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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Pickled Recipes

Pickling is perfect for so much more than just cucumbers. Pickled beets, pickled berries, pickled onions, pickled squash, and pickled apricots are just a few of the fantastic pickled recipes you'll find here. Each of these canning recipes walks you step-by-step through how to pickle foods. Don't let any of the season's bounty go to waste -- get pickling!


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    • Best-Ever Dill Pickles

      Canning pickles is easy, and this tried-and-true pickle recipe is incredibly versatile. Dress them up by serving on little pumpernickel toasts with cream cheese and dill sprigs, or serve them at a casual cookout as a yummy burger topper.

    • Honey-Bourbon Pickled Blueberries

      Sweet and sour pickled blueberries make a surprisingly delicious addition to cooked pork or chicken. Infused with cinnamon, allspice, and plenty of honey, these pickled berries add a touch of sweetness to savory dishes.

    • Vanilla-Scented Pickled Sweet Cherries

      The impeccable balance of vanilla, spice, and pickled flavors infused into these sweet cherries makes them a perfect condiment for cooked meats or a noteworthy garnish for cocktails.

    • Bread-and-Butter Pickles

      For a bread-and-butter pickle recipe you'll make again and again, try canning pickles with cider vinegar. The sweet slices are fantastic piled on hot dogs and brats, stirred into a potato salad, or eaten straight from the jar.

    • Pickled Butternut Squash

      Pickled squash gets a sweet and spicy twist when pickled with honey and crushed red pepper. Chop up a few of these sweet but savory pickled squash chunks and add them to a rice side dish or a salad for a tangy flavor boost.

    • Pickled Pear Tomatoes with Rosemary

      Vinegar and a bit of rosemary go a long way in flavoring this peppery tomato canning recipe. Set them out as part of a charcuterie tray or serve them alongside an entree of lamb, roast beef, or pork.

    • Hot Trend: Pickling

      Pickled foods are turning up everywhere! Whether you've been pickling for years or are just learning how to pickle, this is a hot trend that's easy to do at home.

    • Pickled Beets

      The small beets called for in this canning recipe keep chopping to a minimum, but you can use larger beets, too. Simply chop the beets into 1-inch chunks after cooking and removing skins. The warm spices and tangy vinegar provide excellent flavor, no matter the size.

    • Asian Pickled Carrots

      Rice vinegar and strips of fresh ginger impart distinct Asian flavors to slices of fresh carrots. Pickled carrots taste great alone as an appetizer, added to salads or slaws, or served with Asian-flavor fish dinners.

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      Sweet Riesling Pickled Radishes

      If you thought you weren’t a radish fan, this pickled radish recipe will change your mind. The usual peppery flavor of fresh radishes is transformed into a tart-sweet flavor, thanks to sugar, sweet wine, and white wine vinegar. Add them to salads, sandwiches, or a relish tray or charcuterie plate.

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      Pickled Walla Walla Onions

      Famous for their sweet flavor, Walla Walla onions are perfect for pickling, but other sweet onion varieties are delicious, too. Add pickled onions to meat, pizza, or burgers for bold flavor.

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      Bread-and-Butter Zucchini Pickles

      Classic bread-and-butter pickles get a zucchini twist! For the sweetest flavor, choose small to medium zucchinis that are no more than 8 inches long and 2-1/2 inches around. Larger zucchinis with thicker skin tend to break down when pickled.

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      Juniper-Maple Cocktail Onions

      These pickled pearl onions were a Test Kitchen favorite. We love the sweet-tart and maple flavors; even the brine is delicious. A quick blanching makes the onion skins slip off easily for simple prep.

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      Balsamic Pickled Apricots

      White balsamic vinegar, instead of the more common dark balsamic version, keeps the sweet syrup surrounding these apricots a nice bright color. Chop pickled apricots to serve on pork or chicken, or add to a salad or fish tacos.

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      Pickled Dilled Green Beans

      If you like things a bit spicy, add a whole chile pepper to each jar of dilled beans in this canning recipe. A kick of heat nicely complements the dill and garlic flavor of savory pickled beans.

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      So-Sweet Squash Pickles

      Zip up a boring burger, hot dog, sandwich, or pasta salad with some of these summer squash pickles. For the best pickles, choose smaller squash with brightly colored skin and without bruises or cuts.

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      Watermelon Pickles

      Don’t throw away the good stuff. Made from the inner rind of the watermelon, these pickles are delicious wrapped in prosciutto as an appetizer or added to Greek yogurt as part of a nutritious breakfast.

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      Sweet Saffron-Scented Pickled Fennel and Red Peppers

      The licorice-like flavor of fresh fennel is transformed by a sweet-sour brine infused with saffron and peppercorns. Add these peppers to an elegant relish tray or use them as you would pickles.

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      Thai Chile Refrigerator Pickles

      Rice vinegar, Thai chiles, and lemongrass give classic pickles an Asian twist. Just like an aged wine, these pickles change flavor over time. The longer you chill them, the more flavor (and heat) the pickles will absorb.

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      Zesty Honey-Pilsner Pickles

      Beer-flavored pickles! Why didn't we think of this sooner? Canning pickles in your favorite lager creates a scrumptious condiment for pub-inspired recipes, such as burgers, fried fish, and nachos.

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      Garlicky Pickled Mixed Veggies

      These pickled veggies are bright and flavorful. Subtle heat from crushed red pepper, sweet-tangy flavor from the brine, and a good dose of garlic give your favorite summer veggies tremendous flavor. And just look how pretty they are -- like a farmer’s market in a jar.

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      Lemon-and-Bay Leaf Bean Pickles

      Bright lemon flavor adds a fun twist to pickled beans in one of our favorite canning recipes. Munch them straight from the jar or try them as a fun garnish for a Bloody Mary.

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      White Balsamic-Rosemary Pickled Mushrooms

      Mushroom-lovers will gobble up these shallot- and rosemary-infused pickled mushrooms. For a unique garnish idea, drop one of these mushrooms into a martini.

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      Homemade Jelly and Jam Recipes

      Whether you're a canning master or just starting out, we have plenty of jelly and jam recipes to entice you. Classics like strawberry jam make an appearance, as well as new favorites like habanero-mint jelly.
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