It’s raining hard. Really hard. Scary kind of hard . . . lightening . . . thunder . . . wind. It’s o.k.  I’m eating Ice Cream! Healthy & good for you Ice Cream. See.  Yes, that’s right. Creamy, soft-serve style ice cream with just one ingredient.  I didn’t need sugar, dairy or even an […]


  • Valerie - 07/12/2011 - 5:46 pm

    My husband loves ice cream….I think I’ll have to try this!ReplyCancel

  • Blog is the New Black - 07/12/2011 - 5:55 pm

    I’ve always been a huge fan of frozen bananas as a snack, and I use them in smoothies. I’ve yet to blend it into “ice cream.” Looks so wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Medeja - 07/13/2011 - 4:21 am

    Such ice cream I love myself 🙂ReplyCancel

  • brooke vanausdal - 07/13/2011 - 7:09 am

    You are a genius ! Do you think this would work with any other frozen fruit ?ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 07/13/2011 - 8:12 am

    Oh my heck! That is so awesome. I am going to go cut up bananas right now!!! This just may be what I need to get me through the diet and am yet to start… laughing!ReplyCancel

  • Kira - 07/13/2011 - 8:32 am

    This is the most incredible simple dessert I have seen for a while. I absolutely love it! I happen to have two bunches of speckled bananas on the counter and just this morning thought – oh, don’t waste them, make banana bread – but this is sooo much better! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - 07/13/2011 - 3:00 pm

    I’ve been using frozen bananas since I was a little girl. I wasn’t very fond of eating breakfast and my mother used to make me frozen banana milkshakes and smoothies to get something healthy in me before school.ReplyCancel

  • Monica - 08/03/2011 - 7:43 pm

    I love just get off your butt and bake!! (the name too!) We loved this ice cream, I wasn’t completely convinced it tasted like ice cream until I tried it, it’s fantastic. My five year old son told me last night that he put more bananas in the freezer so we could have some more today. I was a little afraid of how he had placed them in the freezer, but he had cut them into slices and put them into a bowl. We are hooked, we will be stocking up on bananas!ReplyCancel

  • sherri lynn @ life of a wife - 08/18/2011 - 2:58 pm

    So funny – on my blog this week I posted about this ice cream! Except I only added peanut butter to the banana. Cocoa powder or fudge sauce sounds really good!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 01/29/2012 - 4:38 pm

    I cannot tell you how much I love your blog! Your recipes are so creative 🙂 I knew I had to try this the second I saw it on Pinterest. What a wonderful idea!
    I did a blog about it if you’d like to have a peek. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  • Katie - 02/01/2012 - 6:22 pm

    A fabulous idea! I had 2 frozen sliced bananas in the fridge and just whipped them up with some peanut butter. It was good – but it ended up being a bit, shall we say sticky? a little stringy like bananas sometimes get? It was delicious and I had no problem eating it, but I was wondering if you had any tips for making it more creamy and less banana-y. Maybe a little milk?? Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

Summer is a funny creature. I love it . . . I hate it. It’s busy. A man by the name of Russel Baker said it best, ” Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. “ I love the warmth of the sun, I hate the weeds, I love […]


  • Brandi - 07/08/2011 - 9:19 pm

    Yum! Those look so good. I’m going to have to find me some Bavarian Cream. Mmmmm. Just to read Bavarian Cream takes me back so many years when we could get Bavaian Cream Empinadas from Taco Time. We didn’t induldge on stuff like that very often, but when we did, we enjoyed every bite! That cheescake however looks like it would even top and old favorite! mmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • TheMissus - 07/08/2011 - 10:15 pm

    This dessert looks divine, and I can’t wait to try it! But also, I adore the plate in the second picture!ReplyCancel

  • Jane - 07/09/2011 - 6:51 am

    What a gorgeous post! Those little no-bake cheesecakes couldn’t be better for a hot summer day, and all of your photos are just fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 07/09/2011 - 5:47 pm

    Oh my that looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing! I just got my new Rhode’s cookbook this week and can’t wait to try out some recipes! Thanks again 🙂
    Your pictures are amazing, by the way!

  • Emily Suess - 07/09/2011 - 6:47 pm

    I second TheMissus’s comment about the plate–adorable! Bookmarking this recipe to try soon. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Medeja - 07/10/2011 - 4:24 am

    Oh, they are so cute!ReplyCancel

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  • Shannon Carter - 07/10/2011 - 9:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the cheesecake! They were delicious. Blake and I enjoyed every bite. I’m going to have to get some springform pans at Wal-Mart to make my own. Thanks for the idea.
    Love You!ReplyCancel

  • Justine - 07/11/2011 - 7:23 am

    I used a regular graham cracker crust, sugar free pudding and sugar free cool whip and low fat cream cream. Husband said it was a keeper. Pics are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 07/11/2011 - 9:20 am

    This dessert is so wonderful looking!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Kimbell - 07/11/2011 - 12:55 pm

    Oh my this is beautiful. You really inspire me .. especially when i see such great photo’sReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Kimbell - 07/11/2011 - 12:56 pm

    I think we should have the equivalent of hte 4th of July in the UK – it’s such a great celebration !ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 07/12/2011 - 1:26 pm

    I’d like to take a spoon and dive right into that!
    (Whatever happened to the plain old vanilla Junket I used to eat as a kid? I loved it.)ReplyCancel

  • Diana B. - 10/03/2011 - 11:21 am

    My sis-in-laws made these yesterday and they were AMAZING!!!! I am printing out 2 copies of this recipe and keeping one in our fireproof safe. This was delicious!! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - 04/28/2012 - 10:56 pm

    They make a cheesecake instant pudding too that might work well. 🙂ReplyCancel

Many of you will be celebrating the 4th of July . . . in big ways. Red, White & Blue is all over the place! My only contribution thus far, are these sweet little mini cupcakes that I made for the ladies that I . . . V.T. Nothing special . . . but one […]


  • Aimee - 07/01/2011 - 6:54 am

    I love that you wrote this. I think it’s so cool to remind people that shortcuts are okay, and still turn into delicious and beautiful treats! Thanks for sharing. Oh, I love the cookie spoon too!!!

  • Lesa - 07/06/2011 - 2:35 pm

    Hello, first time visitor. I asked a question on my joint blog with my daughter about blogs readers were loving lately, and this blog was mentioned so I thought I’d stop by. Fun blog and I noticed your play the piano. I do as well when I’m not in the kitchen. 🙂


  I had a whopper birthday on Friday. I’m not having anymore . . . that was the last one. Over the hill + 1. I ate all day long, just cuz it seemed the right thing to do on a birthday. One sweet neighbor brought me a pretty box the night before my birthday. […]


  • Yvonne @ - 06/27/2011 - 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday Jonna! It sounds wonderful with all of the deliciousness you had. Goodness, where can I get me some neighbors like that?! You are a beautiful and young looking over the hill +1!

    I’ve been MIA and haven’t commented in ages. I’ve loved all of your posts and especially enjoyed your guest blog over at Rhodes. Goondess gracious you blew us all out of the water with your faithful commentors! Good for you!

