Almost every time I make Polish pierogi, one or two don’t make it. They come apart when I boil them because I unknowingly left an opening or a little hole when I sealed them up. But not today. Every single one was perfect! I made 27 piroshki and they all survived.
We had them as a side dish for dinner with chicken and some brocolini although when I was growing up, pierogi was the entire meal… along with fried onions, bacon bits, and lots of sour cream. So I had a little sour cream and onions but I skipped the bacon bits.
Whoever invented the concept of mashed potatoes wrapped in dough, I thank you. Next I’ll be working on a sauerkraut-mushroom filling. Yummm! But potato & cheese pierogi will always be my favorite. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
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VERENA MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD
“Made your No Knead bread I loved how it came out I did this before but I let it rise for like 20 hours I like this a lot better. Thank you Miss Jenny 😉 Happy Halloween.”
CATHY MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Made your simple whole wheat bread and it’s so tasty and soft and delicious.”
CATHY MADE MY POTATO GNOCCHI
“Hi Jenny. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. I recently discovered your website and I have planned on making quite some recipes of yours. Your simple whole wheat bread was the best ever. No holes in the crumb and very soft and light. The gnocchi… I couldn’t believe the amount of flour in the recipe. I thought they were going to come out chewy and tough, but not at all. They were delicious! I made two different meals out of them: browned in algae butter and fresh parsley and the others were simply boiled and then covered in home made basil pesto. Thank you for sharing your recipes! Love from this home cook from Belgium.”
VIOLETTA MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Hi Jenny. Thank you very much for this recipe. It was very easy and very tasty.”
CHIN CHIN MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Hi Jenny, Here are 3 Whole wheat breads I made tonight. I follow your recipe and I have a lot of orders and it add income…thank you from Thailand but I’m a Filipino.”
ANGELA MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Added 2 TBSP of honey…honey wheat bread everyone loves it. Ty.”
ELAINE MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS
“I made the cinnamon buns you showed step buy step with you stoping often
Repeating section , but they turned out .for the first time in my life. Thank you and there good.”
MARIA MADE MY NO KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Thank you, this is my first attempt at any bread.”
DEBRA MADE MY BEEF STEW & NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS
“Your beef stew on a cold and rainy day.”
ANNA MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“I just made your Simple Whole Wheat Bread! I used Sprouted Whole Wheat flour! It looks DELICIOUS! I’ll eat eat soon at dinner time! Thanks SO MUCH!”
FANCYFREED MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS
“Simple and good!”
KAREN MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS
LAURA MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD
“Thank you for this recipe. At the moment my husband is eating slices with butter but I was hoping to use it for bruschetta. LOL!”
DENNIS MADE MY CARAMELIZED APPLE PANCAKE
THOEBE MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD
“Jenny, I made your Cinnamon Raisin Bread and it is delicious and fun to make. I didn’t glaze because my husband loves cinnamon raisin toast with lots of butter. Thank you for the great recipe and video.”
CATHY MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I just made your Faster No Knead Bread. It taste so good and my son liked it a lot too. He used olive oil to dip the bread in. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes. I can’t wait to see more videos.”
GRACIE MADE MY EASY PIE CRUST
“Your Pie Crust Recipe is absolutely wonderful ! Thank you 🙂 Making a Lemon Custard Pie”
ANITA MADE MY EASY ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE
“Hi Jenny I’m Anita from east Borneo. I made your easy one bowl chocolate cake. I first saw the video and curious about how can the texture of the cake you showed was so amazing with that not fancy ingredients. So I made it, and.. Oh my God.. The cake has gone quickly but until now I’m still wondering how come that was so soft, moist n not crumbly..it is gonna be my fave recipe and I’m gonna make beautiful tart with it.. Cant wait to try all of your recipes collection. Thank you so much, Warm and big hug, Anita”
KEVIN MADE MY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
“Your amazing and tasty chocolate muffin recipe! Couldn’t believe there was no egg! So easy to do! My only complaint was that I only made 11.”
DESARHEA MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS
DEBBIE MADE MY CREPES & DUTCH BABY
“Dear Jenny, Just found your YouTube channel recently and like you a lot. The Crepes and Dutch Baby were cooked by your recipe. They are so…. Yummy, my families love them so much and I introduced them to my friends and they all like it a lot. Thank you for sharing such good food to us, and you are a very lovely lady! Debbie Chen from Taiwan.”
JEANNE MADE MY PAN PIZZA
“Oh My, this is the best pizza ever and so easy. Please see my review under your pan pizza recipe. Just a beautiful pie, half pepperoni and half margherita. Love this recipe and I’m half Polish. We have one rising now. Thank you SO much. Love you.”
