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Better Homes and Gardens Baking Step by Step

by Better Homes and Gardens

A visual guide to learning to bake, with more than 850 photos Better Homes and Gardens Baking Step by Step is the ultimate guide and idea-generator for anyone who wants to learn to bake or hone their technique. This stunning book uses clear, step-by-step photos--more than 900 of them--to illustrate essential skills from folding batter to forming a lattice pie crust. Home bakers can make 350 classic and modern treats, both sweet and savory. Learn to roll and bake the perfect flaky tart or frost and decorate a celebration-worthy cake--or start simple with Peanut Butter Blondie Bars or Blueberry Crisp; Skill Level icons flag recipes easy, easier, or easiest to make. Complete with an Intro to Baking covering everything from stocking the kitchen to using a rolling pin, this colorful book makes baking fun and accessible for everyone.

Better Homes and Gardens Barbecues and Picnics

by The Editors of Better Homes and Gardens

From casual family barbecues to fancy company barbecues and from porch picnics to picnics on the go, there are many fast and easy meal ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Smart Meals

by Better Homes and Gardens

The perfect companion for cooking delicious and varied meals that fit into a healthy eating plan Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Smart Meals is a must-have recipe collection of tasty meals that don't break the daily calorie bank. This is an easy-to-use, modern guide to preparing simple, healthful dishes, with chapters organized by calories, covering meals under 300, 400, and 500 calories plus snacks under 200 calories and desserts under 250 calories. With more than 150 recipes and more than 100 gorgeous photos, the book helps cooks make health-conscious meals such as Peruvian-Style Chicken Tacos (under 300 calories), Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto (300-400), and Wild Mushroom Ravioli Skillet (400-500). Each calorie level includes recipes good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so cooks have flexibility to put together a meal plan that suits their lifestyle, calorie needs, and preferences.

Better Homes and Gardens Can It!

by Better Homes and Gardens

A complete, step-by-step guide to fresh flavors for home canning and preservingHome canning and preserving is growing in popularity every day. It's easy and a great way to get the most from your backyard garden or farmer's market finds so that you can enjoy seasonal bounty all year long. This follow-up to Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, gives you fresh, new flavor ideas and combinations to spice up your canning and preserving. Better Homes and Gardens Can It! brings canning and preserving to a whole new level, perfect for new canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes.Full of delicious recipes and hands-on instruction, as well as gorgeous photography, this is the book you want to add new excitement to canning fruits and vegetables!Includes more than 100 recipes with simple instructions for successFeatures 140 beautiful full-color photographs that showcase the recipes and provide instructionBonus chapter of food gifts with simple packaging ideasFor today's growing number of do-it-yourselfers and home cooks who embrace the benefits in-season produce, Better Homes and Gardens Can It! is the source for fresh, new canning and preserving ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens Can It!

by Better Homes and Gardens

A complete, step-by-step guide to fresh flavors for home canning and preserving Home canning and preserving is growing in popularity every day. It's easy and a great way to get the most from your backyard garden or farmer's market finds so that you can enjoy seasonal bounty all year long. This follow-up to Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, gives you fresh, new flavor ideas and combinations to spice up your canning and preserving. Better Homes and Gardens Can It! brings canning and preserving to a whole new level, perfect for new canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes. Full of delicious recipes and hands-on instruction, as well as gorgeous photography, this is the book you want to add new excitement to canning fruits and vegetables! Includes more than 100 recipes with simple instructions for success Features 140 beautiful full-color photographs that showcase the recipes and provide instruction Bonus chapter of food gifts with simple packaging ideas For today's growing number of do-it-yourselfers and home cooks who embrace the benefits in-season produce, Better Homes and Gardens Can It! is the source for fresh, new canning and preserving ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens Complete Canning Guide

by Better Homes Gardens

The must-have guide to the best of preserving, from canning and pickling, to fermenting, freezing, and drying; complete with hundreds of farm-fresh recipes This is the book for everyone who wants to preserve food--from novice to pro--with step-by-step explanations of techniques, ranging from the basics of canning to freezing, drying, fermenting, and pickling. Readers can preserve a range of produce including fruits, vegetables, herbs--anything in season can be "put by" to enjoy later. Included are techniques and recipes for jams and jellies, conserves and fruit butters, condiments, dried treats like fruit leathers and veggie chips, and freezer recipes. Also find recipes for pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, soups--even syrups. And when the tomatoes ripen all at once, check out a chapter on smart ways to preserve them. With the basics covered, the book then moves to inventive recipes such as Honey-Lavender Peaches and Caramel Apple Jam. The experts at Better Homes and Gardens even cover lower-sugar jelly and jam options as well as no-pectin jams. Complete with printed labels to personalize jars, this book takes readers easily from produce to preserved food.

