Every single recipe in this magazine has a color photo to accompany it!
Prep Time, Cooking Time, and Number of Servings listed: In consistent
This was actually kind of my only complaint. Some of the recipes state "Start to finish: (time)" and some say "Prep and Cook Time" and others don't have any of this information. All of the recipes do have number of servings listed, but at the very bottom of the recipe and not the top so sometimes it was hard to search for. One plus though, is that all recipes have nutritional information which can be hard to find.
Clear, easy to follow directions and ease of preparation: yes
All of the recipes are family friendly. So the directions and prep are for beginner to medium skilled cooks.
Variety of recipes: yes
One thing that I love about BHG is that they have all kinds of recipes. From your standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner to fun holiday foods!
Easily available ingredients and budget friendly: yes
Again, since all of the recipes are family friendly and so there are really no crazy ingredients. In fact, they even have a special feature in each issue called, "Delicious on a Dollar" a recipe for a meal that serves four people for a dollar per serving.
Since this is not just a recipe magazine you get all the extra features like decorating, fashion, gardening, and entertaining tips as well as tasty family friendly recipes. I love that the nutritional information is included and each month they share a few recipes submitted by users that were tested and approved in the BHG test kitchens.
Cost: $3.99 per issue or $5.00-12.00 for one year subscription (12 issues)
So in case you missed them, here are the recipes I featured.