Better Homes & Gardens April 2007 Recipes
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Spring-fresh asparagus spears make a delectable side when oven-roasted with garlic. The dish takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, so it's ideal for a weeknight meal.
Pasta Salad with Orange Dressing
Whole-grain pasta lends its nutty taste and chewy texture to this fresh-flavored pasta salad. Orange peel and juice give it a surprising (but welcome) zip.
Asian Noodle Slaw
Inject international flavor into your weeknight meal repertoire with an easy mix of multi-grain spaghetti and shredded broccoli and carrots. Peanut sauce and fresh ginger make this a stand-out dish.
Chicken Caesar Lasagna
Serve this recipe when you crave classic comfort food but want the nutrients that spinach and whole wheat lasagna noodles provide.
Orzo Risotto with Roasted Vegetables
Big chunks of squash, mushroom, and onion roast to perfection before combining with low-fat whole-grain orzo. Topped with walnuts and feta cheese, this simple dish is sure to please.
Baked Mediterranean Cod and Asparagus
Team this lean, firm saltwater whitefish with tender asparagus spears, and top with a tangy chopped green olive and caper relish. The cod and asparagus cook together in only 12 minutes.
Chicken-Cervil Saute and Spinach
Think homemade pasta is a chore? Think again. These gnocchi-like pasta balls come together in about 5 minutes in the food processor. Add them to chicken and mushrooms cooked in a flavorful broth accented with chervil, a close cousin to parsley with a subtle anise flavor.
Snips of chives are scattered throughout these easy-to-make pistachio-laden crackers. Alongside, serve tart green apple slices and pungent Dijon mustard with capers and herbs.
Hearty Garlic and Snap Pea Soup
A hint of spring garlic, crunchy-sweet sugar-snap peas, and fennel combine in this potato-based soup. Mild-flavor spring garlic, or green garlic, resembles a green onion and is in markets now until May.
Sharp and Sweet Green Salad
Here's one big, delicious salad straight from the garden: butterhead lettuce, crunchy cucumbers, peppery watercress, baby bok choy, and -- the surprise -- sweet kiwi, drizzled with tart Lime-Pepper Dressing.
Minty Roasted Lamb Chops
A spring tradition, lamb chops are freshened with a garlicky mint rub. In place of mashed potatoes, serve peas pureed with tarragon.
Spring Waldorf Salad
A super-simple take on classic Waldorf, this salad tosses apples with Boston lettuce and endive, then spoons savory-sweet Lemon Dressing over all.
Deviled Egg Salad
Enjoy the classic appetizer on a bed of lettuce, surrounded by tasty peppers, bacon, and onion. A homemade dill vinaigrette covers the whole salad with light herb flavor.
A quick twirl in the blender is all it takes to combine fresh mangoes with low-fat yogurt for a frozen treat perfect for warm spring days or a light afternoon snack any time of the year.
Thought glazed doughnut holes couldn't get any better? Try them drizzled with a slightly spicy chocolate sauce and sprinkled with toasted coconut.
Traditional ham is even more delicious when it's stuffed with juice-soaked cherries. Serve with warm peach preserves.
Glazed Easter Ham
Tasty glaze and robust flavor make this perennial spring favorite a welcome sight on the dinner table.
Ham Balls in Barbecue Sauce
Buy ground ham in the supermarket or use leftover ham that has been finely diced or ground in a food processor to make these family-pleasing balls.
Enjoy ham leftovers encased in eggs and cheese and surrounded by bits of asparagus and hearty English muffin. This makes a delicious start to a lazy Saturday morning.