There isn’t anything better than hot, bubbly, cheesy, spicy dips! This Cheesy Enchilada Skillet Dip will be perfect for all the upcoming parties ahead. It’s fast and simple and delicious!


  • Sarah - 10/13/2012 - 6:11 pm

    The picture of your baby is ADORABLE!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • TheBargainBabe - 10/13/2012 - 6:34 pm

    Looks sooo good! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 10/14/2012 - 12:27 am

    Yummy!! Both the recipe and the cutest little baby ever!

    P.S. Beautiful middle name! ; )ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 10/14/2012 - 2:17 am

    That is the cutest baby photo ever. We don’t celebrate Halloween here in NZ but sometimes children go around trick or treating anyway. The problem with that is most households are not ready for them so it can fall flat.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni - 10/16/2012 - 12:55 pm

    Haha, having halloween in Iowa was much the same! We always wore warm costumes!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Langston - 10/19/2012 - 6:24 am

    •Your baby is too beautiful and precious for words!!!! Thanks for sharing photo!
    I think there is something missing from the list of ingredients, “Stir in the salsa, beans, corn, dressing, sour cream, taco seasoning, salad dressing and cumin”. I read that it calls for two dressings, but I only see one dressing listed-Italian dressing. Am I just reading it wrong?

BOOish Cinnamon Rolls and Orange Rolls are the perfect Halloween treat. These are really Orange Rolls to die for!


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/12/2012 - 4:24 am

    I think these look fine! I love the orange colour 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/14/2012 - 12:02 am

    These look like they would be delicious! I will have to try them out soon. When I cut the dough into the individual roles they tend to squish and get a bit messy. How do you keep yours so tidy and pretty? Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

Do you ever lay in bed at night and dream? No, you’re not sleeping . . . you’re wide awake . . . dreaming. Your mind is rapidly clicking from one project to another to another to another! Yup . . . that’s me. I have all these grand ideas that pop into my head […]


  • Megan Searle - 10/08/2012 - 3:57 pm

    Yea, I am so excited!!! I can’t wait to try my new cookbooks!!! Absolutely love your website and all of your recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - 10/09/2012 - 3:43 am

    Your new granddaughter is so beautiful! Babies truly are a gift from God. I sure enjoy my 2 grandkids, who by the way, live across the street from us!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/09/2012 - 7:57 am

    I just love your photos, Jonna! I have been a loyal reader for a few years now and I just can’t get over them. Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - 10/09/2012 - 8:10 am

    Your picture of your granddaughter is gorgeous…and with a cell phone? You are amazing. I love your site…thanks for sharing all..xoReplyCancel

  • jessica - 10/09/2012 - 12:08 pm

    What a beautiful grandbaby!!ReplyCancel

Candied Cinnamon & Sugar Pecans & Almonds are addictive & delicious! Oh yes, don’t forget that you can still enter the (2) Cookbooks giveaway! It ends Thursday at Midnight.


  • cheryl burns - 10/04/2012 - 1:30 am

    Please enter me for your cookbook. MMM love the look of the candied nuts. Your pictures are great!ReplyCancel

  • Sally LaRusso - 10/04/2012 - 7:17 am

    Your pictures are just beautiful! A are all your great recipes. Thanks for this site. Today is my son’s 48th birthday. Maybe that will bring me luck! God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - 10/04/2012 - 7:50 am

    Love this post. Great for gifts for Christmas and your photos make them look beautiful too! Would love a cook book. Enter me please. Thanks for all the great e-mails I get too. Always love to open them to see what the next recipe is.ReplyCancel

  • Tami G. - 10/04/2012 - 8:59 am

    These candied nuts look delicious…will definitely try these for the holidays…so enjoy all your posts I get via email…thank you for all the great recipes you give in each one. I am excited about the cookbook giveaway and would love to be entered…and I would LOVE to win!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri - 10/04/2012 - 8:59 am

    Your new pictures are fantastic! What kind of camera are you using?ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin W. - 10/04/2012 - 10:43 am

    I can’t wait to make these! Please enter me for the Cookbook Giveaway 🙂ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 10/04/2012 - 12:27 pm

    I cannot wait to make theseReplyCancel

  • Trisha Preece - 10/05/2012 - 1:46 pm

    I just drool over these pecans as I am walking through the mall at Christmas time. My Husband always reminds me to just keep walking. I am so excited to make my own, and I had no idea that there was such a thing as quality cinnamon. Who knew? Vanilla I can understand but honestly I didn’t know about the cinnamon. I am placing an order tonight for the vanilla, slipats, and the cinnamon. I may just have to order the cute cookbook as well since I missed the deadline for entering your contest. I love your blog, and seriously everything I have tried so far is just divine. Keep up the great cooking, and congratulations on the new baby. We have four daughters as well, and it’s great.


  • Nana Gillaspy - 10/06/2012 - 9:59 pm

    This nut recipe did make me “get off my butt and bake”. Soon very yummy! Thank u!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 10/10/2012 - 5:30 am

    Hi Jonna – I knew when I saw the recipe that I had to make these soon, not wait for the holidays. I went out to Costco and bought the largest bag of pecans they had. I had the other ingredients at home. The timing was perfect as we had unexpected company on Sarurday, so I just quickly made a batch, Needless to say, they were yummy and there are no more left. Thanks foe another great recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Moses - 11/15/2012 - 8:55 am

    Theses pecans are the best. Cannt wait to make more for the holidaysReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - 12/11/2013 - 2:01 pm

    I have made something similar every year at Thanksgiving for my grandmother. I boil my pecans first. Remove from water, and coat with white sugar and salt, and then deep fat fry them until golden brown. Then coat again in cinnamon/sugar/salt.

    I’m sure the oven ones are little more healthy than mine; but they are requested every year and I actually just got a paid order for them…ReplyCancel



  • Jen - 09/30/2012 - 8:21 pm

    Congratulations! It was so hard choosing a name for each of my babies but I have a Claire, a Brooklyn & a Colton so of say I have three favorites!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Stewart - 09/30/2012 - 8:25 pm

    Jonna, I love your blog. My favorite cookbook is From the Heart Ammon 13th ward. My favorite baby name is Chloe.ReplyCancel

  • lynn b - 09/30/2012 - 8:28 pm

    My fav baby name is Lincoln! And I love Savannah and back in the day bakery! Congrats on Grandbaby Londyn!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn b - 09/30/2012 - 8:32 pm

    I follow you on pinterest (which looks like it may be dangerous b/c of all the sweets!) So much for loosing baby weight asap!)ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/30/2012 - 8:32 pm

    My favorite baby name currently is Abby. I have four kids and she’s my baby.
    My favorite cookbook is the one I typed up with my mom’s family and friends and my collection of recipes and shared with my aunts and siblings. I use it for everything.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/30/2012 - 8:33 pm

    I like you on facebook and love the sneakpeek of things you share there that lets me know to come and read your blog.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/30/2012 - 8:33 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest. What a fun site!ReplyCancel

  • Laci Jamison - 09/30/2012 - 8:34 pm

    I liked you on FB.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Robinson - 09/30/2012 - 8:50 pm

    Besides my own little girl’s name, Alayna, I love Elodie and Evie.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Robinson - 09/30/2012 - 8:51 pm

    I like you on facebook!!! A cookbook I use the most is a local one put together as a fundraiser for family in the area.ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - 09/30/2012 - 8:52 pm

    I love the name Dalta! My favorite cookbook name is “Death By Chocolate”ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/30/2012 - 8:56 pm

    My favourite baby name? Wow. That is hard. I have 6 favorite baby names. ; )

    But if I had a 7th…..I would pick either Courtney or Corban.

    My favorite cookbook is Salads by Company’s Coming series. So well worn, it no longer has a cover. ; )ReplyCancel

  • Laci Jamison - 09/30/2012 - 9:03 pm

    My favorite baby name would be Isabelle. We never had a girl so I didn’t get to use it.

    My favorite cookbook is my Betty Crocker (tried and true).ReplyCancel

  • Abby Crain - 09/30/2012 - 9:03 pm

    I love a lot of baby names, but my favorite would be Rose. My favorite cookbook is one from my great-grandma, and my family has used and loved so many of the recipes from there. Obviously the cookbook doesn’t have a title, but it holds a very special place in my heart. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gail S. - 09/30/2012 - 9:08 pm

    My little granddaughters name is Macyn. She is the sweetest! My favorite “go to” cookbook is one a local town made and sold for a fundraiser! I already follow you on Pinterest!! Thanks for a chance to win – saw these two on Martha Stewart show.ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - 09/30/2012 - 9:08 pm

    My favorite baby name is Emmany and my favorite cookbook is an old R.S. cookbook that I picked up in Utah.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Sue - 09/30/2012 - 9:44 pm

    My favorite name is “gramma” when my grandchildren call me that my heart just melts and I count my blessings!!! I am so blessed!!! My favorite cookbook? mmmmmmm death by chocolate of course!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - 09/30/2012 - 9:46 pm

    My favorite girl name is Jessica… too much Man from Snowy River I think.ReplyCancel

  • JessW - 09/30/2012 - 9:55 pm

    I would have to go with Thomas or Joseph!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Virgin - 09/30/2012 - 9:57 pm

    My favorite baby name is …well…I have 4 kids and I love all of their names…so we’ll just go with them 🙂 and my favorite cookbook is anything from Pampered Chef!ReplyCancel

  • Tami - 09/30/2012 - 10:47 pm

    Congrats Grandma! My favorite book is a Family Fun kids cookbook. It’s pretty rad! My fav baby names currently are Kasin and Raleigh. The husband is not into EITHER so we will keep searching! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tami - 09/30/2012 - 10:53 pm

    Liked you on FB AND Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Yehsong - 09/30/2012 - 11:15 pm

    Favorite baby name… Elijah’s a sweet name. Favorite cookbook? Miette has a beautiful aesthetic.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - 09/30/2012 - 11:18 pm

    Haley or Brooklyn jane and my favorite cookbook is Better Homes.ReplyCancel

  • Melenie - 09/30/2012 - 11:26 pm

    I have an Adam and a Noah, my favorite GIRL name is Marisa. Maybe someday?ReplyCancel

  • Melenie - 09/30/2012 - 11:28 pm

    Following you on pinterest, not sure why I didn’t think to find you before, I have quite a few of your recipes pinned.ReplyCancel

  • Melenie - 09/30/2012 - 11:30 pm

    Like you on facebook. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • wintersundays - 10/01/2012 - 12:57 am

    Congrats on the latest edition to your family! My favorite baby name is Gus. My favorite cookbook is Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.ReplyCancel

  • wintersundays - 10/01/2012 - 12:58 am

    I like you on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • carmel - 10/01/2012 - 12:58 am

    So happy for you and your family! My favorite baby name is Summer. I see about 200 names a day at my job and I have to say there are some unusual names out there! I like your new granddaughter’s name. My granddaughter’s name is Briana Monet. I took my daughter to a Monet exhibit in SF when she was young and she remembered. Is your granddaughter’s name a family name?ReplyCancel

  • wintersundays - 10/01/2012 - 12:58 am

    I follow you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • carmel - 10/01/2012 - 1:05 am

    I liked you on FB and am following you on Pinterest which I love and now I have another reason to spend time on!!ReplyCancel

  • Marlyn - 10/01/2012 - 1:27 am

    My favorite baby name is my daughter’s name, Alysia.ReplyCancel

  • Marlyn - 10/01/2012 - 1:30 am

    Forgot to include about the cookbook. I don’t have a favorite one, but anything that is related to the Pastry world interests me.ReplyCancel

  • BONNIE - 10/01/2012 - 2:41 am

    Joy is my favorite name!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Dunn - 10/01/2012 - 3:27 am

    Wow congrats on the new baby… I love being a grandma and a great grandma… sooo fun and cute… Ashley is one of my favorite names!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 10/01/2012 - 3:52 am

    Congratulations!!! so exciting! I know my 2 favorite names are Olivia and Reese. That is what my daughter is named! My favorite cookbook is harder!!! Probably Cupcakes by William Sonoma! Really so happy I found your blog! Just liked you on FB, too! Thanks for the recipes and enjoy all of your time with Londyn!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Pierce - 10/01/2012 - 4:11 am

    My favorite baby name is Alice & Olivia, both of my girl are a gem. Favorite cookbook would Gordon Ramsay Make It Easy & Healthy Appetite. I like you on FB and follow you on pinterestReplyCancel

  • Beth M - 10/01/2012 - 4:12 am

    My favorite baby name is Elizabeth. There as so many nicknames that come from “Elizabeth.”

    Currently, my favorite cookbook comes from my favorite restaurant, “Tupelo Honey Cafe.”ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - 10/01/2012 - 4:21 am

    Congratulations on your new baby granddaughter! May the Little One and all her family be well and happy.

    My favorite names for a boy are David, James, or Richard, and for a girl – either Hope, Grace, or Faith.

    My favorite cookbook (so far!) is The Art and Soul of Baking.

    Thanks for the give-away, and again congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette Hebden - 10/01/2012 - 4:25 am

    Congrats on the new Grand Daughter. It’s such a happy time when there is a new addition to the family.My favourite name is Jeanie. Have been receiving your emails for about month and my hubby says thanks……Me to. I have started cooking again and it’s all your wonderful recipes that have spurned me on. Would be the icing on the cake to recieve a cookbook. Thanks again for all the wonderful recipes.ReplyCancel

  • barbara n - 10/01/2012 - 4:29 am

    My favorite baby name is Jeanette (nicknames Jen and Jenny)and my favorite cookbook is my Betty Crocker cookbook that I received as a new bride 33 years ago.ReplyCancel

  • Avril - 10/01/2012 - 4:43 am

    Congratulations on your newest grandchild! So hard to pick out my favorite baby name as it took forever for us to choose the names of both our girls – Jolie and Colette. As for my favorite cookbook…so hard to pick just ONE!ReplyCancel

  • Avril - 10/01/2012 - 4:44 am

    I have liked you on FB 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Avril - 10/01/2012 - 4:45 am

    I am following you on Pinterest 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carly - 10/01/2012 - 5:51 am

    My favorite baby name is Sheriden. My favorite cookbook so far is my moms!ReplyCancel

  • Carly - 10/01/2012 - 5:52 am

    I follow you on pinterest now.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - 10/01/2012 - 6:05 am

    My favorite baby name…is something unique but has meaning to the parents. I think Hope is good. I have been a follower of you on Pinterest and I follow you on Facebook. I had to laugh when I saw your picture of your cookbook. It reminds me of my own with all the flags sticking out of the top. The only difference is that I write the titles of the recipes on the flags in tiny print so I know what the flags mean.ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 10/01/2012 - 6:28 am

    Favorite baby name is Elizabett. Favorite cookbook – hmmmm…I have an old Roger’s Flour cookbook from about 20 years ago that has no cover. I think it is simply called Roger’s Flour… 🙂
    I followed you on Facebook and Pinterest.
    Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel D. - 10/01/2012 - 6:47 am

    I love the name Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 10/01/2012 - 6:52 am

    I love the names Mya and Meghan…ReplyCancel

  • Jenny n NC - 10/01/2012 - 6:57 am

    Let’s see… names would be a toss up on Neal and Martha~~you guessed it~~the names of my awesome kids.

