Cover all the bases and keep the whole family happy this Christmas with these epic recipe collections, carefully curated to make planning a whole lot easier.
See in the new year with awesome party food and celebration cocktails. After all that Christmas cooking, we’ve got moreish nibbles and tasty finger food that are super-easy to knock together, plus party-starting fizzy cocktails and our top hacks to make those tipples really shine. And it’s not all about the adults, we’ve got tasty bites for the little ones too.
Win over even the hardest-to-buy-for loved ones this year with tasty DIY stocking fillers. We’ve got a sack full of tempting treats and mouthwatering ideas to add a personal touch to the present pile this Christmas…and will save you a bit of cash too! Think hampers of sticky jams and rustic chutneys, festive spiced nuts, wickedly moreish truffles and classic buttery shortbreads. Get creative!
The time for ordering your epic Christmas centrepiece is here, so we’ve put together fantastic foolproof recipes and handy tricks to make your turkey the ultimate showstopper this year. If you’re mixing up your festive feast, we’ve got you covered for everything from veggie nut roasts and whole roasted salmons, to goose and succulent joints of meat.
Party season is here so kick off the festivities with some cracking canapés and seasonal drinks, from tasty little nibbles – perfect for passing around at parties – to warming spiced mulled wine and frosty fizz cocktails. Check out our tips and inspiration that are guaranteed to get your guests in the Christmas spirit!
It’ll be Christmas before you know it, and with that in mind we’ve got heaps of inspiration and advice to make sure you nail the perfect festive feast this year. If you’re a guest, we’ve also got delicious dish ideas to bring to the table for a super-special addition to any festive feast.
Epic cakes, retro trifles and gorgeous mince pies are what Christmas puds are all about, and we’ve got the best recipes to get your traditional treats spot on, with a few tasty twists to keep things exciting. We’ve also pulled together a whole load of magnificent festive puddings to mix up your dessert offering this year. Now the kids are off school, it’s time to turn them into santa’s little helpers – check out our ideas to keep them entertained in the kitchen this festive season.
Merry Christmas! We hope it’s been a delicious and joyful one! Now the Christmas feast has been digested, it’s onto the leftovers. Get involved with all of our creative and tasty ways to bring those leftovers back to life, plus some handy tips to use up every bit of Christmas dinner.
Have a winning Christmas with Jamie
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Christmas Tip of the day
From the 1st of December, check out our daily tips, tricks and ideas to help you prepare in the lead up to the big day.
Start early and give your favourite spirit a Christmas makeover. Add spices to the bottle, or for a fruity twist try juniper berries, clementine or cranberries. Leave overnight, or preferably for up to a month.
Now’s a good time to check your roasting tray – is it big enough for the turkey, but small enough to fit in your oven? Don’t worry if not, there’s still time to buy one!
Keep little hands busy with some homemade tree decorations. Get the kids mixing dough, cutting shapes and piping icing, then thread the biscuits with ribbon and hang them from the tree.
Everyone loves a handmade treat – check out these cute ideas from Michela Chiappa.
Whether you’re having turkey, goose, beef, pork or ham, order it early from your local butcher or have a look online to find great suppliers that deliver to your door.
Dress up naughty little cupcakes as snowmen, trees or Christmas puds! Cupcake Jemma shows you how.
While there’s still time to spare, get ahead and stock up your store cupboard with tasty treats and ingredients you’ll need in the run-up to the big day.
Fancy getting crafty with the kids? Grab some rubber letter stamps, brown paper tags and rustic string to make name tags for your Christmas presents or place names for the dinner table.
To jazz up your tree, finely slice some oranges and clementines, bake in the oven until dry, then thread with ribbon and hang off the branches. For more DIY ideas, check out this handy video.
For stress-free cooking, make a time plan for the days leading up to Christmas and the main event – dinner! You can prep most things in advance, leaving more time to enjoy yourself on the day.
Make food shopping quick and easy by splitting your list into sections such as fresh produce, dairy, meat, fish and frozen. Go through your recipes and put ingredients into the relevant sections.
Chutney is friends with everything from cheese to meat, so why not go homemade this year? Make yourself a batch of Jamie’s chilli-pepper chutney, store it for Christmas or make a vat to give as gifts.
Making your gravy early not only saves you a job on the big day – it also gives the incredible flavours chance to develop. It’s super-easy, and using chicken wings adds to the great taste.
Cookies are a great standby treat. Make a batch of dough, roll into a log, wrap in greaseproof paper and freeze. Before it gets too hard, slice, then simply click off and bake as needed.
Another great time-saving trick is to make your cranberry sauce early. Tick this Christmas Day essential off your to-do list, pop it in the fridge and it’s one less job on the big day.
Get in the festive spirit with Jamie’s simple, delicious cocktail recipe.
Learn how to carve a turkey with DJ BBQ and Paul Kelly.
Make life easier for yourself ahead of the big day by getting rid of any clutter on your kitchen work surfaces. Lots of space in the kitchen will make cooking easier.
Rustle up a chicken liver parfait to enjoy as a starter on Christmas Day. Simply grab a few good quality livers from your butcher, make a batch and keep it in the fridge until the big day.
Check out these quick tips from Jamie’s food team to help you with your festive prep.
Homemade truffles make a great stocking filler or after-dinner treat – Gennaro shows you how.
For a real helping hand with all your big-day prep, check out Jamie’s Easy Christmas tonight on Channel 4 at 8pm here in the UK. Jamie’s got lots of simple hacks to help you get ahead.
The big day is here, and today, it’s all about having a good time – so merry Christmas! And if you’re looking for last-minute inspiration, we’ve got all the recipes you need.
Embrace those tasty leftover veggies and rustle up a delicious brekkie or brunch that everyone will thank you for with Jamie’s bubble and squeak.
Jamie’s got a super-tasty recipe for the ultimate in turkey sandwiches that you simply can’t miss.
Jamie has the perfect recipe for using up all your leftover sweet festive treats, such as fruit, nuts, Christmas pud and even cranberry sauce.
With New Year’s Eve only a day away, stay on top of your foodie game by checking out our great party recipes to rustle up for the big night.
A well-thought-out cheeseboard will always go down a storm at a party. Jason from Neal’s Yard has put together the perfect selection for inspiration – it’s all about guiding your guests through from mild to strong.
Serving your new year’s eve cocktails in frozen glasses gives an extra touch of festive sparkle, so pop them in the freezer a couple of hours in advance, ready for your guests to arrive.
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