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I don’t often let my children bake with me. Truth be told, it ends being up a lot more work that I originally anticipate and then I get frustrated and they get frustrated and really they don’t actually want to participate…they just really want to lick the spoons/bowl/beater/spatulas. But occasionally, I forget. And it will be a quiet weekend around our house and I will be craving something really bad and then I will decide that I absolutely need to have cinnamon buns right that very second or the whole world is going to come to and end and we must not let that happen so we better make sure we have some yeast and get to the store to stock up on cream cheese and haul out the kitchen aid mixer because the Martells are going to town!!!

So, by the time we were finished with them, um, possibly four-hour process, we were all covered in flour. In fact, I am pretty sure the entire kitchen was covered in flour. There were hours worth of dishes piled up in the sink. There was screaming and yelling and fighting and kicking and crying (I was doing most of the crying. Heh)

but the end product…oh my god, you guys, the end product! It was amazing and ooey and gooey and ohsoworthit.

Baking with your kids is like labor. They purposely make the food so delicious in the end that you forget how painful the process can be…and when you have a hankering for something delicious, you let the kids join in. And they love it. And truthfully, you kind of love it too.

So, hey, want to win a $100 VISA gift card? Leave a comment (by 10pm EST on Monday night, October 4th) and tell me what you make that is OHSOWORTHIT.  Or, if you don’t bake…what you buy that is OHSOWORTHIT. For an extra entry you can tweet about this contest and then come back here and link to your tweet!

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  1. OHSOWORTHIT … my family’s recipe for pasteles. An entire day of preparation, cooking, and assembly with about 4 people helping. They end up being a holiday treat because they are so labor-intensive.

    Comment by Erica on September 28, 2010
  2. Cinnamon raisin bread. Takes hours but it’s SO yummy.

    Comment by Lindsey on September 28, 2010
  3. I would like to eat all those cinnamon rolls right now!

    If I have a craving, I’ll go to the store and get the Pillsbury ones, which are good in a pinch.

    Comment by Kristabella on September 28, 2010
  4. Homemade pull-apart buns. I make them for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. OHSOWORTHIT. Especially when slathered in buttah!

    Comment by Amanda Brown on September 28, 2010
  5. Carrot cake is OHSOWORTHIT to make.

    Comment by Mami2jcn on September 28, 2010
  6. Potato gratin. Every single ingredient (except possibly the onion) is on the not side of the healthy spectrum and I do not care one whit.

    Comment by duchessbelle on September 28, 2010
  7. Homemade jam. Strawberry, plum, peach, blueberry, I DON’T CARE, it is just SO worth the hours of steaming away over a hot stove, to see all those jars lined up in my larder.

    And no, my name is not Martha!

    Comment by Mrs F with 4 on September 28, 2010
  8. This sounds ridiculous considering I’ve been a grown-up for a while now, but I’m just learning to cook. So far, everyone’s favourite thing is banana bread. It only takes about 20 minutes prep. and an hour in the oven, though – does that count?

    Comment by Jessica on September 28, 2010
  9. Vegetarian lasagna..I don’t know why it takes me so long every time, but it’s awesome.

    Comment by Beth G on September 28, 2010
  10. It would definitely have to be gazpacho. I know, I know, cold tomato soup just sounds hurl-worthy, but it’s so delicious! Especially when all the ingredients come from your garden and it’s all fresh and zingy. Man…now I’m going to have to make it for dinner!

    Comment by Lucy G on September 28, 2010
  11. OMG, those cinnamon buns look absolutely delicious! Please send the recipe!

    What I’ve been trying to do every year now is bake my daughter’s birthday themed cake myself every year and as much as it is stressful, in the end it makes me happy that I’ve made her Birthday extra special with my own hands.

    Comment by Nellie on September 28, 2010
  12. spaghetti and meatballs!

    Comment by Tammi Marie on September 28, 2010
  13. WAFFLES!!! Our favorite weekend food in this house!

    Comment by Nicole Greene on September 28, 2010
  14. Oh, we LOVE French Toast!Weekday mornings are usually busier. Weekend mornings start a bit later, and are usually more laid back. More time to cook…and enjoy 🙂

    Comment by B Smith on September 28, 2010
  15. Two words: MONKEY. BREAD.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on September 29, 2010
  16. Usually I try to make muffins… nothing fancy but something that does take a little more time than I have on weekdays.

    Comment by Robin M. on September 29, 2010
  17. We are much lazier on the weekends and don’t eat breakfast right away. I like to whip up some blueberry pancakes with some lite sausage–everyone loves it.

