Hummingbird Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow or Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh the internet . . . it’s a blessing . . . it’s a curse!

Have you ever found yourself thinking; I’ll just look at Pinterest for a minute or two, before I vacuum or dust? Two hours later, you realize that it’s two hours later!

One of those pictures took me to Saveur the other day, where I came across this yummy recipe for Hummingbird Cake.


  • Katrina @ WVS - April 9, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    These cupcakes look so yummy!! Love this recipe :) ReplyCancel

  • Dayna - April 10, 2014 - 7:57 am

    These look so cute and I love the idea of making this frosting. I do have one question, do you think this would work with the meringue powder/egg substitute? I love using it in my royal icing but wasn’t sure if it transferred well to this medium. By the way, I love your blog and should comment more often to tell you so!!ReplyCancel

Orange Coconut Pull-Apart Bread

Winter does give us a few perks. I believe that we don’t need to stress out quite as much, when it comes to our wardrobe.

1. We can just throw on a nice winter coat & a stylish pair of boots and we are set.

2. Toes don’t need to look perfect . . . nobody sees them.

3. Legs aren’t shaved quite as often, and we don’t seem to care.

Lastly . . . for me . . . the best perk of winter . . . a husband who is home earlier in the evening. Summer seems to kidnap him and forces him to work 16 hours a day. I have to be careful not to let myself sing the summer b-l-u-e-s. If you are or have been a farmers wife, then you can also relate to this feeling.

Dancing with a little pre- summer b-l-u-e-s . . . what should you do?

Make Orange rolls or Orange Coconut Pull-Apart Bread!


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - April 3, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    This bread sounds perfect! I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Debra - April 4, 2014 - 6:40 am

    I did the same thing and got the same results! While I love the Pioneer Woman, I decided I loved my own yeast recipe more. I just recently tried your recipe for orange rolls and they really are the best!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - April 4, 2014 - 6:46 am

      Hi Debra,

      Yes, we do all Love the Pioneer Woman!
      The texture is changed when you add baking powder & soda. Thanks so much for leaving me a sweet note this morning.
      You made my day.


  • Kristi - April 4, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Hi Jonna, These look really good. I am not going to chance it though. I am so happy with the results that I get with your recipe and they are so good that my family would be disappointed if they were expecting your yummy rolls and did not get them. This will be a great weekend to make them again. Also, your picture at the top of this page is so darling. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - April 6, 2014 - 12:54 pm

      Hi Kristi,

      I’m glad you enjoy the Orange rolls to die for recipe!
      They might take a few extra minutes in prep time, but they far exceed in taste & texture.

      Thank you for leaving a sweet comment,

Chicken Broccoli Supreme or Broccoli Cheese Soup

I’d like you to meet my favorite casserole. I make it as often as I dare. I also make Broccoli Cheese Soup using the same basic ingredients found in this recipe. I figured it was about time I share that little tid bit with you. In fact, it also can be used to make a mean Cheesy Potato Soup with Crumbled Bacon.


  • Ellie from Canada - March 12, 2014 - 12:26 am

    Our family loves the Chicken Broccoli Supreme, and so does our company! I have made it quite often and have always gotten lots of “yums”!! Great make-a-head dish. Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - March 12, 2014 - 5:25 am

    What a fantastic looking casserole-and I love the idea of no cream of something soup. Plus great ideas to make with the base sauce too…wow!

    I can’t wait to try this-we do love chicken and broccoli.

    Thank you, Jonna.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia J. - March 12, 2014 - 7:33 am

    I love chicken broccoli supreme. I made it last week for dinner. I only make half with broccoli though, my sons don’t eat it. Never thought to make soup with the same basic recipe though. And I have all the ingredients to make the soup at home now. Might have to give it a try with the rainy weather we are getting tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - March 12, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    Chicken Broccoli Supreme is one of my favorite recipes of yours – we love it! Great idea to make it into soup! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - April 2, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I made the chicken broccoli supreme for dinner. Its Amazing!!!…its a definite must tryReplyCancel

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Whoppers – No flour!

