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October 2012

Beyond the Kitchen

I Love You, Los Angeles

 I love this big crazy city.  I’ve lived here for quite a long time and there are a handful of important things to understand about Los Angeles:  don’t use the 405 unless someone is paying you for your time and…

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Papa Says

We can’t have a series about motherly life lessons without acknowledging some solid Dad-isms.   This Dad of mine has a lot of gems to teach.  To be fair, I was a little girl with curly bangs and a mild…

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Coming Soon From Me to You

Hey, Hi and Howdy Friends! There are all sorts of things going on behind the computer screen here at Joy the Baker Headquarters.  (Joy the Baker Headquarters in my crazy-messy desk, my tiny kitchen, and the crazy-messy trunk of my…

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Mama Says

I was so fortunate to be raised by two loving, generous, good-humored, hungry, ball-busting parents.  Both my mom and dad taught me a plethora of life lessons that range from real to ridiculous.  Oooh man… these parents of mine loooooove…

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Recipes Vanilla

Brittle and Jam Blonde Brownies

I live in Los Angeles. All of the stereotypes you’ve heard (or perpetuated) are true.  We enjoy our juice cleanses (like… a lot).  We wear ridiculously expensive yoga pants.  We drive everywhere, all the time, into traffic, with traffic, against…

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