Better Homes & Gardens September 2007 Recipes
Bonanza Bean Dip
Lime-and-jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds a hidden kick to this time-tested favorite. Don't forget seasoned chips or baked tortillas for digging in.
Potato and Squash Salad
This Caribbean-influenced autumn salad is spiced with thyme, basil, and pepper. Serve it room temperature on a bed of spinach, or pair with grilled chicken or pork chops.
Chili Sour Cream Dip
In just minutes, stir up this travel-friendly chili-and-salsa-based dip. Try it with vegetables for an on-the-go treat, or serve at home with chips or on a burger.
Onion and Mushroom-Stuffed Burger
Season this beefed-up burger with Worcestershire sauce, fresh parsley, and garlic, then top with Swiss cheese and bacon. As the burger cooks, its juices season the onion-mushroom stuffing.
Zesty Chicken Wrap
This unbeatable meal lineup includes tortillas filled with lime-marinated chicken tenders and homemade tomato-mango salsa.
Artichoke and Pepper Toasts
Toasted baguette slices perfectly complement this garlicky cheese spread. Have plenty of slices on hand -- guests will be tempted to double-dip.
Baked Sweet Potato and Chili Wedges
For a tangy side dish, baste these potato wedges with a spicy-sweet orange juice mixture while baking.
Peach and Pound Cake Sandwiches
Top a buttery homemade pound cake with peaches, caramel, and a schmear of lemon butter. Add flair with sliced fruit such as pears or strawberries.
This crusty Italian favorite will impress anytime. Serve it as a midday treat or as a convenient main dish.
Greens, Eggs, and Ham Sandwich
More appealing than Dr. Seuss' version, this savory sandwich makes the most of quality ingredients. Try adding a dash of water to the eggs and covering to cook them more evenly.
Shrimp Po' Boy
Consider this sweet and spicy make-ahead for lunch. Just remember, overstuffing is the key to authenticity for this Southern sandwich.
Grilled Cheese and Fruit Sandwich
A cup of fruit or jam naturally complements the mild cheese flavors in this after-school favorite.
Pepper and Onion Hot Beef Sandwiches
Made with convenient precooked pot roast, these sandwiches and a quick side salad create a no-fuss, hearty dinner.
Chili Corn Snack Mix
Reach for this guiltless, crunchy mix to tackle mid-afternoon hunger. Its combination of hearty cereal and dried fruit will satisfy your sweet tooth and hold you over until supper.
Peanut Butter-Banana Trifles
Yogurt and honey rev up this classic duo for a sweet snack that's ready in only 10 minutes. Cut prep time in half by making (and chilling) the yogurt mixture for up to 24 hours.
Even if you don't have time for a two-hour matinee, a few handfuls of this low-fat treat will spice up your next snack break.
Apple Crunch Mix
Get the taste of warm apple pie without all the calories. This yummy popcorn mix stays fresh for up to one week.
Easy Italian Mac
It may not involve the microwave, but preparing this cheesy pasta is surprisingly simple. Add sophistication with farfalle, asparagus, and mascarpone cheese.
Salmon, Apples, and Fennel
Make the most of apples by adding thin wedges to salmon fillets.
Sweet Apple Gazpacho
Serve this soup as a refreshing dessert. Tangy Granny Smith apples add their signature zest to this sweet and spicy flavor medley.
Chicken Fajita Pasta
Fresh peppers and Southwestern spices make this easy pasta toss a hit.