November 21st is National Gingerbread Day, a time for a bit of gingerbread history and some tasty recipes (below). Gingerbread cookies are examples of rolled cookies, a.k.a. cutout cookies (there are 11 basic types of cookies). While they are most often considered cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s no reason why they can’t be enjoyed […]

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[1] A dazzling Christmas ginger cake with gingerbread house cookie decor (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] A homemade gingerbread cake, decorated with gingerbread men and cranberries (photo courtesy Violife | Facebook). [3] This simple but elegant layer cake from Molly Yeh is a white-iced layer cake covered with coconut, and garnished with marzipan […]

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We never had the original Gingerbread Oreos that debuted in 2012, nor had we tried them in any year since—until last week. The 2020 Limited Edition Gingerbread Oreos are a new formulation and packaging. We have only one word for them: Terrific! The originals were vanilla-flavored cookies with a creme filling flavored with gingerbread spices. […]

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July 1st is National Creative Ice Cream Day. It’s also National Gingersnap Day. How about combining the two with an easy gingerbread or gingersnap ice cream? Just combine the ingredients below. For a super-Creative Ice Cream Day, use them all: Ginger & Gingersnap Caramel Swirl Toasted Pecan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!     RECIPE: GINGERBREAD/GINGERSNAP […]

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Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! These sleighs are made from sweet rolls and mini gingerbread men, with candy cane runners. We discovered it on the Facebook page of St. Pierre bakery. We recommended their product line earlier this fall. It’s fun to make, and even more fun to […]

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Bring the flavor of fall to your mustard: gingerbread-spiced mustard. You can buy it or make it. French brands such as Pommery make it, and you can find it on Amazon. Its French name is Moutarde au Pain d’Epices: moutarde (moo-TARD) is mustard and pain d’epices (pan day PEACE) is gingerbread. Gingerbread is one of […]

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[1] One way to celebrate: gingerbread bars with cream cheese frosting. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy McCormick). [2] Celebrate with gingerbread cupcakes. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Pillsbury). [3] Gingerbread muffins. Here’s the recipe from I Heart Eating. [4] Gingerbread bundt cake. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Nordicware).   June 5th is National Gingerbread Day. […]

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