    I’m a little stuck on Ree Drummond’s 2 cookbooks at the moment. But good recipes often come from favorite magazines like Southern Living, Garden & Gun or Our State (NC). Butt and Bake is SO impressively filled with sweet things!! Thanx Lady….ReplyCancel

  • gail - 10/01/2012 - 7:10 am

    favorite name: laura; cookbook: joy of cookingReplyCancel

  • Jaime Boudreaux - 10/01/2012 - 7:23 am

    My favorite baby name…….Madison! (That is, of course, my daughter’s name.)
    My favorite cookbook……I LOVE the Top Secret Recipe cookbooks by Todd Wilbur. I can now make some of my favorite restaurant foods like Olive Garden’s Black Tie Mousse Cake!ReplyCancel

  • Elin - 10/01/2012 - 7:26 am

    Favorite baby names would be Frances Louise for a girl and Bastian Theodore for a boy.

    As for my favorite cookbook, well, I love all of those grange and church cookbooks that people sell for fundraisers, but for a more specific title, I love the Cook’s Illustrated cookbook. Lots of standards in there and that’s what I tend to like.ReplyCancel

  • Elin - 10/01/2012 - 7:27 am

    I liked you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Elin - 10/01/2012 - 7:27 am

    I follow you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • pamm - 10/01/2012 - 7:28 am

    Liked you on FB and follow you on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney Mechling - 10/01/2012 - 7:29 am

    Favorite baby name – Willow. I just think it’s amazing.
    Favorite cookbook – 29 Minutes to Dinner from Pampered Chef.ReplyCancel

  • pamm - 10/01/2012 - 7:30 am

    My favorite baby names are Meagan and Joel, my babies names. If I was so lucky to have grandbabies I LOVe the names Tatum and Nate.

    Favorite cookbook any thing by Bobby Flay. Love himReplyCancel

  • Christy - 10/01/2012 - 7:44 am

    My favorite name is Reid! For a boy or girl. My favorite cookbook is The Pastry Queen. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - 10/01/2012 - 7:44 am

    I’m following you on Pinterest. Trouble!ReplyCancel

  • Merry - 10/01/2012 - 7:57 am

    My favorite name is Cara after my only granddaughter. She’s a cute, spunky, sassy and beautiful child. Lately I’ve been reading gluten free cookbooks and adapting regular recipes to accomodate my wheat allergy. My favorite cookbooks are ones I inherited from my mother: Joy of Cooking and Farm Journal.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara P. - 10/01/2012 - 8:04 am

    Favorite name: Barbara
    Cookbook: joy of cookingReplyCancel

  • Barbara P. - 10/01/2012 - 8:05 am

    I follow you on pinterest now.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara P. - 10/01/2012 - 8:06 am

    And softly softly … I like you on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - 10/01/2012 - 8:10 am

    Like you on facebookReplyCancel

  • Deb - 10/01/2012 - 8:11 am

    My favorite baby name is Madyson, Paije,and /or Denae~~how can you pick just one??ReplyCancel

  • Dineen - 10/01/2012 - 8:13 am

    Congratulations!!! I just got two new grandbabies this summer Kaylea and Kevin. One from each of my children. Went from no grandbabies to two in two weeks. So I really can’t give you my absolute favorite only my top two. As for my favorite cookbook. I have too many, but I do have the newist Pioneer Woman which I love. And I would love to have one of your old spattered cookbooks – cause that just shows how much you love them – and everything that has a spatter or blop of something is a recipe that I would love to try. Again, Congratulations on the newist baby (I love new baby’s name too cute)ReplyCancel

  • Deb - 10/01/2012 - 8:15 am

    Follow you on Pinterest and my favorite cookbook would probably be any Taste of Home I have all the yearly cookbooksReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 10/01/2012 - 8:27 am

    My favorite baby name is Emme, and I love the magnolia bakery cookbook. I love every recipe in it!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 10/01/2012 - 8:28 am

    I like you on facebookReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 10/01/2012 - 8:29 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • armymum - 10/01/2012 - 8:31 am

    for Girls I always like Catherine Rose, & my oldest was going to name his 1st Trinity if i was a girl, which i like…. I like uncommon names….not sure what I would pick for a boy right now…

    Favorite Cookbook? I have too many to pick a favorite…. its usually whichever one I’m reading at the time…. my most used I would have to say Barefoot Contessa Family Style or Barefoot Contessa at HomeReplyCancel

  • Armymum - 10/01/2012 - 8:33 am

    I already follow you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - 10/01/2012 - 8:35 am

    My favorite baby name is Ada (my granddaughter’s name!) and my favorite cookbook is “Gluten Free on a Shoestring”. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Armymum - 10/01/2012 - 8:36 am

    Liked on FB too…ReplyCancel

  • Charlynn C - 10/01/2012 - 8:53 am

    Congrats on the new granddaughter!! My favorite baby names are Connor and Mikayla. My favorite cookbook is Grandma Updikes cookbook. One my Grandma gives us married kids. And also Betty Crocker cookbook.
    Thanks for all the great recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 10/01/2012 - 8:53 am

    CONGRATS! I just had a little boy of my own. We named him Isaac, so…that’s my fav name right now! I would love to win a cookbook! I love cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 10/01/2012 - 8:55 am

    I liked you on facebook! (Don’t know why I haven’t until now! I’ve followed your blog for a few years now!)ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 10/01/2012 - 8:56 am

    I’m following you on Pintrest! I <3 Pintrest!ReplyCancel

  • mary wade - 10/01/2012 - 8:59 am

    Congrats on the new baby…… wonderful! My favorite girl name is Katie Annastacia – Annastacia was my Mom’s middle name and I have always just loved the name Katie. Since I never had a girl I did name one of my cats Katie! I liked you on FB and am looking foward to following you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - 10/01/2012 - 9:14 am

    My favorite girl’s name is my granddaughter’s name -Sloane AbigailReplyCancel

  • Haley Jolley - 10/01/2012 - 9:16 am

    We just had a baby girl four weeks ago and named her Paige, so I guess that must be my favorite girl name! We also love the name Mckenna, but this baby looked like a Paige to us! Congrats on your new grandbaby, and thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jen S. - 10/01/2012 - 9:32 am

    Favorite baby name is MaKayla for girl and Liam for boy. Favorite cookbook is Giada at Home.ReplyCancel

  • Jen S - 10/01/2012 - 9:33 am

    Follow you on FacebookReplyCancel

  • Jen S - 10/01/2012 - 9:34 am

    Follow you on PinterestReplyCancel

  • Jen S - 10/01/2012 - 9:36 am

    Don’t see my original post about baby names….please delete this if you find it. Boy-Liam, Girl-MaKayla. Cookbook-Giada at HomeReplyCancel

  • Janet - 10/01/2012 - 9:40 am

    Annika for a girl and Aidan for a boy. My favorite cookbook is a very old and well used copy of Bell’s Best – a collection of recipes submitted back in the 80’s by employees of South Central Bell telephone company.ReplyCancel

  • Susie - 10/01/2012 - 9:52 am

    My favorite baby name is, Nora Jane…Favorite Cookbook is anything by The Pioneer Woman.ReplyCancel

  • Diane S, - 10/01/2012 - 10:12 am

    One of my favorite baby names is Angelica Grace. My favorite cookbook is Miss Daisey celebrates Tennessee! I just love to peruse cookbooks,….ReplyCancel

  • Lauri - 10/01/2012 - 10:15 am

    A new grandbaby! How exciting! I’m still waiting for my kids to kick in gear and get married so I can be a grandma too. I hear its the best. Love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Alderete - 10/01/2012 - 10:31 am

    Just started following you on Pinterest! I LOVE Pinterest! And I love your blog!Congrats on your new grandbaby. My favorite boy name is Austin (my son’s name) and Amber (my daughter’s name!) Of course!!ReplyCancel

  • Robin Alderete - 10/01/2012 - 10:33 am

    Oh..and my favorite cookbook right now is the Pioneer Woman. I have both of hers!ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie - 10/01/2012 - 10:34 am

    Favorite baby name? Hmm not something I think about much but I like the name HayleyReplyCancel

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie - 10/01/2012 - 10:34 am

    I like you on FacebookReplyCancel

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie - 10/01/2012 - 10:35 am

    I follow you on PinterstReplyCancel

  • Jennie - 10/01/2012 - 10:53 am

    I love the name Phoebe and I love my Silver Palate!ReplyCancel

  • Heather M - 10/01/2012 - 10:56 am

    1. I would have to say my favorite baby names is that of my little girl: Sadie Mae. My husband and I both love the name Sadie, and it is a family name as well. And both of my grandmother’s middle names were Mae/May… It was a name that was picked well before the sweet little girl entered our lives!

    2. I’ve liked you on FB and left a msg!

    3. Following you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - 10/01/2012 - 11:15 am

    Hi, my favorite baby name right now would have to be Landon, since he is my newest grandbaby. Almost 3 weeks old! I love many cookbooks, but probably turn to to the classics the most often – Fannie Farmer & Betty Crocker.ReplyCancel

  • Kim S. - 10/01/2012 - 11:16 am

    Congrats!! That is so exciting! I love the name Calley and we just had a little Zac, so of course I like that name. My favorite cookbook is the Taste of Homes. They have yummy things.ReplyCancel

  • Kim S. - 10/01/2012 - 11:17 am

    I liked you on Facebook and left a very sweet comment 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kim S. - 10/01/2012 - 11:18 am

    I am now following all of your wonderful boards on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • joann - 10/01/2012 - 11:30 am

    Congratulations. My favorite name is Emmeline Claire..which is what I named my daughter who will be 2 in April.
    I love your blog and I have been following you on pinterest as well as facebook. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 10/01/2012 - 11:31 am

    Congrats on your new granddaughter! My favorite name is Mae, my mother’s middle name, and I used it to name my daughter, Maeryn, which is Mae combined with my middle name Lauren! I love Ina Garten’s Back to Basics cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 10/01/2012 - 11:32 am

    I liked you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 10/01/2012 - 11:33 am

    I’m following you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 10/01/2012 - 11:55 am

    Congrats on your new grandbaby! My favorite baby names are family names or those that have other meaning behind them. Current fave: Kennedy, because it’s my maiden name 🙂 Londyn is really cute, though, especially because that’s where the Olympics were hosted this year.

    Okay, I liked you on Facebook, left you a comment there, and I now Follow you on Pinterest.

    Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Housley - 10/01/2012 - 11:59 am

    I liked you on facebook, and follwed you on Pinterest.
    My favorite baby name is Noah (It’s actually my daughter-in-law’s pick for a boy, so of course I love it).
    And my favorite cookbook is “How To Be A Domestic Goddess” by Nigella Lawson.ReplyCancel

  • lisabella - 10/01/2012 - 12:02 pm

    My favorite baby name is Marcella, for a middle name. It’s a family tradition: grandma, myself, and my niece all have it for a middle name.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 10/01/2012 - 12:20 pm

    I love the name Eloise. And I love Our Best Bites cookbookReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 10/01/2012 - 12:20 pm

    I like you on facebookReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 10/01/2012 - 12:20 pm

    I follow you on pinterestReplyCancel

  • Denise B - 10/01/2012 - 12:42 pm

    John and Jacob!
    My favorite cookbook is an old Betty Crocker one that was my mom’s.ReplyCancel

  • Darbi - 10/01/2012 - 12:46 pm

    I love the name, Lauren. I like to cookbook, Cooking with Trader Joes.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 10/01/2012 - 12:47 pm

    Oooo…congratulations! I just had my first baby girl two months ago after 3 boys! We named her Holly.
    I love Our Best Bites cookbook because they have a picture for every recipe.ReplyCancel

  • cheryl burns - 10/01/2012 - 2:13 pm

    We never had boys but always had boys names picked out. My favorites are Nathaniel Kayne or Nathan Lael. I really don’t have a favorite cookbook right now. If I am looking for something. I go to the internet. But, I have tons of cookbooks, which is one of my things I love to collect like shoes, jewelry, etc! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - 10/01/2012 - 3:06 pm

    I love the name Ava! Londyn is a beautiful name, congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Snapp - 10/01/2012 - 3:10 pm

    I liked you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia S. - 10/01/2012 - 3:13 pm

    I follow your boards on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Bria Lange - 10/01/2012 - 3:15 pm

    I followed you on pinterest! Liked you on Facebook and left you a message! I want to name my first kiddo Sage! And my favorite cookbook is Make-a-mix by Karine Eliason.ReplyCancel

  • Allison A. - 10/01/2012 - 3:30 pm

    I love the name Rileigh Brynn for a little girl. For a boy, Noah Mason! Why, that’s the names of my kiddos! I’m a bit biased.

    My favorite cookbook is one my Mother’s church actually prnted. Random I know but, I’m from the south and now live in AZ. I love to get recipes from this book. It takes me home and my children get to experience “Soul Food”.ReplyCancel

  • dani s - 10/01/2012 - 4:01 pm

    My favorite baby name is Brianna.
    My favorite cookbook is The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree DrummondReplyCancel

  • Kandice McDermott - 10/01/2012 - 4:05 pm

    Oh, new babies! I LOVE new babies, which is good, since I take pictures of them. 🙂 All I’ve had for the last few months has been boys though!

    Favorite baby names….hmmm. I always wanted to name one of our girls Ava, and my husband absolutely refused. 🙂 And I really like Liam as well. And…well, I could go on. 🙂

    Congrats on the new grandbaby!ReplyCancel

  • Kandice McDermott - 10/01/2012 - 4:06 pm

    I’m so excited you’re on FB! That’s my one guaranteed stop every day, so I love when my favorite blogs let me know it’s time to check out another fabulous post!ReplyCancel

  • Kandice McDermott - 10/01/2012 - 4:07 pm

    Ah, Pinterest. Be still my heart. 🙂 So excited to see what you’re pinning…since so many of my pins are from your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Karen McKitterick - 10/01/2012 - 5:04 pm

    I really love receiving your emails with great recipes thanks so much.
    Favorite baby names would have to be my two boys “Joel & Noah”
    And my favorite recipe book at the moment is ‘The food of Italy’ a journey for food lovers. J.Glynn, S.Braimbridge.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Ruth - 10/01/2012 - 6:06 pm

    Hmm…baby names…for a boy, I really like Nicholas Drake. I really don’t have a favorite girl’s name. 🙂
    I liked your Facebook page. And follow you on Pinterest.


