Fall is here, in all it’s glory . . . although we are in the 80’s today. That is very unusual for Idaho! I’m not complaining though – I love fall. I love the leaves falling from the trees, the smells of harvest and the abundance from our gardens. I’ve been anxious to try a new Cobbler […]


  • Rosa - 09/30/2010 - 12:15 pm

    A gorgeous cobbler! I love that cpmbination. As a matter of fact, I’ve already made 2 cobblers this week… ;-P



  • Lisa - 09/30/2010 - 2:25 pm

    I’ve eaten peach cobbler before but never thought to add caramel sauce to it. That sounds like it would add a wonderful layer of richness to the filling. I’ve been enjoying some peaches too in some peach jam that I made and posted on my blog. Peaches are definitely the best part of summer.ReplyCancel

  • megpies - 09/30/2010 - 8:14 pm

    What a cool book! I think I might need that one! Lovely cobbler, what a great Thanksgiving treat!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - 10/01/2010 - 7:58 pm

    Wow! I stumbled onto your site and the first post I saw was your mini monkey bread and then I made the mistake of hitting the home button and you have THIS! This gorgeous, wonderful, sinful cobbler! That’s it…I’ve lost my heart (and stomach) to your blog. Dare I go on to the previous post? Hmmm…OH YEAH!ReplyCancel

  • Niki Bagley - 10/05/2010 - 5:48 am

    This was amazing! I made it the other night with raspberries and blackberries and it was so yummy! Thanks for sharing! You are amazing!ReplyCancel

Oh . . . Rhodes Rolls . . . I think I love you! Seriously, they make life really easy. I will be blunt though – They are not as good as my own homemade rolls – but close. Rhodes rolls comes up with fabulous ways to use their dough. When I saw their idea for […]


  • GarEli - 09/27/2010 - 6:45 pm

    Hola Jonna!!!

    Es ESPECTACULAR, LINDO Y DELICIOSO tu Blog, te felicito por ello. Gracias por compartir tanto y MIL FELICIDADES por tan lindas cosas, tome algunas recetas y quiero decirte de nuevo GRACIAS Bendiciones,Adalia Garza(GarEli)Mexico

    SPECTACULARLY beautiful, delicious Blog, I congratulate you on this. Thanks for sharing so much and MIL congratulations by so beautiful things, take some recipes and I want to tell you again thank youReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 09/27/2010 - 7:31 pm

    Oh those look amazing and I can’t believe they’re made from instant bread rolls. I’d love to try the sweet stuffed version. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - 09/27/2010 - 8:10 pm

    I love Rhodes rolls. Can’t wait to try these waffles!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 09/27/2010 - 11:42 pm

    These look so delicious… I’ve got some rolls in the freezer, I may have to try these soon (the waffles), if not try the knots – I can definitely do those!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/28/2010 - 3:26 pm

    Those really look amazing and so so yum! What a creative idea on there part. YUM!!! I have got to get me a waffle maker. I can’t believe that I have been married for 10 years, and still don’t have one. CrazyReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 09/28/2010 - 6:53 pm

    I love Rhodes dough! You turned me on to the magic of Rhodes. My tastebuds love you. My hips and butt not so much! 🙂

  • Ashley Phillips - 09/29/2010 - 12:05 pm

    I love them! I made them for my boyfriends b-day dinner – so yummy! couldn’t believe how fast and easy it was! Thank you sooo much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 09/30/2010 - 4:58 pm

    We loved these! Thanks for the wonderful idea. I made some with ham. Then I made some with a white sauce and turkey meat..so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - 10/01/2010 - 8:04 pm

    Oh I can see so many possibilities with this one. Making it a dessert waffle…yum. Definitely trying this one in the near future.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - 12/14/2010 - 6:38 pm

    Made this last night for dinner. The family was a bit skeptical but they were quickly sold. LOVE THE RECIPE! LOVE THE BLOG! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

Are you ready for some delectable deliciousness? See . . .  It’s really difficult to east just one! Especially warm and crispy and flaky straight from the oven.   If you have a box of Puff Pastry handy, run to your kitchen and make these now! I’m also using yummy Bavarian Cream & Raspberry filling […]


