Aug 1, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (August)

So many people worldwide are home and cooking and I love seeing photos 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

JOSIE (from Canada) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Hope your doing well. I’m Josie Lee from Oshawa, Ontario Canada. Love your recipes, videos and sense of humour. I can always count on your recipes working and turning out super, super delicious. The other month made your cinnamon roll (made a gigantic bun), This month made your braided cinnamon raisin bread, it’s so delicious and soft.  Great the next day toasted with butter for breakfast. Yum. Thank you Jenny.”

– Thank you for your photos. My husband also likes it toasted but I like the glaze so sometimes I only glaze my half ?… P.S. your typo is fixed but it did make me laugh. (made a gigantic bum! ?) – jennyEasy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

BHAIRAVI (from California) MADE MY PAN PIZZA

“Hi Jenny Jones. I love love love your easy pan pizza recipe ! It’s so easy and so yummy. I couldn’t believe I could get such a crunch crispy crust at home. Thank you so much for sharing your love for cooking with all of us. I tried making my version of our favorite pizza chains “chicken bacon” pizza using your recipe ( though with chicken nuggets as that’s what I had at home and turkey bacon ) and 2 vegetarian pizzas ( one which is close to my heart as that’s what we ate back home in India  with bell pepper onion topping  and second one with mushroom onion basil) My family gobbled it up all! No leftovers ! 🙂 Thank you ! Lots of love, Bhairavi Kiwalkar, San Jose , CA.”

– All of your pizzas look so appetizing, no wonder there were no leftovers. ? Thank you for taking time to send your photos.– jennyBest Pan PizzaEasy Pan PizzaSkillet PizzaHomemade Deep Dish PizzaHow To Make Pan Pizza

DALILA MADE MY “APPLE” CINNAMON ROLLS

“Good morning Jenny! I have made your CINNAMON ROLLS many times and they always come out wonderful! This time I added some diced apples to the filling and also some pecans. Topped the apple cinnamon rolls with some more chopped pecans before baking. Talk about a delicious morning treat with my coffee! Thank you for another great recipe! Happy Baking!  Dalila.”

– This sounds amazing and I am going to try it myself. Thank you for your photo and for sharing this great idea! – jennyApple Cinnamon Rolls

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY GREEK LEMON CHICKEN

“Hi Jenny, Thanks again for your delicious and easy Greek Lemon Chicken Bake. This one is going to be on regular rotation through the fall and winter. Made this three times now and it never fails! Thanks for sharing the goodness with all of us home cooks! ~ Dawn Miller McKimpson, Vancouver, WA.”

– I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow and just decided to buy what I need to make this for dinner. I love it too. Thank you for the great photo and my goodness, you have the cleanest stove I’ve ever seen! – jennyGreek Lemon Chicken Recipe

NANCY (from Canada) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT DINNER ROLLS

“This recipe is easy to follow, takes little time and the texture of the dough made forming the rolls a snap. They were absolutely delicious with a moist texture and were a big hit at a luncheon I had a couple of days ago where they went beautifully with our vegetable/chicken soup. We didn’t really even need to butter them before eating.Another great recipe, Jenny. I’ve made many of yours and have had success with all of them. Thank you. ~ Nancy, Vancouver, Canada.”

– Thanks so much for your photos. They look perfect but I’m not surprised coming from a fellow Canadian. 🇨🇦  – jennyWhole Wheat Dinner RollsHomemade Whole Wheat Rolls

BEN MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hello, just wanted to share my 2 Hour No Knead Bread that I made today. This is the first bread I’ve ever cooked, and I’m extremely pleased. I used a Lodge Dutch Oven, put a little melted butter and a few sesame seeds on top before I baked it. My wife and family was very impressed, went great with the roasted turkey I made for dinner! Thank you, Ben.”

– Your first bread looks fantastic but wait… you cooked roast turkey dinner for your family?! And homemade bread? You are the man!! 👍  – jennyFast No Knead BreadEasy No Knead BreadBest Dutch Oven Bread

SHERRI (from Washington) MADE MY LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

“Hi Jenny, Your recipe for the Blueberry Lemon Muffins is simply scrumptious! I bought fresh berries from the local fruit stand and had a craving for muffins this morning –your recipe was perfect, quick, easy & delish! Thanks for another great recipe 😉  Sherri B. in Lacey, WA.”

– Thank you for your lovely photo and the powdered sugar is a great touch. – jennyBest Lemon Blueberry Muffins

JUDI MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“So Excited! My first attempt at loaf pan bread.  Love your recipes.  You make everything seem easier.  Thank you a million times over.”