  • Doreen - 10/01/2012 - 6:09 pm

    I like Angel and my new cookbook. The Chew from the TV showReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/01/2012 - 6:56 pm

    I am liking the name “Olive” right now and my absolute favorite cookbook of all time is the Joy the Baker cookbook! I am buying one for the birthdays of all the girls in my life and so far this year I have purchased 7 copies 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Terri - 10/01/2012 - 8:44 pm

    I follow your blog,love your receipes,will love to win a cookbook for I love to get off my butt and bake!ReplyCancel

  • DIANA SAMPL - 10/01/2012 - 8:52 pm

    I absolutely love the name Gabrielle, shortened to Gabby :). My favorite cookbook is The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - 10/01/2012 - 8:54 pm

    I am a huge fan,dont want to miss a thing you post,so I follow you on pinterest,fb,and email. My fav names are Alexandra,McKenzie,Warrick,Ryker,Matix,Arianna,and Ryder, 7 grandbabies so far and they are each as unique as thier names,blessings each and everyone.So I am ready to get off my butt and bake somemore new recipes if I win or dont win the cookbook. The first two granddaughters I am teaching to sew and bake,has been a process since they were about 2 pulled the chair up and started teaching them to mix cookies and roll out the dough,sewing started when they were 6 and 9. They are now 10 and 13 and are very good lil cooks. The boys at this point only like to decorate cookies the oldest Warrick has Asbergers and Dushane Muscluar Dystrophy, next one down is 4then a 3 yr old and the last 2 are ten days apart and are only 1. But they will get thier time in the kitchen also. It is such a joy to teach them to cook and bake.ReplyCancel

  • Karin - 10/01/2012 - 8:54 pm

    Congratulations from your newest follower! I’ve just stumbled onto your lovely website through your fabulous brownie recipe – it’s almost EXACTLY like the one I used when I was growing up!!! Your path sounds a lot like mine – I had free reign to cook, as long as I cleaned up. A good thing, too, ‘cuz my mother had no clue! So, as long as I cooked, we all ate (which is still the way!)

    Favorite girl name? I’ve always (ALWAYS) been partial to Sarah Michelle. No idea why, I don’t know any & don’t have any, but that name just seems to flow nicely.

    Favorite cookbook? Have to go with good ole Betty Crocker, with the red plaid cover….have had that since I was a teen (waaaaay too many years ago).

    Thanks for the chance to win one of YOUR faves…..ReplyCancel

  • EK Beheler - 10/01/2012 - 9:49 pm

    I personally like the name Landon or Olwen.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn T. Rock Hill, SC - 10/02/2012 - 6:45 am

    I love the name: Erika Jean which just so happens to be the name of my only Grandchild 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynn T. Rock Hill, SC - 10/02/2012 - 6:46 am

    I follow you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn T. Rock Hill, SC - 10/02/2012 - 6:47 am

    My favorite cook book is the King Arthur cookbook! I forgot to mention that when I posted Erika Jean was my favorite baby name.ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 10/02/2012 - 9:02 am

    Audrey Elaina is my favorite name (I didn’t have any girls to use it for) and my favorite cookbook is our Weber Family Cookbook. I’m not at all biased or anything. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/02/2012 - 10:57 am

    I love the name of your new little bundle of joy, but my favorite is Marion Sandra. My favorite cookbook is The Quick and Healthy Meals. I like you on Facebook ( would love if I could!) and follow you on pinterest.Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicci - 10/02/2012 - 11:22 am

    Love your recipes. My favorite name would be my son’s since Ive had it since I was a little girl. His name is TreyReplyCancel

  • Robyn - 10/02/2012 - 12:30 pm

    I love the name Lincoln for a boy and Eden for a girl. My favorite cookbook is The essential food storage cookbook. Also, I liked you on Facebook and follow you on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 10/02/2012 - 2:36 pm

    I love the name Avrianna Elizabeth for a little girl (you could call her Avri (avery) or anna for short and Gabriel Ryan for a boy.. My favorte cookbook was a hand me down from my great grandmother..I honestly do not know the name since it is missing both the front and back covers and the first & last few pages are tattered and torn.But it has amazing recipes…menu plans ,tips on how to slice ,dice, butcher meat etc..I found some interesting & entertaining things too like recipes for squirrel ,oposseum etc…ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 10/02/2012 - 2:37 pm

    I already follow on pinterstReplyCancel

  • colleen - 10/02/2012 - 2:38 pm

    Follow on FBReplyCancel

  • Tami G - 10/02/2012 - 3:32 pm

    My favorite baby name for a girl is Chloe…I like the name Colton for a boy.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet,Spicy,and Sassy - 10/02/2012 - 7:01 pm

    My favorite girl name is Giselle. I don’t have any kids of my own YET, but hope it is in the cards for me. Even though I consider myself a ‘cook’, I do not own a cook book! Yes, I know it is kind of ironic.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nixon - 10/02/2012 - 8:12 pm

    I love the name of my newest grandson Hudson Gray, just 2 weeks old. My favorite cookbook is an old Lion House. I love your site. I love your mom, Connie who worked at North Elementary for many years with me.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Hart - 10/02/2012 - 8:24 pm

    My favorite baby name is Louis.
    My Favorite cookbook is “Cook Yourself Thin” (it really is a delicious cookbook)
    I am following you Facebook AND on Pinterest! Which I am stoked about, I didn’t realize you were on either!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie O - 10/02/2012 - 10:00 pm

    Love your website and of course I already follow you on pinterest. I “liked” you on FB and already follow your daughter and her amazing photography! All I can say is that creativity and beauty run in your family!

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  • Melanie O - 10/02/2012 - 10:03 pm

    Of course I already follow you on pinterest:-). I “liked” you on FB and LOVE you recipes. My favorite girl name is Preslee!

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  • Ela - 10/02/2012 - 10:12 pm

    Aubrey is the name I like. My favorite cookbook is Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa At Home.ReplyCancel

  • Joni - 10/02/2012 - 10:39 pm

    Anna & Devon for kiddos names (they are my kids’ names). While I am at it, I think that all kids should have middle names :). And, I love cookbooks but don’t currently have a favorite one. I have favorite recipes from multiple books :).ReplyCancel

  • Joni - 10/02/2012 - 10:40 pm

    Just liked you on Facebook …… I didn’t know you were on there. Wahoo!ReplyCancel

  • Joni - 10/02/2012 - 10:43 pm

    Just started following you on Pinterest ….. oh, I previously forgot to say … I don’t have a favorite cookbook, but as far as your recipes, my favorite is the BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (crock pot). We LOVE it and make it all the time. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 10/02/2012 - 11:55 pm

    Favorite name: Leila. One of my favorite cookbooks (so hard to choose) is alpha-bakery Gold Medal children’s cookbook. The best lemon bar recipe ever is in it!ReplyCancel

  • Saher - 10/03/2012 - 2:34 am

    Aww congratulations, names for a baby would probably be soo hard to choose. I think I like London ( inspired from suite life of zack and Cody), or Aqua, I like Giselle as well that’s my fake name that I tell to ppl sometimes. So hope this helps n congrats once again ❤❤❤❤❤ReplyCancel

  • gina - 10/03/2012 - 7:11 am

    if my grand kids ask its Abby, Chase, Natalie and Drake But I really love the name Bruce. I like the way it rolls.
    Enjoy the babyReplyCancel

  • Rochelle S - 10/03/2012 - 7:59 am

    My favourite baby names are Jordan, Bennett and Paisley! And my favourite cookbook is any by Our Best Bites…Obsessed with their recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C - 10/03/2012 - 10:51 am

    My favorite names are Kennsington or Carrington. Cookbooks are the Southern Plate and any community or church cookbook. You are the best!!☺ReplyCancel

  • Heather S - 10/03/2012 - 11:31 am

    My favorite baby name is Sophia, and my favorite cookbook is The Joy of Cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle S - 10/03/2012 - 11:42 am

    I follow you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle S - 10/03/2012 - 11:46 am

    I like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Mayumi - 10/03/2012 - 11:56 am

    Congratulations on your granddaughter!!!
    My favorite baby name is Sophia and Ella, and one of my favorite cookbook is “vegetarian cooking for everyone”! I love to eat fresh vegetables while farmer’s markets are still open!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 10/03/2012 - 12:02 pm

    I love the name Charlotte!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 10/03/2012 - 12:02 pm

    I love Our Best Bites cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 10/03/2012 - 12:02 pm

    I liked you on Facebook and Twitter!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki H. - 10/03/2012 - 12:35 pm

    My favorite baby name (besides my daughter’s name) for a girl would be Liberty. My favorite cookbook changes, but I love the Fix It and Forget It Entertaining One for the holidays coming up!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki H. - 10/03/2012 - 12:37 pm

    I follow you on FaceboookReplyCancel

  • Vicki H. - 10/03/2012 - 12:39 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Beckley - 10/03/2012 - 12:42 pm

    I don’t love to cook but my family would love for me to get off my butt and bakeReplyCancel

  • Leah Fall - 10/03/2012 - 12:45 pm

    My favorite baby name is Kaitlyn and my favorite cookbool is the one our Relay For Life team put out as a fundraiser a few years ago. Congrats on your grandbaby!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - 10/03/2012 - 1:03 pm

    I have two granddaughters and they are Pure Joy! Congrats.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 10/03/2012 - 1:43 pm

    I have a new (4 month old) granddaughter named Claire Adele so that is my favorite baby girl name! Congratulations on your newest little sweetie.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 10/03/2012 - 1:44 pm

    I forgot to mention the cookbook. Right now my favorite cookbook is one of the Best of the Bests. This one is from Indiana but it’s my favorite because a friend gave it to me.ReplyCancel

  • Kimi - 10/03/2012 - 1:52 pm

    My favorite girl name is Bianca and my favorite cookbook is Pioneer Woman (1st one)ReplyCancel

  • Bunny - 10/03/2012 - 3:45 pm

    I have a new grand-daughter and her name is Breanne so that’s my favourite name right now.
    One of my favourite cookbooks is the Betty Crocker cookbook Bridal edition. It has all your basic recipes plus tips for those just beginning to venture into the kitchen. It’s my go-to gift for all bridal showers.ReplyCancel

  • ATLKristen - 10/03/2012 - 5:25 pm

    I love Lauryn and Leah. My favorite cookbook is Down Home with the Neelys.ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle - 10/03/2012 - 7:48 pm

    If I had a baby girl, I would definitely name her Alexandra Eliana. Your granddaughter has a beautiful name. My favorite cookbook is called Kosher by Design.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/03/2012 - 8:32 pm

    My favorite baby names right now are Ezra and Eloise, and they are the only two names my husband actually agrees on as well! My favorite cookbook is one my mother in law gave me which has all of her favorite recipes along with family recipes. When i find recipes that i love I can add to it!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli - 10/03/2012 - 9:08 pm

    My favorite baby name right now is Addilyn and I love Pioneer women’s cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - 10/03/2012 - 9:38 pm

    I really like the name Isabella but my sister in law used the name Isabel, so it’s out. I have a lot of favorite cookbooks, a Relief Society cookbook from our old ward is used a lot even though it doesn’t have any pictures, gasp!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Searle - 10/04/2012 - 2:09 am

    I love my daughters name, Kenasyn and who needs a cookbook when i have you!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Gragg - 10/04/2012 - 5:34 am

    My favorite name is Teri for a girl and Scott for a boy.

    Ny favorite cookbook is Stir Ups by Junior Welfare League.ReplyCancel

  • Casey white - 10/04/2012 - 6:50 am

    I have to say my favorite names would be Jedidiah for the boy, and Shelby for the girl.
    I don’t have a favorite cookbook yet. But so far it would have to be google.ReplyCancel

  • Sandee61 - 10/04/2012 - 6:58 am

    Hi…I don’t have a blog yet, but follow you by subscribing to your newsletter and enjoy it very much! I also “pinned” you and liked you on Facebook. Thank you for the entry and have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Sandee61 - 10/04/2012 - 7:00 am

    Oops! I forgot to add my favorite for babies names – Aubrey for a girl (Bree) and Aiden for a boy.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 10/04/2012 - 8:47 am

    Congratulations on the new baby! My favorite names would have to be Rachel, Connor, Emily and Layla, as well as Leah and Noah – names my other daughter has reserved for her future kids (lol).
    I read cookbooks like novels. I like the Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) books as well as the Kosher by Design Series. Someone introduced me to the latter and although I am not kosher, I have NEVER had a bad experience with any of the many recipes I have tried from them.ReplyCancel

  • Carla - 10/04/2012 - 8:58 am

    I agree, two of my favorite things Babies and cookbooks.
    I’ve always loved the name Lauren. If our last born son had been a girl, he would have been Lauren Elizabeth.
    Favorite cookbook-I have so many. Currently, one of my favorites is Paula Deen and Friends.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 10/04/2012 - 9:15 am

    I am now a follower on Pinterest and I “liked” you on Facebook. Only problem is now my friends will know where I get my yummy recipes from -lol.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie O - 10/04/2012 - 9:48 am

    Uhhhooo I forgot to list my fav cookbook! We published our own family cookbook a few years ago with some of the favorites handed down for generations, this one gets the most use. I would have to say, if I’m not trying out one of your recipes, ithe cookbook I turn to is on of the “Lion House” recipe books.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Stewart - 10/04/2012 - 10:52 am

    congrats on being a Granny again!! I have four boys, but always loved the name HANNAH..
    One of my favorite cookbooks I use alot is Our Best Bites.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Geyer - 10/04/2012 - 11:16 am

    Favorite girl’s name is Jessica. Don’t really have a favorite boy’s name tho’. My favorite cookbook is Dear Francesca by Mary Contini.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Geyer - 10/04/2012 - 11:18 am

    Liked you on Facebook!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer E - 10/04/2012 - 11:41 am

    I love the name Noelle. My father is Noel, so it’s a nice variation for a little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi - 10/04/2012 - 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on the arrival of your grandaughter!! I love your blog and your recipes!! And now that I’m following you on Facebook and Pinterest I know I’ll be baking more!

    My favorite girls name is Chloe and my favorite boys name is Reid.

