Pet rocks, mood rings, platform shoes, and disco
It was the 1970s– When Molly's mother was not sitting in on the Watergate Hearings (with four young girls in tow so they could witness history), or making Molly stand for hours on end to see the King Tut exhibit (even though Molly was exhausted and hungry and eager to go home and watch Happy Days), she was instilling in Molly a love for making everything from scratch - from greeting cards to baked goods (no box mixes in her house!). She also passed on her addiction to chocolate. With that, Molly's love for baking was born...The 70's
Big hair, bigger dreams
Her Smurf collection long retired, Molly packs her leg warmers, walkman, and word processor, and heads to Boston for college with a full head of big hair. Once she and her roommates have access to a full kitchen, Molly can often be found baking chocolate chip cookies or brownies as late night study snacks when she wasn't in the library.The 90's
And 4 future employees entered the world
Married with four young kids, Molly begins to share her love of baking with her family.
..and pie eating contests.2000-2008
Take my eyes, but not my guac
Until her doctor (treating her for Lyme disease) encourages her to cut gluten, dairy, and sugar from her diet - three of her favorite food groups - to lessen the burden on her immune system. Molly leaves that appointment discouraged (and hightails it out of there before her doctor recommends that she also cut out chips, guacamole, and margaritas - her other three favorite food groups).2008
4 Bundles of motivation
While Molly had always been an athlete...
...and aware of the role nutrition plays in staying healthy, she had a clearer understanding of how damaging sugar is to the immune system and a new motivation to make a change....
Molly sets out to make over her favorite baked goods so she can give her kids something healthier. With four kids with food allergies, Molly is also well aware of how little is on store shelves that's safe for them to eat, let alone nutritious. She is determined to make her kids a treat that is as good for their little bodies as it is for their sweet tooth.2009
Lax on, Lax off
As she begins to evaluate what we are all collectively feeding our kids, she writes what was intended as a satirical (funny) opinion piece in The Washington Post about unhealthy snacks at her kids' lacrosse game - and receives hate mail. The Washington Post has to turn off the comments (it got so heated).Read Full Article 2013
The Road to Bakeovers
Determined to create a treat her kids and their friends would like, Molly tries countless revisions until she has a cookie that tastes good, made without gluten, dairy, peanut, egg, soy, and tree nuts (other than coconut). She brings samples to her kids' soccer, lacrosse, football, and basketball games soliciting feedback until she thinks she has a winner.
She then walks the aisles at her local (Rockville, MD) Whole Foods until she runs into the man who will change her life - the decision maker. He agrees to taste the cookies and bring them to his buyers. They get back to her with a green light to try the product, and the rest is history.2014
With no facilities that meet her allergen-free requirements, Molly turns to the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, to raise capital for opening a kitchen. With the support of friends and strangers alike, she reaches her initial goal.April - May 2015
Just three days after Christmas, Bakeovers makes its debut at the Rockville, Maryland store.December 28th, 2015
Coast to Coast Cookies
Bakeovers sold in Whole Foods, Safeway, Bed Bath & Beyond and elsewhere, with regular pop up shops in Williams-Sonoma from the Bay Area to the Nation's Capital.Today