Gingerbread History & Recipes For National Gingerbread Day

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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FOOD HOLIDAY: Gingerbread Or Gingersnap Ice Cream Recipe

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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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine Decorations For Gingerbread Men

Make Valentine gingerbread a family tradition. Photo courtesy Sur La Table.   Valentine’s Day isn’t all about chocolate. Today’s tip was inspired by an email we received from Sur La Table, which has a bounty of Valentine-inspired cookware and utensils: red or pink rolling pins, spatulas, measuring cups, heart-shaped cake pans and more. The tip:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Special Ice Cream For New Year’s Eve

Ice cream that smells and tastes like gingerbread. Photo courtesy KitchenKonfidential.com.   Ice cream is one of our favorite desserts—heck, it’s our favorite food, period. For New Year’s Eve, we like to make a special flavor. Last year it was lavender. Prior years included anise, chipotle chocolate, chocolate pretzel, peppermint schnapps and white chocolate with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gingerbread, “In Season”

Often, the food holidays are established in months that make little sense—National Plum Pudding Day in February, when plum pudding is a Christmas tradition. Another example is National Gingerbread Day—which is today, June 5th. Why isn’t it in the fall, a more popular time for spice cookies; or in December, the month for making gingerbread…
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