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Heartwings Love Notes 806 - Love for Christmas Giving

Heartwings says, "The most wonderful present is a gift of love."

Every Christmas I bake up several batches of cookies and make up plates to give people who have been helpful or kind to Stephen and me in the past year. The newspaper delivery people who bring the paper to our floor, the ladies of the library where we take advantage of their services all year long, the fine gentlemen of the garage where we take our car for repairs and upkeep, and several others.

Favorite cookie recipes include my Disappearing Caramel Brownies, Jiffy Jam Delights, and Unexpected Company Bars, all reliable and relatively easy to make recipes. This time of year there are cookie recipes everywhere to be found, and these are my personal favorites for giving, however those with more time and energy than yours truly might make cut out cookies to decorate or bake up even more fancy recipes. To my way of thinking, however one wishes to express love is what counts; spending time on a gift is my favorite way.

While feeding people is one of the ways I use to express my love, I also appreciate recipes that take less rather than more time, yet still provide delicious tasting healthy food. I also collect recipes from others when they have something unique and special to share. Sometimes they even write them out for me. I have loose leaf notebook where I keep these, along with others. Within its plastic sheeted pages are pressed their treasured, handwritten pieces of paper.

The following recipe wasn't written out by my late friend because it was so simple. Avocado and Grapefruit salad requires one grapefruit and one avocado per two people, so if you are serving a family you need to double or triple, depending. Think kind thoughts as you peel and section grapefruit, removing membrane and preserving juice. Cut one avocado in half, remove seed and section into slices. Combine all and add a tablespoon or two of a good tasting olive oil, stir, chill slightly, and serve with love for the holidays or any time

May your gifts of love be a pleasure to make and to give.
 

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Blessings and Best Regards,
Tasha Halpert
 

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