There’s a house upon the hilltop, We will not go inside. For that is where the witches live, Where ghosts and goblins hide. poem by Jack Pelousky Ghoulish treats have been appearing in my kitchen. . . . Eyes have been upon me. While my sweet half has been digging spuds, basement lights have been […]


They’re everywhere. I’ve found them in the flour. They’re crawling in the sugar. I even found them in the Peanut Butter!  What to do . . . What to do? EAT THEM! If you don’t have any Bed Bugs in your house, Here’s what you’ll need to do. Just gather all of these items:   […]


  • Ronda Eskelson - 10/14/2011 - 3:12 pm

    These are adorable. Where did you find red sixlets?
    One my dearest friends is moving tomorrow. I might just make these tonight and take to her tomorrow on her way with the
    two little ones that I just love.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/14/2011 - 3:16 pm

      Hi Ronda,
      I found the sixlets at Zurchers. They have them in all colors of the rainbow.
      These are super simple to make!!

  • Aimee - 10/14/2011 - 3:39 pm

    I was about to ask where I can find sixlets like that? What is zurchers? A party store?

    These look so cute!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/14/2011 - 4:02 pm

      It is a baking, craft, party wonderful store! You could use many different types of candy.
      Mini M&M’s would work or even red hots!

  • Tasha - 10/14/2011 - 4:01 pm

    These look awesome! Will be trying these for our Halloween party!


  • Valerie - 10/14/2011 - 4:11 pm

    So cute! Gonna put this in my Halloween file right now!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/14/2011 - 4:59 pm

    Spooky! haha love these little guys.ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 10/16/2011 - 12:13 am

    I hope you managed to gobble them all up before they bit you. I bet they taste delicious with their chocolatey bodies. If only all bugs could taste so good!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 10/16/2011 - 12:53 pm

    “Cute as a BUG!!!” . . . . OKAY, NOT funny!!!!!! Keep me drooling, Jona-girl!ReplyCancel

Time has not been my friend this summer. I’ve used it well, but didn’t necessarily do the things I wanted to do. The garden has taken over my life, although I’ve lived through it. I have to admit though . . . I muttered under my breath . . . “Kill me now” . . […]


  • Yvonne @ - 10/03/2011 - 8:43 pm


    I’ve missed commenting on your blog. Like you said, I may not alway comment – but you can better believe I’m always checking out your recipes. I hear ya on being busy! I have no idea where my time, or my summer went. At the beginning of the summer I didn’t even have any plans – now I wonder where in the world all the plans came from that took up all of my days 🙂 I wouldn’t change a thing. Your gardening sounds delightful. Lots of work, but delightful. All the hard work pays off though when you can sit back and grab a jar or can of whatever this fall and winter knowing exactly what’s in it (no preservatives.. or other junk!) and that YOU grew it!

    This recipe looks awesome. I will add it on my “list to make”.

    Hope you didn’t think I abandoned you. Well, I sorta did in my lack of commenting. But I was always here and will always be! I just love your site 🙂


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/04/2011 - 5:32 am

    My friend makes these with marshmallows. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa O - 10/04/2011 - 5:54 am

    Love the colorful popcorn balls. I am enjoying your blog so much and finding great recipes to try. I had to laugh at the green food color escapade. Kids do the darnedest things.ReplyCancel

  • ashley @ Josh & Ashley's World - 10/04/2011 - 8:49 am

    Those are absolutely adorable! Perfect for Halloween!ReplyCancel

  • Lesa - 10/04/2011 - 3:33 pm

    I come from a very small community and my mom has made this exact recipe for popcorn balls and handed them out every Halloween for many years. (Like over 30 years!) It’s funny because a lot of the past recipients now escort their children into my mom’s house so they can have a popcorn ball. She made over 300 one year. She keeps saying she is going to stop making them but there will be some sad trick or treaters if she does. It’s a tradition! Love your blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 10/04/2011 - 9:49 pm

    You are so good to always give in to the little hints that are given… Dad is very lucky to have you in the kitchen!!!
    I love your popcorn balls. I remember making them with you. I remember you showing me how to cold water test the carmel…we use to fight over who got to eat that delicious ball! So funny what we remember. Just might have to make some of these with my own kids.
    I am so glad little Oakleigh didn’t get any color on the carpet. Still makes me laugh reading your post… “Don’t Move…” I can see her standing there with her arms stretched out, scared to even blink! Makes me laugh so hard! Little Stinker-is very lucky! Love you Mom!ReplyCancel

  • lynn - 10/04/2011 - 9:53 pm

    YIkes! I would of panicked too. ; D You do have angels watching over you. Thanks for the tip on how to get food coloring out.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. My husband is a popcorn ball freak and has tried every recipe we have. This is a new one. Like the good little wife I am {ha ha} I will have to surprise him with this one. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 10/08/2011 - 1:34 am

    I’ve missed your posts, but figured you were stuck in the Just for future reference – toothpaste takes off kool aid mustaches so it might work with food coloring too. ;PReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 10/11/2011 - 8:23 am

    I am so excited about these popcorn balls! I am having a love affair with all things popcorn and these will be a wonderful way to satisfy my craving. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your garden 🙂ReplyCancel

  • bakergirl - 03/23/2012 - 10:56 pm

    you didn’t say anything about color or flavor in recipe???ReplyCancel

  • Annie - 12/11/2012 - 5:38 pm


    I love your blog and am going to try this recipe. I was wondering if you know how long these last? I’m thinking about making some for my wedding and want to do everything I can as far ahead of time as I can!



