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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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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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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Freezing Soup

Cook up a big pot of soup and, if you're lucky, you'll have enough to freeze for another meal.

Freezing soup now is a good step toward a quick-and-easy meal later.

1. Cool the hot soup quickly by placing it in a bowl set over another bowl filled with ice water. This method allows less time for bacteria to grow. 2. Once cool, quickly transfer the food to moisture- and vapor-proof freezer containers. Use small containers to allow food to freeze quickly, which slows bacteria growth.

Tips:

  • Remember, soups and other liquids or semiliquids expand when they freeze, so leave about 1/2-inch space below the rim.
  • Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator or in the microwave, never at room temperature.

Tips for Packing Your Freezer

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