It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over. I haven’t tired of Christmas decor or the music that starts playing weeks in advance. Yesterday, I tried to force myself to take down the Christmas decor that is scattered throughout the house. Usually I’m quite eager to box it up, clean up and welcome the new year!


  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty - 12/27/2013 - 4:42 pm

    Oh Jonna, these cookies look delightful… but then again, what comes out of your kitchen that DOESN’T look delightful?!? I can’t wait to try these – although I’m on that fitness bandwagon, so it will have to wait – I will PIN them for later! But you better believe I will try them, I love everything I’ve made from here 🙂

    My heart smiles when I see a post from you! I’m so grateful you share your talent with others who really enjoy what you do! I’m still waiting for the day I get to meet you in person 🙂 It will be the best day EVER!

    Hope your Christmas was wonderful and happy new year!!
    Love, YvonneReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 12/27/2013 - 6:20 pm


      You are such a breath of fresh air today!
      My heart smiles right back at you.
      Happy, Happy New Year to you and your hubby.
      Love, JonnaReplyCancel

It’s Christmas Eve!

I would feel really sad,

if . . .

I didn’t get the chance to wish you all . . . a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and good cheer for the new year!


    I realized something today . . . something important. I don’t bake cookies very often anymore. It seems, I’m always on the hunt for something new for this blog, and the old just gets forgotten. How sad! Cookies make me happy.  A favorite Cookie recipe, is like a good friend. It’s warm, it makes […]


  • Elease - 12/29/2013 - 4:13 pm

    I look forward to trying out your Snowball Kiss Cookies! I don’t bake at all, so I have a couple of questions that may seem – duh…so please bear with me! First, what kind of flour do you use? All purpose or self rising? And secondly, can I use pecans in the dough mixture instead of walnuts? (Living in NC I have a bunch I need to use!!)

    Thank you for your time 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 12/31/2013 - 7:30 pm

      Hi Elease,

      I appreciate ALL QUESTIONS & COMMENTS!
      I use all-purpose flour in the cookies, and YES you can use pecans instead of walnuts or almonds.
      It will work deliciously!


  • Diana - 01/04/2014 - 2:27 pm

    Great pictures!!!! can’t wait to try the cookies, home made anything is always a welcome at work!ReplyCancel

  • Manitoba Maggie - 01/17/2014 - 3:55 pm

    I will definitely make these for my husband for Valentine’s Day. He is a chocoholic and loves shortbread.
    The pictures of Germany brought back so many memories of our 2009 visit to Berlin. All the Baeckereis lured us in too.ReplyCancel

Hello . . . I’ve missed you! I almost forgot the a,b,c’s of posting. Nothing like just vanishing, taking a hike, exiting . . . vamoose! Did you think I quit baking? No way. I cooked like a crazy woman for Thanksgiving, but somehow my camera never saw the light of day. It was worn out from a previous engagement. Where oh where the heck have I been?


  • Lynn - 12/06/2013 - 11:27 pm

    Ooooo! Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip to Germany. My family is from there. My grandfather actually came to Canada with his mom back when the walls were still up. They were looking for somewhere to find religious freedom. I hope to one day go and see Germany myself. Looks amazing and Sooo beautiful. The cold? Oh I think I will be able to handle it. Couldn’t be worse than our -42 Celcius we’ve had all week here. lol. P.S. I do believe Shannon’s nephew is the Elder who is up here serving in our Canada Calgary mission. What a small small world.

    Welcome back Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 12/08/2013 - 11:02 am

    Oh mom I just love this post!!! I love the way you write. I love the things you talk about. I just love you!!!!!
    THANK YOU so much for everything that you and dad did for thanksgiving. It was incredible like it always is. You always oh way above and beyond any expectation. You are incredible. I loved the laughing and giggles that we had when we were doing our little photo shoot. That was so funny. And I do have to add you are just beautiful mom!!!!!
    I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures from your trip. Someday maybe I will walk on the beautiful country. Everything just looks amazing. Love you mom!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 12/08/2013 - 8:06 pm

    That dessert looks so cute! And how cool that you got to go to Germany! The sneak peek sure looks fun.ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - 12/09/2013 - 4:20 am

    My dream vacation! I had a cousin who lived there for a number of years. She supplied me with some of the most delicious torte recipes ever. There’s one that beats any cake/dessert in the world! (At least that’s what we think 🙂 ) I would just eat and drink my way through Germany! Looking forward to more pictures.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 12/09/2013 - 8:14 pm

      Hi Ellie,

      We did a lot of eating, but it wasn’t exactly what I had my eye on!
      The meals were good, but pre-chosen for us. I could have skipped the main dishes, and
      sampled more of the tortes, crumbles, pastries & chocolate!!!!


