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Gingerbread is one of those seasonal treats that we rarely see outside of the holidays; yet it can be utilized for so many entertaining, engaging and creative activities for all ages all year round. The beauty of this tasty building material is in the infinite number of shapes and engineering marvels you can construct with it.

No matter how many of these enormously gratifying projects I undertake, I always get halfway through and realize my intent far surpasses my abilities or time. My advice to you is to start small and work your way up. As with so many things in life, planning is the key to success.

No confection represents the holidays quite as well as gingerbread, does it? The term gingerbread describes
both the hard cookie used to make gingerbread houses and the soft, moist loaf cakes. But, before you take your next bite, here some amazing facts about gingerbread you can share with your family and friends during the holiday season.

Ginger and gingerbread have a long and ancient history Ginger, a common spice today, used to be considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago. The ginger root was first cultivated in ancient China. Both India and China used it as a tonic to treat indigestion and upset stomachs.

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