Better Homes & Gardens February 2016 Recipes

Arctic Char with Green Olive and Lemon Dressing
We're opening the doors to our Test Kitchen and sharing tried and true secrets for classic dishes like roasted vegetables, honey bread, and cookies. The latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens have been perfected by our talented Test Kitchen team.

Dark Chocolate Pudding

This rich pudding is the answer to your chocolate cravings. It's time to indulge in a homemade bowl of extra-dark chocolate pudding.

Test Kitchen Tip: A spoonful of heart-shape whipped cream is perfect for Valentine's Day. 


This is more than just meat sauce. We perfected the classic Bolognese recipe for a homey sauce that's worth making again and again.

Garlic Roasted Vegetables

Our Test Kitchen's secret to perfectly roasted vegetables? Toss veggies with seasonings and oil, then spread on a sheet pan. Top with another hot sheet pan and roast for 30 minutes. This ensures the vegetables sear evenly on both sides. 

Beet "Noodle" Salad

You can spiral more than just zucchini! Top stunning beet "noodles" with tart green grapes, ricotta salata cheese, and toasted almonds.

No-Knead Honey Bread

Make a crusty loaf of bread at home -- no kneading required. A few simple secrets like chilling overnight ensure this bread comes out perfect every time. 

Pickled Beet Sandwiches

It's time to rethink the classic BLT. Instead of bacon and tomato, we've added crisped proscuitto and tangy pickled beets. Crushed potato chips add major crunch.


Homemade hummus is so much better than store bought. It's quick to whip up and the variations are endless. We've included ideas for seven simple stir-ins.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just a tablespoon of corn syrup ensures these cookies stay fresh for up to five days. Your afternoon snack just got sweeter.  

Chicken and Winter Greens Salad

Master this winter salad and you'll always have dinner in your back pocket. Change up the greens to keep things interesting. 

Fresh Pineapple Cake with Candied Carrot Ribbons

Our Test Kitchen added fresh twists to this classic cake. Greek yogurt adds tang, while candied carrot ribbons on top steal the show. 

Chilled Beet Tart

This gorgeous tart tastes even better than it looks. Layers of beets, cream cheese, and jalapeno get better after chilling in the fridge. Top each slice with sesame seeds and green onions. 

Root Vegetable and Pomegranate Couscous

Turn to your trusty sheet pan for this winter dinner. Roast carrots, parsnips, turnips, and squash in seasonal spices, then toss with toasted nuts and pomegranate. 

Raspberry Walnut Dressing

You don't need dairy to make a creamy dressing. Whirl toasted walnuts into vinaigrette for a creamy texture that doesn't separate. Try the same technique with pecans and cashews. 

Arctic Char with Green Olive and Lemon Dressing

A close cousin to salmon and trout, Arctic char is slightly milder and more delicate. If you can't find it, salmon makes a great substitute. 

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