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Rick Shrum
Observer Reporter

A Canonsburg woman, who was selling her baked goods at farmers markets and online, is going bricks and mortar.

Liza Betsch will open Fabulous Homemade Cookies at 800 First St. in her hometown. She planned a grand opening/ribbon cutting for Jan. 30.

“It kind of blew up from the farmers markets,” she said. “So I thought, ‘What can I do with a storefront?’ It seems the community is welcoming.”

On her website,, Betsch described her business as “a mobile bakery based in Canonsburg. All of my cookies are made from scratch with recipes passed down from my mother and great-grandmother.”

She said cookies and brownies are her big sellers, but Betsch also bakes and markets cakes, cupcakes, rolls and breads. She supplies sweets for weddings and fundraising events as well.

Betsch, who once owned a candle shop in Robinson Township, is a businesswomen for the second time. She said she learned to bake as a child, but started doing so earnestly five years ago and, since then, was selling her wares at farmers markets in Canonsburg and downtown Pittsburgh. They also are on the shelves at Emma Jean’s Attic in Coraopolis, near where she grew up in Moon Township,

Betsch said she participated in fundraisers with Washington and Jefferson hospitals, and plans to do so at Canonsburg and UPMC-Magee-Womens hospital of Pittsburgh.

Fabulous Homemade Cookies will be open every day but Sunday – Betsch is unsure of the hours, but plans to open at 8 a.m. Call 724-944-3480 or visit the website.