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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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  • How to be a canapé queen

    Does your usual party snack planning involve opening a bag of Kettle Chips? Here's how to raise your game with three easy recipes.

  • Need a speedy supper?

    I declare salad season officially open! This hearty chicken one is easy-peasy to make but packed with flavour.

  • Need a speedy supper?

    You're in luck! This Mexican feast is vegan but don't be scared, it's totally delicious, filling and faff-free. Plus we grill (!) the cook for tips on dipping a toe into veganism.

  • 5 ways to pamper your pet

    Woof! It’s National Love Your Pet Day so here are five ways to do just that. After all, they’re the only ones in your household who don’t answer back and are always pleased to see you, right?

  • Makeover your maison!

    Good news - we've found a innovative, affordable way to do it. Walk this way for weapons-grade interior design inspo.

  • Feb gardening tips

    No idea whether to mulch, prune or - goddamit - both?! The Top 5 things to do in your garden in February to get it in tip-top shape for Spring.

  • Race you to the stove

    A speedy supper with excellent health credentials? Bring out this easy-peasy spinach and chickpea curry pronto, garçon.

  • Speedy Supper: Prawn Laksa

    Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laksa, anyone?

  • The best advent calendars

    Counting the days until Christmas? Here, we can help with that! Open the door to the best 20 advent calendars and no nicking the chocolates before your kids wake up.

  • 21 cracking Christmas wreath workshops

    Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular (wonder if the accompanying mulled wine has anything to do with that?!) so, quick, book now.

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