from Princess Jamie's Kitchen

Easy Gingerbread House

    I found this recipe in a flyer in our newspaper from "KRAFT food & family. The picture is from that flyer also.

    8 sq. HONEY MAID Honey Grahams
    2 1/2 cups Royal Frosting
    or prepared white frosting
    Oreo Cookies for roof
    and candies for decorations

    *Cut graham crackers into the right shapes and sizes, using a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion. A straight-edge knife is more likely to break the crackers.

    *Using 1 cracker for floor and 4 for walls, assemble house, sealing all seams with frosting. To form roof support, cut 1 cracker in half diagonally and use use frosting to attach cut-sides to opposite ends of house. To complete roof, use frosting to attach 2 more crackers, sealing all edges. Allow house to dry completely.

    *Decorate as desired using remaining frosting, cookies, crackers and candies.

    Royal Frosting (holds house together better than store-bought frosting)

    *Beat 3 Tbsp. meringue powder, 1/2 tsp. cream of tarter and 6 Tbsp., warm water with electric hand mixer at high speed until blended. Slowly add 2 cups powdered sugar on low speed until blended; beat on high speed about 5 min. until stiff peaks form.

    *Cover icing at all times to prevent hardening. To store several hours or overnight, place plastic wrap directly on surface of icing; refrigerate. Beat with mixer until stiff before using. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

    Our Christmas Dinner

    We are Cooking up something very special for the holidays
    Here is our Christmas Dinner for 2000 & 2001.

    Meats: 2 Tukeys and Baked Ham
    Cornbread Dressing
    Vegtables: Green Bean Casserole and
    Yams with Pineapples and marshmellows
    Fruit Salad with whip cream
    Dinner Rolls

    Desserts: Strawberry Holiday Trifle
    and Holiday Cookies

    Meats: Roast Leg of Lamb and Baked Ham
    Vegtables: Green Bean Casserole and Broccoli-Rice Casserole
    Cornbread made from Tree shaped muffins
    Cranberry Relish in Orange Bowl
    Spinach - Tomatoe Salad
    Red & Green Jello whipped with Cool-whip
    Sparkling Dessert in wine glasses
    made with Sparkling White Grape Gelatin
    Desserts: Butterfingerballs - recipe below
    and Quick and Easy Holiday Trifle

    Most recipes are from the book: "Favorite Brand Name Best Loved HOLIDAY RECIPES" Publications International, Ltd

    Both years we set 2 tables because of all the family that eats Christmas Dinner at our house. The table for the adults was set with a green tablecloth and new white dinnerware edged in red with a green tree in the center. Mom got a gold flatware set for her Christmas present this year. The glasses were edged in gold. We had green, red and gold linen napkins in Gold Napkin Rings.

    The kids table was set with a beautiful blue tablecloth with snowmen. Our new dinnerware were snowmen too. We even had linen snowmen napkins.

    Cinnamon Rolls

    Christmas Ornament Recipes

    ButterFinger Balls

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    New Years Food

    St. Patrick's Day Recipes

    Easter Cookies

    Recipes for Summer Fun

    Christmas Desserts and Gift Recipes
    by Vickie from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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