  • Lisa - 09/25/2010 - 12:23 pm

    What beautiful little desserts. They would be great for taking to a potluck or break-the-fast. They would definitely impress everyone with their top-notch bakery quality and yet they’re so simple and easy to make.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 09/25/2010 - 8:07 pm

    These are so cute! I think you win the award for the best looking food on here. Seriously. I haven’t been cooking blog hopping for long, and I’ve already made 5-10 of your things! I LOVE them all. You are killer talented, and I look forward to every time you post, because I know it’s going to be good.

    Thanks for the recipes 🙂


  • Maria - 09/26/2010 - 11:17 am

    Once again gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 09/28/2010 - 6:57 pm

    Those look incredible and SO easy! My mom is a fiend for raspberry pastries. She loves ’em!

  • Mimi - 09/30/2010 - 6:28 pm

    The perfect thing to use up my extra puff pastry.

  • rachat de credit - 11/22/2010 - 5:59 pm

    I love reading your blog for the reason that you can always get us new and awesome things, I think that I must at least say a thank you for your hard work.

    – HenryReplyCancel

Those of you who look at this crazy blog regularly . . . Also know that I’ve complained just a bit about the Garden. It’s nice to see the fruits of our labors though! I thought I’d would show you our favorite way, to EAT Garden spuds and Green Beans. ~ Perfect . . . Easy […]


  • Krista - 09/23/2010 - 11:08 am

    thanks for the tips Jonna. next time i will be boiling some extra potatoes and trying this for sure. going to make the green beans tonight:)ReplyCancel

  • Shelly B. - 09/24/2010 - 4:54 pm

    Now I’m starving!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 09/24/2010 - 5:54 pm

    I didn’t know that about butter and olive oil!!!!! haha! Stick around neighbor, I have a lot to learn before I leave this earth!!!! haha! THANKS FOR YOUR AMAZING IDEAS. I shared your site with my daughter-in-law . . . . does that WIN me a FREE DINNER at your house?!?

    YOU ROCK!ReplyCancel

  • Kandee - 09/25/2010 - 7:02 am

    Oh My Gosh, I luv your sight. Berta sent me the link. I want to cook everything right now. I especially luv that you use lots of garden stuff, I’m always looking for ways to cook it up. That is our favorite way to eat our green beans, I also add a little minced garlic, YUMMY!ReplyCancel

Did you know that you can almost remove a toe with your food processor? Oh Yes you can! I almost did.  It hurts. I’d post a picture of my left foot, but since this is a food blog . . . I won’t do that to you.  I keep the food processor on a shelf […]


  • Julie - 09/19/2010 - 5:53 pm

    Oh I hope your foot is okay. I can do see myself doing the same thing. I keep my food processor on the counter but do keep some blades up high. These pies look delicious. I love peaches and berries together.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - 09/19/2010 - 8:58 pm

    I just found your blog and I am in love! I love simple and I am picky with two young children — Your recipes are so easy even I can do them. Plus I usually have the ingredients in my cupboard on hand! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 09/19/2010 - 9:00 pm

    Why does my mouth start watering when I JUST see the name of your blog? Oh, I remember – it’s a matter of association with those photos your take – those delicious-looking photos! What a beautiful pie (tart)! PLEASE MOVE BACK so I can be your next door taste-tester-neighbor again.

    Hugs from ‘the hill’!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/20/2010 - 9:02 pm

    OH MOM!!!! I am still so sorry about your dang toe. THANKS so much though for thinking about the grandkids…sorry it lead to a toe filet though. Laughing…gosh I am so sorry! I still think you should have gone to get stitches…you and dad are so tough.

    THOSE look delicious. My mouth is just watering. If I could chose one thing to break my no sugar thing (till the end of the month) I would want that with some ice cream. MMMMMReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/20/2010 - 11:43 pm

    OUCH!!!!!!! And I thought dropping a whole bag of mini decor gourds on mine today was bad. Not going to complain anymore.