    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 12/12/2012 - 10:11 am

      I make my popcorn balls, and actually store them in large zip loc type bags or even bread bags that I’ve saved. They stay fresh and chewy for days and days!


I play the piano. It’s what I do to relax and enter a stress free zone. It wasn’t always that way though. I had a fantastic teacher . . . but she was MEAN! She would stand behind me and when I made a mistake, she would reach over my left or right shoulder and […]


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/23/2011 - 5:09 am

    Yum! This looks lovely 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lois - 09/23/2011 - 6:32 am

    I play the piano also but had a wonderful teacher. I’m actually friends with her on Facebook. Your cobbler looks fabulous! Enjoy your day!ReplyCancel

  • dudut @mytwistedrecipe - 09/25/2011 - 10:04 pm

    this looks sooo yummmy!

    thanks for sharing your recipe!ReplyCancel

  • JESSICA - 09/26/2011 - 9:45 am

    Mmmmmmm…so nice to look at while I have a break at work. I bet those peaches were great in that.

    By the way, your piano playing is beautiful. Mark and I love to hear you play.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 10/01/2011 - 8:32 am

    I used to play….haven’t in years. But I had a lovely teacher, thank heaven, she wasn’t mean at all. And I loved playing.
    Gorgeous cobbler. I really like the combo of fruits in it.ReplyCancel

  • Jana - 10/01/2011 - 7:59 pm

    I had a wonderful teacher who made me stick with it also, and I’m so glad she did!! (It was my MOM!!):) I also use it as a de-stesser…it’s so nice to just sit down and play and not have to worry about anything else!!

    By the way…just found your site & I have pinned SO MANY of your recipes, they all look so delicious! Can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa O - 10/03/2011 - 5:36 pm

    I discovered your site via Pinterest this morning, jotted down your recipe for Potatos au gratin with chicken breasts, made it for dinner tonight and wow…it was delicious, a real crowd pleaser.

    I’ll be back for more!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - 10/16/2011 - 1:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration! Been looking for the perfect dessert to make tonight since I have left over peaches and raspberries, this is going to be amazing! I’m getting off my butt tonight and baking. :pReplyCancel

  • Jenna - 11/06/2011 - 3:59 pm

    I just have to say WOW!! I made this and it was delicious. I have
    made about ten things from your blog so far! I love it!
    Keep it up!
    Jenna @ TheLifeoftheWifeReplyCancel

  • emily - 01/19/2012 - 8:32 am

    Hi there! Love your blog it is beautiful. And the cobbler/ crumble looks absolutely delicious. I LOVE LOVE LOVE making crumbles – so easy and a perfect hit every time 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/19/2012 - 9:57 am

      Hi emily,
      It’s also our favorite!

  • Jami - 08/29/2012 - 1:11 pm

    Can I use fresh peaches and frozen raspberries? Also, I need to take this to work and don’t want to have to get up extremely early to bake it. Could I make it all and then put it in the fridge and just bake it in the morning? Or use a crock pot? I’m thinking or doing the crisp topping. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/29/2012 - 1:19 pm

      Hi Jamie,

      Yes you can use fresh peaches and frozen raspberries. Make everything the day ahead. You can assemble the crumble topping, but just place it in a separate bowl, then put it over the pre assembled berry mixture in the morning…..right before you bake it.


  • Jami - 08/29/2012 - 1:26 pm

    Thank you! I do have one more question…I don’t have a food processor. Could I just cut the butter in with a knife and mix by hand?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/29/2012 - 1:35 pm

      Hi Jami,

      Yes…that is usually how I do it. Use a fork or pastry blender!

  • liza - 06/22/2013 - 3:38 pm


    I love your recipes!! I had a question about the sugar for the cobbler? Is it 2 tablespoons or 12 for the cobbler top? It says 2 in the recipe portion, and 12 in the directions portion.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 06/25/2013 - 4:08 pm

      Hi Liza,

      Yes it’s 2 tablespoons for the Cobbler top! Oh geez…so sorry.
      It’s a good thing that so many of you are on the ball!


GO . . . VANISH INTO AIR . . . AWAY WITH YOU! That would be me. The garden swallowed me up,  spit me out and I flew far far away. So . . . where have I been?  I took my sweet side kick clear across the map from Idaho to Virginia. We had […]


  • lynn - 09/14/2011 - 5:23 pm

    Your cookies look yummy. So the ones with the kisses and the ones with the jam were made with the same dough? Mmmmm. And congratulations on the new grandbaby. What a delight that must be.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/14/2011 - 5:53 pm

      Hi Lynn,

      Yes….same dough for each variation. They are even better the next day!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/14/2011 - 5:24 pm

    Well thank goodness you made it back and are alright! These cookies look lovely. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • lynn - 09/14/2011 - 8:08 pm

    Welcome back home!

