Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Delightful Delectables- Mini Gingerbread Cocoa Buddies

by Maggie Kelleher

I’ve been in the Christmas spirit this week. And in combination with some free time to craft to my hearts desire, that spirit has turned into quite a fun and adorable little craft.

These tiny gingerbread houses are cute in their own right, but with strategically placed doors they are turned into mug-topping hot chocolate houses, or as I like to call them, cocoa-buddies.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Delightful Delectables- Homemade Whipped Cream

by Maggie Kelleher

I am so excited about the holidays! I just got home from school for Winter Break and the sight of both a Christmas tree and menorah is just so cheery!

Anyways, this recipe is great for just about any holiday or really any day of the week. It's simple, homemade whipped cream, and it goes wonderfully on coffee cake or really anything you want it to!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Charming Crafts- DIY Easy-Peasy Holiday Wrapping

By Maggie Kelleher

The Holidays have arrived! With Hanukkah starting on December 16th and Christmas on the 25th, it's the gifting time of year! But who doesn't have some trouble getting the perfect presents for everyone on your list? It's hard! We know.

Thankfully, not only do I have some handy tips about how to wrap your finds into masterpieces (even with last minute household odds and ends) but I also have a suggestion for some of the easiest and sweetest little presents that your entire list will love AND a Giveaway for the chance to win the perfect gift for Christmas delivery! Just head to the bottom of the post to enter by Midnight EST December 15th. TONIGHT!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Charming Crafts- Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

by Maggie Kelleher

It's been a crazy few weeks, but I promise that I didn't forget about you, wonderful readers, and I wanted to share with you my fun Thanksgiving cake-ventures and a chance to win a cake of your own for Christmas 2014 or your late December celebration of your choosing. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win!

Thanksgiving isn't easy, especially when you're hosting. Not only can family make even little things stressful sometimes (I love them to death, but sometimes...) but with all the food you have to make, sometimes dessert doesn't even register on the to-do list.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#GrandmaIsLove- What Does Grandma Mean To You?

by Maggie Kelleher

What does Grandma mean to you?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Delightful Delectables- Sweet Winter Cranberries

by Maggie Kelleher

Have Pinterest and mall soundtracks gotten you into the Holiday mood yet? Well if not this just might.

I found a recipe the other day that just looked too gorgeous to ignore. These Sweet Winter Cranberries are not only sugary sweet, but are also sweet in that they are completely adorable and perfect for the winter season.

That frosty goodness!

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Tasteful Thanksgiving- The Easiest No-Knead Homemade Bread

by Maggie Kelleher

I'm on quite a Thanksgiving kick! Okay, I'm a bit obsessed, I admit it. I love food, how could I not be excited?

And that obsession has come into convergence with the fact that I sometimes like to read about weird holidays and guess what! November 17th is Homemade Bread Day! So I decided to combine the two and share with you my absolute favorite cheap and easy bread recipe, because hopefully it will make your Monday wonderful and your Thanksgiving even more delicious! Check out the bottom of this post to enter to add a delicious coffee cake to your Thanksgiving table, as well!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Tasteful Thanksgiving- Decor for the Time-Pressed

by Maggie Kelleher

Who's ready for Thanksgiving? I am! The Winter Holidays and their gorgeously decorated family parties are my absolute favorite! Just looking at this table setting is making me excited!

But as much as I love the look of the holidays and creating table settings, like this one, that make guests say "WOW!" I don't have the time to spend hours on the non-food aspects of holiday parties. Who does, with turkeys to roast/fry/or otherwise cook to your heart's desire?

In addition to making your life easier with My Grandma's (cakes that will *WOW* without the work) we have pulled together some of our favorite quick and easy Thanksgiving decoration ideas for all time-constraints and budgets! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Delicious Delectables- Maple Marshmallow Vanilla Frosting

by Maggie Kelleher

Still looking for that chocolate fix? Well I have a whole new cake-complementing recipe to accompany your chocolate coffee cake fix. If you want to see my last one just check out our Airy Cinnamon Pumpkin Butter recipe here.

