Better Homes & Gardens May 2011 Recipes

Sparkling Margaritas
Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: fresh Mexican dishes, creative club sandwiches, Scott Peacock's raspberry bars, and more!

Chorizo-Pepper Hand Pies

In Mexico, the dough for hand pies (called empanadas) is homemade, but you can save time with our recipe by using store-bought puff pastry.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple & Papaya Salsa

"The tart pineapple and cool papaya salsa is a perfect match for spicy grilled pork tenderloin," says Joanne Weir, the recipe developer.

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean & Beef Casserole

"I took all the flavors we love in enchiladas and created something even fresher," says Joanne Weir, the recipe creator. "This easy casserole is topped off with fresh garden tomatoes and cilantro."

Fish Tacos with Cabbage & Chile Pepper Slaw

For flavorful fish tacos, recipe developer Joanne Weir bakes the halibut in a foil packet with orange peel, lime peel, tomatillos, and garlic. "The flavors have nowhere to go but into the fish," she says.

Chicken & Tortilla Soup

Recipe developer Joanne Weir adds a lighter spring touch to this traditionally filling soup by making it with chunks of zucchini and baby peas.

Hot & Chunky Guacamole

Fresh peas are a sweet and vibrant green addition to this spicy guacamole recipe.

PB&J Club

This fun twist on the classic kid favorite has smashed fresh berries plus a sprinkling of granola for crunch.

Meat Loaf & Potatoes Club

Stacks of meat loaf with spicy ketchup, crisp french fries, and melted American cheese make this hearty sandwich an instant hit.

Greek Salad Club

Spread hummus onto pita bread and layer with feta cheese, Greek dressing, and crisp veggies.

Cuban Club

For a spicy kick, sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers along with the cilantro on the mustard-topped bread.

Turkey, Bacon & Apple Club

Apple takes the place of tomato in this fresh twist on the traditional BLT.

Garden Veggie Linguine with Cilantro Pesto

Make this dish with your favorite seasonal veggies. We love it with fresh zucchini and baby carrots.

Ham & Egg Salad on Toast

This fresh spin on egg salad is delicious over toasted challah or sweet Hawaiian bread.

Easy Chicken Jambalaya

This six-ingredient supper has a Cajun kick. Serve it over fluffy white rice to soak up the spicy sauce.

Crispy Catfish with Apple-Celery Slaw

Honey, lemon juice, and mayo create a light dressing for the crunchy slaw that complements pan-fried catfish.

Beef & Baby Spuds with Tomato-Olive Ragout

Top steaks and potatoes with a warm relish of cherry tomatoes, garlic, green olives, and fresh oregano.

Classic Fresh Raspberry Bars

These creamy, crumbly dessert bars by American cooking guru Scott Peacock are filled with berry jam and fresh berries.

Gale Gand's Grilled Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Rhubarb-Pear Compote

Orange juice, red wine, and cinnamon are just a few of the bold ingredients that give this grilled dessert its unforgettable flavor.

Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs

These fall-off-the-bone, Asian-inspired ribs are guaranteed to be a success at your next cookout.

Strawberry-Kiwi Jam

This ginger-spiced fruit jam is delicious over ice cream or served with cheese.

Pan-Seared Chicken with Cherry-Tarragon Sauce

This smoky-sweet chicken recipe is a crowd-pleaser -- and it's quick to make.

Sparkling Margaritas

Top these margaritas with sparkling wine for a bubbly twist.

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