Thursday, October 21, 2010

Feature Thursday: Peanut Blossom Cookies

Don't they look de-lish?  There's a story behind these guys that travels all the way back my entire life.  As a child growing up, my mom would make these at Christmas-time.  They were pretty much the only cookie I ever loved to eat, and only getting them sporadically made them seem that much better!  She would always bake the cookies and I'd sit by them and put the chocolate chips on (I still prefer the chocolate chips, and offer those in the shop, but these come with hershey kisses).  They never seemed to last long with me around!

She still makes them every year, and I use the same recipe for the shop cookies.  Yummy peanut butter combined with the smooth chocolate make for a quick all-in-one bite!  Are you going to get some??

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Making Custom Orders

Custom ordering has been hopping lately.  And I'm so excited to get some of them done!  I've gotten requests from 600 pretzels, to large cookie batches, to rocket-ship food! 

It might be my favorite thing, to come online and see I've got multiple request for large work.  I really appreciate my work getting noticed!  I love making sweets more than anything, and large batches rock!

Some things to keep in mind when ordering a large batch. 

  • Always let the shop know how many people you're buying for.  They can't give an accurate quote with out a number!
  • Make sure to say what kind of an event it is!  And with nummycrummies, don't worry about wedding "price quotes"  I don't agree with the 20% increase in price just for saying WEDDING! My prices are either consistent with what I sell, or cheaper in bulk orders.  
  • Always mention what you're interested in.  And if there are any allergies the shop owner needs to be aware of.
  • Make sure to say when the event is!  I need to know if I have enough time for all my other orders to take on one more!  I want to make sure that every order gets enough time to make the products perfect.
  • Pre-read the store policies!  Many simple questions about custom orders/batches can be found in there.  If not, then feel free to ask!
  • Mention what zip code we're going to ship to!  It makes shipping quotes much easier!
Even if you do none (or all!) of these tips, I'll still always work with you on your orders!  It expedites the process if we get all the information up front! =)

NOTE:  The FALL 2010 collection has started selling online!  Visit to buy!

Don't forget!  The Halloween giveaway ends 10/31/10! Heart my shop for a chance to win 4 full sized products!!!!!!!!!!

One last note:  Giving away one product of your choice TONIGHT 8PM CST!  Fan NummyCrummies on Facebook to enter!!!!/pages/Nummy-Crummies-on-Etsy/156531251047735

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Holiday Collections: FALL

Hello my lovely nummycrummies'iers!  I come to you from a unique computer this morning!  It's a bit awkward sitting in a room full of people and typing a blog post, but I love you all, so I will do it!

In the following weeks, I will be adding many more products to the NummyCrummies shop on Etsy.  Here's a sneak peek:

Yeah, That's right!  Way MORE cookies! =)  I've got a list of about 10 products I'm working on, so be prepared for the sweetness that hath about to come!

I'm classifying the last product pictured as "fall" because the ingredients are fall-colored!

And FYI, the Christmas collection will blow your socks off!  Who has time to do cookie baking anymore?  I'll do it for you!  Why bring cookies, when you can bring marshmallow pops? or Chocolate Po-Chips??

Buh-Bye!  Off to bake some of my new creations!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Feature Tuesday: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Yum.  Nom Nom Nom!  These little devils are terribly hard to resist!  Salty crunchy pretzels coated in chocolate and topped with sprinkles.  What's not to like?  I've made these puppies for the past 3 years.  You could say they are the anchor to my ship.  The bread to my butter.  The flagship of my vessel.  It comes in many different combinations.
Here's an idea of what you can order:

  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut
  • Graham Cracker
  • Mini M&Ms

And drizzle in another chocolate!  

Make sure to buy them while you can!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sugar...oh honey honey!

Spent the night baking my lovely "Chocolate Marshmallow Mudslide" cookies tonight!  They are amazing!  Very gooey, and chocolatey! 

But that's not what I'm here to talk about.  I'm planning on discussing the differences in chocolates. Milk, Dark, and White!  Yummy Yummy! 

