Better Homes and Gardens April 2007 Recipes

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Garlic-Roasted Asparagus
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Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

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    Spring-fresh asparagus spears make a delectable side when oven-roasted with garlic. The dish takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, so it's ideal for a weeknight meal.

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Pasta Salad with Orange Dressing

    Whole-grain pasta lends its nutty taste and chewy texture to this fresh-flavored pasta salad. Orange peel and juice give it a surprising (but welcome) zip.

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Asian Noodle Slaw

    Inject international flavor into your weeknight meal repertoire with an easy mix of multi-grain spaghetti and shredded broccoli and carrots. Peanut sauce and fresh ginger make this a stand-out dish.

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Chicken Caesar Lasagna

    Serve this recipe when you crave classic comfort food but want the nutrients that spinach and whole wheat lasagna noodles provide.

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Orzo Risotto with Roasted Vegetables

    Big chunks of squash, mushroom, and onion roast to perfection before combining with low-fat whole-grain orzo. Topped with walnuts and feta cheese, this simple dish is sure to please.

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Baked Mediterranean Cod and Asparagus

    Team this lean, firm saltwater whitefish with tender asparagus spears, and top with a tangy chopped green olive and caper relish. The cod and asparagus cook together in only 12 minutes.

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Chicken-Cervil Saute and Spinach

    Think homemade pasta is a chore? Think again. These gnocchi-like pasta balls come together in about 5 minutes in the food processor. Add them to chicken and mushrooms cooked in a flavorful broth accented with chervil, a close cousin to parsley with a subtle anise flavor.

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Pistachio-Chive Crisps

    Snips of chives are scattered throughout these easy-to-make pistachio-laden crackers. Alongside, serve tart green apple slices and pungent Dijon mustard with capers and herbs.

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Hearty Garlic and Snap Pea Soup

    A hint of spring garlic, crunchy-sweet sugar-snap peas, and fennel combine in this potato-based soup. Mild-flavor spring garlic, or green garlic, resembles a green onion and is in markets now until May.

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Sharp and Sweet Green Salad

    Here's one big, delicious salad straight from the garden: butterhead lettuce, crunchy cucumbers, peppery watercress, baby bok choy, and -- the surprise -- sweet kiwi, drizzled with tart Lime-Pepper Dressing.

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Minty Roasted Lamb Chops

    A spring tradition, lamb chops are freshened with a garlicky mint rub. In place of mashed potatoes, serve peas pureed with tarragon.

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Spring Waldorf Salad

    A super-simple take on classic Waldorf, this salad tosses apples with Boston lettuce and endive, then spoons savory-sweet Lemon Dressing over all.

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Deviled Egg Salad

    Enjoy the classic appetizer on a bed of lettuce, surrounded by tasty peppers, bacon, and onion. A homemade dill vinaigrette covers the whole salad with light herb flavor.

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Mango-Yogurt Pops

    A quick twirl in the blender is all it takes to combine fresh mangoes with low-fat yogurt for a frozen treat perfect for warm spring days or a light afternoon snack any time of the year.

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Doughnut Delights

    Thought glazed doughnut holes couldn't get any better? Try them drizzled with a slightly spicy chocolate sauce and sprinkled with toasted coconut.

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Cherry-Stuffed Ham

    Traditional ham is even more delicious when it's stuffed with juice-soaked cherries. Serve with warm peach preserves.

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Glazed Easter Ham

    Tasty glaze and robust flavor make this perennial spring favorite a welcome sight on the dinner table.

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Ham Balls in Barbecue Sauce

    Buy ground ham in the supermarket or use leftover ham that has been finely diced or ground in a food processor to make these family-pleasing balls.

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Ham-Asparagus Strata

    Enjoy ham leftovers encased in eggs and cheese and surrounded by bits of asparagus and hearty English muffin. This makes a delicious start to a lazy Saturday morning.

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