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God’s Gold

Joy the Baker Podcast 2

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In this episode, Joy and Tracy talk about their obsession with Google Analytics, kitchen disasters, sunflower obsessions and Tracy’s favorite Kelly Clarkson song…. which also happens to be Joy’s wedding song.

Also, what the heck is God’s Gold?  Like… seriously.

a.  Maybe we’re a little obsessed with sites like Alexa and Compete.

They give us site rankings, stats, and audience break-downs.  Joy is hooked.

b.  Joy is obsessed with chocolate covered sunflower seeds.  Try Trader Joe’s or online!

c.  Tracy is nuts-o for sunflower seed butter.  She made Joy eat a GIANT spoonful of it once.  It was crazy yumtown!  Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods; wonderful places to buy sunflower seed butter.

(not pictured) Hey Tracy!  What’s your favorite Kelly Clarkson song?

d.  Tracy eats pizza from the trashcan.  Cooked pizza.  Joy has a serious problem with Nutella.  It’s not allowed in the house.

e.  Tracy hates this outfit.  Ok… fine.  Totally not Joy’s finest hour.

f.  Chicken and eggs.  Just don’t.


  • Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar May 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Joy! I’m so thrilled you’re a part of this project ^_^

  • Kelly Mac May 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Joy, you are hilarious! So fun to hear you more than just read your stuff!

  • Mariana May 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I agree with all the God’s Gold thing and I really need to share that I think that olive oil is God’s tears of joy

  • Roma Joy May 23, 2011 at 2:57 am

    So exited about this! Thanks, ladies :)

  • Analisa May 23, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Love this Tracey and Joy! So happy you decided to do this.
    Analisa in Dubai

  • LE May 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Joy I need to admit…I totally went through a Sunflower faze. Dresses, a hat, a clock, fake potted sunflowers for my room. Tracy, was definitely with you on the butter as a kid. I would try to sneak eating butter; I would have plain white bread with just butter, no toasting necessary. Also, love the podcasts. You all make me want bake more and I am glad I am not the only one who occasionally has screwups in the kitchen. Excited to be able to listen!

  • Arne May 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

    OMG @ the giggles. Trying to get work done whilst listening to teh podcast. Not getting any work done. At all.

  • Dominique May 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I love sunflower butter so much. Mmmmm.

  • Carolyn L. May 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I’m so glad someone else thinks Giada’s head is enormous. Either that or her body is tiny.

  • Meagan May 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    You two are too funny…I seriously laughed out loud when Tracy commented on Claire Robinson’s big teeth and Curtis Stone’s big head!!!! HAHAHAHHAHA-I’m still giggling actually.

  • Sarai May 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I have this horrible memory from my childhood, riding in the car with my Grandfather and he is listening to this horrible talk news NPR style of radio…..I remember rolling my eyes and leaning my seat back, while singing Tiffany’s “I think we’re alone now” In my head..Thank God for pocket rockers. This podcast is SO NOT like that. You guys are awesome…you are my new “talk radio” I find myself wishing that you were casting on a weely basis….daily?..hourly … :) Joy I want to be just like you when I grow up, lol. Creeeeeepppees :) ……….and chicken and eggs. Thank you for saying it. Agreed.

  • Erma May 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I feel like I’m secretly listening to a phone conversation between you two. I love it. Love, love, love it. Oh, and I am currently checking my Google Analytics stats at this moment.

  • Melissa Vanni May 24, 2011 at 7:59 am

    This is my new favorite thing!!!

  • anna May 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Hi!! Joy, I like this even better than the videos you made. in this format, you seem more like you sound on your blog!

  • Jackie May 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I LOVE IT! I had soooo much fun listening to you girls! I laughed a lot! :)

  • Eva Squibb May 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Hey! I discovered Joy’s blog while looking for a Shrimp and Grits recipe. I made it last weekend and loved it!!! I would really like to hear y’all talk about other blogs you like. Do you know of a good DIY one? I don’t know why I’m asking you, other than you mentioned reading other blogs.

