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Holiday Gifting and Giving!

I hope all of you are catching the Christmas Spirit! As, gifting, I believe, should be done with a heart full of intent, gratitude and love! We have plenty of the perfect gifts at Sweetie-licious, baked especially for all of you, with joy and love! Remember us for all your holiday needs and "wants!" Thank you!

Holiday Gifting and Giving!

Sweetie-licious: One of the 20 Most Legendary Pie Shops in America!

We are over the moon excited to be featured as one of the '20 Most Legendary Pie Shops in ALL of America' by USA Today! 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2016/11/22/americas-famous-pie-shops/94318092/

Sweetie-licious: One of the 20 Most Legendary Pie Shops in America!

Order your holiday goodies today!

Hurry and place your order for delicious baked goods from Sweetie-licious! We would love to help you and your loved ones celebrate this joyous time of year. Call our DeWitt shop (517-669-9300) or Downtown Market Grand Rapids location (616-259-7005) soon to guarantee you get the treats you love most in time for the holidays! Selections include:

Fruit pies: Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry, Holiday, Cherry Berry Berry, Apple, Caramel Apple, Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple

Cream Pies: Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream, Chocolate Cream, Chocolate Peppermint Cream

Other Pies: Keylime, Keylime Raspberry, Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, Sweetie-licious

Cookies (minimum 6 per flavor): Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Boys, Cherry Lemon Bombs, Chocolate Chip, Molasses, Snickerdoodle

Other Goodies: Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Roll

 

Order your holiday goodies today!

Order Your Thanksgiving Pies Today!

Sweetie-licious is now accepting orders for Thanksgiving pies! We would love to help you celebrate this lovely holiday, so please give us a call and let us know what we can make for you. Our 2016 Thanksgiving pie selection includes: Tom's (cherry, cherry, blueberry), Cherry Berry Berry (cherry, blueberry, raspberry), Holiday (cherry, blueberry, raspberry, cranberry), Apple, Apple Cranberry, Caramel Apple, Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple, Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline and Sweetie-licious (dark chocolate, pralines, caramel, Irish cream). We also offer Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Boys, Carrot Bundt Cake, Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Roll and Cheeseballs. Please note: we do not accept offers for 6" pies during the week of Thanksgiving.

Order Your Thanksgiving Pies Today!

Sweetie Farm Markets

We have always loved farm markets and are pleased to take part in them each summer! What a joy to be surrounded by local, hard-working folks, gathering to share the fruits of their labor with their communities! Find Sweetie-licious at these summer farm markets:

Milford Farmers Market: Thursdays, 3-8 pm thru October 15

Meridian Township Farm Market: Saturdays, 8am - 2pm thru October 29

Farmers Markets at the Capitol: Sept. 22, 10am - 3pm

 

Sweetie Farm Markets

Sweetie-licious Catering for your Sweet Events!

We are excited to make your weddings, showers, graduation open houses, conferences and parties extra special with our delicious and award-winning desserts and lunches. Call our shops for more information! DeWitt (517-669-9300); Grand Rapids (616-259-7005).

Sweetie-licious Catering for your Sweet Events!

Pi Day with WLNS!

WLNS' Chivon Kloepfer stopped by our shop to celebrate all things pi(e) on Pi Day, March 14! Click here to read the full story and view the video!

 

 

Pi Day with WLNS!

WILX First at 4 - Pi Day!

Sweetie-licious owner Linda Hundt and her daughter Ellie joined Kirk Montgomery to talk Pi Day (3.14) on WILX First at 4. Click here to view the video and get a peek at a recipe for Easy Oh-So-Very-Pleasy Coconut Custard Pie! We love to celebrate Pi Day and will be offering pie slices for just $3.14 all day long at all three of our locations! You'll also find our bake cases stocked with pi-shaped sugar cookies and we'll have a few giveaways throughout the day! 

WILX First at 4 - Pi Day!

Have a Sweetie-licious St. Patty's Day!

Join us at all 3 of our locations on Thursday, March 17 for a special St. Patty's Day menu! We will be serving delicious Irish fare along with delightfully festive baked goods! Menu selection includes:

Potato Cabbage Soup with Irish Soda Bread
Roasted Potato & Irish Dubliner Cheese Quiche
Shamrock Sugar Cookies
Green Coconut Cloud Cupcakes
Minty Shamrock Cream Pie
and more!

Have a Sweetie-licious St. Patty's Day!

Celebrate Pi Day with Sweetie-licious!

Math lovers and pie lovers unite! Join Sweetie-licious to celebrate Pi Day (3.14) on Monday, March 14! Linda and her eldest daughter/Sweetie-licious food scientist, Ellie Hundt, joined Kirk Montgomery on WILX First at Four to talk about the upcoming holiday and share a recipe for a super easy Coconut Custard Pie! Click here for highlights from our appearance. And stay tuned to our web site for more details on Pi Day festivities - pie slices will be $3.14 all day long at all three locations!

 

Celebrate Pi Day with Sweetie-licious!

Sweetie-licious' Cherry Pie Named Best Dessert in Michigan on MSN!

What a sweet honor! We are so excited that Aunt Ella's Cherry Pie was named the best dessert in Michigan on MSN.com! We sure do love to bake with cherries, and proudly use Michigan tart Montmorency Cherries in all our cherry pie varieties. Click here to view the story (and discover the best desserts in all other 49 states) on MSN.com.

Sweetie-licious' Cherry Pie Named Best Dessert in Michigan on MSN!

Valentine Treats!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, order your Sweetie-licious goodies early to make sure your loved ones receive the best sweets in town! Specialty desserts include Mini Strawberry Chocolate Cream Tarts, heart-shaped Sugar Cookies and raspberry-filled Linzer Cookies. Customers can pre-order or pick up from our three locations while supplies last. 

Valentine Treats!

Winter Baking Classes!

We are pleased to announce that we have 3 upcoming baking classes at our DeWitt location! Click on the "Community" tab at the top of the page to view our class schedule, descriptions and online registration information.

Winter Baking Classes!

National Pie Day is Jan. 23!

Hooray, National Pie Day is right around the corner! Join us at all three of our locations as we celebrate on Saturday, January 23. We will be handing out free sample size slices of our delicious, award-winning pies all day long.

In addition, we were honored to contribute to Pure Michigan's blog about National Pie Day - check it out here! We love our beautiful state of Michigan and its bounty of exceptional produce that makes for such delicious pies!

National Pie Day is Jan. 23!

Linda & WILX First at 4

Sweetie-licious owner Linda Hundt is now hosting a bi-monthly cooking and baking segment on WILX 10 First at 4! January 13 marked her first appearance with news anchor Kirk Montgomery. Together they created a refreshing, delicious and nutrient-rich Winter Citrus Salad (click here for recipe). We look forward to sharing more recipes with you - stay tuned for future air dates!

Linda & WILX First at 4

Winter Hours

Please take note of our winter hours. We hope to see you soon!

DeWitt: 7am - 5pm Monday-Friday; 8am - 3pm Saturday

Grand Rapids: 9am - 7pm Monday-Saturday; 10am - 7pm Sunday

East Grand Rapids: 8am - 6pm Monday-Friday; 9am - 3pm Saturday

 

Winter Hours

Book Signing at the DeWitt Shop!

Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 11 am - 1 pm as Sweetie-licious owner Linda Hundt will be signing copies of her cookbook, "Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life". If you need a Christmas gift for the baker (or wannabe baker) in your life, this is the perfect present! The book signing will take place at our DeWitt shop, located at 108 N. Bridge St. in charming downtown DeWitt.

Book Signing at the DeWitt Shop!

Order Your Christmas Pies Today!

Plan ahead and order today to ensure you get your favorite yummy pie to share with loved ones this Christmas season! Our available holiday varieties include:

Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry (dried cherries, tart cherries, blueberries)

Cherry Berry Berry (cherries, blueberries, raspberries)

Holiday (cherries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries)

Apple

Caramel Apple

Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple

Pecan

Chocolate Pecan

Sweetie-licious (dark chocolate, pralines, caramel, Irish cream)

Keylime

Keylime Raspberry

Coconut Cream

Raspberry Cream

Chocolate Cream

Chocolate Peppermint

 

Order Your Christmas Pies Today!

Place Your Thanksgiving Order Today!

Plan ahead and order today to ensure you get your favorite yummy pie to share with loved ones this Thanksgiving! Our available holiday varieties include:

Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry (dried cherries, tart cherries, blueberries)

Cherry Berry Berry (cherries, blueberries, raspberries)

Holiday (cherries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries)

Apple

Caramel Apple

Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple

Pecan

Chocolate Pecan

Pumpkin 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline

Sweetie-licious (dark chocolate, pralines, caramel, Irish cream)

 

Place Your Thanksgiving Order Today!

Happy Birthday, Sweetie-licious!

Join us for a special birthday party at all three of our locations on THURSDAY, NOV. 5! We are celebrating 10 years in DeWitt, 2 years in Grand Rapids and 1 year in East Grand Rapids! In addition to offering 10% off all purchases and doing giveaways throughout the day, you'll have the chance to win a 6" cutie pie during one of our fun "Pie Walks", to be held at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm! We are so very thankful for your support over the years and can't wait to celebrate with you!

Happy Birthday, Sweetie-licious!

Holiday Pies for Williams-Sonoma!

We were honored to be chosen as the exclusive pie vendor to Williams-Sonoma for the second year in a row! The holiday season launches October 26 with a selection of sixteen delicious pies, several created just for Williams-Sonoma including gluten-free as
flavorful as the original. Sweetie-licious pies delivered to any doorstep across the country - how lucky!! Order yours today at www.williams-sonoma.com

 

Holiday Pies for Williams-Sonoma!

Linda to Speak at Mackinac Island Women's Wellness Weekend!

Sweetie-licious owner Linda Hundt is thrilled to be part of the Mackinac Island Women’s Wellness Weekend, October 16-18. This retreat provides a perfect opportunity for women to take time for relaxation and self-reflection, all while enjoying the beauty of fall on the island!
Linda will serve as the keynote speaker for Friday night’s reception at Mission Point Inn, speaking about her journey through depression to success. 

 

Linda to Speak at Mackinac Island Women's Wellness Weekend!

Michigan Apples!

Michigan apple season has begun, which means we are making all of our wonderful varieties of apple pie! Whether you like Mom Hundt's Classic Apple Pie or our award-winning Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple Pie, or maybe even a Cherry Apple version, we would love to bake up something special for you as autumn settles in!

Michigan Apples!

Michigan Peaches!

 MICHIGAN PEACHES are here!!! These beauties will be used for all our peach pie varieties while they're in season, including Aunt Gracie's Peaches & Cream Pie, John's Perfect Peach Blueberry Pie, Lacey's Peach Raspberry Pie and more. Give us a call to order your favorite!

Michigan Peaches!

Sweetie-licious to Compete in Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff

Grand Rapids, MI - Sweetie-licious Bakery Café is one of three local bakeries who will be competing for top honors at the Meijer LPGA Classic Celebrity Chef Cookoff on Friday, July 24 at 6:30 pm at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Guests will cast their vote for their favorite pastry creation along with a panel of judges that includes nationally-acclaimed celebrity chef Mario Batali and culinary expert Gail Simmons. 

 

Joining Sweetie-licious owner Linda Hundt for this first-ever competition is Cakabakery’s Jason Kakabaker and Shelby Kibler from Field & Fire. Hundt is debuting an exclusive new pie created especially for this event, Beautiful Blueberry Basil Key Lime Pie. This decadent new dessert is a combination of two Sweetie-licious favorites, the award-winning Betsie’s Key Lime Pie and Farmette’s Blueberry Basil Cream Pie.   

In addition to the competition, Batali and Simmons will each prepare an appetizer and main course during the evening. Tickets to the event are $100 and available for purchase online at meijerLGPAclassic.com/chef-cookoff/. Proceeds benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. 

“I am honored to be a part of this notable event for such a worthy cause, and am pleased as pie to be competing alongside such celebrated chefs,” said Sweetie-licious owner Linda Hundt, who has three Michigan locations including DeWitt, Grand Rapids Downtown Market and Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids. “I always enjoy creating new taste sensations and I hope people will love this new pie.”   

Sweetie-licious was named #1 Michigan’s Best Pie in 2014 after a statewide search by MLive newspapers, and is now the exclusive pie provider for premier specialty retailer Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Hundt was honored her pies were selected to be showcased as a featured item at the recent Williams-Sonoma national holiday press event in New York City. 

For additional information or to schedule an interview with Linda Hundt, please contact Karen Coy, Sweetie-licious Media Relations, at 773-520-5383 or kcoy@sweetie-licious.com. 

 

Sweetie-licious to Compete in Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff

Michigan Blueberries!

Hooray, Michigan blueberry season is here! We are busy at the shop making delicious use of these plump, flavorful berries in treats such as The Farmette's Beautiful Blueberry Basil Pie and Grandma Rosella's Fresh Blueberry Pie, among others! We are blessed to get our blueberries from the good folks at Brookside Farms and Bowerman Farms in west Michigan. Stop in or give us a call to order your yummy blueberry goodies!

Michigan Blueberries!

Michigan Strawberries!

We're now getting fresh Michigan berries from our favorite, Felzke Farms!  That means we are now making Strawberry and Cream Pies, Strawberry Rhubarb pies, Strawberry muffins, and lots more.... Stop in, or call one of our shops to order your favorite. Strawberry season is short, don't miss it!!

 

Michigan Strawberries!

Fresh Michigan Asparagus!

Yippee!!!! Our Amazing Roasted Asparagus Sandwich is back for the season - made with fresh, local Michigan asparagus. Hurry in to get one of Sweetie-licious' most delicious and unique sandwiches ever! No lollygagging though, because when they stop harvesting it down the road, we stop serving it.This is a customer favorite, and mine too! -- xoxolinda

Fresh Michigan Asparagus!

Rhubarb Season is Here!

Michigan rhubarb season is here! Our shops now have rhubarb pies - including rhubarb custard, plain rhubarb, peach rhubarb, cherry rhubarb, and other rhubarb & fruit varieties. We will also be making rhubarb muffins - YUM!

Rhubarb Season is Here!

Sweetie Graduation Celebrations

As the school year draws to a close, remember Sweetie-licious for your graduation celebration goodies! All open house orders receive a 10% discount. Call the shop for details - we would love to help sweeten your celebration!

Sweetie Graduation Celebrations

Linda to Speak at "Notable" Event

On April 25th, Linda will be the keynote speaker at the "2015 Night for Notables" which will be held at the Library of Michigan. This event honors the winners of the winners of the Michigan Notable Book awards. 

Linda to Speak at "Notable" Event

We Are Taking Easter Orders

Easter is a busy time of year at our shops. It's only a few weeks till Easter. Call any of our shops (or stop in) to order one of the yummy baked treats below for your family gatherings.

We Are Taking Easter Orders

New Baking / Cooking Classes Scheduled!

The following classes have been scheduled... and you can register for them now! For descriptions of all the different classes, as well as times, and links to register online, click HERE. Don't wait, spots will fill up quickly!!

 Pie Baking - January 28th (with Stephanie)

 The Art of Making Confections - February 4th (with Patti)

 Sunday Brunch - Febraury 11th (with Stephanie)

Pie Baking - February 18th (with Linda)

Cake, Cake, and More Cakes - February 24th (with Sharie)

Sunday Brunch - February 25th (with Stephanie)

New Baking / Cooking Classes Scheduled!

Best Apple Pie in the Country!

Oh my word, I cannot believe Sweetie-licious won the coveted Golden Spatula Award, for Best Apple Pie in America, on The Steve Harvey Show!

We competed against the The Little Pie Company of New York City, and it's wonderful creator, Arnold Wilkerson - his pie was amazing! Our Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie won in a blind taste test by the studio audience.

My time with Steve Harvey was limited, but so fun and inspiring! What a talent- he is humble, spiritual, and wicked funny!

Again, thanks to Steve, his delightful staff, the studio audience, the talented and hard-working Sweetie-licious team, and all of our sweet and wonderful customers/friends!

We wouldn't be all who we aspire to be without you.
With Gratitude; eat pie, love life! -- xoxolinda

Best Apple Pie in the Country!

Michigan's Best Pie!!

Sweetie-licious was voted #1 best pie in Michigan by MLive. We are over the moon excited about this one! Michigan has the best bakeries and pie bakers in the whole country; so to be voted #1 by MLive is a true honor. I have had pie at many of these wonderful places on the top 10 list, and they are delicious, delicious pies!

Thanks again, to all of you, our talented bakers, and to the sweet, John Gonzales, and MLive crew! We hope to see you all soon for some more pie!!! :))

Eat pie, love life, everyone! -- xoxolinda

Michigan's Best Pie!!

We are Now Taking Thanksgiving Pie Orders

Each year we make tons of pies for Thanksgiving. This year, with the addition of our East Grand Rapids shop, we expect that we'll be extra busy. All three of our shops will be taking orders for pies (and other goodies). Below is the list of the "Sweetie" treats you can order. (Sorry, no 6" pies, or pies other than those on the list)

PIES
Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry
Holiday
Cherry Berry Berry
Apple
Apple Cranberry
Caramel Apple
Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple
Pumpkin
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpinn Cheesecake Praline
Pecan
Chocolate Pecan

MISC
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Roll
Sugar Cookies (min. 6 per order)
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (min. 6 per order)

Call one of our shops to order a pie to be picked up at that location. But don't wait too long.... our order book will fill up quickly this year!

We are Now Taking Thanksgiving Pie Orders

Steve Harvey Show Update!

What a great day at The Steve Harvey Show! I had so much fun with Steve, truly my mouth hurts from smiling and laughing so much! What a sweetie man - he LOVED our pie! We competed with the Little Pie Company of NYC for the Best Apple Pie in the country in the "Great American Food Fight", a feature on the show. The audience voted on their favorite pie before the show, and Steve helped make our award-winning Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie!

We will find out who won The Golden Spatula when the show airs in a few weeks. We will keep you posted when it will be televised nationally. We feel honored to be on such a fun and uplifting show - we are so blessed! Thanks so much, to all of you, for helping make this happen! -- xoxoLinda

 

Steve Harvey Show Update!

The Steve Harvey Show tapes at Sweetie-licious

Tuesday morning a crew from the Chicago-based (and nationally syndicated) Steve Harvey Show, arrived at the DeWitt shop to tape an interview with Linda and a bunch of background material about Sweetie-licious (and the local ingredients we use in our pies), which will be shown to Steve Harvey's audience, and broadcast as part of the show, in connection with Steve's "Great American Food Fight" series.

