We’re a little belated, but here’s the Christmas episode of Gingham and Steel Bakes! Episode 8 – Gingerbread House! Recipe and notes after the episode: Show Notes: OMG I was mortified when I realized the icing had gone everywhere. I’m glad my editor cut away from my face at that moment, because I was NOT PLEASED. Honestly, I feel like almost every episode has had some major mishap, though I don’t think that’s a bad thing. (“I’m relatable! We all make mistakes, right?!”)
Truthfully, it’s not that bad to me. I do better in warm climates, both because I tend to get cold easily and because I grew up playing outside all summer in sweltering 90+ degree heat in St. Louis, which is also incredibly humid. So I don’t really mind it. But I do notice it! And I have discovered my favorite trick for beating the heat: Frozen yogurt. I grew up with a love for both frozen yogurt and “real” ice cream, thanks to my mom and dad, who favor the different camps
It started during my days at a desk job, when I’d get SUPER bored and have nothing to do and read endless articles and blogs on the Internet. Eventually, one of the bloggers I was reading linked to Pinterest, and the scrapbooker in me freaked the heck out. I could pin endless images? I could organize them in as many categories as I wanted? I could scroll through them for eternity? I know, most of you probably don’t need a rundown of why Pinterest was so phenomenal to me.