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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

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Slow cookers

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

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Soup makers

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

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Pressure cookers

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

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Fryers

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

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Oven to tableware

Serve your winter casseroles and pies straight from the oven.

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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
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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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Sausage hot pot

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

What you'll need

Scrummy seasonal soups

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Cheese toastie soup

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

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Chicken and veg soup

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

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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

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Copper

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

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Stainless steel

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

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Hard anodised

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

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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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