Make your own hot chocolate bar

Make your own hot chocolate station

On a chilly day there's little as comforting as a hot chocolate! Find out how to set up your own hot chocolate station at home.

The golden ratios of baking

Ratio baking is the ultimate way to free yourself from recipes and let your imagination soar in the kitchen! Just make sure you get the ratios right with this handy infographic.
Creamy green bean potato salad

Recipe: creamy green bean potato salad

Becca Heyes of Easy Cheesy Vegetarian provides the recipe for a delicious and vegetarian-friendly recipe for creamy green bean potato salad.
Magical Unicorn mug cake

Magical Unicorn mug cake recipe

Learn how to make a bright and delicious unicorn mug cake with this guest post from Alix Carey, author of the Unicorn Cookbook.
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A quintessentially British afternoon tea in the garden (minus the rain!)

Lauretta Wright from Home & Horizon outlines some of her top picks from this year's Summer Sale to create a gorgeous afternoon tea in the garden.

8 awesome adult sandwich fillers

We’ve scoured the internet to bring you our favourite, tantalisingly tempting sandwich fillings courtesy of some inspirational food bloggers.
Tropical Palm snack box

How to meal prep

Meal prep simply means planning and preparing meals in advance that will last you a few days. Read on for our ultimate guide, and then get creative in the kitchen. 
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Seven curry blogs to warm winter evenings

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, try putting some heat into your evening menu with some delicious Indian recipes. 
Fun lunches for kids

Three fun lunch box ideas

Laura & Tia from Little Button Diaries are here to help you pack a healthy lunch that the kids will love with these three easy peasy lunch box ideas.
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How to plan the perfect picnic

Whether you’re heading to the park, or setting up camp in your back garden, have a read of our guide to help you get the most from your picnic this summer. 
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7 magnificient mocktail blogs

Hosting a party needn’t give you a hangover, especially if you have some marvellous mocktail recipes up your sparkly sleeve. 
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How to celebrate in style

Some of our favourite bloggers share top party food ideas and recipes to help make your bash go with a swing, whether you’re hosting a wedding, street party, kids’ party or garden party.
Viennese Biscuits

Three bakes worthy of a royal wedding

Read on for a stunning Victoria sponge, melt in the mouth Viennese biscuits, and lighter than air Madeleines, courtesy of David from BakingBar.
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Four homemade healing herbal teas

What do dandelion, mint and nettles have in common? These everyday plants are packed with powerful compounds that boost health, fight illness and give you fresh energy.

13 healthy-eating Instagram goddesses

Bye bye calorie counting, cardboard crispbreads and watery, fat-free cottage cheese. Hello buddha bowls, plant-based puddings and superfood smoothies.

How to make the ultimate buttermilk pancakes

Discover a sensationally simple buttermilk recipe to impress your friends and family.
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Home-baked teacher’s Christmas gifts

Say thank you to your children’s teachers with a thoughtful gesture this Christmas.

How to decorate your Christmas Cake

You’ve baked it to perfection and drizzled it with your favourite festive tipple. Now it’s time to give your Christmas cake the fabulous finish it deserves.
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How to bake the perfect Christmas cake

Here’s our easy-to follow recipe, plus a selection of top Christmas cake-making tips from baking bloggers and celebrity chefs.
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13 beautiful baking blogs

Knowing how much you love cakes and baking, we’ve scoured the web to bring you 13 of the most beautiful baking blogs we could find.
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How to make the perfect coffee at home

Read on for tricks of the trade that will help you enjoy a proper coffee in the comfort of your own kitchen.
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Sensational summer dining

We’ve taken inspiration from our wonderful foodie bloggers for some serious summer dining.

6 easy Easter bakes

Here’s our pick of the mouthwatering munchies on offer courtesy of some of the best baking blogs around.

8 super spring salads

From vitamin-packed picnic jars to a Pad Thai salad crammed with crunchy veg, read on to discover our selection of super-tasty spring salads.
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Top tips for pancake perfection

Get a head start on your Pancake Day preparations with some great advice from these top food bloggers.

