Celebrate America this summer with the newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens! You'll find 4th of July recipes from Trisha Yearwood, juicy berry desserts, cool summer drinks, and cute doughnut pops.
Nothing's better than a candy bar, right? Wrong! Our crunchy vanilla wafer and white chocolate bar is topped with juicy ripe summer berries for an irresistible combo that beats any store-bought candy. If mixing in food coloring, be sure to use the paste kind, as liquid food coloring can cause chocolate to seize up.
Put down the ketchup. Your hot dog deserves better -- like our irresistibly creamy horseradish mustard spread and a sweet-tangy relish of tomatoes, onions, and pickles.
For her Georgia-style pork ribs recipe, Trisha starts with the meatiest cut: country-style ribs. Then she slathers on a homemade barbecue sauce made from brown sugar, chili sauce, and soy sauce.
We guarantee our fun, berry-topped shortcakes will be the stars of your 4th of July party. The dough for these shortcakes is sticky, so dip your cutter in flour between each cut. Tossing the cherries and berries in a little sugar creates a sweet syrup that complements the flaky shortcakes.
Our food editor, Maggie, shows you the dos and don'ts for how to make shortcakes topped with berries and cream.
Need a quick dinner? Reach for couscous. Most varieties cook in 5 minutes. We've paried it with summer squash, green onions, and an easy lemon dressing, but you can easily adapt this recipe using whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. Chopped nuts and Parmesan cheese add tasty texture.
The secret to Trisha's juicy, flavorful fried chicken? Her mom, Gwen, taught her to soak the chicken overnight in a salt brine. A traditional flour-and-pepper batter does the rest.
For a healthy alternative to beef burgers, turn to ground turkey. A touch of Dijon helps keep the burgers moist, while a little basil goes a long way to add fresh flavor. Pair the burgers with juicy grilled tomatoes for a fresh and healthy summer meal.
Wow your crowd for the 4th of July with this patriotic stunner. A light, spreadable cream cheese frosting alternates with layers of rich red velvet cake that can easily be made ahead of time and frosted just before serving. Don't forget to sprinkle with raspberries and blueberries.
Coconut milk is the coolest dairy-free milk on the scene. Its subtle sweetness shines in this summery drink recipe. Loaded with fresh strawberries, it's a yummy way to cool down on a hot day.
Learn how to make a cool, new strawberry drink from our food editor, Maggie.
What makes Trisha Yearwood's grandma Lizzie's buttery, rich strawberry cupcakes so easy? Cake mix! We won't tell if you won't. When making the icing, it might curdle when first blended, but keep blending and after a while it will combine smoothly.
Creamy Brie teams up with leftover chicken, red onions, and arugula in our fun take on summer pizza. A swipe of peach preserves and a drizzle of Italian dressing give this easy pizza its touches of sweet and savory.
You don't need a campfire to enjoy our adorable s'mores treats. Sandwich broiled marshmallows between graham cracker squares, and let the kids help dip in melted chocolate and roll in multicolor sprinkles!
Garlic, fresh dill, and cider vinegar give Trisha's favorite dill pickle recipe its signature flavor.
Cherry pie gets a makeover with the help of fresh blackberries and a touch of orange peel. If using frozen cherries, your filling will be even juicier. For a decorative touch, stamp out crust circles for cherries using small biscuit cutters.
This delicious summer soup starts with smoky grilled corn and poblano peppers, which get pureed along with potatoes and a touch of cumin for fragrance and texture. Fresh basil and a squeeze of lime are the perfect finishing touches.
Make Trisha's recipe for red velvet cupcakes and bring them to your next summer get-together. She adds a bunch of crunch to classic red velvet cake by stirring pecans into the cream cheese frosting.
Summer's ripest vegetables -- yellow squash, zucchini, oinions, and tomatoes -- shine in this cheesy vegetable pie recipe from Trisha Yearwood. Swap in whatever vegetables you have growing in your garden or sitting in your refrigerator.
Cake pops: We all love them, but they're so much work. Well, not anymore! Just push lollipop sticks into purchased cake doughnut holes, dip in melted white chocolate candy coating, and finish with sprinkles. Voila! Cake pop perfection.
A three-ingredient, honey-infused icing covers our purchased-doughnut pops to create an elegant treat. Top with candy flowers, like we did, or try gummy bears, edible flowers, or a drizzle of honey for a fun finishing touch.
Bacon lovers will delight in our crunchy bacon-and-nut-topped doughnut pops. Maple, bacon's best friend, makes an appearance in the quick glaze recipe.
Petite party treats don't get any cuter than our candy-topped pops. Just melt purchased chocolate frosting and finish with chopped pieces of your favorite candy bar.
Smoky toasted almonds give a salty crunch to these lightly glazed doughnut pops that received high praise from our team of food editors.
Trisha swears by her grandma's sweet Southern pickles, which get a kick of spice from cloves, ginger, and allspice.
"Beware of these crackers," says Trisha. "With their combination of sweet and salty flavors, you will just keep eating them." We have tried this easy summer treat and totally agree.
Deviled eggs are a tasty appetizer whether you prefer the pickle relish filling, which Trisha likes, or the mustard-loaded filling, which is favored by Trisha's husband, Garth Brooks.
According to Trisha, pimiento cheese on fresh white bread is a true Southern staple. Her favorite way to serve it? With homegrown tomatoes sandwiched between fresh-made biscuits.
Trisha comes from a great line of cooks, so it makes sense that her favorite biscuit recipe was passed down from her father. For smaller, more appetizer-friendly biscuits, use a 2-inch biscuit cutter and pair with tomaotes and Pimiento Cheese Spread.
Family recipes are always the best -- like this coconut cake recipe from Trisha's grandma, which she thought she had lost for years. Trisha rediscovered it, and the secret ingredient: crushed vanilla wafers! They are in used in place of flour and create an amazing texture.
Sweet tea is a staple of every Southern meal. Trisha's version is traditional and delicious, sure to please everyone in your crowd.
Ground beef makes Trisha's baked bean recipe perfect for a summer potluck. Because the beans get sweetness from brown sugar, feel free to give them a kick by using a spicy barbecue sauce.
Re-create ballpark fun right at home with our simple caramel corn recipe. For an authentic ballpark touch, sprinkle with peanuts hot out of the oven and serve in candy-striped paper boxes.