Wednesday Linda travelled to Chicago along with lots of her pies to be part of a live taping of the Steve Harvey Show on Thursday! More details and pictures to come !!! Stay tuned!

 

The Steve Harvey Show tapes at Sweetie-licious

Williams-Sonoma & Sweetie-licious Pies

Yippee!!! Look at us on the Williams-Sonoma Website!  Some twelve years ago or so, I wrote my business plan for Sweetie-licious. In it, I wrote my grand plan for my pie mission; planning on numerous cute little pie shops, a TV show, a cookbook, and to someday, be in THE Williams-Sonoma Catalog.

Twelve years later, all of those plans and dreams came true. I am over the moon about each and every one, and so grateful for EVERYONE who made these dreams/plans happen!

Our dedicated and talented staff is the core, and truly wonderful, working as hard as they can to make the best food in all the land, and making all of you feel welcomed and loved when you come into the shops.

My business partner, for believing in Sweetie-licious, our mission, and helping us expand without compromise.

Our vendors are the top of the heap, providing us with wonderful Michigan fruit and products, that makes our food the very highest quality we know how to make, for all of you!

And most importantly, all of you- our sweet and loyal customers; the best in the whole wide world! You keep believing in us, our yummy food, our mission in keeping traditions, and making delicious memories!

Thanks to all of you, from the bottom of my heart, in your essential part in changing the the world one pie at a time! -- xoxolinda

Williams-Sonoma & Sweetie-licious Pies

A Sweetie-licious Slice of Life

DID YOU MISS "A SWEETIE-LICIOUS SLICE OF LIFE" THAT WAS BROADCAST ON WKAR??

For a limited time online, you can watch as Linda Hundt hosts a farm-to-table gathering with family and friends on this new original TV special.

You can also receive featured recipes, the cookbook Sweetie-Licious Pies, and the satisfaction that comes with being a supporter of quality, local original programming when you make a gift to WKAR.

'A Sweetie-licious Slice of Life' can also be viewed in the PBS App on Roku, XBox 360, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, iPad/iPhone and online using the PBS Video player, during this special online viewing offer.

"A Sweetie-licious Slice of Life" is now online for a limited time.To view it click on the link... http://bit.ly/sliceoflife-wkar

A Sweetie-licious Slice of Life

Grand Opening of Our East Grand Rapids Shop!

We would love for you all to join us this coming Friday at 11:00 am for the Grand Opening celebration of our newest Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe, located at 2226 Wealthy St. SE in Gaslight Village , East Grand Rapids! We will be offering free slices of pie to commemorate the big day, and all of our award-winning baked treats, pies, specialty coffees, sodas, and MaryAnne's Chocolates.

I look forward to meeting you and eating pie and loving life with you all!   xoxolinda

Grand Opening of Our East Grand Rapids Shop!

WKAR Special to Air this Weekend!

"Sweetie-licious Slice of Life: A Farm to Table Gathering" a special program created by the folks at WKAR, featuring Linda and her two daughters Ellie and Betsie, will air numerous times this coming weekend. The schedule for when it will be broadcast is below.... We hope you'll be able to watch it!

8pm Fri. 9/26 WKAR World 23.2
10am Sat. 9/27 WKAR-HD 23.1
12pm Sat. 9/27 WKAR Create 23.3
5pm Sat. 9/27 WKAR Create 23.3
10pm Sat. 9/27 WKAR Create 23.3
12am Sun. 9/28 WKAR-HD 23.1
9am Sun. 9/28 WKAR World 23.2
11:30am Sun. 9/28 WKAR-HD 23.1
7pm Sun. 9/28 WKAR Create 23.3
8pm Sun. 9/28 WKAR World 23.2

Below is a link to WKAR's Sweetie-licious webpage for more information...

http://wkar.org/post/sweetie-licious-slice-life-farm-table-gathering

WKAR Special to Air this Weekend!

It's Michigan Apple Season!

Apple pie fans rejoice! We are now able to get locally-grown Michigan apples and are now able to make apple-based pies! Be sure to call one of our shops and order one, to make sure you get one!!

It's Michigan Apple Season!

Roasted Tomato Sandwich Time!

Lots of us who work at the shop look forward eagerly to late summer when there are lots of juicy, ripe Michigan tomatoes available. The reason? That's when we make our Terrific Roasted Tomato Sandwich... soooo yummy!

We specially season and roast fresh tomato slices, put them on fresh Great Harvest white bread along with some of our homemade cheese ball spread, leaf lettuce, feta cheese, and slices of red onion. Then grill them to perfection! Served with chips, Bugles, or pretzels and our homemade onion dip.

If you haven't tried one yet... now's the time to take the plunge... If you're already a fan, stop on in for this season's amazing taste of summer... :-)

Roasted Tomato Sandwich Time!

Linda to be on WILX TV...

Monday, August 4th is National Chocolate Chip day! Monday WILX  TV (Lansing) will be doing live-feeds from the DeWitt shop at 6:00 am, 6:30 am, and 6:50 am to celebrate with us! We hope you'll be able to watch!

Linda to be on WILX TV...

It's Blueberry Season!!

It's finally fresh Michigan blueberry time!  We are making lots of yummy blueberry treats at our shops, including blueberry muffins, fresh blueberry pies (and other blueberry combination pies) and our amazing "Blueberries & Cream" pie!  Stop into our shops and savor the taste of summer berries at their best! 

 

It's Blueberry Season!!

Our New Shop in East Grand Rapids!

We are opening a third bakery café in East Grand Rapids, MI. The new store, located at 2226 Wealthy Street SE, was formerly the home of Mary Ann's Chocolates. "We are tickled pink to be in the charming Gaslight Village,” said owner Linda Hundt. “We believe our award-winning baked goods, delicious retro-inspired lunches, and vintage ambience are a perfect fit for this darling community.” The new shop is currently open for business, offering a select assortment of baked goods. After a July renovation, a grand opening will take place mid-summer when the full menu will be available. Sweetie-licious will continue to carry a variety of Mary Ann’s Chocolates.

Our New Shop in East Grand Rapids!

Summer Sweetie-licious News

The summer issue of our newsletter is now available on our website. The paper version will be available shortly in our shops. Scroll down the website homepage, you'll see a picture of the latest newsletter, just click on it.

 

Summer Sweetie-licious News

Upcoming Library Visits and Book Signings

Linda will be at the Houghton Lake Public Library at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 17th. and at the Mackinaw Area Public Library at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 18th. as part of the Michigan Notable Book Author Tour. Linda will be talking about how she started Sweetie-licious and about writing her cookbook "Sweetie-licious Pies." There will be copies of "Sweetie-licious Pies" available for sale at both libraries and Linda will autograph them for attendees. We hope to see you there!!

Upcoming Library Visits and Book Signings

It's Strawberry Season!!

We are now getting fresh, locally grown strawberries! Order our special strawberry pies, muffins, scones and more while the season lasts!

It's Strawberry Season!!

Meridian Farmers Market...

Every Saturday from 8-1 we will be at the Meridian Farmers Market which is located just off Marsh Road, behind the Meridian Mall (look for the tall clock tower). We'll be bringing our yummy pies, cookies, muffins, and scones. We can also take phone orders for fruit pies that you can pick up at the Market on Saturday... just be sure when you order to tell the person taking your order that it's for the Meridian Market. We hope to see you there!

Meridian Farmers Market...

Memorial Day...

We will be closed on Monday May 26th so that our staff can spend time with family and friends. We wish you all peaceful Memorial Day weekend. 

Memorial Day...

Fresh Asparagus Season!

It's also finally fresh Asparagus season at the shop! That means that we'll be making our amazing Roasted Asparagus sandwiches. If you've never tried one, be sure to stop in to try one. If you're already a fan, stop by soon, as asparagus season doesn't last long!

Fresh Asparagus Season!

International Pie

We had the honor of shipping a pie all the way to Koka City, Japan. Ko Nishio and family ordered a Cherry Berry Berry Pie. They loved the sweet American treat and were honored that Anthony carried it all the way there!

International Pie

It's Fresh Rhubarb Season!

We are now getting fresh local rhubarb, so we are starting to make fresh rhubarb pies, rhubarb custard pies, cherry rhubarb pies, peach rhubarb pies, and our yummy rhubarb muffins! Call our shops to order some!  DeWitt - (517) 669-9300  Grand Rapids - (616) 259-7005

It's Fresh Rhubarb Season!

Mother's Day Pie Orders...

Mother's Day is next Sunday. We are taking orders for pies and other baked goodies. Please call our shops to find out what pies we'll be baking and to place your order.  DeWitt Shop - (517) 669-9300...  Grand Rapids Shop (616) 259-7005

 

 

Mother's Day Pie Orders...

2014 National Pie Championships

Stephanie and Sharie went down to Florida to enter our pies in the National Pie Championships. (Linda wasn't able to go, due to the "Night for Notables" event at the State Library this weekend.) We recently learned  from Stephanie that our yummy Coconut Chess pie won first place! We are all over-the-moon!!! We posted a bunch of pictures on our Facebook page... check them out. Wooohooo!!!

2014 National Pie Championships

"Notable Books" Library Visits and Book Signings

"Sweetie-licious Pies" was awarded the 2014 Michigan Notable Book Award!  Annually, the Library of Michigan selects 20 books that best celebrate the good things about Michigan and the Great Lakes region. The program puts out a press release promoting the titles, holds the "Night for Notables" event on May 26th to formally recognize the authors and publishers, and coordinates 50 library visits by authors across the state.

Linda will be speaking (and signing copies of her cookbook) at the following libraries in the area...

Berkley PL - June 4th - 6:30 pm

Brighton PL - May 28th - 7:00 pm

Okemos PL - May 29th - 6:30 pm

Grand Rapids PL - May 15th - 7:00 pm

"I am overwhelmed with gratitude, and completely humbled to be recognized with such talented authors. I am so proud of my beloved Michigan, and to share the art of Midwestern pie baking with the world!" -- xoxolinda

"Notable Books" Library Visits and Book Signings

Princess Lacey

With a heavy heart I must share that our sweetest, littlest baker, Lacey Holsworth, has passed on to heaven.

She will forever dance and smile with the angels.

There are no words to describe her family's grief.

None.

But words aren't what Lacey was about.

Lacey was all about actions/

Her secret to life was to simply love. It was her purpose to beautifully demonstrate how love, is indeed, everything...

Pure love, God's love.

Last night, as I held her tiny hand, I promised her that I would spread her love to all that I knew, and ask everyone to... love like her.

With this promise, I am asking all of you, to every day, for the rest of your lives- Love Like Lacey!

My love and gratitude always,
xoxo linda

#lovelikelacey

Lacey's Life Celebration Memorial will take place on Thursday, April 17th, at 6:30, at the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State University.
All are welcome to attend to celebrate her beautiful life, that touched so many!
Princess Lacey

Easter Pie Orders!

We are now taking orders at both of our shops for Easter pies and other "Sweetie" treats. Be sure to call early, as our order book fills up quickly! Here are the goodies you can order....

FRUIT PIES - Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Cherry Rhubarb, Cherry Raspberry, Blackberry Raspberry, Peach Rhubarb.

CREAM PIES - Coconut Cream, Raspberry Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream, Banana Cream, Key Lime, Key Lime Raspberry, Lemon Meringue (DeWitt only), Chocolate Cream (DeWitt only)

OTHER PIES - Pecan, Lemon Pecan Chess, Coconut Chess, Chocolate Chess

OTHER TREATS - Coconut Angel Food Bundt Cake, Cherry Chip Angel Food Bundt Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, Whoopie Pies, Sugar Cookies (6 minimum)

Easter Pie Orders!

Cookbook Corrections...

Despite our sincere efforts, and those of our proof-readers and editors, we have found two errors in the recipes in this first printing of Sweetie-licious Pies. We apologize profusely for any inconvenience this may have caused,  as we truly created every  recipe to produce wonderful results for everyone! Rest assured that these two errors will be corrected in the next printing of Linda's book. We hope you will use this information to correct the copy of "Sweetie-licious Pies" you've purchased, so that in the future you'll not experience any difficulties making amazing pies for your family and friends!

Johnny's Coconut Cream Pie

page 40 -- 1 cup of sugar should be added to the filling ingredients, and added in pan to the milk, egg yolks, salt and cornstarch to be cooked on stove. 

Jordyn's True Champion Blueberry Raspberry Cherry Pie

page 33 -- 1 cup of blueberries (last ingredient) should read 1 cup of raspberries

Cookbook Corrections...

March Baking Class Dates...

We now have two baking class dates scheduled on Wednesday evenings in March. The classes are from 5:30pm - 8:00 pm. The first is on March 19th, the second on March 26th. There are only 6 spots available in each class and spots fill up very quickly!

To register for a class, please click on the link below... this will take you to the page on our website where you can register for the class of your choice and pay for it as well. 

 

www.sweetie-licious.com/Community.aspx

March Baking Class Dates...

Flea Market Decor Magazine - Spring Issue

We are thrilled to have a four-page feature in the shabby chic magazine, "Flea Market Decor"! I have always loved this magazine, and am tickled pink that they featured our "Sweetie-licious Pies" cookbook, the cute shop, my farmette, and Sharie's Pink Lemonade Pie in their Spring issue! Check it out on newsstands today!  -- xoxolinda

Flea Market Decor Magazine - Spring Issue

New Baking Class Scheduled...

We just added another baking class. It  is scheduled for Wednesday evening, February 26th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.  Right now there are six seats available in that class. 

UPDATE- The class is filled.

 

New Baking Class Scheduled...

January 23rd. is National Pie Day!

This coming Thursday there will be a big celebration at Sweetie-licious! Thursday is National Pie Day and and we'll be giving out free samples of pie to everyone who comes into our shops. We hope you'll celebrate with us by stopping in for lunch and a piece of pie, and also consider buying your friends, co-workers, or family members pie to celebrate the day with them.  

January 23rd. is National Pie Day!

Baking Class Update...

Because of the snow and extreme cold, we've rescheduled the Wednesday, January 8th. baking class to Wednesday, January 29th. There are only three seats left in that class. (The January 15th. and February 5th. classes are already filled.) To register, and pay for the Jan. 29th class, click on the "Community" link near the top of this page...

Baking Class Update...

Exciting News!!!

"Sweetie-licious Pies" was just awarded the 2014 Michigan Notable Book Award!  Annually, the Library of Michigan selects 20 books that best celebrate the good things about Michigan and the Great Lakes region. The program puts out a press release promoting the titles, holds the Night for Notables event to formally recognize the authors and publishers and coordinates 50 library visits by authors across the state.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude, and completely humbled to be recognized with such talented authors. I am so proud of my beloved Michigan, and to share the art of Midwestern pie baking with the world! xoxolinda

Exciting News!!!

January & February Baking Classes

 We now have three baking class dates scheduled on Wednesday evenings in January and February. All of the classes are from 5:30pm - 8:00 pm. The first is on January 8th, the second on January 15th, and the third is on February 5th. There are only 6 spots available in each class and spots fill up very quickly! 

To register for a class, please click on the link below... this will take you to the page on our website where you can register for the class of your choice and pay for it as well. 

www.sweetie-licious.com/Community.aspx

 

January & February Baking Classes

Merry Christmas

 Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from the Sweetie-licious family. 

Merry Christmas

Christmas Pie Selections...

This holiday season you can select from the following Holiday pies and other Sweetie goodies.

Pies -- Toms Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Holiday, Jordyn's Blueberry Raspberry Cherry, Blackberry Raspberry, Apple, Caramel Apple, Laura's Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline, Sweet Potato, Pecan, Lemon Pecan Chess, Key Lime, Keylime Raspberry, Raspberry Cream, Coconut Cream, Chocolate Cream, Chocolate Peppermint Cream, Chocolate Vanilla Cream, Caramel Cashew Toffee, Eggnog Cream.

Other Sweetie treats -- Carrot Bundt Cake, Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Chocolate Peppermint Angelfood Bundt Cake, Coconut Angelfood Bundt Cake, Pumpkin Roll, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkn Cranberry Bread, Cheeseballs... plus 5 different cookie combos (call either shop to find out more about them.)

Please call our shops as soon as possible... as our order book is filling up quickly!   DeWitt - (517) 669-9300 Grand Rapids - (616) 259-7005.

 

Christmas Pie Selections...

We're on Instagram!

We're now posting photos of our staff, our customers, the shops, and of course special moments and special memories on Instagram. If you're a member, just search for "sweetieliciousbakery" and start following us.  If you're not a memer, it's free, and easy to join! 

We're on Instagram!

Corporate Orders

 Please follow the links below to copies of Corporate Order Forms for the DeWitt and Grand Rapids locations. Correction- The flyers mention online ordering/ shipping however corporate orders are for pick up only. We cannot ship corporate orders.

Please call the shop directly to place orders and talk to either Stephanie in DeWitt or Jolana in Grand Rapids.

Corporate Orders

"Sweetie-licious A Taste of the Season"

I’m excited to tell you that our WKAR television special will air 15 times during the next few weeks on WKAR, and it's subchannels: WKAR Create and WKAR World.We hope you'll watch and support WKAR through your contributions. This year our 'thank you for your support' gifts include baked good and also copies of Linda's cookbook "Sweetie-licious Pies"

Broadcast Schedule...

WKAR
12/7 @ 10am, 12/9 @ 10pm, 12/12 @ 10:30pm, 12/13 @ 8pm
12/15 @ 10am

WKAR Create
12/6 @ 10pm, 12/7 @ Noon, 12/8 @ 8pm, 12/11 @ 9:30pm
12/14 @ Noon

WKAR World
12/8 @ 10pm, 12/10 @ 8pm, 12/13 @ 10pm, 12/14 @ 6:30pm
12/15 @ 5:30pm

"Sweetie-licious A Taste of the Season"

Holiday Hours

Below are lists of our holiday hours/ schedule for both ourDeWitt and Grand Rapids shops. If you have questions, just call the either shop directly.

DEWITT

517-669-9300

Tuesday, December 24th           6:30am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, December 25th     CLOSED

Thursday, December 26th         CLOSED

Tuesday, December 31st           6:30am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 1st           CLOSED
 

GRAND RAPIDS

616-259-7005

Tuesday, December 24th          9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, December 25th    CLOSED

Thursday, December 26           9 :00am- 7:00pm (regular hours)

Tuesday, December 31st,         9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, January 1st          CLOSED

 

 

 

Holiday Hours

The Race of the Santas

Join us as holiday enthusiasts of all ages, dressed in Santa suits, race down historical Main Street, DeWitt! Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the 5-block course. You can even join your kids in the Reindeer Run (ages 0-17),where all kids will be given reindeer antlers and bells. Come out and show your support for the St. Judes and Redeemer UMC Food Banks. Reserve your santa suit or reindeer antlers today to enter the race. Hurry, suits and antlers are limited!  Click on the link below for details.

