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Winner of 2011 Johnson Gingerbread Contest

The results are in, and Eric and I have held on to our title, but just barely! This is definitely the closest gingerbread contest yet. There was no telling who was going to win until the very end!

Vote for Our Johnson Gingerbread Contest 2011

This year’s gingerbread contest took the competition to a whole new level!  As last year’s winners, Eric and I got to choose this year’s theme.  We chose “A Science Fiction Christmas” and the results were truly out of this world!  Below are the three entries…

Pumpkin Pie Spice Flavored Sugar

I’m sure someone somewhere in the world has made pumpkin pie flavored sugar, but I haven’t seen it so I claim it as my own!  The sugar is mixed with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice to give that signature holiday flavor.  You can…

Vanilla Flavored Sugar Recipe

When it comes to edible gift giving, I think that vanilla sugar is the most popular of the flavored sugars.  In my post about flavored sugar I talk about how I started making it as a way to use empty vanilla bean pods.  While it’s…

Edible Gift: Flavored Sugars

Although I have been switching our family to using sucanat in place of refined sugar, there’s a small happy spot in my heart that sucanat hasn’t filled; the flavored sugar spot.  There’s something about flavored sugar that speaks to me on so many levels.  They…

Lord of the Rings Gingerbread House and Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

Lord of the Rings Gingerbread House and Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

Eric and I are shocked, thrilled and honored to have won the 2010 Johnson Family Gingerbread Competition! It was a close race and we really thought we’d be giving up our title to someone else. Make sure you check out the original 2010 competition post…

Winner of Our 2009 Gingerbread Contest and How to Make a Gingerbread Train

Winner of Our 2009 Gingerbread Contest and How to Make a Gingerbread Train

If you need a gingerbread or frosting recipe, check out my post on our winning gingerbread chapel last year. We have an annual tradition with Eric’s family, a gingerbread contest, and we’re hard core!  You voted for your favorites, and the winner is….drum roll please!

How We Made Our Country Chapel Gingerbread House

How We Made Our Country Chapel Gingerbread House

I’ve never done a gingerbread house before, this was the first, and a lot of fun! Making your own gingerbread house is a bit of work. Some of the advantages are 1. It’s typically cheaper, especially if you already have the ingredients 2. You can…