    Hope your toe heals fast soon! Love your recipes as always.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Scoresby Ball - 09/21/2010 - 8:09 am

    Jonna, you are amazing! I’m impressed and starving at the same time! Love your blog and love that you let us see it!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - 09/21/2010 - 12:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your poor toe. Ouch! But your pies are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Krista - 09/21/2010 - 1:38 pm

    Hi Jonna!!! i am brand new to your blog and i absolutely LOVE it!!!! Please hurry and heal that toe so you can get back to cooking and posting:)ReplyCancel

  • Jess - 09/21/2010 - 6:57 pm

    Ouch! I have never dropped it on my toe, but I did reach into the cupboard and put my finger right into the blade. Those suckers are sharp! It was one of the worst and most painful cuts I have had.

    I just love your blog! All the things you make look so delicious that I can never decide which one I should try.ReplyCancel

  • Mimi - 09/22/2010 - 6:17 pm

    So sorry about your toe. Your pie look delicious.

  • ingrid - 09/28/2010 - 7:01 pm

    Is there nothing you make that doesn’t turn out flawlessly?

    Sorry about your toe, Jonna!

  • Ashley Phillips - 09/29/2010 - 12:08 pm

    This was the BEST pie I have ever had! It was also verry yummy to eat for breakfast and lunch the next day! not to sweet not to sour ahh the perfection of it all! YOu seriously are one TALENTED lady!ReplyCancel

I love leftovers, especially leftover Chicken Breasts.  There are such a variety of meals you can create with Chicken.  We had a yummy dinner tonight, and it was fast and easy.  When you start with Puff Pastry, you simply can’t mess it up.  If you like pot pies, then you will like this meal as well.  You […]


  • Lynn - 09/14/2010 - 5:45 pm

    Oh so pretty!! And the perfect Fall meal. It’s so cold and rainy here. I think this would cheer my family up for sure! THanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 09/14/2010 - 6:34 pm

    I love how your pictures are always so pretty. Not to mention, your food looks like it was made by a five-star restaurant.ReplyCancel

  • Steph@PlainChicken - 09/14/2010 - 6:48 pm

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - 09/15/2010 - 8:06 am

    Oh does that look delicious! It’s been years since I’ve had Chicken a la King. What gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - 09/15/2010 - 9:27 pm

    I am a sucker for any kind of pastry. These look delightful and I cannot wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 09/17/2010 - 10:44 am

    What a BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL dish! You continually AMAZE me!ReplyCancel

  • JENN - 09/18/2010 - 2:33 pm

    This looks great! I was just trying to decide what to add to the menu this week and this is something I will have to try. I have never used puff pastry before, so it will be interesting.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - 09/19/2010 - 9:24 pm

    I made this for my family today. It was delish! Thank you so much Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/20/2010 - 9:06 pm

    Mom that looks really really good. I don’t remember ever eating that beautiful dish growing up. I would love this. I will have to try it for sure in the next few days!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Scoresby Ball - 09/21/2010 - 8:12 am

    Your husband must seriously be in heaven with all that goodness melting in his mouth! Lucky man!ReplyCancel

  • tiffany - 02/02/2011 - 6:43 pm

    turned out great!! my family loved and i’ll def be making again. i love your blog!! keep the recipes coming!! (:ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - 08/24/2011 - 6:35 pm

    This turned out great! I went to three stores and was unable to find the puff pastry shells so opted for some buttermilk biscuits instead. I also added 1/4 tsp of nutmeg to the sauce and used frozen mixed veggies.

    We do have a lot left over – can this be frozen? Would hate for that tasty deliciousness go to waste!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 02/12/2012 - 7:16 pm

    I made this tonight – absolutely delish! Thank you for a great recipe.ReplyCancel

I received a nice email today from someone who asked, “Did you fall off the face of the Earth!” Nope. I’m still here . . . just slow. I’m truly a home-body, but lately I’ve just felt like shopping!  Oh Dear, this is not good.  Staying home is the better alternative. Why you ask? You […]


  • Julie - 09/12/2010 - 4:01 pm

    Beautiful cupcakes. Love the marshmallow frosting!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Crisp - 09/12/2010 - 5:12 pm

    Those look amazing! You should open up a cupcake shop! HAHAH…. Looks yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - 09/14/2010 - 7:48 am

    Oh wow, your cupcakes look gorgeous!!!! Good enough to eat, lol. That marshmallow frosting looks SOOOO good.ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 09/28/2010 - 7:05 pm

    They’re so pretty…I love marshmallow and bananas so I’m certain I’d like them together like this.