  • Shannon Carter - 12/10/2013 - 11:17 pm

    All I can say is Yummy! Thanks for the
    Birthday dessert! They were so tastey!
    Loved every bite! Thanks again Mom!
    Love You!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 12/20/2013 - 10:55 pm

    Mom…thanks so much for the Birthday Dessert! I Loved it and so did Blake. I think he ate most of it but that’s ok.
    Love You!ReplyCancel

  • Janae Hansen - 03/28/2014 - 8:40 pm

    I love your blog site and especially the pictures from Germany. They are so–oh much clearer and better than the ones that I have. It brings back so many fond memories. I can see that a professional camera and a good photographer (that knows what they are doing) can make pictures come alive and make them look like what you actually saw and remember. My pictures don’t look at all like what I wanted to capture. Great Job!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/01/2014 - 6:52 pm

      Hi Janae,

      Thank you!
      I have a few great ones of you as well. One day, I will actually get them all edited, and share them with you.
      I’m certainly not a photographer, but I pretend. Half of the pictures were just a blur, from running to catch up with all of you!


This meal . . .
Creamy, cheesy, crispy golden potatoes with tender chicken breasts, is perhaps my favorite home-baked comfort style meal.
It’s not a meal that I make often, but when I do . . . I enjoy every single bite. It brings back good memories. It’s the perfect main dish to serve to company!


  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty - 10/24/2013 - 6:42 pm

    I love, love, LOVE these potatoes of yours!!!! I’ve made them SEVERAL times. I can 100% testify that they are insanely delicious. Oh great.. thanks Jonna.. now I’m craving them!!! Mmm.. Love. Love the way you’ve transformed it from a side to a main dish – fab 🙂

    Love ya!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - 10/27/2013 - 5:52 am

    My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. (laos a blog) I just “Liked” his Facebook page and came to your site. It looks terrific. I love when people share blogs with each other. DeniseReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - 11/08/2013 - 10:14 am

    Can you substitute frozen hashbrowns in place of the potatoes?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 11/08/2013 - 7:37 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      I don’t recommend it, but several people have left comments below saying that they have used them and
      it worked just fine.
      Cooking raw potatoes, allows the cream to also cook and thicken.
      If you do try it, please let me know!


  • Colette - 11/10/2013 - 5:38 am

    I am making this dish tonight and it sounds delicious but I would like to know what type of potatoes do you use?ReplyCancel

  • ginnyohls - 11/10/2013 - 2:42 pm

    I am making the potato & Chicken bake but I am using chicken thighs. I cookek them in the crock pot so I could take out the bones and fat. I browned them and followed the rest of the way. … Now I will see if the dinner I am going to likes them.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 11/10/2013 - 5:44 pm

    WONDERFUL!!!!! I made these with pork chops tonight and even my daughter who doesn’t like scalloped potatoes cleaned her plate. I added a chopped onion and mushrooms and used a no salt seasoning.
    I will definitely make this again!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - 11/13/2013 - 4:43 pm

    Oh my goodness this is good! I made this with pork Loin Chops about an 1″ thick. I added a pork rub seasoning to the meat but forgot to coat with flour… Added sliced onion in addition to the potato rings. And I used half and half. Next time I will use whipping cream as called for. Chops came out moist abd flavorful. Potatoes were nice and cheesy. Quick and easy comfort food dish.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 11/17/2013 - 1:34 pm

    Theses are so easy. I peeled and sliced thin white potatoes. I used white cheddar and they turned out great. You need to season with lots of salt and black (or white) pepper. Also, I added about an 1/8th of a teaspoon of nutmeg. Yummy! Served with baked ham and apple sauce. I will make these again.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - 11/25/2013 - 9:21 pm

    Recipe states meat is layered “in between” potatoes but pictures do not look as if there are potatoes on top of meat. Just want to ensure that potatoes are placed on top of meat before I make this for a potluck at work.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 11/30/2013 - 5:41 pm

      Hi Mary,

      I’m sorry for the late response. I’ve been over seas for some time now.
      Yes, I start with raw potatoes over the meat as well. Just layer the meat in between all the potatoes,
      and it will all come out beautifully!


