Jan 17, 2021

Sheet Pan Chicken & Roasted Vegetables

 Sheet Pan Chicken & Roasted VegetablesNEW RECIPE: I love ❤️ love ❤️ love ❤️ this easy and healthy dinner. It’s a lot of vegetables but there is never one bite left when I make my sheet pan chicken and veggies. There are so many health benefits from this colorful variety of vegetables but you can use some of mine and add your own favorites. I used to put the chicken and veggies all on a bare pan but the chicken made a big hard-to-clean mess so now I put the chicken only on parchment paper. (the veggies will brown better on a bare pan).

I just cut a strip of parchment paper 4 by 10-inches long and place it at the far end of the pan.

One Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Stirring the vegetables is key so they won’t stick. Instead of setting my timer for 25 minutes, I set it for 10 minutes, remove the pan to stir all the veggies, put it back and set the timer for another 10 minutes. I stir a second time and set the timer for the last 5 minutes. By cutting the chicken into two pieces, this dinner is ready to serve as soon as it’s done.

Since I’m cooking every day, I find myself looking for easier and faster ways to make a healthy meal and I make this one often because there’s not much to do once it’s in the oven. (more time to decide on what’s for dessert – today it’s peanut butter cookies, those easy ones made without flour 😋) I digressed. Back to my easy, healthy and so delicious sheet pan chicken dinner. Click here for the recipe. – jenny jones

p.s. I am now making my own peanut butter – – game changer! I will share it soon… Stay well,  my fellow cooks!! ❤️

Jan 7, 2021

I Made Bran Muffins

Homemade Bran MuffinsI make bran muffins on a “regular” basis. I freeze them and just take out one a day, put a little butter on it, and it’s my evening snack with a glass of warm milk.  The combination of molasses and vanilla gives it that old school bran muffin taste. The older I get, the more I… make bran muffins.🙂 Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jan 3, 2021

My Simple Lentil Soup

Simple Pureed Lentil SoupSome days, a big bowl of this thick and hearty soup is all I need for dinner, with one of my crusty rolls of course. Lentils are high in protein, low in fat, and have lots of health benefits. I used to have it without pureeing but once I pureed it in the food processor, I never went back. It comes out so thick and creamy, perfect for a cold winter day.

I use unsalted chicken stock but vegetarians can use vegetable stock. I sometimes add some chopped baby spinach in that last couple of minutes if I have it. Either way, lentil soup makes a healthy and satisfying meatless meal. (Don’t forget the crusty roll! 😋) Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jan 1, 2021

You Photos/My Recipes (January)

It’s a thrill to see pictures of my recipes from all over the world. I love it, so please say where you’re from – include yourself in the photo too! (I post these manually so you won’t see it right away.) Use this link to send your photo: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

ROSE MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“You have a new fan Jenny! I known to be a terrible baker but this came out beautifully and it’s delicious!”

– I’m so glad to hear it. Thank you for your photos – it does look delicious!  jennyCinnamon Raisin Bread

JASON MADE MY FALL OFF THE BONE RIBS

“Your recipe was amazing.  And thank you so much for stressing the importance of rack location in the oven.  That is so overlooked in most recipes and online videos. Respectfully, Jason R. Hillman.”

– Thank you for the photo. Your ribs look absolutely perfect! 😋  jennyFall Off The Bone Ribs

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Hi Jenny, I used an instant yeast packet and was concerned when the roll slices didn’t expand to fill up my 8-inch pan, I still had spaces between the rolls. I consulted your dough FAQ and didn’t see any other mistakes I could have made. So I followed your advice to continue on to finish baking and see how it turned out. As you see, the dough expanded when it started baking and this turned out great. And the dental floss makes it so easy. These were as good as they look! Thanks for helping me celebrate the new year! ~ Dawn Miller McKimpson, Vancouver, WA.”

– They do look good. Thank you for your photo and I’m glad you stuck with it. jennyJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY EASY PUMPKIN BARS

“Hi Jenny – This afternoon I made your Easy Pumpkin Bars – so quick and absolutely yummy.  Haven’t met a recipe of yours yet that I haven’t liked!  Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration to those of us who are spending more time in our kitchens these days.  Bev (from Canada).”

– Thank you! I had a craving for these bars yesterday and make them for dessert. They freeze well so I froze some for later.  jennyEasy Pumpkin Bars

JULIE (from California) MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny! I am so grateful to have stumbled across your wonderful recipes! Your quick and easy chocolate cake will surely become a staple in our household as it was simple to make and it turned out delicious 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!  Kind regards, Julie S. from Corona, CA.”

