Oct 18, 2021

My Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix

Homemade Italian Spice MixNEW RECIPE: One day I was out of my store-bought Italian seasoning mix and needed some for dinner. I thought about changing out of my pajama bottoms and favorite T-shirt to go to the store but that sounded like more work than making spaghetti and meatballs from scratch. So I decided to try making my own spice mix. That was the last day I ever used store-bought Italian seasoning mix. I can’t explain why but the mixture I came up with was just…. better. It smells better, tastes better, and smells fresher. It may be because I use a lot of basil, which is super fragrant. I just put all the ingredients on a piece of wax paper and pour it into a small jar, shake well, and it’s done. Homemade always seems to be better, even for spices. (not so much for hair coloring!)

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Oct 11, 2021

🇨🇦 Happy Canadian Thanksgiving 🇨🇦

🍁 ~ Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family. ~ 🍁

Oct 1, 2021

Your Photos (October)

I love seeing pictures of my recipes from all over the world 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

NANA (from Canada) MADE MY OATMEAL RAISIN COCOKIES (no butter)

“These are THE best oatmeal raisin cookies Ever! I took a picture after they were almost gone! Glad I got to them in time before my husband ate the last few! Lol.”

~ Thanks for your photo and I’m glad there were enough left for the picture! ~ jennyBest Oatmeal Cookies

KARINA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“It was amazing .. I made it twice in a week my kids love it and us too. Thank you.”

~ I appreciate the photo and it’s always a good day when your kids like your cooking! ~ jennyEasy Homemade Bread

SAMMIE MADE MY POPPY SEED ROLL

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~ That looks so good! Thank you for the photos. ~ jennyHomemade Poppyseed Roll

LOLA MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“I love this bread it’s so delicious.  At first I was unsure that I could make it because it looks complicated!  This makes me happy Jenny.”

~ And your picture makes me happy. Your loaf looks perfect with just the right amount of glaze for my taste. 😍 ~ jennyBraided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

LORRAINE MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny! It was perfect.  I also made white.   Didn’t turn out as well.  Hints?? ~ Lorraine.”

~ Thank you for this photo. I love the glaze you added. If you followed my white bread version, I have no idea why it would not work. Just make sure you follow that recipe exactly. ~ jennyEasy Recipe Wheat Bread

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY STRAWBERRY CAKE, RIBS & APPLE PIE

“Hi Jenny – We’re loving every one of your recipes I’ve tried, too many to count!  Here are photos of your Strawberry Cake, Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs and Apple Pie – all of them fabulous.  Now that fall is here I’ll be trying more of your breads and of course soups.  Thanks so much again for continuing to inspire me.  Bev (from Canada).”

~ Wow! These are great photos from someone who knows her way around the kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing your photos! (These are my husband’s three favorite recipes.) ~ jennyBest Strawberry CakeFall Off The Bone RibsApple Pie OIl Crust

BARBARA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Good evening jenny I just wanted to share my loaf of bread with you. Thank you so much. Looking forward to baking some more of your recipes. Many thanks, Barbara Sabir.”

~ Thank you for your photo. Why am I craving French toast right now? 😋 ~ jennyBest Homemade Bread

JEANNIE’S GRANDSON MADE MY BREADS

“Hi Jenny, I love your recipes and show from the past. I recently stumbled upon your blog and found your  recipe for no knead crusty rolls which we will try. But in the meantime, since Covid started and my grandson being home with me quite often, hehas found a new passion; bread baking. Please enjoy some of his creations. – Jeannie.”

~ You just made my day! I love to see young people with a passion for cooking or baking and what a spectacular job he is doing. Please tell your handsome grandson that I love his photos and all of his creations are perfection! Keep up the great work! ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

Jenny Can Cook Breads

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

SUMERA MADE MY FRUIT & NUT BREAD

“Hi Jenny. I made this beautiful looking bread just now using your recipe. Its just out of the oven so not cutting it for another 15 minutes but I am so excited to taste it. Thank you for this simple and quick recipe. I used cranberries and raisins with Walnuts. 🥰 All the best always, Sumera.”

~ I am making one myself this morning. It’s my husband’s favorite. Thank you for the great picture. ~ jennyEasy Fruit & Nut Bread

HOLLY (from Arizona) MADE MY HONEY WHEAT BREAD

“Thank you….;) Holly, Arizona.”

~ Thanks for your photo and the healthy addition of sunflower seeds. ~ jennyBest Recipe Honey Wheat Bread

LILY MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

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~ Love those seed toppings! Thank you for your photo. ~ jennyBest Recipe Crusty Rolls

LAURA (from Florida) MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Jenny! I have been making your no knead bread for several years now (thank you very much!) but today I used your quicker recipe for the rolls!  They look great and I know they will taste as good as the original!!! You are the BEST!  Thank you!!! ! Laura – FLORIDA.”

