Leprechaun Tricks

'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"

Strawberry Ghosts

Need a berry good idea for a classroom snack? These little ghosts are quick, easy, and cute! Ingredients: strawberries white melting chocolate. mini chocolate chips wax paper Directions: Melt the … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Dog Mummies

Here’s a tasty treat for your little ghoul’s lunchbox. Ingredients: one tube of biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 4 hot dogs ketchup, mustard, relish (optional) Directions: Place a … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toothy Grins

Looking for a healthy-ish Halloween snack? This might work for a topical classroom treat. We cut an apple in sixths, then cut the core off the back of each piece. … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spider Cookies

Images of “spider” cookies have been floating around Pinterest so we decided to give them a try. They were tricker than we thought and might be frustrating for kids to … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment


We saw images of green Frankenstein desserts on Pinterest and decided to try our own. Since each pudding cup has the equivalent of three crushed Oreos on top, we decided … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Healthy Halloween Snack ideas

Looking for more healthy Halloween treats? Try these witch’s brooms. Ingredients: Pretzel sticks Sliced cheese, such as Swiss or Provolone Chives or green onions Directions: Unwrap a slice of cheese. … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pumpkin Shaped Gratitude 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 … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Double Chocolate Muffins as a Healthy Halloween Treat

Since the kids are sure to get a hearty dose of sugar this Halloween, how about whipping up a healthy sweet the kids will go crazy for? My family loves … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shamrock Pancakes

Surprise your little ones this St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrocks for breakfast. If they ask why they are green, tell them the leprechauns must have messed with the ingredients.   … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Healthy Shamrock Shake

We pass a McDonald’s on the way to and from school. Each March the kids notice the Shamrock Shake sign up and ask if we can stop. I say, “Let’s … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Irish Soda Bread, Two Ways

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. We made our favorite Irish Soda bread recipe, tried a new recipe, and had fun with the resulting taste test. The best part? The … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kaffir Lime Cashews

When the kids started selling kaffir lime leaves a the Farmer’s Market, no one knew what to do with them. We printed out our favorite Evil Jungle Prince recipe (included … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Easter Bunny Buns

Use your favorite bread dough recipe or pick some up from the grocery store. With a few twists and sprinkles, you and your child can make Easter Bunny Rolls for … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Waffle Pizzas

Did you know you could make pizzas using a waffle iron? Purchase or make your favorite pizza dough, assemble your favorite toppings and plug in your waffle iron. This is … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minion Valentine

Who doesn’t love the cute little Minions from Despicable Me? Here’s a Valentine idea suitable for girls and boys of all ages. Materials: Milano-brand cookies Powdered sugar Milk Blue food … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sweet Graduation Treats, Two Ways

Two Sweet Graduation Treats It’s that time of year – and here’s a sweet way to say “congratulations” to the graduate! Brownie-Pop Graduation Caps  Materials: 1 box of brownie mix … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our “15 Seconds” in Honolulu Family Magazine

Check out the kids making popsicles in the Summer, 2013 issue of Honolulu Family Magazine. This “Cool Pops” photo shoot was a ton of fun! We are already working on something … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Our Favorite Baba Ghanoush and Pesto Recipes

We served these two dishes when the 1st and 2nd graders came to visit. We wanted to show them what we were currently making from the plants in our garden. … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Teacher Appreciation Gift – Breakfast In Bed

Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up – are you ready? This granola has become a favorite with some of the teachers at my kids’ school. We thought we’d dress it … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Aucello’s Famous Lilikoi Lemon Bars

  At least once a year, the lilikoi vines all over our garden flower and fruit, leaving us with hundred of lilikoi, or passion fruit. We eat them for breakfast, … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

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