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Feb 19, 2013

And the winner is…

The_Winner_Title_Screen-300x222…Marlis!

There were 271 almonds in the jar and she guessed 272! Only off by one!

Congratulations to Marlis on winning my cookbook and thanks to everyone for playing. This was fun. 🙂 We’ll do it again soon.

UPDATE: Marlis just sent us her photo and wrote to say, “I am so excited to have won this contest. I love Jenny and was in her audience 2 or 3 times here in Chicago.  I can’t wait to check out the recipes in the book.  I am from Aurora, Il, I work in Lawn and Garden at a Walmart. I love to garden and our pests are not rabbits, ours are Ground Hogs, bit fat ones!

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 I am involved with a the Fox Valley Marine Corps League, we support our brave men and women who protect our rights.  I also support Operation Welcome You Home, Inc. IL. 

If I sent a Welcome Home flag do you think Jenny would sign it?  It would go to a young man or woman who is coming home from active duty overseas..”

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Feb 14, 2013

It’s my First Contest!

Here’s a chance to win a free copy of my first cookbook, “Look Good, Feel Great.”

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All you have to do is guess how many almonds are in the jar below…

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Here’s your only clue: It’s a 16 ounce peanut butter jar.

Whoever comes closest, whether over or under, wins my cookbook.

The winner will be announced here next Tuesday the 19th.  Good luck!!

** Be sure to subscribe to keep up with all my contests **

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Feb 13, 2013

Making a video at home

Vid_9093It’s always fun to make cooking videos at home and today was the day. We turn the kitchen into a studio for the day – when I say “we” it’s actually my assistant, Damon, who does all that. He sets up the lights, runs the camera, runs my audio, and edits the final video. He’s a one-man operation and essentially the producer of each video. I don’t know how he does it but he does an amazing job. But hey, I don’t do nothing. My jobs are: create healthy recipes, put together all the props & equipment needed, come up with a rough script, pick the wardrobe, do makeup, fix hair, and cook the food. Our housekeeper, Antonia, acts as production assistant, clothing adjuster, and recipe adviser since she is a great cook herself. She’s also the one who says, “Don’t forget to preheat the oven.”

Thanks to my awesome video team!

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Feb 11, 2013

A Caramelized Apple Pancake for your Valentine

Caramelized Apple PancakeHow much do you love your Valentine? Show him or her with a spectacular breakfast – maybe even breakfast in bed! It’s my Caramelized Apple Pancake recipe that’s oven-baked and served upside down and it’s crazy good! Once you try this easy recipe, you won’t wait for the next Valentine’s Day to make it again. It’s one of my favorite weekend breakfasts (or it is breakfastses?) It looks beautiful and is surprisingly easy to make… and healthy of course.

Click here for the recipe.

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Feb 10, 2013

Ranee can’t find whole grain pastry flour

Hi Jenny, I love all your recipes. I would like to know where can I buy the whole grain pastry flour to make the chocolate chip pizza. I didn’t see it in my local supermarket. Is there a certain brand I need? I look forward to your new cookbook. Thanks Jenny.

My Response…

Only some grocery stores carry it but I can always find it at Whole Foods. My grocery store carries Arrowhead Mills brand but only sometimes. If there’s not a Whole Foods in your area, check with any health food store or you can always order it online. Look for either “whole grain pastry flour” or “whole wheat pastry flour” as they are both good sources of B vitamins and fiber. When baking cookies, I try to replace at least some of the white flour with whole grain pastry flour or when possible, I’ll use all whole grain flour (like with my oatmeal cookies, which are 100% whole grain). One more thing… all whole grain flours must be stored in the fridge.

Feb 9, 2013

Browned Cabbage Rolls

I’ve decided to make my fantastic cabbage rolls for my next video. It’s one of my best dinner recipes which I learned from my dad who made this traditional Polish dish all the time. My favorite way to serve them is browned in a little olive oil with a dollop of sour cream on the side. My Polish cabbage rolls video should be up in the next couple of weeks. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Browned Cabbage Rolls

Feb 8, 2013

Foodies from Afar

I’ve had the most fun seeing where my website visitors are located. Besides all of the U.S. and Canada, other visitors have been from England, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Greece, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Egypt, Poland, Malaysia, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Philipines, Portugal, Barbados, India, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bermuda, Syria, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Morocco, Macedonia, Malta, Nigeria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Trinidad, and Panama.  Look what the Internet can do! Thanks to everyone for visiting!

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Feb 7, 2013

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon PotatoesI made chicken cutlets tonight with Greek lemon potatoes. How much do you love Greek food? My stepmom is Greek and I grew up loving this healthy recipe. Greeks use lots of olive oil, oregano, and lemons. So these potatoes are roasted in lemon juice and chicken stock with onion, garlic, and spices… and heart-healthy olive oil of course. These tender potatoes are so lemony and delicious my mouth is still watering. I took this quick snap shot tonight. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones