Christmas Food round-up
We've been salivating over our keyboards looking through all the scrumptious festive recipes shared by our bloggers. We'll be munching our way right through to the New Year with this lovely lot...
Ren's Recipes shared her tried and tested method for cooking turkey and all the trimmings, while Crew Cut and Newt managed to make brussels sprouts look attractive by adding some tasty extras - shallots, chestnuts and bacon. Yummy!
No roast dinner is complete without stuffing - and M's 7 Year Journey has a great recipe that's allergy-friendly.
We declared the festive season officially open once the first mince pie had been devoured, and this homemade mincemeat from My Darlings and Me is perfect if you want to make your own. Or, as it is the season for giving, why not make some extra and pop in personalised jars to give as gifts.
The Spicy Pear has come up with a novel alternative to the pie - check out her mince samosas!
You gave us a veritable feast of sweet treats. From the traditional yule logs - like this beautifully-crafted 'buche de Noel' from Mrs Jones, and Free From Fairy's gluten-free version - to Little Button Diaries' creative Christmas pudding piñata cake.
More delightful desserts (cos there's always room for extra pud at Christmas) in the form of a winter-warming Christmas crumble - recipe and mouth-watering pics from Capture by Lucy.
And My Darlings and Me's Christmas tree brownies not only look brill, they're a fun festive activity to enjoy with children too.
There were some great ideas for foody gifts (if you can manage to hand them over before scoffing yourself!) - like this sparkly chocolate bark from Domestic Goddesque, and these delightful pudding-shaped trufffles on Vohn's Vittles.
Foodie Quine keeps it sweet and simple with these candy cane reindeers which would make lovely presents, or table decorations.
And it wouldn't be Christmas without a festive tipple (or two) - so we'll be taste testing View From the Table's lush sloe gin, Write Like No One's Watching's homemade raspberry gin concoction, and Susan K Mann's slow cooker mulled wine. Well, it would be rude not to.
Heaps more tasty ideas on the linky below, so do have a look.
We wish you all a joyful and food-filled Christmas!
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