It’s the last day of the month, which means it’s Foodie Penpals reveal day! This is my first month back after taking a couple off for the wedding! (I owe you guys some wedding and honeymoon posts….seriously!) I’m glad to be participating again because it’s always so much fun sending things you enjoy to someone else and even more fun receiving a box of goodies!
This month I received a box from Rachael over at Ready To Get Sweaty! She asked the best questions in her email to me. My favorite was when she asked me to name my top 5 favorite foods/snacks. On my list was cupcakes and peanut butter and boy did she deliver!
Rachael sent me the ingredients and recipe to make chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! Along with a book with cupcake and cake recipes! The recipe she sent for the chocolate cupcakes is even Weight Watchers friendly! You can find the recipe over at Skinny Taste. I haven’t tried it yet, but I did make the AMAZING peanut butter frosting for some other chocolate cupcakes I made.
Seriously…..there are no words for how delicious this frosting recipe is! I ate the leftover frosting straight out of the frosting bag….no lie! The recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa and can be found here!
She also sent along these goodies! Dark chocolate peanut butter shall be paired with a banana soon! I also can’t wait to sink my teeth into that Peanut Butter Extreme protein bar!
I must say Rachael put together a box that was TOTALLY me! Thanks Rachael!
Oh and how cute are the toppers on these cupcakes? They remind me of blogging!
I sent a box over to Kim at Redefining Kim! Be sure to check out what I sent her!
Now, if you haven’t joined Foodie Penpals yet (WHY HAVEN’T YOU?!), here are the details:
-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies 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!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and 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 and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose 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 that month.
- Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
And good news for those of you in the UK:
***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved