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Monday, April 1, 2013

April Showers bring...foodie penpal reveal?!

Happy April {Fools Day}!  It's hard to believe it's already April...no, not because time is flying by (ha, that's normally what I'd say), but because it's all of 19 degrees out {with a windchill of gulp 8}.  What is happening...isn't it supposed to be 50 by now?  I'm beyond ready for nice, warm weather!  Alright, that's enough with the depressing weather talk, on to something FUN!

March Foodie Penpal Reveal...this month I was paired with Kate.  This was her first month and she was awesome!  I was so excited to receive her package {it really helped with the "crappy weather blues"}.  So, what did I receive...

Trader Joe's Petit Peas: These are dried pea pods and were they tasty!  And, even better, they were "Dafney approved"!  Between Dafney & me, we ate the entire bag in about 45 minutes.  It was a delicious pre-dinner snack :)

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel Sea Salted truffles:  Um, what's not to love...peanut butter - delish, dark chocolate - yum, caramel - yes, please and sea salt - perfection!  These were perfect little bite sized treats & perfect for those sweet-tooth cravings!  I kept these little morsels all to myself!!

Homemade Granola (with the recipe):  One of my favorite snacks is granola and this might be one of my new FAVORITE granola recipes.  It wasn't overly sweet, but full of flavor.  I literally sat down and ate this by the spoonful!  I was really sad when I came home from work and saw that the Hubby had eaten some...thankfully, Kate sent the recipe so I'll be able to whip up a batch of this anytime I want!

...and now on to my favorite part of the package {cue happy dance}:

Homemade Vanilla Extract:  What a TREAT!  I've always wanted to make my own vanilla extract, but let's face it, I was too lazy.  So when this showed up on my doorstep, I was beyond thrilled!  The smell is amazing & I'm always using this stuff!  So far I've made: cookies, overnight oatmeal-yogurts and cupcakes with this homemade vanilla delicious-ness!

Thank-you so much, Kate for the amazing package!  I truly enjoyed each & every item!

Jealous and want to join??  Here's how:

What is the program all about?

- On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email.  It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal & get their mailing address & any other information you might need such as allergy or dietary restrictions.

- You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail.  On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!

- The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats.  The spending limit is $15.  The box must also include something written.  This can be anything from a note explaining what's in the box, to a fun recipe...use your imagination; the possibilities are endless!

- You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size & how fragile they are.  *Don't forget about flat rate boxes!*

-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers.  If you're a reader & you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received.  If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for the month.

- Foodie Penpals is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian residents will be paired with other Canadian residents ONLY.  We've determined things might get too slow & backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from the US to Canada & vice versa. 

If you are interested in participatin
​for APRIL
, please 
CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form & to read the terms & conditions.

You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th.

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