Has the baking bug bit you yet?  This house is filled with all the wonderful smells of Christmas!  Tonight I made one of my Daughters favorite treats.  Glazed Coconut Bread is easy to make, and is perfect for your holiday get-to-gethers.  This quick bread is really delicious, and the glaze over the crunchy top is to […]


  • tiffany - 02/11/2010 - 7:35 pm

    this was sooo good!! my family loved it and i will definetely be keeping this recipe to make again and again. i recently came across your website and i LOVE it!! please keep up the great work!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Alexander - 01/15/2012 - 9:11 pm

    OMG! I am 40 pages in and cannot live long enough to try all of your incredible recipes….THANK YOU!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - 11/26/2016 - 7:31 pm

    This coconut bread was absolutely amazing!!! So moist and yummy! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!ReplyCancel

I’ve been baking and candy making my fool head off in this house.  After a while, the body reacts to a sugar overload. It’s o.k……it really only happens just once a year, and after all it’s Christmas!  This is another yummy recipe for you to hurry and make this last week before the big day.  […]


  • Gwen Christiansen - 12/05/2012 - 5:28 pm

    Just discovered your blogspot. Looks like something I’d like to follow.ReplyCancel

As promised, here is the second part of some of my favorite Christmas Recipes. I usually start my baking and candy making spree with the candy first, because it keeps well if kept in good containers that are sealed well.  After I get all the candy made, I move onto the glazed breads and cookies.  […]


  • Tammy - 01/16/2012 - 11:42 am

    Yummy! Just wondering on the Bavarian Mints if after you cut them in squares if they need to stay refrigerated in a container. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/16/2012 - 11:52 am

      Hi Tammy,

      If the mints are set up as you desire, then they can sit out of the fridge.
      These are also yummy dipped in white chocolate!

A little while ago, I received a package on my front porch.  I was very excited to say the least, because I was looking forward to this package.  It was from a Company called POM WONDERFUL. They sent me an entire case of the cutest little bottles you ever did see!  I had received an email from Pom Wonderful, […]


  • Meg - 06/25/2011 - 8:10 pm

    Oh goodness! My husband would absolutely love this! He totally fell in love with huckleberry pie and shakes when we visited Glacier Park last year. Too bad we don’t get huckleberries in Minnesota 🙁ReplyCancel

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving, and is looking forward to a Merry Christmas!  On the 28th of November, my oldest daughter Brandi welcomed a perfect little boy (Cooper) to our family.  I’ve been a little busy helping with the other children since then.  I did manage to take a few pictures while preparing for Thanksgiving […]


Oh….is there anything better than Rich Caramel Pecan Pie? I just don’t think so.  Even those who don’t care for nuts, seem to be nuts about Pecan Pie. I tend to make this once a year, since it’s loaded with hip spreading calories.  Pecan pie, is probably one of the easiest pies to make, since […]


Have you had scrumptious green beans lately? I’m not talking about beans from a can!  You need to make this vegetable side dish for your next Holiday dinner. I first tried these during Thanksgiving dinner last year.  My sister in Law Leslie, brought these to our dinner table.  I knew I would be making them for my family this […]


  • Stephanie - 06/06/2010 - 2:45 pm

    I was going to make these tonight, but the green beans I bought went bad! Can I make this with canned green beans?ReplyCancel

  • Jonna - 06/07/2010 - 11:40 am

    You might possibly make the sauce, and toss it with the canned green beans. They would still taste good with the Bacon and that yummy sauce. Part of what makes these beans so delicious though, is cooking the green beans with the sauce and the bacon. Let me know how they turn out.ReplyCancel

Most of you have probably already made this recipe. For those of you who haven’t, you’re missing out. This is a fancy salad or a delicious dessert…..you decide. Whatever it is, it’s perfect! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it. Some times, I make Raspberry Danish Pudding Dessert instead of the jello.  You can […]


  • Carina - 03/29/2011 - 11:49 pm

    At what point do you add the optional crushed pineapple? Into the jello with the raspberries?
    Excited to try it!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/30/2011 - 10:10 am

      Hi Carina,
      I added it to the directions – Sorry about that. Mix the drained pineapple in with the whipped Cream Cheese/sugar mixture. I often omit this, since several of my kids don’t care for pineapple!ReplyCancel

Turkey is so easy and delicious to prepare in a slow Cooker. I usually prepare it this way for Thanksgiving Day Dinner and several other times during the year. The Turkey is never dry, and you end up with fabulous stock for the perfect gravy.   If your ovens are over loaded during the holidays […]


  • Phyllis - 09/30/2011 - 5:27 am

    Jonna, luv your site. I want to try the turkey breast. I’m not sure what canadian seasoning is. I “googled” it & found different brands. Is there a certain brand you use? Thanks!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/30/2011 - 8:12 am

      Hi Phyllis,

      The brand I use, is TONE’S. I’m sure that other ones would work just as well.
      Oh…I think I need to cook a turkey!

