— A cozy, neighborhood spot —
Find us on the picturesque Ohio River, in the heart of Newburgh, Indiana.
— A home-style bakery with desserts baked from scratch —
Our sentimental favorites will recall another era,
reminiscent of precious time spent with mom or grandma.
— Breakfast & Lunch, too —
A healthy alternative to fast-food meals. Scrumptuous breakfast items,
mouthwatering sandwiches, soups and salads served all day long.
Come see us really soon!
Hello dear friends,
May has been full and exciting. The bakery has been particularly aromatic with lots of Mother’s Day cakes, Teacher’s Appreciation treats, and goodies baked for the Historic Newburgh Wine, Jazz & Art Fest.
The beautiful weather has brought everyone out of winter hibernation it seems. We love it! We can’t seem to keep up with the demand for our ice cream sandwiches, made with Cleo’s homemade cookies and filled Cold Stone Creamery ice cream. We use a variety of cookies to keep you surprised!
From the Bakery: Muffin Mondays! Don’t forget to check in every Monday to see & taste this week’s star. Have you tried our Bread Puddings? Summers are especially fun with all the different fruits…and savory varieties, too. Our coconut cake was a big hit at the Wine, Jazz & Art Fest. If you haven’t tasted it yet, we try to have it in the case every day….it you get here early enough!
From the Breakfast/Lunch Menu: We have had a rush on salads especially our spinach and chef salads. We can always tell when our customers are out trying on bathing suits. Ha! There have been lots of take-out orders for cranberry pecan coleslaw, broccoli walnut salad and classic macaroni salad. Sounds like BBQ side dishes. What do you think?
Last Week’s Drawing: Drum roll please…..Heather Fruit, Janet Weyer, Tommy Smith and Julie Fortney, you are to be congratulated because you are the lucky winners of the Cleo’s Cookie & Beverage Drawing. Come back in to receive your reward!
Up & Coming: This Saturday begins the first week of the downtown Farmer’s Market from 8 – 12. Live music, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and specialty items. Our booth is right behind Cleo’s bakery, so if you don’t find what you want at the market, chances are you will find it in our display cases.
Looking Forward: We are taking orders for graduation parties. Our sandwich trays, wrap trays, salads, cookie trays and dessert trays are very popular. Check out our website for our catering menu www.cleosbakerynewburgh.com
Father’s Day is just around the corner on June 15th. Why not surprise your dad or your hubby with his favorite dessert from Cleo’s? Is it Double Chocolate? Coconut? Pineapple Upside-down Cake? New York Style Cheesecake? Or maybe it’s Apple Pie? Just tell us and we will have it ready and gift box it for you, too.
Come enjoy the beautiful weather on our back porch, watch the barges go by and let me bake you happy.
It is spring. It is April. It is nearly Easter. And we are all collectively ready to say “goodbye” to a long and dreadful winter. Oh sure, spring won’t be perfect with sunny days every day. In fact, it was Mark Twain who once said, “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”
Guess he was living in southern Indiana at the time! But it is certainly a breath of fresh air after the record-setting winter we had.
At Cleo’s, we are all about bright, pretty, yummy things in the bakery cases. We hope you have placed your order for Easter, but if not, there’s still time.
From the Bakery: As you know, we have become quite famous in our own little world for our bread puddings. The “flavor of the month” is dreamsicle. If you haven’t joined the group that tries every new flavor, they highly recommend it!
What is extremely popular this year for Easter Dinner is our Carrot Cheesecake, Lemon Chiffon Cake, and of course our Heavenly Coconut Cake. We have lots of bunny and carrot shaped butter cookies with decorated frostings that the kids will love!
Did I mention that during the month of April we are offering a special on Cheesecakes? Yes, $4.00 off any cheesecake you choose. If you need help deciding, just give us a call or stop in. We have lots of ideas for you.
Muffin Mondays start next week. “What’s that?”, you say. Every Monday we will feature a special muffin and let it shine. Next week’s muffin is Banana Nut. There will be sweet ones, savory ones, some with special butters, some with special toppings……. We have muffins in boxes or bags to head out the door if you are in a hurry. What a great way to start the week! (They’ll love you at the office!)
