Archive for January, 2009
There’s nothing quite as festive and entertaining during the Christmas season as entertaining friends and family with a fun party. Sometimes the trick to great hosting is having the unique party theme that stands out from the others. Well you have that this year thanks to a great Gingerbread House decorating party!
Grab your friends together or invite your children’s friends over to make a gingerbread house using delicious Gingerbread Cookies, colorful icing, candy buttons and other sweet treats. You might end up covered in icing and cookie dough crumbles, but it’ll create a multitude of fun and photo-worthy stories. More here.
This Gingerbread version of Farnsworth House – Mies Van der Rohe’s modern masterpiece. It took approx. 25 hours to construct the fondant-covered walls, poured-sugar glass windows, and sugar-paste beams and staircases. This Gingerbread House costs $4,320. Read more here.
Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Lake Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here is Dove Cottage, the home of the English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread. You will on visiting the village discover The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop tucked away at the corner of the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church. Click here for Location Map
Although the droves of locals and visitors alike, and the wonderful aroma of freshly baked gingerbread, is enough to lead you inside this tiny shop, for those of you who have never experienced a visit to this unique place before, then browse through, seep up the history, and take the opportunity to have this most wonderful Lakeland delicacy delivered to your door. Visit here for details!
I enjoy watching folks get creative with Gingerbread and was pleased to see a slew of Gingerbread cookies in the form of celebrities! You can find Gingerbread cookies depicting the domestic diva herself ~ Martha Stewart, actress Nicole Ritchie, and reality tv star Dog the Bounty Hunter. Visit here for details and instructions.
The Gingerbread Lattetini is a creamy, smooth, and sipable. It is, however, a tad on the sweet side though. The Gingerbread Lattetini is simple to make, so if it sounds like something you’d like to try, read below for the recipe.
1 part Starbucks Cream Liqueur (or any cream liqueur of your choice)
1 part Butterscotch Schnapps
1 part Cinnamon Schnapps
1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing cup with ice.
2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
3. Sprinkle with a dash nutmeg and serve.
Kim Kardashian and her sisters were invited by Pepsi to host a little charity Christmas dinner over the holidays. The Kardashian sisters brought clothing and food that is being donated to those who need it, and then Pepsi took care of the rest. Kim Kardashian, Khloe and Kourtney helped make Gingerbread Houses and the Pepsi Gingerbread House even had their names on it. Visit here for more photos!
Share the recipe for joyful holidays with this cozy Gingerbread throw blanket. It’s delightful with a Gingerbread kitchen motif. From Things Remembered.
* Personalized using cranberry crush thread in script font only
* Measures 50″ x 60″
* 100% cotton
* Machine wash, tumble dry
* Made in USA
23 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams
2 cans (16 oz. each) ready-to-spread white frosting
43 OREO White Fudge Covered Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
46 ring-shaped hard candies (red and green)
13 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks, clear
2 sticks of gum
6 Holiday OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, halved
24 NILLA Wafers
15 green gumdrops
Assorted decorating icing
Visit here for the rest of the recipe.
Designed for enchantment, from the hinged front door concealing a wreath-adorned dial to the beam of the functioning light within, this festive solid brass gingerbread house includes a tiny tree to create the perfect seasonal treasure. Includes a wooden base. Height 2-1/4 in. Width 2-1/4 in. Depth 1-3/4 in. Bulova B0420 Miniature clock. Visit here for details.