  • Judy - 12/03/2013 - 9:10 am

    Just to clear it up in my mind. You cut the potatoes thin or you make french fries? And one layer of potatoes and one layer of chicken and maybe one more layer of potatoes doesn’t sound rich or filling enough especially for big eaters which I have in my family.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley - 02/13/2014 - 3:00 pm

    Have you ever used mashed potatoes or canned? I know that you are probably shuddering seeing you most likely use fresh from the garden but we are on a tight budget and I rarely have fresh produce handy.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/13/2014 - 7:00 pm

      Hi Kelley,

      I’m not sure that either of those options would work. You really need to start with a raw potato. The cream has to have time to bind and thicken.
      Mashed and even canned potatoes are pre-cooked and probably wouldn’t give the cream time to do it’s work! Raw frozen potatoes could work.

      Hope this helps,

  • Megan - 02/25/2014 - 8:13 pm

    I’m making this recipe right now and it does not look anything like your pictures. I followed the recipe exactly, but for some reason it is just all liquid and the whipping cream is not thickening up. Any suggestions?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/25/2014 - 8:42 pm

      Hi Megan,

      Hopefully you used RAW potatoes. I bake at 400 degrees in the middles of the oven for at least 1 hour, then lower the rack and continue to bake for another 20 to 30 minutes.
      This will give you the nice golden potatoes on the bottom of the pan. The cream will thicken … I promise, after it has baked long enough.

      Let me know how it turns out!


  • Wydalis - 03/30/2014 - 4:31 pm

    I want to make this but sometimes after working all day, an hour is just to long. I was wondering if I could cook this maybe half way (45 minutes) the night before and then cook it the rest of the time the next day? If not, I will try it on a weekend when I have more time.

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/01/2014 - 6:45 pm

      Hi Wydalis,

      Yes, I think that might work just fine.
      Make sure though that after the 1st half of baking time, you let them cool and then refrigerate.
      When baking the potatoes the next day, lower the oven rack, so that the bottom of the potatoes get golden brown & crispy.


  • David - 04/03/2014 - 12:09 pm

    This recipe was fabulous. We made it with chicken legs. I just went to my daughters and couldn’t find the recipe and I made it with boneless thighs. It still came out wonderful.
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • tmc - 04/08/2014 - 11:04 am

    Ok I made this too. (a few months ago) Again it was easy and turned out very well. It is definitely a rich, hearty meal. I will make it again.ReplyCancel

  • Terri moore - 06/14/2014 - 1:43 pm

    My hubby read this recipe last night some where on net and he fixed it today and it was great we did thy and boneless breast and turn out great I going fix again soon and try pork chops.ReplyCancel

  • T. - 06/19/2014 - 10:50 am

    I am making this recipe tonight. Can I cut potatoes thin like scalloped or is it better with them cut french fry style?? PS…love your site!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacque Brake - 08/07/2014 - 12:21 pm

    Thank you for another wonderful recipe! I have made these potatoes twice now and they turned out wonderful both times! I love your site and really appreciate all of your detailed directions and fantastic recipes! I have made your dinner roll and orange roll recipe about 5 times now and simply love it! Going to try the Chicken Broccoli Supreme recipe tomorrow night and I am sure it will be a keeper as well! Thanks again for all the yummy recipes!!
    xo, Jacque 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Strawberry - 09/28/2014 - 10:40 pm

    Hi there!

    Just across your recipe and it’s going on the menu for this week for sure 😉

    A question: Does this meal freeze and then serve well for later? I like to prepare double batches of certain dinners so I can freeze a batch for a different night when I’m to busy/tired/lazy to cook.


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 09/30/2014 - 5:12 pm

      Hi There,

      I really haven’t ever tried freezing this dish. Often times, cream doesn’t lend to freezing well, and the potatoes (uncooked) will
      turn dark. Better to make on the day you plan to serve.


  • susie - 10/04/2014 - 6:34 am

    This potato recipes has to be the best recipe I’ve found so far this year. I make it all the time. every time I make it for someone, they get the recipe and THEY make it. it has been passed on too many times to count.

    I add leftover anything to it. chicken, ham, pork. whatever I have left over and need to use..


    You have the best food site! The pictures are almost immoral they are so enticing…. thanks for doing this….

