Oh . . . I have a great, easy and delicious dinner idea for you. This recipe has been making the rounds on Pinterest, but I believe it originated from Big Oven. This is one of those dinners that you can throw together in 30 minutes! My sweet half even gave it a thumbs up.  The […]


  • Jessica the baker - 03/19/2012 - 11:26 pm

    YUM! Looks so delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 03/20/2012 - 7:15 am

    Oh my goodness…this looks amazing! Your photos made me drool 🙂 I am definitely making this as soon as I can get to a stove.ReplyCancel

  • Kandice - 03/20/2012 - 12:23 pm

    Yum! It looks like another winner! I made your stir-fry last night…it’s become a staple. 🙂 This one might have to go on the list soon too!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - 03/20/2012 - 1:57 pm

    I made this for dinner last night and it was AMAZING!!! This will be a favorite in our house from now on!ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 03/20/2012 - 7:35 pm

    I love a good simple recipe like this. Looks like one of those ones that could become a family staple!

    My man doesn’t like rice either. I give it to him anyway because I can never think of anything else to pair with a stirfry or similar dish.ReplyCancel

  • Tami - 03/21/2012 - 9:08 am

    Homemade cinnamin rolls! 🙂
    We had this as well for dinner last night! Delish!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - 03/21/2012 - 7:27 pm

    Great photo! I first saw that recipe on Food.com way back when it was Recipezaar. Still don’t know the origin, though. I haven’t made it in a while, but I remember it as being very good.ReplyCancel

  • KC - 03/25/2012 - 8:42 pm

    I made this and it was soooo good! Went to work and told the ladies how wonderful it was. They made it also and we agreed it was a favorite and we will make it many more times! Thank you Jonna!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Bires - 04/04/2012 - 6:01 pm

    What a delicious recipe. I added carrots and pineapple which gave it great flavor. Thanks for a delicious recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 05/08/2012 - 4:22 pm

    I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Thank you for the fantastic recipe 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Taty - 06/03/2012 - 8:16 pm

    How did you make the sauce?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/04/2012 - 7:47 pm

      Hi there Taty,

      The recipe is at the bottom of the post.
      Let me know if there is a problem with it showing.

  • Shiron - 06/15/2012 - 7:59 pm

    I made this tonight and it was really good! The sauce is different, not too sweet, not to soy sauc-y. I will definatley make it again, and will probably use the sauce as a marinade for salmon this weekend for father’s day dinner. Great easy recipe idea – thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Afrolems - 08/24/2012 - 2:38 pm

    I think I just fell in love all over again. Your blog is amazing. Would you mind writing a guest post for the Afrolems Blog? Please let me know through the email provided. Love love love itReplyCancel

  • Whitney Breck - 05/22/2014 - 7:25 am

    Wow! I stumbled upon your website and don’t remember how…
    After clicking through your recipes and seeing how easy they were to prepare, I just had to try some! I paired this bourbon chicken with your fried rice and my family LOVED it. I will definitely be preparing them again!ReplyCancel

St. Patricks Day is Saturday and you need to make crazy good popcorn balls!


  Today . . . the news stated that at least 1 glass of wine a day, will make women healthier. A can of beer, will help ward off Kidney Stones and make your brain more alert. Dad, I guess you need to drink beer – he just had surgery to remove some big ones! […]


  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions - 03/14/2012 - 7:27 pm

    Let’s pretend that fresh-baked bread cures all our ills. I will if you will!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/14/2012 - 7:45 pm

      Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment.

  • Jessica - 03/14/2012 - 9:24 pm

    Looks delicious! I love french bread so much!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 03/14/2012 - 11:25 pm

    Ouch! So sorry your dad is going through that. Not fun at all!

    I agree….let’s all have some fresh bread. LOVE this. Can’t wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 03/15/2012 - 4:23 am

    When I lived in Switzerland we would just buy a baguette in the morning and throw it in our backpacks as we walked to work. I never could get sick of French bread. It’s lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Malone - 03/15/2012 - 12:34 pm

    I made this recipe this morning and it was some of the best French Bread I’ve tasted !! It could actually make 3 slender loafs. Thanks for sharing the recipe !!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 03/15/2012 - 8:12 pm

    So easy! Made this tonight, thank you. I was delicious!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 03/16/2012 - 2:27 am

    I’m with you on finding foods that eliminate wrinkles. I will keep you informed if I crack this tough nut. That bread is a good start for putting you in the right frame of mind for the adventure.ReplyCancel

  • Bela - 03/18/2012 - 6:29 am

    Just made some, it’s really tasty, especially when it’s warm. Best bread I’ve ever eaten <3ReplyCancel

  • BP - 03/31/2012 - 12:51 pm

    I just made this recipe this morning. It was so easy and SO delicious. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - 08/11/2012 - 8:01 pm

    I have ever only really made pizza dough, and rolls. I was intimidated to try this, but, my God, was it EASY!! My house smells amazing and the bread looks better than any bakery!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!ReplyCancel