    And my favorite cookbook is the barefoot contessa cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - 10/04/2012 - 2:44 pm

    Brylee is my first favorite and Haylee is next. I have too many cookbooks to name a favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Renée - 10/04/2012 - 4:54 pm

    I love babies, my two favourite baby names I’ve used on my girls. Kayla (she’s 9 now) and Madelaine (she’s 4), both are very special to me, and both of them are bakers now! We’re starting to do some home canning, and they just love it! Congratulations on your granddaughter!
    My favourite cookbook is my mother’s…it’s old, full of splatters & butter marks from resting a spoon on it and is hand written, it’s due to be replaced because of the mess on some of the pages, but I have such a hard time parting with it!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 10/04/2012 - 6:16 pm

    Congrats,Jonna on the new grandbaby. What blessings they are. I liked you on FB, but haven’t gotten started on Pintrest yet. Soon. Favorite Cookbook? That is a hard one, since the only thing I collect, is Cookbooks. I have every Edition of BH@G’s Holiday Recipes since 1970. Most used are the Morman Family CookBook, Deseret Book’s 1st Edition, Joy of Cooking, and Cresthaven Ward’s Recipes From the Heart. Another is a 67 edition of Fav Recipes from the Henefer Cooks. One can find the “Heavenly Roll” recipe from this little ole book printed in many Books. Fab rolls, by the way. I love your blog, girl. I don’t have one, just find joy reading yours’ and Berta’s!
    My fav name for a girls, is still Samantha, and call her Sam. If I would have had another daughter, Sammie she would be. And I love the name Brady gave his youngest. Cash. It fits him to a T, and I can’t get enough of him. Which of your darlin’ daughters gave you this little grand daughter???ReplyCancel

  • Betsy - 10/04/2012 - 9:48 pm

    I’ve been following you on Pinterest for some time now…heading over the FB next. My favorite cookbook has to be my good old Betty Crocker – the first one I ever owned! Favorite baby name has always been Isabelle. Congratualtions on the new grandbaby! Keep the great recipes coming!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - 10/04/2012 - 11:44 pm

    My favorite baby name is Riley and I like Martha Stewart’s Cookie Cook book.ReplyCancel

  • Tami dickamore - 10/05/2012 - 10:20 am

    My favorite baby girl names are Aliya and Taeya. They just happen to be the names of my little ones! Girls ROCK,ReplyCancel

  • Janet - 10/21/2012 - 3:44 am

    My favorite baby name is Moriah. My favorite cookbooks are
    Betty CrockerReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Reichman - 10/24/2012 - 6:40 pm

    first time I have seen your page, and yes mam I have liked this page and subscribed. Great looking and sounding recipes. Congrats on the new grandbaby. My first gbaby is due Nov. 9th. I think I am excited.ha Love the page and work. Thanks for sharing. would love a couple of recipe books.ReplyCancel

  • Jane k - 10/03/2013 - 11:44 pm

    Love your resipies !! I have made many . My favorite baby name is Jayna . And my favorite cookbook is hello cupcakes.ReplyCancel

  • Olivia - 10/10/2013 - 12:11 am

    I love your recipes, I have made the slow cooker cord on bleu like 10 times already, its a family favorite! My favorite baby names are Davany and Natalie (my daughter’s names) Hope I win!

    Hi Olivia….I thought I better let you know that this giveaway has already ended. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment though!

Fat Witch Brownies . . . A sweet new baby . . . Cross your fingers while I move ALL my files to a new host!


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/27/2012 - 4:40 am

    These look so lovely!! Awesome idea!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - 09/27/2012 - 10:08 am

    I have a brand new granddaughter…3 1/2 months old. The joy is almost more than I can stand. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/02/2012 - 7:46 am

    These look sooooo delicious! I am so excited to try these out. Good brownies are hard to come by. I hope you enjoy your time with your precious little gift!ReplyCancel

  • Festive Party Girl - Angie - 10/02/2012 - 3:38 pm

    Congrats on your soon to be grandchild. These brownies look so yummy. My hubby doesn’t eat brownies either so that leaves them all for me and my sweet daughter. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies - 10/02/2012 - 7:10 pm

    I feel like the Fat Witch just looking at them! Decadence! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tamela - 10/04/2012 - 6:02 am

    My first grandbsby is almost a year! So fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Harris - 10/05/2012 - 10:43 pm

    Now this is one yummy looking brownie. I do love brownies, chewy, cakey with nuts etc. I like them all!
    Congrats on the new grand baby, grand babes are the best we have 14 perfect, beautiful little ones.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - 10/17/2012 - 12:33 pm

    My family loves brownies! I can’t wait to make them; they look yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Wordchef @ wordchefscorner - 10/20/2012 - 5:34 pm

    These look incredible! That thin shell of a crust that formed on top – just like my granny’s awesome brownies. Cannot wait to try these! Thank you, and congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Lilia - 04/24/2013 - 4:27 am

    I love all kind of brownies. This looks amazing.I made a similar recipe and it was so delicious…


  • Alex - 08/16/2013 - 5:00 am

    I halved the recipe, and cooked them for 23 minutes instead, squidgy, fondant, rich, tasty.. what a guilty pleasure 😉 congratulations 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] - 02/07/2016 - 9:33 pm

    I made these tonight for the super bowl and they are delicious. Although, I overbaked them just a touch because I was worried about them being undercooked. Cutoff the edges and they were perfect – I love the walnuts in them. Brownies are always better with nuts in my opinion!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/11/2016 - 9:39 am

      Hi Yvonne,
      Oh I would have eaten those edges! We are all nuts as well.
      Good brownies, but I think the Katharine Hepburn Brownies are even better!
      Hope you are doing well. Love you!


We have a Blendtec Blender winner! Oh . . . you will love this Blender. I’ve worked mine to death making salsa and fruit leather. Can you really have Artisan Style bread in five minutes a day? Yes you can!


  • Kim B. - 09/24/2012 - 10:58 am

    How EXCITING Jonna!! CAN NOT wait to use it 🙂 I have been eying that blender & am so HAPPY I won. Thanks for making my day! LOVE your blog & all the inspiration you give me to get off my butt & bake!! (or in my case now, blend!) Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Heather M - 09/24/2012 - 11:51 am

    Boo hoo, I didn’t win… but, I am glad to see you featuring this cookbook. I have been making this artisan bread for a few years now. I also highly recommend it for making homemade “brick-oven” pizza. Follow the instructions in the cookbook–you will have the most amazing pizza ever!!! I think I might go whip up some artisan dough right now!ReplyCancel

  • Rene'e Bokovitz - 09/24/2012 - 6:43 pm


    I have written before questioning you about the camera you use and you did answer. Now, I’m asking about your coobooks. I, like you, am the armchair cookbook reader. I scour everything recipes…you name it and I save it. I have books, magazines large and small, articles, recipes from friends, family and co-workers. How to store all of this is the question. I am curious as to how you handle your cookbooks. I have bookshelves filled to the brim (hubby is a carpenter)and am not sure how to file them; subject, author? What’s your method and do you have a lot of books also? Thanks, Rene’eReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 09/25/2012 - 10:24 am

      Hi Rene’e,

      Oh I sure wish I could tell you I have the perfect system, but mine is called messy!
      I have a large cupboard full of cookbooks, and just seem to keep adding and stuffing more and more
      into an already tight squeeze!

      I just need to find the “time” to organize things neatly….from books I use constantly, to books rarely used.
      Let me know if you find a great way to arrange your books. I really shouldn’t buy any more of them at all!
      My daughters will enjoy inheriting them all though!


  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 09/25/2012 - 12:54 am

    I’ve had my eye on this book for soo long! I think I might have to buy myself a Christmas present. Isn’t it amazing what wonderful bread you can make at home? I think we all assume it must be hard and that’s why it tastes so good.

    I too should belong to cookbooks anon!ReplyCancel

  • Mihaela - 09/25/2012 - 6:07 am

    It looks gorgeous ! But first of all, i like your baking stone ! In my country ( Romania – Europe ) is hard to find one like this.
    As usual, i bake on a ceramic plate and is not the same thing.

    I like your blog and i visit you offen !



  • Rene'e Bokovitz - 09/25/2012 - 11:42 am

    Jonna, I found it; the way to know if I already own that book, any book! After writing to you, and BTW, I love your site, I searched and read everything pertaining to others’ ideas of cataloging cookbooks. And one gal suggested using Librarythingdotcom. She was even thoughtful enough to let you look at her books on the site. I checked it out and joined. Read the info, as it is free up to 200 books. My books are on shelves and sectioned according to subject, but I have so many, sometimes a book is moved, loaned or just misfiled and I’m not sure if I own the book. The book for this recipe is in my library and I had to search to find it. Not any more….all my books are going to be listed on Librarything. I love it! My daughter’s call me “library lady” and have no shame putting their colored dot on the books they want. It’s well worth the time to check the site out.ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 09/29/2012 - 11:01 pm

    We LOVE artisan bread. I almost always have some in the fridge (except for summer-lol). I even make it for Thanksgiving last year. yum.ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 09/29/2012 - 11:04 pm

    I forgot to mention – I don’t have a pizza peel. I use a piece of parchment paper and put in on an upside-down cookie sheet. That way you can still slide the bread (and the parchment paper) right onto your baking stone. 🙂ReplyCancel

BLENDTEC TOTAL BLENDER GIVE-A-WAY! Ends Friday, September 20th @ Midnight.
Enter today for your chance to win.


  • Ken G. - 09/19/2012 - 8:11 am

    Right now my 11 year old has discovered smoothies so our blender runs pretty much every day.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Roumimper - 09/19/2012 - 8:19 am

    I had gastric bypass surgery 2 years ago, and I make my morning protien shakes. I have wanting this blender for years, but am unable to afford 🙁 Thanks for the possibility of winning it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Roumimper - 09/19/2012 - 8:22 am

    I have been reading your blog for a while, and follow you on FB. 🙂 I just started following you on twitter! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ryan - 09/19/2012 - 8:23 am

    With Fall coming I love to make the family Egg Nog shakes.ReplyCancel

  • Rick - 09/19/2012 - 8:24 am

    My favorite thing to make are shakes and smoothies. Peanut butter banana shakes are my kids favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Rick - 09/19/2012 - 8:30 am

    I have been following your RSS feed for some time now.ReplyCancel

  • Rick - 09/19/2012 - 8:30 am

    I now Like your page on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 09/19/2012 - 8:38 am

    My very favorite blender recipe is: 1/2 can of welch’s white grape juice concentrate, 1/6 lemon (peel and all), 1/2 banana, a slice of fresh ginger, 4 big handfuls of spinach, and 4 cups of ice. Seriously. Try it today. Best green sorbet ever!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 09/19/2012 - 8:38 am

    I’ve been a follower of yours for a while, now. Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 09/19/2012 - 8:39 am

    I love blendtec, and I like them on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 09/19/2012 - 8:41 am

    I’m now following you on pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 09/19/2012 - 8:42 am

    I don’t have Twitter…and I really don’t know what it is! Does that disqualify me??

    Hi Camille,
    If you don’t know what Twitter is….that is just fine.

  • ellen patton - 09/19/2012 - 8:57 am

    Chocolate banana shakes!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - 09/19/2012 - 9:18 am

    Salsa! I don’t have a great blender so I can’t make a whole lot with it 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - 09/19/2012 - 9:27 am

    I like Blendtec!
    I LOVE Get off your Butt and Bake!!!
    I am a follower!

    No twitter 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 09/19/2012 - 9:28 am

    I love love making morning protein shakes in my blender.

    I liked Blendtec on Facebook.

    I followed them on Twitter.

    I already subscribe to your RSS feed and already follow you on Pinterest.

    Thanks for all these awesome recipes btw. I make your lemon bars all the time!!ReplyCancel

  • penny - 09/19/2012 - 9:30 am

    I make fruit smoothies every weekend. My blender is pretty crappy though, I’ve been eyeing a new one.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Cummings - 09/19/2012 - 9:35 am

    I use my blender most to make German pancake batter, shakes, and cilantro lime ranch.ReplyCancel

  • Jen C. - 09/19/2012 - 9:36 am

    I like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - 09/19/2012 - 9:39 am

    I love to make smoothies.ReplyCancel

  • Jen C. - 09/19/2012 - 9:40 am

    I like Blendtec on facebookReplyCancel

  • Jen C. - 09/19/2012 - 9:41 am

    I follow Blendtec on Twitter nowReplyCancel

  • Jen C. - 09/19/2012 - 9:44 am

    I mostly make German pancake batter and cilantro lime ranch in my blender. (not for use in the same recipe, of course.) 😉

    I don’t do Pinterest, but if I did, I would follow you.

    I subscribe to your blog already. You’re super great! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sara - 09/19/2012 - 9:48 am


  • Sara - 09/19/2012 - 9:49 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - 09/19/2012 - 9:52 am

    I like Blendtec on FBReplyCancel

  • Audrey - 09/19/2012 - 9:52 am

    I follow Blendtec on TwitterReplyCancel

  • Audrey - 09/19/2012 - 9:55 am

    I follow you on FBReplyCancel

  • Audrey - 09/19/2012 - 9:56 am

    I follow you on PinterestReplyCancel

  • Roberta Boice - 09/19/2012 - 10:01 am

    I “liked” you on Facebook (but I actually LOVE you on FB -haha).ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Boice - 09/19/2012 - 10:02 am

    I’ve been following your DELICIOUS food (RSS) forever!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - 09/19/2012 - 10:03 am

    What an incredible giveaway! I wish I could smell the fruit leather in your home. Most of the time, we use our blender to make pesto!ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Boice - 09/19/2012 - 10:05 am

    My favorite thing to make is a spinach smoothie and assorted other smoothie recipes – but I have a cheapie-runs-when-it-wants blender! This one looks amazing. Thanks Jonna-girl, you’re the BEST!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/19/2012 - 10:11 am

    I like making smoothies, although my blender never works quite right and gets stuck. I hear that Blendtek is a great brand and doesn’t do that.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/19/2012 - 10:12 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

    I like you on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/19/2012 - 10:26 am

    Smoothies with BIG chunks of ice!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/19/2012 - 10:28 am

    I follow you! {To the moon and back. ; ) }ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - 09/19/2012 - 11:02 am

    I use my blender for smoothies most of the time and of course a few cocktails! This blender looks incredible and I would love to make roll-ups!ReplyCancel

  • Debby Pucci - 09/19/2012 - 11:04 am

    I am following Blendtec on FacebookReplyCancel

  • Deborah - 09/19/2012 - 11:05 am

    I started following on Twitter.