– I can see why you’re excited. Your bread turned out beautifully. Thank you for the photo.  – jennySimple Easy Whole Wheat Bread

KRYSTINA (from Singapore) MADE MY “NO KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD”

“What a good texture, easy in 90mins …. but I have a question is a bit crumpling when I sliced it. Is it normal ? “

– Krystina, this does not appear to be no knead bread – looks more like the “simple whole wheat” loaf.  Can you please re-send with clarification? Thank you. – jenny

KRISTINE (from the Philipines) MADE MY NO KNEAD, CINNAMON RAISIN, and WHITE BREADS

“Hi Jenny, Thanks for sharing all your recipes! It was my first time to make bread and it came out pretty good! I made the No Knead Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, and White Bread. I’m excited to try all the other recipes in your blog. Thank you, again! ❤️ Sending love from the Philippines!”

– These are great photos and I will say that’s the way to slice homemade bread! 😋 – jennyJenny Can Cook BreadBest Cinnamon Raisin BreadEasy Bread Recipes

DIANE (from Washington) MADE MY WHEAT BREAD

“I finally read your bio!I thought there was something familiar about you! I remember your talk show and it all makes sense now.  Your relaxed and personable comfort behind the camera and your wit …. you are a “seasoned professional” – no pun intended!  I found you while in search of a bread recipe and I have been making your “no knead wheat bread” – weekly – ever since.  I am finally to the point where I just glance at the recipe printed for measuring quantities but have the steps memorized.  This bread is foolproof, uncomplicated and so quick and delicious.  Thank you. Yesterday I needed a cream cheese frosting recipe so I thought I’d start with you – I found one paired with a spice cake to use and it came out great.  I had to add a bit more milk than the recipe called for, but it’s so yummy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.  You should have a cooking show on PBS!  Diane Rudnick, Liberty Lake, WA.”

– Thank you for your lovely photos. And I like that pun! 🙂 – jennySimple Whole Wheat BreadEasy Sandwich Loaf

LISA MADE MY PACZKI

“Hi Jenny!! Oh so delicious, and so easy to do. THANK YOU for making soft and light doughnuts really achievable. Custard filling because custard is king. Love your recipes, and your videos were a total blast. Pączki photos and one of me attached. Warmest wishes, Lisa.”

– I don’t know which photo I love more – the custard pączki (my favorite filling) or your beautiful purple hair (my favorite color). Thank you so much! ❤️– jennyBaked PączkiPączki

REHAM MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT NO KNEAD BREAD

“Good morning, Thank you for this recipe it’s really great. I love it.”

– These are two of the best crusts I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your photos. – jennyWhole Wheat No Knead BreadBest Dutch Oven Bread

HELEN (from Australia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“(No knead for sourdough) Hi Jenny Ha – a joke in the subject line, not sure I’ve done that before. Your no knead bread was our favourite a long time before quarantine (or lockdown as we call it here in Australia). My husband makes it now but got a bit cocky with the rye flour and got a Small brick! I’ve finally printed your recipe instead of watching YouTube every time but I’ve gotta say every time that baseball story makes me snort with laughter! Here’s my last loaf which I was proud of. Off to make more now. Thanks Jenny for your brilliant recipes and the rest you devote so we can enjoy your skills and learn from them. ~ Helen, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia.”

– Your loaf is beautiful! And I like your joke. 🙂 It’s so exciting to see my recipe all the way down under! Thank you.- jennyBest No Knead Bread

DAWN (from Washington) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, This is Dawn from Vancouver, Washington and I made your no knead Dutch oven bread twice using a Platinum Brand instant sourdough yeast, its regular instant yeast with sourdough cultures mixed in- which was all they had in March when yeast was scarce. It turned out perfect twice. And yesterday I happened to be out of eggs so I made your honey wheat bread and it came out amazing. I didnt tent the top with foil but I don’t mind a browner, crustier top. Also I used whole milk and that didn’t cause any problems with the rise or anything.  I’ve also made your Greek lemon chicken.  potatoes and green beans dinner bake and your chocolate quarantine cake and both were delicious as promised. Thanks for sharing easy recipes for home cooks! Both me and my husband are working from home so it’s really helpful to have these time savers so I’m not in the kitchen all day. We appreciate you! Dawn Miller McKimpson (and husband Karl Miller McKimpson who enjoys the benefits of your recipes!)”

– Thanks for all these photos from your bakery oops, I mean your home! 😀 I’m happy to help out. – jennyFaster No Knead Bread

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SANDRA (from California) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Thanks for the recipe. It was very easy. ~ Sandra, San Diego.”

– Thank you for the great photo. This is exactly how mine looks when sliced. – jenny Jenny Can Cook Whole Wheat Bread

ROUHANA (from South Africa) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Thanks Jenny, the recipe was sent to me by a friend in the USA, it was perfect, thank you for sharing what you love. Thats me and my nephew, i made the bread for him, and he loved it.  I am from Johannesburg, South Africa.”

– You just made my day with these photos from over 10,000 miles away! What a beautiful photo of you and your darling nephew. Thank you so much!! ❤️ – jenny (oh, the bread too ?)Simple Whole Wheat Bread

JENNIFER MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“My 1st homemade bread.”