    Comment by Lisa Foster on September 29, 2010

    Comment by Lisa Foster on September 29, 2010
  19. For me, homemade pieroghi is OHSOWORTHIT. It only takes a half hour or so to whip up the dough and filling but takes HOURS to do the rolling, stuffing, pinching, boiling, etc. I make them once or twice a year and freeze lots!

    Comment by AnnaO on September 29, 2010
  20. Oliebollen – Dutch fried dough — think Beignet/Funnel Cake/Donut… with powdered sugar and (in our house) raisins. Such a big deal, but so worth it around the holidays.

    Comment by Darcey on September 30, 2010
  21. We usually have oatmeal during the week but on a weekend my 4 y.o. son and I make a simple breakfast bread with raisins, candied ginger, and pineapple. He measures the flour very carefully and reminds me to put in the baking powder and a pinch of salt. He always begs for a taste of sugar (which I always decline). He also gets to mix- his favorite part. He also loves to grease the bread pan and most of all he loves to lick the spoon afterwards. The only thing is he can never wait for it to bake or cool down- he is ready to eat as soon as it gets in the oven. Breakfast bread is OSOWORTHIT!
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    Comment by Ria on September 30, 2010
  22. We make crepes on the weekends! Yummo!

    Comment by Charity on September 30, 2010
  23. Homemade bread…w/o a bread machine! 🙂

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

    Comment by eunice b on September 30, 2010


    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

    Comment by eunice b on September 30, 2010
  25. I want those cinnamon rolls. I’ve totally forgotten about cinnamon rolls. How did this happen? I needs now!

    Comment by Brooke on September 30, 2010
  26. I make Belgium waffles, the children can add their favorite fresh fruit and whip cream to.

    Comment by Tamara B. on September 30, 2010
  27. My mother-in-law’s cinnamon rolls. Or pumpkin bread! I also love pancakes, but my husband likes waffles.

    Comment by Mary Helen on September 30, 2010
  28. Weekends are the only day of the week we take the time to sit down and enjoy breakfast together as a family. Too much commotion during the weekdays trying to get ready for school and work.

    Comment by Tomi on September 30, 2010
  29. I make fruit breads–banana or strawberry usually. Love it!
    Pudyqat2 {at}

    Comment by Drew on September 30, 2010
  30. i enjoy making sausage bread occasionally its

    Comment by Debbie Bellows on September 30, 2010
  31. I wish I could make cinnamon rolls! They are so fantastic!

    I usually fry up potatoes and sausage! It’s killer good!

    Comment by wanda on September 30, 2010
  32. Oh So Worth It: fresh baked bread. The kneading just about kills me, but OH it’s so good! 🙂

    Comment by Susan C. on September 30, 2010
  33. I make some out-of-this world chocolate chip cookies! They take a while to make from scratch but our family and friends love them!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    Comment by Henria O. on October 1, 2010
  34. Homemade granola. It is so much better than any store-bought variety!

    Comment by Mom in MN on October 1, 2010
  35. Cookies. Any kind. Always worth it.

    Comment by Heather on October 1, 2010
  36. home made pancakes
    kmassman gmail

    Comment by Kelly Massman on October 1, 2010
  37. OHSOWORTHIT – cheating edition: My husband actually makes cheesecake from scratch! Yummmm. And it may or may not be one of the reasons I married him – who WOULDN’T love a man who can concoct a cheesecake from SCRATCH?!
    .-= Sarahviz´s last blog ..Fun Drink Friday With Alizé =-.

    Comment by Sarahviz on October 1, 2010
  38. I make pretty yummy sugar cookies. I made the mistake of bringing them to work once, and now they are expected for all holidays and birthdays. Decorating them is a lot of work and I gain about 2 lbs for every batch I make, so I wish I would have stuck to just making them around the holidays.
    .-= melissa´s last blog ..Coyote Ugly updated =-.

    Comment by melissa on October 1, 2010
  39. Apple cider doughnuts. Mmm!

    Comment by Laura Williams on October 1, 2010
  40. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite and always remind me of the fall.
    .-= Mare´s last blog ..Favorite Mascara =-.

    Comment by Mare on October 1, 2010
  41. My favorite weekend breakfast is bacon and eggs. On weekdays it’s a protein shake.

    Comment by Lewis F on October 1, 2010
  42. Blueberry French Toast Casserole is my Oh so worth it weekend breakfast

    Comment by Betty N on October 1, 2010
  43. Blueberry French Toast Casserole is my Oh so worth it weekend breakfast.

