Daffodils, Tulips, and Lilacs! Spring!

Spring has arrived in the Mon Valley!  We are seeing Daffodils, Tulips, Lilacs, and numerous spring flowers. The trees are sprouting leaves and everything looks so promising!  Keystone has many great offering this week!

Think Spring!  We have Strawberry Delight Donuts and Strawberry Whip Cream Rolls!  Also on tap this week, are Pineapple Bars, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Pineapple Pecan Coffee Cake.  We always have our Pineapple filled cookies, which in my opinion, are just heavenly!

Every week, we offer a variety of fresh breads!  This week, we have Old Country, German Bauern, English Muffin, Bohemian Rye, Regular Rye and Round Chateau Bread!  Everyday, we have Italian, French and our Sandwich Bread.  Stop in and try some of our bread.  Very fresh and never made with any preservatives!

We have a variety of coffee cakes this week: Maple Walnut, Apple Cranberry Walnut, Pineapple Pecan, and Plantation Pecan Coffee Cake.  Any of these are wonderful with a nice cup of coffee or tea.  They will put a smile on even the grumpiest office curmudgeon!

Enjoy this beautiful week and stop in and see us!  You won’t be disappointed!


Wednesday! Make it Good!

It is Wednesday and this crazy Mon Valley weather!  We have skipped Spring today and have summer!  80 degree and high humidity!  But, alas, it won’t last and we are forecast to be back to winter on Friday!  Enjoy the warmth while we have it!

Today, we have Buy One Petite Toasted Almond and Get One Free!  These are delicious, small cakes which are just a smaller version of our wonderful Toasted Almond Cream Cake!  If you haven’t tried our Toasted Almond, this is your chance!  The smaller version will easily serve two people and a great way to try it! Delicious, light cake layers, with whip cream and covered in toasted almonds!  Yummo!

Today is Pizza Day!  We have our delicious Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza’s available for you to take home and back in 15 short minutes!  Make dinner easy!

This week, we have Peanut Butter Brownies!  Need I say more?  Chocolate and Peanut Butter!

Sour Cream Donuts, Strawberry Whip Cream Roll and 8″ Chocolate Whip Cream Pie are also on tap!  Whatever your sweet tooth desires, I know we have the perfect answer!

Beautiful Mon Valley Wednesday!

Mon Valley it is Spring!!!! Believe or not!  The weathermen have promised that by the end of the week…we may not need a winter coat!  On this beautiful Wednesday, chilly…but oh, the beautiful sun is shining and promising us a great day! Go outside and get some Vitamin D!

Keystone has beautiful cake donuts this morning.  Plump, soft and iced or sugared, absolutely delicious!  Wonderful with a nice, tall glass of cold milk! Stop in and take home a few to finish off that gallon of milk in the fridge!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is on tap for today!  Delicious, light and perfect after any meal!  And fantastic for breakfast tomorrow!  Hmmm…steaming hot coffee, the sweet and tropical pineapple and brown sugar…who needs coffee cake?

Friday and Saturday, we have our wonderful take and bake pizzas!  Fantastic, easy dinner!  Pop the pizza in the oven, make a quick salad, uncork a bottle of wine…dinner is served!  Be sure to finish with one of our Buttermilk Fudge Cakes!  Our fudge icing goes well with a nice Merlot!

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Have a GREAT week!  Get out and enjoy our Spring weather this weekend!  Finally!!!


Good Friday!

Good Friday and surely the Mon Valley will begin to see Spring!  We certainly have been put through a test during the month of March.  Good Friday brings many great items to the bakery. Pierogi and Ravioli are in stock!  We have four varieties of Pierogi: Potato and Cheese, Potato, Jalapeno and Cheese, or Prune…all meatless!  We have three varieties of Ravioli: Meat and Spinach, Cheese or Mushroom. All of our Pierogi and Ravioli are hand made from scratch in the bakery.  No pre-made dough or fillings!  Everything is made from fresh ingredients.  Stop in and take some today!Mushroom…Needless to say, the Cheese and Mushroom are meatless!

We have Tsoureki (Greek Rings), Pascha, Flakies (polish Kolache) and Holiday Rolls ready to go!  Whatever you remember from your childhood, we probably have it!  And they are all delicious!

We have many charming cookies that would be a hit in any Easter Basket.  Take home a few and brighten someone’s day.

Keystone Bakery wishes all of their friends, family and customers a wonderful Easter Holiday!  May we begin a new life filled with love, laughter and health!

Thursday! Countdown to Easter!

Holy Thursday!  The countdown to Easter begins.  Keystone Bakery is hopping!  We are busy and enjoying all of our customers this holiday season.  We have this delicious Bunny Cake available today!  So sweet and perfect for the young ones in your family.

Our bakers are currently making Meat and Spinach Ravioli so it will be available in our stores tomorrow!  The smell is heavenly!  We make all of our Ravioli from scratch.  Stop in and pick up a package.  We sell them frozen, in 2 dozen packages.  Due to limited freezer space, we cannot take orders for Ravioli or Pierogi.  They are available on a first come, first serve basis.  We open at 6:30am in Monessen and 8:30am in Belle Vernon.  Remember the early bird gets the ravioli!

We have beautiful Pascha Bread, plain or with raisins.  Such a beautiful statement this Easter season.  And of course, absolutely wonderful!!!!  If you have any leftover Pascha, it makes divine french toast!

The bakers have been baking Greek Rings today!  Love, love, love the Greek Rings!  The secret ingredient has the most heavenly smell and tastes great too!  I took home a warm one at lunch and my husband ate over 1/4 by himself! It certainly does melt in your mouth!

