Blogging is not like riding a bike . . . You can’t just get back on and start pedaling!
Why you ask?
You quickly forget how everything works!
It’s been waaaaaaaay too long.
I have to be honest, I almost talked myself into the delete button.

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  • Rexann nielsen - August 28, 2016 - 11:50 am

    Yummy!!! I will make that this week!!! You are AMAZING!!! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Jeanne - August 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm

    Please don’t ever stop posting your recipes! They are all awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid - August 28, 2016 - 6:41 pm

    Don’t you dare!!! I have made & loved lots of your recipes!! Keep up ’em coming even if it’s just randomly. Please!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lillie - August 29, 2016 - 4:05 pm

    So many things to say…

    So, I hope you do not quit. Frankly, I am sometimes overwhelmed by people who post daily and more. So I am ok with you being very sporadic. I don’t know what this costs you, so I get it if it’s just not worth the money. But I will print out several recipes that rank among my all time faves!! No lie!

    Next, my grandparents had a mountain house in Blowing Rock, NC growing up. My grandfather knew just how to wind his way up Grandfather Mountain and pull off at just the right spot to go huckleberry picking. We wore upside down gallon milk cartons around our necks. I have asked and asked (Dandy is long gone) and no one knows what I mean. If I could find a huckleberry spot again I would be in heaven!!ReplyCancel

  • jamie - September 4, 2016 - 9:01 pm

    i LOVE your blog/recipes. your photography is stunning! i hope you stay in this little corner of the world with us and continue sharing all the things you create in your kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - September 9, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    Thank you, Thank you for all of your hard work! Your website and blog is one of the first ones that I found and is one of my favorites! Your recipes are well written and easy to understand (especially for a non-cook like myself). Your creamy potato is one of our favorites!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - September 10, 2016 - 9:36 pm

    I love your blogs, recipes, and pictures! I don’t mind that you post sporadically…there is life to live! I do hope you keep posting but I also understand if the blog is expensive.

    Thank you for all of the recipes so far (and hopefully lots more in the future)!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - September 14, 2016 - 1:21 am

    Please continue to share your recipes! I love your blog even if you only post occasionally! Your blog is one that a love searching when I need to find that “something.” Thanks for all you do! Hoping you continue!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - October 12, 2016 - 8:43 pm

    I miss you! Please do not put what you have worked so hard on in the trash. I can only imagine the work that goes into your posts, I certainly appreciate your hard work. Even if you post once a month or even two I would be so happy. I follow you on Pinterest.

    Hugs and keep baking and cooking.

    TracyReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - October 13, 2016 - 11:19 am

      Hi Tracy,

      I’m still here for now. It is hard to give something up that you enjoy so much! I’ll try to post when I can.
      This is my recipe book as well!

      Thanks so much,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Kallie Komoda - October 23, 2016 - 3:50 pm

    Please don’t delete your site! I love you site and it really helps me with making meals for my family!ReplyCancel

It’s a rainy, chilly day today. I like the rain, it brings out the bread baker in me.
As I look over this blog, two of my favorites are these pull-a-part breads.
Oh so delicious, and fun to eat!

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  • Melenie - May 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm

    Looks delicious, I love your recipes that use the Rhodes dough.ReplyCancel

Easter is this weekend, and I should be posting something cute, something loaded with sugar and popping with bright colors.
Heck, there are certain kitchen drawers in this house that the family flocks too. They are pure sugar! Peeps, Cadbury eggs and a myriad of other Easter treats are scattered in these two deep drawers. ugh.

Today, I simply bring you some dinner . . .

Yum!

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  • Rach's Recipes - April 13, 2016 - 12:57 am

    I made this with double the garlic and lemon, and added some rosemary too. Excellent dish, husband loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.ReplyCancel

It’s not a secret that we love popcorn in this house.

We eat a lot of it!

Cheddar popcorn + Cinnabon popcorn + mixed together = fabulous.

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  • Heather - February 21, 2016 - 9:30 am

    We love popcorn!The cheese powder sounds so good so I ordered it through Firehouse like you mentioned and some other items too. And before it arrives I am trying your Cinnabon popcorn. Cant wait to try these. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - February 21, 2016 - 1:21 pm

      Hi Heather,

      You will be so happy you did! We order the big 5 or 10 pounders!
      The Cinnabon popcorn is so yummy too.

