The First of May

I remember making small May Day baskets one year in elementary school…maybe it was the first grade? Little containers filled with flowers, brought home to adorn my neighbor’s door, secretly of course. The anxiety over not getting caught as I slipped the ribbon over the door knob of my unsuspecting recipient was quite exhilarating. At […]

Busy as a Melissa Joy Bee

You’d never guess it was a month with no major cookie holiday. It seemed as though I was in the kitchen non-stop this April, and now looking back on the photos, perhaps I had been. Holy cookies Batman! Here’s a sampling… Dreaming of summer for a silent auction at my boy’s school. My Grandparent’s Anniversary, […]

How does your garden grow?

These may be my most favorite cookies I’ve ever done. For this week anyway. They were definitely a labor of love. Let me tell you something, decorating sugar cookies is not so easy peasy. It takes a long time, a steady hand, and a bunch of patience. But I love it. It’s been borderline obsession lately. […]

Decades of Love

Some people save their bouquets or monogramed napkins from their wedding day, but my Grandpa ate an olive on his big day and kept the pit. After all these years, he’s still got it. These are my grandparents on their wedding day in April, 1940. They were next door neighbors as youngsters and just last week, […]

Kindness. Pass it on.

Making cookies for a cause is one of the joys of being a baker. I can loan out my talents to help others bring awareness, raise money, or simply be supportive to a plight. Even if it’s someone I have never met. I was contacted not too long ago from a woman who had recently […]

Good Eggs

For those who know me personally, know my love of eggs. I eat them every day. Over-medium, poached, scrambled, or soft boiled. As a quiche, on a bagel, with cheeses or toast. So versatile. Can be devoured for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The perfect food! Love. Them. Know what else? Eggs are gorgeous. Warm browns, light […]