Brownie Blogging by Colleen

Hi, my name is Colleen Flynn. I am a Graphic Designer with the Catalog and Web Team at Fairytale Brownies. My duties mainly include working on marketing materials for both web and print. I am still fairly new to the Brownie Team, so read my blog as I work on new, fun projects and discover great gifting ideas!

I love all things crafty and creative, so you will find me blogging alot about ways to get creative with Fairytale Brownies, Cookies, & Bars! I also love finding excuses to celebrate, so my blogs will center around holidays: big and small, nationally recognized and obscure. I will also be giving you and inside look at some of the exciting things I get to do as a designer with Fairytale Brownies, such as photo shoots and catalog printing!

Please feel free to contact me at colleen@brownies.com. I would love to hear your questions, feedback, and random thoughts! 

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New Gourmet Brownie Gifts for Fall!

We are busy right now at the Fairytale Bakery, gearing up for the busiest time of year: the Fall/Holiday Season. This has always been my favorite time of year. Probably because growing up in Phoenix, it means the temperature outside finally drops out of the 100s. But I also really love the colors and flavors of fall, the fun of Halloween, the delicious food of Thanksgiving, and of course all the festivities around the Holiday season!

We have some great new products coming out this Fall and Holiday season to help you celebrate and enjoy this great time of year! Starting with Fall, we have a new and amazing seasonal brownie flavor coming out: Pumpkin Spice. My colleague Alyssa was at a sampling of this flavor. Check out the response to this delicious new gourmet brownie.

We also have new favor gifts for Halloween and Thanksgiving! Go beyond the candy bowl with gourmet brownies packed in a purple and white favor box with a festive “Happy Halloween” on the lid. And in November, send brownies...

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Gourmet Brownie Gifts are great for all your Fall and Holiday gifting!

We are busy here at Fairytale Brownies, gearing up for the busiest time of year: the Fall and Holiday season! It is the most popular time to send Gourmet Brownie Gifts! Our gourmet brownies, chewy cookies, and buttery bars are a great gift to send to family and friends around the country. We have some exciting new products coming out this year as well!

Make sure you are signed up to receive our catalogs so you will be informed on all our new and best selling gifts! Our Senior Graphic Designer, Erin Kress, recently attended the press check at the Arandell Corporation in Menomonee Falls, WI where we print our catalogs. Let me tell you, there are some delicious looking treats in these books!

That is our new seasonal flavor that you see on the front catalog. Available for purchase beginning September 1 is our new Pumpkin Spice Brownie! I have gotten the chance to try these several times now, and they are my new favorite. If you like pumpkin, you are going to go crazy for these delectable...

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Send them to college with gourmet brownies!

It is almost that time again, back to school! For many people this means sending their bird from the nest, and off to college! It is a very exciting, but also a nerve racking time. For many freshmen, this will be their first time off on their own at a completely new place with all new people. When I was 18, I left my home of Phoenix, AZ and traveled to Seattle, WA to go to University of Washington where I knew no one. It was exciting, but also sometimes scary. I definitely got a little homesick at times!

Help comfort those brand spanking new freshman with a brownie gift basket from Fairytale Brownies! Ship brownies with them off to college and they will start making dorm friends instantly. No one can resist these fudgy bites of bliss, so it is a great ice-breaker for making new friends! The best part is you can send them brownie gifts all semester long. It is so easy to order online at brownies.com, and we have many occasions to choose from. Good Luck gifts are especially great...

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Bake cookies on your patio or order a cookie delivery?

We ship brownies worldwide, but our bakery and retail location is in Phoenix, Arizona. While the rest of the country looks forward to summer all year, most Phoenicians are anxiously waiting fall and winter again. That is because it is reaching temperatures of 114 degrees right now! Yes, it is a dry heat, but whether you are in a dishwasher or oven it is still hot! And it does feel like an oven around here, so much so that our local news team decided they would try baking cookies outside using the Arizona heat alone!

ABC 15 Arizona put cookie dough on a baking sheet, and then placed it outside on their patio to cook for six hours. Some of their team then tried the cookies to see how it worked. Check out their video to see the brave tasters’ reactions.

Although it may be hot enough to bake cookies outside, we still use the ovens in our bakery to bake the best cookies around! With 6 moist, chewy cookie flavors to try, you are sure to find a favorite. So, it is up to you. Take the chance and...

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More than just the best brownie, the best cookies and bars too!

Working for Fairytale Brownies, I am often asked what my favorite flavor is. Well hold on, flavor of what: brownies, cookies, or bars? I am surprised at how many people do not realize that besides making the best brownie ever, we also make delicious chewy cookies and soft, buttery blondie bars.

