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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!)

Click here for the recipe.

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!**)

PAUL MADE MY CUSTARD PUDDING

“Custard no sugar. ~ Paul Hazeltine.”

~ Blueberries sound like a great addition. Thank you for your photo. ~ jennyHomemade Custard Pudding

DAVID MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Easy rolls for franks, and or grillers. Delish!”

~ Thank you for the photo – just in time for weekend grilling! ~ jennyHow To Make Hot Dog Buns

EMILY (from California) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Thank you for the recipe. It was easy to make and didn’t take long. It looks so good and even better taste yummy. Hubby approved. He says it taste better than the ones I buy from the store. Oh Jenny, I came across your videos and you looked so familiar. I just couldn’t get where I met or seen you from. Then I finally figured it out, I use to watch your talk show. I’m ready to try more of your recipes. Loved your show and now I love your cooking videos. Please do more. I love your tips and how you show us how to cook. You are funny. Thanks. ~ Emily Reed, Oceanside, CA.”

~ Your bread looks amazing! Thank you for taking time to send these great photos. ~ jennyCinnamon Raisin BreadEasy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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

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.

Click here for the recipe.

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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. 🐰❤️🐰

Click here for the recipe.

Jun 1, 2021

Your Photos (June)

My favorite thing is 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

MY APOLOGIES FOR SOME OF THE PHOTOS BELOW BEING SO LATE TO POST. THE EMAILS WERE TEMPORARILY LOST AND I JUST FOUND THEM… SORRY!

TERESA MADE MY MAKOWIEC

“Hi Jenny,  thank you so much for sharing your recipe for poppyseed roll.  I made it and my family loved it.”

– Your swirl came out perfect and I’m glad it was a hit. Thank you for the photo. –  jennyPoppy Seed Roll

VICTORIA MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“My daughter and I made your recipe today.  She loved it.”

– Thank you for your photo. I love love love this bread too! –  jennyCinnamon-Raisin-Bread

CHARMAINE (from The Netherlands) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“I doubled the recipe (except the yeast and salt) and used amounts of whole wheat, white spelt and AP flour as I had available. This was the easiest bread recipe I have ever worked with!  I have been baking bread for the last 10 years. I only use store bought when in a pinch. You can imagine I’ve tried a lot of recipes, over the years. I’d finally settled on a very popular (Allrecipes) recipe. Though the flavor  of that bread is good and it’s full of grains, it’s very time consuming and my results have not been consistent. So, I searched and saw the pic of your bread and, it looked so perfect, I decided to try it. I followed the recipe but added a variety of grains and seeds. This is the best rise I have ever gotten (looks exactly like the picture) and the loaves are so flavorful. The texture is perfect. Absolutely delicious! Needless to say, this is a keeper and will be my recipe of choice, going forward. Thank you for the wonderful, perfect recipe! ~ Charmaine S., The Netherlands.” 🇳🇱

– Your variation sounds really good. Thank you for the photo and for sharing your details. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Wheat Bread

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY LEMON MERINGUE PIE

“Hi Jenny I made your lemon pie on Sunday and boy was it good. So simple and easy to make my family thanks you too. They just loved it. I love anything lemon and the lemon filling was just right. Also I just wanted to thank you for writing such simple recipes that are very easy to follow. I love how you leave a space between ingredients that go together. It makes it so much easier to follow. Thanks for sharing your recipes.  You are a true gem. ~ Mil from Woodbridge.”

Thank you for another (lemon recipe 🍋) photo. Your pie and crust look great! –  jennyLemon Meringue Pie from Scratch

SANDY MADE MY EASTER BUNNY BUNS

“Hi Jenny .. just thought you might like to see how cute your recipe came out! My grandchildren absolutely loved them! I really enjoy your recipes and your wonderful personality.  Thank you… Sandy C.”

They are so cute and of course it doesn’t have to be Easter to make these cute buns. Thank you for your photo. –  jennyHomemade Bunny Buns

CINDY (from Trinidad) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny..your bread was so easy to make and turned out fantastic ! Stay safe, Cindy from Trinidad.”

