Or whatever you want to call them! About every other night . . .  My sweet husband takes a long skewer and toasts Marshmallows on top of the stove. He does a miraculous job! They are beautiful, golden, toasted to perfection works of art. Today . . . I decided I was going to try making Homemade […]

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  • Valerie M. - 03/10/2011 - 3:54 pm

    Those are the prettiest, yummiest looking marshmallows I ever saw.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 03/10/2011 - 6:33 pm

    Ohmygoodness – these look divine 🙂 That’s a killer name you’ve got for them!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 03/10/2011 - 7:38 pm

    Mom…those look so yummy! Where are mine? Your not a very sharing person lately. I’m disappointed! I’m just kidding. I’m sure Jessica came first! I still love you! They look awesome. You did a beautiful job. Talk to you later!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels - 03/11/2011 - 9:35 am

    Oh my word those marshmallows look sooo good and they’re just gorgeous! I love how you took simple homemade marshmallows to another level. Wow these are truly amazing. 🙂 I’m so glad I found your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/11/2011 - 12:06 pm

    Wow, these are both a mouthfull in title and look! What a wonderful and decadent little treat. Great job on these, Jonna! I have got to try homemade marshmallows one of these days…ReplyCancel

  • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery - 03/12/2011 - 2:59 pm

    I’ve made my own marshmallows plenty of times before, but it’s usually for something specific. I’ve never dipped them in such a variety of things, though, and those peanut butter smores ones have me drooling!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 03/14/2011 - 8:33 pm

    I would really drive down just to try a carmel tosted coconut marshamllow. That looks like Heaven. I will have to try these for sure when I can. Did Dad like them?ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - 03/17/2011 - 10:13 am

    Hello Jonna! Thanks for leaving a comment on RecipeLion’s blog the other day. I Love your blog and just fell in love with this marshmallow recipe too, wow.

    I was wondering, have you ever blog hopped before? We’d love it if you contributed this fantastic marshmallow one to our blog hop on favorite spring-time recipes. Also it’s a great way to get links back to your site. Hope to see you there!

    The blog hop will go live here just after midnight:

    http://www.recipelionblog.com/fabulous-food-friday-march-blog-hop

    Thanks,
    Sarah
    Editor
    RecipeLion.com
    blog.recipelion.comReplyCancel

  • Erica - 02/23/2012 - 4:06 pm

    Oh my GOSH! I want to stuff every single one of those in my mouth They look so delicious! Love your site. You have incredible recipes!ReplyCancel

If I only had one day left on earth . . . I’d want this Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta. I’m serious now! Right now at the fabulous Denny’s, it’s BACONALIA! What’s that you ask? It’s a celebration of all things bacon with brand spankin’ new delicious bacon items like the new Bacon Maple Sundae, BBBLT […]

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  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 03/08/2011 - 6:42 pm

    Wait a minute.. no one really emailed you and called you a nasty name did they? That’s impossible… you are one of my idols woman – I can’t have that! This meal looks AMAZING!!! I will have to try it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Mumford - 03/08/2011 - 9:39 pm

    Looks amazing. I thinkI’ve tried this recipe of yours before and your right…moderation!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/09/2011 - 10:25 am

    Jonna, this looks mouthwatering, wow! Thanks for the little history lesson on Fat Tuesday, and for sharing this amazing and delicious dish. 🙂 I’ve got to try this sometime soon!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 03/09/2011 - 10:42 am

    O yum Mom! I remember when you brought that to Blake and I last time. It was so amazing! I love it. I wouldn’t mind some more….neither would the baby I’m sure. We had Sweet & Sour Chicken lastnight and it was good but I think after trying BACON CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA I like that better. I tried the chicken in the crockpot this time and it was much easier! I think I will do it like that for now on. Keep up the good work. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 03/09/2011 - 4:54 pm

    (CLAP CLAP CLAP) I seriously aplaud you for making that comment! I really can’t believe what people find time to email you. I really think you need to make them public. Everyone would think they were are DUMB as the rest of us!
    I really love this dish. It is one of my favorites. SO SO SO yum!!! Enjoy your FAT dinner on FAT TUESDAY!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 03/09/2011 - 7:51 pm

    I think I would die of happiness eating that pasta. It honestly looks to good to be true.ReplyCancel

  • Christi @ Love From The Oven - 03/09/2011 - 7:57 pm

    First, that looks amazingly delicious. Like could I somehow justify making it at 8pm, hours after we’ve all eaten dinner? Probably not, but I’m considering it.

    Second, how the heck have I ever seen your amazing blog before???? I absolutely LOVE it. Amazing recipes and I love your theory of making them simple. So many things I bake people ooh and aah at and act like I performed brain surgery, when really they are so very easy to do – and I’m always trying to get my friends and family to just give it a try. Granted, they have me baking for them, so they probably have this all figured out.

    Anyways, LOVE your blog! So happy to have found it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cakewhiz - 03/10/2011 - 3:01 am

    I am a big pasta lover and this recipe has my name written all over it….hehe.
    Btw, Lovely photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - 03/11/2011 - 10:30 pm

    I made this for dinner Wednesday night and I have to say I have NEVER seen my husband enjoy a meal more! It was soooo good and we enjoyed it again as leftovers the next night! I LOVE your recipes and want to thank you for helping me become a better cook! You are AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Nef - 03/14/2011 - 2:48 pm

    Dear sweet Jonna — YOU ARE AMAZING! And btw — you are the SKiNNieST and CuTeST Fat A_ _ I have EVER seen! 😀 I think I’ll make this for the missionaries when they come over tomorrow. I have to cook it when a bunch of peeps are here — otherwise I’d wanna eat it all-by-myself! Keep it up, seesta!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - 03/16/2011 - 7:28 pm

    I made this last weekend and it was wonderful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 03/20/2011 - 6:05 pm

    Oh man! This looks incredible!
    My boys (10 & 16) love to look through your recipes with me & tell me everything I should make.
    I’ve made the Bacon Carbonara a couple of times now (I guess I’ve exceeded my rich, fattening pasta limit?) and it is hands down a favorite at our house! (I throw in a little grilled chicken too…delish!)
    Thanks for the amazing recipes! Can’t wait to try this one out too.ReplyCancel

  • Manda - 05/19/2011 - 2:27 pm

    I made this and some of your orange rolls for a friend that just had a baby. I doubled everything and had some for my little family too. Everything was sublime. It even wasn’t half bad with whole wheat pasta. It made me not feel too bad about eating so much of this.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah E. - 06/26/2011 - 9:27 pm

    I made this last week and it was so amazingly delicious. My friend made it tonight and she loved it too!

    Thank you so much for sharing! It was unbelievable!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Wagstaff - 01/08/2012 - 7:28 pm

    Found your blog through pinterest. I stayed up way to late one night looking at and bookmarking a lot of your recipes. Last night, I finally got around to trying one. What a fantastic recipe! We loved the sauce, and I even had some leftover. I froze it, and hope it will turn out ok to make an delicious easy meal some night this week. Thanks for the great recipes and fabulous pictures! StacyReplyCancel

  • Kiah P - 01/16/2012 - 3:55 pm

    Just made this for me and my man for dinner. We made it together which made it all the more delicious, but it was SOOO good, I will definitely be making this again. I made it with broccoli and a little extra cheese. YUMMMM.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Arroyo - 03/13/2012 - 7:45 am

    This looks wonderful…Am going to make it !!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 05/09/2012 - 9:00 pm

    Hi
    Wondering how many servings this pasta dish makes. Looks delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/11/2012 - 11:50 am

      Hi Jessica,

      This will easily serve 4 to 5 people. The sauce is plentiful, so you can add extra pasta if needed.
      Hope this helps,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Justi - 09/14/2012 - 7:01 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was SO good! Already looking forward to the leftovers!!! Yum-o!ReplyCancel

 If you were to look in my fridge right now, you would see containers of egg whites, egg yolks and Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Macaron Mania has certainly hit this house. If you want to make Macarons . . .  you will most likely need to make Italian or Swiss Meringue Buttercream. They were made for […]

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  • Laura - 03/07/2011 - 10:30 pm

    I had my first macaron two weeks ago. I didn’t understand the hype behind them until then. It was a passion fruit flavor and tasted amazing. I might, just might have to try making them. You have given me some confidence in taking the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Joelle - 03/08/2011 - 1:39 pm

    I think I need that banana nut cupcake recipe!!!! They look so delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Steph - 03/08/2011 - 9:28 pm

    LOVE Swiss meringue buttercream. However, I’ve never heard of anyone having success making it with a hand mixer. Your cupcakes look delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - 10/02/2011 - 4:51 pm

    I made this yesterday and used it to top off organic chocolate cupcakes. This is the first time I have tasted/made butterceam. I out in 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of real vanilla extract. Is it supposed to taste like butter? Mine didn’t taste too much like butter but there was a slight buttery taste. I don’t know if I did something wrong, or if it is what buttercream is supposed to taste like. Other wise it was very smooth and airy. Thanks for the recipe!
    -LeahReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/03/2011 - 1:28 pm

