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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

Sep 1, 2019

Your Photos/My Recipes (September)

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

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

Aug 25, 2019

Easy One Pan Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and BroccoliNEW RECIPE: Some days, the faster I can make dinner the better. Today is one of those days and this easy one pan spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and broccoli takes 18 minutes, including prep. I mean it. I’ve even made it in 16 minutes!

This is one of my easy one pan meals where everything cooks in one pan, including the spaghetti. I use thin spaghetti because it cooks in 9 minutes but if you use regular spaghetti you will have to add a little extra time. Stirring is important to keep the spaghetti from sticking so stir it vigorously to separate the strands.

I rarely drain pasta any more. I’m making more and more one pan meals and besides being less work, there’s less cleanup – Bonus! Cherry tomatoes and fresh broccoli are always available so if you keep them on hand, you can always make an easy, healthy dinner in less than 20 minutes.

Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Aug 12, 2019

Photos from You (August)

I love seeing my recipes made in other kitchens and in other countries so I appreciate your saying where you are from. You can send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

DAVID MADE MY POTATO PANCAKES

“Pics of potato Pancakes at the start of frying, in an electric skillet; and a pic of the finished pancakes with the rest of dinner: Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, Mustard, Applesauce, Sour Cream served on the side to take care of individual taste sensibilities. As you can see, I use a less oil than many recommend. Still it needs to be there for the pancakes to finish brown and crispy. I get four generous pancakes from two potatoes. ~ David Kapral.”

~Kielbasa & sauerkraut sound heavenly to this Polish cook. Thank you for your photos. ~ jenny

DIANA MADE MY STRAWBERRY CAKE & COCONUT CAKE WITH PINEAPPLE

Hi Jenny, I also love to cook.. it was by chance I ran across your YouTube video.. so glad I  did.”

~Those are some beautiful cakes but I’m even more exited to see your photo. Thank you! ~ jenny

Aug 8, 2019

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk CookiesNEW RECIPE: I was surprised how well these turned out. I never thought I could make cookies without flour but for anyone looking to reduce carbs, or wanting gluten-free cookies, you can still make delicious healthier cookies at home. These really are chocolate chunk cookies because I rarely use chocolate chips any more, preferring to use a healthier dark chocolate bar. To get the health benefits of dark chocolate you need a bar with at least 70% cacao and that’s what I use for chocolate chips. I just take a 70% bar and cut it into strips and then the strips into chunks.

Dark Chocolate Chunks for BakingI’m also reducing sugar in my baking these days so these low carb cookies have less sugar and I don’t miss it at all. The texture of cookies made with almond flour is a little more chewy, but I really like it.

I’m planning to try more baking with almond flour and reducing carbs wherever I can so I’ll be posting anything I make that turns out. And these easy almond flour dark chocolate chunk cookies did turn out. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Jul 1, 2019

Your Photos (July)

It’s always a thrill to see my recipes made all over the world and I appreciate your saying where you are from. You can send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

ANDY MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“The simple whole wheat bread was great. Baked in my toaster oven in Houston! Quick, easy, tasty!”

~ In a toaster oven? That’s great for people to know. Thank you. ~ jenny

DALILA MADE MY OATMEAL BANANA BREAKFAST BARS

“Hi Jenny! 🌼 I made your Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Bars for hubby and myself  to enjoy on our back deck. They were wonderful with our morning coffee and the sunshine! I really like how easy they were to make, really no fuss at all. The banana flavor really makes them so tasty! Happy Baking! 😊”

~ Another great photo. Thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed these delicious bars. ~ jenny

JEANNIE (from Oregon) MADE MY ENGLISH MUFFINS

“Hi, Jenny!  Your English muffins are super good! Thank you! ~ Jeannie (Milwaukie, Oregon).”

~ They look fantastic. Thank you for the great photos. ~ jenny

Jun 29, 2019

Homemade High Fiber Granola

Homemade High Fiber GranolaAlright, I’ll say it. I need more fiber. We probably all do. And we all need a good, healthy breakfast with protein, fat, and fiber so here it is… my new high fiber granola.  It’s similar to my other granola recipe with just a couple of small changes, mainly by replacing half of the oats with wheat bran. This gives my granola two kinds of fiber: oats, which are soluble and bran, which is insoluble and we need both.

