Welcome to Janet's Journal!

Hi Brownie Lover!

 

My name is Janet O’Leary, HR/Operations Assistant for Fairytale Brownies. I have been employed here since 2002 and I am so happy to be sharing Janet’s Journal with you! 

I have many responsibilities in my role in HR with the biggest being the recruiting & hiring of
seasonal team members. I enjoy helping people and love to talk, so I think I have the perfect job!

 

I look forward to sharing my love of brownies with you through my journal and will provide you with many interesting & fun ways you can share brownies with others!

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Friends, Celebration, and Fudgy Chocolate Brownies!

Like millions of others, I invited friends over for the 4th of July holiday for a swim party & cookout. We had your typical comfort foods that are very Americana which included hot dogs, barbeque chicken, and every side dish you could imagine. When it came to dessert, I didn't have to think too hard as my house is always filled with Belgian Chocolate Brownies!

Knowing that the kids love to be involved in anything that has to do with make-it-yourself desserts, I suggested we make Fairytale Brownie ice cream sundaes with rainbow sprinkles. I took six whole sized brownies and cut them into fourths so the kids would have a variety of flavors to choose from.  We used cream cheese, toffee crunch, chocolate chip, raspberry swirl, peanut butter, & original flavored brownies. It was no surprise to me that the kids' favorite brownie was chocolate chip as it is one of our biggest selling flavors! We took the brownie pieces and placed them nicely on top of creamy Neapolitan ice cream and then...

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Keep Cool with Gourmet Chocolate Brownie Shakes

It's official. . . summer is here! June 20th kicked off the summer season. Many of you are very familiar with the Dog Days of Summer; it usually begins in most states in July when the weather is the hottest and muggiest. In the state of Arizona, the monsoon season officially started on June 15th, so we are well into the "Dog Days of Summer" here! Drink lots of water, stay cool, and wear your sunscreen! Great advice for certain but I say, "where's the ice cream?" 

What is summertime without this yummy, sweet, cool treat? Afterall, July is approaching fast and is National Ice Cream Month! Ronald Reagan was a very smart man for declaring the hottest month of the year a National Holiday! I can't think of anything better to pair with ice cream than gourmet chocolate brownies! I've made just about every dessert you can possibly make with these Belgian Chocolate Brownies and recently got a little creative and tried something new! Oh, my! Try this recipe and I guarantee you will survive the Dog...

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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Will Sweeten the Pot!

 A friend of mine from Ohio will be visiting Arizona this weekend and a big get together is being planned! A Pot Luck of favorite foods that I enjoyed growing up will don the kitchen! Oh my, the thought makes my mouth water! This makes me realize that I must come up with something yummy to make as everyone has been asked to bring their favorite dish to share. So many choices; how does one decide on such a difficult task? It's easy for me! I will bring a tray filled with gourmet Fairytale Brownies! The last time I got together with this group, I shared a Brownie Care Package and I was the hit of the party! I intend to do the same thing this time. Besides, who remembers who made the deviled eggs or creamy potato salad at a pot luck? Ha! Ha! I intend to be the hit of the party once again; there's no doubt I will be remembered for my gift of brownies!

The next time you need a quick and easy food idea to share, think Fairytale Brownies! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3! Call, click, or stop by...

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Got Belgian Chocolate Brownies?

    

School's out for summer! I can hear the kids in my neighborhood singing this song as today is the last day of school! This brings back fond memories for me as a child yet it used to make me cringe at the thought as a parent! These kids like to eat! The kids in my neighborhood are no exception! Something about summertime just seems to spur appetites in them! I am blessed with wonderful neighbors that like to share their kids with me for two reasons; one, I have a swimming pool and two, I always have Fudgy Chocolate Brownies! I guess you would call me the Adopt-a-Grammy since that is what the kids call me!  

It's almost time for my first of swim party of the summer! I have the rafts blown up, the volleyball net securely tied down and all of the kids favorite Belgian Chocolate Brownies in stock! Chocolate Chip is usually favored by most so I guess it's no surprise it is one of our best sellers! I will have a variety of flavors and sizes for the kids to choose from! Nothing makes me...

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Belgian Chocolate Brownies Save Mother's Day!

     

Ok, Mother's day came and went. One glorious day of being pampered is all over! I enjoyed every moment of my Mother's day from being served coffee in bed to laughing at the funny cards, crying at the sentimental cards, and having my favorite meal cooked & served to me, poolside! Awhhhh......sounds wonderful, doesn't it? It was wonderful until company came knocking at my door and I realized that the boys don't bake so we have no dessert. Well, no worries there! Fairytale Brownies to the rescue! My freezer is always stocked full of Fairytale Cookies and Fudgy Chocolate Brownies! Within minutes I had a beautiful tray of decadent desserts! I impressed my surprised guests without heating up the kitchen or baking on Mother's day!

There is no reason for you to get caught off guard when unexpected guests show up at your front door either! Fairytale Brownies go from freezer to table in seconds! I actually prefer mine a little on the frozen side but if you don't like a chilled dessert, try...

