Monday, July 20, 2009

Blog Hop Tuesday-Favorite Recipe

I am the first to admit, I get MANY if not most of my recipes from the Internet or just throw things together! So I really don't have many recipes to make...I did, however, want to share something that Lou & I made together that we were very proud of! Lou's family had a Gingerbread House competition one year for their family Christmas party (how lucky am I to be a part of such a fun family!?) and being the competitive duo we are..we went all out...AND WON!! Here are some of the pictures.. Our house, on a rice crispy treat base, with shredded coconut used as snow.
The roof "shingles" are made of Loorne Doodle cookies (this took a while and was very heavy) and the trees are actually upside down sugar cones decorated with the leaf tip of a frosting applicator.
The "backyard" of the house..we kinda lost creativity here. I love the "christmas lights" along the roof made with candies.
The BEST part. We cut out windows into the gingerbread and melted Jolly ranchers in there to make a stone glass appearance. Although you can't see it-we put a battery operated candle inside the house so that you could see the light flickering from the window. I also liked the pretzel shutters.

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9 comments:

Lori said...

That was pretty creative to melt the jolly ranchers. Looks to pretty to eat. Great job.

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

My husband and I are crazy Christmas fans. We go overboard! I love the contest idea...I need to implement that in my family!

Many Blessings,
Deanna

Ave said...

It looks so beautiful!

Mommyto3K's said...

That's great. I will have to remember the shredded coconut for our house this year. Here is the link to our "Gingerland" I made this past Dec.
http://mommyto3ks.blogspot.com/2008/12/gingerbread-land.html

Kelly said...

That is the coolest gingerbread house. Good job

April said...

That house is quite impressive!! I think I have stumbled upon your blog once before... I remember seeing and commenting on Dominic's teddy bear photos! Our sons are one month apart! It's motherhood awesome? Mine just learned to crawl AH!

Get Real Girl said...

Every Christmas I have wanted to make a Gingerbread house with my girls, but we still haven't done it. Maybe we will this year. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

Susan said...

Great Job! We did that last year with our 4 year old and it looked at HOT MESS. LOL

Shauna said...

This looks really nice, makes me want to put my tree up!