Oct 31, 2020

🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃

Oct 14, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (October)

With so many people worldwide staying home and cooking, pictures are coming in from all over the world and 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

DALILA MADE MY CHOCOLATE CHIP COFFEE CAKE

“Good morning Ms. Jenny! I made your CHOCOLATE CHIP COFFEE CAKE for hubby this weekend. We LOVED it, it is so easy to make, a very nice and tasty recipe Ms. Jenny! And you are correct, it’s wonderful eaten while still warm! The changes I made were just two small things. First, my hubby loves chocolate ‘chunks’ more than chocolate chips. So that’s a super simple switch for me. The second thing I did was that I used my 8″ springform pan. It was easier for me so I wouldn’t mess up that delicious streusel. This coffee cake recipe is going to be baked often!! ? Thank you Ms. Jenny, you never disappoint me when I’m making your recipes. Plus, my tummy’s always very happy afterwards….LOL!!  Have a wonderful week with Denis! Happy baking! ? Dalila.”

– Hubby is right – chocolate chunks are the way to go. Thank you for your lovely photo. – jennyChocolate Chunk Coffee Cake

LUCY (from Maryland) MADE MY SOFT OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

“Love these cookies!  Soft on the inside and crispy around the edges.  I added walnuts and a few mini chocolate chips. So good and the small batch is great. Thank you, Lucy from Easton Maryland.”

– Great photo, thank you. I just made these last night and added toasted pecans. – jennySoft Oatmeal Cookies

PAT MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“My first loaf! Your no knead bread was so easy. Looked good going into the oven. Smells great Put sesame seeds on top. Our favorite! Here it is! Too hot now . Can’t wait to eat it! Thanks for a great recipe. ~ Pat.M.”

– Thank you for your photo. I love sesame seeds, too. Your first loaf looks perfect. – jennyNo Knead Sesame Seed Bread

NANCY (from Canada) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“I decided to risk making the Faster No-Knead Bread in my Romertopf clay baker. Did some research and put the cold lid and clay bottom into the cold oven, unsoaked, while the shaped dough was rising for an hour. The dough was then shaped, then was ‘resting’ for 15 minutes covered with a towel, sitting on parchment paper on my countertop while the oven heated to 450 F. My oven takes only 15 minutes to reach 450F. After 16 or 17 minutes I took the clay baker out of the oven, then lifted the dough with the parchment paper into the baker, popped on the lid and placed it into the oven for 30 minutes. I then removed the lid and the paper and returned it to the hot oven to brown it, for 12 minutes, following Jenny’s instructions. Superb. ! Nancy, Vancouver.”

– It’s so nice of you to share the details with all of us, and your loaf looks great! Thank you. – jennyBest No Knead Bread

Oct 10, 2020

🇨🇦 Happy Thanksgiving CANADA 🇨🇦

🍁 ~ Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians ~ 🍁

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Oct 1, 2020

Photo of the Month (September)

Easy BrowniesI was touched by this photo from Kyae in Myanmar. Due to the virus, she lost her job and found a way to earn some income by selling homemade baked goods. She decided on my dark chocolate fudge brownies and wrote, “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 am so happy and always wanted to say thank you for sharing your recipes with everyone.”

I’m so glad that my recipe is helping her during these challenging times. To see others who are using my recipes to help support their families, click here.

Sep 26, 2020

Fast Vegetable-Bean Chili

Fast Vegetable Bean ChiliHow many healthy vegetables can you add to a pot of chili? Six! Celery, carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh spinach. If you count the onions and garlic, you have eight! That’s a lot of vitamins right there. Vegetables are a lifeline to good health so this meatless chili is a good way to get a variety of veggies in one delicious meal. Then there are two kinds of beans for plenty of protein and fiber. Whip out a couple of my no knead crusty rolls and dig in!! ????

We don’t like spicy food and I cannot find a mild chili powder so I make my own mixture and it’s not spicy at all. My chili powder recipe uses paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic & onion powder, allspice, and cloves.

Homemade Chili Powder MildI don’t use cayenne at all but you can add a little if you like. Click here for my chili powder recipe.