The Race of the Santas

DeWitt Thanksgiving Pie Orders

We are now taking orders for Thanksgiving pies Call the DeWitt shop (517 669-9300) as soon as possible, since our order book fills up quickly. Below are a list of the pies, and other goodies, we'll be making for Thanksgiving...

PIES...
Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Holiday (cherry, blueberry, raspberry, cranberry), Cherry Rhubarb, Peach Rhubarb, Jordyn's Blueberry Raspberry Cherry, Blackberry Raspberry, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline, Sweet Potato, Apple, Caramel Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Mince, Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple, Pecan, Caramel Cashew Toffee, Sweetie-licious.

EXTRAS...
Gingerbread Boys (1/2 doz), Sugar Cookies (1/2 doz), Cheeseballs, Carrot Bundt Cakes, Pumpkin Rolls

For a list of pies that you can order from our Grand Rapids Shoppe... call 616-259-7005.

 

DeWitt Thanksgiving Pie Orders

Featured in Food & Wine Magazine

Our pie, Sweetie-licious Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie, has been voted as "One of the Best" apple pies in all of America by Food & Wine magazine! I am over the moon, this is one of my most favorite food magazines, and a dream to be included! We are first on the slide show too! Thanks to Food & Wine, and of course all of you for believing in us... Eat pie, love life, everyone! Xoxolinda

Featured in Food & Wine Magazine

Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2013

We are so excited and honored for the Sweetie-licious Pies cookbook to be a part of Midwest Living Magazine's Nov/Dec issue and Holiday Gift Guide! I adore this magazine for many reasons, but mostly for showcasing to all of America our special Midwestern way of life! This is on newsstands across the country as well as online!

 

Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Detroit Area Cookbook Signing

Linda will be at the Somerset Mall Williams-Sonoma store (in Troy MI) on Saturday Oct. 19th at 11:00 a.m. signing copies of her cookbook, doing a cooking demo, and having a pie tasting. We hope all of you in the area will head on out to meet Linda and get her to sign copies of her cookbook ...and enjoy a "Sweetie" treat as well.

Detroit Area Cookbook Signing

Think Pink!!

This week, we'll be selling all sorts of pink baked goods, including our pink coconut cupcakes, pink coconut cream pies, and our frosted pink ribbon sugar cookies. For each one you purchase, we'll donate to help fight Breast Cancer.  We hope you take part in this "Sweet" pink challenge...

Think Pink!!

Next Cookbook Signing...

Linda will be doing a baking demo and signing copies of her cookbook on Friday, Oct. 11th from 4 pm - 8 pm at Williams Sonoma in Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing. We hope you'll be able to join her there. It'll be a great time!

Next Cookbook Signing...

Cookbook Reviews

“Linda Hundt brings you the sweetness of pie and blends it with tradition, family, nostalgia, and fabulous recipes into one thoroughly all American pie cookbook.”    -- Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Linda Hundt is like the world's greatest pie librarian and Sweetie-licious is a colorful, approachable, pie-lovers dream. It’s as if Linda collected the best possible pie recipes from the world’s coolest grandmothers, vintage church supper cookbooks, and route 66 diners, then sprinkled them with her own unique and talented voodoo. Get ready to put this book in your ‘most frequently used’ part of your kitchen library.”   -- Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, authors of “With the glide of a rolling pin, Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients.

"Sweetie-licious Pies transports you to Small Town America, where pies cool on the windowsill, there’s a watering can in the garden, and everyone gathers for family dinner. Linda Hundt is truly changing the world, one pie at a time. Make mine a slice of The Farmette’s Blueberry Basil Cream Pie!”    -- Judith Fertig, BBQ Queen and author of Heartland: The Cookbook

Cookbook Reviews

It is Apple Season!!

We are now getting locally-grown fresh Michigan apples... and that means we are now making our yummy apple, caramel apple, and Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel apple pies. To make sure you get one, call the shop (517) 669-9300 to order one.

It is Apple Season!!

Upcoming Cookbook Signings

Linda will be in DeWitt, Lansing, and in Grand Rapids signing copies of her cookbook. Each signing will be an extra special "Sweetie" event... with pie samples, treats, demos, tons of "pinkness", and of course, love!

Wednesday, Sept. 25th - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Book signing in DeWitt, with free slices of pie and treats.

Saturday, Oct. 5th - 10 am - 11 am
Demo and book signing at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Friday, Oct. 11th - 4 pm - 8 pm
Demo and book signing at Williams Sonoma in Eastwood

Saturday, Oct. 19th  - 11:00 am
Cookbook Signing, Demo and Tastings at Williams Sonoma at the Somerset Mall

Thursday, Nov. 7th
Cookbook Signings and Tastings at Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center


If you've already purchased a copy, bring it along!!

 

Upcoming Cookbook Signings

Sweetie-licious Pies!

Linda's new cookbook is now available for sale. You can purchase a copy at either one of our shops (DeWitt, Grand Rapids)...and you'll soon be able to purchase it online right on our website. Copies are also available locally at Schullers Books in Eastwood Towne Center. You can also purchase copies online at Amazon.com and at all Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide.

All next week we'll be sharing more about the cookbook on our Facebooi page. (To view our Facebook page, just click on the small blue Facebook logo that's at the top left corner of any webpage.)

Sweetie-licious Pies!

Grand Rapids Grand Opening

Over 30,000 folks showed up at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market for the grand opening on Monday, September 2nd. Needless to say, it was a super busy day for all the vendors at the market, including our Sweetie-licious staff. Like many of the vendors, we ended up a little short on product, and we want to extend our sincere apologies if you were not able to enjoy some of our delicious treats. But as always, our customers were understanding, and we can't thank you all enough! Our bakers in DeWitt and in Grand Rapids are back at their rolling pins and mixing bowls making more yummy treats as I write this! I can't thank the staff enough for their hard work and smiles! And a special thank you to all our wonderful customers who came out to support us...we love you all! -- xoxolinda

 

 

Grand Rapids Grand Opening

Our Shoppe in Grand Rapids Opened Today!

Even though the official Grand Opening for the Market Hall is set for this coming Monday, September 2nd., we opened our new shoppe this morning at 9:00 am! It was a very busy day for all the staff...and tons of fun!  To see pictures of our first day and also pictures of us getting ready to open the our new little shoppe, please visit our Facebook page. (To view our Facebook page quickly and  easily, just click on the Facebook icon - the little blue box with the F inside it  - at the top left corner of the website's homepage!)

Our Shoppe in Grand Rapids Opened Today!

Grand Rapids Update...

Our new shop, inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Farmers Market is just about finished. The grand opening is set for Labor Day weekend. As we know more, we'll post it here (as well as on our Facebook page.)

Grand Rapids Update...

It's Finally Peach Season!!

We are now able to get fresh Michigan peaches, so we're starting to make yummy peachy treats, like our Peaches & Cream pie, Peach Melba Muffins, and fresh Peach, Blueberry Peach, and Raspberry Peach pies.

Peach season is very short, so don't wait too long to call us (517) 669-9300 to order a special peach "Sweetie" treat for your family!

It's Finally Peach Season!!

It's Blueberry Season!!

We are now able to get fresh locally-grown blueberries from Farmer Felzke,  whose farm is just down the road from the shop. We will therefore be making all sorts of blueberry treats this coming week, including our yummy Blueberries & Cream Pie!  Don't miss out on this special treat, call the shop(517) 669-9300, to order one for your family.

It's Blueberry Season!!

No More Strawberries...

We can no longer get locally grown fresh Michigan strawberries. So we won't be making any more Strawberries and Cream pies, Strawberry Rhubarb pies, etc. till early next summer. We hope you were able to indulge in our strawberry treats this year and are already looking forward to next year!

 

No More Strawberries...

Closed July 4th...

We are closed on Independence Day, so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with friends and family. We will re-open on Friday, July 5th at 6:30 am. Happy 4th of July everyone!

Closed July 4th...

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...


"The (strawberry) juice ran off and made a crimson lake on which the shortcake rested... a pitcher of cream on the table acted as an accompaniment for those who wanted it. When we had shortcake we had but little else, nor needed more. Here was a dish complete in itself, perfect in quality, adequate in quantity, and presenting a feast sufficient for gods or epicurean man."

Della Lutes -- The Country Kitchen

 
Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

We are Taking Applications...

The award winning Sweetie-licious Bakery Café is looking for happy and energetic people for our Dewitt and Grand Rapids locations. In Grand Rapids we are looking for a General Manager with bakery and/or restaurant experience. In Grand Rapids and DeWitt we are looking for an Assistant Manager and counter help, bakery and/or restaurant experience is desired.

If you are excited to become a part of our Sweetie-licious family, click on the link provided, to find our employment application - http://www.sweetielicious.com/AboutUs.aspx  Please mail applications to...

ATTN: Stephanie Haynie
Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe
108 N. Bridge Street
DeWitt, MI 48820

or email them to shaynie@sweetie-licious.com

It's Fresh Strawberry Season

We are now able to get locally-grown, ripe, Michigan strawberries. That means that we are now making our amazing "Stawberry & Cream" pies, plus Strawberry Rhubarb pies, and Strawberry Key Lime pies... as well as strawberry muffins, strawberry cupcakes, and for lunch our super tasty Strawberry Salad!

Our strawberry pies and other strawberry goodies sell out quickly, so please call the shop -  (517) 669-9300 - and place your order. That way we'll be sure to have your favorite strawberry treat ready for you to pick up... and enjoy!  

It's Fresh Strawberry Season

Father's Day is this Sunday!

We are expecting a large number of folks to stop into the shop this Saturday to buy pies for Father's Day. Please call the shop (517) 669-9300 to order your pie, so we'll have one ready for you. We'll also be making lots of extra pies which will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Father's Day is this Sunday!

It's Rhubarb Season!!

It's early Summer and that means fresh rhubarb! We are now making rhubarb, cherry rhubarb, peach rhubarb, rhubarb custard, and even blueberry rhubarb pies. Call the shop to order one or stop in a pick one up YUM!

It's Rhubarb Season!!

We are Taking Applications...

We are now taking applications for several positions at our DeWitt and Grand Rapids locations.  To locate our downloadable job application form, just click on the "About Us" link on the homepage or download it here ». Please mail applications to...

ATTN: Stephanie Haynie
Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe
108 N. Bridge Street
DeWitt, MI 48820

or email them to shaynie@sweetie-licious.com

Closed Memorial Day...

We will be closed this coming Monday so that our employees can spend time with their families. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Closed Memorial Day...

Sweetie-licious to be at New Grand Rapids Downtown Market


GRAND RAPIDS,Mich., May 16, 2013 - Grand Rapids Downtown Market, an all-new destination for local food innovation, education, and experimentation today announced that Sweetie-licious, the renowned bakery café in DeWitt, Mich. will expand with a second location in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 

Owned and operated by Linda Hundt for more than eight years, Sweetie-licious specializes in pies and other sweet confections and has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the 2011 Crisco 100th Anniversary Innovation award and winning The Food Network’s “Amazing Pie Challenge.” 

“I’ve been asked by many people to expand or relocate to a major market city, but expanding to Grand Rapids has been a long-time dream. The city and foodie culture and now the Downtown Market makes the city a perfect fit for my second store,” said Hundt. 

Hundt has been featured in numerous national and regional television segments, magazine and newspapers including the Today show, Country Living, Midwest Living, and Parade. She is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics including, business, life and love, as well as giving pie-baking demonstrations for hundreds of people at a time.  

“West Michigan’s food culture is attracting numerous interesting and creative food artisans from outside of the region, and we are thrilled the Downtown Market will become the focal point that brings them all together,” said Mimi Fritz, president and CEO of the Market. “Linda’s bakery and café has helped turn DeWitt into a destination and we expect her baked goods and relationship with our other vendors will have a similar influence on our Market Hall.” 

The vision of the Downtown Market is to become the anchor for a Market District within the Heartside neighborhood, as well to serve as a community-gathering place that reflects the diversity and creativity of Grand Rapids and southwest Michigan. 

The Downtown Market follows a long tradition of urban markets that were once central components to the food systems in American cities. Today these emerging markets foster positive relationships among diverse groups of people, promote artisan food entrepreneurs and their crafts, encourage sustainable food production, and promote healthy living. 

The Market is scheduled to open in August 2013.

 
Sweetie-licious to be at New Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Cookbook Update...

Such exciting news today! We received our "Sweetie-licious Pies" cookbook teaser from the publisher to send out to magazines today! It made a lot of us at the shop teary to see it in real life , and so beautiful! I am so thankful!!! Xoxolinda

Cookbook Update...

Mother's Day Pie Orders...

Mother’s Day is just over a week away. We are taking orders for Mother’s Day pies and other treats. Call the shop (517) 669-9300 to place yours! Below is a list of the pies and other treats you can order. 

Fruit Pies – Tom’s Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Cherry Rhubarb, Cherry Raspberry, Blueberry Raspberry, Blackberry Raspberry, Peach Rhubarb. 

Cream Pies – Coconut Cream, Raspberry Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream, Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue, Key Lime, Key Lime Raspberry. 

Other Pies – Lemon Pecan Chess, Coconut Chess, Chocolate Chess 

Other Treats – Corsage Cake, Cherry Chip Angel Food Bundt Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, Sugar Cookies (minimum of 6), Cupcakes (minimum of 6)

Mother's Day Pie Orders...

National Baking Week

This week is "National Baking Week"... so it is the perfect time to bake something for your family, or to stop into the shop to pick up some of our yummy baked goods for your family (or to give as a gift to friends or neighbors). Nothing tastes better than fresh-baked goodies!!

National Baking Week

Our April E-Coupon

This month, if you purchase a half-dozen muffins you'll get an additional muffin absolutely free! To redeem this coupon just print out this  web page, bring it into the shop, and give it to the person taking your order. It's as simple as that!!

To receive our E-Coupons automatically, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

Our April E-Coupon

Easter Pie Orders

We are now taking orders for Easter pies and other "Sweetie" treats. Below is a list of the pies/treats that you can order. Don't wait, call soon! - (517) 669-9300

Fruit pies - Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Ber...ry, Cherry Rhubarb, Cherry Raspberry, Blueberry Raspberry, Blackberry Raspberry, Peach Rhubarb

Cream pies - Coconut Cream, Raspberry Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream, Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue, Key Lime, Key Lime Raspberry

Other pies - Pecan, Lemon Pecan Chess, Coconut Chess, Chocolate Chess

Other "Sweetie" treats - Coconut Angel Food Bundt Cake, Cherry Chip Angel Food Bundt Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, Sugar Cookies (minimum of 6), Whoopie Pies

Easter Pie Orders

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

This week folks all around the country are celebrating one of the best cookies of all time! Why not take some time to bake a batch for your family (and get the kids involved in making them)... a fun family activity. If you're not into baking, stop into the shop and try our Charming Chocolate Chip Cookies! This is one holiday that really is a sweet celebration!

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

Vote for Sweetie-licious!!

CALLING ALL SWEETIE-LICIOUS FANS!! The finalist voting for the 2013 "Top of the Town" awards is taking place online March 6th - 26th. We are one of the finalists in the "Best Dessert" category. Voting is super easy. All you have to do is click on the link below, find the "Best Dessert" category, and then select  Sweetie-licious. There are five finalists for best dessert.... If you love our "Sweetie" treats please take time to cast your vote for us!

http://lansingcitypulse.wehaa-server4.com/survey-24-top-of-the-town-final-five.html

Vote for Sweetie-licious!!

A Note from Our Cookie Contest Winner

I'm still pinching myself to make sure I didn't dream that I won the cookie contest. It's been lots of fun sharing the exciting news with my family and friends. Needless to say I've had a lot of requests for the recipe. Thank you again to all the Sweetie-licious staff and customers for picking my cookies. Instead of making lemonade from lemons, let's bake cookies." -- Deb Stegner

A Note from Our Cookie Contest Winner

The "Best Cookie Recipe" Winner

The winner of our "Best Cookie Recipe" contest is Deb Stegner, who sent us her family recipe for Lemon Sugar Cookies! Thanks to everyone who came into the shop and voted. Thanks to Mary Wilson (Ice Cream Cookies) and to Aimee Stark (Grandma Minard's Sour Cream Cookies) for sharing their wonderful recipes with us!

The best news of all is that we will be posting all three recipes on both Facebook and our Website so you can make them for your family and friends!

The "Best Cookie Recipe" Winner

Only 2 Spots Left in March Baking Classes

Folks have pretty much filled up the March baking classes. There are only two spots left - one in the March 6th class, and one in the March 27th class. The March 13th class is filled. If you want to grab one of the remaining spots, click on "Community" link at the top of this webpage, then click on the class you want, and follow the instructions for registering and paying for the class. But hurry, they'll go fast!
 

Only 2 Spots Left in March Baking Classes

March Baking Class Dates

Many of you have been waiting to sign up for baking classes. There now are three baking classes scheduled in March. On the 6th, the 13th,  and the 27th. If you wish to sign up for one of those three classes, just click on the "Community" link at the top of this webpage, select the class you want to sign up for, then follow the instructions on the pages that follow. It's really easy! But hurry, classes will fill up quickly!

March Baking Class Dates

New "Sunday Dinners" Feature

At last, at last!  I am so excited to finally announce our new monthly website feature - SUNDAY DINNERS!  Gail (our webmaster) and I have been working on and off (mostly off) on this most important feature for several years!  Most of us here at Sweetie-licious grew up with the rich tradition of Sunday dinners in our own homes, and we are excited to present great recipes and fun celebration ideas to help make your family's life steeped in wonderful memories of food and love!   

Our mission is to celebrate home-life so that we all will continue the rich tradition of  family dinners in our homes. We are thrilled to share our treasured recipes and traditions to help make our lives meaningful, our homes happy, and our palates joyous! Enjoy!   

Eat pie, love life!  xoxolinda

 
New "Sunday Dinners" Feature

Winter Baking Classes...

I am so excited to start up our baking classes during our cold winter months. There truly are very few things I love more than baking with family and friends, and all of you are certainly my lovely friends!

Bring your friends and learn the lost art of pie baking in our retro nationally renowned Sweetie-licious Bakery. Learn how simple pie baking can be and more importantly, how FUN it can be. Your instructor will be national pie competition award winner, cookbook author, TV personality and owner, Linda Hundt.Your baking class includes hands-on instruction and demonstration, clever conversation, a light appetizer and numerous samples of many of our most popular treats; your own take-it-home freshly baked 5-inch pie, special Sweetie-licous baking secrets, and a delightful, informative and fun evening.You are more than welcome to bring your own beverages.

