Melinda De Ross is the first Romanian to become a USA Today bestselling author. A prolific writer, she weaves humorous romance and tension-filled thrillers with the same enthusiasm. Her books combine the elegance of European literature with the modern appeal of American culture. While she’s a law graduate and professional target shooter, she prefers to spend her days spinning tales for her readers. In her downtime, she’d rather read or watch a classic movie than go to a noisy club. She loves to hear from readers, so if you have a question or want to learn more about her books, visit her website: MelindaDeRoss.com
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Brownies In a Jar: Homemade Holiday Gifts by Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz
I love to give homemade gifts, and my friends and family seem to love receiving them. Pre-made Brownies in a Jar can be purchased for $12.99. However, you can make these yourself for a fraction of the cost. Here’s a how-to for Brownies in a Jar:
What you’ll need to make Brownies in a Jar:
2 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Into a clean 1 quart mason jar, pour the sugar. Tap the jar lightly to compact. Pour in the cocoa and tap to compact. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Tap to compact. Lastly, add the nuts and chocolate chips. Screw on the lid.
- Attach the following instructions around the neck of the jar: Empty contents into a large bowl and stir all ingredients to combine. Add 3/4 cup of melted butter, 3 eggs, and 2 Tablespoons water to the bowl. Stir until all ingredients well incorporated. Do not over mix. Pour batter into a greased 13” x 9” pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350º oven for 30 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.
Have you ever given homemade gifts? What have you given? I love to get new ideas!
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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.