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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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8 Can't-Miss Amazon Prime Day Picks for Your Kitchen

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is finally here. These are the kitchen deals you're going to want to see.
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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 Better Homes & Gardens® issue is here to share 16 ways to cook with all of these seasonal eats so you can try new ideas every week.
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5 Desserts in Jars You Can Make with Fresh Berries

Turn a bowl full of summer berries into five different adorable desserts by layering a few ingredients into a Mason jar. We’ll show you how to  create each one, so a cute, tasty dessert is never more than a few minutes away.
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Easy Mexican Recipes That Bring Bold Flavors in 30 Minutes or Less

Refresh dinner tonight with these delicious Mexican recipes. Each recipe takes just about 30 minutes from start to finish, making any one of them perfect for a weeknight meal. With easy nachos, pizza, quick fajitas, and sandwiches, we've got Mexican night covered.
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How to Can Green Beans Two Different Ways

If you learn how to make canned green beans at the start of the summer, you won’t have to watch a single pod from your garden go to waste. Our step-by-step instructions for pressure-canning green beans are made both for beginners and pros, so no matter your skill level, you can preserve your fresh beans.
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How to Turn Your Grill into a DIY Smoker

Want to try smoking food this grilling season? You don’t need to invest in a smoker to do it; just use your gas or charcoal grill. We’ll show you how to make a smoker using tools you have on hand, so you can enjoy deliciously home-smoked recipes all summer.
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What Is the Difference Between Ice Cream and Frozen Custard?

Thought they were the same? You're not alone. Here’s what makes these frozen treats unique to themselves.
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5 Foods You Didn’t Know You Should Store in the Fridge

You might’ve missed a few “refrigerate after opening” labels here and there, but we can help you figure out what needs some of your valuable fridge space, and what doesn’t.