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New Baby & Keepsake Photo Tin Wins The Hearts Of New Parents

IT'S A GIRL!

There is nothing more precious to parents than the birth of a child!  My niece Amy & her husband Gary are the proud parents of their first child, Madison Erin. There is such excitement in our family right now! Oh my, how she changes weekly! Born April 6th, she is almost one month old! I wanted to send Amy & Gary a gift they would enjoy immediately yet cherish for years to come! I decided on a Fairytale Brownies Photo Keepsake Tin filled with a scrumptious assortment of all six flavors of our yummy gourmet cookies! I added an adorable photo of baby Madison to the top of the tin to make this gift just a little more special! Just look at that sweet bundle of joy!!

I received a beautiful thank you from Amy & Gary saying, "Thank you so much for the cookies; they are so good"! "We just love the photo tin of Madison"!  

If you are looking for a memorable & unique baby gift that will make any parent beam with pride, check out our Keepsake Photo Tin selection at brownies.com! This is...

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Belgian Chocolate Brownies Go South!

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go . . . I'm leaving on that midnight train to Georgia! Ok, I know those are lyrics to two different songs.....and, I also know it's April which means only one thing to me! My annual trip to Georgia! I'm looking forward to sweet tea, pecan pie, and peaches! Oh, and not to mention the wonderful southern hospitality! And the beautiful Georgia pines! Can you tell I'm just a little excited about this trip?

My family in Georgia is just as excited to see me as they know I will be packing some "comfort foods" from beautiful sunny Arizona; Fudgy Chocolate Brownies! A big family barbeque is in store for Saturday and I'm planning on making Fairytale Brownie hot fudge sundaes for dessert ! I know the kids will love me and I also know yours will love you, too if you follow this easy recipe made with Gourmet Brownies!

 Fairytale Brownies Hot Fudge Sundae Recipe 

  • 12 Fairytale Brownies (your choice!)
  • 1/2 gallon of ice cream (pecan, my favorite!)
  • Whipped cream (in a can,...
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Chocolate or Non Chocolate? That is the Question!

cookiesHey chocolate lover! Yes, I'm talking to you! Have you ever met anyone who didn't like chocolate? Well, I never did until I was introduced to my CPA, Carol! Are you kidding me? What isn't there to like about chocolate? I work in a chocolate factory! We make Belgian Chocolate Brownies and I smell the intoxicating aroma of chocolate all day long and I still love chocolate! Every day at 6am when I walk into work at Fairytale Brownies, it is like walking into grandma's kitchen! Oh, the smell permeates my veins and puts a big smile on my face as I begin my work day!

Carol not liking chocolate just made no sense to me! Hmmm, I needed a way to get through to her and then I realized, Fairytale Peanut Butter Cookies and Fairytale Caramel Pecan Cookies!! Carol has been working around the clock crunching numbers for her clients and for me, of course! I just received a call and yes, it is good news! Whew! I will sign on that dotted line, and provide my bank account number for my sweet return and...

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Fairytale Brownies Spin with Tim!

If you know me, you know I cycle 100 miles per week and spend 9 hours per week at the gym! I'm hard core when it comes to my work outs! I spin with some of the best instructors in the state of Arizona! I spin with Connie, April, Kim, Tom, and of course I "Spin with Tim Phelan"! Tim's classes are a sell out and you must wait 30 minutes prior to class just to sign in to get a bike! ( You can find Tim on Facebook at Spin with Tim Phelan).

I shared Fairytale Brownies and Fairytale Cookies with Tim and his lovely wife Patti at spin class on Saturday. Patti jumped up and down, gave me a hug and said, "Oh, I'm so excited to have Fairytale Brownies, thank you, thank you"! Tim proudly promoted Fairytale Brownies throughout the entire class! Could Tim be the next promoter of Gourmet Chocolate Brownies? I'd say so! As you can see, here is Tim promoting a Fudgy Chocolate Brownie at a sell out crowd at spin class at LA Fitness! I received a very nice note from Tim & Patti saying "Thank you for the...

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Fairytales really do come true! Just ask the the Sweet Sixteen!

Okay you basketball fans! It's official; The NCAA Sweet Sixteen!  March Madness, at it's peak! How exciting for me to be from a state that will represent four teams that have made it to the Sweet Sixteen!  This is history in the making for college basketball and a fairytale come true for the Buckeyes, Bobcats, Bearcats, and Musketeers! First time ever four teams from Ohio have made it to the Sweet Sixteen!

If you're a basketball fan, you understand the language I speak! This is very exciting as the team that wins it all becomes the National Champion of College Hoops! If I were a betting kindof gal, I would bet that one of my Ohio teams will walk away with that National Championship Title! (I have faith!)

 Regardless of which teams move on from the Sweet Sixteen to the Final Four, you can bet  Fairytale Brownies will have their own "Sweet 16" Cookie Tin  for you just in time for your celebration! Whether it's Fairytale Cookies you want delivered or Gourmet Brownies Gifts, we have the...

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