Appreciate your favorite teachers with fudge brownies from Fairytale

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom. - Author Unknown

gourmet food giftsWe all have at least one teacher in our lives who holds a special place. Maybe he took the extra time to explain calculus so you wouldn't fail math class; maybe her sense of humor made you forget you were learning; maybe he challenged you with difficult exams so you would reach deep within and know how to produce more when needed.

We celebrate those wonderful influencers during the first week of May for Teacher Appreciation Week. Flowers, crafts, gift cards, poems, and coffee mugs are just some of gifts we give to those who inspire and motivate. I may be partial, but I think food gifts - specifically gourmet brownie gifts - are the best way to show your appreciation.

Fairytale Brownies offers elegant favor boxes filled with your choice of three sizes of individually wrapped fudge brownies... a perfect snack while grading papers or for an anytime treat. The box is beautiful, the brownies are...

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13 gourmet brownie recipes that’ll knock your socks off

gourmet browniesWith the blogosphere cranking out so many amazing recipes on a daily basis, it’s hard to keep up.

Of course, you can skip the hassle of scouring the Internet for recipes by ordering gourmet brownie and cookie gifts from Fairytale Brownies.

However, if you also like to roll up your sleeves and get to work in the kitchen, then you’re in luck. Nettie Moore of Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog recently rounded up 13 knock-your-socks-off brownie recipes for a slideshow in Parade’s Community Table.

Here are five recipes from the list (with Nettie’s delicious descriptions) that really caught our eye.

  • Strawberries and Cream Brownies. An amazing brownie sandwich filled with strawberries and cream!
  • Low Fat Zucchini Brownies. Brownies made with zucchini, bananas and applesauce, no eggs and no oil. They get denser the next day, if they last that long!
  • Blackberry Cheesecake Swirled Brownies. Rich and decadent brownies have been kicked up to a whole new level!
  • Brownie Cheesecake Bars-P. The chewy brownie and...
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Fairytale Brownies Makes Monthly Birthday Gifting Easy for Businesses

chocolate brownies, deliver browniesBirthdays are kind of a big deal at Fairytale Brownies. Some of us decorate cubicles with balloons, streamers and confetti, and shower each other with gifts of food and little surprises - all to let our co-workers know they are special. And then we receive a treat from the owners of the company. I have to say - it doesn't matter how old you are, that little bit of appreciation boosts your spirits so much that you feel like you can do anything that day.

We've discovered many businesses celebrating similarly - They're using Fairytale Brownies gifts as the birthday surprise.

Companies will email us a spreadsheet listing the names, birth dates and addresses to send for a particular month. Then we will ship the specific gift requested by the birth dates with the specified gift messages. Some companies choose to deliver brownies to employees, clients or vendors at their home address. Others ship brownies to their work address. Either way, the recipient is sure to receive a fresh box of...

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Pecan brownie gifts that are fit for a King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming January 19. There’s increased interest in the man behind the holiday this year thanks to the acclaimed new film Selma.pecan brownie gift

Selma dramatizes the protest marches from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The movie is a Golden Globe nominee for best motion picture, best actor, and best director.

We did a little research and found that King’s favorite food was pecan pie. That’s not surprising. My family’s from the south too and we love pecan pie.

At Fairytale Brownies, we feature pecans in three of our gourmet cookie and brownie gifts.

Our Pecan Brownie gifts burst with handfuls of fresh, crunchy pecan halves. They’re available as full-size Fairytale Brownies or snack-size Fairytale Sprites.

Topped by a layer of chopped pecans, our Pecan Blondie Bars deliver the perfect blend of moist cake and satisfying crunch.

And our Caramel Pecan Cookies combine organic vanilla extract, buttery caramel, and premium pecans to pair chewy and...

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Enjoy Arizona Weather, Shopping, Fudge Brownies at Local Fall Festival

If you're looking for a way to spend time in the beautiful outdoors this weekend, Local First Arizona's 10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival is the event you'll want to attend at Portland Parkway in Phoenix.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, more than 100 vendors will sell handmade gifts and products you won't be able to find anywhere else. Local restaurants and food trucks will sample and sell their delicious products.

Look for the Duck & Decanter booth and you will find Fairytale Brownies fudge brownie samples. The Duck sells our fudge brownies in case anyone has a craving...

Local First will be giving away gift bags to the first 500 festival attendees, and there will be plenty of raffle and silent auction prizes throughout the day. Two Fall Pumpkin Spice Combos will be given away at the festival.

