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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 […]

BBC TV And Radio Programs To Watch Out For This Christmas


It seems that this Christmas the BBC has food and cooking pretty much covered. There’s the Festive edition of ‘Bake Off, Nigella is doing her thing and I’m glad to see that Rick Stein has a new series! There’s also a couple of BBC Radio shows that you might be interested in. I’ve taken a […]

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 […]

Have You Got Leftovers Lurking In The Fridge? Here’s How To Use Them


You can’t help but have leftovers, especially if you prepared a large meal for family and friends over the festive period. I bet you’ve got more than a few bowls of food sitting in your fridge. Let’s not waste them, here’s a few ideas that I have found! I really like the pasties from Delicious […]

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Want Less Stress This Christmas? Try This All-In-One Roast Lamb Recipe


There are so many different options when it comes to the Christmas Day main meal. Most will go for a roast, something like chicken, turkey or perhaps beef. But how does lamb grab you? What you really need is a simple dish that doesn’t need the endless prep. A recipe that doesn’t demand that you stay in […]

9 Great Recipes That Will Change Your Mind About Brussels Sprouts


What could be more traditional on Christmas Day than parents making sure that kids have at least three Brussels sprouts on their plate. I certainly grew up thinking they were the worst thing ever. All most as bad as Marmite! As I remember it, I had to eat at least one on the big day. […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Happy Christmas from the team at Cookery Ideas! This is our last post for a little while as we take a break during the holidays. We’ll be back soon with more great recipes. Thanks to everyone who has contributed recipes and to those who stopped by to read and comment. We hope you have a […]

Jack Monroe’s ‘Pears In Red Wine With Dark Chocolate’


Are you looking for a festive dessert but your budget is getting a bit tight? Jack Monroe, leading expert on cooking on a budget, has a great recipe for Pears poached in spiced red wine with dark chocolate. The finished dessert looks lovely and I’m pretty sure no one is going to guess it’s based on […]

Cumbrian Christmas Bread


We are always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so how about trying this recipe for Cumbrian Christmas bread on Christmas morning? It’s a traditional spiced bread which is delicious served warm with lashings of butter! What better way to start your festive day before opening lots of presents and […]