    Congratulations on your newest 2 grandbabies. So jealous! ; DReplyCancel

  • Daisha - 09/14/2011 - 9:32 pm

    The cookies look amazing, as does all you cooking! Congrats to your family on the babies! I know your daughter in VA. We were there for school too (just left) and she took our family pictures a few times. Such a sweet thing she is. So excited for them on the birth of their baby!!ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - 09/15/2011 - 8:25 am

    I am so happy that you are back! Congratulations on your new sweet grandbaby!! What a joy!! Thank you for sharing such fabulous recipes with us!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 09/15/2011 - 9:17 am

    I was wondering where you were! Peanut butter cookies are my all-time favorite – and my ultimate weakness. But I’m very picky about them. I will put this recipe to the test very soon! Sorry for your travel troubles, but I bet it was worth is to see the new grandbaby!ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 09/16/2011 - 6:00 pm

    I had also been wondering where you were and I’m glad that everything is ok! I *need* to feed my sweet tooth tonight and I think this might be just what I need. ;PReplyCancel

  • Aimee @ShugarySweets - 09/20/2011 - 1:56 pm

    Congrats on the new family additions! How exciting. I’m sure you’re so proud!
    The cookies look great, I love the ones with the jam. Duh! Such a great idea, never once thought to do that trick. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - 11/29/2011 - 2:01 am

    They look yummy!!! Do you bake the jelly or add it after the cookies have cooled?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 11/29/2011 - 10:44 am

      Hi Michele,
      I added the jam afterwards this time, but you could also roll the cookie dough in small balls, press an indentation in the center, then add the jam and bake.
      If you add the jam after baking, just press the baked cookie in the center slightly before filling with the jam.

I don’t make these cookies very often. Why not? I love them. I eat them. They stay soft & chewy. Therefore . . . I continue eating them! I have posted this recipe before, but I’m trying to go back through some of my first posts and correct some very bad pictures! Don’t get me […]


  • Leah - 08/23/2011 - 9:17 am

    They look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try it and make sure I pack some up for neighbors and friends so they don’t hang out in my kitchen too long. Otherwise I will end up eating them… and eating them… 😉ReplyCancel

  • tracy - 08/23/2011 - 9:49 am

    Yum!! I just made some the other day substituting coconut for the oatmeal and they were fantastic! I want to try this recipe with the coconut too, i’ll het it would be fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • sherri lynn @ life of a wife - 08/23/2011 - 3:13 pm

    Yay I’m so excited! I used the contact form to send you my info, hope you got it.

    These cookies look delicious! I have to try them!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Warren - 08/24/2011 - 11:01 pm

    This is a beautiful website and you recipes are to die for! Please keep up the good work! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 08/25/2011 - 11:53 pm

    Beautiful photos! These cookies look awesome.ReplyCancel

  • marla - 09/03/2011 - 7:18 am

    Your oatmeal cookies look amazing! I would love if you added this and any other links to my “Happy Post” today.

  • ana - 09/11/2011 - 1:57 pm

    hey i was hoping to get the oatmeal cookies recipe

    thanks very much!ReplyCancel

  • kathy olkowski - 09/21/2011 - 7:47 am

    And I thought the recipe on the lid of the Quaker Oats container was the best…..then I found YOU! These are chewy goodness! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/21/2011 - 9:00 am

      Thank You for commenting Kathy!
      We love these cookies as well….dangerous.

Description: Sweet gooey glazed rolls that are dangerous, tempting and lusciously good. Directions: Let cool slightly, then grab one for yourself before they’re all gone!  Today I’m guest blogging at Rhodes Rolls . . . but I’ll give you a sneak peak. Talk about scrumptious, and so darn easy to make. Here’s a sneak peek […]


  • Becky - 08/17/2011 - 10:46 am

    I must say that I love your site. I may have mentioned this before, and if that’s the case, then let me say it again. I love all your ideas. Baking is something I truly enjoy doing, and it’s nice to get new recipes to try. You’re site is also super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - 08/17/2011 - 10:50 am

    Thanks for sharing these – can’t wait to try them. Can’t guarantee I’ll share them though 😉ReplyCancel

  • Pam - 08/17/2011 - 11:05 am

    Love this post! I have a weakness for cinnamon and orange rolls and i love that you can make any amount you want to. Thanks for sharing the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie - 08/17/2011 - 11:14 am

    These look ahh-mazing, can’t wait to try them. I liked Rhodes Rolls on facebook and scored a $1 coupon.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 08/17/2011 - 12:32 pm

    Just made these with my 5 yr old daughter! LOVED THEM!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Baird - 08/17/2011 - 12:41 pm

    Oh YUM! Can’t wait to give them a try!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Baird - 08/17/2011 - 12:42 pm

    Posted comment on Rhodes website under you yummy Monkey rolls recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 08/17/2011 - 1:00 pm

    Those are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - 08/17/2011 - 1:41 pm

    Thanks for offering this giveaway! I liked Rhodes on facebook and am following them on Twitter! I also commented on their blog!!!

    PS… these mini monkey bread bites of heaven look AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - 08/17/2011 - 2:05 pm

    These look amazing. I follow Rhodes blog as well as yours! Have you ever made these rolls coconut? I am a big time coconut lover and wonder if I could make them coconut flavored.ReplyCancel

  • Erika Bunker - 08/17/2011 - 2:14 pm

    These look delicious! I love all your recipesReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - 08/17/2011 - 2:24 pm

    Well, I know from experience that those cinnamon and brown sugar ones are awesome. But lemon and coconut–I’m on my way to the freezer for the Rhodes Rolls!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - 08/17/2011 - 2:28 pm

    Left a comment on the Rhodes website! 🙂

  • Bonnie - 08/17/2011 - 2:43 pm

    Help! The Rhodes Rolls are thawing, but I can’t see the recipe for the lemon-coconut ones.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 08/17/2011 - 2:45 pm