There will be live music, a wine and beer garden, and fun activities for the kids. The event truly is a family affair.

 

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Send brownies as a branded office food gift

office food giftOn a recent visit to a client’s office, I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of snacks and sweets lying around. The kitchen was fully stocked with every munchies imaginable – from oatmeal to potato chips. And there was chocolate everywhere!

I must admit though. It wasn’t the best chocolate. I’m talking about those Halloween candy mixes. Meh.

I know exactly how I’ll thank that chocolate-loving client for their business moving forward. I’ll send brownie gift baskets with my logo on them! The next time you’re in the market for office food gifts, turn to Fairytale Brownies for a range of memorable options.

If your budget is limited, you can send a Custom Gift Favor for as little as $13.95. Small in size, but bountiful in taste, these brownie gift baskets delight your clients while building your brand.

If you really want to blow away your client, a Custom Gift Tower is the way to go. Our Majestic Tower is a soaring five-box tower with three sizes of brownies, classic Fairytale Cookies and buttery...

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Fairytale Brownies Wedding Gift Favors are a Hit!

So as I've mentioned before, sometimes I'll post customer comments that have been sent to us via our website contact-us form. This really cute comment came in last night and it was too enjoyable not to share! Below is a comment sent to us regarding our brownie gift favors being a hit at her daughters wedding:

"My daughter was trying to decide on favors for her wedding that weren't going to be left behind or stuffed in drawers when people got home. Their theme was kind of fantasy (think Tolkein) and obviously Fairytale Brownies were a great tie-in. Everyone got a dark purple take out food box with a cookie, sprite or bar and two magic morsels, which was a perfect fit! The wedding was Saturday. Then it got a little weird! I came to a table and found seven grown-ups playing "I'll trade you a..." which then extended to the table next to them. At another table, by the time we were coming in for introductions, the boxes were empty with just the wrappers to show for them. . . before dinner! No...

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10 amazing facts about brownies!

Sometimes at work with most of my focus on design, development and marketing, I sometimes forget that it's supposed to be a fun and lighthearted thing I'm doing. I mean we are talking about baking brownies, right? That's why I wanted to write about something fun today - so I decided to research fun facts about brownies. I was surprised at some of the facts I found, especially how the brownie was created. Who knew?! Hope you enjoy :)

  1. brownies There are three myths about the creation of brownies. #1, a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. #2, a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. And #3 and most popular, a housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. It was said that she was baking for guests and decided to service these "flattened" cakes to them. 
  2. The classic brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour. Unsweetened chocolate is normally used so more sugar is required to balance the bitterness.
  3. Fudgy brownies have minimum...
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What is comfort food to you?

Comfort foods.  We have all heard the term, and I am sure just reading it has put a specific food in your mind. I personally think of mashed potatoes and gravy, must be the Irish in me. But I also think of chocolate, like that found in our Belgian Chocolate Brownies.

The old psychology student in me got curious about our behavior with certain foods and why we find them so comforting. Many people turn to certain foods to positively impact their emotions. They choose foods that either trigger nostalgia or that let them indulge. For some people, comfort food is something that is convenient, while with others it is the actual physical comfort the food provides.

What are specific comfort foods? Well, it really comes down to personal preferences and of course culture plays a big role. A study did reveal some patterns in the United States. The study found that “Males preferred warm, hearty, meal-related comfort foods (such as steak, casseroles, and soup), while females instead preferred comfort...

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3 fun facts about gourmet cookies

gourmet cookiesIf you’re reading this blog, I’d guess there’s not much you don’t know about cookies. I mean, you’re not just here for the brownie gifts are you? Considering our six flavors of gourmet cookies, I’d certainly hope not!

Well, if you’re in the mood for some fun facts about one of our favorite food gifts, you’re in luck. The folks over at Epicurious recently uncovered five little-known facts about chocolate chip cookies on a tour of the headquarters of Nestlé's Toll House Cookies in Solon, Ohio.

You can read her full article of five fun facts here, or get three of our favorite highlights below.

  1. Ruth Wakefield of Whitman, Mass., baked the first chocolate chip cookie ever in the 1930s when she added pieces of a chocolate bar into her cookie batter. 
  2. Size didn’t matter with the world’s first chocolate chip cookie. It was roughly the size of a quarter. Fortunately, the standard size of chocolate chip cookies has increased a bit over the years.
  3. The chocolate chip cookie is America's most popular cookie...
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