Better Homes and Gardens December 2008 Recipes
Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- Christmas recipes, 20-minute suppers, and more.
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Laced with peppermint and topped with long-stemmed maraschino cherries, these moist tartlets make the ultimate holiday treat. For a bit of glitz, sprinkle them with coarse sugar after baking.
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Leek and Root Vegetable Gratin
This hearty side dish features rutabaga, two kinds of potatoes, and parsnips with a medley of fresh herbs and leeks. Winter leeks are stronger in flavor and texture than summer leeks -- but any variety from your supermarket will work.
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Skillet-Browned Broccoli with Pan-Toasted Garlic
This quick and easy side dish takes just 30 minutes to make -- and it requires only five ingredients. Toasting the garlic makes it sharp and flavorful.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding
This rich and creamy side dish is versatile: You can combine the roasted chestnuts with pumpkin or your favorite variety of squash. For an extra layer of decadence, top it with homemade molasses cream (see recipe).
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Pear and Goat Cheese Bread Tart
With its chewy bread base and fruit-cheese topper, this luscious tart is ideal to serve between the main course and dessert in place of the traditional cheese course.
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Pan-Fried Angel's Food Cake
This moist cake has a slightly nutty flavor from almond flour and a pleasantly herbaceous lemonlike flavor from Vanilla Bean-Verbena Sugar. After baking, it's cut into slices, buttered, and fried just until toasty-crisp.
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Vanilla-Bean Verbena Sugar
This flavored sugar can add a pleasantly herbaceous lemonlike flavor to vanilla baked goods; try it in muffins or cakes.
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Skillet Vegetables on Cheese Toast
Crusty wheat bread is topped with a creamy layer of goat cheese and a medley of skillet-cooked fresh veggies -- carrots, mushrooms, onion, and basil.
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Chicken & Pasta in Peanut Sauce
Crushed red pepper adds a touch of heat to this Thai-inspired pasta toss. Simply combine chicken, your favorite veggies, and bottled peanut sauce for a supper they'll love.
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Chunky Bean & Chicken Chili
This hearty chicken chili is quick and easy -- and so good. Green chilies add a touch of heat. Top with tortilla chips for a bit of crunch.
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Breaded Pork with Cabbage & Kale
A corn bread coating gives tender pork loin delightful texture. Red cabbage and kale make a good and healthful side dish.
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Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops
Seasoned with a mixture of orange peel, cinnamon, and cumin, these lamb chops are full of flavor, healthful, and impressive enough for a dinner party.
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Pork Skewers and Peanut Sauce
Cinnamon-spiced pork is threaded on skewers with red and yellow sweet potatoes and cooked with a simple-to-make peanut sauce.
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Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal
This slow-simmering, cinnamon-spiced oatmeal is easy to make -- and a treat to wake up to in the morning.
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Five spices jazz up regular old mixed nuts. Try them on ice cream, oatmeal, or baked in your favorite muffins.
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Filled with candied red cherries, chocolate pieces, dried fruit, and nuts, this moist cake makes a delicious holiday gift.
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Chunky Dried Fruit Cake
Another take on the classic holiday dessert, this recipe features five kinds of dried fruit and three kinds of nuts.
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Tortellini Florentine Soup
This creamy soup is the perfect way to beat the winter chill. Ready-made ingredients such as packaged cheese tortellini, bottled Alfredo sauce, and deli-roasted chicken keep it simple to make.
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Salsa and green chilies give this simple chicken soup a delicious kick. Black beans and your favorite veggies make it a delicious meal.
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