  • Deborah - 09/19/2012 - 11:06 am

    I liked you on facebookReplyCancel

  • Deborah Pucci - 09/19/2012 - 11:07 am

    I am now following you on Pinterest!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 09/19/2012 - 11:24 am

    I liked Blendtec on facebook..ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 09/19/2012 - 11:25 am

    I like you on FacebookReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 09/19/2012 - 11:26 am

    My girls love smoothies!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Beus - 09/19/2012 - 11:26 am

    I love to make smoothies with a blender. I want this blender sooooooooo bad!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Beus - 09/19/2012 - 11:27 am

    I am following Blendtec on Twitter! (user name barb_beus)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Beus - 09/19/2012 - 11:28 am

    I liked Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake on FB!!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 09/19/2012 - 11:28 am

    I subscribe to your feed..ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Beus - 09/19/2012 - 11:29 am

    I have subscribed to this blog via Google Reader!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Beus - 09/19/2012 - 11:30 am

    I have followed Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake on Pinterest!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - 09/19/2012 - 11:34 am

    I love to make smoothies in the blender!ReplyCancel

  • ann - 09/19/2012 - 11:37 am

    We do LOTS of smoothies and I so wish I had a blendtec…ReplyCancel

  • ann parkhurst - 09/19/2012 - 11:38 am

    follwing blendtec on FBReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 09/19/2012 - 11:43 am

    I love to make peanut butter in a blender. But I recently broke mine, so winning a Blendtec would be a blessing. Thank you so much!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 09/19/2012 - 11:46 am

    I believe I misunderstood your instructions.Sorry.
    I follow Blendtec and JGOYBAB on Facebook. Thank you!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 09/19/2012 - 11:57 am

    I love to make milkshakes!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 09/19/2012 - 12:02 pm

    We LOVE making smoothies in our blender – yum!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 09/19/2012 - 12:03 pm

    I like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 09/19/2012 - 12:04 pm

    I liked Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 09/19/2012 - 12:05 pm

    I follow Just Get off Your Butt and Bake on PinterestReplyCancel

  • Kerry - 09/19/2012 - 12:06 pm

    I love to make blender wheat pancakes, crepes and smoothies in my blender. i would love a Blend-Tec!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - 09/19/2012 - 12:08 pm

    I just started making smoothies.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - 09/19/2012 - 12:09 pm

    I now follow you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 09/19/2012 - 12:09 pm

    I follow Blendtec on TwitterReplyCancel

  • Carla - 09/19/2012 - 12:10 pm

    I now follow us via email. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - 09/19/2012 - 12:10 pm

    I have subscribed to your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - 09/19/2012 - 12:13 pm

    I liked Blendtec on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - 09/19/2012 - 12:14 pm

    I liked Get off your Butt and Bake on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany V - 09/19/2012 - 12:34 pm

    The best recipe in a blender has to be Orange Julius!!! Aunt Jonna you’re awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 09/19/2012 - 12:38 pm

    I need to try this fruit leather recipe! We have so many plums! I have always dreamed of a Blendtec and would love to make a number of things with it! I would love a blender that could whip up smoothies in a jiffy.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 09/19/2012 - 12:38 pm

    I have liked you on facebook and also Blendtec.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 09/19/2012 - 12:40 pm

    I also subscribed to your feed and following you on pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/19/2012 - 1:24 pm

    Right now all I can think about is trying that plum fruit leather. Yum!!! But the last thing I made with my blender was some cilantro lime dressing.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/19/2012 - 1:27 pm

    Liked Blendtech on FacebookReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/19/2012 - 1:33 pm

    Liked you on FB (sorry I hadn’t done it bofore… gosh!!!)ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/19/2012 - 1:37 pm

    I subscribe to this wonderful, amazing, awesome, fresh and exciting site… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/19/2012 - 1:38 pm

    I follow you on pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Athena R - 09/19/2012 - 1:52 pm

    That fruit leather looks so good. I love making smoothies/protein shakes in my blender. I make two a day using an el cheapo $10 blender that I’m using right now, and I know it won’t last me much longer. This would make my life so much easier.ReplyCancel

  • Athena R - 09/19/2012 - 1:59 pm

    I like Blendtec on FB.ReplyCancel

  • Tara - 09/19/2012 - 2:17 pm

    My family loves bananas smoothiesReplyCancel

  • Tara - 09/19/2012 - 2:17 pm

    My family loves banana smoothiesReplyCancel

  • Tara - 09/19/2012 - 2:19 pm

    I follow blend tech on fbReplyCancel

  • Tara - 09/19/2012 - 2:21 pm

    I follow blend tech on twitterReplyCancel

  • suzette - 09/19/2012 - 2:27 pm

    We eat lots of whole wheat blender pancakes and my old blender just doesn’t do it well. I saw the blendtec blender at Costco and it ground the wheat in no time flat. I would love this blender. I make smoothies almost daily or pancakes all the time. With 3 growing boys it’s always nice to whip up a little something healthy in my blender to satisfy them before the next meal.ReplyCancel

  • Lacey Peterson - 09/19/2012 - 2:37 pm

    I am a newly graduated college student who LOVES to make green smoothies. Water with your spinach, kale, half of a lemon (yes, the peel too!), banana, and berries/peaches/mango…. fruit of any kind, really. The lemon and banana are important to offset the bitterness of the greens. If you put in a little bit of crystal light powder, you won’t have any CLUE it’s got anything but fruit in the smoothie at all.ReplyCancel

  • theresa - 09/19/2012 - 4:52 pm

    strawberry banana smoothies!!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - 09/19/2012 - 4:59 pm

    I love smoothies but the blender I have now won’t chop the ice. I would love to win this new blender.ReplyCancel

  • Heather M - 09/19/2012 - 5:04 pm

    Right now my blender staple is fruit and yogurt smoothies. I’d use it for more, but alas, I have the worst blender in the world. One small smoothie is a torturous process… I have to start and stop the thing multiple times and shake up the contents to make it blend! But at least the result is good–and very tasty… OJ, frozen fruit, yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and a splash of real vanilla!

    I also: liked Blentec on FB, liked GOYB&B on FB, subscribed to the GOYB&B RSS feed, and started following GOYB&B on pinterest!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 09/19/2012 - 5:05 pm

    Smoothies! Great for a quick breakfast or snack 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 09/19/2012 - 5:06 pm

    RSS feed subscriber!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 09/19/2012 - 5:06 pm

    Already following on Pinterest 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 09/19/2012 - 5:27 pm

    We LOVE making hummus in our blender! (Umm…I met all the requirements, but they’re all under different pseudonyms. Similar, but… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy Heinle - 09/19/2012 - 5:55 pm

    Smoothies are my favorite thing…ReplyCancel

  • Amy Heinle - 09/19/2012 - 5:58 pm

    I follow on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • AmyHeinle - 09/19/2012 - 5:59 pm

    I’m an RSS subscriberReplyCancel

  • Amy Heinle - 09/19/2012 - 6:01 pm

    I already follow Blendtec on TwitterReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 09/19/2012 - 6:11 pm

    Green smoothies!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 09/19/2012 - 6:12 pm

    I like Blendtec on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 09/19/2012 - 6:12 pm

    Following you on pinterst!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Badiou - 09/19/2012 - 6:23 pm

    I love making green smoothies in my blender but it barely keeps up.

    liked Blentec on FB, liked GOYB&B on FB, subscribed to the GOYB&B RSS feed, and started following GOYB&B on pinterest!!!! Also use tinker-bell-22 at live dot ca as email.ReplyCancel

  • Allison - 09/19/2012 - 6:25 pm

    I love making green smoothies but my blender barely keeps up.

    also: liked Blentec on FB, liked GOYB&B on FB, subscribed to the GOYB&B RSS feed, and started following GOYB&B on pinterest! I also use Tinker-bell-22 at as email.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Keele - 09/19/2012 - 6:31 pm

    Wow that is a long list of requirements to enter, but I did them ALL! I love green smoothies. My kids call it monster milk 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie V. - 09/19/2012 - 7:12 pm

    I’ve been married 11 years and I have never owned a blender. How retarded is that? So no I don’t have a favorite recipe but I would REALLY like to blend something in a kick butt blender such as this one.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle D. - 09/19/2012 - 7:21 pm

    I did all of the requirements!
    Ive been dreaming of getting a Blendtec so I could make my kids a creamier, all natural peanut butter for my family’s favorite midnight snack. PB&J! The chemicals added to every jarred one are rediculous, and the fresh crushed peanut butter from our co op still isnt creamy enough for our taste!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle - 09/19/2012 - 8:11 pm

    I did all the requirements (I subscribe to GOYB&B in Google Reader).

    Pretty much the only thing I use my current blender for is milkshakes. Occasionally a smoothie, but I’m not satisfied with its ice crushability.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 09/19/2012 - 8:35 pm

    My favorite recipe for a blender would be smoothies! I want to start drinking green smoothies for my health.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 09/19/2012 - 8:38 pm

    I like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 09/19/2012 - 8:51 pm

    I follow Blendtec on TwitterReplyCancel

  • Katie - 09/19/2012 - 8:52 pm

    All requirements done. I would love to make my soups in this for that creamy consistancy you can only get when something is well blended.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 09/19/2012 - 8:53 pm

    I like the new Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Facebook 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 09/19/2012 - 8:54 pm

    i Subscribe to Get Off Your Butt and BAKE RSS feed.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 09/19/2012 - 8:55 pm

    i Follow Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - 09/19/2012 - 8:55 pm

    I love making smoothies and pureed soups (especially pumpkin) with a blender. winterwrens at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • Debi H. - 09/19/2012 - 9:27 pm

    1. My favorite recipe to make using a blender is frozen berry yogurt. I blend frozen berries, frozen banana, plain yogurt, chia seeds and dark chocolate. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Debi H. - 09/19/2012 - 9:28 pm

    2. Like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Debi H. - 09/19/2012 - 9:29 pm

    3. Follow Blendtec on Twitter.ReplyCancel

  • Debi H. - 09/19/2012 - 9:29 pm

    4. Like Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Debi H. - 09/19/2012 - 9:30 pm

    Subscribe to Get Off Your Butt and BAKE RSS feed.ReplyCancel

  • Debi H. - 09/19/2012 - 9:31 pm

    6. Follow Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Liddell - 09/19/2012 - 9:47 pm


  • Melissa Liddell - 09/19/2012 - 9:48 pm

    Liked Blendtec on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Liddell - 09/19/2012 - 9:52 pm

    Following Blendtec on Twitter (LissaShines)!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/19/2012 - 9:52 pm

    we have a protein pancake recipe that is only possible with a blender, and it is our go to recipeReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/19/2012 - 9:53 pm

    I Like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/19/2012 - 9:53 pm

    I Follow Blendtec on Twitter.ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/19/2012 - 9:54 pm

    I Like Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Liddell - 09/19/2012 - 9:54 pm

    Liked GOYBAB on FB!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/19/2012 - 9:54 pm

    I am Subscribed to Get Off Your Butt and BAKE RSS feed.ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/19/2012 - 9:55 pm

    I Follow Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle T - 09/19/2012 - 10:05 pm

    Everything! Mostly green smoothies but also hummus, salsa, ww crepe batter, popover batter, nut butters,ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Liddell - 09/19/2012 - 10:09 pm

    Subscribed to Get Off Your Butt and BAKE RSS feed.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Liddell - 09/19/2012 - 10:10 pm

    Followed Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Karla - 09/20/2012 - 12:40 am

    I like to make a black and white malt in a blender.ReplyCancel

  • BONNIE - 09/20/2012 - 3:58 am

    A strawberry-blueberry smoothie!!!ReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/20/2012 - 4:32 am

    My favorite thing to make in a blender is Peanut Butter and Chocolate Banana SmoothiesReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/20/2012 - 4:33 am

    I like Blendtec on FacebookReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/20/2012 - 4:34 am

    I follow Blendtec on TwitterReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/20/2012 - 4:35 am

    I Like Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on FacebookReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/20/2012 - 4:36 am

    I Subscribe to Get Off Your Butt and BAKE via emailReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/20/2012 - 4:37 am

    I Follow Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on PinterestReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 09/20/2012 - 6:09 am

    I am a lover of smoothies! They have been great for maintaining my 50 pound weight loss. It is a great way for me to get my fruits in and hide the veggies!ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - 09/20/2012 - 6:46 am

    I follow on pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - 09/20/2012 - 6:47 am

    I like you on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - 09/20/2012 - 6:47 am

    I like Blendtec on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Esther T. - 09/20/2012 - 7:27 am

    I follow you on Pinterest! My favorite thing to make for the fall/winter weather coming up is thick and creamy soups. I have an awesome recipe for mushroom/artichoke soup that’s yummy. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Peterson - 09/20/2012 - 7:32 am

    My favorite thing to make in a blender are fresh fruit smoothies.

