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LOW Entry Giveaways Ending This Weekend

The Michigan Mom- $100 SpaFinder GiftCard- 5/28
NaptimeReviewer - Bramble Box - 5/28
Frugally Green Mom - Kabrita Pack - 5/29
Shine Kids Crafts - Custom Wood Burn Family 4R Photo Frame - 5/29
Two Bears Farm -Mabel's Labels set - 5/29
Creative K Kids - $100 American Express Gift Card - 5/29
Smitten In A Mitten - Monogrammed Keychain - 5/29
Outdoor Adventure Gals - Santa Cruz Organics Juice - 5/29
STAY AT HOME - BOOK GIVEAWAY: Truth and Consequences" - 5/29
Songs Kate Sang - Hallmark Ken Sheldon Collection - 5/30
The TipToe Fairy $50 Chiquita Prize Pack - 5/30
Kids and Deals- Purex plus Clorox 2 Coupon- 5/30
Creative K Kids - PomPom Animals Craft Kit - 5/30
Penn & Quill - 1 Free Massage - 5/30
Mom's Plans - KABRITA Goat's Milk Formula & Yogurt - 5/30
Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life- $50 Visa Gift Card-5/30
Lille Punkin - Mickey Mouse DVD Prize Pack - 5/30
Crumbs in the Couch Santa Cruz Organic Juices - 5/30
Being Reese- 5 pairs of tickets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II- 5/30

MORE Giveaways going on (some over 200):
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If you have access to an apricot tree I highly suggest making fruit leather.  This was my first time attempting any kind of dried fruit and it turned out heavenly!
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Apricot Fruit Leather

4 cups chopped apricots
lemon juice
1/2 c water

Add apricots and a 1/2 c of water to a saucepan on low heat.
Cover, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
Add sugar 1 T at a time till it tastes good
Add lemon juice 1 tsp at a time to taste
Add cinnamon to taste
Add nutmeg to taste - I did a lot of tastin'!! :)
Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat until thickened a bit

In batches add mixture to a blender
Blend until smooooooooth
Prepare baking sheet: line with microwaveable safe plastic wrap
Add mixture to sheet about 1/4 inch thick

MAKE SURE the plastic wrap doesn't fold over mixture and that it doesn't touch your oven
Bake at 140 degrees for 8 to 12 hours - fruit leathe…