Happy Labor Day! As for this household, we did labor. I cleaned house and tended to the garden, and my hubbie is waist high in grain! The farmers are hard at work this time of year, and hopefully the weather will be cooperative. I put my square pan to work again, and made these coco-nutty, […]


  • Julie - 09/06/2010 - 6:42 pm

    I love all Magic Bars. These look delicious. Love the idea of the square pan!ReplyCancel

  • liz berg - 09/06/2010 - 6:52 pm

    Love the idea of these….yummy! And I have that tin!!! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gallup - 09/06/2010 - 7:51 pm

    These look so good. Where can I get that square pan? I would love to try making individual ones.ReplyCancel

  • Jonna - 09/06/2010 - 8:05 pm

    Hi Sharon,
    I bought my square pans at Target, but I’ve also seen them at kohl’s as well.ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 09/06/2010 - 8:13 pm

    Okay, personally I think you should stop after the raspberry jam. I don’t know what it is but I’m always leery of adding coconut to desserts that have other flavors going on. Don’t get me wrong. I love coconut, just plain coconut, not coconut and anything else. Oh, wait…I can take coconut with bananas and pineapple but anything else and I’m always leery. 🙂

    Btw, I’ve been thinking about that pan since the last time you used it.

  • Valerie M. - 09/06/2010 - 8:41 pm

    Oh, nummy, nummy! I love the pan.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 09/07/2010 - 10:10 am

    I have been waiting for you to make these. I seriously think they look wonderful. I think I will whip out my pan (THANKS again so much) and give them a try today. So, are they better then regular Magic Bars?ReplyCancel

  • merium - 09/07/2010 - 11:02 am

    OK~who makes this pan? I must have one, and need to find it in Canada! Those bars look too yummy!ReplyCancel

  • A Busy Nest - 09/09/2010 - 6:58 am

    YUM! These are definitely worth trying.ReplyCancel

  • Josie JensenS - 09/15/2011 - 2:17 pm


  • Michele Jarchow - 03/20/2012 - 7:52 pm

    These are great! I made these for the black belts at the dojo and everyone loved them.

    I used seedless raspberry preserves and almonds, and layered everything in a 9 x 13 pan. They’re quite sweet, so next time I’ll add some dark chocolate chips or chunks on top of the raspberry layer. Don’t leave out the coconut – it adds a nice, chewy texture to the bars.

    I think these would be great with whatever flavor preserves or jam is your favorite.ReplyCancel

This happens to be one of my husbands favorite desserts! I believe it’s because it’s not too sweet. You see . . . he really doesn’t have a sweet tooth like I do. That makes life difficult at times. Therefore . . . Most sweet things made in this kitchen are given away! It’s also […]


  • Sherry - 08/31/2010 - 9:22 am

    I just love each component! The raspberry and peaches, the biscuits, and the meringue top! YummmmmReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 08/31/2010 - 10:31 am

    Great mind, Jonna! 🙂 I like how yours is biscuit-y and the meringue. Mmmmm, good idea!

  • Brandi - 09/07/2010 - 10:12 am

    Those look delicious!!! I need to get me some ramikins. I think they make for such a cute little dessert. Much more adorable then a 9×13.
    It is a good think that I don’t live there anymore…I would weight 500 pounds.ReplyCancel

Some time ago, I received an email from Michael.   Michael wanted to know if I could re-create a fabulous Dessert . . . that was still dancing on his or her taste buds!   Banana Caramel Xango pronounced . . . (chan’go) This dessert is the creation of a Restaurant Called: Moxie’s. It’s best described as :  A creamy, light […]


  • ingrid - 08/24/2010 - 9:50 pm

    Oh, my banana lovin’ self but that is pure brillance!! I am making that asap and will be a rock star (in the eyes of my banana lovin’ kiddos).

