Lots of sweet treats this time of year. What is the cookie you can't resist?
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Westlake woman launches Cookies by Cris
Cris Kennedy is turning her grandmother's recipes into a 21st-century business. The Westlake resident has started Cookies by Cris, a home-based business in which she makes and sells homemade cookies. Kennedy, a former pediatric nurse, started the business a little over a year ago, mostly doing it for friends and posting photos of her creations on her personal Facebook page. Since then, mostly by word of mouth, Kennedy has slowly been growing her business. She is now doing cookies for birthday parties held at Nicky Nicole. The holidays have been busy for her. She has been making cookies for area PTAs and school-related parties. She also offers holiday cookie trays featuring a variety of cookies including sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, …
Cris Kennedy offers tips for holiday baking
Cris Kennedy loves to bake, and has turned it into her home-based business, Cookies by Cris. Over the years she has baked, she's learned some lessons and tips and is passing them along to Patch readers to help them with their holiday baking. Make what you like. Is there a cookie that you can't imagine the holidays without? Don't worry if it's not a popular kind of cookie. More for you! Give the gift of cookies. Are you going to visit a someone for an afternoon? Bring a little plate of cookies. "Everyone's eyes light up when they see homemade cookies," Kennedy said. Shop sales. Kennedy buys lots of butter when it's on sale in the fall, and freezes it for her Christmas baking. She also hits the post-Christmas sales for everything from cookie…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve annual cookie sale a huge success
Janice Snyder had never seen anything like it. Forty-five minutes after opening Thursday morning, the Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve's third annual Taste of Home Cookie Walk was completely sold out. Twenty bakers had contributed 2,160 cookies and other baked goods. Butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter blossoms, turtle brownies, oatmeal cookies, spice cookies, and more ... all gone. "There were just crumbs," Snyder, mission outreach liason for the home, said. "And I think people would have bought those, too, because they were homemade crumbs." Snyder said that with there being no bake sale this year at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Rocky River, and some people missing the bake sale at Dover Congregational United Church of…
Monday, December 10, 2012
What's going on in Westlake area? Here's the scoop!
Run a business or organization? Learn how to make social media work for you at Patch's Main Street U at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Westlake Porter Library. Watch this video and sign up. Looking forward to seeing you! Westlake High's girls basketball team is 4-1 after Saturday's loss to Amherst Steele. Cheer the Demons on to another win streak as they host Avon Lake at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It's not the holidays without cookies. Get some for yourself at the third annual Taste of Home Christmas Cookie Walk on Thursday at Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve. Buy homemade cookies, enjoy holiday music, and free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Take a break from the holiday hustle and enjoy some family time at Family Fun Friday Night at Westlake Recreation …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Vote in our poll and share your favorite cookie memories and recipes in the comments!
It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! And one of the best tastes of Christmas is Christmas cookies. Some of us are spending the last days before Christmas in the kitchen, baking cookies and making other treats like chocolate bark and quick breads. So far, I've gotten the Russian teacakes, molasses-spice cookies and cranberry-orange cookies baked. The peanut blossoms, snickerdoodles and chocolate-cherry-almond bark are still to come. Let's talk about your favorite sweet treats of the season. Vote for your favorite in our poll. Have another favorite cookie? Is there one your grandmother made that you still remember with a bit of drooling? Share your memories and recipes in the comments.