Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine gifts

Every year around this time I think about what to get my husband for Valentine's Day and I keep on coming back to this recipe for truffles. He loves truffles and I don't mean all the fruit-flavored truffles that Whitman sells. The honest to goodness chocolate, chocolate covered in chocolate kind. They are so hard to find but they are the only kind he really likes.

If I buy him the flavored ones, we wind up with a box full of half eaten chocolates we have to throw away and somehow that seems so wrong.

I am thinking about either making the truffle recipe I made him a couple of years ago. He really loved them and they were tasty and easy -- but not healthy. If I have time this weekend, I may try to come up with an alternative. Here it the recipe I used then. They were attractive and good. I even found perfect gift boxes and tied them with a pretty ribbon.

I am also working on this cute garden Valentine craft -- not for my husband, of course, but as gifts for teachers, gardening friends and anyone I think might like them. The inspiration for the mini seed starter pots came from I have already purchased some mini pots (24 cents each at WalMart) and some seeds. I now must get my seed packages ready for the big day.


  1. Love your page today, Deberah! Those truffles look so good. And I like your crafty gifts, very nice. We made the cutest cards today at school, the kids had so much fun making them.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours, Joanie

  2. Sounds like a crafty/fun idea, and calorie-free! (Although, as a past recipient of those mighty fine truffles, I'm not *totally* supportive of the change, ha!)