Better Homes and Gardens May 2011 Recipes

Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: fresh Mexican dishes, creative club sandwiches, Scott Peacock's raspberry bars, and more!

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Chorizo-Pepper Hand Pies

    In Mexico, the dough for hand pies (called empanadas) is homemade, but you can save time with our recipe by using store-bought puff pastry.

Serving size: 24 hand pies
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   12 mins  400°F 
Cook   17 mins 
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple & Papaya Salsa

    "The tart pineapple and cool papaya salsa is a perfect match for spicy grilled pork tenderloin," says Joanne Weir, the recipe developer.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Marinate   30 mins  to 2 hrs 
Grill   30 mins  to  35 mins 
Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean & Beef Casserole

    "I took all the flavors we love in enchiladas and created something even fresher," says Joanne Weir, the recipe creator. "This easy casserole is topped off with fresh garden tomatoes and cilantro."

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   20 mins  375°F 
Stand   10 mins 
Fish Tacos with Cabbage & Chile Pepper Slaw

    For flavorful fish tacos, recipe developer Joanne Weir bakes the halibut in a foil packet with orange peel, lime peel, tomatillos, and garlic. "The flavors have nowhere to go but into the fish," she says.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   10 mins  to  12 mins  400°F 
Chicken & Tortilla Soup

    Recipe developer Joanne Weir adds a lighter spring touch to this traditionally filling soup by making it with chunks of zucchini and baby peas.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cook  1 hr 
Hot & Chunky Guacamole

    Fresh peas are a sweet and vibrant green addition to this spicy guacamole recipe.

Makes: 9 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
PB&J Club

    This fun twist on the classic kid favorite has smashed fresh berries plus a sprinkling of granola for crunch.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 4 sandwiches
Start to Finish   15 mins 
Meat Loaf & Potatoes Club

    Stacks of meat loaf with spicy ketchup, crisp french fries, and melted American cheese make this hearty sandwich an instant hit.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 4 sandwiches
Start to Finish   15 mins 
Greek Salad Club

    Spread hummus onto pita bread and layer with feta cheese, Greek dressing, and crisp veggies.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 sandwiches
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Cuban Club

    For a spicy kick, sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers along with the cilantro on the mustard-topped bread.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 4 sandwiches
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   6 mins  to  10 mins 
Turkey, Bacon & Apple Club

    Apple takes the place of tomato in this fresh twist on the traditional BLT.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 4 sandwiches
Prep   15 mins 
Garden Veggie Linguine with Cilantro Pesto

    Make this dish with your favorite seasonal veggies. We love it with fresh zucchini and baby carrots.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Ham & Egg Salad on Toast

    This fresh spin on egg salad is delicious over toasted challah or sweet Hawaiian bread.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Easy Chicken Jambalaya

    This six-ingredient supper has a Cajun kick. Serve it over fluffy white rice to soak up the spicy sauce.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   23 mins 
Crispy Catfish with Apple-Celery Slaw

    Honey, lemon juice, and mayo create a light dressing for the crunchy slaw that complements pan-fried catfish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Beef & Baby Spuds with Tomato-Olive Ragout

    Top steaks and potatoes with a warm relish of cherry tomatoes, garlic, green olives, and fresh oregano.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Classic Fresh Raspberry Bars

    These creamy, crumbly dessert bars by American cooking guru Scott Peacock are filled with berry jam and fresh berries.

Serving size: 24 bars
Prep   20 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Cool  1 hr 
Gale Gand's Grilled Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Rhubarb-Pear Compote

    Orange juice, red wine, and cinnamon are just a few of the bold ingredients that give this grilled dessert its unforgettable flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   22 mins 
Grill   4 mins 
Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs

    These fall-off-the-bone, Asian-inspired ribs are guaranteed to be a success at your next cookout.

Makes: 2 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Marinate  Up to  24 hrs 
Grill   12 mins 
Strawberry-Kiwi Jam

    This ginger-spiced fruit jam is delicious over ice cream or served with cheese.

Serving size: about 6 half-pint jars
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
Process   5 mins 
Pan-Seared Chicken with Cherry-Tarragon Sauce

    This smoky-sweet chicken recipe is a crowd-pleaser -- and it's quick to make.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Sparkling Margaritas

    Top these margaritas with sparkling wine for a bubbly twist.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 

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