Better Homes and Gardens November 2008 Recipes

Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- Thanksgiving recipes, 20-minute suppers, and more.


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Currant Glaze for Turkey
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Currant Glaze for Turkey

    Try our simple-to-make glaze for a turkey that looks beautiful and glossy. It's effortless and delicious.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts

    Cream and green vegetables are a delicious pair -- think creamed spinach. Brussels sprouts take equally well to the treatment, especially with bacon and cracked black pepper.

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Roasted Kale and Red Onions

    If you've never cooked kale before, roasting it is an easy way to ensure it cooks evenly and becomes tender. The balsamic-glazed onions go in just before serving.

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Green Beans with Lime

    Crisp green beans get the lean treatment with parsley, rosemary, and a splash of olive oil. Lime juice adds tanginess. Chopped hazelnuts add crunch.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with White Cheddar

    Tiny marshmallows are irresistible, but this year smother sweet potatoes with a mix of thyme-roasted apples and onions.

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Velvet Mashed Potatoes

    Just before dinner, saute a mix of button, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms and add them to smooth mashed potatoes.

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Potato-Goat Cheese Gratin

    Even a rich dish such as potato gratin can be lightened by using nonfat milk and goat cheese; we've kept it robust with caramelized leeks and garlic.

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Spinach Salad with Brie Toast

    Slices of Brie cheese-topped toast and creamy cranberry dressing give bold flavor to a spinach salad.

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Butterhead Salad with Smoky Ranch

    Ever had homemade ranch dressing? Drizzle our recipe -- updated with a dash of smoked paprika -- over a mix of lettuce and pear tomatoes and discover why it's been a favorite for 50 years.

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Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad

    We've added a refreshing kick of mint and ginger to an arugula salad and topped it with chopped fresh cranberries.

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Double Pumpkin Pie with Oat Crust

    An oat crust means this pie is low in fat, high in fiber. The filling has less sugar and uses egg whites instead of whole eggs.

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Ginger-Pumpkin Meringue Pie

    Brown sugar meringue covers pumpkin filling sweetened with maple syrup and a gingersnap crust.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

    Chocolate chunks top creamy pumpkin pie filling and a layer of rich cheesecake.

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Apple-Pear Tart

    The crust for this pear-and-apple-topped tart starts with crushed cookies -- making it a simple dessert to bake. Keep things tidy by crushing the cookies in a resealable plastic bag.

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Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

    A peanut-cream filling makes these sandwich cookies irresistible. Insulated cookie sheets slow down baking preventing burning. Darker sheets producer darker cookies, lighter ones, lighter results.

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Pumpkin Sandwich Cake

    A cream cheese layer and rich chocolate frosting makes this moist pumpkin cake a crowd pleaser. This moist cake keeps well so it's a good one to have on hand for drop-in guests.

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    A luscious cream cheese frosting tops these cinnamon-spiced cupcakes. Shredded orange peel makes a gorgeous garnish.

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Harvest Carrot Cake with Skillet Fruit

    Cooked pears, kumquats, cranberries, and toasted pecans top this moist pumpkin cake. A buttercream frosting makes it irresistibly sweet.

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Chocolate Cream Icing

    Also known as ganache, this icing firms up nicely and protects the cake from drying out.

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Flat Iron Steak with BB Beans

    This recipe calls for fajita seasoning, which gives the steak a bit of kick. Barbecued black beans and corn bread make delicious (and simple) side dishes.

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Speedy Paella

    In this simple twist on classic paella, turmeric-spiced scallops, shrimp, and plum tomatoes are tossed together with rice, peas, corn, and carrots.

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Chicken and Gnocchi with Squash

    Stovetop chicken and gnocchi are even more delicious with our creamy butternut squash-sage sauce.

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Layered Turkey Enchiladas

    This simple supper features a zippy cranberry enchilada sauce, chicken or turkey, a medley of veggies, and lots of cheese.

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Poached Egg Salad

    Warm leeks and grapes are tossed with tangy blue cheese and mixed greens. Toast topped with a creamy poached egg keeps the meal hearty.

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Roasted Cranberry Chicken

    A tangy cranberry sauce turns roasted chicken into a delicious and healthy supper. Serve it with brown rice.

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Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake

    For a lighter holiday dessert, try this delicious cheesecake recipe, made with reduced-fat cream cheese and low-calorie cranberry juice.

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Cranberry-Walnut Muffins

    Whole-wheat flour and rolled oats add filling fiber to these healthy muffins. Cranberries and chopped walnuts make them a delicious morning treat.

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Cranberry-Ginger Tea

    Jazz up white or green tea with thinly sliced ginger and sweet cranberry sauce.

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Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

    A Parmesan cheese-bread crumb mixture tops this hearty supper featuring bow tie pasta, chicken, artichokes, and Monterey Jack cheese. Crushed red pepper adds a touch of heat.

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Pork and Chutney Sandwiches

    A simple-to-make fruit chutney puts an irresistible spin on pork sandwiches -- ideal for a fall potluck or sports party.

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Cobb Salad Club Sandwich

    The ultimate sandwich features a creamy layer of blue cheese dressing and hard-cooked eggs, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion.

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Hot'n' Cheesy Chicken Casserole

    Here's a great idea for leftover chicken. Simply add it to rice, broccoli, tomatoes, two different kinds of cheeses, and crisp crackers to make this creamy casserole.

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Oven-Barbecued Ribs

    Asian-inspired ribs and slaw make the perfect potluck dish for a late-afternoon, fall get-together.

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