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Hello, Fairytale Fans!
 
I'm Alyssa Andrews and work in the Marketing Department at Fairytale Brownies. My official title is Sales and PR. In addition to the obvious, I am Co-Founder Eileen Spitalny's assistant, I research new Fairytale products, coordinate donations, and maintain our KaBOOM! partnership.

I have a journalism background so I'm naturally "nosy." I make it a point to know as much as I can about all things Fairytale Brownies, so if you have any questions, just ask!
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Hospice 'Enchanted Evening' Serves Up Fudge Brownies, Chewy Cookies

fudge browniesFairytale Brownies was a part of Hospice of the Valley's "Some Enchanted Evening" fundraising gala held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on March 15.

The Auction of Heirlooms and Art Event, attended by more than 400, raised $319,000 through live and silent auctions. The money will benefit the not-for-profit organization's patients and their families.

Fairytale Magic Morsels were used as table favors  and full-sized fudge brownies, Fairytale Sprites, chewy cookies, and buttery Fairytale Bars also were served at the dessert bar.

"The brownies were a HUGE HIT!!!" said Alyssa Crockett, Director of Individual Giving with Hospice of the Valley.

 

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Order brownies now to serve Irish Cream St. Patrick's Day dessert

While I'll be wearing green and eating my favorite Shepherd's Pie this St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to incorporate a new dessert into my Irish-themed menu: Irish Cream Espresso Brownies.

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Time is something none of us has to spare, so quick, simple and tasty recipes are a must. This one meets all of the criteria. First, you must order brownies from Fairytale Brownies. Specifically, Espresso Nib brownies purchased in bulk.

Irish Cream Espresso Brownies

1 stick butter (4 oz.)

1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons Irish Cream Liqueur

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 Fairytale Brownies Espresso Nib 3" x 3" Brownies

Soften butter and mix with Irish Cream and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until creamy. Frost brownies.

Optional: Top brownies with green sugar sprinkles.

Cut in half or into small squares.

Serve with your favorite Irish beverage. Slainte!

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Free Peanut Butter Cookie when you visit Fairytale Brownies bakery

gourmet cookieArizona customers who come into the Fairytale Brownies bakery to make a purchase this week will receive a FREE Peanut Butter cookie in honor of National Peanut Butter Lover's Day (March 1).

Fairytale's Peanut Butter cookie is one of our customers' favorite flavors with a soft and creamy center surrounded by chewy edges and an old-fashioned sprinkling of granulated sugar.

According to the National Peanut Board, Americans spend almost $800 million each year on peanut butter. We spread it, dip it, freeze it, mix it, bake it and spoon it. But mostly, we love to eat it.

If you're a gourmet cookie lover and also happen to be a peanut butter lover, stop into the Fairytale Brownies bakery Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for your FREE Peanut Butter cookie. Call 800.531.5209 for directions.

 

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Pick up some fudge brownies before Spring Training games

fudge brownies at baseball gameWhile most of the country is dealing with mountains of snow and adverse weather conditions, we in Arizona are preparing for Cactus League Spring Training. For the next five weeks, 15 Major League Baseball teams will play ball, and thousands of us will soak up the Arizona sun and watch.

fudge brownies baseball gameOur Fairytale Brownies bakery is just a short distance to three of the stadiums: the Los Angeles Angels in Tempe, The Oakland A's in Phoenix and the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. Because we're so close to the ballparks, you might want to leave the house a little earlier and make your perfect baseball day a "Fairytale Day":

Stop by our bakery early. Watch the bakers melt, mix, bake, cut and wrap fudge brownies. Sample a fudge brownie or a gourmet cookie, and then buy brownies to snack on at the game! Stick them in your purse or pocket and head on over to the ballpark.

Our fudge brownies go great with beer, water and pretty much any beverage that is served at a baseball game so you can't go wrong with picking up a...

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Win Fairytale fudge brownies with clever little Valentine poem

When I was a child, I remember hearing my aunt recite this silly poem to my uncle on Valentine's Day:

There are tulips in the garden,

There are tulips in the park.

But the two lips I like best are your two lips in the dark.

They laughed and then gave each other a smooch.

Those aren't lines from Shakespeare, but I love that little poem and the memory it brings.

Because I'm always thinking, "chocolate," I have another little poem for Fairytale's fudge brownie lovers:

Violets are purple and roses are red,

Flowers are beautiful, but send fudge brownies instead.