From the Lunch/Breakfast Menu: April is Grilled Cheese Month. How fun! Everyone loves grilled cheese, don’t they? So come on in and let your creative juices flow. Literally! Take a picture of what you have come up with and we will post it on Facebook. And if you aren’t too shy, we will credit you with your masterpiece!
We have been visited by lots of Baseball Fans since the season opened for our daily special. As a tribute to our fondness for baseball (Go Cards!), we are offering Chili Cheese Dogs this month, with or without onions. Your call! Our Mom, Cleo, was a huge Cardinal fan. She loved listening to Harry Caray on the radio. We think she would be very pleased with this addition to the menu.
We are offering a new wrap this month for you smoked salmon lovers. And it seems to be as popular for breakfast as it is for lunch. Let us know what you think!
Drawing Winners: Drum roll please….Sherri Hudson, Tony Pape, Deborah Jonkers, and Antonio Olivia, you are the lucky ones! Please come in for your cookies and beverage on the house. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We have been really pleased with the interest in our homemade jellies, jams, preserves and pickled “thangs” as we call them. Be sure to check the shelf when you come in as we are always adding new items. These make great gifts, too, for teachers, friends and family members who like something special and thoughtful. Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. We will gift box any combination you like.
Up & Coming: The Easter Bunny will be in downtown Newburgh on April 12th in a number of the businesses. We are so excited because from 10-11 a.m., he will be right here at Cleo’s. This is a photo opportunity, so bring the kids. Cost is $5.00 per child. How cute!
The 16th Annual Homes of Note House Tour, sponsored by the Evansville Philharmonic, will be held on Saturday April 26, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Five historic homes in Historic Newburgh will be on tour. Proceeds help fund the Guild’s youth music programs for Tri-State students. This is a chance to see beautiful homes and help encourage our young music students at the same time. Phone 812-425-5050 for ticket information. Stop and see us before or after. We will have lots of goodies in our cases!
And speaking of goodies, starting TODAY, Cleo’s is offering ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. As you might expect, these are no ordinary ice cream sandwiches. On the outside, you will find two delicious Cleo’s cookies. This week we are featuring chocolate chip or snickerdoodles – your choice! On the inside, only the best vanilla ice cream made by Cold Stone Creamery. We searched high and low and did lots of testing to come up with an ice cream we felt worthy of our Cleo’s cookies. And Cold Stone Creamery won, hands down!
Looking Forward: The end of May will be here before we know it. Who isn’t ready for the Farmer’s Market? We sure are! Love it! As you may recall, our booth is right behind our bakery. We have several new additions this year including Cleo’s Breakfast Blend Coffee which we are really proud of. We selected the beans ourselves and have them roasted locally so that you get only the freshest coffee. You know the coffee you have been raving about? Well, you can now take it home in bags!
Think about us for graduation parties, weddings, showers, and all of your end-of-the-year events. We can help in the planning and as always, we strive to make your party as easy on you and as perfect for all as possible.
I have to take a minute to say thank you to those of you who have taken the time to write positive reviews on our website, on Facebook, and on Instagram about Cleo’s. Your photos and comments mean so much to us! We love our little business here in downtown Newburgh, and most of all we love all of you. You put the smiles on our faces. A very Happy Easter to you all!
Come see me soon so I can bake you happy!
The month is nearly over and I am just squeezing our update in on time to still be able to call it a “February Newsletter.” We have been busy this month with the Chocolate Affair, Valentine’s Day and lots of rooting for our very own Hoosier Olympic Bronze Medal winner, Nick Goepper. So proud!
At Cleo’s, you may have noticed that we are now selling our homemade jams, jellies and preserves. On the counter right now you can find blackberry preserves, plum preserves, cherry berry jelly, orange jelly and triple berry jelly. Lots of customers like to grab a half dozen biscuits or croissants to take home to enjoy with them. We are happy to gift wrap for you as well!
