During the Thanksgiving weekend we found a fabulous gingerbread recipe from the Williams Sonoma Kids Baking cookbook (http://www.amazon.com/Williams-Sonoma-Baking-Abigail-Dodge/dp/0848727800) and set to work baking our first batch of gingerbread! It was a huge success and occupied the kids for a substantial length of time - which is always good for mommy. I liked the cookbook so much that I think it might be finding it's way into my stocking this Christmas.
Of course we could not just stop there we decided to make our own gingerbread house from scratch. This is the first time we have ever attempted this and we were thrilled with the results. It took a long time but was worth it!