Theresa Alberico, owner and baker at Baked with Love, a small home-based business, is one of the vendors you’ll find at MACFest, a free street fair featuring unique artist creations and fun for the whole family the first and third Saturday of every month through April.
Alberico makes everything from scratch and in small batches to ensure quality and a personal touch.
“We bake various types of cookies, including peanut butter, chocolate chip, and oatmeal cranberry with white chocolate chips. Our pies change with the season and include apple, cherry, mixed berry and pecan. ... Our best selling baked goods at Arizona’s local farmers markets are our cinnamon rolls, peanut butter cookies, pumpkin cranberry bread, our soft and creamy caramels, and our toffee.”
Alberico says her goal is to share her favorite family recipes, passed on from generation to generation, with the community.
“Baking has been a passion of mine since a young age. I was born and raised in Mesa, and after 30 years of working in escrow, I decided to retire and, with the love and support of my family and friends, I pursued my dream of starting my own baking business.” She gives special thanks to her husband, John, and mother, Kathy, for their help and dedication.
The next MACFest is scheduled for Jan. 18. Booth registration for MACFest is still available for $20 per event.
If you go
What: MACFest, a free arts and crafts street fair
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, and every first and third Saturday of the month through April
Where: On North MacDonald near the Arizona Museum of Natural History in downtown Mesa
Cost: Free admission
Information: (480) 644-6500 or MACfestMesa.com