~ Thank you for starting off the October photos with these amazing crusty rolls. They look great! ~ jennyEasy No Knead Crusty Rolls

Oct 1, 2021

Photo of the Month (September)

Pumpkin Cheesecake RecipeThis is the first photo sent in of my lightened up pumpkin cheesecake and it reminded me that I don’t always have to make pumpkin pie for the holidays. Rhonda made it for her anniversary and said, “Everyone in my house loved it, even my daughter with the picky appetite.” To make it even better, Rhonda decorated it so beautifully with real homemade whipped cream – the only kind I use too. Plus, her picture is better than mine!

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Sep 1, 2021

Your Photos (September)

I love seeing pictures of my recipes from all over the world 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

DIANNA MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Your recipe is wonderful! I multiplied it x6, as I was making for a group. I mixed up the dough the night before, covered well and refrigerated. I let the dough rest 1 hour in the morning, shaped, let rise and baked. Perfect. I loved that the amount of icing was perfect (not scant). I’ll make these again…and again….!! Here’s a photo after the rising/ready to bake. Thank you, Jenny!”

– Well this answers the “can I double the recipe?” question! Thank you for the photo and especially for sharing your details.  jennyBest Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

RHONDA MADE MY LIGHTENED UP PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

“I made your lightened up pumpkin cheesecake for my wedding anniversary.  I topped it with homemade whipped cream.  Everyone in my house loved it, even my daughter with the picky appetite.”

– What a beautiful presentation. Homemade whipped cream is the best! Thank you for your photo and Happy Anniversary.  jennyPumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

AMANDA (from Wyoming) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Good morning Jenny, My name is Amanda, I am from Wyoming and I am starting to get into food photography and I was wanting a quick bread recipe to photograph. I was so lucky to accidentally run into this recipe on YouTube.  It is extremely photogenic and tastes delicious 😋”

– Thank you for the photo. You are right about this bread. Every time I make it I want to take more pictures! 📷 – jennyFastest No Knead Bread

JANE MADE MY HAMBURGER BUNS

“Jenny, Thank you so much for helping me with baking and cooking! Look at these buns! Never thought I could do it! Love your personality, teaching style, and recipes! Blessings to you! ~ Jane Stein.”

– Wow, they look great! Who would want store-bought after this? Thanks for this awesome photo!  jennyHomemade Hamburger Buns

AMBER MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

“My favorite ribs recipe ❤️❤️”

– Thanks for the photo. Your ribs look fabulous!  jennyFall Off The Bone Ribs

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ALMOND BISCOTTI

“Hi Jenny I made your chocolate biscotti because I like to have a cookie jar full of cookies so when you need a treat they are at the ready. I made two one to keep and one to gift. Thanks again for sharing. ~  Mil.”

Biscotti makes a great gift because it keeps so well. Thank YOU for sharing with others and for another lovely photo.  jennyHow To Make Biscotti

SSV MADE MY APPLE PIE

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Thank you for your photo. Ice cream on the side? That’s the way I like my pie! – jennyHomemade Apple Pie Oil Crust

MARIBEL MADE MY SOFT OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES – NO BUTTER

“Super easy and turned out amazing. Chewy as promised. I added a handful of dry blueberry and chocolate chips. This is a keeper :)”

– Isn’t everything better with chocolate chips? 🙂 Thank you for your photo. jennySoft Oatmeal Cookies Without Butter

LOLA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD & CINNAMON ROLLS

“So very tasty!  My husband and I enjoyed a bite while it was still hot.  Yummy!!  We tried it with my homemade fig preserves and ….oh my the goodness. Thank you Jenny because you have given me the confidence to make bread. I have never made cinnamon rolls before so I was a little hesitant.  I must say “I’m a BOSS”!  These are delicious.  Thank you for all the delicious recipes and the videos.  I make your bread all the time and my husband loves it!!! Blessings.”

– Thank you for your photos. Everything you made looks incredibly tasty, especially all the frosting on those cinnamon rolls! 😋–  jenny

Easy Whole Wheat BreadJenny Can Cook Wheat BreadJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

CHARMAINE (from the Netherlands) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT DINNER ROLLS

“Hi, Jenny!! Your Whole wheat dinner rolls. I followed the recipe precisely, with a handful of grains and seeds added. They are soooo good! Thank you! ~ Charmaine (Netherlands).”

– What a great idea to add grains and seeds. Thank you for these great photos! –  jennyEasy Dinner RollsHomemade Soft Dinner Rolls

Aug 22, 2021

I Made Apple Pie

Best Homemade Apple Pie

My homemade apple pie is a special treat, which I don’t make very often. Usually, it requires a special occasion and today I washed my hair so I needed to make an apple pie! 🙂 Granny Smith apples are my fruit of choice and I always use a full three pounds! Whoever invented the phrase, “easy as pie,” must have meant the eating part. Making pie, especially apple pie with all the chopping, is not easy but it’s worth every minute! 🍏 It makes an incredible homemade gift but I’ve never been able to let one go.

