Better Homes and Gardens August 2008 Recipes

Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- 20-minute suppers, super salads, and more.


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Herbed Garden Couscous
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Herbed Garden Couscous

    This summer side features whole wheat couscous, a medley of fresh veggies, and tangy feta cheese. Toasted walnuts add satisfying crunch. Fresh herbs from the garden give the dish a burst of flavor.

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Tricolor Tomato Ravioli

    This simple and tasty pasta dish starts with packaged cheese ravioli and tosses together with spinach, tomatoes, capers, and basil to make a quick supper they'll love.

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Tomato and Grilled Veggie Stack

    For a summer sandwich they'll love, layer grilled eggplant and yellow sweet peppers with juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and thinly sliced prosciutto.

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Green Beans with Basil and Mint

    A mix of basil, mint, and sweet red pepper turns fresh green beans into a special side dish. Garlic adds a punch of flavor.

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Margarita Grilled Corn

    A mixture of melted butter, chile powder, lime salt, and fresh lime juice jazzes up this summer staple.

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Corn and Basil Tart

    Garden-fresh tomato and basil top this creamy tart starring fresh corn. Make it ahead for Sunday brunch.

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Skillet Peaches a la Mode

    Fresh peaches cooked in peach nectar and brown sugar are topped with buttery pastry, fresh berries, and creamy vanilla ice cream. Sprigs of mint add a bright, fresh-from-the-garden touch.

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Summer Stew

    This hearty stew is a snap to make with packaged (cooked) beef and rosemary-and-garlic-seasoned potatoes; canned fire-roasted tomatoes make a simple broth.

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Zucchini Cakes with Mushroom Ragout

    Lightly spiced, cheesy zucchini cakes are topped with a warm mixture of mushrooms and sweet pepper, creating a delicious and satisfying meatless meal.

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Cajun Snapper with Red Beans and Rice

    Cajun seasoning, lemon peel, and fresh parsley spice up fresh snapper. Red beans and long-grain rice complete the dish.

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Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

    This recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite. Simply stack bacon, cucumber, basil, and soft-boiled egg on toasted challah bread.

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Pan-Fried Chicken with Tomato Jam

    This flavorful stovetop chicken, topped with a plum-tomato jam, makes an ideal weeknight supper. Wilted spinach and creamy polenta makes it a satisfying meal.

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Edamame Bread Salad

    This adaptation of an Italian bread salad is meatless but -- thanks to high-protein edamame (soy beans) -- seriously hearty. The dressing gets plenty of punch from extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil.

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Minty Pasta Salad with Lamb

    Arugula and mint tossed with pasta create a bed for peppery lamb chops. The chops go on the plate still sizzling from the grill.

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Layered Tuna Salad

    Planks of fresh corn top a layered salad built of Yukon gold potatoes and grilled tuna dressed with lime juice, cumin, and extra virgin olive oil.

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Steak and Potato Salad

    Roasted potatoes and grilled ribeye steak are served with steak-house flair on a raft of cool romaine lettuce.

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Gazpacho Shrimp Salad

    The red pepper-tomato dressing is poured into the bowl then the gazpacho salad is set on top and finished with quick-cooked shrimp and crunchy croutons.

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Crispy Chopped Chicken Salad

    Crispy, wafer-thin slices of prosciutto and a lemony dressing top this mix of sauteed chicken, vegetables, and blue cheese.

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Fresh Corn-Rice Salad

    Filled with fresh corn, cold rice, juicy tomatoes, and fresh arugula, this light and fresh salad makes the ideal hot-weather supper. Slivers of jalapeno pepper and red onion add punch.

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