    These look so yummy! I can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

  • Hillary Larsen - 08/17/2011 - 3:14 pm

    These look so delicious. I wouldn’t have thought to do the lemon ones…tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Morgan-Watkins - 08/17/2011 - 3:15 pm

    I simply love your recipes…my family knows I am always going to cook something delicious up when they see me on your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 08/17/2011 - 3:35 pm

    I also posted a comment on Rhodes blog. Really great recipe. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 08/17/2011 - 4:57 pm

    I just love your site! I can’t wait to try the lemon version of this! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Always Wright - 08/17/2011 - 6:42 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win this great cookbook! Love your blog and your wonderful recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - 08/17/2011 - 7:43 pm

    I like monkey bread, but I LOVE anything miniature. It makes me want to run into my kitchen right now and get busy! I can’t wait to try this recipe. And I checked out RhodesBlog!!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - 08/17/2011 - 8:50 pm

    They look so yummy, and doing them in mini size is a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Caz - 08/17/2011 - 9:29 pm

    Love the sound of that cookbook and of this recipe! Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 08/17/2011 - 11:43 pm

    I commented over on the Rhodes blog.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 08/17/2011 - 11:44 pm

    I like them on facebook (and printed out a coupon). =)ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 08/17/2011 - 11:45 pm

    I want to try these as soon as I can! Yum! Gotta go and buy some more rolls though…ReplyCancel

  • Sonja - 08/18/2011 - 2:13 am

    YUMMY!!These look deliciouse!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - 08/18/2011 - 2:34 am

    You’re site is also super cute! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • CRISTY - 08/18/2011 - 5:08 am

    I am making these….TODAY, thereby becoming my children’s most favorite mom ever!! I would also lurve the cookbook, based on how cool their website looks!ReplyCancel

  • Tahne Timmons - 08/18/2011 - 5:53 am

    These monkey rolls look ssssoooo yummy! I think I will be making them in the near future..ReplyCancel

  • Carly - 08/18/2011 - 6:23 am

    Done! Hoping for a new cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • pamm - 08/18/2011 - 6:36 am

    Love this post. Can’t wait to try this.ReplyCancel

  • pamm - 08/18/2011 - 6:37 am

    I already like Rhodes on FB alreadyReplyCancel

  • Pam - 08/18/2011 - 6:41 am

    Like Rhodes on Facebook and left a comment on their blog. Will check out their you tube channel too.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 08/18/2011 - 7:00 am

    These look delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel Landon - 08/18/2011 - 8:45 am

    we love the mini monkey rolls!!! i’ll have to try the lemon/orange version tooReplyCancel

  • Tammy M. - 08/18/2011 - 9:18 am

    I like Rhodes on FB (Tama Mar) and follow on Twitter (Tammer01).
    Thanks for all the yummy recipes and ideas you share. I always look forward your updates. Love your site. The Mini Monkey Rolls look deliciously SINFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 08/18/2011 - 9:18 am

    Can’t wait to make these! I love the mini version!ReplyCancel

  • Missy Flickinger - 08/18/2011 - 10:41 am

    One of my memories of my mom is that she made us monkey bread for Christmas with red and green cherries in it!! YUMMY. Now “mini” monkey bread will be made in my house!! Thank you so much for this memory.ReplyCancel

  • Michyv - 08/18/2011 - 12:11 pm

    I posted on your blog as well. I love this idea, everyone gets their own little “bread”ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - 08/18/2011 - 12:15 pm

    I have got to make these soon! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Ann Ryan - 08/18/2011 - 12:16 pm

    Found you through the Rhodes facebook post. WOW! This is a really great idea. Making monkey bread in a bundt pan is OK but after a few chunks are served, face it, it’s a pretty ugly monkey. This way everyone gets a nice tidy serving. Wonderful! This will be my choice from now on.ReplyCancel

  • marlo - 08/18/2011 - 12:17 pm

    Those look yummy. Gonna have to try that recipe.ReplyCancel

  • knittingnana5 - 08/18/2011 - 12:24 pm

    OMG! Get out of my way. I must have these! There goes the diet! What a great site this is.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy - 08/18/2011 - 12:44 pm

    YUMMY, I’m going to try this recipe out this weekend for a party.
    Thank you
    Peggy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie H. - 08/18/2011 - 2:10 pm

    Can’t wait to make these mini monkeys. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - 08/18/2011 - 2:20 pm

    I want to make some of these for dinner tonight. Well perhaps for dessert. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • sherri lynn @ life of a wife - 08/18/2011 - 2:52 pm

    Posted on a comment on the Rhodes site, following Rhodes on twitter now (and you too!) and here is my comment.

    I found your site via pinterest and I’m so glad I did! You have some great looking recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Kinsella - 08/18/2011 - 4:52 pm

    What a terrific recipe! makes my mouth water . Rhodes picked the perfect spokes personReplyCancel

  • Audrey Dye - 08/18/2011 - 4:57 pm

    LOOKS SO YUMMY! I can’t wait to try them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chantri Keele - 08/18/2011 - 6:26 pm

    Yummy!! Great post on Rhodes and totally amazing pictures!! Every time I see what your making I get sad that I’m not a hop, skip and a jump away anymore to get a plate!! I really want that recipe book! I commented on Rhodes and liked on Facebook!!ReplyCancel

  • kati - 08/18/2011 - 8:04 pm

    these look amazing! can’t wait to make themReplyCancel

  • Rachael - 08/19/2011 - 7:25 am

    I LOVE using Rhodes dough and I LOVE monkey bread and I LOVE your blog. How wonderful! I am now following the Rhodes blog on my feed reader in addition to Get Off Your Butt and Bake.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - 08/19/2011 - 8:14 am