ALZIRA MADE MY PIEROGI & FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS
“Aí está meus pierogi feitos com dua receita….gostosos e faceis de fazer. Um grande abraço.”
DEBRA MADE MY QUICK MAC & CHEESE
“The Mac & Cheese is now a family favorite!”
AAMALIYA MADE MY EASY PAN PIZZA
“Hello dear Jenny. You’re an incredible woman. Here are photos of pan pizza by your recipe.
Thank you for this.”
FARISHTA MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS
“Hi Jenny! Made your cinnamon rolls rolls today. Best. Recipe. Ever!! I ate 2 in one sitting lol. Kind regards, Farishta”
JAN MADE MY APPLE PIE WITHOUT BUTTER
“Hi Jenny, attached is a picture of your wonderful apple pie recipe. It was very easy to make and it tastes great. This is the first pie that I ever made. Thank you Jenny for sharing this fantastic recipe.”
JORGE MADE MY EASY ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE
“The cake was very yummy and went fast! Topped it off with your frosting recipe.”
THE MRS. MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS
“Ribs right out of the oven. They smell & taste fantastic! Thanks for the recipe Jenny!”
CATHY MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“I just made your Whole Wheat Bread. We are having this for dinner tonight with pot roast. I hope it taste as good as yours. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes…… 🙂
WINNIE MADE MY APPLE PIE, DUTCH BABY & CREPES
“Hi Jenny, I made your Apple pie, Dutch Baby and Crepes! They were delicious! With love,
SHAE MADE MY FALL OFF THE BONE RIBS
“They are fantastic!!”
VANI MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Hi Jenny. I made the whole wheat bread today.. It came out super easy & delicious.. thank you..”
MYLENE MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES
“Hi Jenny, When i saw your video for the first time doing this lemon brownies, I told myself…I like you and the way you share your passion for cooking and baking… home cooking/baking at it’s best…simple and easy to follow, anybody can do it even the first timers in the kitchen.
Since i love baking and eating chocolate brownies, i was excited to try your lemon brownies and here it is…brought some at work and shared it with some of my colleagues while we were doing overtime… they simply loved it…I did too…just need to adjust the sugar glaze…too sweet for my liking thanks for sharing and inspiring me to follow my passion to do more home cooking and baking. Warm regards, Mylene M”
RONA MADE MY ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE & WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“hi ms. jenny! im rona from the philippines! and i tried your easy one bowl chocolate cake and tadaaaah! my baby loves it and she ate 2 slices and i think its gonna be three! thank you for your recipe. and i also tried the to wrap around a wet cloth so it will not rise in the middle. and it worked! my whole wheat bread is on its way! thank you so much.”
KHALILIAH MADE MY APPLE PIE
“I attempted to make you apple pie and it was easy and tasty! I added cinnamon to the top. “
ELLIE MADE MY GNOCCHI
“Hi Jenny. I Tried your Gnocchi Recipe it was awesome and so easy.”
RYAN MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES
DANIELA MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS
“Hi Jenny, thank you for sharing your ( and dad) recipe for stuffed cabbage leaves. Mine are in the oven now 🙂 i had no mushrooms but courgette so i used that and the rice was toasted for a couple of mins with the onion-courgette mix. Greetings from Belgium”
DASOM MADE MY PACZKI
“Hello Jenny, I wanted to make some healthy paczki and came across your blog. I have just tried making these and they taste delicious! My mom absolutely loved them as well. I will come back to use your recipes in the future. Thank you so much! Dasom (Korean living in Poland)”
JAN MADE MY STRAWBERRY CAKE
“Hi Jenny, I made your 2-layer strawberry cake and it came out wonderfully. I am not a good baker but I really trust your recipes, and it was so easy to make. If I can make it anyone can. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe. ~ Jan“
Any time I can make a complete meal in thirty minutes that’s a good day. A delicious meat sauce doesn’t have to take all day, or a whole bunch of ingredients. I used to make one that took three hours but not any more. My new recipe uses simple, basic ingredients that everyone can get, or might already have.
All you need is canned tomatoes, lean ground beef, onions, garlic, and tomato paste and you’re on your way. This recipe is so easy, you’ll even have time to make a salad and cook the spaghetti, all in thirty minutes or less.
