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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Our Best Grilling Recipes

Fire up the grill and try one of our favorite grilling recipes, from classic main dishes -- including chicken, ribs, pork, burgers, steak, and more -- to seasonal sides, salads, skewers, and desserts.

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    • Tri-Tip Roast with Grilled Avocados

      Tri-tip -- a Santa Maria-style sirloin -- gains rich, beefy flavor from a regimen of seasoning, basting, and smoking. Grilled avocados complete the roast with buttery distinction.

       

      Grilled Recipe Tip: For the most authentic barbecued tri-tip, use red oak wood chips, which impart a signature flavor.

    • Whiskey Barrel Burgers

      These mouthwatering hamburgers taste even better with the addition of a juicy whiskey-cheddar filling. Prepare them the night before for a 20-minute grilled dinner solution.

    • Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

      A rainbow of perfectly grilled veggies fills this easy pasta salad. Tossed in a balsamic dressing, the side dish can be easily adapted to fit what's in season at the market.  
       
      Grilled Recipe Tip: Make sure to rinse pasta with cold water after cooking. This keeps it from absorbing too much dressing and removes excess starch.
    • Texas Cowboy-Style Ribs

      Beef short ribs gain signature Texas barbecue flavor, thanks to the aromatic smoke from mesquite wood chips. Slathered in a spicy-sweet rub, the ribs literally fall off the bone for fork-tender meat.
       
      Grilled Recipe Tip: For this recipe, choose English-style short ribs, which are 2 to 4 inches long with one rib-bone section.
    • Summer Dogs

      It wouldn't be summer grilling without hot dogs, and this recipe takes classic grilled frankfurters to a whole new level. Lettuce, tomato, and avocado complement the sausage sandwich, along with a simple corn relish. To add a bit of heat, top the loaded dogs with sliced fresh jalapeno peppers.

    • Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber-Feta Salsa

      Marinated in a white balsamic vinegar, this salmon's sweet-tart flavor pairs perfectly with cool cucumbers and crumbly feta. Give your kabobs added citrus flavor by soaking the skewers in lemon juice instead of water.

    • Chicken Caesar Burgers

      To lighten up traditional grilled burgers, trade ground beef for ground chicken. Keep the meat extra moist and juicy by adding a bit of grated onion to the patties.

    • Plank-Smoked Peaches and Goat Cheese

      Grilled peach halves gain sweet, smoky flavor from a maple grilling plank. Paired with creamy goat cheese, honey, and walnuts, the grilled fruit makes a perfect low-cal summertime dessert.

    • All-American Barbecued Chicken

      A cookout wouldn't be complete without our signature barbecued chicken recipe. The secret to success? Brush on the barbecue sauce only during the last 15 minutes of grilling for a gorgeous glaze that won't have time to burn.

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      Apple Cider-Brined Pork Chops

      Apple cider, cloves, and peppercorns give tender pork chops a sweet-and-spicy brine. Bonus! After marinating, the chops take just 7 minutes on the grill.

       

      Grilled Recipe Tip: For a good all-purpose brine, use a ratio of 2 cups kosher salt per 1 gallon (16 cups) of liquid.

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      Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers

      Great as either a side or main dish, these stuffed sweet peppers are loaded with flavor. Filled with a hearty mix of veggies, shrimp, chicken, and sausage, and topped off with Alfredo sauce, this delicious grilling recipe is sure to be a hit.

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      Grilled Baby Veggies with Arugula-Mint Pesto Sauce

      An arugula, mint, and lime marinade adds bright flavor to this array of colorful baby veggies. Serve them with the remaining sauce for dipping, and they'll be gone in a flash.

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      How to Grill Veggies: 3 Easy Methods

      Smoky heat does incredible things to even the simplest vegetables. Find out how to grill your veggies to perfection every time.

