The grass is always greener on the other side, right? We always want what we don’t have.
This week on the Joy the Baker podcast, Joy and Tracy talk about curly bangs, racks (not the kind bread go on), and how thick thighs are totally in season in 2012.
Joy and Tracy also take your calls on… food! You have questions, we have answers. Point blank, period.

Joy created a special birthday play land, just for her cat.  She obviously needs help.


Wait…. nobody wants to make out with the girl with curly bangs?  Fine.  No biggie.

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls!  Make the dough the night before!


Tracy’s Breakfast Pizza!  Easy, night before dough!


Sticky Lemon Rolls.  Want.  Right.  Now.


Pizza Dinner Night.  Real life.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup from Tracy.


Tracy made fish for dinner.


Joy’s hearty Ginger Lentil Soup.

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32 comments on “The Grass is Always Greener

  1. Jayne Sep 15, 2011

    Oh man… I was waiting all day for this :-) Thanks!

  2. Finally! I’ve been waiting for this too! Love you guys.

  3. Elizabeth Sep 15, 2011

    That is such a cute picture.

  4. I have to say, the grass is greener for the smaller-chested ladies! If they want the size they can just add it, you know, with those super poofy bra’s, than go back to their spaghetti strap wearing bliss! I couldn’t stop laughing with this podcast! Love you ladies! Not in a creepy way…..

    • Oooh I definitely agree. I like my small ones and not having to wear a bra with certain dresses. However, I would never go out in public with a T-shirt and no bra.

  5. I’m with Beth. Definitely greener grass in the smaller-racked lawns. I have to wear a cami under a button down shirt (because it won’t button!) and the only color choices I get at Victoria’s Secret are black, white, pink, and nude. As always, thanks for the laughs!

  6. Ciara Sep 15, 2011

    Another hilarious episode yet again, I’m glad Im not the only one coming up with Halloween costumes already….. Also to add to the rack size debate, grass is rather green on the small chested ladies size. I can wear literally any shirt i want because as a 32 A, unless i’m topless i’m not showing any inappropriate cleavage. ever. also i have a friend who is a boob puncher. whenever she gets super excited about things in your life or she thinks you’re being hilarious, she boob punches, with a considerably smaller target than others i’m way safer. Anyway, LOVE the podcasts keep the coming :)

    • joythebaker Sep 15, 2011

      a boob puncher!?!?!? oooh my god i laughed so hard. this must hurt! please tell me she gets punched back. sheeesh!

  7. this podcast makes cleaning my kitchen bearable. thanks, ladies.

  8. Naomi Sep 15, 2011


    So, this is my absolute fave clip from The Jerk…well, one of them – there are so many! Enjoy! Psst – I think The Jerk would be a ridiculously splendid costume for a cat. And, I happen to dig raccoons. I love the podcast and await it patiently/not so patiently every week! You’re both super adorable. Keep doing what you’re doing, please, because it’s WONDERFUL.

    Clip below. Check-it…

    That’s all.
    BIG Love,

  9. boobs,butts, and cat land, THIS IS THE GREATEST PODCAST EVER!!!!!!
    P.S. I wanna make out with curly bangs. =)

  10. Annie Sep 15, 2011

    Oh my goodness, what an excellent episode!
    You two are already my recipe gods, I’m so excited to try some of your favorites.
    Catlandia sounds like a beautiful place that my cat would probably walk right by.
    Thanks for helping me relax after a long day slash prevent me from starting my homework. :)

  11. Joy! You should know that, as a married woman (oh, I should preface this with, I love my husband) I do indeed envy the single life. Unlimited personal space? Yes, please. Unlimited lady time with my friends? Tear. Flirting with random dudes? My life! Anyway, just wanted you to know that many of us married ones do look back longingly to the single life.

  12. Love the podcast (as always). Rack issues…I *am* that girl with curves (mad men) and have extra challenges when dressing. Too loose=pregnant looking. Too tight=lady of the evening territory. And those cute empire waist dresses? I can only look at them wistfully as they hang on the (shop) rack. But whatever, I deal with it and rock my rack (ew did I just type that?) with pride in tastefully not too loose, not too tight ensembles of course.

  13. Sergio Sep 16, 2011

    Funny funny thing, i was listening to the podcast while i was at work, u girls started talking abt boobs, funny i just blushed, love your podcast.

  14. Katelyn Sep 16, 2011

    You guys make me laugh. Cannot wait for the Halloween podcast. I may agree with Joy on this raccoon talk. I love Halloween — last year, my gentleman friend dressed up as a 12-year-old version of himself which I thought was one of the best costumes ever. Cut his (real) hair into a bowl-cut and wore a size-too-small navy sweatsuit, Transformers backpack and nerdy, but historically accurate, glasses. The 12-year-old version of myself had curly bangs, so that costume would never be replicated by me, but I still thought it was pretty funny.