Classic Christmas bakes

It’s time to dust off your apron, dig out those traditional recipes, and fill your house with the aromas of festive baking!

Just the two of us - Valentine’s baking for your sweetheart

The one you love deserves special attention on Valentine’s Day. So why not spoil them with a delicious home-baked treat?

Christmas dinner survival guide for cooks

Here’s our guide to avoiding common pitfalls and rescuing your festive dishes when disaster strikes.

Your favourite Christmas dinner

Prawn cocktail, turkey, and Christmas pudding is by far your favourite Christmas dinner, according to our Spirit of Christmas survey.

Kids' lunch box ideas you probably haven't thought of

With summer fast approaching it’s time for packed lunches on the playgrounds, and here at dotcomgiftshop we’ve been on the lookout for some simple, healthy and tasty lunch ideas which offer something a little different f

RECIPE: Perfect picnic pork pies

The sun is out and picnic season is upon us! Of course, you'll need some shiny new picnicware, but what should you pack to eat? Homemade pork pies, of course!

April's menu: Lamb, watercress and rhubarb

Here in the UK we are incredibly fortunate to have a bounty of delicious seasonal food available all year round.

RECIPE: Hot cross buns for Easter!

Easter weekend is filled with all sorts of tasty treats, and hot cross buns are a must for any Easter table. You could even give them as Easter gifts! This year, make your own tasty buns with this easy-to-follow recipe.

RECIPE: Guinness cupcakes for St Patrick's Day!

It's St Patrick's Day tomorrow, so to celebrate we have a scrummy recipe to share with you: chocolate cupcakes made with that delicious Irish drink, Guinness!

5 stress-free bakes

Do your attempts at baking and whipping up desserts leave you frazzled and disappointed? Fear not! We’ve rounded up a few of the easiest, scrummiest bakes from our favourite bloggers to give you a helping hand.

Foods to help you sleep

Sleep can boost your memory, help you maintain a healthy weight and even make you live longer, so it’s worth making sure you get your recommended eight hours of shut-eye a night. But just how do you go about doing it?

Gorgeous gift idea: hot chocolate jars

There's nothing quite like snuggling up in front of the fire with a mug of delicious hot chocolate, so this Christmas give the gift of scrumminess by making gorgeous hot chocolate jars!

How to avoid the Christmas binge

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it's all too easy to pile on a few pounds over the holidays. Here are our tips for staying in shape in the face of festive temptation.

Make your best ever mince pies

Everybody loves a good mince pie, and we have a recipe that your family will just adore. But beware: you might have to bake more than one batch, because they're not going to be around for long!

How to make perfect gingerbread men

They're the perfect Christmas treat, beloved by adults and children alike: the gingerbread man is a staple of every festive table, so here's how to make yours better than ever this year!

Great Christmas baking tips

Christmas is the time for creating festive culinary delights. The smell of home baking is enough to get taste buds tingling. Below are a few Christmas baking tips that will make you a favourite in your home this year.

Bread basics: a guide to baking beautiful bread

There's nothing quite like the delicious smell of freshly baked bread! If you want to try your hand at baking this most delicious of foods, take a look at our handy guide to getting started.

Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

This scrummy cupcake recipe comes from Nazia, a lovely food blogger at Your Sunny Side Up.

The great British BBQ

With the weather continuing in such a rich vien of form, most people will be heading outside for a BBQ and spending an afternoon or evening relaxing with friends and family over good food and drink.

Baking tips and tricks

Here at Dotcomgiftshop we love baking, the smell of freshly risen sponge or pastry gets our taste buds tingling.
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The perfect vintage afternoon tea

Everyone loves an afternoon tea, it's been part of the British aristocracy for years, giving a sense of elegance to those of us who enjoy a simple cup of tea and piece of cake, here's our top tips for producing

Summer recipe: Prosecco-soaked strawberries

Today we have a guest post from Antonia Aitken, who is sharing with us a gorgeous summer recipe!

Perfect packed lunch tips

We love a packed lunch at Dotcomgiftshop, not least because of all the fab, stylish boxes, bags and containers that go with it.

