I finally posted a new photo of myself on this website. I enjoy taking photos of my recipes but not so much of myself but I felt obligated to show my true and current self, un-retouched. The other photo was taken 5 years ago so it was time. I’ll soon be turning 73 and couldn’t put it off much longer. At least in this one I’m still only 72!
I wore my favorite apron and included the smiley spatula. My husband took the photo after I showed him which button to press. ? He always said he would do anything for me so I took him at his word. Thank you, my precious! ❤️ (He doesn’t know it yet but there’s an apple pie in his future ?) Happy cooking, everyone!
Baking can be therapeutic. This appeared in Sunday’s St. Croix hurricane report and it looks like my recipes are therapeutic for Isabel, who is staying calm by baking. Question, though… is it the baking of the cinnamon rolls or the eating of the cinnamon rolls that’s helping take her mind off things?
“Hi Jenny, Just wanted to tell you how much I love you and your recipes. You are so sweet and funny and I love watching your videos. Now I also know that we celebrate our b-days in the same month. I turned 49 in June 6. I’m from Israel and I married an American Jew and we live in NJ with our beautiful daughter who celebrated 10 years a few days ago. I wish you a Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had fun. I love you so much and I’ll keep following you on You-tube. You are welcome to keep in touch with me :-)”
Happy 4th of July!
Roni, What a lovely gesture that you sent your photo. I often wonder who is making my recipes so it’s a real treat to see this photo of you and your beautiful family. Thank you so much for taking the time and if anyone else feels so inclined, I would be honored to received your personal photos so I can feel even more connected with everyone who visits. – jenny
Today is my birthday so I celebrated by writing a poem (and baking a cake!).
Well I finally made it to seventy two! And I’ve learned a few things that might help you I was scared at first about getting older, you know Would my hair turn grey, would my nose really grow?
There are some things you simply can’t avoid Like wrinkles, but they’re proof that your life was enjoyed So you want to take a nap? Do it – it’s reviving Nothing wrong with that, just not while you’re driving.
Don’t lie about your age, there’s no reason to miscount Enjoy the benefits – get that senior discount. So you need to wear glasses, that bothers you a bit Truth is without reading glasses, I can’t see… a thing.
The serenity prayer is kind of my plan Accept what you must, and change what you can The list for accepting is not very long Your eyes or your muscles may not be as strong.
But the list you can change… where should I begin? Fix your bones and your heart and your hair and your skin Diabetes & cancer & stroke can be prevented It’s up to your lifestyle – you just reinvent it.
No sodas or fast food, no junk or diet drinks What’s that you say? This really stinks! And easy on the pizza & sweets & ice cream Jenny, you’re killing me. This is a bad dream!
Instead of coffee, drink water or tea instead And no booze except one glass of wine that’s red Eat veggies, wear sunscreen, exercise must be done I know what you’re thinking. Can’t I have any fun?
I’m not here to say that I never cheat An occasional pizza and gelato I eat But the next day I’m back on this plan of my making I cook every day, and do all my own baking.
I know it’s a lot and I’m not saying it’s easy But you can live without things in bags that are cheezy Feed your body with the best fuel at every meal Then see how fabulous you can look and feel.
Look what I found at the market today! Swiss chard is usually mostly green but today it was an explosion of vibrant color and you know what that means? Even more nutrients!
Designer shoes on sale or hot pink Swiss chard – guess which one gets me excited? I was so excited I rushed home to make my spaghetti with chard for dinner. It’s my favorite pasta side dish and I had it with salmon patties.
The chard is sauteed with some garlic and olive oil, add some Parmesan, stir in the spaghetti and it’s done. Ten minutes. Like all leafy greens, Swiss chard has many health benefits.
If you want to try my easy spaghetti with Swiss chard, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Summer officially starts today and so does my summer vacation! Please continue to enjoy my recipes while I’m away. I will be checking in but can’t always answer questions so please look to the FAQs for answers. Meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful summer. Stay hydrated, eat well, and use sunscreen! See you soon. – Jenny Jones
With over 300,000 views every week between my website and youtube, from 200 different countries, I simply can’t to keep up with the growing number of questions. I never expected this when I started sharing my recipes and I want this to be the best experience for everyone but it’s become overwhelming.
I am a one-man operation, doing the best I can, but here is the reality: If I don’t get to 25 questions in one day, the next day it’s 50. Another couple of busy days and it’s 100 and by then I can’t catch up. I need time to work on my recipes, take the pictures, perfect the details, and share what I love. I also need time to focus on my philanthropy.
It’s wonderful to see how popular my recipes have become and I want to always be there but it’s become impossible and that makes me sad. This is my creation. I take a lot of pride in it and want it to be perfect so please know I am doing the best I can. I hope everyone understands and there are ways you can help:
Understand if I am not able to answer your questions.
