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


  • Nikki Howser - March 16, 2018 - 10:19 am

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

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 17, 2018 - 4:13 pm

      Hi Nikki,

      You can find Danish junket in the same aisle as jello.
      It’s so good!
      Thanks for leaving a sweet note.


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 - January 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 - January 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 - January 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!) - January 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 - January 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 - January 29, 2018 - 8:26 pm

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

  • Kay - February 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 - March 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 - March 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 - March 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 - March 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. - February 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 - February 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 - February 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 - February 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.


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 - 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.


    • 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,

  • 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

  • Beth - January 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 - 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 . . .



  • 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.


  • 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.


    • 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!


  • 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.


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] - 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.


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 - 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.


  • 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!”


  • 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

  • Christi - January 2, 2017 - 10:04 am

    Hi Johnna,
    I have been a follower of your blog for a couple of years now. I’ve tried and loves so many of your recipes! I have noticed you’ve not been on much in the last year, I hope everything is okay with you and your family! I look forward to seeing new posts and recipes soon! Wishing you and yours health and happiness in the new year!!


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - January 2, 2017 - 1:09 pm

      Hi Christi,

      Your comment sure made me feel good! Sometimes life throws a few curves, and hobbies have to be shelved for awhile.
      I hope I can get my act together and post again – more often. Thank you so much for warming my day.