Party-Ready Finger Food Ideas

Get your party started with easy and delicious finger foods. Our appetizers, snacks, and bite-size sweets are easy to make and fun to enjoy while mingling.

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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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BBQ Joints Worth Planning Your Trip Around

While some states, like Texas (specifically Austin, which many regard as the birthplace of BBQ), get a lot of credit for their smoked and seasoned meats and sides, the reality is there are good barbecue joints on both sides of the Mississippi and as far north as Canada. From Toronto to Santa Fe, Washington, D.C. to Austin, here are our picks for unique barbecue in North America. Prepare to get your hands dirty.

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Fall Cocktails: Reasons to Love the Season

Say farewell to the shandys and margaritas of summer and hello to the warm toddys and whiskey cocktails of fall. Raise a glass to this bountiful season with a fall cocktail recipe.

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Quotes About Food That Nailed It!

You know those times you need to pause and rewind because a character in a movie or TV show just said something that's speaking directly to you? Food quotes make us do that. Here are some quotes about food that speak the truth.

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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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Recipes Featuring Curry Powder

Why do we love curry? Let us count the ways: It's a sweet-heat blend of many spices, including turmeric (which gives curry its characteristic yellow tint), cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, cumin, nutmeg, chiles, and coriander; it adds depth to chicken dishes, vegetable soups, and even snack mixes; and its heat is a subtle, slow burn that lets food shine. Read on for some of our favorite recipes with curry powder. Kitchen tip: Curry powder loses its pungency quickly and should be stored no longer than 2 months.

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Better Homes and Gardens October 2011 Recipes

Check out our newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: quick dinners, sweet potato recipes, new twists on chili, and more!


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    • Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

      Pumpkin, sage, and walnuts put a cozy fall spin on everyone's favorite macaroni and cheese.

    • Beef and Bean Chili

      A generous handful of corn chips is the crunchy accent on this classic family-style chili. We've updated the method: It takes only 10 minutes to simmer and blend flavors of beef, onions, tomato, jalapeno chiles, and beans.

    • Two Tomato Stew Chili

      This beef chili packs a two-tomato wallop with both dried and canned tomatoes. Crushed red pepper adds bite, balanced by mild and sweet red and green chiles. Golden raisins are another element of surprise.

    • Texas Red Chili

      To tempt the serious chili-head, this recipe is all meat, no means. It's a mix of lean ground beef and thick-cut bacon simmered in garlic-laden broth. Just before serving, top with cheddar slices.

    • Hominy and Chorizo Chili

      With fresh Southwest flavor, this chili is made with spicy chorizo. Carrots, peppers, and grape tomatoes bring a lighter touch. Corn hominy is a tasty stand-in for beans.

    • Game Day Chili

      Dried plums sweeten and thicken the mix while balancing the spiciness in this all-time favorite recipe.

    • Spicy White Chili

      To make this soup budget-friendly and hearty, opt for turkey. A pinch of cayenne delivers mild heat, while shredded Monterrey jack and sour cream enrich the white-bean broth.

    • Vegetarian Green Chili

      Cilantro, spinach, Edamame, and green onions send a healthy message, while sparking fresh flavor. A jar of salsa verde is a timesaving substitute that makes this chili unique.

    • Harvest Chili

      Cayenne and chili powder add heat to the mix of chicken-apple sausage, butternut squash, and Granny Smith apples. Ladle it onto a bed of polenta for a satisfying one-dish dinner.

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      Roasted Sweets & Greens

      These simple and satisfying roasted wedges are seasoned with garlic and paired with crunchy hazelnuts, then finished as they come out of the oven with a handful of peppery arugula and splash of vinegar.

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      Cumin-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes with Sage

      Sweet potato skins become crisp and flavorful when rubbed with coarse salt and cumin before baking. Dollops of butter spiked with maple syrup and crushed red pepper melt into the fluffy centers for a luscious spicy-sweet taste.

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      Candied Sweet Potato Pie

      A classic sweet side becomes a full-fledged dessert. Sweet potatoes are browned in butter and sugar, then baked in a flaky pecan crust with lemon zest.

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      Pork Chops, Apples & Greens

      Top crispy pork chops with apples, spinach, and a quick pan-gravy of honey, mustard, and vinegar.

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      Meatball & Vegetable Kabobs

      Thread Italian-style meatballs, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers, and then grill or broil for a super easy dinner or satisfying appetizer idea.

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      Autumn Couscous Bowl

      This quick dinner recipe is brimming with fall flavors -- butternut squash, cauliflower, and thyme.

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      Smoky Chicken Pizzas

      Individual-size pizza crusts or flatbreads are the key to this quick and easy recipe. Top these mouthwatering pizzas with shredded chicken, red onion, mozzarella, and arugula.

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      Cajun Snapper with Red Beans & Rice

      Frankfurters are a tasty addition to this spicy red beans and rice. Top with a flavorful filet of pan-fried snapper.

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      Fajita-Style Quesadillas

      This fresh appetizer combines two Mexican-restaurant favorites and only costs 43 cents per serving.

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      Chocolate-Sesame Cookies

      Sesame seeds are an unexpected pairing for chocolate, but they add terrific crunch to these chewy cookies.

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      Better Homes and Gardens September 2015 Recipes

      The latest recipes from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens are here, and we're thinking breakfast! Whether you're hosting a Sunday brunch or eating on the go, we have fresh, inventive recipes. Plus, we're sharing weeknight dinners and new takes on grapes.
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