Last weekend was a complete blast, as we joined our fellow wine connoisseurs at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! We passed out our cookies, which pair excellently with a nice glass of wine and those that visited our booth agreed. A true bon vivant knows that one should occasionally enjoy a lovely late harvest zin with a scrumptious vanilla stick cookie- how delightful!
We met so many amazing people including the Bachelor’s Ben Flajnik and his lovely mother! Read more about Bachelor Ben’s visit and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition itself here. Now take a look at all the fun we had in the pictures below!
This Valentine’s Day, we have lots of love for the friends who have supported Alice’s Stick Cookies! We recently visited Cooper Garrod, a fabulous local winery, and thought it would be a great place to celebrate friends in February. The grapes are still waiting for warm wind, but in the meantime, tours of the cellar are a tasty treat. A picnic, delicious wine, and of course, a pocketful of our cinnamon-ginger cookies. Love, indeed.
This weekend, we had a fantastic time baking a lovely New York style cheese cake, using Alice’s Stick Cookies for the crust. The result was absolutely finger-licking good! We definitely recommend trying our recipe below. The Alice’s Stick Cookies crust gives it that extra gourmet touch that will leave your family and friends impressed by your baking skills and wanting more!
“Cream Cheese Pie” (New York Style Cheesecake) Recipe
With Alice’s Stick Cookies
2 – 8oz. packs of cream cheese
2 large eggs
2 T. vanilla
1/2 t. lemon juice
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. Alice’s Stick Cookies crumbs (used vanilla, but can use any flavor!)
2 T. melted butter
1 t. sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon
(Mix and Pat into spring form 9″ pan.)
1 c. sour cream
3 1/2 T. sugar
1 t. vanilla
(Mix in a medium mixing bowl until even in consistency.)
1 pkg. frozen raspberries
1 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. currant jelly
(Cook in a sauce pan for 10 minutes and then strain.)
Beat cheese, add eggs, then vanilla, lemon juice and sugar. Beat all together until fluffy. Pour into crumb crust. Bake 15 min at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cool 5 min. Pour on topping. Bake 10 min. Cool and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve.
Last weekend, we attended the Holiday Festival of Food at Andronico’s in Los Altos. We had so much fun as one of Andronico’s featured products. We passed out samples of our cookies to customers, while enjoying the festivities, which included live music and a fun raffle! Below is a picture of one of our own sharing Alice’s Stick Cookies! Her smile says it all!
Many thanks to Andronico’s for being so supportive, friendly and fun! We are so proud to be sold at such a community oriented grocer. We love these events and can’t wait for the next one!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! We are THRILLED the best time of the year is underway and are celebrating today, tomorrow, and this weekend at one of the most beautiful places on the San Francisco Peninsula: Filoli. If you have never been to the Filoli gardens and historic mansion, joining us for holiday cheer this weekend would be the perfect first visit. We will be serving our famously delicious cookies alongside other vendors, food, drink, holiday shopping, and live music. For more information about the holidays at Filoli and this weekend, click here.
Filoli, which is short for Fight Love Live or the full credo “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.”, is one of the Bay Area’s only preserved 20th century estates. Located in Woodside near the Crystal Springs Lake, the estate boast beautiful architecture and extensively maintained gardens, all nestled in the beautiful Northern California golden hillside. The estate is now owned and run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Schedule a visit today or better yet, join us this weekend and taste the holiday cheer!
We wish you a happy holiday with friends and family!
Try some delicious Alice’s Stick Cookies for dessert!
Need some new Holiday ideas? Check out Etsy’s recommended Holiday gifts and entertaining page here. These treasure are usually one of a kind and completely creative and unique! Plus, we love supporting independent craftsmen and Etsy’s whole “hand-made” concept definitely encourages small businesses to grow!
Our absolute favorite piece that we found perusing Etsy is this adorable cupcake tray, made out of vintage plates. Just imagine serving up your favorite dessert at the holidays on this lovely three-tiered platter. Since this design is called “Alice Leaves the Garden”, we think it would be the perfect serving tower for Alice’s Stick Cookies. Simply gorgeous!
More details and purchasing information here.
Happy Holidays, everyone!!