We so look forward to meeting you and making a wonderful memory with you.      Eat pie, Love life!!  Linda xoxo

For more information about baking classes, click HERE

Winter Baking Classes...

National Pie Day 1-23-2013

Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day, Wednesday, January 23rd, is the official day to celebrate pie. The day was created to honor the American tradition of simply eating, enjoying, and sharing delicious pies with others.

Sweetie-licious will be well stocked with pies for all to enjoy. On the big day (today) we will be giving customers sample slices of some of their most popular pies.

This is such a fun day for everyone who adores pie. I encourage one and all to either bake or buy a pie to share, and celebrate one of America's most revered desserts.

National Pie Day 1-23-2013

Martin Luther King Quotes...

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

"The time is always right to do what is right."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Martin Luther King Quotes...

Winter Hours...

We will be open 6:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday and 8:00 am -3:00 pm on Saturday. As always, we are closed on Sunday.

Winter Hours...

Sweetie-licious Featured in Bake Magazine!

Bake magazine is one of the premier baking industry periodicals. This month they are featuring the shop, both on the cover, and as their feature article. We are thrilled to be selected for this honor!

To view an online version of the magazine, click on the link below! (We also have a paper version at the shop, if you are stopping by in the next few days.)

View Bake magazine online

Sweetie-licious Featured in Bake Magazine!

Cookie Contest!!

It’s a Sweetie-licious Cookie Contest! Sweetie-licious wants to love your favorite cookie recipe as much as you do!! Do you have a cookie recipe everyone loves? A favorite cookie recipe that has been in your family for generations?Enter the Sweetie-licious Cookie Contest and share it with all the Sweetie-licious fans. 

Send your recipes in to Sweetie-licious by February 4, 2013 (108 N. Bridge St., DeWitt Mi 48823 or email it to us at yummy@sweetie-licious.com). Our bakers will review all the recipes and pick three of the best, based on flavor, creativity, and appearance/presentation. The three finalists will be announced February 19th and all customers will have one week to visit the shop to taste and vote on the three top choices. The winner will be determined based on the Sweetie-licious bakers’ choice (1/3 of the vote) and the popular vote by our customers (2/3rds of the vote).  

Finally, the winning cookie baker will be announced on Februaray 27,2013! We will celebrate the sweet winner by honoring you with lunch and dessert for four, a dozen of your favorite Sweetie-licious cookies, a $20 gift certificate, an exclusive Sweetie-licious handmade apron, and we will feature your winning cookie for one week at the shop!  

Ladies and gentlemen….start your mixers and good luck!!!

Cookie Contest!!

New Pinterest Posts

We just updated many of our boards on Pinterest. Our current boards are... Sweetie-licious Bakery, Sweetie-licious Treats, Sweetie-licious Weddings, Sweetie-licious Farmette, Sweetie-licious Pie Stories, Sweetie-lcious Videos, and Sweetie-licious Themes.  The current theme is "Winter memories"

If your aren't a member of Pinterest yet, you might want to join....To locate our boards, just type the term - sweetie-licious - in the search box at the top of the Pinterest homepage.  Happy Pinning!!

New Pinterest Posts

Bridal Shows...

Last weekend we were at the Bridal event at Eagle Eye Country Club. This coming Sunday (January 13th) we will be at the 20th Annual Bridal Party Show at the Kellogg Center on the MSU Campus. We hope to see many of you there! For more information on the upcoming show, just click on the link below!

To see pictures of some of the weddings we've already done, click on the "Community" link at the top of the homepage, then on the "Weddings/Birthday" link, then scroll down to the Photos section. OR go to Pinterest and search for "Sweetie-licious Weddings" to see even more pictures!

Bridal Party Show website

Bridal Shows...

January E-Coupon

This month, if you purchase a reguar size salad you'll get any one of our yummy muffins absolutely free! To redeem this coupon just print out this  web page, bring it into the shop, and give it to the person taking your order. It's as simple as that!!

To sign up to receive E-Coupons automatically, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

January E-Coupon

City Pulse Magazine Judges us Best "Sweet Spot"

We just found out that we won City Pulse Magazine's December "Food Fight"! Seven Lansing area businesses competed for best local sweet spot. Our entry, "Pretty Peppermint Buttercream Brownies", garnered a score of 9.1 out of 10 points as well as rave reviews from the judges. We are thrilled with the outcome... Thanks City Pulse!

To read the full article, just click here

City Pulse Magazine Judges us Best "Sweet Spot"

Christmas Pie & Baked Goods Orders

We have now closed pie and baked goods orders for Friday, Saturday and Monday. However, we will be making lots of extra pies each of those days. They will be available at the shop, after 10:00 a.m. each day, on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. Sorry we can't hold any pies over the phone.

We will be open till 6:30 pm on Friday, till 3:00 pm on Saturday, and till 3:00 pm on Monday. We will be closed Christmas Day and also on December 26th.

Christmas Pie & Baked Goods Orders

Closing Early on December 7th...

We are closing at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening, Dec. 7th so that our staff can celebrate the Holidays together. We will be open our regular hours (6:30 am - 3:00 pm) on Saturday.
Closing Early on December 7th...

Our Holiday Hours...

December 24 -- 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
December 25-26 -- Closed
December 27-28 -- 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
December 29 -- 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
December 31 -- 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
January 1 -- Closed

Our Holiday Hours...

Happy Birthday Walt!

"If you can dream it, you can do it!" -- Walt Disney.

Walt has inspired me to dream up a new pie today! Thank you for inspiring and entertaining us...and Happy Birthday!

xoxolinda

Happy Birthday Walt!

December E-Coupon...

This month our E-Coupon is 20% off any muffins (any quantity).... perfect for holiday brunches!  To sign up to receive E-Coupons automatically, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

December E-Coupon...

Christmas Delivery Shipping Schedule

 

The LAST DAY to order online for delivery BEFORE Christmas is Tuesday, December 18th by Noon. Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year so consequently the time to process, package and ship for Christmas delivery using UPS 2nd day air is limited (all pie and baked goods orders have to be shipped out by Wednesday, December 19th)

Due to the amount of orders we process and scheduling we cannot accept online orders beyond this point for guaranteed arrival before Christmas.

You can order online in advance for a later delivery by noting in the comment section of the order form what date you would like it shipped.  For example, placing an order on December 5th and noting you would like it shipped on the 17th is acceptable.

Thank you in advance for understanding.

General questions concerning our two-day shipping policy please refer to the shipping area of our website. For further questions on Ecommerce shipping please contact  Pico at 517.203.9886

Christmas Delivery Shipping Schedule

"Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season"

The hour-long television program is a new WKAR TV special. It is part of WKAR’s “Home for the Holidays” programming airing in December. The show will premier at 10:00 am this coming Saturday. Repeat broadcasts will air at 2:00 pm Sunday Dec. 2nd, 8:00 pm Tuesday Dec. 4th, and 1:30 pm Thursday Dec. 8th… with additional broadcasts on WKAR World and WKAR Create.

During the show Linda shows Susi Elkins the secrets of making gingerbread men, the perfect pie crust, Mommy’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline pie, and wonderful coffee cake. The program will be aired during WKAR’s “Home for the Holidays” membership campaign. Among the thank-you gifts available for calling in during the program are copies of the recipes, a Sweetie-licious pie plate, and gift certificates for pie and coffee cake.

We hope you’ll tune in to watch as well as pledge your support to WKAR!

"Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season"

Online Pie Sale!

 We will be offering our ONLINE PIES at a reduced price through New Year’s. They are currently priced at $39.00/pie and will be reduced to $29.00/pie until the start of 2013! 

Online Pie Sale!

Our Seventh Anniversary!

 Hello Everyone!

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends!" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot believe that it has been seven years ago today that we first opened "the cutest litle pie shop in the whole wide world" for all of you! From the beginning, you all have believed in us, supported us, and loved us! It warms my heart that we will be here for each other for many more years to come, and posssibly to other communities as well! Whether you live down the block, or across the country, your support and love for our food, our staff, and our mission is simply lovely. Thank you for letting us make your delicious memories come true!

Eat pie, love life! xooxolinda

 

Our Seventh Anniversary!

Thanksgiving Pie Update

On Tuesday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 21st, extra pies are available for walk-in customers only and on a first come, first serve basis AFTER 11:00 a.m. We cannot hold pies with a phone call.

Wednesday, November 21st advance Pie Orders are now closed.

We are still taking Pie Orders in advance for the Tuesday, November 20th pick up. The window to order remains open through Saturday, November 17th.

Please call the shop with any questions at 517-669-9300.

 

Thanksgiving Pie Update

November E-Coupon

This month our E-Coupon is for a free cookie whenyou purchase any whole sandwich, quiche meal, or "halfsies" order. To sign up to receive E-Coupons automatically, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

November E-Coupon

Thanksgiving Orders

We are now taking orders for Thanksgiving pies. Every year we have to close orders before Thanksgiving, so don't wait too long! Please call the shop at (517) 669-9300. (NOTE- this is for in store pick up. We sell a limited selection of pies from the website that can be shipped)

The list of pies we'll be baking for pick-up are - Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Jordyn's Blueberry Raspberry Cherry, Blackberry Raspberry, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline, Sweet Potato, Apple, Caramel Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Mince, Laura's Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple, Pecan, Sweetie-licious, Caramel Cashew Toffee.

We'll also be taking orders for Gingerbread Boys, Sugar Cookies, Cheeseballs, Carrot Bundt Cakes, and Pumpkin Rolls

The following pies are available for SHIPPING- Sweetie-licious, Blueberry Raspberry, Blackberry Raspberry, Lemon Praline Chess, Pecan, Strawberry Rhubarb, Coconut Chess, Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Pies that are shipped require UPS 2nd day-air to ensure the freshest product arrives to our customers. The latest date for shipping of pies to arrive before Thanksgiving is Monday, November 19th. Orders need to be placed before this date to allow adequate time to bake, process, package and ship out. Therefore, the cut off date for ordering pies for shipment and arrival before Thanksgiving is by Noon on Saturday, November 17th.

Thanksgiving Orders

October E-Coupon

This month our E-Coupon is for 20% off anything 'pumpkin'when you purchase any whole sandwich, quiche meal, or "halfsies" order. To sign up to receive E-Coupons automatically, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

October E-Coupon

Cookbook Photo Shoot

We had a fantastic photo shoot for the cookbook at my farmette a couple of weeks ago, as the weather was mostly lovely, and the pictures were nothing but lovely! Our talented photographer, Clarissa, made this vintage style video (in the Featured Video section) of some of the behind-the-scenes shots of the two-day event. Thanks to all, now two more photo. shoots to go, and four more chapters....
Eat pie, love life xoxolinda!

Cookbook Photo Shoot

"America's Best Pies" now Available

The American Pie Council’s new cookbook "America’s Best Pies", is now available for purchase online (see the link below). You can also order it over the phone... just call (847) 371-0170. The price is $20.00 plus shipping. It is a collection of almost 200 award winning recipes from the National Pie Championships (and includes at least one recipe from Linda!)  

http://www.piecouncil.org/PieShop

"America's Best Pies" now Available

September E-Coupon

This month our E-Coupon is for a free cookie when you purchase any whole sandwich, quiche meal, or "halfsies" order. To sign up to receive E-Coupons automatically, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

 

 

September E-Coupon

QVC Update...

Your responses and support are once again, overwhelming to me and everyone at Sweetie-licious! I have tears running down my cheeks, not because of thawed pies, but because of love, loyalty and friendship! I will have to write a pie story about you all! As wonderful as all of you were about purchasing the pies, the pies were already on their way out East when we discovered the problem..., and they could not turn the truck around. So we have found homes for them in area churches and food banks out there. Some folks will have some yummy All-American pies for the All-American holiday!

I cannot thank you enough, as I feel like George Bailey from ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE..."No man is a failure who has friends." Clarence, the Angel.

Eat pie, love life! xolinda

 

I write this morning with a heavy heart, as I must share some disappointing news with regards to our QVC appearance. Somehow, our brand new freezer, that we purchased for this endeavor, broke down in the middle of the night and partially thawed over 600 pies slated for next week's QVC show. Because of this, the pies are not the one-of-kind pies that we are so proud of at Sweetie-licious, and cannot be sold as premium pies in good faith.

This QVC project has been something all of us at the shop have worked on perfecting for nine months. Hours and hours have gone into mastering every aspect of these pies; from rolling out pie dough and baking the pies to the complicated shipping process – all to insure our high quality product for thousands more pie-loving folks! Our staff has worked tirelessly to make this dream come true, and I am sick for them and their disappointment... I cannot thank them enough for their dedication and loyalty to the Sweetie-licious mission!

I have talked to QVC and they are eager to have me back on to sell more pies at a later date. I am not sure at this time if we can make that happen financially, as this is a devastating loss for us, but I will do my best. I want to apologize to all of you, as you all are so lovingly supportive of me and Sweetie-licious, and I know there are lots of people you have shared our news with.

Most importantly, I believe in God and His plan with all of my heart and soul. I completely understand that for whatever reason our pies were not to be sold next week on QVC. I await to see the wonderful outcome of all of this, yet to unfold...Eat pie, love life!

With gratitude and love always – xoxxolinda

QVC Update...

August E-Coupon

This month our E-Coupon is 15% of any of our yummy butter cream brownies. To sign up to receive E-Coupons, please sign up for them on our homepage... all you have to do it type in your email address, select the e-coupon box, and click on the Submit button!

 

 

August E-Coupon

New "Year Round" Shop Hours

Rather than changing the shop hours seasonally, as we've done in the past, we now will be open the same hours year-round. Starting Monday Aug 6th we'll be open from 6:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Our Saturday hours, 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m., will remain the same.)
 
We hope that this will make it easier for you to know when you can stop into the shop for a meal or some some of our yummy "Sweetie" treats!

New "Year Round" Shop Hours

Jordyn's “True Champion” Blueberry Raspberry Cherry Pie

All of us have the ability to be some kind of a champion. Some of us will be champions at county fairs, singing competitions, spelling bees, art competitions, or even pie baking championships! Some of us will be champions for admirable charities and causes;  for our children, in later life, or for our parents. Then, some of us will be champion athletes - from Little League, high school state championships, to the Olympics. We all know by now that no one can be a champion without passion, perseverance, and innate talent. There are many kinds of champions. However, what sets a “True Champion” apart is grace; the ability to lose with grace and honor and win with humble pride and joy. Our hometown sweetheart, Olympic Gold Medalist, Jordyn Wieber is a “True Champion.” Let us all emulate Jordyn and take home the gold in our everyday life - to graciously win and lose and to persevere with grace and passion in everything we do, and we will start changing the world one pie at a time!

Be a “True Champion” in all that you do!

Jordyn's “True Champion” Blueberry Raspberry Cherry Pie

New "Themes" Page on Pinterest

We just updated the "Sweetie-licious Themes" board on Pinterest. The current theme is "A Vintage Postcard Tour of Summer in Michigan", complete with great summer recipes.

If your aren't a member of Pinterest yet, you might want to join... To find our 7 boards (including the theme board), just seach for - sweetie-licious - once you are on the Pinterest homepage.

New "Themes" Page on Pinterest

July E-Coupon

Every month we email out e-coupons to folks who sign up on our website. This month, we are also making the July e-coupon available on our website.  Just print out the web page with the large coupon on it and bring it into the shop to get a 50% discount on our homemade lemonade, sweetened sassafras iced tea, or unsweetened black tea when you purchase a whole sandwich, quiche meal or "halfsies" meal.



July E-Coupon

Sweetie-licious at Farmer's Markets

Every Saturday we'll be at the Meridian Farmer's Market in Okemos MI, and just about every Sunday we'll be at the Sunday Farmer's Market in downtown Howell MI. We'll be bringing our yummy pies, cookies, and muffins to sell. We hope to see you there!!  

The next Capitol Farmer's Market in Lansing will be on September 13th. Mark your calendars.

For more information about each of the markets, check out the following links...
Meridian Farmer's Market
Howel Sunday Farmer's Market

Sweetie-licious at Farmer's Markets

Capitol Farmers Market

We're going to be at the Farmer's Market on July 19th (from 10 am - 2 pm) that surrounds the Capitol Building in downtown Lansing. We'll be bringing along whole and slices of pie, cookies and muffins. We hope to see you all there!!!

Capitol Farmers Market

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

"Think pleasant thoughts while working and a chore will become a 'labor of love'." -- Betty Crocker's New Picture Cook Book (1961)
 

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

It's Fresh Blueberry Season!

We are now getting fresh Michigan blueberries, so we will now be baking lots of fresh blueberry pies (including plain blueberry, blueberry raspberry, blueberry blackberry, blueberry peach, blueberry rhubarb, and of course blueberries & cream). We'll also be making different kinds of bluebery muffins and scones. So... stop into the shop or call us (517-669-9300) and order one of of our yummy, "blueberry-licious" treats!

It's Fresh Blueberry Season!

4th of July Recipes

Next Wednesday is Independence Day... and to celebrate it we'll be posting a different barbeque/cookout recipe every day - starting tonight and running through all of next week. We hope you'll check out each recipe and hopefully try them out on family and friends when you barbeque! Enjoy!

4th of July Recipes

Mitt Romney Visits the Shop

We are honored that an American Presidential candidate, has asked to have a slice of pie and baking class at the "cutest little pie shop in the whole wide world!" I am excited about the fanfare and commerce it brings to our darling town of DeWitt and beloved Michigan. I am excited to show off our shop, food, pies, and sweet staff to the caravan of folks that come with his travels. I am WAY excited to show Governor Romney and his lovely wife, Ann, how to make national award-winning pies!  But most of all, I am elated to show folks across the country how to change the world one pie at a time, in their own unique way.

I believe that through our national award-winning Sweetie-licious pies and loving and respecting every person who walks through our front door; no matter their political affiliation, that we are changing the world one pie at a time! I believe that we all have purpose, and the honorable opportunity to make a difference in our country's soul. We all can take part in America's greatness, in our own unique way; whether it is building cars, mining coal, teaching children, making pies, or even running for President of the United States!

Governor Romney and his wife will eat a slice and learn how to make Abraham Lincoln's Cherry Apple Pie, and like all of us, hopefully aspire to be selfless dreamers like Abe. Read the story below that is attached to every cherry apple pie that leaves our shop.

 

Honest Abe Cherry Apple Pie

Mitt Romney Visits the Shop

Greater Lansing Business Monthly

The folks at the Greater Lansing Business Monthly magazine are celebrating their 25th. anniversary. The  "Women in Business" cover featuring Kelly Rossman of Truscott Rossman, and Linda Hundt of Sweetie-licious Pie Pantry, is one of their editor's and photographer's favorite issues!

