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 Low-Fat Recipes

These mouthwatering heart-healthy recipes prove that you don't have to give up taste when you eat healthfully. And with just 3 grams of fat or less per serving, you won't feel guilty either.

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    • Mini Spinach Calzones

      At only 56 calories each, these petite calzones are perfect as appetizers. Or choose a few and make a meal out of them.

    • Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

      This cool, refreshing sauce (which gets its taste from green onions, fresh mint, and cucumbers) pairs nicely with seasoned grilled chicken.

      Tip: If you prefer, peel the cucumber for the sauce before you chop it.

    • Salt-and-Pepper Chips

      Skip those high-fat, high-sodium store-bought chips and replace them with these easy-to-fix fat-free ones.

    • Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata

      These veggie-filled rectangles are an easy way to fix eggs for a crowd. And with only 84 calories and 2 grams of fat each, they're a healthful way to start the day.

    • Chicken & Garbanzo Bean Soup

      With a light licorice flavor and celery-like texture, fennel melds with the marjoram and thyme in this hearty soup.

      Tip: Look for firm, smooth fennel bulbs without cracks and brown spots. Stalks should be crisp and leaves a bright green color.

    • Cilantro Three-Bean Salad

      With all its color, this salad was made for a potluck! If you have some time to let it chill, it¿s also easy enough to whip together for a dinner at home.

    • Quinoa Garden Salad

      Look for quinoa (keen-wah), a high-protein bead-shape grain, in the grains section of large supermarkets or in health food stores. Sweet pepper, lemon juice, and fresh parsley heighten the flavor.

    • Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

      Enjoy this low-fat, warm-weather crisp all season long. Rolled oats give the recipe extra heart-health benefits.

      Tip: In the spring and early summer, make it with garden-fresh rhubarb and strawberries. Later in the summer, substitute ripe peaches.

    • Turkey-Cranberry Burgers

      These patties are made with shredded carrots, green onions, breadcrumbs, and ground turkey, plus yummy seasonings. At just 283 calories per serving and 2 grams of fat, it¿s a much more healthful option than the local burger joint.

      Tip: Be sure to choose ground turkey breast instead of regular ground turkey, which may be a mixture of light and dark meat. If your store doesn't stock ground turkey breast, ask the butcher to grind 12 ounces of turkey breast.

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      Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

      Hearty and filling, this soup is the perfect fix when you want a few servings of veggies and good carbs.

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      Easy Blueberry Tarts

      There are two good things about these delicious tarts: They look gorgeous and come together fast.

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      Barley Tomato Slices

      Fresh mushrooms, green beans, tomatoes, and seasonings come together with barley and tomatoes in this tempting, low-fat side dish.

      Tip: If you prefer, hollow out four small tomatoes and spoon in the barley mixture.

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      Glazed-Chicken Spinach Salad

      Apple jelly and ginger combine in an easy-to-fix glaze for grilled chicken. Serve the chicken over a bed of spinach for the finishing touch.

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      Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

      A little bit of cayenne pepper gives this fruity salsa topper some kick and perfectly balances the rich flavors of the fish. And at just 2 grams of fat and 130 calories per serving, it¿s a meal you and your family can feel good about enjoying.

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      Blueberry Smoothies

      Antioxidant-rich blueberries lend a delightful purple hue to this creamy yogurt sipper. It's terrific for breakfast or as a midday pick-me-up.

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      Braided Cranberry Bread

      This sweet bread is perfect straight out of the oven or served at room temperature with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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      Mocha Pudding Cake

      Some simple modifications keep this dessert in check. Applesauce substitutes for the cake¿s butter, while cocoa powder keeps the pudding slim and trim.

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      Sesame Asparagus

      Top crunchy, delicious asparagus with reduced-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds to create this tasty vegetable side dish.

      Tip: Asparagus will stay fresh longer if you wrap the bases of the spears in a wet paper towel and keep them tightly sealed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They should last for up to four days.

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      Red Pepper and Fennel Soup

      If you love the sweet tang of red pepper soup, you¿ll rave about the addition of earthy fennel.

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      Healthy Hot Dogs with 6 Grams of Fat or Less

      You don't have to give up hot dogs at summer cookouts, but for heart health, you should be choosy. These flavorful franks have no more than 6 grams of fat per serving and as little as half the sodium and calories of the average hot dog.
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