Cheers To Us – Pleasure the Baker

Associates, Blissful New Yr!  We did one other yr collectively, largely to the efforts of Workforce JtB who stored the prepare on the tracks and the calendar so as.  January 2023 (what even?) marks 15 years of Pleasure the Baker which seems like an elaborate, pastry-heavy fever dream.  I hope this finds you easing into this new yr. January is like Monday – regardless that we make the thorough To Do Listing, not the whole lot will get carried out in someday or in a single month.  Let’s ease in.

Here’s a checklist of a few of my favorites by the yr of our lord 2022, could it relaxation in our recollections.

The most important factor I crossed off the 2022 Bucket Listing

Seems my proudest second of 2022 was somewhat tumble into the gravel with my bike this week on a past-my-technical-ability hill in Arkansas.  Each rider I’ve dragged recommendation and encouragement out of has instructed me that each rider, skilled and newbie, drops their bike.  I certain did stall myself on the sting of a double steep curve attempting to determine how one can get myself up and out earlier than unceremoniously tipping my bike and myself down the gravel.  I might hear Will laughing (in his head solely) whereas jogging down the hill to avoid wasting me.  Seems I used to be alleged to be in first or second gear as an alternative of fourth – OOPS. I get it now. Low gears. Extra revs.  Dropping my bike means I’ve crossed Be taught How To Journey a Motorbike off my 2022 checklist and I understand how to mud myself on and journey myself again to camp.  It solely took just a few hours earlier than Will and I have been each laughing about my gravel dive.

Are you aware Wendy from TikTok?

My buddy texts are absolutely invested in Wendy’s dating life, road trips, and makeup tutorials I can’t clarify it however TikTok is stuffed with issues we didn’t know we wanted. (TikTok)


Whereas I’m not absolutely ready to take the present Yellowstone on as my character, I’m absolutely ready to look at Kevin Costner in Wrangler denims and varied cowboy hats of wealth. I’m solely on the primary season and I swear each episode is function movie size however okay YES cowboys. (YouTube)

90’s meals served with sizzling tea

Sara Moulton’s Long Overdue Autopsy of 90’s Food Culture left me wanting extra like, we have to sit down for some actual workforce, ma’am.  However, I cherished this stroll down Fruit Salsa Lane. (Saveur)


My favourite and most underrated recipe on JtB this yr? These Bacon Jalapeno Smashed Rooster Burgers. It’s not the recipe itself, although the recipe is elite – it’s the concept that we will smash all kinds of issues into our burger patties which seems like a brand new kitchen talent we must always all carry ahead. (Pleasure the Baker)

What *gestures largely* Y’all Learn

I did solely not sufficient studying this yr as a result of I used to be merely not within the temper however even I learn Lessons in Chemistry and cherished it.  Y’all certain turned some pages although. I like these lists from trusted readers: Amy Estes, Toby Lowenfels, and Ann Friedman. ( and Instagram)

True Story

My favourite present of 2022 really got here out in late 2021 however spare me somewhat grace.  Kevin Hart’s True Story is darkish and twisty and a shocking departure from my favourite character from Jumanji 2 (and nobody loves Jumanji 2 greater than me it’s very bizarre). (Netflix)

Joseph the Tradesman

Abby’s Dealer Joe’s Haul goes down as probably the most helpful JtB posts of the yr and requires a TJ’s splurge for all. (Pleasure the Baker)

Essentially the most compliments on a single merchandise

My favourite frivolous buy of 2022 was this custom phone case.  It delights (and would make a cute Valentine’s Day current on your girlfriends – simply pondering forward!) (Bauble Bar)

The podcasts episode I might not shut up about

This episode a few plane crash and survival in the Andes – it’s greater than the whole lot you would ever by no means need in a narrative and I present no indicators of shutting up about it any time quickly. (Apple Podcasts)

Eat your grapes and black eyed peas immediately, buddies! My like to you this yr – we’re nonetheless chuggin.

xo Pleasure