February 2011 Premium Recipes

Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: sumptuous roasts, birthday cakes, easy dinners, and more!


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French Onion Beef Short Ribs

    These tender short ribs are simmered slowly in broth, garlic, herbs, and onions.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  to 2 hrs 30 mins  325°F 
Cook   30 mins  to  40 mins 
2/21
Sunday Beef Rib Roast

    This flavorful rib roast goes into the oven under a blanket of rosemary and bacon.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Roast  1 hr 45 mins  to 2 hrs  350°F 
Stand   15 mins 
3/21
Chili-Rubbed Bone-In Strip Steaks

    Season these steaks with a brown sugar-chili powder rub for smoky-sweet flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
4/21
Honey-Glazed Pork Roast

    Give everyday pork loin a fresh makeover by brushing it with honey-lime glaze and serving it with roasted peppers.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Roast  1 hr 10 mins  to 2 hrs  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
5/21
Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms & Olives

    Gnocchi capture every drop of the tomato-mushroom broth that flavors this dish. A topping of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest adds freshness.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  to 3 hrs  325°F 
Cook   15 mins 
6/21
Baked Ham with Mustard-Plum Glaze

    Serve this easy ham recipe with a simple side dish of leeks baked under a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and crumbs.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake  1 hr 45 mins  to 2 hrs 15 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
7/21
Classic Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Sour Cream Frosting

    This tried-and-true vanilla cake recipe is one you'll make again and again. Top it with this easy frosting that has just the right amount of sweetness.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  350°F 
Stand   30 mins 
8/21
Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

    Cocoa powder and dark chocolate give this uber-rich cake a double dose of chocolate. Chocolate cream cheese frosting adds even more lusciousness.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  350°F 
9/21
Daisy Chain Cake

    Decorate your vanilla cake by attaching small candies to the center of flower-shape cookies with a little frosting. Press the cookies into the frosting along the bottom of the cake to create a border.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  350°F 
Stand   30 mins 
10/21
Berries & Cookies Cake

    Top your chocolate cake with three whole Oreo cookies and a strawberry. Half additional cookies and slice strawberries and press into the sides of the cake at an angle.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  350°F 
11/21
Banana Split Cake

    To dress up your vanilla cake, top it with toasted coconut, sliced bananas, whipped cream, and cherries.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  350°F 
Stand   30 mins 
12/21
Rocky Road Cake

    Make your chocolate cake extra special by topping it with crushed waffle cones, mini marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate syrup.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  to  35 mins  350°F 
13/21
Green Chile Pork Stew

    This hearty stew, featuring pork tenderloin, yellow carrots, spinach, and white beans, makes a warming dinner for a chilly winter night.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
14/21
Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches

    These crowd-pleasing sandwiches are ready in just 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
15/21
Eggplant Parmesan Heros

    These irresistible sandwiches feature eggplant coated in Parmesan cheese and crushed croutons. Top them with marinara, cheese, and basil leaves.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   15 mins  400°F 
16/21
Saucy BBQ Chicken

    A homemade sauce of ketchup, molasses, cider vinegar, and spices adds smoky-sweet flavor to these easy drumsticks.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
17/21
Moroccan Meatloaf

    Raisins, couscous, curry powder, and cinnamon give these turkey loaves a fresh Moroccan spin.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   35 mins 
Bake   20 mins  425°F 
18/21
Chicago Steakhouse Sauce & Chicago Steakhouse Rub

    Elizabeth?s steak sauce is a mouthwatering combination of cola, bourbon, soy sauce, and spices. Cayenne pepper adds a touch of heat to her signature six-spice rub.

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: About 3 cups
Prep   15 mins 
Cool   10 mins 
Cook   17 mins 
19/21
Peach Pancakes & Chai Syrup

    These easy-to-make pancakes are flavored with pureed canned peaches. The chai tea syrup adds a scrumptious twist.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
20/21
Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta & Beans

    This go-to main dish is so easy. Simply toss together fresh spinach, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon, pasta, canned beans, and a handful of spices.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 12 cups
Prep   25 mins 
Stand  2 hrs 
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