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Oct 10, 2022

Plain Chicken Jambalaya

plain_chicken_jambalay_jenny_can_cookNEW RECIPE: Finally! A new recipe! I know!👨‍🍳 I hesitated to post this Chicken Jambalaya recipe because it’s not authentic and it’s sort of plain but I love it so much I’m posting it anyway. I’ve been making it a lot lately because it’s fast, healthy, and not spicy since I use my own homemade seasoning mix. The whole thing takes 45 minutes to make and I sometimes include shrimp, so there is a variation for that in the recipe. Most people use Andouille sausage in Jambalaya but I don’t care much for sausage yet this jambalaya still has plenty of flavor. These days I’m always looking to my one-pan meals when I’m busy and this is my newest addition to that list. For a Creole recipe that’s quick and easy, and healthy, and not spicy, give it a try. Click here for the recipe.

Sep 29, 2022

Your Photos (September/October)

My thanks to everyone for sending in 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!**)

BETH’S GRANDDAUGHTER (from Canada) MADE MY CHOCOLATE PUDDING

“Hi Jenny, My granddaughter is watching you make chocolate pudding while she was eating lunch and then she made it for a treat. After making chocolate pudding in the sandbox she asked to make the real thing. It was so delicious and we forgot to take a finished photo. I have to say Jenny I have so enjoyed your recipes and especially baking without butter section. And now I am addicted to the bran muffins too and use whole wheat pastry wherever I can.    I could send you numerous pics since I take many food photos for reference.  Another time.

I did have a question about flour weights.  I bake sourdough bread from wild yeast only so I’m a bit of a weigh scale snob.  😉 I am from Ontario so i know US and Canadian flours do not weigh the same.  I prefer to weigh and for certain recipes i have used the Candian weight. 150 grams/ 1 cup. Thats for white flour.  I adjust to whatever flour Im using.  Should I follow this rule for all the baking recipes?   Ive had the burger buns turn out a bit heavy I would say. Sincerely,
Beth Stewart.”

What a joy to see this darling little girl cooking! I hope she enjoys a lifetime of fun in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing these adorable photos and tell her congratulations on such as good job!  jenny

p.s. I’m from Ontario too but did not realize that these flours don’t weigh the same. For other baking besides bread, I suggest trying less flour, no more than 130 grams per cup – see my metric chart above. I hope that helps.

KATHY MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, It is the best bread recipe I have made so far.  Thanks, Kathy 😀”

That looks great and beautifully tall. Thank you.  jennyBest Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

BEATA (from Slovakia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, This recipe for the bread is my favorite. Comes out perfect every single time. I have served it with Hungarian goulash soup today. Regards, Beata (from Slovakia) 😀”

I’m so happy to hear from you all the way from Slovakia! Thank you for taking time to share your delicious photos!  –  jennyFast No Knead Bread

CLARIBEL MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“I don’t have a dutch oven and used instead a stainless steel bowl and aluminum foil cover. I turns out good just as described in your video and recipe.
Thank you so much for making it easy. Indeed this bread is very forgiving 😀”

This is really helpful for people with no Dutch oven. They can see  for themselves that you don’t need a Dutch oven to make this fabulous bread. Thank you! –  jennyFast No Knead BreadNo Knead Bread No Dutch Oven

LORI MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“My daughter and I tried you quick method, skipping the extra 15 minute rise time. Wow! Just wow!  It smells so good in the house and the bread is beautiful! Thank you so much for the recipe!”

Thank you for your great photo. I agree it is a beautiful thing! –  jennyJenny Jones Bread

Jun 1, 2022

Your Photos (June)

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

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

JASMIN (from Alaska) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREADS

“I just left a review, but I’ll tell you again! I am so thankful for this recipe. My family loves it, and we can add things to it and change it up, and it always turns out great, as long as we stick to basic measurements. ❤️ We’re a military family, stationed in Alaska. Costs are so high here. Just baking your own bread helps offset some of those costs. I have to say I came across this recipe, when I was searching for a good crusty bread. We love your ribs, so I came to your page to look, and won the jackpot 😀.”

– They all look fabulous and thank you for sharing the details.   jenny

“This was a multigrain. I swapped out one cup of flour for whole wheat flour, and added a combined ½ cup of various seeds.”multi_grain_no_knead_bread

“This was a regular plain (stick to the recipe) white bread.”best_no_knead_bread

“This one had ¼ cup pumpkin seeds added.”no_knead_bread_pumpkin_seed

CYNDI MADE MY CRISPY FOCACCIA

“Made your crispy focaccia- sooo good & easy too! I topped with crushed rosemary and fresh basil and green onions. So delish! Wish you had an Instagram account where I could tag you!”

