Winter warmers – Gooey Chocolate Cups with Salted Caramel Sauce and Cream

An irresistible dessert courtesy of Anna's Family Kitchen. Prepared individually in ramekins or oven-proof cups.

Slow Cooked Beef and Beetroot Curry

This deliciously sweet curry recipe comes from Anna's Family Kitchen where you can find recipes and food tips to help make planning and preparing your family meals all the more enjoyable.

Parma ham and Gruyère gougères

Your Christmas party guests will adore this perfect combination of choux pastry, cheese and parma ham. Thank you, Nicci Gurr for this classy canape recipe.

Baked Camembert with cobnuts and honey

This recipe is so easy and yet utterly delicious, perfect for a Christmas party

Salmon gravadlax with beetroot

Here, Nicci Gurr shares a sumptious salmon gravadlax canape recipe. Details included to make your own oatcakes though you can always buy a packet to save on time.

Easy pea hummus canapes

Nicci Gurr shares a tempting Christmas cracker canape recipe, easy to make and guaranteed to please peckish guests.

Smoked salmon and cucumber bites

This classic combo is one of Nicci Gurr's delicious canapes to make at home and pass round at your Christmas party.

Celeriac remoulade on a new potato base

A tasty alternative to the cracker, these tasty bites use sliced new potato as a base and will be appreciated by any guests hankering after a gluten free option.

Bone broth

Makes approximately 1 litre* Use bones left over from a Sunday roast, or ask the butcher for some. If using a chicken carcass, make up the weight with added chicken wings. If you are using raw bones, roast them first...

Vegetable stock

Makes approximately 1 litre   A flavoursome vegan broth can easily be made using a selection of seasonal vegetables. It is created in a similar way to a bone-based stock, but requires far less time to draw out the flavours. Place...

Autumn Butter Bean and Vegetable soup

If you are using dried beans, refer to the instructions on the packet – they may need to be soaked overnight prior to cooking in order to draw out any toxins and then cooked thoroughly. Tinned butter beans can be...

Lemon, Chicken and Kale soup

Unlock nutrients from hearty ingredients and boost your immune system with the goodness of this tasty soup. Use either leftover of chicken from a roast, or boned chicken thighs. Like a casserole, this soup has a mellower flavour if made...