Chef's Recipes

Today's celebrity chefs have TV shows, magazines, cookbooks, and more -- all of them helping Americans to cook better and expand their culinary adventures. Better Homes and Gardens has gathered some chefs we love, as well as their top recipes, cooking tips, and demonstrations. If grilling is your passion, you'll find inspiration from grilling guru Jamie Purviance. He reinterprets the classic hot dog in four ways, then pairs it with affordable craft beers -- a perfect meal at any time of the year. We have more grilling advice, too, from cookbook author Elizabeth Karmel; she shares her top ways to give chicken, pork, and beef better flavor with spicy sauces and marinades. Scott Peacock has gained fame with his American Classics series, chock-full of old-school dishes -- such as chicken and dumplings and pot roast -- reinvented for today's tastes. Join Scott on his journey as he cooks his way through dozens of essential American dishes.

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Better Homes & Gardens' 2010 Annual Challenge Recipe Winners

Chosen from more than 6,000 entries, the winners of this year's Annual Recipe Challenge share a gift for combining bold flavor and smart techniques. Check out their winning recipes.
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Q&A: Mary Louise Lever, Better Homes & Gardens Annual Challenge Recipe Winner

To create her winning holiday cookie -- Rosemary-Kissed Orange Thumbprint Cookies Tuscano -- this Rome, Georgia, reader drew inspiration from her favorite Italian destination.
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Q&A: Angela Buchanan, Better Homes & Gardens Annual Challenge Recipe Winner

Looking for a new dinner dish to love? Try this Longmont, Colorado, reader's winning Cinnamon Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin-Sage Grits.
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Q&A: Erin Renouf Mylroie, Better Homes & Gardens Annual Challenge Recipe Winner

For a casual dinner party dish, try this Santa Clara, Utah, reader's succulent Vanilla Peach Pork Chops with Green Onion Slaw recipe.
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Q&A: Edwina Gadsby, Better Homes & Gardens Annual Challenge Recipe

Sweeten things up with this Great Falls, Montana, reader's winning Marbelous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze.
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Prize Tested Recipes: 2012 Categories

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming categories of our monthly recipe contest, then dream up something delicious for your chance to win $500!
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More Chef's Recipes

Scott Peacock's Ultimate Porch Supper

This Southern chef's simple menu lets you make the most of a summer afternoon with friends and family.
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Behind the Scenes: 2010 Annual Recipe Challenge Judging

In pursuit of the $25,000 top prize, readers sent in more than 6,000 entries. It took us two months to test the recipes and select the final 12. Here's a look at the final taste-off.
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