I love a good Peanut Butter Cookie. It has to be crisp around the edges, but have that melt in your mouth consistency. As I was thumbing through a Taste of Home Cookies cookbook, I spotted a Peanut Butter oatmeal cookie recipe. There wasn’t a pretty picture that swayed me to try this recipe, but rather a caption. The caption beside the recipe captured me!


  • Maureen - March 8, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    I am excited to try these!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 8, 2014 - 1:19 pm

      Hi Maureen,

      They are very good! Even without flour, they are thick pretty cookies.
      I did refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours prior to baking them.


      • Maureen - March 8, 2014 - 2:26 pm

        Thanks Jonna. I’m always looking for recipes to feed my hungry crew. Thanks for the tip! BTW – I use your recipe for the pretzel bites (with Rhodes Rolls) so much. We like both the sweet and the savory ones (dip in cheese sauce). It’s a great compromise on a Sunday evening when the family wants ‘hot food’ and I am tired from a busy day and don’t want to make another full meal – they seem to think weekends mean cooking three ‘hot meals’ a day. Popcorn doesn’t count as a meal for them. :)

        I LOVE your site and appreciate your yummy food. It’s beautiful and the recipes are delicious!ReplyCancel

        • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 8, 2014 - 7:24 pm

          Hi Maureen,

          Your hungry crew will love these cookies! Popcorn is my favorite Sunday dinner! In fact, growing up popcorn & oranges was a sunday tradition!

          Thank you,

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - March 8, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    These look positively delicious!! So yummy :) ReplyCancel

  • Kelley H. - March 9, 2014 - 9:59 am

    I can’t wait to try these out. I gave up sweets for Lent, so this will be first in line once Easter has passed. I’ve never tried to make cookies without flour, so I’m curious to see how they will taste. I am a peanut butter fanatic, so am really looking forward to it. Thanks for the post.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - March 10, 2014 - 5:54 am

    These are delicious!…i made these last night I had my kids and grandkids over. I managed to get One….need I say anymoreReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - March 20, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    Hey Mom!
    Thanks so much for the cookies! They were so good. You know Peanut Butter and Oatmeal are two of my favorite ingredients in cookies and so these hit the spot! I will be waiting for more because yours are so good and mine never taste as good as yours! By the way…Blake wants some of your fabulous granola!
    Love You!ReplyCancel

Matrimonial Bars & Tweaking

Maybe you’ve noticed a little tweaking here and there. Sneak Peeks & Infinite scrolling are my favs. Perhaps one of my best childhood memories, was preparing a box of Betty Crocker Date Bars with my Mom. For years and years, it was my families favorite box dessert. As the date bars were baking, the smell was glorious and we could hardly wait until it came from the oven.


  • Lynne - March 4, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    Hi Jonna,
    I’m kinda with you on the scrolling menu bar, but everything else looks great! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing such yummy recipes and beautiful food photos!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Patton - March 5, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Jonna, I could weep for joy! This was my all-time favorite treat and have whined for decades because Betty took it away from us. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this recipe, I am so happy. I have everything in my pantry and can’t wait to get to it.

    I loved your previous website pages best. Very sophisticated–especially loved your pear and signature–and inviting. You don’t have to improve on anything–your recipes are the best and if your gazillions of readers are like me, yours is a site that is always left when we start unsubscribing others. My vote is to keep the previous design; however, whatever you decide, I’ll still follow. I’m always filled with anticipation when I see your e-mail because I know it’s going to be something GOOD. Thank you for sharing, so generous of you to give us your best recipes.ReplyCancel

  • armymum13 - March 5, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Love stories like these!!!!ReplyCancel

  • colleen - March 5, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    haha, I read that too quick and thought it said TWERKING (like the dance Miley Cyrus does ) :) ReplyCancel

  • Kathy M - March 7, 2014 - 5:13 am

    I used to love those date bars! I cannot wait to make these.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - March 8, 2014 - 10:14 am

    I have my grandmother’s recipe for those bars in her handwriting. I never made the box recipe, but her Date Crumbles and Date Pinwheels bring her back to me from the first bite.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - April 2, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    These are WONDERFUL!!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - April 2, 2014 - 6:35 pm

      Hi Tammy,

      I’m happy that you like these as much as we do!
      I still wish the box was available, but these are easy to make.


