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Christmas planning

Get-ahead with our recipes & expert tips.

It's never to early to start planning Christmas! Ensure your festivities are stress-free this year with our make-ahead recipes and top tips...

A freezer guide to Christmas


Freeze your way to Christmas day serenity.

How to make Christmas cheaper


Save the pennies for buying Christmas presents with a touch of budgeting know-how.

What you need in your Christmas toolkit


Must-buy ingredients and essential equipment to help you glide through Christmas cooking.

Make-ahead Christmas recipes


Cut the panic and stress with our make-ahead Christmas dishes...

Top Tip

Start by printing out your recipes and work out what you can prepare before Christmas Day. The final push should be all about cooking or reheating, not peeling and chopping.

When do you start planning Christmas?

Come December, are the presents wrapped and the freezer full or do you enjoy the rush of last minute Christmas chaos? Let us know how you plan for the festive season...

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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