Monday, May 13, 2013

Meet Pete!

Pete Oliger is our design consultant at 240sweet. Pete is an Interactive Design major at Ivy Tech College in Shelbyville, IN. A fitness buff, he boxes but also enjoys more sedate pastimes such as playing chess and reading. The Dragonlance series is one of his favorites.

Pete created our Keep Calm and Toast On t-shirt design last month! His favorite 240sweet puff to toast with is peanut butter and bacon. Mmmmm, bacon. 

Recipe: 240sweet Puff Panini

Not quite ready for the great outdoors? Still having some of those April showers in May? Pull our your panini press (or waffle maker!) and make a sweet dessert panini that will inspire your summer s'mores to come!

  • 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 banana, sliced lengthwise
  • 3 240sweet treat-sized puffs, split
  • 1 tsp melted butter
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat your panini press to medium-low.

Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread, banana slices, and marshmallow slices. Press two topped slices together to make a sandwich. Brush the top and bottom of each sandwich very lightly with melted butter.

Place each sandwich on the grill and toast for 2 minutes on either side. When the sandwiches are looking crisp and toasty, plate them, slice them, and dust with confectioners' sugar. Share with a friend!

Adapted from Paula Deen's Home Cooking

2013 Hoosier Hospitality Award Wiiner: Chef Alexa!

 Chef Alexa of 240sweet receives her 2013 Hoosier Hospitality Award from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann

INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2013) – Twenty representatives of the tourism industry earned the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award for their high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations.

The Hoosier Hospitality Awards ceremony is part of Visit Indiana Week, May 5-11. Nominations are submitted by community members and destination patrons. Nominations are reviewed and winners are selected by IOTD. Outstanding service is a major factor in determining whether a person returns to an individual business or destination. Travel, tourism and hospitality businesses support nearly 200,000 Hoosier jobs, drive $10 billion in consumer spending and serve 63 million travelers on an annual basis. The chief beneficiaries of this economic impact are the family-owned and small businesses that are the backbone of Indiana.

“Tourism is a critical economic driver for Indiana,” said Mark Newman, executive director of IOTD. “Visitor spending imports cash to our communities, creates jobs, enhances the local economy and improves the quality of life for our residents. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development strives to be the leader of our state’s tourism industry by initiating meaningful projects that advance our industry and enhance the image and profile of Indiana.”

The 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award recipients are:
Samir Lakhany
Superhost Enterprise
Alexa Lemley
Jane Ellis
Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Maria A. Fernandez
Conner Prairie
Brad & Christine Born
Mayberry Cafe
Josh Yocum
Comfort Inn Kokomo
Tim Burton
Burton's Maplewood Farm
Elvin Newhouse
City of Pennville
Bill Lackner
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
Guadalupe Cruz
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Claudia Geise
Tryon Farm Guest House
Cathy Smith
White River State Park Visitor’s Center
Betty Peterson and Ruth Elijah
Ligonier Visitors Center & Heritage Station Museum
Liz Gutgsell
The Pickled Cricket, LLC
Dani Landgrebe
Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille
Porter County
Fred Wooley
Pokagon State Park
Steve Bennett
Schenck Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Mary Walker
Wayne County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Friday, May 10, 2013

Enter our Flat Alexa contest!

Enter our Flat Alexa Contest!

Chef Alexa of 240sweet fame got flattened by our monster marshmallow mixer during the move! We know she'll puff back up soon, but right now she wants to take the summer off and visit all the 240sweet fans around the world!

Download your own Flat Alexa and take her on an adventure with you. Snap some creative photos and submit them to the contest! Winners will be chosen based on votes, creativity, and whimsy.

First prize is a free 12-month subscription to the Marshmallow of the Month Club! Second prize is a 6-month subscription to the MoMC and third prize is a 3-month subscription. Random prizes will be given just for participating, so anyone can win!

Enter by August 2, 2013 for your chance to fabulous prizes!