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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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 Measure Sugar

Granulated sugar, confectioner's or powdered sugar, brown sugar -- get your recipes started off on the right foot by learning the best way to use, store, and measure sugar of all varieties.

Granulated, Brown, or Powdered Sugar?
If your recipe simply calls for sugar, use white granulated sugar. Powdered sugar, or confectioner's sugar, refers to granulated sugar that has been pulverized; cornstarch is often added to powdered sugar to prevent clumping. If your recipe requires brown sugar, it will be noted as such. Brown sugar is a mix of granulated sugar and molasses; the amount of molasses determines whether the sugar is classified as light or dark.

Store Your Sugar
Boxed or bagged sugar needs to be transfered to a sealed plastic bag or airtight container to avoid hardening. When sugars are stored in a cool, dry place, they will keep indefinitely.

Measuring brown sugar.

How to Measure Sugar

Granulated or powdered sugar should be spooned into a dry measuring cup and leveled off. Brown sugar, on the other hand, should be pressed firmly into a dry measure so it holds the shape when it is turned out.

Measuring Brown Sugar

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