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8 Outdoor Party Games for a Picnic

At your next summer picnic, have an action-packed and fun-filled day with these tried and tested outdoor party games.

How to Make an Ice Pack From a Kitchen Sponge

Turn a kitchen sponge into a reusable ice pack for your picnic hamper or cool box with this quick and easy life hack.

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Hotel Room Hacks to Improve Your Holiday

This summer, turn your unwelcoming hotel room into a place of relaxation, convenience and practicality with our helpful holiday hotel room hacks.

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Seven Little Swaps to Healthier Eating

Eating healthily every day can be a tricky challenge, but these helpful tips are all simple and delicious swaps you can make to enjoy a healthier diet.

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Quick and Easy Picnic Food Ideas

This summer, turn your picnic into an alfresco feast! With some clever prep and a few simple ingredients, learn how you can create the perfect picnic.

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How to Save Money for your Summer Holiday

This year, make sure you have your best holiday yet with our easy-to-use money saving hacks.

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7 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Summer Party

This bank holiday weekend, take the stress out of barbecues, garden parties and picnics with these hosting hacks.

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5 Garden Sports Games for Summer

Harness that competitive spirit and combine family fun and fitness with these original games to play in the garden or park.

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How to Make a Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Watch how to make a waterproof picnic blanket using an old shower curtain. It's easy-to-do and perfect for Irish summers!

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Amazing Things Your Dishwasher Can Do

Your household dishwasher can do much more than the dishes. From cooking to shoe cleaning, your dishwasher is your new favourite appliance.

Coeliac-Friendly Foods from the Tesco Free From Range

In recognition of Coeliac Awareness Week from May 8th- May 15th we’ve put together a list of some of our most exciting products from the Tesco Free From range. You can get an additional 33% off all these Coeliac treats, this week at Tesco.

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8 Surprising Foods That Contain Gluten

To highlight Coeliac Awareness Week (May 8th - May 15th), we’ve found out what every day, household ingredients aren’t gluten-free.

From pickles to ice cream, we’ve discovered what surprising foods are sources of hidden gluten.

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10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Pesto

Whether you buy it in a jar or whip it up yourself, pesto is one of the most versatile sauces and adds instant flavour to almost any dish.

Rose-Print Mother's Day Card

Show off your creative talents and make this elegant handmade Mother's Day card using just celery, food colouring and wrapping paper.

6 Ways to Reduce Costs in the Spring

Give your saving habits a spring clean and make your cash go further with these smart money-saving tips.

10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

It might surprise you to know that you can freeze some of these popular ingredients and foods. Take a look at our handy freezable list.

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Herbs and Vegetables That Will Regrow from Cuttings

Cuttings from this selection of veg and herbs will see you kickstarting your low cost home garden in no time.

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How to Decorate Candles with DIY Transfers

Learn how to decorate candles with DIY transfers just in time for Mother's Day. Using baking paper and white wax candles is the key.

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Delicious Pancake Day Recipes You'll Love

Keen to improve your pancake game this Pancake Tuesday? Check out these inspiring and oh-so delicious recipes in preparation for the big day.

DIY Treasure Rocks That Will Amaze Kids

Wow your budding archaeologists and create treasure rocks with toys hidden inside using this handy arts and crafts idea.

Easy Ways to Pep Up Your Coffee

If you’re trying to save money, you don’t need to go without your favourite fancy coffee. Try these quick hacks to instantly perk up an at-home brew.

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The Tesco Mid-Term Boredom Buster

Download and print the Tesco Mid-Term Boredom Buster to keep your little ones busy during the week off.

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How to Make a Photo Collage Love Sign

You don't need a special occasion to impress your loved one. Why not have a go at making this personalised gift for your one and only? Choose the word 'love', or their pet name to make it extra special.

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Galentine’s Gift Ideas for Friends

Galentine's Day is way to celebrate with your girl friends this Valentine's Day. Championed by the TV show, Parks and Recreation this new day lets you tell your besties you’re thinking of them with one of these clever gift ideas.

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Make a Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Gift Card

Make breakfast in bed extra special this year for your loved one with a homemade Valentine's Day card that contains a special gift.

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Valentine's Gifts for Him

Treat the gentleman in your life to something special this February 14th with our range of Valentine's Day gifts for him.

