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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Celebrate Spring with Gourmet Brownies!

Fairytale Brownies Spring 2014 Catalogs are in the mail! The cover shot features two delicious gourmet brownies served with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, surrounded by colorful Italian Sodas. Just looking at it makes my mouth water and gets me excited for Spring. But why just look, when we can taste! Let's recreate this delicious spread!

First, we need to make sure we have our gourmet brownies. If you do not yet receive our catalogs in the mail, then make sure to Request a Free Catalog. You can also order brownies online at brownies.com. Ordering is easy and gift options are numerous! The flavors of brownies in the catalog cover shot are White Chocolate and Raspberry Swirl, so either purchase a gift with these flavors included, or you can also shop bulk and get a dozen of just one flavor. 

Once your brownie delivery has arrived, cut up fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Place them around the brownies on a plate. I don't know about you, but I love the...

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Order Mint Chocolate Brownies for Mint Chocolate Day!

February 19th is Chocolate Mint Day. It is time to enjoy and celebrate the genius idea of combining these two delicious flavors. What better way to do this than indulging in a Mint Chocolate treat from Fairytale Brownies. We have both a Mint Chocolate Brownie and a Mint Chocolate Cookie.
 
Our Mint Chocolate Brownie is probably considered the best brownie for mint lovers. Cool mint is hand-drizzled over rich chocolate. Yum! If you are more of a cookie person than try the Mint Chocolate Cookie. Cocoa powder & pure peppermint oil create the perfect blend of richness & cool, mint bursts.
 
I know one of my favorite ways to enjoy mint chocolate is with an ice cream or, even better, an ice-cream shake. Co-founders Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz give you a great recipe and instructional video on how to make Fairytale Mint Chocolate Milkshakes.
 
Make sure to visit brownies.com and order these two delicious mint treats from the best brownie company. I recommend ordering the Bulk Mint Chocolate...
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Buy Brownies Online and Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day! I personally think peanut butter is one of the greatest creations know to man. Filling, chalk full of protein, in a yummy, gooey spread: Who doesn't like Peanut Butter? Plus it goes with almost anything. What is childhood without those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I also love putting it on fruit like apples, and vegetables like celery. Yum! 
 
But of course, we can't forget peanut butter desserts! Here at Fairytale Brownies we bake some pretty amazing peanut butter treats. Velvety peanut butter and smooth dark chocolate compliment each other in our Peanut Butter Brownie. We also make a delicious Peanut Butter Cookie, baked with natural peanut butter and pure sugar cane, giving this cookie that classic peanut butter taste. 
 
Visit brownies.com and buy brownies online or order a cookie delivery. You can choose from a number of gourmet gifts, or if you get hooked on one flavor, like I often do, you can also buy in bulk and save! We offer...
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New Valentine's Day Gift Favors filled with Belgian Chocolate Brownies

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and though many people focus on their significant other, I think it is a great opportunity to remind everyone important in your life how much you love them! That is why I love Fairytale Brownies new Valentine's Day Gifts Favors! They are the perfect individual sized favors, that will bring a smile to your recipient's face. Who doesn't love chocolate on Valentine's Day? 
 
Make a list of the important people in your life: Mom, Dad, son, daughter, friends, co-workers, and anyone else who has touched your life. Then, visit brownies.com and send them each a brownie delivery. There is nothing like the surprise of having brownies delivered right to your door. Your recipients will be impressed by the charming gift box and they will rave about the Belgian chocolate brownies!
 
We have a variety of different Valentine's Day Favors as well as other Valentine's Day gifts. This year, stand out from the usual candy crowd and send them something fresh-baked...
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Pair Gourmet Brownies with Blondie Bars for National Blonde Brownie Day

I love nontraditional, just for fun holidays, like the one on January 22nd: National Blonde Brownie Day! What is a blonde brownie, you may be asking. Where most brownies are baked with chocolate, or in the case of our gourmet brownies, dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate; blonde brownies are made with brown sugar. Here at Fairytale Brownies, our fudgy chocolate brownies may be the star, but if you haven't tried one of our blondie bars then you are missing out! 
 
Dark brown sugar and premium toppings make our six Fairytale Bars instant classics. Try the Cheesecake Swirl, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Crumb, Lemon, Pecan and Raspberry White Chocolate. Visit us online at brownies.com and check out our Brownie and Bar Combo Gifts. This way you can satisfy those gourmet brownie cravings and also try out the sweet, buttery bars! Plus, with January 22nd being Blonde Brownie Day, you have an excuse to eat to your hearts content, or you could also send bar and brownie gifts to friends. In any case,...
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Send Fudgy Chocolate Brownies for the Chinese New Year!