    Today I’m going to try your chicken broccoli supreme. I bought a few pounds of broccoli crowns, so will be making that and some cheese and broccoli soup. then taking a 5 mile walk to work it all off……ReplyCancel

  • Luly - 11/26/2014 - 12:22 pm

    Just found you on Google after searching for recipes with cream, chicken and potatoes. Can I just say: JACKPOT! It was quick, easy and ridiculously delicious. I used mozzarella since that’s the only cheese we had – also tossed a few sprigs of fresh rosemary between the potatoes and chicken. Love it and it was a hit with the man too! Thanks a mil, cant wait to make this for company!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - 01/13/2016 - 10:04 am

    I love this recipe!! I’ve made it several times adding in chicken and julienned carrots (multicolor carrots when I can get them). The carrots add beautiful color to the dish. So yummy!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni - 04/11/2016 - 2:07 am

    I was looking for a chicken breast recipe for dinner tonight and made your recipe and my family all loved it! They have requested I make it again. Thanks,ReplyCancel

Grab a box of puff pastry and make these delicious, flaky, glazed cinnamon & sugar, brown butter, jam filled pastries today!


  • Brandi - 10/22/2013 - 8:04 am

    I am so sorry about your lashes. Mom that is terrible. I have done that before, and I am sorry!
    Those pastries look so delicious. I love the way you cut them. It looks so pretty having the layers show.
    Hope you enjoyed one!ReplyCancel

  • a quiet life - 11/05/2013 - 7:16 am

    just found your blog, such drop dread gorgeous pics and i can’t wait to whip this up, looke fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • a quiet life - 11/05/2013 - 7:17 am

    such drop dead gorgeous pics, what a beautiful delish blog!ReplyCancel

FALL is in the air, and APPLES are dropping everywhere! Warm Apple Crisp topped with ice cream or Whipped cream is the perfect dessert to bring to the family table.
Description: Caramel Apple Crisp with a rich, gooey caramel sauce surrounding tart apples. The topping is a crisp, buttery, nutty shortbread crumble.


  • Rachel - 10/07/2013 - 7:04 pm

    This was so good! We enjoyed it tonight for FHE while catching up on conference talks that we missed on Saturday. The whole family loved it!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 10/07/2013 - 7:18 pm

      Hi Rachel,

      Oh…I’m so happy that you made it! It’s the perfect way to welcome in Fall.
      What a delicious FHE!!!!

      Thanks so much for leaving me a sweet note.


  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty - 10/09/2013 - 6:41 pm

    We’ve been up to our eyeballs in apples.. but we still have some left – want to know what I’m going to reserve a few for?? THIS RECIPE!!! You know me, I love ALL of your recipes! Can’t wait to try this one. I know it will be fabulous! PINNING!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 10/22/2013 - 8:14 am

    Oh that just looks so good! I bet it was just as perfect as you say it was. Did dad think it was to sweet? Laughing. And I think your pictures look perfect. You don’t need fancy smancy lighting to make them look great.ReplyCancel

We had a great dinner last night, so I thought I’d share dinner and a bit more with you. Everyone has a story.


  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty - 09/12/2013 - 4:50 pm

    Jonna, can I give you a hug right now?? I just want to give you a big ole squeeze because you know what? You are amazing that’s what. I have looked up to you for quite some time following your blog and this makes me look up to you all the more. You are so strong and have so much going on in your life and us outsiders would never have any idea. You are always so positive and share your amazing creativity with us when you can. Sure I would love to see you post more often – heck I’d love to cook with you for that matter, but you are absolutely right that there are things that are more important than a blog. I’m hopeful that your sister will find a kidney. She’s got to! We may not have ever met in real life, but across the blog lines I consider you a dear friend. Thinking of you always and wishing the best for all that you have going on.

    Much love, YvonneReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 09/12/2013 - 5:39 pm


      I can always count on you to make me smile!
      I also love your spirit & your your amazing blog as well. You’ve been canning like crazy girl!
      Thanks for always taking the time to spring sunshine to my day!

      Love you,

  • Julie - 09/12/2013 - 5:56 pm

    I read your blog regularly! Thanks for sharing life’s moments with us! I, too, am dealing with aging parents and it is much important than our blogs.

    I have a zillion tomatoes, will be making this for dinner soon!

    Take good care!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/12/2013 - 9:59 pm

    Love you! No matter how often you blog. ; )

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It makes one think about their own life and how we all can certainly learn from one another. You inspire me greatly. Love how your family seems to be there for one another through all the “sludge” of life……and yet still manage to find all the joys too.

