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 and Healthy Appetizer Recipes

There's no need to skip the first dish when you make healthy appetizers! Low in calories, fat, carbs, and sodium, our mouthwatering appetizer recipes deliver flavorful, satisfying nibbles you'll be proud to share.

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    • Molasses-Lime Meatballs

      Break out the slow cooker and throw together this easy appetizer recipe. Featuring beef, sausage, and oats, our lean meatballs are a healthy appetizer for meat-lovers. Enjoy with our sweet-and-tangy molasses and lime dressing.

    • Cracked Black Pepper and Rosemary Focaccia

      Here's an easy, healthy recipe: Simply sprinkle whole wheat pizza dough with garlic, olives, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese. Friends and family will love this flavorful flatbread even more when they realize it's low-carb and contains only 4 grams of fat!

    • Two-Tomato Bruschetta

      Our version of the classic Italian appetizer recipe is loaded with fresh basil, parsley, and tomatoes. Brush with olive oil and top with feta cheese to add mouthwatering flavor for less than 200 calories per serving.

    • Black-Eyed Pea Spread

      Creamy fat-free Greek yogurt, salty artichokes, and hearty black-eyed peas combine in this healthy appetizer recipe. The tangy spread tastes great on crisp cucumbers, crackers, or in a turkey wrap. 

    • Edamame and Ricotta Toasts

      Why use just one spread when you can have two? These double-layer toasts boast both creamy ricotta and a protein-rich edamame spread. Bonus: This healthy appetizer recipe is also a beautiful addition to your party table.

    • Peppered Kale Chips

      Generously seasoned with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, our kale chip recipe is as crispy and satisfying as popcorn -- and with fewer calories! Experiment with different seasonings until you find your favorite variation of this easy appetizer.

    • Bake Your Own Kale Chips

      Seasoned your way, homemade kale chips can take on the flavor of your favorite snack food with way fewer calories. Toss the crisp chips in a bowl for an easy appetizer.

    • Pimiento Cheese Poppers

      Filled with reduced-fat cheese, these cute stuffed peppers are a fun and healthy twist on fried jalapeno poppers. For a larger party, double the recipe to make a colorful appetizer tray.

    • Rosemary Roasted Nuts

      This addictive nut mix will be gone before you know it! But don't worry -- it's low-sodium, low-carb, and a snap to prepare. In just 30 minutes, you can whip up this delicious, healthy appetizer.

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      Skinny Guacamole Appetizer Recipe

      Grab some whole grain tortilla chips and crisp vegetables to scoop up every last bite of this lower-fat version of classic guacamole. At 29 calories per serving, you won't have to feel bad about indulging in this healthy recipe.

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      Tomato-Bacon Breadsticks

      Welcome guests with the enticing aromas of bread and bacon. They'll be just as thrilled to learn that this healthy appetizer contains just 9 carb grams per serving.

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      Mini Gruyere Puffs

      Warm, gooey, and cheesy, this low-calorie, low-carb, and low-sodium cheese puff appetizer recipe will be a new party favorite.

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      Savory Baked Pita Chips

      When you make your own chips, you have better control over the sodium content. These low-sodium chips make a tasty, easy appetizer when paired with Edamame Hummus or White Bean & Pine Nut Dip.

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      Edamame Hummus

      Swap the usual garbanzo beans with soybeans for this sweet and savory hummus recipe. Pair the dip with veggies or pita chips for a healthy appetizer, or use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.

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      Artichoke Spread

      You'll never complain about eating your vegetables when you've got this healthy appetizer on hand! Dip carrots, celery, or sweet peppers into this bean-base artichoke spread for a low-calorie treat.

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      Chili Nuts

      Lively spices, including chili powder, garlic, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon heat up this easy party mix featuring heart-healthy peanuts, almonds, and cashews.

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      Curry Dip and Veggies

      Curry powder gives this low-fat yogurt-base dip an appealing warm yellow color, while mango chutney provides a tangy finish. For an extra-healthy appetizer, serve the dip with bright veggie slices.

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      Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

      A rich mix of vegetables, three cheeses, and pesto sits in a pretty tortilla cup for a delicious and healthy appetizer that is surprisingly low in calories, fat, and carbs. Bonus: This easy recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to bake.

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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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