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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Healthy Vegetable Recipes

Need more vegetables in your diet? These delicious and creative vegetable recipes will help you get the recommended 3-5 servings a day in one delicious vegetable recipe after another. Aim to eat a variety of vegetables each week to cover your nutrient needs.

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    • Spice- and Honey-Roasted Carrots

      Honey brings out the natural sweetness in carrots; coriander, cumin, and sesame seeds add unexpected flavor and healthy fats to the dish. Try this vegetable recipe alongside grilled chicken or poached fish.

    • Indian Garbanzo Bean Salad with Pitas

      Mixing up a flavorful dinner salad is easier than you think -- especially if you keep protein- and fiber-packed beans on hand in the pantry. This vegetable recipe is crunchy, filling, and topped with a flavorful heart-healthy dressing.

    • Cabbage and Carrots Salad with Peanut Sauce

      With Thai-inspired flavors and satisfying crunch in each bite, this is no ordinary salad. Cabbage is rich in nutrients (it's a relative of broccoli), which makes this a perfect winter vegetable recipe when you crave something seasonal, light, and fresh. Add a couple of ounces of cooked chicken to pump up protein and make this a satisfying main-dish salad recipe.

    • Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

      Butternut squash, which is rich in vitamin A and fiber, adds creaminess to baked pasta dishes -- so you can use less cheese and still get delicious results. Try this baked vegetable recipe with steamed greens or a kale salad for a balanced dinner.

    • DIY Ranch Dressing

      With a few Test Kitchen secrets at hand, you can make a scrumptious ranch dressing for dipping vegetables or tossing with a salad.

    • Asparagus and Shrimp Salad

      Citrus-orange dressing adds a delicious twist to this shrimp and vegetable salad recipe. Try it for a quick weeknight dinner under 300 calories.

    • Spicy Kale Chips

      Kale is chock-full of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. When baked as chips to serve as a side or a snack, it's almost hard to believe they're good for you.

    • Fresh Taco Salad

      Go light and fresh with all of your favorite taco flavors and none of the guilt. Top beans, avocado, shredded lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes with a creamy dressing that will cure any craving for Mexican food.

    • Medley of Roasted Root Vegetables

      Toss an assortment of beets, turnips, parsnips, carrots, potatoes, and celery root with heart-healthy olive oil and spices, and you've got a vegetable side dish that's worthy of center stage.

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      Sesame Asparagus

      Simple to prepare and delicious to eat, asparagus can be enjoyed with light yet flavorful toppings. This sesame- and soy sauce-infused vegetable recipe is also full of vitamin B6, which aids metabolism.

       

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      Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto

      Walnuts contain heart-healthy fats and are an excellent alternative to the pine nuts traditionally used in pesto recipes. When combined with whole wheat pasta and flavorful roasted vegetables, this pesto pasta salad offers energy and nutrients galore.

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      Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette

      A savory dinner pie filled with fresh summer squash and zucchini can quickly turn supper into a special event. Pair this vegetable recipe with a green salad for a well-rounded and heart-healthy dinner.

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      Sweet Potato Fries

      When you get a craving for fast food, try these sweet potato fries instead. You'll satisfy your yearning for salty goodness while getting a serving of vegetables. Tip: Leave the skin on the sweet potatoes for even more fiber.

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      All-Wrapped-Up Salad

      Enjoy a serving or two of vegetables by packing this convenient wrap for lunch or a picnic. Chock-full of potassium and magnesium -- essential nutrients for regulating a healthy blood pressure -- this salad-on-the-go is sure to please.

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      Mixed-Bean Cassoulet

      This recipe is packed with five vegetables known for aiding in heart health: onion, carrot, sweet pepper, tomato, and garlic. Plus, it's super flavorful and filling, and will keep you energized all day. 

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      Very Cherry Salad

      Shallots have a sweet flavor that's a cross between onion and garlic. Besides adding a bit of kick to your salad, they also provide folate, which promotes heart health.

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      Spinach Salad with Strawberries

      Strawberries add a pleasant sweetness to this vegetable-filled side salad, which is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. It can double as dinner when topped with grilled chicken, fish, or lean steak.

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      Healthy Dinner Recipes Under $3

      We all want the same thing: a delicious (and healthy!) inexpensive dinner. Try our healthy dinner recipes. Each dish is full of nutrition without skimping on taste. Plus, at less than $3 per serving, our healthy recipes are easy on the wallet and the waistline.
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