Better Homes & Gardens May 2017 Recipes

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Heat up your spring menu with Thai-inspired grilled chicken and steak recipes, then chill out with our unique ice cream recipes, including a variation made with a coconut milk base (and one that's reminiscent of coffee and donuts)! Plus, don't miss our ideas for a memorable Mother's Day brunch starring fruity mimosas, chicken chilaquiles, and vanilla and chocolate cookies.

Sweet Cream Ice Cream Base

Plan a sweet escape this summer with an ice cream adventure! Start with the sweet cream base, then try our variations like Coffee & Donuts, Honey-Thyme, Triple-Fudge Swirl, Strawberry Shortcake, Summer Sangria, and Spicy Sweet Corn. Which will you scoop first?

Chipotle Chicken Chilaquiles

To get a hearty amount of chicken in each bite of these chilaquiles, "shred the chicken so it almost disappears into the sauce," says recipe creator Marcela Valladolid.

Gai Yang (Thai Grilled Chicken)

Balance the strong chicken marinade flavors (fish sauce, ginger, and turmeric) with a coconut milk baste for a well-balanced and moist grilled chicken dinner.

Strawberry Parfaits

With fresh strawberries mixed right in—and sprinkled on top—these cream cheese parfaits are the ultimate summer dessert.

Orange-Braised Carrots with Raisins

Cinnamon and raisins work well together in cookies, bagels, and bread, so why not try the flavor combo in a vegetable side dish?

Cream of Potato Soup with Lovage

With a strong celery-like flavor, just a tablespoon of lovage goes a long way to add herbal complexity to this creamy potato soup recipe.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Spareribs

Grab your tablespoon. That’s the MVP tool for making this vinegar-based rib sauce that calls for one spoon of rice wine, two spoons of white vinegar, three spoons of sugar (to help the medicine go down!), four spoons of soy sauce, and five spoons of water.

Upside-Down Mango Cake

Overlap the mango slices to create a beautiful rosette pattern that becomes the top of the cake once it's baked and removed from the pan.

Coconut Ice Cream

Canned coconut milk, a bit of coconut oil, and two egg yolks give this Thai ice cream recipe an incredibly rich texture.

Mexican-Style Gazpacho

Cool (in temperature) and hot (in spice) all at once, this tomato gazpacho recipe is the perfect precursor to Mexican cuisine favorites like enchiladas, quesadillas, and tacos.

Lemon-Fennel Pizza

Vegetarian pizza is not boring. This fresh recipe that starts with a homemade dough will prove it to you (and your taste buds).

Chicken and Dumplings

Try this classic comfort food recipe for dinner when you crave mom's home cooking. The dumplings cook in the same broth and pot that the chicken stews in to cut prep and cleanup time—and add flavor.

Hibiscus Mimosas

Give your next brunch cocktail a double dose of floral beauty. Mix hibiscus tea syrup with sparkling wine for the drink itself, then rim the glass with a pretty hibiscus sugar.

Vanilla and Chocolate Conchas

Conchas, named for the seashell design that's created in the sugar cookie crust, are a restaurant breakfast favorite in Mexico. Make them at home and get creative with your "shell" artistry.

Green Apple Som Tum

Toss julienned apples, carrots, and halved tomatoes with cashews and a sweet and savory chile-lime dressing for the perfect starter to pair with any Asian entree.

Sticky Rice

In certain Asian countries, such as Laos, sticky rice is the utensil used to scoop up entrees by hand. Follow this simple steaming method to achieve the perfect consistency.

Tiger Cry Steaks (Thai Grilled Steaks)

Layer on fiery flavors with a steak marinade and sauce for the most tender grilled beef skirt steak ever.

Jim Jaew (Thai Steak Sauce)

Rather than being thickened with flour or cornstarch, this spicy steak sauce uses rice that's toasted then crushed into a powder.

Salmon Tostadas

Chips and salsa are good. But you know what's even better? Freshly grilled tostadas topped with smoked salmon and cilantro chimichurri.

Micheladas for a Crowd

A chili-lime-rimmed glass elevates these cocktails (similar to a Bloody Mary spiked with beer instead of vodka) to party-worthy territory.

Frijoles de la Olla

Boil your own pintos rather than using canned to make this bean recipe taste like it came from the kitchen of your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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