The Brownie Buzz from hilary

Hilary LeeHi, my name is Hilary Lee+ and I am the Senior Web Designer here at Fairytale Brownies. This August will be my ninth year working at Fairytale Brownies in the marketing & sales department. 

On my blog, I'll be writing about sales & promotions, new products, gourmet brownie recipes & brownie decorating ideas, customer brownie stories, Fairytale Brownies in the media, and delicious ideas for holiday & special occasion gifting. I also write about more serious topics, like letters from soldiers, their families, and troops abroad. We receive cards and letters from soldiers who receive Fairytale Brownies Soldier Care Packages telling us about their brownie experience in lands far away.

It's my goal to write interesting and engaging acticles for our customers. While I mostly focus on our delicious gourmet brownie and cookie gifts, I try to relate my brownie experience to real life. If you have any specific blog topic suggestions, email me at hilary@brownies.com, and I'd be happy to write about it! 

We get tons of customer comments and raves, so I love to share those with you too. I hope you enjoy reading about our going's on here at Fairytale Brownies. I encourage everyone to share your questions, comments, thoughts, and feedback with us. We try to respond 100% to any feedback we receive from you. Happy reading! ~ Hilary Lee

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Happy Anniversary -- Celebrate with Brownie Gifts

Happy Anniversary Brownie GiftsLast week, my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary; it's hard to believe it's been 5-years already. Seems like yesterday we were exchanging our vows and getting ready to start life as a married couple. Since we JUST bought a house last month, and we're still in the midst of unpacking, we decided to play our anniversary low key this year. Exchange small gifts, and the traditional celebration dinner.

I didn't hold up my end of the bargain on the small gift thing. My 'small' gift entailed of going to the nursery and buying him a new Citrus tree for the yard as well as a Rosemary plant for the deck. I also sent a Happy Anniversary Fairytale Brownies gift (Happy Anniversary Sprite Dozen) to his work. He is a choco-holic like myself, so he looks forward to the occasional brownie gift in the mail (I've cut down on bringing brownies home!). But we allow ourselves the occasional indulgence of gourmet treats when it's a special occasion.

Fairytale Brownies Happy Anniversary Gifts...

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Brownie Gift Baskets

Brownie Gift BasketsAre you looking for a delicious, gourmet brownie gift basket? Fairytale Brownies has been baking and shipping gourmet brownie gifts worldwide since 1992. Fairytale Brownies are baked from scratch using fine ingredients like imported Callebaut Belgian chocolate, premium grade AA butter and farm fresh eggs. The fudgy brownies, chewy cookies and buttery bars are individually wrapped , hand packed in attractive packaging and shipped worldwide. All brownies, cookies and bars are certified kosher.

There are many gift baskets to choose from, which include special occasion gifts such as Happy Birthday, Thank you,Thinking of You and Get Well. To find out more information about Fairytale Brownies, visit our story. To order brownies online, visit brownies.com. We also have 24-hour customer service which can be reached at 800.FAIRYTALE. 

Pictured right: Fairytale Medley $29.95: They'll experience every flavor (Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cream Cheese, Espresso Nib, Mint Chocolate, Original, Peanut...

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Try Fairytale Brownie & Cookie Sundae with Raspberry Sauce -- DIY recipe!

We often hear from our customres how they use our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars to make amazing desserts of their own. Over the years, we've seen (and made!) many delicious recipes too. Feautred on our Mother's Day 2013 catalog, is the easy DIY Fairytale Brownies & Cookie Sundae with Raspberry Sauce recipe. 

Impress Mom this Mother's Day with a Fairytale Brownie & Cookie Sundae topped with the delicious Raspberry Sauce recipe demonstrated by Fairytale Browneis co-founder, Eileen Spitalny in the video below. It's the perfect fudgy dessert to reward the chocolate loving Mom for all of her hard work and unwavering devotion. Visit www.brownies.com/recipes for a complete list of ingredients and directions. We promise, we'll make you look good -- and Mom will LOVE this yummy dessert.

 

Fairytale Brownie & Cookie Sundae with Raspberry Sauce

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Vote for Fairytale Brownies in Goldbely's "Munch Madness!"

 

If you haven't yet heard of Goldbely, you're missing out. Goldbely is a team of food explorers who set out to discover the most unique and delicious gourmet foods and gifts in America and make them available to you, regardless of your location! They are based out of New York, NY, but you can visit them online at https://www.goldbely.com/ and order anything from Katz's legendary Pastrami on Rye sandwich to Cafe du Monde's world famous Beignets and coffee to be delivered right to your front door.

When Goldbely approached us in 2012 and asked if Fairytale Brownies would like to partner, we jumped at the chance. To be included with iconic brands such as Zabar's and Pat LaFrieda is exciting. We're not just talking about desserts here, Goldbely includes sweets, meats, seafoods and snacks in their lineup, the delicious possibilities are endless!

During March, Goldbely is promoting a Facebook Like contest called Munch Madness, where they've taken the gourmet purveyors featured on their site,...

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Send gourmet Thank You gifts as a token of your gratitude!

For the last three months, my family and I have been in the process of selling our current home and buying a new one. We sold our home at the end of January, and now are in the process of closing on our new home -- due next week! If you've ever gone through this process, you know what I mean when I say, "I cannot wait for it to be over."

