Is building a gingerbread house a childhood rite of passage in your house? I have vague recollections of frustrating construction attempts and lopsided cookie cottages from my youth. If only we'd had some of these instructions and templates, maybe we could've built something truly spectacular. Nah.
This could be the year for your gingerbread chef d'oeuvre. Check out one of these how tos to build something edible and unique.