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Baking Tips and Tricks

You’re all set to bake bread (or make those cookies or ice that cake) when suddenly, the inevitable inevitably happens and you’re standing in your kitchen with your apron on, hoping you can salvage your hard work and avoid a baking fail. Fear not - we can help! After all, we’ve spent...

Young Bakers Program

More than three decades ago our dream was realized when we opened the doors to Ashley’s Pastries. We love baking. We love being a part of and serving this community. We love helping people celebrate the milestones and memorable moments of life. We’re thankful to have been around for so many...

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

Monday, September 16, is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day. Yep, there’s a whole day dedicated to this tasty bread! Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a bakery favorite, often requested for special breakfasts or celebratory brunches. It’s not hard to see why. The aroma of this bread fills the...

Grandparents Day

When I held each of my daughters for the very first time within minutes of their entrance into this world, I couldn’t imagine anything better. And then I became a grandparent. Holding each of my grandchildren for the first time ever was even better! I know, I didn’t think it would be...

Celebrate School

School supplies purchased. Check. First day outfit (or uniform) all set. Check. Lunch packed. Check. Ready to take on a new school year? Check. Whether you like it or not, a new school year is here. And like a brand new box of crayons, everything feels fresh, colorful, exciting. There’s...

Super Foods for your Student

The start of the school year is right around the corner and we all know what that means: time to pack lunches again! Whether you pack for your kids or they opt to buy from the cafeteria, there are a few foods you’ll want to make sure make it into their lunch box or bag each day. These foods...

Fruits of Summer

There is so much to love about summer. The longer days, often spend splashing in the pool under the bright sun. The way we linger outside as the sunset paints the sky and the lightning bugs begin to glow. The lazy mornings spent sleeping in, the change in routine and pace in our lives, even if...

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July is here! That means summer is in full swing and the temperature outside has finally caught up to the date on the calendar. What patriotic fun is on your list to celebrate Independence Day? Are you planning on hosting a backyard BBQ? Will you be gathering a group to watch local fireworks...

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. It’s this Sunday, June 16. Have you made plans to do something to celebrate the man you call dad? Dads are such special people in our lives. They make us laugh, encourage us to be a bit more fearless and take a few more risks than mom, and teach us...

National Doughnut Day

When you come downstairs in the morning and see a pastry box full of doughnuts from the local bakery sitting in the middle of the table, it just sets the day up to be a good one. I remember as a kid often getting doughnuts on Saturday morning and it was such a special treat. No cereal or toast...

What Memorial Day is all About

We live in the land of the free because of the brave and while I’m grateful for their service, I often do not pause enough to reflect on the immense sacrifice our brave men and women in the military have made for us.   This Memorial Day I’m going to do just that: take time to remember...

Thank You Teachers

The school year is winding down and most students are focused on one thing: summer vacation. But before we celebrate the end of the school year let’s take a moment to thank those who truly make a difference day in and day out - the teachers. Just as we get tired of the routine, so do...

Graduation Season

  The sound of "Pomp and Circumstance" will be filling auditoriums, gyms, theaters and schools everywhere. The calendar has flipped to May, which means school will soon be out for the summer and graduates will be entering the world. Whether you have a student making a major...

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Coffee - that delicious liquid substance that gets most of us going each morning. It’s the beverage many of us drink morning, noon, and for some, night. Coffee is a drink that is delicious when shared with a friend and a side of good conversation. It’s great when you can sip the hot beverage...

Super Bowl, Super Food

Super Bowl, Super Food

Super Bowl LIII kicks off in four short days. The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are gearing up for the big game. Are you getting ready, too? While the Super Bowl may be about football, we know a lot of people care about the commercials and of course, the food! With a few...

ENJOY in the New Year

ENJOY in the New Year

Life is beautiful and messy and hard. Life is funny and creative and amazing and sad and wonderful. This past year I’ve realized how quickly life can change. We lose loved ones. Dear friends get sick. Our children grow up and sometimes have to move away. There are disappointments, heart breaks,...

Snow Day Baking

Snow Day Baking

Love it or hate it, winter has arrived and the ground is covered with snow. Sometimes the snow can be a pain, making travel difficult. Other times, it’s a welcome sight, forcing us to slow down, stay inside and enjoy a break mandated by Mother Nature. I don’t know about you, but there’s...

Year of Intention: Kindness

Year of Intention: Kindness

Happy New Year! We are already two weeks into 2019. Have you made your resolutions yet? Have you broken yours yet? Or are you still thinking about what you hope to accomplish in the coming months? I’m not doing a resolution this year. Why you wonder? Well, sometimes resolutions can seem...

Farewell, 2018

Farewell, 2018

I know we say it often, but I can’t believe the end of the year is days away. It just doesn’t seem possible that it’s time to bid farewell to 2018 and welcome a new year. These 12 months went by incredibly quickly. As December draws to a close, it offers a chance for reflection on the past...