OREO is celebrating it’s 100th birthday today! as oreo puts it . . .  In a world that’s become far too adult, a couple of Oreo cookies, a glass of milk, a shared twist and a lick and dunk is all it takes to set your inner kid loose. Heck, I wanted to set my inner kid […]


  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks! - 03/06/2012 - 4:12 pm

    Oh I need this in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 03/06/2012 - 5:15 pm

    This is freaking brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie@The Baking Bookworm - 03/06/2012 - 7:09 pm

    Christina – Oreo Ice Cream Cake is one of our favs too. You just can’t go wrong with the mighty Oreo! It’s been a long time since I’ve made it though. Hmm, perhaps it’s time to make it again. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Megan @ Megan's Munchies - 03/06/2012 - 7:13 pm

    This looks incredible! Wish I had some now!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 03/06/2012 - 9:35 pm

    Oh my word! That looks so YUMMY!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 03/07/2012 - 6:33 am

    You make it really hard to try and stick to a diet. Laughing… every post, I am completely tempted to make. It is taking a lot of will power not to buy some oreos and make this delicious treat!!!!!! It sure does look scrumptious though.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - 03/07/2012 - 3:58 pm

    Looks wonderful! Oreos are a favorite at our house, any new recipe we have to try, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 03/08/2012 - 2:51 am

    That looks wonderful but unfortunately we can’t find most of those ingredients in New zealand. I would have to improvise heavily. But it is a feast for the eyes.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/08/2012 - 9:12 am

      Hi Suzanne,

      You are probably the lucky one! This is a wonderful delicious treat, but we all know that small servings a must.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me comments…I appreciate it.

  • judy - 03/08/2012 - 10:01 am

    where do i get the recipe for this?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/08/2012 - 10:27 am

      Hi Judy,
      Click the link for Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcakes at the bottom of the post.

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  • Stephanie - 03/14/2012 - 2:00 pm

    This was my favorite birthday dessert growing up. However, I always asked for mint chip ice cream. We called it Ice Cream Pie because we made it in a pie pan.ReplyCancel

  • Darla Schwarz - 05/06/2013 - 3:51 pm

    This reminds me of grasshopper pie( made with mint chic chip ice cream) so yummy!ReplyCancel

Those of us who live around Idaho, are familiar with a great business called Prepared Pantry.  A lot of what they sale, comes in wonderful…easy to prepare mixes that make life really easy.  They also share a lot of great recipes with us as well. Prepared Pantry has Proclaimed this cheesecake to be the “Best on the […]


I like to bake. I need someone to “eat” what I bake. My sweet half doesn’t like anything that is ultra sweet, filled with chocolate or dripping with frosting. I think I’ve also mentioned that he hates Chocolate Chip cookies! I married him anyway. I grew up with a Dad who also hates Chocolate Chip […]


  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions - 02/29/2012 - 8:02 pm

    Mmm, these look so amazing ~ they make me think of childhood!ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 03/01/2012 - 1:24 am

    What is it with men and not eating their blogger-other-halve’s baked goodies?!? Mine doesn’t eat many things I bake either but I’m about to marry him.

    I love the idea of carrot cake in a biscuit. Yum yum yum! Are they sort of like woopie pies?ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 03/01/2012 - 1:25 am

    Carrot cake is my favourite but I have never tried it as a cookie. My husband also doesn’t like sweet food so I almost never bake – there would be no point. On the other hand, he has an enormous appetite for savoury food so that’s what I cook.ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 03/01/2012 - 9:47 am

    These look so good! I roo am married to a “I don’t like sweets” weirdo although he puts like a pound of sugar & crushed red pepper combo on real food like spaghetti, soup, etc. I gues it’s a Thai thingReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 03/01/2012 - 5:38 pm

    Those look really good!!! I might just have to give them a try. I sure wish I didn’t like sweet… why didn’t I get that from Dad?!!!ReplyCancel

  • Medeja - 03/02/2012 - 2:04 am

    I have a same problem..I need somebody who would eat what I bake.. Really cute cookies. They look yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies - 03/02/2012 - 2:40 pm

    My husband is also not into ultra sweet stuff or nuts, which is a huge disappointment for me. These look like a fantastic compromise! I have another carrot cake cookie recipe, but I haven’t ever been in the mood to make it. Making it into a sandwich cookie appeals to me more, so maybe I’ll do that! Thanks for the great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Stargrace - 03/02/2012 - 5:47 pm

    I decided to make these tonight, I omitted the oats since neither me or the other half are that fond of them, and they turned out amazing. I especially like the cream cheese icing, just the slightest hint of sweet with a very ‘cheese cake’ like taste. Amazing, thanks for sharing this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 03/03/2012 - 6:50 am

    Hi these look amazing!
    I am just checking….is it really only 1 ounce of cream cheese in the frosting?

    thanks 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/03/2012 - 8:46 am

      Hi Puppydogs,

      Thank You, Thank You, for bringing that to my attention.
      YIKES! It is one 8-oz package of cream cheese.

