More than just Muffins

I’ve had gluten-free cakes that taste flavorless, or feel like sawdust in my mouth. . . . I’ve also lapsed into a big bite of a traditional homemade cake that tasted great but left me regretting it later.  When my mother began making gluten-free cakes a few years ago, I realized there was no need to sacrifice taste just because she had to substitute ingredients.  I also realized I didn’t want to have to wait until a visit home to get such treats!  I created Goldilocks Goodies to serve as the perfect offering of delicious, convenient baked goods.

And I’m taking it one step farther than just gluten-free.  I try to be aware of other health and allergy concerns as well as my responsibility as a global citizen, neighbor and grand-daughter.

Ingredients

I use agave nectar, maple syrup, and brown sugar instead of refined white sugar.  I use lactose-free, heart-friendly almond milk instead of cow’s milk.  Only premium all-natural ingredients with no added preservatives.

 

Suppliers

I use ingredients from farmers I know as much as possible.  This means the Amish farmer up the road that has a beautiful flock of cage-free chickens to a local dairy-farm coop.  I highlight seasonal produce in my treats wherever possible.

Packaging

I use cellulose-based clear bags that are 100% biodegradable and compostable and paper packaging that is uncoated, unbleached and made from SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) lumber fiber.

Business Services

Goldilocks Goodies is a one-woman operation, but not possible without the services and products of other professionals.  In keeping with a “think local first” attitude, I use insurance providers, printers and designers near my two locations – Lancaster, PA and Washington, DC.

Baking

I have been lucky enough to come from a line of talented farm-grown women who are my inspiration in providing home-made treats at a commercial level.  Their pies and cakes have been there at every holiday, Sunday dinner, barn-raising and countless picnics. Their recipes, workmanship and stories are behind me every time I’m in the kitchen and it’s what I aspire to provide to my neighbors and customers in DC.

These are all a part of providing a treat that you can feel good about eating and sharing.  Enjoy!

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One thought on “More than just Muffins

  1. Hi Emily, It was wonderful to talk with you at Smucker Farms today. We are excited about your product line and would like to contact you to follow up on our conversation. I will call you on Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by on 14th Street! Best regards, Betty Smucker

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