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.
Maple-Glazed New Potatoes
For a fresh twist on Easter dinner, brush ham with Dijon mustard and apricot preserves glaze and sprinkle on peppercorns before baking.
Just before serving this delicious side, sprinkle sliced green onions, lemon zest, and thyme for added freshness and flavor.
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.
Celebrate a most welcome hue of the season with creamy pureed soup flavored by green onions, watercress, and tarragon.
Smoked Salmon 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.
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.
Deviled Egg Salad
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.
St. Pat's Beef & Veggies
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.
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.
Herb-Garlic Beef Roast
Juicy pineapple and colorful peppers add a touch of spring to classic chicken fajitas.
Savory beef roast is seasoned with Italian parsley and freshly ground pepper; fresh carrots and red potatoes complete the meal.
Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops
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.
Spicy pork and crisp bacon top garden-fresh spinach. Fresh onion sauteed with vinegar and chili pepper makes a simple and flavorful dressing.
Malted Mousse Cake
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.
Mixed Berry Tartlets
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.
For a simple -- and seasonal -- dessert they'll love, fill store-bought pastry shells with a mixture of frozen berries.
Fresh Rosemary & Lemon Cupcakes
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.
Orange-Raisin Brunch Bread
For a spring dessert that's sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups, try these super-simple and delightfully seasonal cupcakes.
Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
This brioche has a lightly sweet and rich flavor. Braided and shaped, it encircles fruit or a container of spread for serving.
Citrus Tea with Tarragon
This seasonal cake requires just 30 minutes of prep time -- and you can make it with canned or fresh pineapple.
Jazz up regular Earl Grey tea with orange juice, a touch of honey, lime juice, and fresh tarragon.