Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February Foodie Pen Pals

It's my second month at foodie pen pals & it's so fun to receive an amazing variety of snacks and foodie items in the mail. 

      Jen at http://myinnerhealthy.com/ spoiled me this month!
             Thank you Jen for  the delicious variety of  sweet treats.

Caramel Apple & Cherry Cola- Oh My! Dad loved these
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies lasted a few hours in our house

The Candy Jar...dark chocolate coated peanut butter and marshmallow was my favorite.
Too bad NJ is so far away.

I must have this recipe! It was divine on toast.

Some details about Foodie Pen Pals in case you’re interested in participating yourself:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your pen pal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your pen pal 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 pen pal! 
-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 Pen Pals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your pen pal 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 Pen Pals is open to US & Canadian 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!
If you’re interested in participating for March, please send  an email to Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.com and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. – this is SUPER important so you get on the right list!
You must submit your information by March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!


  1. This sounds like a fantastic idea! Shame it's only for the US and Canada! I must work on an international one! That pecan butter sure looks amazing!

  2. Thanks Lin. Yes, I wish we could "foodie pen pal" with European friends...I miss the Cadbury Wispa bars from my days as a study abroad student in England :-)

  3. So glad you LOVED your package =)This is the recipe I used for the pecan butter (with minor tweaks): http://edibleperspective.com/2010/05/here-i-am/

  4. Yummm, I can't wait to make it! Thanks Jen.

  5. Mm, salt-kissed pecan butter sounds fantastic. I never knew how much I liked a bit of salt in my PB.

  6. @Julie, I agree...Trader Joe's Himalayan sea salt is my new addiction!


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