October, 2021

Oct 18, 2021

My Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix

Homemade Italian Spice MixNEW RECIPE: One day I was out of my store-bought Italian seasoning mix and needed some for dinner. I thought about changing out of my pajama bottoms and favorite T-shirt to go to the store but that sounded like more work than making spaghetti and meatballs from scratch. So I decided to try making my own spice mix. That was the last day I ever used store-bought Italian seasoning mix. I can’t explain why but the mixture I came up with was just…. better. It smells better, tastes better, and smells fresher. It may be because I use a lot of basil, which is super fragrant. I just put all the ingredients on a piece of wax paper and pour it into a small jar, shake well, and it’s done. Homemade always seems to be better, even for spices. (not so much for hair coloring!)

Click here for the recipe.

Oct 11, 2021

🇨🇦 Happy Canadian Thanksgiving 🇨🇦

🍁 ~ Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family. ~ 🍁

Oct 1, 2021

Your Photos (October)

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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

PAMELA MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS

“Dear Jenny: I made these for the first time ever following your recipe and video. A picture of them in progress – the dish on the top is ready, the dish on the bottom clearly needs some sauce and leaves before going in. They turned out PERFECTLY! I’m so proud of them! Thank you thank you thank you!! With love, Pamela.”

~ What a thrill to see my favorite meal being made and yours looks fantastic. Congratulations on your first cabbage rolls!~ jennyBest Cabbage Rolls Recipe

DALILA MADE MY SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD

“Good morning Ms. Jenny! ☀️ I hope you and Denis are well and are getting comfy in your new home. The weather is taking a turn and I can say Fall is here for sure….LOL!To get into  Fall foods I did make your Easy Pumpkin Bars again,  unfortunately no picture. They disappeared soooo fast……again…..everyone loves them! I’ll have to make more pumpkin bars and try to keep everyone’s grubby hands off….LOL! I also made your Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake….DEEEEE-LISH!! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes! I truly enjoy looking through your blog to pick out recipes to make. Your recipes ALWAYS work out for me, they are definite winners in my kitchen.

I made your QUICK AND EASY SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD. I’ve made it many times before with success in a regular size loaf pan. I sometimes add some sort of  seeds to the top of the loaf. This time I tried it in my two smaller pans, 7.75″ X 3.75″ X 2.5″. The loaves came out great, I topped one with pumpkin seeds. The bread always comes out so soft in the middle, yummy indeed!  Thank you for making “bread-baking”  so much fun Ms. Jenny! 😀 Wishing you and Denis a lovely day! 🌻 Happy baking! ~ Dalila G.”

~ Thank you for your beautiful photos. It’s good to know they can be made into two smaller loaves. ~ jennySprouted Wheat Bread

Homemade Sprouted Wheat Bread

PAUL MADE MY CUSTARD PUDDING

“Custard no sugar. ~ Paul Hazeltine.”

~ Blueberries sound like a great addition. Thank you for your photo. ~ jennyHomemade Custard Pudding

DAVID MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Easy rolls for franks, and or grillers. Delish!”

~ Thank you for the photo – just in time for weekend grilling! ~ jennyHow To Make Hot Dog Buns

EMILY (from California) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Thank you for the recipe. It was easy to make and didn’t take long. It looks so good and even better taste yummy. Hubby approved. He says it taste better than the ones I buy from the store. Oh Jenny, I came across your videos and you looked so familiar. I just couldn’t get where I met or seen you from. Then I finally figured it out, I use to watch your talk show. I’m ready to try more of your recipes. Loved your show and now I love your cooking videos. Please do more. I love your tips and how you show us how to cook. You are funny. Thanks. ~ Emily Reed, Oceanside, CA.”

~ Your bread looks amazing! Thank you for taking time to send these great photos. ~ jennyCinnamon Raisin BreadEasy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

NANA (from Canada) MADE MY OATMEAL RAISIN COCOKIES (no butter)

“These are THE best oatmeal raisin cookies Ever! I took a picture after they were almost gone! Glad I got to them in time before my husband ate the last few! Lol.”

~ Thanks for your photo and I’m glad there were enough left for the picture! ~ jennyBest Oatmeal Cookies

KARINA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“It was amazing .. I made it twice in a week my kids love it and us too. Thank you.”