– Thanks for your pretty photo. I just made this cake myself for dessert tonight. 😋 jennyQuick Easy Chocolate Cake

LYNETTE (from Oregon) MADE MY NO KNEAD RYE BREAD

“Jenny-  This is the best, easiest, and most versatile bread recipe I’ve come across.  (And I’ve been baking A LOT during quarantine!)  For this easy sandwich rye I added 1/2 cup plain yogurt to the 1 cup of water, and 1/2 cup rye flour to the remaining 2 1/2 cups bread flour.  I also added 1T of caraway seeds. It’s soft with a tender crumb, and tastes wonderful! ~ Lynette Anderson, Portland Oregon.”

– I love rye bread and yours looks and sounds delicious, especially with caraway seeds. Thank you. jennyNo Knead Rye Bread

SANDRA (from California) MADE MY CARAMEL CORN

“This was the second recipe I have tried from your website. I made two batches to hand out as Christmas gifts. They all loved it. Sandra, San Diego, CA.”

– I know! I give it every Christmas and people start asking about it in September! Thank you for the photo – it looks great! jennyHomemade Caramel Corn

TAMMY MADE MY SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD

“I used ALL 100% sprouted whole wheat flour to make it easier on blood sugar and therefore less impact on weight. It is just as soft and wonderful as the original recipe, Jenny! You have a GREAT recipe here that I’ve made many times now, and all who’ve had it, LOVE it! Thank you so much!”

– I’m going to try it your way next time. Your bread looks amazing! Thank you. jennySprouted Wheat Bread

DOREEN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Easy to make and soooo delicious! Thank you, Jenny. ~ Doreen Hutton🤗”

– Thank you for your photo. I can almost hear the crunch of that beautiful crust! jennyBest Artisan Bread Recipe

ELLEN (from Oregon) MADE MY DUTCH BABY PANCAKE

“Hi Jenny, I’m ellen from Oregon. I made this Dutch Baby for my husbands birthday. Was pretty and so delicious on this rainy and stormy kind of day. Thanks Jenny.”

– That is a perfect Dutch Baby! Happy Birthday to your hubby and thanks for the wonderful photos. jennyDutch Baby PancakeHow To Make Dutch Baby Pancake

LYNETTE (from Oregon) MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny- Today I substituted 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1 cup warm water, and about 2 T. of Trader Joe’s Sofrito spice.  The bread came out soft and tangy with a nice crumb, and mouthfuls of herbs in every bite.  The second rise was almost an hour, and as you can see it was ready to explode! Emoji Lynette Anderson, Portland OR.”

– What a great way to kick off 2021! Thank you for the great photos and Happy New Year! jenny2-Hour No Knead BreadFastest Dutch Oven BreadJenny Can Cook Bread
Dec 25, 2020

Photo of the Month (December)

Easy Pecan BallsI am so excited to see this photo come in today! The cookies, are beautiful, the setting is beautiful, and it’s the perfect photo on this Christmas Day. Bhairavi said she and her teen son baked some wonderful cookies together for the holidays. “It was perfect mom-son time during these crazy times.”

It’s my photo of the day and photo of the month. Thank you, Bhairavi, and Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🎄

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Dec 22, 2020

Happy Holidays

Jenny Can Cook  🎄 Happy baking to everyone around the world! 🎄

Wesołych Świąt

Feliz Navidad

joyeux Noël

buon Natale

メリークリスマス

veselé Vánoce

Maligayang Pasko

मेरी क्रिसमस

С Рождеством

vrolijk kerstfeest

메리 크리스마스

Nollaig Shona

god jul

manuia le Kirisimasi

สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส

щасливого Різдва

圣诞节快乐

mele Kalikimaka

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Dec 13, 2020

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Dec 1, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (December)

Well, we’re still staying home and cooking so pictures are coming in from all over the world. I love it, so please say where you’re from – include yourself in the photo too! (I post these manually so you won’t see it right away.) Use this link to send your photo: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

SUSAN (from Canada) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“So easy so delicious – Braided sweet bread. Maid twice in two weeks! Toasted is delicious. From Susan, Ontario. 🇨🇦”

– Wow, that turned out beautifully! Thank you so much for this tantalizing photo jennyBest Cinnamon Raisin Bread

LYNETTE MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“I substituted 1/2 cup IPA beer for a part of the water/ delicious!”

– Thank you for these great photos. For anyone wondering, IPA is India Pale Ale (I looked it up 🍺).  jennyFastest No Knead Bread2-Hour No Knead Bread

NORA MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“No Knead Rolls – Presentation Twist – I love watching your videos and was excited when I came across your No Knead Rolls recipe.  Since Christmas is here, I decided to serve it up a little differently than what you did in the video. Happy Holidays to everyone!  Nora B.”