Prize Winning Sweet Cornmeal Muffins

Lately, my mouth has been on the sore side.  I’ve spent more time in the dentist chair than in the kitchen. If you’ve ever had an implant, then you know what I’m talking about. Soon, it’s coming to an end, and I’m very happy about that. Oh the price of trying to look pretty. Trust […]


  • Lachelle - February 27, 2014 - 12:46 am

    Haven’t ever had an implant but have had a couple gum graphs so I have had that mouth pain. So sorry you have had to go through it. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe in the meantime.ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - February 27, 2014 - 3:12 am

    I’m off for dental work too, not implants though. Clean up of some old fillings (like me Ha!) and some bridge work :( I’ll need some “soft” things too! I love the taste of cornmeal anything, but my husband says it’s like eating ball bearings. I don’t care for the crunch either. I’ve tried soaking it, tried regrinding it and nothing has worked. Even tried the cornmeal flour but it wasn’t the same texture or taste. All I’ve ever been able to find is the Purity brand which doesn’t say stone ground (where would I find this in Canada? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Hope your mouth feels better soon. Makes your brain hurt, doesn’t it!ReplyCancel

  • Debra - February 27, 2014 - 5:55 am

    Sorry to hear about your dental issues .. I have heard implants are painful and take a long time! My turn is coming tomorrow morning .. Not for an implant though, just hopefully a filling. Your cornmeal muffins sound great so I will have to try them. I was planning on baking on Friday till I lost a piece of my tooth. Hopefully I still feel like it when I am done!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - February 27, 2014 - 6:06 am

    Ohhhhhhhh those muffins look good. I’m making chili tonight, so will have to take inventory to see if I have everything here to make them. They’d be a perfect sidekick.

    Ugh on the dentist-so glad you’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with your new tooth. It seems like the time in between appointments having to go to the dentist goes by SO fast-and I dread each one. It’s pretty bad when I’m saying “get me in and out of that chair with NOTHING WRONG” as I drive all the way there. People must think I’m crazy when they see me talking to myself. Hope they think I’m singing with the radio. Sheesh…….ReplyCancel

  • Noreen - February 27, 2014 - 6:44 am

    Love your recipes, and I love these corn muffins. I had lost the recipe for mine and these will be a perfect replacement. I am ordering the Cook’s Illustrated book right now. Love all their recipes and narratives. Dental work is no fun hope it is over soon.ReplyCancel

  • Carly - February 27, 2014 - 7:08 am

    I have a tooth implant too!
    I got it in high school but had a fake tooth in a retainer for years… I know how annoying it is to wait for the “real” thing. So glad you get it soon!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Reinisch - February 27, 2014 - 8:44 am

    I’m having a hard time reading the new font and small size even with my computer glasses on. Please bigger size and less decorative font? Love all the content.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - February 27, 2014 - 8:45 am

    Me again….the recipe is very hard to read, too. Thanks for any consideration.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - February 27, 2014 - 9:20 am

      Hi Jeanne,

      I agree! I will make changes as quickly as possible. Please be patient as I mess around with the new template.
      Thanks for leaving me a comment. It’s nice to receive some feedback.


  • ann - February 28, 2014 - 7:23 am

    I am off to the dentist this morning for teeth cleaning. You are going to laugh but while in the dentist’s chair, my mind wander back to your blogs and wonder which recipe I must try next! It’s a way to calm my nerves. :)

    Your blog is gorgeous! Although the changes are a bit confusing but I know you’ll get it together soon.ReplyCancel

  • Bran - February 28, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Gosh I’m so glad that you FINALLY feel better. Dad said that Sam thing when I stopped in to see him today. Hooray to eat on that side and not hurt.
    Those muffins look good. I am picky with my cornbread. But those look wonderful.
    I think the blog looks great. The font is small, but that could just be my iPad. I like the change though. You are so good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - March 1, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Great new look and the muffins sound delish!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - March 4, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    I love your blog! The quality of the pictures are my favorite thing.ReplyCancel

  • BRENDA - March 5, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    I spent the last year doing 5 implants…bone grafts etc…I am almost done too…Thank God! The results are worth it…just so time consuming :-(

    p.s. thank you PERCOCET (SP)ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 5, 2014 - 4:38 pm

      Hi Brenda,

      Oh gee, you’ve been much worse off than I was. Just one for me. It hasn’t been bad at all, it just takes a long time to finish.
      I’m ALL DONE now. I didn’t ever even have to take medication, other than tylenol. Good luck to you.