Healthy freezer meals

If you love homemade food but don’t have time to cook every night, cooking and freezing could be the way to go.

Scrummy bread blogs

A slice of fresh bread with butter is one of life's best simple pleasures: that's why we're always on the lookout for scrummy bread recipes.

Gourmet summer barbecue

Bored with burgers? Had enough of hot dogs? When the sun comes out and you feel yourself hankering for a barbecue, don’t just cook the usual.

Easter mini chocolate cheescake recipe

This Easter, get baking. Crack open those cupcake holders and get creative. Try this delicious recipe for mini chocolate cheesecakes.

Make the ultimate Mother's Day breakfast

Nothing says Mother's Day like breakfast in bed, but how do you make the perfect spread? Here are some tips and tricks so that you can make that Mother's Day breakfast extra special!

How to make advent calendar cookies

Don't want to splash out on an advent calendar this year? Caroline from Caroline Makes is here to show you how to bake one instead!

Time for tea?

Everybody loves a nice hot cup of tea, but if you’re stuck in a rut with the same old flavour day in day out, remember, there are loads of exotic teas to try out there.

Marvellous meal planning

Do you spend half an hour every day hunting round the kitchen, staring frantically into the fridge, wondering what you can knock up for dinner with three slices of ham, half a tin of beans and some lettuce that’s on the

Pro tips for last minute dinner parties

You haven’t left work yet, let alone stocked up on cheese you can’t pronounce, but at the last moment some friends have come to town and in a couple of hours they’re expecting to be wined and dined at your home in style.

Lovely lunch boxes

Providing kids with a nutritious, tasty lunch is something most parents aim for, but how do you balance taste with variety, and still fit it all into a lunch box?

Picnic planning

Who doesn't love a good picnic?

Kids in the kitchen

Get your kids in the kitchen and you’re in for an hour or two of messy, yummy play.

Healthy kids' lunch boxes

Packing a healthy lunch box for your kids can be easy and fun when you know where to start. Here are some tips on making their packed lunches healthy, safe and interesting.

21 tasty cake blogs we love

Cake. Everybody loves cake! Which is why we’ve found some scrumptious blogs by chefs and bakers to inspire you in the kitchen. So grab a cuppa and enjoy a slice of some truly delicious cake blogs.

Yummy Easter recipes

Easter is fast approaching and we can’t wait! We’re looking forward to making some yummy Easter treats, so we've had a good old nosey and found some fabulous Easter recipes (and great blogs) for you to enjoy.

Baking blogs we love

Can't get enough of our tasty blog collections? Then here's another set to get your teeth into.

Rainbow cake recipe

Massive thanks to Kerry from Kerry Cooks for this amazing guest blog. Here's a recipe for what I now realise may be the tallest rainbow cake ever.

10 amazing cookie baking blogs

Freshly baked, straight out of the oven, melting, crumbly and golden. We absolutely love cookies, so we just had to find some scrummy cookie blogs to tide us over until the next batch is ready...

Olympic-themed cake recipes

It’s official, everybody is about to go Olympics mad. I can’t seem to walk down the street without seeing a Union Jack in some shape or form. But hey, why not?

Biscuit blogs we love

We love biscuits with our tea. In fact, we love biscuits full stop. So we’ve gone searching for baking bloggers whose biscuits are simply divine. Now, time to put the kettle on...

Food blogs we love

At dotcomgiftshop we love good food, so we've collected together some of the best and most beautiful food blogs around.

50 facts about chocolate for Easter

Easter has become dominated by chocolate. Every year, millions of chocolate eggs are handed out on Easter Sunday, making more than a few children feel significantly unwell by the end of the day.
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Lunch boxes around the world

We’re all too familiar with news articles bemoaning the fact that children in the UK are getting more unhealthy. Horror stories about school meals that contain too much fat, processed food and sugar.

Tea blogs we love

You only have to look at our range of delightful Cups and Saucers, Cake Stands and Teapots to realise that here at dotcomgiftshop - we are seriously into tea.

Cupcake blogs we love

Cupcakes are right up our alley at dotcomgiftshop. Not only are they sinfully delicious, but they're as pretty as a picture too.