      Hi Leah,

      You had the same response as I did, when I first made Buttercream……real Buttercream Frosting. It does have a taste of
      butter, and looks and feels like smooth butter. Some really like this type of frosting. I still prefer Cream Cheese Frosting!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 11/17/2011 - 12:47 pm

    Will this be enough frosting for a 13×9″ cake?ReplyCancel

  • Donna - 01/15/2012 - 10:40 am

    I am very interested in giving this recipe a try but I might have a problem. My Stand Mixer does not have either the whisk or the paddle attachments and apparently none are even available based on my call to the company. Is there any possibility for me to make this icing without either of these attachments? I have a stand mixer with beaters and cookie dough hooks or the hand mixer with the basic beaters. I hope you have some good news for me. thanksReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/15/2012 - 4:00 pm

      Hi Donna,

      I’ve actually never made swiss buttercream without my stand mixer and attachments.
      I do believe that it could work, but you will be beating for a good long time.
      It’s all the whipping of the butter and the beating with the paddle that produces this ultra smooth Buttercream.
      If you have some good arm muscles….go for it! Let us all know the results.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 02/06/2014 - 9:34 am

    Do you think this would hold it’s consistency well for a rosette or petal cake?ReplyCancel

Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with Macarons. If you make them and taste them, you’ll be smitten as well. Macarons are to the French what cupcakes are to the rest of us! I have little bowls of egg whites . . . becoming of age . . . in every corner of my kitchen. Sad but […]

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  • Lori Hooper - 03/03/2011 - 2:19 pm

    These look so good! Hopefully one of these days I will dare to try them : ) You’re amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - 03/03/2011 - 3:25 pm

    I’m wondering if you could make these using egg whites that you can buy in a carton at the store? Seems like it would simplify the process, especially if you don’t want to have a ton of yolks left over. Have you tried this? Does it affect the quality of the macaroon?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/03/2011 - 3:38 pm

      Hi Heather,
      I really can’t answer that. I’ve never bought egg whites in a carton. As far as the yolks go, there are
      so many things you can do with them. Puddings, Creme Brulee, the yummy Coconut frosting for German Chocolate Cake, etc.
      Please let us know if you trying using the store bought egg whites!ReplyCancel

  • KJ - 03/03/2011 - 5:25 pm

    Okay, that’s it! You either have to move back here or I’m moving there! I want some of your most delicious treats right now!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 03/03/2011 - 5:59 pm

    Wow, I’m so impressed! These look amazing. I applaud you. I would totally mess these up!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 03/03/2011 - 10:09 pm

    Wow these look so professional great job love all the photo.

    Ashley
    http://www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com
    Check out my food blog.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/04/2011 - 12:28 pm

    These are so impressive and beautiful! Wonderful macarons. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lot-O-Choc - 03/06/2011 - 2:53 pm

    Wow your macarons look amazing, i love the look of them, and all the step by step pictures you have done! Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - 03/11/2011 - 2:06 pm

    I’ve been going back to this post over and over again, ever since you posted it. Today, I finally made them. Of course, I couldn’t stand the temptation, and had to eat one. Or, maybe two. They are so YUM! I can’t even image that they are going to be even better tomorrow. I also made the Swiss Meringue Buttercream for the firs time today. I do have leftovers, and it is so delicious, I’m already looking for a recipe to use the leftovers on. Thanks so much for all your great recipes and play-by-play posts. I wouldn’t have the courage to try many of these recipes without them. Oh yeah, I just bought that xoxo scale too. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • christine - 05/20/2011 - 5:01 pm

    I was wondering, i make about 4-5 dozen a day and i usually use a kitchen aid hand mixer…. i just recently bought the stand mixer and every batch ive made with it has been ruined. the color at the top is blotchy, it shrivels, doesnt cook right, and shatters in my hands. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY IT IS DOING THIS.. ive ruined about 300 macarons. i was wondering if u kno what causes blotchy tops & also, how long do u whip ur egg whites for (french method) and wat speed? tyty!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/20/2011 - 5:32 pm

      Hi Christine,

      Oh boy . . . Macarons are one of those little gems that seem to need things just right. I use my Kitchen Aid Stand mixer, to beat the egg white/sugar mixture, then fold in the Almond Meal/Powdered Sugar mixture by hand. Try to watch the tutorials I’ve posted on Macronage. Too little folding will cause cracks and mishapen cookies. Too much folding will cause flat cookies without feet! I’m certainly not an expert on this subject. My cookies have all turned out, but I’m sure that they could be much prettier. I also grind my own Almonds, which makes the tops not quite smooth. You can see the little flecks of Almond skin. I did find Almond meal in our Health food store, and I’m anxious to make them and see if they are a bit prettier. Go to youtube and watch videos on Macaron making. This helped me. I whip my egg white mixture until it’s stiff but not dry. Remove your whisk attachment from the bowl, tip it upside down. If the egg whites don’t fall off the whisk….they should be ready. I hope this helps a bit.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Kevin - 07/18/2011 - 12:48 am

    excellent guide! thanks for the recipe, tips, and pics!ReplyCancel

  • Peter - 07/24/2011 - 7:59 am

    HI there! This is such an awesome page, really love your commentary and photos.

    I was wondering, have you ever had a rippling effect after baking. Sometimes my macarons get this rippled effect through the crust of the shell, like sharp bends? Its very weird and I don’t know why!!!

    If you’ve had this before and have advice, would save my life! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 05/17/2012 - 10:08 pm

    Hi do you have to rotate the macarons when they are cooking?ive read somewhere you should rotate halfway when they are bakingReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/18/2012 - 7:34 am

      Hi Christina,
      I usually only put one cookie sheet in at a time, but I still rotate the sheet around half way through the cooking time.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • bfarky - 12/08/2012 - 1:20 pm

    Hi there, your macarons look great on these photos. Could you tell me what type of camera did you use to make them? ThanksReplyCancel

  • Rose - 01/25/2013 - 2:08 am

    What powder sugar did u use . N where u bought it…what color didi u used. I like it… ThanksReplyCancel

  • Ela - 03/26/2013 - 8:32 pm

    I love everthing in your blog especially these macarons. They’re so pretty! I have one question, for each color, do we have to make one recipe? Or is there a way to divide it so that we can have at least 2 or 3 colors in one recipe? Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • AliceK - 01/26/2015 - 3:04 pm

    I just tried making macarons, and they looked pretty good, but they didn’t have feet! They were smooth everywhere. Do you think this is an egg-aging issue, or do you think I didn’t turn the mixture enough. Your macarons are lovely!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/04/2015 - 3:14 pm

      Hi Alice,

      Possibly you stirred the mixture too long. It needs to have that ribbon look when you draw your spatula up, and let the mixture drape back to the bowl.
      You also need to make sure that you dry the macaron shells long enough.
      Try try again . . . I had to as well!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 03/29/2016 - 2:35 pm

    Hi Jonna,

    Great post! Was wondering if you’d be willing to share what colors and how much of each color you used to make that beautiful blackberry color? Appreciate it!ReplyCancel

“Heaven on a plate!” That describes anything baked, using Rhodes frozen rolls or bread dough. Rhodes gives us the perfect product to create irresistible, elegant and impressive dishes. All it takes is a twist here, a tuck there, a few added ingredients and you have a masterpiece on your hands. I am thrilled to get […]

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  • Rachel - 05/10/2012 - 7:17 pm

    Are there amounts of the ingredients you can post?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/11/2012 - 11:54 am

      I will post the recipe at the bottom. I’m sorry, the actual recipe is always posted at Rhodes.
      You can print it out from my blog at the bottom of the post.
      Thanks Rachel.

      JonnaReplyCancel

Monday is my heavy cleaning day, and it seems to take me a lot longer than it used to.  Since I’m getting older & slower, I usually also prepare something fast & easy on Monday.  If your Monday is bogged down, this is the recipe for you.  On a side note:  This is to the Lady who […]

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  • NaDell - 02/28/2011 - 10:37 am

    I like the ingredients capitalized so they stand out more. Good work.
    This post didn’t all show up in reader…just so you know. I’m not complaining. =)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - 02/28/2011 - 12:17 pm

    I love your blog! My friend told me about your site a couple weeks ago and I have tried a new recipe every night for dinner since then. Thank you for taking the time to do this, you have helped me become excited about cooking dinner for my family! Also, every recipe I have tried has been sooo delicious, so thank you for sharing! I think you are Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 02/28/2011 - 12:37 pm

    You can’t be serious! For real? You got an e-mail like that? Crazy people. That is just down right ridiculous. I Love Your Blog And Have No Exception To The Capital Letters. ; D

    I had to tell you that this recipe couldn’t come at a better time! My husband and my youngest daughter are on the quest for the best amazing Fried Rice with Ham recipe. And…….get this……..my husband hates onions too, but like onion salt or powder seasoning. SO this is perfect! Can’t wait to show them. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 02/28/2011 - 1:50 pm

    As a certified English teacher, I can officially say your capitals are just fine! As far as I am concerned Jonna, you can do no wrong! You introduced me to brown sugar and ham combination and that would absolve you from anything and everything. I will be swinging by the store to get more ham for this tonight. We love you, Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 03/01/2011 - 8:04 am

    How about if she just not look at your blog if she gets so annoyed? Seems like a good solution. I have never noticed capital or non-capital. I just love your recipes and the bright pictures. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • pamm - 03/01/2011 - 8:12 am

    Seriously? Really? Someone had so much time on their hands that they complained to you about CAPS. Come on now. Really?

