Baking: Last minute Christmas party bakes

Well, this year has gone fast, hasn’t it! I can’t believe that it is now just a few days before Christmas. Are you all prepared?  I for one am not and it’s going to be the usual rush to get it all done.  If you are anything like me then I am sure you will…

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Avoid accidents and how to stay safe at Christmas

Avoid becoming a Christmas statistic by swerving these common festive accidents. In this article, first aid expert Emma Hammett shares the things we need to be aware of. Each year our hospitals see a festive swell of more than 80,000 people needing treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the Christmas holidays.…

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Leftover turkey recipe: Turkey, gammon & sprout pot pie

This meaty pot pie is great for using up leftover turkey and hame or you can start afresh. Either way, it’s an entire meal in one.  Planning Preparation time: 30 minutes + cooling Cooking time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes + cooling Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 tbsp unsalted butter 300g cooked gammon (preferably…

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What to do with leftover Christmas ham? Creamy pea & gammon risotto

Get inventive with your leftover gammon or ham with this hearty risotto. Planning Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Serves: 2 – 3 Ingredients 700g pack frozen risotto 125g leftover gammon, cut into small dice 125g frozen petit pois or peas 2 tbsp finely chopped dill 3 tbsp full or…

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Leftover turkey recipe: Peppery turkey & vegetable stir-fry

Throw together everything leftover from the Christmas table and give it an Asian twist with this stir fry. Plus it’s quick and easy. You’ll want to make this leftover turkey recipe again and again! Planning Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients 300g pack rice noodles 300g leftover…

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Christmas leftover recipes: Vegetable tart

Do something yummy with all that leftover veg from Christmas lunch with this delicious tart.  Planning Preparation time: 20 minutes + cooling and chilling Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes + cooling and chilling Serves: 6 – 8 Ingredients 500g block shortcrust pastry Plain flour, for dusting 350g mixed cooked…

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