HRM Pat Condelli, THE Cookie Queen, invites you to stop by The online Cookie Castle to see what her company can do to serve you. Cookies - cakes - cookbooks - cooking classes - and entertainment are her specialties.
The Cookie Queen bakes the world’s most delicious all-natural cookies. She will be happy to plan special cookie displays for your event. She is known for speedy service when cookies are needed for a funeral or a sick friend.
The Cookie Queen also is the director, choreographer and lead soprano for The Original Class Act, a group that has been performing together since 1992. There are 18 programs from which to choose.
Cookie Queen Cookies are simply the most delicious cookies you can buy. They are made fresh daily in the spotless kitchen of the Cookie Queen's Castle in the town of New Kensington, Pa., near Pittsburgh. There are 50 varieties of Cookie Queen Cookies. See current cookie list below.
The Cookie Queen makes wonderful-tasting cakes for any occasion .. like this cherry-infused cheesecake. Live and silk floral bouquets are the only decorations. The Queen makes only butter cream and whipped cream frostings. She does not make fondant icing (it tastes terrible). See list of cakes/frostings available blow.
The Cookie Queen has published three books: "Royal Recipes From The castle of The Cookie Queen," "Hassle Free Holidays" and "Never Scrub Another Toilet." You can order copies from the Queen at email@example.com or phone Word Association Publishers 724-226-1255.
Just like the old movie story - a group of friends got together to “put on a show” for the church fun fair way back in 1992. They presented a program of Cole Porter music. The 3-day gig stretched into many years and many shows as the phone never stops ringing. Everyone wants to book this group for a retirement home, church dinner, women’s club, lodge meeting, holiday party.
The Original Class Act is ready for another exciting year of entertaining. Our Christmas show was fun and festive but we have put away the holly and mistletoe until next December. Now we are ready to debut our new program featuring inspirational songs from Broadway, the movies, pop culture and church.
Among the songs in our new program are
Climb Every Mountain
We Beseech Thee Hear Us
You Raise Me Up
God Help The Outcasts
God of Our Father
The Lord’s Prayer
Bless This House
In God We Still Trust
All God’s Creatures
Child of Peace
May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You
Need entertainment for a special event?
Corporate program. Church dinner. Family gathering.
Let The Original Class Act sing & dance for your guests.
We have 18 costumed and choreographed programs for just about any event you can imagine.
For fee & available dates Phone: 724-339-0920 E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner of Cookie Queen Cookies, Cookbooks & Entertainment, Pat is the director and lead soprano of The Original Class Act. Pat also can be booked for a one-woman show - 20 songs in one hour. Pat enjoys spending time with her Australian Shepherd Jenni Luigina.
Vocal coach for this group of outstanding musicians, Terry is our alto and also plays the piano, organ and guitar and does solo gigs for weddings and funerals. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Terry is wearing one of our new St. Patrick show costumes which we made in January.
Ladies swoon when Bill holds their hands and sings directly to each special lady in the audience. Bill is available as a wedding and funeral soloist.
Let me start this diatribe by first stating that I do not like women’s sports. I do not like watching women compete in anything. Not golf. Not tennis. Not basketball. Not swimming. It’s just me. Not saying they aren’t good at what they do. I just don’t want to watch women athletes.
And I was very much opposed to the 1972 Title IX law that forced schools to dump a lot of men’s sports so they would have enough money to provide athletic teams for women.
As a result of Title IX, any school that gets federal money must provide fair and equal treatment of the sexes in all areas, including athletics.
In 1972 there were just 30,000 women participating in NCAA sports, as opposed to 170,000 men.
Title IX was designed to correct those imbalances. It was designed to enforce equal access and quality. Women’s and men’s programs were required to provide the same resources to locker rooms, medical treatment, training, coaching, practice times and facilities, equipment, tutoring and recruitment. Scholarship money was to be budgeted on a commensurate basis, so that if 40 percent of a school’s athletic scholarships were awarded to men, 40 percent of the scholarship budget must also go to women.