    Love using Rhodes products for ease in baking great recipes. These mini monkey bread recipes look so good. Thanks for another great, easy and delicious recipe.ReplyCancel

  • kimberly - 08/19/2011 - 8:20 am

    I found out about Rhodes rolls from you when I started following you last year! I love them!! One of my favorites are the pretzel bites I make with them 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@eatcakefordinner - 08/19/2011 - 1:00 pm

    Great giveaway! I would love to win that cookbook. Your rolls sound amazing as always!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah S. - 08/19/2011 - 1:18 pm

    I think these look wonderful and I can’t wait to make them! My family will love them! So happy I found your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janice D. Sissom - 08/19/2011 - 3:53 pm

    I just found your blog and I am excited to do so. I am sure I will checking future recipes. I have already found a few I would like to try and am excited about it. I want to try the “Sweet Mini Monkey rolls” for my ladies Bible Study. I collect cookbooks and would be thrilled to death to win your cookbook. Keep those good looking foods/recipes coming. And thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine E. - 08/20/2011 - 6:44 am

    I lOVE Monkey bread so these look wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • britney basting - 08/20/2011 - 8:24 am

    Yum! I can’t wait to try the lemon rolls! Great idea. Love all your pictures and love your ideas! Thanks for making yummy treats and sharing them!ReplyCancel

  • Marcy Parkinson - 08/20/2011 - 10:47 am

    I love Rhodes rolls they make my life so much easier. Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • kay - 08/20/2011 - 1:24 pm

    Love, Love, Love your website, so many great recipes and beautiful pictures. I also left a comment on Rhodes website.ReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 08/20/2011 - 2:33 pm

    Left a comment at Rhode’s and follow them on Twitter 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 08/20/2011 - 2:33 pm

    Left a comment at Rhode’s and follow them on Twitter 🙂 I love new ideas of what to use bread dough for!ReplyCancel

  • Melenie - 08/20/2011 - 5:50 pm

    Looks so yummy, I love Rhodes rolls for the versatality of recipes like this!ReplyCancel

  • Pat - 08/20/2011 - 6:30 pm

    These look awesome! And easy!! Can’t wait to try them.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyne - 08/20/2011 - 9:40 pm

    Did all 3

    Love your blog…especially since you have a lot of recipes with marshmallow frosting.ReplyCancel

  • Connie E. - 08/21/2011 - 3:16 pm

    Just found your site from Rhodes Bake n serve. Have made it one of my favorites. Also, liked Rhodes & you on FB. Thanks for the great recipes. Looking forward to testing lots of them.ReplyCancel

  • Jen M O - 08/21/2011 - 6:23 pm

    I like Rhodes Rolls. You can do so much with them!ReplyCancel

  • Tonna - 08/22/2011 - 5:37 pm

    doing the mini is like no guilty pleasure and to easy to share
    it’s that what being a woman is all about 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jenjenk - 09/02/2011 - 8:24 pm

    i wonder if this smaller size would prevent me from going overboard or if I’d just eat the whole pan of bite sized pieces??ReplyCancel

  • […] I’m sure you’re in love with monkey bread as much as the next person.  But sometimes it is a bit tempting to have a huge portion.  Why not […]ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 09/15/2011 - 11:42 am

    Love it! Will be making this this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Roche - 10/13/2011 - 2:03 pm

    Love it!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • amanda - 12/08/2011 - 10:49 am

    Hi love love your site i’ve tried so many recipes already and they have all tasted AMAZING!! I live in Manitoba Canada i dont think we have the Rhodes Rolls here i’ve never seen them?? I made these with just a home made cinnamon bun dough recipe but i can’t get mine to stay together when ever i take them out of the tin after letting them cool they always fall apart? anyone else have this problem? maybe its the dough im useing?? but they still taste AMAZING!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 12/08/2011 - 5:24 pm

      Mine would do the same thing, but as they cooled I kept pushing them back together until they finally stayed put!

 Some days. Yes . . . some days are over the top hectic. This recipe is for those some days. It just doesn’t get easier than this. I’m still trying to take care of the ever producing garden, and knee deep in bottling SALSA.  This chicken was tender and delicious.  I used 1 tsp of […]


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/15/2011 - 5:58 pm

    Gotta love easy recipes like this!ReplyCancel

  • Sidney Rossberg - 09/24/2011 - 4:58 pm

    Hi Jonna!

    I love your recipes. I love your pictures! Even the perfect pictures that you have replaced with more perfect pictures!

    Surely you have a published cookbook with all of this work! Where can I get it?


  • Courtney - 10/01/2011 - 6:59 pm

    Thanks for the tasty recipe! I linked to it on my blog,! I feature healthy fairly easy meals and a few crafty things, come check it out sometime.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Edrington - 10/07/2011 - 3:56 pm

    You are right. This really is a great and super simple barbeque chicken. We loved it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie W. - 10/24/2011 - 2:23 pm

    I tried this last night and my chicken was so dry! I did exactly as you did, thawed my chicken almost completely, and added all the ingredients. The only thing I did differently was add ground red pepper since I didn’t have red pepper flakes. I cooked it on low for around 5 hours. Do you think I cooked it too long? I stirred it a few times during cooking like you said. IT was very dry and in some spots burned (I even used a crock pot liner)… any tips on how to make it come out like yours, it looks so yummy!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/24/2011 - 6:17 pm

      Hi Jackie,
      The only thing I can figure, is that the chicken was cooked too long. Every crockpot, or slowcooker is so very different. I have 3 of them, and each one cooks entirely different.
      I always have to be very careful with one of mine, because it’s gets a lot hotter and cooks much quicker than the others. Also….If the lid of the slow cooker has vents, this will make a difference with the sauce. If steam is able to release from the lid, it will make your sauce thicker. If the sauce is too runny, you will need to allow steam to escape for a bit. Your chicken might have been thinner than my pieces as well. I always just do the fork test…if it falls apart easily, it’s done. I hope this helps….good luck.

