Meet Kathie

About Kathie Armstrong

I was raised by a Finnish mother who did everything the old-fashioned way. I am proud to carry on her baking traditions. Her recipes have lived on in my bakeries and for the last 2 years in the kitchen of every Kowalski’s store. Our simple mixes made it possible for them to change their baking process – my bread and baking powder biscuits are the only products made fresh daily in-store. They make our cardamom bread weekly and for special occasions. They also private label my mixes in the baking aisle.

Kathie’s Baking Mix Philosophy

I believe good, wholesome food is an important part of family. My goal is to give you, the customer, what I was lucky enough to have my whole life from my mother’s hands – delicious, natural, homemade food. I have made it as easy as possible for you to make food from scratch in your kitchen with natural mixes with minimal ingredients. I believe that if you are going to eat sweets they should be good ones.

Kathie’s Gives Back

Tandem – Further Together

I believe no child should be hungry and I want to help children in whatever capacity I can. Tandem is a wonderful organization that does great work to help mothers and children. I have been working with them for 2 years in any way that I am able.  Tandem is cultivating a community of hope in which those in crisis come out on the other side to all of the promise that life still has to offer.  They are there for those who face it alone.  They combine practical help with deep authentic relationships and those two things woven together are a powerful force.

The Food Group

We have a small orchard with about 60 apple trees and we donate the majority of our apples to the Food Group in New Hope, MN. They do such good for the community and we are happy to partner with them.  For more than 40 years, The Food Group has worked to provide good foods to those who need it most in our community. They focus on local food access, equity, and nutrition issues related to food and hunger in more than 32 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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