Valentine’s night, with zero stress

Valentines Table setting

Admittedly, sipping a glass of something expensive in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower is a very pleasant thing to do of an evening. We’re not knocking watching the sun set over an azure Caribbean Sea. But, when you want a romantic evening without having to re-mortgage the house in the morning, a few simple tricks can transform your night.

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Top 3 Alternative Christmas Turkey Sandwiches

Christmas Roasted Turkey

It’s inevitable. There will be leftovers. And if you’re not careful they won’t be as tasty the second time around… So feel free to plan for this occasion, take some suggestions and apply an alternative method to all of that turkey meat that even the champion eater of the Christmas table won’t be able to finish.

We’ve got some ideas for dressing this bird in a few different flags for your Xmas day supper or your boxing day spread.

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5 ways to put a twist on your Christmas day feast

Christmas cranberry pancakes

Here are our top five ways of bringing some extra sparkle to your Christmas dinner. While traditions are great, sometimes we keep on eating the same things just for the sake of it. Here are a couple of ways to make some subtle tweaks to your festive feast to help make the day even more memorable…except for #2, this will not help to make things more memorable…

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The one ingredient you should have in your fridge this Christmas

Italian pasta with seafood and herbs

The festive season is coming up which means that demand for key real estate in your fridge and kitchen cupboards is rising higher than a cake with too much baking powder in it.

You’ll need to think carefully and give priority to certain ingredients based on flavour versatility, size of jar, and outright deliciousness. Brandy butter and various chutneys and jellies will be begging for refrigeration upon opening requiring you to re-house the pickled onions from your last fondue night (how long ago was that?!) and make room for some seasonal must-haves.

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Top Dishes for your Valentine

Valentines day dinner

Are you struggling with how to impress your loved one on Valentine’s and need some inspiration? If you are on a mission to impress in the kitchen then we’ve put together our top dishes to share with your better half and keep in their good books for the rest of the year. All of our dishes are super simple to prepare and so no need to slave away in the kitchen!

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Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

With Halloween just around the corner it’s the middle of pumpkin season. Usually pumpkins are either carved for decoration or made into pumpkin soup but we’ve decided to go for something a little different here at SimplyCook. You’ve probably heard of the lattes but now it’s time for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. Similar in taste to carrot cake, pumpkin makes a perfect delicate base for cupcakes. We’ve recommended a couple of spices but pick your favourites and have fun decorating!

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