8 Takes on Gingerbread Recipes

8 Takes on Gingerbread Recipes

I want to eat ALL the gingerbread!

I drew this little picture to help represent my feelings on the subject of gingerbread.  Isn't it just wonderful?

Personally, I think there has not been enough gingerbread in my life this season.  With Christmas a mere EIGHT days away, I think this is a fact in need of remedying.  As such, I've rounded up just about every way you can get the flavor of gingerbread in before it's too late!  Okay, technically it's never too late... but I certainly enjoy gingerbread the most before New Year's Day.

It's so lucky that on the 8th day of Christmas my FitCakes gave to me 8 Gingerbread Recipes!  

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Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake + Walnut Streusel

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake + Walnut Streusel

Hey there sweet thang.

How you doin'?

Oh - HI!

I was just talking to this scrumptious little morsel - I mean... thinking about maybe having another slice of coffee cake?  

Didn't mean to get all PG-13 about it but... dang.  I try to limit myself on treats - healthy ones included  - but if there was ever a coffee cake to have another slice of, it would be this baby here.

 

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Crepes with Apple-Cranberry Chutney

Crepes with Apple-Cranberry Chutney

This crepe is basically what most of us expect of a crepe.  I’ve gone out specifically to get crepes at an actual creperie many a time, both here in town and when I spent a summer in Greece, but no matter where I am, or what crepe I order, I initially think “Paris” and “sweet.” 

Is that what pops into your mind, too?  Well, it wasn’t something I ate as a kid and I’ve never been to Paris… so why don’t we just blame it on the movies?

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FIT-sghetti + Meatballs (Spaghetti Squash and Turkey-Apple Meatballs with Brown Butter Sauce)

FIT-sghetti + Meatballs (Spaghetti Squash and Turkey-Apple Meatballs with Brown Butter Sauce)

On top of basghettiiiiiii, all covered with cheeeeeese, there lay my poor meatbaaaall, till somebody… Um, hello, ate it up because it was delicious! 

These meatballs will not be wasted by sneezing on them and subsequently allowing them to roll out the door and getting smashed by grandma’s horse-and-buggy, or whatever it is happens to runaway meatballs.

No, these meatballs are going to stay happily near their spaghetti, keeping the most dynamic of childhood-dinner duos firmly together.  And the spaghetti and meatballs that lay under the perfect sauce together, stay together.  Of course, it follows that those that stay together, grow up together, too.

  

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