A Spring Fling & Cookie Giveaway

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TCBY & Mrs. Fields of BellevueThe birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and with Easter coming this weekend it certainly feels like spring!

The newly opened TCBY & Mrs. Fields, located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, is celebrating with a Spring Fling Grand Opening on Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in its brand new 1,000 square-foot store in City Center Plaza (555 110th Ave NE, Suite 102).

TCBY & Mrs. Fields BellevueJoin me for the festivities! The first 100 customers at the event will receive FREE TCBY Frozen Yogurt with Mrs. Fields Nibbler Cookies and all customers will be treated to 50 percent off any purchase as well as Buy One, Get One FREE coupons toward their next purchase. There will also be plenty of sampling of TCBY Frozen Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies and raffle prizes awarded throughout the day.

That’s not all! Guests are also invited to try their hand at a flower-shaped Cookie Decorating Station and have fun at the TCBY & Mrs. Fields photo booth, complete with props to capture and Tweet, post on Instagram and Facebook your ‘sweet’ side.

TCBY & Mrs. Fields BellevueOpen Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., TCBY & Mrs. Fields serves the greater downtown Bellevue area from morning through evening, with tasty treats from pastries to cookies to frozen yogurt, as well as specialty and custom menu items, perfect for parties, meetings and special occasions.

Come to the Grand Opening and see what’s on the menu!

To help TCBY & Mrs. Fields of Bellevue celebrate their big day, I am thrilled to be giving away a gift tin of a dozen cookies (Mrs. Fields) and three frozen yogurts (total value approx. $45) to one of my lucky readers today!

TCBY & Mrs. Fields BellevueTo enter the giveaway: Simply leave a comment telling me what you love best about spring.

Extra Entries – (You must leave a comment on this blog for each one that you do.)

This giveaway will end Midnight Pacific Time, Monday, April 28. I will choose one winner from the comments on my blog Tuesday morning and will email the winner. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before I choose an alternate winner.

This giveaway is open to local residents only. You must be able to pick up your prize at TCBY & Mrs. Fields Bellevue.

Good luck!

Seattle Weekly’s Voracious Tasting

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Seattle Weekly Voracious TastingThe word “Voracious” is defined as: “wanting or devouring great quantities of food.” Such a perfect name for Seattle Weekly’s  column highlighting Seattle’s “food, booze and restaurant news”.

And, an event called “Voracious Tasting”! What a fitting event for a food lover like me. I cannot wait to devour all the deliciousness that will ensue next Thursday night.

Guests will enjoy unlimited samples from local restaurants, food trucks, master mixologists and specialty foods and desserts. Here are some of the participating food and drink vendors that will be represented at the event:

Bar Code, Barrio, Bathtub Gin, Blind Pig Bistro, Cafe Munir, Cafe Yumm, Cafe Umbria, Collections Cafe, Contigo, Crush, DRY Soda, Flywheel, Harvest Vine, Hendrick’s Gin, Hoegaarden, Hot Cakes, Green Leaf, Il Corvo, Island Soul, Jemil’s Big Easy, KEXP, Kind, Kukaruza, La Bête, La Bodega, Le Petit Cochon, Liberty, Los Chilangos, LUCID, Marx Foods, Matt’s in the Market, Mighty-O Donuts, Milagro Tequila, Miller’s Guild, Miyabi 45th, PCC, Pie, Pintxo, Plaka Estiatorio, Ponti Seafood Grill, Poquitos, Prima Bistro, Quinn’s Pub, Radiator Whiskey, Reyka Vodka, Rob Roy, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, Serafina/Cicchetti, Shanik, Skillet, Sky City at the Needle, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Snout & Co, Stella Artois, Stella Cidre, Tanaka San, The Gerald, The New Mexicans, The Old Sage, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Veraci Washington State Beef Commission, Westward

I hope to see you there – but buy your tickets soon! This event sells out each year!

Event Details:

Thursday, April 24
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street Seattle, WA 98101)

VIP* (admits at 6 pm) -  $90/General Admission (admits at 7:30 pm) – $50

Purchase tickets here.

Presented by Washington State Beef Commission

60+ Seattle area restaurants, bars and specialty foods

*VIP ticket holders get exclusive early 6pm access to the Paramount Theatre, private bar in the VIP Lounge and a VIP Swag bag.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Beef Counts at Food Lifeline and Seattle Theatre Group.
Must be 21 or older and provide valid identification at the doors for entry.