That’s a beautiful loaf and all the way from Trinidad!  Thank you so much. –  jennyBest No Knead Bread RecipeJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

SARAH (from West Africa) MADE MY ONE BOWL YELLOW CAKE

“Dear Miss Jones, I wanted to share not only my picture of your One Bowl Yellow Cake, but also the story behind my making it. Since January, I have been in West Africa on a mission trip. I work a good deal in the kitchen and needed a simple cake recipe, preferably without butter, (we don’t have that around much), without a lot of eggs and which wouldn’t change too much if I used another flavor than vanilla (which we don’t have). Your oil cake was perfect. We were wanting a cake with Malibu rum, so I replaced the vanilla with that. I doubled the recipe to make it two layers, but had to do one 8″ and one 9″ layer, since we only had one of each size pan — you get creative in Africa! For the bottom (9”) layer, I placed sliced bananas in the bottom of the pan before I poured in the batter.

They turned out fabulously! Not perfectly shaped (from using parchment paper instead of grease) and one was a little slanted (the oven is gas, so who knows what happened), but they were so light and spongy! (Our baking powder cones in packets here and I wasn’t sure how much was in each one; I put two in the batter, so maybe that’s why they were so light!) The bottom of the 9″ layer turned into the middle of the cake; I brushed the layers with more Malibu and made a flour frosting, again with the Malibu, to cover it, and decorated it with more sliced bananas. I wanted to make a coconut-flavored sugar glaze to drizzle around the edges, but it turned I sugar, so I broke it up and sprinkled it on top. Yesterday, I made it again, this time with strawberry flavoring, strawberry frosting, and chocolate hazelnut spear and caramelized bananas between the layers. Two pictures are attached; thank you for your fabulous recipe, which can even be made in the rainforest! Sincerely, Sarah McDonald.”
What a great story! Thank you for sharing it along with these wonderful photos!  –  jennyJenny Can Cook Yellow CakeEasy Yellow Cake Recipe

JOANNE MADE MY NO KNEAD CIABATTA BREAD

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Thank you for your photo. It turned out beautifully. –  jennyNo Knead Ciabatta Bread

VICKI S. MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Hi Jenny, Love your recipes and have made several so far!  I have just put your Crusty Rolls in the oven withe ‘Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning’ on them with egg wash. And I’m so excited to try one!!! I’ll include a picture when they’re hot out of the oven.:) Thank you!”
Thank you for this photo. I’ve seen quite a few people use this seasoning on my breads. –  jennyHomemade Crusty Rolls

SHEINAGH MADE MY PACZKI

“I made these today and Oh My! This recipe is excellent. I don’t have a piping bag yet so I sliced the bun 2/3rds through, put strawberry jam inside then a pile of fresh whipped creme. They remained me of the creme buns  of my youth, when I was a child in Australia. I now believe that the Polish bakers must have started the creme bun craze there. Delicious. I will not be needing supper.”
You might want to skip supper tomorrow too! 😀 Wow! They do look amazing! Thank you for the photo. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Paczki

JIM MADE MY HASH BROWNS

“Hi Jenny.   Your recipe worked great!”
– They look perfect. Thanks for your photo. –  jennyCrispy Hash Browns

LINDA MADE MY PUMPKIN BARS

“Used roasted butternut squash in place of pumpkin purée. Delicious and very moist.  Love the small size, fits into our life better than a big cake.”
I make this all the time because it freezes really well. Thank you. –  jennyEasy Pumpkin Bars

VICKI R. MADE MY CHICKEN POT PIE

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Thank you for the photo and that’s some beautiful crust work! –  jennyEasy Chicken Pot Pie

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES & NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny. Greetings from Woodbridge, Ontario again. Not sure if I sent you these photos but I thought I would share them with you.  I made your lemon brownies  to great reviews and also your no knead bread.  I added cubed pieces of cheddar cheese and it was amazing.  Your recipes are so simple and easy to make and the taste is out of this world.  Thanks again for sharing.”
I love seeing photos from my home province. Thank you so much! –  jenny (London, ON 🇨🇦)Lemon Brownies Jenny Can CookDutch Oven Bread Jenny Can Cook

LINCY MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

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Thank you for your photo but it looks like there’s one missing… hmmm… 😉 –  jennyJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

ELACUNA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“what if i want to make 2 loaves? do i have to double the recipe even tre yeast? thanks for sharing your recipe. we love it.”
I have never doubled the recipe but others have. Please look through the recipe comments for answers and thank you for your photos. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

MARY MADE MY SESAME SEED HAMBURGER BUNS

“thanks Jenny 💕”
They look good! Thank you for the photo. –  jennyEasy Homemade Hamburger Buns