We couldn't have done all of the work without the help of two key people: our loan officer, Garrett, with Amerifirst Financial and Laurel, with SJ Fowler Realty, our realtor.  They've both gone to bat for us over and over and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude! Our realtor found us the home of our dreams in our desired neighborhood of Agritopia, in Gilbert AZ. We are so excited to move in and start a new chapter in our lives. Here is a picture of the front of our new house :) Doesn't look like much from the front, but the inside is gorgeous, with hand-scraped wood floors and every upgrade you could imagine!

So to say "Thank You" to our super-support...

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Decorate Delicious, Gourmet Brownies for Easter

Are you looking for inspiration for your Easter brownies this year? I visited my favorite place to go when looking for inspiration, for well . . . anything . . . . Pinterest! The great thing about using Fairytale Brownies for your Easter brownies this year, is that you order brownies online at brownies.com, and they arrive at your door ready to decorate. Below are some really cute, and easy ideas to decorate your brownies for Easter. 

No matter what your religious beliefs are, it's always great to get together with friends and family, so even if you don't celebrate Easter in the traditional sense, you can still celebrate the spring season with decorating and eating gourmet brownies. I've made some great memories of my own baking in the kitchen with my son. Make it a tradition in your family this year :) 

Bite-size mini brownies with candied eggs on top:  http://pinterest.com/pin/188236459396083946/

 

Peep Easter Brownies  http://pinterest.com/pin/44473115042710437/

 

Bunny and Egg Easter...

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Support Locally Owned Businesses In Your Area - and have fun while doing it!

Hilary LeeRecently, I won the grand prize in a contest from Arizona Big Media, which was promoted as the "Experience Arizona" gift package. The purpose of the contest was to promote locally owned businesses in the state of Arizona as well as promote the amazing adventures that you'll find waiting for you here. The prize package included: 

  • Balloon Ride tickets for 2 from Rainbow Ryders
  • Hummer tour tickets for 2 from Hummer Tours
  • 2 Tickets to an Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Game
  • 2 Tickets to the Phoenix Zoo
  • 2 Tickets to the Musical Instrument Museum; and
  • A $50 gift certificate to the Salt Cellar in Scottsdale

What an exciting prize to win . . . my family has had a blast visiting the different attractions. Last weekend we went on the balloon ride, and let me tell you, Phoenix in the month of February is BEAUTIFUL. There is a reason that people flock here from all over the world during this time. To see the state from hundreds of feet in the air was amazing. It's really awesome that even though I've lived...

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Awesome Brownie Decorating Ideas from Pinterest

Recently I searched for ideas regarding how to creatively (and easily) decorate brownies for Valentine's Day. I started my search in most logical place . . . Pinterest! I found some really great ideas for decorating Valentine Brownies. You can either buy brownies from Fairytale Brownies, or make your own at home. My recommendation, of course, is to use gourmet fudgy brownies from Fairytale Brownies and decorate at home. 

 

This XOXO striped brownie idea is inspired by sprinklesandgrins and Betty Crocker.

Valentine Brownie Parfaits from My Crowded Kitchen. YUM. Gourmet brownies, fresh fruit and ice cream. Delicious! 

This idea came from Wilton Cake Decorating. Gourmet brownies topped with tasty fudge icing. Easily piped decoration add Valentine's Day decor. All that's needed is a heart shaped cutout decorative and icing :)

Red Velvet Espresso and Cream Cheese brownies from Cooking With Sugar. This one you'll have to bake yourself until Fairytale Brownies starts selling Red Velvet Brownies :)

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A Fairytale Brownie Review from Hugs & Cookies XOXO

Often times we'll ask fellow bloggers to do a review of our brownie gifts so we get an outsiders perspecitive (in addition to the feedback we get from our customers) on the Fairytale experience . . . from first to last bite! Below is a review given by fellow dessert lover, Danielle, from Hugs & Cookies blog.

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"No Joke! These brownies, bars and cookies are amazing! I know because my son and I dove right inot this box 30 minutes ago and have tried several already. First of all, the gourmet goodies came wrapped so beautifully! A perfect gift! The brownies taste as if they were freshly baked, and the Caramel filled variety has a true WOW factor. Need a to send a gift? Head over to Fairytale Brownies. You can also find them on Facebook. Tell them Hugs & Cookies sent you when you visit! Mail Fairytale Brownies as a gift and you will be forever loved. Thanks Fairytale Brownies for making me your newest fan!"  Photo's and review courtesy of Hugs & Kisses.

 

Caramel Brownies   Gourment Brownie Gifts

Gourmet Brownie Gifts   Gourmet Brownie Gifts

 

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Chocolate Covered Brownies Delivered!

Chocolate Covered Brownies DeliveredWhat is a Fairytale Truffle (Chocolate Covered Brownie)? 

Fairytale Truffles are bite-size fudge brownies enrobed in 60% dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate for a taste that is truly exceptional! Taste buds will dance with delight from first to last bite. Spoil someone (or yourself!) with these tasty little indulgences. Nine flavors of rich, fudgy Morsels are enrobed in dark chocolate, then tucked in a luxurious brownie truffle box with red or purple bow. 

Fairytale Brownies are the PERFECT idea for Valentine's Day for friends and loved ones. You're sure to get many many thank you's for sending these delicious gourmet brownies! Check out more information of Fairytale Truffles here: http://www.brownies.com/category/fairytale-truffles.aspx

 

How to Savor a Fairytale Truffle

First, decide which luscious flavor you will try: Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Original, Pecan, Raspberry Swirl, Toffee Crunch, Walnut, White Chocolate, or Espresso Nib. Note the smooth, unblemished shine of the chocolate. Next,...

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