Do you have a weakness for sugar?
Dessertful Bakery just popped up in West Dundee about a month ago. I'm told they specialize in decadent, gourmet cookies the owners call L's Drizzles that are long on flavor, aren't crunchy and come in 17 flavors.
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The bakery, run by Lorrie Galek and her daughter Alexys, has been open about six weeks and there's an interesting story behind the story.
Alexys, 25, of Lake in the Hills, was studying nursing at Kendall College and used baking as a way to de-stress from the rigors of her course work. It was then that she discovered baking was her passion and she decided to study pastry making instead.
For the last 10 months, the mother-daughter team sold the gourmet cookies to various specialty stores, and wineries. Once business started to take off, they decided they'd go to the next level by opening a bakery at 1961 Huntley Road.
"The village of West Dundee couldn't have been nicer or more inviting for a new business in the community," said Lorrie of Hoffman Estates.
But this place offers more than just baked goods, like cookies, cupcakes, coffee cake and cheesecake.
Last week, the women launched a bread line, featuring focaccia and cheddar breads.
You can also shop for hostess gifts that include aprons, decorative napkins and appetizer plates. This taps into Lorrie's passion for interior design.
The bakery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit dessertful.com or "like" it on Facebook. It is scheduled to have a grand opening at the end of May.
Making a difference
Earlier this month, Grafton Township collected more than 24 tons of electronic waste from its residents. Discarded items included computer monitors, television sets, CDs, a treadmill and batteries.
The township partnered with Com2 Recycling Solutions to hold this first waste collection event at no expense to the taxpayers, township Supervisor Linda Moore said. All told, recycling prevented 48,278 pounds of waste -- enough to fill six trucks -- from landing in local landfills, she said.
The event was a success, Moore said, thanks to volunteers from the Huntley Lions Club, the Sun City Computer Club, Huntley Trinity Lutheran Church, Huntley Historical Society, Huntley High School's honor society and Grafton Township board members.
The township is planning another electronic waste collection this fall. For more information, call (847) 669-3328. If you'd like to see photos of the event from earlier this month, visit graftontownshipsupervisor.us
• Lenore Adkins covers Huntley, East Dundee, West Dundee, Carpentersville and Hampshire. Call her at (847) 608-2725 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.