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Where does the time go?

Posted on: February 21, 2017
Tags: Monthly News, Events, Cincinnati, tradition, Weddings
As far as looking at the past goes, I have no sense of time and not the best memory. Carol Lanner, one of our treasured staff members is retiring at the end of February after having worked here for 26 years. That actually seems impossible to me. I remember read more …

The UnBirthday

Posted on: April 5, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
There were many reasons to celebrate. My sister Maureen had sold her house, my 91 year old Mother had been released from the hospital after 4 months and had moved back to her apartment, and it was Maureen’s birthday. I had sent out email invitations to read more …

I Love January!!!

Posted on: January 7, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, birthday
I love January. The grey skies and cold weather appeal to me. I want to turn on the oven and look at cookbooks sitting at my kitchen table. It is also my birthday month, which I share with my brother and my son. Peter, my brother, was born two days and three read more …

One of my Favorite things...

Posted on: December 9, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, Christmas, cookies, tradition
One of my favorite things.   I love the images of mice at Christmas. Perhaps it’s the Nutcracker, or memories of holiday Tom and Jerry cartoons, or the sweetest mice who helped Cinderella get dressed or Snow White do her chores. In these read more …

Chocolate Mousse is Back!!

Posted on: October 19, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays

Chocolate mousse is back on the menu!. We make our mousse with a very classic recipe. Only 6  ingredients, you quickly become are aware of the star of the show ……the chocolate dish it sits in completes the chocolate lover’s idea of perfection.

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Month of Love

Posted on: October 5, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays
Birthday monthsIf you are born in September or October, you don’t have to go far to find someone else who shares your birthday. Over the years we have noticed a pattern and came to a few conclusions.Who doesn’t feel a sense of warmth and affection read more …

Best and most Fun Assistant

Posted on: September 23, 2015
Tags: Holiday, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
My niece turned 40 today. I can remember everything about her birth and childhood. She is my older sister’s first child and the first baby I really ever met. I was crazy about her and tried to get my sister to let her spend as much time as possible with read more …

Coney Island??

Posted on: August 18, 2015
Tags: august, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition
Today Erin Powell, one of our service people at the counter , had a customer  inquire if there was a story behind the Coney Island heart cookie. She had ordered many dozen of them for a party she was throwing. It made me smile to think that someone was read more …

You may faint...

Posted on: July 18, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition
Tiramisu ….. People swoon over the idea. But I do believe that our tiramisu may make you faint. In Italy, it is a compliment to say something tastes exactly as it was made 100 years ago. No changes, no personal inspiration. In this instance I think read more …

JimmyJam

Posted on: July 15, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition
 What’s a jimmy jam? Sometimes I’ll get  my inspiration for desserts at The BonBonerie from  the memory of the pleasure of the simplest desserts from childhood . I used to seek out  a beautiful creation called a jim jam when read more …

Do you blame me?

Posted on: July 6, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati, tradition
            A month or so ago an article was written in an Eastside publication about Carol Coors. I discovered a lot about Mrs. Coors after I read that article that I did not know. To me she was simply the mother of one of read more …

What is a French Macaron?

Posted on: June 11, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition
What exactly is a French Macaron you say? They are little pieces of heaven! Known to be a French staple and can be found at most Patisseries. Here, in the U.S. they continue to grow in popularity. Many bakeries in Cincinnati are now adding them to their read more …

Make a Memory

Posted on: June 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati, tradition
I romanticize about summer. Picnics were one my favorite things to think about even though as a child we hardly went on any. When visiting my grandparents in Florida, however, we actually did enjoy picnics most days that we went to the beach. It was simple read more …

I Love Lemon!!!

Posted on: May 4, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, pies, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition
Whenever someone mentions dessert and one of the words is lemon, my Mom always says the same thing, “I love lemon!”  Everyone who works at The BonBonerie can probably verify that. As a child growing up in Scarsdale New York, she told me read more …

Has it really been 32 years??

Posted on: April 10, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, pies, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, Art
Did you know that April is the month of our 32nd Anniversary? So, in order to celebrate with you we will be having some special pricing for walk-in customers on the following days:Friday April 3rd all slices of cake will be $3.32.Monday April 13th all of our read more …

16 Reasons I Love Easter

Posted on: April 5, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition
It has always been my favorite holiday.   It always means spring, no matter what date it falls on. Easter egg hunts, which I have coerced my 22 year old son to still hunt for the eggs I hid when he came home from college. Coloring hard boiled eggs read more …

Join us for Tea!!

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition

Join us in Celebrating Mothers, Daughters and Tea enthusiasts alike! The Cincinnati Flower Show will be hosting an English Tea on April 19th. Follow the link for more details or to reserve your spot!

 

http://cincinnatihorticulturalsociety.com/cincyflowershow/2015-event/english-garden-tea/

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The Sampler

Posted on: March 11, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, Art
Many Years ago, I was walking in my grandparents neighborhood in Florida and found a hand-stitched sampler that was discarded in the trash. The sentiment stitched into the cloth was just exactly how I have always felt about having a cup of tea with a friend. read more …

The Art of Food

Posted on: March 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition, Art Show
The idea of the Art of Food Event at The Carnegie Arts Center in Covington started in the mind of Bill Seitz about 10 years ago. I had never met Bill,who was the director of the arts center at that time. He called me at the BonBonerie and asked if he might read more …

Catalysts of fun!