Please do not ask a question that you can research online.
Please do not ask about changing my recipe as I only make them the way I post them.
If a recipe didn’t turn out, please look at the FAQs before asking what went wrong.
Please continue to share your helpful comments, especially if you’ve tried something different with one of my recipes and it turned out well. That’s helpful to all of us.
My sincere thanks to everyone who jumps in to answer questions to help out. – Jenny Jones
I made one of my top ten favorite recipes today: Orange Sesame Chicken. It’s fast, healthy, and so much better than restaurant orange chicken, which is usually batter fried. My lean chicken is stir fried in 2 teaspoons of oil and made with freshly squeezed orange juice and toasted sesame oil. If you haven’t tasted (and smelled!) toasted sesame oil, it’s unbelievably fragrant. And bonus: this recipe takes 20 minutes. But that’s not even why I like it so much. It is deeeelicous!
If you’re wondering, here is the entire top ten list of my own personal favorite recipes, the ones I make the most:
Chicken Pot Pie
Multigrain No Knead Bread
Giant Breakfast Cookies
Orange Sesame Chicken
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Pork Loin Dinner
Happy Labor Day weekend to everyone and if you want to try my orange sesame chicken, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
I am rewarded in many ways for sharing my recipes, from seeing photos people send me to reading personal stories from all over the world of how my recipes have motivated people to cook. But the best feeling I ever get is when someone is able to use one of my recipes to help support their family or business. That’s when I know I am making a difference. Here are some of those stories…
“I am using some of your videos in my bakery education Centre.” ~ Heinz
“Hi Jenny, just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I made your granola and today I’m selling it, and I’m earning money. I am from México city and I hope you understand my english. I haven’t practiced for so many years. It’s delicious. I already have my bags and my brand printed on them. Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!” ~ Maria
“Thank you Jenny, I am from myanmar and I am trying to bake my own bread. Your video is very useful for me. Before watching yours, my own making bread is just only for my dog. Now, I am quite ok and will try to open my own bread shop. 🙂 😉 ” ~ thaw maw soe aung
“Jenny, Thank you for the (granola bars) recipe, I’ll try to make it and maybe I’ll ask my son to sell it in his school, hope it can be his extra money. once again, thank you Jenny, God Bless you.” ~ Surya
“Jenny, i will be trying these ribs this weekend, they look fabulous and it will be a simple way to serve them from my foodtruck. Will you marry me? Lol” ~ Michael
“Hi Jenny, i own a Pub in Brazil and i am offering your pan pizza and it is a success. Keep cooking and wish you the best.” ~ Marcio Stewers, São Paulo, Brazil
“I have a confession to make..I follow your recipe “whole wheat bread” and I have a lot of orders and it add income…thank you from Thailand but I’m a Filipino.” ~ Chin Chin
“I absolutely loved the Pan Pizza video you did, I have been searching for some time on how to make the perfect homemade Pizza Dough. I have been looking for resourceful mean of the perfect dough for my small and upcoming business and i found it entirely helpfull.” ~ Tousaint
“Just had to let you know how great this bread (simple whole wheat bread) is. My 11 yr old daughter made this (using a friends organic whole wheat flour) and entered it in the county fair and she got a purple ribbon. Everyone who tasted it, loved it. Thanks for this recipe!” ~ Dana
“Love this recipe. I have a Bed and Breakfast in Naples, Fl. Now whenever new guests are due to check in I have a loaf of this (no knead bread) in the oven. The scent of baking bread warms them immediately and the bread itself is a picture. They love having it with their morning breakfast. Haven’t tried the rolls as yet but plan to soon. Thanks so very much.” ~ Franco
“Hello Miss Jenny, I’m from the Philippines, I tried some recipe the best recipe I got is yours, I find it more easier. Thanks a lot, I’m not buying wheat loaf bread in the store anymore. My husband love it too. I’m selling it to my neighbors and friends. More power!” ~ Evelyn
” I am a freelance script writer. During last 6 months of Covid time, I’ve no job and no income. So I decided to learn some menu to sell online and decided to include Brownies which is my favorite. After going through all the recipes from YouTube I found yours the most easy and affordable cost. Now I am selling online and I am making some income from that. I even have regular customers for my brownies, they always order 10 pieces of my brownie almost 3 times a month. I got comments like, * Same taste from the favorites coffee shop when I visited state! *I cannot eat other’s brownies anymore after eating yours. I am so happy and always wanted to say thank you for sharing your recipes with everyone. Love you and thank you so much from Myanmar ❤️.” ~ Kyae
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