YI LIN (from Malaysia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“The first two pictures are the unsuccessful ones. The second two are the good ones. I tried this a few times and got very wet dough and uncooked interiors. Then I changed the water-to-flour ratio to 80% and I got it! Bubbles after the first proof, drier and easier to handle dough, air pockets and dry inside the bread after cooked and cooled completely! I live in Malaysia so the flours I get are of different compositions. The all purpose flour here has very low protein content, about 9% and bread flour is higher. So I mixed the both. I put about 70g all purpose and 290g japanese bread flour with 288 ml water. To improve the bread taste, you can leave the dough longer (4 hours) in room temperature (here is about 32 Celsius). I discovered this coincidentally. Happy that I managed to make a bread from scratch! Thanks! I have enjoyed this bread making challenge. Best regards, Yi Lin.”
Success! You’ve shown people the rewards of perseverance and by sharing your details, you are helping others along the way. Thank you! –  jennyJenny Can Cook BreadBest No Knead Bread Recipe

BERNIE MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Hi, Jenny.  Long time fan.  My wife says I like you better than I like her.  On some days, I must say… well… never mind. I made your hot dog buns this weekend.  I ran out of eggs so didn’t do the egg wash.  They didn’t look as pretty as yours but they were delicious. I used them to make Connecticut (aka “hot”) lobster rolls, which we much prefer to the cold lobster rolls with mayo dressing. Anyway, the rolls were perfect for these!”
I’m calling these “Lobster Dogs.” 😀 It’s good to know these hot dog buns are not just for weenies! –  jenny
May 30, 2021

Safe Travels, My Little Spatulas

Jenny Can Cook SpatulasCooking is fun. Moving is not. We’ve been looking for a long time and I finally found a dream kitchen that I want to cook in so we’re getting ready to move. I don’t remember the rest of the house but it had a bunch of rooms so I’m sure it’s going to be good. 😀  I’m excited about my new kitchen but it will take time to set things up just right so you won’t see any new recipes for a while. I’ll still be checking in every day as usual, posting your photos and answering questions when I can.

I’ve learned a few things while packing to move:

  1. I don’t wear belts any more.
  2. I thought I was doing a better job of dusting.
  3. There may be a family of squirrels living in our garage.
  4. A man can be emotionally attached to a broken vacuum hose.
  5. Moving is a good way to test your marriage. ❤️
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May 1, 2021

Your Photos (May)

My favorite thing is 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

EFTIHIA (from Greece) MADE MY APPLE PIE

“Hello from Greece! I made your apple pie recipe! It’s the easiest and the most delicious apple pie I’ve made. Thank you!   Eftihia.”
Your pie looks great and I’m so excited to see you’re in Greece. I have visisted there and have family from Xylokastro. 🇬🇷 σας ευχαριστώ! –  jenny Best Recipe Apple Pie

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY OATMEAL COOKIES & PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

“Hi Jenny I decided to make your cookies today and from the picture you can see that there are not too may left so before they are all gone I rushed to take a picture and send it to you. Thanks again for sharing you are amazing.  I’m from Woodbridge, Ontario.”
I’m glad you left enough to take this beautiful picture! 🌼 Thank you. –  jenny (London, ON 🇨🇦)Jenny Can Cook Best Cookies

AMANDA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hello Jenny, Thank you for this recipe! I just left a comment, but here is the picture as well. I normally don’t comment or share, but this is too good not to! I appreciate it – and the video with the tips. That helped a lot! Have a wonderful day!”
– Thank you for taking time to comment and share your photo, especially when I know you wanted to take the first bite. 😋 –  jennyEasy Bread Jenny Can Cook

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY BRAN MUFFINS & SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny – Your Bran Muffins are the best – I’ll never look for another recipe.  And your Sweet Potato Cake is a wow too – I used the sour cream icing version and it was fabulous.  Thank you, thank you!   Bev (from Canada).”
Thank you for more great photos. These are two of my very favorite things!  –  jennyBran Muffins From ScratchSweet Potato Chocolate Cake

KEITH MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

“Just had to say thank you for the Recipe! Writing this before I even finish dinner! Since I was using 3 lbs of pork ribs already cut into 2 inch pieces.  Had to Adjust to just 1.5 hrs of bake time and also let the rub marinate overnight.”
They look amazing! And good for you for adding that healthy broccoli. 🥦 –  jennyJenny Can Cook Ribs

