I stumbled across an interesting recipe the other day, over at Taste of Home. It wasn’t the apple or the crisp that made me take another look. It was the words cake mix.

I knew immediately that it would be scrumptious. It is and it was. I’ll be making this again and again!


  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie - October 15, 2014 - 4:28 pm

    Gorgeous fall photos and awesome crisp! Love that it’s made with cake mix.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty - October 15, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Oh how I love a good crisp! This looks simply delightful friend! Wish I could have a bite right now :)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ WVS - October 15, 2014 - 11:09 pm

    COOL! This recipe sounds great! Love the cake mix in there. Also, your fall photos are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • carol - October 17, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    I have this all ready to go…but where does the sugar go???ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - October 17, 2014 - 2:20 pm

      Hi Carol,

      The sugar goes in with the apples, cinnamon, 1 tablespoon flour and salt. Toss it all together in your baking dish, then drizzle the water over all.

      You will love this!


  • kathy o - October 31, 2014 - 7:22 am

    I’m always looking for a GREAT apple crisp recipe – and you never fail me! I’m making this tonight. I live in Montana but grew up in Idaho Falls – I miss the beauty of the Heise area – thank you for sharing – it’s still one of the most pretty places in Idaho.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - November 2, 2014 - 3:39 pm

      Hi Kathy,

      I appreciate you comment soooooo much.
      You will love this! The cake mix makes it so different but delicious.

      Thank you,

Do you know how many copycat Chili’s Salsa recipes there are available, with the click of a mouse?


I’ve tried at least fifty of them. True story. Seriously . . . Chili’s restaurant has to be laughing at all of us. Can I be bold enough to say, that I think this one is the closest? Heck yes!


  • Jeanne - October 10, 2014 - 6:22 am

    Stop all the pop ups and POP SIDE ADS…can’t read your site/recipesReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - October 10, 2014 - 7:20 am

      Hi Jeanne,

      Thanks for letting me know that the “sneak peak” pictures that come out at the sides are causing you problems.
      I changed it back to simple text. Hope this helps.


    • Jeanne Harris - October 10, 2014 - 10:17 am

      Would love to end all the pop ups and side ads. How??ReplyCancel

      • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - October 12, 2014 - 4:26 pm

        Hi Jeanne,

        I ended the “sneak-peak” pictures that pop out at the sides towards the bottom each post.
        They took the place of the post before and the post after test. I just went back to text instead, in hopes that
        this was better for those reading.
        I’m not sure what else might be hindering your viewing the recipes? The ads running on the right side-bar, have to stay for now. I have contracts with those Ad companies. What device are you viewing with? I’ve checked with phone, iPad, laptop and desktop, and they don’t seen to hinder the post area when I’m viewing it. Please email me, and explain more if you can.


Do you need something scrumptious, addictive and can’t put down darn good?
You know when you need something sweet, but suddenly you need something salty?
Well . . . I have the perfect weekend snack and the perfect place to SHOP an awesome SALE!


Yesterday . . . I was following my husband, who was driving a huge combine. I trailed behind hauling the long and heavy header.

Today . . . I made pie.

I much prefer making pie to hauling combine headers!

I’d like to give you a piece of this pie, but it’s gone, gone, so gone.


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - September 30, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Pie in a skillet?! I’m all over this!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie from Canada - October 1, 2014 - 3:36 am

    I’m a little confused here. Are you using 2 cast iron pans? You melt the butter/sugar and THEN lay the bottom crust on this melted sugar mixture and then put the fruit filling on that??ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - October 1, 2014 - 10:29 am

      Hi Ellie,

      Just ONE pan! You actually do lay the first pie crust over the hot brown sugar/butter mixture!
      I was like you. . . I thought the crust will be soggy. I was soooo wrong. It’s crispy, flaky and caramelized delicious. I believe that the cast iron is what
      creates enough heat to lend this magic.
      Try it!


  • Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty - October 1, 2014 - 8:09 am

    Oh my! What I wouldn’t give for a slice of that!!! Looks SO yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - October 19, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    This was the best pie ever. I did make up peach pie filling using canned peaches and a pastry made with butter. Very good. The pie came out of the pan perfectly.
    Will try the apple version too.
    Thanks for the great recipesReplyCancel

On the plate today . . .

