Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Each year at Christmas time, my children enjoy creating a gingerbread house. They use icing and candies to decorate it, calling to mind the witch’s house in the story of Hansel and Gretel.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Gingerbread House. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

When we break off a piece of this house to taste, however, we are not in danger of being captured and eaten by an evil witch! What we are in danger of, though, is being tempted to break off another piece to savour the taste of the gingerbread.

What I enjoy the most of our gingerbread house tradition is the joy my children experience as they work on their creation. And the scent of the gingerbread as it permeates our home.

Do you enjoy making gingerbread houses in your home?

(This post was inspired by the prompt, home, given by the folks at WordPress.com)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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About Colline Kook-Chun

I am an educator, blogger, wife and mother. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, crafting, photography, and spending time with my family.
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32 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

  1. newsferret says:

    Thanks for setting me drooooooooling :D

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    • Colline says:

      Oh no! Not the best time to do this as gingerbread houses are rare this time of year :)

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      • sandraconner says:

        Although this is the time of year that a lot of stores have the gingerbread house kits on sale for 1/2 and 3/4 off regular price. I have a friend who had always wanted to build a gingerbread house but never had a chance as a kid. When he was 51, he came across one of the kits on sale shortly after Christmas and bought it. He decided he was going to fulfill a lifelong dream. He loved every minute of it and, except for the small sections I ate, he ate the whole thing.

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        • Colline says:

          Just goes to show it is never too late to try something. Gingerbread house building was not something I grew up with but it is a tradition I have enjoyed sharing with my children when we came to live in Canada.

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  2. This looks great- I tried a few times with the kids and ours never came out!

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  3. cocomino says:

    How cute. We ate similar cake last Chirstmas.

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  4. Gemma says:

    Never made one at home. Did at school. Yours is yummy looking. :-)

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  5. With my children grown and gone…this is one of the things I don’t do anymore. Thanks for sharing your cute house!

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  6. Jo says:

    Lovely home link. We love gingerbread houses at Christmas too x

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  7. sandraconner says:

    Great take on this challenge, Colline!

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  8. aFrankAngle says:

    No gingerbread houses here … but I do have some tasty ginger biscotti courtesy of Costco.

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  9. colonialist says:

    *sob, weep and wail* I’ve never seen a gingerbread house!

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  10. We love making Gingerbread houses at our house. I even used to bake them all from SCRATCH many years ago. OMG! Now we buy the kits and I am so much happier to just help decorate them than having to bake all the parts. I love putting a big, white paper table cloth on the table and just pouring oodles of candy onto it. At the end I can just roll it up and throw the mess away. Love the pic Colline!

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    • Colline says:

      You have now given me a tip for next year :)
      I rely on the kits too. I have thought of baking it myself and have looked for recipes – but always seem to run out of time. We now know which brand we like the taste of and always buy that one.

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  11. A sweet and fun home indeed.

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  12. Leanne Cole says:

    It looks so lovely, and very tasty. I have never made one, I must try it one day.

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  13. eof737 says:

    Lovely.. Haven’t had it in ages. ;-)

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