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Back to the Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn – Sturbridge, MA

Posted on October 25, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   There are places quickly marked for return visits and one of those is the Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Located on the rear, lower level, rich aromas waifing from the bakery greet visitors on their way to dine at the popular Ebenezer Tavern or Tap Room. The Bake Shoppe, however, is popular unto itself.   Near Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum where New England life from the 1790s – 1830s is recreated, the Publick House follows a Colonial theme. Some recipes used by the Bake Shoppe date back centuries.   Molasses was considered a go-to New England ingredient as highlighted by a special item here – “Joe Froggers”. A…

Destination: Pure Charm – Sadler’s Restaurant*Bakery in Marlborough, Connecticut

Posted on October 7, 2014

            Article & Photos by: Jacqueline Bennett     Sadler’s Restaurant * Bakery in Marlborough, Connecticut has an unassuming, Colonial looking exterior – what waits inside is pure charm. Quaint, cozy. warm, unpretentious. Sadler’s is all of that and more. With its wood floors, beamed ceilings, working two-sided stone fireplace, hanging baskets, Early American reminiscent furniture, lanterns and authentic cooking, the extraordinarily lovely Sadler’s is quintessential New England. Not only is the ambiance and staff welcoming, but the food is quite enjoyable. Our group of five could not have chosen a better place to partake of Sunday breakfast on an October morning. We were fortunate enough to cross paths with Chef/Owner Kevin Haggerty and found him to be equally as…

Destination: “A Cupcake For Later” Willimantic, Connecticut

Posted on July 6, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Have a sweet tooth to satisfy? Head for “A Cupcake For Later” located in a quaint, little bake store on the Main Street of Willimantic in Windham County, Connecticut. Delightfully, I stumbled upon this gourmet cupcake shop while attending the Fourth of July Boom Box Parade. A new speciality introduced that day was, Apple Pie cupcakes, because said Owner/Baker Cheryl Preston – “What’s more American than apple pie?” Absolutely delectable, they were just one of an assortment of specialty cupcakes with creative names, baked on site by Cheryl, a.k.a. , the Cupcake Lady. Her husband, Jim Preston, is a supervisor at Home Depot but helps out when he can. For breakfast, how about a Maple Bacon cupcake? Perhaps…