Author: Michele Aucello

Make It: Pistachio and Cranberry Holiday Biscotti

Photo: David Croxford Pistachios and cranberries lend some Christmas cheer to tasty biscotti. We kept ours simple but you could drizzle frosting on one side and even add red and green sprinkles for a festive touch. Ingredients: 2 large eggs…

Keiki Craft: Santa Countdown Calendar

Do you have a color printer, some lined-paper and some tape? Then you and your child can make a simple Christmas Countdown Calendar. It's also a good way for little ones to practice their cutting skills! Directions 1. We Googled “Santa Face”…

4 Fun Ways to Countdown to Christmas

As keiki eagerly anticipate Christmas, make counting down the days a fun event for whole family. Photo: Michele AucelloThe elves often arrive to help with our Christmas traditions. Hang an Ornament Each Day We have a little wooden advent calendar…

Make It: Thankful Tree and Turkey

When it comes to the holidays, my family hits the ground running. As soon as Halloween is over, we start thinking about Thanksgiving. The Thankful Tree is a good way to channel creative energy and reminds us all of the…

Make It: Turkey Place Cards

Make your guests feel special at Thanksgiving with cute, keiki-created place cards. Materials Small pumpkins and gourds Googly eyes Yellow and red felt Hot glue gun Toothpicks Index cards Instructions Write each guest's name on an index card.  Attach the…

Recipe: “Pumpkin” Thankful Rolls

Every year, between Halloween and Thanksgiving, we write down what we are thankful for. We usually post our notes on a Thankful tree. This year we will try something different—we will hide our notes and try to guess who wrote…