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Baking her way through unemployment

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08/25/2011

Andrea Katz of Evanston lost her job nearly 2 years ago. Now, she is supplementing her income by baking cookies and selling them at her local farmer's market.

Katz always loved to bake, ever since she was in college. She never really thought much of it, until she was laid off from her kitchen consulting job in 2009. After she couldn't find another job, she began tweaking cookie recipes and adding her own spin on them. She would sell them to friends and even began selling them at the Ridgeville Farmers' Market in Evanston (every Wednesday from 3:30-7p through October 12th).

While she's not making nearly as much money as she was, Katz still has a positive outlook on her new chapter in life. She just recently started working in the natural living section of the new Wild & Greene Natural Supermarket in Skokie, but she's still going to sell her cookies.

Here's Katz's Cookies Menu:

THE BASICS:
Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Peanut Butter
Sugar

NOT SO BASICS:
Chocolate Mint Chip
Butterscotch Oaties
Ginger Choco Molasses
Chocolate Sugar

THE FROSTEDS:
Bananas Foster
Choco Orange Dreams
Pumpkin Spice
Espresso Mocha

THE NUTTIES:
Choco Chip Toasted Pecans
Walnut Orange Choco Chip
Dbl. Choco w/Pecans
Maple Walnut

How to Get'em:
Email:akatz55@aol.com
Phone: 847-609-6710
www.katzcookies.com

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