Better Homes and Gardens August 2011 Recipes

Check out our newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: easy dinners, tomato recipes, kid-friendly dishes inspired by the White House Kitchen Garden, and more!

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Grilled Texas Steak Sandwiches with Dilled Horseradish Sauce

    This hearty summer dinner comes together in just 20 minutes. Fresh dill adds brightness to the zippy horseradish spread.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
Roasted Tomato Bread Toss

    Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in tomatoes and releases their flavorful juices. Toss roasted tomatoes, olives, and torn bread with oil and vinegar, and they're ready to serve.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Roast   14 mins  400°F 
Green Onion Chicken and Melted Tomatoes

    Slow, low-temp baking intensifies the flavor of tomatoes; use this method to rescue tomatoes that come off the vine a little under- or overripe. Serve with juicy grilled chicken that?s flavored simply with salt, pepper, olive oil, and green onions.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Marinate  8 hrs or overnight
Grill   55 mins  to 1 hr 
Quick Paprika Steaks with Tomato Gravy

    A little flour whisked into chopped tomatoes creates a thick, rich sauce with a short cooking time, which helps the tomatoes retain fresh flavor. Spoon it over cheese-topped steaks.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Tuna Salad with Wonton Crisps

    Drizzle napa cabbage, seared tuna, and cucumber with a sweet-sour lime dressing. Crispy wonton strips add crunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Chicken & Vegetable Spaghetti

    In this quick-toss pasta dish, spaghetti combines with sauteed broccolini and onions, cherry tomatoes, and chicken.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   35 mins 
Pork Steaks with Plum Salsa

    Jalapeno peppers, ginger, and honey flavor the bold plum salsa that tops these succulent pork steaks.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Corn & Bean Fritters with Tomatoes

    These crispy little cakes are bursting with summer-fresh produce. Southern-style corn bread mix helps the fritters stay together during frying.

Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet

    This icy, delicious dessert takes just four ingredients -- watermelon, sugar, gelatin, and cranberry juice -- and costs 27 cents per serving to make.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Freeze  4 hrs  to 5 hrs 
Stand   10 mins 
Savory Double-Walnut Scones

    Toasted walnuts, Gruyere cheese, and thyme flavor these golden, flaky scones.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 16 scones
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350°F /375 degrees
Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

    Dip peach halves in melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, top with cheesecake filling, and bake for a summer spin on a classic dessert.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   45 mins 
Spinach Salad Wraps

    These lunch wraps capture the essence of bacon-topped spinach salad, right down to the distinctive dressing.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   35 mins 
Indispensable Green Bean Salad

    This versatile salad can be served crisper-cold or warm from the saute pan. Sweet onions, peaches, and rosemary make a serendipitous mix.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   6 mins 
Sweet Honey White Sangria

    Brandy, orange liqueur, and honey mingle with sparkling wine, citrus, and nectarines to create a crisp and bubbly summer punch.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Fish Tacos with Melon Salsa

    Lightly spiced fish tacos are topped with a mild salsa starring fresh melon, cucumber, sweet pepper, corn, red onions, and cilantro.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Garden Spaghetti

    You can serve this whole wheat pasta toss of broccoli, corn, carrots, tomatoes, and herbs hot or cold.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
I Made It Myself Pizza

    Let kids build pizzas to their liking with different sauces and toppers. See our recipe for fun combos.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Stand   10 mins 
Bake   20 mins  425° 
Mini Turkey Meatballs

    Applesauce makes these healthy, veggie-filled meatballs extra moist. Make them with sweet potatoes or carrots and ground turkey or beef.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  2 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Bake   8 mins  to  10 mins  450°F 
Easy Fruit Pocket Pies

    Cinnamon-spiced blueberries and apples make a luscious pie filling. Use fresh whole grain bread for the crust -- the moistness of fresh bread works to seal in the fruit.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   18 mins  to  20 mins  350°F 
Cool  At least   30 mins 
Garden Veggie Subs

    Stack fresh veggies -- tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, radishes, and greens -- on a whole wheat hot dog bun for easy toting. Fresh herb dressing and a yogurt-base veggie spread add flavor without lots of fat or calories.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Chopped Green Salad

    Chopped green veggies -- greens, cucumbers, broccoli, green beans, and edamame -- served in small containers make a super kid-friendly salad. Grapes add sweetness, and homemade herb dressing adds a tangy twist.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Carrot Lemonade

    Packed with vitamins A and C, this summertime drink is great to have on hand. The carrots lend sweetness to the lemonade, so no need to add sugar.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
Chill  2 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Fresh Tomato Sauce

    This healthier, richer-tasting sauce is so simple you can make it in the microwave. Try it on pasta or pizza.

Serving size: 2-1/2 cups
Start to Finish   20 mins 
Creamy Garden Spread

    Using Greek yogurt as a base makes this spread rich and creamy without all the calories and fat of cream cheese. It's filled with grated carrot, lemon peel, parsley, and feta cheese.

Serving size: 1-3/4 cups
Prep   15 mins +making
Chill  Up to  24 hrs 
Smashed Apples

    These cooked apples make a delicious filling for fruit pies or topping for pancakes.

Serving size: 4 cups
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  1 hr 45 mins 
Baby Tomato Ketchup

    Roasted tomatoes give this flavorful homemade ketchup a touch of sweetness.

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups
Prep   15 mins 
Roast   30 mins  to  40 mins  400°F 
Fresh Herb Dressing

    This tangy dressing is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients -- orange juice, olive oil, cider vinegar, three different fresh herbs, and a pinch of pepper.

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Prep   10 mins 
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

    The easy bread-crumb coating adds delicious crispy flavor to sweet potato fries without frying. Both sweet potatoes and carrots are high in vitamin A, potassium, and fiber; either veggie works well for this recipe.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cool   10 mins 
Bake   25 mins  400°F 

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