Mini Molten Chocolate Puddings

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Chocolate and chilli might sound like an odd combination but sweet and spicy do work together. I first tried the combination in hot chocolate. It’s a subtle heat that you can taste, but instead of dominating the dessert it’s an interesting extra note that adds to the flavour of the chocolate. However, do feel free to leave the chilli out if you prefer. These puds have an oozing liquid chocolate interior and can be made in advance and placed in the fridge until you are ready to bake them.

Super Chocolate Brownies

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

This recipe makes beautiful, dense and fudgy brownies - just the way I like them. It's a very simple recipe that you can make in minutes. Just make sure you make enough to share around!

Soy and Ginger Sea Bass and Asian Green Parcels

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

These little parcels certainly know how to make an entrance. When you serve them, make sure you get your guests to open the parcels themselves, to reveal the steaming mackerel inside. You can use this method with any fish; it’s nice served with a little rice.

Platter of baked shellfish

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Serve with an extra squeeze of lemon juice, lemon wedges and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Whoopie Pies

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

During my search for the perfect whoopee pie, I was sent this recipe by a reader of my blog, whose mother in law, Mrs Linda Daunt, has lived all her life in Maine, New England and is a fantastic cook. Mrs Daunt's special touch is to add buttermilk instead of regular milk, to give the pies a richer taste. The original recipe uses a marshmallow-type filling, but I prefer to stick with regular buttercream frostings.

Honey and Cardamom Roast Carrot and Parsnips

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Even the veggie averse may think again...

Teriyaki Salmon with Noodles and a Peanut Dressing

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

The fantastic thing about this recipe is that all it takes is to marinate the salmon and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Serve with noodles in a peanut butter dressing for a tasty main course!

Swedish Mulled Wine

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Even kitchen misfits can make this!

Chicken Salad with Chilli, Ginger and Lime Dressing

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

This salad is a really bright and vibrant one for the summer months.




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