Look at this cake. Delicious, fudge-y chocolate coffee cake with chocolate morsels and fresh walnuts. YUMMMMMM!!!!!! This is My Grandma's Ted Williams Chocolate Coffee Cake (check out it's name's explanation here) held by my lovely friends Nathan and Katie.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Delicious Delectables- Airy Cinnamon Pumpkin Butter

by Maggie Kelleher

Lately, chocolate has been on my mind. I've been wearing lots of Fall colors and wool layers and thinking about sitting in front of the fireplace back home with a cup of hot cocoa. Now since cocoa tastes nowhere near as good when not paired with a roaring fire, I've been thinking of ways to get my Fall chocolate fix elsewhere. And have I found it!

Look at this cake. Delicious, fudge-y chocolate coffee cake with chocolate morsels and fresh walnuts. YUMMMMMM!!!!!! This is My Grandma's Ted Williams Chocolate Coffee Cake (check out it's name's explanation here).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn Adventures- Halloween Scare Package

by Maggie Kelleher

Today I had a little free time and a small task to do.

The other day I found a product that I knew would be the perfect gift for my little sister. Just another one of my Fall Favorites!

A little about my sister.. my freshman year, I bought her ninja cookie cutters for her birthday, and she sent me a care package of home-made ninja-bread cookies. Well now it's her freshmen year, and I have found the perfect follow up gift... zombie cookie cutters! I just had to send them, and instead of just a box in a box, a full care package was in order!

Back to the point, today I had the task of sending my sister the Halloween fun I bought her, but I had a bit of free time, so I decided to decorate the box and give her a whole Halloween treat!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Delicious Delectables- Caramelized Autumn Goodness

by Maggie Kelleher

Fall is here. Did you not know yet? Well then I'll tell you, Fall is here!

What is your favorite thing about Fall (or Autumn, as we fancy people call it)? I really can't decide.

Apple picking? 
Pumpkin pie/cake/soup/bread/anything? 
Big scarves/boots/gloves/hats/anything wool?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Delicious Delectables- Lemon Curd Coffee Cake

by Maggie Kelleher

I discovered a new dessert topping! I don't know if you are aware of the power of lemon curd, but I was blissfully naive about this delicious topping until very recently.

Last week I found myself sitting around trying to decide what I should blog about next when I thought it might be fun to get some new opinions in the conversation, and boy was that a good idea! Quite a few ideas were raised (that you will be seeing soon on this blog), but one idea made my friend Sankalp SO excited that I had no choice but to help him make it come to life. What was this idea?

Lemon curd and coffee cake! 

"Lemon curd" you say? "That won't go well with coffee cake!" Well when I started this I have to say that I had my doubts, too. But I trusted in Sankalp's judgement, and boy did it pay off!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Students Tell All- Care Package Confidential

by Maggie Kelleher

We know no week is complete without some words from My Grandma's, so we are here to feed your coffee cake needs. (But seriously! We are giving away a free cake that can actually feed you!)

Today we wanted to talk about care packages again, but in a bit of a different way. As Autumn has slipped upon us schools have been reopening all over the world. You might even say that this year's college freshmen are starting to get the hang of college!

As they do, they are realizing the differences between college and home and starting to crave a few things. Care packages are often the best way to fill those cravings, and so instead of just telling you what I think your students might want, I am going to let them tell you themselves!

I asked a few of my (and My Grandma's) freshmen friends to tell you what they would want to find in their ideal care package while eating My Grandma's New England Blueberry Coffee Cake. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tea Tray Time

by Maggie Kelleher

What do you like to drink with your coffee cake? Tea? Coffee? Water? Chocolate milk?

My favorite might just be tea (or maybe that's just because I am starting to feel a cold coming on). And I decided this weekend to make something to make my tea-drinking experience easier and more fun. What I love about this project, though, is that it could be used for any of the above drinks or just about anything at all. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Grandma's Has Joined Instagram and We Are #GrandmaFabulous!

by Maggie Kelleher

My Grandma's of New England loves to share. We love to share coffee cake, gluten-free dessertsDIYs, and refrigerator-decorating moments! And lately we have started taking pictures of us indulging in our products with My Grandma's friends and family, and we want to share what Grandma means to us!