    Hope all is well, I’ve been enjoying the frequent posts. I’ve been slacking and am hopeful to resume as usual.

    Happy birthday again, you have become a sweet friend!


  • Niki - 06/27/2011 - 2:08 pm

    We love crumbles and crisps. What good timing! Since I have a bag of blueberries in my freezer and peaches are in season and on sale, I’ll be making this Friday – when my kids get home from camp! Can hardly wait!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 06/27/2011 - 2:19 pm

    Happy Birthday. That looks divine. I love fruit desserts!

  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks! - 06/27/2011 - 5:56 pm

    You’ve got some awesome neighbors!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @Cleanliness - 06/28/2011 - 10:04 am

    Love the combination of these flavors!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 06/28/2011 - 10:17 am

    Wow, you really cleaned up on your birthday. Maybe you’ll reconsider about having more? I still have them and I am ancient + 1.

    Love your crumble combo. Nothing better in the summer than crisps and crumbles!ReplyCancel

  • LunaCafe - 06/28/2011 - 1:01 pm

    What a beautiful crumble–summer in a bowl. Love your photos as well. …SusanReplyCancel

  • jessica - 06/30/2011 - 9:03 am

    Mmmmmmm!You are the greatest friend and love your recipes!!!!ReplyCancel

Hello there. A whirlwind of excitement has been occurring around here. Oh . . . I’ve been cooking and sweet little hands have been helping.  It’s amazing just how fast baked cookies and other kitchen treats get snatched off cooling racks, long before pictures can actually be taken! My beautiful daughter . . . Chantri […]


  • Aimee - 06/23/2011 - 4:47 am

    First…yeah me!!!! So excited about winning 🙂
    Second, I have a really good friend from Finland. She is there now for the summer actually (I miss her)! She is an amazing baker, so I bet that cookbook is awesome. I have a couple recipes from her and they have been a hit in my family. Thanks for sharing these muffins. They look incredible. I am newly in love with coconut.

  • Aimee - 06/23/2011 - 4:48 am

    Oh my, and I forgot…congrats on the new grandson!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - 06/23/2011 - 8:28 am

    Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing! Have a great day!

  • Lisa - 06/23/2011 - 11:02 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m so excited about the Rhodes cookbook! And I love your blog. Thank you!ReplyCancel

Delicious + Irresistible = Petal Pull-Aparts These vanilla glazed Raspberry sweet rolls will simply fly off the plate! 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. This is just one of the scrumptious step by step recipes […]


  • Cristy - 06/15/2011 - 9:38 am

    I commented on the Rhodes post and liked them on facebook. The cookbook looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Cristy - 06/15/2011 - 9:39 am

    I commented on the Rhodes post and liked them on Facebook. The cookbook looks fantasic!ReplyCancel

  • crystal bergman - 06/15/2011 - 9:40 am

    That is so simple yet so yummy! I am making them right now.ReplyCancel

  • conniemelancon - 06/15/2011 - 10:41 am

    I visited and left a comment. These look so good!!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 06/15/2011 - 10:50 am

    I commented on the Rhodes blog and I like them on facebook. As a bonus, they had a coupon to print out!
    I’m going to have to try these. They look beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Jolley - 06/15/2011 - 12:28 pm

    I liked Rhodes on FB, and commented on the Rhodes site! Thanks for the great giveaway and delicious looking recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Renee' Witty - 06/15/2011 - 12:49 pm

    I just love your website. Been visiting it for a long time and gotten lots of wonderful recipes. P.S. I voted for you on the Food Blog Awards also. You have some wonderful photo’s & recipes. I tell all my girlfriends about it.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie - 06/15/2011 - 12:49 pm

    I commented on the Rhodes blog and I’m heading back over there to look for the coupon!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - 06/15/2011 - 2:03 pm

    I liked Rhodes on fb.ReplyCancel

  • Cara sullenger - 06/15/2011 - 2:42 pm

    I commented on the Rhodes post! I really want to try those they look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Porter - 06/15/2011 - 2:49 pm

    I commented on Rhodes blog, and I like them on Facebook. Can’t wait to try these. Just wish I had some ID Huckleberries. I just might have to substitute some fresh Stawberry Jam that I just made.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 06/15/2011 - 3:37 pm

    You rock A. Jonna! I just can’t decide what to make next, maybe a new cookbook would help. 🙂 I like on FB and drool over your pages.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 06/15/2011 - 4:32 pm

    I left a comment on your post, and came back to leave on here! I don’t have facebook, so I can’t do that! I would love that stinkin’ cooking book, even if I am your daughter!!!

    They look amazing. I love the creative simplicity of it! I want to try making mini ones! (there goes the simplicity)! LOLReplyCancel

  • Avery - 06/15/2011 - 5:54 pm

    I commented on the Petal Pull-Apart post and subscribed on Youtube! Can’t wait to start trying some of their recipes! Hope I win 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Larsen - 06/15/2011 - 5:58 pm

    I love your recipes. I check daily and try them all! I do have a request… You don’t happen to have an amazing recipe for Navajo Tacos do you? Please post if you do!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Larsen - 06/15/2011 - 6:38 pm

    I also don’t have Facebook, but I have you on my blog! I left a comment on the Rhodes Website. I would love a cookbook! You are my hero! My husbands too… hehe!ReplyCancel

  • Tena - 06/15/2011 - 7:26 pm

    These look delish. I’ve commented on their blog and liked them on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Dye - 06/15/2011 - 8:38 pm

    I love Rhodes Rolls and would love love love a cookbook!!! I commented on the rhodes rolls blog!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - 06/15/2011 - 8:57 pm

    I would love this cookbook! I am like you and read cookbooks for fun in my spare time! I commented on the Rhodes blog and liked them on facebook. What a yummy idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kami - 06/15/2011 - 9:24 pm

    I have been religiously stalking this blog for SO long!! This looks so delicious! I love your recipes and I just love Rhodes rolls, what a great combination this is, and it just looks phenomenal!! thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Erika Bunker - 06/15/2011 - 10:37 pm

    These look so amazing! I will definitely be trying this recipe out at college! I posted on the rhodes blog and liked them on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy - 06/16/2011 - 4:51 am

    i really need that cookbook! I “liked” on Facebook and posted a comment on the Rhodes blog.ReplyCancel

  • SaraKate - 06/16/2011 - 6:27 am

    I commented on the Rhodes blog and I liked them on Facebook.

    These look SOOOO yummy…a great treat to make with my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Suzietexus - 06/16/2011 - 7:29 am

    Looks really good.ReplyCancel

  • Sonya - 06/16/2011 - 7:36 am

    I visited the Rhode’s blog to comment. These are so delicious looking…and pretty. They are the agenda this weekend. Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda H - 06/16/2011 - 8:01 am

    I love these…simple elegance! I did everything you told me to above! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • pamm - 06/16/2011 - 8:16 am

    The cookbook sounds like a winner.ReplyCancel

  • jill - 06/16/2011 - 9:30 am

    I love Rhodes and their fun petals pull aparts.ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 06/16/2011 - 9:38 am

    I love ALL your desserts & my mom loves all your raspberry ones. 🙂 I’m gonna make these for her the next time she’s in town.