  • Patricia Peterson - 09/20/2012 - 7:35 am

    I like Blendtec on FaceBook.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Peterson - 09/20/2012 - 7:37 am

    I follow Blendtec on Twitter.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Peterson - 09/20/2012 - 7:38 am

    I like you on FaceBook.ReplyCancel

  • Jill - 09/20/2012 - 7:38 am

    I would use it to make smoothies, crushed ice, and soups. I would love to make some fruit leather.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Peterson - 09/20/2012 - 7:39 am

    I receive your posts via email.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Peterson - 09/20/2012 - 7:39 am

    I like you in PinterestReplyCancel

  • Kim B. - 09/20/2012 - 8:05 am

    Definitely smoothies, although I would LOVE to branch out & experiment if I win!ReplyCancel

  • Kim B. - 09/20/2012 - 8:05 am

    I am an email follower 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 09/20/2012 - 8:10 am

    I love making smoothies, salsa and salad dressings in my blender.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 09/20/2012 - 8:11 am

    I already like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 09/20/2012 - 8:12 am

    I am following Blendtec on Twitter.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 09/20/2012 - 8:13 am

    I liked you on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 09/20/2012 - 8:14 am

    I am following you on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Rusty *Sarah* - 09/20/2012 - 8:19 am

    Terrific giveaway. Thank you..!! Smoothies are wonderful to make in a blender. At the moment, I don’t own a blender, so winning a Blendtec would be awesome. I liked Blendtec on FB, liked GOYB&B on FB, I’m following Blendtec on Twitter, I already receive GOYB&B RSS feed, and started following GOYB&B on Pinterest. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • Andi B - 09/20/2012 - 8:24 am

    I love making smoothies in blenders, and if its an amazing Blendtech blender, I would even be able to add healthier stuff like kale without chunks being left! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Andi - 09/20/2012 - 8:25 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.ReplyCancel

  • Darbi - 09/20/2012 - 8:26 am

    Protein pancake batter!ReplyCancel

  • Takishma - 09/20/2012 - 8:40 am

    Our favorite things to make are smoothies! We make a fresh fruit smoothie EVERY morning. I also make my famous cream of potato soup, and blend down my veggies stock. We’ve gone through a couple of blenders (those we thought were high quality), but they don’t last in our household 🙂 This would an amazing blender to have it seems.ReplyCancel

  • CARA - 09/20/2012 - 8:43 am

    I Love to blend 4 lemons 5 lemon cucumbers or 1 very large straight eight cucumber, 2 handfuls of chopped kale, 2 handfuls of fresh spinach, 1/4 c flaxseed, and some agave.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 09/20/2012 - 8:48 am

    We love to make smoothies!ReplyCancel

  • CARA - 09/20/2012 - 8:55 am

    P.S. I follow your rss feed, pinterest and facebook already…liked blendtec of FB and follow them on twitter,ReplyCancel

  • Erin F - 09/20/2012 - 9:42 am

    We love orange julius! I follow your rss feed, pinterest and facebook already…liked blendtec of FB and follow them on twitter.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Lee - 09/20/2012 - 9:53 am

    I have liked and am following everything! What a fabulous giveaway, hope I win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stefany - 09/20/2012 - 9:56 am

    I love making breakfast smoothies with my blender!ReplyCancel

  • Stefany - 09/20/2012 - 9:57 am

    I Follow Blendtec on Twitter @Austin_FITReplyCancel

  • Jennie - 09/20/2012 - 10:02 am

    I subscribe!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/20/2012 - 11:28 am

    I love to make fruit smoothies, my favorite is frozen mango, frozen blueberries, frozen peaches with yogurt and oj.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/20/2012 - 11:30 am

    Follow Blendtec on TwitterReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/20/2012 - 11:31 am

    Like Blentec on FBReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/20/2012 - 11:32 am

    Like Get Off Your Butt and Bake on FBReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/20/2012 - 11:33 am

    Subscribe to Get Off Your Butt and Bake via emailReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/20/2012 - 11:35 am

    Follow Get Off Your Butt and Bake on PinterestReplyCancel

  • Liesel - 09/20/2012 - 11:48 am

    I completed ALL 6 STEPS! My favorite thing to make in the blender is salsa, or frozen banana/choc/pb milkshakes. Do I leave a separate entry for each step? It seems like a lot of people are, but the post didn’t say to leave comments for each…I want to win!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 09/20/2012 - 12:36 pm

    Smoothies of course. I would love to make salsa in a blender rather that with the help of a food processor. Your plum fruit leather looks so yummy. Usually we have a mass producing plum tree, but this year it decided to take a break 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Butterfield - 09/20/2012 - 2:17 pm

    What an amazing giveaway!!! My favorite thing to make in my blender is smoothies and soup, but I think I could make a lot more things if I had a better blender!!! 🙂 I did all the requirements to enter.ReplyCancel

  • cheyrl burns - 09/20/2012 - 2:29 pm

    I have a smoothie every morning! A scoop of Zeal, a scoop of Shakeology, Water or OJ and 12 ice cubes. This gives me energy to go all day. It keeps me regular too! I never thought of fruit leathers, This is a great recipe and idea.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - 09/20/2012 - 3:37 pm

    I like to make fabulously nutritious smoothies to enhance my daily diet! One of my favorites is a mix of fresh spinach, fresh pineapple, fresh lemon juice, one green apple, some fresh ginger, about a cup of coconut water and some fresh wheatgrass (plus some ice). I pretty much eyeball the quantities changing it up each time for the spinach and pineapple. The ginger couldn’t amount to more than a table spoon or two (shaved into blender). Mix it all up until frothy and smooth and enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 09/20/2012 - 3:58 pm

    I love to make smoothies every morning! I follow you on pinterest and facebook,etc.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen - 09/20/2012 - 6:19 pm

    Protein shakes for the morning and malts for the evening. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Sandie Wells - 09/20/2012 - 7:11 pm

    I completed all the steps! I love to make peanut butter milkshakesReplyCancel

  • Lindsey K - 09/20/2012 - 7:13 pm

    I love fresh fruit smoothies with a little spinach or kale mixed in for health benefits.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Small - 09/20/2012 - 8:52 pm

    I mostly make smoothies in my blender, we have fun trying differnt combinations.
    I did all the requirement, followed everything. And I am loving the recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Dyess - 09/20/2012 - 9:15 pm

    I am following you on Pinterest!
    I LOVE making the stuffing for my crap rangoons with my blender! Could use a better blender though **hint hint* heheReplyCancel

  • Robyn - 09/20/2012 - 9:40 pm

    I completed all the requirements and I love making any kind of smoothie.ReplyCancel

  • Tianna231 - 09/21/2012 - 12:16 am

    I added you on twitter, facebook, and pinterest, and subscribed.

    I know everyone loves smoothies, and I have to admit I don’t just love them. They have helped to change my life. I grew up making smoothies usually full of sugar and canned things. It wasn’t in til recently that I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and make my version of a green smoothie. And much to my surprise I love them. Unfortunately my blender disagreed and fell apart. I love smoothies so much that I borrowed one from a friend. With this machine I can keep myself going in the new healthy track that I started for myself. I’m a new me and I’m happy.

    My favorite recipe:
    Two handfuls of spinach
    1 cup unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk. Sometimes more if needed
    A good squeeze of honey
    A tablespoon of ground flax seed
    A couple handfuls of Strawberries
    Some frozen yellow and white peaches
    and a few blueberries.

    I rarely measure things, it’s just how I am. A dash here a dash there. No two smoothies seem the same, but that’s the way I like it.ReplyCancel

  • Simply Susan - 09/21/2012 - 4:38 am

    I like Blentec and have followed you on Pinterest & facebook for a long time but I don’t have a Blentec. Would love one for smoothies.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Malaveci - 09/21/2012 - 7:51 am

    I can’t really answer the first question… because I have never owned a blender. I need a blender desperately. This blender… I have ooh and ahhh..’d over this blender for so long. Please pick me!

    If I had it, my favorite thing to make would probably be Hummus!


  • Judi - 09/21/2012 - 10:11 am

    Done and done! Sounds like a fantastic blender. My dad broke our last one pulling it out of the cupboard. Just slipped out of his hand and glass went flying. So I’ve been stuck with my little smoothie blender. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done… eventually! I dare not use ice or I’d for sure burn it up 🙂 The Blendtec blender would be a dream.
    My favorite smoothie is pineapple, peach, mango and Naked Green Machine juice for an added nutrient boost. I also add greek yoghurt and Jillian Michael’s vanilla protein powder.

    Love following in your recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Shanna Kennedy - 09/21/2012 - 11:33 am

    I liked Blendtec on Facebook and followed them on twitter, liked your blog on Facebook, followed on pinterest, and subscribed via RSS.

    I just have to say I love your blog and I’ve been following you for several months. I’ve tried tons of your recipes and they are always a hit with my family. When I saw the giveaway for a blendtec I got super excited! I’m in the market for a new blender, the one I have now is sadly breaking down. The bottom leaks and the motor is starting to burn up from daily use. 🙁

    My favorite recipe to make with a blender is a fruit smoothie. This is my go to breakfast before my daily run.
    1 cup pomegranate juice
    1 cup baby spinach
    1 frozen banana
    hand full of frozen strawberries
    2 tablespoons protein powder.

    My husbands favorite smoothie is a mash of everything that he drinks every single morning after PT.
    1 cup pomegranate juice
    1 cup baby spinach
    4-5 baby carrots
    hand full of grapes
    peeled and cored apple
    2 pineapple ring slices
    handful of frozen strawberries
    1 bananaReplyCancel

  • Maryam - 09/21/2012 - 12:58 pm

    Love making soups and creative pestos! Planning on making a butternut squash soup this weekend!

    Oh, and btw, done, done, done, done, done and done!ReplyCancel

  • katherine d - 09/21/2012 - 4:27 pm

    I love making roasted butternut squash soup! Vegan style, of course.

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (Dot) comReplyCancel

  • katherine d - 09/21/2012 - 4:28 pm

    i like blendtec on fb

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    i follow blendtec on twitter

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    i follow you on pinterest

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    i like you on fb

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    I Subscribe to Get Off Your Butt and BAKE RSS feed.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke N. - 09/21/2012 - 5:47 pm

    I completed all steps! Can’t wait to try fruit leather with my plums!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 09/21/2012 - 9:45 pm

    I love to make smoothies and the occasional milkshake!ReplyCancel

  • Schmidty - 09/21/2012 - 9:47 pm

    I like making spicy salsa and almond butter.ReplyCancel

  • Schmidty - 09/21/2012 - 9:48 pm

    I follow BlendTec on facebook as Rust Hawk.ReplyCancel

  • Schmidty - 09/21/2012 - 9:48 pm

    I follow BlendTec on twitter @rusthawkReplyCancel

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    I liked your facebook page as Rust HawkReplyCancel

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  • Schmidty - 09/21/2012 - 9:50 pm

    I followed you on Pinterest as rusthawk. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Pernosky - 09/21/2012 - 10:41 pm

    I liked you on fbReplyCancel

  • Terri Pernosky - 09/21/2012 - 10:44 pm

    following you now on pintrestReplyCancel

  • Terri Pernosku - 09/21/2012 - 10:46 pm

    following and liked Blendtec on fbReplyCancel

  • Terri Pernosky - 09/21/2012 - 10:48 pm

    I am a google reader follower, a email follower and now a pintrest and fb follower I love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/22/2012 - 7:19 am

    I like making smoothies! PB+Banana 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/22/2012 - 7:20 am

    I Like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/22/2012 - 7:22 am

    I like you on facebook!ReplyCancel

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    I like you on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Newton - 09/22/2012 - 6:22 pm

    I have a chocolate shake recipe that I’ve been making since forever. Last time I made it, though, was an epic fail. Very sad. Maybe a spiffy new blender would help. Plus, this would be the first brand-new blender I’ve ever had!ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - 09/23/2012 - 5:35 pm

    My favorite recipe to make using a blender is for a green smoothie – frozen bananas and strawberries and fresh spinach with a little bit of ice. It’s healthy and a great ay to start my morning!ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - 09/23/2012 - 5:44 pm

    I like Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

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    I follow Blendtec on Twitter.ReplyCancel

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    I follow Get Off Your Butt and BAKE on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

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  • Alyssa - 09/24/2012 - 9:39 am

    My favorite blender recipe to make is my post-run smoothies! I usually just toss in a whole banana, some peanut butter or Nutella, soy milk, and a scoop of chocolate protein powder. Yum! It would be nice to have a big powerful blender — mine is a little slow on the uptake. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan J - 09/27/2012 - 8:39 am

    Did them all! I love making smoothies in my blender…unfortunately it is pretty much too wimpy to make anything else. (:ReplyCancel

  • Angie Frick - 09/28/2012 - 11:53 am

    I love to make different milkshakes and smoothies and of course protein shakes for my son.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Frick - 09/28/2012 - 11:56 am

    I “Liked” Blendtec on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Frick - 09/28/2012 - 11:58 am

    I “Liked” Get Off Your Butt and Bake on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Frick - 09/28/2012 - 11:59 am

    I am also following you on Pinterest and through email!ReplyCancel

  • Tamela - 10/04/2012 - 5:56 am

    I just made the lime fluff raspberry filed cupcakes! Double yum! And pretty too! My first attempt at one of your recipes. Know I want to make the nuts…. What next?ReplyCancel

  • Barb - 10/04/2012 - 8:46 pm

    I made this recipe today and used parchment paper. It did not work. It stuck to the paper and will not come off. Two cookie sheets ruined. I am sad. Did I do anything wrong?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/04/2012 - 9:03 pm

      Hey Barb,
      I’m sad too! Did you cook it long enough. It takes a long time…depending on how thick you pour it.
      It also makes a difference in which fruit you use as well. I’ve used Parchment paper, plastic wrap and silpats, and all 3 work fine.
      Silpats always work the easiest. Saran wrap won’t melt since the temp is kept so low.
      If you haven’t already disposed of it, put it back in the oven, and cook it until it’s not tacky anymore.
      Miss you Barb,

  • Barb - 10/05/2012 - 2:49 pm

    I baked it for almost 8 hours… I guess I’ll have to go buy a mat!ReplyCancel

  • Debby M - 10/13/2012 - 8:36 am

    I make dog treats all the time and my cuisinart has a hard time with nuts or seeds!ReplyCancel

 Oh gee….  Would you like a slice of Cake? Saturday morning, right before I turned on the vacuum, I turned on the t.v. Somehow, it magically tuned into the Food Network. That cute Pioneer Woman .  . . Ree was dressed up & baking. It just happened to be this beautiful Carrot Cake. Her Cake […]


  • Jane - 09/17/2012 - 5:09 am

    Umm! This looks delicious! Feel free to link up this recipe on my Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 09/17/2012 - 9:38 am

    Thanks for sharing it. We loved it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rubina - 09/17/2012 - 11:14 am

    Hi Jonna,

    I just want to say that, “YOU ARE SIMPLY AWESOME…!!!!”

    I love… love… love… your recipes….!!!!

    God bless you and thanks a lot for all the great recipes.


  • cindy - 09/17/2012 - 7:31 pm

    I do love a good carrot cake and this looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/19/2012 - 1:46 pm

    This was so good. The best I have ever had. I had a piece… well, maybe two!!! So good-you have to try it. MMMMMReplyCancel

  • Jenni - 09/22/2012 - 10:49 am

    Oh Gee… I would definitely like a piece of cake!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Lee - 10/01/2012 - 6:04 am

    My daughter’s name, Skylar, is still my all time favorite. I wish I had not let my family talk me out of spelling it the traditional way, Schuyler, but they did.

    My favorite cookbook would have to be Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris, of course there is also Rosie’s All Butter Book….yummy baked items. I probably have 100 cookbooks in my collection.

