Better Homes & Gardens July 2009 Recipes

Check out our latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: Scott Peacock's pure and simple ice cream recipe, 20-minute meals, spicy summer recipes, and more.

Chilly Chile Pepper Gazpacho

Cooling chunks of cucumber, sweet pepper, and crab meat balance the bite of fresh jalapeno peppers in this chilled soup recipe. Roasted tomatoes provide rich color.

Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Quick Mole Sauce

Put a summer spin on tostadas with fresh vegetables and mole, a flavorful Mexican sauce traditionally made with dried chiles, dark chocolate, and myriad seasonings.

Sweet-Hot Pickled Peaches

The surprising heat of fresh ginger highlights the flavor of pickled peaches. Serve it alongside barbecued pork or chicken or chopped up and piled high on a burger. Save the juices to drizzle over pound cake or grain salads.

Plank-Smoked Chicken with Grilled Corn Relish

Cracked peppercorns add heat to this flavorful chicken recipe. Pimentos, green olives, and homemade ranch dressing add pizzazz to the sweet corn relish.

Shrimp and Noodles

Wasabi puts a spicy spin on this Asian-inspired pasta toss featuring rice noodles, shrimp, and lots of fresh vegetables.

Spicy Melon Skewers

Chile peppers add a kick to this salty-sweet appetizer recipe featuring two different kinds of melon and prosciutto.

Grilled Corn and Green Tomato Salsa

A favorite summer side dish -- grilled corn -- is dressed up with a salsa featuring three kinds of fresh tomatoes, basil, and tangy feta cheese.

Summertime Hot Dogs with Dr Pepper Barbeque Sauce

Cookbook author Elizabeth Krummel's easy barbecue sauce for hot dogs is imaginative. "I borrowed the sweetness from Kansas City, fun use of soda from the barbecue circuit, and balanced it with savory ingredients."

Tequila-Honey-Lime Marinated Drumsticks

A fuss-free, savory-sweet marinade makes this chicken recipe sing. "I like to use untoasted walnut oil because it is light and enhances the flavor of the other ingredients," says cookbook author Elizabeth Krummel.

Apple Cider Brine for Pork

This juicy pork chop recipe, developed by cookbook author Elizabeth Krummel, is sure to become a summertime favorite. Miniature sweet peppers make a colorful side dish.

Golden Grilled Chicken Thighs with Apricots

A zesty marinade, featuring fresh apricots and mint as well as curry powder for kick, flavors grilled chicken thighs beautifully.

Melon Salad with Sweet Sesame Dressing

The sweetness of the watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew in this delicious salad recipe tempers the spice of the cayenne pepper in the dressing.

Honey-Lime Lamb and Melon Skewers

Grilled cantaloupe and honeydew add a fresh summer spin to this Mediterranean-inspired kabob recipe. Our homemade yogurt sauce is ideal for dipping.

Open-Face Chicken Pesto Burgers

With its tantalizing combination of mozzarella, tomato, and basil-pesto, this fresh twist on the classic burger is anything but ordinary.

Oreo Truffles

Need a quick dessert? This luscious truffle recipe is the perfect solution. For a fresh twist on the classic variation, dip it in white chocolate instead of dark.

Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes

With a fluffy chocolate liqueur-laced frosting, there's nothing plain about this irresistible cupcake recipe.

Quick Chocolate Cake

With just five minutes of prep time, you can put this luscious chocolate cake recipe together in no time. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Red Hot Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon candies add pizzazz to this easy, 8-ingredient sugar cookie recipe.

Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic-Basil Toast

This easy pasta recipe makes the most of seasonal vegetables for a healthy weeknight supper that's ready in 20 minutes.

Poached Salmon on Citrus Salad

A tangy, five-ingredient dressing adds delicious flavor to this healthy salmon recipe -- and it's ready in 20 minutes.

Gingered Chicken and Fried Rice

With fresh veggies and filling protein, this Asian-inspired chicken recipe is healthier (and faster) than takeout.

Grilled Steak and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese Toast

Steak on the fly? Absolutely! This 20-minute meal is hearty, delicious, and just right for spontaneous get-togethers.

Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms

Topped with a zingy mix of mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, and served on flatbread, this fresh burger recipe takes just 20 minutes to make.

Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

Wholesome, rich, and delightfully creamy, each bowlful of ice cream can be your best with this pure and simple recipe from Scott Peacock.

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