Better Homes and Gardens December 2010 Recipes

Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: homemade Christmas candy, Scott Peacock's pot roast, easy dinners, and more.


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Sandwich Cookie Pops

    Combine a Chambord-spiked cookie, raspberry buttercream, and white chocolate to make a sophisticated treat.

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Coconut & Grapefruit Gumdrops

    A childhood favorite gets a makeover by infusing the candy with bold flavors and cutting them into sleek squares.

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Orange & Nut Toffee

    This buttery brittle features candied orange peel, walnuts, and cashews for a brighter twist on toffee.

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Eggnog Marshmallows

    These homemade marshmallows feature traditional eggnog spices and a cap of white chocolate.

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Candied Cherry Opera Fudge

    We've added the theatrical flourish of candied cherries to this 1960s classic and formed the fudge in a loaf pan so it's easy to slice.

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Drunken Sugarplums

    Dried plums are soaked in brandy, then coated in sweetened butter and dipped in chocolate.

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Mint Chocolate Slab

    For a stunning (and fuss-free) dessert, melt chocolate, pour it over mint patties, and scatter candies on top.

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Salt & Pink Peppercorn Caramels

    A sprinkling of coarse salt adds crunch and brings out the creamy sweetness of these caramels. Pink peppercorns have a mild citrus-sweet heat that adds a light flavor and color.

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Citrus Salad

    Key ingredients -- oranges and coconuts -- from the classic holiday dessert, ambrosia, are tossed with crisp lettuce for a light brunch salad.

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Ham-Asparagus-and-Cheese Strata

    This flavorful strata can be assembled the night before. Just add the eggs when you wake up and pop it in the oven.

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Sugar & Spice Steamed Pudding

    With spices and candied fruit, this stove-top dessert is the perfect holiday stand-in for coffee cake.

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Pork & Sweet Potato Stew

    Nutmeg, sage, and apple-cranberry juice flavor this hearty stew. Serve it on a chilly night or when unexpected guests drop in.

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Braised Cabbage with Spicy Croutons

    Drizzle cabbage and lemon wedges with olive oil and top with garlic-and-red pepper croutons.

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Christmas Pudding

    Warm, this pudding has a creamy texture like a thick sauce. Or make it up to three days ahead and serve it chilled.

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Classic Pot Roast

    Chef Scott Peacock's pot roast recipe features tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef and caramelized onions.

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Bacon & Blue Cheese Dinner Pies

    This easy dinner idea, featuring Granny Smith apples and smoky bacon, is ready in just 30 minutes.

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Pea Soup with Ham

    Apple juice and sautéed leeks give this hearty soup long-simmered flavor in just 25 minutes.

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Two-Potato Frittata

    This meatless dinner or brunch dish makes the most of leftover veggies.

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Lemon-Caper Tuna & Noodles

    A splash of lemon juice adds brightness to this comforting pasta dish. Crushed croutons give it crunch.

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Shrimp with Peppers & Corn

    Chili-seasoned tomatoes and smoky cumin spice up this one-dish dinner.

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Beef-on-a-Stick

    In this easy recipe from Sandra Lee, strips of sirloin marinate in citrus juices, soy sauce, and mustard before grilling.

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Bruschetta Biscuits with Feta

    Baby spinach, basil, dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives flavor these bruschetta-inspired biscuits.

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Maple Crunch Muffins

    Top these crowd-pleasing muffins with maple frosting and crunchy granola.

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola & Honey Spread

    Sweet honey is a wonderful complement to the sharp Gorgonzola cheese in this pretty party appetizer.

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Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

    Crisp bacon, chopped green onions, and diced tomatoes top this zesty party dip.

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