Easter Dinner With a Little Help from Whole Foods Market

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Easter DinnerMy newly employed 16 year old son has to work on Easter, so I am hosting the holiday dinner this year.

I don’t know about you, but there is always a ham on my Easter table, so I wanted to tell you about the special Easter Bundle Deal Whole Foods Market is running: 

On April 18 and 19th, get a free large strawberry tart when you buy any spiral sliced ham from Whole Foods Market’s meat department. 

Whole Foods EasterSpring is all about new – fresh buds, sprouting blooms and (finally!) a change in weather. Bring some change to classic holiday recipes for Easter with simple ideas from Whole Foods Market. Drawing on global influences, lighter ingredients, flavor fusion, and the spiral ham deal you can’t miss, these inspired ideas give tradition a twist.

Check out this round up of brunch-basics for great menu ideas, especially these updated holiday favorites:

  • Mango Mimosas – greet guests with an unexpected, tropical twist in their brunch beverage

Mango Mimosa from Whole Foods Market

  • Ham and Rhubarb Jam Toasties – Easter ham gets a flavor upgrade with sweet-tart rhubarb jam. Rhubarb is an exciting ingredient only available in spring.

Ham and Rhubarb Jam Toasties - Whole Foods Market

  • Inside-Out Easter Eggs – these deviled eggs put the color inside the egg with the addition of beets to a classically creamy yolk filling. Look for precooked, peeled beets in the produce section.

Inside Out Easter Eggs - Whole Foods Market

  • Deviled Frittata – update both a deviled egg and a frittata by combining the familiar flavors into one dish. Rich egg yolks, tart yellow mustard, creamy mayonnaise and sweet paprika flavor this easy frittata.

Deviled Frittata - WHole Foods Market

Order online for the most modern upgrade – skip the prep time and focus on family time with a little help from Whole Foods Market’s online ordering. Choose from two complete menus for four, starring either maple-mustard glazed ham, or quiche and smoked salmon.

HOLIDAY CROSSOVERS – These crowd-pleasing dishes are great for entertaining during Easter, Passover or any special occasion.

  • Smoked Salmon Crepes with Creamed Peas – these whole wheat crêpes are filled with smoked salmon and topped with a creamy mixture of peas and dill. Matzoh fans can make a rustic version of these crêpes using matzoh meal.

Smoked Salmon Crêpes with Creamed Peas - Whole Foods Market

  • Leg of Lamb with Mint Salsa Verde – lamb is a traditional springtime protein, appropriate for both holidays. Mint is a classic flavor combination remixed into this fresh salsa verde.

Leg of Lamb with Mint Salsa Verde - Whole Foods Market

What are you serving for Easter this year?

Photos used with permission of Whole Foods Market.

10 Take-Aways from Taste Washington

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Taste WashingtonA couple of weeks ago I attended one of the premier food and wine events in the country and as someone who doesn’t know much about wine and wants to know more, I was so excited to see what I could learn.

And DRINK.

Taste Washingtonand EAT.

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Delicious Penne Vodka from Assiaggo.

Here are ten observations I made during my first visit to Taste Washington:

  • 1. Water is VERY important -

Talking Rain Beverage CompanyDrinking lots of water is key to attending an event like this. It is just so warm with all the people and really easy to become dehydrated when tasting all this terrific food and wine.

Water is also very useful at a wine event for rinsing out your glass in between tastes.

Taste WashingtonAnd frozen into cubes, it helps to keep all those pours of white icy cold.

  • 2. Red Mountain isn’t really a mountain -

Taste WashingtonIt’s a steep slope on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley where some of the finest wineries in Washington source their grapes, like this lovely Syrah I tasted from Obelisco Estate.

Taste WashingtonAnd these selections from Auclair Winery.

  • 3. Dessert should be fun -

Taste WashingtonWho doesn’t love dessert that comes in little jars!

Taste WashingtonAnd, what about ice cream that can be made using liquid nitrogen?

Taste WashingtonDessert and science make for a tasty combination!

Taste WashingtonScience also plays a part in producing these fresh handcrafted truffles made at Intrigue Chocolate Co. with all natural flavor ingredients. In fact, some flavors are only available seasonally as they are sourced directly from farmer’s market produce.

  • 4. Wine doesn’t have to be stuffy - 

Taste WashingtonFor your next girls night in, try this Girly Girl wine – a line of wine with distinct personalities. Each varietal portrays a different female character complete with her own personality.

Taste WashingtonWine can also have fun names like this Ded.Recogning label from Compass Wines.

