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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Fresh Salsa Recipes

Fresh salsa makes a perfect topping on chicken, beef, pork, or fish, and is equally delicious served as an appetizer with vegetables, tortillas chips, or pita bread. Our easy salsa recipes include sweet mango salsa, tangy tomato-based salsas, salsa verde, plus traditional Mexican salsas.

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    • Black Bean Salsa

      Heartier than your average salsa, this recipe features fiber-rich black beans. The zip is courtesy of green onion and cayenne pepper; the chill comes from chopped cucumber and tomato.

    • Salsa Verde

      When enchilada recipes call for salsa verde, make it homemade! Tomatillos and jalapeno peppers lend the distinctive green color, which is balanced by a pinch of sugar.

       

    • Salsa Picante

      Finely chopped ingredients make this salsa great for bite-size chips. You'll need a blender or food processor to get the tomatoes ready. The ingredients simmer together to distribute their flavors.

    • Chunky Tomato Salsa

      This tomato salsa works just as well with green tomatoes as it does with ripe ones. Big veggie chunks give it great looks and bold flavor with less chopping.

    • See How to Pick a Pepper!

      Picking a pepper for your salsas can shift the flavor from biting to sweet. See what a difference your pepper can make!

    • Roasted Corn Salsa

      Love the flavors of skillet-roasted veggies? Get your fix with this corn-based salsa, which starts with corn, peppers, and garlic roasted atop your oven. This salsa is tastiest served warm.

    • Pineapple Salsa

      Upgrade this citrusy salsa by serving it in a hollowed-out pineapple. It's sweet and juicy, and you'll especially love that you can enjoy the tropical flavors for less than 20 calories per serving.

    • Avocado-Feta Salsa

      Feta cheese adds tanginess while avocados add creaminess to this easy tomato salsa recipe. Serve it with baked pita chips.

    • Mango-Kiwi Salsa

      Try this tangy fruit salsa with sliced jicama instead of chips, or serve it over grilled chicken.

       

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      Melon with Fruit Salsa

      Light as summer, this fruit-heavy salsa is best served on a juicy slice of watermelon. Honey and lime juice are a great marinade for the chopped fruits; a scoop of lime sorbet finishes off this far-from-basic salsa recipe.

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      Grilled Corn Salsa

      Find a new use for fresh corn! Whole grilled kernels add health and heartiness to this garden-inspired salsa. Bonus: This salsa is easy to make ahead. Toss it together the night before your event -- it gets better with time.

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      Pico de Gallo Salsa

      This zippy salsa, a favorite Better Homes and Gardens recipe, is fresh, healthy, and delicious.

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      Savory Strawberry Salsa

      Jalapenos add a touch of heat to this refreshing blend of fresh avocados, cucumbers, and strawberries. Serve the salsa with colorful tortilla chips or as a topper for grilled fish.

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      Mango Salsa

      Sweetened with fresh mango, this easy salsa recipe is an ideal make-ahead party dip. Fix it with peppers and cilantro from your garden.

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      Sonoma Harvest Salsa

      The sweetness of melon balances the heat in this spicy tomato salsa recipe. Gravenstein apples add a tart twist.

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      Roasted Tomato Salsa

      With lots of garlic, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro, this chunky salsa recipe is brimming with flavor and has a light, traditional kick.

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      Coconut-Mango Salsa

      With its fresh tropical flavors, this salsa recipe makes a delicious topping for grilled chicken or pork.

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      Verano Fresco Salsa

      A spicy honey-mustard-lime dressing adds zip to this fresh summer salsa recipe.

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