‘Her biscotti is incomparable’: Good Eats Diva opens in Haslett

Armed with an design grade and her Italian family recipes, Kathleen Hanna launched her baking career some-more than 20 years ago. 

She’ll horde the grand opening of her initial brick-and-mortar bakery on Thursday.

Good Eats Diva, at 1561 Haslett Rd., will offer Lavassa coffee, biscotti, scones and other baked products and will have a “casual and comfortable” feel, Hanna said. 

“I’m perplexing to pierce a tiny European enlightenment to tiny Haslett, Michigan,” she said.

Hanna started baking professionally shortly after she changed to the Lansing area with her father in 1990. She had complicated design at Ohio State, but worried about anticipating a pursuit in a male-dominated attention following a move.

So for 14 years, she worked out of her home and sold tea breads and other treats to coffee shops opposite a state. 

The switch from design to baking was natural. Both careers let her brew a knack for arithmetic and pointing with her artistic abilities, she said. 

In 2002, Hanna self-published a cookbook that sole some-more than 5,000 copies. A inhabitant publisher picked adult with book, and after a revamp, it was re-released as “The Good-to-Go Cookbook” in Sep 2008. 

Hanna launched Good Eats Diva in 2013, working in incubator kitchens before securing her new space progressing this year.

During her time during a Allen Neighborhood Center’s incubator and accelerator kitchens, Hanna served as coach to other business owners, executive Joan Nelson said. She mostly gave recommendation on selling and offering encouragement, Nelson said. 

“She’s a unequivocally gifted baker, and her biscotti is incomparable,” she said. “Beyond that, she’s schooled during business.” 

Nelson described Hanna’s baking as “innovative” given she mostly incorporates new ideas and experiments with normal family recipes. 

In her new store, Hanna creates tiny batches of crispy biscotti regulating healthy flavorings. She also creates equipment such as raspberry white chocolate scones and ginger cookies.

Her biscotti flavors embody fig and fennel, cranberry pistachio, Michigan cherry chocolate chip and salted caramel chocolate chip. Her Tuscan-style cantuccini (an almond biscotti) is one of her favorite recipes. 

Hanna’s new Haslett storefront will be a good meet-up mark for people in a area anticipating to locate adult over a tiny punch and coffee, said Christine Zarkovich, house member of a Meridian Area Business Association. 

“She has a unequivocally large passion for baking and doing what she loves, and I’m unequivocally vehement to see her put that in movement with that new location,” she said

Most biscotti, that means “cookie” in Italian, are twice baked. The provide is dictated to stay uninformed for a prolonged duration of time. 

Hanna schooled to prepare and bake from her mom and her grandparents, and she pronounced she hopes to offer cooking classes after a holiday season. 

Curt Kosal, owners of Vine and Brew in Okemos, started offered Hanna’s baked products after some of his business raved about them.

“I haven’t tasted a flavor that she’s attempted that’s not fantastic.” Kosal said. 

Contact contributor Haley Hansen during (517) 267-1344 or hhansen@lsj.com. Follow her on Twitter @halehansen.

Good Eats Diva

1561 Haslett Rd. in Haslett.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays;  9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

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