Honor Thy Mother
Mother’s Day has existed for centuries in many parts of the world. Although it takes different shapes and forms, the day essentially pays homage to the love and nurturing provided by women to their children. In the past, Mothers were often validated for staying in the home to nurture children and care for the house. […]
Baking in Jamaica
Last year, I discovered Treasure Beach in Jamaica. I had the pleasure to meet Dawn, a Jamaican lady who owns Smurf Café and loves to bake. Dawn is known for her unbelievably delicious ackee (the fruit of an evergreen tree and Jamaica’s national fruit) with saltfish and johnny cakes breakfasts, and her made-to-order dinners. I […]
Valentine’s Day 2013
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – are you looking for something yummy and fun from Rosie’s treasure trove of delicious mouth-watering treats? What better way to say Happy Valentine’s Day than with our heart-shaped chocolate orgasm brownies, flourless chocolate cake or yummy sugar cookies? Or a cake for the family, friends or the work place! Rosie’s […]
It’s always a treat for me to go somewhere other than Rosie’s for an occasional indulgence. I was just out in San Diego to visiting my son. He is working in a very groovy little neighborhood called South Park . It is a colorful neighborhood with quite a few local businesses which I always love […]
Cookie and Muffin of the week!
Every week or two at Rosie’s we have a different cookie and muffin of the week that is added to our regular array of products. Our customers all have a favorite and so I have decided to post our choices up so people know when to come in for their favorites. If I have forgotten any […]
Well… Believe Me They Are Worth the Price: Whole Grain, Olive Oil, Organic Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies (3.50) have been a great success so far in my Chestnut Hill store, and I hope to soon have them at South Station and Inman Square. The recipe has to be blown up in increments as to […]
Our New Look / Chestnut Hill
We are open again and things are humming at Rosie’s in Chestnut Hill. Our customers seem to be very happy with our new look and welcome the change. Grant it there are a few people who have been coming to us for years that liked the funkiness of our former look; after all, it was […]
Chestnut Hill is Reopened and Renovated!
Well…we have finally reopened after 2 weeks of watching our Chestnut Hill renovation transform under our very eyes and it looks fabulous! We are still waiting for our Andy Warholesque wall piece and our fun and colorful signage and we will gradually be adding on our new items. Yesterday we introduced our Please Don’t Complain […]
Chestnut Hill Renovations Update
DAMN…here we were planning to open on Saturday and we just found out that we need a second hand sink and a mop basin!!! Everything was going so smoothly it was hard to believe. I do not think I have ever experienced a renovation that was either on time or on budget and so far […]
Chestnut Hill Renovation!
RENOVATION WELL THE RENOVATION IS UNDERWAY AND I ARRIVED THERE THIS AM TO SEE THE UTTER DESTRUCTION THAT MUST ENSUE BEFORE EVERYTHING TAKES SHAPE. I HAVE TO SAY I FELT NO SADNESS SAYING FAREWELL TO THE HYACINTH WALLPAPER THAT HAS LINED ROSIE’S WALL FOR SO MANY YEARS OR THE BIG WOOD STRUCTURE ON WHICH WE […]
4th of July Kitchen Sink Pie
One day when I was making pies for the stores, I found myself with small amounts of leftover fillings from different batches of pies I had made. I needed one more large pie, but did not have enough of any one fruit so I threw all the leftover fillings into one pie and Voila!; one delicious […]
The Winner of I had a Chocolate Orgasm last night from Rosie’s Bumper Sticker Contest
Kudos to Danielle Curry for coming up with a bumper sticker photo that is just “so Rosie’s”! Not only does she also know about my favorite college haunt in Berkeley California King Pin Donuts (yum) because she herself lives in California, but she apparently loves wild animal skins (fake of course) as do I, as […]
Look What’s Coming up Rosie’s!
I wasn’t sure someone was going to come up with the perfect catch phrase for our weekly special but someone did: What’s coming up Rosie’s was one of the entrees and so we are going to name our weekly special: Look What’s Coming up Rosie’s!! What the winner doesn’t know is that I went to […]
The Ying and Yang of Rosie’s
As we get closer to the renovation of our Chestnut Hill store, I am becoming more and more excited; for me it is a renewal and a time for creativity. Although I will certainly miss the vintage lilac wallpaper that has lined Rosie’s walls for 30 years, I look forward with great anticipation to our new […]
A New Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie
I have been thinking that I want to come up with a chocolate chip cookie that tastes as yummy as the one that Rosie’s sells now but that is made with olive oil instead of butter, whole wheat flour, organic sugar and a tiny bit of whole oats. I have made my first attempt and […]
Wedding season is upon us and it always amazes me that many couples wait to deal with their cake until everything else has been figured out. In each of my past 2 weddings, deciding on the cake was at the top of my list. I remember as well the first wedding cake that I baked […]
Failure To Launch
MY CHOCOLATE CAKE EXPERIENCE So…tonight I was in the mood to bake a chocolate cake other than one of my own. I looked on Epicurious and found a recipe that had a good amount of chocolate and cocoa and decided it would be a good one to try. It called for measuring out all the […]
Renovations For Our Chestnut Hill Location
It is just astounding to me how fast the seasons fly by. I have been excited for the summer to come for many obvious reasons (like warmth and getting tan, swimming and barbecues and the ocean to name a few), but mostly because Rosie’s in Chestnut Hill will be having a much overdue face-lift which […]
I had always loved the Lemon Coconut Cake at Junior’s in Miami Beach and of course the Key Lime Pie at Joe’s Stone Crab. Unfortunately, Junior’s, an icon of the past, is gone and I realized that I should check out the pastries that were found at the Latino and Cuban bakeries around the city. […]
Rosie’s Bumper Sticker Contest on Facebook
Every day until Friday May 25th on Rosie’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RosiesBakeryCafe you will have a chance to win a fun and fabulous “I had a Chocolate Orgasm last night from Rosie’s” Bumper Sticker! The bumper stickers will be mailed out to the winners. If you win a bumper sticker you can take a picture of […]
Introducing the New Cutie Pies!
We are introducing our new Cutie Pies….adorable 2 serving pies that you can share with someone or have for dessert yourself two nights in a row!! I personally bake all our fruit pies at the Chestnut Hill location and they are then shipped that day to the Inman Square and South Station locations as well. […]
Pears Marching in Wine!
I remember my father making pears stewed in red wine when he wanted a dessert that was both elegant and nonfat. When my friend Janet invited me to dinner she asked me to bring a dessert to serve after her fish stew entrée. For some reason, the pears popped into my mind as a perfect […]
QVC Host David Venerable Falls in Love with Judy, Again
During her appearance on “In the Kitchen with David” , David Venerable eyes Judy’s Rosenberg’s Lemon Coconut Butter Cream Cake lustfully and exclaims “the way to my heart is through my tummy”. “You and I worked together years ago,” David tells Judy, “and I fell in love with you on that day. And I think […]
Rosie’s Bakery Parisian Dessert Muse
Lee Orloff and I have been friends since we were 13 years old and have shared an interest in food over the years. Lee is a foodie extraordinaire and has lived in Paris since 1991. She eats out often and keeps a diary with both photos and descriptions of everything that she orders in all […]