  • Vicki H. - 06/16/2011 - 9:46 am

    Just went to Rhodes website and left a comment, heading to FB now…but let me say how impressive the petal pull apart looks – and seems easy to put together. Can’t wait to try it for father’s day brunch!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - 06/16/2011 - 10:34 am

    This looks fabulous! My jam of choice is cherry, and it will also go in the middle section. That piece could be mine.ReplyCancel

  • Debra J - 06/16/2011 - 11:13 am

    I can’t wait to try these pull apart rolls, look YUMMY!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 06/16/2011 - 1:19 pm

    These look so delicious……..what a perfect go-along with mid-morning coffee.

    Just left a comment on the Rhodes website……am following Rhodes on Twitter and here I am!

    Jonna-you make the BEST things from Rhodes bread! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 06/16/2011 - 2:27 pm

    I love your recipes! Definitely going to be trying this one.ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 06/16/2011 - 2:31 pm

    So beautiful! I can’t wait to try this! I would love the new cookbook.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Rom - 06/16/2011 - 5:02 pm

    Have now completed all three tasks. These would be perfect for my hub who loves danish like creations. so simple, beautiful and no doubt delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 06/16/2011 - 9:45 pm

    Mom…these look divine. That’s the one I told you to do. I wish I could just take a bite of it! So good. Love you! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 06/16/2011 - 10:29 pm

    I commented over on the Rhodes site – these do look delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 06/16/2011 - 10:30 pm

    I like Rhodes on fb.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 06/16/2011 - 10:32 pm

    Love how cute this is. I also love the combination of lemon and raspberry. I can’t wait to try these. Love the cute flower (although it would be wasted on my house full of boys.) They do however eat plenty and even the picky toddler loves bread. Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - 06/16/2011 - 11:18 pm

    Left a comment and liked on fb. I think I’m making these tomorrow, Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlie Cooper - 06/17/2011 - 4:39 am

    Hope to find the Rhodes rolls at one of my local stores, not sure if they carry them. Would love to win the cook book just in case, 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - 06/17/2011 - 12:24 pm

    Seriously I love Rhodes and went to their website and like it on Facebook and followed all of the “stuff” and I am drooling and had NO idea you could do so many things with the dough..I need to think out of the box more! I would love the cookbook!

    I have a feeebie on my blog too

  • Diana Bierer - 06/17/2011 - 7:05 pm

    I commented and LIKED on Facebook :), yummy recipe! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Sanders - 06/17/2011 - 7:48 pm

    I found your blog through Rhodes email newsletter and posted a comment on their site! Your recipes looks so yummy, I have prited 4 and don’t know which to make first! TY!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Sanders - 06/17/2011 - 7:55 pm

    Love this recipe and liked Rhodes on FB,ReplyCancel

  • Juline - 06/18/2011 - 12:27 am

    I did it! Woohoo for me! I wanna win! Yippee!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 06/18/2011 - 1:15 am

    I like Rhodes on Fb and left a comment on Rhodes blog. You are very creative!ReplyCancel

  • kymom - 06/18/2011 - 4:42 am

    I added Rhodes to my facebook friends and I subscribed to Rhodes on youtube. In addition, I left a comment on the Rhodes Blog. The pullaparts look delish and I can’t wait to make them…after I go to the store and use the coupon I got on facebook for rolls!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Simpson - 06/18/2011 - 6:20 am

    A delicious recipe that looks like it took hours to prepare. Thanks for pointing the way to the Rhodes site. Am anxious to try more recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Megan's Cookin' - 06/18/2011 - 8:55 am

    I commented on the Rhodes post and I liked them on Facebook. Love the petal pullaparts!ReplyCancel

  • ashleylikescupcakes - 06/18/2011 - 3:21 pm

    just commented on rohdes blog. thanks for sharing cant wait to try theseReplyCancel

  • Jenn@eatcakefordinner - 06/18/2011 - 4:09 pm

    I commented on the Rhodes site and now I am letting you know that this is the most creative thing I have ever seen done with a Rhodes roll and it sounds soooo good.ReplyCancel

  • Karin Canazzi - 06/18/2011 - 6:38 pm

    I did my comment at Rhodes too but must say this looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 06/18/2011 - 8:13 pm

    These look so yummy!! Thanks for the great tutorial–now I just need some great freezer jam to make these perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 06/18/2011 - 9:56 pm

    I like them on facebook and I commented on their blog. So awesome that you’re a guest blogger on their blog!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 06/19/2011 - 3:49 pm

    I posted on Rhodes blog, I like them and facebook and I’m back here commenting! What a cute idea, and they look so good to eat too. I have a bag in my freezer now, I think I know what I’m making for breakfast at VBS this week! Thanks for sharing (and the opportunity to win a great giveaway)!

  • Jan - 06/19/2011 - 9:10 pm

    First I love your blog…so many interesting ideas and recipes. I went to Rhodes and made them my facebook page friend and put the recipe on my grocery list, will be perfect when the grandkids come over this week. 🙂 JanReplyCancel

  • Kristi - 06/19/2011 - 11:03 pm

    Jonna this looks amazing and easy also! Thank you for the chance to win the cookbook! I am glad I made it before the cutoff time! Have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - 06/20/2011 - 8:53 am

    These look great and just what my husband has been wanting. Thx.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 06/21/2011 - 6:06 pm

    I liked Rhodes on FB, and commented on the Rhodes site! Yummy these look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 06/22/2011 - 3:04 pm

    I liked Rhodes rolls on Facebook and Left a comment on their blog. I want you to know you have officially converted me to Rhodes rolls and now they are a permanent staple in my freezer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lexie - 01/23/2012 - 5:40 pm

    I wanna try thisReplyCancel

  • Jackie DiFucci - 06/25/2013 - 4:40 am

    This is something that I really want to try!ReplyCancel

I live in Idaho. We raise a lot of Potatoes. We eat a lot of Potatoes. Mashed . . . boiled . . . fried . . . and everything in between. Without a doubt, if I had to choose my favorite potato dish it would be this one. CREAMY CHEESY POTATOES but POTATOES AU […]


  • Yammie @ Yammie's Noshery - 06/13/2011 - 7:34 am

    Well hey now! I like funeral potatoes. Maybe it’s simply because I grew up with them and my mom has a great recipe for them. But your potatoes… those are a whole different species. I can definitely see myself eating an entire pan of those babies.ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Notes From the Heartland - 06/13/2011 - 7:57 am

    Oh dear goodness those look heavenly. We’re planning a BBQ for the 4th and I’m thinking these just might have to make an appearance. Thanks for sharing yet ANOTHER awesome looking recipe!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - 06/13/2011 - 8:32 am

    I, too, live in Idaho. I, too, am a potato snob! These look amazing! I will have to try them out…perhaps they will become my new “favorite” potatoes! Thank you SO much for continually making me smile with your fabulous recipes & beautiful photos! You’re simply the best. HaileyReplyCancel

  • Jonna - 06/13/2011 - 4:52 pm

    This is a testReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 06/13/2011 - 5:32 pm

    Yum Mom…I love these! Will you bring some to me? Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - 06/14/2011 - 12:26 am

    All I can say is that: “you had me at potato” 😉 YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Papacheong - 06/14/2011 - 6:13 am

    Wonderful pics….everything looks so tasty.