    Love your posts and LOVE the CAPS!ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 03/01/2011 - 3:21 pm

    LOL – I was just thinking last Friday that it had been YEARS since I made “Ham fried Rice.” You make it look and sound much more exciting than I ever did. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 03/01/2011 - 3:41 pm

    Hmm, why would someone take the time to leave a comment like that? You must be doing something right, I’d definitely take that as a compliment 🙂 I love your recipes! Everything I’ve tried, I get compliments on. By the way, I don’t think you use too much pepper, cuz I love it too ;] I use it practically every day!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - 03/01/2011 - 6:44 pm

    One of my favorites from your site. I make this often, sometimes with extra veggies and sometimes just the way you have it.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 03/01/2011 - 7:52 pm

    Love your blog and your recipes…thank you so much for brightening my inbox!ReplyCancel

  • susan - 03/02/2011 - 2:41 pm

    Jonna,
    I can’t imagine anyone saying anything negative about your wonderful recipes. My daughter and I literally get giddy when we see you have a new post. Everything we have made has been awesome. Our family loves your recipes! Your photos are great. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with us!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/02/2011 - 3:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, Jonna, what a delicious and decadent recipe! This looks absolutely delicious, and I know my husband and I both would just love this as a side dish or for breakfast. Also, don’t you hate rude commenters? If you have nothing nice to say, why not just leave the page? Some people… Anyway, great recipe! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Katy Lunsford - 03/02/2011 - 5:24 pm

    this sounds and looks delicious. can’t wait to try it. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • […] Fried Rice & Ham by Jonna of Get Off Your Butt and BAKE […]ReplyCancel

  • hephzi - 03/24/2011 - 8:10 am

    Lovely recipes, making me drool. Great pics !ReplyCancel

  • Autumn - 04/11/2011 - 3:04 pm

    How sad that someone took the time to leave you a negative comment. People who choose to critisize others and look for the negative are not happy people. Seems to me like a severe waste of time and energy to focus on critisizing others. I love your blog and recipes. Several have made it in our daily cookbook. You have the creative right and freedom to author in any way you choose. Capitalize the whole blog if you want! Thanks for taking the time to share your talent with all of us!!

    p.s. aren’t you related to Rexann and Trisha?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/11/2011 - 3:08 pm

      Thank You Thank You!
      I’m not related to Rexann, but she is a Cherished friend who live just around the corner from me.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy @ Babies Love Baked Goods - 12/02/2011 - 9:39 am

    I made this recipe for my babies for breakfast yesterday. It was a hit! Thanks for writing such and easy fried rice recipe.

    http://babieslovebakedgoods.blogspot.com/2011/12/lunch-for-breakfast-but-not-brunch.htmlReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - 12/26/2011 - 6:24 pm

    Tell her to unsubscribe so you don’t waste your time reading her comments. Charge ahead!
    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 12/26/2011 - 7:20 pm

      Thanks Jen! That’s a brilliant idea.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • katelyn - 10/11/2012 - 12:28 pm

    I LOVE all your recipes! There easy to follow and delious! I have to cook dinner for my family sometimes and this is the site i use! (I’m only 15)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 04/03/2013 - 7:58 am

    I make home made fried rice all the time but was excited when I saw this. All I could think is “why haven’t I tried this.” Made it last night and SOOOOO delicious! I do need a bigger pan though because I only have an average size skillet. Next kitchen item to be purchased is a wok lolReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 05/21/2013 - 5:16 pm

    I LOVE this recipe it is so quick and easy. I was trying to figure something out for myself for dinner and i came across this and it taste perfectReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - 08/15/2013 - 5:01 pm

    I had baked a brown sugar ham and had leftovers. I also had leftover rice and was looking for a recipe that wouldn’t require me running to the store for ingredients. This looked delicious online and was amazingly delicious for dinner! My husband loved it more than the actual ham from the night before. 🙂
    I used real onions and since I don’t have margarine, I used olive oil. I also didn’t use any salt but the ham was salty plus, the butter I used was salted. This is a recipe I will be using again and again! YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Smith - 12/30/2013 - 4:34 pm

    I found myself (as often) without meat out for dinner, so I looked to see what I had … ham .. check! … rice … check! Google search on ham and rice brings me here to a recipe that’s perfect and perfectly easy for my fam (I can’t eat eggs due to an allergy, but I can definitely do the ham and rice! My son doesn’t like onions either, so definitely onion powder for me). Thanks so much for posting this!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 12/31/2013 - 7:27 pm

      Hi Julie,

      What a sweet comment!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to drop me a note.
      I love this easy dish as well.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Jenn - 03/02/2014 - 7:53 pm

    Tried this and it was delicious.This was a fun use of leftover ham and really good!ReplyCancel

Please be patient while this post loads . . . picture overload! Are you ready for some lip-smacking deliciousness? Over the years, I’ve tried many Italian Florentine Cookie recipes. Most of them have very similar ingredients, but today I found one with Toasted Coconut & Oatmeal. In my mind, that was a tad bit unusual […]

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  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 02/22/2011 - 8:57 pm

    HOLY COW ARE YOU SERIOUS?! These look A-mazing! I can’t wait to try them 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 02/22/2011 - 11:19 pm

    Those look so completely perfect! I love each variation.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - 02/22/2011 - 11:35 pm

    They are so beautiful! What a gorgeous treat. Florentines are sooooo delicious.

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • fuatgencal - 02/23/2011 - 12:37 am

    Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

    Saygılar.ReplyCancel

  • Jun - 02/23/2011 - 2:11 am

    I heart this a lot!!! Thanks for sharing!!! The photos are beautiful too!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - 02/23/2011 - 7:57 am

    those look fabulous, and I always love all the step by step photos on your blog 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lauren @ L-Mo Cooks - 02/23/2011 - 8:50 am

    I’ve never had a florentine but I think I see them in my future! These look amazing! Thanks for posting.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 02/23/2011 - 4:09 pm

    Hello I just wanted to write and tell you THANK YOU! I love your blog and it inspires me to make something yummy often. It is clear you put a lot of time and effort into your posts with pictures and detailed instruction. I thought you might want to know it is appreciated! I have also told others about your blog and they have been inspired too. So thanks! Keep the great recipes coming.ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 02/23/2011 - 4:20 pm

    MAMMA MIA!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Öcal-Mutfak - 02/24/2011 - 4:30 am

    in a word, spectacular.!! Photos, annotated expression is great. I love your blog, I follow you. good day.ReplyCancel

  • In Katrina's Kitchen - 02/24/2011 - 6:07 am

    How did I survive without your blog?! I LOVE this post!!!! Oh my! I’m VERY impressed!!!!! COngrats on Top 9!! I sent some buzz your way! – KatrinaReplyCancel

  • Blog is the New Black - 02/24/2011 - 7:18 am

    Great pics, great recipe, great blog. Congrats on top 9! So glad I found your site! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stella - 02/24/2011 - 7:18 am

    Congrats on the Top 9! I made a Florentine post (pecan and cocoa nibs in mine) recently too. I use them almost weekly on my dessert menus at the restaurant where I work, in many of the ways that you’ve showcased. But funnily enough, I never thought of showing people all of their alternative uses! Ha. Thanks for highlighting the versatility of these beautiful, tasty cookies. And job well done on making them so extraordinarily thin! Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • sensiblecooking - 02/24/2011 - 10:31 am

    You really got the baking skills Jonna. Those florentine looks to die for. You have inspired me so much I am gonna try to bake. I might burn the house down but who cares as long as I can make mine look as good as your.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 02/24/2011 - 10:50 am

    WOW MOM! You live 5 minutes away and you couldn’t even bring some of those divine looking treats down to me! You seem to amaze me every day with your posts. I think that is one recipe that I won’t be about to make unless I have a lesson from the master! You will just have to bring some to my house instead of to your neighbors! Hint Hint. Love You Tons!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Murphy Tripp - 02/24/2011 - 11:38 am

    Wow-wow-wow-wow!!!! The things you turned them into on day 1 and day 2 look like the last two things I want to eat before I die!!!!! *print* Whoa. Thanks for sharing…and now I’ll just get off my butt and bake something 😉 (for real)ReplyCancel

  • Tricia N - 02/24/2011 - 12:27 pm

    These look awesome, I can’t wait to try. The biggest decision is which one!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - 02/24/2011 - 1:38 pm

    How gorgeous! These look asbolutely delightful…very beautiful presentation! I am definately saving this!

