An Eastern Panhandle bakery moves up in the world.

Terry Wilson and Marla Staubs opened A Step in Time Bake Shop in February 2017 in a small house on West Washington Street in Bolivar. Locals soon fell in love with everything that emerged from the shop’s ovens. But two dishes—Mama Jo’s Pepperoni Rolls and Cliffside Rum Rolls—gained a popularity all their own.

The Cliffside Rum Rolls are a revival of a local favorite, made using a recipe from the long-gone Cliffside Motel and Restaurant where Staubs worked as a girl. And the pepperoni rolls are so good that they’ve been garnering awards across the state. In fact, they have become so popular that the owners needed a larger location.

In early September, A Step in Time announced it had outgrown its Bolivar home and would relocate to the Ranson Civic Center, where the bakery will offer an expanded catering menu as well as pepperoni rolls and baked goods for pick-up. But no matter where you are, the shop ships its pepperoni rolls and rum rolls anywhere in the United States. Visit the website to place an order.

432 West 2nd Street, Ranson,, @astepintimebakeshop on Facebook

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Nikki Bowman
Written by Nikki Bowman
Nikki Bowman, a West Virginia native, is the founder and owner of New South Media, Inc., which publishes the critically acclaimed WV Living, WV Weddings, West Virginia Focus, Explore, and Morgantown magazines. In January 2015, her company also took over the editorial and design of Wonderful West Virginia magazine. She graduated from West Virginia University and received her master’s degree in Writing from DePaul University in Chicago.