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In the new issue...

When it’s cold and miserable outside, what we all crave is warming comfort food – lovely casseroles and stews that make the house smell wonderful while they're cooking. This month, we're taking it easy and dusting off our slow cookers to make some tasty ideas, including the wonderful Irish stew that you can see on our cover. But we have plenty of quick recipes too, including a delicious pud, which take less than 15 minutes to make!

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In this month's issue

Speedy Meals

As ever, our main focus is on quick and easy recipes for busy days, and our 20 Quick Weeknight Meals section gives you a whole month of delicious ideas. Need a change from frozen peas? We've got lots of tasty sides to try, including a great recipe for spicy potatoes. If you're a fan of takeaways, try our low-fat versions of favourite dishes to save you both calories and money.

Food of love

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we have a delicious, easy three-course menu to impress your loved one on February 14th. We also have recipes for pretty bakes, including delicious peppermint heart-shaped cookies and a cake with a hidden surprise.

TV cooks

There are some great recipes from the BBC chefs this month. MasterChef's John Torode cooks up delicious meatballs, and, if you fancy an afternoon of baking, James Martin has a simple sponge and delicious chocolate fudge cake that are great for first timers. Need more of a challenge? Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber bakes a stunning cake that will impress everyone!

Cookery school

Each month we bring you a technique or skill to learn that'll speed up your cooking and help you make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen. This month, we show you how to make caramel. It's not nearly as scary as you might think, and once you've mastered it, turn it into our lovely recipe for crème caramel. 

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