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Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

February 2021

Get Better Homes and Gardens digital magazine subscription today and find out how to turn your home into a comfy, inviting haven. Every issue is packed with bedrooms that wrap you in warmth, kitchens that start your day with sunshine, gardens that greet you with gladness, porches that put you at peace, and recipes that become instant family classics.

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English
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Meredith Corporation
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2 min.
editor’s letter

WELL AND GOOD Normally, when I hear the word wellness I think of something fancy and high-end like a luxurious spa or an expensive beauty product. But lately I’ve been thinking about it in a whole new way. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on our personal health like never before. Being in the best physical and mental state that we can be is one of the few tools we have in our fight against the virus as we wait for widespread vaccinations. We at BH&G want to help, so we’ve put together our first issue focused largely on wellness. Treating yourself well is important, but we didn’t want to do a bunch of stories about spa treatments. (Though they do sound pretty nice right now.) Instead, we want to show…

1 min.
bhg.com what’s trending online

EGGS 10 WAYS Grab a dozen and hit the kitchen. We show you everything you need to know to master eggs over easy, poached, hard-boiled, or otherwise. Plus, check out recipes for protein-packed omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and egg salad. BHG.com/CookEggs Easy Sewing Projects Use hibernation season to your advantage and improve on (or pick up) sewing skills. These 46 projects walk you through basic techniques and stylish projects like visible mending (right), pillows, and bags. BHG.com/SewingDIY [EXCLUSIVE DEAL] 15% Off Air Purifier “Between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies, I’ve been on the hunt for a powerful air purifier that’s also good-looking. I jumped on this one as soon as I saw it. I love the color options (it comes in blush or sage green too), at-a-glance air-quality indicator, and three-stage HEPA filtration system.” —LAUREN BENGTSON, home editor Click…

8 min.
sweets for your sweet

LOVE BITES A dip of creamy white chocolate balances the bite of grapefruit (juice and zest) in Yossy’s cutout Grapefruit & White Chocolate Cookies. We added a sprinkling of pink decorating sugar while the chocolate was still wet. With a ruffle of chocolate whipped cream and a piped chocolate heart, these Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies are ready for their close-up. SWEET & SOUR For her Sour Cream Donut Holes, Yossy fries hunks of tender dough then tosses them, still hot, in one of two finishers: a dusting of powdered sugar blushing pink with pulverized dried raspberries (above) or a glaze of berries cooked down on the stove top. Stick to one for a monochromatic look, or divide your batch in half to try them both. ALL BUNDLED UP “My Strawberry-Cardamom Turnovers are so much…

1 min.
treat yourself

JALL SUNRISE ALARM CLOCK This alarm clock simulates a gradual sunrise with nature sounds to ease you into the day. At night, calming colors lull you to sleep. $38; amazon.com COTTON WEIGHTED BLANKET Like a cocoon, a weighted blanket provides Deep Pressure Touch (DPT) that helps people get a better night’s rest. From $65 (full size); lunablanket.com BH&G ANTIFATIGUE MARBLE MAT Standing on a cushioned mat is more comfortable, can improve circulation and posture, and encourages subtle leg movements that combat joint and muscle pain. BH&G® Collection, $18; walmart.com/BHG SELF-CARE JOURNAL BY KATIE ZIMPEL Recording your dreams and thoughts is comforting and can help ease stress and anxiety. Plus, the cute illustrations will make you smile. $18; minted.com WEIGHTED SLEEP MASK Like DPT for your face, the pods apply gentle pressure to help you relax while they block light.…

1 min.
new year, new garden

UPROOTED By Page Dickey In this deeply personal book, garden designer Page Dickey explores what it means to leave one home and its beloved garden after several decades to put down new roots. Follow her journey as she creates a garden on 17 acres in Connecticut, taking a lower-maintenance approach to landscaping and letting some of her property run wild. $28; timberpress.com WINDCLIFF By Daniel J. Hinkley Reading this story about Daniel Hinkley’s Pacific Northwest garden is like talking with a witty friend who happens to be one of the world’s foremost plant collectors. Dreamy images by Claire Takacs fill the book. $35; timberpress.com NEW NATURALISM By Kelly D. Norris The director of horticulture at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden makes a compelling case (with lots of tips) for letting plants lead the way and creating a…

1 min.
game on

GET VIRTUAL Stay connected with friends and family through games you play remotely. A few of our favorites: BY: LAUREN BENGTSON; PHOTOS: JASON DONNELLY…