Better Homes & Gardens April 2018 Recipes

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One-pan family dinners, best-ever brunch recipes, and creative cakes are all on our fresh, brand-new menu straight from the pages of Better Homes & Gardens.

Zucchini-Carrot Cake

Moist, rich, and ripe for growing even more "carrots," this zucchini bread-carrot cake mash-up is a fun spring baking project. Grab your little bunnies to help create the marzipan root veggie garden on top.

Steak and Potato Toasts

One skillet. One pound of sirloin. One pound of potatoes. This super-simple 40-minute meal is a formula for one delicious dinner. Give avocado the day off and top your toast with meat and potatoes!

Ham-and-Cheese Slab Pie

Introducing: The most photo-ready Easter brunch recipe EVER. Prepare for all the “likes” (and rave reviews) when you add this savory pie to your spread.

Easter Rainbow Salad

Grab an oval platter and layer on veggies in an eye-catching spectrum for a healthy dish that mimics the look of a decorated Easter egg. No hard-boiling required!

Ginger Pork with Cucumber and Herbs

Make your own (better than) takeout meal using this simple skillet pork recipe as a guide. Searing the meat in a hot pan alongside garlic and ginger creates crispy, caramelized bites that add irresistible texture to this stir-fry.  

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pineapple and banana are the featured fruit flavors in this Southern spice cake. Bake the scrumptious batter in cupcake form instead of typical round layers for handheld treats. Your decorating options are as endless as your imagination!

Sheet-Pan Chicken with Lemons and Green Olives

Briny Spanish olives, tangy lemons, and smoky paprika make this oh-so-easy sheet pan supper taste much more complicated than its ingredient list looks (just six items are required!). Add a crusty baguette and dinner is done.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Think fresh! This Mediterranean side dish is essentially all veggies, although it eats like the classic starchy side. Try it topped with falafel and hummus to make it a meal.

Lemon-Lavender Poppy Seed Cake

Prepare for the compliments to bloom when you present this pretty lemon poppy seed cake. With candy flowers on top and a hint of lavender in the batter, it's the perfect addition to any spring party.

Polka-Dot Egg Bakes

Grape tomatoes pepper these muffin tin egg casseroles with color and freshness, while the whisked egg whites lend a soufflelike texture. For an on-the-go breakfast sandwich, stuff one inside a toasted english muffin.

Cauliflower-Potato Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Add some color to your pizza party by using beta-carotone-rich orange cauliflower, antioxidant-superstar purple cauliflower, or vitamin A-powerhouse green cauliflower—or a mix of all three—in this cauliflower crust.

Almond Cookie Carrots

A squiggle of orange frosting transforms triangular sugar cookies into cute little carrots. Top with sliced almonds for edible carrot tops—and to harken back to the sliced nuts and almond extract in the cookie dough.

Caraway Whole-Roasted Cauliflower

Who needs a pricey piece of meat when you can roast a showy head of cauliflower with a similar mustard marinade? Try this as a weeknight entree instead of pot roast or roast chicken for the same elegant results with way less fat.

Veggie and Dip Cups

"Harvest" crisp-tender blanched carrots and asparagus spears from little glasses to discover a lemony chive-yogurt on the ends. This is one snack that is high on cuteness and low in calories.

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Club soda cocktails and mocktails are all the rage. Hop on the trend with this fruit (passion fruit, pineapple, peach) and vegetable (carrot) punch that’s topped off with sparkling water just before serving.

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