Better Homes and Gardens May 2016 Recipes

Introducing the first-ever food issue of Better Homes and Gardens! Our latest recipes celebrate family dinners, a delicious Mexican spread, and wow-worthy pavlovas. Plus, get delicious recipes for breakfast -- including cocktails!

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    Lemon Berry Pavlovas

    We topped these mini meringues with zesty lemon curd, fresh berries, and mint. For even more sweetness, toss berries with sugar before topping the shells.

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    Verde Risotto

    These greens are gorgeous. The whole dish is completely vegan and gluten-free.

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    Salmon Pot Pie Casserole

    Our secret to making pot pie seem fancy? Fresh salmon and cornmeal biscuits.

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    Lemon Bundt Cake

    You'll want to Instagram this one. This stunning cake pops with a triple dose of citrus. We've added extract, zest, and juice for major lemon flavor.

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    Strawberry, Mango, and Rose Pavlova

    Be prepared for plenty of oohs and aahs when you make this showstopping dessert. Only you will know just how easy it was!

    Serving Tip: A scattering of edible rose petals makes the presentation extra special.

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    Prosciutto and Artichoke Panini

    Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and artichoke hearts mean these easy Italian sandwiches are total crowd-pleasers.

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    Asparagus Noodle Bowl

    Make fresh spring asparagus even better with a big bowl of creamy noodles and bacon.

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    Mashed Potato-Egg Casserole

    Mashed potatoes > hash browns. Indulge in this creamy casserole complete with soft-cooked eggs, Asiago cheese, and a tangy arugula salad.

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    Orange-Honey Overnight Oats

    These aren't your everyday overnight oats. This beautiful bowl is topped with coconut, raspberries, and fresh orange zest.

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    Zoe's Creme Fraiche Pancakes

    The secret to these light-as-air pancakes? A bit of creme fraiche and sour cream. Pile 'em high with real maple syrup and fresh blueberries.

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    Soba Noodle Bowl

    White miso paste is essential to making this flavorful broth bowl. Find it in the Asian aisle of your supermarket.

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    Pecan Maple Bacon

    The only thing better than bacon? Bacon that's slathered with maple syrup and crunchy pecans. Mmm.

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    Creamy Spring Vegetables and Smoked Trout

    A trio of fresh spring veggies -- peas, carrots, and mushrooms -- makes this creamy dish light and flavorful. Finish each bowl with plenty of peppery watercress.

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    Sparkling Strawberry Mimosa

    Classic mimosas are great, but we love this pretty pink twist. Muddle fresh strawberries and oranges, then top with champs and maple syrup.

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    Lavender Rub

    Balance the sweetness of lavender with thyme, basil, and garlic in this savory rub. Your grilled chicken will thank you.

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    Asparagus and Greens with Farro

    We like to double this hearty grain salad recipe and pack it up for lunches all week long. Serve each bowl with a big squeeze of lemon.

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    Grilled Pineapple Margarita

    Give your basic marg a tropical twist with candylike grilled pineapple and fresh cilantro. Jalapeno slices and chili powder keep things from being too sweet.

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    Lavender Butter

    It's time to top your toast with something special. You can use dried lavender here, but when it's fresh the flavor really pops.

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    Pork Carnitas

    There's a secret to this rich slow-cooked pork: sweetened condensed milk. It caramelizes to a sticky-sweet coating on the meat.

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    Salsa Verde Cruda

    An avocado adds creaminess to this tangy green salsa. For an extra-spicy sauce, use a serrano chile pepper or two.

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    Mexican Red Rice

    The table wouldn't be complete without classic Mexican red rice. This from-scratch recipe calls for just 30 minutes of hands-on time.

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    Hibiscus Agua Fresca

    Sweet like honey. Our favorite sweetener balances the tartness of hibiscus in this minty nonalcoholic drink.

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    Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs

    It's time to try chicken thighs. We've topped them with a sticky apricot glaze for a winner-winner chicken dinner.

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    Cauliflower-Potato Mash

    Half cauliflower, half potato. All delicious.

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    Lavender Sugar

    Pro tip: Try swapping in this floral sugar when making shortbread cookies. You're welcome.

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    Sesame Dan Dan Noodle Bowl

    Chopped pickles and a rich broth mean these noodles are extra slurp-able. Like spice? Top your bowl with crushed Szechwan peppercorns.

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    Shrimp Curry Noodle Bowl

    Your family will love this creamy curry bowl. Fried shallots and fresh basil leaves make pretty and delicious toppers.

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    Anytime Socca

    Socca is a flatbread made from chickpea flour. It's ready in just 35 minutes, making it perfect for weeknight dinners. Keep clicking for our favorite fresh toppings.

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    Chile Zucchini Topper

    Toss grilled zucchini with fresh mint, red wine vinegar, and chiles for a zesty topper. It's delicious piled on a toasted baguette.

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    Radish Salad

    It's time for the radish to be the star of the show. Dress it up with fresh herbs and sweet pomegranate seeds.

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    Smoky Carrot Spread

    This goes great on flatbread, crackers, chips, and spoons.

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    Olive Relish

    Stash this make-ahead olive relish in the fridge for entertaining emergencies.

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    Sweet-Spicy Cherries

    Cherry-lovers, this one's for you. Double up on the fresno chiles if you like it spicy.

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    Garlic Lentil Salad

    If you're like us, you're going to want to double the garlic in this recipe.

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    Green Beans with Toasted Panko

    All of a sudden green beans aren't looking so boring.

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    Pepper Hakka Noodle Bowl

    The secret to this flavorful chile sauce? Ketchup. The classic condiment adds sweetness and helps balance the heat of sambal oelek chili paste.

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    Lavender Syrup

    You're looking at our favorite excuse to whip up summer cocktails. It's just as good swirled in iced tea.

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    Corn Tortillas

    When it comes to corn tortillas, nothing compares to homemade. You can make them up to three months ahead and simply reheat before serving. No excuses.

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    Poblano Potato Salad

    Your potato salad can be better. Way better. Here's how: poblano peppers, pickled jalapeno brine, and fresh parsley.

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