31 Little Changes for a Healthier Life

Little adjustments to your lifestyle, rather than a complete overhaul, can be extremely effective – it’s time for a health and wellbeing reboot

The beginner's guide to food prep

The beginner's guide to food prep

We’re taking a look at some of the basics of food prep to turn you into a kitchen whiz in no time.

Baking Measurements Made Easy

Are you an imperial baker living in a world of metric measurements? Or maybe it's vice versa? Either way we've put this handy infographic together for you to do all those essential conversions.

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5 ways to get fit without going to the gym

Get your route to fitness on track with these simple exercise routines you can do at home.

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Cooking meat: Your questions answered

From prep to carving, we’ve investigated the dos and don’ts of meat and answered the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

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Using leftovers: Our top tips

Sometimes (in fact, most of the time!) cooking enough food for the rest of the week and freezing it is the easiest way to get dinner out of the way. So you don’t get bored with eating the exact same thing four days in a row, here are some tips for dealing with leftovers.

Prepping for a week of lunches

Prepping for a week of lunches

Avoid the "what's for lunch?" hassle with our helpful food prep tips. In no time at all you'll be set for the week.

Top tips for freezing food

Top tips for freezing food

The freezer is a busy parent’s best friend. Whether you’re in a rush to turn out something tasty for dinner or you overestimated the amount of bolognese you’d made, the freezer is ready to receive. We now present our top freezer tips.

The gluten-free kids' lunch box

If your child has coeliac disease you'll need to rethink some everyday tasks like making lunch. To help you along, here are some useful tips and tricks to make the change to gluten-free as tasty and kid-friendly as possible.

Shopping for a nut allergy

Shopping for a nut allergy

We’re taking a look at some helpful tips to hopefully stop you from going nuts while shopping for and dealing with a nut allergy.

Gluten-free cauliflower and almond crust pizza

Gluten-free cauliflower and almond crust pizza

As well as being gluten-free, the cauliflower and almond pizza is super tasty and an interesting twist on the old staple – so it’ll impress little and big kids alike.

Other uses for crusty bread

6 unexpected uses for sliced bread

You won't believe the number of household applications for leftover bread there are. Why not give some of these a try?

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Vegan Victoria sponge

Looking for a vegan-friendly dessert option? Give this Victoria sponge a go. It's ready in just over an hour.

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Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Gifts suggestions for him this Valentine's Day. All available in-store or online at Tesco.

Steak Masterclass: Prepping the steak

Steak Masterclass: Prepping the steak

There are some steps you should take before you even put that meat in the oven.
Here’s our expert chef Dermot Gannon’s top tips for steak preparation.

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Steak Masterclass: Steak cuts

From fillet to rump: different cuts of beef explained, complete with serving suggestions.

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The 5 biggest mistakes people make cooking steak

5 of the biggest mistakes people make when cooking steak at home and how to fix them.

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Aphrodisiac foods for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a few aphrodisiac foods that you can introduce into your ingredients list. We hope they bring you luck in love. It’s completely safe for work, but you might blush a bit, just in case you’re reading it in your work place.

Healthy shopping on a budget

Healthy options for your shopping list that are friendly on your wallet. Pop some of these in your trolley this week.

Steak Masterclass: Pepper sauce and serve

Steak Masterclass: Pepper sauce and serve

This pepper sauce is the perfect accompaniment for a a delicious home-cooked steak. It's ready in minutes and can be made when your meat is resting.

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Steak Masterclass: Cooking the steak

For this steak cooking method, we’re going to sear the meat on the pan before transferring it to a preheated oven.

How to make your home look cleaner in 10 minutes

A cleaner looking home in 10 minutes

Use these top tips to give your home a speedy clean. They're ideal when there’s no time for proper elbow grease scrubbing.

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6 amazing frozen food essentials

Make your weekly shop go further with these frozen food essentials.

Cleaning with vinegar

7 ways to clean with vinegar

Everything you need to know about cleaning with vinegar.

Steak Masterclass: How to know when your steak is done

Steak Masterclass: How to know when your steak is done

Here's a foolproof way to check if you steak is cooked to your liking. We've added in timings for rare, medium rare, medium and well done.

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3 healthy lunches to inspire you

Take the hassle out of lunchbox planning with these three healthy mid day meal ideas.

