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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Better Homes and Gardens September 2011 Recipes

Check out our newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: comforting pasta dishes, chocolate recipes, quick dinners, and more!

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    • Garlicky Eggplant Dip, Lemony Red Pepper Spread, and Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates

      The surprising combo of chocolate and eggplant comes together in a mild, earthy dip, similar to baba ghanoush. Scoop wedges of pita bread into this vibrant, garlicky dip of roasted red peppers and eggplant. This fresh take on stuffed dates pairs smoky bacon and sausage with rich chocolate and sweet dates in a savory chocolate sauce.

    • Feta Phyllo Bites

      This comforting appetizer is easier than you'd think. Layer cottage cheese-and-feta filling between sheets of buttered phyllo dough, and then bake until puffed and golden.

    • Pecan-Crusted Pork with Orange-Maple Glaze

      This tasty fall supper comes together in just 30 minutes. Orange juice, maple syrup, cumin, and cayenne combine for a spicy-sweet sauce.

    • Raisin Sweet Bread

      This bread is often served for special occasions and gatherings, such as Easter or weddings. The recipe makes enough to send some home with guests; or freeze part of the loaf for later.

    • Tennessee Cherry Cocktail

      Sweet cherries, cherry-infused whiskey, cocoa, and vanilla mingle in this dessert-like concoction.

    • Smoky Braised Pork Shoulder with Marinated Peppers & Tomatoes

      This tender roast is braised in a full-flavored sauce spiked with chocolate and smoked paprika. Tomatoes and roasted banana peppers are marinated in bold garlic vinaigrette.

    • Bacon-Laced Chocolate Cake

      Katrina Markoff, recipe creator and founder of Vosges Haug-Chocolat, calls this cake "Love Goddess Cake." This inventive dessert couples luscious chocolate with smoky bacon. If you prefer, you can omit the bacon.

    • Cavatelli with Spicy Shrimp

      Toss homemade cavatelli with shrimp, peppery arugula, and toasted breadcrumbs for a dinner that's sure to impress.

    • Gemelli with Asparagus & Sausage

      Pine nuts add crunch and ricotta cheese adds creaminess to this hearty, one-dish dinner.

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      Donatella's Italian Mac & Cheese

      Four different types of cheese make this baked pasta dish truly comforting. A sprinkling of homemade garlic bread crumbs creates a toasty crust, and a drizzle of truffle oil is a luxurious touch.

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      Stuffed Shells

      "This is one of those old-school recipes you seldom see anymore, but you should," restaurateur and author, Donatella Arpaia says. "It's a complete meal all by itself."

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      Sweet Potato Soup with Curried Cheese Crisps

      When baked in the oven, mounds of shredded cheddar cheese and curry powder melt into delightful crisps that become the perfect complement to this rich and creamy soup.

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      Open-Face Chicken Salad Sandwiches

      Sautéed chicken tenders are tossed with spinach, grapes and red wine vinegar in this warm twist on chicken salad.

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      Tamale Pies

      Top cooked ground beef, tomatoes, and olives with corn muffin mix and cheddar cheese for a satisfying dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes.

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      Coconut-Poached Mahi Mahi

      Gently cooking mahi-mahi in a broth of coconut milk and lime results in fish that¿s flavorful and flaky.

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      Vanilla French Toast

      Leftover bread becomes warm, sweet, crispy French toast at less than a dollar per serving.

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      Dried Plum & Olive Chicken

      Green olives, capers, and dried plums give this chicken dish its unique tangy-sweet flavor. Serve over hot cooked rice.

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      Southwestern Chicken Panini

      Chicken enchiladas are the inspiration for this smoky, cheese-filled sandwich. A side of mango slaw adds freshness and a touch of sweetness to temper the heat.

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      Better Homes and Gardens June 2015 Recipes

      It's time to fire up the grill! We're sharing our favorite warm-weather recipes and pitcher cocktails for a crowd. Plus, we've got creative watermelon recipes, microwave snack mixes, and recipes for dinner tonight. The party-ready recipes from the June 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens are here!
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