Cough, type, cough, type, cough, type.
Since my body has felt less than fine lately, I’ve been all about easy dinners. This is one fabulous easy dinner, that you will make again and again and again!


  • Sally - September 16, 2014 - 8:05 am

    Hope you feel better!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hedge - September 17, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    Sorry to ask, but what exactly is “Canadian Seasoning?” This looks really tasty, and the first time I try new recipes, I like to follow it exactly. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - September 18, 2014 - 7:36 am

      Hi Melissa,

      I find Canadian Seasoning (Tone’s Brand) usually at Sams’s Club, and use it on everything.
      It’s a mixture of 5 spices: Garlic, Black pepper, Red pepper, Onion, Salt and All Seasoning.
      It’s great on steak, chicken etc.
      Hope you can find it, but the original recipe did not call for this. I added it, because I knew it would make the stir-fry perfect!


Have you ever wondered what the heck you just made? Is it a Crisp, Crumble or Cobbler? Just in case you might be wondering, here’s what I found in my research.


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - September 9, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Loving the description of all the fun fruit desserts at the beginning!! This crisp looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - September 10, 2014 - 10:28 am

      Hi Katrina,

      Gosh it is fabulous. The plum gives it a tartness along with all the sweet!
      The topping is like the perfect cookie. Thank you for always leaving sweetness.


If I want to make a cookie that seems to make everyone happy, it’s this one. This soft oatmeal cookie is adaptable to many tastes. It’s also lower in fat. That’s a good thing!


  • Kelley H. - September 9, 2014 - 9:42 am

    We’re getting ready for a stormy day here in NE, and I’m all set to make your Peanut Butter w/Reese’s cups in them, but I may have to make these cookies right after that. These looks scrumptious!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - September 9, 2014 - 9:56 am

      Hi Kelley,

      Like you, I also love to bake on rainy, windy stormy days. It somehow makes everything seem perfect!
      Thanks for leaving a comment!


  • Natasha - September 10, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    These look awesome, I’m making them tonight! Is the butter melted or at room temperature? Approximately how many cookies does the recipe make?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - September 10, 2014 - 4:58 pm

      Hi Natasha,

      They are so good!
      Use room temperature butter or you can even use margarine or shortening as well. Both work very well.
      A single recipe will yield at least 3 to 4 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookie scoop.


One of my favorite pairings is rhubarb and raspberries. Add a buttery crumb topping and it’s over the moon fantastic!


  • Ilona @ Ilona's Passion - August 13, 2014 - 2:53 am

    Rhubarb and raspberries .. delicious dessert:)ReplyCancel

  • Jordan @Gingerlockskitchen - August 20, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    This looks so delicious! Rhubarb is one of my favorite fruit additions for pies, but I have never tried it with raspberry. I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - August 21, 2014 - 6:10 pm

      Hi Jordan,

      It is really good! We have so many raspberries in the summertime, I seem to add them to everything.
      Try it, you’ll enjoy it.

      Thanks so much,

I really thought it might happen this summer. They say . . .

“If you think it enough . . . and really believe it . . . it could happen!”

It didn’t happen!


  • Jordan @Gingerlockskitchen - July 19, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    So glad to hear your sister is doing well! Your FYI section is terribly helpful. Buying larger cuts of beef usually evokes a deer in the headlight look out of me, but your explanation is just perfect. Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

“Occasionally, we are graced with the presence of earth bound Angels. For one reason or another, these angels are unable to stay with us for very long. While they are here though, they touch many hearts, sacrifice much, & some leave life giving gifts.”

Last week my lil sister Jamie, was blessed with a much needed kidney transplant. This really was a miracle.
This gift quickly humbles you to your knees!


  • Ellie from Canada - July 11, 2014 - 2:50 am

    What a great gift for your sister! My brother was on dialysis for several years, he became an angel, not directly from the kidney failure but a brain tumor that rendered him unable to go for dialysis.
    I really wanted to see the recipe for the Blueberry Angel Muffins but couldn’t connect. Is that also your recipe? Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - July 15, 2014 - 8:54 pm

      Hi Ellie,
      Thanks so much Ellie! I’m so sorry to hear about your angel brother. I’m sure that is why he was taken early, he was needed for more
      important tasks, that only a select few can do.
      If you will go to the search bar and type in Blueberry Angel Muffins, it’s there.

