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Apr 6, 2024

Your Photos (April)

I love seeing your photos of my recipes. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

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JANE (from Missouri) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE & COCONUT CAKE

“Jenny, I can’t thank you enough for teaching me to cook. Love your recipes and videos! If we knew each other, I’d want you for a best friend! I used your chocolate cake and coconut cake recipes to make these birthday cakes for our grandchildren. Am using your recipes every year for their favorite “I’m this old” cake. I skip the numbers for my personal birthday cake. LOL Thanks again for bringing a lot of happiness to so many!💕🎂🎈~ Jane Stein —Kansas City, Missouri.”

– I love it! What amazing memories you are creating for your grandchildren. When you hear about someone cooking with love, this is what it looks like. Your cakes and their fun decorations are beautiful. Thank you so much for this gorgeous photo and for letting me know that my recipes are making someone happy. That makes me happy too! 😍 – jennyBest Homemade Cake from Scratch

CHRIS MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Thanks for sharing the recipe with. we use it and the bread comes out great.”

– Your bread looks delicious. Thank you for your photos. – jennyBest Recipe Whole Wheat Bread
Easy Homemade Bread

Feb 25, 2024

Photo of the Month (February)

Best Recipe Homemade RollsThe world needs more people like Rhonda! She made my recipe for white bread into dinner rolls, but look how she shared these rolls and how much good she did in her community…

Rhonda wrote, “I prepared four batches for a total yield of 36 rolls. We made them to share with residents in the 55 and older mobile home park we live in for our first “2nd Friday Soup Social” held this February.  My son suggested we do this dinner event a few months ago as a way of sharing and getting to know our neighbors. He moved here a year ago and has since realized many of the residents are well over 55 years old and don’t socialize much. We posted our invite in the monthly newsletter that is distributed to all 155 homes in our park. Everyone was invited with us knowing the usual turnout for activities is less than 12 people. We provided two homemade soups to choose from – Minestrone and Chicken Noodle – with a homemade roll.

We made enough soup for 24 thinking some might take some home to their neighbor. We provided cardboard soup containers with lids so they could transport their soup easily if they chose to take their soup home to eat or to share. Eighteen people showed up! All 18 stayed to eat their soup and socialize! Several had seconds and a few took soup to their neighbors. We also took soup to a couple of neighbors we knew were convalescing. We had a great time preparing the soups and rolls. We enjoyed socializing with neighbors we knew and met some new people, too.

We plan to repeat this event in March and April, at least. Given the thanks and the compliments we received, we anticipate needing more soup and rolls. Thank you for a delicious and simple recipe for the best rolls. After trying several recipes, your’s delivered the easiest, tastiest and most versatile rolls for our crowd.”

Rhonda is a gift to her community. I’m so proud that my recipe was a part of this generous and welcoming event. Isolation is common with seniors and can lead to numerous health problems. Bringing their neighbors together is such a wonderful thing she and your son are doing. Homemade food is a gift from the heart and by simply bringing people together, she might also be saving lives. I hope others might be inspired to share food and kindness with those who need it.

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Feb 2, 2024

Your Photos (February)

I love seeing your photos of my recipes. Please say where you’re from and you can 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**

RHONDA MADE MY SIMPLE WHITE BREAD INTO ROLLS

“Good evening! These rolls were made using your Simple White Bread recipe.  I prepared four batches using the same recipe with buttermilk instead of milk in two, nonfat dry milk in the other two; three with one egg and one batch without (Oops!) for a total yield of 36 rolls. I buttered the tops while still warm from the oven.

We made them to share with residents in the 55 and older mobile home park we live in for our first “2nd Friday Soup Social” held this February.  My son suggested we do this dinner event a few months ago as a way of sharing and getting to know our neighbors. He moved here a year ago and has since realized many of the residents are well over 55 years old and don’t socialize much. We posted our invite in the monthly newsletter that is distributed to all 155 homes in our park. Everyone was invited with us knowing the usual turnout for activities is less than 12 people. We provided two homemade soups to choose from – Minestrone and Chicken Noodle – with a homemade roll.

We made enough soup for 24 thinking some might take some home to their neighbor. We provided cardboard soup containers with lids so they could transport their soup easily if they chose to take their soup home to eat or to share. Eighteen people showed up! All 18 stayed to eat their soup and socialize! Several had seconds and a few took soup to their neighbors. We also took soup to a couple of neighbors we knew were convalescing. We had a great time preparing the soups and rolls. We enjoyed socializing with neighbors we knew and met some new people, too.