    Jonna you rock!

  • Michael - 08/25/2010 - 5:52 pm

    OMG… your remake looks just like the real thing >.< cant wait to make it for myself ^_^ made my day. ahhh.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH. You are the best.

    ~Michael ReyesReplyCancel

  • LaurelB - 08/27/2010 - 2:25 pm

    I LOVE Prepared Pantry’s bavarian cream. We love it in crepes!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes - 09/03/2010 - 9:04 am

    Wow! This looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • iBruce - 04/29/2012 - 11:14 am

    Hey hey! Alright, so I tried your recipe however, I had to make the Bavarian Cream from scratch as we don’t have Prepared Pantry in Ireland.

    Anyway, they were lovely except when I cut them, the inside had liquefied and ran all over the plate. Any suggestions as to why or what I could do to stop that from happening?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/30/2012 - 5:01 pm

      Hi Bruce,
      I have always used the Bavarian Cream from the Prepared Pantry before frying the Xango. It is gelatin based as a stabilizer, so it doesn’t get runny.
      Make sure that the Bavarian Cream you made is stabilized with gelatin.
      When I make Cream Puffs I make homemade Bavarian Cream, but they are filled after baking, so I’ve never had a problem.
      I will look into different recipes and if I find one that I believe will work with the fried Xango recipe, I will email you.
      Here is the link to the Prepared Pantry, so that you can see exactly what I use:

  • Frank - 08/12/2012 - 2:16 am

    Ok I keep seeing these kind of recipies for xangos and everybody posting keeps thinking that you are supposed to use a flour tortilla. That couldn’t be more incorrect. Sure it looks like a rolled up tortilla stuffed with cheesecake or whatever other filling but it’s not. It’s actually called a benuelos. It’s a Mexican style pastry. Sometimes places sell them as just a round flat tortilla like disc covered in cinnamon and sugar. The correct way to make a xango is to make benuelos, stuff your filling inside. Roll it up like a burrito. Freeze it. Then quickly fry. Freezing it first will keep the filling from liquidfing. Then roll in cinnamon and sugar. Just don’t use tortillas! It’s not the same and it taste horrible compared to the real thingReplyCancel

  • Luticia - 04/29/2013 - 10:24 am

    I made these this weekend (with cream cheese, sans banana,) and ohhh my! I totally impressed myself with my mad skills, but in actual fact, it was your easy to follow directions, and great pictures. These were incredible!!ReplyCancel

  • Luci - 06/10/2015 - 8:20 am

    Hi Jonna,

    I am soooo excited to find your website! it is so amazing! love your share and all these goodie recipe.

    keep doing the good work!!

    thank you!


YUP . . . That’s what I’m calling them. I should call them . . . “OH MY HECK, I SHOULDN’T HAVE MADE THESE” . . . Cookies!    Description: Creamy Peanut Butter and Toasted Marshmallow between a Crisp, lightly salted Cracker and drenched in White and Milk chocolate!    I’ve made these many times, […]


  • Lesa - 08/21/2010 - 12:28 pm

    Holy moly those look delish! I’ll be making them soon… I’ll wait until all of the kids are home so I don’t eat them all myself!!! I love Ritz crackers, marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate I’m sure the combination is fab!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 08/21/2010 - 6:41 pm

    I think they look great just as they are! You can tell they are yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry - 08/21/2010 - 7:12 pm

    Too genius! These are the absolute cutest!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 08/21/2010 - 11:41 pm

    oh I think I just fainted! These look and SOUND Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Debby - 08/22/2010 - 12:22 pm

    These look awesome, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Steph - 08/23/2010 - 12:05 am

    I love salty/sweet combinations! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen - 08/23/2010 - 2:32 am

