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Nov 10, 2019

Spiral Chocolate Cinnamon Christmas Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Raisin Spiral Christmas BreadI only make this holiday bread once a year (okay, maybe twice 😋) because it may be called bread but let’s face it… it’s dessert. Here are a few progress photos of how to make my Spiral Chocolate Cinnamon Christmas Bread. First, you divide the dough in half, roll & press each half into a rough 9 x 9-inch square, and spread the chocolate/butter mixture all the way to the edges.

Chocolate Spiral Christmas Bread

Next, you cover each half with the brown sugar/cinnamon/cocoa mixture, all the way to the edges.

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Now roll each of them up, starting at the right and left edges, rolling them towards each other. It’s a little messy but that’s okay. Oh, one more thing. You can also scatter about 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on each half before rolling them up.

How To Make Spiral Bread

The fun part is twisting the logs into a loaf. Bring the logs together (it doesn’t matter where the seams go) and twist them together 3 or 4 times (like you’re wringing out a towel) to make a spiral, but messy, loaf. Tuck the edges under and plop it into your parchment paper-lined loaf pan.

How To Make Chocolate BreadBake for 30 minutes but after 15 minutes, put a foil tent on top to avoid over-browning. I hope these photos are helpful. For the recipe click here.Jenny Jones 

Nov 1, 2019

Who’s Making My Recipes in November?

I loved seeing photos of my recipes being made all over the world! That’s why it’s great to see where you are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

GARY (from England) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Hi Jenny, I’m Gary, A new fan of yours from here from England, UK. I made your Cinnamon Raisin bread ( Cinnamon Tunnel Bread), all by hand as I don’t have a mixer. It turned out wonderful – my kids said it was the best thing they had ever eaten – and I agree with them. The only problem is that they said I must make one every day lol. Loving your videos and recipes. Best Wishes, Gary.”

~ It looks fantastic! I could make it every day myself. Thank you for your photo. ~ jennyCinnamon Raisin Bread Jenny Can Cook

Oct 28, 2019

Homemade Pecan Pie Bars

Homemade Pecan Pie Bars from Jenny Can CookWhat can I say? This is not a dessert to have every day but for holiday baking, pecan pie is a must. But I prefer pecan pie bars because the bars can be cut into smaller pieces than a round pie and no one should eat big pieces of pecan pie! I always use an oil crust and my oil of choice is cold pressed avocado oil. I tried using maple syrup in the filling but did not like the result so I went with the traditional corn syrup, which, by the way, is not the same a high fructose corn syrup.

I only make pecan pie or pecan pie bars twice a year for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it’s a good thing because holiday recipes can be dangerous to have around. This recipe is really simple with just the basic ingredients so it comes together quickly. What I can’t figure out is why my pecans sometimes rise to the top and sometimes don’t, but these easy pecan pie bars are always so gooey and sweet and delicious. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 26, 2019

Your Photos/My Recipes (Sept/Oct)

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

DANIELA (from Bulgaria) MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

“Hello, My name is Daniela Lesova and I’m from Bulgaria. I made Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs and they turned out amazing! Best Regards 🙂”

~ How exciting! My ribs are being enjoyed in Bulgaria! 🇧🇬 Thank you for the great photos! ~ jennyJenny Can Cook RecipesJenny Can Cook Ribs

NANCY (from Northern California) MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS, PIEROGI & PACZKI

“Hi Jenny! I just wanted you to know that last weekend I made my husband an all Polish meal. I had never made anything Polish in my life and since my husband is Polish, I thought it might be fun. (I have also never even tasted anything Polish) I am Italian and so that is my preferred menu. I “Googled” Polish food and your youtube came up. I can’t tell you how easy you made making stuffed cabbage rolls. I watched your vid about four times and then made then without a hitch. They were delicious. I also made Perogi, Dill Pickle soup and Paczki. Thank you for your great instruction and your delightful personality. I now have Polish foods added to my repertoire. Regards, Nancy Plotkin (Plotkin is Polish. I think it came form Plotka which means white fish???) I live in northern California.”

~ You just made my day, especially seeing those browned pierogi with sour cream! I have never made dill pickle soup but it’s on my to-do list. Thank you. ~ jennyCabbage Rolls Jenny Can Cook

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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

Oct 24, 2019

Save Cleanup With Wax Paper

How To Save Cleanup with Wax PaperMy thanks to Annie Y. for sharing this terrific helpful hint. I tried it myself and loved it, especially with my no knead crusty rolls that make a sticky mess on the counter. She said, “I don’t have a large wood board, so I taped a piece of waxed paper to the counter top and floured it, allowing me to work and form the dough easily and making clean up a breeze.” Thank you, Annie.

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

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