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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Party-Ready Finger Food Ideas

Get your party started with easy and delicious finger foods. Our appetizers, snacks, and bite-size sweets are easy to make and fun to enjoy while mingling.


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    • Grilled Arugula Bruschetta

      Turn a fresh loaf of Italian bread into a simple party stunner: bruschetta! Every bite of the crisp, golden appetizer crumbles with cool mozzarella and rich pesto flavor.

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    • Pork Empanadas with Jicama Pico de Gallo

      These flaky empanadas are oozing with cumin-coated pork that's simmered in a slew of savory spices. Cool them down with fresh pico de gallo. Be sure to set out more than one bowl of pico so your guests can easily dunk away.

    • Glazed Churros

      Brown-sugary churros are a happy addition any dessert tray. Make yours party-ready by decking them out in our fabulous glazes: orange, lime and pistachio, birthday cake, and Mexican chocolate.

    • Cheesy Snack Mix

      Easy-to-scoop snack mix is a party essential. This ultra-cheesy version features a crispy assortment of rice cereal, crackers, nuts, and mini breadsticks. Coat it lightly in Italian dressing and grated Parm.

    • Shrimp and Chorizo Kabobs

      Hot and spicy, these little shrimp-sausage skewers pack lots of smoky chorizo goodness. Be sure to soak the wooden skewers in water for an hour before firing up the grill.

    • Lime-Pecan Shortbread Bars

      Squeeze a little citrus into your party buffet. With a tart lime filling and a pecan-studded crust, these sunny bars add fresh zest to your get-together.

    • Jalapeno-Peach Wonton Poppers

      Get the party poppin' with a batch of jalapeno-peach wontons. The restaurant-worthy poppers are crisp and golden on the outside and sweet and snappy on the inside.

    • Zesty Fajita Bites

      Liven up your fiesta with a tray of feisty fajita bites. The perfect-size wraps feature lime-zested chicken and colorfully crisp peppers. Serve alongside a spicy bowl of salsa.

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    • Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

      Lush and fruity, these strawberry cheesecake bars are a sweet break from a lineup of salty snacks. Best of all? One batch makes a whopping 54 servings!

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      Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

      The salty-sweet flavor of sausage links wrapped in bacon is addictive. Make them a day ahead so they're ready to pop in the oven just before party time.

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      Strawberry-Chocolate Turnovers

      Marvelous milk chocolate meshes with sweet strawberry jam in these flaky pastries. Cut them in half to show off the filling and make the turnovers even more party-friendly.

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      Picadillo Poppers

      Hot and hearty, these poppers are easy to make on the grill or in the broiler. Filled with ground beef, Spanish rice, cheese, raisins, and olives, the stuffed jalapeno peppers offer bite-size bursts of flavor.

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      One-Handed Fried Pies

      These yummy fruit-filled pastry packets are great for casual snacking. Keep a stack of napkins nearby for powdered-sugar-coated fingers.

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      Mini Burgers with Cheesy Onions

      While a big burger may be too much for a party spread, these sliders pack a wallop of flavor inside a cocktail bun. They're so juicy that no condiments are required.

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      Avocado Fries

      Guacamole and chips are so yesterday. Turn silky smooth avocados into the ultimate fiesta snack: fries! Coat them in tortilla chips and a sprinkle of chili powder for spicy crunch.

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      Greek Stuffed Meatballs

      Nestle traditional Greek Kasseri or feta cheese inside these meatballs before tossing them in your slow cooker for an easy make-ahead appetizer. A homemade Mediterranean tomato sauce drizzled on top heightens the flavor.

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      Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting

      A batch of these ooey-gooey banana bars will be gone before you know it. Smeared in lush, rum-laden frosting and garnished with sweet banana slices, what's not to love?

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      Lemon-Zested Snacker Mix

      The zippy flavor of lemon peel and mixed herbs guarantees this party mix will be a major hit. Save any leftovers for an easy on-the-go snack.

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      Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

      Wow your guests with homemade whole wheat pretzels. With only 55 calories per serving, they'll make a healthy option for your dinner party. For a savory dipping sauce, offer a few varieties of mustard, such as coarse ground, Dijon, and classic yellow.

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      Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Minis

      A twist of lime gives each of these tiny cheesecakes a taste of the tropics. The salted pretzel crust and fresh strawberry topper combine for a sweet appetizer or a perfect party finish.

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      Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings

      Creamy honey and cream cheese deliciously complement the crunch of crisp apples and spicy candied nuts. A sprinkling of Gorgonzola cheese finishes this appetizer with just-right sharpness.

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      How to Make Crab Dip

      Want a dip that's a little more special? Try a crab dip -- we've got the secrets.

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      Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

      Give traditional chicken wings a sweet-spicy attitude with Asian flavoring and a splash of fizzy cola. The saucy goodness is worth using a few napkins.

      Editor's Tip: For an easy dip, mix together a second batch of the marinade.

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      Teriyaki Chicken Rumaki

      Glaze bacon-wrapped chicken with teriyaki sauce for a sweet-salty party bite. Skewered with red pepper and green onion, the presentation is party-perfect, too.

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      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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