Better Homes and Gardens February 2008 Recipes

For great dinner ideas, Valentine's Day sweets, and game day favorites with a twist, check out these new recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.


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Burger-Potato Bites
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Burger-Potato Bites

    Add some fun to your game day party menu with these mini cheeseburger munchies.

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Spicy Shrimp Nachos

    Jamaican jerk seasoning and fresh jalapeno peppers spice up this game day favorite.

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Salmon-Potato Cakes

    Ready in only 20 minutes, these quick-cooking filets combine the flavors of dill, chive, and Honey-Dijon.

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Chorizo-Topped Mexican Pizzas

    Much tastier than the fast-food version, this fresh pizza recipe incorporates chorizo sausage, avocado, and cilantro.

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Tuscan Bean Soup

    Cannellini beans, baby carrots, and spinach are the stars of this Italian-inspired recipe that's ready and on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve it with cracker bread for an extra Mediterranean-inspired touch.

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Pineapple Chicken

    This curry-flavored chicken dish features red sweet peppers, juicy pineapple bites, and unsweetened coconut milk. Bonus: It's ready and on the table in 20 minutes.

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Pork Chops Primavera

    Peppered bacon and fresh young green beans add pizzazz to this pork chop meal flavored with soy sauce and apple butter.

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad

    Roasted red sweet peppers, crumbled blue cheese, and beef top crisp greens. A mixture of apricot preserves, horseradish, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard makes the perfect topper.

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New World Chili

    Garden-fresh pumpkin, dried cranberries, fresh jalapeno peppers, and turkey put a fresh spin on classic slow-cooker chili.

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Chicken and Corn Pizza

    Tired of the same old pizza? Try topping store-bought pizza crust with three cheeses, corn, chicken, red sweet pepper, tarragon, olives, and fresh herbs.

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Pesto Shrimp Mac & Cheese

    A rich and creamy sauce made from two cheeses and combined with shrimp, toasted pine nuts, and fresh basil puts a new twist on this pasta favorite.

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Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Apricots

    For a healthy dish the entire family will love, combine wheat berries with garbanzo beans, snow peas, dried apricots, cranberries, and green onions. A mixture of walnut oil and lemon juice makes a simple dressing.

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Rosemary-Lemon Sandwich Cookies

    A creamy blend of lemon curd and mascarpone cheese fills these tender cookie sandwiches. Powdered sugar adds a pretty finishing touch.

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Baby Cheese Cakes with Toffee Pears

    This spin on a "classic flavor combo" makes for a mouthwatering dessert that's a must-try for dinner tonight.

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Chocolate Syrup Cake

    A rich chocolate-and-buttercream drizzle takes classic Bundt cake to the next level. Serve it as the grand finale at your next dinner party.

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Raspberry Velvet Melange

    For a light bite at the end of a heavy meal, try this airy raspberry and chocolate dessert -- it whips up from frozen gelatin in minutes.

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

    Sturdy, dense, and loaded with chocolate, this is the cake that chocolaholics dream of -- and it travels beautifully, making it the ideal potluck dessert.

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Buttermilk White Cake with Coconut

    This delicate, tender cake enveloped in fluffy frosting and coconut makes a beautiful dessert for christenings and weddings.

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Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze

    Let the bold lemon glaze soak into the poppy seed-flecked interior of this cake before you slice it -- the unbeatable flavor will be well worth the wait. Bake it for Mother's Day or Sunday brunch.

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Banana Split Cake

    It's like the ultimate strawberry, chocolate, and banana sundae -- only better. Love chocolate? Drizzle it with store-bought chocolate sauce before serving.

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Ginger Carrot Cake

    Freshly grated ginger adds a delightful twist to this beloved American classic -- and it's delicious in any season.

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Pecan-Laced German Chocolate Cake

    Chocolate is the star in this moist cake, but coffee is the key ingredient -- it depends on the flavor of the chocolate.

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Caramel-Frosted Hummingbird Cake

    Sweet potatoes, bananas, and pineapple make this cake ultra-moist -- you'll want a second slice!

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Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake

    Tart lemon, lime, and orange put a fresh spin on moist yellow cake -- and creates a light and elegant dessert worthy of a special occasion.

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Date and Spice Cake

    Flavorful spices, boosted by molasses, make this cake unforgettable -- and the perfect cold-weather comfort dessert.

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Red Velvet Cake

    A little cocoa and red food coloring turn classic white cake into a red-hot dessert; buttercream frosting adds an extra layer of decadence.

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Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Tropical Topper

    Citrusy syrup and colorful tropical fruit put a sassy spin on classic sponge cake. This versatile recipe is also ideal for shortcakes, snack cakes, and trifles.

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Chocolate-Espresso Chiffon Cake

    This cake is lighter and airier than many thanks to beaten egg whites. Add a dollop of espresso cream before serving.

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Rum-Laced Chocolate Fondue

    This rich fondue looks impressive and is ready in minutes; serve it with strawberries, petite croissants, fortune cookies, or shortbreads for dipping.

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