Hectic. Wonderful. Crazy. Exciting. Expensive. Blessing. That describes Christmas for me! We all need easy but delicious meals – we’re stressed! This almost Dutch Oven Chicken is the key.


  • MelissaG - 12/12/2012 - 2:20 pm

    That looks DELICIOUS!! Would it work well in an electric skillet, I dont have a slow cooker (though it’s on my Christmas list!)ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 12/12/2012 - 7:16 pm

      Hi Melissa,

      Yes…you can. I always use an electric skillet to fry my chicken.
      You probably won’t get quite the same results, but try it….it should work.


  • Christine - 12/13/2012 - 6:57 am

    This looks so good.

    But, I’m wondering about the time frames, how long you cook it in the crock pot on low (since i don’t have a skillet or a Nesco roaster). As well as how long you cooked each side of chicken breast before turning the temperature down to low.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 12/13/2012 - 12:12 pm

      Hi Christine.

      It really depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
      I just brown them on one side until they are very golden brown then flip over and brown the other side. Turn the heat to low, and let the chicken cook through. You don’t want to over cook chicken or it will be tough. When it’s no longer pink inside, and it easily flakes apart with a fork…it’s done.


  • Trisha Preece - 01/23/2013 - 12:46 pm

    This chicken is what’s cookin’ right now in good ‘ol Tennessee. It looks delish! I don’t have a roaster oven and really am going to talk my Husband into getting me one soon! I am tryinng an experiement. I am making this chicken in my Pampered Chef large stoneware baker. Do you think it will work. It’s almost 2:00 p.m. so I was thinking that I will cook it on 400 degrees for a few hours and then see if it needs to cook longer. Hopefully it will still be good. Your recipes are amazing, your pictures are amazing, and You are amazing. Thanks for making our dinners so delicious. My Husband is going to love this one!ReplyCancel

Puff Pastry makes the most irresistible desserts! These Raspberry Pinwheels and Swirls are pretty and delicious. I’m answering some of your email questions today.


  • Ellie - 12/09/2012 - 12:39 am

    Very informative post Jonna. I for one would love more info.
    Also I have a question: Did you have permanent circles cut into your counter and what sizes did you use? Excellent idea!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - 12/11/2012 - 1:43 pm

    Great post! How long ahead of baking can they chill in the fridge? Have you ever frozen them?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 12/11/2012 - 2:48 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      You can make these ahead of time (shape them) then freeze before baking.
      Let them thaw, but make sure the pastry is still very cold….then Bake right before serving.
      They will be perfect. You can even make them the day before, cover them and keep them cold in the fridge….then bake.

      I’ve never froze them after baking…I think you might lose some of the puffy crispy perfect pastry.


This is the perfect Brownie. Don’t leave them alone . . . They will disappear!


  • Jo and Sue - 12/05/2012 - 6:18 am

    The photo of the brownie with marshmallows on top has me drooling. Holy heck those look sooooooo good! I may just have to add these onto my Christmas baking list.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 12/05/2012 - 6:44 am

    If this is your fav then it’s a must try! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Howard - 12/09/2012 - 12:03 pm

    I have so much trouble with brownies – I can’t wait to make these (mine always crumble so much!!) You mentioned espresso powder, but I don’t see it listed in the ingredients. Did I miss it – my eyes are very old!!! Thanks for all your good recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 01/13/2013 - 1:56 pm

    Oh MY Goodness..this is one of those recipes where you HAVE to make it or you are just not going to forgive yourself. *adding the ingredients to a shopping list”ReplyCancel

  • cooking recipes - 01/21/2013 - 9:46 pm

    I made this tonight to use up some of the walnuts my father bought (he just loves walnuts!)Perfect dessert for a nice family dinner. Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

Ohhhh the smell of hot bread just out of the oven, is pure magic! This bread is one rise, fast, easy and delish.


  • Lynne - 12/03/2012 - 8:19 am

    Thank you for this bread recipe. I’ve been wanting to make homemade bread but haven’t had time to spend all day waiting on the rising. I’m going to try this today! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - 12/03/2012 - 11:17 am

    You’ve inspired me to make some bread today! What is Crisco oil, though? Just canola oil would work, right? Or butter?

    Hi Meghan,

    Any good quality oil will work just fine. I’ve never use butter in this recipe.
    Crisco is just a brand name that I like & use often. It’s fast & easy….you’ll love it.


  • Meghan - 12/03/2012 - 1:34 pm

    Thanks so much! I never make bread because I’m scared of it, but you said “easy” enough times in this post to make me pull out my Bosch and stop over-thinking it. It was fast enough that my baby was entertained in his jumper the whole time I mixed it (which is saying something), and it tastes perfect! I like the chewy texture. I’m going to surprise my husband at work with a loaf this afternoon.ReplyCancel

  • Jordan LIttle - 12/03/2012 - 1:57 pm

    I love fresh baked bread! However, I do love your blog even more. I even linked my latest post on banana bread to you. Thanks for posting this, I will be making this soon!ReplyCancel

  • Food Frenzy - 12/03/2012 - 4:10 pm

    Hello, we found your blog on Foodie Blogroll and wanted to say ‘hi’. You have a wonderful site and we would like to invite you to share your food posts at Food Frenzy for additional exposure.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.ReplyCancel

  • Fran - 12/04/2012 - 9:49 am

    Hi, I love your site. I’m new to baking and use my bread machine to make dough… tiny steps here. Here’s my question: how do i downsize most of your bread recipes to fit my needs? i like to try a recipe first to see if I can do it and to taste to see if I like it. Thanks, in advance, for your help!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 12/06/2012 - 7:54 am

    Love this…I made it last night to have with soup. It is magical! I can’t believe bread this delicious can be made so quickly! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 12/09/2012 - 10:45 am

    These loaves of bread look absolutely yummy. Can’t wait to try them. I know you slaved over the Raspberry patch this summer, but I am salivating over the bottle of jam. Wished I was still next door, and could run over an borrow a bottle!!!! Today the fam is coming over to share some of Doyle Walkers wonderful Scones. Can’t wait!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 12/12/2012 - 3:07 pm

    Do you time the baking (25 minutes) when the oven has reached 350 or do you start timing when you change the oven temperature?


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 12/12/2012 - 7:15 pm

      Hi Puppydogs,

      Place the pans in your oven at 170 degrees, and let rise for 25 minutes, or until the bread has risen about 1 inch above the edge of the pan.
      Then without taking the bread out of the oven,
      Turn the oven up to 350 degrees and bake for another 25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown.

      The first 25 minutes or so, is just rise time.

      Hope this helps,

  • camilla - 12/12/2012 - 9:39 pm

    Thank you for your sweet words about children and the way they learn from their mothers. I needed to hear your words TODAY! nothing else is more important then them… Mothers play such a huge role.ReplyCancel

  • Larry Seliger - 01/06/2013 - 9:59 am

    I have always stunk at making bread. Tried this recipe and made the best bread I have ever made. ThanksReplyCancel

  • heather - 01/21/2013 - 3:24 pm

    Hi !! I really enjoyed reading about all your recipes! I’m nominating you for a Liebster Award. Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It’s all about new bloggers getting to know each other!