Click here for the recipe.

Aug 4, 2021

Your Photos (August)

I love seeing pictures of my recipes from all over the world 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

CARMEN MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thank you so much for this quick bread recipe. It was easy to make. The only thing I changed was that I added 2 teaspoons of salt instead of one. A friend mentioned that she did a recipe (not this one) and it used 1 teaspoon of salt and it came out bland. So I decided to add the extra salt and all I can say is YUMMY.  Thanks again!”

– That looks fantastic! Thank you so much for the photo and for the reminder that you can use more salt. –  jennyFastest No Knead Bread

JIM MADE MY CRUNCHY OATMEAL BANANA MUFFINS

“I always have to double any of your recipes because they are so good & healthy! Thank you 🙏.  Doubled these muffins this morning and I use a little cinnamon (I love cinnamon) and I use walnuts for a little healthier nut. GREAT 👍😊
Jim – 77 years young.”

– Thank you for your photo and for sharing your details. I sometimes use a mix of pecans & walnuts.   jenny (- 75 years young)Crunchy Oatmeal Banana Muffins

AGNIESZKA (from Poland) MADE MY LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

“Hi Jenny, Greetings from Poland. I made the delicious lemon blueberry muffins and they came out great. Thanks for your recipe. Really easy to follow.. Best regards, Agnieszka.”

– I’m so excited to see my recipe made in Poland! Your photos are beautiful. Dziękuję bardzo. Twoje babeczki są piękne.   jennyBest Lemon Blueberry MuffinsLemon Muffins Jenny Can CookHomemade Lemon Blueberry Muffins

PATRICIA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“My contribution to your wonderful recipes.  It reminded me of the fantastic bread I eat when in France.  I baked it in my antique French cast iron Dutch oven! What a treat and even with garlic cloves folded in before rising it is supremely delicious. ❤️ Thanks for sharing this recipe Jenny. 😍”

– That looks divine and I love the idea of adding garlic. I would use that to make “double” garlic bread!    jennyFaster No Knead Bread

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Hi Jenny I made your Braided Cinnamon Raisin Bread and it turned out wonderful as usual. A friend of mine was a little down and out so I thought I would cheer her up with one of your fabulous recipes and it certainly brightened her day.  As I mentioned before, baked goods work wonders to lift spirits and I thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.  If you look to the left of the picture almost at the top you will see a beautiful bumblebee collecting pollen.  I wasn’t the only one that was busy working.  I had great company.  Take care.
Mil from Canada.”

– Thank you very much for another lovely photo and for making your friend (and your bee) very happy.   jennyBest Cinnamon Raisin Bread

SU (from the UK) MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES

“Hi Jenny. I live in the UK and this is the first time I have cooked using cups. Look ok. I used foil backed parchment to make the tin smaller as the smallest I had was 10×10 inches. ~ Su.”

– This is a great idea for making a pan smaller. Thank you for the tip and for the photo. It turned out perfectly.   jennyEasy Recipe Lemon Brownies

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY ALMOND FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

“Hi Jenny:  I made your Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies but instead of using chocolate chips and because I didn’t have pecans, I doubled up and used toasted walnuts.  As is true for all your recipes they are so good and so easy to make. I just love to bake and the summer for me is the best time to bake. I don’t work through the summer so I indulge in my love of baking. Truth be told, I share a lot more than I keep. Baked goods are gifts that seem to put smiles on people’s faces which in turn makes the baker happy. Thank you, thank you for sharing your recipes. ~ Mil from Canada.”

– Thanks so much for your photo. I’m a bit relieved to know you are sharing all these things you so beautifully bake! 🙂   jennyAlmond Flour Cookies
Aug 1, 2021

Photo of the Month (July)

Crispy Apple Tart with Peaches

My pic of the month is from Mil in Canada. She used my Crispy Apple Tart recipe using fresh peaches and it looks so good! At first I thought it was an apple tart but when I saw it was made with peaches, well I’ll be trying my own version with peaches next time. “The tart tastes fabulous and the apricot jam coating on top just elevates it even more,” said Mil. Her tart looks like a very expensive dessert at a fancy restaurant, doesn’t it? Thank you, Mil, for your inspirational photo.

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Jul 4, 2021

Happy 4th of July 🇱🇷

  Jenny Can Cook Ribs

😋 Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! 😋

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Jul 1, 2021

Photo of the Month (June)

Homemade Bunny Buns

I picked this photo of my Easter Bunny Buns because it made me smile right away and also it reminded me that it doesn’t have to be Easter to make these adorable (and delicious) buns. The picture was sent in by Sandy, who made them for her grandchildren. She said they “absolutely loved them!” And so do I. 🐰❤️🐰

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