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Gifts from the Kitchen
Pittsburgh Light Up Night Gingerbread Houses

You can make iTwixie’s Gingerbread and make a gift they’ll remember and love.
Thank you, CBS Pittsburgh, for this great picture of Gingerbread Houses from Light Up Night!

Now, grab a parent or an adult to help, and here is what you’ll do:

Heat in a sauce pan until well melted and blended:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup syrup (molasses or pure maple)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Add in a large bowl:
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix in gradually:

3 1/2 cups flour (make a thick dough, may not take all of the flour!)

Cover and refrigerate overnight!
Roll out the very cold dough and cut with gingerbread cookie cutters (you can poke a hole in the cookie to make a tree decoration to eat later!)
Bake the dough in a very hot oven (450 F) until the pieces are just turning a little bit brown. This dough makes a very stiff cookie that stays fresh without a cookie jar.
Great source of: fun, holiday cheer and creativity!
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Try this Grilled Cheese Recipe
Photo credit: jeffreyw

You are gonna love this Grilled Cheese with Bacon recipe by @dainbramaged

INGREDIENTS:
Good bacon.
Salted butter, melted.
Bread. Homemade is way better!
Either 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese OR sliced cheese. Shredded gives a more melted cheese.

PREP:
Preheat oven to 375 F. Bake bacon on a slotted broiler pan and bake until crisp.
Brush one side of each piece of bread with butter.
Assemble bread bacon and cheese. Grill in frying pan until golden brown.

Voila! Le sammich a la @dainbramaged!

 

Photo credit: jeffreyw

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