Cheers To Us – Pleasure the Baker

Associates, Completely satisfied New 12 months!  We did one other 12 months collectively, largely to the efforts of Crew 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 looks 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 Record, not every part will get finished in at some point or in a single month.  Let’s ease in.

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

The largest factor I crossed off the 2022 Bucket Record

Seems my proudest second of 2022 was a bit of tumble into the gravel with my motorbike 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 making an attempt to determine the best way to 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 Trip a Motorbike off my 2022 checklist and I understand how to mud myself on and journey myself again to camp.  It solely took a couple of hours earlier than Will and I had been each laughing about my gravel dive.

Have you learnt Wendy from TikTok?

My pal texts are totally 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 totally ready to take the present Yellowstone on as my character, I’m totally 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 group, ma’am.  However, I cherished 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 we will smash all types of issues into our burger patties which looks like a brand new kitchen ability we must always all carry ahead. (Pleasure the Baker)

What *gestures largely* Y’all Learn

I did fully 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 cherished it.  Y’all positive 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 truly got here out in late 2021 however spare me a bit of 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 one of the vital 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 in your girlfriends – simply considering forward!) (Bauble Bar)

The podcasts episode I’d not shut up about

This episode a couple of plane crash and survival in the Andes – it’s greater than every part you possibly can 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 as we speak, mates! My like to you this 12 months – we’re nonetheless chuggin.

xo Pleasure