Better Homes and Gardens Cupcakes

by Better Homes Gardens

A giant collection of cupcakes from the classic to the contemporary What could be better than a cupcake? How about 150 cupcakes? In this new cupcake compendium from Better Homes and Gardens, you'll find tons of creative recipes and decorations for everyone's favorite little treat. From traditional cupcakes to fancy new ideas, you'll find a cupcake here for any and every occasion, from tried-and-true favorites to creatively decorated designs for celebrations and holidays. Beautiful full-color photos accompany every recipe while an entire section on cupcake basics covers simple recipes, converting cakes to cupcakes, and cupcake decorating tools and techniques. Includes 150 diverse and delightful cupcake recipes 200 beautiful full-color photographs offer plenty of inspiration and how-to instructions Features fun and informative tips and sidebars throughout Covers special occasion cupcakes for birthdays, showers, holidays, and more For anyone who loves cupcakes, this delicious cupcake cookbook offers tasty treats for any and every occasion.

Better Homes and Gardens Dinner in a Bowl

by Better Homes Gardens

Foolproof recipes for tasty and fuss-free one-dish dinners Everyone loves a delicious home-cooked meal, especially those as satisfying as the recipes featured in Better Homes and Gardens One-Bowl Dinners. This globetrotting collection of flavorful recipes ranges from the exotic (such as Southeast Asian Curry) to the familiar (such as our best savory Beef Stew) to the downright comforting (Chicken and Dumplings). Within the selection are dozens of weeknight-worthy meals--from the ever-so-easy ramen noodle bowl to quick clever pasta tosses--and plenty of recipes to share with friends such as Beef Burgundy, Paella, and Jambalaya. With recipes arranged by world region, you'll find just what you're in the mood for, whether it's an Asian stir fry or an Italian spaghetti and meatball dinner. To round out the book, a chapter dedicated to main-dish salads offers a fresh spin on the one bowl meal. Features more than 160 recipes and 100 luscious full-color photos that will fire any appetite At-a-glance icons identify 30-minute meals, kid-friendly dishes, healthy recipes, and meals that are great for entertaining friends Chapters include a "Make-It-Mine" recipe, letting you customize based on you and your family's tastes, or what you have in the pantry Full nutrition information with every recipe Italian and Asian Noodle charts for quick identification For today's home cooks these delicious recipes make it easier than ever to serve bold, international flavors in a single bowl any night of the week.

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh

by Better Homes Gardens

The best of fresh, seasonal cooking from Better Homes and Gardens As the farm-to-table movement grows, more people every day are choosing to cook healthier meals using fresh local foods. Better Homes and Gardens Fresh presents 300 easy and creative recipes for getting the most out of your area's seasonal produce. No matter where you live, this book shows you how to prepare simple, delicious meals using the very best fresh ingredients available to you. You'll find recipes for snacks and appetizers, breakfast, salads, soups, casseroles, main dishes, meatless meals, sides, and desserts. Plus, you'll find super-simple one-pan recipes, as well as a detailed, illustrated produce guide to help you pick the freshest and most delicious fruits and vegetables in your area. Features 300 fresh, flavorful recipes that are simple to prepare and impossible not to enjoy Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs of prepared dishes and produce Includes a section of menus to help you craft a wide variety of complete meals From coast to coast, millions of people are discovering just how delicious and rewarding it is to cook and eat local foods. With Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Cookbook, you'll find a wealth of recipes and resources to help you eat fresh, delicious meals every day.

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Grilling

by Better Homes and Gardens

Celebrate the fresh flavors of summer and the joys of outdoor grilling in a way that is light, healthy, and delicious. Better Homes and Gardens® Fresh Grilling presents 200 recipes and 100 photos in which vegetables and fruit shine--as crunchy toppings for burgers; bright sauces and marinades for meat, chicken, and fish; heaping platters of grilled veggies; grilled salads and sides; pizzas; and luscious fruit desserts. If you yearn to cook with peak-of-the-season produce--tomatoes, corn, strawberries, and peaches--as often as possible, you'll find inspiration in recipes like Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna and Cannellini Beans, and Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Mole Sauce.

