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Joy the Baker Podcast 77

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Welcome to another Joy the Baker Podcast.  We’re glad you’re here and we’re sorry we’re so stressed out!

On this episode of the Joy the Baker Podcast, we discuss holiday stress and how we deal.  Mostly we’re just eating everything in sight…. but that’s ok, because January is diet month, right!?  This can’t be healthy.  We’ll also discuss how to be stress-free as a party host (gin), and how to secretly take pictures of your favorite produce dude at Whole Foods.  He’s really nice.  Wait… is this weird?

Tracy is eating flatbread like it’s going out of style.

Have a few cookies while your toast is toasting.  Totally normal / CRY FOR HELP!

Joy The Baker Book Tour and French Laundry Visit from HomeFries on Vimeo.

Oh…. hey, Tucker Taylor.  No big deal.

not tucks

Tucker Taylor’s Whole Foods doppelganger.  Joy is a total creep, but really it’s all in the name of friendship.

Thank you for listening to another podcast!

We hope you have the most wonderful holiday!  We’ll be back next week to talk about our resolutions for the new year.  Love you major!!


  • Michelle S. December 21, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Here’s the thing ladies: It’s the holidays, and …realistically… you would be fighting the millions of years of evolution that has required humans to bulk up for warmnth in the winter. Eat the cookies and don’t feel bad about it for a second!

  • canadagirleatspaleo December 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

    love you guys! merry christmas…we’ll all be okay. And I totally feel tracy on the “breakfast is not ready fast enough” thing. I always end up eating sooooo much bacon, waiting for the rest to cook! In fact, I did that while listening to this podcast this morning :)

    • Tracy December 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      I am so guilty of that bacon sitch. And when I sit down to eat Casey is always like…hey are you gonna have some bacon? And I am like…uhhh…sure?

  • leeceeka December 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Hi Joy and Tracy- I love the podcast and even bought Joy’s cookbook for myself and a friend. I have some advice about measuring powdered sugar, flour etc. Last year I bought one of those measuring cups that also weigh the stuff. So instead of trying to measure a cup of flour, which can be different every time depending on if it is packed or not, I just weigh it and it is so much easier once you get used to it, and always consistent. Thank you and eat more cookies!

  • Gretta December 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

    “I feel like” this was a great podcast! You both are super hilarious and I was totes entertained throughout the whole show. Joy – it’s awesome that you took a picture of produce dude. I have a crush on a hott Fish man at Zabar’s in New York City and for the past ten years every time my best friend and I go there together we flirt with him – we have even taken a picture with him. Our fish man now knows us by name and every time we go there we are treated super well and the simple act of buying high quality deli fish becomes an adventure.

  • whatandyate December 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Hi I have a comment about the question about confectioner’s sugar. Isn’t it the best to weigh ingredients when the weight is given in the recipe. I always thought that was the most accurate way of measuring especially in baking.

  • Diane, A Broad December 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

    That thing where you surreptitiously take pictures of someone without them knowing is called kinnearing!

  • Katie December 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Ladies, your podcast is one of the high points of my week and I always love your banter. However, I’ve noticed that there’s been a lot of talk lately on how bad holiday indulgence is and the resolutions we’ll need to make to get our bodies back in line. I know this is “real talk,” and of course we all have these thoughts. But I visit both of your blogs to read about the joy and celebration of real food, not to anticipate how bad I’ll feel next week after I’ve counted how many cookies I ate between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Balance is key, yes, but perhaps we could stay away from associating blondies with Evil?

    • Tracy December 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Blondies aren’t EVIL! Blondies are awesome. Me not being able to control my blondie intake is real and it’s REALLY annoying because I’d like to fit in my pants this week and sadly I do not. It IS all about balance, and I appreciate that. That’s why I am usually able to maintain the same weight while indulging in things I make on my blog. I know what balance is and unfortunately during the holidays, I am not able to control myself around all the sweets in my house–and I cannot find balance when people are giving me sweets. That’s real talk. I am sorry it offended you, that wasn’t my intention at all. I was hoping that my honesty would help people understand that I am human and maybe some could commiserate in my battle with holiday sweets!

  • Amy December 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    As for the painter and the candles–I think his wife lit them! Otherwise, he wouldn’t bring the candles up again. He was trying to cover for her!

    That’s my theory :]

  • Alisha B December 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    You girls made the rest of my Christmas shopping so much more tolerable. Tracy I have also been eating far too many of those flourless coconut chocolate cookies. I thought I was done with them but then someone asked for the recipe, then I saw a picture somewhere…..I can’t stop. Over indulgence happens especially now when sweets are being thrown around everywhere like they’re make up tips, I think it just makes us feel like we have less control. Chillax peeps!
    I will say it only once in my life……YOLO!!

  • Lauren December 23, 2012 at 6:56 am

    One of the most frustrating things about moving to Africa: not having a good internet connection to check you blogs everyday or download the podcasts in a timely fashion! However, when I do get to check once a week, I savor it for as long as possible!

  • Kaley December 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I feel ya, Tracy! What I do is kinda like you. I am, for example, cutting myself some pieces of cheese. But then I have to cut some to eat right that very second too, and the rest goes on the plate. Or I am scooping hummus, but I have to eat a little bit right then. Do other people do this?

  • Reeve December 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Okay. I have a (totally unrelated to this post) question. You lovely ladies quote movies and TV shoes and ..well, those two things, often enough that has made me curious (and by curious I mean obsessed..as in I spend more than five minutes having a conversation with you two in my mind about what movies you too rate highly – for some reason Joy, my head thinks your favorite movie is Sixteen Candles, and Tracy, any movie with Sandra Bullock). Could you please give my thinking a rest and forever put me at peace by saying what your top fav movies are? Also, we’re a big fan of “foodie” movies round these parts (Mostly Martha, Tortilla Soup) and would love to know your favorite food movies!

    Okay. I’ve said my part. You two make me laugh and smile every day! (And also, I eat so much after I listen to you two..munch munch munch). Love!

  • Melissa December 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I love the ‘real talk’ ladies!! Seriously lol it makes me feel less crazy when I stress over what I’ve eaten…..such a drag. But listening to you guys and how you relate really helps me take a chill pill and appreciate my lady bits:-)

  • serg February 12, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I am catching up on your podcasts, I just felt the need to tell you how grateful I am for all your stories, time and energy you spend putting together this podcast. Thanks!


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