Taste WashingtonOr this bottle of Jet Black. Alexandria Nicole Cellars has lovely wines, but they don’t take themselves too seriously – in fact, the lady pouring my taste told me that many of the employees can be heard singing AC/DC’s “Back in Black” when this varietal is released.

  • 5. Wine can pair well with cased meat - 

Taste WashingtonOf course I have enjoyed my wine and cheese with salami many times.

Taste Washington But wine infused charcuterie takes it to a whole new level!

Taste WashingtonEven a simple beef frank (though the incomparable Dante’s Inferno Dogs are anything but simple tasting!) can pair well with a bold red.

Taste WashingtonSomething a but more spicy is also great with reds.

Taste WashingtonThis Gard Vintners Vaucluse red was amazing paired with the Cajan Andouille from Uli’s.

Taste WashingtonBut I also learned one has to be careful when snapping photos…

Taste WashingtonIf you nab the attention of the vendor, you’ll get the “good shot”, but you just might be challenged to eat the entire link!

Quite a feat three quarters of the way into tasting an event with over 200 wineries and 75 food purveyors.

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  • 6. Go for the VIP treatment -

Taste WashingtonThe VIP tent is a great upgrade – a fantastic place to recharge and not have to wait too long in a line.

Taste WashingtonIt also has the fanciest food.

Taste WashingtonAnd the most refreshing Rose.

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  • 7. Some of my favorite food tastes of the day came from food trucks  -

Taste WashingtonI just love the Barking Frog and the sweet potato and lamb chorizo croquettes did not disappoint!

Taste WashingtonDid you know that Seattle has a Paleo food truck?

Taste WashingtonThis grilled lamb with Harissa sauce and cauliflower pilaf was out of this world – you would never know you were missing a thing!

Taste WashingtonAnd, of course, you’ve got to have dessert.

Street Treats is one of my favorite food trucks in Seattle and she was doing it up right with delicious baked goods and handmade ice cream concoctions.

Taste WashingtonWhile I was standing at the truck a customer was gushing on and on about Street Treats own special crispy treats! I know – they are delish!

  • 8. Chicken and waffles = good

Taste WashingtonI’m not a huge fan of sweet with my savory, so chicken and waffles has never really appealed to me – but this! Oh my!

Mini Thai style fried chicken & kimchi waffles with a little pipette of spicy sauce from Kaisho in Bellevue. Wow! What a surprise!

  • 9. There are a thousand and one things you can do with wine corks -

Taste WashingtonOh, what a Pinterest-worthy day it was for wine corks!

Taste WashingtonSometimes the simpler the better – paired with a pretty spring bouquet these corks in a wooden wine box look so elegant.

Taste WashingtonWhat a fun way this would be to light up your wine station at a home gathering.

Taste WashingtonWine corks were even used to display the food. This black pepper crusted pork tenderloin crostini with cherry compote looked just as good as it tasted.

  • 10. I need a wine get-a-way –

Taste WashingtonEven if it’s only to Woodinville to visit the many tasting rooms of these wineries (such as EFESTE, where I can’t wait to have a little more of this outstanding Upright!)

Taste Washingtonand the new Hollywood tavern,

Taste Washingtonwhere I can get some more of these luscious smoked Aji Amarillo honey chicken wings with blue cheese!

Taste WashingtonBut I also wouldn’t mind venturing a bit further from the city. Like to Swiftwater Estates.

This family friendly, destination winery – in a great setting near Roslyn in the heart of the Cascades – is only a one-hour drive from Seattle. Located in the Suncadia Resort with access to four-season activities – golf, river rafting, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, etc.

Taste WashingtonWith an outstanding line-up of wines, it is also host to a great restaurant, Hoist House, serving terrific food. The restaurant features a patio that overlooks the golf course and mountains.

Taste WashingtonI think it would be fun to make a trek over there for a concert or event. Swiftwater hosts a series of concerts annually on the grounds and Wine in the Pines, a tasting event on Labor Day weekend, is one of several wine-focused activities held each year.

 

Taste Washington This Weekend

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TGaste WashingtonIn my most recent Groupon Seattle article I shared some of the best food events in Seattle. I am so excited that one of the big ones on this list is happening this weekend. And I promise – this is one you will NOT want to miss!

Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants.

The 17th annual event will be held this weekend on March 29 and 30 at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Taste WashingtonTaste Washington, now produced by Visit Seattle, was started in 1998 by The Washington State Wine Commission with the vision of sharing Washington’s distinctive wine and culinary experience with the nation.

