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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Easy Party Dips

Whether you choose a light vegetable dip or a creamy favorite like spinach dip, these easy dip recipes will dazzle at holiday parties, game-day tailgates, or casual potlucks. Bonus: Each of these flavorful vegetable dip recipes travels beautifully and whips up in under 30 minutes.


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    • Feta, Honey, and Date Spread

      This Greek-style dip recipe is brimming with the salty-sweet flavors of feta and dates. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's the perfect last-minute party recipe.

    • Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

      No party-food spread is complete without spinach-artichoke dip -- and this simple slow cooker recipe is dressed to impress with bacon and blue cheese.

    • Salsa Verde

      This classic salsa recipe gets its punchy flavor from juicy tomatillos, cilantro, red onion, and more. Pile the jalapeno-studded vegetable dip onto tortilla chips for an easy party appetizer.

    • Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

      Give classic, creamy guacamole a fresh twist by adding bright pineapple flavor. This is a perfect sweet-and-salty dip that will have guests coming back for seconds (and thirds).

    • Creamy Collard Dip

      This vegetable dip is loaded with vitamin-rich collard greens, savory bacon, and gooey melted cheese. We're not sure which part of this 25-minute-prep dip we like best! To perk up the flavor, try a dash of Cajun seasoning.


    • Best-Ever Spinach Dip

      Love spinach dip? Then you'll flip for our spinach and feta casserole. The easy-prep dip recipe doubles as a light weeknight meal.

    • Mediterranean Veggie Dip

      Want a low-calorie snack? Dunk your pita chips into this tangy blend of vegetable-studded yogurt and feta cheese. Roasted peppers and olives mingle with freshly snipped herbs for a yummy dip that's only 33 calories per serving.

    • Roasted Corn and Crab Dip

      Succulent crab and perfectly roasted vegetables give this make-ahead party dip an extra-special touch. If you or your guests don't like seafood, shredded cooked chicken makes a nice substitute.

    • Edamame Avocado Dip

      With the heart-healthy duo of avocado and edamame, this guilt-free dip recipe deserves a place at the table. Serve this guacamole-style dip with baked tortilla chips or pita bread.

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      Vegetable Chili con Queso

      We loaded this must-have queso dip with three types of beans, two kinds of squash, classic Mexican spices, and -- of course -- plenty of melty cheese! It's a vegetable recipe that even the kids will eat.


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      Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

      This anything-but-ordinary vegetable dip will impress family and friends with its restaurant-quality flavor. Loaded with green olives, dried tomatoes, oregano, and lemon, this bold bean dip is a perfect match for hearty crackers.

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      Hot Fennel Cheese Dip

      Chock-full of fennel, this thick and chunky hot vegetable dip is reminiscent of hot artichoke dip, but has a pleasingly mild anise flavor.


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      Creamy Apricot and Onion Dip

      Fresh apricots or nectarines add a surprising twist to this sweet, savory, and creamy dip. Try it with toasted bread or even over roasted zucchini or summer squash.

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      Beet Hummus

      Loaded with flavorful and nutritious beets, beans, lemon, and garlic, this colorful hummus dip is a surprising addition to any party. Serve it with endive, baby carrots, cucumber slices, or pita chips.

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      Layered Greek Dip

      Hummus and cream cheese are topped with fresh veggies and more cheese to make this vegetable dip a fun twist on the classic layered dip. Bonus: You can prepare this yummy vegetable appetizer a day ahead of time.

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      Hot Artichoke and Asiago Cheese Dip

      Filled with cream cheese and Asiago, then baked in the oven, this warm dip recipe is the ultimate appetizer. A medley of vegetables, like tangy artichokes and sweet roasted peppers, combines for a bold but low-calorie dip.

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      Eggplant Dip

      For a vegetable dip that dazzles, try this savory blend of eggplant, garlic, red sweet peppers, and fresh herbs. It pairs nicely with flatbread or pita bread and dry white wine.

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      Bonanza Bean Dip

      Lime-and-jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds kick to the layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, and onions. Enjoy this vegetable dip with tortilla chips.

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      White Bean Spread

      This herbed bean spread is great served warm or at room temperature with vegetables or pita chips. Garnish with additional fresh herbs or freshly ground black pepper for an extra-special touch.


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      Chile-Sour Cream Dip

      With its fresh blend of cilantro, chiles, salsa, and lime peel, this simple dip inspires guests to eat more vegetables -- without even noticing!


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      Next Slideshow Irresistibly Easy Slow Cooker Dips

      Irresistibly Easy Slow Cooker Dips

      Bring your crowd together over a crock brimming with a hot, creamy slow cooker dip. It couldn't be easier! Just add the ingredients, stir together, and let your slow cooker take it from there. Our slow cooker dips include the classics, such as cheese dip and spinach dip, and new favorites like our hot wing dip.
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