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It's time to take it outside. We're sharing recipes that are best served al fresco with friends. Salute summer, from drinks to dessert, with the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

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Canning Basics

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How to Mail Cookies

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DIY Drink Stations

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

This zippy corn salsa makes a great holiday gift for family and friends.

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  • Yields: 1 gift (3 cups or twelve 1/4-cup servings)
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins

Black Bean and Corn Salsa



  1. In a 3- to 4-cup plastic container, stir together beans, corn, onion, lime juice, olive oil, jalapeno pepper, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. Cover and chill.
  2. In a 1-cup container, toss together tomato and cilantro. Cover and chill.
  3. Place tortilla chips in another plastic container. Cover and store at room temperature. Include serving instructions with the gift (below).

From the Test Kitchen

Gift It!

Using crafts glue, attach buttons to one side of a small, medium, and large plastic container to serve as snowman buttons and eyes. Fill containers with tortilla chips, salsa, and/or other dips. Stack the containers, and tie a ribbon around the base of the top container to be the snowman's scarf.



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