We plan to repeat this event in March and April, at least. Given the thanks and the compliments we received, we anticipate needing more soup and rolls. Thank you for a delicious and simple recipe for the best rolls. After trying several recipes, your’s delivered the easiest, tastiest and most versatile rolls for our crowd. Brava!” (Feb. 23)

– Rhonda, you are a gift to your community. I’m so proud that my recipe was a part of this generous and welcoming event. Isolation is common with seniors and can lead to numerous health problems. Bringing your neighbors together is such a wonderful thing you and your son are doing. Homemade food is a gift from the heart and by simply bringing people together, you might also be saving lives. Please keep up this wonderful event and please send photos from the next one. I hope others might be inspired to follow your lead. I LOVE this!! – jenny
Best Recipe Homemade Rolls

NANCY MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Sorry this isn’t the best picture – I just took a quick one to show my husband. I made your braided cinnamon raisin bread this past weekend for my dad, who loved it! I’ve made many of your recipes – wheat bread, no-knead bread, simple pea soup, lentil soup, hot dog buns…and more.  Thanks for these great recipes. And a fun little aside – I was an intern for The Jenny Jones Show at the NBC tower during my last year of college in 1995! Fun times! 😄  (Feb. 20)

– Your bread looks delicious! We did have fun times at the JJ Show. I’m so glad you could be a part of it and that you can cook!! Thank you for the photo. – jennyBraided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

MARY MADE MY PACZKI

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– Thank you for this darling photo. Love those roosters and really love the paczki! – jennyPolish Paczki Recipe

ALVIN/GENIE MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“First time baking bread. Before and after last 15 min bake.” (Feb. 10)

– It looks perfect. I’m pretty sure there will soon be a second time! – jennyBest No Knead Bread

BFF MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“In love with your recipes.” (Feb. 9)

– Thank you for your photos. Those are some beautiful crusts! – jennyFastest Dutch Oven Bread

LISA MADE MY PACZKI

“Custard filled!  So delicious!  Thank you for this baked and not fried Paczki!!” (Feb. 2)

– I’m so jealous! Your paczki look so delicious that I may need to make some right now! And custard is my favorite. 😋 Thank you for this lovely photo. – jennyOven Baked Paczki

Nov 12, 2023

Your Photos (November)

I so appreciate all the photos you send me. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

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DIANA MADE MY PIEROGI

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 – Thank you so much for your photo and you did a great job – they look perfect! –  jennyhow to make pierogi

NAMITHA (from India) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Dear Jenny, I’m from India. I have been looking for a recipe for a good recipe for whole wheat bread and came across this on YouTube. My children enjoyed this one! I’ve tried your other recipes for eggless chocolate cake and Polish potato pancakes. Thank you so much for all the recipes! ~ Namitha.”

 – My bread is in India!! Thank you for sending your photo and I love that beautiful plate! –  jennyEasy Whole Wheat Bread

LEVENT MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“I made your recipe using white whole wheat flour, leavened in ziploc bag and result was still amazing. We love denser bread and this was a little denser. In the picture one baked, one going in. ~ Levent.”

 – Thank you so much for the great before & after photos. –  jennyBest Recipe Whole Wheat Bread

Oct 7, 2023

Your Photos (October)

I really appreciate all the photos you send me. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

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COLLEEN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

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 – I appreciate your photo. It looks great! –  jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

ROY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

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 – Thank you for your photo. I love those crispy edges!  –  jennyBest Dutch Oven Bread

STEVE (from the UK) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF CAKE

“Hi Jenny Steve from the UK  i,em 67 years young and this is my 2nd cake i have ever made . I put in extra cherries and Cooked it in a halogen oven. It came out tasting Very very nice, Thank you for the Recipe.”

 – It’s so exciting to see my cake in the UK! It looks delicious and I very much appreciate your photos. –  jennyBest Chocolate Chip Cake

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ANNE MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi. Brilliant recipe.  I doubled. Proofed one in banneton other in regular Loaf pan. 36 minutes to bake to perfectly done ar 209 degrees.”

 – Thank you for your photo. They turned out beautifully! –  jennyEasy Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

DAN USED MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH TO MAKE HIS PIZZAS

“Some pics to go with the pizza dough.”