Did you know that January 31st is the Chinese New Year? It is a major holiday in the Chinese culture, where families get together to celebrate good fortune and happiness for the coming new year. Each year is presided over by an animal zodiac, and this year is the year of the horse! 
 
If you or someone you know celebrate the Chinese New Year, then make sure to wish them happiness and good fortune by sending them a Chinese New Year's brownie gift from Fairytale Brownies. As one of the graphic designers here, I got to design the messaging for these new gourmet gifts. In keeping with Chinese traditions, the gift band has a joyful red and yellow message of Happy New Year, and is accompanied by a dragon, a legendary and important animal in the Chinese culture. There are also Chinese lanterns representing the Lantern Festival, a celebration full of lights, firecrackers, and food!
 
So make sure to wish your friends and loved ones a Happy New Year with a Chinese New Year gift. Simply visit brownie...
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Gourmet Cookie S'mores

One of my favorite things about winter is cozying up next to a warm fire! This year I was a little more adventurous and went winter camping. Of course here in Arizona, it didn't get below freezing, but I did appreciate that camp fire. A great past time around the fire is roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Yum! This time, however, I decided to give it a Fairytale Brownies twist by making Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores. It was simple, fun, and delicious! Follow this recipe and instructions to make your own gourmet cookie s'mores!
 
You will need:
Fairytale Brownies' Peanut Butter Cookies- Two for each s'more you would like to make. Simply visit our website at brownies.com and order yourself a cookie delivery! You can buy in bulk and save, or order a cookie gift. I recommend the Peanut Butter Cookies, but try experimenting with other flavors as well!
Large Marshmallows
Chocolate Bar- I used Hershey
A metal wire or stick for roasting
 
Directions:
Start by laying your ingredients out at the...
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Thank the host with gourmet brownies!

The holidays are upon us and it is the season for gathering with friends and family. I know for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year I always end up going to someone else's for the festivities. It is nice to be able to relax and not run around the kitchen preparing, but it is important to thank those who put in the time and work so everyone can enjoy food and fun! 
 
A simple and great way to thank your host of hostess is with Fairytale Brownies! No matter the occasion we have a gift that will express your sentiments. You can be specific with Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year's, or Thank You Gifts. Or simply express your joy for the season with our Happy Holidays, and Celebrate the Season Gifts. If you know your host likes to share then I definitely recommend our different assortment of Crowd Pleaser gifts. There will be plenty to go around, and your host and their guests will be overwhelmed by your generosity.
 
Visit brownies.com and order a brownie delivery to be sent...
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Make an elegant impression with gourmet brownie gifts

The presentation of a gift can speak volumes, and Fairytale Brownies has always taken pride in our beautifully designed gift packaging. When people taste our delicious gourmet brownies, chewy cookies, and moist bars they are instantly fans, but they are also blown away by the beautifully crafted packaging. 
 
Make a truly elegant statement with our new Wish Box Gifts this season. This luxurious hinged box opens to a flood of deep purple and a plentiful offering of Fairytale treats. Your gift recipients will love the beautiful details in the embossing and silver foil stamping. When it comes to Gourmet Brownie Gifts, these Wish Box Gifts are top of the line. 
 
Check out our different assortments of Wish Box gifts at brownies.com. You can send a heartfelt thank you with the Thank You Wish Dozen. You can also make your gift truly unique with customization. Order a Photo Wish Sprite 24 and you can upload a photo that will be printed directly on to the wish box, making this a sweet and...
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Celebrate Milestones with Gourmet Brownie Gifts

Today is my one year anniversary working for Fairytale Brownies! I am really lucky to be part of the brownie team! I think it is important to celebrate the milestones and anniversaries in our lives, whether it be graduating, an anniversary with a loved one, or an anniversary at a job. Time can fly by so quickly so it's important to take a moment and celebrate these momentous occasions!
 
An easy way to do this is with gifts from Fairytale Brownies. We have a large selection of gifts for celebrating. If someone your know is celebrating an anniversary, like me, than check out our Happy Anniversary Gifts. Your gift recipients will be touched that you remembered their special day, and they will love the delicious fudgy brownies, chewy cookies, and buttery bars!
 
For other occasions worth celebrating I recommend our new Sparkling Tower Gifts. Your recipients will gasp at the beauty and impressive assortment of these gifts. Adorned in gold, silver and bronze, the tower bubbles with joy, and is...
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