5 Tips to Make Your Holiday Fresh & Festive
Add Seasonal Plants to Your Indoor Decor
Even if itâ€™s chilly or snowy outside, you can brighten up the indoors with some wonderful seasonal greenery and blooms! Try adding a poinsettia to your living room or kitchen. These traditional holiday plants should be placed near a window where they can get a good amount of sun, away from cold drafts and hot radiators. With regular watering and a bit of houseplant fertilizer, a poinsettia should stay beautiful all winter long.
If you use a natural Christmas tree or have a holiday wreath on your door, make sure you care for it properly. Mist wreaths daily with water when the temperature is above freezing, and check the water level in your treeâ€™s stand each day. Keep both trees and wreaths out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources like vents and radiators. These simple tips will keep them green and beautiful through the holidays.
Find Holiday Inspiration from Murrayâ€™s Cheese
Yum! Whether you like it creamy, crumbly or even blue, cheese is a must-have part of any holiday feast. Try out a new recipe this year with some help from the fine folks at Murrayâ€™s. Theyâ€™ve got some original recipe ideas to spark your creativity and satisfy your cheesy cravings.
Bake Up a Fruity Favorite
Pumpkin pie is always great around the holidaysâ€¦but why not give guests another delicious option with a scrumptious strawberry pie or a tempting blueberry crumble? This no-bake strawberry pie recipe uses gelatin in a pie crust for a dessert thatâ€™s as easy as, well, pie! And the blueberry crumble can be whipped up in a little more than half an hourâ€¦a tart-and-sweet treat!
Setting the Table â€“ Holiday Style
Wintertime fruits are great for snacking and serving, but did you know theyâ€™re good as decoration too? Pomegranates and apples can add a beautiful burst of color to your holiday table, and with a little tinkering can be made into wonderful name card stands and tea light holders. Find out how!
Butter Up Some Scones
If youâ€™ve never tried making scones before, youâ€™re in for a treat. These sweet, tasty pastries are a great breakfast option, best enjoyed with a pat of butter or a spoonful of homemade strawberry jam. Serve with a cup of your favorite tea for a traditional British touch!