6 recipes to whip up a homemade festive feast for less

(Clockwise from top left) Roast ham with citrus glaze., roast chicken, pumpkin soup with crab meat, and boozy chocolate mousse trifle. ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
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SINGAPORE – While many people look forward to celebrating the year-end festivities with a feast, it can be a costly affair with inflation and eye-watering festive surcharges.

If you are ordering from a hotel or restaurant, your wallet will take a walloping. You can get a 2kg boneless roast ham from $65 at the supermarket, but be prepared to fork out $188 for a similar-sized one from a five-star hotel, not including delivery charges.

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