– What a great idea! You may have started something here. Thank you so much and I hope you had a great Christmas.  jennyEasy Crusty Rolls

BHAIRAVI MADE MY PECAN BALLS

“Hi Jenny. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Stay healthy and safe out there ! My recent teen son (how do they grow up so fast ?!) and I baked some wonderful cookies together for the holidays … it was perfect mom-son time during these crazy times and your Christmas snowball cookies recipe was a hit. They literally “melt” in your mouths! Thank you so much. Love, Bhairavi Kiwalkar.”

– Thank you for making Christmas Day even more special. The photo is simply beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your “suddenly teenage” son! 😍 jennyEasy Pecan Balls

EVA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“No knead bread ❤️😃 thanks Jenny!”

– Thank you for the photo. It looks crunchy good!  jennyJenny Can Cook

KASIA (from Alaska) MADE MY MAKOWIEC

“Jenny, Greetings from my little Polish family residing in Ketchikan, Alaska! I was so impressed and happy to get such a quick reply from you! We had an early Wigilia tonight (my kids are going out of town with dad). Here are some pictures of makowiec made from your recipe. We all loved it! I was cooking as I was watching you make it on YouTube. You are a great teacher and so easy to follow and a lot of fun. Thank you!! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Kasia Polanska.”

– What perfect photos for this Christmas Eve! I’ve been to your lovely town during an Alaskan cruise and have great memories. Thank you and Wesołych Świąt.  jennyHow To Make MakowiecPoppy Seed RollHow To Make Polish Makowiec

VANESSA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD & CINNAMON ROLLS

“Made your fab bread and cinnamon rolls… AMAZING!!”

– They both look fantastic! Thank you for your photos. jennyFast Dutch Oven BreadBest Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

CINDY MADE MY CHICKEN POT PIE & APPLE PIE

“Your recipe from your Chicken Pot Pie (cut out is a heart) & Apple Pie (cut out is my Sheltie dog Dayze. Both tasted incredible.”

– I love your creative cutouts. Thank you for the photos and Happy Holidays to you. jennyChicken Pot Pie HomemadeHealthy Apple Pie

SANDRA MADE MY NO KNEAD “HEART” BREAD

“I tried the 2-hour no knead bread in the Dutch oven. It fell out of the bowl into the pot and I wasn’t sure how it would look. It was a clumsy mess in the Dutch oven. However it came out heart-shaped and delicious. It was an easy recipe.”

– Let’s hope for another “clumsy mess” on Valentine’s Day.❤️ Thank you for this great photo. jennyBest No Knead Bread

JAINI (from London) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS & MORE

“Hi Jenny, Since lockdown began I’ve been using your recipes to get into baking. They’re all super accessible and I love your YouTube videos! I’ve attached photos of a few things that I’ve tried.  Thank you for making my lockdown a little brighter! Best wishes, Jaini (from London).”

– Everything looks wonderful. Thank you so much for your photos. jennyCinnamon Rolls RecipeEasy Whole Wheat BunsBest Chocolate Cupcakes

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY HAMBURGER BUNS

“Hi Jenny, What do you do for dinner when all you have on hand is ground beef and shredded cheese until the next grocery pickup? Burger buns to the rescue! This was my first time making your hamburger buns and they came out fluffy soft and tasted amazing. Your failproof recipes always work out great on the first try. Thanks for rescuing our dinner! Dawn Miller McKimpson, Vancouver, Washington.”

– I’m glad to be of service. 🙂 Those buns look great! Thank you for the photo. jennyHomemade Hamburger Buns

JENNIFER MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD (with cranberries & walnuts)

“Hi Jenny, I actually remember your show I didn’t watch it because it wasn’t really my type of thing but I definitely remember you hosting that show. Anyway, thank you so much for the bread recipe. I’m making my fourth one tonight! This has become my Sunday night habit oh, kind of a nice way to bring happiness to a Sunday night before work tomorrow! I have noticed a lot of knockoffs here on YouTube and I called out one of the people. I think you should give credit where credit is due, to you.🤗

Anyway with that being said here is a picture of my cranberry walnut loaf. I have also made an herb bread with fresh herbs from my garden, and raisin walnut bread. All of them have been delicious. I can’t believe I used to pay $4-5 for a loaf of this bread , I think I can make it for about $1.20. I think, thinking… Tonight’s loaf be something with herbs, chia seeds and ground flax seeds. But the possibilities are endless. Wait a minute maybe a Chia and flax seed, herb cheese bread oh my! 💗 Thank you, Jennifer.”

