Coffee maker buyers' guide

With caffeine reported to improve hydration, heart health and reduce the risk of certain cancers and Type 2 diabetes, we’ll be showing you how to save a fortune buying posh coffees and instead brew ones just as good at home.

But with so much choice in the shops and variations on offer including filter, capsule and ground - which ones should you go for and does how much you pay for it really matter?

Here with his guide to the best is gadget guru Steve Wilson.

Holly and Phillip's festive foods

Good Housekeeping's annual Christmas dinner survey is available online today and reveals that a basket of eleven festive food essentials to feed eight can cost as little as £20.26.

So, with 35 days left until Christmas and supermarkets competing for your cash, which stores offer the best value for money? Holly and Phillip will be blind tasting test to see if value does affect quality...

Gluten and dairy-free Christmas cake

I actually prefer this version of a Christmas cake. The texture is just the same, if not better and it’s delicious. It’s best to soak the fruit in the whisky and lemon juice overnight; it makes a real difference to the texture of the cake.

– Phil Vickery

Phil's in the kitchen with his recipe for a Christmas cake that's gluten and dairy free - he guarantees it tastes no different and will fool every cake connoisseur.

Make it now, top it up with booze weekly and the fruit will mature and be perfect by Christmas Day.

Sour cherry Welsh cakes

As the nights draw in and we are hanging onto one last burst of sunshine, chef Lisa Faulkner gives us a feast for our eyes and our palates in her Coastal Cottage series.

Lisa will be exploring the wilds of Wales and finding out about its local specialities in the kitchen. Set in a cottage in Pembrokeshire, today Lisa finds out how to cook Welsh cakes with her own cherry twist, before enjoying music from a traditional Welsh choir.

Fun food facts with Jamie (and a nice bit of salmon)

It's always a treat when Jamie Oliver comes in

– Holly Willoughby

Today Jamie Oliver joined us to share some super facts about his superfoods, including how carrots and beetroot weren't always as we know them today. In fact, the humble carrot actually looked completely different until it was changed by aristocracy!

Plus, things got very tasty as he showed us how jazz up our salmon with sesame seeds - a trick Holly will certainly be trying at home!

Get Jamie's recipes and watch his full chat and demo with Holly and Phillip