    (your newest follower!)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Holbrook - 04/24/2013 - 12:53 pm

    My husband and I are living aboard a boat and find it a little difficult to make 4 loaves at one time! Can I cut recipe in half – making 2 loaves without losing flavor and texture?
    I love to bake and excited to try your bread recipe.
    Love your recipes and website…

    Michelle HolbrookReplyCancel

  • Camo Cutie - 06/04/2013 - 10:05 pm

    I am excited to try this recipe. Is there a reason for mixing all the other ingredients and then adding the yeast I always thought that the yeast was activated by mixing with the hot water will it make a difference to mix the yeast in first with the water and sugar and then add the rest of the ingredients? Also I do not have a mixer so I will be mixing by hand will this make a difference on how the bread will turn out????ReplyCancel

  • wilfred caisse - 11/04/2013 - 2:00 pm

    I would like to try your recipe Easy Homemade Bread – One rise!
    but I do not own and type of electrical product Like Bosch or Kitchen Aid that would handle this recipe or others on your site. Do you have any suggestions for a person with a Glass Bowl and Wooden Spoon. I am new to baking bread. (actually anything) and I have had a few success’ with bread making. I need the exercise of stirring the flour in the bowl. I need to make only one loaf at a time. I would never have storage for that many loaves as I live in a small apartment. Thank You, WilfredReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 11/07/2013 - 7:19 pm

      Hi Wilfred,

      You can easily cut the recipe in half, to just make 2 loaves.
      Keep one in the freezer for eating later, or give it away!
      Just use a large bowl and your wooden spoon and some arm power!!!
      This is what I always did long before I had a kitchenAid, and sometimes I still opt to do
      it this way. I’m proud of you!


  • Albert Reynolds - 12/08/2013 - 6:33 am

    The lowest temperature on my oven is 200 degrees. Is this too high for letting the dough rise? Or, should I just let it rise on the counter like I’ve been doing for 40+ years? My wife really wants to know as she says that I’m the baker in this family. (I think she wants her counter space back.)
    If this recipe turns out as good for me as it sounds, I’ll be making a lot of bread for church gatherings and family reunions.
    Thank you.

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 12/08/2013 - 4:15 pm

      Hi Albert,

      It could be a bit high!
      Possibly test the temp of your oven with a meter, then turn it off when it reaches 170.
      That way you can still get a faster rise time!


  • Jennifer - 01/08/2014 - 8:30 am

    It’s a cold day here in the South so this recipe I have saved on Pinterest is getting a try! The bread is rising now in the oven and I have high hopes it will be as good as everyone says. If my Artisan KitchenAid stand mixer did not burn up in the mixing process I will be cutting the recipe in half the next time. It was actually smoking a bit afterwards. **YIKES!!**ReplyCancel

  • Pam - 01/11/2014 - 3:46 pm

    I made this recipe for dinner tonight. I followed the directions exactly. The bread turned out great even with my two young kitchen helpers. I only made one loaf of bread. The rest of the dough was used to make 3 dozen cinnamon rolls. It worked out great because I needed bread to go with the lasagna tonight and a dessert for a co-workers birthday on Monday. I just need to find a nice cream cheese glaze for my cinnamon rolls and I am set.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - 04/17/2014 - 9:09 pm

    Should the water be lukewarm? I always thought that hot water would kill the yeast?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/24/2014 - 12:26 pm

      Hi Yvonne,

      If you were to add the yeast directly to hot water . . . yes, you would kill the yeast.
      In this recipe you mix several ingredients first, then add the yeast to a warm mixture.

      I hope this helps,


  • Sara - 06/21/2015 - 5:51 am

    Hello Jonna,
    I’m excited about this quick and easy bread recipe. My recipe usually takes 2 hours. Question about the bake time, do you start the 25 minute time when the oven is turned on and set at 350* or begin timing after the oven heats up to 350*?

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 06/22/2015 - 2:21 pm

      Hi Glenn and Sara,

      I usually start timing after the oven is pre-heated.
      Hope this helps. All ovens heat a bit differently though, so it’s best to keep a watch out.


Well . . . I still feel like a “stuffed butterball” but who cares, Christmas is just around the corner . . . and I’m baking! I know that I’ve been missing for a few days, but this darn house had to be decorated. It takes me a full day to de-clutter my storage room, […]


  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie - 11/27/2012 - 4:32 pm

    Well, that just looks fantastic and is going to completely trump my dinner plans this eveningReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 11/27/2012 - 5:04 pm

    Well that soup looks just amazing. I am wishing I had threw broccoli, bacon and cream in my shopping cart. I am like you though, I just love a good bowl of soup, especially broccoli soup. Jason on the otherhand just doesn’t care for it. I have been forcing my kids to like broccoli, and I have about succeeded!!! Laughing.
    1 cookbook down… 200 to go! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anne [A Squared] - 11/27/2012 - 8:00 pm

    This looks amazing! Even my husband who is not a soup fan would likely eat (and enjoy) this chowder.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 11/27/2012 - 9:15 pm

    Oh my goodness~ that looks so good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - 11/28/2012 - 2:04 am

    Looks delish and am going to make it. My hubby LOVES soup.
    Yes, please do take pics of your “Christmas House”, would love to see the inside. Your kitchen looks fabulous from the few glimpses that you’ve given us!! Think it would be my kind of kitchen…farmhouses have THE best kitchens!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 11/28/2012 - 9:41 am

      Hi Ellie,

      I will try to take a few snap shots. My husband has farmed for many many years, however
      we don’t live on that farm. Somehow my sweet husband always sensed that his wife and four daughters were just not
      “born” farmgirls. We learned to move pipe, drive tractor and work cows though…..even though we hated it!
      It took us out of our comfort zone though, and sometimes that’s good for us.


  • Carolyn - 11/28/2012 - 7:01 am

    The picture of the sun going down out of your window, sure looks like Rexburg, Idaho, is that where this is taken?ReplyCancel

  • Inger in Savannah - 11/29/2012 - 4:04 am

    I love the picture of the sun going down – looks very peaceful!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 11/30/2012 - 12:12 pm

    That view from your house is to die for. What wonderful colours! Photos of your decorated house would be much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - 12/01/2012 - 9:31 am

    Luv, luv, luv your blog!
    Your pic.’s are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your view! Wow, just lovely. = )ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 12/02/2012 - 2:41 am

    This looks so tasty! I have been on a hunt for a really good creamy soup. I have tried some that are a bit gloppy tasting, but this looks perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Beckie - 08/01/2013 - 6:13 pm

    I love making cream soups in the winter, it just warms you up and is really comforting. there are two things that I wanted to offer your readers as to how i do it and it makes such a yummy difference.
    First,I saute the onion (we like onion at our house) and sometimes use mushrooms in the butter and spices. I usually cook the potatoes first too before adding the cream stuff.
    Second, I add a can of evaporated milk instead of (or sometimes in addition to) the cream. this gives it a wonderful flavor.
    I like your tips for adding the cheese, and I always wondered why sometimes it would turnout a little grainy, good to know.

    Keep on cookin’

Wondering what to cook for your famiglia tonight? How about something Italian, or CAKE.
We have a winner for our G.H. Cretors popped corn!


