Better Homes & Gardens June 2011 Recipes
Honey-Sweet Onion Ribs
These meaty baby back ribs are basted with a homemade sauce of beer, honey, and spices.
Electric Lemonade, Ginger Peach Margaritas, and Watermelon Martinis
Big-batch drinks blended with fruit are easily made in advance and stashed in the fridge until serving time -- just add ice and blend.
Brick Chicken, Fresh Corn Salad, and Chilled Sweet Potato Salad
For his brick chicken recipe, celebrity chef Art Smith rubs fresh herbs under the skin so all the flavor stays put during grilling. "When it comes to grilling chicken, the flatter, the faster," he says. "Butterfly the chicken, then weigh it down on the grill with a brick-topped cookie sheet."
Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, Fresh Tomatillo Salsa, Skillet Wrinkled Potatoes, and Cilantro Pesto with Almonds
When selecting ribs for her recipe, celebrity chef Daisy Martinez asks the butcher to cut the ribs 1 ½ inches thick so they're finished and full of flavor in less than 15 minutes. They're served with tomatillo salsa and potatoes drizzled with Cilantro-accented pesto.
Coconut Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit
Daisy Martinez, cookbook author and celebrity chef, makes this fresh fruit panna cotta the night before for a refreshing cookout dessert.
Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp and Toasted Couscous with Grilled Mango & Zucchini
Celebrity chef Ted Allen's all-in-one meal idea is a real crowd-pleaser. Once the grill is going, you can cook the mango, zucchini, and skewered shrimp at the same time.
Sangria Peach Compote with Ice Cream
"I use affordable, everyday wine for this sangria-inspired peach compote," says Food Network star Ted Allen. "Spoon it, fruit and all, over ice cream, and it's dessert."
Spicy Ginger Carrot Slaw
For a make-ahead side dish, layer cabbage, red peppers, and carrots, in a bowl the night before. Then, at mealtime, all you have to do is pour on the gingery lime dressing.
Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing
This everything-goes tossed salad is combined with a classic French dressing with fresh tomatoes.
Think potato salad, but better: Start with potatoes then add lightly steamed cauliflower and crisp bacon. It's great as a main dish salad but equally compatible with other sides on a potluck spread.
Fresh fruit juice stirred into plain gelatin reinvents this easy side dish. Feta cheese and min add a delicious, unexpected twist.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion & Spinach
This juicy burger oozes with melted blue cheese. Serve it with a fresh side salad of chopped tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice, olive oil, and a little thyme.
The Big Pig
Top flavorful pork burgers with ham, homemade slaw, and barbecue sauce for an easy weeknight dinner.
Herb-seasoned crackers and Dijon-style mustard help hold these salmon burgers together. Sliced avocado and green onions are fresh toppers.
Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa
Top a meatless burger patty with grilled pineapple relish, chopped peanuts, and basil for a quick and healthy meal.
Turkey Burgers with Peaches & Blueberries
Fresh fruit and Monterey Jack cheese are unexpected toppers for these open-face sandwiches, but the combination is delicious.
Classic Blueberry Ice Cream Pie
Chef Scott Peacock's sensational seasonal dessert comes together with ripe blueberries, vanilla ice cream, and a few kitchen staples.
Thai Chicken Tacos
Fresh veggies such as cabbage, carrots, and cilantro temper the heat of these Thai-inspired tacos.
Blueberry Sunrise Smoothie
Banana, yogurt, grapes, blueberries, and orange juice blend together in this creamy drink.