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What Type of Mum Do You Have?

Take our handy quiz to see what type of mum you have and then once you're finished, you can scroll down and find her the right Mother's Day gift.

7 tips to keep food fresh longer and reduce waste

7 tips to keep food fresh and reduce waste

Here’s a few handy tips that will help keep your food fresher for longer and help you reduce household waste. They’ll be good for your pocket and for the environment.

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6 Simple Steps to Speed up your Morning Routine

Helpful tips to get your family's routine back on track for those busy school mornings.

Amazing uses for carrots

7 surprising ways to use up leftover carrots

Innovative things you can do with carrots that you never knew before. From veg stamps, to homemade aloe vera, which one impresses you the most?

How to chill beer, wine and soft drinks in a flash

How to chill beer, wine and soft drinks in a flash

4 handy tips to help you get your beer and wine chilled to perfection in a matter of minutes.

10 ways to save money for your summer holidays

10 ways to save money for your summer holidays

These 10 tips will help you put some savings back in your pocket just in time for your summer holidays. There are savings to be made all around us.

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Saucepots baking Q&A

Alice from Saucepots acts as agony aunt for all your baking woes on the build up to the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street.

How to make your food shop cheaper

How to make your food shop cheaper

Easy ways to plan your meals and your weekly shop while keeping your budget in mind. Have you tried any of these?

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7 kitchen shortcuts using a NutriBullet

7 amazing things you can do with a NutriBullet. See how you can save time in the kitchen with this handy gadget.

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Host Your Own Game of Thrones Feast

Welcome in the new series of Game of Thrones with a night of food and fun for you and your neighbouring bloodlines.

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How to spend less time on housework

Don't let housework eat into your day, use these hand tips to win some time back from those dreaded household chores.

9 ways to get the most out of your Clubcard

9 ways to get the most out of your Clubcard

A look at some of the great savings and other rewards you can enjoy when you sign up for Tesco Clubcard.

Need to know stain removal hacks

Need to know stain removal hacks

Learn how to remove red wine, grass, coffee and a whole heap of other stains from your clothes with these handy stain removal tips.

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Essential Gardening Hacks for Beginners

Bring your garden up to scratch with these clever gardening hacks that make use of everyday household items. Gardening doesn’t have to break the bank.

How to host a Eurovision pot luck night

How to host a Eurovision pot luck night

Everything you need to know to throw a pot luck Eurovision dinner party for you and your friends. Enjoy the tastes and sounds of contestant countries.

How to Make Your Own Garden Pot Stacker

Looking for some cool ideas for a garden? Watch this video to see how to make a vertical garden using simple garden equipment.

How to revamp garden furniture on a budget

How to Refresh Your Garden Furniture on a Budget

Learn how to bring your garden furniture back to good health for less, no matter what material your garden decor is made of.

Father'sDay Quiz

What Type of Dad Do You Have?

Take our handy Father's Day quiz to see what type of dad you have. Once you're finished you can scroll down and find him the right Father's Day gift.

6 Food Storage Hacks You Need to Know

Clever food storage ideas to reduce food waste and keep your kitchen clutter free.

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Everything You Need to Know About the National Ploughing Championships 2016

Here’s everything you need to know about the National Ploughing Championships 2016 that’s taking place in Tullamore Co. Offaly this year.

5 Alternative Uses for Herbs and Spices

Learn how to get value out of turmeric, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

7 Comfort Hacks for Colds and Flu

Feeling under the weather? Why not try a few of these homemade remedies and hacks to see if you can speed up your recovery time from the cold and flu.

Easy Ways to Organise Your Kitchen

Take back control of your kitchen with these handy hacks for kitchen storage.

Healthy Baking Substitutes

This helpful infographic below will help you put a healthy spin on some of your favourite bakes.

Keep Your House Clean with 5 Kitchen Items

You'll be surprised to know the cleaning potential that some of these ordinary household items have. Be sure to stay stocked up!

Surprising Things You Can Clean in a Washing Machine

It's not just clothes and sheets that you can put in the washing machine. Take a look at our list below and see if washing some of these items in your household could be made a lot easier.

Surprising Uses for Clothes Hangers

Here are a few simple ways you can hack the clothes hanger to do more than just a hang a top or a pair of trousers.

