Better Homes & Gardens April 2017 Recipes

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème
Think spring with these party appetizers, weeknight dinners, and elegant desserts from the April 2017 Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Including a garden-fresh asparagus salad and picture-perfect, edible flower-topped chocolate bark, these are recipes you'll want to make again and again.

Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Kale

Start with fresh, frozen, or shelf-stable packaged gnocchi to make this cheesy recipe doable for a weeknight dinner. Think of this bubbly baked casserole like an upgrade on mac and cheese.

Pink Peppercorn-Viola Shortbread

These pretty shortbread cookies get a double dose of viola beauty and flavor. Stir in chopped blooms, and adorn with whole violas on top.

Grilled Ginger Pork and Radish Skewers

Fire up your grill, indoor or outdoor, to get these succulent marinated pork skewers on the table in just 20 minutes.

Asparagus Ribbon Salad

Use a vegetable peeler to shave thin asparagus ribbons to toss into this light and refreshing spring pea pesto-dressed salad.

Chicken Saltimbocca

Our riff on this Italian dinner favorite calls for just five fresh and healthy ingredients, plus staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper, for an easy and approachable take on the original.

Viola Tea Sandwiches

Update classic cream cheese tea sandwiches with a stunning garnish of chopped violas. These will be a hit at your next brunch party!

Battered Asparagus and Ham Hoagies

This crispy asparagus-stuffed sub is like a gourmet version of the fry-loaded sandwich you can find on some bar menus.

Viola Candy Bark

Scatter edible violas atop melted chocolate for a dessert that looks as amazing as it tastes. Feel free to start with either dark or milk chocolate.

Roasted Asparagus and Salmon

Boost your brunch with this 20-minute spread of crunchy asparagus, smoky lox, zippy red onions, and salty capers.

Radish Couscous with Pistachios and Mint

Crunchy cucumbers and sliced radishes team up with chewy pistachios and Israeli couscous (itty-bitty round pasta) for one supremely satisfying grain salad.

Creamy Asparagus

For a spring twist on creamed spinach, try this rich vegetarian skillet recipe. Just add garlic toast to make it a meal.

Savory Asparagus Cheesecake

Have you ever dreamed about eating cheesecake for breakfast? This buttery cracker-crusted, cream cheese-base brunch recipe makes it perfectly acceptable to do just that.

Feta-Radish Quiche

Use watermelon radishes for a vibrant-color quiche to serve at brunch (or as breakfast for dinner).

Spring Minestrone

You'll want to make this seasonal soup the moment fresh asparagus hits the market. Pair it with toasty goat cheese baguette slices to soak up and savor every last drop.

Buttery Poached Shrimp Salad

Tired of salads that lack substance? Try this fresh seafood recipe for lunch. Shrimp, beets, and potatoes make this a substantial meal.

Spaghetti with Seared Asparagus

Garden-fresh green asparagus works just as well as white in this easy, cheesy spaghetti dinner.

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme

Whipping cream, chocolate, and egg yolks magically transform into a Mexican dessert masterpiece with the addition of a dash of cinnamon.

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