      Thanks again,

  • Jordan @Gingerlockskitchen - July 14, 2014 - 9:48 am

    So glad to hear your sister was able to receive such a gift! My uncle also had a kidney transplant and it was very emotionally conflicting. It makes a person so grateful but also so sad that this gift created a loss for others. Your sister will be in my prayers. Thank you for posting this!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - July 15, 2014 - 8:50 pm

      Hi Jordan,

      Thanks so much for sharing your story as well. We feel so grateful for the donor and his family.
      What a special family and a life saving gift for my sister.


Someone one said . . .

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

Flags are flying high! We are all feeling very thankful for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy in this great country. Our love and thanks are with those who fought to get us there and for those still fighting to keep us there!


  • Jordan @Gingerlockskitchen - July 3, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    Jonna, you are just amazing! When I don’t have a plan it never ends up being this beautiful or tasty looking. You were the reason I fell in love with puff pastry, it is great stuff! Thanks for posting this, and I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!ReplyCancel

Over my spanning years . . . and recently I just added another . . . I’ve made a lot of Peanut Butter Cookies.

This Peanut Butter cookie is perfection at it’s finest. Simply put, I can’t quit eating these dang cookies! This recipe from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook is without a doubt, my new favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - June 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    These DO look like the best!! Such a fabulous recipe :)ReplyCancel

  • Debra - June 28, 2014 - 12:30 am

    Hope you had a great birthday! Something tells me these cookies are going to be a keeper! (Maybe because your husband approves!) I’ll have to try them. Thanks for posting the recipe.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - June 28, 2014 - 10:55 am

      Hi Debra,

      You are soooo right. When my husband, that rarely eats a cookie, other than Applesauce cookies gives these a thumbs up . . . you know they are good!
      Anything from Magnolia Bakery Cookbook is awesome though.


  • Carol - June 28, 2014 - 6:32 am

    Peanut butter cookies are a favorite of my 2 grandsons. How can you go wrong with pops of peanut butter and chocolate in the cookie? You can’t! I make a similar peanut butter cookie with chopped peanut butter cups but it has instant vanilla pudding mix in the dough. Good stuff!

    I can’t have too many cookie recipes and I can’t wait to try yours, Jonna. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley H. - June 29, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Hi Jonna – did you use the mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups? I only ask because I wonder if the flavor has more chocolate or more of the “innards” of the bigger candy? I am totally going to make these. I have an event tomorrow at work and wish I would have seen this before I made what I did (it’s Baklava, which is delicious, but these would have been terrific as well). This is the second time this week that I’ve read something about the Magnolia Bakery, too, so will have to look for their cookbook. Hope the birthday was beautiful and you did something special for yourself.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - June 29, 2014 - 3:40 pm

      Hi Kelly,

      I did use the mini Reeses instead of the big cups. That’s what I had on hand. I agree with you, the mini’s would give you more chocolate!
      These cookies are excellent.


      • Kelley H. - September 9, 2014 - 1:14 pm

        Jonna – I made these today and WOW!!! I tried very hard to only sample one, but I failed. I intend to bring these to a meeting at work on Thursday, just hope I can stay out of the rest! I’ve made many peanut butter cookies over the years and thought my mom’s recipe was the best, but these top them (sorry, Mom!). Very, VERY good! Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

        • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - September 9, 2014 - 5:03 pm

          Hi Kelley,

          I agree, they are pretty darn great! I try not to make them very often, since I can’t eat just one either.
          Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a sweet note!


  • Jordan Burgett - June 30, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Jonna! These cookies look divine. I have a peanut butter cookie recipe I use pretty often, but this one looks like it will become my new favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Anita - July 14, 2014 - 6:51 am

    I made these cookies this weekend. They were delicious. Worth a try. You will not be disappointed.ReplyCancel

  • Regina - August 9, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Very very good.

    I experimented a bit with cooking times with 4 groups of 6. The first was 12 minutes, another 14, a third was 16, and finally 18 minutes. I definitely preferred those from the 14 and 16 minute cooking times best. Still all are spectacular!

    Great recipe. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Judy - November 4, 2014 - 7:05 am

    Can I double this recipe. I need to make about six dozen cookies and would like to make these if I can double it without a problem.ReplyCancel