And for you foodies out there, we also have hot pepper jelly and pickled mushrooms. Hot pepper jelly makes a terrific glaze on meats and fish. I love it on bagels and cream cheese. Some customers mix it with sour cream and serve it as a dip. Sounds good. Pickled mushrooms are a great side dish especially with roast beef and are a perfect addition to any antipasto platter. We make a terrific marinated mushroom salad if you are thinking about a catering menu. But they stand on their own very well. Oh yes!
From the Bakery: We are taking orders for shamrock cookies and cupcakes. We love seeing the bright green frosting in our bakery case. So cheery! And do you know what is beautiful and delicious, too? Strawberry cheesecake with yummy fresh strawberry whipped cream…are you drooling yet? Pick up the phone and I will bake one just for you!
From the Lunch Menu: Seems that lots of you have been hungry for salads so we are delivering just that – your favorite chef’s salad and spinach salad, made with only the freshest ingredients. And yes, we make our own salad dressings: ranch, honey mustard, honey lemon, and a warm bacon dressing for the spinach salad that everyone is wild about (Mom’s recipe of course!).
Our Lenten specials include our house favorite tuna salad, vegetarian tomato basil soup and salmon quiche on Fridays.
Last Week’s Drawing: Two lucky winners please come forward to choose their favorite cookie: Janet Murphy and Jan Stamps. Congrats to you both!
Up & Coming: We are so excited that the Girl Scouts are coming in March for a tour and to decorate cookies. You know the Girl Scouts are all about cookies. What fun to have them here at Cleo’s decorating their own. I bet they will be very creative, don’t you?
Looking Forward: We hope that you follow us on Facebook. And when you have a special experience at Cleo’s that you take the time to add a comment on Yelp. You can do this right from our website on the left side. We are very excited that Cleo’s Bakery is now on Instagram. We are looking forward to getting lots of followers. It is a great place for us to post a whole gallery of photos. So if you are into Instagram, check us out @cleosbakery.
Like you, we are looking forward to spring! In the meantime, come see me so I can “bake you happy.”
Happy New Year Everyone!
“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck. With that said, it looks like the cold of this winter will continue to lend plenty of sweetness to this coming summer. But I am sure I am not alone in my dreaming of a much milder winter like we had last year.
However, it is what it is, and here at Cleo’s we are making the most of it with delicious hot chocolate and nice, hardy winter soups to warm you clear to the bone. And what better than a homemade sweet treat to perk up the attitude!
We are approaching one of my favorite months….February. Lots of family birthdays (mine included), anniversaries, and of course, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, oh my! We will be very festive at Cleo’s with lots of gift ideas for you, ones that are not only yummy but also pretty to look at, too.
From the Bakery: We are taking orders for Valentine’s Day. Heart and lip-shaped sugar cookies, white chocolate covered pretzels with heart sprinkles and mini breads (like chocolate chocolate chip and lemon poppy seed) wrapped up so pretty in Valentine bags are some of the favorites. Boxes of cookies by the dozen make appreciated gifts as well. Get your orders in now so you won’t be disappointed!
Also from the Bakery: We are having a drawing on Valentine’s Day. The winner gets to take home one of our house favorites, a Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting. All you have to do is stop in and put your name and number in the Winning Jar!
From the Lunch and/or Breakfast Menu: Our customers have been raving about our Italian Beef sandwich, made with delicious prime roast beef, topped with giardiniera (peppers, onions, carrots, cauliflower, peppers nicely pickled and spiced) on a grilled hoagie served au jus. And everyone seems to think that our Reubens are pretty special, thanks to the homemade Thousand Island dressing served on top of the pastrami and sauerkraut on grilled marble rye. Let us know what you think!
Last week’s Drawing: Two lucky winners need to come forward – Bill Bartelt and Cindy Wheeler. Big congrats!
Up & Coming: An event that is very near and dear to our hearts is The Chocolate Affair, sponsored by the Lampion Center. It is truly a special night with the proceeds dedicated to helping children and families in need. The date is Saturday, February 1st at 7 p.m. If you don’t have your tickets yet, visit their website at www.lampioncenter.com or call 812-471-1776. We promise you amazing desserts by all the chocolatiers (Cleo’s being one of them, of course!), great live music and a Silent Auction.