  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks! - 06/14/2011 - 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness does this sound good. I also love your idea of adding pork chops and baking. Definitely gotta try!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 06/15/2011 - 8:45 am

    These are just so dang good! I love the added bacon in these ones. I bet that is good. I think they will be on my menu next week! Yum!!!ReplyCancel

  • Candace - 06/15/2011 - 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the delicious recipe! I am a fellow Idahoan and daughter of (two) potato snobs. This recipe looks like a keeper, thanks for all your recipes…I love stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Kershaw - 06/18/2011 - 7:48 pm

    I tried this recipe and it was sooo fabulous! My husbnad loved them and wants me to make them again next week.ReplyCancel

  • Bambi - 06/29/2011 - 4:50 pm

    WOW! Finally someone who does not like funeral potatoes. Those things are nasty and EVERYONE seems to love them and make them all the time–yuck!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 05/06/2012 - 4:50 pm

    I cannot say enough about these Au Gratin potatoes. OMG, WOW. This is by far the best thing I have ever made, in my entire life. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Kallie - 08/18/2012 - 2:44 pm

    Do you cook them uncovered?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/18/2012 - 3:08 pm

      Hi Kallie,

      I cover with foil for half of the baking time. The Lion house recipe doesn’t say whether to cover or not.
      I also lower the dish to the bottom of the oven for the last 15 or 20 minutes. It will brown the bottom nicely.

  • Tami - 09/02/2012 - 9:49 am

    I made these and even though they were “good”, I gotta say I like the “funeral potatoes” better. I guess I just prefer the taste of the condensed soup and sour cream over whipping cream.ReplyCancel

  • April - 09/10/2012 - 9:44 pm

    This looks yummy, can’t wait to try it, but I’m a little confused on adding the chicken/pork. You say to “mingle” it before you bake it. Does that mean add them to the dish and put everything in the over?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 09/11/2012 - 12:11 pm

      Hi April,

      Once you brown your chicken or pork chops, just layer them in with the cut up potatoes. Pour the cream over the top of all of it, season and then add the grated cheese to the top. Cover with foil then bake!
      Oh Yum!


Rain. More rain. Windy and Cold. I’m not outside pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, taking long walks or running. I’m too big of a wimp to do all that in the rain and the cold and the wind. My house is cold, so I figured I might as well heat up the kitchen by making […]


  • Aimee - 06/10/2011 - 7:02 am

    Those look beautiful! I on the other hand married a chocolate chip cookie SNOB. I spent the first 5 years of marriage perfecting the chocolate chip cookie, which I think we did! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Although, my kids have turned into chocolate chip cookie snobs now too. Help me!
    I personally would rather have an oatmeal raisin cookie, love the idea of putting chocolate chips in it! Thanks for sharing,

  • Cyndy - 06/10/2011 - 6:56 pm

    You’re photos are AMAZING Jonna. Love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 06/10/2011 - 10:56 pm

    We live on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…can I just say how completely odd it seems to have a man who doesn’t like sweet stuff. Really just odd. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rumana Rawat - 06/11/2011 - 10:48 am

    Congrats.. i have no words to say . what a lovely blog u have.. great space:)ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - 06/11/2011 - 9:32 pm

    Jonna, I wish I was more like your husband and could stop at only 2 cookies. Not me, I would have a dozen!:) Thank you for the great cookie recipe. I am excited to try them. I will make both my son and my hubby extremely happy with these cookies. Also, I love the cooking site that you passed on to us. Thanks for the good find! You are amazing!!! One of these days we will get a week without rain and life will be good! But really, I can not believe that we are only 3 weeks away from July 4th holiday and we are still wearing jackets. Sooooo crazy.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - 09/01/2011 - 1:36 am


    What kind of oats did you use, old fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/04/2011 - 4:04 pm

      Old fashioned or quick oats work just fine. I used quick in this cookie.ReplyCancel

  • Raeanna - 01/26/2012 - 9:02 pm

    Made these tonight…delish! The hubby doesn’t like raisins, so half the batch I scratched the raisins:) Loving your blog:)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 03/10/2012 - 9:29 pm

    I just made a batch – these are so delicious!! Thanks for posting the recipe.ReplyCancel

It’s a rainy Monday at my house. The kind of rain that just mocks your windows and leaves a mess. I mocked right back . . . and made Dessert! Oh well . . . we had one nice day. If your weather is also crappy, this light fluffy frozen dessert will make you feel […]


  • Debby Pucci - 06/06/2011 - 6:29 pm

    That look yummy. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Rom - 06/06/2011 - 8:29 pm

    What a wonderful dessert! We haven’t had rain, but we have had ridiculous wind all day long. Baking on bad weather days is the best. Thanks for sharing your great recipes!

    Also, thanks so much for the fun contest! I am so excited that I won! I will be watching my post regularly, and ordering from Bitz of Glitz soon! Who knew that such beautiful jewelry could be so affordable. I am sold!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 06/07/2011 - 8:30 am

    I wish it would rain here, maybe that would bring down the high temperatures we’ve been having. Then again the last time it rained while it was hot a tornado came through, so on second thought…

    I’ll make this dessert and just pretend it’s not 100 degrees outside!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 06/07/2011 - 8:34 pm

    That looks so refreshing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - 06/08/2011 - 8:20 pm

    Made this tonight for Bible Study with some ripe peaches we had at the house instead of the strawberries- rave reviews from everyone! Thanks for the delicious (and versatile) recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 06/10/2011 - 8:25 am

    Do you think you could fold in cool whip instead of the whipping cream? I cant have dairy so i like to sub with cool whip but wondered what you thoughts were. ThanksReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/10/2011 - 9:14 am

      Hi Leslie,

      I think that Cool whip would work just fine. I’ve made other desserts which were similar and used Cool Whip before.
      Try it, and let us know!

  • gloria - 06/10/2011 - 1:57 pm

    I love this crumble, look amazing!!! gloriaReplyCancel

  • Joanna Murdock - 06/14/2011 - 7:21 pm

    This is such a beautiful dessert! I had to post it on my blog with a link back to your blog. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful blog!ReplyCancel

  • Erin F - 02/01/2012 - 10:13 pm

    My grandmother used to make something very similar to this. With your permission I would like to feature this on my website with a picture and of course linking it back to your site. If it is ok, it would be published 02/27/12. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - 03/06/2012 - 8:28 pm

    Do I understand correctly that you do not back this again after adding the egg whites?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/06/2012 - 8:55 pm

      Hi Debbie,
      Only the bottom crust is baked then cooled.
      The other mixtures are put on the crust then placed in the freezer.

