The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house over the Christmas period. From the first mince pie of the season and Christmas cake preparation to the Christmas dinner and New Year’s eve party food, it is always at the centre of the festivities!

We have put together a few tips and tricks to keep your kitchen a stress free zone this Christmas, it’s all in the preparation!


The Essentials

It’s always the way, it gets to Christmas day and you realised that you’re missing a vital essential is missing just as you’re about to get stuck in… To avoid this, take a look at our checklist below for all of those festive essentials… Plus a few non-essentials!

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Collect Your Recipes

Preparation is key to make sure your Christmas recipes go to plan. Make sure you’re organised, prepared and have everything ready to go to make the most of the festive season. It will mean you’re not stuck in the kitchen so you can spend the time with your nearest and dearest!


We love the My Family Cookbook, it is the easiest way to put together the ultimate collection of family recipes with space for up to 80 recipes. It also has cooking guides, tips and conversion table to make it even easier!

Clare Potts

Clare Potts

Lifestyle Editor

If I’m not at my desk poring over my favourite blogs and online magazines for inspiration, you’ll find me exploring the fells of the Lake District, trying out a new restaurant or styling my future home on Pinterest.

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