  • Tracy Bomgardner - 11/15/2012 - 5:34 pm

    Goodness! I am so thrilled! Life has been challenging lately and this wonderful food blog is part of my relaxation! This is a total ray of sunshine and a reminder that I am so very blessed! Thank you for bringing back that beautiful memory! – Tracy Bomgardner 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 11/15/2012 - 6:43 pm

    Angel food cake is so wicked-good. This sounds awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 11/16/2012 - 2:11 pm

    As soon as I save up 1 1/2 cups of egg whites, this is going to be on my menu. It looks so so so good.
    Your pan looks a lot deeper then mine. have you seen any good ones around latetly. I actually think I threw mine out because every time I tried to make an angel food cake it overflowed in my over.
    Hope you are loving your new mixer. It looks beautiful in pictures.
    Also, I can’t wait to come and look through that cook book. It looks like a good one.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - 11/18/2012 - 1:34 pm

    I want to make the Prize winning cheesecake, but I am uncertain if I only double the recipe for the graham cracker crumb crust if using a 9×13 plan or 10.5 spring form pan, or if I double the entire recipe, cream cheesecake mixture and all.

    Thank you for the clarification.


Have you ever bought a CINNABON Roll in the Airport? They are too delicious for words! Now you can make your own. This post is both Sweet & Savory.


  • Babs - 11/11/2012 - 12:35 am

    Woke early, checked Twitter, saw your blog link and these Cinnabon Rolls looked scrumptious. I wished I’d had the ingredients at hand, I would have made some. However I don’t remember seeing these products on supermarket shelves here so I will improvise and try making similar ones when I’m baking tomorrow. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn - 11/11/2012 - 12:44 am

    Have not seen the new products (probably a good thing…!), but your recipe for homemade cinnabon wannabes is just wonderful…my family loves bread anyway, and frozen dough is so handy…now I can make really special breakfasts, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 11/11/2012 - 7:01 am

    This sounds so unreal! Awesome idea!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Searle - 11/11/2012 - 9:54 am

    I know I already won some cookbooks which I love by the way but this popcorn looks so good I thought I should try anyway. !ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 11/12/2012 - 8:12 am

    Those look so wonderful. If you ever do see them on the shelves, please let me know. I would love to make those for Christmas Morning! YUM!!! I also love how creative you are at makeing the slits in the dough. That is just pretty! You amaze me. Love you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - 11/16/2012 - 7:40 pm

    emailed to find products and now have to go to the store and try to make these….go straight to my hips but oh well…ReplyCancel

  • Sue - 11/16/2012 - 7:41 pm

    emailed to find products and found both syrup and sugar available just miles away now have to go to the store and try to make these….go straight to my hips but oh well…ReplyCancel

I have a yummy, sweet Giveaway for you today! If you like Popcorn, you’re in for a delicious, crunchy treat.


  • Jeanine Lesperance - 11/09/2012 - 7:04 pm

    This popcorn looks so good I would love to win theficster@aol.comReplyCancel

  • Traci D. Haley - 11/09/2012 - 7:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks good! I love popcorn… I could have that for dinner every night and be happy! I like buying blue popcorn from Amish Country popcorn and I air pop it, then brown some butter to top it off. I also make some killer microwave caramel corn that tastes just like cracker jacks!

    I liked the page… hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Jan - 11/09/2012 - 7:33 pm

    We are ‘make it yourself’ popcorn people too. It just never seems to taste as good as when you do it in a pan with oil.

    That being said, this looks wonderful and I’d love to try it!ReplyCancel

  • maurisa walker - 11/09/2012 - 8:31 pm

    I LOVE any caramel popcorn, crunchy or sticky! Love your site. thanks for all the great meals and treats!

  • JenE - 11/09/2012 - 8:49 pm

    I am a popcorn lover. My favorite is a nice chewy caramel, but I also love cheese. YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Erin F - 11/09/2012 - 9:00 pm

    Oh the cheese and caaramelReplyCancel

  • Erin F - 11/09/2012 - 9:01 pm

    Oh the cheese and caramel is to die for…..haven’t tried them together though! This would be awesome to win!ReplyCancel

  • jenny mcconnel - 11/09/2012 - 9:13 pm

    I LOVE popcorn. Microwave, movie theater, any kind. I just love it. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl and now my little girl loves to eat it with me.ReplyCancel

  • Staci - 11/09/2012 - 10:08 pm

    We love popcorn. Growing up every Sunday night we made popcorn. Always fun to be w family eating popcorn. My aunt knew of our love and made us a giant pail w a cup for each family member. Then my uncle blessed us w his famous Carmel corn. Mmmm we all beg him to make it every time we are together. We even took the ingredients w us to Russia so he could make it for us. Love your blog. Happy bakingReplyCancel

  • Katy G - 11/09/2012 - 11:22 pm

    Popcorn and orange juice are the perfect movie snack for me! I ALWAYS pop my own, I don’t even like movie theater popcorn.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Bomgardner - 11/10/2012 - 12:16 am

    For me, caramel corn, popcorn, cheese corn …. it’s all about the smell. The smell triggers such memories for me. There used to be a caramel corn shop at the K Street Mall when I was a little girl. They spelled it with a K. Karamel Korn Shop. We used to stand outside and watch them stir it up, inhaling the wonderful smell! I could probably count on one hand the times we were able to buy some. I was like Laura Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie, at Oleson’s Mercantile, staring at the jar of candy that she could never have. Today, I still adore caramel corn. The smell of it always takes me back!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 11/10/2012 - 12:19 am

    I’m a fan of them on Facebook now. YUM!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 11/10/2012 - 12:21 am

    My favorite popcorn story is that my mom used to make two HUGE roasting pans full of popcorn most Sunday nights for our family to eat while we watched a movie. With six kids, one would be poppycock (microwave soft caramel) and one would be just butter, but it was always great.
    We also usually had those Christmas tins of butter, cheese, and caramel popcorn that we’d mix cheese and caramel together, so I know just what you’re talking about (except I’m sure your kind is way better than the tin’s stale popcorn!)

  • BONNIE - 11/10/2012 - 1:32 am

    Just the season to cozy up to the wood stove with a bowl of caramel corn!!!ReplyCancel

  • kesha - 11/10/2012 - 3:30 am

    I am a fan of GH Cretors on FacebookReplyCancel

  • kesha - 11/10/2012 - 3:36 am

    MY daughter and I love popcorn! We are like you and like to pop our own popcorn. We have tried the microwave popcorn, but my daughter likes to see her popcorn popping. I bought her a mini Popcorn maker kinda like the ones at the movie theatre and she loves it! We use it on a regular basis!
    This popcorn that you are giving away sounds and looks yummy! I use to like cracker jacks that comes in the box with the fun little prize. It was probably the prize and not really the popcorn that I liked. Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Thompson - 11/10/2012 - 4:37 am

    My husband is a popcorn fanatic! He has been known to go into a movie theater lobby just to buy a large bucket of buttered popcorn.
    I sure would like to give this gift to him!!

