Joy the Baker Cookbook

The first cookbook on my agenda is as bright and cheery as the woman who wrote it. Joy Wilson from her widely popular blog, Joy the Baker, recently published her first cookbook. What an accomplishment! I can only imagine the time and effort such an endeavor exacts out of you. The cover is a bold shade of pink, dotted with exuberant polka-dots and a bright yellow border, a beautiful nod to the sweet confections inside.

Your eyes couldn’t possibly skip over this book if you tried. “A Celebration of Butter and Sugar” is the book’s sweet tag-line, a phrase that instantly warms the plump, apron-clad baker inside of me. If you’re looking for an easy to follow, but slightly unique cookbook on baking, Joy’s rendition cannot possibly steer you wrong.

The book is full with 100 recipes, all ranging from delicious and homey breakfast items, mouth-watering comfort food, to impressively frosted cookies and cakes. Interspersed with a few unexpected twists, (Coffee Bacon, Avocado Fries, and Parmesan Seaweed Popcorn, to name a few…) there is definitely a recipe for the most complex of palettes. Here are a few recipes that I cannot wait to try.

Blueberry Orange and Almond Pancakes with an Orange Maple Glaze (drool).

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies (you heard me!).

“Man Bait” Apple Crisp (with the name like that, it has to be good).

And Peanut Butter Birthday Cake (my mouth is smacking at the prospect.)

Of course, I don’t want to give too much away, because I truly think this cookbook is a must have for any baker, experienced or not. Here’s a link to the cookbook on Amazon, just in case this post has inspired you. (Talk about reasonably priced, too!)

These next couple of months will be dedicated to combing through every last inch of this cookbook. I can’t wait to share the recipes and goodies I try!

And please let me know if you’ve enjoyed this post, friends, or if there’s anything I’ve left out that you would have enjoyed. Any feedback or comments is truly appreciated; this is, after all, a continuous work-in-progress!

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