  • Amy - 04/03/2012 - 1:25 pm

    Do you use one of the big SBR Bottles or the normal size?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/03/2012 - 9:31 pm

      Hi Amy,
      I use the normal size bottle.

  • Tammy Wells - 02/10/2014 - 6:31 pm

    How can I get these recipes on my Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Burton - 03/09/2014 - 6:59 pm

    I am cooking barbecue hot wing in my crock pot i followed the recipe from the web site I believe it may be too thick what liquid could I add to itReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/09/2014 - 7:17 pm

      Hi Louise,

      I would add chicken broth, extra BBQ sauce, possibly pineapple juice or even some apricot preserves.
      Sometimes even water will suffice just fine, if the sauce is strong flavored!


Summer. I love it . . . I hate it. Tired and just a tad awnry! Oh . . . I’ve been in the kitchen, but I haven’t been baking very much. I did manage to use some egg whites that I was actually saving for Macarons. I knew that wasn’t going to happen anytime […]


  • Dianne - 08/14/2011 - 4:31 am

    Just curious, how many raspberry plants do you have? We put in some blackberry bushes this year but would like to plant raspberry and blueberry as well. I’m thinking of all the yummy things you can make with all those wonderful raspberries. YUM!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/14/2011 - 1:37 pm

      Hi Dianne,

      We have rows and rows and rows of them! They multiply every darn year. My husband has a green thumb since he’s a farmer, and so they do very well. For at least 3 good weeks every summer, we pick and pick and pick!! Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment. I sure appreciate it.

  • Charity - 08/14/2011 - 9:17 pm

    Jealous of your raspberry huckleberry jam! We have been wanting to go huckleberry picking with Niki and Gary for two summers and have not had the time. Nice job on all your hard work in the garden and kitchen. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 08/15/2011 - 7:25 pm

    Thanks for posting the “how-to” on bottling beans. My mom canned years ago and since she has now passed away, I was wondering how to do it on my own…I think I can now! ThanksReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/16/2011 - 10:29 am

      Hi Rachel,

      When bottling your green beans, please use the Pressure Cooker Method. It is certainly the newer
      safer way. I’ve never had any problems, but I certainly wouldn’t want to steer anyone in the wrong direction.
      Please use the Pressure Cooker Method only!


  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets - 08/16/2011 - 8:14 am

    Oh I am so jealous of your Raspberries! Before moving several years ago, we had planted 3 small Raspberry twigs. Within 3 years we had a Raspberry plantation, and picked and picked and picked. We froze so many raspberries, and made jams, and gave thousands of little berries to neighbors. Then we moved. And left behind our little patch. And for some odd reason, here in Ohio, my raspberries just won’t seem to take hold.ReplyCancel

  • Madi @ Sit down and eat your peas! - 09/13/2011 - 8:51 am

    These are so beautiful, they have definitely motivated me to get off my butt and bake! I cook every day, but find baking so much less motivating. I’m making a resolution to Get My Bake On!ReplyCancel

My College days are a dim memory of the past. Mostly good . . . a little bad. I went away to College with my best friend, and we were connected at the hip. Cindy, is also my cousin. We really didn’t live on Ramen Noodles or Mac & Cheese. We cooked . . . […]


  • shaheen - 08/11/2011 - 4:56 am

    Thanks for sharing your memories. I found them heart warming.

    This recipe is new to me, I may have a go now that I have found some marshmallows suitable for vegetarians in the u.KReplyCancel

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  • Sarah - 08/14/2011 - 1:35 pm

    Made these! LOVE!! I would have never thought of the marshmallows, but it was a great combination.ReplyCancel

Oh what do you do in the Summertime, when all the world is green. Do you fish in a stream or lazily dream, on the banks as the clouds go by? Is that what you do . . . HECK NO! I pick Raspberries for hours upon end, as well as peas, beans and countless […]


  • KJ - 08/04/2011 - 5:15 pm

    Oh I love Jonna! She is so cute and skinny and the best cook ever!!ReplyCancel

  • Chantri Keele - 08/05/2011 - 9:59 am

    MMMMMMMMMMM! That looks so pretty and oh so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Renee - 08/05/2011 - 6:23 pm

    I love your blog….I check in just to read what you’ve made. I’ve given you your own little icon in my toolbar…so I can get to you quickly! I love what you make, I love what your write and I love your pictures…did write to you once asking abou the camera you used…a personal email. So, carry on. You give me much pleasure! I did vote for you.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 08/06/2011 - 12:02 pm

    I am going to make these today! My poor husband never gets blueberries since I came into my life (I hate the little berries unfortunately). So I will make a tart with blueberries just for him. This will be such a nice treat for my husband!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - 09/02/2011 - 11:21 am

