Over the coming weeks we'll be pulling together some of the best recipes to make your Christmas season go smoothly - at least in the kitchen! 

Baked Ham with Honey and Mustard Glaze

Chef Derry Clarke promises that this is the perfect Christmas ham. I’m not a ham eater generally but’s there something about a Christmas ham and this one is a gem. Check it out.

Honey glazed ham

Buttermilk brined Roast Crown of Turkey

A delicious twist on the classic Christmas turkey with orange and rosemary. Check out Neven Maguire's recipe here

Delicious looking Turkey and all the trimmings

Ballymaloe Spiced Beef

Spiced meat is a year-round favourite for some but for most of us it is a very special Christmas treat and Darina Allen gives beef the benefit of the Ballymaloe magic here.

Sausage Meat Stuffing

Neven Maguire’s Home Chef Christmas Special is always a popular RTÉ show and with recipes like this one, it’s little wonder. Sausage meat gives Christmas stuffing an extra kick of flavour – click here for the recipe.

For many sausage meat in the stuffing is a must

Christmas Feast Roast Turkey with Cranberry and Sage Stuffing

Don’t you love the way Donal Skehan still seems like only a young fella and yet injects his kitchens and programmes, such as Kitchen Hero, with the most enthusiastic, inviting foods that you not only want to make but invite everyone you know to share it with! Rolled Turkey breast with stunning stuffing – what’s not to love?

How tasty do Neven's Roasted Root Vegetables look?

Traditional Stuffing

This is one of those, print-it-off-and-keep-it-handy recipes and this time around we’re tipping our hats to the wonderful Kevin Dundon. Love his presenting style and his family-man attitude to cooking. Check (and print!) this out

Ham Glaze

You ain’t got no glaze, you ain’t got no Christmas Ham. Neven Maguire strikes again with this easy and delicious recipe from his Home Chef, Christmas Special. See it here 

Turkey and Ham Pie
Turkey and Ham Pie

Rachel Allen is always coming up with lovely twists on the traditional and this is a great alternative to the traditional turkey and ham. Check out the how-to’s here

Roasted Root Vegetable with Thyme

This is one way to liven up your root vegetables and its one that will work for you and all the family right throughout the year. Thank you Neven! Here it is

And now for something completeley different...an alternative to the alternative. If you’re a veggie but not a Nut Roast fan, then try this: Catherine Fulvio’s...

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto with Pine Nuts.

Yee-um – click here for more.

Catherine Fulvio’s Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto with Pine Nuts sounds delicious