The Christmas lights have been switched on, the tree is up and we’re all eagerly anticipating opening the first door of our advent calendar. As the countdown to Christmas gets underway, the AK elves are here to make this festive season the most magical yet. So, if you’re looking to create that extra sparkle for your family ahead of the big day, you’ve come to the right place!
From clever ideas for edible decorations and homemade gifts, to recipes that will impress your Christmas jumper-wearing guests, we’ve got the tastiest treats up our sleeves. Plus, we’ve got some quick and easy top tips and tricks to transform those lovely leftovers into supper-time showstoppers. It’s time to get your Christmas cook on – and don’t forget to get your own littles elves helping. There’s always lots of prep work for the kids to get involved with; whether it’s icing cakes, wrapping pigs in blankets or simply weighing out ingredients, it’s time you’ll all enjoy spending together.
From what we know best – recipes, recipes and more recipes – to the best things to see and do, we’ve got lots of ideas, suitable for the whole family to ensure you have the festive season all wrapped up.
Santa Claus is coming to town… and he’ll need to refuel! We all know he’s partial to a mince pie (or two) to help him on his merry way, but Annabel has conjured up some other special seasonal recipes worthy of a present stop off. From Christmas party food to edible gifts, decorations, and not forgetting those lovely leftovers, Annabel has your merry menu taken care of.
Forget socks, selection packs and smellies, edible Christmas presents are the ideal way to add a personal touch to gifts. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get the kids involved in cooking-up foodie treats for friends and family this holiday season.
Even if your edible creation doesn’t look perfect – as long as it’s packaged up nicely and tastes good, you’ll be eligible for brownie points. So whether you’re making edible homemade gifts for that favourite teacher, the grandparents or school gate friends, turn your kitchen into a present production line and get baking with these yummy yuletide gift ideas.
When Christmas is all wrapped up and your eyes were certainly bigger than your stomachs, it’s time to use up those leftovers – the challenge is to try to make them see you through to the New Year. But panic not, Annabel is on hand to help transform any leftover veggies or cold meats (that didn’t make the obligatory round of sandwiches) into dishes so delicious they’ll rival the main event.