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Christmas is coming... And if you haven't already, you'll soon be making arrangements with family about who's going to be cooking the dinner this year.

Christmas dinner is the most enjoyable meal of the year. Everyone enjoying (hopefully) good food, some drinks and generally having a great time. But why does it always have to be the same?

Of course, a roast turkey is the traditional meal in the UK – but that's not to say it's the law. If you're bored of turkey or you prefer other meats, why not try something a little different?

Here, we've rounded up some ideas for alternative Christmas dinners.


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When you think of traditional British food, sausages must be close to the top of the list. Good old 'bangers and mash' is a staple meal in homes up and down the country.

And with British Food Fortnight running between 19th September and 4th October, there's no better time to enjoy this Great British classic!

But instead of buying from a supermarket, why not make your own sausages? It might look difficult to master, but with the right equipment, you can easily make your own bangers from the comfort of your kitchen.


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Published: 18/08/2015

How To Make Tasty Fruit Jam At Home

Jam is a staple of any kitchen cupboard or pantry. The great thing is that with so many different variations available, there's a fruit jam to suit anyone's tastebuds.

And what could be more fun than making your own? It's actually not as hard as you might think!

Here's our guide to making jam from the comfort of your own kitchen.


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Published: 26/03/2015

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests Recipe

Nothing says 'Easter treats' like a good old chocolate Easter egg nest!

These delectable little delights are not only a tasty treat for all the family, but they're also really easy to make. So why not gather the children together, and spend an afternoon making some lovely Easter-themed sweets?

You don't need many ingredients, and it shouldn't take more than half an hour for you to put these fun cakes together.


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Published: 26/03/2015

Easter Simnel Cake Recipe

Nowadays, chocolate eggs are the most common Easter treat, enjoyed by millions every year in the UK. But sometimes it's nice to try something a little more traditional.

That's why today we're bringing you this recipe for a classic Easter delicacy: Simnel cake.


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Published: 26/03/2015

How to Cook the Perfect Egg

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

Are you a fan of fried? Proponent of the poached? Perhaps you're a sucker for scrambled? Do you believe that boiled is best? Or are you obsessed with omelettes?

Whichever is your favourite, egg enthusiasts unite... Here we'll show you how to cook the perfect egg this Easter.

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Published: 03/03/2015

Baking With Kids: The Ultimate Guide

Baking with kids can be a fun experience, but it can also be a messy and stressful one – particularly for the adults involved! Mum and dad are often the ones left to clean up the chaos in the kitchen, while the children create more mess on the worktops.

But if you prepare effectively, you can bake with your children without the added stress. We've put together this detailed guide to baking with kids to help you overcome the drama of a messy kitchen, whilst also making it fun and educational for your children.


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When it comes to New Year's resolutions, many of us vow that shedding those extra pounds we've put on over the festive period is our main goal.

Weight loss plans are one of the most common targets that people set themselves as the New Year rings in. But unfortunately, these resolutions are usually broken within days, if not weeks.

The mistake that many people make is that they starve themselves immediately, and this only serves to make them more irritable and feeling lethargic. Not happy with the sudden change, they usually crumble and end up binge eating. Does this sound familiar?

Don't worry – you're not alone!

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