  • Shannon Carter - 03/05/2012 - 12:35 pm

    Mom…you don’t need to worry about anyone not eating your sweets because you know I will and I live right down the road from you so you can bring me your leftovers. I love Carrot Cake! I think you forgot to bring some to me. Next time hopefully! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) - 03/06/2012 - 12:00 pm

    carrot cake is my favorite thing ever!!! this looks so delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Tisha - 03/22/2012 - 1:12 pm

    I have been following your site for some time now and I have to say that I just love it!!! Thank you sooo much for your hard work and sharing your knowledge of baking/cooking. I love to do both. You have inspired me to want to start a blog and share the knowledge that I know and have learned. Thank you so much =DReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 07/13/2012 - 5:05 pm

    Made these today…they are so yummy! We are serving these along with a bunch of other goodies at a Taste of the Town that we are participating in. Thanks for posting a great recipe! 😀ReplyCancel

  • laura - 09/15/2012 - 3:20 am

    These sound so yummy that I just might get my nose out of a book- non-traditional college student, returning to school after 34 years- and bake them! Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

One of my most popular posts is the Pretzel bites. Many of you have left me a comment or emailed me, that you are unable to find frozen bread dough in your markets. I’ve made several “homemade” pretzel recipes . . . all which have been quite good. You can easily make your own dough and […]


  • Blog is the New Black - 02/28/2012 - 5:17 pm

    Oh, yes yes YES!ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 02/29/2012 - 2:22 am

    Yay I’m glad you posted this cause I can’t get dough here either.

    I love that you said parmesan is optional… I think it’s always a must! I’ve always been a bit scared to make pretzels because of the whole water bath thing but you make it look easy.ReplyCancel

  • Abbie - 03/20/2012 - 4:40 pm

    These pretzels are delicious!ReplyCancel

  • bob hayes - 09/27/2012 - 12:46 am

    Oh yeah! Made these tonight at my wife’s request. Added an extra tablespoon of brown sugar. Wife loved them. I loved them. Neighbors loved them. 8 is not enough!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 01/17/2013 - 10:43 pm

    Do you never let the dough rise? Or did I miss that part?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 01/20/2013 - 1:59 pm

      Hi Nicole,

      This particular recipe doesn’t require raising the dough before shaping them, however, after I shaped them,
      I let them rest for at least fifteen to 20 min. while I prepared the water/soda bath. They will puff up in the boiling water
      bath, and more as they bake.

      Hope this helps,

Last week, I decided to make Pita Bread. It’s a first for me, but seemed pretty darn simple. In case you don’t know what Pita or Pitta is . . . it’s a round pocket bread. The “pocket” in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough. As the bread cools and […]


  • aimeeberrett - 02/23/2012 - 2:42 pm

    We’ve made our own pitas, but they didnt always get pockets in the middle, only about half the time. Do you have a trick for that? Maybe I’ll have to try your recipe. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 02/23/2012 - 3:14 pm

      Hi Aimee,

      I’m certainly just trying Pita myself, but from what I’ve read, part of the trick to getting them to puff correctly,
      is making sure that when you roll the dough out, it is about 1/4″ thick, and that it’s even from the middle to the edges.
      Good luck….I only had one that didn’t puff right. I will try more recipes, and let you all know.

    • Tina - 08/07/2016 - 10:01 am

      You must have enough heat. Also when cooking try turning the cookie sheet over and cook them on the bottom surface.ReplyCancel

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets - 02/23/2012 - 2:49 pm

    These look fantastic. I love pita bread, I’m giving this one a try soon! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Blog is the New Black - 02/23/2012 - 3:08 pm

    Love this! You make it look so simple!ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 02/24/2012 - 12:58 am

    Yum yum yum. They puffed up so perfectly. I can’t wait to give them a go myself.ReplyCancel

  • Jessen - 02/24/2012 - 7:18 am

    I’ve tried and failed miserably a couple months ago, but with your technique, I’ll give it another go! Thank you! I grew up eating pita bread (we are palestinian) but we never made our own. The arabic market we visit often raised their price per bag, so it’s time to make’em myself.ReplyCancel

  • Family Recipes - 02/24/2012 - 8:43 am

    Wow that was your first time trying this recipe, they look great!
    My daughter love them with tuna, and I prefer mine with fresh veggies and cream cheese yumm! Thank you :0)ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 02/24/2012 - 2:17 pm

    I make a lot of bread but I’ve never tried these. I guess the recipe would still work if a breadmaker is used. I must try.ReplyCancel

  • KJ - 02/24/2012 - 9:20 pm

    Seriously – mine never look that good! One of our favorite fillings is a peanut butter, honey and wheat germ mixture and sliced bananas – yummers!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - 02/25/2012 - 6:54 am

    Do you have a suggestion on how to stagger the baking if we don’t have room to cook them all at once? They look great!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 02/25/2012 - 11:49 am

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I only used one oven as well. I had 3 baking sheets, and just placed them in once at a time. It didn’t seem to make
      a lot of difference. I only had 1 pita that didn’t puff quite right.
      Good luck…this really was my first time making pita, so I’m certainly learning myself!