    Yum yum yum! Blueberries and rasberries are my favorite! This is the perfect end of summer dessert 🙂ReplyCancel

 Oh geez. These are dangerously decadent! Those darn Oreos have been tempting me for a while now. Today I was weak . . . so weak. It must be all that Raspberry picking that’s done it to me. This one with warm, gooey toasted Marshmallow on top is irresistible. It reminded me of Baked Alaska […]


  • Valerie - 07/30/2011 - 7:51 pm

    That is full of so many good, evil things. 🙂 They are so adorable in the pint jars too!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Porter - 07/31/2011 - 8:25 pm

    Those are just WICKED!!!!! Shame on you. (Can’t wait to try them)!!!!! I keep picturing by behind, after eating a couple!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lokness - 08/01/2011 - 12:32 pm

    Oh my….. These look amazing!!!!!! I can’t wait to make them! YUM! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 08/04/2011 - 3:43 pm

    I have to make these they look amazing!!! I think the toasted marshmallow is my favorite partReplyCancel

  • Becky - 08/11/2011 - 11:00 am

    Your recipes look so scrumptious. I just found your blog, and I am so excited to try some of them! Thanks for so many ideas!ReplyCancel

  • The Goodies of Two Shoes - 08/17/2011 - 5:13 pm

    Hey we’re a new blog and it would be awesome if you came and checked us out. Our domain is
    We don’t have many recipes cause we’re new but one of our mom’s likes to cook too her blog is called Shugary Sweets.ReplyCancel

  • Tina - 08/20/2011 - 12:23 pm

    I just found your website yesterday – and I’m totally addicted! I have a new website friend – you are like AWESOME!! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Tara - 01/14/2012 - 3:25 pm

    I found your website and am extremely excited to try so many of your recipes now I’m just going to have to start working out more…..lolReplyCancel

“Missing in Action” . . . that best describes me lately. If you need me, you can find me in the garden. I’m probably muttering under my breath . . . but I’ll be there! My fingertips are red or green at all times. Red from picking Raspberries. Green from podding peas. I’m not a […]


  • Joanna Murdock - 07/27/2011 - 9:46 pm

    Congratulations on “two” little baby boys!ReplyCancel

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  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes - 07/30/2011 - 5:39 pm

    Love these tortillas too. Great idea to make pizza with them.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Porter - 07/31/2011 - 8:31 pm

    Congrats on your new grandbabies!!! WE just returned from visiting ours. Knowng how beautiful your daughters are, those boys are going to be lady/killers!!!!ReplyCancel

  • THERESE - 11/15/2011 - 6:18 pm

    Congratulations on the family additions! I make a great, quick mini pizza using cooked tortilla’s. I put a little extra virgin olive oil on the tortilla and then sprinkle it with an ample amount of crushed dried basil and garlic powder. Slide the torilla in the oven (400 degrees) for about 2 minutes until crisp. Remove from oven and add sliced roma tomatoes & cheese. I also add onions & mushrooms. Put back in oven for about 5 minutes and you have Margarita pizza’s!!ReplyCancel

Without a doubt, this is one of our favorite Desserts. I like it hot from the oven and my sweet hubbie prefers it cold. I prefer it with ice cream and my better half prefers it with Whipped Cream. Our differences really aren’t surprising. After all, I have learned after 32 years of marriage, that […]


  • Emily Suess - 07/20/2011 - 12:04 pm

    Except for that whole married bit, I totally want to be you! 🙂 Those look so good. I really need to learn how to take pictures of food.ReplyCancel

  • lynn - 07/20/2011 - 1:07 pm

    You had me at the beautiful tribute to your dear sweet husband. Rock on another 32 years +!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Virgin - 07/21/2011 - 6:35 am

    I loved the tribute you wrote for your husband! I am just as blessed to have an awesome husband as well! I LOVE your blog and have made MANY of your recipes! Thank you for sharing your love for cooking with all of us! I love you and I don’t even know you! I hope you have a great day! DebbieReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 07/23/2011 - 10:25 am

    You’ve got a winner for a husband, for sure!
    Chocolate is not first on my list of favored sweets, but fruit certainly is. Love your crumble!ReplyCancel

  • britney basting - 07/24/2011 - 10:29 pm

    I love your blog. I check it all the time and just look through old post decideding what to make next! Thank you for sharing about your hubby. I like getting to know you and your family. It makes it seem like we are friends 🙂 LOVE all your food and pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - 07/27/2011 - 3:32 pm

    My husband is also a dear, and as if on cue he brought home a plastic bowl of fresh raspberries that had been given to him by a co-worker. I had just read your recipe and decided to make that delicious recipe. Goodness!! Little did I know what a heavenly treat I was preparing. He loved it. I loved it. He wanted more. I wanted more. We ate more! Thank you for sharing such great recipes and for affirming that love is alive. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Corrine - 09/09/2011 - 1:16 pm

    The 4 C. at the top, do I take it that’s four cups? *don’t understand american measurements*ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/09/2011 - 3:07 pm

      Hi Corrine,

      Yes, it does mean 4 cups.
      Thanks for visiting.

  • Reda - 11/28/2011 - 10:01 am

    I made a huge batch of this (I changed it to Apple Berry (blue,black,straw, and rasberries) Cobbler. It turned out amazing!! Thank you!! It was gone in seconds, both the topping and the filling were too good!! YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - 01/14/2012 - 10:34 pm

    If you completely take out the raspberries from the recipe and do not replace them do you still add the 1/4 cup of water?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/15/2012 - 10:29 am

      Hi Tara,
      Yes…add the water even when taking out the Raspberries.

