Better Homes and Gardens March 2008 Recipes

For delicious dinner ideas, Easter dinners, St. Patrick's Day ideas, and more, check out these new recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.


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Peppercorn-Crusted Ham
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Peppercorn-Crusted Ham

    For a fresh twist on Easter dinner, brush ham with Dijon mustard and apricot preserves glaze and sprinkle on peppercorns before baking.

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Maple-Glazed New Potatoes

    Just before serving this delicious side, sprinkle sliced green onions, lemon zest, and thyme for added freshness and flavor.

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Citrus-Roasted Asparagus

    Add a delicious twist to this classic Easter side with fresh oranges and tarragon; this simple veggie idea is also just right for weeknight dinners -- it's ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Garden Soup

    Celebrate a most welcome hue of the season with creamy pureed soup flavored by green onions, watercress, and tarragon.

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Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

    For a dip that's rich and thick, make it with store-bought Greek yogurt or simple-to-make Yogurt Cheese (see recipe). Dill, mint, and chives add a garden-fresh touch.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

    Need a party dip -- fast? This quick and easy recipe takes just 10 minutes to whip up and is yummy with fresh veggies. Horseradish adds a bit of kick.

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Biscuit Blossoms

    These biscuits bake up rich and fluffy, thanks to a combo of buttermilk, butter, and shortening in the batter. Serve them with dinner or as a treat to energize a morning Easter egg hunt.

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Deviled Egg Salad

    For a pretty starter course, top a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion with these easy-to-make deviled eggs. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds a fresh flavor.

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St. Pat's Beef & Veggies

    Meat and potatoes, simmered in flavorful broth, keep this St. Patrick's Day dish traditional. Spinach -- the requisite green of the day -- plus colorful carrots and onions brighten it up and add an updated twist.

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Chicken-Pineapple Fajitas

    Juicy pineapple and colorful peppers add a touch of spring to classic chicken fajitas.

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Herb-Garlic Beef Roast

    Savory beef roast is seasoned with Italian parsley and freshly ground pepper; fresh carrots and red potatoes complete the meal.

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Parmesan-Crusted Fish

    Japanese-style bread crumbs combined with Parmesan cheese makes a quick and easy coating for baked cod; julienne carrots and greens add pretty spring color to the plate.

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Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops

    Spicy pork and crisp bacon top garden-fresh spinach. Fresh onion sauteed with vinegar and chili pepper makes a simple and flavorful dressing.

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Polenta-Sausage Bowl

    Crisp-tender zucchini, zesty Italian sausage, juicy grape tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms top creamy polenta. Italian seasoning and fresh Parmesan cheese make a pretty (and tasty) garnish.

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Malted Mousse Cake

    This light-as-air and richly satisfying dessert is a cross between panna cotta and tiramisu. Make it the day before you plan to serve it and store it (lightly covered) in the refrigerator.

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Mixed Berry Tartlets

    For a simple -- and seasonal -- dessert they'll love, fill store-bought pastry shells with a mixture of frozen berries.

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Cornmeal-Blueberry Scones

    These hearty scones are chock-full of healthy blueberries and almonds. Drizzled powdered sugar adds sweetness. Make them ahead for weekday breakfasts or afternoon snacks.

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Fresh Rosemary & Lemon Cupcakes

    For a spring dessert that's sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups, try these super-simple and delightfully seasonal cupcakes.

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Orange-Raisin Brunch Bread

    This brioche has a lightly sweet and rich flavor. Braided and shaped, it encircles fruit or a container of spread for serving.

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Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    This seasonal cake requires just 30 minutes of prep time -- and you can make it with canned or fresh pineapple.

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Citrus Tea with Tarragon

    Jazz up regular Earl Grey tea with orange juice, a touch of honey, lime juice, and fresh tarragon.

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Chocolate-Honey-Bourbon

    Lace basic hot chocolate with honey-bourbon liqueur for a dinner party-worthy dessert your guests will love.

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