July 2008 Premium Recipe Collection

Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- 20-minute suppers, simple sandwiches, desserts, and more.

Bacon, Spinach, and Tomato Salsa Sandwich

Spinach adds powerful antioxidants to this fresh twist on the classic BLT sandwich.

Open-Face Ratatouille Sandwiches

Filling, nutrient-rich eggplant, zucchini, and squash make this simple sandwich a healthy choice for lunch or dinner.

Salad Nicoise Sandwich

As abundant in heart-healthy omega-3s as it is in the bold flavors of southern France, this sandwich has just 210 calories per serving.

Layered Greek Dip

Fresh chopped veggies, tangy olives, and rich feta cheese make this hummus dip a hearty treat. Serve it with pita chips or multigrain tortilla chips.

Spicy Curry-Ginger Dip

A blend of curry powder, cayenne pepper, and grated gingerroot gives this creamy dip lots of zing. Serve it with your favorite fresh veggies.

Sausage and Summer Squash

This sausage and veggie toss gets its tangy flavor from a simple-to-make mixture of garlic and Italian dressing. Top with a sprinkling of green onion, oregano, and Parmesan cheese before serving.

Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Salmon on the grill is a summertime favorite, and this easy recipe makes it even better. Our fresh fruit salsa balances the spice of the barbecue sauce beautifully.

Grilled Chicken and Creamy Corn

This seven-ingredient supper is ideal for weeknight suppers on the patio. Our simple-to-make creamy corn makes a filling side dish. Basil brightens it up.

Shrimp and Watermelon Salad

Don't be fooled -- this supper might look light but it's also filling. The refreshing dish makes the most of juicy watermelon, plump shrimp, and crisp cabbage. Feta cheese adds tanginess.

Chops and Pineapple with Chili Slaw

Chili powder adds a touch of heat to these grilled pork chops. Cabbage, onion, and sweet pepper tossed in a five-ingredient dressing and fresh pineapple slices complete the dish.

Blackberry Sangria

This bright sangria, sweetened with a summer-ripe blackberry syrup, will inspire guests to linger for one more glass. Sprigs of fresh basil make a beautiful garnish.

Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Fresh heirloom tomatoes and onions get dressed up with a sweet-sour vinegar dressing. Make this side dish ahead or while your guests sip sangria -- prep takes 25 minutes.

Butter Lettuce Salad

This fresh salad of crisp lettuce, cucumber, green beans, and chives tosses together in minutes. Velvety crème faiche adds a delicate tang to the homemade dressing.

Shrimp and Sausage Boil

A one-pot wonder, this spicy main dish combines fresh seafood with earthy corn and potatoes; sausage adds a hint of smoke. Serve it with garlic mayo and cocktail sauce.

Garlic-Herbed Bread

Update the classic garlic bread you grew up with by using fresh garlic, parsley, and kosher salt. Look for a plump baguette that's soft and easy to pull apart.

Eggplant Relish

Raisins and chili peppers offer an interesting contrast between sweet and heat in this simple side dish. For best results, roast the eggplant whole -- it keeps it from getting too dry while bringing out its sweetness.

Lemon Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce

Homemade blueberry sauce makes this creamy lemon ice cream even more irresistible. Serve it as a sweet ending to a casual outdoor get-together.

Cornmeal Sandies

Tender and crisp, these cookies will become one of your summer favorites -- and they're great for dipping in melting ice cream.

Raspberry Angel Food Bruschetta

Toasted slices of cake are topped with a mixture of raspberries, caramel sauce, and mint jelly. Sprigs of fresh mint add a garden-fresh touch. Serve it with a scoop of lemon or vanilla sorbet.

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Lime gelatin combined with classic cheesecake filling gives these bar cookies a fresh summer twist. Lime wedges make a beautiful and simple garnish.

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