Thursday 7 November 2013

cook the magazines

If you follow me on instagram, you might have noticed me sharing photos of magazines. I don't buy many physical magazines any more, preferring to read digital mags, but Christmas mags are an exception to this.

I love Christmas magazines for the fun new craft and recipe ideas they share, and often get gift ideas from them as well. My favourite thing to do in the lead up to Christmas is decide what recipes I want to try this year, and have a go at whipping them up.

I'm partial to cakes and cookies, fudges and truffles, but I've been known to try new vegetable recipes, glazes for hams, and dipping sauces for prawns. Last year, one of the blogs I follow via facebook ran a series of posts where they trialled the magazine recipes, and wrote reviews. I cannot remember who it was, but I've been waiting all year to run a series myself.

Of course, when I got the idea in my head I didn't plan for a baby who only likes to sleep in mum's arms. Or a husband working away from home. So I'm still going to drool over magazines, and share the love via facebook and instagram, but I might not actually write a post here. I'm just excited to start doing some Christmas baking!

Do you buy too many Christmas magazines?


  1. Your excitement is infectious! I don't buy many magazines at all, but do keep my eyes open for recipes in freebie store magazines - though our local library is also a good source of cookery books too. Looking forward to seeing what you whip up this year!

  2. I used to subscribe to 40 magazines. Now I'm down to 5, and I utilize my library's digital magazine service. I'll be on the lookout for your recipe reviews.


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