This is the perfect family supper that will satisfy kids and grownups and if they think you cooked all day to make this meal, how is that a bad thing? Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Believe it or not, you can make this amazing cake with no butter at all. Baking without butter has become my specialty. The cake is simple. It’s my easy one-bowl yellow cake but with half the vanilla and with added fresh lemon zest. (To keep the edges of the cake from over-baking, I suggest using a cake strip.) While the cake bakes, you make a super easy lemon curd for the filling. Then you spread the curd on a big dinner plate to cool.
And now the frosting. I make an old-fashioned seven-minute frosting because it has no butter, and because it’s light and fluffy and delicious. But seven minutes is a lie! It actually takes abut nine minutes to make and here’s why. You need to be at the stove with an electric mixer and you beat the frosting in a glass bowl, over a simmering pot of water. It’s basically egg white and sugar and it makes a beautiful, light and airy frosting that tastes like billows of meringue.
The cake is sliced in half to fill with the lemon curd and then the top of the cake goes back on and it’s frosted all over with 7-minute frosting. After that you sprinkle the top with sweetened shredded coconut and press more coconut on to the sides. The just wait for the raves, especially from lemon-lovers.
If you don’t want to make the frosting and want something simpler, you can slice and fill the cake and just spread it with the lemon glaze that I use on my lemon brownies and sprinkle the top with coconut. Here’s how that looks…
Either way you make it, you’ll have a delicious dessert without butter. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
My dad used to make hunter’s stew but he called it kapusta, which means cabbage in Polish. Hunter’s stew, also called bigos, is based on sauerkraut and it usually has added meats including kielbasa. This recipe does not belong only to Poles. There are many varieties of hunter’s stew in eastern Europe but they almost all include sauerkraut and various meats.
Bigos has been around for centuries. People used to cook big pots of this stew for hours, even days, adding all kinds of meats from beef, pork, ham, sausages, venison, even rabbit – after all it was a “hunter’s” stew.
I’ve been working on finding a simpler way to make bigos and now I’m sharing my own recipe, which doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or a lot of work, and there is less focus on meat and more focus on the sauerkraut, fresh cabbage, mushrooms, and lots of flavor.
The recipe starts with store-bought sauerkraut and the best kind to buy is the one they sell in the refrigerated section and I use store-bought chicken cooking stock (unsalted) because there is plenty of salt already in the sauerkraut. I have also made my hunter’s stew with homemade beef stock but I am not a fan of store-bought beef stock, only chicken.
Hunter’s stew, like most stews (and like me) gets better with age 🙂 so try to make it a day or two ahead and let it marinate in the refrigerator before serving. Some people serve it with rye bread but we always had it with mashed potatoes. The strong flavors of the stew and the mild potatoes goes really well together.
It takes a lot of chopping and shredding but otherwise, this dish cooks with virtually no effort after that. Smacznego. – Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
I’m posting my new simpler way to make one of my favorite one pan meals. This no-fuss dinner cooks in one pan and it takes almost no work. Plus the whole house smells divine with all the spices as they cook. Both the chicken and the potatoes are coated with a mixture of aromatic spices & olive oil and as they’re cooking along in the oven, you have plenty of time to make a salad or cook a side vegetable.
What I like most about this recipe is that the two foods can be separated at the end if either the chicken or potatoes need a few more minutes. Chicken thighs come in all sizes – sometimes I get four in a pack and sometimes six. So smaller pieces will cook faster. And depending how big you cut your potato wedges, they may need more or less time. So at the end, you can separate the chicken from the potatoes and cook just one of them a little longer if needed. I only had to do that once.
The broiler-type pan is important because chicken thighs have a lot of fat and all the fat cooks off and stays in the broiler pan, not touching the chicken, and not spreading onto the flat part of the pan where the potatoes cook and that keeps the potatoes crispy.
I had posted this recipe before when I used to cook asparagus on the same pan but it was too much trouble so now I just cook my green vegetable separately. This chicken dinner goes really well with asparagus and I’ve had it with broccoli and brussels sprouts, too. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Any time I make apple pie there’s an air of excitement around here. Has it cooled yet? How long before we can taste it? Don’t tell the neighbors – they’ll come over for sure and I want it all for myself. Homemade apple pie never loses its appeal and let me tell you this was delicious.
I used three pounds of granny smith apples and my popular oil crust and it made dinner more than just a meal… it was an event. That may be because I made my orange-sesame chicken, one of my favorite quick dinners. The picture may not show it but this easy chicken stir fry is really really good. And it’s fast. When dessert takes a little longer, like apple pie, I usually opt for a quick and easy dinner.
So anyhoooo… I’m just sharing what I cooked today. Click here for my homemade apple pie recipe. – Jenny Jones