Baker & Owner
The Whole Crunchy Tale
THE WHOLE CRUNCH: How Save The Crumbs Cookies Came to Be
This is a story that has been told in Farmers Markets, Charity Events and Williams-Sonoma Stores that I had a pop-up in. (Thank you Short Hills, Upper Montclair and Bridgewater Commons, I hope to be with you again soon).
When my friend Linda was having health issues, she was craving a crunchy cookie that would not interfere with her diet and taste good at the same time. I developed a recipe for Biscotti (click here for Gluten Free Biscotti)with a minimal amount of sugar that she called ‘her lifesaver’. That inspired me to continue to bake them. Coming up with recipes and the actual process became meditative and therapeutic for me.
Friends and family became the recipients of my physical cookie making therapy. Biscotti by biscotti, cookie by cookie, friends and family loved what I was making. One day, I was cutting the Biscotti and there were lovely crumbs all over the cutting board. My friend Lisa asked for the chopped crumbs and nuts and put them in her yogurt.. VOILA! Save The Crumbs Cookies™ had a name!
Arlo, my beautiful Havanese was watching me test new flavor combinations and as I was talking to him asking what he thought about the Pistachio Mango Biscotti, I distinctly heard "What about ME?" He was right! Dogscotti™ (doggie biscotti) was born and he has been the lucky recipient of all my doggie flavor combinations.
Many of the incredible photos on this site are Courtesy of
Casey Fatchett Photography Casey is a really good photographer, and Caroline (his wonderful wife) is an amazing baker... for real.