Weekly Roundup: Prefer Not To Talk About My Christmas Shopping Edition

Gingerbread Ornaments

I would rather make gingerbread ornaments than do my Christmas shopping.

It is December 18th. Have I done my Christmas shopping? I prefer not to answer that question.

Recipes I want to try:

And in other Internet news:

  • Everyone should read this New York Times article about the holiday layer cakes of Alabama. It’s a wonderful piece on how these cakes figure into the community there.
  • The Arugula Files has a roundup of classy and trashy recipes for your holiday parties. I would like a trashy appetizer please.
  • I am a sucker for a gingerbread house – so I can’t resist a gingerbread castle. Via Top Shelf.
  • Brightest Young Things has a 2009 wrap up from DC’s food bloggers and foodies. Newsflash – Tim Carman hates cupcakes.
  • Young and Hungry has named five dishes to its DC “hall of fame.” I will admit it here – I only voted for the things I had eaten. It was a good thing I could only vote for five.

Happy Friday!



  1. Those cookies are so pretty. Brown/pink/green combo is so nice!

    • moderndomestic said

      Thanks! They were my project last year, when I had a tree. It was so much fun to make them!

  2. mary said

    How do you prevent yourself from eating the ornaments?

    • moderndomestic said

      Hah! Actually, those cookies were completely tasteless, so they were perfect for ornaments. They smelled nice, though. It’s from a really old Martha Stewart Cookbook – back when her recipes were pretty hit or miss (my mother always had a bunch of problems with her recipes in MS’s old, like, early 90s cookbooks).

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