Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Do you have visions of the beach calling for you and you must go? Are you longing for the relaxing sounds of the waves and a picture-perfect sunset? Sky above, sand below, peace within. Unfortunately, it is the rainy season now \u2013 hence, your family's beach holiday plan may have to be put on hold, but this should not stop you from getting beach-ready at home. We are going to share with you a couple of tips to bring the beach home to you without the sand and surf! GET CRAFTY I never realised how much my kids missed the sandy beach and its crystal-clear waters until I saw my youngest son making a beach-inspired craft using a sponge and his building blocks. He basically made his own oasis at home! UNLEASH YOUR KITCHEN GODDESS CREATIVITY Wherever you are, bring your own sunshine; do not let anything stop you from having a little fun during this stay-at-home season. Kitchen is truly a great place to unleash our creativity. Get the kids involved to make this beach-themed starfish cookie to celebrate beach days all summer long. Preparation time: 30 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes \tStarfish Cut Out Cookies \t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t250 g Plain flour120 g Powdered sugar150 g Cold butter2 tbsp Milk1\/2 tsp \u00a0Vanilla extract1\/4 tsp Salt150 g Toasted skinless peanutsMelted dark chocolate\t \t \t\tCombine flour, powdered sugar, salt, and cold butter in a mixer.Add fresh milk and vanilla extract and continue mixing until the dough comes together.Cover the dough with a cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.Work on small portions of dough at a time, while keeping the rest of the dough chilled in the refrigerator.Use a rolling pin to flatten a small portion of the dough.Cut out dough using star-shaped cookie cutters.Arrange cookie dough on a lined baking tray.Roll the remaining dough and cut out cookie shapes until all dough is used up.Bake in a preheated oven at 170\u00b0C for 20 minutes.Cool cookies on a wire rack.Toast skinless peanuts until golden.Coarsely blend toasted peanuts to resemble sand.Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler.Dip one side of the cookie surface in melted chocolate.Press into crushed peanuts.Repeat until all cookies are coated with dark chocolate and crushed peanuts.Serve on crushed toasted peanuts to have your own sandy beach at home!\t \t \t\t\t Now, it is your turn to create your own cuti-cuti-inspired cookies or cupcakes and stand a chance to win kitchen appliances worth up to RM1,000 when you join our Taste of the Holidays contest. Visit our special Cuti-Cuti Family page for more info!