Category Archives: Decorating

Chocolate Mint Leaves

Chocolate Mint Leaves

There seem to be two camps in baking: decorating and pastry. That is, those who focus more on the decorating aspect of baking and others whose interests lie on the pastry and dessert side of the craft.  I love both, and I’m thoroughly obsessed with every aspect of baking from pastry, desserts, candy, decorating and everything in between.

Gingerbread House, From Dough to Decorating

Gingerbread House, From Dough to Decorating

I believe in the power of love and the joy of giving, and it is a creed that I strive to instill in my little ones. For the last five years around the holidays, my kids and I have forged a tradition that we hold dear. We build a gingerbread house each weekend in December and choose various charities to donate them to. The rule in our house is that they can have treats to enjoy while building the house, but once it’s done, it’s donated to a worthy cause. The particular one in this recipe was made with the utmost love and donated to a local domestic violence shelter which houses the most brave women and children you will ever meet.

A beautiful holiday season to all, and may peace, love and the aroma of delectable goodies baking fill your homes all the year through.