There is something about dunking a cookie into your cup of coffee, tea and even red wine (triple chocolate) that brings comfort and joy. This is why I bake my mom’s biscotti. Our biscotti feeds your soul as much as your belly. I have vivid memories of my large Italian family spending hours around the table where we ending our gathering dunking biscotti. Now my kids and grandkids carry on the tradition. I hope our biscotti brings joy to your family the way it has to ours.
Welcome to Grammy B’s Biscotti. My name is Mary Caye and I’m excited to share a piece of my kitchen’s history with you! My story started as the youngest girl in a large Italian family. I spent my early mornings, evenings and weekends alongside my mom in the kitchen. While the homemade pasta and marinara are still a Sunday staple in my kitchen, it is the biscotti that my kids and siblings ask for when they sit down with me.
My mom and I spent years perfecting my brother’s biscotti recipe while he became a professional chef in the DC area. The cookies found their way onto every holiday table, at my nieces wedding showers and weddings and eventually became a keystone in my home kitchen. Over the last several years as I shared my biscotti with friends over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, they started requesting it for their family events.
A love for feeding people
For my 60th birthday my children and their spouses surprised me with the logo and a trademark for Grammy B’s Biscotti. We chose that name because that is what her grandkids called her. Her biggest joy was having a table full of family. She was loved by all who knew her. It is my treasure to have had so many years learning and working alongside her. The kitchen is my happy place and I, like her, love feeding people at my kitchen table.
Carrying on Grammy B's Legacy
Jean "Grammy B" Barone was in every way a complete original. We know her recipes by heart, and we reproduce them faithfully for you as Grammy B's Biscotti. We hope that we can share the magic of Grammy B as you enjoy these homemade treats that sustained our family across many years and through all manner of trials and triumphs.