Prawn cocktail with lime and chilli

Prawn cocktail with lime and chilli by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel, photo by Sharron Gibson

If you’re looking for a simple starter for Christmas Day, try my take on the classic prawn cocktail for a brilliant dish you can get ready in advance. For me, prawn cocktail conjures memories of tiny shrimps swimming in a gloopy pink sludge seeping into a clump of limp iceberg lettuce – bleugh. My version is […]

Mini filo mince pies

Easy filo mince pies by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel website

Making your own mince pies doesn’t have to be a marathon effort. If you’re not fond of making your own pastry then reach for the ready-made stuff I say! These mini mince pies I did for the Good Food Channel website are made with crisp filo pastry and filled with mincemeat stirred up with a […]

Review: Christmas foodie gifts

Lavazza Amodo Mio Coffee Machine

If you’re looking for inspiration for gifts for your foodie friends and relatives, i’ve got a nice little round-up of some of the stuff I’ve been sent to try or just like the look of from my online browsings… hope some of these ideas help you with your Christmas shopping! Lakeland Buttermere hamper I’m a […]

Edible Christmas gifts

Cookie mix in a jar by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel Website

I cooked, baked and styled for a massive 21 recipe festive photoshoot for the Good Food Channel website last week. It was a HUGE job that involved a lot of list making, shopping, recipe developing, and intense baking sessions. Anna, Sharron and I had a huge amount of fun on shoot days though, so all […]

Win £84 Farmer’s Choice Hamper

Farmers Choice Christmas Meat Hamper

Farmer’s Choice are back in town on Feeding Boys and have stumped up this brilliant Christmas hamper of meat worth over £80 for one lucky reader. If you’ve got lots of visitors coming over this Christmas then this pack of meaty treats will be ideal for creating some festive feasts. Who are Farmer’s Choice? Farmer’s […]

Review festive product round up

Aunt Bessies mini yorkshire puddings

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on what put in your shopping trolley over the festive season, here’s a quick round-up of some of the bits and pieces i’ve been trying out over the last month… Ferrero Rocher booze and choc matching We felt like we’d scored an invite to the ambassador’s party […]

Chocolate cinnamon pots

chocolate cinnamon pots with almond star cookies

Sponsored post Christmas pudding is highly offensive in my book, so I always come up with an alternative to serve up after the main course on Christmas Day. There’s enough to think about when you’re juggling a large roast dinner, so a make-ahead dessert is crucial. In my role as a Sainsbury’s Christmas Ambassador I’ve […]

Christmas reindeer marshmallow pops

Christmas reindeer marshmallow pops

If you make one fun thing this Christmas, please let it be these reindeer marshmallow pops! They might look like they’d be hard to make, but they’re SO not! I once had a go at making cake pops, and I stress the word once there. Never. Again. So instead i’ve used marshmallows for the reindeers. […]

Win Forman & Field Christmas box with Knorr

Knorr turkey competition

Fancy serving up this little lot as part of your festive feast this year? Well i’m teaming up with Knorr to give away this fabulous box of Forman & Field Christmas food to one very lucky Feeding Boys reader. I’m getting decidedly peckish just looking at that photo… THE PRIZE ·         SELDOM SEEN FARM TURKEY 4.5-5.5kg […]

Christmas gift ideas

St Kew Teacup hamper from Lakeland

Ah Christmas, that time of year when we desperately try to scramble our finances to fund another pile of toys for our dear offspring and wrack our brains for inspiration. So I thought I’d do a round-up of a few of the must-have gifts i’ve been reviewing and buying along the way: Wappy Dog on […]