The event has quickly grown to become the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. This annual wine and food event truly showcases the unique culinary offerings of Washington state.

Tast WashingtonTaste Washington 2014 brings many new additions including more food trucks, more than 30 new restaurants, 61 new wineries and vineyards, a photo booth and an exclusive VIP Barrel Tasting Room hosted by Muckleshoot Casino.

The event also features a chef’s stage, sponsored by Alaska Airlines, highlighting some of Seattle’s hottest chefs, and educational seminars led by top national wine personalities and sommeliers showcasing various aspects of Washington wine, as well as wine and food pairing demonstrations by renowned chefs.

Taste WashingtonTaste Washington Dates: Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30

Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA

Hours:
• Seminars: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• VIP Tasting: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• General Admission: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
• One-day ticket price: $80 General Admission; $145 VIP
• Two-day ticket price: $125 General Admission; $185 VIP
Ticket Locations: Tickets for Taste Washington are available online at www.tastewashington.org or at participating local retailers located in Seattle, Edmonds, Anacortes, Mill Creek, Kirkland, Bellevue and Bothell.

Photos by Kristen Marie Photography

Pork Carnitas, Sweet & Spicy Salmon, Allrecipes and Mazola!

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CarnitasI have some big news to share on the blog today! I am so excited and honored to have been chosen as one of this year’s Allrecipes Allstars!

Over the past several years here on KristinPotPie I have talked about my love for Allrecipes – sharing recipes, my first visit to Allrecipes headquarters (which is located in Seattle – lucky me!), writing a guest post about “stick food” for the Allrecipes Fresh Bites blog for their #RecipeForHappiness campaign celebrating their 15th Anniversary, and my most recent visit (and chance to meet Chef John!) to the headquarters during last year’s International Food Bloggers Conference. Becoming an Allstar is like the icing on the cake for me!

Allrecipes has one of the largest communities of actively engaged home cooks in the world and is one of the most heavily trafficked food and lifestyle sites on the internet – it receives 750 million annual visits from family focused women who connect and inspire one another through shared photos, reviews, videos and blog posts.

In June 2011, Allrecipes.com launched the Allrecipes Allstars—a voluntary brand ambassador program with more than 100 home cooks across the nation. An Allstar is an Allrecipes’ super-fan who is always cooking, rating, and reviewing recipes, posting photos, and telling everyone about it.

allrecipes allstarsAs an Allstar I will receive benefits such as sneak peeks of Allrecipes’ newest features, promotions, and products, the opportunity to provide feedback to Allrecipes and to be part of the team while I engage with other Allstars around the country who love to talk about their passion for the Allrecipes community as much as I do.

It also means promotional items! As Allstars we get to connect with Allrecipes sponsoring brands and share with our readers information and recipes from these supporting companies.

The first brand that I have the pleasure of partnering with as an Allstar is Mazola®. Recently I received a bottle of Mazola Corn Oil in the mail. I was asked to prepare a couple of their sponsored recipes on the Allrecipes website and talk about the importance of Heart-Healthy eating.

MazolaHeart problems run in the women in my family on both sides so I try to stay healthy by exercising (I do need to be better about this!) and by being aware of what I put on my dinner table.

Mazola Corn Oil is cholesterol free and 100% pure with no additives, so the natural flavor of your favorite food comes through. Additionally, new research, sponsored in part by ACH Food Companies, Inc., shows Mazola Corn Oil lowers cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. Corn oil lowered LDL cholesterol by 10.9 percent compared to extra virgin olive oil’s 3.5 percent reduction, making corn oil more effective.

You can read more about the study and about the healthy benefits of cooking with Mazola® here.

Sweet & Spicy SalmonNow let’s get cooking!

I used the Mazola Corn Oil to prepare this lovely Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa. It was delicious! Salmon is one of our go-to dishes here in this house – the boys can polish off a two-pound fillet in one evening! – so it is nice to have a new way to prepare it.

I don’t usually go for fruit with my protein (I know, I’m weird that way) but this dish was amazing! The strong flavors of the grapefruit is offset by the sweet hint of brown sugar in the fish rub and the spice level is just right.

Pork CarnitasBut my new favorite recipe is this Pork Carnitas dish sponsored by Mazola®. I just loved the tomatillos in the sauce and it was so easy to make.

The pork is really tender when slow cooked in this way and it really is a versatile dish – just cook up a batch of the meat, choose your tortilla (I generally prefer flour) and use whatever toppings you like. Check out this delicious and healthy recipe here.