Looking Forward: Lots of brainstorming has been going on in Cleo’s kitchen. We are planning some new menu items for our Sundays, including varieties of waffles and homemade syrups. We have other surprises in store for you, too. Check the boards outside and inside to see what we are up to!
Give us a call if you would like to hold a children’s cookie decorating birthday party. What is cuter than little ones (or not so little) in aprons demonstrating their creative side. They love it and it is such fun! Call me for details.
Don’t let the weather keep you away. Come see me so I can “bake you happy.”
Hello Everyone & Happy Holidays!
Oh me, oh my! I can’t decide whether I feel more like Mrs. Claus, helping Santa stay on track with all the orders for Christmas, or one of the elves scurrying constantly not to disappoint anyone who is counting on me.
With less than a week to go, it is a busy place here at the bakery. So you will excuse me if my newsletter is brief today…. I have lots of orders for baskets of scones, trays of sandwiches and cookies, Christmas cheesecakes and plenty of quiches for holiday luncheons to fill. We can’t thank you enough for thinking of Cleo’s for your festivities!
From the bakery: Christmas cookies, coconut macaroon Christmas trees have been disappearing from the bakery display shelves as fast as they appear. We have had lots of orders for cheesecakes, especially Eggnog, Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate Peppermint. Yum!
From the lunch or breakfast menu: Customers can’t get enough of our breakfast burrito it seems. Every day we make fresh salsas in house such as chipotle lime and Diablo to go along with it. We are now serving a Burrito Grande that is hitting the spot, not just for breakfast but as an all day favorite. Two other very popular specialties are the flavorful Italian Beef Sandwich and our Turkey Club Wrap.
Drawing winners this week were: Bill Slatter and Scott Lauderdale – please come to Cleo’s for your free cookie and beverage. We can’t wait to see you again!
Up & Coming: For all of you who signed up for the Wreath drawing at Cleo’s, it will take place at 5 p.m. this Saturday. The winner will be notified immediately so that you will have time to hang your wreath for Christmas. Good luck to all of you!
We are taking orders for party trays for both Christmas and New Year’s. Talk to us about the many possibilities. Small and large orders are welcome. As always, we are thrilled to help you make your event special!
Looking Forward: It is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. We have made so many dear friends at the bakery this year. We think the loyal customers at Cleo’s are just the best! Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to spending lots of time together in 2014.
And as always, come see me so I can “bake you happy!”
Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving,
It was 150 years ago when Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, a day to gather around the dinner table as a nation and share a meal of thanks. To this day, many Americans would state that this feast is their favorite holiday. When I ask our customers “why?” — most say that it is because there are no gifts involved, just a spirit of family and friends enjoying a festive day together. As a baker, I love the idea that we are adding to the joyful meals that are celebrated on this great day. For this, we at Cleo’s say, “Thank you!”
We are ready to assist you. Many of you have placed your orders for our pumpkin pie, pecan pie and persimmon pudding. But did you know that Cleo’s is offering some special side dishes this year? First, the dressing! We don’t mean to brag, but we have been told that our dressing is second to none. (The secret is in the homemade broth, you know!) Next is the corn. We just call it our Thanksgiving Buttery Corn for lack of a more creative name. It is oh-so-good! And lastly, we are offering our Mom, Cleo’s own cranberry salad. It is so yummy — you might think it is dessert!
All orders must be in by Saturday, November 23rd. Last pick-up time is Wednesday at 4:00. We will be closing shortly after so that we can spend time with our families preparing for our own celebrations. Cleo’s will reopen on Saturday morning, bright and early as usual.
In December, we will be offering a Children’s cookie painting class. This should prove to be lots of fun for kids, ages 5-10 who like to decorate. Look for details and registration sheets at Cleo’s. And speaking of cookies, we will have beautiful Christmas Cookie boxes for the holidays. They make great hostess gifts!