  • Kristin Murdock May 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I love this! You guys are awesome and I totally want to hang out!

  • Candice May 26, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Guilty of being a lurker! :) This is fabulous – now I can listen to you while I’m cooking, which is exactly what I did last night! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Lindsey May 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Great new podcast! Joy – I highly recommend Dorie Greenspan’s Chewy Chunky Blondies recipe. I usually pass on blondies, opting instead for the chocolate relative…but this recipe is a winner! I promise you will like them.

  • Kim May 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I really ejoyed your podcast…laugh out loud fun…

  • Ivy June 1, 2011 at 8:47 am

    You guys crack me up so much! I love your attitudes, very happy and healthy. You probably get this question all the time, but how do you keep your weight in check making all this delicious food? I just had a baby (a year ago) and still have at least 5 pounds to lose, but I love to cook and eat and eat sugar and fat. How do you make 12 cupcakes and not eat 4 in one sitting? Thank you for your coolness.

  • Marilyn June 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I recently had a giant blondie fail too! It sounds like the same thing happened. No longer how long I cooked them, they just kept on looking undercooked. Though, to be honest, I ate them anyway…and liked it. :-) I’ll have to try the Dorie Greenspan recipe that was mentioned in another comment.

  • ginny lee June 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    sunflower sprouts! taste like sunflowers, duh. so does sunflower oil–responsible for my caesar salad dressing fail–boo! love your podcast!

  • Natalie June 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I love listening to you guys! (Even though I look like a crazy person with my headphones on, laughing at my desk!) Joy, I was totally in the same boat with the Sunflowers perfume..not so much the dresses. Haha. Tracy, I was a butter eater too when I was a kid. My mom caught me one time in the dark kitchen sitting in the fridge eating a stick of butter…needless to say I was a chunky kid too. :) Keep up the good work ladies! Love your blogs and your podcast!

  • Chris Koelker June 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

    We only recently discovered Nutella. Now I’m friends with it on FB! Both me and my husband are fighting “nutella belly” but consider this as one of the best recipes we’ve ever seen:
    1. Open Nutella jar,
    2. Insert spoon,
    3. Place spoon in mouth,
    4. Repeat
    There needs to be a support group, seriously!

  • Marcela June 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I found you with stumbleupon.com!!! and I am SO SO SO glad! You guys are GREAT!

  • It’s Time! « a glass of milk July 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    [...] part was putting the berries on the cake, but even that wasn’t a hassle.  I had Joy the Baker and Tracy Shutterbean entertaining me as I [...]

  • Daria July 6, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I just realized that I had an omlete and chicken for breakfast, so now \i feel gross all inside.


  • Mariah Osborne July 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    - Paul Simon’s “Mother and Child Reunion” has been said to be written about a cob salad, where there were hard boiled eggs and chicken in it.

  • Brenna August 16, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I had the same nick name when I was a kid! But I think it’s because my dad thought I looked like a Butterball turkey when I was a baby. The name stuck.

  • chefroommmate October 4, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I am totally guilty of mass butter consumption (both now and as a kid, though as a kid I repeatedly attempted to eat sticks of butter like candy bars, luckily for my arteries my parents intervened)! However, while I have had a lifetime of good butter – I am still looking for good blondies (the dessert, not the people), they are always such a fail, I look forward to a successful recipe Joy!

  • Nicola October 12, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Hey I only just discovered your podcasts so I am listening to them all in order while I paint miniature bearded men in my studio. Thought I’d let you know that in 6th grade I had a sunflowers lampshade, a sunflowers sweatshirt which I wore pretty much every day, my mom painted sunflowers on the dresser in my bedroom, and I sewed this giant sunflower pillow for my bed. Pretty sure there was more sunflower accessories like curtains etc…. What was with the sunflowers?? So funny. lol.

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