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  • Patricia Parks

The beginning of a blog

July 13, 2022

Good afternoon. Welcome to my blog. I’ve not done anything like this, so I may ramble a bit. The blog is to be about my baking life, so I will try to stick with that. I envision this to be me sharing with you about trying new things, my thoughts and goals of my business.

Let’s start with who I am and how I came to be here at this point in my life. I am the first daughter of a second generation Italian mother. My grandpa was the only child of his family born in the US. All of the others were born in Palermo. My Great gpa came to the US in 1905 and then rest came in 1910. Grandpa was born in 1911.

My mom loved to bake and she taught me and my sister at an early age. We would help roll the Mexican wedding cake dough, roll out and cut out the sugar cookies. We were encouraged to frost and decorate the cookies as well. We then graduated to making them ourselves. As adults, we have passed this on to our own children. In 2012, mom and I put together a cookbook with all of her favorite cookie recipes in there. It was her Christmas gift to everyone. We all use it to this day. I love seeing pictures of my nieces and nephews using their copy of the book.

It was no surprise that at the young age of 49, I decided to take a step back from my 25 nursing career and start my own miniature dessert business. It was literally an epiphany. I woke up one morning and called my friend Sue and told her that I wanted to make miniature desserts, and that was that. I started researching how to make that happen and went for it. That was in 2014. 8 years later, my business is thriving, and I am still nursing. I went to the clinics after I got everything going for the business. In 2019 I added frozen take and bake crisp. It comes in 2 flavors and is sold at all three Lakewinds Co-ops. Click the “looking for Crisp” link on the main page of the website. It will bring you to that website. That’s all for now. Talk to you next time!


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