I like this chick: Joy the Baker

by ck

Do you love Joy? I love Joy. How could you not? Her posts are always honest, straightforward, and filled with treats I want to make. She has a new series — ‘Let it be Sunday’ — that highlights important issues (food-related, yes, but also political) from the last week with links to articles she recommends. She’s partnered up with King Arthur Flour for the ‘Baking Bootcamp’ series (the first challenge, back in May, had readers making a cinnamon-swirled, berry-filled, yeasted bread) and I think her focus on community and reader inclusion is fantastic. You know how some bloggers will go through periods where they just strike a chord with you? Where every recipe is something you want to eat, right now, no matter the time of day? That’s how I feel about Joy the Baker at the moment.

A few favorite recent recipes:

Weeknight Cobbler for Two. Efficiency, berries, and crumble topping all rolled into one.


Oatmeal Cookie Granola. To me, this says: yes. Maple syrup? Yes. Coconut oil? Yes. Brown Sugar? Pecans? Yes yes.


Vegan Banana Pecan Muffins.  All the fall spices you could possibly want rolled into a healthful muffin. No pumpkin yet!! Come on, guys.


Apple Pie Biscuits. These are comforting. It’s like they’re saying: fall is coming. It will be delicious. Don’t worry.