I’m Sweet Momma Nedra. I’ve always loved cooking and baking - even as a little girl, I would read cookbooks - cover to cover. I started baking for my family when I was about 8 years old... spending most weekends baking up cookies, and bread, and pies... whatever recipe struck my fancy. I made my first sale - a rhubarb pie - when I was just 9. Since then, I’ve baked for my kids and lots of friends - even baking up special occasion cakes from time to time, always with the dream of someday opening my own bakery. When I retired from my job as a police sergeant, my dream of having my own bakery came back to life. I was lucky to have made a friend in Carmen (lucky our boys played baseball together) - she shares my love of baking and also hoped to have a bakery someday.
I’m Sweet Momma Carmen. I grew up in an Italian family - so food and cooking have always been a big part of my life. I love that I have recipes that have been passed down for generations - baking Grandma Theis Apple Cake isn’t just about flour and sugar - it’s about a memory - a tradition. Just like Nedra, I got busy with life - work, kids - the usual. I put my dream of having a bakery on hold. But, as you know, kids get older (they even move out), and old dreams become new possibilities. Nedra and I realized we had more in common than just our kids (we each have three - our daughters graduated from high school together, our boys have played baseball and basketball together) we also shared a passion for baking, and a dream of turning that into a business.
And so... Sweet Mommas was born. We love what we make - simple, old fashioned, classic - with everything handcrafted, 100% from scratch - no mixes here! These are the cookies that beg for a glass of milk before bedtime; it’s the cake you share with a friend and a pot of tea, in the afternoon. We’re delighted you’ve stopped by - we hope you’ll let Sweet Mommas become part of your family’s traditions. Enjoy!