    Comment by Betty N on October 1, 2010
  44. my son loves making and decorating sugar cookies…but like you said…it takes hours and the kitchen looks like a disaster..but he is so thrilled to pick his next special cookie to eat!!
    nannypanpan at

    Comment by nan lara on October 1, 2010
  45. My OHSOWORTHIT is strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot)com

    Comment by Sunshyn V on October 1, 2010
  46. i feel guilty by saying this but I don’t like sweets. I am sort of a health nut. So chicken and fish is my idea of OHSOWORTHIT

    Comment by Judith on October 1, 2010
  47. blog post

    Comment by Deb Anderson on October 2, 2010
  48. Monkey bread is one I make with the grandkids.


    Comment by Deb K on October 2, 2010
  49. home made baklava – really time consuming but oooh so worth it!

    Comment by LAMusing on October 2, 2010
  50. My daughters bread pudding! Yeah, she does all the work, but I still say it’s so worth it 🙂

    Comment by Norma on October 2, 2010
  51. I make a great french toast

    Comment by Jessi on October 2, 2010
  52. I let my boys pour ladles of batter on the griddle to help make our pancakes on Sunday mornings.

    Comment by Debra F on October 2, 2010
  53. My husband makes the best French Toast!

    Comment by Marcia Goss on October 2, 2010
  54. Tweet.

    Comment by Marcia Goss on October 2, 2010
  55. Oooh that looks so yummy! I like making pumpkin cheese danish or orange glazed buns on the weekends for breakfast sometimes, soooo yummy!

    Comment by amber on October 2, 2010
  56. Tweet:

    Comment by amber on October 2, 2010
  57. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious. In my book, anything involving chocolate is definitely worth it.

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on October 2, 2010
  58. Dad is the Sunday morning breakfast guru! Best pancakes ever!

    Comment by Dee on October 2, 2010
  59. Tweet:

    Comment by Dee on October 2, 2010
  60. I make a mean chocolate chip pancake when I’m in the mood to spoil! (a pinch of salt in the mix is the key!)

    Comment by Crystal A Warren on October 2, 2010
  61. tweeted too!:

    Comment by Crystal A Warren on October 2, 2010
  62. During the week we all have cereal because it’s all we have time for. On the weekend we go all out with omelettes, toast, juice, and bacon. I make waffles and pancakes sometimes as well.

    Comment by Betsy Hoff on October 2, 2010
  63. I really good apple cake!

    Comment by Tracy Robertson on October 2, 2010
  64. My grandmother’s chicken spaghetti. Takes forever to prep and cook, but it’s definitely worth the hassle!
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..Sid The Science Kid Season 2 &amp Giveaway =-.

    Comment by Mandy on October 2, 2010
  65. I make a pretty good lasagna, it’s time consuming but yummy.

    Comment by Susan Smith on October 2, 2010

    Comment by Susan Smith on October 2, 2010
  67. OHSOWORTHIT: my grandmother’s recipe for banana-nut bread. I make it and we have it warm with butter and scrambled eggs with chunks of crispy bacon mixed in.

    Comment by shel on October 2, 2010
  68. Tweet:

    Comment by shel on October 2, 2010
  69. The German bakery near my house makes an OHSOWORTHIT coffee cake – worth walking to it for it.

    Thanks for the contest.

    Comment by Sarah L on October 2, 2010
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    Comment by Sarah L on October 2, 2010
  71. Those cinnamon buns look delicious!
    Sometimes we make cinnamon rolls using crescent rolls wrapped around big marshmallows that have been rolled in melted butter then in cinnamon & sugar. We bake them until the marshmallows melt and the rolls are golden. They are great! It is a fool-proof recipe.
    When we make potstickers (not for breakfast), it is OHSOWORTHIT! I make the filling myself (usually diced pork, green onions, and honey), then we set up an assembly line so the kids can stuff the wrappers and seal them (we usually use a potsticker press). Then, I fry/steam them. They are a lot of trouble, but the are the best I’ve ever had–which makes them OHSOWORTHIT!

    Comment by Natalie Vandenberghe on October 2, 2010
  72. We make kolaches at Christmas time. They take a long time, but they are sooo yummy to share during the holidays!

    Comment by Kerry on October 2, 2010
  73. tweeted:

    Comment by Kerry on October 2, 2010
  74. Tweet!!/lexiquin/status/26223756307

    Comment by Natalie Vandenberghe on October 2, 2010
  75. blueberry pancakes!!

