Cheers To Us – Pleasure the Baker

Mates, Comfortable New 12 months!  We did one other 12 months collectively, largely to the efforts of Group 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 appears like an elaborate, pastry-heavy fever dream.  I hope this finds you easing into this new 12 months. January is like Monday – regardless that we make the thorough To Do Listing, not all the things will get carried out in someday or in a single month.  Let’s ease in.

Here’s a record of a few of my favorites by means of the 12 months of our lord 2022, could it relaxation in our reminiscences.

The most important factor I crossed off the 2022 Bucket Listing

Seems my proudest second of 2022 was a bit 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 positive 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 may hear Will laughing (in his head solely) whereas jogging down the hill to save lots of me.  Seems I used to be presupposed 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 Experience a Bike off my 2022 record and I understand how to mud myself on and trip myself again to camp.  It solely took a couple of hours earlier than Will and I had been each laughing about my gravel dive.

Are you aware Wendy from TikTok?

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


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

90’s meals served with scorching 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.  Nonetheless, I liked this stroll down Fruit Salsa Lane. (Saveur)


My favourite and most underrated recipe on JtB this 12 months? These Bacon Jalapeno Smashed Hen Burgers. It’s not the recipe itself, although the recipe is elite – it’s the concept that we are able to smash all types of issues into our burger patties which appears like a brand new kitchen ability we must always all carry ahead. (Pleasure the Baker)

What *gestures largely* Y’all Learn

I did solely not sufficient studying this 12 months as a result of I used to be merely not within the temper however even I learn Lessons in Chemistry and liked it.  Y’all positive turned some pages although. I really 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 a bit 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 12 months and requires a TJ’s splurge for all. (Pleasure the Baker)

Probably 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 to your girlfriends – simply pondering forward!) (Bauble Bar)

The podcasts episode I might not shut up about

This episode a couple of plane crash and survival in the Andes – it’s greater than all the things 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 at this time, buddies! My like to you this 12 months – we’re nonetheless chuggin.

xo Pleasure