Today, on Peanut Butter Fudge Day, I remember my first Fairytale Brownie. Even though it was eight years ago, I remember the delicious experience because it was right after my first interview at the Fairytale Brownies bakery.
I didn't eat breakfast before the job interview, so as I eyed the refrigerated display of 12 flavors of fudge brownies, my stomach roared a loud growl of hunger...
I always seem to make the best first impressions!
I quickly chose the Peanut Butter fudge brownie. I figured if I spent any more time thinking about the other available flavors, who knew what else my stomach would decide to "say."
When I returned to my car and finally unwrapped the brownie, I tasted pure enchantment. I couldn't believe such chocolaty goodness could be found in a packaged brownie. I was hooked and couldn't wait to try the other 11 flavors.
Of course, after eight years I've tried all of the flavors many times and my favorites have changed as well. But because it was my first, the Peanut Butter...Read More »
Established by the United Nations in 1954 and held on November 20, Universal Children’s Day recognizes that “We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”
At Fairytale Brownies, we definitely share in this desire. That’s why we support KaBOOM!. KaBOOM is a national non-profit dedicated to creating great playspaces for America’s children.
Since 2001, you have helped Fairytale Brownies and our fundraising partners donate more than $100,000 – in addition to gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and time – to support the KaBOOM! goal of building a safe place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
Our commitment is about more than cash. With help from our customers and fundraising partners, Fairytale Brownies was able to fund and build a 3,100-square-foot playground for homeless and transitional students at Children First Academy in...Read More »
Instead of sending holiday gifts to clients in December, many businesses are opting to ship their brownie gifts in November.
That seems logical, since November is the month of Thanksgiving. Businesses generally send food gifts to thank customers and clients for their business, referrals, or loyalty.
Sending a Fairytale Brownies gift early is a good idea because you’ll beat the influx of other holiday treats. That means more time to savor the fudge brownies, soft and chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars!
Right now, you can save 20% on all of Fairytale Brownies Thank You gifts. Purchase any Thank You gift through Nov. 18, using the source code ML643, and the discount will be applied. The gift does NOT need to ship by the 18th, so you can plan ahead and still save 20%.
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This year, American Jews will celebrate something that has never happened before . . . and will never happen again. The first day of Hanukkah 2013 starts at sunset on Wednesday November 27th the night before Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th.
Historically, Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November, meaning the latest it can be is November 28th. As it turns out, November 28th is the earliest Hanukkah can be.
According to this source, The Jewish calendar repeats on a 19-year cycle, and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7-year cycle, which you'd expect these two holidays to coincide every 133 years (19x7). So, the last time this would have happened would have been in 1861. However, Thanksgiving wasn't established until 1863. Furthermore, moving forward, the Jewish calendar is slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar (there's a long technical explanation for this which I'll spare you), so this colliding of holiday's will never happen again!
However you're celebrating this historic...Read More »
LEMON COCONUT RASPBERRY PARFAIT
1 package (3.4 oz) coconut instant pudding
Raspberry preserves or spread
4 Fairytale Brownies Lemon Blondies
Prepare pudding as directed and refrigerate. When ready to serve, cut one blondie into 8 small pieces. Place three pieces into a parfait dish. Spoon some pudding on top of the pieces. Add three more blondie pieces and spoon a little more pudding on top of them. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of raspberry preserves over the mixture. Put a dollop of whipped topping on top and the remaining two lemon pieces.Then sprinkle coconut flakes over the top. Serve. Makes 4 dishes.
(This recipe was tested on two very frank 20-year-olds and they approved.)
Of course, if parfaits aren't your thing, our Lemon Blondies are delicious all by themselves, right out of the...Read More »
National Espresso Day is November 23. That’s just fine for me. After all, I’m caffeinating right now as I write this post.
Espresso makes a tasty – and eye-opening – morning beverage. It also makes a delicious gourmet brownie. When you have Espresso Nib Sprites or Espresso Nib Brownies delivered to your home or office, they’re filled with a rich espresso flavor and sprinkled with crushed cocoa nibs.
Now, in honor of National Espresso Day and courtesy of Wikipedia, here are three facts about espresso.
If you live in Arizona, get a head start on your holiday shopping this Saturday at Local First Arizona's 9th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival.
More than 100 vendors will sell gifts and services, and sample foods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland Parkway (10 W. Portland St.), Phoenix. There is no cost for entry.
Plenty of Fairytale Brownies samples will be served at the Duck & Decanter booth, and individual fudge brownies will be sold as well.
Many vendors have donated raffle prizes that will be awarded throughout the day. One lucky person will win a Fall Sprite 24.
Live musical entertainment is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Crafts and activities for kids and families will be held throughout the day as well.
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In our case, childhood friends David Kravetz and Eileen Spitalny launched Fairytale Brownies in the fall of 1992. They baked late at night in a friend’s catering kitchen. With the support of family, friends, and a secret family recipe, they built the successful business that Fairytale Brownies is today.
Our success took hard work, perseverance, and at least a little bit of luck.
That’s why we were struck by the story of Valorie Mitts of Oak Park, Ill. In 2008, Valerie was forced to close the Lil’ Red Wagon Coffee House.
Fortunately, Valerie refused to give up her dream.
According to the Forest Park Patch, she reopened the Lil’ Red Wagon Coffee House in April of this year and business is booming. The coffee shop sells sandwiches, wraps, soups, and muffins, but the focus is on Valerie’s unique cookie creations. She’s...Read More »