  • Debbie - 03/08/2012 - 2:57 pm

    What about the egg whites in the mixture? Are they not cooked?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/09/2012 - 8:42 am

      Hi Debbie,

      The egg whites are beaten to make a meringue that is then folded into the whipped cream. The egg white of the egg, is really not a danger, but you could always use pasteurized eggs. If you do, I suggest using 1 extra egg white than what the recipe states.

      Making Egg White Meringue with Pasteurized Eggs:

      Pasteurized egg whites do not tend to get fluffy as easily as the unpasteurized egg whites in making meringue, but allowing them to warm to room temperature will help to counteract this tendency toward heaviness. Beaten pasteurized egg whites may never reach the volume of unpasteurized egg whites. If you need a specific volume of meringue, use more egg whites than the recipe calls for to make sure you have enough.
      Hope this helps,

  • srestica - 04/12/2012 - 3:08 am

    could i use mangoes instead of strawberries? what do you think.. as its the season of yummy mangoes.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/12/2012 - 7:15 am

      Hi srestica,
      I do think mangoes work work as well. Mangoes will probably produce a bit more juice, so you might want to slightly reduce
      the amount added. It sounds yummy!

  • O'Leen - 05/08/2012 - 10:43 pm

    My mom would make something really similar to this (pressed the crust into a 9X13 & didn’t crumble it). I loved it! My mom was such a great cook; I miss her so much! I have made this dessert and it is really yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Donna @ What the Dog Ate - 05/17/2012 - 11:47 pm

    Hi! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made it for a celebration at work, and it was very much enjoyed all around. Great recipe!

  • Molly - 06/06/2012 - 2:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing your recipe and photos. My mom has always made me a dessert nearly the same (less lemon juice, more sugar) for my birthday for years now and I’m 51–never have gotten sick from those egg whites. Mom’s recipe is titled Frozen Strawberry Squares and she makes it in a 9 x 13 dish so yours must be delightfully, decadently thicker than what I remember of hers. Yumm!!! One thing I’d note for future readers is to not bother trying this recipe with Splenda substitutions. I did and won’t do it again either. Don’t mess with perfection. Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Mills - 06/17/2012 - 12:33 pm

    Hi, Is there any substitute for the egg whites?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/18/2012 - 6:46 pm

      Hi Kelly,
      I’m not sure with this dessert. I will look into it though and let you know.

  • Susan - 08/11/2012 - 1:21 pm

    Made this today. I doubled the batch and put in 9″ x 13″. Only issue I had was with egg whites and sugar. First batch would not thicken (too much sugar I think) so I made another batch with half the sugar and it worked great. Looking forward to having it tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Blankenship - 05/07/2013 - 11:11 am

    I love your site! I want to try all of these recipes in one day because I can’t choose which one I like the best!! Thank you soooo much for sharing!! My husband will thank you too!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli - 06/03/2013 - 9:35 am

    I have had this recipe for years and frequently make it for holiday get togethers. It is always a favorite. A few hints that I have discovered while making it. 1) Watch the nut topping carefully while it is browning as it overbrowns pretty easily. Also, you can use a package of frozen strawberries instead of fresh. It turns out great. Just let them partially defrost before using.ReplyCancel

  • Helena - 06/15/2013 - 9:43 am

    I have made this for years. It a family favorite in my husbands family. I am actually baking the crust right now and happened to stumble onto your site and there the pic was at the top of the page. Never thought about using different fruit, but I will have to try it in the future.ReplyCancel

  • Val - 01/11/2014 - 2:39 pm

    This looks very much like a recipe that my mom made, oh probably 35+ years ago! I was so little but I remember LOVING it. She doesn’t have the recipe anymore but she remembers making it. She new it had egg whites in it and I remembered it being a wonderful, frozen, strawberry dessert with the crumbly crust and, if I remember correctly, she used pecans, frozen in a loaf pan. I have wanted that for years! Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - 07/17/2015 - 1:58 am

    Can I make this the day before? If so, should I freeze the crumble for 3-6 hours and then put it in the fridge? Or would I do it a different way?ReplyCancel

Sometimes you need a good Cinnamon Roll or even an Orange roll, but you just don’t have the time it takes to make homemade rolls! My favorite rolls are . . . ” ORANGE ROLLS TO DIE FOR “ but that is a long project for another day and another time. What to do  . […]


  • Diana B - 06/02/2011 - 8:12 pm

    OK, I am totally trying this!! I made a comment under the last post and tried to leave a comment on the Bitz of Glitz blog but it wouldn’t go through…I kept signing in and it would just kick back out!!! I love those bracelets…my favorite was the Simplicity one…I will try again but it’s not letting me post =(ReplyCancel

  • Ali - 06/02/2011 - 8:27 pm

    I am so on board with the shortcut of using the frozen dough. I just don’t have the space or energy to make dough from scratch anymore.

    Yours turned out so beautiful! And that icing, ooo boy. Tasty stuff 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - 06/02/2011 - 9:13 pm

    Extra entry!! Plus those cupcakes/rolls look sinfully good (and easy to make)ReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 06/03/2011 - 4:40 am

    You are so funny- you must love comments as much as I do! These seem like the edges would stay nice and moist, yum! Sometimes, as a treat, I will make one loaf out if a batch into cinnamon swirl bread….it’s this, without the slicing! Now why didn’t I ever think if slicing it into servings like this and slathering frosting on top?? Yum 🙂ReplyCancel

  • brooke Vanausdal - 06/03/2011 - 5:39 am

    I saw the title for this and thought “WHAT!!!!!” Ciniman roll as a cupcake? Why didn’t I think of this (not that I bake or anything) I can’t wait to do this. Thanks for your blog its fabulousReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 06/03/2011 - 7:07 am

    The icing is always my favorite part of cinnamon rolls!ReplyCancel

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks} - 06/03/2011 - 7:36 am

    OMG- these look divine. I love the ease of them and can’t wait to make them for my family. And I LOVE those little dishes you photographed them in!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi - 06/03/2011 - 7:42 am

    good idea! I will have to try this for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - 06/03/2011 - 8:23 am

    WOW! Those are adorable! Just the right size, too. Thank you SO much for sharing your talents with us! You’re amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Debby Pucci - 06/03/2011 - 8:42 am

    These sound awesome and I love Rhodes rolls.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 06/03/2011 - 9:02 am

    Great idea using thread to cut the dough, they look perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - 06/03/2011 - 9:29 am

    Do you have to use Rhoades Rolls or could you use the Rhoades bread loaf?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/03/2011 - 9:56 am

      The loaf would also work perfectly!

  • Ashley R. - 06/03/2011 - 1:49 pm

    Can someone please come wipe the drool off my keyboard please?! this will make an easy summer project for my girls and I.

