Here's a simple project that makes a thoughtful and delicious gift. We made some apricot jam for father's day and birthday gifts for family friends last week. I found the recipe in Country Living (and apricots are only in season for a short time, so you better act fast...).
Cook all ingredients on med-low until thick, 20 to 35 minutes stirring constantly.
1 lb. apricot halves
1/2 c. orange juice
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 c. sugar