I hope you will give these recipes a try and let me know what you and your family think and I cannot wait to share more Allrecipes love with you in the coming months! Stay tuned!

Disclosure: I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from Mazola® were only used for experienced-based reviews on KristinPotPie. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are based purely on my own opinions. To learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit, Allrecipes Allstars.

For Your Scantily Clad Walls – 20% off Mantle Art

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Mantle ArtEven though it has been a couple of weeks, it seems like just yesterday that I was in New Orleans for Mardi Gras celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary. Oh what a trip it was! And the food? Oh! The food! More on that later – I promise :-)

In reflecting on our big day, I spent some time re-reading some of the anniversary posts I have shared with you all here on KristinPotPie. In this popular post, honoring our 17th, I shared the 17 things I love about my husband. This one is still my favorite. We were just kids when we met! And I just love those rainbow suspenders!

Then, on our 18th anniversary, I wrote about marriage longevity, compromise and our blank walls.

Wall ArtThat year I made this as an anniversary gift for the hubs.

It’s a nice representation of the places that have been pivotal in our relationship – where we met, where we got engaged, where we got married and where we make our home now.

Two years later and we do have a few more things on the walls – thanks to my husband’s stepmother who is an amazing photographer and has gifted us with some beautiful prints.

Wall ArtLike this one above our half wall. Can you guess where in Seattle this photograph was taken?

But compromise can be slow going in this house and our walls are still sorely lacking.

Lately we have been cleaning out and organizing our attic – and by “we”, I mean my husband. I know I am crazy – I do not save too many things, but when it comes to my kids – yep, I am so nostalgic. I am definitely a saver when it comes to memories.

Wall ArtThese boxes were pulled down from the attic and have been sitting in our living room for a while. The boys are teenagers now, but their kid art is still too much fun. And I am falling in love with some of these pieces all over again.

More kid art on the walls? Why not!

Wall ArtThis one would be great for spring!

Such perfect timing to be introduced to a new mobile app, Mantle Art.

It just may come in handy as we work to fill our walls.

Mantle Art is the first mobile app developed specifically for custom framing your art – modern framing made easy. And even better? Mantle Art is generously offering YOU – my readers – 20% off to try it out.

Mantle ArtThe Mantle Art app offers a simple and fast way for consumers to select, preview and purchase custom framing for your art, whether you are at home (perfect for kid art!) or perhaps at a gallery, shop, or art fair. With the touch of a button, customers can determine exactly how the art will look and how much it will cost to frame. No more waiting around the frame shop or second guessing the expensive cost of framing, as Mantle Art does all of the work within seconds.

Simply download the free app, select the size of your image and then snap a photo of it. Within seconds, Mantle Art will make suggestions for what looks best. Pricing will be made available each step of the way.

Mantle ArtOnce a customer has made their framing selection, Mantle Art will send either a tube or envelope to collect the artwork.

Shipping is included and the art is insured. The entire process takes up to two weeks. Once the custom framed piece is received, all that is left is to hang it and enjoy.

Mantle ArtThe Mantle Art app is available through the iPhone app store and can also be used on an iPad.

To get your 20% off, use this CODE: SEVENTS20. Expires in 90 days

Now my husband and I just have to come to an agreement about which wall to fill first!

Mantle Art

To find out more about Mantle Art, check out their website or follow along on their social channels here:

http://www.mantleart.com/

@MantleArt (Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/MantleArt

http://mantleartco.tumblr.com/ (blog)

The 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival

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Edible Book FestivalThe Edible Book Festival presented by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is back!

Last year I told you about this fun local event where I had the privilege of being a judge. Well, I will be returning to judge the entries again this year and want to encourage you to join me for all the deliciousness!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 11 am at the Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park.

Edible Book FestivalTo enter the contest, all you have to do is create an edible book inspired by a book of your choice but made from edible ingredients – sweet or savory. Entries are open to all non-professional cooks and bakers.

“Books” are displayed, photographed, judged and awarded prizes donated by Third Place Books, then eaten by all!

Edible Book FestivalThis event is FREE to enter, as well as to attend! So even if you are not feeling bold enough to enter the contest, you can come on by and view (and taste!) the wonderful creativity!

There are three age groups for entries, grades K-6, grades 7-12 and Adults. Kids will be judged for “Best Edible Artist”. Adult categories represented are, “Most PUNderful”, “Most Appealing”, “Most 3-dimensional/Architectural”, and “Most Literal Depiction of the Book Title”.

