Better Homes & Gardens September 2014 Recipes
Our Most Stylish Dishes
Make the most of the changing season with vibrant dishes that celebrate casual nights spent with family and friends. These stylish dishes are festive yet familiar, perfect for celebrating.
Here's what we're hearing from our editors:
"I love the lemony whipped goat cheese. It's perfect spread onto bread or with fresh veggies."
"Next time I'm craving comfort food, I'll be making empanadas served warm from the oven."
"I can't wait to go apple picking this year -- we have so many great recipes to try!"
Shrimp Corn Fritters with Red Pepper Sauce
Pair the last of summer's sweet corn with tender shrimp and fiery jalapeno for an irresistible appetizer. A blended shrimp paste holds the fritters together -- no need for bread crumbs or eggs.
Indulge in buttery bites of chocolate-banana bliss with these dessert empanadas. Warm, flaky pastry is filled with chocolate, banana, peanuts, and rum for a truly decadent dessert.
Blackberry Gin Lemonade
Sip this summer lemonade with friends -- it's sure to get the party started! For effortless entertaining, make the blackberry syrup ahead of time.
Chocolaty Zucchini Loaf Cake
Add a double shot of sophistication to everyone's favorite zucchini cake. Espresso powder in the cake and the whipped cream really wows.
Blueberry, Beet, and Basil Summer Salad
Celebrate summer's most beautiful bounty with this vibrant salad. Fresh blueberries, sweet golden beets, and loads of basil shine when drizzled with a simple Greek yogurt dressing.
Baby Back Ribs with Plum BBQ Sauce
Planning a party? Bring everyone to the table with these saucy smothered ribs. Fresh plums add sweetness while chipotle peppers bring smoky heat.
Apple-Bacon Mac and Cheese
A burst of tart apple cuts through the decadent creaminess of this weeknight mac and cheese. Plus, we've made everything better with a sprinkling of bacon!
Shrimp and Pork Empanadas
Reimagine the classic Chinese dumpling! We've kept the flavor-packed filling and stuffed it into buttery, flaky pastry dough. Serve these straight from the pan with our citrus dipping sauce.
Spice up classic panzanella with smoky grilled Japanese eggplant and fresh herbs. We like Japanese eggplants for their tender, slightly sweet flesh. You can substitute regular eggplant, as well as zucchini and yellow squash.
Tired of sharing your slice of pie? Give everyone their own flaky dessert empanada. These pumpkin pastries get deep flavor from unrefined sugar.
Lemon-Whipped Goat Cheese
This airy spread proves simple is best. With just three ingredients -- goat cheese, lemon, and chives -- it's a party appetizer you'll make again and again.
Roast Chicken Empanadas
We all love the warm, familiar flavors of roast chicken. Put a Thai twist on the classic comfort food with vibrant ingredients like coconut, curry, and cilantro.
Chimichurri-Tossed Mushrooms with Hazelnuts
Transform everyday mushrooms into a bright and unexpected side. With a zesty herb chimichurri, crunchy hazelnuts, and a toasted quinoa topper, this side salad is anything but ordinary.
Thai-Style Pork Salad
Bring restaurant-worthy lettuce wraps to the table in just 20 minutes! Our secret for rich Thai flavors? Pantry staples like unsweetened coconut milk and soy sauce.
Minty Grilled Chicken
The dynamic duo of mint and paprika transforms grilled chicken into an anything-but-boring dinner. Have something else in the freezer? Try the flavorful combo on fish, turkey, or pork.
Garlicky Potato-Apple Soup
The sweet flavors of apple and fennel are the perfect balance for zesty garlic. A touch of cream adds a velvety finish to this comforting soup.
Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Green Pepper Hash
Serve a savory play on breakfast for dinner tonight! A pinch of cumin takes our hash from morning staple to evening meal.
Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
A double dose of apple gives this salad an irresistible sweet-tart crunch in every bite.
Apples and pork pair up for a rich sauce that tastes like it has been slow-simmered all day. Serve it over creamy polenta for a comforting fall dinner.
Apple Cider Bourbon Punch
This pitcher cocktail complements an early fall spread. We love the harvest flavors of apples and cinnamon with a kick!