Greater Lansing Business Monthly

Summer Hours...

We are now staying open til 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. (We open at 6:30 a.m. M-F). Our Saturday hours are staying the same... 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Come in and enjoy dinner at Sweeties!

Summer Hours...

Father's Day

This coming Sunday is Father's Day. Don't forget to treat dad to something special that day... and what could be better than one of our wonderful pies, or a box of our cookies or cupcakes?!  Call the shop (517) 669-9300 to order the perfect "Sweetie Treat" for your daddy!

Father's Day

Cookbook Words of Wisdom

"When we had shortcake we had but little, nor needed more.  Here was a dish complete in itself, perfect in quality, adequate in quantity, and presenting a feast sufficient for gods and epicurean man." -- Della Lutes - The Country Kitchen

Cookbook Words of Wisdom

Michigan Cherries...

Most of you probably have heard about the Michigan tart cherry crisis, due to the early spring's unseasonably warm weather and later frosts. The fruit was permanently damaged, basically leaving the nation with very little to no tart cherry crop this year. Unfortunately, this cherry shortage directly affects our products, as we have several popular baked goods that sho...wcase Michigan tart cherries; especially our award winning cherry pies. Because cherries are near impossible to purchase, we will be making very few, if any, cherry pie varieties this year. We are, of course, heartbroken, and send our heartfelt apologies to our customers. But more importantly, we send our warm thoughts to all the cherry growers in Michigan and encourage them to have faith in tomorrow's good intentions.

Michigan Cherries...

It's Strawberry Season!!

Starting this Wednesday we'll be starting to make all our favorite strawberry treats using fresh, locally grown berries. (We get them from Felske Farms, just a couple of miles from the shop.)  We'll be making Strawberry & Cream pies, Strawberry Key Lime Pies, Strawberry Muffins, Strawberry Scones, and our excellent Strawberry Salad!  Come into the shop to try them all... strawberry season won't last very long!

It's Strawberry Season!!

New "Themes" Page on Pinterest

We just updated the "Sweetie-licious Themes" board on Pinterest. The current theme is strawberries! Included are six strawberry recipes, some great vintage strawberry pics, and soon we'll add Linda's strawberry-related pie stories. If your aren't a member of Pinterest yet, you might want to join... To find our 7 boards (including the theme board), just seach for - sweetie-licious - once you are on the Pinterest homepage.

New "Themes" Page on Pinterest

June Sweetie E-Coupon...

Every month we email out e-coupons to folks who sign up on our website. This month, we are also making the June e-coupon available on our website.  Just print out the web page with the large coupon on it and bring it into the shop to get a 20% discount on any amount of our yummy cupcakes... (great for graduation open houses!)

June Sweetie E-Coupon...

Memorial Day...

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vain
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were there Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days. 

Michelle Keim - 1999

 

Memorial Day...

Mother's Day...

"They always looked back before turning the corner. For their mother was always at the window to nod and smile, and wave their hand at them. Somehow it seemed as if they couldn't have got through the day without that, for whatever their mood might be, the last glimpse of that motherly face was sure to affect them like sunshine". -- Louisa May Alcott

Mother's Day...

Sweetie-licious is on Pinterest !

We've created 7 different boards full of pictures, ideas, and pie stories. To find them and begin to follow us and re-pin us, just click on the Pinterest logo in the top left corner of any of our webpages. Happy pinning!!

Sweetie-licious is on Pinterest !

National Pie Championships

On April 25th Linda and Stephanie traveled to Orlando Florida to compete at the National Pie Championships. Stephanie competed in both the Commercial Division, Independent Bakery, competition and Linda competed in the Professional Division competition. Below is a message from Linda...

"Friends - It just wasn't our year down in Orlando. We are disappointed, of course, but more than grateful to all of you for supporting us and loving our pies like you do. It is very hard to win down here, but having sixteen first place ribbons and two Best-in-Shows awards on our walls already is something we are very proud of! So we are moving on to tomorrow with grateful hearts as we have lots of exciting national things going on that we will share with you soon...Thanks for cheering us on and making us feel as special as you all do. Love you! Eat pie, and love life!"

National Pie Championships

Mother's Day Pie Orders

Mother's Day is just a few weeks away! Here is the list of the pies and other sweet treats we'll be making. To order, call the shop at (517) 669-9300

PIES - Tom's Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry ...Berry Berry, Cherry Rhubarb, Cherry Raspberry, Blueberry Raspberry, Blackberry Raspberry, Coconut Cream, Raspberry Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream, Banana Cream, Chococate Cream, Lemon Meringue, Keylime, Keylime Raspberry, Pecan, Lemon Pecan Chess.

CAKES - Coconut Angel Food Bundt Cake, Cherry Chip Angel Food Bundt Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake

Mother's Day Pie Orders

Sweeties at Farm Markets

Farm markets start in Michigan the first week of May. This year we'll be bringing our baked goodies to three farm markets around Central Michigan. Starting on Wednesday May 2nd. (and every Wednesday after tha...t) we'll be at the Fulton Street Farmer's Market in Grand Rapids. Starting on Saturday May 5th (and every Saturday after that) we'll be at Meridian Farmer's Market in Okemos, and starting on Sunday May 6th (and every Sunday after that) we'll be at the Howell Sunday Farmer's Market in downtown Howell. We'll be bringing our yummy pies to sell. We hope to see you there!!

For more information about each of the markets, check out the following links
Meridian Farmer's Market
Fulton Street Farmer's Market
Howel Sunday Farmer's Market

Sweeties at Farm Markets

2011 Pie Championship Pics

For those of you you didn't get to see photos from last year's National Pie Championships, here is our Facebook album... enjoy!

National Pie Championships - 2011

2011 Pie Championship Pics

National Pie Championships

In just a couple weeks Linda and our bakery manager Stephanie will head down to Florida to compete at the 2012 National Pie Championships. The competition will be held on April 27th and 28th at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando. This year we have some pretty amazing pie entries to tempt the judges taste buds.... but we're keeping them under wraps till then. All we can say is that they are awesome tasting!!

On Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th the Great American Pie Festival will be held at Lakeside Park in Celebration Florida. If any of you will be down in Florida during that time, be sure to stop by the Pie Festival, it's a ton of fun!

National Pie Championships

Easter Cookbook Wisdom...

Some charming tips for your Easter Dinner... from the Betty Crocker Hostess Cookbook (1967). 

"Planning the Party - Decide what you are going to wear and see that it is cleaned and pressed. Choose a simple costume - no billowing sleeves or skirts, nothing too tight.  Fashion points can be a handicap in the kitchen. "

 
 
 
Easter Cookbook Wisdom...

Recipe of the Week...

Wonderful Weiner Crown Roast.

One of my family's favorite dishes for Sunday dinner! This dish makes a SMASHING presentation! The nitrate juices from the hot dogs simply glisten when prepared to perfection!

 

 

APRIL FOOl!

Can you believe we found this recipe in one of our retro cookbooks?!

Recipe of the Week...

Easter Pie Orders

Easter will soon be here. Be sure to call the shop (517.669.9300)as soon as you can to order your Easter pie.

Below is a list of the pies we'll be making...

Tom's Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Cherry Rhubarb, Cherry Raspberry, Blueberry Raspberry, Blackberry Raspberry, Coconut Cream, Raspberry Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream, Banana Cream, Chococate Cream, Lemon Meringue, Keylime, Keylime Raspberry, Pecan, and Lemon Pecan Chess.

We'll also be making Coconut Angel Food Bundt Cake, Cherry Chip Angel Food Bundt Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
(1/2 dozen minimum)... and Quiche - Bacon & Cheddar, Ham & Swiss, or Spinach & Feta.

Easter Pie Orders

Words of Wisdom & More...

"Then with with good friends... and good food on the board,
and good wine in the pitcher,
we may well ask, when shall we live if not now?"
-- M. K. F. Fisher
 

MENU

Linda's Amazing Mac & Cheese
A crisp salad of fresh spring greens
Crusty Ciabatta rolls
A good bottle of Merlot
Our Key Lime Raspberry pie


Linda's Amazing Mac & Cheese

This Mac & Cheese recipe is based on the Kraft 1920’s advertisement recipe found in magazines at that time. I updated it a bit to give it a bit more flavor zing. Mom Hundt introduced me to a similar version when John and I first started dating. I have been in love ever since. Family and friends are always thankful when I make it for them, and yours will be too! 

  • ¼ C. butter plus 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ C. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. minced white onion (Vidalia if possible)
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 2 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1 ½ C. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ C. white cheddar cheese
  • 2 C.  cooked and drained elbow macaroni 

On medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp. butter and olive oil. Add onion, fresh thyme until tender and light brown – stirring constantly to avoid burning. Add ¼ C. butter until melted, add flour, salt & pepper to make paste. While stirring, gradually add milk until mixed, then 1 C. of sharp cheddar and 1 C. of white cheddar cheese until melted and thickened. Add cooked macaroni until well mixed. Pour into buttered 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cheeses on top of macaroni. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

 

Words of Wisdom & More...

Spring at the Shop

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, and the trees and bushes are budding. Here at the the shop we've got Spring Fever! So we thought we'd share some of our favorite Spring and Easter photos with you...

 

 

 

 

 

Spring at the Shop

Expanded Email Features

We are already sending hundreds of copies of our seasonal "Sweetie News" newsletter to folks via email. (We hope you are one of the folks who are already getting it.) However, in the next few weeks we'll also be able to email folks...

* Announcements of special events at the shop
* Monthly digests of the recipes we post on our website
* E-Coupons that you can print out and bring into the shop for super savings

To receive these new things, you need to tell us which ones you want to receive, as well as provide us with your email address

If you haven't signed up yet, scroll down the homepage to the "Email Signup" section, check any of the four email features you wish to receive, type in your email address, and press the Submit button. It's that easy!

If you've already signed up to receive the newsletter via email, scroll down the homepage to the "Email Signup section, and check any of the three new features we've added (It's not necessary to check the newsletter feature a second time.) Then type in your email address, and press the Submit button.

Expanded Email Features

Cookbook Words of Wisdom

(From Secrets of the Great Old Timey Cooks -- Barbara Swell) 

Old time kitchen adages --  

A fat kitchen - a lean will.  

A rotten apple spoils his companion.  

Don't fall out with your bread and butter. 

Cookbook Words of Wisdom

Meatloaf Mondays...

Our warm homemade Meatloaf Sandwich is a favorite with everyone! It is served on grilled Great Harvest white bread along with  crispy bread-and-butter pickles, onion straws, lettuce, and tangy barbeque sauce. We only serve them on Mondays, so be sure and stop in to try one soon. You'll be glad you did!

Meatloaf Mondays...

A New Menu Item!

Our brand new Turkey Cobb Sandwich is loaded with sliced white meat of turkey, crisp maple bacon, fresh avocado, red onion, and tomato slices. It is served on grilled Great Harvest white bread with real mayo and our sweetie cheeseball spread. It's an awesome treat for your taste buds... come in a try one soon!

A New Menu Item!

Michigan Maple Syrup Season

Every year just about this time - when the days are getting longer and the spring thaw has begun - is when folks all over Michigan start collecting maple sap and making maple syrup. The maple sugaring season is about 4-6 weeks long here in Michigan. Did you know that maple trees must be at least 35 years old in order to tap them? Did you know that one maple tree can produce between 9 -13 gallons of sap per year?  Did you know that it takes 40-50 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup?! 

This year Sweetie-licious is celebrating the Michigan Maple Syrup Season by featuring some new sweet and savory "Maple-licious" treats - including tasty maple oatmeal scones, tempting  pumpkin maple nut muffins, rich maple praline buttercream brownies, amazing new chocolate maple cream pie, and our yummy new maple bacon and three cheese sandwich.  Of course, we'll also have our  awesome maple oatmeal cookies for you to enjoy...

If you're looking for an awesome breakfast treat or dessert, be sure to click on our recipe for Merry Maple Dumplings

Michigan Maple Syrup Season

February is Cherry Month

We'll be featuring some of our favorite cherry recipes for the rest of the month. Be sure to stop back often to find a new one you can try!

February is Cherry Month

Pie-Themed Valentines

We've been collecting vintage valentines that have a pie theme. We've been able to find quite a few... some you might even remember receiving or sending... We thought we'd share these with you this Valentine's Day! 

Love from all of us at Sweetie-licious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pie-Themed Valentines

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

From Betty Crocker's Guide to Easy Entertaining (1959)

"The hostess who thinks of her party as a gift to her friends can't go wrong - a gift of people with whom they''ll have fun, a gift of food they will enjoy - a gift of herself by having food ready to serve without confusion - and a gift of confidence by letting them know what kind of a party is planned and how to dress for it."

 Cheese Crispies

2 C. flour
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 C. butter
10 ounces grated Cheddar cheese
2 C. Rice Crispies
¼ C. toasted sesame seeds 

Combine dry ingredients and cut in slightly softened butter. Add cheese, rice cereal, sesame seeds and mix well. Place tablespoon size balls on a cookie sheet and press them flat. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Very yummy!

 
Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

Tues. is "Martha Dixon Day"

Please join us at the shop, and on Facebook and our Website, on Tuesday February 7th as we celebrate a pioneer local food personality - Martha Dixon. “Martha Dixon Day” will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Ms. Dixon hosted a popular cooking television program during the 1950's-60's, “The Copper Kettle” on WJIM, TV 6, in Lansing, Michigan. She was our local, Julia Child. Her show was a must-see every week for homemakers in the area. On that day we will be serving up some of Martha's wonderful dishes!

In addition WLNS (Channel 6) will be broadcasting from the shop between 6-7 am that day!  Please stop into the shop if you'd like to share your memories of Martha live on television. Otherwise, please stop in to try some of Martha's wonderful food that we'll be cooking, to write down your memories of her in our book, and to join the celebration for a very special woman many of us fondly remember!

Tues. is "Martha Dixon Day"

Linda's New York City Photos

Linda's trip to the Big Apple was a huge success! Not only was her speech at the National Retail Federtion's National Conference attended by over 300 folks, but everyone loved the lemon cherry bomb cookies she gave everyone after her talk. After the conference Linda and her best friend Kim went on a tour of local NYC bakeries... lots of great looking cupcakes and cheesecakes, but alas no great pie!  After that Linda met with her literary agent who will be working to get Linda's cookbook published... and to top it off Linda and Kim got tickets to the Letterman show.... Sounds like a successful and fun trip on lots of levels!!

Speaking at the National Retail Federation National Conference 

Linda's presentation visuals 

Excited to be in New York City!! 



Checking out NYC bakeries

 Linda loves New York cheesecake!

Linda and best friend Kim in Times Square

Linda meeting her literary agent in a French bistro

We got tickets to Letterman!! Yea!!

Linda's New York City Photos

Pie Facts...

What pie is made with "pie-plant?" Pie plant is an old fashioned name for rhubarb, as it was the only way pioneers could make use of the stalks.

Back in in the colonial days, in the best dining rooms, the cook looked to the height and beauty of her pie's "upper crust." As time passed that term went on to mean a high social status. 

More than 1/3 of all Americans have admitted eating pie in bed. 

In the 19th century pie was a common breakfast food. 

Most Americans claim apple pie to be their favorite.

Pie Facts...

National Pie Day is Jan 23rd.

This coming Monday we'll be celebrating National Pie Day at the shop. We'll have free samples of our award-winning pies available, plus we'll be giving customers who order sandwiches a free slice of pie... What yummy deals... don't forget to stop into the shop!

On Monday Linda will also be appearing on WZZM's "Take 5 & Company" morning show (from 9-10 am) to share her pie baking tips with viewers in the Grand Rapids area.

National Pie Day is Jan 23rd.

Linda in the Big Apple!

Linda is speaking at the National Federation of Retailers Annual Convention in New York City this coming week. Her workshop is titled "How to be an Expert in Your Field". This is one of the biggest conventions out there... with businesses large and small all across the country attending. President Clinton is the keynote speaker.  Good luck Linda... and have a super time!

Linda in the Big Apple!

My Daddy...

I wrote the blog that is posted just below for my daddy's birthday picnic last September. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful memory. We all enjoyed so many family celebrations together throughout the years, with plenty of his beloved pie! Daddy passed on to heaven a few days ago and I felt I had to share with all of you my tribute to Ben McComb; as his love for people and pie was passed on to me, inspiring me to create the cutest little pie shop in the whole wide world. 

My Daddy...

"Sweetie News" Emailed to You!

Starting with the Winter 2012 issue, our adorable newsletter (each containing a yummy recipe) will be available in both paper format and also in email format. If you would like to have "Sweetie News" sent to your email address all you have to do is go to this website's homepage and scroll down to the "Newsletter Signup" section, then type in your email address, and click on the "Submit" box. It's that easy!!

"Sweetie News" Emailed to You!

Vote for Sweetie-licious!

City Pulse Newspaper is once again doing its "Top of the Town" awards - looking for the best places in the area. You can vote for Sweeties in 3 categories 1) Best Dining - Bread/Bakery 2) Best Dining - Dessert (choose the 'write in' option and type in "Sweetielicious" 3) Best Shopping - Place for Sweets.

Wonderful friends....please take time to vote for Sweeties, just click on the link below!!

http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/best-of-18-top-of-the-town-awards-2012.html

Vote for Sweetie-licious!

Santa at the Shop...

Santa is leaving this morning to head back home. Here he is, along with Elfie, getting ready to drive to Lansing International Airport to catch Polar Air flight #1225 back to Mrs. Claus and all the other elves.

Santa at the Shop...

Santa at the Shop...

Santa is getting ready to head back to the North Pole, but before he does, he took a break to enjoy a piece of yummy pie.

Santa at the Shop...

Santa at the Shop...

Uh oh! We stopped into the shop early this morning and we found Santa asleep on the table surrounded by half-filled bottles of lemon, peppermint, and cherry extract. He and Elfie must have had a good time New Years Eve!

Santa at the Shop...

New Years Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 31st -  8:00 am - Noon
Sunday, January 1st - Closed
Monday, January 2nd - Closed
Tuesday, January 3rd - 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Happy New Year!!

New Years Holiday Hours

A Christmas Prayer...

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wisemen. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desired with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

A Christmas Prayer...

Holiday Pie Orders & Lunches

We are no longer taking pie orders for Christmas. We will, however, be baking extra pies. If you stop into the shop after 11 am Thursday, Friday, or Saturday there will be some available for purchase. Sorry we can't hold pies over the telephone. We are still accepting pie orders for New Years...

On Thursday we'll be only serving take-out lunches. On Friday and Saturday, because of the large number of pies we are baking, we won't be able to serve any breakfast or lunch fare. We'll resume serving breakfast/lunch on Tuesday Dec. 27th.

Holiday Pie Orders & Lunches

Santa at the Shop...

Santa has been a wonderful help at the shop this year. Here he is handing a pie to a happy customer!

Santa at the Shop...

Holiday Mail Orders

Mail orders received after Monday December 19th at 3:00 pm cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

Holiday Mail Orders

Santa at the Shop...

Santa must have taken Chief Larry's advice to heart and has turned into a "Good Santa". Here he is all decked out in an adorable apron, his Sweetie pearls, and hair ribbon - ready to greet and help customers who come in the shop. Atta boy Santa!!

Santa at the Shop...

Our Holiday Hours

December 24th - 8:00 am - Noon
December 25th - Closed
December 26th - Closed
Dec 27th - 30th - 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
December 31st - 8:00 am - Noon
January 1st - Closed

Our Holiday Hours

Santa at the Shop...

Chief Larry received noise complaints from citizens that there was a guy in a red suit up on our roof "shouting at the top of his lungs something about comets and vixens". Here he is just about to cuff Santa, but Linda promised that she'd keep him quiet, and inside the shop, for the rest of the holiday season. 

Santa at the Shop...

Santa at the Shop...

We recently had our roof repaired and Santa, hearing the noise up on the roof, was reminded of the sound of reindeer hoofs, so he climbed up onto the roof to see if he could spot any of his reindeer. Here he is on the look-out for them... good luck Santa!

Santa at the Shop...

Santa at the Shop...

Every Friday Music Mike stops into the shop during lunch time to sing and play for customers. This last Friday Santa decided to make it a duet. One word of advice to Santa... don't quit your day job... please! 

Santa at the Shop...

Santa at the Shop...

Santa has definitely recovered from his squeeze down our shop exhaust hood. We are sure he's feeling better because he's gotten his sweet tooth back. Here is hungrily admiring one of our fresh-baked Holiday pies!

Santa at the Shop...

Linda Speaks at the Country Club of Lansing

Linda recently spoke about being a female entrepreneur at the Country Club of Lansing and shared the vision she had for owning and operating the best little pie shop in Michigan! Pictured is Linda with the Country Clubs Marketing Director, Cathy Lazar. Everyone loved her pie demo and talk, especially the Key Lime Raspberry pie served for dessert!

Linda Speaks at the Country Club of Lansing

Santa at the Shop...

Once Santa recovered from getting stuck in our exhaust hood, he positioned himself right near the front door to welcome everyone who comes into the shop. Here is is holding a sign, just in case anyone wonders who he is... (Maybe he's not as recovered as we thought he was...)

Santa at the Shop...

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Today was the first snowfall in DeWitt. We got over 10" of it. It was amazingly beautiful.

The Snowman
Our snowman, our snowman. We've built him up in haste;
We knew not when the frost might break. We had no time to waste;
So first we gathered up the snow and piled in a heap;
For melons, ice and snowmen are things that will not keep.

Coconut Snowballs

1/2 gallon of good peppermint stick ice cream (Haagen Daz Peppermint Bark)
1 14 oz. package of shredded coconut
edible glitter - clear or white

Make ice cream balls with mini scoop or large scoop and roll in shredded coconut. Spinkle with edible glitter. Place in mini muffins wrappers. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and freeze.

 

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Santa Arrives at the Shop!

Unfortunately the old guy thought the exhaust hood over our oven was a chimney and he tried to come down it. He got stuck and Linda had to help get him unstuck. From time to time we'll be posting other photos of Santa as he helps us get ready for Christmas.

Santa Arrives at the Shop!

Cookbook Wisdom...

While Dad carves the turkey and spoons out the fragrant stuffing, Mother serves buttery mashes potatoes, passes giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. Harvest vegetables, crisp fruit salad, and pumpkin pie are trimmings... 

Pretty trimmings of the season – Remove cores from stem end of spiced apples, poke on ends of turkey drumsticks...or fluffy yellow chrysanthemums make the turkey drumsticks festive -snip some from your living room bouquet! 

Herb Stuffing (modified by Sweetie-licious)

  • 3 quarts slightly dry bread cubed
  • 4 ½ tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 C. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 C. onion chopped very fine
  • 1/3 C. butter
  • 1 C. chicken stock 

Melt butter in small pan on medium heat. Add onion until cooked through. Add stock. Combine bread, seasonings, parsley. Toss lightly with butter onion stock mixture. Makes 8 cups, or enough stuffing to stuff a ten-pound turkey (or place in buttered, covered casserole dish and warm in oven.)  

Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cookbook – 1961 

Cookbook Wisdom...

It's Our 6th Anniversary!

We opened for business on Saturday, November 19, 2005. We want to thank all our family members, friends, and employees (past and present) for helping make Sweetie-licious what it is today. We especially want to thank you, our wonderful customers, for all your support and encouragement!

It's Our 6th Anniversary!

Treat of the Week - Ginger Folks

It's the holiday season and we're now making Ginger Folks, complete with raisin eyes, cinnamon candy buttons, and a drizzle of our special glaze. If you remember your mom or grandma baking them, be sure to try ours... they are delicious!

Treat of the Week - Ginger Folks

Vote for Sweetie-licious!!

 "Pick a Place for Pinsonnault", a feature aired on WLNS TV, has nominated three sweets places for Evan to visit this coming week. Please click on the link below to go to the webpage that contains the online poll ... and vote for Evan to visit Sweetiei-licious!!! Please share this information (and link) with your friends!   http://www.wlns.com/category/223192/pick

Vote for Sweetie-licious!!

Treat of the Week - Ginger Chocolate Cream Muffins

One of our newest muffin creations. It's perfect for autumn and the coming holidays. We start with yummy gingerbread muffin batter, add bittersweet chocolate, and in the middle of the muffin we put a glob of our amazing cream cheese filling. We top it with cinnamon crumble, mini chocolate chips and drizzle it with our Sweetie glaze. A super treat... perfect with your morning cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk!

Treat of the Week - Ginger Chocolate Cream Muffins

Treat of the Week - Caramel Apple Muffins

These muffins feature the best tastes of autumn. We make them using our homemade buttermilk muffin batter mixed together with our fresh apple pie filling that contains lots of yummy spices. After baking them, we top them with our homemade caramel sauce mixed together with our Sweetie cream cheese glaze. We think that they're pretty close to being the perfect fall breakfast treat

Treat of the Week - Caramel Apple Muffins

Thanksgiving Pies Orders

We are taking pie orders for Thanksgiving. Call soon... (517) 669-9300.

Here is a list of the pies we'll be baking - Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline, Sweet Potato, Tom's Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Cherry Rhubarb, Cherry Raspberry, Cherry Apple, Holiday, Apple, Apple Cranberry, Caramel Apple, Apple Mince, Sticky Toffee Caramel Apple, Pecan, Sweetie-licious, Caramel Cashew Toffee, and Blackberry Raspberry. (Sorry, we can't take any cream pie orders - due to a lack of enough refrigerator space at the shop.)

We can also take orders for Gingerbread Boys and Sugar Cookies (both by the dozen), our Yummy Cheeseballs, and Carrot Bundt Cakes.

 

Thanksgiving Pies Orders

Treat of the Week - Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline Pie

We are sure that you'll love this pie! We start out by adding creamy cheesecake filling onto the bottom pie crust. We top that with our yummy homemade pumpkin pie filling and then we sprinkle the top with pralined pecans. After it is baked we top the pie with daubs of our freshly whipped cream and then sprinkle on more pralined pecans. (This pie was voted best pumpkin pie in the Lansing area by LSJ's Noise magazine.)

You can order this pie for Thanksgiving... just call the shop at (517) 669-9300.

Treat of the Week - Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline Pie

Cookbook Wisdom ...

"You never forget a beautiful thing you have made.  Even after you eat it, it stays with you - always." -- Chef Bugnard  (Julia's beloved cooking instructor). 
Julia Child  My Life in France. (2006)

This book is absolutely charming and you will fall in love with everything about it, I promise. You will fall in love with Julia and Paul and their sweet and tender marriage. You will fall in love with Europe, especially France and its culture, sights and all the interesting people they happen upon. But mostly, you will fall in love with food, but just not any food – Julia’s food. The food she learns about, and talks about; the food she eats and is served; and of course the food she makes.  You will certainly want to be eating with her, cooking with her, and sometimes, you might even want to BE her by the end of the book.

Clearly, we love our Julia. We will always be enchanted by her unique persona, and passionate legacy for food and life!

Eat pie, love life,  xoxoxlinda

Cookbook Wisdom ...

Treat of the Week - Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie

Laura's pie won the Crisco 100th Anniversary Innovation Award at the 2011 National Pie Championships. It starts out with dense sticky toffee pudding mixed with pralined pecans on top of the bottom crust. On top of that goes a layer of our homemade apple pie filling that is mixed with our homemade caramel. On top of that we put our yummy crumb topping, and then when the pie comes out of the oven we drizzle the top with more homemade caramel and more pralined pecans. A truely amazing pie!!

Treat of the Week - Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie

Baking Away the Blues Postponed...

We are saddened to announce that the Baking Away the Blues Charity Event for Depression to be held at the Wharton Center on October 26th. has been postponed, due to lack of funding. We look forward to having a similar event next year, with hopefully many sponsors, to help fight this paralyzing illness. Thank you to Sparrow's Women Working Wonders, Wharton Center and Sweetie-licious for all your support and hard work.

If you (or your organization) are interested in being a sponsor for such an important cause, please contact Women Working Wonders at the Sparrow Foundation or Linda Hundt at Sweetie-licious.

With Gratitude - Linda Hundt
 

Baking Away the Blues Postponed...

It's Pumpkin Time...

Now that the days are getting shorter and cooler and the trees are shedding their leaves, lots of folks tastebuds begin to crave treats made from pumpkin. We at the shop are no exception. We've put together a yummy assortment of pumpkin treats to tempt you. Pies - Pumpkin and Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline. Muffins - Pumpkin Blueberry. Cupcakes - Our Perky Pumpkin Cupcakes... and of course our amazing Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.

It's Pumpkin Time...

Treat of the Week - Pretty Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Moist homemade little pumpkin cakes formed into pretty pillows, filled with nutmeg Sweetie buttercream frosting, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. (They taste a bit like pumpkin roll.... but are way better!)

Treat of the Week - Pretty Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

"Baking Away the Blues" at the Wharton Center

Sparrow Foundation's Women Working Wonders and the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
present
"Baking Away the Blues" with Linda Hundt on October 26th.

Please join us as nationally award-winning and baker extraordinaire Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe' in DeWitt, presents "The Six Slices of the Pie for Baking Away the Blues" to recognize National Depression Awareness Monthand talk about her own struggle with this serious medical condition.

WLNS' own Jane Aldrich will serve as emcee for the evening.

And don't miss the opportunity, immediately afterward to enjoy pastries, and learn more about resources that are available to help you - or a loved one.  Discover your own best way to "bake away the blues" from the experts at Sparrow Hospital and other mid-Michigan organizations.

Wednesday, October 26th 7:00 PM 
Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre, MSU,  East Lansing, MI


Tickets $25.00

To order tickets call 1-800-Wharton or (517) 432-2000
http://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1210

"Baking Away the Blues" at the Wharton Center

Cookbook Wisdom...

 

"It seems to me that our three basic needs for food, security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and the warmth and the love of it, and the hunger for it...and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied...and it is all one."

M.F.K. Fisher - The Gastronomical Me (1943)

I love to read about MFK's life experiences, and the food that weaves through her writings. The paragraph above made me teary when I first read it, because it is so true for every single person that walks this earth. Because she lived through both the World Wars, her life experiences made these words not merely a metaphor, but the literal truth as well.

I have this book on my nightstand, with this particular page turned down, so I read it often to inspire me, inspire me, inspire me to keep my love for everyone warm and rich with every piece of pie that goes out my door! 

xoxolinda

Cookbook Wisdom...

Sweetie-licious Aprons for Sale

We now have two exclusive, handmade aprons made especially for us by Theresa Hundt. We designed their sweet and adorable style to fit our retro theme, but with a modern flair.

The first apron style is "The Classic Hostess" - This half-apron's retro style is indeed, classic. Its exclusive wrap-around sash and bow is stunning and oh so flattering. We have them at the shop - they are $29.99 each and come in variety of wonderful fabrics 

Our second apron style is "The Home-Keeper". It's full coverage style is flattering for all body types as it emphasizes a woman's beautiful upper body. The apron's retro style charming, yet sweetly functional. You can imagine June Cleaver wearing one while busy in her kitchen. They are so sweet. They are also available at the shop - only $19.99 each and they come in a variety of wonderful retro fabrics and colors.

 

Sweetie-licious Aprons for Sale

Treat of the Week - Outstanding Oatmeal Cake Bars

Our moist and dense oatmeal cake topped with a mixture of toasted coconut, pralined pecans in a gooey brown sugar base. The perfect fall treat... and a feast for your taste buds!

Treat of the Week - Outstanding Oatmeal Cake Bars

Treat of the Week - Perky Pumpkin Cupcakes

Our moist homemade pumpkin cake frosted with rich Sweetie buttercream frosting and topped with a cute pumpkin gum drop. The perfect treat to bring to a tailgate party or fall family gathering.

Treat of the Week - Perky Pumpkin Cupcakes

Linda & Ellie to be on "6 in the City"

Linda and Ellie will be part of the next episode of this popular local show which is broadcast on WLNS (CBS - Lansing). They will be demonstrating how to make a perfect pie crust. The episode will be broadcast next Monday (October 3rd) at 7 p.m. We hope you'll be able to tune in to watch!  (To see some photos taken during the taping of the show, visit our Facebook page.)

Linda & Ellie to be on "6 in the City"

Treat of the Week - Our Autumn Salad

We start with a bed of red leaf lettuce, then add red onions, walnuts, raisins, fresh Michigan apple slices and top it with white cheddar crumbles and dried apricots. Served with our amazing mustard viniagrette and a slice of French bread with our homemade cheeseball. It's sooo delicious!

Treat of the Week - Our Autumn Salad

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

"Few things are more rewarding to a woman than that happy feeling she has when she knows that the food she has prepared with love and interest brings pleasure to her family, served in a setting more important than any glamorous restaurant, dinner at home!"

Margaret Rudkin - The Pepperidge Farm Cookbook (1963)

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

Treat of the Week – Lemon Fridgie Cakes

We make our super-moist lemon fridgie cakes by combining our homemade lemon sponge cake and scratch lemon pie filling. We then spoon them into mini-Bundt cake pans and stick them in the fridge to chill overnight. The next day we drizzle them with our special citrus glaze, then top them with real whipped cream, a sprinkle of white chocolate shavings, and a lemon drop. A truly toothsome treat for lemon fans!

Treat of the Week – Lemon Fridgie Cakes

Soups On!

Tomorrow  (Sept. 15th.) we'll start making our delicious homemade soups (a sure sign that autumn is here...) We'll be including the soup-of-the-day in our daily menu posts on Facebook. If you haven't tasted our soups yet, you've got a treat waiting for you! If you've tasted them, then you know why they merit a special announcement on our website. YUM!

Soups On!

It's Apple Season

We are now baking apple pies, caramel apple pies, apple cranberry pies, cherry apple pies, and Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pies (our 100th anniversary Crisco Innovation Award-winner) - all made with fresh Michigan apples.  Please call the shop (517) 669-9300 to order one.

It's Apple Season

Goodbye Peaches... Apples Coming Soon!

Today (Sept. 6th.) is the last day we'll be making peach pies and muffins...until next summer. Don't despair though, we'll soon be getting tart and juicy Michigan apples and will start making apple pies, including Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie (our Crisco 100th anniversary award winning pie!) We'll announce on Facebook and here on the website, when we are baking apple pies...

Goodbye Peaches... Apples Coming Soon!

New Fall Hours...

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6th  we are closing at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. We are still open at 6:30 a.m. Monday-Friday though (and 8-3 on Saturday). As always we're closed on Sunday.

New Fall Hours...

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

The following little poem is on the title page of The Holiday Inn Cook Book and Travel Guide (1962). Inside you'll find recipes from Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Saginaw. This weeks recipe for Black Bottom pie (see the recipe section of this website) is from Kalamazoo. As you travel this holiday weekend, remember that there's great recipes to be found just about everywhere!  

A book to guide you from coast to coast
To Holiday Inns the nation's host
Recipes from North, East, South and West
The most "asked for" by many a guest
Places to see when on vacation
What to do near each Inn's location
Every day will be a holiday
With cooking the Holiday Inn way

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

It's DALMAC Time!

Every year on Labor Day weekend we have lots of two-wheeled visitors from all over Michigan and around the country. This year is the 41st year that the DALMAC has been held. Bike riders travel from Lansing up to Mackinac Island and lots of them ride right through DeWitt and right by the shop. Each year lots of folks stop to get coffee, breakfast, and sweet treats "for the road".  For many folks we've become a must-stop along the way. Each year we also try to take pics of many of our visitors.

If you click on the link below you'll be able to see more pics of some of the nice folks who've stopped at the shop this year!
http://www.sweetie-licious.com/Photos/tabid/73/AlbumID/437-26/Default.aspx

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It's DALMAC Time!

Pink Doors

What a surprise we had a couple of weeks ago when one of our pink kitchen doors decided to jump off it's hinges and land on the floor, resulting in a "window" in the door that wasn't supposed to be there. We tried many times to put it back together with no success... so next time you're in the shop, check out our new kitchen doors that now match the color of our floor!

Pink Doors

Young Elders...

For as long as we've been in business Sweetie-licious has been a welcoming place for Mormon missionaries to stop and take a break after long days of knocking on doors in our area. This summer we've gotten to know two wonderful young Elders. They stop in and chat and have somethng to eat, they help us put together pink pie boxes, and last week, after being inspired to try their hand at baking, they even brought us a bag of chocolate chip cookies that they baked themselves!  They are a blessing to us!  We will miss them when they leave DeWitt this fall to return to their families, but we look forward to welcoming another pair of Elders with sweet treats and warm smiles.

Young Elders...

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

...there they stood, a cluster of of seven or eight in a sort of clearing on the hilltop under a effulgent sky, and they were heavily drooping with knobby, long. glistening mulberrries, some pale green, some ruby, some jet....while we gathered a whole pailful of the berries, Aunt Elsa told me with darting eyes how often she had visited the mulberry grove with her mother, who had spread a worn white sheet on the grass beneath the trees, then had gently shaken the branches while both had stood together watching the fat, juicy berries plop down.   "And wait til you taste the pie." she said as we walked back to the car...

The Wonderful World of Cooking -- Edward Heth (1956)

 

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

A Fond Farewell...

Cheryl Kellogg, who has been a "Sweetie staffer" longer than anyone, except for Linda, is leaving us to help start a family-based business. Today is her last day and we held a breakfast celebration in her honor at the store. Linda presented her with her own pie - Cheryl's Raspberry Pie - complete with a pie story about how much she has meant to us all. We will miss you Cheryl...

A Fond Farewell...

Seniors Cooking Class & Celebration

At the end of each summer, just before our graduating seniors go off to college, we hold a celebration/cooking class for them. This year Katie Coon (who is going to Ferris State U.) and Betsie Hundt (who is going to Central Michigan U.) were the guests of honor. They each received a copy of The Betty Crocker Cookbook.

Seniors Cooking Class & Celebration

It's Peach Season!!

On Tuesday (August 9th) we will begin making lots of peachy treats using sweet Michigan peaches. We'll be making Peach pies, Blueberry Peach pies, Cherry Peach pies, Raspberry Peach pies, Peach Rhubarb pies, and Peaches & Cream pies. We'll also be making Peaches and Cream Muffins, and Peach Melba Muffins. To make sure you get the pie you want, please call the shop (517-669-9300) to place your order. Peach season is very short... so don't wait too long!!

It's Peach Season!!

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

"Rhubarb was one of my father's favorite pies. Clean saucers were produced for the pie, and as the knife slide through the tender crust and loosed the juice which ran like liquid rose quartz, our lips involuntarily moistened with the dew of expectancy and our eyes narrowed to the charm of color and form. For, after all, what more pleasurable shape or pattern can meet the eye than that of a generous wedge of luscious, ambrosial pie?"

Della Lutes, The Country Kitchen (Little, Brown, 1938)
 

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

Bountiful Blueberry Salad!

It's fresh blueberry season and in addition to making sweet blueberry treats, we're also making our savory summer blueberry salad. We start with a bed of red leaf lettuce and add red onions, mandarin oranges, chopped walnuts, grated white cheddar cheese and top it with a drizzle our homemade balsamic vinegrette dressing. Grilled french bread with our homemade cheese ball accompanies the salad. YUM!

Bountiful Blueberry Salad!

A Special Visit & Blog Post...

Friends (and bloggers) Angie, Joelle, and Marsha visited the store recently and took lots of pictures of the shop, our yummy treats, and then went back to Ohio and wrote about their visit on Angie's blog. You can see the pictures and read their comments... all you have to do is click on the link below!

www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com/

A Special Visit & Blog Post...

Another Award for Linda & Sweetie-licious!

Linda and Sweetie-licious have won Modern Baking magazine's 2011 Leadership Award for Merchandising. We haven't yet seen actual magazine yet, but the story was just posted on Modern Baking's website. To read the article, simply click on the link below... Congrats Linda!!!

modern-baking.com/retail_baking/bakeries-back-warm-0720/

Another Award for Linda & Sweetie-licious!

Lovely Pie Art...

Barbara Jean Hanson created, and gave us, this lovely piece of art entitled "Cherry Pie Slice". It is made with tempera, pastels, and markers. We thoroughly enjoy having it hanging in the shop. Thanks so much Barbara!!

Lovely Pie Art...

Beautiful Blueberries and Basil Cream Pie

Our newest summer pie is filled with our homemade vanilla bean cream filling and topped with fresh Grand Haven blueberries in a glaze that has been infused with basil fresh from our own gardens. It's the ultimate treat for both cream pie and blueberry lovers! YUM!!  Please call the shop (517-669-9300) if you want one... they sell as fast as we can make them!!

Beautiful Blueberries and Basil Cream Pie

Our Summer Sweetie BLT

Our brand new early-summer sandwich (which will be available every day) is chock full of maple bacon, red leaf lettuce, pink heirloom tomatoes (from Giving Tree Farms) and mayo on grilled white Great Harvest bread… but that's not all... it also contains fresh avocado chunks, carmelized onions, and our special cream cheese spread. Our yummy Sweetie-licious variation on this classic summer sandwich will be sure to make you smile!

Our Summer Sweetie BLT

It's Fresh Blueberry Season!

It's finally blueberry season and we're making lots of yummy blueberry treats. We have blueberry raspberry pies, blueberries and cream pies, just plain blueberry pies, fresh blueberry muffins, our wonderful blueberry salad, and lots of other 'blueberry-licious" treats!  Please stop in, or call the shop - 517-669-9300 - to make sure we have your favorite on hand...

It's Fresh Blueberry Season!

Our New Miniature Bakery...

This truely awesome miniature was created by Mary I. White of Lewiston, MI. The details are so perfect!  Everyone who's seen it so far has been amazed.  It was a gift from Sue Vlahakis and her family, our dear DeWitt friends. Thank you guys for such a sweet and thoughtful gift!!!

Our New Miniature Bakery...

Vera, You're Our Sweetie Pie!

Vera Fox is our "Sandwich Queen" She runs the show when it comes to the lunch menu. We rely on "V" for much of the day-to-day functioning of the shop. When no one knows how to change the handsoap, we ask V. When no one knows where to find something, we ask V. Questions about the cash register, ask V. She is extremely competent at her responsibilities. V's strong work ethic is evident in the pride and ownership she takes in her work. We couldn't ask for more. With her sweet, quiet demeanor V is a pleasure to work with. But don't be fooled, she has the cutest sense of humor and it contributes to the fun atmosphere we strive to create at the shop. If you saw us wearing tiaras for the royal wedding (see pic. below) it was all due to V, it was her idea!
 
Vera, thank you for being a constant and reliable core person at the shop every day. We definitely couldn't do it without you -- We Adore You!!!

Vera, You're Our Sweetie Pie!

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

"Man, as a rule, is an impatient creature, especially when returning home after a day of work and worry. If the meal is not quite ready, don’t make excuses, but commence immediately to set the table, leaving the impression that the meal is nearly ready…In the meantime, hand him a newspaper…his attention being diverted, the meal will be forgotten…this, of course, is a little deception, but it will work nine times out of ten, if shrewdly managed…a husband properly “cooked” is really delicious."
The Standard Domestic Science Cookbook  (1908) 

Vintage cookbooks often contain sage pieces of advice and words of wisdom. Above is a humorous sample taken from Linda's treasured library of cookbooks.

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

Linda Wins Entrepreneurial Award

Five local businesses were honored on June 16th for their contributions to building a "new economy" and adding to the quality of life in southern Clinton County. Linda and Sweetie-licious received the "Excellence Award" in recognition of Linda's vision and inspiration to the development of our community.

Linda Wins Entrepreneurial Award

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

"So don't let inexperience, shyness or a tiny kitchen stop you. Pick a party and start planning it...."
-- Betty Crocker's Hostess Cookbook (1967)

Vintage cookbooks often contain sage pieces of advice and words of wisdom. Above is sample taken from Linda's treasured library of cookbooks.  

Cookbook Words of Wisdom...

Traveling Pink Pie Box Photos

While on vacation take a picture of yourself or family and one (or two) of our pink pie boxes. Let us know where your Sweetie-licious Pie has traveled and what kind of response it received. Email a pic and/or text to webmaster@sweetie-licious .com or post them on our Facebook page!

Traveling Pink Pie Box Photos

Sweetie Graduates - 2011

Every year we have to say goodbye to some of our young staff members as they graduate and head off to school or to jobs elsewhere. This year we have three graduates - Betsie Hundt, Adrienne Motz, and Katie Coon. We wish each one of them the best!
 

Betsie Hundt graduated from DeWitt High School and is headed to Central Michigan University next fall where she’ll major in Elementary Education and Speech Pathology. Betsie has been working at Sweetie-licious for the last 4 years, but has helped her mom Linda make pies ever since she could hold a spoon.

Adrienne Motz graduated from Clinton County RESA on June 9th. Her plans now include employment and volunteering at Sweetie-licious (where she’s worked almost 5 years), Gold Standard, Hazel I. Finley, and Sparrow-Clinton, as well as involvement with Transitions of Clinton County. Congratulations to the “Sweetest Smile” at Sweeties! 

 
 

Katie Coon graduated from DeWitt High School and is headed to Ferris State University in the fall where she’ll major in Nursing. Katie has been accepted into the Honors College and received two local scholarships. She’s been working at Sweetie-licious for the last four years.

 
Sweetie Graduates - 2011

Don't Forget Dad...

This Sunday is Father's Day. We're making lots of pies, cookies, cupcakes, and muffins that dad will be sure to love. We're open on Friday till 7 pm and we'll be open on Saturday from 8 am - 3 pm. (And don't forget to give your dad a big hug - real or virtual - on Sunday as well...)

Don't Forget Dad...

Summer Hours & the DeWitt Farmer's Market

We are now staying open until 7 pm Monday through Friday  so that you can enjoy a delicious dinner here at the shop.

Tuesday evenings you can also enjoy the Dewitt Farmers Market which is set up right out in front of the store. To find out more about the market, click this link

Summer Hours & the DeWitt Farmer's Market

It's Strawberry Season!!

We just picked up our first boxes of newly-picked Felske strawberries today. That means that tomorrow (Friday, June 10th) we'll start making our delicious Strawberry Rhubarb pie and our super yummy Strawberries and Cream pie.

We'll also be making Strawberry muffins and cupcakes. And... starting Monday (June 13th) we'll start serving our amazing Strawberry Salad. If you're a strawberry fan, be sure to stop in for some goodies (or call the shop to order a particular pie). Strawberry season is short... don't miss out on the juicy sweet goodness of our strawberry treats

It's Strawberry Season!!

Congratulations Grads!

It's June and graduation open houses are in full swing. If you are hosting one this year, or are just bringing along some wonderful goodie to share with all the folks in attendance, don't forget that we make amazing cupcakes, cookies, pies, and brownies that are always welcome. Call us, or stop by the shop, and find out how we can make your grads big day extra special!

Congratulations Grads!

We're at the Meridian Farmers' Market Every Saturday!

If you live on the east side of Lansing, you can now purchase our yummy pies, muffins, and cookies each Saturday at the Meridian Farmers' Market, located at 5151 Marsh Road in Okemos. Come early... we have been selling out our pies, etc. If you haven't yet tried our yummy baked goods, here's your chance!  Hope to see you all every Saturday morning.  For more information on the Meridiaan Farmer's Market, click on this link

We're at the Meridian Farmers' Market Every Saturday!

Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day Weekend is always a fun weekend filled with picnics, parades, beaches and plenty of All- American pie! Unfortunately; throughout the years, I believe we have forgotten its purpose. It was first officially observed in 1868 as the day given to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for the preservation of our country. Please remember all of the fallen soldiers throughout our nation’s history, and those fighting overseas this day by putting American flags in our yards, flowers at our cemeteries, and thankful prayers in our hearts. Let us all make this Memorial Day a day of remembrance, gratitude, and merriment! 

We cherish too, the poppy red,
That grows on fields that valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies,
That blood of heroes never dies.
      -- Moina Michael  (1915)

This poem inspired poppies to be worn and sold on Memorial Day to support Veteran efforts.

Memorial Day Tribute

Linda Takes Part in Library Support Campaign

Linda took part in the campaign to support the Capital Area District Library - the campaign is called "Geek the Library" and ads are running of her picture, and pictures of lots of others, in local newspapers.

Linda Takes Part in Library Support Campaign

Asparagus & Rhubarb Season

Great news for asparagus fans!  We're now making both our amazing roasted asparagus sandwich and our super yummy roasted asparagus salad. If you've never tried them, be sure to stop in for a taste. If you've been waiting all year to taste them again, hurry on in - asparagus season is short!!

Equally great news... it's also rhubarb season and we are celebrating by starting to make fresh rhubarb pies - Cherry Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb Custard, and "Bluebarb" (blueberry rhubarb) as well as our yummy Honey Rhubarb Muffins. Be sure to get some before the end of fresh rhubarb season!

Asparagus & Rhubarb Season

Mommy's Pumpkin Pie Featured in the "Pure Michigan" Cookbook

Hi everyone, super news! One of our recipes (Mommy's Pumpkin Pie) is featured in the new Pure Michigan Cookbook. The book, which was created by the culinary experts at Midwest Living magazine, consists of super recipes from all around the state. We are honored to be in such a worthy and lovely cookbook which showcases Michigan's delicious food. To learn more, just click here

Mommy's Pumpkin Pie Featured in the "Pure Michigan" Cookbook

Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Apple Pie

We are once again, over the moon and back for our many wins at the 2011 American Pie Council Crisco National Pie Championships in Orlando, Florida! Our biggie  win was Best in Show in the “Crisco 100 Year Anniversary Innovation Category” for Laura’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie! 

The Crisco Innovation award is such an honor to win! We won a great gift basket and trophy, $2000.00, and the coveted opportunity to have our recipe and a picture of the pie on the Crisco can! The award was given to the pie that best displayed fusing the classic and the new elements of pie baking in one delicious and innovative pie! It is something we do every day at the shop, so it was a good fit for what we do best! We are thrilled! 

Included are two pictures of Laura's pie that the folks at Crisco took. One of them will hopefully be included with the recipe on Crisco cans all across the country.

For those of you who don't know the story behind Laura's pie, we've included it below...

Laura’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie

My twin sister, Laura spent several years in British Hong Kong as her family was there for an overseas job opportunity. She had a wonderful experience with the mixed culture and foods of the myriad of people from across the world. Like everyone in our family, my sister was especially fond of the delicious and diverse food exposure. Fortunately, my sister had sticky toffee pudding for dessert one night with some new, English friends. She was enamored by its caramel moist cake and creamy sauce and had to have the recipe that evening! My dear sister is a wonderful baker and has delighted us with this delicious English dessert for over a decade now that she is home. After tasting this dessert, I decided a delicious fusion of this British cake with the All American Caramel Apple Pie would be yummy, and most appropriate given our past when England was our motherland. This innovative English-American apple, toffee cake -pie combination is indeed, unforgettable. Eat pie, and appreciate old and new traditions!

 

Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Apple Pie

Linda on Television - Three Different Times!

Last Saturday (April 30th.) Linda was in Detroit being interviewed (and taped) for a Mother's Day segment that will be broadcast this coming Sunday (May 8th.) between 8 - 9:30 a.m. on WXYZ TV (ABC affiliate) in the Detroit area.

Linda will be on TV Saturday (May 7th.) live demonstrating how to make Laura's Sticky Toffee Puddling pie (her Crisco 100th Anniversary award winner). It will be broadcast at 7:30 am on WZZM (ABC affiliate) in Grand Rapids.

Linda will be featured in next week’s premiere of “ONE PERSON, ONE IDEA: The New Michigan Entrepreneur.” on May 12th. at 9 pm on CMU Public Broadcasting.

Linda on Television - Three Different Times!

Mother's Day Pie Orders

We are now taking orders for Mother's Day - May 8th. Call us at (517) 669-9300 as soon as possible to make sure you get the pie you want...

Our Mother's Day fruit pies are -- Tom's Cheery Cherry Cherry Ber...ry, Cherry Raspberry, Cherry Berry Berry, Blueberry, Blueberry Raspberry, Cherry Rhubarb, and Pecan.

Our Mother's Day cream pies are -- Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, Key Lime, Key Lime Raspberry, Coconut Cream, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Cream, and Raspberry Coconut Cream.

Mother's Day Pie Orders

Easter Weekend (& Pie) Update

We had a wonderful Easter here at the shop. So many of you ordered pies that we had to close orders early, however we baked a whole bunch of extra fruit pies so folks who stopped into the shop could still purchase one. We hope you all had a blessed holiday with family and friends!

Easter Weekend (& Pie) Update

"Under the Radar" Spot on Sweetie-licious to Air Easter Sunday

The latest episode of "Under the Radar Michigan", which features a spot on Sweetie-licious, will air in the Lansing area (on WKAR) on Easter Sunday at 6:30 pm. Mark your calendars or program your DVRs or TIVOs!

"Under the Radar" Spot on Sweetie-licious to Air Easter Sunday

Linda and Crew Win at the National Pie Championships

Linda  won Best of Show in the new "Innovative" category with Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie! Not only did she get another large size check (for $2,000) to hang up in the shop, a trophy and a cool ribbon, but the recipe for this pie will appear on Crisco cans across the country this coming year!

Linda also took first place in the pumpkin category for Grandma's and Mommy's Pumpkin Caramel Apple Pie. She also got a second place ribbon for The Farmette's Beautiful Blueberry, Basil & Lime pie (in the open pie category)

The whole crew down in Florida is over the moon about their sucess at this year's competition. One first place in Small Commericial Bakery, one first place and one second place in the Professional Competition, and one "Best of Show" (and $2,000) in the Professional Division... AMAZING!!

"They like me, they really like me!!!!!!! I am so excited to bring home more blue ribbons for all of you! I am crying writing this to you, because I feel like the most blessed pie baker ever! Please let it be known, that I do not do this alone! Thank you to my lovely family, all of my amazing staff and all of you! Thank you for loving us and our pies!"   xxoxoxxoxoo   Linda

Linda and Crew Win at the National Pie Championships

Linda and Crew Competing at the National Pie Championships

Late breaking news!!   Linda and Stephanie received a first place ribbon in the Small Commercial Bakery Competition with Mommy's Blackberry Raspberry Pie! 

If you are interested in the latest news from the National Pie Chamionships.... please visit our Facebook page. We are posting news and pics (and so is Linda and her crew in FL). Find stuff out as soon as it happens!!!

This week Linda headed down to Florida to compete in the National Pie Championships, which will be held in Orlando.  She has created a bunch of yummy new pies for the competition. Traveling with her will be Stephanie Haynie, our bakery manager, who will compete in the small bakery division, and Melinda Hundt, Linda's sister-in-law, who will help with the baking, dishwashing, and apron ironing. 

We will be posting all the latest news from Florida on our Facebook page, so check there often later next week for updates. Best of Luck Linda!!!

Linda and Crew Competing at the National Pie Championships

It's Time to Order Your Easter Pies!

We are now taking orders for Easter pies. Call us (517) 669-9300  as soon as you can. We'd hate for you to wait too long and miss out!

Our Easter fruit pies are -- Tom's Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Raspberry, Cherry Berry Berry, Blueberry, Blueberry Raspberry, Cherry Rhubarb, and Pecan. 

Our Easter cream pies are -- Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, Key Lime, Key Lime Raspberry, Coconut Cream, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Cream, and Raspberry Coconut Cream.

It's Time to Order Your Easter Pies!

