The Country Cookie was established in 2016 yet my passion for baking and the warm hospitality you will find at my cookie stand go back for years. My recipes have earned blue ribbons and grand champion honors in the Harford Country Farm Fair, the Maryland State Fair, and the Baltimore Sun holiday cookie contest. I use high quality ingredients and a caring touch to ensure the cookies taste delicious and are packaged with loving care. It is my joy to share cookies with you!
In 2019 I came alongside Missions of Hope International (www.mohiafrica.org) in Nairobi, Kenya to support them with the development of a Baking Skills Training program, which officially launched in February 2020. Through this training, students are empowered with marketable skills, self-confidence, encouragement to grow spiritually, and hope for the future. Students can complete a variety of certifications as well as culinary and hospitality training. A second training class was launched in rural Turkana, Kenya in January 2023 with over 50 students registered to begin training classes! I travel twice a year to spend time offering onsite encouragement, teach new recipes, and dream with the staff about ongoing growth of the program.