Better Homes and Gardens Garden Fresh Meals

by Better Homes Gardens

Make every meal a fresh and flavorful delight!These days, millions of people are discovering that cooking with vegetables, fruits, and herbs from their backyard gardens or local farmers' markets is a great way to eat more healthfully. Garden Fresh Meals from Better Homes and Gardens offers delicious recipes that make the most of your seasonal bounty--from light summer salads to comforting autumn soups to hearty winter roasts.With a broad range of innovative, great-tasting, and easy-to-prepare meals, this gorgeous cookbook offers something for everyone in the family to savor. Plus, helpful cooking tips are peppered throughout the book, including plenty of advice on choosing and preparing the best and freshest ingredients.* Cook your way through the year with more than 150 recipes organized by cooking method, offering a simple way to find a recipe that matches your mood* Find inspirations in stunning full-color photographs throughout* Get informed with a seasonal produce guide filled with information on what's in season when, how to select the ingredients at their peak, and storage and prep tips* Eat right with complete nutritional information for every recipeGarden Fresh Meals provides everything you need to know to make the most of homegrown produce or farmers' market finds.

Better Homes and Gardens I Didn't Know My Slow Cooker Could Do That

by Better Homes Gardens

More than 150 delicious and innovative recipes that shatter preconceived notions about what can be made in a slow cooker Elevating slow cooker meals beyond the basics, this smart book includes 150 innovative, delicious recipes for family dinners, creative desserts, holiday meals, and effortless entertaining. More than 100 gorgeous photos accompany the foolproof recipes and techniques. Recipes include slow-cooker stalwarts such as soups, stews, and roasts, but go beyond to dishes not thought of as slow-cooker fare, including cheesecake, lasagna, yogurt, party mix, and steel-cut oats. Each chapter contains clever tips, features, and secrets for getting the most from this favorite kitchen appliance, such as how to layer food and flavors for ideal doneness and taste. Special chapters on entertaining and holiday cooking show party hosts how to use the slow cooker to simplify food prep for special gatherings.

Better Homes and Gardens Jams and Jellies: Our Very Best Sweet & Savory Recipes

by Better Homes and Gardens

Over 100 delicious and foolproof recipes for mouthwatering jams, jellies, and preserves from the canning experts at Better Homes and Gardens Joining the successful line of canning titles from Better Homes and Gardens, this innovative guide focuses exclusively on jams and jellies. Along with all the classic recipes such as Strawberry Jam (both freezer and water-bath canned), Orange Marmalade, and Grape Jelly, it also offers fun flavor twists such as wine-herb combinations; spicy and savory concoctions perfect for making beautiful hors d'oeuvres, like Hot Pepper Jelly; and creative ideas like Carrot Cake Jam, which makes for an indulgent toast-topper. The book showcases more than 100 delicious recipes with a photo of each, as well as step-by-step and ingredient shots where appropriate. It includes full water-bath canning information, proportion charts to help readers create their own recipes, and recipes using alternate sweeteners and low-sugar pectins. And, because they make such perfect gifts, there is a special section on wrapping and presenting jams and jellies.

Better Homes and Gardens Make-Ahead Meals

by Better Homes and Gardens

Simple, smart, stress-free cooking to have dinner ready when you are Better Homes and Gardens Make-Ahead Meals is a must-have recipe collection for anyone looking to get homemade dishes on the table with ease. Filled with over 150 recipes and 100 gorgeous photos, plus tips and tricks for quick food prep and complete meals, this book makes planning dinner a breeze. Make-ahead cooking isn't about stocking the freezer with pre-made meals that don't keep well. This book shows cooks how to plan and prep prior to serving, through techniques like freezing carefully to preserve freshness, creating refrigerator casseroles, or using a slow cooker in the morning for dinner that night. Make-ahead cooking also saves money. For time-strapped families, these strategies can be the difference between a home-cooked meal and spending money on packaged meals or ordering in.

