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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You've certainly heard about keto diets. Now learn the benefits, what you can and can’t eat on it, and how to get started. We've got answers to your most-asked questions so you can determine if a keto diet is right for you.
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Making scrambled eggs is an early cooking lesson, so most people probably think they have it mastered. If you (or someone you know) is serving up a scrambled eggs recipe that isn't fluffy, moist, and glossy—or that has overcooked brown spots—we're here to show you the proper way to cook scrambled eggs.
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Your mission: Think beyond soups and stews and use your multicooker for our best Instant Pot dessert recipes! Everything can be adapted to be an easy Instant Pot dessert, including caramel cheesecake and chocolate lava cake. Sample them all, then attempt to pick a favorite. Mission: Impossible.
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In our kitchens, the month of April means a couple things—rhubarb is back and we'll be cooking ham. Year after year we look forward to cooking with these ingredients, and this year we pushed rhubarb recipes and Easter ham (plus, leftover ham ideas) to their most delicious limits. Try every recipe from the April 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens® magazine to see for yourself.
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Vegan or not, anyone can enjoy these tasty vegan dessert recipes. Rest assured that you won’t find any eggs, dairy, honey, or other nonvegan ingredients here, so no need to worry about substitutions. Do keep in mind that some of these recipes include ingredients like sugar, which isn't necessarily always vegan, so make sure you’re stocking your kitchen with ingredients that are (organic sugar should be safe!).
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You can end your search, because the best Paleo chicken recipes are right here! Whether you’re craving chicken breasts or thighs or even chicken meatballs, you’ll find a recipe that will make your taste buds happy. These easy Paleo chicken recipes can fit into any schedule, too—we’ve got Instant Pot chicken recipes, slow cooker options, classic skillet recipes, and tasty baked chicken.
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That's right, snow ice cream does exist and it's exactly what you think it is—ice cream made from freshly-fallen snow. The key words there are "freshly-fallen." Don't go scooping anything your neighbors (or pets!) have been tromping through to make snow cream.
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Confused about the caveman-inspired eating of the Paleo diet? We’re breaking down Paleo diet basics and sharing a Paleo diet plan that will give you a taste of (really) old-school sustenance.
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To make the cut, each of the fabulous spinach recipes here had to be fast (30 minutes prep time max!) and healthful (220 calories or less). Check out all the winners we came up with after sorting through hundreds of spinach recipes in our files.