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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How to Bake

We've got tips and techniques for every type of baker, from pros to novices. Get expert techniques for how to bake bread, muffins, scones, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. Our how-to guide for baking has information useful for beginning bakers and baking pros alike. We have basics—baking at high altitude, baking substitutions, explanations such as baking soda versus baking powder, how to measure, and so much more. We also have expert techniques for advanced baking skills, such as how to make the perfect piecrust dough, including how to give it a special edge or woven lattice top. Our step-by-step photos will walk you through all the baking basics, from brownies and breads to cobblers and cakes. We even have guides and instructional videos for stunning cake decorating so you can bake celebration cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, and more. You'll beam with pride when you skip the store-bought cupcakes and instead make your own bakery-style versions at home. And you'll never lament a stuck cake again with our tips to avoid cakes that fall apart when they come out of the oven.

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