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Gingerbread
Home Sweet Gingerbread Home

Gingerbread
Gingerbread


Home Sweet Gingerbread Home
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.8

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    candy-studded, catholic, decor, extravagance, gable, heights-literally, novice, record-breaking, sheetrock, structural, tartar, wince, qualify, luscious, overboard, building
     content words:    Roger Pelcher, Wilton Industries, Tootsie Rolls


Home Sweet Gingerbread Home
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Building a house can be fun and rewarding, and building an edible house is also sweet! Making a gingerbread house is a part of many families' holiday traditions. It is an edible home sweet home.
 
2     Gingerbread has been enjoyed by many people for centuries. Catholic monks baked it for festivals and holidays. They baked it on saints' feast days to honor the saint. The monks had a unique way of creating patterns on the moist dough. They used a wooden carved cookie board. They rolled the dough over it, and the pattern on the board was pressed into the dough.
 
3     Settlers from Europe brought their gingerbread recipes to America. Soon, lots of people enjoyed baking gingerbread houses and cookies, and they developed their own recipes. Today, even a novice baker can create an impressive gingerbread house covered with gooey gumdrops and lengths of luscious licorice. Experts compete in gingerbread house contests, and there is even a Guinness world record for the largest gingerbread house.

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