    I would thrill for another entry! I love the cotton candy bracelet. They are so pretty and feminine. I am not huge into jewelry but these bracelets seem to be just my cup of tea.ReplyCancel

  • jean - 06/03/2011 - 9:12 pm

    OH, I’m gonna look so cute wearin’ my pinkalicious bracelet when I’m making these DIVINE rolls! Can’t wait to try ’em 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 06/03/2011 - 9:34 pm

    These look wonderful! I do a similar trick, I use the bisquick receipe for biscuits. Probably not as good as the Rhodes but really fast. I then roll it in a log like you did, but I have always used unlavored dental floss instead of thread to cut the rolls. What I really like about this idea is the making them as cupcakes, I have always cut mine and baked them like biscuits. Can’t wait to try these! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 06/04/2011 - 12:06 am

    We don’t have that frozen dough up here in these parts. *sigh* Looks like I need to move there!!!! ; D

    Such a great idea, though. Will have to make some dough in a big batch and just keep my own freezer dough around.ReplyCancel

  • Staci - 06/04/2011 - 3:16 pm

    These look wonderful! I think it would be easier to just get the whole loaf of bread dough….and then roll it out…..instead of putting the individuals together. I’m going to give these a try. mmmm!ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 06/05/2011 - 12:58 am

    I NEVER thought about using Rhodes Rolls as a start for cinn. rolls! It’s pretty much ingenious.:) But since I finally talked the hubby into getting me my beautiful kitchenaid, I won’t need it. lol The kids will LOVE the cupcakes – I can’t wait to try them. mmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 06/05/2011 - 11:08 pm

    I had to make these because they are so stinking CUTE! The kids loved them, and they are the perfect size for little fingers. Keep it up A. Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 06/06/2011 - 2:29 pm

    Wow, those look scrumptious! I want one. Now. I’m so impatient!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri - 06/06/2011 - 3:19 pm

    I have a coupon for Rhodes, more reason to try these.ReplyCancel

  • Ma What's For Dinner - 06/06/2011 - 3:55 pm

    See, now you’re a woman after my own heart. Sometimes if you’ve got yourself a craving you can use the storebought stuff to help you along…And if you’re like me and just a novice baker, it’s even better!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the name of your blog. That’s me…I need to learn to bake. I’m getting there slowly but I can tell I’m going to like it here…It’s my first time here…thanks so much for the inspiration! I’ll be back soon for sure.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner

  • Haley Jolley - 06/06/2011 - 4:54 pm

    Oooh, an extra entry! And now you’re making me crave cinnamon rolls along with 40 other desserts from your site. That’s such a good idea, thank you for sharing your secrets with us!ReplyCancel

  • Gypsy Girl - 06/07/2011 - 12:51 pm

    I’m in Los Angeles and the only Rhodes Rolls products available here are the rolls =/ Any suggestions for other brands? I have to make these!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/07/2011 - 1:30 pm

      Hi Gypsy Girl,
      I used the frozen Rhodes Rolls, but the frozen loaves of bread dough would also work just as well,
      or even easier. If you can’t find Rhodes brand, possibly you have another brand available in your freezer

  • Gypsy Girl - 06/10/2011 - 9:51 am

    O-M-G! Okay, so it was my good luck that I found a pack of 36 frozen rolls at Ralph’s Market in my neighborhood. I used 15 of these small rolls to make the dough. Wow! These rolls are amazing! I made them for dessert last night and I just had one this morning for breakfast. Try them, they’re great! Thanks for the wonderful recipe, I’ll be making these often!ReplyCancel

  • gloria - 06/10/2011 - 1:58 pm

    these cinnamon rolls are amazing, to die for!! gloriaReplyCancel

  • debbie - 06/19/2011 - 9:21 pm

    Those look so amazing, am going to definately make these, thanks for sharing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 09/10/2011 - 1:51 pm

    O M G!!! I just made these puppies and am in LOVE! This is my new ” GO TO” special birthday breakfast in our house. I actually just made them for my miamaid class tomorrow. HEavenly! Thanks for all your great ideas and for not helping me lose the last 10lbs. hee heeReplyCancel

  • Susie Holladay - 11/25/2011 - 4:34 pm

    I love the sound of these recipes and the pink bracelet is delightful.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Avery - 12/18/2011 - 8:14 am

    Can you put these together the night before, store them in the fridge and bake them in the morning? These look perfect for my MOPS group but I don’t think I could get everyone ready to go and put this together before 9am. I know that sounds ridiculous but you have no idea how hard it is to get my three year old son to stand still long enough to put on pants! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • mickey - 12/19/2011 - 6:00 pm

    I love these. You make them looks so easy, I have to try them out. Thanks.

  • kimberly hurd - 02/13/2012 - 11:18 am

    I make cinnamon rolls quite often. (may favorite treat) I have never thought to make these into cupcakes. I LOVE this idea. thank you. I am glad I found your site through pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Johnson - 05/25/2012 - 8:44 am

    My husband is not a cinnamon roll fan, but loves the orange rolls. May I have the recipe for them please?ReplyCancel

  • minnieverma - 08/28/2012 - 12:01 am

    your recipe is very impressive and tempting but we do not get the frozen dough in India so could you please help me with the recipe from scratchReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/29/2012 - 1:16 pm

      Hi mimmie,

      Just use any bread dough made from scratch.

  • Mandy - 09/07/2012 - 11:23 pm

    These were AMAZING! Loved them. Next time, I don’t think I’ll put them in cupcake liners because they stuck to the paper. But other than that, they were fantastic. Everyone loved them.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Hutchins - 12/26/2012 - 11:54 am

    I just found your website and i’m in love!! thanks for all the yummy ideas!!!ReplyCancel

Summer . . . if it does actually come, it means grilling time. I think Idaho is stuck in Spring. Nevertheless . . . I’m grilling through the snow, hail, rain and mostly the wind! It’s also fun to make Beef or Chicken Kabobs . . . layer some veggies in between if you like. […]


  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks! - 05/31/2011 - 6:17 pm

    This marinade sounds great. We just bought a grill so I’m looking for all kinds of ideas. Since we’re newbies I have to ask, what kind of beef did you use for the kabobs? How long do you cook them for?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/31/2011 - 6:25 pm

      Hi Christina,

      The steak you see in the pictures is Sirloin. Cheaper cuts of meat are also very good, as long as you let them marinate a good length of time.
      The longer they sit in the marinade, the more flavorful and tender it will be. Make sure that you cut your pieces against or across the grain of the steak. It makes a big difference in chew quality! As far as cooking time, it really depends of the size and thickness of your steaks or chunks for kabobs. Some also like rare! The steaks in the picture probably cooked about 4 minutes per side for medium.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 05/31/2011 - 7:39 pm

    I love eating grilled food, but we rarely cook with ours because it’s the charcoal kind….We get to just visit my in laws and eat theirs. =) Your meal looks delicious and those bracelets are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 05/31/2011 - 8:14 pm

    Oh those look soo cute!
    The marinade sounds delish! thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Chris M. - 05/31/2011 - 8:17 pm

    Pretty in Pink. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • jean - 05/31/2011 - 8:20 pm

    I cannot wait to try this marinade, I actually have all the ingredients on hand which seems to be a rarity for me!
    I absolutely love the pretty in pink and have an outfit in mind for it when I win it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 05/31/2011 - 8:45 pm

    Wow, thatbeef marinade looks delicious!! And those bracelets look adorable!! I can’t wait to take a closer look on their website…!!ReplyCancel

  • HELENNA - 05/31/2011 - 9:05 pm

    Going to try your marinade and the almond maraschino pound cake a try very soon!!! They both sound very good!! Cute bracelets!! Headed there next to see what other goodies they have!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - 05/31/2011 - 11:08 pm

    Looks pretty tasty–the bracelets and the marinated meat!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - 05/31/2011 - 11:11 pm

    Ooh…looks tasty–the marinated meat and the bracelets!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 06/01/2011 - 7:23 am

    That looks yummy! I love this web site. I really like the red bracelet it is really cute.ReplyCancel

  • merium - 06/01/2011 - 7:54 am

    love the ‘Starry Night’ bracelet. any suggestions on what to sub for the soy sauce in your marinade? wicked soy allergy here!ReplyCancel

  • merium - 06/01/2011 - 8:07 am

    sorry~i’ve tried half a dozen times to post a comment under the bracelet with no success. damn google…ReplyCancel

  • Aunt LoLo - 06/01/2011 - 9:36 am

    I love the Fairytale bracelet…I love anything silver!

