This cookie is such a winner that it’s worth bringing to your attention!
NO FLOUR is needed, and they are quite spectacular.


  • Tammy - June 9, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    I made these cookies today. All I can say is WOW!!! I didnt have everything so I used why I had, which was about a half a bag of chocolate m&ms, whole bag of peanut butter m&ms, and I had a half bag of peanut butter chips. I did give some to neighbors and friends. It make alot. Next time I will freeze some dough. It was nice to share such a great cookie. Thank you again for Another wonderful recipe ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - June 9, 2015 - 6:17 pm

      Hi Tammy,

      Who knew that “flourless” cookies could be so delicious!
      I’m glad you tried them. They have become a favorite of ours, and it makes enough to share!

      Thanks for taking the time to send a sweet note.


  • Jo and Sue - June 10, 2015 - 6:04 am

    Pinned this for later!! It’s too hot to bake right now but as soon as we have a rainy day I’m trying these. They look amazing! :)ReplyCancel

These scrumptious bars bring back sweet memories of my childhood. It’s funny how certain smells or a taste can trigger the mind!


  • Pearse - May 12, 2015 - 6:11 am

    Looks divine! What size pan did u bake these in? It looks rectangular in shape not square as said in the recipe . I have several pans I found in TJ maxx too ! Thanks in advance !ReplyCancel

  • Kay - May 27, 2015 - 8:44 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try making them.ReplyCancel

We have a love hate relationship with muffin-tops. One seems to be the cause of the other!

Today . . . I think I’ll talk about the one we love. Warm, sweet berry filled muffins. These are so good, they’ve been requested twice this week.

The treadmill will be your best friend in order to avoid the other muffin!


  • Ellie from Canada - April 11, 2015 - 1:28 am

    The muffins look yum, but not as sweet as that beautiful little baby girl! Congratulations on your dozen muffins, which will soon turn into a ‘bakers dozen’ 😉 I’m blessed with my two muffins–but then again, that’s all I really need! :)ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - April 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    So many options! I’ve never tried fresh huckleberries, but I sure want to!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - April 15, 2015 - 1:59 pm

    Made these muffins this morning using whole wheat flour, they were absolutely delish! My preschooler loved them too. Thanks for the recipe. Congrats on the new grandbaby!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - April 17, 2015 - 3:27 pm

      Hi Brooke,

      Thank you for leaving me a sweet note this morning! I will also try with whole wheat flour, and maybe even bran!


I can’t think of anything better, than the aroma of homemade bread baking in the oven.
It gives you that all is well feeling.
Today, I’m sharing two of our favorite bread recipes with you.


  • Kristin - May 1, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    Hi – I just spent (what seemed like 20 minutes) almost two hours, looking at your wonderful recipes and photos. You’re my kind of chef!!! I found your site from a mention from the Bigler’s Best Belly Pleasers Blogspot. They say you’re their favorite food blogger. I can see why!!!!

    I’m originally from Idaho. I grew up just outside Boise, near the dairy farm off E. Boise Ave, towards Lucky Peak. (It’s now track homes).

    I’m in Sedona, AZ now. My family has a cabin about two hours north of Boise. We try and all get together there once a year. I usually drive, going though Salt Lake, then I stop in Boise for shopping and grab a bite to eat before heading up. I’m curious what is the date place that you talked about in a previous post: Black Book Banana Bread.

    Thank you for the wonderful website!!! BTW – I’m going to make a few of your recipes at our next family outing. I have a feeling that you’re going to have another family who counts you as their favorite food blogger!ReplyCancel

Want to make some “happy?”
Make these COOKIES!


  • Shauna - February 10, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    Your High Tea lemon cookies are so cute! Where did you get the cute cute hearts to decorate the tops?ReplyCancel

  • Terri - February 11, 2015 - 9:38 am

    Hi there, I love your advice and I love this recipe, do these cookies really have no egg in them? What is the consistency like?

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Bran - February 12, 2015 - 11:17 pm

    Mom. I LOVE THIS POST. That is some great advice, and the best things to remember. I have been so lucky to watch you two love each other like you do. Because I’ve made some marriage mistakes, this made me tear up. I’m so grateful for true, honest real posts like this to touch my hearts! I love you so much Mom. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.ReplyCancel

  • kathy - February 17, 2015 - 7:22 am

    LOVE anything lemon! These are simply divine – so melty! I read your “happy” advice over and over – great reminders! You’re amazing…..thank you!ReplyCancel

This little black book has made me re-think some things . . . many things actually.
We HAD chosen our favorite Banana Bread. It WAS a hands down winner. THIS banana bread CHANGED our minds!


