Greg & Theresa Hammons

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Back to School

I’m not sure how it happened, but the calendar says it’s time so it must be true. For many of us, the start of a new school year begins today. Crazy to think how fast the summer has gone! Although I will miss the lazy mornings, the long, sunny days and the relaxed vibe of summertime, I know...

Share a Chocolate Chip Cookie, Share a Smile

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day at Ashley's!  I have fond memories of a child baking chocolate chip cookies with my mom in the kitchen. We’d mix butter, sugar, a little vanilla  and an egg, then add in flour, baking soda and a tiny bit of salt  in the large glass mixing bowl....

Happy Cousins Day!

Celebrate Monday, July 24.  For those of us lucky enough to have cousins, we know these special people often become our first childhood friends. We celebrate birthdays and holidays and weddings and other special occasions with them. Cousins are often our first teachers, too, teaching us as...

Road Trip Tips and Tricks

Road Trip Tips and Tricks

Summer is in full swing and for most of us, there’s probably a good chance we’ll be taking a road trip at some point. Whether it’s an hour down the road or a 12 hour trip down the coast, when it comes to traveling with young kids, anything over 20 minutes can feel like an eternity (or at...

Pack a Picnic

Pack a Picnic

Perhaps it’s the relaxed state of mind that comes with the season, but life just seems a bit sweeter in the summer. Hopefully for most of us, our schedules become less demanding, we can enjoy the longer days with more hours of sunlight and we can spend more time with those we love, doing things...

Happy Anniversary: Baking Memories for 35 Years

Happy Anniversary: Baking Memories for 35 Years

We have a big milestone to celebrate and we want you to join us. After all, you’re an important part of this because we couldn’t have done it without you. We wouldn’t be here without you and your loyalty and support. This June (the 15th, to be exact), Ashley’s Pastries celebrates our...

Bridal Bliss

Bridal Bliss

You’ve got the ring. You’ve set your date. You’ve picked your colors. You’re in the midst of planning one of the greatest days of your life. Congratulations!   Although it’s been a few years since I was planning my own wedding, there are certain aspects of the...

Oh Baby! : Planning a Shower

Oh Baby! : Planning a Shower

You’ve just heard the amazing news that your sister or friend or cousin or daughter is going to have a baby. So exciting! As you imagine the joy of holding a new bundle, your mind also races to things to do to help shower the mom-to-be with love.There’s the fun of building a baby registry,...

Time to Appreciate Your Teacher

Time to Appreciate Your Teacher

We all know how important teachers are. They encourage, teach, nurture, lead, love, challenge, support and inspire our children day in and day out for nine months of the year. While we appreciate everything they do for our children, do we really take the time to say thank you? The National...

Graduation Season is Here

Graduation Season is Here

The calendar has flipped to May (can you believe it?!), which means flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and warmer, and summer is just around the corner. And if you have a student, it could mean that graduation is coming up...and coming up fast! Let us help! This is a big day...

Earth Day 2017: Dig In!

Earth Day 2017: Dig In!

You may know that Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. You may know that it’s a day to help celebrate the Earth’s environment and raise awareness about pollution. But do you know when the first Earth Day was? Why the day was created? We thought we’d share a few fun facts with you about this...

Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

These festive Halloween treats will get your whole family in the holiday spirit! Whether you're throwing the perfect party or looking for fun treats your little goblins will love assembling - and eating – these spooky Halloween sweets. The Friendly Frankensteins, Spider Bites and Halloween Candy...

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

Fall weather is a great invitation to start baking. There’s something about the cool autumn air that makes us want to get in the kitchen and just bake, bake, bake. From fall breads to baked apples and pumpkin pies, there are countless recipes for baking with our favorite autumn ingredients –...

Five Tips For Easy Summer Baking When The Kitchen Heats Up

Five Tips For Easy Summer Baking When The Kitchen Heats Up

  Do you love to bake but get frustrated by the rising temperature during summer? These five tips from the pros at Ashley’s will help you beat the heat of summer baking while adjusting recipes for some hot treats to best fit the summer months. Put ice in doughs! When mixing, use 25...

