We want to make your December as easy as possible, with a month’s worth of holiday recipes and tips. Follow this festive guide for a stress-free Christmas!
Order your meat from your butcher or buy a frozen turkey. If you are planning on buying a large turkey, don’t forget to check that it will fit in your oven and that you have a big enough roasting tin! Try this roast turkey with lemon, herbs and garlic recipe for a flavourful Christmas dinner.
Start off the month on a sweet note with this homemade cardamom and pear cake to share with guests.
This spicy pumpkin dahl is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter night — not to mention it’s suitable for vegans and full of goodness!
Buy all the drinks you plan to serve at Christmas now — they won’t go off and you have a better chance of getting everything you want when you shop early. Here’s some of our best advice for those serving drinks at their Christmas parties.
Write your Christmas letters and have the kids get their lists ready for Santa!
Purchase non-perishable foods, such as prepared cranberry sauce, nuts, cooking oils, frozen food and tinned goods for the Christmas feast. If you feel like something different this year, make your own herb oil with this simple recipe!
Christmas is a time of giving and sharing, and for some of us that means drinks. Homemade liqueurs can make the perfect gift this festive season and are a really special way to show your appreciation of someone.
Today is a great day to put up your Christmas decorations. Put on some festive tunes, get the family together and decorate to your hearts content. Making your own ornaments is a fantastic way to get in the holiday spirit — so why not give these peppermint ornaments a go.
Set aside some time today to wrap gifts, and don’t forget to label them!
Stock up on any needed kitchen supplies, such as dish soap, tea towels, extra serving dishes or cooking utensils.
Today is the last day to post letters and parcels to Great Britain and Europe, if you want them to arrive in time for Christmas.
This is the last day to post letters and parcels to the Republic of Ireland.
Clear out the fridge and cupboards to make room for new foods and plenty of delicious leftovers! While you’re at it, you might as well check out our handy guide explaining which foods you’re supposed to keep in the fridge and which are for the cupboard.
Try to give your body a rest from all the delicious festive food and eat something a little bit more nutritional, like this low-fat, low-carb Teriyaki salmon. This Japanese dish is so tasty you’ll be making it every week