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Comfort food ideas

When the cold nights set in, nothing quite beats a hearty dinner to warm you up.

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Comfort food ideas.

One-pot stews and wholesome casseroles are forecasted, with generous portions straight from a steaming pot in the centre of the dining table. We've got all the kit and recipes you need to create some cosy comfort food this season.

Kitchen must-haves

Slow cookers

Energy efficient and low maintenance - create one-pot meals without the fuss.

Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup Maker - Stainless Steel.

Soup makers

Make fast and easy soup. Boil, cook and blend all your ingredients in one.

Pressure cookers

In a hurry? Whip up hearty dishes in a fraction of the usual cooking time.

Fryers

Fried comfort food is a staple for winter but how healthy you make it is down to your fryer choice.

Oven to tableware

Serve your winter casseroles and pies straight from the oven.

Roasting tins

An essential for a warming family favourite roast. Choose from ceramic, stainless steel or enamel.

Slow cooker sensations

Slow cooker chocolate lava cake

Who doesn't want to indulge in an ooey, gooey cake on a chilly day, or anytime really? Watch this video for a ridiculously simple slow cooker recipe.

Ingredients

  • 550g brown sugar
  • 130g plain flour
  • 210g cocoa
  • 4tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4tbsp melted butter
  • 250ml milk
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 230ml boiling water

Slow cooker beef chilli

The ultimate comfort food that gets more flavoursome the longer it's left. Pair it with rice or have some fun and make burritos or chilli nachos - yum!

Slow cooker chicken with herby baby Jersey Royals

For succulent chicken and tender veg, this recipe is the one! With all the elements of a basic roast dinner but created with minimal effort.

What you'll need

Wholesome hot pots

Chunky chicken and chorizo hot pot

Full of all the good stuff, this hot pot recipe is a great way to transform your leftover roast chicken.

Vegetarian hot pot

This hot pot is bulked out with loads of flavoursome greens - you're sure to get your 5-a-day with this dish.

Sausage hot pot

A hearty hot pot full of healthy goodness sure to warm the cockles.

What you'll need

Scrummy seasonal soups

Cheese toastie soup

A tasty onion soup topped with cheesy toasted bread. This recipe has moreish written all over it.

Chicken and veg soup

A one-pot soup supper full of all the flavours of a roast chicken dinner.

Butternut squash soup with ricotta dumplings

This soup is filling, delicious and easy to make. No need to be a whizz in the kitchen to master this recipe.

What you'll need

Pick your pan

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Copper

Copper transfers heat quicker so you can cook more efficiently. It also makes a bold statement in your kitchen.

Stainless steel

Durable, hard wearing pans that are easy to clean so they'll look good, even after years of use.

Hard anodised

Made from aluminium that has been treated to give a smooth, robust and durable surface. Twice as hard as stainless steel.

Ceramic

Durable, scratch resistant and easy to maintain. Their strong non-stick coating is ideal for healthier cooking with little or no oil.

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