– Thank you for the photo and for the inspiration to add other toppings.   jennyEasy Crispy Focaccia

AMY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thank you for being such a wholesome, sweet and funny individual. I used to watch your talk show and have been so happy to see that you make cooking YouTube videos. I am not the best cook but your sweet videos have given me confidence and for that I appreciate you. I hope that you are doing well these days. You don’t know it but you’re my “chosen” aunt (meaning that we are not related at all but you exemplify every aspect of an amazing aunt and honestly most people would probably love to have you as their aunt). Thank you for making cooking enjoyable and for being you. Your fan, Amy Smith.”

– What a beautiful crust! Thank you for starting off the month with this great photo (and for being a fan).  “aunt jenny”Faster No Knead Bread

Feb 13, 2022

Your Photos (February/March)

– 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

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

SUE MADE MY CHRISTMAS COOKIES INTO SPRINGTIME COOKIES

“Getting ready for spring so I made your awesome Christmas cookies with my cookie press.  Butterflies and sun flowers with spring time sprinkles! 😀❤️ Sue.”

Hi Sue! What a great idea so we don’t have to wait until Christmas for these classic favorites. Thank you for the photo. Now try to eat just one! 😋 –  jennyBest Sugar Cookies Recipe

MARY (from Wisconsin) MADE MY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI

“Dear Jenny, Here is a photo of the biscotti I made last week using your Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti recipe.  In a pinch, walnuts or macadamia nuts are an easy substitute for the almonds. Back in the 1990’s, I worked for a Milwaukee, Wisconsin television station that carried your talk show.  The years go by so quickly. Thank you for sharing your talents with so many people! ~ Mary Milanowski, West Allis, Wisconsin.”

They look exactly like mine but may be even better if you used macadamia nuts. Thank you for this photo. –  jennyHow To Make Biscotti

LISA (from South Dakota) MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Love these buns! So easy, fast and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe! ~ Lisa Williams, Yankton, SD.”

Thank you for this amazing photo. The sheen and the seeds look fabulous! – jennyasy Homemade Hot Dog Buns

GORDANA (from Canada) MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny my name is Gordana and thank you very much for wonderful recipe that works every single time. Regards from Montreal Canada.”

That is a beautiful crust. Thank you for your photo. I used to live in Montreal (NDG). 🇨🇦 – jennyEasy Fast No Knead Bread

JON (from New York) MADE MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH &
SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Dear Jenny, I followed your recipe and made the 20-minute pizza dough in the stand mixer.  The dough was so tender and delicious!  It was so good I made it two nights in a row.  I made my pizza on a 12-inch cast-iron skillet.  I have made your simple whole wheat bread a few times now.  It comes out perfect every time.  My daughter called and wanted to stop by for dinner with a friend.  I whipped up the recipe and it was ready in 90 minutes to go with our minestrone soup. ~ Thanks! Jon Lavelle, Adams, NY.”

I can see why anyone would want to come to your house for dinner. That pizza looks so good and the bread is amazing. Thank you so much for your photos!  – jennyquick_easy_pizza

Easy Fast No Knead Bread

TABATHA (from Tennessee) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD &
WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Cinnamon tunnel bread & fresh whole wheat bread – Thank you, I enjoyed watching your video and making these with you! 😀 I am from Knoxville, Tennessee.”

They both turned out beautifully! Thank you for the great photos. – jennyCinnamon Raisin Bread

Homemade Sandwich Bread

JON (from New York) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD INTO A RYE LOAF

“Dear Jenny, My family and I really enjoy your recipes and videos. I used your simple whole wheat bread recipe and substituted rye flour for the whole wheat + caraway seeds. It came out perfect and was delicious. Thanks! ~ Jon Lavelle, Adams, NY.”

– What a great idea! And it looks terrific. I always use caraway seeds with rye bread but I never thought of using this recipe. I will definitely be trying your version. Thank you. – jennyJenny Can Cook Bread


Easy Homemade Bread

PAUL (from the UK) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Many thanks from over the pond for your fantastic videos on YouTube and your easy to follow recipes its got me baking 🙂 All the best, Paul from the UK.”

