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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Spring Potluck Sides and Salads

Bring something new to the table this spring. From fresh herbs and vegetables to hearty grains and potatoes, these delicious, potluck-ready spring side dishes offer something for everyone.

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    • Roasted Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

      Brighten up any party when you arrive with this gorgeous layered pasta salad in tow. It's brimming with red and yellow cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and plenty of herbs and spices. Sprinkle fresh basil on top for a flavorful finishing touch.

    • Mississippi Corn Bread Salad

      Bring a gorgeous layered salad that's loaded with Southern charm to your next get-together. Cornbread adds a touch of sweetness to this refreshingly delicious potluck side dish.

    • Classic Potato Salad

      You can't beat a classic, and our creamy potato salad makes a welcome addition to any occasion. It's full of tender potatoes, crisp celery, sweet pickles, and chopped hard-cooked eggs. Add lettuce and a dash of paprika for extra flavor.

    • Herbed Goat Cheese Spread

      Short on time? Two steps and 15 minutes are all you need to whip together a cheesy spread that's brimming with fresh herbs and a hint of lemon zest. Pair with toasted baguette slices for an appetizer that will fly off the plate.

    • Fresh Taco Salad

      Break from the ordinary with a unique spin on taco salad that boasts nutrient-rich greens, avocado, crunchy jicama, and multigrain tortilla chips. Fresh jalapeno slices pack a touch of heat, but they're balanced by our cool cilantro-infused ranch dressing.

    • Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto

      Colorful roasted vegetables, whole wheat penne, and homemade walnut pesto add up to a low-cal pasta-salad standout that's sure to be crowd-pleaser.

    • How to Make Pasta Salad

      Making a crowd-pleasing pasta salad is a breeze with these quick tips and tricks.

    • Party Potatoes with Creamy Aioli

      What do you get when new potatoes slow-cook for six hours with onion, garlic, and paprika? An irresistibly tasty potato side dish that's sure to be the star of your next potluck. Our cool dill aioli makes the perfect dipper.

    • Calypso Shrimp Skewers

      Tote a taste of the tropics to your next potluck. Each shrimp is dipped in chopped peanuts and sweet shredded coconut, wrapped with a savory slice of prosciutto, then grilled or baked to perfection. Serve with our lime-infused creme fraiche dipping sauce.

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      Shaved Brussells Sprouts with Green Onion Vinaigrette

      Shaved Brussels sprouts are the surprising base of our orange- and cashew-studded slaw. A quick lemon-and-honey dressing adds sweet and tangy flavor to this updated potluck salad.

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      Cilantro-Lime Pasta Salad

      Bright, fresh ingredients like cilantro, grape tomatoes, mango, and avocado fill out this good-for-you pasta salad made with whole wheat rotini.

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      Edamame-Avocado Dip

      Healthy edamame and avocado are the stars of this quick and easy potluck dip. Nutty basil pesto, lemon juice, and chopped tomato add delicious flavor and texture.

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      Sweet and Tangy Four-Bean Salad

      Four different beans combine deliciously in a bold vinaigrette made with a splash of red wine. With a Dijon and Worcestershire dressing, this easy 12-serving salad will be a welcome addition to any spring potluck spread.

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      Potato Salad with Country Ranch Dressing

      Corn, avocado, and ranch come together in this updated take on potato salad that one reviewer calls the "best potato salad ever." Make ahead by combining all ingredients except the avocado and chilling for up to 24 hours. Stir in the avocado just before serving.

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      Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing

      This stunning and simple side salad features three kinds of beans and radishes for an easy, crowd-pleasing dish you can toss together anytime. Drizzle with our tangy homemade French dressing before serving.

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      Potato Salad with Sausage and Grainy Mustard Dressing

      With tender red and yellow new potatoes, dry-cured sausage, and a coarse-mustard vinaigrette, this savory side dish proves potato salads can be sophisticated. Stir in fresh parsley and green onions just before serving.

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      Layered Greek Dip

      Dress up classic hummus with Greek-inspired add-ins like cream cheese, veggies, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta. Pair with crunchy pita chips for a munchable party starter.

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      Pancetta and Cheddar New Potatoes

      Crisp pancetta pairs with roasted new potatoes and white cheddar cheese for a warming spring side your crowd will love. On the go? Just cover the casserole dish, then warm it in the oven when you arrive.

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      Green Beans with Basil and Mint

      For a fresh and low-cal take on traditional green beans, toss them with garlic, basil, and cool mint. With just 71 calories per serving, this is a potluck side you can feel good about serving (and eating).

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