– All your ideas sound fantastic. Thank you for sharing. jennyBest Dutch Oven Bread

SUE MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny. Everyone I share bread with from your recipe  absolutely raves about it. I use the recipe for white bread too, since not all like wheat. I haven’t bought grocery store bread for months now. Thank you for sharing your talent. Sincerely, Sue Ott.”

– Your loaves look wonderful! ? How nice that you’re sharing your baking (and your photos!). Thank you. jennyEasy Whole Wheat Bread

JENNIFER MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“I made your No Knead Bread a while ago and it was amazing! Today I made my split pea soup from our Thanksgiving ham bone and thought your No Knead Rolls would be perfect. THEY WERE!!!!  Thank you for all you share. I love watching your videos. You make cooking look so easy. My daughter is hounding me to write my recipes down because I cook from scratch most of the time and I don’t even think of it while I am cooking. Most of what I cook is based on how I feel at the time I am cooking.”

– Thank you for your photo. I agree with your daughter – maybe she can watch and make notes? Handing down recipes is a valuable tradition. jennyEasy Crusty Rolls

JACKIE & her 7-year old daughter (from North Carolina) MADE MY BREADSTICKS

“Thanks Jenny!  What a  happy surprise to see your face after all these years.  My 7 yr old loves breadsticks and after waiting for yeast, homeschooling to calm down, and her finger sprain from playing with her brother, we finally got to make them. I could tell by your video you know what you are doing. They are fab. Sesame and also everything bagel seed mix.  Yours, Jackie Hayes in Charlotte, NC.”

– They look amazing! Please tell your daughter she did an awesome job and to keep cooking! It’s really fun. jennyHomemade Breadsticks

PATSY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi, Jenny, I’ve been making all kinds of bread for years (even the no knead in the Dutch oven) and this recipe is without a doubt the best artisanal bread that I have ever made. Thank you. The crust, the inside , just everything about it.I made it yesterday and I’m making another one today for a friend.”

– That’s a great looking crust. Thank you for your photo. jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

VIORICA (from Finland) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

“Dear Jenny, thank you so much for your great  and well explained recipes. They always make my cooking time more and more enjoyable. My name is Viorica Bucur and  I live in Finland.  I tried many of your recipes and they work very well.  Furthermore I posted some of  my culinary creations  inspired from your recipes on my instagram account: viorica4397. I would like to confess to you that from all your recipes that I’ve done  till now  your  Easy healthier chocolate cupcakes I’ve made at least 20 times. In my opinion it’s a quite forgiving recipe because I  successfully add each time in it different other ingredients  such as orange extract or chocolate ganache and they are still so tasty.

In order to frost my cupcakes I used  your chocolate frosting recipe with sourcream (in my first pic), 2-minute chocolate frosting (in the second pic),  but also your 2-minute vanilla frosting  (in my third pic) in which I also  add some colour. I like also to add to frosting different berries which I pick up with my family from our forest.
Thank you again for your wonderful recipes!!! Warm hugs from cold Finland. Best regards, Viorica Bucur.”
– Thank you for these beautiful cupcakes. I visited Helsinki a few years ago on a vacation cruise – it was a wonderful experience! jennyChocolatecupcakes_raspberryChocolate_strawberry cupcakeschocolate cupcakes_redcurrants

ROD (from South Africa) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny! The no knead came out better and better every time. It is now an art form! The inside is the most perfectly cooked result I have had. Thanks. Luvya. Rod McGregor – Kelinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa.”

– I am SO excited to see my bread in South Africa! And such a stunning loaf. Thank you! jennyBest No Knead Bread

Nov 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

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Nov 7, 2020

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Bars

Quick & Easy Pumpkin BarsTry to eat just one of these light and delicious bars! They seem to melt in your mouth. This is a quick recipe that uses less sugar than most and even less butter and cream cheese in the frosting. There’s only one ounce of cream cheese and one tablespoon of butter in the frosting.

I can never seem to get the top smooth but it doesn’t matter since they’re frosted anyway. Plus, you can always frost them upside down. My oil of choice for baking is avocado oil but they’re not all the same. Look for one that is light colored and flavorless. (see my brand under “Products I Use”). I line my pan with foil for easy cleanup and I frost these bars right in the pan.

Some days I crave pumpkin pie but don’t want to work that hard. These fragrant bars are the next best thing. (My husband calls them pumpkin brownies – sounds like a ploy for me to put in some chocolate chips ? – maybe next time.)  Click here for the recipe  – Jenny Jones

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