– Congrats on your first loaf and your dip (garlic, oil + herbs?) sounds delish! Thank you for the photo. – jennyEasy Crusty Bread Recipe

Jul 30, 2020

Photo of the Month (July)

Jenny Can Bake CakeWhat are the odds that two people baked their own birthday cakes in July? I chose both their photos to feature this month and get this: One baker is only 10 years old and the other is 74! Lucci from the Philipines, who turned 10 on July 16th,  made her own chocolate cake. She said, “It was soo easy. I did one layer, my sister did another layer, my mom frosted the cake, and I piped the borders!!” What a beautiful job she did piping the border, just like a pro.”

The vanilla cake on the right was made by Janice from Michigan, celebrating her 74th birthday on July 8th. “The cake was delicious and I have enjoyed it everyday since making it,” she said. “Every morsel I ate was DELICIOUS.” Janice, I just celebrated my own 74th birthday in June and yes, I baked my own cake too! ? Birthday blessing to you both. ❤️

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Jul 29, 2020

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Jul 19, 2020

Cracked Wheat No Knead Bread

Cracked Wheat No Knead BreadHere’s another no knead bread that I love. It’s crunchy on the outside and on the inside too! I make it with two kinds of flour (whole wheat and white) and then I add a half cup of cracked wheat to the dough. The result is a fabulous high-fiber bread with a golden crust and a delicious nutty interior with lots of crunch.

Cracked wheat is made by milling raw wheat berries into smaller pieces, preserving the nutrient and fiber rich bran and germ layers. So this delicious loaf has extra fiber and protein, and cracked wheat is also a good source of iron.

If you like hearty, farm-style bread with extra crunch, you will love this recipe. I have never been able to find cracked wheat at the  store so I order it online, solely to make this recipe. Cracked wheat is a series of uncooked, hard, dry pieces and looks like this:

Cracked WheatI have also made the same recipe with steel-cut oats but it does not have the flavor or texture that this one does.  I use the overnight version to allow the uncooked cracked wheat time to soften. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jul 5, 2020

Quick & Easy Vanilla Cake

Easy Vanilla Wacky CakeBy popular demand, here is the vanilla version of my hugely popular quick & easy chocolate cake. As simple as the recipe is, it was not easy to get it right. I finally came up with a version that always turns out for me. I know it has a lot of sugar but every time I tried to use less, it did not turn out. With this “wacky” style cake, the sugar is needed for structure.

I also tried different pans, a square 8 x 8 pan and a round 8-inch pan, and was disappointed in both results. A 9-inch pan was the perfect size for a consistent cake. I suggest sticking with the recipe as written and you won’t be disappointed. It’s a light and delicious homemade cake that anyone can make, even amateur cooks. During the coronavirus quarantine, it’s good to have a dessert that does not use eggs, or even butter except for the frosting.

2 Minute Vanilla FrostingI’ve also just posted my new 2-minute vanilla frosting, made with just 2 tablespoons of butter, although this cake is really good with chocolate frosting too. I usually cool the cake in the pan and only frost the top.

If you plan to remove the cake to a platter, I suggest greasing the pan and lining the bottom with parchment paper. You can buy packages of parchment paper rounds or cut our own. I hope everybody likes this simple yet delicious cake and I’ll be waiting for the first photo! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Jul 1, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (July)

So many people worldwide are home and cooking and I love seeing photos 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

MARY (from Texas) MADE MY HOMEMADE BARBEQUE SAUCE

“Hi Jenny~ This is the third time I’ve made your homemade barbecue sauce, and it is the most awesome stuff I’ve ever seen or tasted! Quick, easy, and the smell in our Dallas, TX home just lingers for days, lol. In this pic I added the sauce to smoked brisket for an awesome sandwich, and paired it with potato salad and pickles. Suffice it to say, I have a terribly spoiled husband, lol- Love your recipes, and I tell everyone about your recipe site- girl….who knew???!!! Mary Nagy, Dallas, TX.”

– You are right about the aroma of this sauce. It means something good is coming. My husband is in the same club! 🙂– jennyHomemade Barbeque SauceBest Bbq Sauce

JULIE (from England) MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Hot dog rolls!! Hi Jenny, made your hot dog rolls and they were lovely!!! Will be making these again. I never used sugar but honey and never needed to egg wash them , the family loved. Take care and all the best from Somerset in England ❤️”

– Thank you so much for this great photo of your rolls and for the tip that honey works just as well.  – jennyHow To Make Hot Dog Buns

LEILANI (from Hawaii) MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES

“These are great! I used whole wheat flour and swapped the eggs with applesauce. Thank you for a great recipe and video! Miss your show, Aloha from Hawaii!”

– It’s good to know they work with applesauce for anyone wanting to make the swap. Mahalo! – jennyLemon Brownies

SANDRA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD & PAN PIZZA

“Love your recipes and hacks. Having arthritis in my wrists this recipe has saved me. I added Kalamata olives and it was lovely.”

