My husband really likes Banana Bread, and so around this house it’s made quite often.  I always like to confuse things by constantly trying new and different recipes.  This banana bread is a recipe from the new Lion House Bakery Cookbook.  The photos in this book are enough to encourage you to “Get Off Your […]


Hi my wonderful followers of this crazy blog.  Happy Halloween to all of you. Today, I thought I should show you what I enjoy doing when I’m not in the kitchen baking. These are my little “Spooksters!”  These cute little goblins are my grandchildren.  As you can see, we’ve been baking up some frightening fun. […]


As I promised, I made Chili to go with our scones and homemade bread.  In this house, you may have figured already, that we don’t get too carried away with onions and tons of spices.  Well….you see, we like the flavor, but not the chunk.  Does that make sense?  This Chili recipe is for one […]


Yesterday, I made delicious White Bread and posted a scone picture and recipe.  You can make both with this great recipe.  This bread recipe makes 4 big loaves and 2 smaller loaves of bread. Just save a portion of the dough to make hot buttery scones for your dinner.  My friend KJ gave this recipe to […]


My daughter Danielle asked me to post a scone recipe, and so I figured I might as well make them the today!  As I was trying to decide which scone recipe to make, I decided to do as I usually do and make my Favorite White Bread, as well as scones….. with the same recipe.  This […]


  • Christina - 10/03/2010 - 6:22 pm

    This made the most amazing bread! My husband loved it too. Thanks so much for this, it’s going into my favorites.


Today I had a Dentist appointment.  Ugggg…grrrr…..  I believe that this is the very first time since Motherhood ruined my teeth and my body, that I didn’t have a single cavity!  I just about passed out….really. I figured since it was such a momentous occasion I needed to celebrate by coating my polished pearly whites with […]


  • Averie - 10/26/2011 - 5:28 pm

    Just found your blog via Pinterest. Found your old blog, then found this one 🙂

    And pinned this recipe to my Popcorn Board.

    Your whole blog and all your recipes look GREAT!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bell Ringer-TheDishDiva - 02/05/2012 - 4:04 pm

    I LOVE your blog!! This recipe is similar to one I’ve recent;y discovered.and of course published in my most recent cookbook…Caramel Puffcorn
    Chester’s Butter Puffcorn
    Brown Sugar
    Light corn syrup
    Brown Sugar
    Baking Soda

    We call it “Crack corn” because it’s like legal crack! My local grocery is running out of Puffcorn at an alarming rate!!ReplyCancel

  • Belen - 02/29/2012 - 10:30 pm

    Wow! 5 more mins until done and i cant keep myself out of opening the oven door for samples!!! This is amazing! Thank youReplyCancel

  • Kyndal - 10/01/2012 - 8:53 am

    I just made your cinnabon popcorn this weekend for a Football party and it was a hit! So easy to make and simple ingredients! Thank you for such a great snack…. and possibly a trip to the dentist later…haha
    Cant wait to try your other recipe’s!

  • Renee - 05/06/2014 - 8:49 pm

    Just found you via Pinterest. I was looking for something yummy to take to my book club meeting tomorrow. Boy did I score with this recipe. I had to make a 2nd batch because my dear family scarfed down most of the first one before the sugar even hardened. LOL! This one is a keeper!! Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

You just have to make these!  YOU WILL NEED: Graham Cracker Base  1 ½ cups all purpose flour  ¾ cup whole wheat flour  ½ teaspoon baking soda  ½ teaspoon salt  ¾ cup almost room temperature butter 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar  3 Tablespoons granulated sugar  2 Tablespoons honey  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 large […]


A couple of days ago, I made my favorite Whole Wheat Bread, that uses Molasses as one of the ingredients.  While kneading the bread dough, my mind drifted to one of my favorite cookies. When the bread was rising, I made these “oh so good” cookies.  One of the ingredients in this yummy cookie is molasses. I remember […]


Everytime I go down to our storage room, I run into a large bag of Stoned Ground Wheat, that my daughter and Son in Law gave us quite a while ago.  When I look at that bag of wheat, the same thought runs through my mind.  “Put that Wheat into a large rubbermaid container, so that […]


  • Nicole - 06/27/2016 - 4:40 pm

    This bread looks good. I do have to admit, I am a bit confused with the recipe. Yu have water listed twice. Is the 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup of water for the yeast? ThanksReplyCancel

I posted this recipe some time ago, but noticed that for some reason it just didn’t post correctly, so I thought I’d better try it again.  I also make these cookies at least once every two weeks or so, because we all love them. Without a doubt, this cookie recipe is made far more than any […]


The other day, I received a funny email from someone who subscribes to this crazy blog. This person noted that she loves my baking blog, but had a few questions. The first question was this: “Do you ever eat anything healthy?” The next question: “Your picture doesn’t make you look heavy…are you?” The third question: […]


  • Donna - 03/30/2013 - 10:16 pm

    Love your receipes and your creativity. Thought I would let you in a little secret if you didn’t already know. If you add a teaspoon of margarine in your boiling water for potatoes it will never boil over. Try it, it really works!ReplyCancel

I don’t know why, but the cool fall air always encourages me to make Caramel Apples.  It might have something to do with the fact that apples, are plentiful and delicious this time of the year.  Some of you might shy away from making your own homemade caramel, but don’t be.  It’s super easy, and […]


  • Katy - 10/31/2011 - 12:55 am

    What kind of popcorn do you use? Is it the kind you pop in the microwave in the bag? Is it buttered? It looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • lily - 08/10/2013 - 1:34 pm

    Can this be made a day ahead and then put it in the crockpot to reheat???ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/11/2013 - 3:44 pm

      Hi Lily,

      Yes….in fact, you can make it several days ahead, and keep it in the fridge, then re-heat on very low heat.


  • Maria - 09/19/2013 - 3:20 pm

    I think i messed up mine came out tasting funking and looking really dark .. Please helpReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 09/20/2013 - 12:04 pm

      Hi Maria,

      You must have overcooked the caramel, as that would be the only way it would be too dark!
      You really have to stir constantly, and watch caramel, as it will turn quickly all of a sudden.
      Try try again, because once you get it at the right stage – you will ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT, and it will be SO EASY!!

  • Kori - 02/04/2015 - 11:57 pm

    How many apples can I expect from this batch?ReplyCancel