Gift ideas to #makeandbake this Christmas

Gift ideas to #makeandbake this Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time for everyone and can often make January quite tough on the purse strings - but what if there was a way to save money this year but still give your loved ones fantastic gifts? The phenomenon of 'make and bake' has grown and grown in the UK over the past 2 years thanks to shows such as the Great British Bake Off and the Great British Sewing Bee. It's never been more on trend to give and receive handmade presents.

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

December's Recipe of the Month - Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits This month’s Christmassy recipe has been inspired by my 17 month old daughter, who not only loves biscuits but also getting very messy, and so I thought it would be the perfect activity to get her involved in. She is still perhaps a little too young to fully appreciate what was going on but she definitely enjoyed it and, if you have children, it is the perfect Winter’s day activity to get you in the Festive spirit.

Your chance to win a Luxury Christmas Hamper!

Your chance to win a Luxury Christmas Hamper!

We're running a competition for one lucky person to win a Luxury Christmas Hamper worth over £100, just for entering our Christmas Caption competition! All you need to do to enter is to suggest a caption for our Ovenclean Christmas image (below)! When you have an answer, just post it on our Facebook wall or Twitter @oven_clean with "CHRISTMAS CAPTION COMP: answer" The winner will be picked at random and notified on Monday 8th December. You have until midnight on Sunday 7th December to enter - good luck! *Competition ends midnight on the 7th December 2014.

Holidays are coming...

Holidays are coming...

It’s fast-approaching that time of year again, and with just 5 weekends between now and Christmas, it is the perfect time to get organised and make sure your oven is prepared for all that festive cooking you might have planned! There are so many things to think about in the lead up to Christmas and New Year, it can all feel quite daunting – presents to buy, outfits to choose and parties to host, let alone the preparation that goes into cooking for all the family on Christmas day! So why not let Ovenclean take care of one of the most hated household chores and get your oven professionally cleaned by the UK’s original and leading oven cleaning company? If you are having everyone over for lunch on Christmas day, why not take a look at our top tips to help make sure your day goes without a hitch and also how to get organised in the kitchen in preparation for the big day. And even if you’re not having everybody round to yours this Christmas, all that hearty, home-cooking we tend to tuck into at this time of year can soon take its toll on your oven.

Our favourite three ingredient recipes

Sometime around last year we started seeing these seemingly magic little recipes pop-up on the internet. Who knew you could make a whole meal with just three ingredients? They are so simple and fun to make and can ignite some enthusiasm for cooking on those long days when it seems like a real effort to get in the kitchen.