Lots of women (not me) supported this law. They marched and protested and wrote letters and screamed and hollered at the top of their lungs until Title IX became law.
I’d like to know where those women are today. Why are they not protesting how this law has now become basically useless thanks to the requirement that allows men to compete as women in sports.
Brain Dead Joe Biden gutted women's sports on his first day in office. He issued an executive order which forced any school that receives federal funding to allow transgendered students into the bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams of their preferred gender.
This is insane — even for that demented senile fool.
I don’t care if God himself says that there are more than two genders - science will prove that there are TWO and only TWO genders. Male. And female. And in case you did not pay attention in any of your health or biology or science classes in school as a former medical professional (I was a paramedic for seven years) I can tell you with certainty - THERE ARE JUST TWO GENDERS. MALE. AND FEMALE.
Each gender is different. They have different DNA, different parts that have different biologic functions. And men - whether they think they are women or not - whether they have developed their God-given abilities or not - are bigger and stronger and faster than the gals. Men have a bigger lung capacity too which makes a HUGE difference in athletic competition. There’s no getting around it no matter what dopey hormones you take or what body mutilating surgery you have done that will change that. Unless you get a lung transplant.
And yes there are differences within each gender as well….which is one of the reasons why there are weight classifications in such sports as boxing and wrestling. I know women (at least one of them, Dede) who can hit from the men’s tees, but not many. Yet you don’t see women golf pros being allowed to compete in the mens’ tournaments.
It’s not fair to girls and women who have trained and worked hard all of their lives to now be forced to compete knowing that if their is a biologic male in the competition the best they can do is come in second. No matter how fast they run or swim - if they are running or swimming against a biologic man, they’re gonna loose.
If I were competing in sports today and had to face off against a man I would quit. Period. End of story.
Not playing that game. Why would I even try knowing there was no way on earth that I could win. Second is not what I want. I would want to be first. I would want the scholarships that come with being the BEST. I would want to be on the Wheaties box.
But….but….but….Biden and his progressive butt-kissers say we now have to be inclusive even if that means that once again women get the shaft (pun intended).
So what I want to know is this - where are all the title IX yammerers who got the law passed? Why are they not speaking up about this unfair baloney?
Not a peep out of any of them. Well … a few. But most are afraid of being doxed for being “transphobic” - whatever that means.
Call me all the names you want. I am not transphobic. I am not sexist. I am not racist. I am not any of the “ists” the dopey lunatic liberals fling around at anyone who disagrees that there are more than two genders. (There are only TWO genders.)
But I have a solution to this problem: let’s have Title X - which would be a law that allows schools to start teams for transgenders. Let them compete against each other. Once that is even suggested you will see how quickly this nonsense stops.
The transgenders are out to make everyone kowtow to their “identity.”
Well how about this - I identify as a race horse and I want to compete in the Kentucky Derby. Where do I go to sign up?
If you support women sports for WOMEN, please take the time to sign the petition - go to www.savewomenssports.US.
This BCP Breakfast/Lunch/or Dinner Pie is my favorite recipe from the breakfast had for a group of friends on Thursday. It got rave reviews from everyone. Lots of goodies….bacon, hash browns, cheese, eggs. Easy to make. No last-minute prep as it should sit in the refrigerator overnight. This amount makes 8 nice servings. It can be on for your table for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.
8 slices bacon
1⁄2 cup corn flake crumbs
1 Tbsp. bacon fat
2 1⁄2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1⁄2 cups cheese - must use some “cheese food”
1⁄3 cup milk
2 green onions, thinly sliced
Pepper (no salt)
How To Make It
* Cook bacon until crisp, crumble. Reserve 1 T bacon grease.
* Mix corn flake crumbs with reserved bacon grease.
* As for the cheese - use what you like - use several different cheeses but to make this really good some of it has to be a cheese food like Velveeta. I used the Aldi brand and it was fabulous. I also threw in some mozzarella, some sharp cheddar and some Mexican blend cheese.
* Beat eggs in bowl and add remaining ingredients … except the corn flake crumbs. Do not add any salt … there is enough salt in the bacon and cheese.
