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Time to get your Gingerbead baking and Gingerbread House making cookbooks on sale at Barnes and Noble!!
OMG!! This is a must have for any Gingerbread lover! From sugary hills to gumdrop roads, enjoy 12 months of Gingerbread folks living the sweet life with a 2010 wall calendar. Each month is “themed”with Gingerbread and so very sweet – Gingerbread rollercoaster, Gingerbread Halloween pumpkins, Gingerbread Gondolier in Venice, Italy too! I have mine ordered and I can’t wait to put it up in my office. Details here.
The Gingerbread Princess is a sweet keepsake book with a collection of irresistible Gingerbread delights! This book was created by a true Gingerbread lover and we hope the enthusiasm she has for Gingerbread engages you to get excited about Gingerbread too! You will find sweet recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, beverages, and hot and cold things too. Each 42page eBook offers dozens of tasty treats for Christmas, get-togethers and inspirational recipes for the holiday season. This one is perfect for stocking stuffers and gift exchanges and personal use.
Some delights you will discover are:
Alpine Princess Gingerbread Tree Cookies
Gingerbread Princess Chai Tea Chunks
Gingerbread Princess Oatmeal Cookies
Mocha Java Ginger Princess Bites
Deliciously Ginger Princess Caramel Cake
Mini Princess Gingerbread Cheesecakes
Vanilla Gingerbread Princes Crème Brûlée
Ginger Toffee Butter Princes Bars
Happy Princess New Year! Gingerbread Martini
We have come across this adorable and yummy Gingerbread cookbook! The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients are simple and mostly what we all already have in pantry. This book would make a great gift for the holidays, for the Gingerbread lover you know and a great way to spend time with the family doing some good old fashioned baking -Yummy!. Details here.
Ever heard of ‘National Gingerbread Day’? Well, you can now take one final nostalgic look back at winter and the holidays as summer and its heat are here, and celebrate National Gingerbread Day on June 5. In addition to baking your favorite gingerbread treats, celebrate the day with new recipes and lore about gingerbread. Visit here to learn about National Gingerbread Day.
I am so ordering a bunch of these notebook journals as I have never scene any Gingerbread men that look so colorful! Gingerbread Pop Art. This is totally right up my alley with all the colors and still in my beloved Gingerbread theme. If you are crazy4Gingerbread like me, then this is a must. These would also make fabulous party favors and stocking stuffers. Visit here to get yours before they are gone!
Scribble important stuff – lyrics, recipes, addresses, and more. Our Wire-O bound, 160 page journal has your choice of papers and measures 5″ x 8″, a handy on-the-go size to fit in your backpack. Get creative and let the muse flow.
- Back cover made of thin black flexible textured plastic, measures 16/1000″ thick
- Front cover made of 12pt glossy paper, laminated for durability
- Filled with your choice of 60lb bookweight (24 lb bond) paper — blank, dot grid, lined college-ruled, or a task journal.
The German Christmas Markets are famous worldwide- every city and town hosts a Christmas market, whether large or small and Germany is transformed into one giant Christmas market where you can buy Christmas gifts and treasures to your heart’s delight. The markets give the cities a holiday atmosphere for the month leading up to Christmas, leaving the cities feeling empty and lonely after a month of bright lights and the mixed smells of Gingerbread, chocolate, Gluhwein and grilled sausages.
The traditions of the Christmas markets date back to the middle ages and turn German towns and cities into festive fairy tale type scenes. Christmas markets are held during the four weeks of Advent and include booths and stalls set up in town centers around Germany, along with plenty of great Christmas decorations and entertainment. Huge Christmas trees are erected and the shops sell Christmas decorations, ornaments, wooden toys, nutcrackers, figurines, gifts, clothing, candles, foods, local arts and crafts and a lot more.
Bands and choral groups entertain shoppers with favorite Christmas carols and hymns. You can buy fresh gingerbread, or a whole gingerbread house, delight in the smells of mulled wine, spices and roasted chestnuts and almonds and sausages as well as a wide array of other foods and drinks.
Each German Christmas Market has its own personality but regardless of which one you go to you are sure to find plenty of Christmas treasures to bring home as well as be able to revel in the Christmas atmosphere that Germany offers.
So, if you have the opportunity to travel to one Germany’s Christmas markets, enjoy the experience and all the sights and sounds you will take in and especially the Gingerbread!
Came upon this really neat composition of Gingerbread and thought I would share it with my fellow GIngerbread fans!
Gingerbread, with its myriad forms, alluring aromas, and symbolic significance, has been a quintessential holiday treat for centuries. At this time of year Gingerbread men begin to run amok in the kitchen, sticky fingers stud gaily decorated gingerbread houses with edible decor, and pastry chefs produce imaginative confections to delight the eye and the palette. As a life-long Gingerbread enthusiast, I’ve munched on all manner of piquant and pungent cakes and cookies, from the delicate ginger wafers baked by descendants of the Moravian settlers in North Carolina to the dense pain d’épices of Dijon, France. But I’ve refrained from sampling some splendid creations that were just too dazzling to destroy. Read More.
I came across all these Gingerbread themed stories and had no idea that there are actually so many. Yes, most are focused on children but they are still so darn cute. Below is a list of titles and author for you
• Gingerbread Baby – Jan Brett
• The Gingerbread Boy – Paul Galdone
• The Gingerbread Doll – Susan Clarion
• The Gingerbread Man – Davis Cutts
• The Gingerbread Man – Eric A. Kimmel
• The Gingerbread Man – John A. Rowe
• The Gingerbread Man – Karen Lee Schmidt
• The Gingerbread Man – Pam Adams
• The Gingerbread Man – Sally Belly
• The Gingerbread Man – Scott Cook
• Maisy Makes Gingerbread – Lucy Cousins
• Peek-A-Boo Gingerbread House – Scott McDougall
• What’s in the Fox’s Sack? – Paul Galdone
• Whiff, Sniff, Nibble, Chew – Charlotte
Remember the story of the Gingerbread Man?
Once upon a time there was a little old woman and a little old man, and they lived all alone in a little old house. They had ‘t any little girls or any little boys, at all. So one day, the little old woman made a boy out of gingerbread; she made him a chocolate jacket, and put cinnamon seeds in it for buttons; his eyes were made of fine, fat currants; his mouth was made of rose-colored sugar; and he had a gay little cap of orange sugar-candy. When the little old woman had rolled him out, and dressed him up, and pinched his gingerbread shoes into shape, she put him in a pan; then she put the pan in the oven and shut the door; and she thought, “Now I shall have a little boy of my own.” Visit here for more!