Joy the baker has a special place in my blogging heart. She was one of the first people to reach out to us when we launched HonestlyYUM, welcoming us into the wild world of food and drinks on the internet. Eventually, we collaborated on a Mother’s Day brunch spread, and to this day I’m still dreaming of her white chocolate rose cake. Joy has been such an inspiration to me: her photography, her writing, and of course her recipes. So you can imagine how happy I was when I finally got my hands on a copy of her brand new book, Homemade Decadence. I know just how much hard work (and butter!) has gone into this book. Believe me it shows. It didn’t take me more than 24 hours to get down to business, and try my luck at these these bourbon-chocolate pecan pie bars. Wow . . . I don’t know what to say except that I know what I’m bringing to every single holiday party this year. Congratulations Joy! I look forward to spending hours with the fam working our way though these pages. Hey, the little one’s gotta learn to bake at some point!!

joy the baker's boubon-chocolate pecan bars by HonestlyYUM

  • This is why I love autumn.
  • So glad I don’t eat fast food burgers.

Happy weekend!! Oh, and don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win three, that’s right three Staub cookware pieces!! The winner will be selected on Monday, October 20th. Good luck!

Milk Chicken
** GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN (congratulations to Bailey Pollack!) ** Call me simple, but one of my favorite things in the world is really good roast chicken. Executed well, I’d choose it over a […]

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