Better Homes & Gardens May 2016 Recipes

Poblano Potato Salad
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!

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.

Verde Risotto

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

Salmon Pot Pie Casserole

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

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.

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.

Prosciutto and Artichoke Panini

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

Asparagus Noodle Bowl

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

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.

Orange-Honey Overnight Oats

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

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.

Soba Noodle Bowl

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

Pecan Maple Bacon

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

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.

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.

Lavender Rub

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Salsa Verde Cruda

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

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.

Hibiscus Agua Fresca

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

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.

Cauliflower-Potato Mash

Half cauliflower, half potato. All delicious.

Lavender Sugar

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

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.

Shrimp Curry Noodle Bowl

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

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.

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.

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.

Smoky Carrot Spread

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

Olive Relish

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

Sweet-Spicy Cherries

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

Garlic Lentil Salad

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

Green Beans with Toasted Panko

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

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.

Lavender Syrup

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

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.

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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