JULIE MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Cinnamon Rolls Fresh From Oven. Below is the Fiesta Ware casserole dish I bake (your recipe) cinnamon rolls in. I have used this pan so much over the years for so many different cooking applications.  I find that lining it with aluminum foil keeps it new looking, plus, it helps find the right temperature for rising and baking the cinnamon rolls.  As you can see the pan is about 2 inches in depth and the cinnamon rolls nearly reach the top of rim—sometimes, even  more so.  It’s nice to serve in after baking, too.”
Thank you for your photo and for the tip about the baking dish you use. –  jennyHealthier Cinnamon Rolls

DICK MADE MY WHITE BREAD

“WOW! I added diced fresh jalapeños 1/2 cup and didn’t change anything else. Loved it!”
Spicy jalapeños – now that sounds good! Thank you for your photo. –  jennyBest White Bread Recipe

ADAM (from Spain) MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES

“Greetings from Madrid Spain, I just made your brownie recipe and they literally just came out of the oven. I didn’t have an 8 x 8” pan. So used a spring form 10”.  They’re cooling now. Many thanks! (Apologies for brevity. Please frogive spelling)”
It’s good to know this recipe works in a larger pan. Thank you so much for sending your photo from across the world! 🌎 – jennyEasy Fudgy Brownies From Scratch

PUSHPA (from New York) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Dear Jenny: I have made your chocolate cake 🎂 so many times and my family have enjoyed it very much and also loved the icing  –  so simple and easy.  I decorated the cake with slices of slivered almonds. Thank you very much.  I am sure you have many eggless recipes and will check on line. Sincere Regards, Pushpa.”
Thank you for this lovely photo. That frosting and topping looks beautiful! – jennyEggless Chocolate Cake

JILL MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Love this recipe. I am making them right now for lunch! We top with poppyseed or sesame seeds on the eggwash. I place 2 together on baking sheet, so that they seperate just like store bought.”
Topping with seeds sounds like a great idea.  Thank you for sharing your photo. – jennyEasy Homemade Hot Dog Buns

BOGHOS MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“I’ve baked your No Knead Bread several times with success and loved it. So today I tried your Simple whole wheat Bread. I doubled the recipe by exactly doubling your ingredients. I did add 6 teaspoons of wheat gluten and brushed the tops with milk before baking to get a softer crust. Fantastic. Thank you for your amazing recipes and btw, I love your sense of humour in both videos. The Apology and The Egg. Lol.”
Thanks for your photos and for all the details you shared. This helps other home cooks. – jennyHomemade Wheat BreadEasy Homemade Bread

DEBBIE MADE MY FOCACCIA

“Love your focaccia recipe. ❤️ Thanks again.”
Those are beautiful with all that rosemary and coarse salt. Thank you for the photos. – jennyEasy Crispy Focaccia Bread

 

BHAIRAVI (from California) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Hi Jenny. We love love love your recipes ! Have tried quite a few from your list and they all have always turned out so good 😊👍🏻 Sunday baking for me is some quality + fun time with my teenage son ! Today We made your braided cinnamon raisin bread and as always… it was awesome 🤩 Thank you ! Sharing some pictures. Lots of love from,  Bhairavi & my son Ameya ~ San Jose , CA.”
Thank you for these great photos, and what a wonderful thing to do with your son. I hope more people follow your lead and instill a love of cooking in their own children. Their lives will benefit in so many ways! ❤️ – jennyEasy Cinnamon Raisin BreadBest Cinnamon Raisin BreadHomemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

ELENA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“No knead bread is so easy. Thanks.”
You are so right. Thank you for your photo.– jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

RICK (from Canada) MADE MY SANDWICH BUNS, 20-Min PIZZA DOUGH & HAMBURGER BUNS

“Again, thank you so much for the fantastic recipes.”
Thank you for these inspiring photos. It looks like you have a full time job in the kitchen! – jennyFast Pizza Dough from Scratch Jenny Can Cook Hamburger Buns

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY ORANGE SESAME CHICKEN

“Hi Jenny – Last night we tried your fabulous Orange Sesame Chicken.  I didn’t have any rice on hand so steamed some cauliflower along with the broccoli but next time I’ll make sure to use rice so I can add some of the yummy sauce to it.  We ended the meal with your Buttermilk Spice Cake.  Thanks for another couple of amazing recipes!   Bev (from Canada)”
I just made my orange sesame chicken last night and it’s still one of my all time favorites. Thanks for your photo! jennyJenny Can Cook Orange Sesame Chicken