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A little confusion about the origin of the recipe, but nothing gingerbread with lemon sauce can’t fix

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Thanks so much to the folks at Pillsbury for sponsoring this post and for providing Pillsbury products for me to have some fun with.

A few years ago I was asked to contribute a family recipe to a fundraiser cookbook.  Immediately I knew that I’d choose Pink Salad, a staple at every Thanksgiving and Christmas throughout my childhood and a recipe passed down from my great grandmother, Edna.  I told my mom all about how I chose this special heirloom recipe and she laughed.

“That recipe isn’t from Edna!  It’s something I clipped out of the newspaper!”

Oh. Well.

As soon as I was contacted about baking with Pillsbury, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Gingerbread with my mother’s unique lemon sauce.  Never before in the history of gingerbread eating have people ever had this delicious combination!

I called my mom at work and asked her for the recipe for the lemon sauce.  Since she doesn’t have a photographic memory (SHEESH!), I had to wait ALL DAY to hear back from her with the recipe.  She finally called me when she got home and I set to work making the gingerbread and with the super secret surprise lemon sauce.

“This recipe came off the side of a Pillsbury Gingerbread Mix box,” she told me.

“So this isn’t like, a family recipe?  Something only people in our family do?” I asked.

“No, it came right off the side of a Pillsbury Gingerbread Mix box.”

Oh. Well.

I guess it does.  How about that? That lemon sauce recipe IS right on the side of the Gingerbread mix.

ANY.WAY.  I got Ella dressed appropriately in a gingerbread man apron to help make the gingerbread.  Since it had to bake for 25-30 minutes and the lemon sauce requires that you stir it constantly for at least 7 minutes, she quickly lost interest until the cake was finished baking and ready for a generous drizzling of lemon sauce.

“Mommy,” Ella asked once she saw the gingerbread, “Why doesn’t it look like a gingerbread man? There’s a gingerbread man on the box?”

It’s an easy mistake to make.  Like mother, like daughter.

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