Better Homes and Gardens June 2011 Recipes

Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: grilling recipes, summer salads, Scott Peacock's ice cream pie, and more!

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Honey-Sweet Onion Ribs
Honey-Sweet Onion Ribs

    These meaty baby back ribs are basted with a homemade sauce of beer, honey, and spices.

Electric Lemonade, Ginger Peach Margaritas, and Watermelon Martinis

    Big-batch drinks blended with fruit are easily made in advance and stashed in the fridge until serving time -- just add ice and blend.

Brick Chicken, Fresh Corn Salad, and Chilled Sweet Potato Salad

    For his brick chicken recipe, celebrity chef Art Smith rubs fresh herbs under the skin so all the flavor stays put during grilling. "When it comes to grilling chicken, the flatter, the faster," he says. "Butterfly the chicken, then weigh it down on the grill with a brick-topped cookie sheet."

Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, Fresh Tomatillo Salsa, Skillet Wrinkled Potatoes, and Cilantro Pesto with Almonds

    When selecting ribs for her recipe, celebrity chef Daisy Martinez asks the butcher to cut the ribs 1 inches thick so they're finished and full of flavor in less than 15 minutes. They're served with tomatillo salsa and potatoes drizzled with Cilantro-accented pesto.

Coconut Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit

    Daisy Martinez, cookbook author and celebrity chef, makes this fresh fruit panna cotta the night before for a refreshing cookout dessert.

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp and Toasted Couscous with Grilled Mango & Zucchini

    Celebrity chef Ted Allen's all-in-one meal idea is a real crowd-pleaser. Once the grill is going, you can cook the mango, zucchini, and skewered shrimp at the same time.

Sangria Peach Compote with Ice Cream

    "I use affordable, everyday wine for this sangria-inspired peach compote," says Food Network star Ted Allen. "Spoon it, fruit and all, over ice cream, and it's dessert."

Spicy Ginger Carrot Slaw

    For a make-ahead side dish, layer cabbage, red peppers, and carrots, in a bowl the night before. Then, at mealtime, all you have to do is pour on the gingery lime dressing.

Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing

    This everything-goes tossed salad is combined with a classic French dressing with fresh tomatoes.

Potato-Cauliflower Salad

    Think potato salad, but better: Start with potatoes then add lightly steamed cauliflower and crisp bacon. It's great as a main dish salad but equally compatible with other sides on a potluck spread.

Watermelon Salad

    Fresh fruit juice stirred into plain gelatin reinvents this easy side dish. Feta cheese and min add a delicious, unexpected twist.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion & Spinach

    This juicy burger oozes with melted blue cheese. Serve it with a fresh side salad of chopped tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice, olive oil, and a little thyme.

The Big Pig

    Top flavorful pork burgers with ham, homemade slaw, and barbecue sauce for an easy weeknight dinner.

Salmon Burgers

    Herb-seasoned crackers and Dijon-style mustard help hold these salmon burgers together. Sliced avocado and green onions are fresh toppers.

Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

    Top a meatless burger patty with grilled pineapple relish, chopped peanuts, and basil for a quick and healthy meal.

Turkey Burgers with Peaches & Blueberries

    Fresh fruit and Monterey Jack cheese are unexpected toppers for these open-face sandwiches, but the combination is delicious.

Classic Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

    Chef Scott Peacock's sensational seasonal dessert comes together with ripe blueberries, vanilla ice cream, and a few kitchen staples.

Thai Chicken Tacos

    Fresh veggies such as cabbage, carrots, and cilantro temper the heat of these Thai-inspired tacos.

Blueberry Sunrise Smoothie

    Banana, yogurt, grapes, blueberries, and orange juice blend together in this creamy drink.


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