What does "Grandma" mean to you? Is it a grandmother who loves to cook? Your favorite funny older family member? The woman who hosts every one of your family get-togethers? Or your favorite coffee cake company?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gluten Free At Sea

by Maggie Kelleher

With Labor Day just passed, it really does feel like Summer has come to a close. I am back in school, and with the Summer heat finally starting to break, a memorable goodbye to the season somehow seems in order even though we have three weeks until the official end of Summer. We like to end our seasons with some My Grandma's treats and I'm sure you would, too! So we are giving away a free coffee cake or gluten free treat pack this month! Just scroll down to enter before September 12th!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Charming Crafts- Simple Ribbon Cake Topper

by Maggie Kelleher

This may be just a bit late, but we at My Grandma’s have had so many things to blog about lately that we have been holding off on this. But the wait is over; today I am going to show you how I made the adorable cake topper featured in our recent Instagram birthday video. Don’t have an Instagram or just don’t follow us? No problem, I’ve also added the video below! Though I do have to say we are loving our recent introduction to Instagram, and definitely suggest that you check it out!

One of the little things I did to give our wonderful Latonya’s birthday and this video a little extra pizzazz was to make that little cake topper you see in the video. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

College Is Cake- How To Help Your College Student Thrive This Year

by Maggie Kelleher

As August is getting underway, we have been thinking of ways to stay connected with your friends/children/grandchildren/siblings who are off to college this year, because we think keeping that family connection is such an important factor in helping your college student thrive at school.

Many of us know that college can be a busy and sometimes difficult time. Believe me, I do! As a freshman RA (Resident Advisor) I have definitely encountered my fair share of homesickness and just plain stress, from freshman to seniors. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

College Is Cake- The Ultimate College Care Package

by Maggie Kelleher

Do you have any friends or family heading off to school soon? Almost all of us know a little one who will soon be entering a classroom, but what about those getting ready to head to the hallowed halls of college?

As I and many others are heading back to school soon, I thought it might be a good time to look into how to stay connected with your college student and support them from afar.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Magical Moon Foundation- Feasting For Charity

by Maggie Kelleher

Have you heard of The Magical Moon Foundation?

The Magical Moon Foundation is a fantastic organization that works to help nurture and empower children with cancer. Their mission statement affirms that The Magical Moon Foundation:
"focuses on empowering children to use their inner strengths to manifest miracles in their lives. The magic behind the Magical Moon begins by encouraging children to find the warrior within. Rather than kids fighting cancer, they become brave young Knights turning their struggles into motivation."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Delicious Delectables- Strawberry Balsamic Coffee Cake Delight!

by Maggie Kelleher

The Kelleher Family Golf Tournament. A reunion, a party, and a family get-together. AKA the perfect place for My Grandma's to be. How did we merge the two? With some awesome cake flavors and toppings, of course!  Looks sooo good, right?!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Let Them Eat Coffee Cake- Family Reunion or Golf Tournament? Cake Makes Them One!

by Maggie Kelleher

My Summer has been jam-packed with coffee cake, and this weekend was no exception, but this weekend's festivities were also packed with people, and why is that? It was our annual Kelleher Family Golf Tournament! This may be specific to my family, but we are hoping it might serve as some inspiration for your family to gather and share the things you love this Summer, and isn't My Grandma's about family, when it comes down to it?

"Papa Jack" John Kelleher enjoying his Coffee Cake

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Say Goodbye To Our Golden Raspberry Coffee Cake- For Now...

by Maggie Kelleher

If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, then you already know that there is a National Raspberry Cake Day! If not, maybe you should, if only to keep updated on similar semi-interesting and smile-worthy factoids. I'm just kidding, we only share things that we think are hilarious or noteworthy, so definitely follow us if that sounds like fun to you!