    One more never hurts!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - 11/15/2012 - 10:35 am

    This look DEVINE – it’s not going to do my diet any good LOLReplyCancel

  • Iris - 12/20/2014 - 3:38 pm

    Hi Jonna, I still have the Carrot Cake recipe that I got from you 31 years ago. I know that because your daughter and my son are a week apart and they just turned 31. I looked up your cream cheese icing recipe because I needed it quick. Thanks for sharing one of your many talents with all of us.ReplyCancel

 You know . . . Some things are never forgotten. They remain tucked in that region of the brain labeled – “Oh . . . this is my favorite dessert” part of the brain. You know – you have that region too. Betty Crocker I’m mad at you! Date Bars used to be a convenient, […]


  • Dawn - 09/11/2012 - 11:03 am

    Yeah, I won! So excited to try these pro bars. It’s hard to pick what box because they all sound good but I think I’ll go with the original blends. Thanks Jonna! Also thanks Pro Bar. I really enjoy your blog! It’s so fun to win 🙂 Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • KATHLEEN - 09/12/2012 - 6:43 pm

    Have very much enjoyed the recipes you’ve shared in the past. Till today. BOX Date Bars??? That is not not not “baking” ! That is (1) reading, (2) grabbing a pan, (3) turning on a timer…

    Oh also, I suspect that I wasn’t your only subscriber living OUTSIDE of the USA. We don’t even have box/can/bag of’s here (thank goodness ~ we are thus ‘forced’ to eat real food, no additives, just health and yea the pleasure to produce something fun & nutritious for our family/friends

    Good luck. I’ll keep cookin’ and bakin’ for realReplyCancel

    • KATHLEEN - 09/12/2012 - 6:47 pm

      Have very much enjoyed the recipes you’ve shared in the past. Till today. BOX Date Bars??? That is not not not “baking” ! That is (1) reading, (2) grabbing a pan, (3) turning on a timer…

      Oh also, I suspect that I wasn’t your only subscriber living OUTSIDE of the USA. We don’t even have box/can/bag of’s here (thank goodness ~ we are thus ‘forced’ to eat real food, no additives, just health and yea the pleasure to produce something fun & nutritious for our family/friends

      Good luck. I’ll keep cookin’ and bakin’ for real


      Response Back:

      Hi Kathleen,

      Gee….I wish that you had taken the time to read the post! The Date bars I made were entirely from scratch! Every recipe
      I post on my blog …….is from scratch. If you were to look in my cupboards you would not find a box mix, except for an occasional
      cake mix for the “hurry I need cupcakes” in 10 minute moments!!!

      I take a lot of time to make sure that the recipes I post are edible. Yes, some of them are calorie ridden, and should not be
      eaten in excess. I’m 52 years old, and have raised 4 daughters, and now have 10 grandkids…..and I have taught all of them to
      “Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!”, and to stop buying processed foods and eating out! I do like to Bake from Scratch, and I do “eat some of it” and then give most of it away. I’ve also learned to …..”Get Off My Butt and RUN . . . to burn off the calories from all that Made from Scratch baking!!

      You didn’t read the post! I simply told the story of how my mom used to make Date Bars from a Betty Crocker mix. My Dad loved it, and I did as well. Guess what? I’ve posted several Date Bar recipes on my blog, and none of them match the taste or the memory of how good those box mix Date bars were.

      If I could find that Box Mix of Date Bars today… would be in my Cupboard. It was delicious. If that makes me a bad person, then so be it!

      I learned to bake from “scratch” at a very young age, thanks to my Mom. If you have taken the time to notice, there has been very little posting as of late. We plant and hoe and weed and care for and harvest a very large garden, so that I can bottle, can and freeze fresh produce. I rarely buy a can or a frozen bag of anything!!!! I make healthy homemade meals daily, and we rarely eat out. So I do believe that I Bake from Scratch!
      So again, if I could buy that Date Bar mix…….which I didn’t……..I would!


  • Jackie B - 09/16/2012 - 10:28 pm

    OMG! I(we-my family growing up) LOVED Betty Crocker’s Date Bars! We always had them in the house and I learned to make them before I was ten. FYI, Betty Crocker’s website gives you the original recipe from which their box mix was modified. I haven’t tried them yet. I fully intend to. When I get some oatmeal. And some dates. ;D Also, I didn’t know what the other reader was referring to either since you only reminisced about the date bars growing up as I did. She obviously did not read your post. And I would NEVER comment if I had something to say that wasn’t nice. Thanks for your recipes!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 09/17/2012 - 8:50 am

      Hi Jackie,

      Thanks for leaving me a sweet note. We also grew up eating those fabulous “box mix” Date Bars, and loved every bite!!!!

I changed the layout of my front page. Let me know if you like it or hate it! also I’m curious . . . if you’re curious? I receive a lot of mail like this one: Hi Jonna, You rarely divulge anything about yourself. How come? Personally, I think it might be fun to learn […]


  • Kate - 09/05/2012 - 2:35 pm


    I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and literally tell EVERYONE about it. It’s my absolute favorite and this is my favorite recipe of yours that I’ve tried, so I decided to let you know how great I think your blog is!

    Thanks for doing this and sharing all of your baking goodness!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/05/2012 - 3:17 pm

      Hello Kate,

      Thanks so much for making my day!

  • Jill Smith - 09/05/2012 - 4:30 pm

    Hi Jonna,
    Just wanted to say hi. My daughters and I love love your blog!
    We have a son serving in Africa, and we have sent him a few of there pro bars every so often. He really likes all of them They don’t get very much protein there, so these bars are great for that!
    I just love all your recipes! So keep sharing! Thanks!

    Jill Welling SmithReplyCancel

  • Allison A. - 09/05/2012 - 7:40 pm

    So awesome! To be honest, they all look and sound divine. Going with my first thought though I’d have to pick nutty marshmallow. It just looks so good.

    As far as what I’d like to see more of, main dishes. I’m always on the hunt for new recipes when it comes to the main course.ReplyCancel

  • Allison A. - 09/05/2012 - 7:52 pm

    Such an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. If I had to chose one I think I’d go with Nutty Marshmallow. It just sounds good and the picture at the end LOOKS good.

    As far as recipes, I’d go for main dishes. It’s hard to come up with new and yummy stuff and all of yours have been great thus far! Either way, keep up the great work!


  • Kandice McDermott - 09/06/2012 - 7:39 am

    Yes! I’ve always had the same thoughts about your blog…I know that you live in Eastern Idaho, and since I do too, I’ve always wondered what part! 🙂 And, it sounds like your children are all grown and gone, but if that’s the case…how old is your picture on the blog?? You do NOT look old enough to have grown children! 🙂

    I love your blog…you have given me some of my family’s favorite recipes…making me the rockstar in the kitchen. 😉 Thank you SO much for sharing your wonderful talent!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri - 09/06/2012 - 8:53 am

    What if you want to make this in advance? Should I rewarm it or just serve it room temperature?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/06/2012 - 8:56 am

      Hi Sheri,

      Well….I like it quite warm and my husband likes it room temp. It’s best eaten the day of,
      but we also enjoy it the next day. Just re-warm on low oven 250 or so.
      Serve with whipped cream of even ice cream.

  • Mollie - 09/08/2012 - 11:51 am

    Hi Jonna! Is it 2 Tablespoons of sugar or 12 Tablespoons of sugar for the Cobbler Topping? It says 2 in the ingredients and 12 in the directions. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/08/2012 - 1:22 pm

      Hi Mollie,

      Oh dear . . . it’s 2 Tablespoons! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. That’s what happens when I’m in a big hurry.
      That my be a bit too sweet.


  • kathy - 09/14/2012 - 9:03 pm

    Sorry- I do NOT like the new layout??? almost kept me from reading the blog. I,too, think you look so young!!! Your recipes are great and I looked forward to reading your blog (until you changed it). Myabe I am a creature of habit but it seems more difficult to navigate.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 09/15/2012 - 7:13 am

      Hi Kathy,

      I’m not sure either, just trying it out. Most have loved it because they can see More at a glance.
      Who knows!

Fudge  . . . What could be better? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Here’s the Brown Sugar Fudge . . . It’s creamy and addictive delicious. Good for you? Well maybe not, but I certainly can’t stay out of it. It tastes very similar to Boston Creams or Penuche. Let me show you where I found this […]


  • niki - 09/04/2012 - 12:47 pm

    I love the Back in the Day cookbook! I would love to see some more dinner recipes. Those bars look delicious, the original and the lemon!ReplyCancel

  • Amy H - 09/04/2012 - 12:54 pm

    I’d love to try the Halo–darn that sweet tooth! Given that, bet you can guess what kind of recipes I’d like to see — desserts!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 09/04/2012 - 1:10 pm

    I would love a box of the Halos – they look delish! Either desserts or main dishes; just keep the recipes coming! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Darbi - 09/04/2012 - 1:12 pm

    Halo! Im love Smores!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle C - 09/04/2012 - 1:33 pm

    Hi Jonna! I would love a box of the original pro bars! Also you should show us how you can your garden veggies and fruits, especially your salsa and jams. Thanks for the give-away and all your yummy recipes. I’ve been using your recipes for years and they’re always a hit! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Ken G. - 09/04/2012 - 1:46 pm

    Halo Honey Graham!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - 09/04/2012 - 1:48 pm

    Peanut Butter please!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/04/2012 - 2:08 pm

    I haven’t heard of those before. I’ll have to see if they are in the stores I go to yet (sometimes we are behind on new things!)
    I’d love the Halo ones, although I should be more practical and go with the originals. Surprise me if I win. =)ReplyCancel

  • Janna - 09/04/2012 - 2:09 pm

    It’s so crazy that this is your post today. I was just sitting here searching for healthier alternatives for meal replacement and on-the-go snacks! I would love to try peanut butter choco chip simply real bar and the smores Halo bar! Of course, who wouldn’t want to try all of them?ReplyCancel

  • Christa M. - 09/04/2012 - 3:03 pm

    Oh! The Fruition for me, please!

    And I’d love more main dishes…or desserts…and someone to come cook for me, please and thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny McConnel - 09/04/2012 - 3:09 pm

    I love reading your blog and would love to try the pro bar original collection. I’m always looking for something new and healthy to try. I think you’ve got a great mix of recipies so just keep them coming!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - 09/04/2012 - 3:12 pm

    I would like the fruit ones. I am gluten free. I enjoy your recipes very much. I have made some of the sweet ones from Christmas gifts. Would love to see both main dishes and desserts.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - 09/04/2012 - 3:16 pm

    The Fruition would be perfect as a snack at school! (The fudge probably would be, too, but I bet the Fruition would be a tad bit healthier.)

    What a fun giveaway and recipe, Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Hathaway - 09/04/2012 - 3:17 pm

    I would love to try out the original Pro Bars. We’re always on the lookout for a healthy snack bar that my husband will eat – something deliciously fruity and not too sweet.

    I love your blog and frequently come browse for recipes. Right now I’m on the lookout for “cool summer meals” because when it’s hot I don’t feel like heating up the house by cooking a warm dinner. Any ideas? Also – we have a new baby, so quick, easy dinner ideas are always welcome, too!ReplyCancel

  • Denise B - 09/04/2012 - 3:33 pm

    The Halo. Although the fruition look yummy too, especially the lemon…ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 09/04/2012 - 4:01 pm

    I think the original one sounds yummy. I would like to see anything pumpkin since fall is right around the corner!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - 09/04/2012 - 4:03 pm

    Those all look so good! I think I’d like the Halo box the most though. With my sweet tooth I’m always looking for more desserts, especially quick and easy recipes if possible.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/04/2012 - 4:06 pm

    Either kind! They all sound really good.

    Oh….love your blog. I would love to see more main dishes for the fall and winter…


  • Cami - 09/04/2012 - 4:10 pm

    I would love to try those Halo bars! And can I be a little greedy and ask to see you post a little bit of everything?! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 09/04/2012 - 4:35 pm

    The Fruition bars sound awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 09/04/2012 - 4:49 pm

    Ooooooh! Original, definitely 🙂 They sound delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - 09/04/2012 - 5:50 pm

    I would like the Halo kind if I won, and I would love to see more Desserts posted! I know you do those a lot, but I have quite the sweet tooth! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 09/04/2012 - 5:53 pm

    I would like to see more main dishes or really appetizers if I could. I would also like the fruition bars if I win 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - 09/04/2012 - 5:59 pm

    This fudge looks sinfully lovely. Plus, I’d love to win the give-away!ReplyCancel

  • Lory Penniman - 09/04/2012 - 7:14 pm

    love the brown sugar fudge recipe, will have to try at christmas! If I win, which i never do, i would like a box of the fruition you share canning recipes? i would love to see more main dish meals.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - 09/04/2012 - 7:22 pm

    I would love to try the fruition! I found your website from Pinterest about 7 months ago and have been addicted ever since!

    Since I work full time and have 3 beautiful girls and loving husband at home I am always looking for quick dinner meals! I love breakfast for dinner too!

    Hope this helps and keep the recipes coming 🙂


  • Katie - 09/04/2012 - 7:26 pm

    I’m super intrigued by the rocky road Halo bars! And I love the mix of sweet and savory recipes on your blog – keep it up 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Darcy - 09/04/2012 - 7:42 pm

    Double Chocolate Bars — they sound decadent! I love all you post, so keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 09/04/2012 - 8:08 pm

    yum they all look good but i would love to try the halo ones. Also all your food you post is amazing. But i would love to see recipes for the food you get out of your garden!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/04/2012 - 8:12 pm

    I would love to try the rocky road!ReplyCancel

  • JenH - 09/04/2012 - 8:18 pm

    I’d love to try the fruition bars. I can always use more healthy main dishes that taste awesome!ReplyCancel

  • janet - 09/04/2012 - 8:42 pm

    The HALO! I’m a big snacker, so this seems like it would be a good alternative 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mak - 09/04/2012 - 9:14 pm

    I would love a box of the Halos. Im 34 weeks pregnant and saw the marshmallow one and now I am craving some smores. This little girl inside is always craving sweet treats. I would love to see some freezer meals. But I love all the recipes I have found so far! Awesome website! : )ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mak - 09/04/2012 - 9:16 pm

    I would love to try a box of the Halo Bars. I am 35 weeks pregnant and saw those marshmallow ones and my mouth is watering. YUM! I would love to see some freezer meals. I have loved every recipe I found here and always enjoying reading your comments.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Porter - 09/04/2012 - 9:32 pm

    I have loved your blog and used lots of recipes. I am fairly new to blogging and not good at it but trying. I would love to try the original bars. My husbands work requires lots of hours in the car. It would be fun to try something new that is healthy, delicious, and easy to take.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - 09/04/2012 - 10:42 pm

    Definitely would love to see more main dish recipes. And all the bars sound great! I would go with the original.ReplyCancel

  • Kimmie - 09/04/2012 - 11:42 pm

    I’d love the Halos, with a side of fudge. =)ReplyCancel

  • Heather McLeskey - 09/05/2012 - 12:35 am

    Hmmm, I think I would like to try the fruition bars. They sound really good! I’m pretty picky about chocolate… and it has to be milk chocolate for me, so I’d try the fruit first!

    And I would love to see some more main dish and or appetizer recipes! I love all the recipes you post, but if I keep making all the sweets I won’t be able to roll myself over to the computer to get more recipes!


