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Christmas Countdown Lifestyle Blog, helping you plan a stress-free Christmas.
Christmas Countdown Lifestyle Blog, helping you plan a stress-free Christmas.

Christmas Countdown

HELPING YOU PLAN CHRISTMAS

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Don’t forget the brussel sprouts!

Whilst not everyone will thank you for remembering the brussel sprouts, you really don't want to serve Christmas Lunch without the turkey, pings in blankets and roast potatoes, so to help you remember the lovely people at Tesco's have created a printable checklist to...

Toppings Pies

Toppings Pies

I was lucky enough to be sent some scrumptious pork pies from a company called The Topping Pie Company.  You can pick up their pork pies from several high street stores but I was particularly interested in their online ordering and delivery service.  I was very...

The best pickled red cabbage in the shops.

The best pickled red cabbage in the shops.

I discovered this Bourne and Wallis picked Red Cabbage in my local farm shop.  My husband loves pickled red cabbage it with cold meat and cheese but until now we've never found a nice commercial version.  We were really pleased to find that the Bourne and Wallis...

These are the only pickled onions I ever recommend….

These are the only pickled onions I ever recommend….

I used to love the pickled onions my mother and grandmother made, compared with these I really can't stand the commercial pickled onions that you find in supermarkets.  Then a couple of years ago I discovered Barry Norman Pickled Onions.  These are the closest match I...

Prawn and Smoked Salmon Terrine recipe by Jane Lovett

Prawn and Smoked Salmon Terrine recipe by Jane Lovett

  I was given a copy of this lovely Cookery book to review and the Prawn and Smoked Salmon Terrine immediately caught my eye as a nice simple starter to do on Christmas Day.  If your are about to have a big roast lunch you don't really want anything too heavy as...

Family friendly: Christmas iced biscuits recipe.

I spotted this idea in the Waitrose Christmas cookery book and thought it would be great to do with the children at the weekend.  I've created a simplified version of this recipe thats easy for children to follow.  Cooking is fun and educational for children, helping...

Spotted a great blog about “Christmas Tree Cupcakes”

We love this Christmas Tree Cupcake blog... I'm constantly looking out for great Christmas cookery ideas and spotted that Jen Walshaw over on the "Mum in the Mad House Blog" has done a lovely blog about this Christmas Tree Cupcake....

Just spotted a lovely simple Christmas food idea

Always looking for ways to get the children to eat more fruit, so loved this great idea when I spotted it on Twitter.  It would also be good fun to make these with the children. https://twitter.com/mumstrustedbr/status/653971191716311040 If you don't eat these...

Meal ideas for leftover Turkey

I hope you had a wonderful stress free Christmas day and you've now enjoyed a nice relaxing Boxing Day. At this point having enjoyed the Turkey hot on Christmas Day and maybe some leftover on Boxing day you are probably wondering what to do with what's leftover? One...

Tunis Cake A Great British Christmas Tradition

I was at our local farm shop today and noticed that they had a Tunis Cake from a local artisan bakery. As I had family visiting in the afternoon I thought it would make a nice Christmas treat with a cup of tea mid afternoon.   I'm not sure why it is called a...