A pile of local homeschoolers gathered here to create their annual holiday houses. We decided to use graham crackers instead of the pre-made gingerbread kits, with mixed results.

Click here to see a slideshow of all the pictures.

The A-frame thingie is mine. You should see it now, after the toddler has attacked it. It’s in pretty sad shape… glad I got the photo in time!

Here’s a peek at the cookies that I managed to send out this year:

Layer One (Almond Spritz and Lenox Almond Biscotti):
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Layer Two (World Peace Cookies and Peanut-Oatmeal Chippers):
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I’m working on some funky anise biscotti now… the flour accidentally got mixed with the sugar before creaming in the butter. It’s taking forEVER to set up, but it tastes great. Bill’s working on a Yule Log for a party tomorrow; he made the very nummy merangue mushrooms last night.

Happy Holidays to all my foodie friends near and far!

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  1. When I was a kid, we made graham cracker gingerbread houses a bunch of times. Not as yummy as gingerbread, but a lot more practical for a group of children, I think. I’ve never made a house out of real gingerbread, but in addition to the work of making the sheets of gingerbread, I’m guessing they are trickier to form into houses.

    • Last year, we did the kits, which had pretty dried and hardened pieces for walls and roof. In the past I’ve done gingerbread people with homemade dough, but not buildings… maybe next year. Bill found a gingerbread Notre Dame in one of Rose Levy Berenbaum’s books… yowza!

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