Celebrate Fourth of July with a bang!

Celebrate Fourth of July with a bang!

The founding fathers may not have celebrated Independence Day with BBQ and sugar cookies, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a fantastic feast with your family! Red, white and blue screams our country’s independence. Star spangled cookies, red velvet cupcakes, and chocolate pretzels...

Not So Plain Vanilla

Not So Plain Vanilla

NOT SO PLAIN VANILLA Vanilla is an incredibly powerful ingredient that most of us use all the time. If you’re anything like us, your vanilla is one of the most used ingredients in your kitchen. Vanilla extract goes into your chocolate chip cookies, and perhaps you scrape a vanilla bean for...

Cupid Shops at Ashley’s

Cupid Shops at Ashley’s

Cupid Shops at Ashley’s! Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’re filling our shop with festive cookies, cakes cupcakes and pops. With an extra dose of love…the most important ingredient of course…in all of our Valentine’s treats, you can’t go wrong!...

5 Touchdown Dessert Ideas

5 Touchdown Dessert Ideas

5 Touchdown Dessert Ideas With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your game day menu. Since most of your guests will want to eat while watching the game (and commercials, of course), make sure to have plenty of finger foods on hand. You may even want to set up a...

2015 Wedding Cake Tips

2015 Wedding Cake Tips

2015 Wedding Cake Tips If you got engaged over the holidays and you’re likely wasting no time getting down to business with planning your big day. First of all, congratulations on your engagement! You probably already have visions of save-the-dates, designer dresses, floral arrangements, color...

8 Resolutions for the Novice Baker

8 Resolutions for the Novice Baker

8 Resolutions for the Novice Baker There’s no doubt the explosion of baking shows over the last decade has inspired many of us to dust off our aprons and try our hand at baking. There’s just one problem, it always looks so much easier on TV where cupcakes never burn, cookies are always the...

Our Top 5 Holiday Favorites

Our Top 5 Holiday Favorites

Our Top 5 Favorite Holiday Desserts The holidays are a time filled with family, friends, and of course, food. For most of us, this is one of our most favorite times of year to indulge our sweet tooth. We don’t know about you, but we look forward to the holiday season all year long. There’s...

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Baking

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Baking

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Baking We’ve all been there with powdered sugar up to our eyeballs, oven timers going off, sprinkles spilling on the floor and the company knocking at the door. You started out with the best intentions to bless your family and friends with all their favorite...

7 Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

7 Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

7 Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie Fall is one of our favorite times of year. With the colorful leaves, the crisp refreshing air, and the sights and sounds of the holidays popping up, there’s a lot to love. If you are anything like us, as soon as we turn the calendar over to November 1, we...

Connect with a Veteran

Connect with a Veteran

Connect with a Veteran With Veterans Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can honor a veteran in your life. It’s the service of veterans throughout our history that has ensured the freedoms we enjoy today. Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to slow down...

5 Tricks for the Perfect Halloween Treats

5 Tricks for the Perfect Halloween Treats

5 Tricks for the Perfect Halloween Treats With Halloween quickly approaching, you’re sure to notice the grocery store aisles lined with candy and costumes. As you begin to get busy with all the festivities, don’t forget to schedule in time to make some homemade Halloween treats with your...

The Perfect Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Perfect Rolled Sugar Cookies

THE PERFECT ROLLED SUGAR COOKIES With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to fire up your oven for homemade Halloween treats.  Decorated cookies are always a favorite this time of year and cute new ideas are popping up on Pinterest every day.  There's only one problem,...

Welcome

Welcome

WELCOME to our bakery where we have been serving up fresh-baked goodness since 1982. Nothing warms our hearts like putting a smile on your face with delicious baked goods. Here we hope to share tips, tricks and trends straight from our bakery to your kitchen. We welcome your comments, feedback...