    I’m sure I fainted! How you come up with the craziest and yummiest sweet treats each time. I follow many blogs many! But you are a true HOME BAKER! love you!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - 08/23/2010 - 9:16 pm

    Your photos are beautiful and I love your recipes. What camera do you use? Love both your blogs.ReplyCancel

  • shelly (cookies and cups) - 08/24/2010 - 6:44 am

    These look yummmmmm!! I love filling Ritz with sugary stuff 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Juline - 08/24/2010 - 3:37 pm

    I love these just the fast and easy way but I am going to try out these fancy ones. I have made these through my whole pregnancy and with two weeks to go I think I will have to try these white chocolate ones out. Would I just be able to melt down white chocolate chips? Would that work? Love you your site so much! Thanks for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • Jonna - 08/24/2010 - 6:11 pm

    Hi Juline,

    Thanks for the sweetness you sent my way!
    As for melting White or Milk chocolate Chips, it will work…but you will most likely need to thin it down a bit.


    Here is the method that I use:

    Double Boiler Method

    Place chips in top pan of double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. You may also use a glass or metal mixing bowl on top of a saucepan half-full of water.
    Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening for every 2 cups of chips.
    Stir chips and shortening until completely melted and smooth. The melted chocolate will retain its chip shape until stirred.
    Microwave Method

    Place chips in a microwave-safe container.
    Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening for every 2 cups of chips.
    Heat on medium power (50 percent) for 30 seconds.
    Stir chips and shortening until completely melted and smooth. The melted chocolate will retain its chip shape until stirred.
    Continue heating on medium powder (50 percent) for additional 30-second intervals.
    Repeat process until completely melted and smooth

    Good Luck with the new baby coming. There is nothing sweeter and more humbling than a new baby in the home.

    Love, Jonna
    Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 08/24/2010 - 9:53 pm

    These are nice but don’t have anything on your banana creation! 🙂 I’m going back over to it, to drool and dream some more!

  • Mimi - 08/25/2010 - 4:20 pm

    This looks pretty tasty, sort of like an inside out peanut butter s’more.

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes - 09/03/2010 - 9:06 am

    wowww. bookmarking!! definitely a must for our next bonfire!ReplyCancel

As Promised . . . Here is my BBQ Pork Loin. It’s Easy, Delicious and your options are endless. This ensures tender, juicy fall apart Pork Loin!   In fact . . . You don’t even need a recipe! You can remember this in your head. The hardest part, is heading to the grocery store […]


  • Steph@PlainChicken - 08/19/2010 - 8:49 pm

    I am SO making this! Thank you for sharing. It looks delish and easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Mimi - 08/20/2010 - 11:32 am

    Good food can’t get much easier.

  • Julie - 08/20/2010 - 6:27 pm

    This looks so delicious. I love slow cooker recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 08/20/2010 - 10:26 pm

    Wish I had seen this Wed morning. I tried another recipe and it was good but not great. 🙁 Next time!

  • Tress - 04/17/2012 - 7:43 am

    What heat setting do you use to cook it for 6 hours?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/17/2012 - 1:33 pm

      Hi Tress,

      My slow cooker get quite hot for a slow cooker, so I can use low heat setting. I would start it on low, and raise the temp if
      you notice that it isn’t quite tender & done.

  • Johnna - 08/21/2013 - 6:45 pm

    Just wanted to share that this recipe ROCKED! My husband and step kids loved it, got seconds and even ate the leftovers the next day. (That’s almost unheard of at my house…got some picky ones!) I will be trying more from your site. Plus how cool that we share a name just spelled differently. Its an easy name that people love to complicate. The best version I’ve ever gotten was “Yo-hanna”….seriously.
    Well thanks again.

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/22/2013 - 5:02 pm

      Hi Johnna,

      It’s always exciting when I hear my name! I think it’s pretty unusual, but lately . . . I’m hearing it more & more.
      My Dad’s name is Jon, and I was named after him. How about you?
      I’ve also been called pretty funny names as well, but I answer to anything!
      Thanks so much for making me laugh, and making my day!