– Thank you for sending your photos. It all looks good to me. – jennyNo Knead Olive Bread

“The dough was too sticky and hard to work into a pie. Missing a skillet and need a thermometer for my oven. It’s electric and I reduce the temp by at least 50 degrees. I needed to bake dough longer before adding ingredients. Nonetheless it was good enough to eat.”Pan Pizza

– You made two of my favorite things and I’m so glad you liked them too. Thank you for the photos.  – jenny

SOREYA (from California) MADE MY SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS and GRANOLA

“Jenny, thank you so much! I love reading your recipes (and watching the videos.) Followed both recipes exactly as written. All I can say is, “Delicious.” Thank you, Jenny! ~ Soreya from Orinda, California.”

– You made two of my favorite things and I’m so glad you liked them too. Thank you for the photos.  – jennyQuick Easy Spaghetti MeatballsEasy Granola Recipe

LUCCI (from the Philipines) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny! My name is Lucci, from Manila Philippines. I just turned 10 last July 16. Part of my birthday plans was to bake my own cake. I used your recipe again, it was soo easy. I did one layer, my sister did another layer, my mom frosted the cake, and I piped the borders!! It was so fun to do and it was delicious!!”

– Happy 10th Birthday, Lucci! 🎈Your cake is beautiful! My chocolate cake has never looked this good! What a fantastic job you did on the border, just like a professional chef.👨‍🍳Thank you so much for the awesome photos!! – jennyBest Chocolate Cake RecipeChocolate Cake Easy

BARBARA (from Ohio) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“My success! Love the no knead bread – stumbled upon the familiar face of Jenny Jones on YouTube with a no fuss bread recipe I was dying to try. Two weeks and a dozen loaves later, I am the hero of the family and the neighbors. I have taught my husband and his twin brother to make, and am sharing the recipe with many. Thank you!! Barbara in Ohio.”

– I love to hear that you are sharing this bread with others. Thank you for taking time to send your photo. – jennyFast No Knead Bread

DALILA MADE MY QUICK & EASY VANILLA CAKE

“Hi  Ms. Jenny I had a taste for sweets…..when don’t I! I made your QUICK & EASY VANILLA CAKE  recipe and I used your recipe for MILD CREAM CHEESE FROSTING, a wonderful combination if you ask me. One change I made was to experiment with the cake pan size. That’s the only change I made, just to see if it’ll work for me. I use three of my 6” X 2” cake pans instead of one 9” cake pan. It worked perfectly for me, I just made sure the batter was evenly distributed in the pans. For me that was about 11oz. per pan, give or take a smidgen. I made sure I lined my pans with parchment paper for easy removal. Bake for about 18-22 minutes and then start checking it. They came out great, no problems whatsoever. I wrapped and froze one cake layer for another time. I doubled your frosting recipe in order to frost this cake. I assembled the other two cakes and added a sugar-free apricot filling. This cake recipe is very good!!! I will definitely be making this recipe again. BTW…..please excuse my decorating, I  was rushing because hubby couldn’t wait to eat it. Happy baking! Dalila.”

– This looks amazing and I love the idea of apricot filling! Thank you for another lovely photo. – jennyEasy Vanilla Cake Recipe

GUY (from Illinois) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Such an easy recipe and great results. The bread is delicious.  Guy Cesario, Oak Lawn, Illinois.”

– Thank you for your great photos – that crust is perfect! – jennyJenny Can Cook BreadBest No Knead Bread

KRYSTINA (from Singapore) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Last bake of today …. such an easy recipe!”

– I’m glad it turned out so well and thank you for taking time to send your photo. – jennyFaster Dutch Oven Bread

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY PAN PIZZA

“Hi Jenny – Made this last night and it was a hit.  Had to use an induction hob for the 3 minutes before baking since I have a ceramic stovetop – I think it probably only needed 2 minutes because of that so will try that next time, but it was so good.  Loved the crispy crust on the top and bottom.  Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many of us as we’re spending more time in our kitchens.  ~ Bev (from Canada).”

– Thank you very much for the before and after -and that “after” looks so good!! – jenny

Easy Pan Pizza

Pan Pizza from Jennycancook.com – before and after (starting on the Induction Hub, then into 500 degree oven)

Pan Pizza from Jennycancook.com - before and after

Pan Pizza from Jennycancook.com – before and after

DALILA MADE MY SESAME SEED HAMBURGER BUNS

“Hi Jenny! We were in the mood for BBQ pulled pork so I started that for our dinner. While that was cooking away I decided to make your Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns recipe. They were soooo good, so easy to make, such a great recipe! I baked the buns exactly like your recipe, tasty buns for sure, nice and fluffy! I froze some of them so we can enjoy them later. Have a good evening! Happy baking!”