    Your site is so lovely!

    xx,
    TammyReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 02/26/2011 - 1:56 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous, your recipe sounds amazing! I am a big fan of oatmeal and coconut myself. I can’t wait to try making these, thanks!
    LeslieReplyCancel

  • Lot-O-Choc - 02/27/2011 - 12:12 pm

    Your photos look so mouth watering, especially the cream in between the florentines! Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • A to Z - food and travel - 03/01/2011 - 7:44 am

    Amazing what you baked here! I love Cannolis and I am pretty sure I’ll give a try to your recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 04/27/2011 - 10:04 pm

    Ok, so I’m re-visiting these because I’m coordinating a wedding this weekend. I’m providing snacks in the bridal room and I wanted some “classy” desserts and finger foods. These would be perfect. I am trying to stay away from chocolate as to not be messy… especially for the bride. These look like they won’t be messy! So I’m trying them this weekend!!! I will let you know how they go!ReplyCancel

  • juno - 08/22/2011 - 11:24 am

    These look scrumptious! Do you suggest to use something besides coconut though?ReplyCancel

  • liz carlin - 11/21/2011 - 12:50 pm

    So far I have tried two recipes. This one looks just right.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - 03/12/2012 - 9:57 pm

    Does it matter what kind of oats I use? i have old-fashioned at home.ReplyCancel

  • Denise L - 03/12/2012 - 9:59 pm

    What type of oats should I use, instant or old-fashioned?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/13/2012 - 7:45 pm

      Hi Denise,
      I used instant, but I believe the Old-fashioned would also work just as well.
      They are delicious!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • margaret - 08/28/2012 - 4:43 am

    these look amazing!

    do you use cooked or uncooked oatmeal??ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/29/2012 - 1:14 pm

      Hi Margaret,

      Please use uncooked oatmeal.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • ToBakeOrToBurn - 10/18/2012 - 8:58 am

    I did those last week, they were amazing! So moist! Lovely recipe, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - 11/09/2012 - 5:51 pm

    I think the butter quantity is double what’s needed, and unfortunately I added the 1/4 cup cream into the cookie dough. Way too greasy.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/01/2014 - 6:36 pm

      1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cream is added to the dough.
      The dough is meant to spread out very thin…..very thin when baking. Paper thin!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 12/15/2012 - 8:14 am

    SO I shouldn’t add cream to the cookie mixture? Looking at your response to someone’s comment…that’s what you indicated. But your directions say “In a glass bowl, melt butter then add the Oatmeal, sugar, flour, cream and vanilla. Stir well then add the corn syrup. Stir in the Sliced Almonds & Toasted Coconut just until mixed.”

    Double checking, cause I wanted to make these today for a cookie exchange party…they look delicious!!!

    ***Hi Nicole,

    Yes…you will need at least 1/4 cup of cream for the florentines and possibly that extra tablespoon.
    You will whip extra cream, sweetened with sugar to fill the cookies and horns.

    JonnaReplyCancel

  • Veda - 03/31/2014 - 3:39 pm

    I am completely confuse. Do I add the whipping cream to the
    dough or not? Reading the two comments above mine. You told Rachael that her problem was adding the cream to the cookie dough.
    Then you told Nicole that she needed to add the cream to the cookie mixture.

    Could you please clarify this for me?

    Thank you for your help.

    VedaReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/01/2014 - 6:40 pm

      Hi Veda,

      I’m so sorry for the confusion.
      Yes, the recipe calls for adding 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cream to the florentine dough. It also calls for 2/3 cup butter.
      The dough will spread out drastically while baking making them very thin! . . . paper thin!
      Any other cream used is just whipped & sweetened to use between the cookie layers.
      I hope this helps a bit.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Lauren - 11/30/2014 - 9:04 am

    You say cream. Is there a certain kind? Is heavy cream the same as whipping cream? I always get confused with this.
    Thank youReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 12/01/2014 - 4:23 pm

      Hi Lauren,

      Yes, just look for whipping cream that says heavy cream. It is just thicker cream. It should be in the small cartons close to the milk in the refrigerator section of the
      grocery store.

      Thanks so much,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Lucie - 11/07/2015 - 3:32 pm

    Hey! I’m baking these right now and they are amazing. Superb recipe — thank you so much.ReplyCancel

I believe . . . that if I only posted recipes that I really like,  like 5 star . . . There probably wouldn’t be any rice dishes!    My better half . . . on the other end, Loves rice! If you like Panda Express Orange chicken, you will like this dish. I actually […]

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  • Tami Ottley - 02/22/2011 - 4:13 pm

    I made this for dinner last night! It was de-lish! I failed to realize how involved it was. Nothing like a two year old crying at your feet while you are trying to fry and get the sauce ready! 🙂

    Now I know!
    Thanks for sharing!
    TamiReplyCancel

  • April - 03/13/2013 - 7:20 pm

    I made Recipe #1 for dinner tonight and it was SO GOOD!! This is by far my favorite of any asian-style chicken and rice recipe. The sauce was delicious and reminded me of my favorite General Tsao’s Chicken. I highly recommend this recipe. It is a little involved, but in my opinion it is worth it. I will be making this again and again. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - 03/12/2014 - 6:41 pm

    Just made this for dinner tonight. Was good! Except I doubled the sauce & it made hardly any at all. Which I like a lot of sauce, will make more sauce next time . I’m adding this to my rotation, thank you!ReplyCancel

Thanks to those of you who left me a comment about your vote for a Full Post or Excerpt.  Evidently, very few people look at this blog . . . or you just really don’t care one way or another . . .which is good.   The votes were 7 for a Full post and 4 votes […]

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  • Lori Hooper - 02/17/2011 - 12:01 pm

    This looks divine! And so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 02/17/2011 - 12:13 pm

    These look so pretty! I’m loving anything lemon lately. I’d love to try this!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 02/17/2011 - 1:38 pm

    I read! I just didn’t vote cuz it doesn’t matter to me which way you post – I’m just so glad that you do!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Wright - 02/17/2011 - 2:20 pm

    I LOVE your site! I look at it ALL the time. Although I don’t post comments, I want you to know that I use your recipes all the time and I hope you never ever quit posting full pages with all of the step by step pics. I need them! I am not an experienced cook and it really helps me! I have told several people about your site and I know for a fact that they too use it all the time. Thanks for taking the time to post each pic. You’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 02/17/2011 - 3:07 pm

    That looks so yummy! My mom is a lemon cake lover so this will have to be her next birthday treat. Thanks for all the great posts, Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • pat - 02/17/2011 - 3:50 pm

    They are so beautiful and I am so jealous…I am quite sure mine would not look as good.ReplyCancel

  • Medeja - 02/18/2011 - 5:04 am

    They look so beautiful and so perfect.. Amazing picturesReplyCancel

  • gigi - 02/18/2011 - 6:18 am

    Oh, Yum!! I love Lemon anything!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 02/18/2011 - 8:36 am

    This looks sooooooo good!!! You should work for Martha Stewart!ReplyCancel

  • Becca - 02/18/2011 - 9:45 am

    These look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    ps- I appreciate the full post in my email as opposed to the excerpts. So I’m glad you’ve gone that route. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 02/18/2011 - 11:52 am

    Okay, let’s be SERIOUS HERE! Come on over here and sit down – we need to talk! “I’ll be your agent – LET’S DO A COOKBOOK! We have to admit that you’re wayyyyyy better than Martha Stewart (as she doesn’t do all her own cooking and ideas)/you do! I would LOVE all of this BLOG in a book (ASAP) because I want it on my living room table (aka: coffee table) where I can drool over it on a consistent basis! Okay?” DONE DEAL – now let’s get busy. BTW – delicious!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 02/18/2011 - 6:30 pm

    PS.
    With my brains (!!!) and your GOOD LOOKS, we could make some $$$$ReplyCancel

  • Patty Horne - 02/19/2011 - 7:47 am

    Sorry – I didn’t vote, I will read your blog either way:)ReplyCancel

  • Sherry - 02/19/2011 - 3:09 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make lemon pudding cake! I love the raspberries tossed in, too. I just bought some ramekins so this may be happening soon=)ReplyCancel

  • Lori - 02/19/2011 - 6:31 pm

    What a heavenly dessert! I can almost imagine the wonderfully refreshing taste! LoriReplyCancel

  • Christine - 02/20/2011 - 7:15 pm

    I too read your blog on a regular basis! It doesn’t matter to me if the posts are full or not, as long as they’re there =] I’ve tried your recipes and they’ve always been good! Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • Charlie Bakes - 02/21/2011 - 10:50 am

    I love how you pipped the meringue on top, it looks mouth-watering.
    I like the step-by-step pics.
    Charlie, 12 year old food bloggerReplyCancel

  • sherry - 02/21/2011 - 12:13 pm

    Love your blog and glad to see the Lemon Pudding Cake recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Aakruti - 05/27/2012 - 5:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Walking through each step and the additional tips are so helpful. I am rookie at baking and all, but I plan to try some of your recipes. I hope I can do as well as you do. Postings and your personal story adds more you to the site. Thanks and keep them coming. I simply love your page.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Donahue - 02/16/2015 - 12:05 pm

    So impressive. Thanks for the picture tutorial. Keep up the great work.ReplyCancel

 Before we talk Muffins . . . I have two quick questions for you. 1.  Do you prefer a Full post on the Home Page, or Excerpts like I’m trying right now? 2.  Do you need a tutorial on something you’ve been wanting to learn to bake/cook? Moving on to the muffins. What are the requirements for a […]

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  • Puppydogs - 02/15/2011 - 1:11 pm

    I prefer to see the whole recipe. I visit daily and if there is something I do not want to make or see, I go to the next email. I feel like sometimes when someone posts just a heading, they get points for extra clicks on their site.ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 02/15/2011 - 1:16 pm

    Oops I also wanted to say that I do not understand when people make the font a size under 12. I am in my 40’s and have to increase the size of the font just to read the post. Some sites have great pictures, but if you compare the size of the pictures to the size of the font they don’t make sense.