* Spray 9” deep pie pan with Pam.
* Pour egg mixture into pie plate and top with corn flake/bacon fat mixture.
* Cover and refrigerate overnight.
* Bake uncovered at 325 for 50 minutes
Amaretti (almond mac) $6
* Amaretti, Filled (chocolate or lemon) $7
Apricot Delight $7
Cherry Delight $7
Biscotti $5 (frosted wedding cookies)
Brownies 15/$7 1 1/2” X 1 1/2”
Chocolate Chip $5
Cho Chip/Nuts $6
Chocolate Mac $5
Coconut Mac $7
Cowboy Cookies $7 (cho chips, pecans, coconut, oatmeal)
Fudge Dusters $6
Ginger Snaps $6
Gingerbread Cutouts $7
Gobs, Chocolate $6
Gobs, Pumpkin $6
Lemon Tarts $7
Molasses Oatmeal $6
Molasses Raisin $6
Miniature Nutrolls $7
cho chip $5
NEW 2021 pistachio $6
Peanutbutter Old Fashioned $4
Peanutbutter Cups $6
Peanutbutter Cho Chips $6
Pecan Tassies $7
Pizzelles - Anise $4
Pizzelles - Vanilla $4
Pizzelles - Filled $6
Pumpkin Cho Chip $6
Pumpkin Gems $5
Snowballs - Coconut $7
Snowballs - Pecan $7
Sugar - Choc. Chip $5
Sugar - Pecan $5
Sugar - cutouts (Trees & Star of David only) $7
Gingerbread - cutouts (trees & Star of David only) $7
- chocolate, raspberry, apricot, lemon filling
- NEW Carmel Sea Salt Thumbprints
Triple Cho Chews $6
Wee Cakes $6 - Mini cupcakes
It is most important that your wedding cake taste good. You want guests leaving your reception to say, “That is the best wedding cake I have ever tasted.” That is why you have chosen THE Cookie Queen to bake the cake for your Special Day. My cakes taste really good. I do not specialize in elaborate decorations.
I specialize in making “one of a kind” cakes. I do not have a portfolio of cake photos because I simply refuse to do any cake design twice. Each cake is unique and is designed for YOU alone. If you have a photo of what you would like your cake to look like, please bring it to our initial consultation or Email it to me (email@example.com) prior to your consultation to save time.
Here is a selection of the most popular Cookie Queen wedding cake ideas:
1. A two-tiered “show” cake with the 10” bottom to be cut at the reception and served at the head table and the 7” top to be frozen for the First Anniversary. Undecorated double-layer sheet cakes are served to the other guests from the kitchen. This way everybody gets icing. There are no center cuts.
2. Filled cupcakes and Weecakes (mini cupcakes) are ideal because your guests can choose their favorite flavor of cake and frosting. I recommend still having a small two-tiered “show” cake to cut at the reception.
3. A selection of 8” or 9” cakes in many different flavors: You can choose the usual chocolate, vanilla, marble or anything else you might want to have: carrot, spice, chocolate-cherry, chocolate- raspberry, German chocolate, rum cream, lemon cream, pineapple cream, peanutbutter-chocolate or a choice of your own. Cakes are on display where guests can select their favorite and cut their own slice.
4. 8” cakes on each table - so the guests can serve themselves at each table. This provides dessert and eliminates the expense of table centerpieces. But - there sometimes is wasted cake with this method. However - any leftover cake can be frozen for use at a later time.
Prices: based on the batter, filling, frosting and number of servings you will need.
Floral Decoration: I will coordinate with your florist and have them design the flowers or I will work with your colors and design the flower decorations myself from either real or silk flowers..
Frosting: I do butter cream or whipped cream only. If you wish a smooth rolled fondant finish, please select another baker. The fondant may look nice but tastes terrible. Also I do not use “white” chocolate. There is no such thing and “white chocolate” has a strange after-taste. (FYI: White chocolate contains no chocolate liquor. It is a mix of cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin, milk solids and vanilla. Chocolate liquor is the brown paste leftover after the cocoa butter has been extracted from the cocoa nibs.)