– Your buns look great and that pulled pork looks divine! Thank you for your photos. – jennyHomemade Hamburger BunsJenny Can Cook

JOSIE (from Canada) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLL

“Gigantic Cinnamon Bun! Hi Jenny. Love your recipes and your videos on you Tube, I discovered your videos while on  quarantine and been watching over a month before I realized its you Jenny Jones the talk show host, I used to watch you when I was a little girl.  I loved your shows. Good to see you again.   Here is my 2nd attempt at your cinnamon bun…. it came out gigantic and I put in a fancy twist. I’m from Oshawa, Canada. Stay safe and healthy Jenny! Cheers ~ Josie Lee.”

– I think you just started a trend. This looks amazing and what a great idea! Thank you. – jennyLarge Cinnamon Roll

GEERT (from Belgium) MADE MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH

“Hello, I’m Geert from Belgium. Best pizza in town … with your 20 min pizza dough! yours sincerely, Geert.”

– Wow, That looks fantastic! I’m so excited to see my pizza dough in Belgium!! Thank you. ❤️ – jennyQuick Easy Pizza Dough

PEARL MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES

“I love these lemon “brownies” so much but I think it’s really more of a cake texture! Best, Pearl.”

– Thank you for this beautiful photo highlighted with a fresh lemon.🍋 It looks delicious! – jennyLemon Brownies Jenny Can Cook

JANICE (from Michigan) MADE MY VANILLA CAKE & CHOCOLATE FROSTING

“Hi Jenny, Made your vanilla cake and chocolate frosting for my 74th birthday on 7/8. The cake was delicious and I have enjoyed it everyday since making it. Followed the cake recipe exactly as well as your chocolate frosting recipe ( I did add 1/4 tsp of espresso powder). Every morsel I ate was DELICIOUS. Also want to say I have made many of your recipes and all have turned out well. Enjoyed the lemon brownies twice in the last month.Thanks for all the effort you put into your recipes and website. ~ Janice, Ann Arbor, MI.”

– That’s the way to do it – Frost it right in the pan! Your slice looks perfect. Thank you for sharing your photos. I just had my own 74th birthday in June – Happy Belated! ❤️ – jennyEasy Vanilla CakeBest Vanilla Cake Recipe

RENATA (from the UK) MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Dear Jenny, My name is Renata. I am Brazilian & Italian, but have been living in the UK for more than 30 years. I have been shielding with my hubby for the last 16 weeks. I don’t like cooking (although I cook every day from scratch!) and don’t like baking. I have a bread machine and in any other circumstances, my machine is as close I would be to baking. It’s therefore a pure coincidence that during lockdown, like so many people around the world, I felt this enormous desire for baking.

Yesterday I was looking for a chocolate cake recipe without egg. And came across to your YouTube video Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake. I made only half of the recipe (just measured all in half), used olive oil (the only oil I had at home) and didn’t used any vanilla extract (never bought it, don’t see the need). It was DELICIOUS!! Will definitely check your website for more easy recipes. My regards, Renata (Sinclair). Ps: I had to search how much 350 Fahrenheit was to Celsius (European grade oven).”

– How lovely are these heart-shaped cupcakes! ❤️ Thank you for sharing your photos and I hope you continue to discover the joy of baking. – jennyEasy Chocolate Cake No Eggs

LIZ (from Riverside) MADE MY BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE

“Hi Ms. Jones. I just want to thank you for sharing your awesome recipes. Being tired of the news & everything being politicized nowadays, I decided to get up & try baking your blueberry coffeecake. I used my toaster oven as it was a hot day to be baking in the oven. FYI… I had substituted some ingredients with light tasting olive oil, coconut brown sugar & just added a little lemon juice with the almond milk. I followed the recommended half all purpose flour- half white whole wheat flour. I used a metal cake pan as you can see and baked it in the toaster oven. Usually, with some recipes, I had to watch out during half of the total baking time and some would be done. This one was baked for what temperature & total time you mentioned and came out perfect! I don’t agree with any racial divide. I could only agree with dividing this delicious coffee cake! So, pardon me for the missing pieces before I took the photo. They were already eaten long time ago with hibiscus tea & our favorite coffee! Thank you so much and may God bless you.”

– Summer is definitely the time for blueberry recipes. I’m glad it was a hit and thank you for sharing the photo of (what’s left of 🙂) your cake. – jennyJenny Can Cook

LINDY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, We are addicted to your no knead bread recipe!!! I’ve made it multiple times now and each time we are amazed and delighted on how it comes out! We love it! I like to put fresh, chopped up rosemary and garlic in it which makes it even more delicious! We are going to add kalamata olives next time. Thank you for your wonderful recipes!”

– Your photo would make anyone make their next loaf with rosemary and garlic. Thank you so much for the eye-popping photo. – jennyLindy-no-knead-bread

KATE (from Canada) MADE MY QUICK & EASY VANILLA CAKE

“Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for all your amazing recipes, I’ve started baking during quarantine & have just made the egg free vanilla cake & the 2 minute frosting!  Delicious!! Also: Hello from my mom Krysia, who, like you has tons of roosters in her kitchen! ~ Kate Rogozinski, Edmonton, Canada.”

