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Christmas planning

Get-ahead with our recipes & expert tips.

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

Your Christmas timeplan


Keep calm when the pressure is on by printing off our handy timeplan.

What to keep where at Christmas


Plan where to store all those important Christmas ingredients.

Christmas portion planner


Avoid having mountains of surplus food by working out exactly how much to buy.

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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