembourg) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“We baked no knead bread on New Years morning. I took the dow with me. We stayed with our son and family over night,  because of evening Covid curfew in Luxembourg, Europe.  The bread was a big hit. I told my son. “Knock on the breads bottom when you think it is ready. If you hear a hollow sound it is ready”.  He was quick. He knocked on my head and asked “this sound?”

– Thank you for sharing your photo and a high five to your son for his quick wit. 😀 That was very funny! I looked up your country and it’s so beautiful! 🇱🇺 Good health to you. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

JOSEPH & OSSA (from Florida) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Thanks for your easy cinnamon rolls they were irresistible. ~ Joseph and Ossa Andrews from Tampa Florida.”

– Your cinnamon rolls look sweet but the picture of you both is even sweeter! I am honored that you shared your lovely photo with me. ❤️ (My dad lived in Clearwater for many years – I visited often.) –  jennyEasy Cinnamon RollsJenny Can Cook

JOAN MADE MY PACZKI

“Dear Jenny,  Your recipes are delicious and easy to follow.  I enjoy watching your videos.  They are very helpful..  This is my first try at making jelly donuts using your recipe for paczki.”

– They look fabulous! Thank you for the photos and congratulations on your first (but not last 😋)  jelly donuts. –  jennyHomemade PaczkiOven Baked Jelly Donuts

DIANNA MADE MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH

“Hi Jenny, I posted a review of your fantastic pizza crust recipe. Here are a couple photos of the pizza night with 10 youth in our neighborhood, ages 6-17. Thank you for sharing so generously. 💖 Love, Dianna.”

– Pickles on pizza – I love it! Thank you for your photos. You can’t go wrong with kids & homemade pizza. 😋 –  jennyFast Homemade Pizza CrustFast Pizza Crust Recipe