It’s pi day!
Celebrate by making the best 5 Star Glazed Strawberry Cream Pie.


  • Nikki Howser - 03/16/2018 - 10:19 am

    yum!! This looks delicious! I’ve never heard of Danish junket…ReplyCancel

One of my favorite magazines of all time, is bake FROM SCRATCH.

Oh my heck . . . it’s loaded with the most beautiful, mouth watering pictures. If you can’t find inspiration and endless baking ideas after reading through it, then you must be dead!
It certainly inspires me to Get off my butt and BAKE.  It’s one of those magazines that you could never ever throw away. It feels like Christmas, when I open the mailbox and it’s arrived in all its glory.

The only other magazine that makes my heart race a bit is Magnolia. If I had to choose just one though . . . it’s hands down going to be the bake one. These feather light, delicious buttery rolls called my name! 


  • Carol G - 01/27/2018 - 11:04 am

    Ohhhhh heaven. How I love homemade rolls. Those look like they would be wonderful with just about anything…I’m thinking sliders for Super Bowl Sunday????? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Kaiser - 01/28/2018 - 5:12 am

    I didn’t see any baking temp. Or baking time…… They look delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 01/31/2018 - 4:45 pm

      Hi Bonnie,

      I’m really sorry, I don’t know why that vanished!
      Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Baking time should be 20 to 25 minutes.

      Thank you,

  • Shannon Carter aka:(your favorite daughter!) - 01/29/2018 - 2:09 pm

    They look so delicious! Where’s my pan? Do I need to drive up and get one of those also? I will come and knock on your door for some! Haha
    Love You! ??ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 01/31/2018 - 4:35 pm

      Hi Shan,

      Gee . . . it’s really sad that you aren’t just down the road anymore! It makes it tough to deliver. ha ha

      Love you,

  • Nikki - 01/29/2018 - 8:26 pm

    Oh my goodness I am a sucker for any kind of bread ? those look heavenly!ReplyCancel

  • Kay - 02/21/2018 - 7:29 pm

    These look incredible! I’m going to try and make these and check out that magazine too! ThxReplyCancel

It’s in the air . . . Can you feel it?  I sure can!

You know what I mean.  It’s that wonderful time of year when smiles are broader, laughter and kindness seem to take the place of frowns and everyday problems.  


I’ve found the perfect recipe, and I’m here to show you how to make the most delicious 5- star pizzeria pizza you’ve ever tasted, right at home.
Just follow these simple steps . . .


  • Melenie - 03/23/2017 - 9:22 pm

    Looks yummy! We love homemade pizza (my pizza stone may be one of my favorite kitchen tools) and I’m always looking out for a new crust recipe to try!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/24/2017 - 7:29 am

      Hi Melenie,

      I agree! I love my pizza stone as well. It’s one of the best investments you can make.
      This dough is such a winner and so easy to work with.


  • Nikki - 03/24/2017 - 3:29 am

    I love this! I have a newborn, and recently bought…dough in a can…So we could have homemade pizza! But if I followed this method, I’d be able to make the dough when I have time, and then I’d have dough ready in the fridge anytime!
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/24/2017 - 7:32 am

      Hi Nikki,

      Oh, you can definitly have perfect pizza at home, and a million times better than a can!
      The dough is so easy to whip up, and then make one now and save the rest of the dough for later.
      Scones are also so delicious with this dough.
      Try it, you won’t be disappointed.


Oh Valentine’s Day. How do I feel about thee?


I’ll explain, but before I do, some of you might want to grip a chair or chew on a pencil.