From the Bakery: Our focus is on everything Thanksgiving until the special holiday is here. We will then turn our thoughts to Christmas. Beginning December 1st, we will begin baking Christmas cheesecakes…white chocolate peppermint, cranberry orange and eggnog. And back by popular demand (seriously!) we will be offering our Macaroon Trees in the bakery display case. So pretty and so delicious!
From the Lunch Menu: Our grilled hummus sandwich is back. Lots of customers enjoying the Build Your Own Grilled Cheese sandwich this week. We have chili on Mondays to warm your tummies. We will add some shredded cheese on top if you like.
Winners of the last drawings: Mary Ellen Ziliak, Claire Bosma, Michelle Clem and Anita Corne. So come back to see us and claims your treats!
Up & Coming: Saturday, November 30th is SHOP LOCAL DAY, a day set aside to encourage shoppers to support the small businesses in your community. We hope you will remember your downtown shops. Without your support, small businesses can’t stay alive. It is the little shops and restaurants that make downtown Newburgh so special. We really appreciate your visits, your orders and your kindness.
Looking Forward: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend Christmas in the 1800′s? Historic Newburgh offers you that opportunity. From December 6 – 8, you can step back in time as carolers and citizens dressed in garb of the era stroll the downtown area. There will be singing and roasting of chestnuts in Ye Old Newburgh on the Ohio River. Be sure to attend, and please come see us at Cleo’s while you are here.
Let us help you through the holidays. Remember that we offer sandwich trays, dessert trays, and salads. These are not ordinary, but all homemade with only the freshest of ingredients. If you are thinking of hosting a party, let us help you with the planning. The holidays can be stressful. Let us take away the pain. We promise to make any event a success.
That’s it for now. Back to the kitchen I go so I can “bake you happy.”
What a great fall we are having. October is a beautiful month on the river with the leaves changing daily. The barges look even more spectacular against nature’s colorful backdrop. Lots of you have been taking advantage of the scenery by relaxing on Cleo’s back porch!
It is nearly impossible to believe, but we opened our doors here at Cleo’s one year ago. To commemorate this milestone, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23rd. There will be lots of balloons, hot chai tea cider and celebration cake served all day to anyone who would like to stop in and help us celebrate this special day. Please join us if you can!
THIS IS BIG!!!! You know we always try to please our customers, so because you have asked, we are going to start opening on Sundays. We will try it out and see how it goes. This Sunday will be the first for us. We will be open from 9 until 2. In addition to our usual bakery and breakfast/lunch items, we will offer a couple of Sunday-only-Specials that you won’t want to miss. Stop in to try the surprises!
From the Bakery: Bread puddings continue to get raves. Ghost cookies are favorites in the cookie department. And we have lots of pumpkin treats: pumpkin cake, pumpkin scones, pumpkin bread and pumpkin cheesecake. It is that time of year! And because you asked, YES, we will start offering persimmon pudding on November 1st. Cleo’s very own recipe that you all love!
Cleo’s has a reputation we are quite proud of for our cheesecakes. Ask about our list of cheesecake flavors. Let me tempt you with a few: maple pumpkin, French apple, butter pecan, eggnog, turtle….
From the Lunch Menu: Nice fall breezes and sweater weather is inspiring more soups at Cleo’s. Remember, our soups are made fresh daily. No short cuts. Even our broth is made from scratch. Our soup chefs, Nathan and Nestor, are constantly creating new taste sensations. Nothing bland in Cleo’s kitchen!
Are these rainy days making you think about staying in your office at noon? Maybe you would rather not get in your car and drive to lunch. Cleo’s delivers! Give us a call and discover the possibilities.
Last week’s Drawing: The two big winners are Linda O”Neill from Anytime Fitness and Lisa Watson from Watson Law Office. We look forward to seeing you again at Cleo’s.
Up & Coming: We can never remind you too early to start planning for Thanksgiving. Remember the three P’s: pumpkin, pecan, and persimmon. We will start taking orders soon so watch for our Thanksgiving order sheets.
Cleo’s catering business is picking up as well with fall events organized and early planning for office Christmas parties. Think of Cleo’s for your sandwich trays, salads, and dessert trays. Or let us help you be creative!