When you stop by, be sure to grab a number!  We are soooooo busy, it is the only way that we can make sure that our customers are waited on in a timely and appropriate fashion!  See you soon!

Wednesday and Snow!

Wednesday and snow!  Only four days until Easter!  Keystone Bakery is buzzing with activity!  We are busy, busy, busy!  We have bunnies everywhere!  Ever wonder how we get so many bunny cookies? Well…Bunnies do what bunnies do:)  Our Bunny Sugar Cookies are so fantastic!  Slightly sweet and the sugar on top is the perfect match for the cookie.  I hope the Easter Bunny drops a few of these bunnies into my Easter Basket! My absolute favorite with a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate!  And with the weather the Mon Valley has been having, hot chocolate is in order!  Dolly Parton has a song It’s a Hard Candy Christmas, well, it is a Hot Chocolate Easter!  Break off a piece of that chocolate rabbit and melt it in a cup of warm milk!

We have all of your Holiday Favorites!  Greek Rings are in abundance!  Have you tried one?  Please do!  It will be a favorite of yours for years to come.  These are made from Keystone’s own recipe and contains secret ingredients only known to the owner!

We are in full production mode!  Pies, pies, pies, everywhere pies!  Keystone’s pies are a holiday favorite! Order early, and we will have your favorite pie waiting! Pie, Pie, Oh My! I Love Pie!

Easter Week

Easter is upon us!  We have all of your Holiday favorites waiting just for you!

Holiday Rolls, Mini Cream Rolls, Pascha Bread and Greek Rings (Tsoureki) are being made daily in the bakery. Stop in and pick up your favorite! What is Pascha Bread? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paska_(bread) What is the origin of the Tsoureki? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsoureki

We accept orders until noon each day for the following day.  Place your order early and we will have it waiting.

2 Weeks Until Easter!

Can you believe it?  Just two, short weeks until Easter!  Spring officially begins on Wednesday, although I don’t believe that Mother Nature got the memo!  It cold, cold, cold here in the Mon valley and Pittsburgh area!  Will we have an Easter snow?

We are gearing up for Easter!  We have Holiday Rolls, everyday, this week.  We have apricot, nut, poppy and lekvar.  Stop in and pick one up, they are sooooooo delicious!

We have Pascha Bread available this week on select days.  Check out our specials tab on our website: http://thekeystonebakery.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Flyer03_18_13.pdf to see which days we have Plain Pascha and Raisin Pascha. Delicious plain, or with butter….Have you tried it as french toast?  Out of this world!!!!

We have our famous Mini Cream Rolls available.  So, light and magnificent, we sell them in two dozen packages at Easter because one dozen just isn’t enough:)  We have numerous varieties of Easter themed cookies.  Pick from plain sugar cookies or iced sugar cookies.  Our flakies are abundant this time of year in apricot or nut.

We have Easter Decorated Cakes and Bunny Cakes!  Wouldn’t these be great as the center piece of your Easter Basket? They will bring a smile to even the most gristly relative!

Order early for Easter and we will have your order ready for you when you stop by.

PI Day! Celebrate!

Thursday is PI Day!  March 14th or 3/14 or 3.14…We celebrate Math and Learning on Thursday!  Keystone Bakery is helping you celebrate!  http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Celebrate-PI-Day—Free-Pie-.html?soid=1103802037582&aid=boyyGUzktpo

Go to our link above and you will see a coupon for a FREE lunch pie with any $15 purchase or you can purchase any of our 8″ Pies for only $5.00, with the coupon!!!  What a great way to spend PI day…Eating Pie!

For more info on PI Day: http://www.piday.org/

Pick up dinner while you are here.  We have Pierogi and Ravioli, frozen, ready for you to take home and cook!  Our Pierogi are available in four varieties: Potato & Cheese, Potato, Cheese & Jalapeno, Sauerkraut or Prune.  Simply boil and serve with melted butter or saute in a pan of melted butter!  So yummy!

Our Ravioli are available in three varieties: Meat & Spinach, Cheese, or Mushroom!  Boil and they are ready for your favorite sauce.  Or you could try this ravioli bake! http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-ravioli-bake/42e1f452-b805-40a7-a2b4-a8e30d23aa4e What could be simpler?

Embrace your inner geek and shout the news of PI Day!  Encourage all to

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Today is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Celebrate with Read Across America Day!  Who doesn’t love a Dr. Seuss book?  We are celebrating in the bakery with our Dr. Seuss Hat Cookies!  Wear your favorite Dr. Seuss Hat into the bakery today and you will receive a FREE Dr. Seuss Hat Cookie!  Don’t have a Dr. Seuss Hat?  Make one! http://www.craftelf.com/Craft_elf_sewing_felt_top_hat_sewing_instructions.htm

Today is also a Lenten Friday.  We have easy to prepare dinners for your meatless Friday Dinner.  You can choose from our Pierogi: Potato & Cheese, Potato, Cheese & Jalapeno, Sauerkraut, or Prune.  We have two meatless varieties of Ravioli: Cheese or Mushroom.  The author of this blog LOVES, LOVES, LOVES, the Mushroom Ravioli!  Delicious! We also have Cheese Pizza’s that you take home and pop in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes and dinner is served.  Our Cheese Pizza can be jazzed up with delicious veggies!  You can use the standards of peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and olives….But have you tried thinly sliced zucchini, eggplant, or topped with fresh spinach?  Be adventurous! This pizza even has broccoli and cauliflower!  http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/02/vegetable-pizza.html

For something sweet this weekend, we have Hot Cross Buns , Banana Cake Donuts (my favorite!) and Toasted Almond Cream Cake!  Stop in and see us.  You won’t be disappointed!

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