Quick Holiday Baking Tips

Quick Holiday Baking Tips

We are just one week away from Christmas! Most likely you’ve been busy making your lists and checking them twice and perhaps you’ve realized you haven’t baked anything yet. Don’t worry - there’s still time to make those Christmas cookies! As we’ve mentioned before, food makes a...

Food is a Fabulous Gift

Food is a Fabulous Gift

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived. The holidays are a fun, festive time but can also be stressful with so much on everyone’s to-do list. If you’re in charge of shopping and gift giving in your house, but you’re running out of ideas, let us help! Food is a fabulous gift and...

Things You Didn’t Know About Ashley’s Pastries

Things You Didn’t Know About Ashley’s Pastries

We’ve all heard the saying “you learn something new everyday,” and we believe this is absolutely true. Whether you discover a new fact, pick up a new skill or gain new knowledge about a friend or family member, we really do learn new things on a daily, perhaps even hourly. When you stop to...

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

Being a grandparent is the best. Yes, it was awesome being a mom, but there’s something even more incredible about watching my daughters as mothers and experiencing the joy my grandchildren bring to my life. Today we celebrate grandparents everywhere with National Grandparents Day. Did...

Goodbye Summer

The time has come to bid farewell to the beautiful season of summer. We can’t believe it’s here! We know we say it often, but time is flying and it’s hard to believe September is here. It’s been a good summer for us - we hope you’ve had a good one, too, and we know we’ll miss the...

Just Because Day

Just Because Day

By now you may have realized there’s pretty much a national day for (fill in the blank) almost every day of the week. You’ve probably heard of “National Ice Cream Day” or “National Wear Flip-Flops Day,” but what about National “Just Because Day”? We hadn’t heard of it either, but...

Back to School Made Easy

The start of a new school year is here. Wow, summer went fast, didn’t it? You may be excited to get back into the routine of a new year or perhaps you’re sad to say goodbye to the relaxed days of summer. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we’ve got a few tips to help make the...

Summer Birthdays

Summer Birthdays

Celebrate in the Sun Summer can be a busy season with vacations, holidays, baseball games and just a lot of fun, in general. Add in a summer birthday and there’s even more on the to-do list. While it may be hard to find a free day to celebrate, summer is a great time for a birthday. With a...

Star-Spangled Celebration

Star-Spangled Celebration

Time to break out the red, white and blue! Summer is in full swing, and this week we celebrate the 4th of July. Can you believe it’s here already? Seems like we were just talking about the never-ending winter. If you’re like us, you’ll be spending this week relaxing and enjoying some time...

Must-have Kitchen Gadgets

Must-have Kitchen Gadgets

  We enjoy being your go-to for bakery items for all of your special events, but we also know you might want to try your hand at it, too. There’s nothing quite like the smell of cookies baking in your own oven. We know it's been awhile since we've written - the busy summer season has...

March Madness

March Madness

It’s here! Now that Selection Sunday has come and gone, March Madness has officially begun. It’s time to fill out those brackets and make your game plan for following all the tournament action. Are you rooting for the local Wright State Raiders? Or are you following another Ohio team? With...

Together We Can Make a Difference

The world today could use more kindness. On a grand scale would be great, but there are a lot of small gestures that can make things a little brighter in our neighborhoods, communities and small piece of this world. We can all impact someone else’s day, and it doesn’t have to be a difficult...

Let the Holiday Season Continue

Santa may have come and gone, but that certainly doesn’t mean the holiday season is over. Yes, all of the Christmas items have been demoted to the clearance aisles at the store, and a lot of the pretty decor is coming down, but we believe the holiday season extends beyond Christmas day and...

Get Your Gingerbread Here

One week until Christmas - wow! Does anyone else find this month has flown by? It usually goes fast, but for some reason, this year it seems like it was just the first and now here it is December 17. And if you’re anything like me, you’re making your list, checking it twice and realizing...

Happy Hanukkah

  December is quite the season for celebrations. On Tuesday, December 12, Hanukkah begins at sundown. This is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights”, which is celebrated nightly with a menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. But what is this “festival of lights”?...

Happy Holiday Birthday

 This is a busy time of year: special events, decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking, fun events, parties...the list goes on during the holidays.Oh, and all of these things are in addition to the normal life activities (cooking, cleaning, laundry) that must continue. So imagine how busy...

Gluten-Free Goodies Sold Here

For many of us, we don’t have to think twice about ordering off a menu or choosing a treat from behind the bakery counter. We’re able to eat what we want, when we want, without giving it too much thought. But not everyone is so lucky. A lot of people have food allergies or sensitivities...

Forget the Tricks, We’re all about the Treats

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are crunching under your feet and there’s a pumpkin on almost every stoop. Halloween is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited about this fun holiday. Although we may not be into the tricks this time of year, we’ve certainly got you...

Fall Favorites

Isn’t this one of the best times of year? I love how colorful the earth is right now, especially in Ohio. When you look around, there’s this beautiful mix of reds, oranges, golds and browns against the backdrop of a perfectly blue sky. Add in cold air, cozy sweaters, favorite boots and warm...