Better Homes & Gardens May 2008 Recipes

Raspberry Cakes for Two
Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- classic casseroles, healthy salads, spring-fresh desserts, and more.

Zesty Three-Bean Salad

You'll get lean vegetable protein and all the health benefits of soy in this satisfying bean salad tossed with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and red onion.

Grilled Tuna Salad

This artful tuna salad is good for you too. The recipe calls for olives and an olive oil-based dressing -- both high in heart-healthy fats that fight inflammation and antioxidants that combat cancer.

Greek Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken marinated in garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and oregano adds filling protein to this colorful salad. Feta cheese, cucumber, red onion, and olives keep it traditional.

Salsa, Black Bean, and Rice Salad

Salsa and pepper-spiced cheese add pizzazz to this black bean and veggie salad. The 30-minute supper is healthy, too, with fiber-rich beans that can lower blood sugar. For more nutrients, make it with brown rice.

Roast Pork Salad with Ginger-Pineapple Dressing

Pork tenderloin tops antioxidant-rich spinach and juicy pineapple. The pork is a good source of B vitamins and riboflavin -- nutrients that promote healthy red blood cells -- and it's lower in fat and calories than skinless chicken breast.

Pizza Pizzazz Salad

With all the same ingredients as your favorite Italian pie, this salad supper is a healthier way to satisfy your pizza craving.

Portobello Curry with Green Rice

Mushrooms add meaty texture to this spicy vegetarian rice bowl. Serve it with hearty multigrain bread or a fresh green salad.

Zucchini and Eggplant Bake

Fresh zucchini and eggplant star in this dazzling meatless meal; serve it with a fresh green salad and fruit sorbet for dessert.

Creamy Potato Casserole

You'll savor the nutty flavor of Gruyere cheese and the smokiness of Black Forest ham in this modern take on the classic potato-ham bake.

Potato-Ham Bake

This classic ham and potato bake is timeless -- you can adapt it to any season or occasion. Seasonal asparagus, fresh tarragon, and peppery chives give this recipe a warm-weather spin.

Herbed Chicken and Orzo

This fresh spin on the classic chicken and rice casserole takes just 30 minutes to put together, thanks to purchased rotisserie chicken. A creamy sauce made from soft herb cheese with garlic and herbs makes it irresistible.

Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

This traditional chicken and rice casserole is quick and easy. Refrigerated pasta sauce trades places with soup as a rich, no-fuss base, while leftover cubed chicken -- roasted or fried -- keeps the whole dish simple.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna and noodles launched the casserole craze in the 1930s. This classic recipe features a crunchy potato chip topper, herb-flecked noodles, white albacore tuna, roasted red peppers, and Dijon mustard.

Lemony Tuna and Pasta

The classic tuna noodle casserole gets an update with pickly little capers, rigatoni, fresh dill, and lemon zest.

Mexicali Hamburger Casserole

Ground beef and pantry-ready ingredients like salsa and canned corn make this one-dish dinner nice and easy. A corn bread topper adds a homey touch.

Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

Mild poblano chili pepper adds a hint of heat to this modernized tamale pie, popularized in the 1930s and '40s. For best results, make this dish with peppers that are firm and dark green.

Veggie Fish Chowder

With tender white fish, fluffy mashed potatoes, and fresh spring veggies, this simple supper is sure to become a weeknight favorite in your house.

Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

Asparagus, squash, and green onion add a spring-fresh touch to this simple chicken and bacon combo.

Sausage-Fruit Kabobs

For a winning warm-weather supper, brush slices of zucchini, apple, and sausage with our simple-to-make honey mustard glaze before grilling.

Cuban Fried Rice

This simple supper requires just seven ingredients to whip up. Fresh pineapple tempers the spice of chopped jalapeno peppers, while chunks of ham make it nice and filling.

Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad

To make this simple supper, toss flank steak, rice noodles, julienned carrots, and diced cucumber with a light and sweet Asian chili sauce.

Lemon-Lime Bars

A sprinkling of powdered sugar tops off these impressive bar cookies -- ideal for graduation parties and wedding showers.

Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars

Rhubarb, a sweet-tart cross between grapefruit and watermelon, freshens up this classic streusel dessert. Ginger icing adds a touch of sweetness.

Cherry Revel Bars

A creamy chocolate layer and sweet cherry topping makes these bars irresistible. Frozen cherries, thawed and drained, make a simple substitute for fresh fruit.

Coconut-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Fresh blueberries and coconut give these creamy bar cookies a spring spin.

Raspberry Cakes for Two

This cake looks fancy but it's actually just fresh raspberries and raspberry preserves sandwiched between two already-made shortcakes. No baking required!

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