Look at that gorgeous golden raspberry!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gluten-Free Gourmet- Feeding Your Sweet-tooth No Matter Your Diet

by Maggie Kelleher

Did you know that My Grandma's offers gluten-free dessert options? They may not be coffee cakes, but why should our gluten-free friends suffer watching us so enjoy our coffee cakes when they can't eat any? We believe in sharing the love and smiles that we are known for, and so why not include our gluten-free friends in on the fun?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coffee Cake Balls- A Fancy Party Treat

 by Maggie Kelleher

If you are a regular follower of our blog, than you saw our last post about coffee cake ball chaos. If not, check it out, it's explosive (literally)! Also, follow us!

Well Conna and I are back to tell you how to make our dipping sauces (as mentioned yesterday) and how to dress up those cake balls to make this fun and kid-friendly treat prom-ready. Okay, it doesn't have to be prom, but I thought the homage might be cute.

Aaaanyways, we are going to show you how to do this:

*10 year-old not included

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Coffee Cake Community- We Have Been Nominated!

by Maggie Kelleher

Did you know that we sell our cakes on QVC? Yes? No? Did you also know that we are giving away a FREE coffee cake? Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter! Either way, let's back up.

Have you ever heard of QVC? QVC is the most recognizable major home shopping television network - and their name stands for "Quality, Value, Convenience."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Coffee Cake Balls- Making Coffee Cake A Finger Food

by Maggie Kelleher

Ever wanted to try a few different sauces with your cake? How about fulfilling the kids' sugar cravings in a (relatively) mess-free way? Or are you just looking for a way to eat cake as a mini snack? Try this idea on for size!

What do you know about cake balls? We don't know much. We are in the coffee cake business, after all, and coffee cake balls are not a widespread concept... yet! But despite our lack of knowledge I decided to give it a try, and enlisted my ten year old cousin Conna to help. Say "Hi" to Conna!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Flavorful Fundamentals- All About Walnuts!

by Maggie Kelleher

Do you like walnuts? We here at My Grandma's definitely do. We put walnuts in many of the cakes we make! Luckily for those of you saying "ewww" to the idea of walnuts, it is also possible to special order any of our cakes without walnuts if you so choose, but this particular post might not be for you.

Why not?

A delicious walnut and streusel ribbon runs through the center of our Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake. 

Because this post is all about walnuts and the amazing things they do!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Let Them Eat Coffee Cake- My Grandma's Mini Friends

by Maggie Kelleher

Meet my friend Alison. 

Stay Connected With Grandma- Introducing Bloglovin & All The Ways To Follow!

by Maggie Kelleher

Boy, do we have an update for you!

As you might already know, we have been working diligently to beef up our blog this summer, as a way to connect with, entertain, and help all of our fantastic friends and customers.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Coffee Cake Community- My Grandma's Salute A Soldier Program

by Maggie Kelleher

With the Fourth of July upon us, we have been thinking about the many soldiers who have fought for our country's freedom over the years, and we thought it might be a good time to share some our favorite treats with them, and you can, too!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Charming Crafts - Tin-talizing Garden Light

by Maggie Kelleher

Hi everyone! The Summer has gotten hold of my imagination, what about you? Something about sunshine and warm nights makes everything feel better! And to spice up those warm Summer nights I decided to try my hand at a My Grandma's craft this weekend. Let me know what you think!

I was inspired by a craft I saw on Pinterest by Crafts By Photo, and decided to give it a My Grandma's twist.

A cake tin is always so cute, and sometimes you just don't want to get rid of it, whether it has our logo or your pictures on it (did you know that you can order a personalized My Grandma's cake tin?!) But a pile of cake tins isn't very useful to anybody, so why not re-purpose them into something special?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fourth of July Fun- How Do You Dress Your Coffee Cake?

by Maggie Kelleher

The Fourth of July is fast-approaching! We are very excited and I bet you are, too!

To make your Fourth of July party extra-special, we here at My Grandma's have been experimenting with different ways to dress up our cakes for the Fourth of July!

Check out these inventive serving ideas to get some inspiration or create your own. Send us your ideas and pictures and we may even feature them on this blog and our social media!

