Purple Kitchen Treats

Over the past few years, I have been working on a cookbook. During this time, I took time off to finish my Master's Degree. Now that I have accomplished that, I am working again on my cookbook, slowly but surely.

However, over the past few months, something interesting has happened...I have received multiple requests for baked goods, particularly my cookies. I am also receiving multiple requests for granola. So, with all these requests in mind, I have started to make my cookies for sale, along with my granola.

My official web site is available, but will be undergoing a significant redesign. Be sure to visit my "official" web site at: http://www.susanshonk.com and watch for some exciting changes.

From the heart of my purple kitchen to you,

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flour and sugar and spice, OH MY!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

It has been a very busy month at my house.  Preparing for my church's Christmas Pagent, Thanksgiving celebration, dinner with friends, making cuccidati for the first time with another friend (wine definitely helped), fulfilling orders for 40 dozen cookies, a butterscotch cake, 2 pumpkin cakes, 3 pumpkin breads and a dozen muffins and then getting hit with a nasty viral infection.  I would say it has been mostly productive.

Cookies that were delivered included:

  • Chocolate, cherry and chipotle
  • Creamsicle
  • Sun dried tomato, basil and pine nut
  • Maple, vanilla and pecan
  • Cranberry, orange and walnut
  • Apricot, macadamia and white chocolate
  • Chocolate, caramel and cashew

I now have orders for specialty cookies for a wedding, turtle rolls, a tropical version of cuccidati and I think I'm going to be making tamales for Christmas.

Looking forward into 2015, I think I may have convinced my husband, who is an amazing artist, to take a cake decorating class wtih me.  I can make the cakes and get them covered in fondant, and he can hand paint them.  I am also going to try my hand at "cookie art" in 2015.  I'll probably end up wtih royal icing on the ceiling, in the cat's fur and in my husband's ears.

I'll be back later today with pictures of all the cookies that I made