I like to use extra thick oats in my granola for more crunch and I find them at Whole Foods but when I run out, I just use regular rolled oats. For nuts I chop up almonds, walnuts, and pecans and I also add raw sunflower seeds. I mix everything right in the pan so there is virtually no cleanup. I bake mine until it’s very toasted and brown, about 35 minutes, because toasting brings out the flavor in all the nuts and the oats. The wheat bran makes nice little clumps which I really enjoy.

Who knew that adding fiber to your diet could be this easy? Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jun 12, 2019

Easy Cucumber Salad

Simple Cucumber SaladThis is such a refreshing salad to serve in the summer and now is the best time to get crisp, fresh Persian cucumbers. If you can find organic cucumbers, you can just scrub them and leave the peel on. If they’re not organic, it’s best to peel them for this salad.

I slice the cucumbers very thinly, no more than 1/8 of an inch thick, and for the onion, the thinner the better as well. The dressing uses a good amount of sugar but remember that most of the dressing is not eaten. You serve this salad with a slotted spoon and leave the liquid behind so don’t fret about using a tablespoon of sugar.

If you serve this cucumber salad right away it will be quite crisp, and if you refrigerate it for an hour or more, the cucumber slices will soften and absorb a little more dressing. They are good either way but it’s best to serve this salad on the same day.

I wish everyone a fun summer with lots of good, healthy, homemade food, including this cool and crisp, cucumber salad. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jun 1, 2019

No Dutch Oven / No Knead Bread

No Dutch Oven No Knead BreadFor anyone who does not have a Dutch oven but wants an easy way to make crusty homemade bread with no kneading and almost no work at all, look what I just made on a baking sheet! It was so easy and the loaf was crusty and delicious.

A Dutch oven with a lid creates steam inside the pot, which produces that crispy crust so I create steam inside the oven by placing a small 5 by 9-inch pan in the oven while it’s preheating. Then when I place the bread in to bake, I pour some boiling water into the little hot pan and whoosh – steam goes all over the place. I close the oven door right away to keep the steam inside and let it bake.

Anyone can make this easy no knead bread on a baking sheet. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jun 1, 2019

Photos from You (June)

I love seeing your photos! And please include where you are from. You can send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

CHRIS (from North Carolina) MADE MY SALMON PATTIES

 “Chris from NC – Salmon Cakes – we really loved them, he doubled the recipe!! 🙂”

~ A cast iron pan is a great idea, plus the paper towels. Thank for your photo! ~ jenny

JULIA (from Los Angeles) MADE MY GRANOLA

“Hi Jenny. This is half a batch of your granola recipe that I baked in my toaster oven. During the summer months I like to use it on the patio so I don’t heat up the kitchen.  😊 Much enjoyed–thank you so much! You’re a peach! ❤️”

~ Thank you for your photos and it’s helpful to know you can use a toaster oven. ~ jenny

LINDA (from California) MADE MY PACZKI

“I finally made these Jenny!!! I have been wanting to make Pacski for quite awhile.  They are beyond delicious! Thank you for this BAKING version!!  ~Linda Lamanuzzi ~ Fresno, Ca.”

~ They look just like mine. Thanks so much for your photos! ~ jenny

DALILA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT APPLE CAKE

“Hi Jenny! 🌷I made your EASY WHOLE WHEAT APPLE CAKE for a dessert to share with friends. OMGoodness!! Talk about a wonderful after dinner treat…..YAY!! I did offer my cake with a side of low-fat vanilla ice cream for those who wanted it. First let me tell you how easy it was to make this cake…..it was EASY….LOL! I did make mine in a 9″ spring-form pan because I decided to slice some apples for the top. Presentation is always a big hit with my friends. I used applesauce instead of oil, worked like a charm. 👌 Cake was so nice and moist and the taste was deeeelish! I also brushed the top of my cake with some sugar-free apple jelly to give it a shine. Needless to say there were no leftovers, not even a crumb was left. 😁 I highly recommend making this easy apple cake, you will definitely please your family and friends. Thank you Ms. Jenny for a satisfying easy to make apple cake recipe. Happy Baking! 😊 Dalila G.”

~ Thank you, Dalila. Your presentation is beautiful. ~ jenny

TABITHA MADE MY CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD

“Banana bread minus the chocolate chips. 🙂 Thanks Jenny!!”

~ Thanks for the photo. It’s good to know that chocolate chips are not always needed. ~ jenny