  • Anne McDaniels - 02/18/2012 - 6:26 pm

    Came across your website on Pinterest. Love it. Love to cook and bake and I don’t mind getting off my butt and baking. Always looking for new recipes.ReplyCancel

  • dorine - 05/30/2012 - 9:04 am

    just discovered your blog – loving it!
    quick q: so you’re saying its possible to make the “crumble” without a hand mixer? just by using a fork? (im a first timer for making apple crumble & i dont have a hand mixer:( )

    • Jonna - 05/30/2012 - 9:05 pm

      Hi Dorine,

      I use a fork and my fingers to make the crumble!
      It’s yummy.


  • Amy - 08/16/2012 - 5:22 pm

    Hi! I was just wondering how many people these measurements serve?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/18/2012 - 11:19 am

      Hi Amy,

      I would think you could easily serve 4 to 5 large servings.

  • Dora B - 08/14/2013 - 11:43 am

    I ‘got off my butt and made this’… so glad I did! So easy and delicious! ThanksReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/15/2013 - 8:28 pm

      Hi Dora,

      I’m soooo glad that you enjoyed this crumble as much as we do.
      I make this often!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment.


  • Kim - 10/20/2013 - 2:17 pm

    Just made this…. eating it hot as I type… this is the BEST thing I’ve ever tasted!!!! Thankfully I have enough apples and raspberries left to make 2 more of them! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • tru - 02/22/2015 - 6:56 pm

    So nice to have a recipe turn out exactly as pictured!

    Thanks so much…I made 2 of them since it looked so easy!ReplyCancel

Chocolate & Caramel make the perfect pair. When you add a Buttery Crumb Crust and Pecans, these bars become . . . over the top dangerous!  You should come just a bit closer. When my four girls were still living at home, I made these delicious Turtle Bars quite often.  Now that they have all […]


  • Berta - 07/14/2011 - 9:16 pm

    WOW baby, that’s all I gotta say! (and you know what that means – I want to eat the photo and the entire recipe! PLEASE write a cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - 07/14/2011 - 10:18 pm

    Danger is my middle name! Just kidding, but these look so good, and yes, very dangerous!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - 07/14/2011 - 11:50 pm

    One word: YUM! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ricki - 07/15/2011 - 7:32 am

    Holy moly, those look delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • shaz@feedingmykidsbetter - 07/15/2011 - 8:02 am

    Wow. You’re right they look dangerous. I will probably finish the entire tray myself 🙂 thanks for sharing & have a great weekend – shaz
    (btw I added you to my blogroll, hope you don’t mind :))ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 07/15/2011 - 9:22 am

    Ooo these do sound dangerous. I am a sucker for nuts in desserts.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 07/15/2011 - 1:09 pm

    I love your website I can’t wait to see what your next recipe is. I always go to my google reader and check to see if you have posted a new recipe. I have never commented before but these look too good not to comment on. I am 8 weeks pregnant and these bars have me drooling. I can’t wait to make these!!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 07/17/2011 - 1:43 pm

    Turtles are my BIL’s favorite candy. He’s gonna love these!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 07/18/2011 - 9:02 am

    yum. I love anything with caramel. Yum (did I say that yet?)

  • Kira - 07/21/2011 - 11:51 am

    These were so delicious! We loved them. My three years old is still confused why they are called turtle bars, but they have chocolate, so he did not hesitate to eat them. Printed and added to my recipe book. Thanks. (We also loved the one ingredient ice cream – I actually prefer it served soft as opposed to frozen. It was so creamy.)ReplyCancel

  • Uzz - 08/07/2011 - 7:36 am

    Hi These look fab!!! Just wondering what caramel syrup is and if there is an alternative? ThanksReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/07/2011 - 3:58 pm

      Hi there,
      You can just use a jar of Caramel Topping….like you use for Ice Cream.ReplyCancel

  • Monica - 09/29/2011 - 7:32 pm

    Hey! Love your website! I wanted to share with you my experience with the turtle bars. Not sure what I did wrong, but they stuck horribly to the parchment paper. And I even sprayed it with veg. spray for a little insurance. It was a total loss – had to toss them out. Any advise? Thanks! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/30/2011 - 8:15 am

      Oh Monica….I’m so sorry! I’m not sure what could have happened. I’ve never had a problem removing the bars when I use Parchment paper. The brand we find around here, is Reynolds. These are one of my favorites, so try try again. I’ve also made these without Parchment paper, but you need to spray your glass baking dish well.
      When the bars come out of the oven, take a knife and go around the edges….quickly, so that they don’t stick. In fact, I do it several times….while they are cooling.
      Hope this will help,

  • Jana - 10/06/2011 - 10:49 am

    Tried these last night….so stinkin’ good!! I took them to a meeting I had this morning so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat all the rest of them by myself today!! I’m posting these on my recipe blog today (or possible tomorrow!):) Thanks for great recipes!!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/06/2011 - 10:54 am

      Thanks Jana….we also love them!

  • Tonya - 01/18/2012 - 1:37 pm

    When you say “1/2 TSP SODA” .. what type of soda? Also can I use graham cracker instead of quick oatmeal? Do you think it’ll alter the taste much?ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - 11/15/2012 - 6:04 am

    What do you mean by Caramel Syrup? Could Caramel ice cream topping be used? Can’t wait to try these.