      JonnaReplyCancel

    • Brandi - February 25, 2016 - 1:45 pm

      It really is one of our family favorites! So dang good. I hope you love it.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - February 22, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    That does sound like a strange combination, but they both look so good, so why not?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - February 29, 2016 - 11:13 am

      Hi Valerie,

      So strange, but so good!
      I found this out when eating the very popular “Chicago Mix” popcorn!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Brandi - February 25, 2016 - 1:46 pm

    This just makes me yearn for popcorn on the comfort of your couch! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • mary dean - March 24, 2016 - 3:30 pm

    I eat popcorn every nite – my weight was too high, I had some medical [problems including diabetis the doctor said this is a very good snack so now I am a popcorn junkie happyu easter & happy eating mary deanReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 24, 2016 - 4:54 pm

      Hi Mary,

      We are popcorn nuts as well. It’s a great snack as long as you don’t butter it and load it with salt!
      We have it around all the time, and we grab it first.
      Thanks so much and Happy Easter to you as well.

      JonnaReplyCancel

I am lucky in love.

It’s almost been 37 years, since I said ” I Do.”

I still like the sight of him. I still like the sound of him. I still like the touch of him. I still love all of him!

There is only one thing that annoys me . . .

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From time to time, I grab my phone and point to that P known as Pinterest. I’m just going to quickly browse, nothing more. Soon, I smack myself back to reality. I realize that an hour or more, has whizzed right by.
I know . . . none of you ever do this!

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When tart lemon and sweet blueberries merge together . . . magic happens!
Today, I spent a good portion of the day looking through a huge mountain of cookbooks. One of the perks that this blog has blessed me with, is an array of beautiful cookbooks that pop up at my door.

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  • Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] - January 16, 2016 - 10:29 pm

    This looks so good – I love blueberry muffins, so I’m sure I’d love this!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - January 19, 2016 - 6:53 am

    Today is my sons birthday. I always bake whatever he wants for his day. I showed him your recipe. He loves quick breads. This will be perfect! Lemon and blueberries are a perfect match. Thank you again for another wonderful recipeReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - January 20, 2016 - 2:05 pm

      Hi Tammy,

      I sure hope he had a perfect birthday and the bread turned out wonderful as well!
      Thank you for leaving me some sweetness today.

      JonnaReplyCancel

A new recipe is front and center. Ingredients . . . nicely lined up like soldiers, waiting for their turn to shine.

From a distant corner I hear . . .

Oh Deer – Literally!

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  • Joyce Markos - November 29, 2016 - 12:29 am

    Can I freeze these for the December cookie exchange. I need 13 dozenReplyCancel

As one year ends and another begins, I want to thank you for sharing a little part of my life. This crazy baking blog is a happy space for me and getting to know you through comments and emails brightens my days. I appreciate the ideas you share, your subtle nudges for help and also those of you who just silently lurk behind the scenes. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives, in and out of my kitchen.
I’m excited for a fresh new year and the opportunity to put stacks of saved recipes to the test. Time always seems limited, but hopefully the occasional knock at your door will still be welcome.

My wish for each of you in 2016, is peace of mind and a happy heart!

I thought it would be fun for you to see which 10 recipes were the most popular for 2015.

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  • Sharon G - January 7, 2016 - 7:59 am

    Hi Jonna!! I had to comment as i laughed, when you tagged me in your last post as one of “those silently lurking behind the scenes”!! I just found your blog last year and we must have very similar taste because I have enjoyed more recipes from your site than any other. I know it’s a lot of work to blog but I sure hope you continue on! I have four children and our favorite recipe of yours for dinner is the chicken and green bean stir fry. I was shocked not to find it on the top ten but hey, it’s picture is on the home page! We love it and there’s not too many meals that I have found that everyone likes!! So thank you for that. There are a couple on your top ten list that I can’t wait to try. I am going to put my vote in for more main dish recipes in the future than desserts. (I’m not complaining one bit, just putting in my vote for the place I need most help)
    Have a very Happy New Year and thank you for the recipes!!!! Keep up the good work! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - January 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

      Hi Sharon!

      Thanks soooooo much for commenting. You made me laugh! We don’t eat out very often, so I do cook full meals every night. It’s difficult to post main dishes often, because we typically have our big meal at night. That seems to be the only time my husband is at home. To take pictures and post the process just doesn’t seem to happen very often, since I would have to do it earlier in the day or make him wait. He would most likely be happy to do so, but I’m picky about the setup of my picture process. Ha ha!
      I have so many recipes that I would like to share though, so I might just have to post the recipes and forget the pictures!
      I appreciate so much your “coming forward from lurking, even just for a moment and saying Hi!”

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Denise Routson - November 22, 2016 - 3:24 pm

    I recently found your blog and I’m loving it! You are so talented! Your daughter, Brandi, looks so familiar. Has she lived in Cache Valley by chance? Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Hugs!!ReplyCancel

Christmas . . . that magic blanket that wraps itself about us. That something so intangible that it’s like a fragrance!

