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 2014 Recipes

The newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens celebrate all that is style. We've found that true style is delicious, as evidenced in these fabulous recipes from your favorite bloggers, as well as inventive empanadas created by star chef Marcus Samuelsson. Plus, we've got seasonal recipes, perfect for the last of summer's bounty and fall's sweetest fruit -- apples.

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    • Our Most Stylish Dishes

      Make the most of the changing season with vibrant dishes that celebrate casual nights spent with family and friends. These stylish dishes are festive yet familiar, perfect for celebrating.

      Here's what we're hearing from our editors:

      "I love the lemony whipped goat cheese. It's perfect spread onto bread or with fresh veggies."

      "Next time I'm craving comfort food, I'll be making empanadas served warm from the oven."

      "I can't wait to go apple picking this year -- we have so many great recipes to try!"

    • Shrimp Corn Fritters with Red Pepper Sauce

      Pair the last of summer's sweet corn with tender shrimp and fiery jalapeno for an irresistible appetizer. A blended shrimp paste holds the fritters together -- no need for bread crumbs or eggs.

    • Chocolate-Banana Empanadas

      Indulge in buttery bites of chocolate-banana bliss with these dessert empanadas. Warm, flaky pastry is filled with chocolate, banana, peanuts, and rum for a truly decadent dessert.

    • Blackberry Gin Lemonade

      Sip this summer lemonade with friends -- it's sure to get the party started! For effortless entertaining, make the blackberry syrup ahead of time.

    • Chocolaty Zucchini Loaf Cake

      Add a double shot of sophistication to everyone's favorite zucchini cake. Espresso powder in the cake and the whipped cream really wows.

    • Blueberry, Beet, and Basil Summer Salad

      Celebrate summer's most beautiful bounty with this vibrant salad. Fresh blueberries, sweet golden beets, and loads of basil shine when drizzled with a simple Greek yogurt dressing.

    • Baby Back Ribs with Plum BBQ Sauce

      Planning a party? Bring everyone to the table with these saucy smothered ribs. Fresh plums add sweetness while chipotle peppers bring smoky heat.

    • Apple-Bacon Mac and Cheese

      A burst of tart apple cuts through the decadent creaminess of this weeknight mac and cheese. Plus, we've made everything better with a sprinkling of bacon!

    • Shrimp and Pork Empanadas

      Reimagine the classic Chinese dumpling! We've kept the flavor-packed filling and stuffed it into buttery, flaky pastry dough. Serve these straight from the pan with our citrus dipping sauce.

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      Eggplant Panzanella

      Spice up classic panzanella with smoky grilled Japanese eggplant and fresh herbs. We like Japanese eggplants for their tender, slightly sweet flesh. You can substitute regular eggplant, as well as zucchini and yellow squash.

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      Pumpkin-Cinnamon Empanadas

      Tired of sharing your slice of pie? Give everyone their own flaky dessert empanada. These pumpkin pastries get deep flavor from unrefined sugar.

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      Lemon-Whipped Goat Cheese

      This airy spread proves simple is best. With just three ingredients -- goat cheese, lemon, and chives -- it's a party appetizer you'll make again and again.

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      Roast Chicken Empanadas

      We all love the warm, familiar flavors of roast chicken. Put a Thai twist on the classic comfort food with vibrant ingredients like coconut, curry, and cilantro.

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      Chimichurri-Tossed Mushrooms with Hazelnuts

      Transform everyday mushrooms into a bright and unexpected side. With a zesty herb chimichurri, crunchy hazelnuts, and a toasted quinoa topper, this side salad is anything but ordinary.

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      Thai-Style Pork Salad

      Bring restaurant-worthy lettuce wraps to the table in just 20 minutes! Our secret for rich Thai flavors? Pantry staples like unsweetened coconut milk and soy sauce.

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      Minty Grilled Chicken

      The dynamic duo of mint and paprika transforms grilled chicken into an anything-but-boring dinner. Have something else in the freezer? Try the flavorful combo on fish, turkey, or pork.

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      Garlicky Potato-Apple Soup

      The sweet flavors of apple and fennel are the perfect balance for zesty garlic. A touch of cream adds a velvety finish to this comforting soup.

       

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      Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Green Pepper Hash

      Serve a savory play on breakfast for dinner tonight! A pinch of cumin takes our hash from morning staple to evening meal.

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      Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

      A double dose of apple gives this salad an irresistible sweet-tart crunch in every bite.

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      Apple-Pork Ragu

      Apples and pork pair up for a rich sauce that tastes like it has been slow-simmered all day. Serve it over creamy polenta for a comforting fall dinner.

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      Apple Cider Bourbon Punch

      This pitcher cocktail complements an early fall spread. We love the harvest flavors of apples and cinnamon with a kick!

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