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sparkle kitchen: blueberry buccellati

On the Ninth Day of Martin & Sylvia's Twelve Days of Christmas Story Collection, Martin and Sylvia are throwing a big party with neighbors and friends. Sylvia has the event completely planned out, but right from the start circumstances get in the way. Momma encourages Sylvia to make room for change, and they listen to the Tullyport Christmas Tale “Blueberry Buccellati.”...

Our Nine Favorite Homemade Holiday Gifts

These nine projects make for wonderful holiday gifts, whether you make them for friends and family (with the help of children!) or you create them for the members of your own dear home....

Our Nine Favorite Holiday Treats

We have so many yummy recipes to go with our holiday stories. We rounded up nine of our favorite holiday treats - to inspire your December days!...

sparkle kitchen: “small batch” gingerbread cookies

On the sixth day of Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar, in the story “Day 6: The Bakers,” Martin and Sylvia aren’t sure the sixth day of Advent is going to be so magical since they are just running errands with Daddy. But when they get to the bakery, they get a surprise invitation that turns their afternoon into sweet fun. Martin and Sylvia have a good time helping out at the bakery and enjoy gingerbread cookies as a reward for all of their hard work — a magical sixth day of Advent, indeed!...

sparkle kitchen: fromage forte

In the Junkyard Tales story “The Junkyard Feast: A Story of Thanksgiving,” it is time for the annual Junkyard Feast. In this autumn celebration, the Junkyard animals cook special dishes in gratitude for all they have given each other throughout the year. But when Ben Thompson, clever cat, learns that Sergeant will be spending the feast day with the Warden and his family, he insists that they must make something delicious for Sergeant before he leaves. The result is a last-minute...