Jennifer Scala McGrath
Born and raised in Gloucester, Jenn now resides in Concord NH with her husband and three boys - Anthony 16, Steven 11 and Nicky 8. The boys are the highlight of her life.
She grew up in an Italian Family where food was the center of everything. Jenn watched as a little girl her grandmother; mother and aunts bake cookies for the holidays. When she was "old enough," they would give her dough to play with and it made her feel so important and that is when she started to love baking and cooking.
Over the years her friends and family couldn’t wait for Christmas time (and for other holidays) because they enjoyed her cookies so much. For the past several years she has been employed at the Concord School District where her friends at work encouraged her to sell her cookies.
In New Hampshire there are not many Italian bakeries and many people who have had Italian cookies in the past were very excited that she made them and that they no longer had to drive to Boston. In October of 2010 Jenn, along with two close friends, Richie and Michelle Noe, decided to open our business, Cookies By Jenn. It has been a fun and interesting experience for them all and eventually they are planning a store front in Concord, NH, selling their specialty, cookie arrangements for all occasions.
At this time you can order small and large platters of assorted cookies in decorative platters for the holidays, birthdays, parties and other get-togethers at her web site, www.cookiesbyjenn.com. They are now available for sale at Lynnfield Deli, The Corner Store and Bob's in Medford.