Planning your Christmas TV

We had a Christmas tradition in our house growing up that we would go out and buy the Christmas edition of the Radio Times, and we would all go through it with a highlighter and mark what we wanted to watch over the holidays, which films were on and what shows. Mum always insisted on…

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SEND: Advent & Christmas countdown

Season’s Greetings to all SEND parents and bloggers out there!  It’s no surprise that many of us have been using the time to Advent calendars to raise awareness for our causes.  We’ve also been helping each other out be sharing ideas as we all prepare for the festive period.  As Something About Sam says, there…

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How to get the kids involved with cooking this Christmas

Cooking is a valuable skill that will help your kids throughout their entire lives, and Christmas is an excellent time to start teaching them. That’s a fact known all too well by mum-of-one Jane Rylands, who has been working at award-winning cooker manufacturer Belling for the past 15 years. Here, she explains how you can…

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Christmas recipes: Sticky clementine puddings

Christmas recipes: These puddings not only taste good with some citrus zing, they also look so tempting. Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:30-35 minutes Total time:40-45 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 5 easy peelers clementines 3 tbsp Lyle’s golden syrup 175g golden caster sugar 3 medium free range eggs, beaten 85g…

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Sunday lunch: Roast beef with pink peppercorns, peas & basil

Your family will love this roast beef recipe. The addition of pink peppercorns, peas and basil give it a zingy twist! Preparation time: 10 minutes + resting Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes + resting Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients 1kg Aberdeen Angus beef topside  1 tbsp pink peppercorns 2…

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Christmas turkey: Roast turkey with citrus and herb butter

This recipe for a traditional Christmas roast turkey will produce wonderfully succulent results as it bastes in a delicious flavoured butter as it cooks. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: About 3½ hours, depending on size Total time: About 3¾ hours, depending on size Serves: 8, with leftovers Ingredients 1 orange 1 lemon 150g butter, softened…

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