Beans . . . sprouting everywhere. I’ve blanched and frozen most of them for the future. Last night, I simply picked them and made my favorite Green Beans! Oh . . . They are divine. Below are two recipes that are quite similar.  I altered it just a bit this time, using Brown Sugar instead of […]


  • Julie - 08/18/2010 - 6:40 pm

    Love green beans. Can’t wait to try these. My husband will be thrilled that they include bacon.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Liston - 08/18/2010 - 7:28 pm

    Looking forward to that BBQ Pork Loin! Looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Niki Bagley - 08/19/2010 - 11:47 am

    This is perfect for Gary! Our neighbors brought us some fresh-picked green beans last night from their garden for him (I’m not a big fan of green beans), so I will definitely have to make this for him!ReplyCancel

Have you ever wanted something . . . a Something that you really Didn’t need? You’ve picked it up several times, but always put it back. Well I say, “The heck with it . . . frivilous or not, I’m buying it!” . . . and I did. It made these crispy fluted shells. I’m happy […]


  • Rosa - 08/16/2010 - 2:56 pm

    That looks so good! I really like the idea.



  • Lynn - 08/16/2010 - 2:59 pm

    Perfect!!! I have the 4 mini ones in my cupboard and have used them to make “dessert” taco shells. You know…..dip the edges in melted chocolate and then sprinkle with icing sugar. But now I must get the larger ones for the taco salads! YAY! Thanks for letting me know where to get the larger ones. You can’t find these kinds of pans anywhere in Western Canada. Sheesh! ; SReplyCancel

  • Niki Bagley - 08/16/2010 - 3:30 pm

    Oh, we had these last week! I love those pans. Of course, yours look so yummy! Joe just walked by and saw the pics and said “Oh, that looks really good!” =)ReplyCancel

  • Beth - 08/17/2010 - 12:41 am

    These look like so much fun and much healthy than the fried ones tortillas. I liked the dessert comment also:) I really want to get these pans. Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 08/17/2010 - 9:18 am

    Sometimes it is just so nice when you get to indulge in something for yourself…I just love it! I think they are so cute.
    Sorry my kids had to have p&j sandwiches instead of the delicious casserole…so picky!ReplyCancel

  • SarahM - 08/17/2010 - 7:57 pm

    My cousin just told be about your site and I LOVE it! I also have a five year old named Bridger…great name!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 08/20/2010 - 5:02 pm

    Now I have to get one!!! Great idea for Mark’s BDay party!!!ReplyCancel

YUM! SCRUMPTIOUS! SINFUL!                                              This . . .                                             and That . . . and these . . . mini’s One has a Graham Cracker Crust – the other Oreo . . . Reduced Fat Oreos. That makes me feel a bit better! I made four small Tarts and 12 cupcake size. Egg yolk, sugar […]


  • Julie - 08/12/2010 - 8:41 pm

    These look so delicious! Beautiful photos!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy @ The Sugar Queen - 08/12/2010 - 9:25 pm

    These look absolutely heavenly! I showed the pictures to my son and he said “You MUST make these!” I surely agree!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - 08/12/2010 - 10:14 pm

    I would love to learn how to freeze vegetables from my garden like squash, carrots and peas and green beans and do bottled peaches and pears. Do you know how to do any of these?? I would love some posts about any help you can give me thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Betty Mach - 08/13/2010 - 6:31 am

    I think you would be a sure winner for the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! Have you considered this or had it suggested? I Love your recipes, photography and style!!!ReplyCancel

  • feather14 - 08/13/2010 - 8:39 am

    Yummy!!! I just love recieving your emails. I always get so excited because I know I’m in for a wonderful “treat”..ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 08/13/2010 - 3:42 pm

    Soooo pretty! I’d definitely eat a bunch of those if they were in my house!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 08/20/2010 - 5:04 pm

    If I knew my strawberries could do that…I would have kept them!! Just kidding. Looks wonderful! You are as sweet as the things you make.ReplyCancel

  • Ammaarah - 11/21/2012 - 11:38 pm

    i would like to try this recipe however im not sure how many egg yolk i need to use or cream cheese and sugar mixtureReplyCancel