Christmas is nothing without delicious food – but when your recipe inspiration has run dry, it can feel more like a chore than a celebration. Check out our go-to sources for recipes, and let the roasting, broiling and baking begin!


Sure, it’s an obvious one – but that’s why it had to be top of the list. We love Pinterest for finding recipes, both because of how many are out there and because it’s so easy to organise them all. Set up a board for your Christmas recipes, and you can make sections within that board for different categories. ‘Christmas lunch’, ‘cocktail ideas’ and ‘Christmas treats’ are just some of the kinds of recipes we’re Pinterest-ing this party season.

The family recipe archives

Christmas is all about family, so it makes sense for you to whip out an old family favourite this year! Dig into your recipe archives, or ask your parents (or even grandparents?) if you can flip through theirs, and you’ll be amazed by what you discover. Sure, some of the trendy party food recipes from the 1970s may not have stood the test of time, but you can bet the classic meat and three veg will still work a treat!

Celebrity chefs

Does your favourite celebrity chef have a dedicated Christmas section on their website? If not, you may want to consider other options this year. Jamie Oliver, Maggie Beer and Nigella Lawson are just a few of the A-list celebrity chefs who spring to mind when it comes to Christmas, but a quick Google will reveal whether your personal fave has your Christmas cooking covered with a dedicated tab on their website.


Thermomix users, rejoice! Cookidoo is the official Thermomix recipe provider, covering all bases when it comes to using your Thermomix (that’s a lot of bases). Their archive offers endless inspiration and information for your Christmas cooking, helping you make everything from sweet desserts like White Christmas and gingerbread to main courses like ham and turkey.

Your supermarket magazine

Don’t discount those recipe books you can pick up in your local supermarket – within the pages of Woolworth’s ‘Fresh Ideas’, the Coles magazine and even the Aldi catalogue might be the hero of your Christmas day spread. Pick up a copy next time you do a big shop and have fun poring over the recipes inside… they just might surprise you! 



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