Better Homes & Gardens July 2007 Recipes

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Smothered Steak

Bright lime and cilantro flavors are balanced by a hearty Puerto Rico-inspired steak topper of onion, garlic, sweet pepper, and sausage.

Huli-Huli Pork

"Huli-huli" means "turn-turn" in Hawaiian, a reference to the cooking method of this popular fund-raising barbecue dish. Typically, huli-huli is made with chicken; the innovation here is the switch to pork.

Cowboy Rib-Eyes and Summer Salsa

Big flavors from the Lone Star State, in both the spicy chili rub and the fresh salsa, combine to make a bold flavor statement.

Grilled Shrimp Salad

From Montana comes an easy five-ingredient Grilled Shrimp Salad. The lettuce is grilled too -- combining a Chinese taste for cooked lettuce with the flair for West Coast grilling.

Herb-Smoked Salmon

The salmon is prepared Northwest-style with a baste of butter and thyme; wood chips and thyme sprigs added to coals give fish a just-right touch of Southern smoke.

Mushroom Chicken

Inspired by a childhood that included hunting wild mushrooms in California, this recipe includes mushrooms and oregano tucked under the skin, flavoring the chicken while it slowly cooks on the grill.

Beer Marinated Pork Chops

This recipe honors the hearty cooking of Eastern European immigrants who flocked to Ohio's steel mills. Just before serving, shreds of cheese are sprinkled on, melting into a luscious sauce.

Ginger Peach Glazed Chicken

Memories of peach harvest led to the creation of Ginger Peach Glazed Chicken. The addition of vinegar and horseradish, a popular Southern combination, add a little kick to the food.

Ultimate Brownies

A fudgy brownie treat customized with fruit, candy, or spices is a rich reward for everyday occasions.

Berry-Lemon Napoleon

Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries -- savor their
seasonal sweetness in this red, white, and blue triple-decker treat.

Tex-Thai Chicken Breasts

An easy fusion-inspired mixture serves double duty both as a marinade and as a sauce for this grilled chicken dish.

Coconut Lemonade

By adding a dash of coconut and fresh fruit to this lemonade, a classic summer refresher is transformed into a stunning beverage.

Spiced Fruit Tea

Iced herbal tea is jazzed up with pineapple and cranberry juices, lime, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Smoky Cheddar Wraps

A flavorful rub is used both on the chicken and as part of the spread for this simple -- and simply delicious -- grilled chicken wrap.

Cherry-Berry Smoothies

This icy smoothie combines colorful berries and cherries for a tasty daily supply of antioxidants.

Minty Watermelon Tea Slush

Leaving the mint leaves whole, instead of snipping them, keeps the vibrant color of the watermelon tea slush from discoloring.

Green Blast Smoothies

This delicious smoothie has a sweet-tart side from grapes and apple juice. Each serving contains whole servings of vegetables and fruit.

Mango-Ginger Smoothies

Nonfat milk powder powers up this mango-ginger smoothie to about one-quarter the daily guidelines for dairy.

Eggplant Dip

Grilled meats or poultry topped with this eggplant dip give supper a Mediterranean spin.

Pickled Green Beans

Other vegetables can be pickled too. Try asparagus (reduce cooking time slightly), carrot sticks, or cauliflower florets.

Greek Pesto

Create a Greek version of an Italian favorite by using olives and feta. Serve as a dipper for oven-fried potatoes, or spread on country bread.

Zucchini Pancakes

These zucchini pancakes make a tasty dinner side dish or party nibble.

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