On track for a Fairytale Brownie Holiday Season!

I can hardly believe that it's almost October . . . time really flies when you're having fun!  At least that's how we feel at Fairytale Brownies.  We've been preparing for the upcoming holiday season and things are coming along nicely.  It seems like only yesterday we were talking about getting ready for the 2014 holidays, and now they're just around the corner! Check out our holiday gifts as well as other gourmet brownie gifts at www.brownies.com.

Our newest flavor of brownie for this season, Pumpkin Spice, has been a huge hit so far, and as Halloween approaches it's sure to become a favorite treat.  Our marketing team has some great ideas planned for Halloween, so be on the look out for some very cool trick or treat gift ideas, or just visit us online. 

Cheers to our Fairytale Brownies Teams, they make the world a sweeter place!

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Always My Friend - 21 Years Later

When my 7-year-old asked me to meet his new friend's Mom, I was too depressed to make the effort to go outside to do so. We were new to the area, and although my kids were making friends, it wasn't happening for me. But I put on my happy face and went out to introduce myself.

send browniesAlthough I don't remember the exact conversation, I discovered they were newcomers as well. I KNEW we were going to be great friends when I asked her how she liked the area and she burst into tears and said, "I hate it!"

That was 21 years ago. Although we live 1,000 miles away from each other now, our friendship remains just as solid as it was when we were together having adventures with (and without) our families. I DO owe her a phone call though.

As National Women's Friendship Day approaches (Sept. 22), I'm thinking about all of the women friends in my life and my heart is filled with joy. I wish I could send brownies to each of them!

Let your women friends know you're thinking about them, too.

 

 

 

 

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Create Delicious Chocolate Cream Brownie Pie Without Using an Oven

You might have heard that Phoenix had some rain this week - perfect weather to bake something delicious and curl up with a good book. Although I didn't succumb to the "baking" desire, (the temperatures are still in the 90s after all), I DID create a delicious concoction without using an oven.

fudge browniesChocolate Cream Peanut Butter Pie (Mini)

(Makes 12 mini pies)

12 Peanut Butter Fairytale Brownie Sprites

1 package Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix (3.9 oz)

1 package Cream Cheese (8 oz.), softened

1 cup confectioner's sugar

2 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1 container whipped topping (8 oz)

Peanut Butter Cups (3 or 4), chopped

Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips

Directions: Spray inside of muffin pan with cooking spray. Unwrap Fairytale Sprites and press inside each muffin cup.

Prepare Chocolate Pudding per instructions and chill while preparing peanut butter filling.

Peanut Butter Filling: Cream confectioner's sugar, peanut butter and cream cheese together until smooth.

Spoon 2...

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Gourmet brownies to celebrate 40 years of marriage!

My parents are celebrating their 40thwedding anniversary! They truly are an inspiration to the lovers out there.  They always filled our home with so much love, and my brother and I are lucky to have them as examples in our lives.

My parents always say, “Don’t get us anything!”  But special occasions like this one deserve recognition, so I had to send them some delicious gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies! My mom is a diabetic but thankfully we offer sugar free brownies! I sent them our Happy Anniversary Morsel 36 and opted to choose my own flavors! This is a great feature that allows me to customize the gift based on my parents’ needs and tastes. I made sure half of the delicious bite-size morsels were sugar-free so my mom can enjoy them, and chose non sugar free flavors, like caramel and chocolate chip, so my dad gets what he wants as well.

Delicious gourmet brownies hand-packed and wrapped in an elegant Happy Anniversary Band, delivered right to their door, what a...

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Send some fudge brownie love to those you love on Grandparents Day

"Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love." - Author Unknown

fudge brownies, grandparents dayIf you're lucky enough to live near your grandparents, let them know how special they are with a visit on Sunday, Grandparents Day. Depending on how active the grandparents are, your day could be as strenuous as listening to music on the living room couch, or playing football in the park.

Even if you don't live close to your grandparents, let them know you're thinking of them by sending a gourmet gift from Fairytale Brownies. What a treat it would be to receive a delicious batch of fudge brownies or a cookie gift from a loved one. Usually it's the Grandma that bakes the dessert!

I'm not a grandparent yet, but many friends and most of my siblings have been granted that honor. I've seen the love they have for their children and it doesn't compare to the love they have for the grandchildren. It's like someone sprinkled fairy dust on them and their "happy place" IS their...

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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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How cookie gifts make or break football seasons

cookie giftWhen it comes to college football, a cookie gift can make or break your season. No, really!

In the case of the University of Southern California, a cookie can giveth. And, in the case of the University of South Carolina, a cookie can almost taketh away.

Last December, we told you about Southern Cal’s winning streak that coincided with interim head coach Ed Orgeron’s decision to reinstate dessert at team meals. As the New York Times put it, "His reasoning: If you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll want to block for you.”

And just last month, cookie gifts crept into college football again.

According to the Associated Press, South Carolina just reported seven NCAA rules infractions committed by its football team. One violation related to “impermissible iced decorations on a cookie cake” given to high school recruits.

We’ll admit that we have no idea what that means. But it sure sounds delicious!

Fortunately for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, it doesn’t look like the decision to order cookies will...

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Celebrate birthdays and other occasions with Pumpkin Spice Brownies!

It has finally arrived. Time for me to say farewell to my 20’s and hello 30’s! My birthday is in just a few short days. You know what I love about having a birthday in September, indulging in all those fall flavors! Yes, I am one of the many people who go crazy over pumpkin! Pumpkin latte, pumpkin beer, and now I am so excited to say… Pumpkin Brownies!

Yes, Fairytale Brownies new seasonal flavor this year is the Pumpkin Spice Brownie. Have any family or friends who have a birthday in September like me? Don't just send brownies, send them a Pumpkin Spice Brownie Gift! We have our new Birthday Pumpkin Spice Combo and new Birthday Pumpkin Spice Half-Dozen. Maybe your recipient enjoys pumpkin, but doesn’t go quite as nuts for it as me. That’s fine! Order them a Birthday Dozen Choose Your Own and throw in as many pumpkin brownies as you think will suffice.

Our Pumpkin Spice gifts come in many different occasions, so you have many different excuses to spread the joy of the pumpkin flavor! Your...

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Thank your vacation host or hostess with gourmet brownies!

Summer is winding down, and what a summer it has been! Wonderful thing about the world of social media, we get to see all the fun vacations our friends and loved ones took. I hope everyone got some sort of fun adventure in before fall begins. I am super excited to be going to Minnesota in a few days to visit friends and family. 

When I vacation, it usually means someone is kind enough to put me up for a week or two. Yes, it would sometimes be nice to stay in a luxurious hotel, but we can't always afford that. Plus I often vacation specifically to see people I love, so staying with them is always a fun part of it! However, I know it can be challenging to host someone for week, so make sure you thank those who helped you have such a wonderful vacation. 

Send your hosts or hostesses gourmet brownie gifts from Fairytale Brownies. We have made gifting very simple, just go online to brownies.com and order a brownie delivery! Your recipient will be delighted to receive gourmet brownies,...

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