Every year, for the last four years, the ALS Association Arizona Chapter has hosted "Bite Nite", a culinary event to raise funds in support of ALS patients and their families here in the Valley. This year they chose Fairytale Brownies as one of the desserts to give away at the end of the evening, and everyone was thrilled to have a little taste of gourmet Belgian chocolate brownies, always a favorite!
This year the organization also put out a Bite Nite Cookbook for the event to showcase the culinary delights of those participating, and the Fairytale Brownies recipe for Spicy Chili Chocolate Fondue was included. This recipe can also be found on the Fairytale Brownies website at http://www.brownies.com/fairytale_fun/recipes.aspx?scid=BLOG - it's a simply divine recipe meant to complement Fairytale Brownies.
The ALS Association is the only not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, and it means the world to me because my mother-in-law, Mary (pictured below with my husband and father-in-law), suffers from ALS. Recently, my aunt was also diagnosed with ALS. ALS is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease - it is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. Patients in later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert. The average life expectancy is two to five years from the time of diagnosis. There is currently no known cause and no cure.
Fairytale Brownies for dessert - Yum!!!
Mary, David and Mickey Johnson