    Comment by Steph on October 2, 2010

    Comment by Steph on October 2, 2010
  77. I LOVE TO cook with my kids, our favorite things to make are pizza and muffins!

    Comment by sara on October 2, 2010
  78. I totally agree with you, Cinnamon Rolls are Oh, So Worth It – or Orange Rolls!!

    Comment by Jill H on October 2, 2010
  79. Tweeted

    Thanks so much

    Comment by Jill H on October 2, 2010
  80. I make delicious pumpkin pie! And yes I have 2 slices sometimes 🙂

    Comment by Dee on October 3, 2010
  81. tweeted! thanks

    Comment by Dee on October 3, 2010
  82. My hubby and daughter make some yummy pumpkin muffins…and they leave the lasagna making to me!
    .-= Shelly @ shellys bit´s last blog ..MIA for a few days =-.

    Comment by Shelly @ shellys bit on October 3, 2010
  83. tweet
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    Comment by Shelly @ shellys bit on October 3, 2010
  84. I say what is Oh so worth it, going out to eat breakfast on the weekend, Love it. Everyone gets what they want and so do I, a break!

    Comment by Georgia on October 3, 2010
  85. Tweeted giveaway here!

    Comment by Georgia on October 3, 2010
  86. What I love to make is Lasagna in the microwave.

    Comment by Maria on October 3, 2010
  87. OMG those look SO frickin’ good lol

    I have more time on the weekend, so I like to make my famous banana-nut pancakes! YUM(and gives me a reason to use up the almost bad bananas lol)It’s not baking technically but still good lol

    I do love to bake and have even made a few homemade cakes!(homemade icing too of course..OHSOWORTHIT!)

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    Comment by JoeyfromSC on October 3, 2010
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  89. I make amazing, healthy blueberry muffins–OHSOWORTHIT!
    whitbrit AT gmail DOT com

    Comment by Grammy T. on October 3, 2010

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  92. OHSOWORTHIT?? Home made truffles are delicious. I don’t make them often unless when my inner gourmand wants to come out.

    Comment by PauleyD on October 3, 2010
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    Comment by PauleyD on October 3, 2010
  94. My husband seems to love my Chicken Fried STeak!!! I dont make it often though because it takes so long and we have a family of 7 to feed.

    Comment by Becky Horn on October 3, 2010
  95. When we aren’t rushed, I’ll make cinnamon rolls at night, and bake them in the morning so the kids wake up to the delicious smell. My sister calls them my cinnamon roll alarm clock 🙂

    Comment by barbara wright on October 3, 2010
  96. I love to bake, but the breakfast I make that is ohsoworth is isn’t baked. It’s migas. They require tons of prep, and they are not exactly healthy. They are amazingly delicious, and oh so worth it.

    Comment by tammigirl on October 3, 2010
  97. I make an awesome French Toast that everyone loves!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM
    .-= Jennai´s last blog .. =-.

    Comment by Jennai on October 3, 2010
  98. Mmmm, there is this AMAZING breakfast place we go to that is OHSOWORTHIT! I always get the huevos rancheros – it’s to die for!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Links for the Weeks End =-.

    Comment by Katie on October 3, 2010
  99. My husband makes the most delicious chocolate ship cookies. I gotta say my thing is huge cooked breakfasts (okay not quite baking but as good as it gets with me!)

    Comment by thepricklypinecone on October 3, 2010
  100. OHSOWORTHIT – waffles. Okay so they don’t take a lot of time except when you are cooking for a husband and 5 hungry children. You need at least 3 waffle irons going at the same time or it will be 2 hours before Mama gets her first waffle.

    Comment by Betty C on October 4, 2010
  101. We bake huge sugar cookies and slather them in lots of cherry icing.


    Thank you!

    Comment by won on October 4, 2010

    Thanks again!

    Comment by won on October 4, 2010
  103. I make blueberry pancakes, and banana pancakes that are OHSOWORTHIT, but nope we don’t really make them together, I make them for everyone else.

    I do make the cinnamon rolls out of the tube for special holidays. Its not a proper holiday morning without those silly rolls with the sweet sugary frosting.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Comment by monstergirlee on October 4, 2010
  104. i love too make cookie or cupcake with nephew and he loves it.

    Comment by Erica Best on October 4, 2010
  105. On Sundays I like to make bacon, eggs, and toast.

    Comment by Donna K on October 4, 2010
  106. I tweeted:

    Comment by Donna K on October 4, 2010
  107. I love pecan waffles and homemade hash browns
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Tabathia B on October 4, 2010
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    Comment by Tabathia B on October 4, 2010

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