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, Sixteenth Edition

by Better Homes Gardens

The fully updated and revised edition of the best-selling, tried-and-true resource for generations of cooks Since 1930, home cooks have turned to Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book for guidance in the kitchen. This new edition includes more than 1,200 recipes, 1,000 color photos, and more tips and how-to information than ever. The "Secrets to Success" feature in each chapter shows cooks the key ingredients or steps to making each recipe successful. The "8 Ways With" feature enables home cooks to customize recipes by changing up flavors in basic recipes like omelets, shortbread cookies, and more. Along with the best recipes for favorite foods, this indispensable volume offers information on new cooking trends and fresh ideas, a new fruit and vegetable guide with ID photos, and expanded coverage of canning. Because food is at the heart of many family traditions, a new holiday chapter is included, and throughout the book, icons highlight recipes that are fast, low-calorie, and best-loved. From setting up a kitchen to cooking a great meal, this comprehensive book fulfills every cooking need.

Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Dinners

by Better Homes and Gardens

180 simple, nutritious, low-cal dishes for every night of the week For people looking to cook healthy meals or watching their weight, here are 180 simple, modern recipes for dishes that never feel like a sacrifice--all under 400 calories. With 150 gorgeous recipe photos; nutrition information for every recipe; icons identifying high-fiber, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes; healthy-eating tips; and Make-It-a-Meal menu ideas for all main-dish recipes, this will be an inspiring, go-to guide for everyday cooking. Family-pleasing dishes include Barbecue Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Meatball Grinders, Personal Ham and Sweet Potato Pizzas, Macaroni Alfredo with Pumpkin and Kale, plus satisfying desserts, like Dumplings with Orange Sauce.

Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker

by Better Homes and Gardens

A slow cooker is the ultimate convenience appliance: it allows you to have a healthful dinner your whole family will love when they get home. Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker will help you eat delicious, hearty food and feel good about feeding your family one meal instead of cooking multiple dishes. Every time you turn to this book, you'll know that any of the 150 recipes will provide nutritious, hearty meals. Every recipe, for dishes like Spiced Pork with Squash and Vegetable Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings, features calorie counts and nutrition information. Tips will help you make healthful choices when you shop and cook, and the more than 100 photos and bright design will turn this inspiring collection into an everyday resource.

Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker

by Better Homes and Gardens

A slow cooker is the ultimate convenience appliance: it allows you to have a healthful dinner your whole family will love when they get home. Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker will help you eat delicious, hearty food and feel good about feeding your family one meal instead of cooking multiple dishes. Every time you turn to this book, you'll know that any of the 150 recipes will provide nutritious, hearty meals. Every recipe, for dishes like Spiced Pork with Squash and Vegetable Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings, features calorie counts and nutrition information. Tips will help you make healthful choices when you shop and cook, and the more than 100 photos and bright design will turn this inspiring collection into an everyday resource.

Better Homes and Gardens So Good with Fruit

by The Editors at Better Homes and Gardens

Recipes with fruit, information on canning and freezing fruit, and a fresh fruit raisonne

Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Cookie Book, Second Edition

by Better Homes Gardens

More than 500 recipes for every kind of cookie, including must-have classics and fresh new flavor combinations This one-stop source, packed with more than 250 inspiring photos, gives home bakers a huge collection of 500 irresistible cookie recipes for every occasion. There are tried-and-true classics to pair with a glass of milk, such as Chocolate Chunk Cookies; treats perfect for holiday celebrations like Big Soft Ginger Cookies; and on-trend sweet-and-savory delights like Berry-Sage Thumbprints. A welcome variety of options includes Express cookies (quick recipes that start with a mix) and Double Takes (homemade versions of iconic store-bought favorites), and an informative Cookie Basics section covers topics such as proper measuring, equipment, decorating, and packaging. With this book, bakers at all levels will find endless inspiration for everyday goodies and year-round entertaining.

Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Quick & Healthy Book

by Better Homes Gardens

Modern home cooks are concerned with getting healthy food on the table quickly, and Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Quick & Healthy Book offers the perfect solution. Included are 400 recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, and every main dish has fewer than 450 calories and 15 grams of fat. This book proves that quick cooking and healthy cooking can be synonymous. There are recipes for every occasion, from breakfast to dinner to make-ahead meals and entertaining. Every recipe includes full nutritional information and handy icons that highlight Superfast, No-Cook, Vegetarian, and Heart Healthy dishes. With more than 180 full-color photographs, the book is as beautiful as it is practical.

