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 42 varieties of Cookie Queen Cookies. E Mail The Queen for a list of current offerings and their prices. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
After what we all have been been through this past year some inspirational music would be just the ticket for getting back into the swing of entertainment in 2021.
The Original Class Act used our time during Covid shutdown to add a new program to our repertoire. We have chosen music from Broadway, movies and religious collections to comprise our latest offering - Let Us Lift You Up.
The program includes medleys from The Sound of Music, Godspell, Sister Act,
Jesus Christ Superstar and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
We’ll do the Celtic Woman hit “O America,” The Diamond Rio version of “In God We Still Trust,” Chris Mann’s “Roads,” and the Celine Dion/Josh Groban duet of “The Prayer.”
Solos include “You Raise Me Up,” “God Help The Outcasts” and “Scarlet Ribbons.”
There will be an opportunity for everyone to sing along to “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God of Our Fathers,” “Lord of All Hopefulness” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”
We’ll close out the show with some of our personal favorites: “El Shaddai,” “All God’s Creatures,” “Hallelujah,” “Child of Peace” and “May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You.”
The program is suitable for outdoor venues if your Covid restrictions are still being enforced.
The Original Class Act is available for both daytime and evening performances on weekdays and weekends.
We come with our own sound system.
To schedule a performance of Let Us Lift You Up with The Original Class Act, you may phone director Pat Condelli at 724-339-0920 or email to 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.
Vocal coach for this group of outstanding musician, 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.
If you have gone to any store lately you surely have noticed that many shelves are empty.
There are shortages of just about everything from food to clothing, household goods, appliances, furniture, cars, paper products and even toys!
The fear-mongering media is trying to cause a rush of purchasing to spur the economy
by constantly blasting that there won’t be any gifts under the Christmas tree.
I’m here to solve the Christmas “problem” - if you think there will be one.
But first let me explain why there are these shortages. Many reasons. Most of them caused by the incompetent bumbling Biden administration, environmentalists and Covid 19.
Lots of folks are blaming the Chinese for not shipping sufficient products. That is not accurate. There are now 146 massive freighters filled with thousands of containers with many of the products missing from store shelves. Those ships cannot dock and be unloaded for a variety of reasons. I’ll give you a few of them:
1. Because of the Biden Covid 19 vaccination dictate there are not enough employees to staff the docks. Many smart people are refusing to take an experimental drug whose side effects are not yet known.
2. The Biden administration is paying people not to work - so of course job openings are not being filled. There are not enough workers to unload the ships.
3. There are not enough truckers to haul the goods. Truckers must be 21 so kids graduating from high school either go on to college or get jobs in other fields. They are old enough to work - but not to drive an 18-wheeler.
4. Truckers cannot get parts to repair their trucks and cannot buy new trucks.
5. The Environmental Protection Agency shut down trucks non-compliant with the new Biden (2020) environmental regulations. Trucks over 3 years old are not permitted on the California docks.
6. Unions have banned owner-operator trucks from the California ports. Unions want no competition from individual entrepreneurs.
7. There are very few companies still manufacturing in the United States.
Except for one - the My Pillow Company manufactures in Minnesota. EPA truck rules do not apply there. Mike Lindell pays his truckers more than what the government is offering to stay at home and not work. So My Pillow products are available. And they all make great Christmas gifts.
My Pillow does not manufacture just pillows. Go to www.mypillow.com and see the array of possibilities …. sheets, comforters, quilts, throw blankets, weighted blankets, mattresses and mattress toppers, bed frames, towels, decorative accent cushions, pillow cases, travel cushions, dog beds, pajamas, bathrobes, books, gift cards, and the most comfortable slippers you will ever put on your tired tootsies.
I highly recommend the pillows, the dog beds and the moccasin slippers because I own
them, use them, wear them.
A gift of a My Pillow pillow would be one of the best things you could give anyone. They are like sleeping on a cloud. So very comfortable. And the person who receives this gift will think of you every night when when they use your wonderful gift. The pillows come in many sizes….I have the body pillow. the Queen and the Neckroll. All highly recommended.
I also have the large dog bed. Unfortunately my dog wants no part of it - but I have fallen asleep on it many times and find it to be unbelievably supportive as it cushions all contact points and relieves some long-standing back, hip and leg pain.
Recently my sister Maria sent me my early Christmas gift - the new My
Pillow moccasins. They are $139 but worth every cent. These are the most comfortable slippers I have ever owned. They come in four colors - blush, grey, black and chestnut. Love, love, love them. Indoor/outdoor soles. Warm. Great arch. If you watch or listen to conservative media like Steve Bannon’s Warroom Pandemic, the Dan Bongino Podcast, or programs on Rightside Broadcasting or Americasvoice.news you can get coupon codes which will significantly lower the price of these incredible slippers. The slippers are manufactured in Cambodia but Mike says he has access that does not depend on the California dock stalemate.
You can also gift coffee from Minuteman Coffee. www.minutemancoffee.org. There is a wide selection of specialty roasts and you can get them ground, whole bean or Kpods. A new roast will launch Dec. 7th. A percentage of proceeds from sales support our first responders and Veteran communities nationwide. Minuteman also has other nice gift products including T shirts, hats and mugs. My favorite is the Foxtrot Juliett Bravo T shirt - great for football fans who are doing the new FJB chant.
Or you can order Cookie Queen Cookies. www.cookies-cookbooks.com. Cookies are always a welcome gift. My Christmas order deadline is Nov. 30th. Be advised: these are the current prices. They most likely will change if I have difficulty getting ingredients at reasonable prices.
Amaretti (almond mac) $6
Amaretti, Filled (chocolate or lemon) $7
Apricot Delight $8
Cherry Delight $8
Biscotti $5 (frosted wedding cookies)
Brownies .50 each
Chocolate Chip $5
Cho Chip/Nuts $6
Cho Mac $5
Coconut Mac $7
Cowboy Cookies $7
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 $8
cho chip $5
Peanutbutter Old Fashioned $4
Peanutbutter Cups $6
Peanutbutter Cho Chips $6
Pecan Tassies $8
Pizzelles - Anise $4
Pizzelles - Vanilla $4
Pizzelles - Filled $6
Pumpkin Cho Chip $6
Pumpkin Gems $5
Snowballs - Coconut $8
Snowballs - Pecan $8
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
I have a lot of jalapeno peppers still growing in my garden and I needed to use them. This recipe for Jalapeno Popper Phyllo Cups which I found on line is my new favorite appetizer. Really wonderful and so much easier to make and eat than traditional Jalapeno poppers. It took just five minutes to prepare these as I always have cooked bacon in my freezer.
20 mini phyllo tart shells
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
Bacon - cooked and crumbled
How To Make Them
* Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F
* Place phyllo cups onto a baking sheet or in a mini muffin pan. You will need two boxes the Athens Phyllo Shells as there are only 15 in a box. Freezer the leftovers.
* Stir together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and hot sauce in a bowl.
* Spoon mixture into phyllo cups. Sprinkle bacon bits on top.
* Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
BTW…..recipe correction from last week. In the directions for the Sour Cream Lemon Pie I mention adding lime juice. My bad. Good catch by newsletter subscriber Maryann Justham. Sometimes I make these with lime juice instead of lemon. I did not mention that in the recipe post because last week limes at the store were tiny and expensive and I did not want my readers to spend a fortune on a gazillion limes. Just know - you can make that wonderful pie with either lemon or lime juice and sometimes I have used some of each.
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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: email@example.com
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.