Gift Giving at Christmas

It’s that time of year when we often think of blessing our family and friends with gifts. I often wish for creative yet non-elaborate ideas that will be appreciated and useful.

Here are some gift giving ideas and personal thoughts on Christmas giving:

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DIY Dried Apples for a Healthy Snack Option

I was recently at my friend’s place and was offered some delicious dried apples. I noticed each apple slice had a delicate, ruffled edge. I was impressed with my friend’s creation and asked her how she did it. She used an Oneida slicer to thinly cut her pink lady apples. The peeling was left on, thus producing the delicate, ruffled edge once dried. My friend kindly let me borrow her slicer and my mom shared some of her apples with us. I was going to dry the apples in the oven on a low temperature setting; however, when I mentioned to mom what I was going to do with the apples she offered her dryer.

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