When we asked for your own gingerbread-house creations, I was surprised by the number of entries. There were 30 of them, and each one is fantastic! If you missed it, we posted the first fifteen entries this morning, but now it's time for the next fifteen! This set covers everything from a beach hut to a concert stage, including a replica Snoopy dog house! To check out the neighborhood, read more
This month we challenged you to create your own gingerbread house. I thought that a few of you might take me up on it, but I didn't think 30 of you would! Our neighborhood ranges from Hello Kitty to toy trains, and they were so beautiful and creative, you put our houses to shame. There were so many creations I've split the list up into two parts. Part one is below, and part two will be posted later today. Be sure to look through them all!
Start with entries one through fifteen, just read more
CasaSugar recently asked which Sugar HQ gingerbread house you preferred. It's been a back and forth struggle between PartySugar's Snowy Log Cabin and BuzzSugar's Dr. Gingerbread House. However — mostly because we've got a healthy sibling-like competitive spirit — we want to know which of ours do you prefer? Party's Traditional Cabin or my Mid-Century Modern? Be honest, we're tough skinned!
And, if you want to get in on the gingerbread making fun, we're still accepting gingerbread house submissions. Get them in by tomorrow to be included in the Friday "neighborhood" roundup!
If you've been inspired by all of our gingerbread action, then why don't you get cooking and create something too?! There's still time to enter our gingerbread house challenge. Read below to find out how.
I hereby challenge you to create your very own gingerbread house. You could make it with homemade gingerbread, or store-bought; you could even use graham crackers or a kit! So use your imagination, set aside an afternoon and get decorating!
Here's how to get your submission included in our roundup:
- On TeamSugar, or on your own blog or photostream elsewhere, upload photos of your gingerbread house creation (be sure to include a link to this post).
- Notify me via email (email@example.com) or PM by Tuesday, Dec. 18 with the following information:
- Name you want me to use & city (so I can give credit)
- Your blog name or TeamSugar name
- Link to your post
- A photo of your gingerbread house - preferably 200px wide
I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! The full "neighborhood" roundup will be posted on Dec. 21.
TeamSugar member sarahkushner inspired us all with her root beer float cupcake and now she's hoping to do it again. This time around she's proposing an Elvis cupcake challenge. Actually make that the deep fried Elvis cupcake challenge. That's right, she's provided a recipe for a poundcake cupcake that is filled with bananas and peanut butter and then deep fried, and she wants you to make it!
If you're interested in making this creation (she says she's going to do it eventually, but maybe you can beat her to it!) then check out what she has to say.
A few weeks ago, I shared 26 entries for our love of ice cream challenge. All 26 of these were wonderful, but apparently it wasn't the end. I was going through my junk mailbox and somehow not one, not two, not three or four, but FIVE entries had been marked as spam! I knew I wouldn't feel right until these five entries were shared with you guys, so I've decided to do a follow-up roundup. Here are the five missing entries, making it a total of 31 folks who love ice cream. Thanks again to everyone who participated! To check out the missing entries (you know the mint chocolate chunk is screaming your name!), read more
Well everyone, it looks like we do indeed all scream for ice scream! I am so impressed, when I asked you all to submit your own ice cream post, I was not expecting such a great turnout - there were 26 entries! They ranged from adult ice cream sodas to watermelon bombs and everything in between. One of my personal favorites even has a video to accompany it.
Entries #1 & #2
Our first two entries come from TeamSugar members beamer1 and crispet1. For this challenge they've put their minds together and have come up with a mango frappe and a scoop of mango ice cream with sticky rice. They both sound amazing, I'm not sure which one I would choose!
Entries #3 & 4
TeamSugar member sumnboutme wants to make sure we know about Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream with flavors like Thai Chili, Salty Caramel and Goat Cheese with Balsamic Cherries, how can you go wrong?! Sumnboutme also wants to make sure we check out her recipe for a Lemon Fog Martini - vodka, triple sec, lemon sorbet, sign me up!
J in Walnut Creek has a great story about how when she was a child, she and her pal stole ice cream, dropped it on the floor and ate it anyway. Loved it!
It's as if TS member luvbriere is trying to melt my heart. What could be better than an orange custard ice cream? How about and orange custard that is mixed with chocolate chips and caramel & chocolate swirls.
To check out the rest of the spectacular ice cream roundup (and believe me, it's worth it, you guys were awesome), read more
Don't forget to get your submissions in by today!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This month I thought it would be fun if we all got together to share our favorite ice cream related posts. Last month's candy challenge proved to be so much fun, that I'm positive this will be a blast as well. So set aside a few minutes and pull together a post that talks about your favorite ice cream. It can be ice cream recipes (either actual ice cream recipes, or recipes that use ice cream as an ingredient - root beer float anyone?!), stories about ice cream, odes to ice cream, a photo of a shirt with an ice cream cone on it, anything!
Here's how to get your post included in our roundup:
- On TeamSugar, or on your own blog elsewhere, write about your favorite ice cream flavor, ice cream recipe, a recipe using ice cream or just a great ice cream story (be sure to include a link to this post).
- Notify me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or PM by July 27 with the following information:
- Name & city (so I can give credit)
- Your blog name or TeamSugar name
- Permalink to your post
- A 100x100 pixel image that goes with your post (optional)
I can't wait for the roundup! Yay for ice cream!
I was so excited to open up my inbox and see it stuffed with I Heart Candy submissions. You guys are really amazing and totally impress me, from cookies to truffles and everything in between, you guys really love your candy! There are 20 entries total, so let's just get this candy-loving party started!
Oh and if you sent one in and it didn't appear here, use the contact form above to drop me a line and I'll get it added!
Our first entry comes from TeamSugar member calibabi who wrote in to share her recipes for Rolo Cookies and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. I think I know what I'll be baking this weekend!
Kate from A Way To Eat took her home state Vermont into consideration when she made maple walnut pepper crunch. This looks fantastic over ice cream, but I bet I could eat handfuls on its own!
Utah-based Heather from dustbunnies wrote in to tell about her favorite new candy: Bertie Botts Every Flavored Jelly Bean. As someone who's a big Harry Potter fan, I was excited to hear that she and her family love to play Bertie Botts russian roulette. Hope you don't end up with the vomit flavored one!
For SIXTEEN more sweet entries, read more
I hope you've been enjoying National Candy Month as much as we have - in addition to eating our candy, we've been baking with it and drooling over it too! If you need an excuse to celebrate, don't forget our I Heart Candy challenge. All you have to do is write a blog post about candy (and let us know about it)! In your post you can talk about your favorite candy, come up with a recipe using your fave candy, make a drink that tastes like candy, whatever strikes your fancy! We've received some great submissions, but if you haven't turned yours in yet, there's still time! Be sure to check out all the submission details and come back this Friday, June 22, for a full candy roundup!