Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Luke 2: 8-20

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

our new toy

Check out our new toy!
We got a mat that lets us roll out cookies that are wood-grain patterned! This is just so cool...
See the demonstration on the gingerbread boys. Huzzah!

it's a Christmas miracle!

Oh my gosh!Oh my gosh!
We were baking our little hearts out, working on special orders, when what to our wond'ring eyes should appear... Jesus! In a chocolate batter smear!

We had thrown away a piece of wax paper that we'd been resting the spatulas on, and then there He was... the face of Jesus in the trash bin.

Elizabeth and I saw Jesus straight off, but when I showed the photos to Thomas he squinted and said, "how long had y'all been baking exactly?" Mom thinks it looks more like the phantom of the opera... I still think it's Jesus. It's Christmas, after all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

just in case...

Here's the case menu for the 23rd and 24th!

Please remember, we are a very small bakery and while we do our best to make as much food as possible, we still only have 24 hours each day and the kitchen you see IS our kitchen. We will be up all night baking the nights before, so we hope we'll have plenty, but no guarantees! Thanks!

chocolate chip cookies
toffee bars
peanut butter cookies
ginger kips
sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles
oatmeal raisin cookies
molasses cookies OR gingerbread men

plain jane
pucker up
frankly scarlett
santa baby
egg nog
chocolate with vanilla and coconut topping

Christmas Hours:
Tuesday, December 23 11am-7pm
Wednesday, December 24 11am-3pm
Closed for Christmas Holiday December 25-Jan5


Sunday, December 14, 2008

hiring soon!

We have some shifts available beginning January 6 (basic training January 5).
The position is solely customer service.

Job duties include:
-running the register
-taking special orders
-assisting customers with their selections
-keeping coffee filled and fresh
-making sure customer areas are orderly and clean
-folding bakery boxes and other miscellaneous tasks

The ideal candidate:
-enjoys interaction with people
-has a friendly smile and sunny attitude
-has a strong sense of ethics
-is reliable, dependable, and punctual

The openings are only for the days we're actually open (Tuesday - Saturday) and there are two time shifts available: 10:50 am - 5:15 pm and 4:50pm - 9:15pm/ 11:15pm Friday and Saturday. If we need to divide some days into three shifts (10:50-2:45, 2:35-7:45, 7:35-11:15 for example) we will consider it depending on the number of qualified applicants.

If you're interested in the position, please email me at for an application with the subject heading "customer service position". Please also include which days and which shifts you're interested in.


Friday, December 12, 2008

congratulations, it's a...

Our new baby is about 72 inches long and 35 pounds...
After NINE months of waiting (getting fabric laminated so it's spill-proof and all manner of delays), we are proud parents of NEW BENCH CUSHIONS!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

spicy cheese straws

We've had a lot of requests for cheese straws, so HERE THEY ARE!

These are the fiery variety and they're, if I do say so myself, delicious!
If you're more of a purist and prefer no additional spices, please post below so I'll know whether I should do some of those as well.

They're packaged in a perfect size for giving away, or eating by one's lonesome and priced at $6 per bag. Enjoy!

Mom's spiced tea

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but Mom's tea is so delightful...

One of my best Christmastime memories is my Mom's spiced tea. It's a perfect blend of spicy and tangy- delicious!

I always get cold super easily, so I constantly sip on warm beverages during this season. The spiced tea is a delicious blend of spices and is quick to make. Just add 2 tablespoons of the mix per cup of hot water and stir.

We're selling sacks of it in the shop for $6.50; each sack contains 3 cups of the mix, approximately 18-24 servings, depending on the size of your mug!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Miss Mildred's Wicked Vanilla (batch 2!)

My friend Courtney makes the best vanilla extract and we've been selling it in the shop since November 19th.
We've already sold half our stock! Courtney came back earlier this week and bottled the second half, so we have more.
She also made two more batches, however they won't be ready until March 1.
In the meantime, head over to the shop; we have about 30 bottles left as of right now!
These make fantastic stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and little prezzies for friends!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

new aprons

We have some new aprons from Love for Sale!

Yay Christmas-time!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend

There were exciting things going on at Muddy's over the Thanksgiving break! After rousing ourselves from the turkey and dressing coma, we got on our comfy jeans, picked up our power tools and paint brushes, and rolled up our sleeves.

We've done a little re-arranging and I think the new set-up will work well for everyone. We've moved the coffee station to be beside the new cold-case (which I apologize is taking so long to be functioning... making the doors has turned into a construction nightmare), put up lots of things on the wall, re-painted the bench, painted a bookcase, put up window shades, made a new eat-in table, sanded and re-painted the dirty dish station trolley, touched up the walls, built shelving into two cabinets, re-painted a wall, built three new doors for the back, painted the counter-island, and expanded the dry goods/merchandise area. Actually, that expansion isn't quite complete as the Big Ugly Cooler is still there, but once we get our new refrigeration delivered, we can finish dolling up that space.

PS. Many thanks to Thomas and Kip for volunteering to help with the heavy lifting; I appreciate y'all using your days off to help out!