    The pictures are big, colorful and gorgeous. The author took the time to take and post the best pictures of the food and the steps they had to take to make the food. Then the font is barely legible. It drives me crazy!

    There is so much ‘white space’ on the whole page, that it seems like they are trying to save money by using the smallest font available.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Wolf - 02/15/2011 - 1:51 pm

    I like what you did today.

    Judy in MOReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 02/15/2011 - 2:13 pm

    I prefer the whole blog post in reader so I can read it there and click if I want to comment or print it. =)ReplyCancel

  • Tami Ottley - 02/15/2011 - 3:44 pm

    Agreed… I like the full post. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - 02/15/2011 - 3:50 pm

    Hi Jonna-

    Here are my thoughts…

    1. Do you prefer a Full post on the Home Page, or Excerpts like I’m trying right now?

    I actually think I like the Excerpts. At first I was going to reply with, “Please go back to the way things were…” but I like that I can view more at once. I click on all of the recipes anyway, because you are hilarious and your pictures/tutorials are incredible. I am honestly addicted to this website of yours. Thank you for my daily “break” from work…it’s a place where I can come to view what’s new or search the older posts. Your stories make me laugh and smile…and your recipes make me want to run home and start cooking or baking! Thank you, thank you, thank you…you’re amazing!

    2. Do you need a tutorial on something you’ve been wanting to learn to bake/cook?

    I want to bake/cook everything and anything you post. Keep up the beautiful work…I just love it.

    Enjoy your day!ReplyCancel

  • kira - 02/15/2011 - 4:20 pm

    I like this new way. I like to see the collection and variety of what you have posted recently while quickly scrolling through. I think seeing more pictures at a time is appealing.If there is something I love, then I click to see more. Sounds like this will be tough to decide since people like both. Good luck! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • gigi - 02/15/2011 - 6:31 pm

    I like a full post.

    These muffins look wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 02/15/2011 - 8:36 pm

    I love the full post, but will take it however it works best for you. I love your receipes and especially the awesome pictures that are included. I think cooking is a dying breed unfortunately. I attempt to pass on old family receipes to my family in hopes that they will also pass them on. I have to confess, I guess this may be considered cheating, but bought myself a pasta maker attachment for my kitchen aid. My husband loves home noodles and perogie’s. I love the attachement but know my grandmother would have something funny to say if she were still alive. Thanks for the cooking inspiration. Love you blog!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 02/15/2011 - 10:24 pm

    Full post and always appreciate the tutorials! LOVE your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie Couch - 02/16/2011 - 7:08 am

    These look delicious! My husband would love these muffins, I will have to give them a try. As for the posting, I kind of like the excerpts so I can see the past posts as well.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 02/16/2011 - 7:13 pm

    I like full posts.ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 02/17/2011 - 1:08 pm

    we have tried lots of your recipes and they are always amazing…These muffins look delicious, and I think I might try them with chocolate chips instead of blueberries (I know, not healthy, but tasty!!). Thanks for sharing these great recipes and keep it up!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 02/22/2011 - 4:24 pm

    Let me just say that I love your blog. And so does my husband since it results in a wider variety of meals at our house.

    I read your blog in Google Reader, so I prefer the full posts and lots of tutorials! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - 09/17/2011 - 9:00 pm

    Full post’s please!

    I love your site. Lot’s of delicious bites to try!ReplyCancel

I did it. Something I’ve wanted to try my hand at . . .  for quite a while now. My first try wasn’t perfect, but they are presentable and quite delicious. These would be the perfect Valentines Day Gift! MACARONS   If you blog hop at all, then you know that everyone is talking Macarons. I’ve never […]

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  • Bran - 02/11/2011 - 10:15 pm

    MOM!!! YUM!!! I loved your long detailed post. It was perfect. WAY TO GO!!! I think that you did an amazing job. I don’t know that I will be trying them any time soon…but next time you do, let me know and I will drive down just to eat one! Oh, and coconut pistachio-that made my mouth water…mmmmmReplyCancel

  • Diana - 02/12/2011 - 3:01 am

    Dear Jonna,

    What a great post!!! I’ve just returned from Paris and I’m absolutely in love with these little delightful cookies:) Hope the day I’ve be able to make them will come…

    Your posts always make my day day! Thank you.

    Blessings,
    DianaReplyCancel

  • Sherry - 02/12/2011 - 10:58 am

    They are so perfect! I love the flavor combo too! You’re amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Ela - 02/12/2011 - 8:00 pm

    Hi Joanne! I’m always looking forward to your next blog because the food that you feature in your blog are so amazing! I like the photos and the detailed descriptions and instructions. I’ve never tried a single macaron do they always get their flavor on the filling that you put? Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Crisp - 02/13/2011 - 12:50 pm

    WOW! So impressed! I actually had some in France and these look just like it! Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - 02/15/2011 - 5:42 pm

    These look perfect to me! Macarons are on my list to make, just haven’t gotten up the courage! I love my kitchen scale, perfect for baking!ReplyCancel

  • Eftychia - 02/19/2011 - 4:33 am

    So delicious. Thank you for sharing all the steps with us.ReplyCancel

  • Food Frenzy - 02/19/2011 - 8:23 am

    These look amazing. Love the photos of the step by step. Congrats on the Top 9.

    We invite you to share this post and some of your favorite posts on Food Frenzy.
    Please check out our community at http://blogstew.net/foodfrenzyReplyCancel

  • Food Frenzy - 02/19/2011 - 8:23 am

    These look amazing. Love the photos of the step by step. Congrats on the Top 9.

    We invite you to share this post and some of your favorite posts on Food Frenzy.
    Please check out our community.ReplyCancel

  • Jennica - 02/19/2011 - 7:50 pm

    Jonna! I absolutely LOVE macarons! I had them first at La Duree in France and I have been craving them since! I got a book on how to make them and Brian and I have collected all the ingredients but are nervous to try them! Your’s look just perfect, the cute little pied (feet) worked so well! They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - 10/19/2012 - 1:55 pm

    Hi Joanne, Did you whip the eggs with a whisk or did you use a mixer of some sort? I recently took a class and we whipped the eggs by hand, and boy was it tiring! I’m just wondering if using a mixer would be a good alternative. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Dayna - 02/12/2015 - 8:46 am

    I too have been afraid to try to make them. Maybe I will have to give them a try now.ReplyCancel

This morning on one of the news channels they were talking Valentines Day.  Oh how that word resonates differently between the male & female mind.  I got a good chuckle out of some of the men that were being interviewed, and their thoughts on this big day.  One of the guys was really funny and […]

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  • Sherry - 02/08/2011 - 7:33 pm

    Those pans are so cute! Jealoussss.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 02/08/2011 - 9:31 pm

    “I don’t need roses or fine jewelry . . . in fact, I’d rather just go buy a new pair of jeans or new shoes!” LOL!!! I am SO with you on that one. However, cheesecake is my absolute favorite! I can’t stop at one bite.

