Gingerbread Houses

One of my favorite holiday traditions
is to make gingerbread houses...


Owner-Chef Duskie
  Estes, of Zazu and Bovolo restaurants in Sonoma County, along with her two girls, puts on three consecutive Sundays of wonderful gingerbread making afternoons at the Bovolo restaurant in Healdsburg, CA. We went yesterday and there are two more Sundays (Dec 9 & 16) of house making coming up if you want to make a reservation!

I took my two faerie-god-daughters and their mom and my friend Lynnette (who changed out of her garden designing duds) to spend the afternoon in frosting, every candy imaginable, all shapes and sizes of cereal and cookies, cinnamon sticks, and hot cider (mochas for us "older-kids") and hot-delicious, slices of Bovolo's famous pizza...





At the end of our time together...
we had four houses to bring home to our homes,
bringing cheer to the long nights ahead!!!


Here is a link I found on line with instructions for making your own gingerbread house!
But one of the great things about joining Duskie and her girls is that she has everything all ready for you!!! And... it is a time of coming together as a community of kids and grownups and sharing inspiration and ideas and a whole lot of fun...

Gingerbread House Recipe