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COTM April 2019: Left On Boylston

Funny story, I'm not much of a beer drinker, I'm more of a cocktail gal.  But, my favorite beer is 26.2 Brew, for me it's the perfect companion for my favorite day of the year.  Patriot's Day/Marathon Monday to me is like Bostons big block party every year. 

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COTM March 2019 : Short & Stout

When I first started tinkering around in the kitchen and experimenting after creating the recipe for Black & Gold, the next cookie I kind of tackled was the Guinness cookie.  It had some different iterations:  at one point it was a thumbprint cookie with Bailey's cream cheese frosting.  As I went along and learned about packaging and food safety the Guinness cookie got shelved for a while.    It eventually made its way off the shelf and we kept the same great dough base and added white chocolate chips to kind of symbolize the head of a perfectly poured pint.    Obviously with March being the home of St. Patrick’s Day it seems like the Short & Stout would be...

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February 2019 – COTM GOATmeal

  If you have followed us for any amount of time, you know we have a BIG old crush on the city of Boston and so much of what we do is inspired by the city we call home! And being from Boston in the 21st century is largely defined by our championship sports culture. I’ve been a Bruins season ticket holder since the turn of the century and while my favorite team was the last to get their Duckboat parade – I’ve enjoyed them all. It’s always a good time to be from Boston, but it’s best enjoyed during a championship run. I always feel like Boston (which is a small city anyway) goes into small-town mode a little...

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Jan 2019 - CoTM: Hazel's Chocolate Chip

      No hazelnuts, just named after my grandmother….. We have a lot of new folks on the CoTM train this month and I considered doing GOATmeal for January – but what if we jinxed the Pats or something terrible happened to Tom Brady – well we couldn’t live with that. You know who else couldn’t live with that? Hazel. Yep, that Hazel – of Hazel’s Chocolate Chip. She’s my grandmother and she’s probably the biggest reason that I make cookies, and I like to think she’s getting a kick out of me doing it as a job from her big rocking chair in the sky. At least that’s how I like to think of her. When we launched,...

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Small Business Saturday

    For nearly 20 years or so, my best friend (and bookkeeper and occasional cookie scooper and slinger) AnnMarie have an annual holiday tradition of going Christmas shopping and having a steak dinner.  We would buy each other a steak for Christmas because when we were a lot younger - a steak dinner was a much larger expense. We would pick out the best coupons, scout the best deals and go with the idea of actually just closing out our list and getting to that steak dinner and doing the whole thing under budget. We were good at this, it got to the point where AnnMarie would see something that she thought would be a good gift for my sister...

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