Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas from MetaCynth

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Holiday Helper Hints: Charming Décor

Looking for that little something that will make your tree or walls unique? How about using things that you already have, or things that you can reuse after the holidays are over?

Charms, earrings, jewelry, and old scraps from leftover projects make nice additions to any holiday décor.

Christmas Decorations

A small 18” craft table tree makes a great display item or centerpiece for your holiday meals. Decorate this tree with small things you have around the house. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Helper Hints: The Crock Pot

Feeling the hustle and bustle of holiday planning? I know I am. With so many things on my to-do list it can sometimes be difficult to enjoy the wonder that the holiday season brings, not to mention finding the extra time to shop for the perfect gifts for everyone on my list. So I decided to break out the good old trusty Crock Pot. Spend less time cooking and more time enjoying those priceless moments that make holiday merriment memorable.

Crock Pot

I seem to forget that I have a slow cooker sitting on my kitchen counter, just waiting to be used.

While I was hanging out with some of my girlfriends at our local Barnes & Nobles a couple weeks ago, I wandered upon a Crock Pot recipe book that was geared for the Holiday season. The book was Phyllis Pellman Good’s “Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cook Book 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes Recipes.” While some of the recipes were simple slow cooker meals that can be found in Good’s other “Fix-It and Forget-It”crock pot recipe books, a few recipes were perfect for this busy holiday season (I will share 2 recipes in this post).

So I rolled up my sleeves, cleaned off my crock pot and gathered my ingredients. One simple recipe I want to introduce you to is the “Christmas Meatloaf.” Read the rest of this entry »