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!
When my 7-year-old asked me to meet his new friend's Mom, I was too depressed to make the effort to go outside to do so. We were new to the area, and although my kids were making friends, it wasn't happening for me. But I put on my happy face and went out to introduce myself.
Although I don't remember the exact conversation, I discovered they were newcomers as well. I KNEW we were going to be great friends when I asked her how she liked the area and she burst into tears and said, "I hate it!"
That was 21 years ago. Although we live 1,000 miles away from each other now, our friendship remains just as solid as it was when we were together having adventures with (and without) our families. I DO owe her a phone call though.
As National Women's Friendship Day approaches (Sept. 22), I'm thinking about all of the women friends in my life and my heart is filled with joy. I wish I could send brownies to each of them!
Let your women friends know you're thinking about them, too.
You might have heard that Phoenix had some rain this week - perfect weather to bake something delicious and curl up with a good book. Although I didn't succumb to the "baking" desire, (the temperatures are still in the 90s after all), I DID create a delicious concoction without using an oven.
Chocolate Cream Peanut Butter Pie (Mini)
(Makes 12 mini pies)
1 package Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix (3.9 oz)
1 package Cream Cheese (8 oz.), softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 container whipped topping (8 oz)
Peanut Butter Cups (3 or 4), chopped
Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips
Directions: Spray inside of muffin pan with cooking spray. Unwrap Fairytale Sprites and press inside each muffin cup.
Prepare Chocolate Pudding per instructions and chill while preparing peanut butter filling.
Peanut Butter Filling: Cream confectioner's sugar, peanut butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
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"Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love." - Author Unknown
If you're lucky enough to live near your grandparents, let them know how special they are with a visit on Sunday, Grandparents Day. Depending on how active the grandparents are, your day could be as strenuous as listening to music on the living room couch, or playing football in the park.
Even if you don't live close to your grandparents, let them know you're thinking of them by sending a gourmet gift from Fairytale Brownies. What a treat it would be to receive a delicious batch of fudge brownies or a cookie gift from a loved one. Usually it's the Grandma that bakes the dessert!
I'm not a grandparent yet, but many friends and most of my siblings have been granted that honor. I've seen the love they have for their children and it doesn't compare to the love they have for the grandchildren. It's like someone sprinkled fairy dust on them and their "happy place" IS their...Read More
You're killing me.
What IS that?
Oh, that is the bomb.
What a pleasure to hear people's reactions to tasting Fairytale Brownies' new Pumpkin Spice Brownie at a recent trade show in Long Beach, Calif. The new seasonal brownie debuts Sept. 2 and we gave show attendees a sneak preview.
Overall, the reviews were positive. On the first day of our show, we only had one person say he didn't care for the new flavor. He not only didn't care for it, he passionately said, "I hate it."
He brought his wife back with him to our booth on the second day and told her how much he hated the fudge brownie. He wanted her to sample it and give her opinion. She tasted it and loved it.
I get it. Not everyone likes pumpkin. Not everyone likes chocolate either. I can't imagine why, but to each his own. Personally, I LOVE pumpkin. I can't wait for the season of everything pumpkin to return. And now that Fairytale will have a Pumpkin Spice Brownie, I couldn't be happier.
Our Pumpkin Spice Brownie doesn't...Read More
Now that children are heading back to school, parents are looking for ways to keep lunches exciting throughout the whole year.
Adding a gourmet cookie, or Magic Morsel to any lunch box might do the trick.
Fairytale Cookies are baked in six different flavors - Double Chocolate, Coconut Walnut, Toffee Chocolate Chip, Caramel Pecan, Mint Chocolate, and MY favorite - Peanut Butter.
Magic Morsels also are baked in six different flavors - Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cream Cheese, Original, Raspberry Swirl and Walnut.
Each treat is individually wrapped for freshness. Between the gourmet cookies and the Magic Morsels, you've covered 12 days of lunches. We also have six flavors of blondie bars and 12 flavors of snack-sized Sprites... that's 18 MORE lunch box days! If you think about it, we can cover the whole month with our flavor varieties. All you need to do is reorder the fudgy treats when they're gone.Read More
I grew up in a large Italian family in small town in northern New York. We seemed to be related to everyone.
The good thing about having a large family was being able to spend time with my cousins. It didn't matter whose house we visited - theirs or ours - there always was someone to hang out with and always something to do.
Did you know that July 24 is Cousin's Day? Now you have an excuse to send brownies to your favorite cousins to let them know you're thinking about them.
July 24 also is National Tequila Day. Because I like tequila, my perfect Cousin's Day would be to hang out with my cousins, eat gourmet brownies and drink tequila.
It would be a magical day. :)Read More
Pecan Pie. Yes, it's normally a Thanksgiving Day dessert, but we're thinking about it in July because July 12th is National Pecan Pie Day.
If pecan pie isn't on your list of items to bake in July, you might want to save time and order a food gift of buttery brown sugar bars from Fairytale Brownies.
A Fairytale Brownies Pecan Blondie tastes so much like pecan pie, you might as well top it with vanilla ice cream and dig in. I believe Fairytale's Pecan Blondie recipe is so close to tasting like "real" pecan pie that the only ingredients missing are corn syrup and bourbon...
Hmm. Forget the corn syrup. But you might want to drink the bourbon by the pool while you savor your Pecan Blondie.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, July 3 marks the beginning of the Dog Days of Summer because it coincides with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Although the rising of Sirius doesn't affect the weather, temperatures seem to climb as well as our cravings for frozen treats.
Chuy recommends using Fairytale Brownies treats for all of your summer desserts. Store fudge brownies, cookies and bars in the freezer and thaw as needed. (Some customers enjoy our products frozen!) Serve Fairytale Brownies treats by themselves or as a part of a frozen confection like an Ice Cream Sandwich or Ice Cream Sundae. Or create a brownie trifle, a brownie parfait, or a brownie pie.
Keep cool through the Dog Days of Summer with gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies.
It's officially summer! Although temperatures might not seem to be cooperating in your neck of the woods, here in Arizona, the sun is burnin' bright. Most of our Fairytale Brownies customers know that once our temps consistently reach 100, we charge an extra $2 to ship each gift with reusable ice packs and Styrofoam insulation. But for a limited time, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on select special occasion gifts.
Are you having a July 4th party next week? Order your gourmet brownies now. Is someone having a birthday? Send a brownie gift with free shipping. Need to thank someone or congratulate them? Free standard shipping.
It's important to plan accordingly. During the summer months we only ship Monday through Wednesday (standard delivery) so that brownie gifts won't sit in a un-airconditioned shipping warehouse over the weekend.
When you receive your fudge brownies, the ice packs will be melted and the brownies may be warm and soft. This is normal. Put the ice packs in the freezer and...Read More
So many of us have family and friends who will be graduating from high school and college this month. Ceremonies and parties to attend, gifts to purchase. As they leave behind the past and ready for the future, I believe they should thank those who encouraged them during the challenging times with fudge brownies.
Whether it's a teacher, friend, relative, or co-worker - a sweet treat for all of the times they made life a little sweeter is a fitting gift.
My son will be graduating from dental school next week, and of course, I am extremely proud of him. He has worked so hard to achieve his goal. Although these past four years have been the craziest roller coaster ride he's ever experienced, the one thing we noticed is the same mentors, friends and associates who always are by his side ready to help him through.
Theirs a lasting bond, and should be celebrated. My son has placed his order and the gourmet brownie gifts will ship in time for graduation on Friday.
I hope he ordered a little...Read More