    Thank you for the chance!

    And I’ll have to try out this recipe…I’m always looking for easy marinades. *grin*ReplyCancel

  • Pam - 06/01/2011 - 9:39 am

    I love the pretty in pink and can’t wait to try this marinade!ReplyCancel

  • Manda - 06/01/2011 - 9:40 am

    I just made the cherry almond pound cake for a family dinner and it was so good. I am very excited to also try this. My husband loves grilling and barbecue, so I am sure we will use this quite a bit.ReplyCancel

  • Suzietexus - 06/01/2011 - 9:40 am

    How would this marinade work on pork steaks? I’m going to try it!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/01/2011 - 9:48 am

      Hi Suzie,

      I’ve never tried this marinade on pork, but I do think it would be fabulous as well.
      Great idea, to marinate the pork steaks, and then grill then. They will be so tender!ReplyCancel

  • ChristaLaree - 06/01/2011 - 12:22 pm

    I also live in a place where it is not always sunny for grilling 🙂 The marinade sounds like a good basic marinade and the options for tweaking are limitless. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Dye - 06/01/2011 - 2:15 pm

    I am always in need of more jewelry! And I am absolutely going to try your marinade!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarilyn - 06/01/2011 - 4:42 pm

    I’ll give the marinade a try real soon, but it’s that chocolate cupcake with pistachio icing that I’m craving right now!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 06/01/2011 - 5:14 pm

    I am excited to try this marinade! The bracelets are adorable. I would like to win the pretty in pink bracelet!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Jolley - 06/01/2011 - 7:53 pm

    I love all of the bracelets, but my favorite is probably Fairytale. So pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - 06/01/2011 - 9:56 pm

    Love the blog!! The recipes are great! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 06/02/2011 - 10:11 am

    I love your blog and look forward to seeing what you have on it. The marinade looks great and I am definately going to make it. Lovely bracelets.ReplyCancel

  • ashleylikescupcakes - 06/02/2011 - 10:30 am

    yay i like the pretty in pink oneReplyCancel

  • crystal bergman - 06/02/2011 - 9:29 pm

    I just went to Bitz of Glitz and had the hardest time deciding! I finally left a comment on the pink and black one, so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 06/02/2011 - 9:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try this marinade!

    I would LOVE a bracelet! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 06/03/2011 - 7:04 am

    Pretty bracelets!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi - 06/03/2011 - 7:44 am

    I am always grilling throughout the year too! In fact, we cracked the glass on our grill one year using it in the middle of winter. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley R. - 06/03/2011 - 1:46 pm

    I know that this post is about marinade, but quite frankly when I checked out the picture the bread was singing to me. 🙂 Your posts are always so beautifully done and always leave me hungry.

    If I win I would like the tropical explosion, it is the perfect color for a the dress that I have great difficultly finding the right jewelry for.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 06/04/2011 - 12:09 am

    Oh I am all over this marinade for our next BBQ! Love it.ReplyCancel

I simply can’t make this Pound Cake very often. Why? I will eat the entire cake. It’s that good! This would certainly brighten up a rainy Memorial Day. It’s even better when you cut into it. This recipe comes from my friend Kelly Jane.  She is . . . and has always been a fabulous […]


  • Breenah - 05/27/2011 - 7:39 pm

    You have convinced me to get a bundt pan. That looks delish.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 05/27/2011 - 10:25 pm

    eeww lala mom! Thanks for bringing me some of that Poundcake! It was so good. I think I ate it all! Keep bringing your goodies to me. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Adele Forbes - 05/29/2011 - 10:06 am

    Take me away Almond Maraschino Pound Cake…I love it and can’t wait to make it. Thank you so very much!ReplyCancel

  • Katty's Kitchen - 05/29/2011 - 8:00 pm

    Almond and cherry are two great tastes that taste great together! I just buzzed you up and hope you hit even higher on the top 9. Great pics and great cake! 🙂 Love the name of your blog, too!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 06/02/2011 - 7:43 am

    This looks fantastic…. except I absolutely can not stand marashino cherries. Think it would work if substituted blueberries?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/02/2011 - 8:48 am

      Hey Niki,
      Yup . . . I’ve used blueberries and Raspberries and it’s also very good! The pound cake left alone or just glazed is also yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 06/06/2011 - 7:34 pm

    This looks soooo good! I think I may have to try this one! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - 06/08/2011 - 9:00 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe!!! I have made several variations of it this week. We started with a blueberry one, then cinnamon, next was chocolate chip (with a chocolate glaze), lemon and finally a cherry one. They turned out great. Thanks again for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - 06/09/2011 - 4:54 pm

    I am making this for my ladies night next Friday as it looks fab! Did you sift the cake flour or just if using AP flour? Also, if you make this a day or 2 ahead, does it get better (as some cakes do) or does it dry out?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/09/2011 - 5:47 pm

      Hi Vicki,

      I didn’t sift the cake flour, but if using All Purpose flour…I would sift it once for good measure.
      You can also make this the day before, and store it in a cake keeper, and it will stay moist & yummy!
      We love this pound cake. Let me know what you think

  • Susan Porter - 06/10/2011 - 11:49 am

    Oh My Gosh Woman!!!! This is to die for, and I don’t even like Maraschino Cherries! House smells wonderful.Sharing it with freinds or I will be wearing it. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Jackie - 09/01/2011 - 7:45 am


    I’m a little confused about the almonds, you have 3/4 cup chopped almonds and then you have 1chopped raw whole almonds? Also, you don’t mentioned in your written instructions when to add the cherries and almonds.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/04/2011 - 4:09 pm

      Hi Jackie
      Add 3/4 to 1 cup of chopped nuts. Fold the chopped cherries and nuts in the batter at the end, before spreading the yummy batter into your greased bundt pan.ReplyCancel

  • kaara - 10/31/2011 - 8:49 pm

    I tried this cake tonight to go along with the casarole. Everyone loved it! For some reason, I didn’t think it was as moist as pictured. I followed the directions, and baked it in a bunt pan but in a toaster convection oven. Is there any tips on gettig it moist?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 11/01/2011 - 9:18 am

      Hi Kaara,
      I’m pretty sure that it probably was caused from using a toaster oven. They are great, but don’t cook quite the same as a regular oven. I’ve never had this problem before. Possibly if using a toaster oven, pull it from the oven a bit quicker. As long as it didn’t go to waste….it was still a success!ReplyCancel

  • renee - 03/22/2016 - 10:40 am

    i’ve been using this recipe for 3 yrs now. and it’s still one of my favorites. whether i make 2 loafs or a bundt (my bundt is small, so i also use a mini loaf) the only change i make is, i started not bothering with the chopped nuts, and instead just chuck in a cupful of almond flour. sometimes, even put extra cherries. i do think the cake flour makes a difference and i also try and make sure i strain as much juice from the marachinos, or else they may sink.i have never bothered with the frosting. thanks for this recipe.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/23/2016 - 4:24 pm

      Hi Renee,

      This happens to be all four of my daughters favorite Cake as well.
      I’ll try cake flour, possibly a bit lighter!
      Thank you for dropping me a sweet note.


