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Last Minute Inspiration For Your Christmas Day Menu


  Have you planned and shopped for you Christmas Day menu? If you need further inspiration for your big festive feast then check out the archive! It’s full of great recipes and ideas that range from traditional drinks to fabulous roasts. There’s plenty of lovely recipes that are perfect for vegetarians and for those who need to […]

Go Dipping This Christmas And Make A Fab Festive Chocolate Treat


We all love a festive chocolate treat, no matter what time of day it is! However, I’ve decided not to share recipes where loads of chocolate is used (thinking of thick frosted cakes here) but instead, where it’s used to enhance the final product. Dipping things in Chocolate is a fine festive tradition and there […]

Fabulous Vegetarian Christmas Dishes Even A Meat Eater Would Love


Can you really enjoy a vegetarian Christmas dinner? Yep, of course you can! From what I can see, celebrity chefs are bringing to the fore some really exciting dishes. I’m not expecting Gordon Ramsay to put out a vegetarian cook book any time soon though. However, people like Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith have come […]

How To Get The Perfect Christmas Roast Chicken, Turkey Or Goose


When it comes to cooking a chicken, turkey or goose for Christmas, you’ve got to know how to get them ready for the oven. After all, you want your Christmas roast with moist meat and full of flavour! Each bird requires it’s own particular preparation. That’s mainly due to the denseness of the meat and the fat […]

Three Traditional Mulled Wine Recipes For The Festive Season


When it comes to drinks for Christmas. the first one that comes to mind for most of us is mulled wine. It’s such a traditional drink in the UK that the older versions are now long forgotten, well nearly! I’m sure that most would consider mulled wine as a European invention. However, according to Wikipedia… […]

Amazing Amazon Deals For Great Last Minute Kitchen Gifts!


Despite the great savings that were available on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Cheeky Tuesday and Wistful Wednesday (Ok, I made up the ones for Tuesday and Wednesday), there are still bargains to be had. In particular, Amazon has a whole section dedicated to the latest deals. Though you have to be quick as they don’t […]

Inspiring Ideas For Your Vegetarian Christmas Menu!


How are you getting on with planning a vegan or vegetarian Christmas? Have you got family members or friends who are leading a meat-free lifestyle? Are you having trouble deciding what to cook for them? Well, I’ve been researching the Intertubes and along the way I found some inspiration I think you’re gonna like. I’m not […]

Something Extra For Christmas – Mary Berry’s Mincemeat And Orange Tarts


Today, I’m featuring a video where Mary Berry lovingly creates mincemeat and orange tarts. She makes them with orange flavoured pastry that’s really easy to do. For an extra special mince pie, she adds dried chopped apricots to the mincemeat and tops off each one with grated marzipan. Christmas and Mary Berry, what a great combination! By […]

Celebrate Christmas With A Glass Of Eggnog!


Right, it’s time for a Christmas drink. We’re going to take a look at eggnog! If you’re having bit of a giggle about this, then please don’t. Right now it’s a very popular search term on Google. It seems that Americans and Canadians love it, and a version of eggnog is very popular with the people […]

Christmas Roast Potato Recipes You Need To Know


A traditional Christmas dinner requires perfectly cooked roast potatoes – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Of course, each chef and cook have their own ideas of how spuds should be prepared and cooked. What’s important at the end of the day is how good they taste. Flavour plays a huge part in the […]