Better Homes and Gardens July 2012 Recipes

Celebrate July all month long with the newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens. Check out our hot dog, burger, and shake recipes for tasty twists on all-American favorites. Plus, we've got fresh ideas for sweet corn and scrumptious summer desserts!

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    BBQ Potato Chip Crunch Dog

    Looking for a new way to serve hot dogs? We simmered ours in a homemade barbecue sauce to infuse it with savory-sweet flavor. Serve with cabbage and top with barbecue-flavor potato chips for a dog that's outta this world!

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    Berry Patchwork Tart

    With a checkerboard pattern of juicy berries, each square of this summer masterpiece is brimming with ripe fruit flavor. Bring it to your Fourth of July potluck or any other summer gathering, and watch as friends and family delight in this American classic.

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    Boiled-in-the-Husk Corn on the Cob

    Don't feel like shucking corn? No problem! Scott Peacock's easy recipe keeps the husks on to lock in flavor and protect the corn from overcooking. Just remove the silks, re-cover the cob, and tie the husks at the ends. Serve corn with our easy flavored butter for a simply delicious summer side.

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    Spicy Kimchi Burger

    Shake up your basic burger by adding kimchi, a spicy Korean pickled cabbage found in the Asian section of your grocery store. For even more flavor, spread on our bold sesame-scallion mayo.

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    Coconut-Doughnut Shakes

    Love doughnuts? Love milk shakes? Then you'll flip for our four-ingredient shake that takes just 15 minutes to prepare. Use the extra mini cake doughnuts for cute toppers.

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    Bourbon-Sauced Pork Chops

    Prize-Tested Recipe winner Chris Gegorek put together all of his favorite ingredients to create a sauce that's got just "the right tangy-spicy flavor combination." We think he did pretty well. Brush it on your pork for an unbeatable chop.

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    Double Cherry Crunch Pie

    For this Prize-Tested Recipe, the secret's in the irresistible crumb topping. Winner Vivian Jury used white chocolate, coconut, and rolled oats for a crunchy topper that complements the pie's sweet cherry filling. 

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    Chorizo-Chile Burger

    We mixed chorizo pork sausage and ground beef to make a burger that's bursting with flavor. But we didn't stop there -- our avocado-and-poblano spread adds spicy creaminess with hints of cilantro and lime.

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    Double Vanilla Shake

    If you’re craving a classic shake with none of the fuss, then look no further. Our simple frosty treat uses a whole vanilla bean to create big-time vanilla flavor.

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    Fresh Corn Salad

    "Not enough people know that corn is delicious raw," says recipe creator Scott Peacock. His beautiful salad pairs raw corn with bright summer veggies and a light dressing. When using raw corn, take it off the cob at the last minute so it stays sweet and crisp. You can also blanch it before using.

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    Classic Dogs with Tangy-Sweet Relish

    Two types of pickles, red onions, and cucumber wedges are the perfect fresh and tangy toppers for a classic hot dog.

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    Mushroom-Topped Burgers with Slow-Roasted Tomato Ketchup

    Get ready for a standout burger. Packed with the bold flavors and textures of crispy gouda strips, thyme-infused mushrooms, and slow-roasted tomatoes, this stack is sure to please any burger enthusiast. Make the ketchup in advance and chill for up to a week.

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    Grapefruit-Gin Cocktail Shakes

    Try our tart and frosty gin and grapefruit shake at your next summertime party. For a cool, fruity drink the whole family can enjoy, simply leave out the gin.

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    Lime Beer-Braised Salsa Dog

    The American classic goes south of the border with our beer, jalapeno, and lime marinade. Don't forget the pico de gallo for an extra hit of fresh and spicy flavor.

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    Fresh Corn Soup

    Puree your corn for a simple and summery soup. With few ingredients and minimal prep, this quick dish is a delightfully fresh idea for dinner.

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    Mac and Cheese Dog

    Remember as a kid when you put hot dogs in your mac and cheese? We've done one better and added homemade mac and cheese atop a hot dog, complete with a sprinkle of bread crumbs. It's all baked together in one pan of heavenly comfort-food goodness.

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    Peach Pie Shake

    Use a frozen, bakery, or homemade pie to prepare this five-minute shake. Just blend with milk, ice cream, and frozen peach slices. It's the tastiest excuse we can think of to indulge in a scrumptious summer dessert.

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    Peppercorn-Blue Cheese Burger with Tangy Cherry Compote

    Cherries on a burger? Trust us. Sweet cherries are the perfect balance for blue cheese and cracked black pepper. It's an unexpectedly delightful take on a grilled summer classic.

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    Pickled Peach and Bacon Dogs with Arugula Mayo

    Serve this totally different hot dog at your next backyard barbecue. The fresh mayo lends flavors of arugula and basil. Plus, any extra pickled peaches can be served as a sweet side dish.

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    Salted Almond-Praline Tart

    Prize-Tested Recipe winner Gloria Peasants' favorite thing about her dessert is that it can be prepared a day ahead of time. Our favorite things? The creamy white-chocolate filling topped with salty almond-and-praline crisps and her cinnamon graham cracker and almond crust.

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    Double Cheeseburgers with Basil, Bacon, and Egg

    One bite of our burger topped with egg, mozzarella, and garlic-and-bacon aioli, and you just might think you're in burger heaven. It's possibly our most indulgent and fantastic burger yet.

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    Red, White, and Blue Shakes

    Freeze each layer of this fun strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry treat separately so that when you assemble your shakes, you get pretty alternating layers of tasty frozen-dessert delight.

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    Skillet Corn Griddle Cakes

    These versatile cakes feature the rich, nutty flavor of browned corn -- serve them as a savory starter, or top them with butter and maple syrup for breakfast. When browning corn, let it sit undisturbed in your oiled skillet for three to four minutes or until the kernels are sizzling.

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    Classic Cheeseburgers with Grilled Romaine and Onion

    Calling all burger fanatics! There's a surprisingly easy way to get the freshest, juiciest burgers ever -- make your own ground beef. Our recipe explains how to do it in a few simple steps. Top your burgers with melty cheddar and grilled veggies for a simply delicious meal.

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    Stacked Summer Vegetable Salad

    Save this easy recipe for any time you want to add elegance to your table. The layers of zucchini, red onion, and carrot are as fun to look at as they are to eat. Plus, you can prepare this budget-friendly dish hours ahead of time.

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    Farmstand Slaw Dog

    We put the whole garden into this one. Fresh radishes, corn, carrots, and peppers tossed with an easy dressing make a delectable slaw that's a tasty topping for any hot dog.

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    White Bean Burgers with Spinach

    Want a delicious way to try a meatless burger? This one's made with white beans and has a crispy bread-crumb coating. Top it with your favorite tomato or roasted-pepper spread.

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