  • aimee - 02/27/2012 - 1:31 pm

    Hi…I know your sister Jamie…she works with my son in the up to 3 program. We got talking during her visit today and she mentioned your blog. I’m so glad she did! You do such a great job with it. I’ve skimmed through a bunch of your old posts and I’m so excited to try some of these recipes. My husband will be excited too…we’re in such a dinner rut.
    Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - 02/28/2012 - 2:12 pm

    Oh! You make these look so do-able and easy to do. I bet there’s not comparison when you’ve made fresh, homemade pitas. I love this idea – thanks for the inspiration! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rikelle - 03/14/2012 - 2:04 pm

    These look great! Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 10/24/2013 - 8:51 am

    These look great! I’m going to try them right now. I’ve only made pitas once before and they took FOREVER!! They were good, just a labor intense recipe. I do know if you cover them with a damp cloth as they cool, they stay super soft! Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • mile alva - 06/26/2016 - 6:39 am

    i love the recipies tha you show us. im from Colombia. i’d like have every tips and recipes yours.ReplyCancel

  • Naoma Sproles - 07/31/2016 - 7:26 pm

    WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THIS, HOW//????????? Pita bread recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Brock - 08/05/2016 - 7:28 pm

    This was so delicious but mine didn’t puff up. Instead they were heavier and more hardy. But don’t get me wrong, it was scrumptious! May I ask why there is no oil required in the recipie? Thinking of adding some in and trying this again. Also should I use bread flour or regular flour?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/12/2016 - 5:30 pm

      Hi Brock,

      Most pita breads have little oil. I often add 1 tablespoon oil to this recipe. It doesn’t hurt a thing.
      I used regular all purpose flour when making mine.

      Hope this helps,

  • don nall - 08/17/2016 - 7:46 am

    they look like round sopapilla … could you bake sopapilla??ReplyCancel

I really like ribs. I’m picky though. They can’t be mostly fat and little meat. That’s why I like these ribs! These Country Style Pork Ribs are oh so delicious & easy to prepare. This recipe came from Genola Kandler, who was a awesome cook. She cooked for a huge farming operation of hungry men! Everytime […]


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  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 02/21/2012 - 1:26 am

    My man would love these! Oh how I love my slow cooker.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 02/21/2012 - 2:10 am

    Great looking dish and I agree, ribs are so much better with little fat.ReplyCancel

  • OOHHH! You just made my mouth water…love BBQ!!! I live in SC and the BBQ is mustard base and it’s just not the same!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb - 02/22/2012 - 6:46 am

    I prefer lean, lots of meat ribs too. love your choice of ingredients and I can imagine how tongues pleasing this dish is. thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets - 02/23/2012 - 2:51 pm

    These are in our oven right now for dinner…smells amazing!! I’m baking them because my crock was dirty…and I was too lazy to scrub it clean!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - 02/27/2012 - 9:10 pm

    I made this for my family last night. We loved it! It was quick and easy to put together and absolutely delicious! Thank you for a recipe that is a keeper for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Marie Kelly - 02/28/2012 - 9:49 am

    I am making a modified version of this recipe for my website. (subbing what I had on hand)

    Can I link and reference back to you?

    Thank you ~


  • taz - 03/14/2012 - 1:03 am

    This is a great post and a great recipe … making it right now! Almost done actually … just in time for good luck food for a Steeler win!
    Thanks for sharing and keep up the great writing!ReplyCancel

  • Mimi - 08/26/2012 - 8:02 pm

    Here’s to Genola Kandler. nice story!ReplyCancel

When I asked my sweet half what Dessert he might like for Valentines Day . . . his response didn’t surprise me at all. I knew what he would say. Angel Food Cake. but . . . there was an or! It was this. This just happens to be another family favorite recipe. We make it […]


  • Suzanne Perazzini - 02/17/2012 - 2:20 am

    Wow, that first photo is so cute – too good to eat. I would mount it and keep it on my desk as inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Mendez - 02/18/2012 - 2:13 pm

    This looks beautiful and I love cherries. I have some tiny tea cake tins I found at an estate sale years ago. This will be perfect for them.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 03/01/2012 - 4:56 pm

    THAT LOOKS AMAZING! Jonna… you are so talented!ReplyCancel

Luscious. Perfect for your sweet valentine! Despite my best efforts, I’ve been really slow in posting. For that . . . I’m sorry. I also like this dessert partially frozen, therefore it freezes well! See. It’s perfect for Valentines Day. This dessert is rich . . . but not too sweet. Come on, I will […]


  • Rosa - 02/11/2012 - 2:56 pm

    What a delicious looking treat!



