5 English Recipes for Christmas and #DiscoverIssuu

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Last year, my mom and sisters made Christmas-time unforgettable. They decided to incorporate my husband's English heritage into our Christmas Eve tradition. I can't explain how much it meant to me that, in the outskirts of Philadelphia, we were celebrating Christmas - English style. 

In addition to our traditional Christmas menu, we had pork pie, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, and sticky toffee pudding, and some other British food. There were colorful Christmas crackers on the table and even some of my husband's favorite Cadbury chocolate bars for the road. It was amazing!

Living in America, I'm not immersed in British culture, but I still love reading about trends in England and learning new European recipes. This is why I was so exited to learn about Issuu.

If you've never heard of Issuu, it's kind of like Pinterest for magazines. Issue currently has 15 million publications to more that 80 million unique monthly visitors. Wow! It's the fastest-growing digital publishing platform in the world.

On Issuu, I found a new issue of the ASDA magazine which is packed with holiday recipes, crafts, entertaining ideas from across the pond. 

Here are a few of my favorite finds from the ASDA magazine:

  1. Clementine and Lemon Curd Recipe - Page 41
  2. Rich and Fruity Sausage Rolls - Page 49 (These are now on my cooking to-do list!)
  3. Spiced Snowman Biscuits (aka Gingerbread Men Cookies) - Page 50
  4. Spiced Apple and Cranberry Chutney - Page 51
  5. Best Ever Roast Potatoes - Page 71

So, I'm hooked! I will definitely be coming back to Issuu time and time again to get my British fix.  If England's not your thing, don't fret. Whether you like fashion, sports, or want to read something local, they have tons of other magazine to virtually flip through. And, after you use Issuu a few times, it starts recommending fabulous articles and magazines to you.  How cool is that?

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