    I’m in the midst of trying to find that right balance. So thank you.

    P.S. We also have a daughter with Epilepsy. Who also can’t drive. She lives 3 hours away from us. We also worry how she will manage with a family one day. I am more hopeful after you wrote about your daughter. Thank you again. ; )ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 09/13/2013 - 5:25 pm

      Hi Lynn,

      We do have a lot in common!
      One foot in front of the other, and realizing that we would NEVER want someone else’s problems.
      It’s everyone around me suffering…not me….it’s hard to understand.
      I’m sure your daughter is a fighter, just like mine. She will be just fine.
      I’ll email you!


  • Shirley` - 09/13/2013 - 10:22 am

    Hi Jonna,

    I’ve got loads of tomatoes from our plants so am going to make this tonite for dinner. It looks wonderful! Now, I need to find a recipe for all of our bell peppers but am sure I’ll find a recipe or two in your blog!

    You’ve got an awful lot on your ‘plate’ right now. I’m so sorry you are dealing with so much. Thank you for sharing and know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Here’s a hug – (((Jonna)))

    Take care,

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 09/13/2013 - 5:26 pm

      Hi Shirley,

      I wish it was my plate! I would like to ease the burden & pain of those I love.
      Thanks though for thinking of me.
      Hugs right back to you!


  • Stephanie @ PlainChicken - 09/14/2013 - 5:19 pm

    this looks incredibly delicious! My mouth is watering!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 09/14/2013 - 6:30 pm

    That looks so very good! Thanks for sharing part of your life and feelings with us. Hope this week is a good one.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 09/19/2013 - 7:56 pm

    Made this tonight to rave reviews! I didn’t have any Parmesan but I did have Feta. It was amazing! I will be doing this again. Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - 09/24/2013 - 8:23 pm

    I’m so sorry Jonna please know that you are all in my prayers. Hugs!

    Thanks so much Tammy!


  • Kelley H. - 09/25/2013 - 4:33 pm

    Hi Jonna – goodness, my mouth is watering just at the picture you’ve got there of this delicious dish! Will put this on the agenda for the weekend. Will keep your family in my prayers. My younger sister is on her third kidney transplant – 1st one lasted 11 years, the 2nd one (with me as donor) lasted 13 years, this current one hopefully lasts her until she’s a ripe, old age. I thank those that are willing to give the gift of life. You’ve probably already heard the saying “Don’t take your organs to Heaven, Heaven knows we need them here!” It’s so very true. Hope your sister is successfully transplanted very, very soon and everyone else’s health continues to improve. Thanks for the fantastic blog post.

    Hi Donna,

    Your comment sure made my day! I will pass it on to my Sis Jamie, as it will most certainly lift her spirits as well!
    Thanks so much.


  • divya ella - 10/20/2013 - 3:57 pm

    heyyy love the recipee
    if i have a microwave oven, can u explain to me difference between the roasting and 5 minute broiling ?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 10/20/2013 - 6:38 pm

      Hi ella,

      Broiling gives you the blistered, slightly browned tomatoes.
      You probably can’t get that with a microwave oven, but it will still work.
      Using a microwave safe dish, just slightly soften the cherry tomatoes, until they are to your liking.

      Hope this helps,

  • Nancy - 10/28/2013 - 5:14 am

    I am so sorry for all of your family’s health issues. Cancer is an evil that I pray one day will be erradicated from this world. I’ll be praying for your dad, as well as your sweet mom for not giving up – she deserves to see for many more years as her babies and grandbabies continue to grow. I have known a couple of people throughout the past few years with PKD, mostly children – I’m sure your sister will find a match soon. And your sweet, courageous daughter – it requires every ounce of strength and stamina to raise children, and she is proving that she has been born to take on this role in the ultimate way. You and her mother-in-law are amazing ladies to help her in her daily routine. I guess I just wanted you to know that I am praying for all of you. You’ve been handed more than your fair share of major hurdles in life, and I pray that God takes them away so that your run is a smooth one. Have a beautiful Monday 🙂ReplyCancel

Where O Where have I been . . . you ask? I’ve been locked out of my blog. Really. It seems that someone out there, really wants to dig into the “roots” and get down & dirty.  I have a great server (InMotion VPS Hosting), and when someone other than myself continually tries to log-on unsuccessfully, […]


