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Jan 28, 2013

My next cooking video – you decide

I can’t decide what to do for my next cooking video. Should it be…

~ Polish cabbage rolls

~ Double chocolate almond biscotti

~ Sweet & spicy chicken fingers

~ Caramelized apple oven pancake

~ Thighs & Fries

~ Spicy chocolate -cherry cookies

~ English muffins

~ Apple pie bars

 

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Jan 23, 2013

It’s National Pie Day

Today is national pie day!

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How much do you love homemade pie? This is my lemon meringue pie made with Meyer lemons. A Meyer is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange and tastes sweeter and less acidic than a regular lemon. Meyers have a thinner skin and more juice and are considered a gourmet lemon. I grow mine in the back yard so they’re free. If anybody made a pie today, send me the recipe. Not if anybody ATE a pie today… only if anybody MADE one! Happy Pie Day!

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Jan 22, 2013

Welcome to my New Website!

JennyInKitchen_600x450I love to cook. And I really love to bake. I created this site to share my best recipes, hoping to motivate more people to cook at home and make eating healthy foods and meals (and desserts) a priority. It’s hard to do if you don’t cook at home. Mine are simple recipes, mostly comfort foods, and they are as healthy as I can make them. I always try to:

  • Incorporate as many vegetables as possible
  • Avoid saturated and trans fats
  • Use less sugar & little to no butter in my baking
  • Bake with whole grains when possible
  • Reduce unhealthy fats
  • Increase fiber

I’m not selling anything and you’ll never see ads on this site.

I invite you to try my recipes and send me your comments. You can also share your own healthy recipes here. Well, thanks for visiting and I hope you like it. 🙂

p.s. I also transferred all my cooking posts from the jennyjones.com archives so there’s tons of stuff to see.

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Jan 16, 2013

How to Boost Your Immune System

People always ask me why I never get sick. In fact, I have never taken a sick day in my life, never missed a day of work. My immune system seems to be working very well and I credit my healthy diet and lifestyle. I drink a lot of green tea and combined with the healthy foods I eat every day, something seems to be working. Besides eating healthy foods overall, there are certain foods known to boost the immune system and that can prevent a cold or flu.

So I have put those “superfoods” into a video to motivate everyone to keep your immune system strong during cold and flu season. Now you will know what to eat to prevent the flu or avoid a cold. I also think a positive mental outlook makes a difference, too. If you feel a cold coming on, don’t just accept it. Fight back by eating healthy foods to prevent getting sick.

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Jan 15, 2013

Quick Mac & Cheese

Sometimes, I don’t have time to bake my homemade mac & cheese with the crumb topping but I still want my mac & cheese! So I worked on the easiest, fastest, (healthiest!) way to get  some quick mac & cheese into my pie-hole. This recipe has only FOUR ingredients and takes just twenty minutes! It’s lower in fat than most and creamy delicious. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Jan 15, 2013

Soup to warm you up

Minestrone_8536When it’s cold outside, what makes me feel warm and snuggly? Soup. Unless George Clooney comes over, then I don’t need soup. But he never shows so I make soup. This time it’s minestrone made with eleven different vegetables and my own homemade beef stock made with marrow bones.

Vegetables are essential to good health for their anti-aging benefits and the more different colors you use, the wider array of antioxidants.

Click here for the recipe.

Jan 15, 2013

Salmon Patties

Easy Salmon PattiesFor quick healthy meals, I always keep canned  salmon on hand for these delicious patties. I make them with red pepper, parsley, onion, soft whole wheat breadcrumbs and egg, browned in olive oil with a side of steamed vegetables.

Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart so I eat a lot of salmon sandwiches, too. I think it’s a Canadian thing… Click here for the recipe.

Jan 14, 2013

Caramel Corn

If you try just one of my recipes, this one is something special. My easy caramel corn has been hugely popular on youtube and everyone who takes a bite asks me for the recipe. Nothing you can buy even comes close to this homemade caramel corn. Mine is not too sweet (so you can eat more!) but I have to stop making it because I cannot leave it alone. Don’t even try to eat just one bite! It’s impossible! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Jan 14, 2013

Cook some greens!

GreensCook some greens!

Last night I made a Swiss chard/baby kale combo to have with our sardines! I know. 😛 But Denis eats everything I put on the table and cooked greens have lots of calcium for your bones and lutein for your eyes.

All the better to see your sardines up close!