  • aubri - 11/14/2011 - 10:46 am

    How long does it take to reheat? Do you have a gravy recipe?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 11/15/2011 - 6:46 pm

      Hi aubri,
      That would depend on your slow cooker. I have 3, and each one of them heats differently.
      I would give it at least 30 minutes to reheat, but make sure that it’s still in all the juices.
      Once it’s all heated up again, I strain the juices, and use it to make the gravy.
      I simply mix cornstarch and cold water together to thicken the juices, and season it with salt, pepper and any other
      seasonings you might like in your gravy. Yum!
      *If you use cornstarch & Cold water, read the side of your cornstarch box and it will tell you measurements needed.
      I just guess!

      Happy Thanksgiving,

  • Siri - 11/22/2011 - 7:02 pm

    Hi Jonna,
    Do you use Canadian Steak or Canadian Chicken seasoning? I can’t seem to find just a Canadian Seasoning. I would assume chicken since it’s poultry… Oh, and if my slow cooker only has a high and low setting, which would you recommend cooking it on? And about how many hours do you usually cook yours?


    • Jonna - 11/23/2011 - 7:07 am

      Hi Siri,
      I actually use Canadian Steak seasoning. I also use this on our Christmas Eve Prime Rib…I use it in a lot of things. I buy mine at Sams Club.
      I would also use the low setting on your slow cooker. You will need at least the same amount of time you use for a roast, 4 to 6 hours,
      I really don’t time it, I just know it’s done, when it falls off the bone, and is very tender!
      Happy Thanksgiving,

  • turkey breast - 03/23/2014 - 1:22 pm

    That’s just mouth-watering and looks yummy to the tummy! This is a must-try! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lori - 08/29/2014 - 6:00 pm

    Do you think a Montreal Steak seasoning would be alright to use instead of the Canadian seasoning? I’m unfamiliar with Canadian seasoning.
    Thanks for your time!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 09/04/2014 - 10:25 am

      Hi Lori,

      Montreal Seasoning will work and is also good, but the Canadian seasoning seems to work best with the Turkey.
      I find mine at Sams Club.


Every Thanksgiving, we have to make a Banana Cream and a Coconut Cream pie for those who don’t think that they will live without it!  This Recipe is still my favorite, after trying several different ones over the years.  It’s simple to make and the pudding is creamy and delicious.  If you are making banana […]


  • Angela Jacobson - 11/21/2016 - 6:54 pm

    I tried both versions of this last year, and while the taste was superb, neither set up well in the middle. Any suggestions? I followed the recipe verbatim. Thanks.ReplyCancel

I think the saying goes….”Better late than never!”  One thing after another, after another… keeps popping up around this house. I debated on getting all my Christmas Decorations up a tad earlier than usual, or posting promised recipes to my crazy time wasting blog! I’m slow, it takes me two long days to decorate trees, wrap the stairs […]


  • Anonymous - 02/09/2010 - 8:45 am

    Opulently I to but I about the post should acquire more info then it has.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Searle - 11/21/2010 - 9:21 pm

    What is the glaze you use on you’re ham? By the way you might know my mom Jeanne Packer Thueson.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - 11/22/2010 - 11:02 pm

    So your turkey sounds so good.. I am going to try it, for my first turkey, I’ve ever made! I am a little nervous, but yours seemed simple and delicious. And my mom only has one oven working, so we are trying to be creative ;). Question about the turkey, how long did it take to cook would you say… I’m just trying to time this whold thing out. 😉 Thanks so much, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love your website!ReplyCancel

Yesterday, I picked up my purse and grabbed for my checkbook.  The bills needed paid promptly.  I couldn’t help but notice the weight of that overloaded “catch-all.”  After the weight of the bills were off my shoulders, I flung my purse over one of those same shoulders, and literally gasped!  It was time for….a clean […]


  • Julia - 05/27/2010 - 10:38 am

    Just baked these up today and they’re YUMMY! Of course I had to try it your way, because you said they were really good that way. This is a “keep” recipe…
    Thank you for putting so much time in your baking blog for us. I really appreciate it!ReplyCancel

If you know me, then you already know that I Love pizza! I like it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I like it hot and I like it cold….in the pot nine days old.  Well, maybe not nine days old….but you get the picture.  Last week I tried Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Fried Steak, from her new cookbook and […]