    I liked the page and am sorry I had not done so sooner. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Hopfinger - 11/10/2012 - 4:53 am

    I was raised on popcorn. I am 62 years old and still consider popcorn as one of the major food groups. My dad could not cook and whenever my Mom was gone or sick he would popcorn for Breakfast, Lunch and Supper. My two sisters and I loved it. It is the major snack in our home and we always grab a bag to take with us on road trips or on our boat. I am now working on the grandkids generation!!!! This is the first time I have heard of G H Cretors popcorn and it looks wonderful. Even if I don’t win I am going to order it.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - 11/10/2012 - 5:14 am

    I went through a daily phase of eating popcorn for lunch and reading. It was great fun!!ReplyCancel

  • kiah - 11/10/2012 - 5:34 am

    recently started popping my own, so yummy! my parents always did as kids and i started doing it again, so much better and so easy, i would love some free popcorn, looks dangerous 🙂

  • Lillie - 11/10/2012 - 6:17 am

    No microwave popcorn here either. That stuff is toxic! I pop in oil so the salt sticks. Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • pamm kesselring - 11/10/2012 - 6:44 am

    I have seen this popcorn at Costco and have never purchased it. I’m going to get some today when I make a Costco trip. Thanks for the tip.ReplyCancel

  • Judith Barbosa - 11/10/2012 - 7:22 am

    I am a popcoraholic!! And I’m not bragging when I say,I make the best popcorn ever.i also have my grandmothers recipe for the best carmel corn ever. I’m a grandmother of 9 and my kids and grandkids and there friends call them and ask” will your grandma make us some”Judy corn”!! Lol. The pictures of CH Cretors corn does look like they know how to make some fine popping corn!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 11/10/2012 - 7:46 am

    I’d love to try this popcorn! It looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - 11/10/2012 - 7:46 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love popcorn. Usually pop in a hotair popper or in paper bag in micro. I became a fan of G.H Cretors on facebook,tooReplyCancel

  • Kami Knipp - 11/10/2012 - 8:17 am

    I pass the Chicago Mix everytime I’m at Costco and I have to tell you it is hard to not pick one up. Last month I ate the whole bag by myself. It’s so good. If I win, I promise to share with the other people in my house or atleast buy them their own bag at Costco next time we go.ReplyCancel

  • Stargrace - 11/10/2012 - 8:28 am

    Curling up on a rainy weekend with a big bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine, and my kindle (along with a great book of course) is one of my favorite things in the world to do.
    Thank you for hosting this contest! Hope I win! I don’t usually win anything but hey if I don’t at least try to enter how will I ever change that habit hehe. Much <3 for your site.ReplyCancel

  • Jen C. - 11/10/2012 - 8:41 am

    My kids love popcorn so much that they can devour 2 entire bags of microwave popcorn in less than 10 minutes. That is a pretty impressive feat for 4 kids under the age of 6. 🙂 I will have to look for this popcorn in our local Costco! We’re fans of them on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Jami - 11/10/2012 - 10:08 am

    My 9 y.o. son and I LOVE popcorn. Would love to try the Chicago Mix 🙂 Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 11/10/2012 - 10:26 am

    We walk at night as a family and my kids get to pick out a snack to eat in their strollers. They usually choose popcorn. This would be awesome to try. I liked them on Facebook.


  • Dawn - 11/10/2012 - 10:55 am

    I’m a fan of GH Cretors on FacebookReplyCancel

  • Heather Schmitt - 11/10/2012 - 11:02 am

    My favorite popcorn memory is popping it over an open fire with my grandparents on a camping trip when I was a child. It was the best I’ve ever had!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 11/10/2012 - 11:05 am

    Caramel corn is my #1 favorite snack. I have an amazing recipe for caramel corn. I only make it during the holidays because I honestly lose my mind around the stuff and have to limit myself to the holidays. I started making it the week before Halloween and have made it 6 times already. I have to share every batch because it’s so addicting. I would love to try G.H.CRETORS Chicago mix as we have had the Chicago mix in Chicago at Garret’s Popcorn. It’s an amazing combo!ReplyCancel

  • Monique - 11/10/2012 - 11:26 am

    Our family would love to be the winner of this fantastic giveaway, we have tried another “G” popcorn company gourmet “Chicago Mix” and loved it, it was truly irresistible… I’m also a new reader to your blog and I just want you to know you do a beautiful job!
    Thank you, I always look forward to your recipes and input on life! Keep up the good work 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 11/10/2012 - 3:24 pm

    My family especially my children love popcorn! We have it for quick snacks and movie nights! However we all have different favorites so sometimes its time consuming. My husband likes caramel, my 1st daughter likes dill pickle, my 2nd Daughter likes kettle corn, and I prefer good old butter and salt!
    I LOVE your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya - 11/10/2012 - 4:44 pm

    This looks like a great treat for cold rainy weather, a fireplace and a good book. Awwww a little me time….ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - 11/10/2012 - 4:55 pm

    We love popcorn around here! My fav is caramel & plain with lots of salt! My husband will eat ALL popcorn! The Chicago mix sounds interesting. I’m willing to give it a try! One of my “popcorn” memories is watching the aluminum bubble on the Jiffy Pop pan grow bigger and bigger as the popcorn cooked! I can’t remember how it tasted, but it was cool to watch as a kid!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - 11/10/2012 - 4:56 pm

    Ohhh, I liked GH Cretors on their FB page!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Selfridge - 11/10/2012 - 8:02 pm

    Having lived in Chicago for a little while, I can 100% vouch for the fact that Chicago style popcorn is such a wonderfully weird combination, you can not stop eating it!ReplyCancel

  • Shica - 11/10/2012 - 8:12 pm

    Im a fan on facebookReplyCancel

  • Amanda Diaz - 11/10/2012 - 9:08 pm

    I liked this on facebook and would LOVE to try it in person. This sort of thing is not readily available in Roswell, NM.ReplyCancel

  • Christa M. - 11/10/2012 - 9:44 pm

    I LOVE the Chicago Mix! I never thought of trying it until a friend brought back a bag when he had a layover at O’Hare. Now, I’m hooked! Would love to try the G.H. Cretors version!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 11/10/2012 - 11:29 pm

    I love popcorn, and when the Carmelkorn in our mall closed, I was devastated! There is no “good” popcorn for sale anywhere close to me. My father-in-love also loves popcorn. I will be ordering the Chicago Mix for him as a Christmas gift. I liked the page on fb, and will be checking them out.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 11/11/2012 - 4:08 am

    I liked on Facebook! My popcorn story is this, buttered with milk duds!!!! It is the best, a close 2nd is buttered with M&Ms!! I would love to win and try the Chicago, looks like it would be great since I love sweet and salty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra W. - 11/11/2012 - 9:21 am

    I agree that microwave popcorn is not the way to popcorn bliss. We have a deli and a small store near our home that pops corn and bags it up. When my husband really wants to make me happy, a bag of popcorn is waiting for me when I get home. The popcorn in your post looks delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 11/11/2012 - 9:29 am

    If I get a hold of any kind of caramel corn, I can’t put it down. I will eat it til its gone.ReplyCancel

  • amy jensen - 11/11/2012 - 9:48 am

    Popcorn balls are a fall tradition in our family!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Roberts - 11/11/2012 - 9:51 am

    Popcorn is my favorite snack and I’m a purist, too. No microwave popcorn for me. I’ve got my Whirlygig popper and it makes perfect popcorn.

