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13 AMAZING GINGERBREAD HOUSES IN PICTURES!

Russian folk tales, campy '80s movies, classic Yuletide imagery. Each of these themes and more are represented in this stunning collection of gingerbread house creations chosen by Food & Wine editors. Bakers and confectionary designers from New York to Hawaii have been hard at work crafting these sweet-scented masterpieces, employing thousands of gallons of icing, as well as thousands of pounds of chocolate, gingerbread dough, fondant, and candy to capture the essence of the holiday season.




The Jumeirah Essex House

Location:    The Jumeirah Essex House's 2010 Holiday Lobby Display (New York, NY)
Throughout December, the hotel's executive pastry chef, Deden Putra, is hosting Saturday morning classes that teach kids (and parents) how to construct and decorate gingerbread houses. Last year's display proves Putra's qualifications. He and his team built an exact scale replica of the Jumeirah Essex House that was 10 feet tall. Life-Size Gingerbread Oasis Location:    S…

GIANT DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES!

This recipe comes from www.annies-eats.com .   Enjoy making these extra large cookies.  But, don't forget to share!  Enjoy!


Giant Double Chocolate Cookies
Now this, my friends, is a cookie. A whopper of a deep dark chocolate cookie, and it’s chock full of chocolate chips. It’s thick, chewy, and just sinful. The glass of milk is not just a prop – it’s a necessity in this case. These cookies definitely earn the title of “giant”, considering that 4 ounces of dough is used for each one. I’m not such a fan of quarter-pounder burgers, but quarter-pounder cookies? I’m totally on board. If you don’t have a kitchen scale yet (tsk tsk), here is the perfect excuse. How else will you know that each cookie is exactly 4 ounces? This is important business, people. Truth be told, I actually haven’t eaten an entire cookie at once. I keep eating half at lunchtime and half after dinner. Believe me, I could – I just like having dessert twice instead. I also froze half of the dough bal…

TOP 7 REGRETS FROM THE HOLIDAYS!