While John, my co-creator prefers white, I on the otherhand love dark.  You'll find that most things in my shop are in dark chocolate as pictured because of this.  While I love dark chocolate, I'm not completely biased.  I understand that some don't like the bitterness of it.  (Might I say, taste it with the tip of your tongue!  Then you'll realize how sweet it really is!)


But I digress.  As milk chocolate is the most widely favored flavor, I agree, there is something quite nice about the trustworthy sweet.  No matter where you get it, or what it's on, you can guarantee that it will be sweet.  Whereas with some varieties of dark, they get more or less bitter.  

White chocolate, on the other hand, is overly sweet.  In my own humble opinion, I think it alerts too many receptors in my mouth.  Okay, is that enough biology for us?  White chocolate melts at a higher temperature, so perhaps this is why it's so sweet!

So what about you?  What chocolate do you prefer?

New Products! New giveaways!

Whoa.  Hi everyone!  So its about time I posted again,eh?  I've been super busy this weekend making a ton of new things for you!  There are four, count them one, two, three, four new products!  So, warn your waistline!  It's about the get sweet up in here!

Introducing, the fall line-up!
1) Chocolate Covered Po-Chips.
2) Chocolate Gummy Buddies
3) Marshmallow Mini Treats
4) Chocolate Marshmallow Mudslide Cookies!

Nom nom nom.  Mouthwatering yet??  Well I've got some bigger news!  Only here, on this blog can you find a giveaway of Nummy Crummies products!  Whoa, How on earth do you enter?  It's easy! 

Here's the dealio:

Contest Start Date: October 11, 2010 10AM central time
Contest End Date: October 31, 2010 10AM central time

How to enter:  Add Nummy Crummies to your favorites on Etsy! (NOTE:  Do not heart your favorite item, Heart the SHOP!) There are 21 "hearts me" before the contest, so all additions after that will be counted as entries.  (If you happen to already have hearted before the contest you'll be entered)

What will you win?  A gift package of four different items:  S'mores Lollipops (6), Chocolate Dipped Oreos (6), Chocolate Gummy Buddies (3oz), and the beloved Chocolate Pretzels (6)

How winners are determined:  At 10:01AM central time I will use to determine the winner from the favorites list.  The winner will be contacted on Etsy, through a convo message. 

So get lurking and add me as a favorite to enter the contest!

Good Luck!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

nom. nom. nom.

Well hello, my foodies!  Today has been crazy.  Chocolate flying every which way, marshmallows getting put places they shouldn't be put. (For real, John.  NOT in the refrigerator!)  Hmm.  I suppose as my introductory post I should introduce myself, the quasi-company, and all other "normal" things that go in a first post.  Well.  I'm not.  Sorry to disappoint!  Why write something when we're all going to learn over the next few months about me?  It's more fun that way!  Me, writing all my insane thoughts about food, sweets, and making treats.  And you, sitting at the computer, wondering why they let the crazy lady out on the internet!

I guess one little detail you all should know is that I operate a shop on called Nummy Crummies.  (Granted, most of you know this because I led you here, from there)  It's filled with all kinds of goodies and treats, too cute enough to eat!  Including, but not limited to: Chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate dipped strawberries, s'mores lollipops, and chocolate dipped Oreo cookies!  As you can tell, I love chocolate.  I love it on pretzels, I love it on trains, I love it under bicycles, and I love it in planes!  I love chocolate, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham! (Sorry, tangent!)

My favorite item thus far?  Most definitely my S'mores Lollipops!  I quite literally made 20 of them today, for a sample box, and ate about 10!  =)  They. are. so. good.  It'll be dangerous to my waistline once I start getting orders for them!  One for you....two for me!  Two for you....three for me!

I opened shop up on October 7, 2010.  Yes.  Two days ago.  Last night, I received my first order!  I was super excited!  It's such a rush, knowing how good your product is, and then realizing that others too, want to know how good it is!  I'm also working on a surprise with another blogger that should leave me with a few new foodies to send sweets to!

So everyone?  How did I do for a first post?  Witty?  (check!) Mouthwatering? (double check!)  Long? (triple check!, with cherries on top!)