  • Karen - 02/12/2012 - 7:28 am

    This looks so yummy but I’m freaking out because I can’t find the recipe! HELP!!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 02/12/2012 - 3:14 pm

      The link is as the bottom of the post. Click on lemon or chocolate lush.

  • Brandi - 02/12/2012 - 6:30 pm

    Oh that just looks heavenly! I wish I was the recipient of the give-a-way one! MMMMMMMMReplyCancel

  • Justine - 02/13/2012 - 12:09 pm

    Where does the french vanilla pudding come into play?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 02/13/2012 - 4:44 pm

      Hi Justine….I will add that to the post!
      Sorry about that.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - 02/13/2012 - 4:39 pm

    what was the vanilla pudding for? The give away dessert looked like you had swirled it. Did you? Am I missing a step in there with the pudding? I would love to make this tomorrow – YUM!!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 02/13/2012 - 4:43 pm

      Hi Jenna,
      I guess I should have been more clear on the pudding layer. It is optional, but you can also add a layer of pudding, under the junket dessert layer, or do as I did. I swirled the two layers together with a knife.ReplyCancel

  • GotYourHolidayOn - 02/13/2012 - 8:40 pm

    Now I have my Valentine’s Day dessert. Thanks 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Steve @ the black peppercorn - 02/14/2012 - 10:36 am

    Oh My – this looks so delicious. It looks light and wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Tania@aperfectpantry - 02/14/2012 - 8:29 pm

    This would make a perfect Valentines surprise… Maybe next year, sicne I made hubby a chocolate cake this year. Simple, but he likes it.ReplyCancel

  • Grandma Betty - 05/01/2012 - 9:29 am

    Thank you for continuing your tradition used to feed your brothers.
    I got your blog name from my niece and she was right this is a great blog! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - 12/30/2012 - 4:44 pm

    Wheres’s the recipe for this? I see pictures of how to make it, but no ingredients. How do you make shortbread crust – how much of what ingredients? And what is junket Danish dessert? Where do you get it.ReplyCancel

My waffle iron died the other day.  It didn’t die after my waffles had baked, it decided to retire in mid-stream! I had only one option . . . buy a new waffle iron. The shiny new model is a Cuisinart, and it’s been working hard lately. Waffles?  Not Waffles. Beautiful Crispy Waffle fries . […]


  • Heather - 02/06/2012 - 8:23 pm

    What a great idea! These look quick to make and so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Simmons - 02/07/2012 - 4:47 am

    Love Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 02/07/2012 - 7:11 am

    Oh my gosh….these look sooooo good. I’m drooling right now. I have always been afraid to try and cook anything but waffles in my waffle iron but I think I’m about to be brave and try these 🙂

    There is a blog/website where everything is cooked in the waffle iron (http://www.waffleizer.com/). Just thought you might like to take a look 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 02/07/2012 - 8:27 am

    What an amazing idea. I need to buy a new waffle iron myself.ReplyCancel

  • Holly - 02/07/2012 - 5:09 pm

    These look so yummy! Thanks for the idea. Growing up my mom made our grilled cheese sandwiches in the waffle iron. She would butter each side of the bread that touches the waffle iron and put cheese in the middle. It makes them crunchy! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 02/07/2012 - 6:38 pm

    Very cool! I just got the same waffle iron. Such a step up from my old one. We are eating lots of waffles here too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jan - 02/07/2012 - 9:23 pm

    I have a waffle iron and I love hashbrowns, going to try this sometime this week. 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 02/07/2012 - 9:58 pm

    That is the most delicious use of a waffle iron I’ve ever seen. I don’t have an iron but I guess I could use my ordinary sandwich press for the same thing. Yum yum yum!ReplyCancel

  • Kandice McDermott - 02/08/2012 - 5:27 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I was surfing yesterday looking for some last-minute dinner inspiration (and I always try your blog for some more fabulousness!) when I discovered these and KNEW we were having breakfast for dinner. 🙂 I made them on my wimpy el-cheapo waffle iron and they were great! Mine didn’t get as crisp as yours…but that could have been due to lack of patience. Either way they were yummy, fast, and so super easy. Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Ann - 02/08/2012 - 8:52 pm

    Love the idea of doing Waffle fries….I love crispy hash browns!

    My friend (Mouli) has been working for me since the mid 1970’s. I’ve even found some of the original metal ones at Thrift stores. My Food processor lives in the closet!

    May I suggest the following pancake & waffle mix: “Golden Malted”. I first got it at Cost Plus, we live in Bay Area (CA). I have ordered it online at Amazon…it is really good!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Ann - 02/08/2012 - 8:54 pm

    Forgot to say, have seen “Mouli’s” for sale on Ebay.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 02/09/2012 - 1:59 pm

    These look fabulousfantasticphenominally wonderful.

    I can not wait to try these. I have the old fashioned waffle iron and suprisingly it still works quite well. I have two teenage boys who are always hungry. Imagine that! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roberta - 02/09/2012 - 6:00 pm

    Love your idea, I cooked french toast in mine over the weekend and they can out so good with a nice little crunch. Can’t wait to try the hash browns.ReplyCancel

  • Gina - 02/11/2012 - 6:30 pm

    I think I will try this for breakfast tomorrow, looks good and easy!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - 02/15/2012 - 3:59 pm

    These look so yummy! Thanks for the idea.ReplyCancel

  • Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) - 02/19/2012 - 4:28 pm

    wow these look awesome i didnt know you could make fries with a waffle irons!ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies - 02/20/2012 - 10:06 am

    This is such a brilliant idea!! I think this would be really yummy for breakfast. Just put it with a fried egg and a couple slices of bacon. I’m definitely trying this THIS WEEK! I wonder how it would turn out with the frozen hashbrowns? You’d probably have to thaw them first, right?ReplyCancel

  • Jess - 02/20/2012 - 2:33 pm

    Wow! I think I’m going to try this with sweet potatoes.ReplyCancel

  • Lila - 02/24/2012 - 10:35 am

    would we cook the potato beforehand or just use one that is raw?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 02/25/2012 - 11:50 am

      Hi Lila,

      I use raw potato. I’ve never cooked them before adding them to the waffle iron.
      We have these every other night….low fat!

  • Am @ The Cook's Sister - 02/26/2012 - 10:22 am

    What a creative way to cook hash-browns/fries! I will definitely try out this recipe soon!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Malone - 03/03/2012 - 1:14 pm

    The browns are always extra crunchy when using the waffle Iron. My 1923 waffle iron has a red light in the bottom enclosed section that turns off when the waffles/potatoes are done !ReplyCancel

  • Ken G. - 03/05/2012 - 11:50 am

    Okay, here’s the deal. I was making my birthday dinner. Yes, like many I see my birthday as a chance to jump in the kitchen and have some fun. I thought these waffle iron fries would be perfect for the occasion along with a fried brussels sprouts salad and some honey-chipotle chicken that I love. Iron light goes off giving me the signal that it has reached temp, layer those suckers in and wait… and wait… and wait. Checked the very simple well explained recipe again, checked the time, figured a little longer since my waffle iron doesn’t have a heat setting, and still nothing. If I was one who used profanity, it would have been flying in the direction of “Get Off Your Butt and Bake” as at this point as everything else for my birthday dinner was ready and on the table waiting for these soggy, pale potatoes to crisp up and turn brown. Then it hit me… I checked the outlet – nothing. I’d tripped the breaker, and the light didn’t go off because it was up to temp, but because the power had gone out. Not only did I trip the breaker, but I broke the breaker. Not having time to run to Home Depot to get another, I quickly cooked the hash browns the old fashioned way and will have to give the waffle fries another go at a later date. We had a big laugh about it and enjoyed our meal. I’m sorry for sending bad thoughts your way for a few seconds when it should have been directed at my electrical system!ReplyCancel

  • Justin - 03/27/2012 - 10:28 am

    I LOVE hash browns and have been trying to adapt eating habits so I was excited to find this via pinterest. I tried last week using frozen hash brown shreds. My waffle maker is a little cheap-o model so it took longer to cook, but I was really happy, and will definitely make these again!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - 04/09/2012 - 10:36 am

    I also have a mouli that I have owned for many years. I have almost sold it in a garage sale twice but in the end couldn’t part with it. I just made these hash browns for lunch. They are awesome. I have a walmart cheap-o waffle iron so it took 8 minutes on high to cook.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - 04/09/2012 - 10:44 am

    There are a few of these graters on ebay if you search for “mouli grater”.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - 05/03/2012 - 3:20 am

    I am going to try these very very soon! Have to go and buy some potatoes! They look amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 05/03/2012 - 8:58 pm

    I just love your Mouli. I am sure that is so much better than an electric food processor.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/04/2012 - 6:33 am

      Hi Leslie,
      I love it as well! It was one of those ifommercial buys, and it has served me well for
      many many years. I use it for everything. It’s sooooo much easier than cleaning up my big food processor!

  • vic@cakebook - 06/13/2012 - 9:44 am

    wow these look amazing – can’t wait to try them – thanks!ReplyCancel

  • sophistimom - 06/13/2012 - 4:52 pm

    Okay, these are genius. I can’t wait to make these.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/15/2012 - 1:56 pm

      Thanks Sophistimom…. I love your blog!

  • Jenn@slim-shoppin - 09/07/2012 - 12:31 pm

    Never would have thought of doing potatoes on the waffle maker!!