Looking Forward: Historic Newburgh Ghost Walks, October 18-20. 60 minute guided ghost tours. Way too fun! Visit www.historicnewburgh.org for details.
And one of our personal favorites is:
Newburgh Celebrates Christmas, December 7 and 8. Shop, dine and enjoy with carolers and musicians on the corners. There are even chestnuts roasting on the open fire. Over 75 people dressed in 1880 clothes will take you back in time. Trolley Tours of Old Newburgh will start at 10 am on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Hear stories about the homes and about Christmas Past. Contact Historic Newburgh for more information.
Come see me soon so I can “bake you happy.”
What a great afternoon and evening. The Honey Vines entertained us at the Farmer’s Market. We just love their harmonies! And I hope you all week we had, ending with the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning and the Blues ‘n BBQ Fest on Saturday made it down to listen to some of the best blues bands around and enjoy the beer garden and BBQ in support of Special Olympics. My sister brought me a smoked turkey leg since I couldn’t get away from Cleo’s at lunch time. Wow, was it good!
From the bakery: we have been putting all the fresh fruits to work this week and will continue doing so. Lots of yummy peach bread puddings and peach tarts, blackberry bread puddings and blackberry tarts, and of course, the very popular strawberry tarts are in the cold bakery case. I am also baking biscotti now. This week I am offering you cranberry pistachio and chocolate chip biscotti. They are so terrific with coffee – make the best “dunkers.”
From the lunch or breakfast menu: you can’t get enough of our breakfast burrito it seems. Everyday we make fresh salsas in house such as chipotle lime and Diablo. You can always count on our homemade quiche. We make cheese quiche each day as well as a surprise quiche such as roasted red pepper with green onions. They get raves from our customers! Our sides of the day our really popular, too. We have been told that our bowtie pasta is “the best ever.”
Drawing winners this week were: Kara Curry and a double-card winner, Dr. Rick Yeager & Mary Ellen Ziliak (authors of Ms: Beyond the Red Door) – please come to Cleo’s for your free cookie and beverage. We can’t wait to see you again!
Up & Coming: We keep reminding you about the Fiddler’s Fest which is August 23rd to 25th. This is absolutely one of the best events of the summer. You won’t want to miss it. You can come all three days if you like. We will be there! The music is great and the catfish is simply the best. And of course, don’t forget to stop by Cleo’s booth to satisfy your sweet tooth!
We are pretty excited that Lavish Spa is opening their doors across the street from Cleo’s on September 3rd. It is a beautiful facility offering many treatments to pamper yourself. Don’t we all deserve that! Newburgh downtown just keeps getting better all the time with more and more reasons for you to come see us.
Looking Forward: We will be participating in Twilight on the Trail, a fundraising event whose proceeds benefit TOUCH Inc, a charity serving the non-medical needs of cancer patients. It is held on Newburgh’s Rivertown Trail from 5-10 p.m. Live entertainment features the “Boat Monkeys” and “Scrubs.” Food, wine, beer and soft drinks will be sold on site. Admission fee is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Plan to come out and support this worthy cause and enjoy a wonderful evening.
We have had a number of enquiries about our delivery business. Yes, it is with pleasure that we deliver to businesses. We offer both brown bag lunches as well as meeting and party trays. Here are the details: –$50 minimum order –10% delivery charge added to bill –24-hour advance notice on large orders –Delivery area is Castle High School to the North, Alcoa to the East, Gateway Hospital to the West and the River to the South –Call us at 812-853-0500; fax us at 888-520-5606; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let Cleo’s be your first choice. We ensure that your order is always fresh whether it is from the Bakery or from our Brown Bag Lunchery.
And as always, come see me so I can “bake you happy!”
July is flying by and in such a great way. We had a terrific week last week, and we can’t thank you all enough for your continued support of Cleo’s. We love seeing the familiar faces each week, some of you each day! And we get such a thrill out of surprise visitors. This week our Aunt Ginny came to see us. Everyone should have an Aunt Ginny. No matter how many years she adds to her age, or how many new ailments she finds herself with, her spirit still soars. How can anyone that senior in years continue to light up a room? Amazing!!!
