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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Easter is less than one week away. We say it often, I know, but where is the time going? It feels like we were just sharing the story of Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. If the holiday feels like it snuck up on you, there’s no need to panic. Most of us have a lot going on. So while we want to...

Road Trip Ready

Road Trip Ready

Dare we say it - spring has sprung! Well, at least that’s what the calendar tells us anyway. With warmer weather and longer days, we’re all ready to get out and about. For some of you, that might include a road trip for a weekend getaway or spring break travels. There’s nothing quite like...

Dinner in an Instant

Dinner in an Instant

Do you ever feel like the hardest part of making dinner is actually coming up with an idea? Do you have intentions to plan your menu each week but you never actually get around to doing it? Do you ever forget to pull the meat out of the freezer in the morning but suddenly remember as you’re...

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness has officially begun! Selection Sunday was yesterday, meaning brackets have been drawn up and we’re just waiting to fill them out. There’s a buzz in the air as the action is set to begin tomorrow right here in our city! The Road to the Final Four begins right here in Dayton...

Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday

Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday kicks off the Lenten season this week. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. It is a time of preparation and reflection before the celebration of Easter. The 40 days of Lent replicate Jesus’ sacrifice and withdraw into the desert for 40 days. Many Christians believe Lent is...

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...

Say It With Sweets

Say It With Sweets

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Have you thought about how you might celebrate it? I feel there are two types of people when it comes to Valentine’s Day: those who love it and enjoy the day devoted to love and those who despise it and say it’s nothing more than a “Hallmark...

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...

Thank You Veterans

Thank You Veterans

We are grateful for your service and your sacrifice We are all so very lucky to live in the land of the free, thanks to the brave men and women that put on a military uniform and protect our country every single day. Unfortunately, we can often take our servicemen and women for granted, not...

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Simple ways to give thanks this season Everyone has so much going on these days. School commitments. Work obligations. Extracurriculars. Doctors appointments. Family stuff. The list goes on and on. In the busy hustle and bustle of daily life, we can be in such “go mode” that we don’t...

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...

Kickoff to Football Season

Football season kicks off this Friday (yes, you read that right!), and we’re wishing all of our local athletes a great first game and great season on the gridiron. If you’ve got a player on the team or you’re just a football fan, take something sweet to your tailgate this week....

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...

It’s Cookout Time

It’s Cookout Time

Come on over When the sun is out, we like to be outside, too. Summertime is the perfect time for hosting friends, family and neighbors for a cookout. One of the best things about dining outdoors is the relaxed vibe. There’s no need for much planning. You don’t have to serve fancy food or...

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...

Pantry Staples and Baking Essentials

Pantry Staples and Baking Essentials

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself flipping through magazines and landing on pages with perfectly photographed food, complete with recipes that I always want to try, especially when it comes to baked goods. I dog-ear the pages, but when I go back to make them and quickly scan the...

Celebrate Mom

Celebrate Mom

Celebrate Mom It’s hard to imagine a world without moms. From the moment we’re born, moms play a significant role in our lives, making sure we’re fed, clothed, cared for and loved. As we grow, moms go from attending to our every physical need to helping us navigate emotional needs. Moms...

Gearing Up for Graduation

Gearing Up for Graduation

A quick look at the calendar reveals we aren’t far from the end of the school year. While it may seem hard to believe summer is right around the corner, if you’re a parent with a child about to graduate, you know it’s coming and it’s coming fast. Graduation is an exciting time,...

Eggscellent Easter

Eggscellent Easter

It may not look like it outside, but Spring has officially sprung and we are just days away from Easter. If you need a pick-me-up on these dreary days, stop by our shop. Our cases are full of happy, tasty treats: bunnies, chicks and ducks. If you’re worried about what to serve for the...

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...

Shipping to the Stars

It’s a big weekend for Hollywood. Sunday night are the 2018 Academy Awards, which means stars are gearing up for a night to remember...and so is Ashley’s Pastries. One of our signature cookies - the sand tart - takes center stage...or perhaps we should say backstage. That’s because this...

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

                Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there is no denying love is in the air. It doesn’t matter if you’re married or single, young or old, involved in a romantic relationship or not. Valentine’s Day is a day...

Happy Cherry Month

Happy Cherry Month

Happy February! There may be white snow lingering on the ground, but this month is dominated by red and pink. And the red isn’t just tied to Valentine’s Day, which is right around the corner, if you can believe it. This month is all about cherries. Yes, you read that right - February is...

Warm Up with a Hot Chocolate Bar

Brrr! There’s no doubt we are in the middle of a frigid month. We’ve had snow and ice and cold, cold days, which makes it a perfect time to warm with up a cup of hot chocolate. This warm, tasty drink is perfect to enjoy after any amount of time spent outdoors. It’s a great way to warm up...

Making it Merry

There’s something so magical about the Christmas season, but there’s also something quite stressful about this most wonderful time of the year, right? With all of the decorating, shopping, wrapping, events -- it’s easy to lose track of time and sometimes, unfortunately, the reason behind...

Thanksgiving Day Treats

If your house is like mine, there’s a bowl full of Halloween candy sitting on your counter. While it’s dwindling, it’ll most likely still be around in two weeks…which is Thanksgiving! Crazy, right, that turkey day is right around the corner? Now is the time to start planning your...