Recipes and Cooking

Stuck in a recipe rut? Try our assortment of versatile recipes, nutritious menus, and expert cooking tips. We've assembled the most delicious Better Homes and Gardens recipes and how-to instructions for every occasion, whether you need a creamy chicken casserole for a potluck dinner or quick and easy snacks for your next tailgate party. Our new and exciting recipes include tasty desserts and appetizers, as well as savory soups and salads that are sure to inspire your breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. If you're on a time crunch or a budget, we have cheap and easy recipes, including slow cooker meals, no-bake dinners, and delectable pasta recipes complete with protein and veggies. Plus, we make the holidays less hectic by providing a collection of flavorful holiday recipes packed with seasonal ingredients.

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We Finally Know the Best Way to Crack an Egg

We got the answer straight from our Test Kitchen, and there’s definitely one method you should be using.
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September 2019 Better Homes & Gardens Recipes

Get ready to cook (and eat) like a food pro! Our September 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens® is full of recipes straight from cookbook authors, food columnists, and culinary podcast hosts. Each recipe showcases their cooking style for you to try at home or adapt to your whims. Schedule your next dinner party now, these recipes are too good not to share.
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How to Clean a Grill—Charcoal or Gas—for Your Freshest Barbecue Fare

Your barbecue is about to get a lot better! Once you learn how to clean a grill, it will be easier (and tastier) to cook all of your favorite grilled grub, including burgers and fruit. Discover the best way to clean a grill, whether you choose to cook over gas or charcoal.
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Nik Sharma Shares His Favorite Turmeric Recipes

Now-trendy turmeric is anything but new: It's been traced back as far as 600 B.C. See how this ancient root can spice up your favorite dishes while providing attractive health benefits.
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Mark Bittman's Fast and Vegan Takes on Classic Recipes

What's for dinner? Cookbook author Mark Bittman answers that question with two renditions each of three iconic dishes—a quick version for hurried weeknights and a plant-based one to please vegans and nonvegans alike.
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More Recipes and Cooking

Smoked Recipes to Take Your Backyard Cookouts Up a Level

With the right tools on hand (psst: You don't necessarily need a smoker for these recipes, just a grill), you can smoke just about anything, not just meat. While we’ve included our favorite smoked meats—like smoked turkey, chicken, and ribs—we have less-traditional smoked food ideas for you, too. By the end of the summer, you’ll have smoked mac and cheese, smoked cocktails, and smoked peaches added to your cookout menus.
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We're Settling the Debate: Here's Where to Store All Your Produce

Some fruits and veggies keep best in the fridge. Some should never be put there! To help your produce last as long as possible, we made a list of which produce does best when chilled, as well as those that should be left on the counter.
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August 2019 Better Homes & Gardens Recipes

When August arrives you can count on an abundance of in-season produce. Peaches, apricots, plums, shelling beans, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, the list just keeps going. Our August 2019 <em>Better Homes &amp; Gardens®</em> issue is here to share 16 ways to cook with all of these seasonal eats so you can try new ideas every week.