    My favorite thing to do on the rare occasion when I’m in Chicago, is to hit up Garrett’s Popcorn. Unfortunately, I don’t get there often enough. I would love to try this brand and if I could purchase it locally, that would be an even bigger plus!

    Love your blog!


  • Esther T. - 11/11/2012 - 12:10 pm

    I have never really tried any “flavored” popcorn. I think the closest I’ve gotten is to put Tabasco on my fresh popped corn.ReplyCancel

  • Konda Fullner - 11/11/2012 - 4:27 pm

    Rex and I would love to win the g h fret RS popcorn pack. We’d share it with our kinds at Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - 11/11/2012 - 8:16 pm

    Who doesn’t love yummy popcorn? Our friends pop it with olive oil for a really great flavor. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 11/11/2012 - 8:31 pm

    When I was a kid,every Christmas I would get one of those big cans of popcorn that had the three flavors inside. One of my alltime favorite gifts to receive. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Diane - 11/11/2012 - 10:11 pm

    We are a family with 14 children ages 32 to 10, and all 16 of us LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chicago mix!!! We are in love with this sweet/salty mix!!! Also, my husband recently became very disciplined and went on a weight reduction plan, a major diet! He lost 60 lbs and feels great, but the ONLY food he consistantly cheated with on his diet was your Chicago mix! He said it was sooooooo worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Howk - 11/11/2012 - 11:01 pm

    would love to win.ReplyCancel

  • STEPHANIE - 11/12/2012 - 3:50 pm

    you’re the best!

    the wonderful treats… sweet and savory and just in time for holiday guests!!
    thank youReplyCancel

  • Amy Jo - 11/12/2012 - 7:47 pm

    I Love Caramel Cornbut I only make it at Christmas time or I would be in sugar shock all year long!
    Reach me at josturn@yahoo.com if I win!ReplyCancel

  • Karen A. - 11/16/2012 - 7:23 am

    Since my daughter and my two granddaughters have come to live with us while my son-in-law in a tour of duty, we went from buying a small bag of popcorn to now we purchase popcorn in a 8 lb. bag from GFS! One of the baby’s first words was “pop” for popcorn. It is popped in a pot EVERY night!ReplyCancel

Oh . . . these are good! These Enchiladas are a twisted version of the original recipe. Caution: After eating you must Run. Run fast. Run faster!


  • Lisa Langston - 11/06/2012 - 2:41 am

    Can I come live with you?!?! These look so delicious! Everything you make I would eat!!!
    I so enjoy your blog!!
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Blog is the New Black - 11/06/2012 - 3:15 am

    Love enchiladas…. looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley from Ground Beef Budget - 11/06/2012 - 8:14 am

    Oh these look so good and I have tried her recipe and I will try your variation soon. I love the thought of adding the beans and Mission Cheese Sauce.

    I love your blog!

  • Brandi - 11/06/2012 - 8:15 am

    Those really look delicious. I am going to have to put them on te menu for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Thompson - 12/11/2012 - 9:35 am

    I made the Easy Cheesy Spicy Enchiladas a couple of nights ago and we LOVE them. I’m now following you on Pinterest and your blog. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Beckie - 07/19/2013 - 7:10 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I actally like reading the posts. I usually just look at the pictures or scan for the important bits but I can’t help it you made me read it all.
    The only think is though I like to save this or that recipe onto my recipe box so I can make stuff later and this one doesn’t have a button to save it. It would also be nice to have it at top because I usually know right away if this is a recipe I will want to use.
    I really like that you use regular type of ingrediants and not a whole bunch of stuff you don’t already have on hand.
    Thanks a bunch
    I gotta go get off my butt and … well you know.ReplyCancel

 Today, I sat next to a sweet little girl, who goes by the name of Abbigail. She held my hand and intently explained: “Last week was my birthday and I had banana splits!” to which I responded “WOW, those are my favorite!”  Abbi said, “Not CAKE, I hate CAKE!”  If only I hated CAKE! This […]


  • Suzanne Perazzini - 10/30/2012 - 2:06 am

    That frosting sounds delicious and your cake in quite spooky with those fantstic spiders.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Davison - 10/28/2015 - 6:22 am

    I love your website! All the delicious recipes. Im going to try and make this today. I no everybody will love it. Thank youReplyCancel

On COLD snowy days you need to eat Puff Pastry Cheesy Taco Bundles and homemade Raspberry Pop Tarts.
It’s the golden rule!


  • Dee - 10/25/2012 - 3:39 pm

    Great idea for leftover taco meat! And as a girl from Mississippi, I am jealous of the snow!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 10/25/2012 - 3:52 pm

    Jonna, those homemade poptarts look divine 🙂 My mouth is watering!
    We do something very similar with the taco filling at our house. We call them “taco pockets” and use Rhodes Rolls instead of Puff Pastry…I think I’ll try the pastry next time.ReplyCancel

  • sharon - 10/25/2012 - 6:56 pm

    I have been wanting to play with puff pastry. I think I’ll try the homemade poptarts with low sugar fillings.ReplyCancel

  • ArmyMum - 10/26/2012 - 8:03 am

    OMG…. you’re cruel!!!! Now I want to make these right now but I’m at work!!!! & hungry…. & no taco meat….. but I do have puff pastry in the freezer at home and raspberry jam… I was going to attempt to recreate the Panera Sausage & Gouda souffle with it but now I’m thinking I want to try these… they look so good!!!! Decisions…. Decisions…..ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/26/2012 - 8:32 am

    Mmm I’ll have one of each!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 10/26/2012 - 9:47 am

    Jonna, what puff pastry do you like best and where do you purchase it? PS: Looks delish:-) Another GREAT idea!!!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/26/2012 - 2:22 pm

      Hi Melanie,

      I like Pepperidge Farm. It never fails, but that is all that is available in my area.
      Just make sure that before you bake anything with puff pastry that it stays chilled. It will be puffy & flaky!


  • Suzanne Perazzini - 10/28/2012 - 2:04 am

    Those little bundles are the cutest thing. I must make some for dinner soon. The imagination can go wild thinking of fillings.ReplyCancel

  • Vannessa @ Wordchef's Corner - 10/29/2012 - 5:41 pm

    These taco bundles look so yummy… I always make enough taco meat for leftovers, and these will definitely be on my list for taco time!ReplyCancel

It’s getting COLD in Idaho. Sure signs of WINTER are knocking at my door. This Old Fashioned Beef Stew, is my sweet half’s favorite soup!