  • Marcia S. - 02/14/2017 - 7:11 pm

    I always thought that growing up was so hard! I would not ever want to be a child, or God forbid, a teenager again! I think we all have something from high school that we aren’t proud of, although I admit you had some moxie back then lol! Thanks for the great recipe round up too!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 02/14/2017 - 7:43 pm

    Cracking up over your story. Right or wrong, you had to do something! I hate mean girls…..and love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy B - 02/14/2017 - 10:42 pm

    Ha 🙂 Now I can go back too the top and look at the yummy recipes! Fun story. Always the worst experiences as a kid make the greatest stories as a grownup! I thought heck, while you were cutting, why not wack off a few more inches! I am not a mean girl, just thinking. I’m curious, did she notice in class? Thanks for the story and recipes. Now let the grief of it all go and think of it as a good laugh. Maybe you taught Lou a life lesson! And a HAPPY Valentines Day to you today and forever.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/15/2017 - 10:11 am

      Hi Nancy,

      I’m sure others are wondering as well if she noticed. She did not! Lucky me. There was even snickering in the classroom from those few who did see it happen.
      She had burned many bridges with others, so nobody said a thing. I’m sure when she took out the ponytail, she was . . . “What the heck!”
      I’m sure she knew. She never bothered me again!
      Hope you all had a great Valentines Day.


I hope your homes are filled with Laughter and gratitude.

I pray that none of you are lonely or alone, but have the spirit of Love wrapped around you.


  • Debra - 12/26/2016 - 10:20 pm

    What a great assortment of Christmas recipes! I made your Almond Joys last year and again this year. They have become a favourite and they’re one of the easiest to make. Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best to you and your family for 2017.ReplyCancel

  • Pat - 01/19/2017 - 9:38 pm

    Hi Jonna,

    I just came across a recipe page that I saved quite awhile ago. It’s for your peach caramel pie made in a skillet. I was going to ask this question back then, but the page ran off and hide in my computer until I came across it while cleaning stuff out. I really wanted to make this then, but I was afraid of what it would do to my mother’s skillet. It is very old and my prized possession. I use it all the time, but only for frying food and making cornbread. I’ve never put it water. Maybe I should just buy me one to make this sort of thing in. Please advise.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 01/24/2017 - 6:34 pm

      Hi Pat,

      I would hate to steer you wrong, but I rarely put my cast iron in water. I use the salt technique to dry clean.
      I think in your case though, I might just buy me another to bake/cook with and hold on to your treasure!


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 01/24/2017 - 6:35 pm

      Hi Pat,

      I would hate to steer you wrong, but I rarely put my cast iron in water.
      I use the salt technique to dry clean.
      I think in your case though, I might just buy me another to bake/cook with and hold on to your treasure!


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.


  • Rexann nielsen - 08/28/2016 - 11:50 am

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

  • Peggy Jeanne - 08/28/2016 - 2:35 pm

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

  • Ingrid - 08/28/2016 - 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 - 08/29/2016 - 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 - 09/04/2016 - 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 - 09/09/2016 - 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 - 09/10/2016 - 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 - 09/14/2016 - 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 - 10/12/2016 - 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.


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 10/13/2016 - 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,

  • Kallie Komoda - 10/23/2016 - 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

  • Beth - 01/22/2017 - 10:15 am

    I agree with all of the positive replies. I check your blog frequently to look for more posts/recipes. You have the best recipes and a great writing talent; entertaining and enjoyable. My favorite all-time recipe from your blog is the orange yeast rolls. I have made them every Christmas and Easter since I discovered this blog when searching for a recipe like yours. Thank you! AND…DO NOT GIVE UP!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!


  • Melenie - 05/24/2016 - 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 . . .



  • Rach's Recipes - 04/13/2016 - 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.


  • Heather - 02/21/2016 - 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 - 02/21/2016 - 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.


    • Brandi - 02/25/2016 - 1:45 pm

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

  • Valerie - 02/22/2016 - 1:12 pm

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

  • Brandi - 02/25/2016 - 1:46 pm

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

  • mary dean - 03/24/2016 - 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 - 03/24/2016 - 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.


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 . . .


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!


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.


  • Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] - 01/16/2016 - 10:29 pm

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

  • Tammy - 01/19/2016 - 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 - 01/20/2016 - 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.


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!


  • Joyce Markos - 11/29/2016 - 12:29 am

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