  • Ellie - 08/30/2013 - 2:59 am

    This is truly a sad world we live in. Envy is one of the seven deadly sins! Why do people feel they need to ‘steal’ someone else’s glory. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 08/30/2013 - 6:03 am

    This is such a fabulous combination!! Love!ReplyCancel

  • rere - 09/02/2013 - 6:55 pm

    did you double the recipe? i think i see at least 9 spoons of topping over the fruit layer. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Ice Cream Magic - 09/21/2013 - 1:55 am

    Thanks for this recipe for peach and blueberry cobbler. It sounds wonderful and the photos are great.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G - 02/03/2014 - 12:52 pm

    Lovely recipe and beautiful photography 🙂 love the name of your blog too, very sassy! Keep doing what you do, from one food blogger to another xxReplyCancel

If your garden is “runneth over” with Zucchini, or suddenly your doorbell rings and all you see is a basket of Zucchini . . . make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread!


This biscuit sandwich is over the top good! Start with a flaky melt in your mouth Cheddar Bay Biscuit, golden around the edges fried egg, crisp bacon, thin sliced smoky ham and top with melted cheese. You have the perfect anytime sandwich.


  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty - 08/17/2013 - 10:35 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. As I’m reading your post my mouth is watering. I’m salivating. If I could jump through my computer screen and take just one bite of that amazing sandwich I would do it in a heartbeat. You are so creative – I never would have thought to do this with Cheddar Bay Biscuits (which I LOVE by the way). I almost want this for breakfast. Well, not almost. I do. But I don’t have any ham or bacon. Blast. I’m pinning this for sure – this is too good not too.

    P.s. happy to see a post from you!ReplyCancel

  • DeDe in OK - 08/24/2013 - 9:06 pm

    Oh dear this looks divine! Had to pin it. Also I love the idea of the cast iron muffin pan. I love how breads cook in my cast iron, so brown and crisp. I will have to look for that. Thanks for the post and all the other yummy things you have here.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany L - 09/06/2013 - 3:43 pm

    I haven’t eaten red meat in 5 years, but this is making me so hungry that I am tempted to change my ways! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Charlie - 05/24/2014 - 1:56 pm

    My mom just emailed me your website after making several of your recipes. I just made these delicious sandwiches for lunch. They were awesome and I will definitely be making them again! Looking forward to more yummy recipes! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

This bundt cake brings back the good, the bad & the miss-informed. You see, my roommates and I did a lot of baking. We went through bags & bags of sugar and flour. The apartments around us were well fed. When we slacked off, they would bring us a dozen eggs or a small bag of sugar, as a reminder that we were NOT doing our job!
Also . . . just a bit about Pinterest.


  • Marcia - 08/10/2013 - 11:44 am

    I try to be a responsible pinner. There are many review sites that link back, and I will definitely follow the link now. What bothers me is facebook. I will see recipes from my favorite blogs (GOYBAB being one) that I recognize as their own pictures, with no link or credit given, and that drives me crazy. Some people can be so snarky about this too. This cake WILL be made at my house soon too! It looks yummy. Keep up the good work, and don’t let picture stealing bums get to you.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/10/2013 - 12:56 pm

      Hi Marcia,

      It really didn’t bother me, until I was trying to apply for certain blog related programs, and suddenly . . . I had to PROVE that the photos on my site were mine. Other sites were taking credit for my pictures!


  • Marcia S. - 08/10/2013 - 11:47 am

    Sorry, just realized forgot the J! That’s what I get for typing with kids and husband all talking to me at the same time! Story of my life!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - 08/11/2013 - 12:58 am

    This cake looks moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 08/11/2013 - 7:14 pm

    I love almond extract and your cake is so beautiful. It looks delish!! And I love the photo with the violin. So great!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - 08/12/2013 - 8:41 pm

    This cake is beautiful!….I was thinking of adding raspberries 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 08/13/2013 - 8:44 am

    Loved the little story about college. Actually I love anything like that when you decide to share it. Makes me feel a little more connected to you.
    The cake looks wonderful. I will have to try that this weekend maybe.
    Sorry about your pictures. It just isn’t fair that people don’t respect the hours and time it takes to create the post, take the pictures, and establish yourself. Sorry mom!!!
    Love the pictures with the violin. They look beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - 08/16/2013 - 2:46 pm