– Kate, you just made my day! ? I’m happy to see this cake turn out so well in a different kitchen. I’m so glad you liked it and my best to your mom, Krysia. ❤️ – jennyEasy Vanilla Cake

DEBORAH MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

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– Thank you for the photo. Your loaf looks great. – jennyDutch Oven Bread Easy

JERRY MADE MY HAMBURGER BUNS

“They were amazing!”

– And they look amazing, too. Thank you for the fabulous photo! – jennyBest Recipe Hamburger Buns

PTOMOM MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Made bread for the 1st time ty.”

– Congratulations and thank you for the photo. It looks good! – jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

DIANNA (from Minnesota) MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Dear Jenny, I found you on YouTube a couple of years ago and fell in love with your style! I teach cooking classes locally and through my Pampered Chef business. I have learned so much from you. I loathe white hamburger and hot dog buns, so usually make my own. But your recipe looked superior to anything I have done and so I tried it last night. What a success!! I grind my own flour, so did 50% spelt flour and 50% unbleached organic flour. I also used 2 TBSP honey instead of the sugar. The results were just over-the-top!! The next day, I used the leftover buns to make Reuben sandwiches with homemade sauerkraut and homemade corned beef (and homemade mayo). I was so proud of the buns and shared photos to my Facebook page and gave the link to your recipe. Thank you so much and I hope you keep cooking!! You are such an inspiration!! Warmly, Dianna Kasprzak, Mora, MN.”

– What? You didn’t make the wieners?! I’m joking of course, but a little bit in awe of all the things you make from scratch! The buns look and sound incredible. Thank you for the photo. – jennyHot Dog Buns from Scratch
Jun 27, 2020

How To Store Cut Fruit (& Vegetables)

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How To Store Cut Fruit & VegetablesMost of us are not grocery shopping as often as we used to and that includes me. I go once a week during the “geezer hour” when they open early for us seniors. So I had to figure out the best way to store my cut fruit and veggies so they would last all week. I always have some crudité on hand as well as cut papaya or melon. I store them in those Glad plastic containers and I noticed that moisture always accumulated inside but on the underside of the lid and moisture is not a friend to cut fruit or vegetables.

I tried lining the container with a paper towel but the moisture still did its damage. Then I tried putting a piece of paper towel or a napkin on top of the fruit to keep the moisture from dripping down on the fruit. Guess what? It works! The paper on top of the cut fruit keeps the excess moisture away and now my cut papaya keeps all week and my crudité of carrot & cucumber slices and cabbage wedges stays fresh twice as long as before. I just wanted to share this tip for everyone else who is eating lots of fruits and veggies. You ARE eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, right? What was that?  “I try…???”  Don’t get me started! ?

Fresh fruit and vegetables are the lifeline to good health. ???? So here’s a new rule: You can’t make any of my breads until you’ve had some fruit and veggies. Don’t make me come over there! ?

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Jun 23, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (week of June 22)

So many people worldwide are home and cooking and I love seeing photos 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

LARRY MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES

“Jenny, I have made these brownies several times.  They are delicious and easy to make.  My wife loves them, and she rarely eats sweets.  Thanks for creating these amazing recipes.”

– Thanks for sending this great photo. They are a favorite around here too. – jennyBest Recipe for Brownies

MARIE MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“I love love love this bread. I bake several loaves every week and love to share it with my friends. I wish I had discovered the recipe earlier. It is SO easy.  Thank you SO much Jenny.”

– It’s nice to know it’s being shared with friends. Thank you for your photo (great crust!) – jennySimple No Knead Bread

VALERIE (from California) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi, Made it today for the first time. FABULOUS!! Can’t wait to try your other recipes. ~ Valerie – San Mateo, CA.”

– Thank you for the photo. Your bread looks beautiful and I’m guessing it’s all gone by now! 😋 – jennySimple Whole Wheat Bread

CATHERINE (from Canada) MADE MY CHICKEN POT PIE

“Hi Jenny, tonight I made a leftover Turkey Dinner Pie using your amazing Chicken Pot Pie recipe.  I added leeks & rosemary to the filling, and put the pastry on the bottom.  For the topping I used the left over stuffing and used the last of the pastry to make little cut outs for the top of the pie.  We served it with a root mash (Celeriac and Sweet Potatoes boiled then mashed), and the pie was delicious! Highly recommend this pie as an idea to use up Turkey leftovers.  I used grapeseed oil for the pastry, and prefer it to the olive oil I used the last time.  I absolutely love your pastry recipe, and plan to use it to make empanadas.  We have wanted to make home made empanadas for years, but so many recipes call for lard, or shortening.  Now we have a great pastry recipe to use, and can’t wait to try making them. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes! I do hope that you publish another cookbook. ~ Catherine, Toronto, ON.”