Star-Spangled Slices

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fourth of July Fun- Grilled Coffee Cake

by Maggie Kelleher

Are you excited for the Fourth of July?! We are here at My Grandma's of New England! We are even giving away a FREE coffee cake of your choice! Enter the giveaway by sharing or re-tweeting any of our Facebook or Twitter posts this week and filling out the form at the bottom of this page!

The Fourth of July is often a time when friends and family get together and celebrate the U.S., the summer, each other, and food. I always like to show up at family gatherings with something new and different. But coffee cake is just so good! How can I get my coffee cake fix while still impressing everyone? Have I got the answer for you!

Grilled Coffee Cake

Monday, June 23, 2014

Delightful Delectables- Smooth-Sailing Peanut Butter Sauce, The Perfect Peanut Butter Topping

by Maggie Kelleher

By now you might know that I had a little coffee cake photo shoot with some friends in prom dresses last week, and they were the judges in a battle between peanut butter and jelly. Okay, it was between peanut butter sauce and berry sauce, but it's in that realm.

Anyways, I already posted the recipe for the delicious Easy-Does-It Berry Sauce and today I am going to share with you how to make the peanut butter sauce, so you can host round two of this battle yourself.

Let us know how it turns out and enter our giveaway to win a FREE coffee cake for the Fourth of July. All you have to do is share or re-tweet any of our Facebook or Twitter posts and fill out the form below!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Delightful Delectables- Easy-Does-It Berry Sauce, The Foolproof Fruity Topping

by Maggie Kelleher

If you saw our most recent blog post, "Let Them Eat Coffee Cake- My Grandma's Is Perfect For Tea Time & Beyond," then you know that my sister hosted a formal tea-party for some of her friends last weekend, and we had a photo shoot and some delicious cake!

I promised the recipes to the sauces I made to complement an amazing My Grandma's Ted Williams Chocolate Cake, so here is... drumroll please...

The Easy-Does-It Berry Sauce Recipe!

Let Them Eat Coffee Cake- My Grandma's Is Perfect For Tea Time & Beyond

by Maggie Kelleher

I had a bit of an adventure this weekend. My little sister's friends came over for a coffee cake tea party, and knowing that I run this blog, they decided to make it a formal affair. No one can deny that high school seniors know how to create dramatic effect and take the time to enjoy their summer!

So bring on the prom dresses, because these girls dressed up in high-style for My Grandma's of New England.

Delightful Delectables- Father's Day French Toast With A My Grandma's Twist

by Maggie Kelleher

Some might think that coffee cake is reserved only for mornings, coffee breaks, or bridge parties, and served plain (or slightly warmed) with the beverage of your choice.

I might disagree. I already know that My Grandma's coffee cakes are good anytime, day or night. But I can not disagree that a coffee cake breakfast is one of the best types of breakfast you can serve up.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Delightful Delectables- Pumpkin Spice Is Ready For Summer

by Maggie Kelleher

Coffee cake. It conjures up images of a December morning snuggle by the fireplace with a steaming cup of coffee, doesn't it? That's all I thought coffee cake was good for too, until I was introduced to My Grandma's of New England. 

In my first week as the new Social Media Intern at My Grandma's I had a large 3 lb Pumpkin Spice coffee cake in my hands and no idea what to do with it. It was summer after all, how do I serve coffee cake in the summer? Luckily, my sister was graduating High School that weekend and we had family coming over, so I knew I had family to share it with. I started brainstorming. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fun In The Summer Sun- Check Out Our Latest Father's Day "Pinspiration!"

Summer might not officially be here yet, but a lot of our favorite summer events have already started, from Memorial day to graduation parties, proms, and even the upcoming end of the school year. And just like any grandmother, we here at My Grandma's love any event where our families can come together!

If you follow us on social media, you may have seen our recent obsession with Father's Day. But we can't help it, we are just too excited about our new Super Dad coffee cake tin! But it is not just the tin. To us, Father's Day kicks off the season of barbecues, bonfires, beach days, and backyard games. Our family loves to come together, celebrate, and play as the summer heats up and we are itching to make some summer 2014 memories.