April 2019 Better Homes & Gardens Recipes
Stuffed Spiral Ham
If you've already perfected how to cook ham, take it up a level with this stuffed ham for Easter. It looks incredible but is a cinch to make when you start with a spiral-sliced ham. Simply insert orange slices, garlic, and fresh herbs between the slices. Your Easter ham has never looked so impressive and been so easy.
Ham and Pea Tortellini
This is, hands down, our favorite way to use leftover ham from Easter. It's also a good reason to go buy a ham steak if you don't have leftovers. In only 20 minutes, depending on how long it takes your stove top to boil water, you'll be digging into a springtime pasta dinner starring cheese tortellini, peas, arugula, ham, and cheese. It's a guaranteed family-pleaser.
Woven Easter Basket Cake
Speckled Egg Sugar Cookies
The speckled effect on these cut-out sugar cookies is fun and easy to create, plus you get to bring out a bit of the abstract artist in you! After the cookies are iced in your desired colors (we like pastels for Easter, obviously), stir together a bit of vanilla and cocoa powder, grab a clean paintbrush, and start splattering your "paint" over the cookies. It's a cookie decorating idea even the little ones can help with.
Balsamic and Brown Sugar Brisket
Sweet, caramelized onions add contrasting flavor to simply seasoned beef brisket. The beef roast is a stunner for your Passover menu, but hopefully you have some leftovers because when we tasted it we instantly thought how good the brisket and onions would be on a sandwich. Yum!
Creamy Rhubarb Tart
Finally, it's time for fresh rhubarb again. Sure, frozen works in a pinch during off-season months, but when fresh rhubarb comes back into grocery stores and farmers markets, we're grabbing at least enough to make this rhubarb tart. A flaky crust, sweet-cream filling, and patchwork of tart rhubarb make it irresistible.
Spiced Turkey Pitas with Cucumber, Olives & Mint
Mediterranean meals are all the rage because of their health benefits and because, of course, they use flavorful ingredients that taste great. Case in point, lemon, mint, parsley, olives, and za'atar spice gives these turkey pitas a hint of Middle Eastern flavor.
Open-Faced Cuban Sandwich
Add this six-ingredient sandwich to your weekend lunch repertoire. In only 15 minutes (and with a side of fruit or veggies,) you'll have a lunch for four so you can keep rocking your weekend to-do list.
Tex-Mex Ham and Beans
Bring the taste of a backyard barbecue to the dinner table in about 20 minutes with the help of canned beans and a skillet. The trio of bacon, ham, and beans conjures memories of baked beans, but this skillet side dish is ready to eat far more quickly than traditional baked beans.
Basic Chia Pudding
Rhubarb-Strawberry Brownie Skillet
We'd wager you've had plenty of tasty strawberry-rhubarb desserts, but have you put that delicious duo into a brownie? Now is the time! We'll understand if you're too impatient to cut out wedges from the brownie and instead grab a fork and dig into the skillet. It's that good.
Lime Chicken Tortilla Soup
This under-300-calorie soup takes advantage of fresh, bold veggies and herbs for flavor and purchased rotisserie chicken for speed. The result is a satisfying soup recipe (19 g protein and 5 g fiber will keep you full) in only 30 minutes. It beats any can from the soup aisle of the grocery store.
"Rhu-Berry" Streusel Muffins
We wish you all the luck in stopping at eating only one of these breakfast muffins packed with blueberries and rhubarb. The muffin recipe is amazing itself, but the streusel topping with cardamom, more rhubarb, brown sugar, and butter is really what pushes the yum factor up a notch. If you manage not to eat the entire batch, they can be frozen up to three months, so you can enjoy them long after rhubarb season is over.
Leftover Ham Chef's Salad
You might get the whole family on board with salad for dinner when this main-dish salad is on the menu. Family-friendly ingredients—eggs, ham, chicken, and cheese—fill this protein-packed recipe.
Mina (Matzo Pie with Spinach and Leeks)
Matzo might be an unfamiliar ingredient. But most grocery stores and supercenters carry it. Look for it with snack crackers or in an ethnic or Kosher section. Then start layering it in this dish that tastes like a cross between lasagna and an egg bake.
Grilled Asparagus with Toum
We confess, we were unfamiliar with toum until this recipe crossed our plates. It was a delicious lesson. Toum is a simple Middle Eastern (Lebanese specifically) sauce of garlic, lemon, oil, and salt. This version incorporates a touch of honey too. You probably have everything you need to make the sauce in your kitchen. Now grab some asparagus and cook up this springy side dish.
Coconut lover's, this cookie is for you! Light and airy with a bit of chewiness, the golden cookies showcase sweet coconut and nutty halva for a beautifully balanced cookie recipe.
Buttered Sweet Pea Rice
Do not let spring pass you by without making this side dish recipe with in-season sweet peas, snap peas, and pea shoots. It makes enough to serve eight, so take it to your next extended family gathering as an Easter or Passover side.
Tahini Rainbow Cookies
Iced Oatmeal-Rhubarb Cookies
Rhubarb Pulled Pork
Pork + rhubarb = a surprising match made in barbecue heaven. You'll get tender succulent shredded pork with slaw on a bun, but we infused rhubarb flavor into the sauce and added fresh rhubarb to the slaw.
Carrot and Chickpea Skillet
This satisfying skillet supper is proof that you can skip the meat and enjoy a hearty dinner. Actually, this dinner recipe is vegan, but no one would notice until you point it out. Protein- and fiber-filled chickpeas team up with some of the heartiest vegetables—carrots and cauliflower—to make a filling dinner in 35 minutes.