Most of you probably think I’ve disappeared from recipe earth, but I’ve put on my apron and I’m not taking it off until January! (well maybe to shower)

I’m ready to heat up my kitchen and begin my holiday baking. I’ve stocked up on sugar, butter and flour for weeks now. I’ve also ramped up runs on the treadmill in anticipation of calories.
Ugg.

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  • kathy o - December 15, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    I just tried the chocolate chip cookies. I rolled the dough into a log & it’s been sitting in the fridge for 2 days now. I couldn’t wait any longer….I sliced 6 of them, baked them, and ate all 6 of them. Now I’m going to have to slice & bake some more before my husband comes home from work. You completely nailed it on this one! Mercy sakes a live! SO good! I’m throwing out all of my other chocolate chip cookie recipes! Thank you so very much!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - December 29, 2015 - 9:42 am

      Hi Kathy,

      I thought these cookies were excellent as well!
      I ate many more than I should have. The chill time is well worth the patience.

      JonnaReplyCancel

I have so much to be THANKFUL for. I’m thankful for all of you as well. I appreciate those of you who drop me sweet messages and enjoy reading everyone of them.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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  • Heidi - November 19, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Beautiful, mouth-watering pictures! Thank you for posting your menu. Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn - November 29, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    Let me just tell you how much I appreciate you, Jonna! You are beautiful, inside and out — and you are one hot cook! I love all the recipes you share…. thank you, sweet friend!ReplyCancel

Hello fall . . . I adore you.

Please wrap your arms around us and stay a long while,

Drop your gorgeous leaves and let us play in the piles.

Gift us with your colors and humble us with your chill,

Grace us with your calm, your quiet, that peace that we feel.

Hello fall . . . I adore you.

jw

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Have you every tried to talk yourself out of making something?
I tried . . . I failed!
These tropical carrot cake cupcakes, with whipped cream – cream cheese frosting, are just too hard to resist.

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  • Carol - August 19, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    The look delicious! If I wanted to make mini-cupcakes instead of regular size, how long should I bake them? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - August 20, 2015 - 10:32 am

      Hi Carol,

      Probably 8 to 10 minutes for mini’s, but watch closely as every oven is different.
      They are really delicious!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Kathy O - August 20, 2015 - 8:23 am

    I have a quilty party coming up where I need to bring a “sweet treat”….this will be perfect! And – don’t EVER change your name!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - August 20, 2015 - 10:31 am

      Hi Kathy,

      These will be snatched up in a hurry. So Good!
      Thanks for being on the side of “The name is fine!”

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Beth - September 16, 2015 - 9:55 pm

    How does this hold up after you make the frosting? I want to put it in the bag and take it to work and decorate it there? Will I need to whip it again?
    And I love your name of the your blog! Like my much delayed blog….it fits us.
    Thanks
    BethReplyCancel

  • christie - March 27, 2016 - 5:52 am

    I just made these and they are so good. My kids loved them too.
    The cake is good, the frosting is good. Everything came out perfect. I will definitely be making these again.
    The recipe made over 24 cupcakes but I used those disposable aluminum muffin pans.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 29, 2016 - 2:54 pm

      Hi Christie,

      Thank you! I was recently reminded that taking an extra 5 minutes to make homemade Carrot cake is so worth it.
      I had picked up a boxed carrot cake that was on sale and made cupcakes with it. Even great frosting didn’t make up the difference in
      texture or taste!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - October 2, 2016 - 11:05 pm

    Looking for a receipe that you posted in Aujust in 2015 . It has bacon chicken cheese and potatoes cream and parsleyReplyCancel

Sunday’s are often very busy for most of us. It’s meant to be a day of rest, but we tend to run through the day.

I am a believer of the easy Sunday Dinner!

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  • Debra - August 3, 2015 - 1:29 am

    What a great idea to post a picture of the three of you. I teally enjoyed seeing it!ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Percy - September 19, 2015 - 11:57 am

    Your Spring Pea, Basil, Pistachio and Parmesan Pasta recipe contains this final instruction:

    “Season with Salt and pepper & dried seasonings or Remove from the heat and top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.”

    Is “or” really correct?

    Shouldn’t it be two, separate instructions:

    “Season with Salt and pepper & dried seasonings.

    Remove from heat and top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.”?ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - October 5, 2015 - 6:47 am

    I know what’s for dinner tonight!!!! My 7 yearold and i look forward to youre new post. We enjoy every recipe you post and preparing it together… Wish we heard more from you…thanks for all your wonderful recipes ????ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - October 6, 2015 - 2:17 pm

      Tammy,

      Thanks so much for your sweet note. Time hasn’t been on my side throughout the summer.
      I go up & down as to whether or not to continue, but can’t seem to let it go!

      JonnaReplyCancel