Better Homes and Gardens August 2009 Recipes
Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: 30-minute dinners, Scott Peacock's pickle recipe, new healthful meal ideas, and more.
Fresh Melon Quenchers
Lamb Chops with Barley Salad and Tomato Dressing
Pureed fruit blended with ice and sparkling water makes a refreshing summer drink. A spoonful of yogurt adds creaminess, while a skewer of fresh fruit makes a pretty garnish.
Chimichurri-Stuffed Pork Loin
This supercharged main-dish salad mixes high-fiber barley with vitamin-packed greens, red sweet pepper, and cucumber. Tomato vinaigrette adds delicious flavor.
Vegetable Bowls with Lime-Yogurt Dressing
Chopped parsley and cilantro rolled into this lean, boneless pork loin provides bold flavor without salt. Pineapple contributes vitamin C, while corn adds A.
Creamy Lemon-Dill Tuna Salad
This crunchy main course salad features sweet potatoes, tomatoes, avocados, black beans, and a zippy lime-yogurt dressing. Serve it in an edible bowl of crisp, fresh savoy cabbage.
Chilled Cucumber-Chickpea Soup
This no-cook, healthful salad has a good supply of protein, fiber, and vitamin C. Convenient ingredients such as canned tuna and chickpeas make it quick to fix.
Spiced Beef Kabobs with Mashed Carrots
This main-course soup is so thick and rich it seems loaded with cream. But instead of high-fat dairy, a handful of ice cubes is blended in before serving -- thickening the mix of chopped shrimp, chickpeas, and spices.
Plum-Berry Whole Wheat Tarts
Discover how bold flavor can make up for pared-down portion size (20 percent!). These beef skewers are marinated in red pepper, soy, and brown sugar.
Steak and Herb Tacos
Plums and blackberries bake together in a sturdy yet tender crust that uses half the butter of a conventional recipe. Goat cheese crumbled on top adds tangy richness as it melts.
A spicy rub for the beef gives this authentic taco-stand-style taco its Southwest flavor.
Fill whole-wheat tortillas with fresh veggies from the garden, chicken, fingerling potatoes, and green salsa for a satisfying supper.
Catfish and Slaw Tacos
At taco stands around the U.S., cooks are adding Asian flavors to their creations. Get in on the trend with this easy taco recipe.
Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder
This quick taco recipe features a spicy homemade coleslaw and cornmeal-crusted catfish.
Shrimp Fritters with Romaine
Filled with fresh, seasonal produce, this chowder recipe is warm-weather comfort food at its finest.
A punchy honey-lime dressing adds pizzazz to this 30-minute shrimp dish.
Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad
Mango salsa and smoky Gouda cheese put a fresh spin on this Mexican-inspired favorite.
An irresistible weeknight favorite, this flavorful pork dish is ready in 20 minutes.
Vegetable Flatbreads with Goat Cheese
For a refreshing summer dessert, try this pear liqueur-laced sorbet recipe.
Bananas Foster Gelato
For a quick, healthful dinner, top toasted flatbread with a mixture of broiled vegetables, tangy green olives, and creamy goat cheese.
Classic Bread and Butter Pickles
We've put a summer spin on a time-honored dessert recipe. Serve it with fresh banana slices and warm caramel sauce.
Scott Peacock's recipe makes pickles that are crisp, mildly sweet, and deliciously sour. Make it your own by adding your favorite combination of garlic, chiles, or extra spices.