  15. im 22 and 5′ tall. my size is 5. when i went to texas and get some pair of sneakers i got 4.5 & 5 :( is my feet abnormal? i have a friend who’s as tall as me but her feet is 7. i feel like a leprechaun, just like Tracy.

    you two are funny and adorable. blog job *two thumbs up*

  16. You guys crack me up. Thanks for airing my question! I appreciate all the helpful hints. I feel special now. 😉

    Tracy, I have something for you.
    I found a Raccoon costume online here:
    See, raccoon’s CAN be sexy! :) I love the striped leg warmers!

    • I have legwarmers!!!!!!! I don’t know if I could pull this off….do you think raccoons would wear pants? Please say yes.

  17. Katie Sep 16, 2011

    This is for you Tracy:

    Can’t wait for the Holiday and Halloween Podcasts :)

  18. You sound kinda stoned :)

  19. i feel the need to chime in here about having a big booty with a smaller waist. it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to find pants that fit. if they fit in the hips/butt, they gape at the waist. if they fit in the waist, they are way too tight in the hips/butt, and then you probably also have a camel toe situation. so well it’s all fine and great for the kardashians who just wear tight herve leger dresses all day, those of us in the real world struggle to find a nice pant!

    oh and tracy – about your thighs rubbing together – i have this issue as well. my friend danielle and i think we could be millionaires if we somehow invented pants and/or jeans with reinforced panels between the legs for those of us with thick thighs, then they wouldn’t wear out/tear so fast.

    on an unrelated note, we also love the word hobo.

  20. LOVE YOU GUYS! Your podcasts are my favorite. Joy, I’ll be honest – I have straight hair and have never wanted curly so I agree you (not Tracy).

    Also, is it bad that I want to think of a question just so I can call you guys?

  21. Rachael Sep 18, 2011

    I love your podcast! You guys make me laugh so much every week! I can’t wait for Thursday so I can download your latest chat! However, I do have to make sure I don’t listen to your podcasts in public places on my ipod, so as to avoid looking like the crazy girl on the bus who is laughing to herself!

    Also, I had a curly fringe (bangs) when I was a kid too – people used to ask me if I permed it! (yes. I do. I just perm my fringe. whatever!)

    Thanks for the laughs and the useful info as well!

  22. Bath and Body is the worst. I love cucumbers, but I never want to smell like one. Or a raspberry. Or a gingerbread man. Let’s be honest here, the most important holiday on the horizon is definitely halloween and I love your power animal costumes. I’m really into costume duos and I think I’ve finally secured a Tonya Harding to my Nancy Kerrigan. I’m super excited about making fake blood. Side note: Joy, be sure that you either wear heels or be sure that your antlers are high enough on your head so you don’t poke all the tall boys in the eye. Although that could be an interesting way to get a cute boy’s number…

  23. Laura Sep 19, 2011

    Joy and Tracy, is it ok if I talk real quick about greener grass? So I have this thing called Type I diabetes (aka defunct pancreas) and I have to tell you what kind of grass is greener in my life: pasta, quinoa, garlic bread, cinnamon rolls, pineapple, mojitos, peach cobbler, dried cherries, muffins, coconut cream pie, cheesecake! I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer at all, trust me. Through this tribulation I’ve learned to truly enjoy those sweets that I can have, while also realizing that, sure, I can eat whatever I want, but that means I’ll have to pay for it by taking lots of artificial medicine or going blind later. Thank you for your podcast that makes me laugh, makes me appreciate true friendships, and tips on creating sweet deliciousness for my loved ones (great tip on the cinnamon rolls)!

  24. I’m in love with you guys. For reals. I have a crazy life and you guys bring the laughter back. Thank you!!!!

  25. francesca Nov 6, 2011

    where’s the episode where you totally prank your brother?! i cannot find it. and i want to listen to it again!! that was so funny!

  26. Tracy! I am a listener from Oregon. I must say, it’s awesome up here :) You should totally move here.

  27. Girls, I’m getting through your archives and listened to this episode today. I have to share something! On my wedding day my hairdresser almost killed me because I freshly washed my hair that morning. Why, you ask? Well, we had a wavy/curly ‘do planned and she said any heat-style will not hold if the roots of your hair are wet. But I blowdried!, I said. She said no, it needs to be drrrrry. As in 24 hours of dry time. So, maybe this is why your respective curly and straight ‘dos haven’t worked?? Just a tip! I love a good tip!

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