 – Wow, those look delicious! Thank you for taking time to send these great photos.  –  jenny

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20 Minute Pizza Dough

MARLENE (Domestic Diva) MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD “BREAKFAST” BREAD

“Made your 2-hour No Knead loaf, which I’ve made several times, but decided to experiment today. Added a large handful of Gerbs Super 5 Dried Fruit Mix, another handful of Anthony’s Organic Pumpkin Seeds and approximately 1 1/2 TBLS organic honey. After the 1 hour rest, followed directions, but formed into a loaf and rested on parchment paper in an oblong tinfoil pan. I then baked it in my clay loaf baker with lid (amazon.com). My husband and I agreed it’s the best “breakfast” loaf ever! It rose and baked so beautifully that I took a picture and sent it to you.Thanks for this incredible, versatile, forgiving recipe!”

 – That sounds incredible, and perfect for breakfast. Thank you.  –  jennyFastest Dutch Oven Bread

Sep 19, 2023

I Love This Lemon Blueberry Loaf!

Lemon Blueberry Loaf Recipe

I found some beautiful organic blueberries yesterday and I put the whole box into this gorgeous loaf! 🫐 Has anybody noticed that blueberries aren’t really blue? They’re kind of purple. Whatever color they are, I love this loaf so much, not just for the lightly sweet taste, but for the health benefits of the berries. The deep hues are what fills blueberries with so many nutrients. Don’t just take it from me. WebMD says:

“Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are also high in potassium and vitamin C. Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a key driver of all chronic diseases.” I hope that motivates you to make this delicious lemon blueberry loaf. Click here for the recipe and don’t skimp on the berries!

Sep 4, 2023

Your Photos (September)

I love receiving your photos – it always makes my day. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

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PHYLLIS MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

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 – Thank you for your photo. Your bread is picture-perfect! –  jennyBest No Knead Bread Recipe

BEATA (from Slovakia) MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Hi Jenny, Your crusty rolls are simply the best. Every single time! Thanks. Beata (from Slovakia).”

 – I’m so excited to see my crusty rolls all the way in Slovakia! Thank you very much for your photo. 🇸🇰 –  jennyEasy Crusty Rolls

ETHAN MADE MY ONE-BOWL LEMON BROWNIES

“Hey Jenny! I made your One bowl lemon brownies. I took a picture to send to you. I attached it to this email. ~ EthanS.”

 – It looks like that first bite disappeared pretty fast! 😋 Thanks for the terrific photo. –  jennyBest Lemon Brownies Recipe

Jul 4, 2023

Your Photos (July / August)

I love receiving your photos – it always makes my day. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

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GUY MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“What a great recipe for a delicious loaf of bread with not much work!  I love the way it blooms open like a flower!”

 – Thank you for this great photo. What a beautiful crust! And your cheese version sounds delicious too. –  jennyFastest Dutch Oven Bread

“I put cheddar cheese in this time (some shredded and some cubed).  Delicious 😋”Dutch Oven Cheese Bread

STEVEN MADE MY PIZZA DOUGH

“I have tried many famous pizzeria chefs recipes to make the best pizza dough. After making your recipe, I have to admit, the crust was crispy yet soft to eat and not as hard as others that I made. Thank you.”

 – Your pizza looks so good. Thank you for the photos and the compliments.  –  jennyFast Easy Pizza Dough

Best Pizza Dough Recipe

EDDIE MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICH BUNS

“Here is a photo of the Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns I made this week.  Thanks for this great recipe!”

 – They look really good. Thanks so much for your photo.  –  jenny

LINDA MADE MY BLUEBERRY COFFE CAKE

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 – Thank you for the photo. Summer is the best time to make this delicious cake. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Coffe Cake

JOANIE MADE MY ANGEL WINGS

“My 11 year old Grandaughter made these. I just did the deep frying. We made 7 batches in a couple of days. For some reason, they just disappear!”

 – Please tell your granddaughter, “Great Job!” Making the bow-ties is the hardest part. Of course they disappeared. That’s what happens at my house too! 🙂  jennyHow To Make Angel Wings

SUSIE MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREADEasiest Recipe Whole Wheat Bread

“This is a photo of the first one I made two days ago. I did not aerate the flour at that time and I used sugar instead of syrup. Well, I’ll let you know how my tiday’s bread comes out. Thank you. Cordially, Susie.”Best Bread Recipes“It came out all right, I think… Maybe not so tasty, nor so tender…Anyway, I will go on trying your recipes. Bye again. ((: “

–  Thank you for your photos. You might have better luck with a shorter bread pan if available.  –  jenny

KEN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“One of many I have made. Always incredible. Thanks Jenny.”