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      Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup

      Most foods only get better when wrapped in prosciutto, and these grilled scallops are no exception. Marinate the mild seafood in a blend of balsamic vinegar, fresh mint, parsley, lemon peel, and garlic for a guaranteed flavor boost.

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      Plank-Smoked Portobello Mushrooms

      Stuffed mushrooms never tasted so good. Fill portobello mushroom caps with a blend of spicy mustard, baby spinach, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, and chopped pecans for a seriously addicting grilled appetizer.

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      Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

      Grill salmon on a cedar plank for an easy way to both cook and smoke the flaky fish. Top with bright red and yellow cherry tomatoes, a sure sign of summer that helps bring out the natural flavors of the salmon.
       
      Grilled Recipe Tip: You'll want to keep salmon's shiny skin on for this planked recipe. It protects the fillet from the wood and comes off easily once the salmon is cooked.
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      Beer Can Chicken

      Stuff a whole broiler-fryer chicken with your favorite can of beer and a mouthwatering spice mixture for poultry that is brimming with flavor. To make the recipe nonalcoholic, just substitute apple juice or even water for similar results.

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      Skirt Steak Tacos with Lime Crema

      Skirt steak is a boneless cut of beef prized throughout Latin America for its deep, rich flavor. Enhance the grilled meat with a tart lime crema and your favorite taco fixings. 
       
      Grilled Recipe Tip: Cut skirt steak thinly against the grain for buttery, tender meat.
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      Grilled Banana Bites

      For a sweet summer treat, grill bananas for 4 to 6 minutes, then sandwich the fruit with chocolate-hazelnut spread and butter cookies. Not a banana fan? Swap in your favorite fruit and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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      Fresh Ideas for Grilled Fruit

      Caramelizing fruit on the grill builds flavor and works with apples, bananas, strawberries, peaches, and more. Discover our ideas for delicious warm fruit desserts and side dishes.

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      Hot Salami Pizza

      Homemade honey-wheat crust is the secret to these delicious grilled pizzas. Pile chunky tomato sauce, thick salami, red sweet peppers, and three gooey cheeses onto the crusts for a grilled pizza brimming with bold smoky flavor.

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      Texas-Style Beef Brisket

      With a little TLC, even the toughest cut of brisket can turn into a tender barbecue masterpiece. Finish the beef brisket with our finger-licking-good homemade barbecue sauce, then pile it onto grilled kaiser rolls.

       

      Grilled Recipe Tip: Opt for generous marbling and a thin veneer of fat to yield the most tender beef brisket. 

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      Grilled Doughnuts

      For a gooey grilled dessert, just pop packaged glazed doughnuts onto the grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Dust the doughtnuts with cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom and pair with our strawberry-basil dip for an extra-special summer treat.

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      Pesto Veggie Gyro

      Make the most of colorful summer veggies, such as yellow summer squash, zucchini, and red sweet peppers, in this easy grilled flatbread sandwich. Fresh homemade pesto gives the veggie gyro bright flavor that includes grilled Halloumi cheese.

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      Grilled Corn with Smoky Lime Butter

      Butter, lime, fresh cilantro, and a dash of paprika are all you need for tender stalks of sweet corn. The summertime side dish requires little prep and takes just 20 minutes on the grill to perfect.

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      Drunken Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

      These party-ready skewers kick it up a notch with a tequila-infused lime-and-garlic marinade. The bright, flavorful sauce also dresses the accompanying jicama-and-avocado slaw.

       

      Grilled Recipe Tip: If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using.

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      Grilled Chicken Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

      Everything for these easy chicken fajitas goes on the grill with just 15 minutes of prep. A mixture of Mexican crema and taco seasoning adds authentic South-of-the-Border flavor to the fajita toppings.

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      Next Slideshow Grilled Salmon Recipes

      Grilled Salmon Recipes

      Salmon is versatile, filled with heart-healthy fats, and easy to cook on the grill. Take your pick from one of our favorite grilled salmon recipes and serve up a restaurant-worthy supper right at home.
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