    So doing this over the weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 10/12/2012 - 4:43 pm

    So did you use a raw shredding potato? I tried this today with boiled potatoes grated and butter and they didnt brown up like yours or stay together.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/12/2012 - 6:18 pm

      Hi Katie,

      Yes….I just use a raw shredded potato. I don’t rinse the potatoes once they are grated, because I don’t want to lose the starch in them. They bind together much better, if you don’t rinse them. As for browning, certain varieties of potatoes brown better than others. I’m using good ol Idaho potatoes.


  • Chuck White - 11/07/2012 - 10:21 am

    I have a Cuisinart Griddle. I has top and bottom plates. One set is a griddle on one side and a grill grooves on the other side. You can also buy a set of waffle plates separately — and mine is being shipped now!

    The griddler has two settings, one for the griddle with continuous, real temperature settings, and the other set if for the grill plates graduated from low to sear.

    I’ve almost not used my stove top since buying the Griddler. Now with this recipe, I may never use it again! (just kidding, I think)ReplyCancel

  • GreySwan - 11/16/2012 - 9:03 pm

    great idea for using your waffle iron for hash brown potatoes. I’m going to try this and try using shredded sweet potatoes, too. Have you tried sweet potatoes yet?ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 01/03/2013 - 12:42 pm

    I have the same waffle iron, and I have made more omelettes and breakfast burritos than waffles so far. It’s amazing, and I can’t wait to try your potato recipe.
    I put one whipped egg in each waffle square, top with one slice of cheese, and finish each waffle square with another egg. I cook it on the lowest #1 setting, and they come out amazingly fluffy and ready to eat. They can easily be wrapped up in a warm tortilla with a little bit of Salsa, sour cream, and even chorizo. When I’ve made them with sausage I just dice a little bit of sausage up and put it on top the cheese before adding the second egg. Try it!ReplyCancel

  • chuck - 01/16/2013 - 6:05 pm

    I just had to look. Amazon has a white Mouli for under $27.00 Now I am going to have to buy one.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 01/19/2013 - 9:29 am

    I love this idea! Hash browns are my favorite but I don’t like to fry because of the calories and the mess. I plan to add tons of shredded onions to the mix. Can’t wait to try this.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 12/26/2013 - 5:50 pm

    You write like a bitch.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 06/05/2014 - 9:30 am

    This is an amazing idea!!! The fries look so crispy. I’m going to try it for sure! Thanks!ReplyCancel

Little Miss Muffett sat on her tuffett, eating all the puff pastry away.   Her hips grew wider and her pants did bind her, and she was miserable all day! lets rewind . . . Little Miss Muffett stood in her kitchen, baking and singing all day. She tasted a crumb and that did delight her, […]


  • Joanna Murdock - 02/03/2012 - 1:10 am

    Looks so yummy! I think I need to be your neighbor! Like your cute poetry too.ReplyCancel

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets - 02/03/2012 - 5:50 am

    Oh my word these look amazing. I am on such a puff pastry kick lately I just may have to whip some of these up (love how easy they look).

  • Teresa O - 02/03/2012 - 9:18 am

    OH my this makes my mouth water. One to try for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - 02/03/2012 - 7:06 pm

    Jonna! You’ve done it again!!! This looks fantastic! Forget about that braid that I did – this is like 1/4 of the work and looks BETTER!! You always have such great ideas for puff pastry. I will add these too the list of my “need to make from Jonna’s website” recipes. I don’t know which I will try first – the Cherry Crunch Dessert of this.. I know – BOTH!ReplyCancel

  • Judi - 09/24/2012 - 10:01 am

    I made this for our Sunday school class yesterday and it was a hit! I did blueberry and apple, unglazed. I loved how simple but impressive it was. Of course, I didn’t tell them it only took me 20 min prep time! I baked it on my stonewear so I could just take it with me. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - 06/14/2014 - 4:48 pm

    This was amazing! I made it this evening for my boyfriend and he was in love, too! I switched it up a little, though. I used fresh California cherries that I chopped and cooked down with lemon juice, sugar, and corn starch. While that cooled, I whipped half a package of cream cheese with confectioners sugar and lemon juice. I spread that over the pastry before I added the cherries. When it was done, I topped it with a lemon and confectioners sugar glaze. Best dessert I’ve ever had. Hands.Down.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 06/16/2014 - 8:39 pm

      Hi Crystal,

      We love this dessert . . . it’s my favorite.
      I also love it with fresh cherries, but sometimes I’m fresh out! What a lucky boyfriend you have!
      Thanks for the sweet comment.