~ I appreciate the photo and it’s always a good day when your kids like your cooking! ~ jennyEasy Homemade Bread

SAMMIE MADE MY POPPY SEED ROLL

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~ That looks so good! Thank you for the photos. ~ jennyHomemade Poppyseed Roll

LOLA MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“I love this bread it’s so delicious.  At first I was unsure that I could make it because it looks complicated!  This makes me happy Jenny.”

~ And your picture makes me happy. Your loaf looks perfect with just the right amount of glaze for my taste. 😍 ~ jennyBraided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

LORRAINE MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny! It was perfect.  I also made white.   Didn’t turn out as well.  Hints?? ~ Lorraine.”

~ Thank you for this photo. I love the glaze you added. If you followed my white bread version, I have no idea why it would not work. Just make sure you follow that recipe exactly. ~ jennyEasy Recipe Wheat Bread

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY STRAWBERRY CAKE, RIBS & APPLE PIE

“Hi Jenny – We’re loving every one of your recipes I’ve tried, too many to count!  Here are photos of your Strawberry Cake, Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs and Apple Pie – all of them fabulous.  Now that fall is here I’ll be trying more of your breads and of course soups.  Thanks so much again for continuing to inspire me.  Bev (from Canada).”

~ Wow! These are great photos from someone who knows her way around the kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing your photos! (These are my husband’s three favorite recipes.) ~ jennyBest Strawberry CakeFall Off The Bone RibsApple Pie OIl Crust

BARBARA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Good evening jenny I just wanted to share my loaf of bread with you. Thank you so much. Looking forward to baking some more of your recipes. Many thanks, Barbara Sabir.”

~ Thank you for your photo. Why am I craving French toast right now? 😋 ~ jennyBest Homemade Bread

JEANNIE’S GRANDSON MADE MY BREADS

“Hi Jenny, I love your recipes and show from the past. I recently stumbled upon your blog and found your  recipe for no knead crusty rolls which we will try. But in the meantime, since Covid started and my grandson being home with me quite often, hehas found a new passion; bread baking. Please enjoy some of his creations. – Jeannie.”

~ You just made my day! I love to see young people with a passion for cooking or baking and what a spectacular job he is doing. Please tell your handsome grandson that I love his photos and all of his creations are perfection! Keep up the great work! ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

Jenny Can Cook Breads

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

SUMERA MADE MY FRUIT & NUT BREAD

“Hi Jenny. I made this beautiful looking bread just now using your recipe. Its just out of the oven so not cutting it for another 15 minutes but I am so excited to taste it. Thank you for this simple and quick recipe. I used cranberries and raisins with Walnuts. 🥰 All the best always, Sumera.”

~ I am making one myself this morning. It’s my husband’s favorite. Thank you for the great picture. ~ jennyEasy Fruit & Nut Bread

HOLLY (from Arizona) MADE MY HONEY WHEAT BREAD

“Thank you….;) Holly, Arizona.”

~ Thanks for your photo and the healthy addition of sunflower seeds. ~ jennyBest Recipe Honey Wheat Bread

LILY MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

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~ Love those seed toppings! Thank you for your photo. ~ jennyBest Recipe Crusty Rolls

LAURA (from Florida) MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Jenny! I have been making your no knead bread for several years now (thank you very much!) but today I used your quicker recipe for the rolls!  They look great and I know they will taste as good as the original!!! You are the BEST!  Thank you!!! ! Laura – FLORIDA.”

~ Thank you for starting off the October photos with these amazing crusty rolls. They look great! ~ jennyEasy No Knead Crusty Rolls

Oct 1, 2021

Photo of the Month (September)

Pumpkin Cheesecake RecipeThis is the first photo sent in of my lightened up pumpkin cheesecake and it reminded me that I don’t always have to make pumpkin pie for the holidays. Rhonda made it for her anniversary and said, “Everyone in my house loved it, even my daughter with the picky appetite.” To make it even better, Rhonda decorated it so beautifully with real homemade whipped cream – the only kind I use too. Plus, her picture is better than mine!

Click here for the recipe.

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