It's Michigan Maple Syrup Season at Sweetie-licious

Every year just about this time - when the days are getting longer and the spring thaw has begun - is when folks all over Michigan start collecting maple sap and making maple syrup. The maple sugaring season is about 4-6 weeks long here in Michigan. Did you know that maple trees must be at least 35 years old in order to tap them? Did you know that one maple tree can produce between 9 -13 gallons of sap per year?  Did you know that it takes 40-50 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup?! 

This year Sweetie-licious is celebrating the Michigan Maple Syrup Season by featuring some new sweet and savory "Maple-licious" treats - including tasty maple oatmeal scones, tempting  pumpkin maple nut muffins, rich maple praline buttercream brownies, amazing new chocolate maple cream pie, and our yummy new maple bacon and three cheese sandwich.  Of course, we'll also have our  awesome maple oatmeal cookies for you to enjoy...

If you're looking for an awesome breakfast treat or dessert, be sure to click on our recipe for Merry Maple Dumplings

 

 

 

It's Michigan Maple Syrup Season at Sweetie-licious

St. Patrick's Day - 2011

 

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter,
lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums,
a thousand welcomes when anyone comes...
That's the Irish for you.

-- Old Irish saying

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick's Day - 2011

"Under the Radar" Visited the Shop on March 3rd.

We are so proud and humbled that the host and crew of the popular Public Television program "Under the Radar" visited the cutest pie shop in the whole wide world! They were at the shop taping a segment for an upcoming episode of the show on Thursday, March 3rd from 11 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Tons of folks stopped by to say hello, be part of the fun...and be part of the show!  Everyone who came in during the taping received one of our fabulous cookies to enjoy! UTR is viewed by over 6 million folks and airs at different times in 13 different locations around Michigan... in the Lansing area it airs on WKAR at 7:30 pm every Tuesday. To find out when UTR airs in your area, and to find out more about the show, click on this link http://www.utrmichigan.com/schedule.html  We will be sure to let you all know when the episode that features us will air!

"Under the Radar" Visited the Shop on March 3rd.

Patty, You're Our Sweetie Pie

Each month we'll be acknowledging one of our staff members. This month it is Patty Blackmond.

We are so thankful to have Patty Blackmond as one of our bakers at Sweetie-licious! She came to work with us several years ago, bringing with her a love for baking and cooking. Patty is an integral part of the baking staff! Her work ethic is vital to production and her dedication shows everyday. She is always contributing ideas to improve the shop. From new recipes, production methods and marketing ideas, she works to help us move forward in all that we do. 

Patty is also the “fix-it girl!” She is the one we go to if something isn’t working. Thanks for keeping the vacuum running well past its lifecycle.

Thank you Patty for all your efforts! We love you and consider you a valuable component of our Sweetie-licious family. Your hard work and ability to keep positive in work and life is admirable.

(In case you're wondering - Patty is holding a package of lobster, which she loves. It, and the case of Coca Cola, were her special treat.)

Patty, You're Our Sweetie Pie

Celebrating President's Day with Pie!

In honor of Linda's favorite President, Abe Lincoln, we've created a pie especially for President's Day and we'll be giving out free samples of it on Monday February 21st. So, be sure to stop into the shop to give it a try!  As you know, all our pies have an accompanying 'pie story'. Below is the story for "Sweet Abe's Cherry Apple Pie". 

"Abraham Lincoln and I share a birthday. I have felt honored all of my life that such a beloved man had anything in common with oh, so commonly me. I am always boasting about my Abe, as I have always thought of him as being my dear grandfather. He was one of our most beloved presidents for many reasons; however, he possessed two virtues that were paramount above all others; the capacity to dream and to be selfless. People that live their lives selflessly understand their purpose. Abraham understood that standing up for all that is good and just, loving all living beings equally, and living your life doing good for others is the secret to life. Abraham Lincoln started off no different then you and me. He was neither a King nor God. He was merely an ordinary Midwestern man that did extraordinary things because he was a courageous, selfless dreamer. He made a difference in our world because he realized his cause was bigger than himself and dreamed that he could make it better. Thank God for selfless dreamers!"

Eat pie and be a selfless dreamer!    
 
                                                                                                             
Celebrating President's Day with Pie!

Happy Birthday Dear Linda!

Today - Saturday February 12th - is Linda's birthday. It's a special day here at the shop because Linda is so loved by everyone. We all wish her the very best not only today but everyday. We hope you'll join us by wishing her a "happy birthday" next time you stop into the shop.

 

Happy Birthday Dear Linda!

Valentine's Day Yummies

If you're looking for a special sweet for your sweetie this Valentine's Day, check out our special chocolate treats. We are making chocolate cream pies, truffle brownies, triple chocolate cupcakes, and chocolate fridgey cakes - just to name a few. Be sure to order early!

Valentine's Day Yummies

Fox 17 Grand Rapids will Broadcast Live from the Shop

To celebrate National Pie Day, FOX 17, Grand Rapids is coming to the shop on Thursday January 20th from 7am-9am. They will be broadcasting live to all western Michigan! Come into the shop for some free pie samples, coffee and tell your story what our pie has meant to you!

Fox 17 Grand Rapids will Broadcast Live from the Shop

Sweetie-licious Celebrates National Pie Day

Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day, Sunday, January 23rd., is the official day to celebrate pie. The day was created to honor the American tradition of simply eating, enjoying and sharing delicious pies with others. 

Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café, wants to make it easy for everyone to enjoy National Pie Day. Her bakery will be stocked with pies for all to enjoy on Saturday, January 22nd.  To lead up to the big day, they will be giving samples daily of each of their 13 1st-place award winning pies. “This is such a fun day for everyone who adores pie. I encourage one and all to either bake or buy a pie to share and celebrate one our most time-honored desserts.” 

Sweetie-licious will also be celebrating their five-year anniversary in business on National Pie Day. “I am elated that our sweet little pie shop has been able to accomplish all that it has, and made so many people feel loved and happy these last five years.’ Linda explains.

Linda and Sweetie-licious have won 13 first place ribbons at the Crisco National Pie Championships in the last four years as well as winning the coveted Best of Show Food Network Amazing Pie Challenge in 2009. She and/or her recipes have appeared in numerous national magazines including Country Living, Midwest Living, Amercian Profile, and Parade.
 


 
Sweetie-licious Celebrates National Pie Day

A Winter Early Morning Run...

We recently received this wonderful letter from Matt Remus who lives in DeWitt and wanted to share it with all of you.

"On December 4, 2010 I left my house in rural Dewitt for an early morning run. I often never know where my runs will take me and after the first mile I had fleshed out a route in my head. There is a small bakery in downtown Dewitt that bakes pies in the pre-dawn hours. I simply wanted to smell the pies baking. I’ve never even tasted one of these masterpieces, but they have won national awards and I have heard epic tales of their lusciousness. I fear that one bite would spawn a chaotic downward spiral of sugary bliss and rapid weight gain for me. I’m content just smelling them bake."

 "As I approached downtown from the North I eagerly awaited what was in store for me; those beautiful, glorious smells. The streets were completely void of human life. The air was still; completely without wind. I could see the bakery lights from a block or so away and expected to smell the wonderful goodness. I was now right up on the bakery, able to see people stirring inside, but still no smell. I turned the corner and headed east on Main Street past the coffee shop, thinking, if nothing else I would smell fresh brewed coffee. The shop was dark…nothing." 

"As the police station came into view I saw an officer’s cruiser parked outside, still running, the exhaust plume slowly rising in the shape of an upside-down funnel. I headed south down a walking path and crossed the Looking Glass River on a snow covered footbridge. The walking path splits beyond the bridge and I opted to head west along the river. Under the veil of darkness the river water looked like oil. Shards of light danced off the surface as the water slowly plodded along. The sections of pavement were snow free making for quiet and tranquil moments. The sections of boardwalk, covered in snow, made a certain crunching under foot bringing awareness to my relaxed pace."

"Heading north on Bridge Street I crossed the river one more time and as I looked down I could see a million ice crystals along the banks shimmering in the artificial light. Heading up the hill I thought I would at least smell bacon frying at the local diner…still nothing. I stayed on the sidewalk to allow myself to pass as close as possible to the bakery. As I approached, I got what I came for, the overwhelming smell of pies baking in an oven; cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice…the crusts browning. Just to be sure, I circled around through the alley for another dose of olfactory overload. Satisfied, I continued on toward the dark rural roads and found my way towards home."

"It ended up being a 13-mile run, but the payoff was worth every bit of the effort." 

 
 
A Winter Early Morning Run...

Wishing You a Sweetie-licious New Year

Gosh, what a great time of the year for us all! The 2011 New Year is shiny and bright with endless opportunities! I know so many dreams are bound to come true for many of you this year. All of your hard work, faith and many blessings will come to fruition. For some, it may not be this year, but your year will come, believe this to be true. 

I think the best part of celebrating the newest year ahead is anticipating all we are going to accomplish! It matters not at this point whether we actually accomplish all we hope to; rather, it is the thrill of the anticipation of all the positive things that will certainly happen this year that we must focus on! 

I think that we ALL have so much to be grateful for, so much to contribute to and most importantly, so much love to extend, that the year is never enough time to get it all done. That is the beautiful part of this yearly mission; as it carries over year after year! :) We at Sweetie-licious wish all of you a very, very happy, hopeful, purposeful and love filled New Year! 

Xoxo Eat Pie, Love Life, Linda

 

 

Wishing You a Sweetie-licious New Year

Santa Visits Sweetie-licious

Santa is still at Sweetie-licious for a few more days. On New Years Day we stopped into the shop and guess who we found there! Santa and Elfie must have had a great time on New Years Eve!

Santa Visits Sweetie-licious

Holiday Pies, Cookies & Other Yummy Goodies

Christmas Pie Selections --

Tom’s Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry, Cherry Berry Berry, Cherry Raspberry, Cherry Rhubarb, Holiday, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline, Apple,Apple Mince, Apple Cranberry, Caramel Apple, Keylime, Keylime Raspberry, Raspberry Cream, Chocolate Cream, Chocolate Peppermint Cream, Coconut Crream
 
Sweetie-licious (a decadent combination of dark chocolate, pralines, homemade caramel, with a little brandy…best served warm with ice cream)
 
Caramel Cashew Toffee (Cashews, butterscotch, toffee, and homemade caramel….serve warm, what a treat!)
 
Cookie Combinations -- (must be ordered by dozens)
 
Combination 1—a variety of Sugar Cookie(4), Gingerbread Boys(4), and Yule Logs(4)
Combination 2—a variety of Molasses(4), Cherry Lemon Bombs(4), and Snickerdoodles(4)
Combination 3—one dozen Sugar Cookies
 
Other Holiday Goodies --

Carrot Bundt Cake
Coconut Angelfood Bundt Cake
Chocolate Peppermint Angelfood Cake
Cheeseballs
 
Holiday Pies, Cookies & Other Yummy Goodies

Unforgettable Sweetie-licious Gifts!

If you're a business person looking for unique and welcome gifts for your customers, or if you're just looking for a super gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your gift list, look no further than a gift from Sweetie-licious!  We have muffin, cookie, and of course, pie packages for less than $20.00. We have a wide range of package prices including our deluxe cookie, muffin, cupcake, or pie-of-the-month gifts. To view our gift flyer, just click on this LINK or call the shop (517) 669-9300 to find out about them!

Happy Holidays from all of us a Sweetie-licious!

 

Unforgettable Sweetie-licious Gifts!

The Shop at Christmas

Every year just after Thanksgiving, Sweetie-licious get decorated for Christmas. Every year Linda brings out her huge collection of vintage decorations to turn the shop into a "winter wonderland" To see a whole bunch of pictures of the shop decked out for the holidays, click here or on the "About Us" link at the top of this page. To view additional pictures, click on your web browser's 'refresh' button.

The Shop at Christmas

Our Thanksgiving

"I Awoke This Morning with Devout Thanksgiving For My Friends."
 - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  These are my simple, yet sincere sentiments for such a perfect holiday and state of mind – our Thanksgiving! I am so humbled, blessed and rewarded by all of your encouraging words, purchases, support and friendship throughout the years. All of you, whether you are a Sweetie-licious fan or one of my beloved co-workers, are so lovingly appreciated.   

I am such a believer in sweet gratitude as it truly can be life-changing!  Please take note of all of your blessings on this lovely holiday for love and peace are sure to fill your heart! Remember that Thanksgiving is a way of life, not just a lovely holiday dinner.   It is “our” Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!! xoxolinda

Our Thanksgiving

Veteran's Day

"With the help of God, of which we must all feel daily conscious, we shall continue steadfast in faith and duty till our task is done."

 -Winston Churchill, 1941. 

All of our love and gratitude to all of our beloved Veterans today, tomorrow and yesterday...

Veteran's Day

American Profile

Thanks to American Profile magazine for the new, lovely article on Sweetie-licious! We are in the October 31st Sunday newspaper that goes out to 9 million homes in the Midwest! Wow. I must say, the cover shot doesn’t look too much like me, but the inside picture is awesome of all of us at the shop and the article is dead on in what Sweetie-licious is all about. Thanks to all involved in keeping the pie crust rolling at changing the world one pie at a time! 

www.AmericanProfile.com

American Profile

"Changing the World One Pie at a Time"

 We at Sweetie-licious truly believe that we can change the world one pie at a time, and we'd like all our customers, friends, and fans to help us make that happen. "Changing the World One Pie at a Time" is a Sweetie-licious project that's designed to reward great people doing great things, with great pie. It's simple really. There are so many folks who understand the importance of loving one another and who willingly help friends and strangers. We want to reward these folks, and their wonderful acts of kindness, with great pie! So what we're proposing is this... if you know of a kind-hearted soul who's gone out of their way to make your (or someone else's) day or who did something extraordinary to help you, we want to hear about them. 

Too often good news is ignored and the good guy finishes last... but not any more! We at Sweetie-licious want to gift these folks with a piece of our award-winning pie. Eating pie is the perfect way to celebrate and most folks enjoy pie like no other dessert. (In fact all other desserts pale in comparison.)

Our hope is that those folks who selflessly give of themselves, will, after being gifted with pie, do the same for another person... one gift leading to yet another gift, and then another... So, let's get started by spreading the word and getting these kind folks nominated.  You can do it two ways. You can stop into the store and fill out a nomination form (and deposit it into the special pie box we've created for just that purpose) or you can email us.(Please include your name, the person's name, both your and their contact information, and description of the wonderful thing they did.) We'll review all nominations and gift as many people as we financially can. 

For those not  of you in the Sweetie-licious delivery area, our project's goal is that all great people doing great deeds, regardless of location, should be rewarded with great pie. We ask that you either make your own delicious pies or find and purchase the best pies in your area to give as "pies of thanks". For pie is simply the best food form of gratitude there is.

So people... start nominating sweet folks who've done thoughtful things. Let's make "Changing the World One Pie at a Time" a national movement!

"Changing the World One Pie at a Time"

DALMAC

Every year, just before Labor Day weekend about 2,000 cyclists pass through DeWitt as part of the DALMAC bike tour (headed up to the Mackinaw Island bridge). Each year we bake lots of extra goodies because each year lots of riders stop at the shop for breakfast or a "goody" for the road. This year was no exception. Check out the DALMAC photos posts on our Facebook page!

DALMAC

Our First "Pie of Thanks" Recipient

 "Changing the World One Pie at a Time" is a Sweetie-licious project designed to recognize folks whose selfless acts of kindness, make our community that much richer... Too often good news is ignored and the good guy finishes last... but not any more! We at Sweetie-licious want to gift these special folks with a piece of our award-winning pie to say “thank you”. For all of us at Sweeties, it’s unanimous as to who the first recipient should be. This person will not want this recognition, which is why he should receive it… 

Junior is a true friend to all of us. He goes above and beyond every day to make our little shop run  smoothly. He is our first customer every day, and our biggest cheerleader. He arrives every morning at 6:30 a.m. to shovel our walk, or carry our tables and chairs outside. Many times he even sets up our coffee for early customers. He's always available to run an errand, carry heavy loads, change those darned florescent bulbs way up on the ceiling, move a 600 lb freezer so we can paint, or even run to the store to pick up a dozen eggs when we run out. He makes us smile every day and is genuinely interested in each of us. 

One of Junior’s most recent acts of kindness was his genuine concern for my upcoming move. I had over 25 years worth of family treasures to move to a much smaller house. Each morning Junior asked how the packing was going and to be sure to call him when I was ready to move. On moving day Junior showed up with several friends to load a 20’ moving truck and worked all day carrying the “heavy stuff”. He refused to let me pay him saying “a cold beer at the end of the day” would do. Later that week, I needed to rent an 18’ dumpster and he again he was willing to work all day to finish the dirty job. He kept my family laughing and motivated to get the job done. I couldn't have done this move without him and I don't think he knows how much we all appreciated him. (by Patty B.)

Junior (Allen) Alward thank you so much from all of us at Sweetie’s!

Our First "Pie of Thanks" Recipient

It's Rhubarb Season at the Shop

We're now getting fresh local rhubarb and are making lots of amazing rhubarb pies - including rhubarb custard, cherry rhubarb, bluebarb (blueberry rhubarb) and straight up plain rhubarb. If you haven't tried one of them, be sure to stop in and have a slice (or better yet, take home a whole pie for the holiday weekend!)

It's Rhubarb Season at the Shop

Four of Our Pies Win at the National Pie Championships

 Two of Linda's pies took first place in the Small Commercial Bakery Competition which was held on Friday April 23rd. The winning entries were her Banana Cream and Cherry Rhubarb pies. On Sunday, April 25th Linda competed in the Professional Division and won with two more of her amazing pies. She took first place for Ellie's Cherry Blackberry Peach pie and second place for her County Fair Candy Apple pie. We are so pleased and excited!!

Four of Our Pies Win at the National Pie Championships

We're at the Lansing City Market on Saturdays!

 Those of you who live in/near Lansing will now find us outside on the plaza in back of the Lansing City Market (on the river side) every Saturday this summer. We'll have our delicious pies, yummy muffins, and awesome cookies for sale. Come visit us at the market soon!

We're at the Lansing City Market on Saturdays!

Our Strawberries have Arrived!

 Great news for strawberry fans. We're now getting red, ripe berries from our local producer. That means that we're starting to make a whole bunch of yummy treats - including Strawberry Rhubarb pie, Strawberries and Cream pie, Strawberry Key Lime pie... oh my, my... Strawberry Lemon Muffins, and our lovely Splendid Strawberry Salad. Don't wait too long, strawberry season is only a couple of weeks long!

Our Strawberries have Arrived!

We're Open Till 7 p.m. (and 3 p.m. on Saturday!)

We've started our summer hours. We'll be open Monday-Friday till 7 pm and Saturday till 3 pm.

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