Gift idea: brownie mix in a jar

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When I saw this the other day I immediately knew what I would give as a homemade gift for a friend. He loves good food (well, who doesn’t?) and rarely has time to cook, so I though this would be a lovely and original idea for his birthday present. Plus I know I will be making some of these for holiday season.

I followed this recipe and I have to confess I had to test it before I handed it out: it was heaven. Jimmy loved the brownies and I am planning on making some more to store in the freezer for our future sweet cravings.

This post falls into the Culinary Tuesdays category but I am going to go ahead and post it too in the OCD Thursdays because it is also a DIY gift idea.

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Layer carefully your ingredients so they look pretty (mine look kinda weird, but I made the effort)

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Don’t forget to add a little tag with the instructions and the rest of the ingredients to add when making the brownies. I bought my paper and tags at Tiger. 

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Easy and fast: chocolate truffles

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I love truffles and I hate that they trigger my migraines. The first thing the doctor told me was “forget about chocolate” and when he did, I thought I had been slapped. So I have tragically banned chocolate from my life but secretly eat it from time to time (followed by a terrific headache).

Since this week is my birthday (yey!) I thought it would be nice to treat myself. I followed this recipe from Dough Puncher and I have to say I loved it.

I didn’t have any heavy cream at home so I substitute it boiling 1/4 butter and 3/4 milk. Then I measured 1/2 cup for the recipe.

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Enjoy!