Yes. That one is silly as well. I know our Fairytale Brownies fans can write much better lines than mine! Dazzle me with your poetry skills and you could win a gourmet brownie gift. I'll send the winner a Fairytale Dozen.  Respond wherever this blog is posted.

I will monitor the responses, and then a few of us will choose our favorite one on Friday.

 

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National Chocolate Fondue Day and fudge brownies - a taste bud sensation

fudge browniesI heard today is National Chocolate Fondue Day and now I'm craving Fairytale Spicy Chili Chocolate Fondue. Ok, so it's only 8 a.m., but this fondue deserves the early morning rave.

Heavy whipping cream  and sweetened condensed milk combine with ancho chili pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and cayenne pepper, butter, sugar and, of course, chocolate chips. Gather some fudge brownies, gourmet cookies and bars, fresh fruit and other treats, and dip until the plate is empty. I promise that your taste buds will be in ecstasy.

There's still time to order brownies from Fairytale for Valentine's Day and serve them with this delicious fondue.

Licking the spoon on this one is a must!

 

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Fudge brownies are the best dessert to serve at your Super Bowl gathering

fudge browniesJust in case you haven't heard, Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday.

Whether you're serving Denver omelets or Green Chile "anything" to cheer on the Broncos, or salmon or fresh-brewed coffee to cheer for the Seahawks, the best and (most neutral) dessert to serve at your gathering is fudge brownies from Fairytale Brownies.

Fairytale treats also are quite easy to prepare!

* Keep them individually wrapped for a convenient grab-and-go team-cheering snack.

* Unwrap each treat, arrange and serve on a dessert tray. Cover and bring to the gathering.

*Unwrap each treat, shape and frost to look like footballs. Place on a dessert tray and bring to the gathering.

Don't forget to save a few treats for Super Bowl Monday. You might not feel like working, but eating a fudge brownie will be high on your list.

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Fairy Grandmother 'Bakes a Difference' with Gourmet Brownies

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gourmet browniesFairy Grandmother Melinda Vail visited Fairytale Brownies last week to speak to young people about the important ingredients needed to become global citizens.

Vail was the highlight of "Baking A Difference," an event held at the Fairytale Brownies bakery to benefit the Scott Helping Children Foundation.

Children and parents sat on blankets in the grass in front of the bakery and sampled gourmet brownies, chewy cookies and buttery bars.Using the ingredients of a Fairytale brownie, Vail talked about love, kindness, honesty and consideration. She also discussed bullying and making good choices.

The Scott Helping Children Foundation is a service learning organization that provides educational programs to young people from kindergarten to high school. Founded by Scott's Mom, Colleen Walski, the nonprofit's focus is "heart-based service learning" - learning core values from within.

When customers use the code SCOTT14 at online checkout through Aug. 15, 2014, 15 percent of their purchase will go...

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Donate Fairytale savings to support play when ordering brownies online

Most people remember to give back to their communities during the holidays. But communities, and specifically nonprofits, need help year round.

brownies onlineAs many of our customers are aware, Fairytale Brownies is a partner with the national nonprofit KaBOOM! - an organization that builds safe play spaces within walking distance of every child in America. Fairytale donates funds and brownies each year to help build those play spaces.

When customers purchase brownies online, they have the option to donate funds to KaBOOM! at checkout. Last month, one of our corporate customers chose to donate to KaBOOM! the amount they saved in Fairytale discounts. Now Fairytale Brownies will match that amount up to $5,000.

We thought this was such a good idea that we wanted to share it with all of you. The next time you place your order for brownies online or even if you call in to order with one of our friendly customer service people, donate your savings to KaBOOM! and help save play.

Of course, KaBOOM! is only one...

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Gourmet brownies and Crossroads Guitar Festival music combine for a holiday gift package

Although I know of some highly organized individuals who have managed to finish their holiday shopping, I’m not one of them. If you’re like me and are still considering gift options, you might be interested in this week’s Fairytale Brownies giveaway.

gourmet browniesFairytale Brownies was proud to be a part of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 held at New York’s Madison Square Garden this past spring. Musicians were treated to gourmet brownies during the festival, and from what we can tell by the video clips, the brownies did their job. Energy was high!

Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival brings the world’s greatest musicians together to perform and raise funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a chemical dependency treatment and education facility founded by Eric Clapton.

The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was recorded and is available on two Blu-ray discs or as two DVDs. Audio highlights from the festival have been released as a 2-CD set featuring...

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