Better Homes & Gardens July 2014 Recipes
Festive Party Recipes
This summer, create a dazzling Fourth of July spread. Our showstopping desserts put inventive new twists on classic American favorites. Whether you're serving up slices of frozen yogurt cake or dishing up our cinnamon firecracker cake, you'll love the results.
Berry Flag Tart
Make something extra-festive this 4th of July. Dazzle a crowd with this supersize all-American flag tart that's bursting with juicy berries and a buttery, flaky crust.
Scott Peacock's Pulled Pork
Pulled pork piled high is a surefire way to please a crowd. Chef Scott Peacock shares his no-fail recipe for the most delicious and tender meat. He's also whipped up not one, but two classic sauces -- spicy vinegar and sweet bbq.
Frozen Yogurt Icebox Cake
Cool, creamy, and surprisingly easy, this make-ahead icebox cake is the perfect treat to wow your guests. Start this star-spangled dessert three days before entertaining, then sit back and serve up perfect slices the day of your party.
Spice up Tuesday night! Our Chile-Lime Pork grills to smoky perfection in just 30 minutes -- keeping your kitchen clean and your night stress-free.
Editor's Tip: We like our pork served up with creamy guacamole -- homemade or from the store!
Grill It: Chile-Lime Pork
Food Editor Hali shows you just how easy this grilled pork is to make! Plus, get our secret for no-mess marinating.
Firecracker Party Cake
This elegant layered dessert is red-hot! With the sweet, spicy flavors of your favorite cinnamon candies and a dreamy mascarpone frosting, this patriotic party cake adds sizzle to your July 4th spread.
Coconut Cream Island Punch
Spike the punch! Our creamy coconut, star fruit, and rum punch is the perfect salute to summer. Mix up a pitcher and you'll be free to mingle all evening long.
Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney
Keep it light and easy for dinner tonight. Succulent seared shrimp get a sweet, tangy topping bursting with fresh peaches and green tomatoes. Cleanup's a breeze -- the whole dish comes together in one pan.
One-Pan Dinner: Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney
Watch this simple one-pan dinner come together. You won't believe how easy it is!
Shooting Star Cookies
These surprise-inside sandwich cookies will be the star of your party. Break off a piece and delight in a shower of shimmery red sugar.
Shooting Star Cookies (There's a Surprise Inside!)
Watch these impressive cookies come together. Plus, get our tricks to perfectly layered dough!
Tangy Broccoli Salad
Serve up broccoli everyone will love. Broccoli two ways, cashews, and sweet apricots tossed with a spicy serrano dressing give this salad crunch, heat, and sweetness.
Editor's Tip: Our secret ingredient? Fish sauce. This versatile condiment adds complex flavor and seasoning to everything from salad dressings to soups. Find it in the Asian aisle of your local supermarket.
Skip sugary store-bought popsicles this summer. Beat the heat with our watermelon and pineapple pops that ring in at just 44 calories each!
The smoky, intense flavor of chili powder adds spice to classic falafel. Temper the heat with cooling cucumber-yogurt sauce and fresh lemon. Finish the meal with toasted pita wedges and baby greens.
Grilled Ham and Chicken Sandwich
This grilled chicken sandwich has a little something extra. We've spiced it up with horseradish and red wine vinegar. Add sweet crunch with thin slices of fresh apple.
Zucchini and Tomato Frittata
Have eggs in your fridge? Then you've got the start of a seasonal, summer-perfect dinner. Whip up an easy frittata with ribbons of fresh zucchini, sweet tomatoes, and crunchy walnuts.
Iced Green Tea
High in antioxidants and the ability to boost metabolism, green tea has long been touted for its health benefits. Take it to the next flavor level with sweet and spicy ginger! We like our glass topped with shredded lemon, lime, or orange peel.
Broccoli Gravy Toasts
Think of gravy as a winter-only indulgence? Lighten it up with fresh summer broccoli. Throw in some chopped ham and toasted bread slices for a satisfying warm-weather dinner.
Broccoli Cornmeal Cakes
When pan-fried, our Broccoli Cornmeal Cakes become caramelized and golden brown. Play up the sweet flavors with a drizzle of honey, and finish with crumbled goat cheese and crisp bacon.
Each bite of our roasted chicken and broccoli dinner packs a bold combination of spices and flavors. Coconut adds sweetness, balancing the spice from Indian curry paste.