Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Recipes

Southwestern Meat Loaf
Bring on the warm weather, backyard barbecues, and sweet refreshing flavors of spring. The newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine are hear and can help you entertain family and friends with fresh salads, simple sides, and delectable dinner recipes.

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bacon, Carrots, and Radishes

Want something delicious and cheap? Try this oh-so-pretty lunch or dinner wedge salad that features a head of lettuce, fresh veggies, and crispy bacon strips.

Pistachio-Honey Cake with Berries and Cream

Matching honey with pistachios and creamy mascarpone will definitely make this cake a new favorite in your recipe repertoire. To make ahead, cover and refrigerate the cake. Add the topping right before serving.

Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

These savory cornmeal muffins have scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon strips baked right in. To ensure tender muffins -- learn to love lumps! Stir the batter together until combined but not completely smooth.

Crispy Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Once the chops are dipped in the honey mixture, place them in the fridge a few minutes for the marinade to thicken and seep into the pork before cooking. Serve the chops with Sweet Beet Chutney for a hearty, sweet and savory meal.

Lemon-Raspberry Coffeecake

The lemony cheesecake center and fresh raspberries make this a springtime-perfect coffeecake. So the raspberries do not sink into the batter, the cake is partially baked. Berries are then gently pressed into the top.

Sweet Curry Carrots with Chive Yogurt

Stir a spoonful of honey into curry for a spicy-sweet sauce that makes a gorgeous glaze on slender spring carrots. Thick yogurt dotted with chives is a southing counterpoint.

Feta, Honey & Date Spread

Swirl a squirt of honey into this creamy feta dip and taste how it tames the heat of the cayenne pepper. Serve with homemade or store bought pita chips for an unbeatable appetizer.

Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf

You’ll never meet a cinnamon bread quite like this. Its pull-apart, no-knead dough is made the day before and allowed to slow-rise in the fridge overnight to develop flavor.

Honey-Pepper Bacon Pops

Slather honey on these bacon skewers to achieve a sultry sweetness that mixes superbly with the savory smoke of whatever bacon you like best.

Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta

This dinner has so many perks, it’s done in less than 30-minutes and is easy to make it your own. Not into shrimp? Substitute bite-size pieces of deli-roasted chicken. For peppery bite, replace half the spinach with arugula.

Honey Roast Chicken with Spring Peas & Shallots

Build a brunch around our honey-roasted chicken. Pair with make-ahead breads, mouthwatering egg bakes, and fresh fruit.

Gingered Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup with Chive Cream

If you’re in need of a crispy side for this creamy, flavorful soup, cut flatbread in wedges. Sprinkle wedges with Parmesan or Asiago cheese, then broil, watching closely, just until bread is toasted and cheese is barely melted. Cool, dunk, and enjoy.

Grilled Ham & Pineapple Burgers

This burger is sure to liven up any backyard grill out with the perfect mix of savory and sweet with a juicy crunch.  Ground ham loaf (equal parts ground ham and ground pork) replaces beef in the Hawaiian-style burger.

Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad

Fresh and filling is the perfect way to describe this easy dinner salad. Express your salad style by substituting fish for chicken, zucchini or carrots for cucumbers, halved cherry or grape tomatoes for sliced tomatoes, and pitted Kalamata or ripe olives for green olives.

Blueberry Cream Biscuits with Blueberry Sauce

This recipe is so easy -- there’s no blending in butter or rolling. Here the biscuits are studded with blueberries for breakfast, but when made without berries and sugar they’re just as good for dinner.

Sticky Honey-Pineapple Custards

The flavor of the honey itself -- whether clover, wildflower, or another variety -- shines through in this dessert without overpowering. Stir leftover pineapple-infused honey into yogurt or oatmeal, heating it for a few seconds in the microwave to make drizzling easy.

Grilled Onion Flatbread with Bacon and Arugula

Start your backyard party with an appetizer straight off the grill. Beer and bacon brings in your favorite flavors to the refreshing veggies on this flatbread recipe.

Cinnamon-Coffee Dunked Doughnut Pudding

After a friend told PTR winner Mildred Smith that her favorite sweets were bread pudding, Mildred came up with this decadent brunch idea. Use whichever type of doughnut you like, cake or yeast-raised.

Roast Beef Quesadillas

Hello, leftovers! Quesadillas are a tasty way to make use of yesterday's home-cooked chicken, beef, or pork -- roasted in flavorful juices. When using pork or chicken, substitute a thick barbecue sauce for the salsa.

Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries & Cashews

Just a drizzle of honey in vinaigrette is downright divine. Add fresh cherries and red onion slivers for a salad that will start a buzz.

Southwestern Meat Loaf

This Prize Tested meat loaf makeover calls for ground turkey to give you a healthier version of the classic dinner. Rice, beans, and corn give it a Southwestern spin.

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