    But hubby is like you…..doesn’t care for it unless it’s a NO BAKE Cheesecake. So thanks!!! I am so going to making this one for him. ; DReplyCancel

  • Bran - 02/08/2011 - 9:37 pm

    Mom those seriously turned out just darling. The springform pans worked perfect. I didn’t know for sure if they would. I love the variations of flavors as well. I will have to try them for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Lot-O-Choc - 02/09/2011 - 9:34 am

    Oh wow these cheesecakes look amazingly good and they turned out lovely in the heart-shaped, I think I would go for the blueberry one yum!ReplyCancel

  • Nashina Jagielski - 02/09/2011 - 2:51 pm

    Jonna, I love cheesecake! Those cupcakes a couple posts back look amazing too! I tried the K. Hepburn brownies with pecans…best brownie I have ever eaten!! Thanks 🙂 I am so impressed! Hey if your up for running sometime, let me know! I have been out a couple times, and it rocked!!(Only if it is sunny and a decent temp in the afternoon…which is kinda sparse..but we work with what we’ve got, right?! The snow has melted too on the ones I did, so no worrying about falling!ReplyCancel

  • Katy Lunsford - 02/10/2011 - 2:36 pm

    {L O V E } this cheesecake recipe – thank you.ReplyCancel

  • bergamot - 02/10/2011 - 7:33 pm

    No bake cheesecakes are just delicious. The dripping fruit toppings on the soft cheesecake looks tempting. I love the mini-heart shapes springform pans. They add a lot of spunk to the dessert.ReplyCancel

  • Joelle - 02/14/2011 - 5:09 pm

    I just made this for dessert tonight and I licked the beaters clean!!! It is soooo good!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 02/17/2011 - 11:22 am

    That looks delightful! I will have to make this soon as I love a light and fluffy cheesecake but I haven’t found a good recipie. I know yours will be the best, Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel - 02/21/2011 - 9:17 am

    Mmmm, these look so good! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlightReplyCancel

  • yolandi - 07/21/2011 - 5:39 am

    I Love this idea!!!! sooo cute 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - 02/27/2013 - 8:26 pm

    Way too sweet, tastes like marshmallow cream instead of cheesecake. Leave out the 1/4 cup sugar.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/28/2013 - 6:06 pm

      Hi Carrie,

      I love the Cherries on top of mine, and I think adds a tartness to the taste. You could of course leave out the additional sugar.
      I always post the original recipe, but it’s always adaptable to other tastes as well.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • miranda - 03/13/2014 - 7:55 pm

    Hi! I’ve never made cheesecake. I wanted to be clear, that’s 1 cup powdered sugar AND 1/4 granulated sugar for the filling?

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/13/2014 - 9:21 pm

      Hi Miranda,

      Yes, after beating the cream cheese until light & fluffy, add the powdered sugar & granulated sugar and beat again until smooth. Beat in the cool whip.

      Yum!

      JonnaReplyCancel

Do you need a fast & super easy meal for Super Bowl Sunday? This spicy Mexican dish just might fit the bill. It’s pretty tough to take a pretty picture of a casserole, but I promise . . . it’s pretty tasty! This was voted the #1 Casserole for the year at Taste Of Home. It’s […]

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  • Berta - 02/05/2011 - 11:30 pm

    I bought all the ingredients to make enchiladas tomorrow (SUPER BOWL SUNDAY) – but I’m going to make THIS instead! THANKS, sweetpea!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Hooper - 02/08/2011 - 10:38 am

    Just wanted you to know that I’ve made 40+ recipes from this blog. I love it! And so many of them have become family staples in our home. I’ve never commented before but wanted you to know I appreciate all your recipes and your good taste! : )ReplyCancel

  • Megan - 02/10/2011 - 2:19 pm

    My hubby ate this one right up, he said it was delicious and he is not a big hamburger fan! So thank you thank you…also I’m so glad I ran across this recipe that day, it was a tough day and I had no idea what I was doing for dinner, so I sat down for 5 min to look at recipes saw this, had everything so I went for it, and it turned out great!ReplyCancel

  • Trina - 09/01/2011 - 11:30 am

    Hi! Was wondering how many people this would feed. Would love to make for my Bunco group this month. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/01/2011 - 7:55 pm

      Hi Trina
      I believe 4 to 6 people, depending on how big of eaters they are.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Lynne Herendeen - 09/12/2011 - 2:06 pm

    I want to make this for a friend who just got out of the hospital. Should I bake it first and just have them reheat it or should I bring it over not cooked and give them baking instructions? If I don’t cook it first, I feel like the tortillas might get soggy. What do you think? I want to bring this over to them on Wednesday. Help! And thank you for such a great recipe. I can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/12/2011 - 4:16 pm

      Hi Lynne,

      If you know that they will be eating the dish shortly after you take it over to them, I would go ahead and bake it.

      Let them bake it, if you are dropping by early in the day, instead of dinner time. As long as they bake it the day you take it over
      to them, it will still be yummy. They could also put it in the freezer for another time, if you take it unbaked.

      Hope this helps,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Joanna - 09/13/2011 - 4:02 pm

    Great recipe, but wanted to point out that it doesn’t say when to add the corn. I assume it’s with the beans and other stuff?ReplyCancel

  • Julie Coash - 09/29/2011 - 10:44 am

    made this casserole last week. it was great!ReplyCancel

  • cierra - 10/08/2011 - 7:14 pm

    honestly, I glanced at the long list of ingredients and was intimated enough to decide this recipe isnt worth it. I am on a strict budget and have about 1 square foot of counter space in the kitchen, literally. Is there a simpler version of this recipe?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/09/2011 - 3:20 pm

      Hi Cierra,

      You could simplify this recipe, by leaving out the cumin, italian dressing and possibly the cilantro.
      The salsa and taco seasoning would probably give it enough of a kick.
      It really is easy to throw together though, and possibly worth the hassle!
      Good luck,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • erin - 10/11/2011 - 3:40 pm

    Loooks yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 10/12/2011 - 6:19 pm

    Don’t forget the corn since it’s not in the directions!! It’s a very sad mistake to make!!!

    Also, be careful with portions!

    Tastes amazing though!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 10/17/2011 - 11:59 am

    Ran home at lunch time and made 2 of these casseroles. Started with 2 pans, side by side and 1 lb of ground TURKEY in each pan. I managed to make 2 casseroles in a matter of 20 minutes, one for tonight and one for the freezer. Super easy and I could tell just by tasting the meat filling that this is a definite keeper!!! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Annette - 10/29/2011 - 8:44 am

    this recipe sounds wonderful. What is the nutritional info on it?ReplyCancel

  • kaara - 10/31/2011 - 8:41 pm

    Hello! I found your recipe last week and decided to try it today for our couples crew! It was a hit…Everyone loved it. I wanted to know if there was anyway to prevent the tortillas from getting too soft. I baked mine longer than suggested because it was looking like it had alot of liquid…But I was not sure if that made a difference. Let me know! Thanks! Great blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • ashley - 11/19/2011 - 4:47 pm

    in the photo it looks like you used SQUARE tortillias? am i seeing things ? if not what brand are those and where do i find them?thanksReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 11/28/2011 - 8:26 am

    Amazing! This was so yummy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • booklogged - 12/08/2011 - 2:21 pm

    I was wondering about the 2 pictures with what looks like a sheet of wax paper on top of the hamburger. What is that?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 12/08/2011 - 5:18 pm

      I just cut the large flour tortillas to fit my square baking dish. I fried the cut-off edges and sprinkled them with Cinnamon & Sugar!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Kathy - 12/28/2011 - 11:07 am

    I made this for my (grown) kids, they loved it. My daughter in law asked for the recipe. Thanks for another easy, tasty recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - 01/07/2012 - 12:29 am

    This recipe is awesome! My husband is a picky eater and he liked it and even took a second serving. Its definitely good with the lettuce and tomato on top when serving. I layered it with 2 layers of flour tortillas. My co-workers and our friends loved it, as I had so much left over that I packed it and gave it out.

    I added “Tapatio” hot sauce, as it gave it a little kick. It was definitely better the second day, as the flavors developed. I think I may make it a day in advanced next time, and let it bake the following day because those flavors settle in really good!

    PS I love this site! I’ve found a number of recipes that I can’t wait to try and a lot of this stuff I have in my kitchen already so it’s definitely a budget saver! Thanks so much and keep on blogging!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - 01/07/2012 - 12:31 am

    Also— i did the “fried tortilla sugar chips” and those were a hit appetizer as well!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 01/11/2012 - 5:30 pm

    I made this tonight, I used ground turkey instead of hamburger, we don’t eat read meat. It was very very good. I also did the corn chip idea and salted them, if I had lime i would have splashed them with a little to add a bit more flavor. Thank you for this, I am pregnant and reading this recipe made me send my husband out for all the missing ingredients.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 01/11/2012 - 5:30 pm

    i did unsweeted chips, not sugar and cinnamon.ReplyCancel

  • Jess - 01/18/2012 - 5:17 pm

    I just popped this in the oven. I’m so excited! Just wanted to make a note that 2 cups of shredded cheese is actually 8oz., not 4 oz. I was a little confused for a minute, but went with 2 cups!ReplyCancel

  • Adair - 01/19/2012 - 5:50 pm

    Just popped this in the oven,can’t wait to try it. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Kay - 01/29/2012 - 3:37 pm

    Yummy and soooo easy to make! I used blk bean yellow corn salsa… Made it so chunky and filling! Love this! Even my picky toddler and snobby 6 yr old who only approves of french fries ate some!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - 02/08/2012 - 8:42 am

    This was such an awesome meal for my family! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Lana - 02/14/2012 - 5:54 pm

