Category Archives: Wendy Thompson

bake like wendy thompson: banana crepes

The woman behind my favorite cupcake in town shares a recipe with us just in time for Valentine’s Day. Banana crepes courtesy of Wendy Thompson, A Cookie and a Cupcake. You just know these are going to be good! Banana Crepes 6.5 oz milk 2 oz heavy cream 2 oz sugar 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1.5 […]

bake like wendy thompson

I first became familiar with Wendy Thompson when she was the pastry chef at the old Dante in Valley View. One bite of her peanut butter chocolate crunch bar and we were hooked. She can now be found at her shop in Tremont, A Cookie and A Cupcake. I’ve served these cupcakes at various events […]

a cookie and a cupcake

Last weekend we went over our friend’s for a small dinner party. I wanted to bring something in addition to wine, so earlier that day we went to Tremont for some treats at A Cookie & a Cupcake (plus some quick shopping/browsing at Banyan Tree). I was so excited to finally check out this bakery. […]

breakfast at lucky’s

We headed to our favorite local spot for breakfast yesterday morning, Lucky’s Cafe in Tremont. If you have yet to check this little spot out for coffee and breakfast, do yourself a favor and go – soon. Lucky’s not only features wonderful and tempting selections for brunch, but the atmosphere is super cozy and relaxing, […]

cooking classes at tri-c

I just read in Joe Crea’s column that some of my favorite local chefs, including Jonathon Sawyer, will be teaching classes at Tri-C’s Metro Campus. According to Crea, chefs including Brandt Evans, Brian Doyle, Jeff Fisher as well as Sawyer, will lead classes in topics ranging from regional Mexican and Chinese favorites to knife skills […]

q & a with wendy thompson

One of my favorite desserts in town is the peanut butter crunch bar of sorts at Dante. Normally, I opt for cheese for dessert but make an exception for this little bit of heaven. The woman behind the fabulous dessert, along with many others, is pastry chef Wendy Thompson. 1. What are the top 5 […]