Edible Book FestivalI will be joined by other guest judges: Kaylee Shearer, Childrens Librarian, Emily Browne, Food Stylist, Patricia Byrnes, Pastry Chef and Susan Jones, Fine Artist. Everyone present has the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Edible Book FestivalTo enter your creation, simply register your entry by emailing your name, age group, and edible book title to sifp.ediblebooks@gmail.com by March 25th or just show up by 11 am to check in and display your entry.

I hope to see you there!

Edible Book Festival

For the Love of Chocolate – the Return of the Deathcake!

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3 Pack and SingleLooking for ways to give some love this Valentine’s holiday? The Deathcake Royale is back and deathier than ever!

Last year around this time I admitted to my deep and abiding love affair with chocolate, and revealed to you the one treat that I would die for, the Deathcake Royale – a Cupcake Royale exclusive, available for a limited time.

Well, I have fallen even further!

The Deathcake Royale has returned again, as it does each year in honor of Valentine’s Day. BUT this year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cupcake Royale, it is joined by the return of the Originale. The one that started it all!

Deathcake OrignaleI received a sample of this decadent little treat (with HUGE chocolate flavor) during the height of my work haze last month as I planned the Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and it was my savior through the crazy town that is event planning. (But I do love it!)

There’s a little bit of chocolate madness going on right now over at Cupcake Royale so let me break it down for you.

You can get your sweet hands on death by chocolate three different ways:

  1. Baby Deathcake Royale – a selfish two-bite treat; The new recipe features sea-salted chocolate decadence, Stumptown espresso cookie crust and Theo milk chocolate ganache. Don’t miss out – Available through February 16th only!
  2. Deathcake Royale 3-pack – same as the Baby, but packaged up to gift and share. Only available through February 16th!
  3. Deathcake Royale Originale – aka the original Mack-Daddy of the Deathcake Family weighing in at 1/3 pound treat that launched Deathcake 10 years ago! The new recipe packs a powerful bite. Rich sea salted dark chocolate flourless cake is folded over a delicious, melt-in-your mouth chocolate Stumptown espresso cookie and sumptuously glazed with Theo Chocolate ganache. It comes wearing a chocolate Royale crown. Decadence? You bet! They brought back The Originale for two days only (this Thursday and Friday). Pre-order to get yours! At all cafes and online as well as Metropolitan Market. It’s $6.65 – just a penny under evil!

DeathcakesBring on the love as they say and make way for Deathcake this Valentine’s Day.

You can also sling Cupid’s arrow with Cupcake Royale’s Cupcake Grams. These whimsical cards are available in books of 6 in all cafes and online. Each Cupcake Gram can be personalized with a thank you message for someone special.

They are also bringing back the popular E-Grams, emailable Valentines that you can personalize and send for fun. These Valentine’s cards are good for one free cupcake at any of Cupcake Royale’s 7 cafes in Seattle. See these adorable E-Grams at http://sharelovecupcakeroyale.com/

And if all that is not enough to get encourage you to get your sweet tooth on, Cupcake Royale has one more treat in store for you! Pre-Order for Valentine’s Day and your next dozen is 50% off!

20131219_RaspberryChocCheesecake_0067Choose from February’s most delectable cupcake flavors that will surely make your sweetie swoon including: Hilliard’s Smokin’ Stout, Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake, Nut ‘n’ Honey, and Strawberry Champagne. Available for delivery, and pre-order a dozen or more, and receive a 50 percent off coupon for your next visit.

How sweet is that?

Beast Corn for the Big Game!

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Beast CornAre you ready for some football?

I know I have been neglectful of the blog lately but I spent much of the month sick with that bad flu that everyone has been getting, plus I have been a bit buried at work with a big fundraising event coming up next week.

But, I have been taking time out to watch some football. And I am getting super excited for the big game coming up this weekend!

The Seahawks are in the Super Bowl and I can’t wait to see them crush Denver! Who’s with me?

Of course the best thing next to the game (and the commercials!) is the snacks!

KuKuRuza

Seattle is so excited that our home team is going to the BIG GAME so to help us say it as loud as possible KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn has created a special flavor just for the big day – Beast Corn popcorn, a colored Kettle Corn! It’s snacking delicious and is available in-store and online until game day, Sunday, February 2.

Beast Corn popcorn is available in 1 Gallon Bags for $13 each.

www.kukuruza.com/products/beast-corn

Go Hawks!!!!

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