From the Lunch Menu: We have a new veggie wrap, designed to please vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. It is a flour tortilla filled with zucchini, summer squash, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and pesto mayo, grilled to perfection. Oh so good!
Our breakfast menu is a smash hit. You can’t get enough of our baking powder biscuits with Cleo’s special sausage gravy. And this week, our breakfast burritos have been really popular. This week’s burrito is made with sausage, eggs, onions, green peppers and tomatoes and served with two salsa on the side: tomatillo verde and spicy chile de arbol.
From the Bakery: What do you get when you combine fresh lemons, homemade vanilla pudding, bits of my very own shortbread cookies and fresh whip cream? TADA….lemon trifle! It is so refreshing. I think you will love it.
I am also baking fresh berry tarts. They are “berry” good, trust me. Tee Hee! Depending on when you stop by, you may find strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry or mixed berries in the case.
This week’s Drawing: And the winners are: Amber Combs and Derk Boss. We look forward to seeing you back at Cleo’s.
Up & Coming: Guess what? August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. It goes without saying that we will honor that special day by adding ice cream sandwiches to our menu for the day. But I must warn you, when they are gone, they are gone. The ice cream will be homemade, of course! And it will be sandwiched in-between Cleo’s very own cookies. What could be better?
Looking Forward: While we are talking about special days, August 4th is “Sister’s Day!” And I am so excited because my sister, Susie, will be here. You will see her in the bakery during August, so be sure to stop in and say “hi.” She likes for people to tell her that she looks younger than me (NOT!), so go ahead. I don’t mind a little fib now and then. Ha!
Important Dates to Remember: The Old Dam Blues & BBQ Fest is August 10th and the Newburgh Fiddler’s Fest is August 23rd to 25th. So much fun!
And oh please come see me soon, so I can “bake you happy.”
July is such a great a month; yes a red-white-and blue great month. Lots of spirit and family fun! We really enjoy seeing all the families stopping to pick out their special treats to take along on their river walks. It seems we just can’t keep enough cookies in the case. But that’s a good thing!
As a baker/owner, you work a lot of long days. Your rewards are the happy faces and the comments such as, “that’s the best coconut cake I have ever tasted.” This is what gets you started at 4 a.m. every morning. We were paid such a nice tribute recently that I would like to share it with you. Please check it out: Newburghliving.com.
And speaking of baking, I am afraid this will be a short newsletter this week as I have lots of cheesecakes on order (keep them coming, please!) so I must head for the kitchen quickly.
FROM THE BAKERY: Fresh blueberries are just delicious right now so you will see them in scones, lemon blueberry muffins, coffee cakes, New York style cheesecakes with blueberry toppings and other surprises!
We are baking a variety of yeast breads this week, such as Jalapeno Bread, Bolillos, and English Farl. If these breads are new to you, live a little….give it a go! So far, customers are raving about them.
FROM THE LUCNH MENU: Well, breakfast really! You asked for it, so you get it…homemade biscuits and gravy. We are adding more breakfast specials this week as well, so stop in and see for yourself. Be the first to say, “Oh, wow!”
LAST WEEK’S DRAWING: Melannie Hutchinson and Michelle Agostino Cox, you are our winners. YAY! Come claim your prize. We can’t wait to see you again.
UP & COMING: Don’t miss the Farmer’s Market and stop and see Cleo’s. We are there every Saturday. Remember, as an added bonus, we are entertained with great music. This Saturday, July 13 – The Little Old Dam Band will be performing and next Saturday, July 20 - Like Wise – Dan Dahlquist and Matt Cassidy will be there.
LOOKING FORWARD: There is always so much going on in Historic Newburgh and Carol Schaefer does a great job keeping us posted with what is up coming. One of my favorites is the Fiddler’s Fest which is August 23-25. Put it on your calendar and plan ahead. You won’t want to miss it!
Come see me soon so I can “bake you happy.”