  • Jackie - 10/23/2012 - 6:58 pm

    Is there a recipe for your beef stew or am I just missing it?ReplyCancel

  • Lillie - 10/23/2012 - 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the meal and the sides! Love having the whole meal planned. Do you use baking potatoes? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - 10/24/2012 - 1:13 pm

    Thank you! I don’t think you are an idiot – you are a magician just in time for Halloween – you made it “appear” 😉ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 10/24/2012 - 4:57 pm

    It’s still cold enough here to enjoy this stew.
    All caps? What’s wrong with that?ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 10/25/2012 - 4:25 pm

    Have you ever done this stew on high for 4-5 hours instead of low for 8-10? Will I be decreasing the tenderness & flavor severely?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/25/2012 - 5:02 pm

      Hi Rachel,

      I have done it on high, when I’ve been in a pinch for time. Stew meat tends to be a tougher cut of meat though, so you might want
      to think about cutting the meat chunks quite small, so that they have time to cook & tenderize. You could also use a different cut of meat.
      I’ve even cut up Sirloin steak in place of the stew meat.


  • Cynthia - 10/26/2012 - 9:28 am

    You have an asterisk (*) for using 1 tsp bon appetit seasoning instead—-instead of what?

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/26/2012 - 2:24 pm

      Hi Cynthia,

      Gee….I don’t know where the rest of that sentence went! I use the bon appetit seasoning in place of the
      chopped celery.
      This will also add a saltier taste, so be careful how much salt you use.
      You can always add Salt, but can’t take it away.


  • JennY - 10/28/2012 - 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful post! I was literally just thinking to myself that I needed to find a beef stew recipe and this one looks great AND I love that I can throw it in the slow cooker! Take care and thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Keri - 11/01/2012 - 10:23 am

    What size crock pot or slow cooker do you use (how many quarts)?ReplyCancel

  • joe - 12/01/2012 - 10:51 am

    This looks yummy! I will have to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - 12/10/2012 - 12:45 pm

    This looks so good! I’m wondering if it would freeze well. I’d like to make some ahead for my dad. He’s going to knee replacement surgery soon.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 12/11/2012 - 3:11 pm


      I’ve honestly never froze this beef stew before. You could easily make it 2 or 3 days in advance though, and just refrigerate it. That might work better.


  • Nikki - 01/14/2013 - 6:21 pm

    Made this yesterday and it was wonderful. I have been looking for a good beef stew recipe for awhile. I have tried several different ones, and couldn’t find one I liked. This one was perfect and I will be making this again.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - 02/11/2013 - 6:30 pm

    I made this today in my slow cooker and it was amazing! It was the best beef stew recipe I’ve ever tried, thanks for sharing! Mine came out a bit spicy though and I following the directions exactly. Any thoughts on what spice could have made it a bit spicy? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 02/12/2013 - 10:54 am

      Hi Lauren,

      If the stew seemed to spicy for you, next time use just one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.
      The bay leaf also adds a bit of spice as well, so you might add a small leaf!

      I’m glad you enjoyed it.


Skillet Date Ball Cookies are one of our favorite Holiday treats! I creeped them out for Halloween. These are quick, easy and delicious spiders. We also have our GIVEAWAY WINNER.


  • Sheila Daniels - 10/20/2012 - 6:31 pm

    I am so excited that I won this cookbook. Thank you so much and thank you for this great website and all the ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/20/2012 - 7:15 pm

    Aww so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 10/21/2012 - 10:27 pm

    These are not ugly at all – they are super cute for spiders. Any kid would love these.ReplyCancel

  • mary wade - 10/22/2012 - 8:59 am

    oh i love dates! anymore date recipes would be wonderful – especially with the holidays coming up! thanks for all your great ideas and recipes!ReplyCancel

What do you get, when sugar turns to Caramel on a Skillet Puff Pastry Apple Tart? Oh . . . you get deliciousness! Don’t forget, you still have time to enter the beautiful New COOKING LIGHT Cookbook giveaway!


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/19/2012 - 9:47 am

    I am trying this as soon as possible! LOVE this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - 10/20/2012 - 2:23 am

    Oh no, I didn’t realise that about Bluehost when I signed up with them. I will remember about Blogcrafted when the time comes. I hope you beat off your cold.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Doe - 10/23/2012 - 5:55 pm

    Did Scott tell you to stop using all caps in your titles? He should have.ReplyCancel

  • Charlette - 10/23/2012 - 8:02 pm

    First off I love these little Caramel Apple Tarts. But what really caught my eye was the slicer you were using! OMG I use the same one. My Mom gave me her’s. I love it! Mine is not a pretty as yours because it is old I will not say how old because it will really be telling my Mom’s age. Ha Ha! Thanks for aways sharing with us all. Great Blog!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/23/2012 - 8:58 pm

      Hi Charlette,

      I love mine too! My mom in law gave me one of hers.
      I have the link to buying them in my Products I love link in the menu bar….for those who need one of their own!
      I use the darn thing for everything.


  • liza - 11/14/2012 - 3:19 pm

    what size is the skillet used?ReplyCancel

  • liza - 11/19/2012 - 11:26 am

    This was an amazing recipe. I received a lot of compliments. I just charred the bottom, even though I left it int he oven as required. Maybe next time I need to use a thicker cookie sheet. I managed to have 1 full tart between the 2 i made. thank you so much! I will definately make again with some adjustments to the tray.ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - 11/19/2012 - 3:25 pm

    In the picture above (where you have all the ingredients), is vanilla an ingredient? I’ve read the recipe a few times, you don’t use it…have I missed it?

  • liza - 11/24/2012 - 1:06 pm

    Hello again!
    I made this the second time in a pyrex along with the parchment paper, and it turned out amazing! thank you for sharing all your yummy recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Ewa - 12/16/2012 - 2:00 pm

    I love the look of this easy apple pastry dessert! I am surprising my parents this upcoming Friday by driving down a whole day early, and this is the perfect dessert for the dinner that I am going to cook for them to welcome them home from work.

    Thank you!!ReplyCancel

What is . . .Sticky, Chewy, Gooey and delicious? PEANUT BUTTER CARAMEL CORN + this fabulous new, just released COOKING LIGHT cookbook GIVEAWAY!


  • MelissaG - 10/16/2012 - 2:04 pm

    That peanut butter caramel corn looks FABULOUS! Plus I liked your on fb, so can I have the cook book please? Pretty please?? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Boice - 10/16/2012 - 2:14 pm

    I can’t wait to try this – never thought of putting peanut butter in! I have ALREADY LIKED you on FB – but I’m going to SHARE your recipe on my wall – that’ll get the word out!!!! I would LOVE to WIN this book – looks amazing. THANKS sweet Jonna!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanene - 10/16/2012 - 2:17 pm

    Love your blog!!! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful recipes thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Mak - 10/16/2012 - 2:22 pm

    Love your recipes! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Teri - 10/16/2012 - 2:24 pm

    I haven’t indulged in caramel corn (& never w/pb) in ??? yrs…Cooking Light truly makes ‘old comfort foods’ doable.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 10/16/2012 - 2:30 pm

    mmmmmmmm. That popcorn looks yummy! I’d love to try out some new recipes with that book. I’m working on losing weight (this year-never dieted before-lost 35 pounds since January!) and the calories and nutritional info would be terrific!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy Crosno - 10/16/2012 - 2:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, PEANUT BUTTER caramel corn??? I am all over it! I’m actually making caramel corn this afternoon for a baby shower coming up and I think I’m going to have to make a batch of the peanut butter for us! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • ChiTown Girl - 10/16/2012 - 2:35 pm

