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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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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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

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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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Diabetic Side Dishes

A great selection of side dishes, from salsa to bread pudding, and everything in between -- all within the nutritional guidelines for people living with diabetes.

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    • Fresh Tomato Salsa

      When prepared with vine-ripened tomatoes and other peak produce, it's easy to taste why this simple, uncooked salsa is in high demand. You can make it as hot as you like, depending on the type and quantity of peppers you use.

    • Zucchini Bread Pudding

      Serve this veggie-filled casserole as a meat-free dish for dinner or brunch. Although it's rich and inviting, this cheesy side dish will fit into your diabetic meal plan because it's made with fat-free milk and refrigerated egg product.

    • Blue Cheese Stuffed Summer Squash

      Piquant blue cheese and sour cream filling does contain fat, but the cheese has such big flavor, you only need a little bit in this Blue Cheese Stuffed Summer Squash. Top it off with a dusting of crunchy walnuts.

    • Vegetable Primavera

      Scrumptious squash, carrots, red pepper, and broccoli combine to create a festival of colors in this mustard-seasoned medley.

    • Cilantro Tabbouleh with Cranberries

      Kick up the fiber in your diet with the chewy bulgur in this tangy Cilantro Tabbouleh with Cranberries salad. The bran on the bulgur gives this dish a wonderful chewiness.

    • Rosemary Potatoes and Tomatoes

      Greek olives and olive oil, which browns and crisps the potatoes, add monounsaturated fat to these Rosemary Potatoes and Tomatoes -- great for heart health.

    • Pecan Cranberry Salad

      Low-calorie gelatin thickens, but doesn't set, this tangy Pecan Cranberry Relish. If you like, serve this salad as a relish with roasted turkey or pork.

    • Southern Succotash

      Haricots verts are just thin French green beans to use in this Southern Succotash. Fresh green beans add a summertime spin to this old-fashioned lima bean-and-corn classic.

    • Green Bean Casserole

      Bread crumbs with tender, sweet onion top this casserole instead of the traditional high-fat fried onion rings. Pimiento adds delightful color and flavor.

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      Lemony Mixed Vegetables

      The inspired combination of coriander, oregano, and lemon peel adds character to this colorful vegetable side dish. Be creative with seasonings!

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      Red Beans and Rice

      Using brown instead of white rice adds even more fiber to these Red Beans and Rice. Skip the salt when cooking the rice to keep the sodium low -- you'll never miss it.

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      Herbed Corn Bread Dressing

      Chock-full of herbs, garlic, and onions, this dressing is very flavorful. Use oil instead of butter in your favorite corn bread recipe or mix or this Herbed Corn Bread Dressing.

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      Fresh Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

      A toasty whole-grain topper replaces the traditional fried onion rings in this Fresh Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole, keeping fat and sodium in check.

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      Black-Eyed Peas and Ham

      Served on New Year's Day down South, Black-Eyed Peas and Ham are said to bring good health and good luck in the new year. As a fiber-rich legume, black-eyed peas are a tasty way to boost the fiber in your meal plan -- any day.

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      Orange-Ginger Carrots

      Orange juice, ginger, and honey add zest to this carrot recipe. Consider keeping fresh ginger on hand to add a last-minute kicky flavor to vegetables. The knobby, tan root stays fresh in the refrigerator for at least a week. It also can be frozen for up to two months.

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      Can't-Be-Beat Cranberry Relish

      Fresh fennel adds a captivating licorice-like flavor and lots of crunch to this festive Can't-Be-Beat Cranberry Relish.

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      Diabetic Main Courses for Summer

      These high-flavor main course recipes fall within nutritional guidelines for people living with diabetes.
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