  • Jesse - 09/05/2012 - 1:33 am

    I would love the Original… it was a hard decision but looks so yummy! (:ReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/05/2012 - 2:11 am

    I would love to try the fruition bars, they sound yummy!
    I love all of your recipes! Do you have one for homemade sweet Pickles? That would be great to see on here!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 09/05/2012 - 2:57 am

    I would love the Nutty Marshmallow PLEASE!!
    Desserts always!!!
    Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • cherie - 09/05/2012 - 5:30 am

    totally want the halo bars! they all look fab though – thanks for introducing them!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/05/2012 - 5:42 am

    I’m going to pick the box of originals as the combinations sound delicious! I love your blog and whatever you makes inspires me but if I must chose I would pick main dishes.ReplyCancel

  • Delina - 09/05/2012 - 6:07 am

    I would like the original and would love to see recipes for casseroles/main dishes! Also wondering if these bars can be purchased at local store or online?ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - 09/05/2012 - 6:38 am

    I would like a box of the original pro bars.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn Schafer - 09/05/2012 - 7:12 am

    Hi! I would love it if you would post a recipe for crab cakes or deep fried scallops. There is a restaurant in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island called The Crazy Crab that makes both. They are so absolutely mouth watering, melt in your mouth delicious. I have tried many recipe’s with many modifications and just can’t seem to get them right! (Close, my family says, but not “right”). BTW, I made one of your favorites (bacon, chicken, ham pasta dish) my family finished an entire pot in two days and requested it again 3 days later! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel - 09/05/2012 - 7:12 am

    Fruition is always good!ReplyCancel

  • Janet T - 09/05/2012 - 7:18 am

    Halo bars are my choice. I would appreciate any good side dish recipes but I love everything you post. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 09/05/2012 - 7:25 am

    I would love the original box. I need to find these at the grocery store!
    I would like to see more healthy main dish recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Nicky O - 09/05/2012 - 7:27 am

    I would love a box of Halos if I win. On recipes, I would like to see more desserts and snacks/appetizers.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - 09/05/2012 - 8:01 am

    I would love to try the Halo ones! They look super yummy!! And I am game for any recipe, just keep them coming!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ArmyMum13 - 09/05/2012 - 8:54 am

    Think I’m going to try the fudge this weekend….doesnt look too scary to make….& the cookbook is on my Xmas wishlist!

    The Original Pro Bars sound wonderful! My type of snack… although the Fruition look good too…

    How about some canning recipes??? I have a quince bush that is going gangbusters this year and no idea other than I have to cook them/make jam…. & not totally confident with the HWB/canning process…. I hate to let them go to waste!ReplyCancel

  • Bekah Brooks - 09/05/2012 - 8:59 am

    I would like to try the Halo bars. As far as your site, I really enjoy the practical recipes found here. I would LOVE to see more crockpot main dish recipes. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 09/05/2012 - 9:05 am

    Oh gosh! I’d love to try the Halo bars.

    I’m enjoying reading your blog – thanks for taking the time to post. The brown sugar fudge looks dreamy. I try to make at least 4 kinds of fudge at Christmas and this looks like it made the list! 🙂

    I’d love to see more dessert recipes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Mary W - 09/05/2012 - 9:20 am

    I enjoy your site and recipes. I would love to see pumpkin recipes – like a cheesecake or breads. If I win I would like to try the Halo Bars. By the way, that Brown Sugar Fudge – omg, I have to try it. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 09/05/2012 - 9:28 am

    I’d love to try the Halo bars and I’d love to see more dessert recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Patty - 09/05/2012 - 9:33 am

    I would love to try the Original. The double chocolate bar sounds amazing!ReplyCancel

  • michelle - 09/05/2012 - 9:36 am

    Sounds good, but what are the calorie, protein, carb, and sugar counts?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/05/2012 - 9:41 am

      Hi Michelle,

      You can go to the website and all the info is there.

  • Jennie - 09/05/2012 - 9:59 am

    Halo smores would get me motivated to run around the block!ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 09/05/2012 - 10:07 am

    I love the Original Pro Bars. Since it is fall and all I would love to see more dessert and appetizer recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - 09/05/2012 - 10:15 am

    It has to be Halo!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 09/05/2012 - 11:57 am

    I would love to try the original ProBars they look amazing.

    Also I would love for you to post meal recipes that involve Pork or Turkey. I get stuck in a chicken rut as an attempt to free myself from my red meat addiction. I would really appreciate your help in opening my eyes to other lean meats 🙂ReplyCancel

  • tamara h. - 09/05/2012 - 12:48 pm

    I would love to win the original. I love your recipes especially the candy. I can’t wait to try the Brown Sugar Fudge.
    Also am planning on making your lasagne just as soon as the temp drops below 100!
    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Aubri - 09/05/2012 - 12:55 pm

    I’d love to try The Original. As for more recipes? Maybe more bread or roll recipes, but I LOVE everything you share! Thanks for letting us in! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 09/05/2012 - 2:14 pm

    Those Halo bars look very scrumptious!ReplyCancel

  • Chris B. - 09/05/2012 - 2:40 pm

    I’d love a box of the Halo bars. And I’d like to see more dinner recipes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen - 09/05/2012 - 3:19 pm

    Halo would be my choice! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Sarah - 09/05/2012 - 3:44 pm

    I love pro bars! I’m thinking The Original would be great to have come my way! My husband and I like the Fruition to take on our bike rides. It’s a great company for sure. Thanks for the chance to win. Honestly, I love recipes so whatever you fancy is just fine by me.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Smith - 09/05/2012 - 4:23 pm

    Hi Jonna,
    This is Jill from Evanston.
    Just wanted to say that my daughters and I love love your blog!
    I have a son serving in Africa and we have sent him a few of those pro bars. He has loved them. He doesn’t get much protein there, so we send a few every so often. He has liked all of them. I myself haven’t tried them, I guess I will have to.
    thanks for all your great recipes! I really love your main dishes!

    Have a great day!
    Jill Welling SmithReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/05/2012 - 4:25 pm

      Hi Jill,

      It’s so great hearing from you! I miss all my old buddies from High School.
      We are getting old…..uggg.
      Thanks again,

  • wintersundays - 09/05/2012 - 5:17 pm

    Oh this is a tough one. Seeing that I have to choose. . .I would def love the Halo Bars. (Seriously, the packaging alone makes me want to try them!) Since we are heading into the fall I would love to get a head start on planning Thanksgiving. I just heart sweet potatoes! Could you possible post a recipe that’s a little bit out of the box. Well, at least a step up from my sweet potatoes with marshmallows. 🙂 Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - 09/05/2012 - 6:02 pm

    I would like to try the fruition bars. They sound delish! I would like to see you post side dishes or salads. I love the sweets and I save so many but I can’t make them very often because I would end up eating it all, so I just drool over the recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Kari - 09/05/2012 - 6:07 pm

    I would love to try the Halo. I’ve tried the others but I’ve never seen the halo!

    I’d like to see more main dishes. Although I do love your desserts…ReplyCancel

  • Kari - 09/05/2012 - 6:09 pm

    It looks like my comment didn’t get entered? I would love to try the halo. I’ve tried the others but not seen the halo.

    I guess I’d like to see more main dishes but I do love your desserts…

    If this is a repeat I apologize…ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - 09/05/2012 - 7:06 pm

    I would love to try the Halo bars! I’d like to see some breakfast recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Aileen - 09/05/2012 - 7:15 pm

    I would love to try the Halo bar. I’d love to see more main dishesReplyCancel

  • Shelly R - 09/05/2012 - 7:47 pm

    I would love to try the Fruition bars. Also would love more healthy main meals. I love your great recipes. Thanks for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Sara M - 09/05/2012 - 8:06 pm

    Halo looks delish!! My hubs eats some type of bar every day. We’d love to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - 09/05/2012 - 8:16 pm

    Ohh these sound good. I would love to try the Halo,, or the Original,.. no the Halo. I enjoy all your recipes, whether it is sweet or savory. And I also have been busy, busy, canning. Hate to see it all go but glad it’s almost over.ReplyCancel

  • sharleen solares - 09/05/2012 - 8:27 pm

    Halo 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - 09/05/2012 - 8:40 pm

    Original! I would love to see a post about dried fruit leather and dried plums! Delish! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kim R. - 09/05/2012 - 11:10 pm

    Original… It’s my absolute favorite! Please more dessert recipes.. Can a girl ever really have enough?ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - 09/06/2012 - 1:04 am

    The flavors in the original box look pretty dang delicious! That would be my pick!ReplyCancel

  • BONNIE - 09/06/2012 - 1:56 am

    Origional Pro Bars, PLEASE!!!!ReplyCancel

  • barbara n - 09/06/2012 - 4:25 am

    I would love to win the Halo bars! I love all your recipes but especially like simple appetizer recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Susie - 09/06/2012 - 5:37 am
  • Jess - 09/06/2012 - 5:41 am

    I love probars!… especially the fruition bars.

    As far as recipes – healthy, breakfast options 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - 09/06/2012 - 6:21 am

    The Smores bar looks delicious!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CharityB - 09/06/2012 - 7:13 am

    I would like to try the Halo bars -mmmmm. As for what recipes I would like to see more of – Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so I would like to see “special” pies. You know – not the standard apple/pumpkin etc. Something that will knock everyone’s socks off. :)Ironically it was me asking my cousin Niki for dessert recipes for Thanksgiving that landed me on your blog in the first place. lol 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - 09/06/2012 - 7:52 am

    Hmmm. My comment didn’t come up the first time. Let’s try again. Would love to see more desserts, have a sweet tooth, what can I say?!!! 🙂 As for the pro-bars, would love to try the Halo selections. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Smith - 09/06/2012 - 9:59 am

    I would love to try the Halo, of course!ReplyCancel

  • Lindy Dierks - 09/06/2012 - 10:22 am

    Oooh I would love the fruition box!! I love your blog thank you so much for all the yummy recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Staci - 09/06/2012 - 12:31 pm

    If I can only have one, I would love to try the Halo ones….at least to start.

    Love all your stuff! Would love main dish that are quick, easy, and healthy. Also love the dessesrts!


  • Janelle Belka - 09/06/2012 - 1:06 pm

    I would love to try the halo bars. They all look delicious though.ReplyCancel

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) - 09/06/2012 - 2:27 pm

    Dang, I was hoping you were giving away a copy of that fabulous-looking cookbook! The bars sound interesting, though, so I’ll throw my name into the hat. What have I got to lose, right?

    As for recipes, I’d love to see more main dishes, since I really need to lay off the sweets. You make that VERY hard to do, by the way!

    Thanks for the giveaway and the recipes. I always love stopping by your blog to see what’s new. Maija-liisa pointed me your way a year or so ago and I’ve been enjoying your site ever since!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - 09/06/2012 - 4:01 pm

    I would love chocolate orange bars!!! And more desert recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - 09/07/2012 - 3:32 pm

    Please send me the fruition!! Been wanting to try Chia seeds (am I the only one that has not yet?? LOL)

    Please make something Halloween!! So..more desserts!!

    BTW I tried your recipe for Honey BBQ chicken kabobs and they were AWESOME! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • deb reed - 09/07/2012 - 3:57 pm

    The original box and more dessert recipes pleaseReplyCancel

  • Jen Cummings - 09/07/2012 - 5:03 pm

    Those Halo bars look delicious! I would love to win any of them that don’t have peanuts or apple products. Those are lethal allergies around here. (weird, I know). So many companies have started using apple juice as a sweetener and then we can’t eat them! Give me good ole’ sugar any day.

    I love your main dishes because I’m always looking for new dinner ideas. Our fav recipe of yours is your teriyaki chicken bowls. Yum! Thanks for sharing your talents with the world! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 09/07/2012 - 5:06 pm

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I think I’d enjoy the Original collection. Honestly, I am thrilled with all the recipes you post. Dessert or Main Dish. Just keep doing what you’re doing.
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • emily - 09/08/2012 - 6:12 pm

    Fruition sounds delish!!! Thank you…so kind of youReplyCancel

  • Nancy - 09/13/2012 - 9:57 am

    Jonna, I love that you share your time and recipes with us. I’m curious were you found the recipe book.

    Hi Nancy,
    I found the book at Barnes & Noble. It’s a great one!

  • Jennifer - 12/02/2012 - 5:10 pm

    I followed the recipe to a T and got very sugary fudge–as in sugary/grainy. Any suggestions? It still tasted okay, but the texture was not smooth at all.

    Hi Jennifer,

    Gosh….that has happened to me before when making fudge.
    Make sure that if you try it again, you do not touch or stir the mixture until it’s cooled as the recipe directions state.
    Also, don’t scrape the sides of your pan.

    If I see sugar crystals forming on the sides of my pan, I take a pastry brush and very hot water and melt the sugar away.
    Also, make sure that you are using a good HEAVY large pot….I love the cast iron Porcelain Martha Stewart pots….they are well work the money.
    Macy’s always has great sales on them. They will last forever!!!

    Good luck,

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  • Lynn - 08/23/2012 - 2:38 pm

    Oh how do I LOVE thee? Let me count the WAYS!

    Okay….maybe one…

    We gotta be kindred spirits…cause this is THEE most favorite flavors of mine too! I use to work at a Baskin and Robbins when I was a teen….and I just couldn’t wait for the ice cream truck to deliver it’s loads of German Chocolate Cake flavor. Anything German Chocolate cake…is at the TOP of my list! I probably single handedly kept that flavor from being discontinued. lol.

    THANK YOU!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/23/2012 - 3:26 pm

      Hi Lynn,

      Good minds think alike! Thanks for leaving me a sweet note.
      Thank You!

  • suzanne Perazzini - 08/24/2012 - 4:26 pm

    This looks so oozing with delight. Not keen on the evaporated milk ingredient but there are alternatives for a caramel sauce and then I would be all over it. I am making zucchini and carrot cupcakes today with the classic cream cheese frosting.ReplyCancel

  • Erika - 08/29/2012 - 9:19 am

    What gorgeous pictures! This looks positively mouth-watering 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 09/27/2012 - 5:43 pm

    Dear Jonna,

    I just stumbled upon you at Pinterest and have spent over an hour looking at all your amazing recipes (and pictures!). As hard as it is to make yummy stuff, I think it is even harder to take good photos of the yummy stuff you’ve made! You have done an excellent job! I cannot wait to try these cupcakes and about 100 other things I have seen posted here! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden - 11/01/2012 - 5:06 pm

    These cupcakes are absolutely amazing! I’m delighted with them! I’ve featured this recipes on my blog! I hope you don’t mind! If you don’t agree with that please contact me and I will remove it. All the best.ReplyCancel

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