Better Homes & Gardens September 2007 Recipes

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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.

Italian Muffuletta

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.

Italian Popcorn

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.

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