– I agree about how easy oil pastry is and what a great way to adapt this recipe. – jennyJenny Can Cook Recipes

PAMELA MADE MY PIZZA

“Hi Jenny! I wanted to thank you again for all the easy recipes you have curated over the years. I have been able to enjoy the foods we buy/get a restaurants in the comfort of our home and they taste better! Here is a picture of our homemade pizza that everyone in my family enjoys. Thank you, Pamela.”

– Thank you for your photos. Nothing beats homemade, especially pizza! – jennyJenny Can Cook Pizza

LYDIA MADE MY “ONE BOWL CAKE”

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– I’m not sure which cake this is (yellow or coconut) but either way, it looks really good, thank you. – jennyJenny Can Cook Cake
Jun 16, 2020

Photo of the Week

Best Recipe Hot Dog BunsI was so happy to see this photo of my hot dog buns the day after I posted the recipe. Terri from Nevada made them because she said her husband was grilling up some brats. I could almost smell them over here! ? Terri said she needed to work on the shaping but I say, “who cares?” They look perfect to me! I chose this photo to remind everyone that cooking and baking from the heart is what matters. If you put these beautiful buns next to a package of store bought buns, which ones do you think everyone would take? I know, right? ?

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Jun 14, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (week of June 15)

So many people worldwide are home and cooking and I love seeing photos 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

NANCY & RYAN (from Canada) MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES

“Once a month my student Ryan and I bake one of your recipes as part of our English lesson; we watch your video first. This is one of the most pleasurable part of our weekly classes. These videos not only help Ryan, who’s from Iran, with his English – he now knows words like ‘ingredients’, ‘whisk’, ‘aerate’, ‘spatula’, etc.– but he is also encouraged to try making the dish. He has learned the difference between measuring containers for dry and wet ingredients, too. When he took Cooking earlier this year with his Grade 8 classmates at school, he told me he was the only one to “know all the vocabulary”! One of our favourites was Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies. We used a 70% cacao,100g bar of chocolate. The results were so delicious. He has even baked a batch at home with his mother.

He takes half of the baking home where his mother, an expert photographer, takes a picture of his delicious results. We love your videos. He still laughs about your comment (which I had to explain), “Don’t make me come to your house.” And when I shake my finger at him, jokingly, as you did in the video, I call it, “My teacher finger.”  Thank you, Jenny, for all the fun and good food. ~ Nancy, Vancouver, Canada.”
– I’m so happy that my recipes are helping Ryan with both cooking and language. (Ryan, your brownies look fantastic – great job!! Keep cooking and learning – it’s really fun. 😀–  jennyDark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Ryan baking a different dish.

DIVYA (from India) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hello Jenny, It was sometime last year that I came across your many bread making videos on YouTube. I marvelled at how easy you made it look. I thought to myself this is just the thing I need to get started on. But life went on. CoVid came along. And here I was, at the start of the lockdown in India, testing my yeast on a pizza dough recipe, only to discover it was old. It was only last month that I managed to find every possible baking ingredient online but despite the arrival of the order, I sat idly. Today I ventured into the new arena. I made your 90 minute Simple Whole Wheat Bread. Hallelujah! And may God bless you!

I doubt anyone has a simpler recipe than yours. And it was easy on the hands just with a regular electric hand mixer. My bread didn’t rise but I’m not here to ask you why. I’ve read up enough on your website and watched your video several times over. Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! For being generous with your recipes and for turning a complicated chemical experiment into something anyone with disposable thumbs can perform. I can’t wait to make this bread again and testing it further till I get the desired height and crust. Vielen dank! Merci beaucoup! Gracias! Shukhriya! ~ A thrilled amateur baker.”

– Thank you for sharing your joy with me. To know I have made someone happy with my effort makes me equally joyful. ❤️   jennyEasy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

TABITHA (from North Carolina) MADE MY ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny! It’s your biggest fan from NC, Tabitha! ? the hubby put zucchini in the garden this year. Sssooo….  I doubled the recipe, put it in a Bundt pan & there you have it! I also added some instant coffee, I do to your fudge brownies as well. ❤️ Stay safe & thanks for your recipes!!”

– Thank you for another great photo. It’s good do know it works in a bundt pan.   jennyZucchini Chocolate Cake

NANCY (from Canada) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“I have made this delicious loaf several times. So easy and fast with a soft crust, and the perfect texture for sandwiches or toast. Make sure you follow Jenny’s advice to put a foil tent over it after 15 minutes in the oven. ~ Nancy, Vancouver, Canada.”