We may be well known for our brownies, but our cookies and bars are just as delicious. Doc O., from Paradise Valley, Arizona is a big fan of our Fairytale Bars. He said, "These bars are fabulously rich and moist. Worth every calorie!"  And Linda from Manteca, CA loves our cookies, "Sinfully good....everyone was all smiles when I served these cookies." So if you haven't tried our cookies and bars, what are you waiting for?!

Visit brownies.com and order cookies and bars to try. For cookies, I recommend the Fairytale Cookie Dozen. This gift comes with 2 each of our six divine flavors, so you can try them all and find your favorite! If you are interested in trying the bars, then go for the Fairytale...

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Pair Fudgy Chocolate Brownies with Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Day!

July 20 is National Ice Cream Day, the perfect excuse to beat the heat and enjoy some cool treats! This holiday was designated by Ronald Reagan in 1984. He declared the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day and July as National Ice Cream Month. So if one day isn't enough for you, you can go crazy all month!

My favorite pairing with ice cream is fudgy chocolate brownies and gourmet cookies! Order brownies delivered to you today, and enjoy the delicious pairing of Fairytale treats with ice cream! I recommend ordering bulk of the Toffee Crunch Brownie and pairing it with butter pecan ice cream. Yum!

You could also get creative and make your own ice cream and ice cream desserts. Look at my blog on homemade ice cream, where I explain how to make homemade vanilla and peanut butter brownie ice cream! We also have several ice cream recipes on brownies.com! Let Fairytale Brownies co-founders Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz instruct you on how to create their favorite fudge brownie...

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An American Dessert: pair fudgy chocolate brownies with cherries!

 

Nothing says July like Cherry Pie! Although I myself am not a huge pie eater, but really anything with cherries reminds me of a classic American summer! Of course, you know what the best dessert to pair with cherries… Fairytale Brownies! Fudgy chocolate brownies and cherries go amazing together, in fact they are one of my favorite combinations. 

When I first saw the cover of our current catalog, my mouth watered. A delicious looking cream cheese and walnut brownie paired with cherries in a sauce, yum! To recreate this delicious spread you first must buy brownies online at brownies.com. Send brownies to yourself this time, because everyone needs to remember to indulge in themselves every once in a while. While you wait for your brownie delivery, check out this cherry sauce recipe on Savory Nest!

Although Fairytale Brownies are amazing on their own, you and your guests will delight with the extra flavors and textures of the cherries. It really is a decadent and truly American...

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Celebrate Chocolate Day with Belgian Chocolate Brownies

July 7th is Chocolate Day, and what better way to celebrate it than with some Belgian chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies? When you first take a bite of our rich, fudge brownies you will amaze at the decadent flavor. The reason our brownies taste so delicious is because we start with premium ingredients like farm-fresh eggs and real creamery butter. Of course the star ingredient is the chocolate, more specifically, imported Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate!

When you taste Fairytale Brownies the chocolate is sweet and oh so yummy, but did you know the chocolate you taste actually came from a vegetable? Yes, chocolate is produced from the exotic cocoa bean trees which grow in the warm and humid equatorial belt. The trees produce cocoa beans, and the seeds inside are harvested, dried, cleaned, and then roasted. The shell is then removed to produce cocoa nibs, which are then put into grinders so that they can first be ground coarsely, then to a super fine cocoa liquor. Cocoa butter...

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New Happy Summer Gourmet Brownie Gifts!

I know for many of you it was a long, harsh winter. Even though it never really gets that cold here in Phoenix, I felt for my relatives and friends during that "winter vortex" that swept across much of the country. Just looking at the pictures on Facebook made me shiver. But it's time to forget the cold and enjoy this long awaited summer! What better way to do that than to wish all your friends a happy summer than with our new Happy Summer gourmet brownie gifts!

Your recipients will be delighted when they are greeted by a cheery Happy Summer Band wrapped around a box full of delicious fudge brownies, chewy cookies, and golden bars! Nothing brings a smile to the face like a surprise, 'just because' gift showing up on their doorstep. Fairytale treats are also great to bring to outdoor BBQ's and picnics! Each treat is individually wrapped so they stay fresh and can be easily stored. Bring a Summer Sprite 24 to your next summer party, and you will become the most popular person there. Or,...

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Shop Brownies Gifts From Anywhere!

More and more people are viewing their emails and browsing the internet on mobile devises. These days you can really shop anywhere, and Fairytale Brownies wants to make it easy and convenient for you to shop for brownie gifts, wherever you are.

Coming this fall, Fairytale Brownies will be launching our mobile store! The design and layout is created specifically for mobile devices. This means a simpler shopping and checkout process, with larger buttons and easy browsing.  

You are running around town, shopping, taking the kids to practice, and then you suddenly remember that it is your favorite aunt’s birthday is a few days. No problem! Quickly order a brownie gift right from your phone! Just had a great meeting with a client? Order an impressive follow-up gift before you even leave the building! With our new mobile store you can send brownies from anywhere! 

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