Updated March 05, 2021
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Whether you have little ones in the house or are just a kid at heart, you’ll be inspired by The Gingerbread Architect (Clarkson Potter, October 2008; $22.50). Created by an architect (Susan Matheson) and professional baker (Lauren Chattman), these gingery dwellings are exquisite and delicious. Beginners should try the basic Cape Cod house or Adirondack camp.

Frances A. Largeman-Roth, RD, is Health’s Senior Food and Nutrition Editor.