– Thank you so much. It’s so exciting to see this photo all the way from the UK. – jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

Jan 4, 2022

Photo of the Month (Nov – Dec)

Cinnamon Rolls Jenny Can CookThis photo sent me into my kitchen to set out the cinnamon and all the ingredients needed to make cinnamon rolls. That’s why my photo of the month(s) is this one from Barb in Ontario, Canada.  She and her husband both lost their jobs in the past year so she’s been making everything at home, including all of my breads. Hubby has a sweet tooth and was craving cinnamon rolls. “I was reticent about cinnamon rolls,” she said, “I thought they’d be too tricky for me!  BUT I watched your video, taking note of the tips for not rolling too tight and using dental floss for slicing. It was easy!” And they must have been delicious because they were all gone by the next day. Thank you, Barb, for your tasty photo. My cinnamon rolls didn’t last long either. 😋

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Jan 1, 2022

Your Photos (January 2022)

I love starting the new year with new 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

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

KAREN MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Jenny, Here’s the one photo I could find of a loaf I made of Faster No-knead Bread.  The focus is a bit off since I had to zoom in so much to just get the bread, but dang, that’s some good bread!  What an awesome recipe; turns out perfect every time!  Just left a comment on your site, too.  It might be a bit snarky for the people that always want to change everything about posted recipes, but meh, that’s just my opinion. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Your recipe rocks! Regards, Not THAT Karen.”

– I’m glad you’re so happy with it and thank you for the great photo. I appreciate it. – jennyFastest No Knead Bread

DEAN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Great recipe, regardless of what type of yeast I use I always proof it first. Better results I find. Might be the altitude here as well, two diff loaf.”

– Thank you for sharing your photos. They look really good! – jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

RELI MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Wonderful recipe! Perfect bread! Thank you!🙏❤️.”

– Your crust looks great. Thank you for all the photos. – jennyFaster No Knead Bread

TERESA (from Canada) MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny!  I just took this out of the oven. My husband is on route home after being away for over 3 months. What says ” welcome home ” better than homemade bread? Thank for your recipes and excellent videos. Happy New Year! ~Teresa – Toronto, Ontario.”

– Thank for your photo. What a perfect way to say, “Welcome home!” ❤️ – jennyFastest No Knead Bread

MICHAEL MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“IL MIO PANE – Hi Jenny, I have tried your Dutch Oven Bread. I used your recipe with a few changes. It came out terrific! Less chances of getting burned by the iron pot. After the first rise and the folding over. I put the bread with the parchment paper into the pot, cold…. then into the 450 degree oven. When the temperature hit 200° or set the clock for 35 minutes. Baked it and then took off the lid carefully, because it was really hot. Gave it another 10 minutes with out the lid. As you can see it was a complete success. I gave some to my friends and they couldn’t believe it I said make me loaf. You know what I told them?

Jenny, you are a real pleasure to watch when you cook and some of your words of wit really add more to your terrific recipes. Keep up the great work. Love your style! ~ Michael Juliano ( retired Television News Cameraman ….30 years )(2 Time Emmy winner too).”

– You just made my day! It’s good to see a face with the bread, and both are looking great! Congratulations on your Emmys, and the bread! – jenny

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MARIA (from Scotland) MADE MY CIABATTA BREAD

“Tried this Ciabatta Bread for the first time today. I have baked your breads for awhile now and they always come out good. I did try riding the sourdough wave but it was too much work and planning… So now I am a convert to your breads and recommend your site to anyone that wants to bake bread without the fuss. I also make your pizzas, at least once a month. Thank you. Writing from Aberdeen, Scotland. ~ Maria Elisa Metson.”

– I’m so excited to see my recipe in Scotland! Your loaf looks wonderful! I’m with you on giving up on sourdough. It’s like taking on a part-time job. 😀 – jenny

Jenny Can Cook Ciabatta Bread

Nov 7, 2020

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Bars

Quick & Easy Pumpkin BarsTry to eat just one of these light and delicious bars! They seem to melt in your mouth. This is a quick recipe that uses less sugar than most and even less butter and cream cheese in the frosting. There’s only one ounce of cream cheese and one tablespoon of butter in the frosting.

I can never seem to get the top smooth but it doesn’t matter since they’re frosted anyway. Plus, you can always frost them upside down. My oil of choice for baking is avocado oil but they’re not all the same. Look for one that is light colored and flavorless. (see my brand under “Products I Use”). I line my pan with foil for easy cleanup and I frost these bars right in the pan.

Some days I crave pumpkin pie but don’t want to work that hard. These fragrant bars are the next best thing. (My husband calls them pumpkin brownies – sounds like a ploy for me to put in some chocolate chips ? – maybe next time.)  Click here for the recipe  – Jenny Jones

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Aug 2, 2020

Chewy Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

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

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Aug 1, 2020

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

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

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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