Cookie Queen Cakes
7”, 8”, 9”, 10”, 13 x 9, half sheet
Price depends on size, type of cake, frosting
Layer & Sheet Cakes
Almond Flour Cake
Angel Food Cake/ Cream Cheese Frosting,Cherries
Amaretto Apple Cake
Carrot Cake/ Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Peanutbutter Cake
Chocolate Cake/White Buttercream
Chocolate Cake/ Whipped Cream Frosting
Chocolate Cake/ Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Raspberry Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Lemon Cream Cake/ Lemon Curd filling
Marble Cake/Chocolat filling/White Buttercream
Rum Cream Sponge Cake/Whipped Cream
White/Yellow Cake/Caramel Frosting
White/ Yellow Cake/Chocolate Frosting
White/Yellow Cake/White Buttercream
White/Yellow Cake/Strawberry Buttercream
Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
Lemon Curd Cheesecake
Lime Coconut Cheesecake
Patty’s Perfect Cheesecake
New York Cheesecake
Pound Cakes/Bundt Cakes
Amaretto Apple Cake
Apple Cider Bundt Cake
Apple Loaf Cake
Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Coconut Pineapple Loaf Cake
Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon Yoghurt Bundt Cake
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Butter Cream, white
Butter Cream, chocolate
Butter Cream, lemon
Coffee Butter Cream
Want to learn how to make the best pie crust in the world?
Do your homemade cookies turn out misshapen and burnt?
Can you put a gourmet dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes?
Interested in learning more about Italian cuisine?
HRH Pat Condelli, The Cookie Queen, also known as "the practical Martha Stewart," teaches all the tricks of the trade in fun-filled classes at the Castle in New Kensington, Pa.
Home Economist Pat Condelli
Pat received her degree in Home Economics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been teaching cooking, baking and home making since 1968.
Choose one of the following classes or tell the Cookie Queen what you would like to bake or cook and she will plan a class specifically for you and your friends.
Pat also is available for LIVE consultation on SKYPE. If you have a web cam, message Pat on the internet for a time for a live SKYPE consult on your computer.
* Dough Re Mi - How to handle all types of doughs - yeast, phyllo, pizza, pie, biscuit. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something wonderful.
* Hassle-Free Holidays -. Save time and your sanity with easy holiday recipes. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something scrumptious.
* Kids Can Cook - Easy recipes. Lots of fun. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something to show your family what you made. Class limited to six children.
* Cookies to Die For, Cry For, Lie For - Learn to make "professional-looking" cookies that taste fabulous. Men of all ages really love this class. Hands on. Sampling. Take home some goodies.
* Yes, You CAN Make a Pie - Anyone can and I’ll teach you how.
* Intro to Cooking for the Single Man -Basic cooking skills for guys. Prepare wonderful meals for you and your buddies. Food safety. Learn how to host a party. Hands on. Sampling. Something to take home.
* Carry Me Back to Old Italia - Grand recipes from the North and South of Italy. Family-tested for generations. Hands on. Sampling. Something to take home.
* Ethnic Cooking With American Flair - You’ll get a little bit of everything in this class - Italian, Greek, Polish, German, Mexican, Dutch, Indian, Chinese. Six sessions.$300. Come for dinner. We eat first. Then I’ll show you how to make it. And you can take some home for your family to taste. Class size limited to six students.
All classes feature hands-on (not just watching me do it) experience. And everyone gets to take home something they themselves made.
Most classes are just one 2-3-hour session. There are morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions available.
Individual Classes: $40-$60 (depending on items being prepared), which includes recipes and something delicious to take home.
To register for a class, phone the Cookie Queen at 724 339-0920 or E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that the 2020 audits are proving that the election was indeed stolen by fraud the Democrats want to “just move on” and fix the system for the next election. No. No. And definitely no. To be fair and for the good of this country which is being ruined, the cheater must be ousted and if you like me demand fairness please sign the petition at www.Fix2020first.com.
Are you planning a special event? Are you looking for performers for a variety show? Send me a message about your plans, and I will get back to you soon.