Better Homes and Gardens Year-Round Slow Cooker Recipes

by Better Homes Gardens

Now you can prepare fuss-free slow cooker meals all year long This book is unlike any other slow cooker book. You'll find delicious year-round fare that you never imagined could come out of your slow cooker. It's true that slow cookers are perfect for simple hearty, comforting winter meals-and you'll find hundreds of tempting traditional and innovative recipes for them. But slow cookers can also produce great dishes-and save you time, effort, and money-throughout the year. This one-stop, comprehensive collection features hundreds of slow cooker recipes-from appetizers to main courses to desserts-that are simple to prepare and satisfying for your whole family to eat. Includes hundreds of delicious, seasonal recipes, including appetizers and snacks, breakfasts and brunches, soups and stews, casseroles, main dishes, sides, and desserts Features hundreds of gorgeous photographs offering mouthwatering inspiration Offers tips, hints, and cooking shortcuts that make prepping and cooking easier and faster than ever Special icons highlight recipes that are ideal for warm weather Includes special-occasion menus, from holiday parties to picnics in the park Whether you're full-time soup lover or just love a meal that's simple and easy to prepare, this is the ultimate soup cookbook for you.

Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can

by Better Homes Gardens

A comprehensive beginner's guide to home canning and preserving, complete with tasty recipes!Preserving your own fruits and vegetables is an affordable and sustainable way to sweeten your pantry with delicious seasonal bounty to last all year. With Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can!, you'll learn everything you ever needed to know about canning and preserving your farmer's market finds and the fresh produce from your garden. Whether you're canning for the first time or just want to refresh your skills, this is the perfect guide.All the basics are covered, from hot water baths and freezing techniques to food safety information and clever ideas for making gifts from your preserves. With a wide variety of recipes and step-by-step instruction, this book is clear and straightforward enough for any inspired do-it-yourselfer.Includes 100 recipes for classic flavors as well as bold new delightsFeatures more than 50 beautiful color photos, including step-by-step photos to guide the novice canner through the most critical proceduresCovers all the basics of equipment and ingredients and provides handy charts and go-to lists, as well as tips on produce seasonalityWith recipes for jams, jellies, preserves, and chutneys, as well as pickles, relishes, and veggies, this book proves that you really can can!

Better Made At Home

by Estérelle Payany

Instead of buying mass-produced, often unhealthy food products, why not make your own? From crisp sesame crackers to Greek yogurt to tapenade, let the more than 80 simple and delicious recipes in Better Made at Home stock your pantry with staples that are better tasting and better for you.In Better Made at Home, French cookbook author Estérelle Payany shows us how to make delicious food we can feel good about eating. She takes more than 80 packaged foods normally found in delis or gourmet food shops?from chips to chocolate pudding?and replaces them with recipes for healthier, better-tasting alternatives that can be made quickly and easily right in our own kitchens. For breakfast, make your own muesli or crostinis with homemade strawberry jam. For lunch, try your hand at grinding meat for hotdogs topped with homemade ketchup or batter up some homemade, crispy fish nuggets for dinner. Recipes for treats include candies (lollipops, marshmallows, and caramels), snacks (barbecue popcorn, tortilla chips, and pretzel sticks), and desserts (buttery shortbread and chocolate sandwich cookies).Beautiful photography combined with vintage illustrations make for a book that is both timely and timeless.

Better on Toast

by Jill Donenfeld

Hot or cold, savory or sweet--there's nothing better than fresh, flavorful ingredients on a slice of perfectly toasted bread!Toasts are the ideal meal, whether you need a handheld lunch, a creative buffet for hungry guests, or a craveable midnight snack. Better on Toast features more than seventy elegantly simple recipes for toasts to appeal to every taste--from Hot Miso Crab to Shaved Asparagus with Serrano-Basil Butter to Lavender Ricotta. Jill Donenfeld layers flavors and uses quality, wholesome ingredients to make each recipe stand out, while her magical toasting techniques bring out the best in every bread, from thick-cut brioche to hearty grain to her signature gluten-free Quinoa Millet Bread. Let's have a toast!on flavor, using quality, wholesome ingredients to make each recipe stand out.With Better on Toast, you can enjoy these elegant yet simple meals anytime and for any occasion, using classic ingredients in new ways and playing with interesting ingredients you've always wondered about.Try:Smoked Trout & Grapefruit ToastEdamame Basil ToastChickpeas and Chorizo ToastRosemary Caper Tuna Salad ToastGrilled Radicchio and Apple Buttermilk ToastCarrot Butter and Halloumi ToastMaple Pear Bread Pudding

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