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - February 6, 2015 - 11:30 am

    I love the buttermilk in this! Definitely a yummy sounding banana bread :)ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - February 8, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    I grew up “back East”, married an Idaho guy, and now live in Eastern Idaho, I must know the name of this cafe! Pretty please? Email me please if it needs to remain sort of secret. :)
    I love your recipes and the backstory on how they came to pass.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - February 9, 2015 - 1:36 pm

      Hi Heidi,

      I’m happy to share, because it’s such a great place to eat. It really is my favorite!
      It’s Chiz’s in St. Anthony. It’s a tiny little place that serves big, great food!


      • Heidi - February 9, 2015 - 2:31 pm

        Thanks Jonna! The first time I had finger steaks was in the Idaho Falls temple cafeteria. I never heard of finger steaks before but they are tasty. I’m going to have to take a day trip up to Chiz’s very soon.ReplyCancel

        • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - February 9, 2015 - 6:36 pm

          Hi Heidi,

          You will love the Finger Steaks & Shrimp entree. So good!
          The Sweet & Sour Pork is also a favorite of ours. It’s like nothing you’ve ever had before.
          Fried Rice is also a winner.


  • Lynne - February 9, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    I love this cook book and I love the series the recipes come from! Where is that little cafe in Idaho? We’ll have to give it a try when we visit family. I love a good banana bread recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - May 30, 2015 - 3:53 pm

    Chiz’s is the BEST! I went to high school in St. Anthony, but have never ever actually eaten there….only their take out. :) This banana bread has made it to my “to try” list. We have a favorite recipe for banana bread, but you convinced me to give it a shot.ReplyCancel

I think we should talk guilty pleasures and the Super Bowl. Whether you watch for the love of the game or watch for the commercials is your own secret. One thing is for certain. Food is a must!

These puff pastry turnovers, are one of those can’t resist desserts you can bake in a hurry. Everyone will eat them!


  • Jessica - January 31, 2015 - 10:22 am

    These look so delicious! And I love the different shapes. Pinned!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - January 31, 2015 - 10:34 am

    I love how easy puff pastry is to use and make quick delish desserts like this!ReplyCancel


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I know . . . I was quite the slacker over the holidays. I knew that with ALL the amazing blogs out there, we were all in good hands.

I’m a planner. I like all my ducks in a row. When one duck gets out of line or seems neglected, it’s time to take care of that duck for awhile!

A little about ducks . . and delicious Slow Cooker Taco Soups.


  • Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] - January 8, 2015 - 12:32 am

    I’ve missed you!ReplyCancel

  • Lara - January 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm

    this really looks amazing! I need to try this! I love how beautiful your pictures are.ReplyCancel

  • kathy o - January 11, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    Your “duck” story is hysterical! Thanks for the laugh today!
    I’m making the soups for my students – I teach evening classes at the local high school….they will love them! You are my “to-go” girl for soups this winter! thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - January 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm

    Mmmmm looks yummy Jonna! So the ducks made you move, huh? haha Loved reading your post and I’ll be making this soup soon.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - January 16, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Hope all is well.I’VE MISSED YOU ❗ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Clennon - January 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm

    This soup looks amazing! Now that I live somewhere with actually winter I can’t wait to try some comforting soup to warm me up!!!ReplyCancel

  • Fabiana - January 27, 2015 - 6:39 pm

    This is delicious! I will cook it during the weekend.ReplyCancel

One of my favorite things about cold weather is SOUP.
There is one little problem though. It hasn’t been COLD!
I’m pretending that winter has come to Idaho.


  • Tammy Seeley - December 7, 2014 - 9:26 am

    This sounds amazing! I was sitting on my couch with my cup of coffee reading my food blogs.I had know idea what to make for dinner…i know what we are having tonightReplyCancel

  • Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] - December 13, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Oh wow, this looks great! But then again, what do you make that DOESN”T look great?! I’ve missed you friend! Hope all is well!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Clennon - January 22, 2015 - 10:42 am

    I love broccoli cheese soup! Can’t wait to try this variation!!!ReplyCancel

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.


  • joy barnes - May 4, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    I sure am glad that I came across your website. I really am having a great time going through all the recipes. I collect cook books as a hobby, and I enjoy cooking a great deal. Keep up the good work, I really appreciate it.

    Joy Barnes
    Ogilvie, Mn.ReplyCancel