    I cannot wait to try this for Bunco 🙂ReplyCancel

  • tanu - 11/25/2013 - 10:13 pm

    hi! did you skin the almonds before chopping them, for the glaze? plan to make it for my brother’s birthday today.thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 08/01/2013 - 5:56 am

    This is stunning! Lovely idea!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - 08/09/2013 - 1:47 pm

    I made the tart last weekend, in lieu of a Birthday Cake! It met with overwhelming response, not only in taste but presentation. My neighbour, an Executive Chef, gave it the 2 Thumbs Up! Next time I will use Almond Flavouring, as almond is my preference. Love the recipe, it is a keeper.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/09/2013 - 3:33 pm

      Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you for taking the time to send a sweet comment! We also enjoyed this tart. Almond flavoring would be excellent in the tart pastry!
      I like that the pastry crust doesn’t tend to get soggy.

      Thanks again,

What’s an incredibly rich, super-easy, weekend treat? These rocky road fudge bars! All it takes to make this stellar dessert is a few simple steps: Just layer hot Fudge and chopped almonds on top of marshmallow-fluff-topped graham crackers, chill, and cut. Scrumptious!


  • Kristi - 07/13/2013 - 3:49 pm

    Those look yum and really easy to make. That makes them a winner!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog - 07/13/2013 - 6:36 pm

    These gooey bars look amazing. Drool!ReplyCancel

  • Charlynn - 07/14/2013 - 2:24 pm

    These look yummy! Does the chocolate get hard? I’m wondering if the chocolate would be slightly harder and if it would still turn out well if I left out the condensed milk?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 07/15/2013 - 11:10 am

      Hi Charlynn,

      The chocolate/condensed milk mixture is more like thick fudge….its really good.
      you could however, try just melting chocolate chips for the top, but it wouldn’t swirl nicely through the marshmallow layer. Let us know if you try it!


  • Laura - 07/16/2013 - 8:03 pm

    I can’t believe how easy this is to make! I can’t wait to make it with my boys. Looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes - 07/31/2013 - 12:54 pm

    These look HEAVENLY!ReplyCancel

It’s hot.

When it’s hot, my appetite decreases and I find it hard to cook or bake. I purposely try to make “lighter” meals in the summertime, because my hubbie and I RUN together. Not always an easy thing to do. His stride & my stride are two different strides! His legs are at least 6″ longer, so I will just assume that I’m getting the better workout, since my legs stay with his legs. He could run me under the table . . . he just doesn’t dare!


  • Jennie @themessybakerblog - 07/11/2013 - 5:06 pm

    Wow, this pulled pork looks amazing. I wish I could wake up at 5am and run, but I’m just too lazy. I roll out of bed at the last minute every morning.ReplyCancel

  • Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel - 08/13/2013 - 10:56 am

    This looks amazing! Love using soda in my slow cooker recipes. Looking forward to trying root beer.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - 08/18/2013 - 10:00 am

    hmm, can this be made with chicken breasts?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/18/2013 - 10:35 am

      Hi Teresa,

      Chicken does work, however Chicken cooks faster than Pork.
      Watch it closely, and when the chicken is pull apart fork tender, remove the liquid from the slow-cooker, then
      add your BBQ sauce and re-warm.


  • Lori Nitz - 06/01/2014 - 3:39 pm

    Omg..I just made this but with a twist. I added a few shakes of liquid smoke and used Garland Jacks Secret Six Brown Sugar Barbeque Sauce. There is no words for how delicious this recipe is….Yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 06/01/2014 - 6:21 pm

      Hi Lori,

      We love this as well. It’s so easy & leftovers are delicious! I will certainly try to find
      that bbq sauce & add the smoke. Sounds delish!


  • Piet - 03/06/2016 - 4:12 am

    Thanks for the recipe. We have made this already a couple of times before, which basically already shows that we love it 🙂
    This weekend we had a little party and we prepped the pulled pork already a full day before. When it came out of the slow cooker after 9 hours, I shredded it in a large pan. Then I added the hot BBQ sauce, mixed it thoroughly and let it cool down. One night in the fridge and yesterday we served it on a hamburger bun with homemade coleslaw and pickles.
    A perfect slider!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/06/2016 - 3:27 pm

      Hi there

      I’m glad you enjoy this recipe! I find we make it quite often as well.
      It also makes a great freezer meal. You can pull a large bag out of the freezer, and place the BBQ in the slow cooker to thaw and re-heat.
      Thanks so much for giving us your great ideas as well!