    I made this casserole tonight and it was a hit with my family. It was very tasty and easy to make. My family said that it was a keeper. Thanks for sharing it. I found it on pintrest.ReplyCancel

  • Linda J - 02/20/2012 - 5:23 pm

    The casserole is now in the oven. So anxious to try it but, I just discovered something. Not all of the meat mixture would fit so I’m standing at the stove eating it out of the pan and thinking what a wonderful soup! I had a lot of liquid in the pan so I strained some of it when I did the layering of the casserole. The flavor treat left in the skillet is wonderful. Would be so good with tortilla chips crumbled on top with cheese sprinkled on top. Love it and can’t wait for dinner. Very sure the casserole will be wonderful…..ReplyCancel

  • Janna - 03/11/2012 - 5:13 am

    This is now an every other week stale at our house! I make it with ground turkey and almost always skip the tomato/cilantro on top because the little ones dont care…. Also, its great to throw together in the afternoon and just toss in the oven ar dinner time! Someone above mentioned overwhelming grocery list…. But take note all ingredients are cheap and easy… P.s. The best salsa to use in this recipe, other than homemade, is herdez large jars so stock up when its on sale 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Missy T - 03/19/2012 - 11:53 am

    The 2nd step in the directions tells you to add the corn people!!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia - 03/22/2012 - 8:57 pm

    I love all the recipes I have seen so far. Thanks for the great ideas to feed my family!ReplyCancel

  • cami martin - 03/23/2012 - 8:31 pm

    Made this for dinner was very good. We subsistued the beef for ground turkey. Thank you for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Shoots - 04/24/2012 - 11:18 am

    This is the other recipe and if you could please print and give to mom. Thanks, Love you lots, Tia 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - 04/25/2012 - 4:05 am

    Thanks! I found you on pinterest, and it was super yum!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 04/30/2012 - 6:16 pm

    Made this tonight for my parents. Left out the cilantro and couldn’t find cumin in my mom’s house, but it was AWESOME! The Italian dressing was great in it.

    We’re going to use leftovers as a dip tomorrow night when some friends come over.ReplyCancel

  • Latasha - 05/04/2012 - 4:45 pm

    This was greatReplyCancel

  • Emily - 05/06/2012 - 4:48 pm

    This is delicious! I’m a vegetarian so I used Morningstar veggie crumbles, plus two sliced bell peppers. I also omitted the salad dressing and only used about half the amount of salsa listed. Came out great! Can’t wait to eat leftovers all week 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - 05/22/2012 - 5:25 pm

    Made this tonight for dinner and LOVED it, my husband did as well !!ReplyCancel

  • MomHomeGuide - 05/23/2012 - 12:39 am

    This recipe looks great — thanks for sharing! I included your recipe in a recent post on my website. I hope to make this recipe for a family party to plan to host soon! I think I’ll make this for dinner tonight as a trial run for the party.ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 05/27/2012 - 7:17 pm

    Rectangular tortillas?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/29/2012 - 9:42 am

      Hi Lee,
      I simply cut mine to fit my square dish, then I fried the ends and sprinkled them with cinnamon & sugar for our dessert!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Twojsgma - 06/14/2012 - 3:55 pm

    Does not say what size pan you put this in?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 06/15/2012 - 1:54 pm

      Hi Twojsgma,
      I used a Deep 9×10 inch dish. You could even use 9×13.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - 07/19/2012 - 11:54 pm

    Would ranch style beans be good with this instead of black/kidney beans?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 07/21/2012 - 3:05 pm

      Hi Shannon,
      Oh boy, I really am not sure what you mean by ranch style beans?
      As long as it is a bean that you have seen in mexican style cooking, then go for it!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Shannon - 07/22/2012 - 10:34 pm

    So I tried it with the ranch style beans tonight and it turned out pretty good still since they come seasoned already in the can. Good recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - 08/21/2012 - 2:53 pm

    Just made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious – great recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - 09/01/2012 - 9:14 pm

    Made for dinner tonite and it is awesome. Great flavor. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Darleen Ishee - 09/30/2012 - 2:34 pm

    Very good just needed to add more flour tortillas , like maybe 3 or 4 on top of each other!! It really was great and easy!ReplyCancel

  • Lilly - 10/03/2012 - 8:04 pm

    I made this for my husband tonight and he literally went back for THIRDS! it was delicious! (I omitted the onion, not a huge fan and the onion in the salsa was plenty).ReplyCancel

  • kitchenarian - 10/04/2012 - 8:46 am

    I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and had to stop by to say it looks delicious. I am always looking to perfect the Mexican casserole at home. I am going to try this recipe. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - 10/14/2012 - 7:18 pm

    Got the recipe from Pinterest. My 7 year old went back for seconds and my boyfriend went back for thirds! In addition to the lettuce, we topped with black olives too! SO good!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - 10/23/2012 - 7:27 am

    I have a “meat and potatoes” kind of husband, but this is still one of his favorite recipes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • michelle - 10/28/2012 - 7:34 pm

    I found this recipe on pinterest. I had a whole chicken in the crock pot for regular enchladas. I just happened to have most of the ingredients on hand.. I used the shredded chicken, omitted the sour cream, onions and corn. I used corn tortillas and lined the bottom of the pan with them.. very good but I used almost 4C of cheese. Made in 9X13 pan… will make this again…ReplyCancel

  • robbie - 11/04/2012 - 4:30 pm

    GREAT!!. Recipe only serves 5 at the most with no one having seconds. so I doubled it for my family of 5 since everyone wanted 2nds. However I tweaked it. No dressing and used half shredded cheese and half queso.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 11/10/2012 - 12:50 pm

    OMG!! I just whipped up the meat mixture to build the casserole later in the week and wow, I could eat just that!! FABULOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cass - 11/27/2012 - 7:46 pm

    Has anyone frozen this? Just wondering how it turned out after freezing?ReplyCancel

  • Atia - 11/29/2012 - 11:34 pm

    This Enchilada casserole recipe is excellent! I had some friends over for dinner so I trippled the recipe and added both black & kidney beans. I also used Pace chunky salsa and it turned out amazing! There were no leftovers because my friends took the rest home! Thank you so much for this FANTASTIC recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Sondra - 12/18/2012 - 9:13 am

    I am thinking of using lasagna noodles and turning it into a mexican lasagnaReplyCancel

  • Melissa - 01/06/2013 - 4:00 pm

    This recipe is really more like a Mexican lasagna. It makes much more than enough for a 2 qt casserole dish. Therefore, I filled 2, 2 qt casserole dishes. Baked one and froze one. The only differences to my recipe were as follows: ground venison instead of beef, 1 tbsp cilantro paste cooked in the meat/onion mixture, Kraft Mexican cheese with a touch of Philadelphia cream cheese,and used 1 cup of light sour cream. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 01/07/2013 - 5:32 pm

    This was very easy and a big hit in my house! Will definitely make again. I think adding the Doritos on top made it great because it gave a little crunch to it.ReplyCancel

  • jodi - 01/15/2013 - 6:53 pm

    I am on a budget also, made this for around 15 dollars. Skipped the garnishes…..not needed, tomatoes are 4 bucks each right now…..used chunky salsa, I got maters in it! Keeper! Will try with chick next……my husband turned up his nose as I opened black beans and corn…..but admitted they were terrific ingredients in this dish! Try it, no disappoint here.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy @ Three Lucky Husbands - 02/06/2013 - 3:42 pm

    Looks great! I’ll add this to my pinterest board for an easy dinner recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra - 02/07/2013 - 12:26 pm

    I just did this recipe. It was SUPER delicious. I used corn tortillas and Tostitos medium salsa. I didnt use that much cheese, though. It was a hit.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 02/08/2013 - 2:28 pm

    This looks delicious! And I will definitely try it! Taste of Home printed one of my favorite recipes in their magazine, years ago (before I even owned a computer!). It looks similar to this and is called the Pan Burrito. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Pan-Burritos

    Thanks for posting this. I’ll be back~!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Donofrio's - 03/07/2013 - 7:21 pm

    Just made this and my husband literally licked his plate…. After 3 helpingsReplyCancel

  • Desiree - 03/09/2013 - 9:02 am

    Could red enchilada sauce be used in place of the salsa?ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 04/08/2013 - 7:05 pm

    I’m just wondering if anyone used whole wheat tortillas? If it would work the same?ReplyCancel

  • Judi W. - 07/26/2013 - 5:00 pm

    can I sign up via email???????ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 07/28/2013 - 7:32 pm

      Hi Judi,

      You can Subscribe by reader or by email in the menu bar, where it says Subscribe.
      You can also find it on the sidebar.

