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 <a href="https://www.bhg.com/">Better Homes and Gardens</a> 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 <a href="https://www.bhg.com/recipes/slow-cooker/">slow cooker</a> 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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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.
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These easy Paleo snack recipes will give you a boost of energy and chase away hunger whenever you need a pick-me-up. We’re not just talking about a handful of plain almonds, either (though that is a good choice). Each one of these Paleo snack ideas is crave-worthy enough to have you counting down to snack time.
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Wait! Don’t open the conversation hearts until you have a glass of our recommended wine in hand. After all, Valentine’s Day is all about perfect pairings.
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Welcome world flavors to your dinner table in familiar ways, such as soups and chicken skillets, with our fast and fresh weeknight meals. If you don’t already love mushrooms, prepare to. We’re predicting 2019 to be the year of mushrooms and our recipes for Portobello Pot Roast, porcini biscuits, and more will have you craving every type of mushroom out there. Start devouring these recipes from the March 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens® magazine now.
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Fermented foods are all the rage and kefir is one of those foods. Learn about what kefir is and three reasons you should add it to your shopping list this week.
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Get ready to give your vegan dinner recipes a major upgrade. This ultimate cache—including vegan pasta recipes and vegan soup recipes—covers our best vegan dinner recipes to date. No same-old, same-old here! This varied selection brings fresh ideas and unexpected flavors at every turn.
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Sheet pan recipes can be the superheroes of nutritious meals. It's easy to make a protein-filled, lower-cal dinner in less than an hour and the clean-up is a snap (especially if you line your pan with foil). With our assortment of sheet pan dinners and breakfast-for-dinner ideas, you are guaranteed to discover a balanced dinner recipe for your healthy lifestyle.
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These Paleo Instant Pot recipes deliver side dishes, entrées, and snacks that are speedy enough to fit into any time-crunched schedule while sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo diet. We’ve got Paleo chicken, beef stew, salad, and more recipes—all for your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. We know there are thousands of Paleo recipes out there, but if you're looking specifically for Paleo recipes to make in your Instant Pot, here's your starting point.
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Vegans, stop worrying about consuming enough protein while avoiding animal products. We took care of it for you. Our favorite high-protein vegan recipes (each with 12 or more grams of protein) offer creative approaches with lentils, tofu, nut butter, and beans to create versatile vegan meals.
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Add a healthy side dish to dinner tonight with these tasty whole grain recipes. Each one comes together fast (about 30 minutes or less), so there's more time to savor your healthy meal. If you’ve wanted to try cooking with quinoa, bulgur, farro, or other whole grains, these recipes are a great way to start.
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When it comes to cooking steak in a skillet, all you need are the four Ss—stove, skillet, steak, seasoning. And honestly, you could omit the S for seasoning if your steak is flavorful enough. Here’s our best process for how to cook steak in a skillet.
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Kick off the month with hot, rich dip recipes sure to score at any game-day gathering. Then celebrate the day dedicated to romance with fruit-filled Valentine-theme hand pies or a sprinkle-adorned almond cake by author and blogger Molly Yeh. You’ll also fall in love with meat so tender it melts in your mouth. (Braising is the key.) On weeknights, turn to our speedy meals using healthy ingredients. Try all these recipes from the February 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. 
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The year 2018 has come and gone, but it was a great one for gorgeous food and trendy ingredients. Here are our top 10 most pinned food ideas from the year that was.