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Updated: Nov 17

Free registration for this year's Contest is now open and available here online. Registration deadline is Friday, December 8. (Be sure to read the rules!) Completed entries must be dropped off on Saturday, December 9, between 1 and 3 pm, with judging to follow. All gingerbread house entries will be on display at the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-4 pm.

Please be sure to read the rules here:

2023 D-H GINGERBREAD Rules and Process
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On Sunday, November 5, at Durand-Hedden House, a lucky small group of participants enjoyed an afternoon learning how to make incredible Gingerbread Houses with Sonya Selig and Lara Tomlin, multi-year winners of the Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Contest.

Download free gingerbread recipes, from Sonya and Lara, here:

Sonya Selig's recipes:

Sonya Selig gingerbread house recipes
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Lara Tomlin's recipe (credited to King Arthur Flour)

Lara Tomlin's gingerbread recipe
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Gingerbread House Workshop, November 5

Edible Jersey writer Elena Neoh provides a wonderful look at Durand-Hedden's annual Open Hearth Cooking program in this article, "Open Hearth Cooking, A history lesson at the fireside." This year's Open Hearth will be held on Sunday, January 21, 1pm to 4pm.

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