      Thanks so much,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Susan - 01/12/2014 - 12:00 am

    This turned out great!!! Would easily serve 6-8.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 04/13/2014 - 11:40 am

    Looks goodReplyCancel

  • Beth - 06/28/2014 - 2:58 pm

    Delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurette - 12/10/2015 - 2:15 am

    Emails pleaseReplyCancel

  • Lynn O'Donnell - 04/14/2016 - 7:05 am

    I made this last night.This was by far the BEST enchilada casserole I have ever made and I have made plenty!The whole family raved over it. I cant wait to have leftovers for lunch today. This will be in our rotation of favorites replacing taco night every other week. Much easier and faster than tacos. We prefer corn tortillas, so that is what I used. I also added Chihuahua(quesadilla)cheese which in my opinion is a must for all baked Mexican dishes!Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Stewart - 08/23/2016 - 5:46 pm

    When do you add the Dorritos? After baking? What type of salsa did you find to be the best? Lastly, if I don’t fry the edges of tortillas and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar nor add cilantro will that make a difference ?ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 09/09/2016 - 5:47 pm

    Thank you. I’ve been making this for YEARS after seeing your post. My family loves this dish. So easy and delicious. 🙂ReplyCancel

One of my sweet daughters Chantri . . . is giving a special friend a Baby Shower. She had so many things to do, so I offered to make the little Mini cupcakes. It was quite fun! Her colors are bright pink and lime green, which made the cupcakes colorful & happy. I made: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes […]

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  • Brittany - 02/02/2011 - 4:53 pm

    The mini cupcakes look delicious and I love the bright colors of the icing! Just a tip… the small cookie dough scoop from Pampered Chef works perfectly to fill up the mini-muffin pans!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 02/02/2011 - 5:55 pm

    Absolutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - 02/02/2011 - 7:56 pm

    Wow these cupcakes looks so festive and delightful. I love the bright colors. Everything you make looks beautiful!
    xx,
    TammyReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 02/02/2011 - 8:17 pm

    As soon as I saw the title of the post on my Blogger Dashboard, I knew it was your blog. And they look as gorgeous as your food always does!ReplyCancel

  • Bran - 02/02/2011 - 9:42 pm

    Mom those are just beauiful! That was so nice for you to do for Chant! Jas wants to know when you will make some for him…he is sitting next to me and said they look yum!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - 02/03/2011 - 1:57 am

    Oh my goodness. My mouth is watering. These look fabulous! And I bet they taste even better!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 02/03/2011 - 8:33 am

    I RESISTED just as long as I could to peek at these “little delights” – I knew they HAD to be amazing – AND, THEY ARE! You are an ARTIST – with a hand as steady as a surgeon – they are just beautiful and LOOK just as delicious. YOU and your BLOG are THE BEST. I have an empty basement IF you and Kenny would consider moving in with us . . . rent-FREE! Have a good day!ReplyCancel

  • Clarissa - 02/03/2011 - 9:09 am

    These look SO yummy and are perfect timing for me…I am making mini cupcakes for a baby shower on Sat. For the Chocolate cake does it have to be Crisco oil or can it just be any vegetable oil??ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 02/03/2011 - 6:16 pm

    My sister-in-law told me about your blog and I LOVE looking at it. And every time I do I think- she’s a professional- wow. And then- I want to make that and ONE DAY when I’m not nursing, changing poopy diapers, getting babies down for naps, or being pregnant- THEN I will have time to do cute yummy things like this and have time for all the dishes- LOL. I better just start now cus I’m sure it doesn’t get much easier. I LOVE YOUR SITE THOUGH. Sometimes I have to keep myself from looking at it because the taste buds in my mouth really want to work on those delicious pictures! I want to eat EVERYTHING you make. Thanks for a great site and the cupcakes turned out so cute. You should cater.ReplyCancel

  • Meg King - 02/03/2011 - 8:42 pm

    I love, love, love, love, LOVE your site! I check it constantly and get so excited when new things are posted. I recently moved out on my own and I am always looking for something yummy to eat. I love to cook and your recipes are so easy and have turned out perfect every time I’ve tried one! (I’ve even added some to my own collection :)) I’ve shared your blog with so many people already! Thanks for all your yummy recipes and all of the pictures! I just made your Bacon Potato Soup and my place smells so good! And it was yummy! Thanks again! Looking forward to more!ReplyCancel

  • Define Lust - 02/05/2011 - 1:26 am

    Your blog has been such a great find. I look forward to what’s next!ReplyCancel

  • Chantri Keele - 02/08/2011 - 6:54 pm

    Mom thank you SO Much for making the cupcakes!! Not only did they look amazing they tasted A.M.A.Z.I.N.G too!! Thank you for putting so much detail into it and going the extra mile to make them perfect! you are such an inspiration and I’m so lucky to have you in my life. LOVE YOU TONS AND TONS!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Porter - 04/18/2011 - 10:23 am

    You are amazing. I absolutely love your blog. Who knew? How long did I live close to you, and didn’t know of all your talents in the kitchen. Hair, piano, friend, neighbor and terrific Mom, but missed knowing what a talent your were in the kitchen!!!!! Keep up with the fun recipies!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Spencer - 09/20/2011 - 12:54 pm

    I absolutely adore your site! I discovered it while home recovering from my 12th surgery, and it was a little bit of heaven and escape to look through all the delicious recipes. It even got me out of bed to bake some of them once I was ready! Since March I have been using these cupcake recipes, and receive rave reviews each and every time! We have some pretty amazing cupcakeries here in the Orange/LA county areas, and people who have tried these cupcakes still insist they are the best they’ve ever tasted. I always feel proud to have made them, but have to give all the credit to you! Thank you for providing us with truly delicious recipes, gorgeous photos, and for sharing a piece of your life with us.

    I am looking to bake the vanilla cake for my boyfriend’s birthday this week. Until now, I have only used the recipe for cupcakes, but would like to make a true cake this time. I was wondering if this recipe will fill two 9 inch round cake pans. I’m thinking it will, but just want to be sure. I was also wondering how long to bake them for?

    Thank you so much for everything! Blessings and best wishes to you!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - 01/01/2013 - 8:51 am

    I made your white cake recipe but made them into mini cupcakes, and yes it was delicious , but the cupcakes stuck to the bottom of the paper. What could I have done wrong?ReplyCancel

  • mikell - 03/17/2013 - 10:32 pm

    I made the white cupcakes mini and the chocolate regular size. they all stuck and i thought i sprayed well even put crisco on the tins… what do you do?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/18/2013 - 6:18 pm

      Hi Mikell,

      I used paper liners . . . did you? Oh boy especially with mini’s.
      If you don’t use liners you must quickly go around the edges with a knife to loosen the cake carefully before removing.

      jonnaReplyCancel

  • Caven - 08/08/2013 - 3:54 am

    Hi Jonna, I love your blog and your recipes are amazing. I have tried this recipes 3 times and everyone in my family + friends love it, especially the frosting.ReplyCancel

I have a beautiful and extremely talented friend named Jessica. She lives just around the corner from me, which makes me very lucky indeed. In fact, I live around the corner from many wonderful Cooks. Jessica has a delicious blog with many of her recipes . . . You should check it out. Every Christmas, she has a […]

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  • Sherry - 01/28/2011 - 12:16 pm

    Too cute! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Bran - 01/28/2011 - 2:27 pm

    That just screams summer to me! I think it is the lime…I don’t know. They look delicious though. Gosh sorry it was such I huge pain. I am making a mental note not to buy one of those pans EVER!!! Laughing…I hope it was all worth it when you took a bite.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 01/28/2011 - 5:07 pm

    Oh! My baby girl got one of these pans for Christmas! Gotta try this recipe out for sure now. P.S. Thanks for showing us what NOT to do. ; D Sure makes life easier when you experiment for us first. lol.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 01/28/2011 - 7:17 pm

    I LOVE anything with coconut. These look amazing, your photos are fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 01/28/2011 - 9:48 pm

    Those mini’s look great. I am the lucky one to have you as a friendReplyCancel

  • Camille - 01/28/2011 - 9:52 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I LOVE lime and am a sucker for anything to dress up an angel food cake. Question – where did you find your lime pearls? They are darling!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/29/2011 - 9:55 am

      Hi Camille,
      The Lime pearls came from Zurchers, but I’ve also found them at Michael’s as well.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - 01/29/2011 - 9:09 pm

    These looks fabulous. I was worried when I saw them in the pan but you pulled it off!ReplyCancel

  • Cija Cooksey - 01/30/2011 - 4:50 pm

    I am so bummed… I just tried to make these, even went to Target to get the exact same pan. Followed the recipe, evenly distributed the batter between the 12 tins (actually I had enough for probably 2 more in the bowl) baked for 20 minutes and when I opened the oven the batter was all over the place except for in the heart shaped holes. Any idea what went wrong?ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 01/30/2011 - 5:27 pm

    I should have learned by now not to come by your blog when I’m hungry!!! These are so pretty. I love coconut.ReplyCancel

  • Manu @ Manu's Menu - 02/07/2011 - 5:26 am

    These look soooo good! I am sure they taste fantastic! Will surely try them! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Hide - 04/10/2011 - 2:35 pm

    The boys and I made this today…made it with one large angel food cake. We cut it in half and made a layer cake out of it! Yummy and fun to do with the kids.ReplyCancel