Lemon Huckleberry Poppyseed Crumble Top Muffins & Hard things

Let’s talk about HARD THINGS and over the top delicious Lemon Blueberry Crumble Topped Muffins.


  • Katrina @ WVS - February 21, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Crumble topping all the way! These muffins look fabulous :) ReplyCancel

  • Diane - February 22, 2014 - 7:22 am

    I will definitely be making these muffins tomorrow, but I want you to know…. I.Loved.Your.Rambling.Thoughts. You were so dead bang on ! I’ve raised 3 kids, am now turning 60 shortly, and I hear the same words that yours have spoken. Why didn’t I! I should have done this or that! Endless! Thank you for sharing your heart today along with your fabulous baking ideas!

  • Kristi - February 24, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    Hi Jonna, I so appreciate your post today. I can not tell you how many times I wish I could play the piano and wish I would have taken lessons. It would be so fun to sit down and play all those Christmas carols and beautiful church hymns. Big regret. =) Thank you for the wonderful recipes you share with us. I don’t know you but I can tell you are such a sweetheart and an amazing wife, mother, grandma and of course Great Cook!ReplyCancel

  • Bran - February 24, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    First I want to say that you are the MOST AMAZING MOM the 4 of us girls could have asked for. You have a heart as big as anyone I know. You have always encouraged us to do our best and give it our all. I feel very lucky and blessed to have your example still today to guide and lead and direct me. Parenting just flat out suck some days. I rarely go to bed without feeling like I failed in one aspect of the day or another. I never feel like the day was a complete success. I always go to bed thinking I need to work on so many parts of what my main job is as a mother. BUT, throughout the day, or week, or month I see little glimpses of my kids setting good examples, reaching their goals, accomplishing the hard, and for a moment, even if it is a brief moment, I see that I have done something good. I have taught them something right, and I have succeeded just a little in what I am suppose to do. I couldn’t be the mom I am today, if I didn’t have you as a mother. THANK YOU for EVERYTHING YOU DO, HAVE DONE, AND WILL DO FOR ME. Thank you for believing that I am a champion, when I am nothing but ordinary. Mom, I love you with my whole heart. You are an incredible person that certainly doesn’t give herself enough credit.
    Love BranReplyCancel

  • Heather - March 6, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    Can I just say how awesome these are! Made these today with huckleberries so fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe.ReplyCancel

World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store, patiently waiting my turn. Rows & rows of magazines are perfectly put under our noses to tempt us. I’m often pulled in by those with covers showing beautiful berry desserts, or warm cinnamon rolls dripping with icing. What happened to catch my eye, was found at the very top of the cover page. It said: WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE INSIDE.


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - February 18, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    These definitely look perfect!! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - February 21, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Can’t believe Kenny doesn’t eat chocolate. Tell him that just isn’t normal!!!! Got a couple of Brady’s kids this weekend. They love to help me bake. We will be giving these a try.ReplyCancel

  • Bran - February 24, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    I need to come visit and try the frozen dough. I would almost prefer that over a cooked cookie. :} YUM!! They look great. Did you finely chop the walnuts. I like the way it makes the cookies look. And, seriously… who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies. Dad and Grandpa are crazy. I wish I didn’t like chocolate. Maybe… just maybe I would be the size of a snail like you and not an elephant! :}ReplyCancel

Crème Brûlée with a Red Crackle Top

I dare say that there just isn’t anything more delicious than a great Crème brulée. Crack through the Red Caramelized top and dive into a rich vanilla custard. Delicious & impressive!


  • Jo and Sue - February 14, 2014 - 6:27 am

    Wow! That is so beautiful. I love the red top :) What a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - February 24, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    You are just seriously too adorable. Thank you for loving my dad so much! He is one lucky man. :}
    I still have never had this delicious favorite of yours. I will have to put it on my menu for sure.ReplyCancel