– This is a perfect loaf. Thank you for sharing your photo and for the reminder about the foil tent.   jennyEasy Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

BROOKLYN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD, PIZZAS & LEMON BROWNIES

“Hello Jenny! I’ve made the no-knead bread 3 times and it’s been wonderful each time, like, crazy perfect. Am trying with part wheat flour today. Oh, I also made several batches of your pizza dough. I tried several variations: as written, with honey, with unrefined organic sugar, pepper and garlic, Italian seasonings (that was the favorite but they were all good). Below is a barbecue chicken pizza topped with red onion, Gouda & Jack cheese and cilantro, and another with chicken and peppers. I make my own sauce because everything has added sugar and that isn’t good for hubby or me. The first recipe of yours I tried was the  lemon bars. The zest in the glaze was crazy good! However, I guess I spread the dough like I would a cake, so as you can see the middle caved in a bit…hmm…more glaze on those slices… no down side. During quarantine here in NY, I made food for an older couple who are dear friends (I’m VP of their charity, they are beautiful people and the wife happens to be Polish) and in conversation the wife mentioned she loves pierogies so I will be trying your recipe at some point soon.  Thank you for all of it!”

– Thank you for all these photos! I look forward to seeing how your pierogi turn out.   jennyFast No Knead BreadHomemade PizzasLemon Bars

ANNETTE MADE MY HAMBURGER BUNS & HOT DOG BUNS

“Hi, Jenny! Wednesday is burger day at my house. As if that’s not special enough, I made these buns for the first time. They were so easy and good, the perfect taste and texture. I  made a double batch of dough, then split it into a loaf of bread, 4 hamburger buns and 4 hot dog buns. Thank you for your great recipes! Guess what’s on tomorrow’s menu?”

– I see you toasted the hamburger bun – that’s a great idea! Thank you for your photos and enjoy your dogs tomorrow. 🌭🌭  jennyHow To Make Hamburger BunsHomemade Hamburger BunsBest Recipe Hamburger Buns

CATHERINE (from Canada) MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS

“Success! Made your Cabbage Roll recipe yesterday, they were a hit with the family.  We have a new favourite recipe.  Thank you for your clear instructions it made a daunting task easy.  I’ve always wanted to try making them but was so intimidated.  Can’t wait to go through your recipes and find our next family favourite! ~ Catherine from Toronto.”

– My favorite food in the world! ? I’m so glad they turned well and thank you for the photos! 🇨🇦   jenny from London.Cabbage Rolls Recipe

SALLY (from Australia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“love your video’s. My first bread. Sally.”

– Congratulations on your first loaf. Thanks for this great photo from 9,000 miles away!   jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

CONNIE MADE MY FOCACCIA BREAD

“Jenny: I recently found your web site.  I love your recipes and enjoy reading your blog. I Have previously successfully made your quarantine bread recipe. Tonight, I made your focaccia bread. I made it a tad too thin,Think it’s because I have an oblong stone, and stretched it a little too much. It was still delicious. I want to thank you for making my quarantine less boring. I want to say that the hard part about your bread recipes is finding yeast. OMG…… it took forever! I don’t think this photo is a good representation of your recipe, not really pretty enough for you to share, but I wanted you to see it. You have a blessed day! ~ Connie Gibbons.”

– This is exactly how I like my focaccia – thin and crispy so I love it! Your picture is perfect, thank you.    jennyHomemade Focaccia Bread

TERRI (from Nevada) MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS & NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny! Thanks for the new hot dog bun recipe! It’s Sunday JennyCanCook Baking Day so of course I had to make these for my husband’s brats I’m grilling up later! I need to work on the shaping technique but not bad for the first try. Also, made a loaf of your no knead faster bread for a friend to go with my homemade strawberry jam I just gave them. Thanks again for your terrific recipes. Stay well!”

– I’m so happy to see my hot dog buns and who cares about the shape? They look perfect. ? As for the bread, you are a good friend!   jennyEasy Recipe Hot Dog BunsBest Recipe Hot Dog BunsFast No Knead BreadJenny Can Cook Recipes

JUDY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Made no knead bread with bread flour added caraway seeds and lots of other bagel seasonings .better than all-purpose flour thanks for your wonderful recipes.judy.”

– Thank you for the great photo and for the note on bread flour.   jennyNo Knead Crusty Bread

NEIKA-GAYE (from St. Kitts) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Happy Belated Birthday Jenny! I am Neika-Gaye Jones from St. Kitts (Jamaican turned Kittitian). ?  What a pleasant surprise when I learnt that we share the same birthday though decades apart! ? I stumbled upon your cinnamon roll recipe and what a DELIGHT! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that the sugar, sodium & cholesterol quantities are kept a healthy level yet it’s so DIVINELY DELICIOUS & RIDICULOUSLY EASY! As a health professional, mother of 2 children under 4 years old & wife of a personal trainer, this has become my “go to” recipe! We rarely ever frost it as it is SIMPLY AMAZING as is! I’ve shared it with other families, neighbors, friends and coworkers and the response is always the same: SHEER AWE!!! I’m looking forward to eventually trying some of your other recipes as I always come right back to this one! lol! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious recipes with the world. Your effort is much appreciated! #healthiswealth.”

– A belated Happy Birthday back to you and thank you for the photos and for the appreciation of my best efforts. ❤️   jennyCinnamon Rolls RecipeEasy Cinnamon Rolls