Cheap Christmas dinner ideas and festive food facts

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Money saving tips from the BBC and a selection of bloggers. And facts behind some of the festive favourites consumed in England at Christmas time

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The Christmas dinner has been given a novel twist by a fish and chip shop. The Grosvenor Fish Bar, in Norwich, serves turkey sausages with battered stuffing balls, chips, gravy and cranberry sauce. Cheap Christmas, Christmas Time, Traditional Christmas Dinner, Fish And Chip Shop, Turkey Sausage, Cranberry Sauce, Fish And Chips, Food Facts, Food Festival

Chip shop's deep-fried Christmas dinner

The traditional Christmas dinner has just been battered.

How much alcohol is in a mince pie? Should parents be worried? How many mince pies equate to a glass of wine? BBC England explores the facts around the traditional Christmas treat Cheap Christmas, Christmas Time, New Year's Eve Celebrations, Mince Pies, Food Facts, Food Festival, Dog Bowls, Bbc, Dinner Ideas

Are mince pies too boozy for children?

A woman was asked for ID over a mince pie - so how much alcohol is in the festive treats and are they OK for kids?

The cooking revolution taking over British kitchens. Plus tips and tricks to cook your Christmas dinner in a slow cooker. Christmas Tale, Cheap Christmas, New Year's Eve Celebrations, Food Facts, Food Festival, Crock, Revolution, Dinner Ideas, Slow Cooker

The slow cooker revolution

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Sales of the Italian wine are soaring, but what's the secret behind its sparkling success? New Year's Eve Celebrations, Wine Guide, Cheap Christmas, Sainsburys, Italian Wine, Food Facts, Asda, Food Festival, Prosecco

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Sales of the Italian wine are soaring, but what's the secret behind its sparkling success?

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How to cook Christmas dinner for a pound

How can you cook a Christmas dinner for a pound? Chef Miguel Barclay shows us.

Using supermarket budget ranges and swapping turkey for chicken, could cut your Christmas dinner cost to under Cheap Christmas, Christmas Time, Christmas Recipes, Food Facts, Food Festival, What To Cook, Budget Meals, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Meals

Can you cook Christmas dinner for £1?

Is it possible to have a low cost Christmas dinner while still treating the whole family to a festive feast?

Oven baked Brussels sprouts with bacon, butternut squash and Parmesan cheese. The best ever Brussels sprouts, oven roasted for the perfect Christmas side dish. Butternut Squash Cubes, Roasted Butternut Squash, Christmas Side Dishes, Christmas Recipes, Best Brussel Sprout Recipe, Sprouts Recipe, Sprouts With Bacon, Cheap Christmas, Food Facts

Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash and Bacon

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Oven baked Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, bacon and Parmesan cheese. The best Brussel sprout recipe you'll EVER taste! Perfect for Christmas.

A basket of Christmas food has increased on last year with the cost of many items from non-discount supermarkets rising above inflation. It now costs on average per person compared with in Cheap Christmas, Christmas Time, New Year's Eve Celebrations, Food Facts, Food Festival, Christmas Pictures, Basket, Dinner Ideas, Festive

Christmas dinner costs 'rise 14%'

A supermarket basket of Christmas food soars 14% on last year with the cost of many items increasing above inflation, research suggests.

Brussels sprouts could be under threat on Britain's Christmas tables this year - due to a summer invasion of sprout-eating moths Christmas Tables, Cheap Christmas, Christmas Time, Food Facts, Brussels Sprouts, Food Festival, Moth, Dinner Ideas, Festive

Sprouts under threat after moth invasion

Some of the UK's largest sprout producers say they are struggling to produce enough Brussels sprouts for Christmas due to a summer invasion of sprout-eating moths.

Easy Christmas recipes, videos and tips to help you eat well for less and take the stress out of festive cooking. Cheap Christmas, Simple Christmas, Christmas Time, Food Facts, Food Festival, Tis The Season, Eating Well, Saving Tips, Dinner Ideas

Take the test: How can you eat well for less this Christmas?

Easy Christmas recipes, videos and tips to help you eat well for less and take the stress out of festive cooking.

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Hasselback potatoes recipe

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These mini hasselback potatoes make the perfect party food. Wrap them in bacon for extra flavour or make vegetarian rosemary flavoured hasselbacks.

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Snowman pancakes with orange and spice

Add some festive spice to fluffy pancakes with cinnamon and orange zest. The perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.

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Food - Collections : Luxury Christmas menu on a budget

A scrumptious, satisfying and spectacular menu for belt-tightening times. Tuck into smoked trout, followed by rolled, stuffed lamb fillets and luxurious chocolate mousse. The only crunch here is from the homemade gingerbread.

This easy mulled wine recipe is make in the slow-cooker. All you need is half a bottle of wine, a handful of spices and some citrus fruit. Christmas Brunch, Christmas Drinks, Holiday Drinks, Christmas Baking, Christmas Recipes, Christmas Buffet, Festive Cocktails, Christmas Markets, Christmas 2014

Easy mulled wine recipe

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This easy mulled wine recipe is make in the slow-cooker. All you need is half a bottle of wine, a handful of spices and some citrus fruit.