Food Prep Secrets for Super Speedy Meals

These handy food prep tips will help you free up some time during your busy evenings.

How to Make Egg Carton Bats

Decorate your home in time for Halloween by upcycling egg boxes into bloodcurdling bats.

Three In-Season Sides

Enjoy these three recipes for in-season, roasted veg side dishes this autumn.

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

Here are six steps to help you keep your house warm during the cold autumn and winter nights, without having to crank up the thermostat.

Five Avocado Recipes for Avocado Fanatics

Whether it’s for breakfast, dinner or just a side dish, avocado has a place in nearly every meal of the day.

6 Spooky Halloween Games

Give your young gremlins a ghoulish good time when you suggest these freakishly simple Halloween games.

Stain Removal Tips for Carpets

Don’t let the dread set in if your carpet gets stained, the quick application of these tips can help prevent lifelong marks.

Activities for Families in Munster this Mid-Term Break

Fun activities in Munster to make activity planning a little easier for you and your family this October.

5 of the Best Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkins can be much more than doorstep or window decorations, here's five recipes you can try this October.

Free Children's Halloween Masks

Quick, cheap and easy, print out our Halloween masks to complete the kids’ Halloween costumes.

Activities for Families in Connacht This Mid-Term Break

Fun activities in Connacht to make activity planning a little easier for you and your family this October.

3 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Which of these three homemade Halloween costumes will you try and make for your little monsters?

Easy Halloween Costumes: The Skeleton

You won't believe how easy it is to do your boy or girl up in skeleton facepaint when you follow these steps one at a time.

Easy Halloween Costumes: The Snapchat Filter

Is your child looking for a costume idea they've never tried before? You won't believe how easy it is to make this unique Snapchat filter costume.

Easy Halloween Costumes: Head on a Plate

This costume really thinks outside the box. Make sure you don't get a-HEAD of yourself!

Activities for Families in Ulster This Mid-Term Break

Fun activities in Connacht to make activity planning a little easier for you and your family this October.

6 Of The Best Halloween Movies for The Whole Family

We’ve put together six of the best spooky classics that the whole family can enjoy.

5 Halloween Cocktails to Die for

5 Halloween cocktails that you must serve at your Halloween party this spooky season.

Things to Do This Mid-term Break in Leinster

When it comes to the mid-term break, you're no doubt on the lookout for fun local activities to entertain your family. So with this in mind, we’ve put together some fun activities in Leinster to make things a little easier for you this mid-term break.

5 Free Fitness Apps to Get You Moving in 2017

5 Free Fitness Apps to get you moving in 2017 that will help you realise a healthier you.

6 Morning Routine Hacks for Grown-Ups

Get out the door on time with a spring in your step using these quick and easy hacks.

7 Top Tips for Eating a Healthy Breakfast

Fuel yourself for the day ahead with a delicious breakfast that’s bursting with goodness. Whether you’re looking for a protein-packed meal or a healthy bite on the go, there are plenty of ways to get your morning off to a great start.

7 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Child-friendly snacks can be nourishing as well as satisfying – and we have tons of inspiration. From delicious dips and homemade crisps to frozen fruit treats and sweet strawberry bites, our easy recipes and tips will help you provide hassle-free, healthy snacks for kids.

Seven Ways to Liven up Dry January

After a season marked by over-indulgence, a month off the booze in January can feel like just what the doctor ordered.

6 Tasty Treats to Beat the Blue Monday Blues

Don’t let Monday 16 January be the most depressing day of the year! Enjoy some of these tasty distractions.

4 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

Boost your willpower and prepare to tackle January with these handy tips from the experts.

Save Money for Your 2017 Summer Holiday

This year, make sure you have your best summer holiday yet with our money saving hacks.

5 Quick and Easy, Healthy Snacks

These five quick and easy, healthy snacks are perfect inspiration for your healthy New Year's lunchboxes.

6 Ways to Exercise at Your Desk

Learn how to save time by getting fit at work without leaving your desk.

Car Hacks You Need to Know for Cold Conditions

These handy tips could help you keep your motor running if a 'frozen windscreen' morning catches you by surprise.

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10 Clever Ways to Clean with Lemons

When life gives you lemons make lemonade or learn these handy household cleaning hacks with lemons.

