Yum, We Love . . .

October 17, 2014

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!

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(image by HonestlyYUM)


Bourbon?!? WOW, it looks divine! I only have so many dishes I can prepare for the holidays, now how am I going to choose? Thank you for sharing, the book would make a fantastic holiday gift!

Bre, make these…they are insanely good. I agree, cookbooks make the best holiday gifts. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh my goodness, the squash recipe looks sooooooo delicious! I have 2 acorn squashes sitting in my kitchen right now, calling my name. (What IS the plural of squash anyway, squashes? Squashi?….Simply squash?) I am so making that recipe today! Thanks Yumsters!

Awesome Homer, let me know how they turned out. Jessica’s recipes are great!

Thank you so much for the butter love, Todd! Wish I could send you a bit vat of clarified butter as a thank you! Haha! And can’t wait to get my hands on Joy’s cookbook!

OMG Laura, thank YOU!! We’re kinda butter freaks in this house. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your post…LOVE.

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