A couple of notes on this chili: This is a fast recipe so the veggies must be cut small so they cook through nice and soft. Cut them all in 1/4-inch pieces. To save time, prep only the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to start. Prep the rest while the chili cooks. You may have to adjust the amount of chili powder to your taste. Chili is a good meal to make in advance because it’s even better the next day. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 1, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (September)

With so many people worldwide staying home and cooking, pictures are coming in from all over the world and 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

DONNA (from Colorado) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Easy and delicious no knead bread saved me from COVID depression!  yum! Donna Mercer. Denver CO.”

– Yes, good bread will do that for you! 🍞 Your bread looks wonderful!  jennyBest Crusty Bread

ROBERT MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Topped your no knead bread with chopped onions and kosher salt. Came out great.”

– Thanks for taking time to send your photo. That’s a great looking crust! jennyCrusty Bread Homemade

BEL MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Ms Jenny, thanks a lot for your easy to follow recipes. It helped me a lot and my friends admired my baking. More power to you and I wish you good health and happiness! I cooked it in stainless steel pot since I don’t have a dutch oven and the result is good as it looks. Thanks Ms. Jenny, you are my idol in baking! Your fan, Bel.”

– Thank for you your photos. It’s helpful for everyone to see how well a stainless steel pot works. jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead BreadDutch Oven Bread Quick

FATAMEH (from Iran) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS & OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

“Hi Jenny. I’m fateme from Iran. I made your cinnamon rolls, they were amazing, everyone loved them. And i also made oatmeal raisin cookies, i loved them too.thank you”

– It’s so exciting to see my recipes around the world. Thank you very much for your photos! jennyHomemade Cinnamon RollsOatmeal Cookies

DALILA MADE MY FLOUR TORTILLAS

“Good morning Ms. Jenny! I made your FLOUR TORTILLAS recipe and I have to say it has NEVER failed me. I’ve  made them so many times now and every time with tasty results. You have such a wonderful and simple recipe for these flour tortillas. The changes I made was to make them a bit smaller and I cooked them just a little bit longer. They came out so good, so soft and on the fluffy side….yummy indeed! For our dinner I made us some turkey and potato tacos with a side of rice. A simple and tasty dinner with homemade  tortillas. I had enough tortillas leftover over from dinner that we had them for breakfast the next morning. I made a couple of scrambled egg tacos for hubby and myself. Along with some hot coffee and we enjoyed an easy, tasty breakfast. Have a nice day Ms. Jenny! Happy cooking!  Dalila.”

– Your photos are always to appetizing. Thank you for sharing your delicious serving ideas. jennyHomemade Flour Tortillas

MAC MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thanks for recipe.  It comes in handy during these trying times and I look forward to making in the upcoming Fall and Winter months.  My first loaf didnt turn out but I’m gonna have to blame it on being distracted by 3 yr old kitchen helper and adding too much water.  My 2nd loaf was beautiful and yum.  Dough a little dry but I did not aerate  Bread was dense but like I said yum.  Will continue to try minor adjustments till I get to how I like.  Again thanks.”

– Thank you for your photo. Your crust turned out great! jennyBest Dutch Oven Bread

JEANNIE (from Oregon) MADE MY BRAIDED EGG BREAD

“Finally made your braided egg bread recipe, Jenny.  It came out awesome!  Thank you! ~ Jeannie, Milwaukie, Oregon.”

– Great timing. I was craving this bread tonight and your great photo was all I needed to get out the eggs! 🥚🥚 Thank you. jennyBest Egg Bread Recipe

KRYSTINA MADE MY NO KNEAD WHEAT BREAD

“What a wonderful recipe and easy to follow. This is my 4th attempt and always comes out well – short proofing time and is ready only took about 1.5hour and we have fresh warm bread. Thank you Jenny.”

– Thank you for your photo – that is a very unique design! – jenny

JUDY MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Made your recipe today, was so good! Waiting to glaze.”

– That looks great. Thank you for taking time to send your photo. – jennyCinnamon Raisin Bread

LINDSAY MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS WITH CHARD

“Hi Jenny, we had a bumper crop of chard this year, so I made your traditional cabbage rolls with chard leaves instead. Turned out awesome! Thanks for the great recipe and memories of my grandma 🙂 ~ Lindsay Ripplinger.”

– I love chard! This is a great idea! Thank you for these tasty photos. – jennyChard RollsCabbage Rolls With Chard

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES

“Wow, does our house smell amazing right now – and my husband and our next door neighbours are pretty happy with the afternoon treat.  Glad I made a double batch.  And almost guilt-free with the avocado oil and dark chocolate.  This is a recipe I’ll make often over the coming winter.  Thank you, Jenny, for this recipe and the others that I’m always drooling over on your website.   Bev McVeigh, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.”