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Speedy Laundry Hacks You Need to Know

Don't let laundry eat up your whole day. These must-know tips will save you time, money and let you recapture your free time.

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How to Make Your Own Patrick's Day Wreath or Mask

Patrick’s Day is just around the corner so make sure your house and your head are both looking festive with this fun craft that can be used as a mask or a door decoration.

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How to Make St Patrick's Day Bunting

Here’s everything you need to know to make your very own St Patrick's Day Bunting.

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How to Make Your Own Luck of the Irish Cards

Looking for a St Patrick’s Day card with a difference? This lucky clover card is great fun to make and will let you tell people how lucky you feel to know them.

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Free Patrick's Day Crafts You Can Do at Home

With the Patrick's Day long weekend just around the corner, we've put together three simple homemade crafts that you and your family can do at home. Rain or shine, these are great activities for everyone involved.

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6 Easy Breakfast-in-Bed Ideas For Mum

Treat mum to a delicious breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day with our simple ideas. The whole family can get involved with preparing these easy recipes, which are sure to make her day.

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Fun Indoor Games for Kids

Home with the kids this Bank Holiday Monday? Try these fun indoor games – kids will love.

Amazing Ways to Use Ice Cube Trays

Get more out of ice cube trays with these fun creative ideas.

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Colouring In For Grown-Ups

Take some time out and spend a relaxing afternoon colouring in one of these amazing designs.

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10 Things to Do This June Bank Holiday That Won’t Break the Bank

We've hand-picked our favourite festivals and events taking place this June Bank Holiday weekend, so there’s no excuse not to join in.

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7 Sporty Father's Day Game Ideas

Give Dad the gift of fun this Father's Day. Fill a shoebox with cool sporty items, then head outside to play one of these games

Shaving Hacks for Men

As Father’s Day approaches, here are eight of our favourite shaving hacks that every man out there should know in times of need.

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Top 7 Chocolate Recipes

To celebrate World Chocolate Day, here’s seven out-of-this-world chocolate recipes that’ll leave your mouth watering.

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Family Bank Holiday Activities, Whatever the Weather

Don't be stuck for something to do with the kids this bank holiday weekend. Check out our great list of activities and games to do, whatever the weather.

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Top Secret Time Capsule

Filled with precious memories, a time capsule is the perfect way to capture your child's personality in those fun early years.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Veg

Vegetables are packed with nutrients, so don’t let any of them go to waste. Embrace the ‘root to stem’ trend of using the whole vegetable and save money.

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Toilet paper crafts

Don't throw out those toilet paper rolls just yet. Here are some creative activities that save those cardboard tubes from going straight in the bin.

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Toilet roll scribbler

Create this easy to make marker or pen scribbler to bring a new twist to colouring in.

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Homemade toilet roll rocket

A fun homemade activity for a rainy day that will bring you to the moon and back. Not only does it make great use of leftover toilet roll tubes.

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Toilet roll tube gift

This handy craft is good to know anytime of the year whether you’re getting organised for pass the parcel or carefully presenting a stocking filler for your little ones. All you need is a few art supplies and some leftover toilet roll tubes.

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Homemade toilet roll speaker

Really impress your friends and family when you unveil this quirky homemade speaker for your smartphone made from a leftover cardboard toilet roll tube and some plastic bottles.

10 facts about toilet roll you didn’t know you wanted to know

Everything you ever wanted to know about toilet roll. Expand your knowledge with our answers to your FAQs.

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10 facts about bread

To celebrate our love of bread and all of the wonderful bread products you can find in The 800 range, we decided to explore some interesting bread facts that you might not have known before.

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Bread traditions from around the world

Bread takes many forms; sweet, savoury, unleavened, brown or white, but whatever your loaf of choice, there’s nothing quite like a fresh bake.

Mince-spiration

Leftover Bolognese? Trying to make the last two spoons of chili into a tasty lunchbox recipe? Here are five inspiring ideas to make mince, one of the staple foods of The 800 range, go even further. It's our mince-piration.

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7 Simple Food Safety tips for cooking with mince

Everything you need to know about safely cooking with mince, one of The 800 range that is a staple food in so many family recipes across the country. Here are some food safety tips for cooking with mince.

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Health Myths Busted

Finding the truth about what food you and your family should be eating can be tricky, so we’ve asked the experts to set the record straight.