Better Homes & Gardens September 2008 Recipes

Skillet-Seared Salmon
Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- 20-minute suppers, irresistible pie, and more.

Olive Medley Pinwheels

Cream cheese, three different kinds of olives, and roasted red pepper strips fill these irresistible small bites.

Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl

This moist white chocolate cake is laced with amaretto and filled with cinnamon and sliced almonds.

Chicken with Olives

Ideal for a chilly night, this supper features chicken simmered with a zesty mixture of garlic, onion, crushed tomatoes, capers, lemon peel, and oregano.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rich chocolate ice cream is coated with toasted hazelnuts and sandwiched between chocolate wafer cookies covered in a chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Orange-Cranberry Cake

A sweet orange glaze balances the tartness of the orange peel and cranberries in this moist cake.

Tomato-Edamame Grilled Cheese

A garlicky soy bean spread and juicy tomatoes take grilled cheese to a new level. The leftover spread is a delicious dip for fresh veggies.

Sweet and Spicy Edamame-Beef Stir-Fry

This 30-minute meal features steak, your choice of veggies, and soybeans tossed in a savory sauce. Pour a spoonful over quick-cooking rice before serving.

Edamame Soup with Feta Croutons

Easy-to-make feta croutons and fresh thyme leaves top this veggie-filled soup.

Single-Crust Pie Pastry

With this sure-fire recipe you can have a homemade crust in just 10 minutes.

Rosemary Apple Pie

For an aromatic spin on Mom's classic apple pie, try this luscious recipe. A rosemary-flecked sugar syrup adds just the right sweetness to tart Granny Smith apples.

Submitted by Catherine Wilkinson of Dewey, Arizona, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Maple-Nut Pie

This sticky pie is similar to pecan but features toasty walnuts. Hints of light rum and nutmeg round out the flavor.

Submitted by Robin Haas of Cranston, Rhode Island, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Snickerdoodle Pie

This cinnamon-filled sweet is cakey, with all the charm of the cookie in pie form.

Submitted by Suzanne Conrad of Findlay, Ohio, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Buttermilk Pie

Silky and sweet, this pie has a delicate tang. The fast-cooked filling is poured into a pastry shell, baked, and chilled for an easy-to-slice custard pie.

Submitted by Hillary Barzilla of Houston, Texas, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Blackberry Swirl Pie

Savor the last of the summer berries with this cobbler-like pie.

Submitted by Krista Merriman of Claremore, Oklahoma, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Sweet Potato Pie

This pie is a lightly spiced lemony version of the autumn classic.

Submitted by Betsy Austin of Mardela Springs, Maryland, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Peach-Blueberry Pie

This quick toss-together filling is laced with bourbon. A sprinkling of brown sugar adds extra crunchy sweetness to the lattice top.

Submitted by Diane Disbrow of Collinsville, Illinois, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Cranberry Chocolate Nut Pie

The gooey mix of white chocolate, walnuts, and brandy-soaked cranberries looks like a blondie brownie, but eats like a pie.

Submitted by Rebecca Walch of Orland, California, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Lemon Sponge Pie

The pie's light and airy texture is perfect for soaking up the tart-sweetness of candied lemon slices.

Submitted by Victoria Malaney of Flintstone, Maryland, a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens "American Pie" challenge

Mustard-Herb Beef Stew

Basic meat and potatoes get bold flavor after simmering in this combination of dark beer, onions, thyme, and parsley.

Martini Brisket

A splash of vodka and vermouth plus green olives gives this pepper-crusted beef its martini flavors. You may omit the alcohol; the flavor will be good but different.

Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils and Leeks

All by itself, the cooking liquid -- chicken broth flavored with ginger, oranges, and leeks -- would be a great soup. Chicken, bok choy, and lentils make it a meal.

California Tuna Parmesan

Seared tuna tops mixed baby greens and fresh asparagus tossed in an olive-oil lemon dressing.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

This quick-and-easy pasta toss features plump shrimp, broccoli, and tomatoes. Crushed red pepper adds a touch of heat.

Meatball and Pineapple Hoagies

For a simple sandwich supper they'll love, fill hoagie rolls with meatballs, pineapple chunks, and fruit chutney. Add crushed red pepper for a touch of heat.

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Seasoned chicken is cooked in maple syrup and served with creamy mashed sweet potatoes.

Skillet-Seared Salmon

This one-dish salmon is topped with a buttery mixture of tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Sprinkle on fresh cilantro before serving.

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