Posted on: January 31, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
My birthday is in January. This is a picture of the birthday cake one of my good friends baked for me. Almost everyone thinks that I wouldn’t want a cake for my birthday. But oh what a wonderful surprise I had when she brought in a luscious banana cake read more …

What's behind a name?

Posted on: January 29, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays
Did you ever wonder where some of the names came for some of our pastries? Well the wind cookie is one of my favorites . My Aunt Rea used to cook for St. Lawrence school in Price Hill. A function of her job was to use every part part of every bit of food. So read more …

2015 ...Anything but dull

Posted on: January 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays, classes
January is exciting!!.I love the idea of beginning anew as the clock strikes midnight. The cold temperature and dark skies ofCincinnatihelp me to look inward to plan for the upcoming year. As a baker and a pastry chef the cold temperatures only encourage more read more …

Gingerbread Kit

Start a new tradition! We have completed all of our gingerbread house classes. Now we have available for purchase....gingerbread house kits. It will come with a completely assembled house and a bag of icing. You will need to purchase your candy to finish off read more …

A Cookie jar full of questions...

Our present holiday season presents so many decisions each year. The usual problem solving like “What should we get for_______? (you know, fill in the blank)  What should we serve for Christmas dinner or our holiday party? Is this the year we no read more …

Give our hand a chance

Posted on: November 4, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, pies, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays
            This is the month when pie finally gets the center stage it deserves. I have judged many pie contests. What I learned from that experience is that making a pie is one of the best judges of the real mettle of a read more …

Bountiful Midwest

October is now part of the great extended end of year progressive party. For so many, Halloween is the best excuse for a party of the entire year. And we all know that just watching football is a reason to party. From grade school to the professionals we all read more …

Let's Blow in the New Year!

Posted on: September 2, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, fall, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, Weddings
As far as I’m concerned , we might as well all put on our party hats and blow in the New Year with noisy horns  when September 1st rolls around.September makes me feel like I have a chance to try something new, to forget the past year and look read more …

Lazy Days of Summer

Oh the lazy days of summer! Many of us still think of the summer as a time to vacation. Even at The BonBonerie, we begin planning our staff lists to take turns to vacation as the last trays of graduation caps and diploma cookies are being finished. Our city read more …

Whenever You're Feeling Good and Hungry...

Posted on: March 21, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
Starting today....select Skyline locations will now be featuring our fine pastries and desserts!! We will be at the Oakley, Walnut Hills, Fairfax and Norwood locations. You can find favorites like our Opera Cream Cupcake, Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes and read more …

Cincinnati Magazine!!!

Posted on: March 7, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition

Here is our article in Cincinnati Magazine!! They chose to feature our Opera Cream Torte...yay!! Thank you so much for 30 years of love and support!!

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We made it!!

Posted on: March 5, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition

How exciting!! We just received the issue of Bake magazine....we are on the front page!! Check out the article on pages 20-24.

http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bake/2014_03_01/#/0

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St. Patrick's Day!!!

Saint Patricks Day has a special meaning for our business for 2 reasons; my partner Mary Patricia Sullivan Pace was born on Saint Patricks Day and has developed a keen sense for celebrating that day ever since. Reason two relates to my memory of the St. read more …

Sweets for your Sweetie!!

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, haunted house, Cincinnati, tradition, classes
Love is in the air....plenty of sweets are in our bakery. What is the perfect gift for your Valentine? Is it our rich chocolate heart cake for two, buttery cutout cookies, delicious chocolate covered strawberries? Maybe it's our famous Opera Cream Torte with read more …

Superbowl Sunday!!

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition

We have everything you need for your Superbowl party. Here are just a few samples of some of the goodies.

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PINKALICIOUS is coming!!!

Pinkalicious is almost here!! Opening night is with the Cincinnati Children's Theater at Taft Theater. Be sure to stop by our booth. Here are some of our latest cookie creations. You can even call ahead to stop by and pick up a pinkalicious boxed lunch for you and your little ones. Call Jessica at 513-321-3399 ext 3 for more details.

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Decorating class

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition
February 15, 2014 1-3pm          $40pp Let’s make Flowers  A class for the decorating novice. Learn from the expert how to make 4 types of royal icing flowers. (daisy, rose, mum and a pansy) After this read more …

New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: January 1, 2014
Tags: Holiday, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition
 I actually love the new year and making new years resolutions, especially for The BonBonerie. Each year I make lists for months of what I want to accomplish here in the new  year or revisit those I didn’t have enough time to do in the read more …

There's Plenty to Love

Posted on: December 11, 2013
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, Christmas, cookies, tradition

There’s plenty to love on this holiday cookie tray. Laden with a wide selection of our handmade cookies it’s a lovely gift for or just enough for a small get together in front of the fire. $19.95 Holiday A Plenty Tray

 

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It's Here, It's Here!!

Posted on: December 1, 2013
Tags: Holiday, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, Tea Party, Christmas, cookies, gingerbread, tradition
It’s here ......It’s here.......Almost like children, we get excited about the Christmas holidays too. What do our customers want this year? Does the yule log need another mushroom? What should we do about the decoration on the Holiday Opera Cream read more …