– I just finished the last one from my batch and need to make more – I love this cookie too. Thank you for the creative photo. – jenny

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Jenny Jones recipe for healthy cookies – avocado oil and dark chocolate

DONNA MADE MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH

“Thank you for this 20 minute pizza dough recipe.  It is my go to recipe when having company in a pinch.  It is so quick and easy and shapes up perfectly.  I did this one in a square so we could all share. It has shrimp, scallops, red onion,  kalmata olives, baby spinach, garlic and a san   marizano sauce with 4 cheese.  Thank you again.  Your recipes are always helpful and oh so delicious ❤️”

– Thank you for your photo and for sharing a list of all your toppings with everyone. – jennyhomemade pizza

CATHY MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hello Jenny, I’ve made your Faster No -Knead Bread several times, this time  I decided to experiment a little and made it with pickled  jalapeño peppers and sharp cheddar cheese. Turned out good! Nice and warm from the peppers but not too hot. Thanks again for your recipes!”

– Wow, that sounds like a great combo. Thank you so much for the photos. – jennyBest Dutch Oven BreadJalapeno No Knead Bread

HRHDEEZ MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Jenny…I’ve tried several bread recipes while quarantined but your 2 Hour No Knead is the best.  Thank you for being such a good teacher.”

– I appreciate your sending this terrific photo. That is one beautiful crust! – jennyBest No Knead Bread

KYAE (from Myanmar) MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES

“Hello Jenny, Hope you are doing well. This is Kyae from Myanmar. 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 ❤️ Best, Kyae.”

– Kyae, it makes me so happy to know that my recipe is helping you during this challenging time. Your brownies look delicious and I wish you much success with your new venture. Thank you for these beautiful photos. – jennyEasy BrowniesBest Brownies RecipeHealthy Brownies

Sep 1, 2020

Photo of the Month (August)

Apple Cinnamon RollsThis photo sent me to the store to buy apples just so I can try this version of my cinnamon rolls. Dalila, who clearly loves baking and has some mad skills, added apples and pecans to my recipe and it looks amazing. “I added some diced apples to the filling and also some pecans,” she wrote.  “Topped the apple cinnamon rolls with some more chopped pecans before baking. Talk about a delicious morning treat with my coffee!”  Thank you, Dalila, for all of your inspirational and lovely photos.”

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Aug 24, 2020

This Really Works

How To Line A Square Pan With Parchment PaperA few people shared this concept of lining a square pan with parchment paper by crumpling up the paper into a ball and then pressing it into the pan. I was a little skeptical but decided to try it and and it really works. I always struggled with lining my square pan for granola bars, which I make almost weekly, because you pressed one side down and the other one pulled away. This way is much easier. I don’t know why… it just works. – Jenny Jones

Aug 2, 2020

Chewy Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesThere are always fresh homemade cookies in this house and it’s usually what we have for dessert. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite because oats provide good fiber and even dark chocolate has health benefits, so this is a win-win recipe. There’s no butter in this easy recipe – I use avocado oil instead – but you can use another vegetable oil if you like.

I’m always torn about how long to bake them. The less you bake them the softer they will be but I also like browned edges so I left the baking time open to between 12 and 14 minutes. I also realize that all ovens and baking sheets are different so you can judge the baking time that works for you. Either way it’s a simple recipe for old fashioned oatmeal cookies but with new fashioned dark chocolate chunks. My husband says, “Everything is better with chocolate!” He’s after me for a chocolate meat loaf! I don’t see it happening. Click here for the recipe. (not the chocolate meatloaf, the cookies! ?) – jenny jones

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Aug 1, 2020

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal CookiesHere is the whole wheat version of my chewy oatmeal dark chocolate chunk cookies (above). When I can find whole wheat pastry flour I always make them this way. Whole grain cookies make a healthier dessert and these easy cookies are 100% whole grain. The ingredients are basically the same as the white flour version (except for the flour swap) but the technique is as little different – but still very simple. You freeze the dough before baking.

To make these whole wheat chewy oatmeal dark chocolate chunk cookies click here for the recipe. – jenny jones

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