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It’s Italian Baby…

“If you ever get the opportunity to travel to Italy; be sure to indulge in at least one authentic Italian Pasta Dish. Italy is known for their sauces; one of them being egg-based Carbonara.

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This pasta dish pairs nicely with our savory, Italian seasoned Artisan Bread. Our Italian Artisan Bread is seasoned to perfection with rich, Italian, flavors. Our customers love this bread so much that it’s hard to keep it in stock. One particular gentlemen buys this bread for his wife who is newly Gluten Free. They both have shared with us that the bread reminds them of their trips to Italy; as they would sink their teeth into the freshly baked bread.

We’ve brought a tiny piece of Italy cuisine right to your table. This week ONLY we will have coupons for $1 off ALL Artisan Breads! Have you gotten yours?”

 

Here is the link to the recipe on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/262475484519063758/

 

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I’m Fallin for you cookie…

Seriously, I mean I love fall…like love it so much it makes me want to wear warm fuzzy socks, sit on the couch with the fireplace roaring, and drink a lot of coffee.

Well, to be fair the drinking coffee part comes no matter what the season, but the other things, they I only feel really like doing in the fall. I mean, its all the beauty that Minnesota can offer, somewhat cool temps, but yet we are not freezing our hind ends off…yet!

So you may ask what this has to do with cookies…well, frankly in my life there are so many things that have to do with cookies because, I love them! To me, they are the perfect little snack. The right size so I can feel like I am having a little something, but not so much that when I get up the next morning I dont feel like I have been in a sugar coma! Unless I eat 12, but than, I was going for the sugar coma, so I got what I needed 😉

Molasses cookies SCREAM fall to me, they are warm, homey, and sooo yummy.  They are the number one sellers in the store, for a reason! They arent snappy like their gingerbread counterpart, they are soft, chewy, and with just enough sugar to make you consider going back for another…and another.

So now is the time! Get your bag of this amazing cookie mix, make some for the kids, your spouse, or most importantly yourself! And enjoy! You will be so happy you did, after all, fall goes by quickly so embrace it with cookies!

 

 

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Our heart to yours…cookies and life

Today, in honor of our love for all things Fall, and Molasses, we wanted to share our “reason” why, and how these yummy cookies came to be.

May we introduce you to Lisa, and her Molasses cookie story (yeah its a thing!)

The Story
It started when a sweet, elderly gentleman came into Mixin’ It Up looking for Molasses cookies for his lovely wife. He’d gotten them once before at a bakery, and his wife loved them.

Now, needing Gluten free, he stopped by our bakery to request his wives favorite, Molasses. Not just any molasses would do, it has to be chewy, soft, and melt in your mouth good, just the way she remembered.  The sad news, we didnt carry Molasses cookies…yet!

Making this special trip to town just for cookies, was something he felt joy in doing, and seeing his devastation, Lisa, one of our MIU bakers, determined, “I HAVE to do something!”

So she personally took on the task of creating and developing the best possible gluten-free and dairy free, molasses cookie.

Now that gentleman and many other customers enjoy our delicious cookies all year long. Lisa has prided herself on making these (and when she sees her favorite customer pull up in front of the store, you will often see her going out to the car to hand deliver these wonderful little sweet treats!)
Now you can make Lisa’s famous gluten-free Molasses cookies right in your own home, filled with deliciousness and love – from Lisa’s heart to yours!molasses

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Yeah, we made that…

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, closeupEver stopped into a store and you could tell they just loved what they do? We hope you get that sense every time you drop by to see us at the bakery! Sure we may have flour in our hair, or peanut butter stuck to our aprons, but you know what…were having a blast doing it!

If you would have asked Jessi, the owner, or Melissa her fun loving baking sidekick, if they would have envisioned themselves taking a bite out of the gluten free world, a few years ago they answer would have definitely been a no way!!  We did this for fun, and for our families… until we began to realize, that there needs to be options and we wanted to provide those options for you, so your taste buds could rejoice once more!

Now, we journey through the hills and valleys of owning a small business, and we do it for you! Why, because we know that here in Minnesota, and lets be honest, across the USA, there are just not enough GOOD gluten free options available to us!

Our story is only beginning, and for that we are very excited, so thank you for allowing us the chance to bake up some magic for you, and in the process have a great time doing it!

 

 

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National Bakery Day Sept 14th

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Rice Craft Fair, what a wonderful weekend

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What a wonderful weekend! The sun was shining, the birds were singing (well it might have been me singing while enjoying the sunshine, but we will go with birds, they sound better!) and we had a fabulous time getting to know and talk to so many of you.

We had about 1,000 people or so come and stop by our booth at the fair. Sold a lot of food, and had a great many laughs with our customers. It was so fun to meet so many of you who said “well I have heard of your store but hadnt had a chance to get in there yet!” And serve you probably some of your first, and tastiest, gluten free goodies.

Our hearts are continually grateful to you for all the support you give us, as a small business, who hand makes ALL of our products, you show us such gratitude for our hard work which just makes us work even harder to bring you the best tasting Gluten Free food you can find in Minnesota (and across the nation now that we ship).

Now, we will kick up our feet, sit and sip some coffee and dream of wonderful and tasty foods to make for you THIS WEEKEND, FOR NATIONAL BAKERY DAY!!!

Love to you all, and gratitude in my heart ~Jessi Brinkman (owner and goofy facebook live girl!)

 

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National Bakery Day Mark Your Calendar

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Prize Wheel, Give Away, Sales, and more!!!

 

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Gearing up for Rice Craft Fair this weekend!

Mixin' It Up At Rice Craft Fair

We are kneading up some Cinnamon Raisin and Pizza Pull Apart Breads!! If we could only bottle the smell that is happening in this kitchen right now! YUMMM. Seriously the smells, the tastes and the flavor are just bursting around here!!

We are so excited to be making an appearance at the Rice Craft Fair this year, and showcasing some of our new bread! We have Caramel Apple, Spiced Pumpkin, Gingerbread with Cream Cheese, and Apple Cinnamon in mini loaves!!! Bursting with flavor, these breads will make you glad you are gluten free!!!

Stop by and see us this weekend at the Rice Craft Fair!

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Rice Craft Fair, we will see you there!

Old Creamery Arts & Crafts Fair ~ A town tradition that is going on its 22nd year. Seriously, that is awesome!  We are gonna be there and we are going to have donuts (of course!!!) CARAMEL APPLES, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Rolls, Energy Balls, Cookie Mixes, Give A-ways and well, just fun stuff for you!

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Love Supporting local, make a difference without spending a dime…

When it comes down to it, we believe most of us would rather be supporting a local business. We see the sayings “support local”  all over, and it does make us feel good to know that when we make a purchase those dollars dont go to some huge box store but to a family, to employees who live in our town, and back into the community.

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  1. Leave a Review! Had a great experience, liked the taste of something, appreciated that everything in the store was handmade by 2 people baking their little hearts out?! Well, leave us a review!!! They mean the world to small business
  2. Tell others about us. If you dont need Gluten Free, but you know people who do, please tell others about us. Word of mouth is so important. Small businesses cant afford to do a lot of advertising, so this is our most valuable form of getting our name out there
  3. Share our facebook statuses from time to time. Tag people who you know eat Gluten Free

All these things add up to helping a small business STAY IN BUSINESS. And it makes a world of difference in keeping our doors open.

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