Cupcakes just brighten up a rainy cold day. You don’t even have to eat one to feel better. They just radiate sunshine and mock the wind! . . . see don’t you feel better already These cute little bowls that my daughter Chantri gave me . . . make them even happier! Thanks Chant.  I […]


  • Yvonne @ - 05/23/2011 - 9:31 pm

    Those bowls are darling! I love me some german chocolate cake, these look delicious! And you are right, I wouldn’t be able to just eat one!ReplyCancel

  • Missy - 05/23/2011 - 10:50 pm

    These look heavenly! Thanks for the recipe! Do you know where your daughter found those cute little bowls? My sister would love them. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/24/2011 - 9:00 am

      Hi Missy,
      I do believe that she found the bright colored bowls at Macy’s.
      They were a nice surprise for Mothers Day. Right now Macy’s has tons of bright colored dishes.ReplyCancel

  • Chantri Keele - 05/24/2011 - 9:31 am

    Oh they look SO Cute mom!! I am glad you like them. And Yes, Macy’s is where they are at. There are several colors shapes and sizes— too much fun!!
    You know I love me some cupcakes… I wouldn’t be opposed if Dad dropped some off! Lol. I’m thinking even if I ate more than…. say 3… (or more) it doesn’t matter– my body is off the charts huge right now anyways!! pray for the next 2-3 weeks to go by FAST!! 😉 Then I’m boycotting your website to get into shape… I don’t have good enough self control and I don’t hold up to temptation too well when it comes to sweets! Love you so much, you are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 05/24/2011 - 11:35 am

    I can’t get over how cute those little bowls are! And your frosting looks delish. I completely understand sticking with the tried and true! Thanks for sharing.

  • ChefDad - 05/29/2011 - 10:28 pm

    These are great photos!ReplyCancel

  • Joanie - 09/20/2012 - 7:43 pm

    Hi. How many mini-cupcakes will this recipe make? Your comment said eighteen, but that can’t be correct, as the minis are way smaller than the standard. Thank you!ReplyCancel

I really shouldn’t have made these today. I’m weak . . . weak . . . weak. These Vanilla Sugar Butterballs are filled with creamy Milk Chocolate ganache and rolled in Vanilla Sugar.  If you look closely, you’ll see that I also rolled some of the cookies in confectioners sugar as well.  Either way . […]


  • Valerie M. - 05/21/2011 - 7:42 am

    I came and saw this post right after I saw a Facebook invitation to “Dump Sugar for a Day” from a friend. Bwaaahaaaahaaa! This would make her faint. 🙂 But it looks so delish to me!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - 05/23/2011 - 6:00 am

    Yum. I could be wrong but I think the cookbook is Chocolate and Vanilla by Gail Gand. I have been meaning to make these and now I may have to!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/23/2011 - 7:08 am

      You are right! That’s the one. One side of the book is vanilla recipes, and you flip it over and the other side is Chocolate.
      Thanks so much.

Hi there . It feels like I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been busy being Grandma . . . as well as trying to get over a case of Bronchitis . . . or something annoyingly similar! Two things today. I want to pass on the recipe for these chewy, melt in your mouth […]


  • Valerie M. - 05/16/2011 - 5:28 pm

    I have always admired everyone’s macaroon’s, but have never been daring enough to try. And I haven’t actually ever eaten one…but I’m sure I’d love them. Salted banana caramel filling! Wow!

    Congrats to the winner!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ - 05/16/2011 - 9:28 pm

    I’ve missed you! Sorry you had Bronchitis, that’s no good! You are getting so good with the macaroons, some day I will attempt them! I’m getting better with my Silpat, I think the first run was practice gone wrong, ever since the cookies have turned out fabulous :). Welcome back, looking forward to more yummy posts!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - 05/18/2011 - 9:53 am

    Oh my goodness!!!! I have just found your blog and I am absolutely drooling!!!! this recipe is great and I love the way you make it sound so managable.
    I’m going to sign up to follow you – wonderful blog – thanks!

  • Krystal Bagley - 05/18/2011 - 1:06 pm

    Thank you SO much for the giveaway! I can’t even tell you the last time I had a new dress, so winning this has pretty much made my year 🙂 I can’t wait for it to get here!

    Thanks again, Jonna!!


  • lynn - 05/30/2011 - 10:09 pm

    I love Anne’s recipe! I was lucky enough to see her macaron show and got so inspired to try it myself. I got “off my butt”:) and bought all the ingredients after her show and made 2 batches of macaron the following day. I could not believe how easy it was! I was jumping up and down and screaming…my kids thought we won the lottery. They were the most perfect looking macaron and so yummy! So, after that beginner’s luck day, I was on a roll and decided to bake some more…but lo and behold, I failed miserably. 🙁 I didn’t do anything different. Followed exactly everything but my macarons didn’t have feet & cracked on top. All ten batches that I made (I kept trying and adjusting after every mishap) went straight to the trash. What do you think I’m doing wrong? When you measure your almond flour & confectioner’s sugar, do you pack them down? I’m thinking maybe my measurements are off? Please help, I will appreciate any advice. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/31/2011 - 5:10 pm

      Hi Lynn,

      I’m so glad that you had success the first time. It motivates us to try try again! Here are a few things that might be making a difference. Make sure that you sift the almond flour combined with the confectioners together before adding to the whipped egg whites. Once you begin adding that mixture to the whipped egg whites, don’t overfold. Look for that “ribbon stage.” You can look at my other Macaron tutorials for pictures that might also help. I have only used Anne’s recipe one time. I still prefer the other recipe that you measure carefully by grams. Make sure that if you are coloring your macarons, that you use gel or powdered food coloring …..not liquid. I also let my piped macarons sit on top of the counter for at least one whole hour. You want them very dry before baking, this will help the feet form. I also place my baking sheet (one at a time) in the center of the oven. Don’t throw them out . . . just eat them ugly. They will still taste good!!ReplyCancel

  • Aubrey - 08/02/2012 - 12:37 pm

    I just got a hand mixer for my birthday, and the first recipe that I made with it was this! and they turned out really well! I just made them last night, so I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but they look amazing they even came out with the feet!ReplyCancel