Better Homes & Gardens April 2008 Recipes

Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue
For delicious dinner ideas and more, check out these new recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Spinach-Pea Risotto

A medley of carrots, spinach, peas, green onions, and radishes make this recipe a winner. Serve it with your choice of other lightly cooked seasonal veggies.

Slow-Cooker Risotto

This slow-simmered dish combines wheat berries (available in the natural foods section of many supermarkets), fresh mushrooms, Asiago cheese, sweet peppers, and various herbs.

Rosy Beet Risotto

Tight on time? Substitute canned beets for the roasted beets in this recipe. You can use the liquid from the canned beets in the sauce.

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

Garden-fresh asparagus adds a spring touch to this delicious risotto dish. To save time, while the asparagus is roasting, cook the leeks, brown the rice, and heat the broth to simmering.

Chicken Breasts with Herbs

A quick saute followed by a brief braising keeps chicken breasts moist -- the garlic, fresh lemon, and parsley stay bright, too.

Drumsticks with Peas & Rice

Slow simmering makes drumsticks extra tender; a light onion gravy makes them irresistible.

Sesame Chicken with Noodles

Sesame oil adds a nutty taste to this 400-calorie dish that takes just 20 minutes to make. Sweet peppers and cilantro keep things colorful, while Asian garlic-chili sauce adds a subtle kick.

Chicken Thighs with Artichokes

For company-worthy meal ready in minutes, combine chicken thighs with prosciutto, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, garlic, and fresh tarragon. A simple three-ingredient broth completes the meal.

Chicken with Asparagus & Peas

A two-ingredient glaze makes these chicken thighs sing. The heat of the grill sears the outside of the chicken, keeping the inside moist and tender.

Chicken with Summer Squash

Prepared rotisserie chicken is a shortcut to home style -- just quarter the chicken and serve it on a bed of sauteed squash, cherry tomatoes, and arugula (or spinach) leaves.

Chicken with Lime & Avocado Salsa

A simple-to-make salsa of fresh avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, and cilantro jazzes up grilled chicken cutlets.

Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

Balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil make a simple sauce for this toss-together dinner of spinach, salmon, sweet peppers, and fettuccine.

Turkey Burger & Home Fries

For a fresh twist on the classic burger, combine ground turkey with curry powder, mayonnaise, feta cheese, and a dash of salt. Broil and top with your favorite fresh veggies.

Sesame & Ginger Chicken

A blend of crushed red pepper and Asian-style sesame-ginger dressing adds a delicious kick to this simple chicken dinner. Honey-roasted peanuts add crunch.

Creamy Shrimp & Tomato Chowder

This filling herb-seasoned soup is ready and on the table in just 18 minutes. Serve it with toasted focaccia bread.

Herbed Lamb Steak Salads

Creamy yogurt and fresh mint make a delicious dressing for this 20-minute salad of hearty lamb, crisp greens, and crunchy radishes.

Spring Chicken Salad with Sage Biscuits

Sage biscuits filled with our creamy Spring Chicken Salad make a delicious addition to any buffet.

Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue

Lighter desserts can be delicious. In this recipe, light pastry takes the place of biscuits or cakes, and golden-toasted sweetened egg whites replace whipping cream.

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