Better Homes & Gardens November 2009 Recipes
Mini Pumpkin Pudding Pies
A creamy mixture of pumpkin and butterscotch pudding fills buttery pastry.
Mini Holiday Fruit Pies
Chocolate Loaf with Butterscotch Glaze
A sticky-sweet butterscotch glaze, cranberries, and orange slices top this dense chocolate cake.
Cinnamon Apple Spice Cake
A buttery mixture of apples and sugar is sandwiched between two scrumptious layers of cinnamon-spiced cake.
Shortbread Sandwiches with Fudge Sauce
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Two treasured recipes come together for a light cheesecake that tastes like pumpkin pie. A tangy cranberry topping takes it to the next level.
Holiday Fruit Pie
A tart-sweet mixture of cranberries and golden raisins fills a buttery pastry.
Justin's Make-Ahead Turkey
This sumptuous recipe, created by Justin Wangler, chef of Kendall-Jackson Winery, will save time on Thanksgiving. Cook the turkey breast and legs separately for best results. Braising the legs keeps them moist and creates a wonderful stock for gravy.
Chardonnay Glazed Carrots
For a fresh twist on this classic Thanksgiving side dish, glaze carrots with verjus, the pressed juice from unripe grapes; it has a sweet-tart flavor and is similar to, but less sharp than, vinegar.
Savory Butternut Squash Dressing
This bread pudding-like stuffing, which you can make ahead, stays moist from the eggs and cream.
Pear and Arugula Salad
The sweetness of the pears complements the peppery arugula in this festive holiday salad.
Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans
Toasted pecans and sticky-sweet marshmallows top creamy whipped sweet potatoes.
Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are roasted and caramelized with butter, thyme, rosemary, fennel seeds, and sherry.
Priscilla's Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad
For a fresh and flavorful holiday salad, Justin tosses persimmons, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, olive oil, and cilantro in lime juice.
Pumpkin Corn Bread
Masa harina, a fine corn flour, gives this bread light texture with nice corn flavor.
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Pinot Noir verjus (the pressed juice from unripe grapes) adds another layer of flavor to traditional cranberry sauce.
Pecan-Cranberry Tart with Sweet Buttermilk Ice Cream
This tart has all the goodness of pecan pie with a sweet-tart hit from the cranberries. It's served with Sweet Buttermilk Ice Cream; buttermilk adds tang to ice cream giving it a frozen yogurt-like taste.
Pork and Pumpkin Noodle Bowl
We've put a seasonal spin on this simple pasta toss with chunks of pumpkin, tender pork, fresh sage, and red onion. Tangy blue cheese adds creaminess.
Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl
Here's a meatless meal the whole crowd will love. Jalapeno pepper-seasoned Monterey Jack spices things up.
White Bean-Turkey Chili with Corn Bread Dumplings
A corn bread topper gives this zesty chili a homey touch. Turkey is a healthier alternative to the red meat.
Pecan-Crusted Chicken Thighs with Braised Greens and Grapes
A coating of pecans, wheat crackers, and nutmeg adds delicious flavor to this simple chicken dish.
Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, and New Potatoes
Here's a simple supper for the meat-and-potato lovers in your family. A spicy-sweet honey and brown mustard dressing adds a tangy twist.
Wilted Chicken Salad with Pomegranate Dressing
Fresh spinach, tender chicken, red onion, and oregano are tossed and drenched in a tangy dressing. Almonds and pomegranate seeds add satisfying crunch.
Toss jasmine rice with shallot, fresh ginger, pomegranate seeds, and pistachio nuts. Lemon zest brightens it up.
Bacon Grilled Cheese
Creamy smoked cheddar, crisp bacon, creamy avocado, and juicy tomato tops honey wheat bread.
Veggie Wrap Grilled Cheese
Chipotle-spiced mayo adds pizzazz to this cheese and veggie wrap.
Pepperoni-Olive Grilled Cheese
For all the goodness of a pizza in a yummy sandwich, try this delicious recipe.
Honey-Wasabi Mashed Peas
Spice up dinner tonight with this fresh side dish recipe.
Bountiful Blue Cheese Mashers
This decadent spin on mashed potatoes will quickly become a family favorite.
Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate
Curls of chocolate top this frothy cold-weather drink.
Spiced Black Tea
Pomegranate juice adds healthy antioxidants to this cinnamon-spiced tea.
American Classics: Dinner Rolls
Chef Scott Peacock's no-knead, light-as-air yeast rolls are buttery brown on the outside, and tender inside. See the following slides for his recipe and step-by-step instructions for getting it right.