Better Homes & Gardens December 2010 Recipes
Sandwich Cookie Pops
Combine a Chambord-spiked cookie, raspberry buttercream, and white chocolate to make a sophisticated treat.
Coconut & Grapefruit Gumdrops
A childhood favorite gets a makeover by infusing the candy with bold flavors and cutting them into sleek squares.
Orange & Nut Toffee
This buttery brittle features candied orange peel, walnuts, and cashews for a brighter twist on toffee.
These homemade marshmallows feature traditional eggnog spices and a cap of white chocolate.
Candied Cherry Opera Fudge
We've added the theatrical flourish of candied cherries to this 1960s classic and formed the fudge in a loaf pan so it's easy to slice.
Dried plums are soaked in brandy, then coated in sweetened butter and dipped in chocolate.
Mint Chocolate Slab
For a stunning (and fuss-free) dessert, melt chocolate, pour it over mint patties, and scatter candies on top.
Salt & Pink Peppercorn Caramels
A sprinkling of coarse salt adds crunch and brings out the creamy sweetness of these caramels. Pink peppercorns have a mild citrus-sweet heat that adds a light flavor and color.
Key ingredients -- oranges and coconuts -- from the classic holiday dessert, ambrosia, are tossed with crisp lettuce for a light brunch salad.
This flavorful strata can be assembled the night before. Just add the eggs when you wake up and pop it in the oven.
Sugar & Spice Steamed Pudding
With spices and candied fruit, this stove-top dessert is the perfect holiday stand-in for coffee cake.
Pork & Sweet Potato Stew
Nutmeg, sage, and apple-cranberry juice flavor this hearty stew. Serve it on a chilly night or when unexpected guests drop in.
Braised Cabbage with Spicy Croutons
Drizzle cabbage and lemon wedges with olive oil and top with garlic-and-red pepper croutons.
Warm, this pudding has a creamy texture like a thick sauce. Or make it up to three days ahead and serve it chilled.
Classic Pot Roast
Chef Scott Peacock's pot roast recipe features tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef and caramelized onions.
Bacon & Blue Cheese Dinner Pies
This easy dinner idea, featuring Granny Smith apples and smoky bacon, is ready in just 30 minutes.
Pea Soup with Ham
Apple juice and sautéed leeks give this hearty soup long-simmered flavor in just 25 minutes.
This meatless dinner or brunch dish makes the most of leftover veggies.
Lemon-Caper Tuna & Noodles
A splash of lemon juice adds brightness to this comforting pasta dish. Crushed croutons give it crunch.
Shrimp with Peppers & Corn
Chili-seasoned tomatoes and smoky cumin spice up this one-dish dinner.
In this easy recipe from Sandra Lee, strips of sirloin marinate in citrus juices, soy sauce, and mustard before grilling.
Bruschetta Biscuits with Feta
Baby spinach, basil, dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives flavor these bruschetta-inspired biscuits.
Maple Crunch Muffins
Top these crowd-pleasing muffins with maple frosting and crunchy granola.
Ricotta, Gorgonzola & Honey Spread
Sweet honey is a wonderful complement to the sharp Gorgonzola cheese in this pretty party appetizer.
Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip
Crisp bacon, chopped green onions, and diced tomatoes top this zesty party dip.