It seems I always have bananas in my kitchen. I like to peel & eat this funny yellow fruit, as long as they are still green. Speckled Yellow bananas . . . yuck! My sweet half much prefers his favorite Banana Bread. I  prefer CAKE. It’s moist & delish! My sweet half even ate it! […]


  • Jo and Sue - 01/26/2012 - 6:32 am

    These look sooooooo tasty! Cream Cheese Frosting is my favorite 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 01/26/2012 - 8:35 am

    Cream cheese frosting for the win! I almost always opt for that frostingReplyCancel

  • Gayle - 01/26/2012 - 6:44 pm

    Somewhere, sometime in my life, someone made cakes like this. And I forgot that I miss that. I’m banana breaded out, I can’t wait to try this!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Dupont - 01/27/2012 - 11:55 pm

    I thought the recipe for PUFF PASTRY CHERRY BLOSSOMS was really neat. Very pretty, yummy looking. I am going to be making these soon. Thanks for bakery style recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Tamera Anderson - 01/30/2012 - 2:00 pm

    I love your recipes & stories that go a long with them. I can’t wait to start baking,my family will enjoy too. Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiblue - 02/03/2012 - 1:15 pm

    Thanks for this recipe for frosted banana bars. They look quite tasty.ReplyCancel

  • tonya - 02/17/2012 - 8:25 pm

    Just made these and they are sooooooooo gooooood and sooooooo easy! I have decided to invite some folks over for brunch tomorrow so I can show these banana bars off! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe….ReplyCancel

It’s roundup time. My girls & I used to cringe when we heard the word “round-up.” Yes . . . like the Pioneer Woman, we also had to round-up cattle and help with the branding. It’s not as easy as it looks or sounds, as they can be a royal pain in the _ _ […]


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 01/19/2012 - 12:06 pm

    Mmm I don’t know where to start!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 01/19/2012 - 5:39 pm

    yummy these all look amazing I will be trying out many of them I am sure. I love how you can make everything with rhodes. Thanks for all the amazing ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - 01/19/2012 - 10:47 pm

    Love your post. LOVE. You go girl! These all look AWESOME. The cinnamon and sugar glazed knots are how I found you, and when I fell in LOVE with your site! What a great collection of recipes. I have a few on your list that I need to try for certain, I have dough in the freezer that’s begging to be used!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - 01/20/2012 - 1:19 am

    I made your crescent rolls on Tuesday…AND my daughter said “Oh mom, these are EVIL!!” (She ate the whole bag herself) I agreed! Your whole site is EVIL! I’m sooo glad I found it! Can’t wait to try many, many more recipes of your yummy food! My hubby thinks your pies look delish and wants to see one on his table! Baking is my favorie thing…but I don’t have a treadmill!! And it’s like -46 degrees here (Alberta, Canada) so no walking outside!
    Love your blog Grama…I’m also a Nama!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 01/20/2012 - 7:07 am

    Oh boy….so many goodies, where to begin? I love making bread from scratch, but I also love the convenience of Rhodes bread dough on super busy days….I always keep a package handy in the freezer.

    Thanks for your wonderful creations, Jonna.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 01/20/2012 - 11:05 am

    I LOVE all of your Rhodes rolls recipes! I have officially converted to Rhodes rolls and now I don’t know what I would do without them.
    Your Italian Waffles might just be my most requested recipe from my husband. He can not get enough.
    Thanks for rounding up all of your Rhodes rolls recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 01/20/2012 - 4:39 pm

    I wanted to ask you about the petal pull aparts. When I made them, granted it was my first time in about 10 years using Rhodes, I made the indentation but when I bakes it,the indentation rose back up anf the jam was all over the cookie sheet and off the dough. Do you have any suggestions. My sweet husband would rather me not make that again until I get feed back…he is my personal pan scraper.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/21/2012 - 10:57 am

      Hi Tracy,

      Oh gee, I didn’t have this problem. Make sure that after the flower has risen, that you firmly depress the center of the petals again, before adding the jam or jelly. Make sure that the preserves you use isn’t runny. My jam was quite thick. Don’t over fill the centers, you can always add more after baking, and before you glaze it.
      I hope this helps…it’s so pretty and perfect to take to someone.

  • Oh my, everything looks so good! Who knew you could do some many great thinks with frozen dough. I am personally drooling over the parmesan pretzel bites!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri - 02/02/2012 - 3:56 pm

    How great are these ideas? I can’t wait to try the pretzel bites (I can see why they were the most popular post) & the monkey bread. I’m going to need to buy some Rhodes Rolls ASAP! Thanks for the recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 02/18/2012 - 9:00 am

    Thank you for the recipes, I can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

  • Connie Whitmire - 08/09/2012 - 11:13 am

    I am having trouble finding the recipe for the Rhodes Dough….ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/09/2012 - 5:37 pm

      Hi Connie,

      Rhodes roll dough is pre-made balls of Frozen bread dough. You can find it in the frozen section of
      your grocery stores. I blog for Rhodes, so I experiment with all kinds of things.
      Hope you can find it.

  • Lindsay - 11/15/2013 - 7:43 pm

    Where is everyone buying these Rhodes rolls? Even the Rhodes website says they don’t supply Canadian stores anymore. Is this true? Is there an alternative?


  • Deb Stanowski - 01/27/2014 - 8:33 am

    Recipe for chicken& broccoli casserole looks wonderful!ReplyCancel