    OMG!! This looks INCREDIBLE!! I believe I have every ingredient in the house, so I just may be shoving this down my gullet tonight. =)

    I don’t Facebook, so I suppose I can’t win your give-away, but that’s ok. This recipe is gift enough!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 10/16/2012 - 2:39 pm

    First I already Liked you on FB 🙂 Second, as I am typing this I have caramel corn in the oven baking. I will be trying your peanut butter caramel corn soon, looks delicious! Thanks for this giveaway, I love cookbooks! I read them like a good novel.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 10/16/2012 - 2:47 pm

    I liked you on FB. This stuff looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 10/16/2012 - 2:52 pm

    I like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 10/16/2012 - 2:52 pm

    My peanut butter lovin’ husband is going to love this!!ReplyCancel

  • Carine - 10/16/2012 - 3:08 pm

    I don’t Facebook either but I’d love to be part of your giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Johnna Fick - 10/16/2012 - 3:26 pm

    Thank you for this awesome chance to win an inspiring and healthy kick in my butt! I think you’re awe inspiring, for so many, thank you again, for all you do for us!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa G - 10/16/2012 - 3:44 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/16/2012 - 3:47 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it and hope to win and try all the others in this new exciting book 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 10/16/2012 - 3:49 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Love caramel popcorn. Can’t get enough of it. ; )ReplyCancel

  • Heather M - 10/16/2012 - 3:59 pm

    Yum! Never thought about PB with popcorn! Sounds great! I have already liked you and follow you on FB! I have always liked the Cooking Light magazine–I’d love to have their new cookbook! 🙂
    As Jacques Pepin says, “Happy cooking!”ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - 10/16/2012 - 4:13 pm

    I love your recipes…and it’s fun just to read your blog! I’m always laughing. Thanks! p.s. I like you on fb.ReplyCancel

  • Heather ezyk - 10/16/2012 - 5:13 pm

    Oh my I need to make some of ths pb caramel corn!!! Looks dangerously delicious and that cookbook sounds right up my alley 🙂 thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Stacie - 10/16/2012 - 5:36 pm

    Oh my! Peanut butter is my absolute favorite, especially when combined with dessert! I am trying this soon! I would love the Cooking Light cookbook because I am trying to lose this baby weight and I need some ideas for healthy and delicious cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 10/16/2012 - 5:41 pm

    What great looking popcorn. Would love this cookbook.ReplyCancel

  • Brigitte - 10/16/2012 - 6:16 pm

    Can’t wait to try this, your site is very tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Laughner - 10/16/2012 - 6:45 pm

    I am so excited to try this recipe! My mother always made popcorn balls for Halloween but this sounds phenomenal! Headed to FB to ‘like’ you!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - 10/16/2012 - 6:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try this and some of your other recipes I have pinned!! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Sondra - 10/16/2012 - 6:49 pm

    This looks delish. I would love to have a copy of that cookbook. I need some help with my cooking.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - 10/16/2012 - 6:56 pm

    Sorry to comment again, I just HAD to tell you that your Pretzel Bites recipe is the BEST!! I made them for a party we just had and they were such a hit! I only got a few, so had to make more!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/16/2012 - 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the amazing popcorn recipe, cant wait to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 10/16/2012 - 7:14 pm

    Whheeeeeeee I can’t wait to make that popcorn as a treat for my friends for halloween =)ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 10/16/2012 - 7:37 pm

    YUM!! Peanut butter anything makes me a happy girl!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 10/16/2012 - 8:00 pm

    This popcorn looks delicious! I will be making this this weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Britiney @ Consider the Lilies - 10/16/2012 - 8:43 pm

    I’m a huge huge huge Cooking Light fan! Pick me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • erin - 10/16/2012 - 9:38 pm

    That looks amazing, plus I LOVE me a good cookbook. That counts as a book read for the year, right??ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - 10/17/2012 - 2:38 am

    Already liked you on FB 🙂 And this book looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Beth M - 10/17/2012 - 4:36 am

    I love Cooking Light! Thanks for this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - 10/17/2012 - 5:00 am

    It would be great to use that cook book during the week so I could enjoy the popcorn on the weekend!ReplyCancel

  • barbara n - 10/17/2012 - 5:22 am

    Yum….two of my favs…peanut butter and caramel popcorn!ReplyCancel

  • Carly - 10/17/2012 - 5:48 am

    My birthday is coming up and that would be a greaattt bday present!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Z - 10/17/2012 - 6:00 am

    Two of my favorite flavors combined with popcorn! Love it! Looking forward to making some. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Pierce - 10/17/2012 - 6:06 am

    I LOVE popcorn!!! Can’t wait to try the recipe & shared it with my friends!!ReplyCancel

  • Alana Patterson - 10/17/2012 - 7:04 am

    Looks totally scrumptious! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Would love to win the book too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sue - 10/17/2012 - 7:32 am

    I love your site…and can’t wait to try all of the Halloween suggestions.
    I would really like to win the cook book…always always looking for GOOD ways to cook light. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Pam Hinkle - 10/17/2012 - 8:00 am

    I can’t believe this came from COOKING LIGHT! I used to get that mag, maybe it’s time I subscribed again.ReplyCancel

  • Nicky O - 10/17/2012 - 8:04 am

    I’ve never though to mix peanut butter and caramel corn. I love both individually, so I love this twice as much. Cooklight Cookbooks are great. What a great giveaway! Please enter me in the drawing.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea B - 10/17/2012 - 8:15 am

    can’t believe that recipe would be in a cook light cook book! I must see it for myself – I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Daniels - 10/17/2012 - 8:30 am

    I love your site, I am a full time mom and work part time so I am constantly looking for new ideas on recipes and your website always catches my attention. My favorite to date is the Cheesy Enchilada Casserole. My kids love it and it is super easy. Caramel Corn is a favorite at our house, can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for what you do.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/17/2012 - 8:45 am

    This recipe looks great! I LOVEE peanut butter! Love your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • mary wade - 10/17/2012 - 8:58 am

    I just love getting your recipes and this caramel corn looks out of this world! 3/4 cup per serving – HA! Would love the cookbook – thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 10/17/2012 - 9:02 am

    I like you on FB. This popcorn looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya - 10/17/2012 - 9:07 am

    Seeing this post this morning made my day! Love your blog. Thanks for all you do 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Renee - 10/17/2012 - 9:13 am

    This recipe looks delicious!!! I am such a cookbook addict…this looks like a great addition to my collection!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 10/17/2012 - 9:51 am

    I love reading your blog and have tried many of your fabulous recipes. I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago through a friend I met while going to school in Rexburg. I love peanut butter on anything and can’t wait to try this recipe! This cookbook would be wonderful to have!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - 10/17/2012 - 9:53 am

    I love your Blog and Cooking Light! I already liked you on FB a long time ago. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Charlynn - 10/17/2012 - 9:56 am

    Thank you for another opportunity for a free cookbook! I love your blog! I get excited every time I get an email from you! I love all the great recipes! I sure have used plenty of them! Thanks and please keep posting!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Guthmiller - 10/17/2012 - 10:10 am

    This recipe looks so good! I can’t wait to try it. And it’s from Cooking Light? Even better.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Gough - 10/17/2012 - 10:22 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Love your ideas, recipes and photos. I live in UT, we have a mutual friend in I.F., and I was able to meet you through her. You’re amazing. Cooking healthy can sometimes be a challenge. I would love to get my hands on that cookbook!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/17/2012 - 10:29 am

      Hi Cindy,
      I should remember . . . who is our Mutual Friend?
      Oh I think it’s Rexann! If so….we are both very lucky.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.


