Our Favorite Chefs

Today's celebrity chefs have TV shows, magazines, cookbooks, and more -- all of them helping Americans to cook better and expand their culinary adventures. Better Homes and Gardens has gathered some chefs we love, as well as their top recipes, cooking tips, and demonstrations. If grilling is your passion, then you'll find inspiration from grilling guru Jamie Purviance. He reinterprets the classic hot dog in four ways, then pairs it with affordable craft beers -- a perfect meal at any time of the year. We have more grilling advice, too, from cookbook author Elizabeth Karmel; she shares her top ways to give chicken, pork, and beef better flavor with spicy sauces and marinades. Scott Peacock has gained fame with his American Classics series, chock-full of old school dishes, such as chicken and dumplings and pot roast reinvented for today's tastes. Join Scott on his journey as he cooks his way through dozens of essential American dishes.

Expert Grilling Tips
Hot Dog & Beer Pairings

Grilling guru Jamie Purviance pairs four of his mouthwatering hot dog recipes with affordable craft beers.

9 Tasty Sauces & Marinades

Cookbook author Elizabeth Karmel shares her favorite ways to flavor grilled chicken, pork, and beef.

Prize Tested Recipes
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You could win big with your best original recipe. Check out our current topics and enter to win!

Contest Winners
Top Recipes

Wondering what it takes to bring home the prize? Check out these recent award winners, from chocolaty bar cookies to spicy mac 'n' cheese to fruit-topped pancakes.

Meet Our 2010 Winners

The winners of our time-honored monthly recipe contest share a gift for combining bold flavor and smart techniques.

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