Gingerbread House – Chalet

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This chalet style gingerbread house uses licorice for a fence and large gumdrops for the walkway edges. They have lined the roof with smaller gumdrops and used fake snow around the base of the house. The hole was left in the front to add a nice detail. These can be cut out with cookie cutters before baking.

Ice Cream Cone Snack “Vessel”

253286_628781833818575_520022364_nUse colored ice cream cones to serve up small portions of goodies the next time you have company over. They are a fun conversation starter and the vessel becomes a snack too. That means you have nothing to clean up afterwards. It will surely put a great big smile on your guests faces.

Snowman Poop Gift/Stocking Stuffer

537488_503311779690027_414003805_nWhat a funny little stocking stuffer or present to give to kids old and new. Use large marshmallows for adult snowman “poop” and small for baby snowman “poop”. Use zippy baggies that you can get from the grocery store or department store and top off with the label we have provided here.

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Canning Suggestions

JUST THE RIGHT SIZE
Get ready to preserve a bit of summer when the abundance of fresh produce flits farmers markets and roadside stands. Large canning jars are great for the big jobs, but you need tiny jars, such as those made by Bali, for saving goodies from backyard gardens. Their wide-mouth, one-piece, screw-on lids make it easy to save small batches, and the size is right for gifts from your kitchen. Pick up a carton of them as soon as they appear in stores—they get away quickly. That way, when the spirit hits to can a little something you’ll be set.