NEW Recipes from the August Issue

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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How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

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Dishes Made Better by Potato Chips

I chip, you chip, we chip. Our love affair with America's favorite snack goes well beyond the bag. We're sharing dishes that were made better (way better) by potato chips.

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Dress Up a Dessert in 8 Seconds (or Less!)

Make any dessert recipe worthy of a party with these easy ideas to dress them up. Each dessert idea can be done within 8 seconds!

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Canning Basics

Enjoy your favorite produce year-round by canning it. We'll walk you through how to can foods safely with less mess.

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How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

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DIY Drink Stations

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

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What Are Prize Tested Recipes?

Learn all about this time-honored Better Homes and Gardens contest.

They're the heart and soul of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Since the magazine's founding in the early 1920's, readers have been sharing their most cherished and creative recipes. The contest took its present form in 1937 and endures as one of the magazine's most popular features. Over the years hundreds of thousands of cooks have participated, sharing a wealth of talent, family heritage, and delicious food.

Each month two new contest categories are announced. Our food editors read through the hundreds of recipes submitted by readers and test the top recipes to choose a winner. Winners receive $500 and their recipes are photographed and featured in the magazine.

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