–  Thank you for this gorgeous photo. I’m suddenly craving a slice of crusty bread with butter. 🧈 –  jennyBest Recipe No Knead Bread

JANA MADE MY HAMBURGER (& Hot Dog) BUNS

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–  This is the perfect picture for the 4th of July 🇺🇸. (Your hot dog buns photo did not come through – please send it again)  Thank you. –  jenny

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Jun 1, 2023

Your Photos (June)

I love receiving your photos – it always makes my day. Please say where you’re from and you can 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**

MARYAM (from Virginia) MADE MY PAN PIZZA

“Hi Jenny! Yall….I am NEVER buying takeout pizza again. The bottom crust has just enough bite to give a crunch yet still fluffy and soft. Plus, the overnight method is so convenient. This is my second time making this recipe this week! Thanks Jenny for yet another awesome recipe. ~ Maryam  from Virginia.”

–  That looks amazing! You and me both – never buying takeout pizza again. 🍕 – jennyBest Pan Pizza Recipe

ANGELA MADE MY HAMBURGER BUNS

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–  Thank you for your photo.  I like the golden color of the buns. – jennyhamburger buns

SABINE (from Germany) MADE MY GRANOLA

“Dear Jenny, I did it again, after a long time I made the Granola. A huge portion. My husband is happy about it. 😉😃 I used less sugar and took the recipe 3 times. My THANK YOU again for this nice recipe! Lots of greetings from sunny Germany. ~ Sabine.”

–  Thank you for your photo. My granola is being enjoyed in Germany! Love it! – jennyEasy Recipe Granola

MAE MADE MY SESAME SEED HAMBURGER BUNS

“I love your website, especially the bread recipes that are so easy to follow. Today, I tried the hamburger buns…sooo good!!  I already make all of the bread (bread machine) we eat and today, hamburger buns have been added.  Why buy them when they are so easy and taste so much better.  Below is a picture of the buns. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.”

–  I agree with you – homemade always tastes better than store-bought, and these look delicious. – jennyHomemade Hamburger Buns

MARGARET MADE MY OLIVE BREAD

“I used your recipe and put green and black olives in the dough. It was amazing! Thanks for sharing this delicious and simple recipe!”

–  Wow that looks fantastic!  Thank you for your photo. – jennyDutch Oven Olive Bread

May 1, 2023

Your Photos (May)

Receiving your photos always makes my day. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

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YOLANDA MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Look at this beautiful bread. It is perfectly made.”

–  couldn’t agree more… it is perfectly made. Thank you. – jennyFastest No Knead Bread

PRECIOUS (from Jamaica) MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny, I made your quick and easy chocolate cake with vanilla and chocolate frostings.  I decided to make my frostings vegan.  I used almond milk and vegan butter (I made the vegan butter myself).  My husband and mother-in-law can’t get enough of it. By the way, I’m from Chicago, but live in Jamaica, West Indies. ~ Precious Harrison.”

–  It’s two cakes in one – I love this! Thank you for the photo. – jennyEasy Recipe Chocolate Cake

SOBIE (from Jamaica) MADE MY HAMBURGER BUNS

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 – I’m so excited to see my buns all the way in Jamaica! Thank you.  jennyHomemade Hamburger Buns

KENDRA MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE + LEMON BROWNIES

“I went all in and made the Chocolate Cake AND the Lemon Brownies. They turned out so good and the recipes are easy peasy!  Thanks for sharing!”

– You picked two of my favorites. Thank you for the photo.  jennyEasy Lemon Brownies

FRANK MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, I want to say thank you for reviving my love of baking. Years ago, I used to bake every weekend, but life & laziness got in the way. Your recipe got me rolling again, baking on the regular, and now I am writing a recipe book of my family’s recipes. Thank you so much…”

– Wow! That is a gigantic and fabulous loaf of bread! Thank you for sending this in, and I love that you are documenting your family recipes. I encourage everyone to do the same.   jennyBest Recipe Whole Wheat Bread