  • Allison A. - 10/17/2012 - 10:28 am

    I have no words other than THANK YOU!!! My MOH diet for my friends upcoming wedding thanks you! Now I get to have some sweets that won’t totally kill my waistline!ReplyCancel

  • Allison A. - 10/17/2012 - 10:30 am

    And because I forgot to add it in my previous comment because I was too excited, I like you on FB already!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Wilson - 10/17/2012 - 10:34 am

    Ooooh! Peanut Carmel Corn?! Genius! Can’t wait to try it! I would Love a Big FAT Cooking Light Cook Book! That would be just awesome! I liked you on FB a Looong time ago, so I’m qualified, right? This would just be so great! I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Chris B. - 10/17/2012 - 11:31 am

    I like you on FB! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen - 10/17/2012 - 11:47 am

    This would be so amazing for our newlywed household! Especially if this recipe is in it – my husband is dying!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - 10/17/2012 - 12:09 pm

    Nothing says fall like caramel corn! If it has peanut butter in it, it’s healthier right, because it has protein!ReplyCancel

  • Shanna McDaniel - 10/17/2012 - 12:09 pm

    Came across your page via Pinterest. So many yummy recipes & seeing your cookbook giveaway I had to go like you on FB right away! 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful looking recipes, already have a few picked out I want to try!


  • Vicki - 10/17/2012 - 12:10 pm

    forgot to add – I like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Erika t - 10/17/2012 - 12:47 pm

    Love love any kind of caramel corn!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorenda - 10/17/2012 - 12:51 pm

    Peanut butter caramel corn….yummy! I cannot wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - 10/17/2012 - 1:08 pm

    Love your site. I also LOVE caramel corn,and can’t live without my peanut butter. what a perfect combination.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 10/17/2012 - 1:11 pm

    Mmmm… I love a good popcorn recipe! I already liked you on FB, thanks for keeping up a fun food blog!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Hathaway - 10/17/2012 - 1:32 pm

    Definitely liked you on Facebook.

    I’d love a new cookbook. That caramel corn looks so good I’m thinking of making it for dinner tonight …ReplyCancel

  • Susan Brownfield - 10/17/2012 - 2:03 pm

    You are the best!! My 15 yr. old daughter and I have really enjoyed making your recipes this past year. I found your sight when I googled Monkey Bread….can’t wait to try this!
    Would love to win this cookbook….I liked you on FB too!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen - 10/17/2012 - 3:54 pm

    Caramel corn is wonderful snack food! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 10/17/2012 - 5:10 pm

    I like JGOYBAB on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 10/17/2012 - 6:36 pm

    That popcorn looks delicious! I would love to try out that cookbook.ReplyCancel

  • Joan - 10/17/2012 - 7:32 pm

    WOW – great giveaway! Would love to win! Been following your blog for a while now and your recipes always look so good!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 10/17/2012 - 8:13 pm

    Love your blog and your amazing recipesReplyCancel

  • Jan - 10/17/2012 - 10:18 pm

    Oh how I wish that popcorn was in my mouth right now! Lol. Yummm!ReplyCancel

  • BONNIE - 10/18/2012 - 2:23 am

    This is a fall comfort food!!! yum!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 10/18/2012 - 6:23 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. I was pretty sure that I had THE BEST caramel popcorn recipe out there. Until now. PEANUT BUTTER!! Who would have thought??? I am making this as soon as I get home from work. If there are more cool recipes like this in that new book then I really, really need one. Really. 🙂 (PS – I already like you on Facebook!)ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi - 10/18/2012 - 7:54 am

    I need this!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tahne T - 10/18/2012 - 9:56 pm

    I like you… On Facebook that is.. I am sure you are as fabulous in person as your recipes are online! So please pick me to be the winner!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Langston - 10/19/2012 - 3:02 am

    Your apple tart is to die for!! I love anything brown and crispy just like you. I def have to make these, and I love your little, cute square skillets!
    Would love to win the cookbook.

  • Kami - 10/19/2012 - 5:49 am

    I’m new to your site but it looks great. I think today is the day to make your cinnamon rolls to have with dinner. even my son was asking if I was going to make them soon. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Lewis - 10/19/2012 - 5:50 am

    I follow you on Pinterest and saw your contest for the Cooking Light Cookbook. Hope I win!! This Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn recipe looks delicious and I love that it’s “light”.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 10/19/2012 - 5:54 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to make a batch of this! Will need a “Cooking Light” cookbook to help shed the calories gained from pigging out on this recipe – lol. I already “liked” you on Facebook – giving away my best source for delicious recipes. Thanks for all of your recipes that make me look good in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - 10/19/2012 - 8:50 am

    Just found your blog (through pinterest, of course)and already loving soooooo many recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - 10/19/2012 - 9:08 am

    I liked you on FB. I would LOVE to win this cookbook. Cooking Light’s recipes have proven to be winners for years for my family and me.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - 10/19/2012 - 11:00 am

    Just found your blog through Pinterest. So many yummy recipes. Can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 10/19/2012 - 2:07 pm

    I liked you on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rosiek - 10/19/2012 - 2:36 pm

    I’ve been an email follower for a while and I’ve got quite a collection of your yummy recipes to try! I’m going to make the apple tart this weekend – looks DELISH! Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook….looks awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - 10/22/2012 - 5:59 am

    I’ve been reading Cooking Light for years and have always gotten raves from their recipes. Can’t wait to try this one!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 11/03/2012 - 8:49 am

    I am probably to late for the cookbook but wanted to leave a comment anyway to say I love your sight! I love baking and cooking. I have fallen into a slump because we don’t really have the money for me to bake or cook like I ues to. Sad really. I have faith that the Lord will provide and I will be back in the kitchen in no time. Thanks again for a great and fun site. Pictures and directions are easy and fun to follow.

    Thanks again,


  • Kathy Handley - 11/14/2012 - 9:16 pm

    Looking forward to trying this..looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Lesniak - 10/07/2013 - 8:25 pm

    I look forward making some of the recipes on your page. Will let you know how they turn out!


  • Wendy Patterson - 10/09/2013 - 1:07 pm

    I’ve been sick for weeks and haven’t felt like much more than chicken soup and camomile tea. After looking at your site, I think my appetite is about to return. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 10/09/2013 - 7:33 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      Oh…I do hope that you are feeling better soon! Homemade Chicken & Noodles should do the trick.
      If not, Peanut Butter Caramel Corn will for sure!!!!

      Get well soon,

  • Susan Parks - 10/11/2013 - 5:15 pm

    This looks fantastic! Love caramel corn and the peanut butter twist sounds
    delicious. Will definitely make this!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Wright - 10/15/2016 - 11:32 am

    Love your recipes, always something really yummy to try and make! 🙂